Wednesday, November 30, 2011

The Grammy Nominations Concert Special

In just about a few minutes, the Grammy Nominations Concert Special will kick off on CBS, once again hosted by Grammy-winning rap star and actor LL Cool J. Only a handful of nominations will be announced, and there are changes from last year. The number of categories has gone down from 109 for last year's Grammys, to 78. Only ten categories will be announced on the night of the Grammycast on February 12.

10PM- Lady Gaga kicks off the Grammy Nominations Concert Special with "Gonna Marry the Night".

10:02PM- Lady Gaga is dressed as a ghoul in this number.

10:04PM- Nicki Minaj presents the nominees for Record of the Year.

10:06PM- The Nominees for Record of the Year are: Rolling in the Deep (Adele), Holocene (Bon Iver), Grenade (Bruno Mars), The Cave (Mumford and Sons), and Firework (Katy Perry)

10:06PM- "If you are a musician, you want to win Record of the Year"- Nicki Minaj

10:07PM- Rihanna performs via Satellite in London

10:10PM- Commercial Break

10:13PM- The Band Perry (two brothers, one sister) perform

10:18PM- Academy Award nominee Taraji P. Henson presents the Song of the Year nominees.

10:19PM- The nominees for Song of the Year are: "All of the Lights" (Kanye West, Rihanna, Kid Cudi, & Fergie), "The Cave" (Mumford and Sons), "Grenade" (Bruno Mars), "Holocene" (Bon Iver", and "Rolling in the Deep" (Adele)

10:20PM- Commercial Break

10:23PM- Jason Aldean performs live

10:27PM- Commercial Break

10:32PM- Bruno Mars is introducing the nominees for Best New Artist.

10:33PM- The nominees for Best New Artist are The Band Perry, Bon Iver, J. Cole, Nicki Minaj, and Skrillex.

10:34PM- Common, Lupe Fiasco, and Grandmaster Flash unite on the stage for a special performance.

10:38PM- Commercial Break

10:43PM- Usher performs a medley of songs (in a tribute to Jerry Leiber and Nick Ashford, who both died this year). Up first Usher (accompanied by Valerie Simpson and Mike Stoller) with "You're All I Need to Get By" (Ashford and Simpson wrote this song in 1968 for Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell); then Usher with "Stand by Me" (made famous by Ben E. King 50 years ago back in 1961, and was also part of the Leiber and Stoller Broadway anthology "Smokey Joe's Cafe")

10:49PM- Commercial Break

10:51PM- Katy Perry presents the nominees for Album of the Year. This is the biggest category at the Grammys, as this is the final award of the Grammy awards telecast. The nominees are "21" (Adele), "Wasting Light" (Foo Fighters), "Born This Way" (Lady Gaga), "Doo Woops & Hooligans" (Bruno Mars), and "Loud" (Rihanna).

10:54PM- Lady Gaga and Sugarland cap off the concert special with a performance.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

LIVE Blogging of the Emmys

The Emmys begin in less than 15 minutes, hosted by Glee's own Jane Lynch, herself a nominee. Her category actually will be the first of 25 categories to be announced tonight. The show will be produced by Mark Burnett and lots of surprises are going to be expected.

8PM- The ceremony has just begun. All of the stars are here tonight. Leonard Nimoy meets with Jane Lynch to host the Emmys.

8:01PM- Lynch starts singing. A lot of people don't know she is musically trained. Ari Gold & Lloyd join in on "TV is a Vast Wonderland".

8:02PM- Kevin Nealon makes a walk-on, as does Eric Dane, the Big Bang geeks ("I hate it when musical numbers come through our apartment.- Jim Parsons's Sheldon)

8:04PM- After dancing through Reality TV, Jane Lynch meets up with Ron Swanson in Pawnee, Indiana, and then walks in to Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce ("Women don't have to sleep with men anymore to make it to the top?"- Peggy Olson)

8:06PM- "TV is a Vast Wasteland Where Bad Ideas Go to Die..."

8:06PM- Jane Lynch slushies Sue Sylvester

8:07PM- Emmys aren't eligible for Emmys, but this is Eligible for the Bryan could this be a contender for the Bicentennial Bryan Awards next Summer?

8:08PM- "Except for HBO, it's not TV!"- Jane Lynch on a high note

8:09PM- "There's Betty White. She's the reason why we started the show at 5PM."- Jane Lynch

8:10PM- "The EmmyTones" introduce the Comedy races.

8:12PM- Comedy montage. My VCR is still not working. Jimmy Kimmel & Jimmy Fallon are presenting Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series. Could Jane Lynch be the first host since Tom Selleck to win while hosting?

8:15PM- The first Emmy of the night goes to Julie Bowen for Modern Family!

8:16PM- "Oh my God, are you kidding me? I don't know what to talk about in therapy next weekend. I won something now."- Julie Bowen; Bowen thanks Modern Family's creators for having "complicated wives with complicated lives".

8:17PM- Julianna Margulies presents Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series. "I'm Julianna Margulies, otherwise known as the funniest woman in television. Seriously, look me up."

8:18PM- "If someone from Modern Family wins, that set will be awkward."

8:18PM- Ty Burrell wins the Emmy for Modern Family, joining his TV wife Julie Bowen.

8:19PM- "I actually got a late start in acting...I have a job where I go to work in full makeup..."; Burrell thanks his late father in his speech; "If he were here today, he would say, 'Why the makeup'?" "Couldn't wear a little powder, why do you have to look like a little harlot. Dad, why can't you think of me as a very masculine lady? I do, dad."

8:21PM- Commercial Break # 1

8:26PM- "There are losers, I am a loser."

8:26PM- "I'm sorry I can't be there in person, right after the Golden Globes. In fact, I'm not even allowed to be on American soil right now."- Ricky Gervais

8:27PM- Directing in a Comedy Series

8:28PM- Modern Family is 3/3- Michael Alan Spiller wins the Emmy for Modern Family "Halloween", of which he won the Director's Guild Emmy in February.

8:30PM- Zooey Deschanel and Will Arnett are presenting Comedy Series Writing. "Without Comedy writers, Zooey and I would have nothing to say."- Will Arnett

8:32PM- 4/4- "Caught in the Act" wins the Writing Emmy for Modern Family, which has swept all of the Comedy races tonight. It was a great episode. "Real life handed us the stories."- Steven Levitan; "One man's quest to protect his children juxtaposes one man's cowardly act to betray a friend."- Levitan

8:34PM- Commercial Break # 2- Lead Acting in Comedy races next- can Laura Linney also go 4/4? Can Steve Carell go out on top?

8:39PM- "Welcome back to 'The Modern Family' Awards"- Jane Lynch

8:40PM- "My daughter and her friends had a tea party and they complained about taxes, Obama, and why that Latino kid got in."- Jane Lynch

8:40PM- "I was this next presenter's therapist for many years, and apparently I sucked."- Lynch

8:41PM- Yesterday's Silver Garbage Award winner for Worst Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Charlie Sheen will present Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series. "I wish you nothing but the best for this upcoming season. We spent 8 wonderful years together, and I know you will continue to make great television."- Sheen

8:42PM- Wow, a MAJOR UPSET! Jim Parsons repeats as Best Actor for "The Big Bang Theory". Steve Carell leaves Dunder-Mifflin without an Emmy, joining Paul Reiser, Elizabeth Montgomery, Jane Kaczmarek, and a few others as stars exiting shows without an Emmy win.

8:43PM- "I was assured by many people that this wasn't happening."- Jim Parsons

8:44PM- Sofia Vergara and Rob Lowe present Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.

8:45PM- All the Lead Actress nominees are getting up onto the stage. Wow....

8:46PM- Standing ovation for the Lead Actress in a Comedy nominees. "Everyone is a winner, and everyone knows that you are going to serve this body with distinction."- Rob Lowe

8:46PM- ANOTHER BIG UPSET! Melissa McCarthy wins the Emmy for "Mike & Molly".

8:47PM- Melissa McCarthy is crowned "Queen of Comedy".

8:47PM- "This is my first and best pageant ever."- Melissa McCarthy

8:48PM- Three big upsets in the Comedy Acting races took place. Reality Competition and Variety Series are up after the next commercial break.

8:54PM- A Sketch of "The Office" with "The New Guys".

8:57PM- "The EmmyTones" bring you the Variety and Reality races.

9PM- The Second Hour Has Just Arrived. So Far- 3/6.

9:01PM- Kaley Cuoco & David Spade present Reality-Competition Series, em Program.

9:02PM- And for the eighth time in nine years- The Amazing Race wins this category. Last year, Top Chef bested it.

9:03PM- "This is a real 'out-of-body' experience."- Bertram Van Munster

9:04PM- Spade and Cuoco are also presenting Variety writing.

9:05PM- The writing team from The Daily Show wins this category once again- 7th win overall.

9:06PM- SNL with 16 nominations, can it win Variety Series, or will The Daily Show make it Tic-Tac-Toe, 9 in a row?

9:07PM- Commercial Break- Variety Directing & Series, and a special musical performance coming up

9:13PM- The Lonely Island and Michael Bolton perform a medley of Lonely Island songs, starting with "Captain Jack Sparrow"- a nominee this year.

9:14PM- Ed Helms, Maya Rudolph, and John Stamos sing "Three Way (The Golden Rule)"- another nominee this year.

9:15PM- Akon performs "I Just Had Sex"- another SNL nominee this year.

9:16PM- Lea Michele and Ian Somerhalder present the Variety Directing nominees.

9:17PM- Don Roy King wins his second consecutive Emmy for directing SNL- this year for the Justin Timberlake/Lady Gaga episode, which was rerun last night.

9:18PM- Scott Caan and Anna Paquin present the Emmy for Variety, Music, or Comedy Series- will The Daily Show continue its run?

9:19PM- And Scott and Anna are right, as are we...The Daily Show has made it 9 in a row.

9:20PM- Commercial Break- The Drama races are up next, folks.

9:26PM- Drama by "The EmmyTones"- Zachary Levi, Cobie Smulders, Taraji P. Henson, Kate Flannery, Wilmer Valderrman, and Joel McHale

9:27PM- Drama Montage

9:28PM- "I often dream of a world where there are no awards or competition..."- Jane Lynch

9:29PM- Jon Cryer and Ashton Kutcher present the Writing in a Drama Series category.

9:29PM- "I am the guy from 'Pretty in Pink'"- Jon Cryer; "I am not Charlie Sheen."- Ashton Kutcher

9:30PM- The Emmy for Writing in a Drama Series goes to Jason Katims for "Friday Night Lights" series Finale. UPSET! Can FNL throw a Hail Mary to the end zone. This is the first time that "Mad Men" has not won writing in its run at the Emmys.

9:31PM- Cryer and Kutcher also are presenting "Upset Central"/Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

9:32PM- Margo Martindale wins the Emmy for her role as a Kentucky moonshiner in F/X's "Justified".

9:35PM- Commercial Break- more Drama races coming up

9:39PM- Loretta Devine and Paul McCrane- the Drama Guest Acting champs present the Directing in a Drama Series race- can Scorsese nab this?

9:41PM- Martin Scorsese adds an Emmy to his mantlepiece for helming the pilot to "Boardwalk Empire."

9:41PM- "They're counting down, I've got to talk a little bit faster."- Martin Scorsese

9:44PM- Kerry Washington and Jason O'Mara are presenting Supporting Actor in a Drama Series.

9:45PM- UPSET CITY! Peter Dinklage wins the Emmy for Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for Game of Thrones. Mad Men has YET to win an acting Emmy.

9:46PM- "Oh my God, I followed Martin Scorsese. My heart is pounding. You are such a legend."- Peter Dinklage

9:47PM- Lead Acting in Drama, coming up after the next commercial break- more upsets in store?

9:50PM- Lynch is a sketch as Donatella D'Borgia

9:53PM- "Watch out Hollywood, because Jersey is taking over."

9:54PM- Bryan Cranston and Katie Holmes are presenting Lead Actress in a Drama Series.

9:55PM- The "funniest woman" on television- Julianna Margulies wins the Emmy for Lead Actress in a Drama Series for "The Good Wife".

9:56PM- "I'm so greatful to be your 'good wife', and I'm glad you have no political aspirations."- Julianna Margulies (to her husband)

9:57PM- Drew Barrymore and the NEW Charlie's Angels cast (Minka Kelly, Annie Ilonzeh, and Rachel Taylor) present the Lead Actor in a Drama category.

9:58PM- TOUCHDOWN! Kyle Chandler wins the Emmy for his role as Coach Eric Taylor on "Friday Night Lights".

10PM- Commercial Break- The Miniseries and Movie races...Mildred Pierce vs.'s SHOWTIME!

10:05PM- The EmmyTones bring you the TV Movie and Miniseries part of the show, and LL Cool J joins in the singing.

10:06PM- Miniseries/Movie montage.

10:08PM- The Cast of "Entourage" present the Writing in a TV Movie or Miniseries category.

10:09PM- The Emmy goes to Julian Fellowes for "Downton Abbey."

10:10PM- "When I got here, my wife told me to 'sit down, relax, and enjoy the evening', because she didn't think we were going to win. Now, I'm going to sit down and enjoy the evening now that I've won."- Julian Fellowes; "Ten years ago, you kickstarted my second career with an Oscar, now you nurtured."

10:11PM- The ex-Boys of Summer present Supporting Actress in a TV Movie or Miniseries as well.

10:12PM- The Emmy goes to Dame Maggie Smith for Downton Abbey. Dame Maggie Smith was not present tonight.

