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Kathy Griffin wins “Schmemmy”

Sunday, September 14th, 2008

Kathy Griffin wins another Schmemmy and ‘F—ing Matt Damon’ is still all the rage

 

 

Sep 14, 2008
by Mandi Bierly
Entertainment Weekly

 

 

Winning a second Emmy would normally be enough to get you off of the D-list, but taking home the trophy for best reality show will always be D-list. Right?

 

The Creative Arts Primetime Emmys were held Saturday night in Los Angeles, and Kathy Griffin, who’s dubbed them the “Schmemmys” because they’re given out before the actual Emmy broadcast (Sept. 21 this year), once again accepted the award for her Bravo series My Life on the D-List. According to Gold Derby by Tom O’Neil, she started her speech with “Well, well, well! Here we go again, f—ers. Here we go again!” (I still don’t get why she got in so much trouble last year.) Apparently, she and Cesar Millan weren’t the biggest stars in attendance for once. She continued: “Hanks, Gandolfini — what the f—! I’m not going to tell anyone to suck it. I would make love to this thing if I could.”

 

Speaking of making love, Sarah Silverman also accepted an award Saturday night for “I’m F—ing Matt Damon,” which earned an Emmy for its original music and lyrics. According to People, she acknowledged her ex gracefully: “Thanks to the person for whom this whole video was made: Jimmy Kimmel, who broke my heart — ohh, who’ll always have a place in my heart.”

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Emmy Nominations…

Thursday, July 17th, 2008

PRIMETIME

Emmy Nominations

 

 

 

‘Lost,’ ‘Boston Legal’ take top Emmy noms

“Grey’s Anatomy,” “The Wire” are among the snubs.

 

By Susan King, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
July 17, 2008

 
FX’s “Damages” and AMC’s “Mad Men” made history this morning when they became the first basic-cable series to earn Emmy nominations for best drama, edging out such favorites as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “The Wire.”

 

“Mad Men,” a stylish period drama set on Madison Avenue in the early advertising world of the 1960s, earned 16 nominations for the 60th annual Emmy Awards, including one for breakout star Jon Hamm for lead actor. The thrilling legal drama “Damages” garnered seven, including a best actress nod for star Glenn Close.

 

Joining them in the dramatic series category are “Boston Legal,” “Dexter” and “House.” “Lost” also earned a nod in this category, a comeback of sorts for the ABC show that many said had lost its way. In the comedy category, “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Entourage,” “The Office,” “30 Rock” and “Two and a Half Men” earned nominations.

 

HBO continued its domination in the nominations, earning 85, with 23 of those going to its lavish miniseries about the second U.S. president, “John Adams.” That production earned nods for best miniseries, lead actor for Paul Giamatti and lead actress for Laura Linney.

 

HBO also managed to dominate the category of lead actor in a miniseries or movie: All five of the nominees are from the pay-cable channel’s projects. In addition to Giamatti, the nominees are Ralph Fiennes for “Bernard and Doris,” Ricky Gervais for “Extras: The Extra Special Series Finale” and Kevin Spacey and Tom Wilkinson for “Recount.” (click on ‘Continue Reading’ for more…)

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