Thursday, July 19, 2012

The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Nominations Announcement

Right now, actress Kerry Washington & late night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel are announcing the Emmy nominations.

New Academy Chair Chris Rosenblum- "This is truly a Golden Age of Television."

"This is a weird dream, isn't it?"- Jimmy Kimmel (in his Husky Bee collection)

Drama Series: Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Mad Men
Actress: Kathy Bates (Harry's Law), Glenn Close (Damages), Claire Danes (Homeland), Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey), Margulies (The Good Wife), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Actor: Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Damian Lewis (Homeland)
Minis: American Horror Story, Game of Thrones, Hatfields amd McCoys, Hemingway & Gellhorn, Luther, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia- Masterpiece
Actress: Connie Britton (American Horror Story), Ashley Judd (Missing), Nicole Kidman (Hemingway & Gellhorn), Julianne Moore (Game Change), Emma Thompson (A Song of Lunch)
Actor: Kevin Costner (Hatfields and McCoys), Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia), Idris Elba (Luther), Woody Harrelson (Game Change), Clive Owen (Hemingway & Gellhorn), Bill Paxton (Hatfields and McCoys)
Reality Host: Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars), Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race), Ryan Seacrest (American Idol), Betty White
Reality Competiton: The Amazing Race, Dancing With The Stars, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef, The Voice
Variety: The Colbert Report, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Real Time with Bill Maher, Saturday Night Live
"That could have been uncomfortable."- Jimmy Kimmel
Actress: Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Lena Dunham (Girls), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
Actor: Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Louis CK (Louie), Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men), Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Comedy Series: The Big Bang Theory, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls, Modern Family, 30 Rock, Veep

Robin Roberts said that a lot of people that you just see in the movies are Emmy nominees.  And she's right.  From Julianne Moore to Nicole Kidman to Kevin Costner to Glenn Close, telvision is becoming an art form, once again.

Listen to The DJBC Happy Hour on Monday night on WCRS-FM, 102.1 and 98.3 and online at for a complete wrap-up of the Emmy nominations.

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