10:12PM- Another Commercial Break

10:17PM- The Ernst & Young Accountants are saluted, and Jane Lynch and Paula Abdul are dressed as accountants

10:18PM- Amy Poehler & Melissa McCarthy are presenting the Lead Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries Emmy.

10:20PM- The Emmy goes to Barry Pepper for The Kennedys, who is also not here. Poehler and McCarthy are also presenting Directing in a Miniseries, Movie, or Special.

10:21PM- The Emmy goes to Brian Percival for Downton Abbey.

10:22PM- John Schaffner, the Chairman of the Academy speaks at the stage and introduces the In Memoriam Segment.

10:23PM- The Tenors sign "Hallelujah" (Jeff Buckley's Hallelujah) for the Memoriam.

10:28PM- Cliff Robertson, Elizabeth Taylor, Anne Francis, James MacArthur, Pwter Falk, Harold Gould, Stanley Franzen, James Arness, Janet Maclachlan, Madelyn Pugh Davis, Dteve Landesberg, Blake Edwards, Betty Garrett, John Cossette, Bill Erwin, Barbara Billingsley, Leslie Nielsen, Tom Bosley, Reza Badiyi, Leonard Stern, Ryan Dunn, Denise Cramsey, Frank Potenza Uncle Frank, Bob Banner, Andy Whitfield, Fred Steiner, Jill Clayburgh, John Dye, Jack LaLanne, Al Masini, Sada Thompson, Laura Ziskin, Don Meredith, Sherwood Schwartz, Bubba Smith, and Stephen J. Cannell were among those we lost on the television community this past year.

10:32PM- Anna Torv and David Boreanaz are presenting the Supporting Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries category.

10:34PM- The Emmy goes to Guy Pearce for his role as Monty Beragon in Mildred Pierce.

10:34PM- "I got to have sex with Kate Winslet many, many times, and I did not know that it would result to this."- Guy Pearce; "And to my wife, Kate, who has had to listen to me say that every day."

10:36PM- Is Kate Winslet beatable? Find out from Hugh Laurie and Claire Danes (who won this category last year).

10:36PM- "Although she is a 3-to-1 favorite."- Hugh Laurie (on Helen Mirren)

10:37PM- The Emmy goes to Kate Elizabeth Winslet as Mildred Pierce!!!

10:38PM- "I really didn't think we were going to win anything."- Kate Winslet

10:39PM- Three more categories to go- Miniseries or Movie, Drama Series, Comedy Series, in that order....any more upsets in store?

10:44PM- Don Cheadle presents the Outstanding Made for TV Movie or Miniseries category.

10:45PM- The Emmy for Outstanding Made for TV Movie or Miniseries goes to Downton Abbey from Masterpiece Theatre. Winner of 5 Emmys.

10:46PM- "This is really a David and Goliath Story. Goliath was a wonderful show we were up against, and yet we won."- Julian Fellowes; "None of us know what is a hit, we only hope for the best for our shows."- Fellowes

10:47PM- Maria Bello and William H. Macy present the Drama Series race. Is Mad Men's streak over? Can Boardwalk tie The West Wing? Find out now.

10:48PM- The Emmy for Outstanding Drama Series goes to...MAD MEN! FOUR-PEAT!!!! First Hill Street Blues in 1984, then the West Wing in 2003, and now in 2011, MAD MEN, four-peat!!!!

10:49PM- "I did not think that was going to happen."- Matthew Weiner

10:50PM- Commercial Break- the final one, because Gwyneth Paltrow, this year's Guest Actress in a Comedy winner will present the Comedy Series Emmy next.

10:55PM- One more category.

10:56PM- Gwyneth Paltrow presents the Comedy Series Emmy.

10:56PM- The Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series goes to Modern Family for the second straight year. Mad Men is the first Drama to repeat with TWO comedies in the 63 year history of the Emmys. Modern Family is ABC's first repeat Comedy winner since "Taxi" in 1981. Modern Family and Mad Men are the 7th repeating Comedy-Drama pair in Emmy history.

10:56PM- Modern Family is based on Steve Levitan and Christopher Lloyds families and lives.

10:58PM- "You're not just making people laugh, you're making them more tolerant. There is nothing wrong with a committing rleationship with an old man and a hot young woman, and many of you in this room agree."- excerpts of Steve Levitan's acceptance speech.

11PM- Who Won and Who Lost? A complete wrap-up on The DJBC Happy Hour tomorrow night at 8PM EDT on WCRS-FM, a podcast will be available for download at late Monday afternoon.

Thursday, July 14, 2011

63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Nomination Announcement

IN a few seconds, Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly) and Joshua Jackson (Fringe) will announce the Emmy nominations? Who will get in? Who will get snubbed?


Comedy Series:
The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
Glee (Fox)
Modern Family (ABC)
The Office (NBC)
Parks and Recreation (NBC)
30 Rock (NBC)

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series:
Johnny Galecki as Leonard Hofstadter (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)
Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc (Episodes, Showtime)
Louis C.K. as Louie (Louie, F/X)
Steve Carell as Michael Scott (The Office, NBC)
Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy (30 Rock, NBC)

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Laura Linney as Cathy Jamison (The Big C, Showtime)
Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn (Mike & Molly, CBS)
Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton (Nurse Jackie, Showtime)
Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
Martha Plimpton as Virginia Chance (Raising Hope, Fox)
Tina Fey as Liz Lemon (30 Rock, NBC)

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Chris Colfer as Kurt Hummel (Glee, Fox)
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy (Modern Family, ABC)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett (Modern Family, ABC)
Ed O'Neill as Jay Dunphy (Modern Family, ABC)
Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker (Modern Family, ABC)
Jon Cryer as Alan Harper (Two and a Half Men, CBS)

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester (Glee, Fox)
Betty White as Elka Ostrovsky (Hot in Cleveland, TV Land)
Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy (Modern Family, ABC)
Sofia Vergara as Gloria Pritchett (Modern Family, ABC)
Kristen Wiig as Various Characters (Saturday Night Live, NBC)
Jane Krakowski as Jenna Maroney (30 Rock, NBC)

Guest Actor in a Comedy Series:
Idris Elba as Lenny (The Big C, Showtime)
Nathan Lane as Pepper Saltzman (Modern Family, ABC)
Matt Damon as Carol Burnett (30 Rock, NBC)
Will Arnett as Devon Banks (30 Rock, NBC)
Zach Galifianakis as Host/Various Characters (Saturday Night Live, NBC)
Justin Timberlake as Host/Various Characters (Saturday Night Live, NBC)

Guest Actress in a Comedy Series:
Kristin Chenoweth as April Rhodes (Glee, Fox)
Dot-Marie Jones as Coach Shannon Bieste (Glee, Fox)
Gwyneth Paltrow as Holly Holiday (Glee, Fox)
Cloris Leachman as Maw Maw (Raising Hope, Fox)
Tina Fey as Host/Various Characters (Saturday Night Live, NBC)
Elizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup-Donaghy (30 Rock, NBC)

Writing in a Comedy Series:
Episodes, "Episode 107" (David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik- Writers, Showtime)
Louie, "Poker/Divorce" (Louis C.K.- Writer, F/X)
Modern Family, "Caught in the Act" (Steven Levitan & Jeffrey Richman- Writers, ABC)
The Office, "Goodbye, Michael" (Greg Daniels- Writer, NBC)
30 Rock, "Reaganing" (Matt Hubbard- Writer, NBC)

Directing in a Comedy Series:
How I Met Your Mother, "Subway Wars" (Pamela Fryman- Director, CBS)
Modern Family, "Halloween" (Michael Alan Spiller- Director, ABC)
Modern Family, "See You Next Fall" (Steven Levitan- Director, ABC)
Modern Family, "Slow Down Your Neighbors" (Gail Mancuso- Director, ABC)
30 Rock, "Live Show" (Beth McCarthy-Miller- Director, NBC)

Drama Series:
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Dexter (Showtime)
Friday Night Lights (101)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
The Good Wife (CBS)
Mad Men (AMC)

Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)
Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan (Dexter, Showtime)
Kyle Chandler as Coach Eric Taylor (Friday Night Lights, 101)
Hugh Laurie as Dr. Gregory House (House, Fox)
Timothy Olyphant as U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens (Justified, F/X)
Jon Hamm as Don Draper (Mad Men, AMC)

Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Connie Britton as Tami Taylor (Friday Night Lights, 101)
Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick (The Good Wife, CBS)
Kathy Bates as Harriet Korn (Harry's Law, NBC)
Mireille Enos as Det. Sarah Linden (The Killing, AMC)
Mariska Hargitay as Det. Olivia Benson (Law & Order: SVU, NBC)
Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson (Mad Men, AMC)

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister (Game of Thrones, HBO)
Josh Charles as Will Gardner (The Good Wife, CBS)
Alan Cumming as Eli Gold (The Good Wife, CBS)
Walton Goggins as Boyd Crowder (Justified, F/X)
John Slattery as Roger Sterling (Mad Men, AMC)
Andre Braugher as Owen Thoreau (Men of a Certain Age, TNT)

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Kelly Macdonald as Margaret Schroeder (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)
Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart (The Good Wife, CBS)
Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma (The Good Wife, CBS)
Margo Martindale as Mags Bennet (Justified, F/X)
Michelle Forbes as Mitch Larsen (The Killing, AMC)
Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris (Mad Men, AMC)

Guest Actor in a Drama Series:
Bruce Dern as Frank Harlow (Big Love, HBO)
Beau Bridges as Nick Brody (Brothers and Sisters, ABC)
Michael J Fox as Louis Canning (The Good Wife, CBS)
Paul McCrane as Josh "Puck" Peyton (Harry's Law, NBC)
Jeremy Davies as Dickie Bennet (Justified, F/X)
Robert Morse as Bertram Cooper (Mad Men, AMC)

Guest Actress in a Drama Series:
Mary McDonnell as Captain Sharon Raydor (The Closer, TNT)
Julia Stiles as Lumen Pierce (Dexter, Showtime)
Loretta Devine as Adele Webber (Grey's Anatomy, ABC)
Randee Heller as Ida Blankenship (Mad Men, AMC)
Cara Buono as Dr. Faye Miller, PhD (Mad Men, AMC)
Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson (Shameless, Showtime)
Alfre Woodard as Ruby Jean Reynolds (True Blood, HBO)

Writing in a Drama Series:
Friday Night Lights, "Always" (Jason Katims- Writer, 101)
Game of Thrones, "Baelor" (David Benoiff & D.B. Weiss- Writers, HBO)
The Killing, "Pilot" (Veena Sud- Writer, AMC)
Mad Men, "Blowing Smoke" (Maria and Andre Jacquemetton- Writers, AMC)
Mad Men, "The Suitcase" (Matthew Weiner- Writer, AMC)

Directing in a Drama Series:
Boardwalk Empire, "Anastasia" (Jeremy Podeswa- Director, HBO)
Boardwalk Empire, "Pilot" (Martin Scorsese- Director, HBO)
The Borgias, "The Poisoned Chalice/The Assassin" (Neil Jordan- Director, Showtime)
Game of Thrones, "Winter is Coming" (Tim Van Patten- Director, HBO)
The Killing, "Pilot" (Patty Jenkins- Director, AMC)

Made for TV Movie or Miniseries:
Cinema Verite (HBO)
Downton Abbey- Masterpiece (PBS)
The Kennedys (Reelz)
Mildred Pierce (HBO)
Pillars of the Earth (Starz)
Too Big to Fail (HBO)

Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:
Edgar Ramirez as Ilich Ramirez Sanchez/Carlos the Jackal (Carlos, Sundance)
Greg Kinnear as John F. Kennedy (The Kennedys, Reelz)
Barry Pepper as Robert F. Kennedy (The Kennedys, Reelz)
Idris Elba as John Luther (Luther, BBC America)
Laurence Fishburne as Thurgood Marshall (Thurgood, HBO)
William Hurt as Henry Paulson (Too Big to Fail, HBO)

Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:
Diane Lane as Pat Loud (Cinema Verite, HBO)
Elizabeth McGovern as Cora Crawley (Downton Abbey, PBS)
Kate Winslet as Mildred Pierce (Mildred Pierce, HBO)
Taraji P. Henson as Tiffany Rubin (Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story, Lifetime)
Jean Marsh as Rose Buck (Upstairs, Downstairs, PBS)

Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie:
Tom Wilkinson as Joseph P. Kennedy (The Kennedys, Reelz)
Brian F. O'Byrne as Bert Pierce (Mildred Pierce, HBO)
Guy Pearce as Monty Beragon (Mildred Pierce, HBO)
Paul Giamatti as Ben Bernanke (Too Big to Fail, HBO)
James Woods as Dick Fuld (Too Big to Fail, HBO)

Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie:
Dame Maggie Smith as Violet Crawley (Downton Abbey- Masterpiece, PBS)
Melissa Leo as Lucy Gessler (Mildred Pierce, HBO)
Mare Winningham as Ida Corwin (Mildred Pierce, HBO)
Evan Rachel Wood as Veda Pierce (Mildred Pierce, HBO)
Dame Eileen Atkins as Maud, Lady Holland (Upstairs, Downstairs- Masterpiece, PBS)

Writing in a Miniseries or Movie:
Downton Abbey- Masterpiece (PBS)
Mildred Pierce (HBO)
Sherlock: A Study in Pink (BBC America)
Too Big to Fail (HBO)
Upstairs, Downstairs- Masterpiece (PBS)

Directing in a Miniseries or Movie:
Carlos (Olivier Assayas- Director, Sundance Channel)
Cinema Verite (Shari Springer Berman & Robert Pulcini- Directors, HBO)
Downton Abbey- Masterpiece, "Part 1" (Brian Percival- Director, PBS)
Mildred Pierce (Todd Haynes- Director, HBO)
Too Big to Fail (Curtis Hanson- Director, HBO)

