Here Are This Year's Affleck-Snubbing, Lincoln-Lauding, MacFarlane-Dreading Oscar Nominations

Max Read · 01/10/13 09:14AM

Actress Emma Stone and Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane — this year's host — got up nice and early to tell some really atrocious jokes and announce this year's Oscar nominations. If you were smart enough to avoid this stupid ceremony, here's what's totally surprising: neither Zero Dark Thirty's Kathryn Bigelow nor Argo's Ben Affleck received Best Director nominations, even though both directors were considered locks and both movies are nominated for Best Picture.

The 2011 Emmy Nominations Are In

Brian Moylan · 07/14/11 09:09AM

You can't say the Emmy nominations are ever shocking, but there were a few delightful surprises this morning when they were announced. All the usual suspects got nods, but a host of new shows cracked into the competition.

Judd Gregg Withdraws, Because He Doesn't Like Obama

Hamilton Nolan · 02/12/09 04:58PM

Will America never get its precious Commerce Secretary? Obama's latest Commerce nominee, Republican Sen. Judd Gregg, has just withdrawn from consideration. Maybe they shouldn't have picked a guy who opposes Obama on everything?