Emmy Awards

How the Rise of the Hourlong Comedy is Forcing the TV Academy to Change The Emmys’ Rules

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Earlier this year, the TV Academy made a controversial ruling that only half-hour programs are considered comedies in the upcoming Emmy race, and that hourlong television shows are automatically put into the drama category unless producers plead their case to a panel and win a two-thirds vote. The decision was met with detractors as hourlong shows were quick to appeal the ruling: Yesterday, Shameless, Glee, and Jane the Virgin — all hourlong shows that can be very funny — won their petition to be considered comedies. (There is no word on Orange is the New Black, meaning either Netflix has yet to petition or that the jury has yet to rule.)
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25 Best Writing Emmy Winners You Can Stream Now

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The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will air this coming Monday, August 25. The ceremony will celebrate the best of the best in television, including handing out awards for writing. This year, the drama and comedy writing categories are brimming with amazing episodes from Breaking Bad, True Detective, Veep, Orange Is the New Black, and more. The writing categories have a long history of awarding tremendous episodes of television in both genres — and, thanks to the Internet, you can now watch most of them online. Here are 25 of the best winners, with links so you can stream them …Read More

This Week’s Top 5 TV Moments: Werewolf Down!

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There are scores of TV shows out there, with dozens of new episodes each week, not to mention everything you can find on Hulu Plus, Netflix streaming, and HBO Go. How’s a viewer to keep up? To help you sort through all that television has to offer, Flavorwire is compiling the five best moments on TV each week. This round, Emmy nominations infuriate thousands, while Pretty Little Liars celebrates a milestone.
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In Defense of the Emmys’ Cory Monteith “In Memoriam” Montage

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Nothing can be said to be certain when it comes to award shows except for one thing: the “In Memoriam” montage. It’s a somber note compared to the industry back-patting we enjoy hate-watching so much, and it’s usually paired with a performance of some sad song. And while the montages are never outwardly political, there is the common fact that some dead famous people get more applause than others. The quest for popularity doesn’t end in the afterlife. At last night’s mess of an Emmy Awards ceremony, we were treated to five bonus montages in addition to the usual one, each dedicated to a television luminary and each representing various levels of fame and experience. Unsurprisingly, it has caused some controversy that one was dedicated to the very young Cory Monteith.
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