Variety, Music, or Comedy Series:
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
Conan (TBS)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Variety, Music, or Comedy Special:
Bette Midler: The Showgirl Must Go On (HBO)
Carrie Fisher: Wishful Drinking (HBO)
The 33rd Annual Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)
Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour (HBO)
The Pee Wee Herman Show on Broadway (HBO)

Variety, Music, or Comedy Series Writing Team:
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
Conan (TBS)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Directing in a Variety, Music, or Comedy Series:
American Idol, "1024/1025A" (Gregg Gelfand- Director, Fox)
The Colbert Report, "Episode 6112" (James Hoskinson- Director, Comedy Central)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, "Episode 16048" (Chuck O'Neil- Director, Comedy Central)
The Late Show with David Letterman, "Episode 3333" (Jerry Foley- Director, CBS)
Saturday Night Live, "Justin Timberlake/Lady Gaga" (Don Roy King- Director, NBC)

Writing in a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special:
Colin Quinn: Long Story Short (HBO)
Louis C.K.: Hilarious (Comedy Central)
Night of Too Many Stars (Comedy Central)
The Real Women of SNL (NBC)
The 64th Annual Tony Awards (CBS)

Directing in a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special:
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards (Don Mischer- Director, ABC)
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards (Louis J. Horwitz- Director, CBS)
The 64th Annual Tony Awards (Glenn Weiss- Director, CBS)
Lady Gaga Presents The Monster Ball Tour (Laurieann Gibson- Director, HBO)
Sondheim! The Birthday Concert- Great Performances (Lonny Price- Director, PBS)

Reality-Competition Series:
The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Idol (Fox)
Dancing With the Stars (ABC)
Project Runway (Lifetime)
So You Think You Can Dance? (Fox)
Top Chef (Bravo)

Reality Program:
Antiques Roadshow (PBS)
The Deadliest Catch (A&E)
Hoarders (A&E)
Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List (Bravo)
MythBusters (A&E)
Undercover Boss (CBS)

Reality Host:
Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race, CBS)
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol, Fox)
Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars, ABC)
Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance, Fox)
Jeff Probst (Survivor, CBS)

Animated Program:
The Cleveland Show, "Murray Christmas" (Fox)
Futurama, "The Late Phillip J. Fry" (Comedy Central)
Robot Chicken, "Star Wars Episode III" (Cartoon Network)
The Simpsons, "Angry Dad: The Movie" (Fox)
South Park, "Crack Baby Athletic Association" (Comedy Central)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Lone Star Corrals 28 Silver Garbage Nominations

MEN: Two and a Half Men, which starts its ninth season this fall, received eight Silver Garbage Award nominations for its abbreviated eighth season, including Worst Comedy Series and Worst Lead Actor for its controversial former star, Charlie Sheen. Nominations were announced on July 13, the eve of the Primetime Emmy Awards nomination announcement.

July 13, 2011

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“Lone Star” Corrals 28 Silver Garbage Award Nominations

It was the first scripted network series to be cancelled last fall, and “Lone Star” left its skidmark after a two-episode run with 28 Silver Garbage Award Nominations, including Worst Drama Series and Worst New Series of the Year as the 2011 Silver Garbage Award nominations were announced from the Indymedia Carriage House in Columbus, Ohio today.

“The show was supposed to be the next ‘Dallas’,” said Silver Garbage Awards founder Bryan Curtiss. “But instead, it ended up being a complete and utter disaster that almost didn’t even make it to episode two.”

The 28 nominations for “Lone Star” are twice as many as the show with the second-most nominations, “The Paul Reiser Show”, with 14 nominations. And like “Star”, “Reiser” only lasted two shows.

Curtiss announced the nominations while taping a segment for his radio program “The DJBC Happy Hour” on WCRS-FM radio in Columbus, Ohio, which will air on July 18.

One of the most controversial headlines centering around the small screen centered around the firing of actor Charlie Sheen from long-running sitcom “Two and a Half Men”, which received eight Silver Garbage nods, including Worst Comedy and Worst Actor for Sheen, who is also cited separately for his Guest Appearance on Drew Carey’s improv show on the Game Show Network.

“By the time he took his ‘Rant Show’ on the road, we all got sick and tired on Sheen and his catchphrases,” Curtiss said. “Sheen was very annoying, and I commend the producers of ‘Two and a Half Men’ for taking him to task.”

The nominees for Worst Comedy Series are “Mr. Sunshine”, Matthew Perry’s failed broadcasting sitcom on ABC; “My Generation”, ABC’s failed dramedy centering around friends in a post 9/11 world; “Outsourced”, NBC’s critically panned remake of the John Jeffcoat romantic comedy film about a call center in India; “The Paul Reiser Show”, and “Two and a Half Men”.

With “Men” starting its ninth season in the fall, it is the latest a show has been a Worst Comedy Series nominee since “According to Jim” in 2009.

The Worst Drama Series nominees are Lifetime’s “Army Wives”; CBS’s “The Defenders”, a modern twist of the Emmy-winning 1960s drama; “Law & Order: Los Angeles”, NBC’s failed spin-off of the “Law & Order” franchise; “Lone Star”, and “Outlaw”, NBC’s flop starring Jimmy Smits as a Supreme Court Justice who steps down from the bench to be a public defender.

The Worst New Series nominees are “The Defenders”, “Lone Star”, “My Generation”, “Outlaw”, and “The Paul Reiser Show”.

The most-nominated specials are “The Decision”, NBA star LeBron James’ hour-long press conference announcing his decision to leave his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers for the Miami Heat, and “The Kennedys”, a miniseries about America’s political dynasty that was yanked from the History Channel lineup before being revived by a small unknown cable network. Both had four nominations.

Returning this year to the Silver Garbage Awards after a seven-year hiatus are technical categories.

That is not the only addition this year as Lead and Supporting “recognition” for first-year shows are added, similar to the Bryan Awards.

The winners for the Silver Garbage Awards will be announced on September 17, the eve of the telecast for the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.


Monday, July 11, 2011

The 2011 Bryan Awards

The 2011 Bryan Award nominations were announced last week, and defunct soap "As the World Turns" leads with 30 nominations, including Most Missed Series and Best Daytime Soap.

Comedy Series:
The Big C (Showtime)
Glee (Fox)
Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)
Modern Family (ABC)
The Office (NBC)
Raising Hope (Fox)
30 Rock (NBC)

Lead Actor- Comedy Series:
Johnny Galecki & Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)
David Duchovny (Californication, Showtime)
Matthew Morrison (Glee, Fox)
Steve Carell (The Office, NBC)
Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock, NBC)

Lead Actress- Comedy Series:
Laura Linney (The Big C, Showtime)
Courteney Cox (Cougar Town, ABC)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie, Showtime)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
Tina Fey (30 Rock, NBC)
Toni Collette (The United States of Tara, Showtime)

Supporting Actor- Comedy Series:
Oliver Platt (The Big C, Showtime)
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother, CBS)
Ed O'Neill (Modern Family, ABC)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family, ABC)
Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation, NBC)
Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope, Fox)

Supporting Actress- Comedy Series:
Jane Lynch (Glee, Fox)
Betty White (Hot in Cleveland, TV Land)
Julie Bowen (Modern Family, ABC)
Sofia Vergara (Modern Family, ABC)
Jenna Fischer (The Office, NBC)
Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live, NBC)

Younger Actor- Comedy Series:
Gabriel Basso (The Big C, Showtime)
Dan Byrd (Cougar Town, ABC)
Chris Colfer (Glee, Fox)
Rico Rodriguez II (Modern Family, ABC)
Lucas Neff (Raising Hope, Fox)
Keir Gilchrist (The United States of Tara, Showtime)

Younger Actress- Comedy Series:
Kaley Cuoco (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)
Madeleine Martin (Californication, Showtime)
Dianna Agron (Glee, Fox)
Lea Michele (Glee, Fox)
Heather Morris (Glee, Fox)
Naya Rivera (Glee, Fox)
Brie Larson (The United States of Tara, Showtime)

Guest Actor- Comedy Series:
Liam Neeson (The Big C, Showtime)
Rob Lowe (Californication, Showtime)
Larry Hagman (Desperate Housewives, ABC)
Will Ferrell (The Office, NBC)
Jim Carrey (Saturday Night Live, NBC)
Justin Timberlake (Saturday Night Live, NBC)
John Slattery (30 Rock, NBC)

Guest Actress- Comedy Series:
Cynthia Nixon (The Big C, Showtime)
Carla Gugino (Californication, Showtime/Entourage, HBO)
Betty White (Community, NBC)
Gwyneth Paltrow (Glee, Fox/Saturday Night Live, NBC)
Mary Tyler Moore (Hot in Cleveland, TV Land)
Cloris Leachman (Raising Hope, Fox)
Tina Fey (Saturday Night Live, NBC)

Drama Series:
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Dexter (Showtime)
Friday Night Lights (101)
The Good Wife (CBS)
The Killing (AMC)
Mad Men (AMC)
The Walking Dead (AMC)

Lead Actor- Drama Series:
Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)
Jeremy Irons (The Borgias, Showtime)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Showtime)
Hugh Laurie (House, Fox)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men, AMC)
Peter Krause (Parenthood, NBC)
William H. Macy (Shameless, Showtime)

Lead Actress- Drama Series:
Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer, TNT)
Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights, 101)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife, CBS)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, AMC)
Lauren Graham (Parenthood, NBC)
Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy, F/X)

Supporting Actor- Drama Series:
Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)
Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)
Alan Cumming (The Good Wife, CBS)
Chris Noth (The Good Wife, CBS)
Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-O, CBS)
John Slattery (Mad Men, AMC)

Supporting Actress- Drama Series:
Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife, CBS)
Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife, CBS)
Lisa Edelstein (House, Fox)
Amy Ryan (In Treatment, HBO)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men, AMC)
Monica Potter (Parenthood, NBC)

Younger Actor- Comedy Series:
Francois Arnaud (The Borgias, Showtime)
Jamie Campbell Bower (Camelot, Starz)
Michael B. Jordan (Friday Night Lights, 101/Parenthood, NBC)
Max Burkholder (Parenthood, NBC)
Cameron Monaghan (Shameless, Showtime)
Jeremy Allen White (Shameless, Showtime)

Younger Actress- Drama Series:
Holliday Grainger (The Borgias, Showtime)
Aimee Teegarden (Friday Night Lights, 101)
Meredith Hagner (Lights Out, F/X)
Kiernan Shipka (Mad Men, AMC)
Mae Whitman (Parenthood, NBC)
Emmy Rossum (Shameless, Showtime)
Laura Slade Wiggins (Shameless, Showtime)

Guest Actor- Drama Series:
Jonny Lee Miller (Dexter, Showtime)
Zach Gilford (Friday Night Lights, 101)
Michael J. Fox (The Good Wife, CBS)
Jeremy Irons (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC)
Bob Newhart (NCIS, CBS)
Michael Emerson (Parenthood, NBC)

Guest Actress- Drama Series:
Gretchen Mol (Boardwalk Empire, HBO)
Julia Stiles (Dexter, Showtime)
Adrianne Palicki (Friday Night Lights, 101)
Candice Bergen (House, Fox)
Shohreh Aghdashloo (House, Fox/Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC)
Elizabeth Mitchell (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, NBC)
Cara Buono (Mad Men, AMC)

Lead Actor- Daytime Soap:
Don Hastings (As the World Turns, CBS)
Michael Park (As the World Turns, CBS)
James Scott (Days of Our Lives, NBC)
Maurice Benard (General Hospital, ABC)
Steve Burton (General Hospital, ABC)
Eric Braeden (The Young and the Restless, CBS)

Lead Actress- Daytime Soap:
Debbi Morgan (All My Children, ABC)
Maura West (As the World Turns, CBS)
Colleen Zenk (As the World Turns, CBS)
Susan Flannery (The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS)
Laura Wright (General Hospital, ABC)
Michelle Stafford (The Young and the Restless, CBS)

Supporting Actor- Daytime Soap:
Trent Dawson (As the World Turns, CBS)
Van Hansis (As the World Turns, CBS)
Jonathan Jackson (General Hospital, ABC)
Brian Kerwin (One Life to Live, ABC)
Billy Miller (The Young and the Restless, CBS)
Michael Muhney (The Young and the Restless, CBS)

Supporting Actress- Daytime Soap:
Melissa Claire Egan (All My Children, ABC)
Kathryn Hays (As the World Turns, CBS)
Julie Pinson (As the World Turns, CBS)
Alley Mills (The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS)
Nancy Lee Grahn (General Hospital, ABC)
Marcy Rylan (The Young and the Restless, CBS)

Younger Actor- Daytime Soap:
Mick Hazen (As the World Turns, CBS)
Scott Clifton (The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS)
Chandler Massey (Days of Our Lives, NBC)
Chad Duell (General Hospital, ABC)

Younger Actress- Daytime Soap:
Kimberly Matula (The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS)
Molly Burnett (Days of Our Lives, NBC)
Lexi Ainsworth (General Hospital, ABC)
Christel Khalil (The Young and the Restless, CBS)
Emily O'Brien (The Young and the Restless, CBS)

Guest Actor- Daytime:
Larry Bryggman (As the World Turns, CBS)
Stuart Damon (As the World Turns, CBS)
Anthony Herrera (As the World Turns, CBS)
Eric Sheffer Stevens (As the World Turns, CBS)
Daniel Benzali (General Hospital, ABC)
James Franco (General Hospital, ABC)
John Wesley Shipp (One Life to Live, ABC)

