TWoP 10 Reasons the Emmys Should Be Cancelled Forever

by Angel Cohn September 26, 2008 7:00 am
TWoP 10 Reasons the Emmys Should Be Cancelled Forever

After suffering through the tedium of three hours of badly scripted banter and ridiculous reality hosts trying to cobble together a show, we've had enough. Hollywood has enough ceremonies on TV where they sit and pat each other on the backs, and we're tired of sitting through them all. At least the Creative Arts Emmys have the good decency to do it on the DL and air them when people can ignore them -- unlike the Emmys, which are a big fancy event with hours of red carpet footage and a ceremony to boot. And if they're going to continue to air them, couldn't people at least go back to wearing wild outfits?

TWoP 10 Things We'd Like to See Happen at the Emmys

by Angel Cohn September 19, 2008 6:00 am
TWoP 10 Things We'd Like to See Happen at the Emmys

The Emmys can just be so dull and predictable... or just outright boring. Does anyone remember last year's never ending Sopranos tribute complete with Jersey Boys singing? Yeah. This year they are trying to spice things up by having Josh Groban sing classic theme songs (yup, Friends is now classic), presenters recite memorable TV lines ("Marcia, Marcia, Marcia!"), recreating famous sets and reuniting stars of classic shows. Sounds like a lot is going on, but we've got some of our own ideas about how they could really make this show unforgettable, and, most importantly, watchable.

If Loving the Creative Arts Emmys is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right

by Lauren Gitlin September 15, 2008 1:00 pm
If Loving the Creative Arts Emmys is Wrong, I Don't Want To Be Right Unlike with the Oscars and other major awards, the Creative Arts Emmys are totally not the nerdy, D-List version of the Primetime (ie "real") Emmys. In fact, this year especially served to illustrate how not televising certain awards live guarantees it'll be much, much cooler than the boring old Standards and Practices-adherent ones. All of media's provocateurs (Kathy Griffin, Sarah Silverman, Trey Parker and Matt Stone) came out in full force, and most of them went home with a statue or two for their troubles. And of course, Mad Men pretty much swept every goddamned thing because, duh, it's the best effing show on TV. After the jump, the highlights of who won what. (For a full list of the winners, click here.)

What's That, Emmys? You're Having Josh Groban Cover The Rembrandts? So here's something we're going to have to sit through on the night of September 21st. It's been announced that Josh Groban will perform a sizeable medley of classic TV themes on this year's Primetime Emmy broadcast. I can't think of too many TV themes that really lend themselves to classical voice, so this is easily my early prediction of the night's most horrifying moment. It's going to be like when the AMDA kids show up to karaoke bars in Manhattan and belt out "You Raise Me Up" with zero irony. For all you non-New Yorkers, just think of that community theater girl you know who always massacres "Come on Eileen" by refusing to move out of her head voice when you play SingStar -- it's like that. All of the above is so annoying it actually makes me yearn for the grizzled crooning of Michael McDonald. I mean, jesus, Clay Aiken would be less inappropriate than this. Though I guess I never thought the Primetime Emmys could actually make me yearn for Michael McDonald or Clay Aiken so, well-played, Groban.

Great, Now I Have to Watch the Creative Arts Emmys

by Mindy Monez August 22, 2008 2:32 pm
Great, Now I Have to Watch the Creative Arts Emmys We all know what the Creative Arts Emmys are -- it's that ceremony that happens a week before the real Emmys that takes care of all the categories not interesting enough to make the big broadcast. Last year, it was jazzed up a bit by Kathy Griffin's now notorious "Suck it, Jesus!" acceptance speech, but this year it's going to a whole other level with hosting duties by Sarah Chalke and the Patron Saint of TWoP, Neil Patrick Harris! This is so exciting! But not at all! Because now I have to sit through the Creative Arts Emmys which are boring, just to pay homage to NPH (Sarah Chalke is awesome too, just not like, saintly awesome. You understand.) Oh, well. Maybe they'll do some hilarious skits and have charming banter and I'll learn a thing or two about excellent casting directors. You know, for my acting career that I'll pursue if this blogging thing doesn't work out. Anyway, E! will be airing the ceremony on September 20, NPH fans!

The Daytime Emmys Maintain Universe's Delicate Balance

by Lauren Gitlin June 23, 2008 12:15 pm
The Daytime Emmys Maintain Universe's Delicate Balance

In what universe do we witness both Rachael "Yippy Dog" Ray and Tyra "Love My Fat Ass" Banks lauded with awards and given thank-you speech airtime? Why in the Daytime Emmys universe of course! The soaps and chat show circle jerk took place on Friday, and as always, there were winners and losers. In many cases the winners were, in fact losers, as in the case of the aforementioned Ray. (My view of Ms. Banks is a bit more complicated and not worth getting into here, but I'm thinking that any instance in which Banks gets more ammo for her delusions of omnipotent, Oprah-style grandeur is not necessarily a good thing.) I don't give a dang about the soap opera winners (As the World Turns swept four categories but really, who cares?) but I am happy that Ellen DeGeneres won for Outstanding Daytime Host (one of four Emmy wins this year), because she is the only TV personality besides Joel McHale who has managed not to grate on my last effing nerve. Props to the Emmy judges also for giving Everyday Italian its due, and for finally recognizing the zeitgeist-y behemoth that is The View -- a show that has been nominated ten times over the course of its run and just this year nabbed an actual award. Two, in fact. Say what you will about its choice of topics, the show is a force to be reckoned with. And further proof that Oprah is becoming obsolete: the daytime diva earned a measly two awards. Hubris, dudes. It's a bitch.

Emmy Awards 2013: The Liveblog

by Ethan Alter September 22, 2013 7:55 pm
Emmy Awards 2013: The Liveblog

Follow our Emmy-snark in five, four, three, two, one...

Emmy Awards 2012: The Liveblog

by Rachel Stein September 23, 2012 11:17 pm
Emmy Awards 2012: The Liveblog

Will this be the year Mad Men doesn't nab Best Drama? Will Modern Family lose anything? Time will tell!

Emmy Award Nominations 2012: Our Gut Reactions

by Angel Cohn July 19, 2012 10:49 am
Emmy Award Nominations 2012: Our Gut Reactions

Jimmy Kimmel and Kerry Washington got up early to read us the Emmy nominations, with Kimmel in his pajamas acting like an idiot doing nothing to help our mood as the Outstanding Comedy announcements were made. We didn't expect everything on our wish list to be acknowledged, but the fact that Community and Parks and Recreation were absent from the big category made us want to smash something, Hulk-style. If only we could get zapped by some gamma radiation before the actual awards on September 23.

Today's TWoP News: Monday, March 26, 2012

by Hillary Goldsmith March 26, 2012 4:34 pm
Today's TWoP News: Monday, March 26, 2012

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