Look At All This Shade-Throwing at the Emmys

Rich Juzwiak · 08/26/14 08:41AM

This year's Emmys was the awards show where people stopped being polite and started getting real. I have never seen more obviously disappointed, if not flat-out pissed, reactions to losing entertainment trophies than I did during last night's ceremony. Check out Cicely Tyson redefining gif-able shade above when losing out to Jessica Lange in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie category.

Everything You Need to Have Seen From Last Night's Emmys

Aleksander Chan · 08/25/14 11:10PM

Did you watch the Emmys last night? No? Good for you! They were kind of boring. And weird. Breaking Bad cleaned up for its final season and most of the shows you wanted to win (Game of Thrones, Orange is the New Black, True Detective) were shut out. Here's everything you missed:

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul Run a "Barely Legal" Pawn Shop

Jay Hathaway · 08/19/14 04:58PM

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul got the old band—and by "band" I mean "crystal meth operation"—back together for a fake pawn shop reality show to promote the upcoming Emmys. 2013 Best Actress in a Comedy Julia Louis-Dreyfus also appears, playing 1996 Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

Watch Mindy Kaling Keep It Together As She Announces Her Own Emmy Snub

Jay Hathaway · 07/10/14 01:40PM

It wouldn't be the Emmys without someone getting snubbed, but at least most Emmy hopefuls get to decide where they'll be when they find out whether they got the nomination. "Fucking Indian woman who has her own fucking network television show" Mindy Kaling co-hosted this year's noms, so she had to remain on stage and keep reading announcements after she was passed over for Lead Actress in a Comedy.

It's Time for Awards Shows to Stop Ignoring Reality TV Acting

Caity Weaver · 01/15/14 01:30PM

Every year, Americans are treated to a long procession of assemblies in which Hollywood's most creative minds boldly suggest there is intrinsic entertainment value in watching people give prizes to themselves. On Sunday, we passed the first of these. And yet, for the 71st straight year, the most deserving martyrs of all—the actors pretending to be humans on our favorite reality shows—went uncanonized.

The Seven Best Moments of the 2013 Emmys

Max Read · 09/22/13 11:01PM

The 2013 Emmys were—as they almost always are—excruciating. But between the horrific meta jokes and the bizarre interpretive dance segment, there were a handful of moments of actual good television—most of them, as tends to be the case with live TV, totally unplanned.

What's Up With Shemar Moore?

Rich Juzwiak · 09/22/13 10:20PM

The weirdest running thread of the Emmys was the series of green-room cutaways to Criminal Minds actor/former Soul Train host Shemar Moore. When the camera turned on him, it could go real right or real wrong, as they say on Basketball Wives. Sometimes he stumbled over the cue cards, seemingly unable to catch up with himself. Sometimes he repeated himself, seemingly riffing. Sometimes there were awkward silences. Sometimes, he read straight through with the contrived naturalness of the TV presenter he is apparently aspiring to be. What's up with that?

Here's Edie Falco's Heartfelt Tribute to James Gandolfini

Max Read · 09/22/13 10:10PM

Edie Falco, who spent eight years playing the wife of the late James Gandolfini's Tony Soprano, gave one of the night's most memorable speeches, remembering her longtime onscreen partner with a touching, emotional tribute.

Do Not Bug Kevin Spacey at the Emmys

Max Read · 09/22/13 09:52PM

Kevin Spacey just wants to watch Kaley Cuoco introduce the death montage without some goddamn camera getting up in his face. Is that so much to ask?

Elton John Is Not Having the Emmys' Gay Bullshit

Rich Juzwiak · 09/22/13 08:21PM

Before performing his song "Home Again," Elton John read a speech about Liberace (the subject of the multi-nominated HBO movie Behind the Candelabra) that he clearly did not write and maybe had never seen before he read it on live television.

The Best Emmys Speech of All Time Just Happened

Rich Juzwiak · 09/22/13 07:40PM

Here's Merritt Wever winning for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her work on Nurse Jackie. They should all be this short and this weird. None of them will be.

Lena Dunham Gets Three Emmy Nominations; Here Are the Rest

Rich Juzwiak · 07/19/12 09:15AM

It's a very darling sort of year for the Emmys with critical/Internet/real people favs like Girls, Breaking Bad, Homeland, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock popping up in multiple categories. Mad Men and American Horror Story lead with 17 nominations. Somewhat weirdly, American Horror Story qualifies for the miniseries categories because, as Vulture explained earlier this year, "the miniseries distinction is reserved for programming that has a story line that gets resolved in a single season." This logic led the first season of Downton Abbey to be considered by the Emmys as a miniseries last year, although that was bullshit then (clearly Mary and Matthew had more heart-dragging to do — no one could have possibly thought that the first season finale constituted resolution). It's a bit more understandable in the case of American Horror Story, which will focus on an entirely different story every season, but it's still a little weird since we know several characters from last time around will return. (Actually, word is that returning actors will not be reprising their Season 1 roles but take up all new ones. Jessica Lange, for example, is supposed to play a nun.) No matter - whatever it takes for a show so batshit crazy to be regarded as distinguished is fine with me.

Which Married Actors Were Secretly Making Out at the Emmys?

Brian Moylan · 09/20/11 09:59AM

These two actors blew more than air kisses on the red carpet, but do their spouses know? This Dancing with the Stars contestant is a little crazy, and this actor left his date in the car at the Emmys so he could hit on other women. That show really saw some action!

Actor Gets to Second Base on Red Carpet

Maureen O'Connor · 09/19/11 10:56AM

Really, Josh Charles? On the Emmy's red carpet? Josh Charles, star of Emmy-nominated drama The Good Wife, boyfriend of ballerina novelist Sophie Flack? You know your parents watch the Emmy's, right? And your high school math teacher? And your Great Aunt Judy, and her pervy husband Fred? Everyone you have ever known has now seen you getting to second base with your significant other. I mean, your call, but let's just say your parents will never lay off on the grandkids thing, now. [Images via Splash]

The Most Memorable Moments of the 2011 Emmy Awards

Matt Cherette · 09/19/11 01:01AM

Just like the weekend, the 63rd Primetime Emmys are history. This year's telecast was hosted by Glee's Jane Lynch and aired live on Fox from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles. Despite Alec Baldwin's last-minute pullout, pretty much every small screen star showed up to celebrate television's biggest night.