Guest Actress- Daytime:
Wendie Malick/Victoria Chase (All My Children, ABC)
Ewa Da Cruz (As the World Turns, CBS)
Lesli Kay (As the World Turns, CBS)
Adrienne Barbeau (General Hospital, ABC)
Wendy Williams (One Life to Live, ABC)
Kim Zimmer (One Life to Live, ABC)
Ellen Greene (The Young and the Restless, CBS)

Variety Performer:
James Franco & Anne Hathaway (The 83rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC)
Mick Jagger (The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards, CBS)
Pee Wee Herman (The Pee Wee Herman Show on Broadway, HBO)
Sir Elton John (Saturday Night Live, NBC)
Lady Gaga (Saturday Night Live, NBC)
Sir Paul McCartney (Saturday Night Live, NBC)

Late Night Host:
Chelsea Handler (Chelsea Lately, E!)
Conan O'Brien (Conan, TBS)
Jon Stewart (The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Comedy Central)
David Letterman (The Late Show with David Letterman, CBS)
Joel McHale (The Soup, E!)
Daniel Tosh (Tosh.O, Comedy Central)

Reality Host:
Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race, CBS)
Ryan Seacrest (American Idol, Fox)
Tom Bergeron & Brooke Burke (Dancing with the Stars, ABC)
Heidi Klum (Project Runway, Lifetime)
Jeff Probst (Survivor, CBS)
Carson Daly (The Voice, NBC)

New Series:
The Big C (Showtime)
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
Hawaii Five-O (CBS)
Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)
The Killing (AMC)
Raising Hope (Fox)
Shameless (Showtime)
The Voice (NBC)
The Walking Dead (AMC)

Traditional Reality Program:
Heavy (A&E)
Hoarders (A&E)
In the Bedroom with Dr. Laura Berman (OWN)
Intervention (A&E)
The Real L Word (Showtime)
Undercover Boss (CBS)

Reality Competition Series:
The Amazing Race (CBS)
American Idol (Fox)
The Apprentice (NBC)
Survivor (CBS)
Top Chef (Bravo)
The Voice (NBC)

Variety Series:
Chelsea Lately (E! Entertainment Television)
The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
Conan (TBS)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Tosh.O (Comedy Central)

Made for TV Movie or Miniseries:
Cinema Verite: The Saga of An American Family (HBO)
Downton Abbey- Masterpiece (PBS)
Mildred Pierce (HBO)
The Sunset Limited (HBO)
Too Big To Fail (HBO)
Upstairs, Downstairs- Masterpiece Theatre (PBS)

Lead Actor- TV Movie or Miniseries:
Edgar Ramirez (Carlos, Sundance)
Samuel L. Jackson (The Sunset Limited, HBO)
Tommy Lee Jones (The Sunset Limited, HBO)
Laurence Fishburne (Thurgood, HBO)
William Hurt (Too Big to Fail, HBO)

Lead Actress- TV Movie or Miniseries:
Diane Lane (Cinema Verite, HBO)
Elizabeth McGovern (Downton Abbey, PBS)
Kate Winslet (Mildred Pierce, HBO)
Taraji P. Henson (Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story, Lifetime)
Jean Marsh (Upstairs, Downstairs, PBS)

Supporting Actor- TV Movie or Miniseries:
Thomas Dekker (Cinema Verite, HBO)
James Gandolfini (Cinema Verite, HBO)
Brian F. O'Byrne (Mildred Pierce, HBO)
Guy Pearce (Mildred Pierce, HBO)
James Woods (Too Big to Fail, HBO)

Supporting Actress- TV Movie or Miniseries:
Betty White (The Lost Valentine: Hallmark Hall of Fame, CBS)
Melissa Leo (Mildred Pierce, HBO)
Evan Rachel Wood (Mildred Pierce, HBO)
Cynthia Nixon (Too Big to Fail, HBO)
Dame Eileen Atkins (Upstairs, Downstairs, PBS)

Animated Program:
Archer (F/X)
Bob's Burgers (Fox)
The Boondocks (Cartoon Network)
The Ricky Gervais Show (HBO)
Scooby Doo Mystery Inc. (Cartoon Network)
The Simpsons (Fox)

Most Missed Series:
As the World Turns (CBS)
Big Love (HBO)
Brothers and Sisters (ABC)
Friday Night Lights (NBC & 101)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (Syndicated)
The United States of Tara (Showtime)

Sunday, June 19, 2011

LIVE Blog Updates: The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards

In about 30 minutes from now, the 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards will air LIVE on CBS, broadcast from the Vegas Hilton in Las Vegas. Game Show Host nominee Wayne Brady (Let's Make a Deal) is the host for the ceremony. There will be tributes to the Oprah Winfrey Show, All My Children, and One Life to Live, plus Lifetime Achievement Emmys for Emmy-winning Game Show Hosts Alex Trebek and Pat Sajak.

This weekend, the Creative Arts Daytime Emmys were held, and General Hospital cleaned house with six Daytime Emmys, needing three wins tonight to break the record it shares with three other soaps for most Daytime Emmy wins in a single season, plus it could expand its own record for Drama Series wins with an 11th Daytime Emmy in that race. In its way is two-time defending champ The Bold and the Beautiful, which is oddly favored to three-peat in that race.


7:56PM- Three minutes. This was the first awards ceremony in which A Man and His Awards did real-time updating as the ceremony happened. And we are at full circle.

8:00PM- Wayne Brady is backstage on the cell phone, as JabbaWockeez is on the stage, and via 3-D, they pull Wayne on the stage.

8:01PM- The audience is cheering now, because Wayne has a JabbaWockeez mask on too, and he is making moves on the Daytime Emmy stage.

8:02PM- The Intro, full of Las Vegas sin, lights, and temptation. All of Vegas's acts will be there. How will they cram all this into 120 minutes?

8:03PM- "You can catch them tomorrow night at the Monte Carlo. You can catch me in traption."- Wayne Brady

8:03PM- "This is a banner year for daytime. Oprah retiring. Regis retiring. Meredith Vieira retiring. Erica Kane, One Life to Live, and All My Children, forced retirement."- Wayne Brady

8:04PM- Penn and Teller (which one doesn't speak again?) and Rachael Ray present the Supporting Actor Daytime Emmy, the first award of the night.

8:05PM- Penn has cards with each of the nominees names on them.

8:07PM- The card that Teller picks up says "Susan Lucci".

8:07PM- After Teller is "blindfolded" and Penn spreads the cards on a little table, Jonathan Jackson wins his fourth Daytime Emmy, his first in the Supporting category, for his role as Lucky Spencer on "General Hospital."

8:08PM- "C'mon kids, it's Father's Day, I couldn't resist."- Jonathan Jackson, who brings his two kids on the stage

8:08PM- Daniel Goddard and Christel Khalil from the Y&R present Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

8:09PM- Heather Tom wins her 3rd Emmy. Heather wins for Supporting Actress for her role as Katie Logan Spencer on "The Bold and the Beautiful."

8:10PM- "I have to thank the Daytime Community as a whole. It has been part of my community for most of my life."- Heather Tom

8:11PM- The cast of Cirque du Soleil's "Viva Elvis" performs.

8:13PM- First Commercial Break.

8:14PM- Wow...Jabot Cosmetics is real....the power of soaps.

8:16PM- The hosts of The Doctors present Outstanding Game or Audience Participation Show, or Game Show for short.

8:17PM- There is a tie. "Jeopardy" wins the Emmy for Game Show, it's 13th. "Cash Cab" will NOT be winning, because they usually go in alphabetical order in case of ties.

8:18PM- "The producer can never hope to work with better hosts."- Harry Friedman, Executive Producer of "Jeopardy".

8:19PM- The other Game Show winner is "Wheel of Fortune", the show's 3rd win and 18th nomination. I think this is a sham, because Alex and Pat are getting Lifetime Achievement Emmys later tonight.

8:20PM- "If you're counting, there's one for us."- Pat Sajak

8:20PM- "...I am not a tough act to follow."- Harry Friedman, accepting the Emmy for "Wheel of Fortune"

8:21PM- Jennifer Flavin Stallone and the B&B's Adam Gregory introduce Laura McKenzie, host of "Laura McKenzie's Travelers".

8:22PM- Marie Osmond sings "The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B", a 70-year old classic.

8:25PM- Tracey Bregman and Y&R's Jabot cosmetics before going on stage. Now, more commercials, and more pimping of Genoa City's most famous product- Jabot cosmetics.

8:29PM- Ben Bailey (of Cash Cab) and Sherri Shepherd (of The View) present Informative Talk Show- ALL Doctor shows.

8:30PM- "The Dr. Oz Show" wins the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Informative Talk Show category. The first-ever series win for an Oprah spin-off.

8:31PM- "Congratulations to the flash mob of 'The Dr. Oz Show'. You'd better win with 8,000 people on your crew."- Wayne Brady

8:32PM- The Chairman and Vice Chairman of NATAS are saluted Darrell B. Cohen and Mel Wingus.

8:32PM- B&B's Kim Matula and them Massey boys of Disney fame talk about prizes and then introduce a video.

8:33PM- The Massey boys find an Emmy in the sand, lol...

8:34PM- Jesse and Angie (Darnell Williams and Debbi Morgan) present the Writing Team Emmy, which is B&B's to lose.

8:34PM- "We will move on, but you will forever be missed."- Debbi Morgan (on AMC)

8:35PM- The Y&R Writing Team wins the Emmy for Writing. "Don't give up, we're here to stay."- Maria Arena Bell

8:36PM- Commercial Break again.

8:39PM- Tracey Bregman & Christian LeBlanc present the Game Show Host Emmy. Could tonight's host be a big winner?

8:40PM- Ben Bailey repeats as Best Game Show Host and he is AWOL, and they couldn't find him. Christine Lahti, anyone? How about Isabel Sanford?

8:41PM- "I couldn't get a cab, what could I say? To be totally honest, I was busy (relieving myself) backstage."- Ben Bailey

8:42PM- Anderson Cooper presents the Emmy for Talk Show Host.

8:43PM- There is a tie. Dr. Oz repeats as Best Talk Show. He wasn't there to accept last year. This year, he has company.

8:44PM- The other Talk Show host winner is...Regis Philbin and Kelly Ripa who are not present, and so Anderson Cooper accepts on their behalf.

8:44PM- "This season, I'm doing 'Let's Make a Deal' on the back of a Cadillac."- Wayne Brady

8:45PM- Marlee Matlin introduces "Daytime Cares", with a video from Sir Elton John with The Starkey Hearing Foundation.

8:48PM- The Oprah Salute is probably coming up after this commercial break.

8:52PM- Don Diamont and Heather Tom present Talk Show Entertainment, which is Regis's to lose.

8:53PM- The Ellen DeGeneres Show has done it again by winning Talk Show Entertainment yet again. Will this show pull an Oprah?

8:55PM- Gladys Knight begins the Oprah Tribute segment, and honoring Oprah with the first-ever Chairman's Crystal Pillar Award. "You may be off the air for now, but you will forever be part of our hearts."- Gladys Knight

8:58PM- They had to include the "jumping the couch" clip among the clips from the 25 Years of "The Oprah Winfrey Show".

9:00PM- Dr. Oz speaks on behalf of Oprah as part of the Crystal Pillar tribute.

9:01PM- Barbara Walters says some words on Oprah, as does Oprah's eldest son, Dr. Phil.

9:02PM- "For the last 25 years, the World has been lucky enough to call you a friend."- Ellen DeGeneres

9:03PM- Celine Dion, at Caesar's Palace, is giving a shoutout in the middle of her Vegas show.

9:06PM- Celine Dion sings "Because You Loved Me".

9:09PM- Oprah Winfrey from the set of the late "Oprah Winfrey Show" sends a pre-taped message, with her Crystal Pillar award.

9:10PM- Commercial Break, coming up the two-headed Lifetime Achievement Award, plus Daytime Gives Back with Montel, Ridge Forrester, and Sam McCall.

9:13PM- Melissa Archer (from OLTL) and OLTL alum Tuc Watkins present Directing, which is GH's to lose.

9:14PM- There is a tie- the fourth one tonight. The Bold and the Beautiful wins its first-ever Emmy in the Directing category.

9:15PM- "The Young and the Restless" wins its 11th Daytime Emmy for Directing, and its first since 2002. Mike Denney accepts on behalf of the Directing team.

9:17PM- Peter Marshall (The Hollywood Squares) and Vanna White (Wheel of Fortune) present Pat Sajak and Alex Trebek their Lifetime Achievement Daytime Emmys.

9:22PM- "Without you, I would look like Muammar Gadhafi."- Alex Trebek (saluting his hair and makeup)

9:23PM- Ronn Moss, Kelly Monaco, and Montel Williams present the Daytime Gives Back segment, which this year features the Children's Miracle Network.

9:29PM- Kara Reed and Christel Khalil chatting backstage, and pimping Jabot, which is still breaking the fourth wall of fiction.

9:30PM- A salute to La Lucci, plus the Younger Acting races...after this commercial break.

9:33PM- Crunch time. Arianne Zucker and Galen Gering present the Younger Actress Daytime Emmy.

9:34PM- Brittany Allen wins her only nomination for her role on AMC. She left the show last fall. As Jim Nabors said, "Surprise, surprise."

9:35PM- Could Scott Clifton win his last time in this category? Find out from Drs. Scorpio and Drake.

9:36PM- FINALLY! Eight years in daytime, and Scott Clifton gets his long overdue Emmy for his final year of eligibility in this category for his role as Liam Cooper/William Spencer III on the B&B.

