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Frances McDormand won the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries/Movie for Olive Kitteridge, which gives her a TOE (Tony-Oscar-Emmy). This is a not insignificant achievement, and as icing on her cake, Kitteridge also won a boatload of other Emmys, including ones for writing, directing, lead and supporting acting for Richard Jenkins and Bill Murray, respectively, and Outstanding Limited Series. Full Story
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Let’s get one thing straight, right off the top. If you have to ask someone how to pronounce their name before you say it out loud? That’s what we call ‘common courtesy’. It is not notable enough to announce to the world on a live broadcast, as though the fact that the name was hard for you, Jamie Lee, is notable. Full Story
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Taraji P. Henson is on an absolute tear with Cookie – and she should be. She’s proud of her work, proud of her career, proud of the doors Empire will open. Did you see Taraji jump when Viola’s name was announced? She was thrilled. And she stood up, encouraging Viola through her speech. Full Story
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Here’s an example of what I mean about the quiet Emmys that it was. Mindy Kaling was wearing probably the most flattering awards show dress I’ve seen her wear. She looked great and she seemed comfortable. One of my favourite moments of the night was watching her whisper with Jon Stewart the whole time he was supposed to be listening to whomever was accepting the award for The Daily Show. Full Story
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Peter Dinklage won his second Emmy for portraying Tyrion Lannister last night, a win that encapsulates my problem with the Emmys—oh yeah, I have a problem with the Emmys. My problem is this: The same shows win every year. And once something starts winning, it tends to turn into a juggernaut and win every year for a whole bunch of years regardless of whether or not it’s actually still the best thing on TV. Full Story
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Much was made of the chains on Claire Danes’ dress. MUCH. I feel like all the Seacrest interviews went by in a blur of them checking out his jacket designed by him anyway, but it was so clear that he didn’t have much to say about Homeland by the amount of time he spent on the chains. Full Story
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Scream Queens is getting great advance buzz from critics, so I guess Emma Roberts will become a thing. Or more of a thing, depending on your perspective. Judging by her presence at the Emmys, she definitely doesn’t have her aunt Julia’s penchant for stealing the spotlight when presenting an award. Full Story
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I’ve looked around, and I can’t find a really strong anti-67th Emmys faction, even among all the complainers on Twitter (who I am proud to call my brethren). Don’t get me wrong, there are still people frustrated with the show, with the winners, or the lack thereof, but the show itself wasn’t offensive as in some years, nor was it a disaster. Full Story
Our original beagle, Marcus, was released from hospital yesterday. He spent some time sunbathing on the deck, napping in all his favourite places, he ate some chicken drumsticks, and a lot of peanut butter. Our boy Iived like a boss and he went out like a boss. Seriously. He was licking peanut butter off my finger the moment he left us.
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Stephen Frears’ Lance Armstrong movie, The Program, is not the worst movie I’ve seen at TIFF—that’s a toss-up between London Fields and Our Brand is Crisis—but it is probably the most disappointing. Frears has a knack for biopics (see also: Philomena, The Queen), but The Program feels a little…soft. Full Story