Awards Editor, Variety
Awards Editor for Variety
variety.com — You'd think the past can't surprise you, but traveling through the past 40 years of lead actress Emmys yields one "Did this really happen?" moment after another. It can't be only me, for example, taken aback that NBC's The Golden Girls won three consecutive lead comedy actress awards - with three different actresses.
variety.com — Bob Newhart will receive the Television Icon honor from the Broadcast Television Journalists Assn. at the third annual Critics' Choice Television Awards on June 10. A longtime star in TV after a successful career in standup, Newhart is also contending for a guest comedy actor Emmy this year, thanks to his recent appearance on The Big Bang Theory.
variety.com — As had been speculated, Neil Patrick Harris will host CBS' broadcast of the Emmys on Sept. 22. Harris' latest hosting commitment will follow his recently announced Tony hosting duties in June. "Neil is the quintessential host - engaging, entertaining and a true showman - with a passion for celebrating the medium we all love," said CBS Entertainment prexy Nina Tassler.
variety.com — CBS has extended its agreement to broadcast the Tony Awards through 2018. Through the agreement with the Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, the Tonys will remain with the network that has broadcast them for the past 35 years. This year's Tonys will take place June 8, with Neil Patrick Harris hosting for the fourth time.
variety.com — In a possible precursor for Netflix's entry into major Emmy competition, "House of Cards" scored three nominations for the third annual Critics' Choice Television Awards, set for June 10 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. "Cards" earned nods for Kevin Spacey for drama actor and Corey Stoll for supporting actor, though the show was left out of the drama series race.
variety.com — Future recipients of the Oscar for animated feature film will include one producer, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Monday. A new tweak to the Oscar rules by the Acad's Board of Governors reiterated that there would typically be two people honored for each animated feature Oscar, but specified that one would be a producer, alongside the director "and/or key creative individual."
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