9:37PM- Brandon Beemer (from the B&B) and Nadia Bjorlin from Days of Our Lives talk about visiting Universal Orlando.

9:38PM- Kara Reid and Peter Bergman, yes, the founder of Jabot. Then, Lead Acting Daytime Emmys and a Susan Lucci salute...after this...

9:43PM- Susan Lucci and Liza Huber are on the stage. But first, Liza welcomes the man who gave Susan Lucci her Daytime Emmy, Shemar Moore.

9:45PM- "I've been wanting to do that for 12 years."- Shemar Moore after kissing Susan Lucci

9:46PM- "Without you guys, I've got nothing. We'll get drunk a little later."- Shemar Moore to the Y&R cast

9:46PM- Erica Kane was married 11 times. "I remember when Erica Kane married 'Rocky' Regis Philbin."

9:48PM- "Daytime is just not going to be the same without you."- Shemar Moore to Susan Lucci

9:48PM- Who will win for Lead Actor? Find out now.

9:49PM- Michael Park, who is performing on Broadway in the revival of "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying" wins for Lead Actor for ATWT.

9:50PM- Shemar and Susan present the Lead Actress Daytime Emmy.

9:51PM- Laura Wright becomes the first first-time Lead Actress nominee to win since Cynthia Watros in 1998. Laura Wright wins the Emmy for her role as Carly Corinthos-Jacks on "General Hospital", tying GH's 8 win record, set in 1999.

9:52PM- "Before 'General Hospital', it was 'Guiding Light', and before that, it was 'Loving'. This has been 20 years of the best career ever. Thank you so much!"- Laura Wright

9:55PM- One more Emmy left...."All My Children", "The Bold and the Beautiful", "General Hospital", "The Young and the Restless"...can B&B three-peat, or will GH set a new Daytime Emmy record with 9 wins in a single season? Or will AMC or Y&R pull off an upset? Find out from the lovely Meredith Vieira...after one last commercial break.

9:59PM- In 1990, "Santa Barbara" three-peated for NBC. In 1997, "General Hospital" did it for ABC, and in 2011, "The Bold and the Beautiful" does it, winning for Outstanding Drama Series for the third straight year.

10:00PM- The show is over. Coming up next is "The Good Wife" with special guest star Michael J. Fox, and in a supporting guest role, one of my dear friends from my theatrical life.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

2011 Tony Awards Results Blog

In less than a half-hour from now, the 65th Annual Tony Awards will air live on CBS, broadcast from Broadway itself at The Beacon Theatre, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, who won an Emmy the last time he hosted the Tonys. "The Book of Mormon", the irreverent musical from the creators of the long-running animated series "South Park" is expected to sweep the Tony Awards tonight. The Tony Awards are all about the big musical numbers from all the musicals, plus performances from our favorite stage stars. (7:37PM)


8:02PM- Let the show begin with another opening number.

8:03PM- Brooke Shields struggling. She looks great in her gown, as she is a statuesque beauty at a mere 72 inches tall.

8:04PM- The DJBC Happy Hour isn't the only show to poke fun of the Spider Man fiasco that has yet to hit Broadway.

8:06PM- Alec Baldwin presents the first category- Featured (or Supporting) Actress in a Play, or Performance By An Actress in a Featured Role in a Play, all five of these women are first-time nominees, by the way.

8:08PM- Ellen Barkin wins the Tony for her Broadway debut as a doctor in the revival of the 1985 play "The Normal Heart".

8:10PM- "Performing in 'The Normal Heart' is a profound experience for me."- Ellen Barkin; "30 Years Ago, This Country Was Attacked By A Virus, and Larry Kramer went to war with his pen..."; "Thank You For Turning This Production Into a Cocktail..."

8:11PM- 2 J. Pierrepont Finches- Robert Morse and Matthew Broderick present "How to Succeed In Business Without Really Trying"- the first of two Musical Revival Nominees, and introduce Eliot Lawrence, who conducted the original production in the early 1960s.

8:12PM- The H2$ cast is performing "The Brotherhood of Man".

8:17PM- First Commercial Break; Book of Mormon Won for Best Orchestration earlier

8:21PM- The Book of Mormon won earlier for Best Score

8:22PM- Stars share their Broadway moments, starting with John Leguizamo

8:23PM- "I want to get something off my chest...I am Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child."- John Leguizamo

8:24PM- "My first roles were as drug dealers and hit men. I shot Pacino, I shot Harrison Ford, I shot at Bruce Willis..."- Leguizamo about his early film career

8:26PM- Defending Best Actress in a Play champ Viola Davis presents Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play.

8:28PM- John Benjamin Hickey wins the Tony for his role as Felix Turner in "The Normal Heart".

8:29PM- "To my family in Plano, Texas, you'd better not be watching the Mavericks game."- John Benjamin Hickey, to his family in Texas, in his acceptance speech

8:30PM- Aaron Tuveit from Best Musical nominee "Catch Me If You Can" presents the show and Best Actor nominee Norbert Leo Butz performs with the cast of the musical, based off the Leonardo DiCaprio/Tom Hanks movie.

8:34PM- Another break coming up.

8:39PM- Kathleen Marshall wins the Tony for Choreographing "Anything Goes" (which happened earlier on)

8:40PM- "I'm not going to spend the whole evening doing 'Spider Man' jokes, that's too easy."- Neil Patrick Harris

8:41PM- Neil Patrick Harris got six jokes done in 30 seconds.

8:42PM- David Hyde Pierce presents Directing in a Musical Tony.

8:43PM- Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker win the Tony for "The Book of Mormon"

8:44PM- Trey Parker thanks the fans of "South Park"

8:44PM- David Hyde Pierce also presents the Directing in a Play Tony.

8:45PM- Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris win their first Tony nomination and win for Directing "The War Horse". This is the first time in Tony history in which the Directing Tonys went to pairs/teams, instead of individuals.

8:47PM- Don Cheadle presents The Scottsboro Boys, the final Kander and Ebb collaboration, the second Best Musical nominee, based on the 1931 trial in Alabama where 9 black men were unjustly imprisoned. Kander and Ebb came up with the score a la Minstrel show style.

8:51PM- Another Commercial Break

8:56PM- American Theatre Wing Chair Ted Chafin and Honorary Chair Angela Lansbury are on stage discussing the things that the American Theatre Wing does the other 364 days a year.

8:58PM- Harry Connick Jr. presents the category for Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical.

8:59PM- Nikki M. James wins the Tony Award for her role in "The Book of Mormon".

9:00PM- "Tony come on over, come and live with me."- Nikki M. James, accepting her Tony Award; "They are saying 'wrap it up', but I will not leave this stage."

9:02PM- Stephen Colbert presents "The Book of Mormon", the third nominee for Best Musical.

9:07PM- Great rendition of "I Believe" from "The Book of Mormon", which won the Tony for Best Sound earlier tonight. Another commercial break up now.

9:12PM- Hugh Jackman (past Tony host) comes to the stage and challenges Neil Patrick Harris.

9:13PM- "I only play the big rooms."- Hugh Jackman

9:17PM- Brooke Shields presents the Tony Award for Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical.

9:18PM- Five-time Emmy winner John Larroquette wins in his Broadway debut as J.B. Biggley in "How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying".

9:20PM- Bono and The Edge, the composers of "Spider Man: Turn off the Dark" are on the Tony stage.

9:20PM- "We used to be famous for being in U2."- Bono; "When we first saw the Tony Awards on our schedule, we would assume we would be nominated."- Bono; "Reverend Harold Camping came up with his prediction and 'Spider Man: Turn Off The Dark' opens on Tuesday."- Bono

9:22PM- A scene from the upcoming "Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark".

9:26PM- Commercial Break

9:32PM- The 2010-11 Broadway Season was the highest-grossing season on record. Jim Parsons presents the two of the nominees in the Best Play category- "Good People" and "Jerusalem".

9:34PM- A bearded Robin Williams presents Best Book of a Musical.

9:35PM- "Coming next season on Broadway, Muomar Gadhafi in 'Catch Me If You Can.'"; "The only beard is on my face."

9:36PM- Trey Parker, Matt Stone, and Robert Lopez win the Tony for Best Book of a Musical for "The Book of Mormon".

9:38PM- Whoopi Goldberg, an EGOT-ist presents the fourth and final nominee for Best Musical, "Sister Act". "'The Lion King' and 'The Color Purple' came on Broadway...'Ghost' is coming soon."

9:42PM- Another Commercial Break

9:46PM- 17 new plays opened up in the 2010-11 season.

9:46PM- Marg Helgenberger presents the other two Best Play nominees- The Mother with the Hat (as CBS is calling it), but it's The Motherfucker with the Hat, and War Horse, a "puppet horse" in World War I, as a boy goes on a mission to find him.

9:48PM- C'mon Ride the Horse, as Neil Patrick Harris rides the War Horse on to the stage. "That horse was held up by glue."- Neil Patrick Harris

9:50PM- Patrick Wilson presents the Tony for Best Revival of a Play, written by Tom Stoppard, Oscar Wilde, William Shakespeare, and Larry Kramer- Arcadia, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Merchant of Venice, and The Normal Heart.

9:50PM- "The Normal Heart", Larry Kramer's play about the rise of the AIDS crisis in early 1980s New York City wins the Tony for Best Revival of a Play. The play was first introduced on Broadway in 1985.

9:51PM- "The freedom to love, the freedom to live, and the freedom of marriage are still an issue."- Daryl Roth, a producer of "The Normal Heart", accepting the Best Revival of a Play Tony

9:52PM- "'The Normal Heart' is our history, and I would not have written it, if so many of us had not needlessly died."- Larry Kramer, the playwright of "The Normal Heart".

9:53PM- The cast of last year's Best Musical, "Memphis" perform "Steal Your Heart With Rock and Roll".

9:56PM- "Priscilla: Queen of the Desert" won the Tony for Best Costume Design. Anyway, more commercials.

10:02PM- Samuel L. Jackson presents the Tony Award for Best Play. Nominees again are Good People, Jerusalem, The Motherfucker With a Hat, and War Horse.

10:03PM- "War Horse" wins the Tony Award for Best Play. Producer Nicholas Hytner and playwright Nick Stafford accept the Tony for Best Play.

10:05PM- Joel Grey presents the other nominee for Best Revival of a Musical, "Anything Goes", which is ageless as the standards. Pretty hot for a 77 year-old musical.

10:06PM- The cast of the revival "Anything Goes" sing the finale song, which happens to be the title song of the show.

10:09PM- Excellent job by Kathleen Marshall choreographing this excellent number, which was glitzy and glamoury, and on its feet, with the tap dancing cast, led by Best Actress nominee Sutton Foster.

10:10PM- Commercial Break...More to Come...

10:15PM- Producer Philip J. Smith and South African Playwright Athol Fugard won Lifetime Achievement Tonys, and Eve Ensler won the Isabelle Stevenson Award for Humanitarian Achievements, and South Africa's Handspring Puppet Company won a Special Tony for "War Horse"; and Chicago's Lookingglass Theatre Company won the Regional Tony Award

10:16PM- Dame Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones present highlights from the past Broadway Season

10:17PM- "Theatres are temples. They are mysterious temples shining with magic."- James Earl Jones; "Our plays live in the present, live in the past..."- Dame Vanessa Redgrave

10:19PM- Christie Brinkley, making her debut in "Chicago" this fall; Christie Brinkley presents a performance of the New York Philharmonic Production of Stephen Sondheim's 'Company' singing "Side by Side" with Tony host Neil Patrick Harris as Bobby. In the original 1970 cast album of this musical, this song is 8 minutes and 42 seconds, this performance is going to be about half that.

10:24PM- Kelsey Grammer presents the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical, get ready to flip a coin.

10:25PM- "Anything Goes", which debuted on Broadway over a decade before the Tony Awards were even created, wins the Tony for Best Revival of a Musical.

10:26PM- Tyne Daly introduces the Memoriam Segment.

10:28PM- Arthur Laurents, Michael Langham, Michael Gough, Ellen Stewart, James Gammon, Marcia Lewis Bryan, Jill Clayburg, Sidney Michaels, Hillard Elkins, Betty Garrett, Tom Bosley, Pam Gems, Israel Hicks, Shannon Tavarez, Douglas Leeds, Marian Mercer, Patricia Neal, Arthur Penn, Beverley Randlph, John Willis, Elizabeth Taylor, Jerry Bock, Theoni V. Aldredge, Philip Rose, Romulus Linney, John Cossette, Alexander 'Sandy' Speer, Sada Thompson, Helen Stenborg, Randall Wreightt, Lanford Wilson, and Joseph Stein were anong those in the BRoadway community whom passed away in the last year.

"Well friends, it is time to say goodbye."- Joseph Stein

10:29PM- Commercial Break

10:34PM- The Book of Mormon won the Tony for Scenic Design of a Musical.

10:34PM- Daniel Radcliffe, the star of H2$ presents the Tonys for Actress in a Leading Role in a Play and Musical. NOTE: Only FOUR nominees in the latter category.

10:35PM- Frances McDormand wins the Tony for "Good People".

10:36PM- "The last time I was in the Beacon Theatre, 1988. Gregg Allman played here after his liver transplant."- Frances McDormand

10:37PM- "I believe one days that actors will grow up to play these roles."- Frances McDormand in her acceptance speech, citing her character Margie Walsh in "Good People"

10:38PM- There are only 4 Best Actress in a Musical nominees, because not enought actresses were submitted in this category

10:39PM- Sutton Foster wins the Tony for Best Actress in a Musical for "Anything Goes", her 2nd Tony. She won in 2002 in the same category for "Thoroughly Modern Millie".

10:40PM- "All I wanted to be as a little girl was a performer, and I get to do it eight times a week."- Sutton Foster

10:41PM- David Letterman's bandleader Paul Shaffer introduces "It's Raining Men", a song that Shaffer co-wrote with the late Paul Jabara in 1978, with the cast of "Priscilla: Queen of the Desert".

10:44PM- Three categories left at the Tony- Best Actor and Best Musical...after this Commercial Break.

10:49PM- "The Book of Mormon" and "War Horse" won the Lighting Design Tonys.

10:50PM- Catherine Zeta-Jones presents the Tonys for Leading Actor in a Play and Musical.

10:51PM- Mark Rylance wins his 2nd Tony for Best Actor in a Play, this time for "Jerusalem" in the role of Johnny 'Rooster' Byron. Rylance won in 2008 for "Boeing-Boeing".

10:53PM- Norbert Leo Butz wins the Tony for his role as Agent Carl Hanratty in "Catch Me If You Can", his 2nd Best Actor Tony, also for a musical adaptation of a big screen movie, winning in 2005 for his performance as Steve Martin's character in "Dirty Rotten Scoundrels".

10:55PM- "The Book of Mormon", "Catch Me If You Can", "The Scottsboro Boys", and "Sister Act", which won will win Best Musical? Find out from Chris Rock...after this last commercial break.

10:58PM- Chris Rock will make his Broadway debut in "The Motherfucker With the Hat" this fall; "If people would tell me that I would miss the best basketball game ever to hang out with Nathan Lane..."- Chris Rock; "We know what the Best Musical's a waste of time, it's like taking a hooker to dinner, you know what's going to happen, you're going to get laid."- Chris Rock

11:00PM- And Chris Rock was right. "The Book of Mormon" wins the Tony for Best Musical. Trey Parker accepts the Tony on behalf of the Production team.

11:01PM- "We all did this because we secretly wanted to have a Mormon family, and we do."- Trey Parker, accepting the Best Musical Tony Award; "On behalf of this big happy Mormon family, we'd like to thank our audiences."- Trey Parker; Parker thanks Joseph Smith, the founder of the Mormon faith

11:02PM- Neil Patrick Harris recaps what happened at the Tony telecast.

11:04PM- "This isn't reality TV, this is eight shows a week."- Neil Patrick Harris in his wrap-up.

11:05PM- END recap of the Tonys will be NEXT Monday (June 20th) on "The DJBC Happy Hour", at 8PM Eastern on WCRS-FM, 102.1FM and 98.3FM, Columbus.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

38th Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations

General Hospital and The Young and the Restless, the two most-honored soap operas of all-time, lead what could be the final Daytime Emmy race with 21 and 20 nominations, respectively.

This is the first time since 2001 in which two soaps have had 20 nominations or more. This year's GH-Y&R race is a throwback to the 1996, 1997, and 1999 Daytime Emmy races, all won by GH.

The nominees in the Drama Series race are All My Children (ABC), The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS), General Hospital (ABC), and The Young and the Restless (CBS).

A lot of noticeable snubs occurred this year, starting with last year's Best Actress champ, Maura West, and former As the World Turns co-stars Trent Dawson, Eric Sheffer Stevens, and Mick Hazen. Game Show Hosts Alex Trebek and Pat Sajak, who are both recipients of the Lifetime Achievement Award this year, also got snubbed in competitive categories.

For the second year in a row, Ellen DeGeneres did not throw her hat in the Talk Show Host ring.

The show that replaced ATWT on the CBS Daytime lineup, The Talk was completely shut out.

The 38th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, hosted by Game Show host nominee Wayne Brady (Let's Make a Deal) airs on CBS on June 19 at 9PM ET.

Drama Series:
All My Children (ABC)
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
General Hospital (ABC)
The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Lead Actor:
Ricky Paull Goldin (All My Children, ABC)
Michael Park (As the World Turns, CBS)
James Scott (Days of Our Lives, NBC)
Maurice Benard (General Hospital, ABC)
Christian LeBlanc (The Young and the Restless, CBS)

Lead Actress:
Alicia Minshew (All My Children, ABC)
Debbi Morgan (All My Children, ABC)
Colleen Zenk (As the World Turns, CBS)
Susan Flannery (The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS)
Laura Wright (General Hospital, ABC)
Michelle Stafford (The Young and the Restless, CBS)

Supporting Actor:
Jonathan Jackson (General Hospital, ABC)
Jason Thompson (General Hospital, ABC)
Brian Kerwin (One Life to Live, ABC)
Doug Davidson (The Young and the Restless, CBS)
Billy Miller (The Young and the Restless, CBS)

Supporting Actress:
Melissa Claire Egan (All My Children, ABC)
Julie Pinson (As the World Turns, CBS)
Heather Tom (The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS)
Nancy Lee Grahn (General Hospital, ABC)
Bree Williamson (One Life to Live, ABC)
Tricia Cast (The Young and the Restless, CBS)

Younger Actor:
Scott Clifton (The Bold and the Beautiful, CBS)
Chandler Massey (Days of Our Lives, NBC)
Chad Duell (General Hospital, ABC)

Younger Actress:
Brittany Allen (All My Children, ABC)
Lexi Ainsworth (General Hospital, ABC)
Emily O'Brien (The Young and the Restless, CBS)

Drama Series Writing:
As the World Turns (CBS)
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
Days of Our Lives (NBC)
The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Drama Series Directing:
The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
General Hospital (ABC)
One Life to Live (ABC)
The Young and the Restless (CBS)

Talk Show- Entertainment:
The Ellen DeGeneres Show (Syndicated)
Live with Regis and Kelly (Syndicated)
Rachael Ray (Syndicated)
The View (ABC)

Talk Show- Informative:
The Dr. Oz Show (Syndicated)
Dr. Phil (Syndicated)
The Doctors (Syndicated)

Talk Show Host:
Dr. Mehmet Oz (The Dr. Oz Show, Syndicated)
Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Andrew Ordon, Dr. Jim Sears, and Dr. Lisa Masterson (The Doctors, Syndicated)
Kelly Ripa & Regis Philbin (Live with Regis and Kelly, Syndicated)
Rachael Ray (Rachael Ray, Syndicated)
Sherri Shepherd, Barbara Walters, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Joy Behar, and Whoopi Goldberg (The View, ABC)

Game Show:
Cash Cab (Discovery)
Jeopardy (Syndicated)
The Price is Right (CBS)
Wheel of Fortune (Syndicated)

Game Show Host:
Ben Bailey (Cash Cab, Discovery Channel)
Todd Newton (Family Game Night, The Hub)
Wayne Brady (Let's Make a Deal, CBS)
Meredith Vieira (Who Wants to Be A Millionaire, Syndicated)

Legal/Courtroom Program:
Divorce Court (Syndicated)
Judge Judy (Syndicated)
Judge Pirro (Syndicated)
The People's Court (Syndicated)
Swift Justice with Nancy Grace (Syndicated)

Lifestyle Program:
How Do I Look? (The Style Network)
The Martha Stewart Show (Hallmark)
My Generation (PBS)
The Nate Berkus Show (Syndicated)

Lifestyle/Culinary Host:
Christopher Kimball (America's Test Kitchen, PBS)
Martha Stewart (The Martha Stewart Show, Hallmark)
Nate Berkus (The Nate Berkus Show, Syndicated)
Paula Deen (Paula's Best Dishes, Food Network)
Anne Burrell (Secrets of a Restaurant Chef, Food Network)

Morning Program:
Good Morning America (ABC)
Today (NBC)

Pre-School Childrens Series:
Between the Lions (PBS)
Disney Mickey Mouse Clubhouse (Disney Channel)
Sesame Street (PBS)
Yo Gabba Gabba! (Nickelodeon)

2011 Tony Award Nominees

On May 3rd, the nominations to the 65th Annual Tony Awards were announced, and "The Book of Mormon" leads all shows with 14 Nominations, including Best Musical, Book of a Musical, Score of a Musical, Direction of a Musical, and two Best Actor nominations.

Best Play
Good People- Author: David Lindsay-Abaire
Jerusalem- Author: Jez Butterworth
The Motherf**ker with the Hat- Author: Stephen Adly Guirgis
War Horse- Author: Nick Stafford

Best Musical
The Book of Mormon
Catch Me If You Can
The Scottsboro Boys
Sister Act

Best Book of a Musical
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson- Alex Timbers
The Book of Mormon- Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
The Scottsboro Boys- David Thompson
Sister Act- Cheri Steinkellner, Bill Steinkellner and Douglas Carter Beane

Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre
The Book of Mormon- Music & Lyrics: Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone
The Scottsboro Boys- Music & Lyrics: John Kander and Fred Ebb
Sister Act- Music: Alan Menken, Lyrics: Glenn Slater
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown- Music & Lyrics: David Yazbek

Best Revival of a Play
Producers: Sonia Friedman Productions, Roger Berlind, Stephanie P. McClelland, Scott M. Delman, Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz, Disney Theatrical Group, Robert G. Bartner, Olympus Theatricals, Douglas Smith, Janine Safer Whitney
The Importance of Being Earnest
Producers: Roundabout Theatre Company, Todd Haimes, Harold Wolpert, Julia C. Levy
The Merchant of Venice
Producers: The Public Theater, Oskar Eustis, Andrew D. Hamingson, Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, Debbie Bisno & Eva Price, Amy Nederlander, Jonathan First, Stewart F. Lane & Bonnie Comley, Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Merritt Forrest Baer, The Araca Group, Broadway Across America, Joseph & Matthew Deitch, JK Productions, Terry Allen Kramer, Cathy Chernoff/Jay & Cindy Gutterman, Mallory Factor/Cheryl Lachowicz, Joey Parnes, The Shubert Organization
The Normal Heart
Producers: Daryl Roth, Paul Boskind, Martian Entertainment, Gregory Rae, Jayne Baron Sherman/Alexander Fraser

Best Revival of a Musical
Anything Goes
Producers: Roundabout Theatre Company, Todd Haimes, Harold Wolpert, Julia C. Levy
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Producers: Broadway Across America, Craig Zadan, Neil Meron, Joseph Smith, Michael McCabe, Candy Spelling, Takonkiet Viravan/Scenario Thailand, Hilary A. Williams, Jen Namoff/Fakston Productions, Two Left Feet Productions/Power Arts, Hop Theatricals, LLC/Paul Chau/Daniel Frishwasser/Michael Jackowitz, Michael Speyer-Bernie Abrams/Jacki Barlia Florin-Adam Blanshay/Arlene Scanlan/TBS Service

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play
Brian Bedford, The Importance of Being Earnest
Bobby Cannavale, The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart
Al Pacino, The Merchant of Venice
Mark Rylance, Jerusalem

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Play
Nina Arianda, Born Yesterday
Frances McDormand, Good People
Lily Rabe, The Merchant of Venice
Vanessa Redgrave, Driving Miss Daisy
Hannah Yelland, Brief Encounter

Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical
Norbert Leo Butz, Catch Me If You Can
Josh Gad, The Book of Mormon
Joshua Henry, The Scottsboro Boys
Andrew Rannells, The Book of Mormon
Tony Sheldon, Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical
Sutton Foster, Anything Goes
Beth Leavel, Baby It's You!
Patina Miller, Sister Act
Donna Murphy, The People in the Picture

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Mackenzie Crook, Jerusalem
Billy Crudup, Arcadia
John Benjamin Hickey, The Normal Heart
Arian Moayed, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Yul Vázquez, The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Play
Ellen Barkin, The Normal Heart
Edie Falco, The House of Blue Leaves
Judith Light, Lombardi
Joanna Lumley, La Bête
Elizabeth Rodriguez, The Motherf**ker with the Hat

Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical
Colman Domingo, The Scottsboro Boys
Adam Godley, Anything Goes
John Larroquette, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Forrest McClendon, The Scottsboro Boys
Rory O'Malley, The Book of Mormon

Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical
Laura Benanti, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
Tammy Blanchard, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Victoria Clark, Sister Act
Nikki M. James, The Book of Mormon
Patti LuPone, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Best Scenic Design of a Play
Todd Rosenthal, The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Rae Smith, War Horse
Ultz, Jerusalem
Mark Wendland, The Merchant of Venice

Best Scenic Design of a Musical
Beowulf Boritt, The Scottsboro Boys
Derek McLane, Anything Goes
Scott Pask, The Book of Mormon
Donyale Werle, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson

Best Costume Design of a Play
Jess Goldstein, The Merchant of Venice
Desmond Heeley, The Importance of Being Earnest
Mark Thompson, La Bête
Catherine Zuber, Born Yesterday

Best Costume Design of a Musical
Tim Chappel & Lizzy Gardiner, Priscilla Queen of the Desert
Martin Pakledinaz, Anything Goes
Ann Roth, The Book of Mormon
Catherine Zuber, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

Best Lighting Design of a Play
Paule Constable, War Horse
David Lander, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Kenneth Posner, The Merchant of Venice
Mimi Jordan Sherin, Jerusalem

Best Lighting Design of a Musical
Ken Billington, The Scottsboro Boys
Howell Binkley, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Peter Kaczorowski, Anything Goes
Brian MacDevitt, The Book of Mormon

Best Sound Design of a Play
Acme Sound Partners & Cricket S. Myers, Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo
Simon Baker, Brief Encounter
Ian Dickinson for Autograph, Jerusalem
Christopher Shutt, War Horse

Best Sound Design of a Musical
Peter Hylenski, The Scottsboro Boys
Steve Canyon Kennedy, Catch Me If You Can
Brian Ronan, Anything Goes
Brian Ronan, The Book of Mormon

Best Direction of a Play
Marianne Elliott and Tom Morris, War Horse
Joel Grey & George C. Wolfe, The Normal Heart
Anna D. Shapiro, The Motherf**ker with the Hat
Daniel Sullivan, The Merchant of Venice

Best Direction of a Musical
Rob Ashford, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes
Casey Nicholaw and Trey Parker, The Book of Mormon
Susan Stroman, The Scottsboro Boys

Best Choreography
Rob Ashford, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes
Casey Nicholaw, The Book of Mormon
Susan Stroman, The Scottsboro Boys

Best Orchestrations
Doug Besterman, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying
Larry Hochman, The Scottsboro Boys
Larry Hochman and Stephen Oremus, The Book of Mormon
Marc Shaiman & Larry Blank, Catch Me If You Can

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Recipients of Awards and Honors in Non-Competitive Categories

Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre
Athol Fugard
Philip J. Smith

Regional Theatre Tony Award
Lookingglass Theatre Company (Chicago, IL)

Isabelle Stevenson Award
Eve Ensler

Special Tony Award
Handspring Puppet Company

Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre
William Berloni
The Drama Book Shop
Sharon Jensen and Alliance for Inclusion in the Arts

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Tony Nominations by Production
The Book of Mormon - 14
The Scottsboro Boys - 12
Anything Goes - 9
How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying - 8
The Merchant of Venice - 7
Jerusalem - 6
The Motherf**ker with the Hat - 6
The Normal Heart - 5
Sister Act - 5
War Horse - 5
Catch Me If You Can - 4
Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo - 3
The Importance of Being Earnest - 3
Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown - 3
Arcadia - 2
Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson - 2
Born Yesterday - 2
Brief Encounter - 2
Good People - 2
La Bête - 2
Priscilla Queen of the Desert - 2
Baby It's You! - 1
Driving Miss Daisy - 1
The House of Blue Leaves - 1
Lombardi - 1
The People in the Picture - 1

The American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Tony Awards will air on CBS June 12 at 8 PM ET live from the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Emmy Award winner Neil Patrick Harris, who won for hosting the 2009 Tonys, will be the host.

The Tony Awards are presented by the American Theatre Wing and The Broadway League.

For more information visit

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Emmy & Bryan Award Category Updates

Primetime Emmy Award Updates: - Variety, Music, or Comedy Series, Reality-Competition Program, and Reality Program, will now join the TV Movie/Miniseries, Drama Series, Comedy Series, and ALL Acting categories by having six nominees; All other categories (including Series Writing and Directing) will have five - Showtime sent out its screeners last month; No big surprises (Drama Entrants- The Borgias, Shameless, and Dexter; Comedy Entrants- Californication, The Big C, Episodes, Weeds, Nurse Jackie, and the United States of Tara; Reality Entrants- Penn and Teller and The Real L Word) Bryan Award Updates: - Oprah will now join the eligible candidates for the Most Missed Series race, as Oprah's farewell will air on May 25; Expect a daytime showdown between Oprah Winfrey and the late As the World Turns, which went off the air almost seven months ago; Last year's Most Missed Series race pitted the longest running show in broadcast history (Guiding Light) versus the longest-running crime drama, and co-longest running primetime drama in television history (Law & Order). Both won, and beat the longest-running action drama in television history (24), and ABC's suspense thriller Lost. - The Younger Acting races for Primetime will be split into Younger Actor and Actress in a Comedy Series and Younger Actor and Actress in a Drama Series, easing the competition this year. The category split will be re-evaluated on a yearly basis.

Sunday, February 27, 2011

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards- LIVE Reactions

Just minutes away from Anne Hathaway and Best Actor nominee James Franco hosting the 83rd Annual Academy Awards from the Kodak Theater. Let's watch the Red Carpet pre-show.

8:12PM- About 17 Minutes Away; ABC's Robin Roberts is interviewing Best Actress nominee Nicole Kidman (wearing Christian Dior) with Keith Urban

8:13PM- Tim Gunn is interviewing Gwyneth Paltrow (wearing ??), who is performing "Coming Home" from Country Strong. Gwyneth wants to duet with Jay-Z, because he's a "Genius".

8:14PM- Robin is interviewing Best Supporting Actor nominee Christian Bale, the front-runner to win for "The Fighter". **15 Minutes Away**

8:18PM- One of next year's Razzie Nominees, perhaps- Matt Damon and Roger Sterling in "The Adjustment Bureau"...the ads have been played to death. Transformers 3 was introduced during the Super Bowl...yikes.

8:22PM- Robin Roberts interviews past Oscar and Tony host Hugh Jackman. Couldn't they have gotten him to host if both Anne and James suck?

8:23PM- James Franco is up for Best Actor. When was the last time an acting nominee hosted the Oscar ceremony?

8:23PM- Favorite Acceptance Speeches: Tom Hanks for Philadelphia (Best Actor) and Roberto Benigni for Life is Beautiful (Foreign Language Film)

8:24PM- Halle Berry is being interviewed wearing a Mark Hazel gown.

8:26PM- Robin Roberts interviews Tom Hanks, who is handing out the first award of the night.

8:32PM- James & Anne tell Leo DiCaprio that they will go into Alec Baldwin's dreams ("Inception")

8:33PM- James & Anne walk in and out of "The Social Network" and meet up with "The Fighter"

8:34PM- James (in a bear suit) & Anne now both have True Grit;

8:35PM- "The Naked Girl from 'Love and Other Drugs' and the guy from 'General Hospital' continute on through Alec Baldwin's dreams."

8:35PM- "News from the future- microphones get smaller."- Anne Hathaway (dressed up in 1930s attire)

8:36PM- In and out of dance rehearsal for "Black Swan" and now they meet up with Alec Baldwin; "A dream inside two other dreams, you just got Inception-ed."

8:37PM- James and Anne ride the Back to the Future car to get to the Academy Awards...and HERE THEY ARE! (applause, applause)

8:38PM- "Omigosh, you're all real."- Anne Hathaway (really, Anne, really?)

8:39PM- "It used to be, you get naked, you get nominated. But, not anymore."- Anne Hathaway
8:40PM- "Stand up straight. Steven Spielberg's here."- Anne Hathaway's mother

8:40PM- "I just saw Marky Mark."- James Franco's grandmother
8:41PM- "No, it's Academy Award nominee Mark Wahlberg."- Franco

8:41PM- "This has been a great year for lesbians in film."- Anne Hathaway; references to Black Swan (dancing lesbians), The Kids Are All Right and Toy Story 3 ("Where's the Dad?")

8:42PM- A look back at Gone With the Wind. Tom Hanks is presenting the first two awards of the night- Art Direction and Cinematography.

8:42PM- "Gone with the Wind was the first film to win for Best Picture, Cinematography, and Art Direction." Ben-Hur, Lawrence of Arabia, West Side Story, and Schindler's List, and most recently, Titanic also pulled this tri-fecta.

8:43PM- 3 Films are up for All three Awards; Up first, Nominees for Art Direction: Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter..., (the three films as Tom mentioned) Inception, The King's Speech, and True Grit.

8:44PM- The first Oscar of the Night goes to the team of Alice in Wonderland. Which officially means that this aforementioned tri-fecta WON'T HAPPEN AT ALL.

8:46PM- Nominees for Cinematography: Black Swan, Inception, The King's Speech, The Social Network, and True Grit.

8:47PM- The second Oscar of the Night of the night goes to Wally Pfister, for his Cinematography of Inception. Roger Deakins (the cinematographer for the Coens Brothers films) loses again.

8:48PM- Best Supporting Actress is coming up next...who will win? Jacki Weaver? Hailee Steinfeld? Amy Adams? Melissa Leo? Helena Bonham Carter?

8:51PM- 94 year-young Kirk Douglas comes to the stage in a standing ovation to present Best Supporting Actress.

8:53PM- Supporting Actress Nominees- Amy Adams (The Fighter), Helena Bonham Carter (The King's Speech), Jacki Weaver (Animal Kingdom), Melissa Leo (The Fighter), and 14 year-old Hailee Steinfeld (True Grit)

8:55PM- "Colin Firth is not laughing. He's British."- Kirk Douglas

8:56PM- "I will never forget this moment. I've been nominated here three times, and I lost all three times. Everyone is still laughing."- Kirk Douglas

8:57PM- And the Oscar goes to...Melissa Leo for "The Fighter".

8:58PM- "Pinch it mine?"- Melissa Leo; "You were much more beautiful that in 'The Fighter.'- Kirk Douglas; "You're much more good looking."- Melissa Leo (Leo and Douglas flirting with each other)

8:59PM- "Golly, I am so speechless...when I watched Kate two years ago, it was so ******** hard."- Melissa Leo

9:00PM- "Thank you Academy. It's about selling the motion pictures and doing the work. Thank you so much!"- Melissa Leo

9:01PM- "I thought 'F' stood for 'The Fighter'"- Anne Hathaway

9:02PM- Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake present the awards for Best Animated Feature and Best Animated Short; "I'm pretty sure they have an app for that."- Justin Timberlake

9:03PM- Can "Toy Story 3" be beat?

9:03PM- Animated Short Nominees: Day and Night, The Gruffalo, Let's Pollute, The Lost Thing, and Madagascar: Carnet de Voyage

9:04PM- The Oscar Goes to...The Lost Thing (Best Animated Short)

9:05PM- Animated Feature Nominees: How to Train a Dragon, The Illusionist, and Toy Story 3

9:06PM- The Oscar Goes for Best Animated Feature goes to...the REAL Best Picture of the Year- Toy Story 3. (the award goes to director Lee Unkrich, who is also up for Adapted Screenplay).

9:07PM- "The most awesome place on the planet to make movies."- Lee Unkrich (on Pixar, citing the Toy Story I creators)

9:08PM- Coming up, Original Screenplay. Who will win- The King's Speech? The Kids Are All Right? The Fighter? Inception? Another Year?

9:09PM- The last Oscar nominee to host was Paul Hogan in 1987 (Hogan was up for penning Crocodile Dundee). The last acting nominee to host was Jeff Bridges in 1985 (up for Starman). The only acting nominee to win was David Niven, who hosted the 1959 Academy Awards.

9:12PM- Back again. The first Oscar ceremony was hosted at the Roosevelt Hotel in 1928.

9:13PM- Josh Brolin and Best Actor nominee Javier Bardem (dressed in dapper white on white) present both Screenplay categories.

9:14PM- The Adapted Screenplay nominees: 127 Hours, The Social Network, Toy Story 3, True Grit, and Winter's Bone

9:14PM- The Oscar Goes To....Aaron Sorkin for "The Social Network"- Aaron's first Oscar win and nomination (he was SNUBBED for "A Few Good Men")

9:15PM- "It was impossible to win an award that Paddy Chayefsky won 35 years ago with the word 'Network' in it."- Aaron Sorkin

9:15PM- "I wrote this movie, but David Fincher directed this movie with an unsightful godliness."- Aaron Sorkin

9:16PM- music is getting harder ("Roxy Sorkin, your father just won the Academy Award, I expect to see some respect from your guinea pig."- Aaron Sorkin)

9:17PM- Original Screenplay Nominees- Another Year, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, and The King's Speech

9:18PM- And the Original Screenplay Oscar goes to...David Seidler for penning The King's Speech (all of them, hehe...)

9:18PM- "The Writer's Speech, this is terrifying. My father always said to me, I would always be a late bloomer. I believe I am the oldest person to win this Academy Award. I hope that record is broken quickly and often."- David Seidler, accepting his Oscar ("There are so many people and they are telling me to 'wrap up' now.") Seidler also acknowledges those who stutter.

9:20PM- Best Supporting Actor is up after the next break. Who will win? Geoffrey Rush? Mark Ruffalo? John Hawkes? Jeremy Renner? or Christian Bale?

9:24PM- Up now, Anne sings a parody of "On My Own" from Les Miserables.

9:25PM- James Franco dressed in drag. ("I just got a text message from Charlie Sheen."- James Franco)

9:26PM- Russell Brand and Dame Helen Mirren present Best Foreign Language Film.

9:26PM- The Nominees are: Biutiful (Mexico), Dogtooth (Greece), In a Better World (Denmark), Incendies (Canada), and Outside the Law (Algeria).

9:27PM- The Oscar goes to...In a Better World (Denmark), Susanna Bier, producer. This won the Golden Globe, and is Denmark's third Oscar win for Foreign Language Film.

9:28PM- "This is a real Oscar..."- Susanna Bier, accepting her Oscar

9:29PM- Academy Award-winner Reese Witherspoon presents Best Supporting Actor. The nominees are- Christian Bale, John Hawkes, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, and Geoffrey Rush. Is Bale beatable?

9:32PM- And the Oscar for Best Supporting Actor goes to...Christian Bale for The Fighter.

9:32PM- "Bloody hell, wow...what a room full of talented and inspirational people."- Christian Bale, accepting his Oscar

9:38PM- Tom Sherak: "I'm a Brooklyn boy, and I still root for the Dodgers."

9:39PM- Anne Sweeney, president of ABC-Disney and Academy President Tom Sherak announce the renewal of ABC and the Academy's "marriage" for the next nine Oscarcasts.

9:40PM- We go down under with two sexy Aussies, the lovely Nicole Kidman, and past Oscar host Hugh Jackman presenting the nominees for Original Score.

9:41PM- Mini-medley of Star Wars/ET/West Side Story.

9:42PM- The Best Original Score nominees are How to Train Your Dragon (John Powell- very loud and boistroius), The King's Speech (Alexandre Desplat- very pianic, and poetic), The Social Network (Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross- very 9-inch-nails-ish), 127 Hours (A.R. Rahman- can he go 3-for-4?), and Inception (Hans Zimmer- he's won here before)?

9:43PM- And the Oscar goes to...The Social Network- Trent Reznor (of Nine Inch Nails fame) and Atticus Ross

9:45PM- "I am six degrees of Kevin Bacon away from our next two presenters. Look it up on the Internet."- James Franco

9:46PM- Matthew McConaughey and Academy Award nominee Scarlett Johannson present the nominees for Sound Mixing, which are Inception, The King's Speech, Salt, The Social Network, and True Grit.

9:47PM- And the Oscar for Best Sound Mixing goes to...the team from Inception

9:48PM- The Nominees for Sound Editing are Inception, Toy Story 3, Tron Legacy, True Grit, and Unstoppable

9:49PM- The Oscar also goes to Inception.

9:53PM- Marisa Tomei presents what happened at the Scientific and Technical Awards.

9:55PM- Cate Blanchett presents Makeup and Costume Design Oscars.

9:56PM- The Makeup nominees are Barney's Version, The Way Back, and The Wolfman, which I believe are the lone nominations for these films. ("That's gross."- CB)

9:57PM- The Wolfman wins the Oscar for Best Makeup (Rick Baker and Dave Elsey, makeup artists)

9:58PM- "It was my ambition to lose an Oscar to Rick Baker one day, this is better."- Dave Elsey, accepting his award

9:58PM- Costume Nominees- Alice in Wonderland, I Am Love, The King's Speech, The Tempest, and True Grit

9:59PM- The Oscar goes to...Colleen Atwood for Alice in Wonderland (also won for Chicago and Memoirs of a Geisha)

10:00PM- Colleen Atwood reads her speech verbatim. (she has great nylon gloves)

10:01PM- What is the Best Movie Song ever? "Lose Yourself"? "It's Hard Out Here for a Pimp?" "Falling Slowly"? "Trolley Song"? "Footloose"? "The Time of My Life"? "My Heart Will Go On"? "Beauty and the Beast"? President Obama- "There are a lot of great songs, but if you go with one song, it's 'As Time Goes By'."

10:02PM- Kevin Spacey is on the stage..."Good evening, I'm George Clooney", saying lyrics from "Top Hat", introducing all four Best Original Song Nominees.

10:03PM- Randy Newman performs "We Belong" from Toy Story 3. Once the "Susan Lucci" of the Academy Awards, because of his repetitive defeats year-after-year, he finally won one in 2002 for "Monsters, Inc.".

10:04PM- Alan Menken (on the piano), Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi sing "I See the Light" from Tangled.

10:07PM- Commercial Break

10:12PM- Cute and wholesome Amy Adams and hunky Jake Gyllenhaal present the Oscar for Documentary Short Subject. Nominees are Killing in the Name, Poster Girl, Strangers No More, Sun Come Up, and The Warriors of Qiugang

10:13PM- The Oscar goes to...Strangers No More (Karen Goodman and Kirk Simon)

10:14PM- Amy & Jake also present Live Action Short, which the nominees are The Confession, The Crush, God of Love, Nawewe, and Wish 143

10:15PM- The Oscar goes to...God of Love (Luke Matheny)

10:16PM- Check those (Live Action Short) nominees out on ITunes.

10:17PM- "NYU, what's up?"- James Franco; "This was the year of the Movie Musical"- James Franco

10:18PM- A dubbed music video with highlighted clips from Harry Potter, Toy Story 3, The Social Network, and Razzie nominee Twilight: Eclipse.

10:19PM- Oprah Winfrey presents our next category, which is...Documentary Feature.

10:20PM- The Documentary Feature nominees are: Exit Through the Gift Shop, Gas Latin, Inside Job, Restrepo, and Waste Land

10:21PM- The Oscar goes to...Inside Job (Charles Ferguson and Audrey Marrs)

10:22PM- "In the three years since this recession began, NOT a single Wall Street exec has gone to prison, and that is WRONG."- Charles Ferguson, accepting the Oscar for "Inside Job"

10:23PM- Commercial Break

10:27PM- Jodie Dallas comes up to the stage. How many times has he hosted this shindig? "So, where was I?" "The producers asked me to tell you that this thing is running a little bit long, so the nominees for Best Picture are..."- Billy Crystal

10:28PM- "Bob Hope is what the Oscars should be, a really sexy movie star."; "Bob hosted the Oscars 18 times, I hosted it eight times, and was pooped after two."- Billy Crystal

10:29PM- A look back at the first nationally televised Oscar ceremony, back in 1953.

10:31PM- Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law present the nominees for Visual Effects.

10:32PM- The lucky nominees are Alice in Wonderland, Harry Potter..., Hereafter, Inception, and Iron Man 2

10:33PM- The Oscar goes to...the team from Inception

10:34PM- The Film Editing nominees are Black Swan, The Fighter, The King's Speech, The Social Network, and 127 Hours

10:35PM- The Oscar goes to The Social Network

10:41PM- Back to the Show! More Best Original Song nominees (and the winner), with Best Supporting Actress winner (from 4 years ago) Jennifer Hudson

10:42PM- "If I Rise" from 127 Hours with Florence Welch (without her machine) and A.R. Rahman

10:44PM- The fourth and final nominee for Best Original Song is sung by Oscar winning actress, turned country singer Gwyneth Paltrow (a future quadruple crown winner?), singing "Coming Home" from Country Strong.

10:45PM- Who will win Best Original Song? Will it be, "We Belong"? "I See The Light"? "If I Rise"? or "Coming Home"? Find out...RIGHT NOW!

10:46PM- The Oscar for Best Original Song goes to..."We Belong" from Toy Story 3. This is Randy's 2nd Oscar in only a mere 20 nominations. His first Oscar nods were for "Ragtime", 29 years ago.

10:48PM- "My percentages aren't great. This is my 20th nomination, and this is only my second win."/ "It's not really good television to take a list out and thank people."/ "At the Oscar luncheon, they have a lunch special called 'Randy Newman Chicken'." / "I want to be good television." / "You can find a fifth song from someone." / "I thank you all for this. The Academy has been very kind to me, so has the Music Branch. Thank You Very Much."- Randy Newman, in his acceptance speech for Best Original Song for Toy Story 3

10:49PM- After the commercial break, the Memoriam segment, a tribute to those we lost

10:52PM- In Memoriam (sung by Celine Dion- Smile): John Barry (composer- The Lion in Winter, Born Free), Grant McCune, Tony Curtis (No relation, but actor- Some Like It Hot), Edward Limato, Tom Mankiewicz, Gloria Stuart (actress- Titanic), William Fraker, Joseph Strick, Lionel Jeffries, Salle Menke, Ronni Chasen, Leslie Nielsen (actor- Airplane & Naked Gun series), Robert Radhitz, Claude Chabrol, Pete Postlethwaite, Bill Littlejohn, Pierre Guffroy, Patricia Neal (actress- Hud), George Hickenlooper, Irving Ravetch, Robert Culp (actor- Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice), Bob Boyle, Mario Monicelli, Lynn Redgrave (actress- Georgy Girl), Elliott Kastner, Dede Allen (editor), Peter Yates, Anne Francis, Arthur Penn (producer/director- Bonnie and Clyde), Theroin Aldredge, Susannah York (actress- Tom Jones/They Shoot Horses, Don't They?), Ronald Neame, David Wolper (producer- Roots), Jill Clayburgh (actress- Pippin, An Unmarried Woman), Alan Hume, Irvin Kershner (producer- Star Wars), Dennis Hopper (actor/director- Easy Rider, Waterworld), Dino De Laurentiis, Blake Edwards (director- The Pink Panther), Kevin McCarthy, and Lena Horne

10:55PM- Now with a tribute to Lena Horne, Academy Award winner Halle Berry; she was the first black performer to sign a long-term movie contract in 1943

10:57PM- "It's not the load that breaks you down. It's the way you carry it."- Lena Horne

10:57PM- Commercial Break. What's left? The final four...cue Europe- The Final Countdown.!!

11:01PM- Two-time Annette Bening victor Hilary Swank presents the trail blazer herself, Kathryn Bigelow, who will pass on the torch she blazed 357 days ago today.

11:02PM- The nominees for Best Director- Darren Aronofsky, David O. Russell, Tom Hooper, The Coen Brothers, and David Fincher

11:03PM- The Director's Guild curse continues! Tom Hooper wins the Oscar for Best Director for "The King's Speech"

11:03PM- "Triangle of 'man-love'- Geoffrey Rush, Colin Firth, and Me"- Tom Hooper

11:04PM- Hooper tells the tale of how Hooper landed "The King's Speech". Thanks, Tom Hooper's mom! "With this tonight, I honor you, and the moral of the story is, listen to your mother."- Tom Hooper

11:05PM- Annette Bening (about to lose for the fifth time) recaps the Governor's Awards, which celebrated Honorary Oscar winners Eli Wallach, Jean-Luc Godard, Kevin Brownlow, and Thalberg Lifetime Achievement Winner, Francis Ford Coppola. Wallach, Brownlow, and Coppola get a standing ovation.

11:09PM- Up next- Best Actor and Actress. Who will win? Colin Firth? Annette Bening? Jesse Eisenberg? Michelle Williams? Javier Bardem? Jennifer Lawrence? Defending champ Jeff Bridges? Nicole Kidman? Host James Franco? Natalie Portman? Will Bridges hand over the Best Actress Oscar to Portman? Find just a few short seconds.

11:12PM- Last year's Best Actor champ Jeff Bridges presents the nominees for Best Actress in a Lead Role, who are Annette Bening, Nicole Kidman, Jennifer Lawrence, Natalie Portman, and Michelle Williams.

11:16PM- The Oscar goes to...(or Jeff Bridges hands the Oscar to)...surprise...not! Natalie Portman dances off to victory in Black Swan.

11:18PM- This is such a sweet speech that Natalie Portman is giving.

11:20PM- Last year's Best (and Worst) Actress Sandra Bullock is presenting the Best Actor Academy Award, which whom the nominees are Javier Bardem, Jeff Bridges , Jesse Eisenberg, Colin Firth, and your host James Franco (or 4 J's and a C); "How much is enough?"- Sandra Bullock (on Jeff Bridges)

11:25PM- The Oscar for Best Performance by an Actor in a Lead Role goes to...duh, Colin Firth for The King's Speech!

11:25PM- "I have a feeling that my career has just peaked."- Colin Firth, accepting his Oscar

11:28PM- "If you'll excuse me, I have some impulses to take care of backstage."- Colin Firth

11:31PM- No film with England's monarchy as the Lead/Central role has won the Best Picture Academy Award in the first 82 years. Will "The King's Speech" speak out loudly to claim the top prize, or will one of these nine films dethrone the king- 127 Hours? Toy Story 3? The Social Network? True Grit? The Kids Are All Right? Inception? The Fighter? Winter's Bone? Black Swan? Find out...right NOW from Academy Award winner Steven Spielberg.

11:32PM- The Nominees again for Best Picture are Black Swan, The Fighter, Inception, The Kids Are All Right, The King's Speech, 127 Hours, The Social Network, True Grit, Toy Story 3, and Winter's Bone. "The winner will join a list of movies that include On the Waterfront, Midnight Cowboy, The Godfather, and The Deer Hunter. The other nine movies will join a list of movies that include The Grapes of Wrath, Citizen Kane, The Graduate and Raging Bull."- Steven Spielberg

11:34PM- A lovely Best Picture montage with Colin Firth from "The King's Speech" and his "our darkest moment" monologue.

11:36PM- The final award of the night, the momentum has built to this, the Academy Award for Best Motion Picture goes to....The King's Speech! For the first time in 83 years, a film about England's monarchy wins the Best Picture Oscar. The King's Speech won 4 Oscars.

11:39PM- That's all she, no. The chorus from P.S. 22 from Staten Island has a treat for us, the Best Original Song of 1939- "Over the Rainbow" from The Wizard of Oz.

11:42PM- Welp, that's all she wrote. The King's Speech and Inception are tied with four Oscar wins, the most for any film. True Grit got skunked, just one nomination away from tying The Turning Point and The Color Purple as the losingest film at the Oscars.

11:43PM- Jimmy Kimmel Live after the Oscars is on in about a half-hour, with Tom Hanks, last night's Worst Supporting Actress Razzie winner Jessica Alba, CeeLo Green, and a bunch of other celebs. So, I'm going to go get some things done, and I'll be back for the After-Oscars Special...

12:32AM- Jimmy Kimmel Live After-Oscars Special- "The Week in Censorship".

12:36AM- "Hottie Body Fit Club" sketch with Jimmy K (fitness guru), with Scarlett Johansson (and Minka Kelly, Jessica Biel, Jessica Alba, and Kelly Ripa and Eva Longoria), as they do a new version of Pilates. This makes "I'm (um, yeah) Matt Damon" look like it was 80 years ago. Also in this sketch- Emily Blunt, Sofia Vergara, and a computer generated Lion.

12:47AM- Tom Hanks is now on chatting with Jimmy Kimmel.

12:50AM- "Toy Story 3 was the Best Movie of the Year."- Tom Hanks (on Jimmy Kimmel's After Oscars Special)

1:03AM- Tom Hanks in a great skit mocking Beauty Pageants. (which Rhonda Howard wins, lol...) "Houston, Tom Hanks has a problem."- Ron Howard

1:22AM- What a great night. Complete Oscar wrap-up in the March BC Bulletin. Now, closing things out on Jimmy Kimmel's After-Oscars Special is CeeLo Green with "Bright Lights, Big City" from his album, The Ladykillers.