The 2014 Emmy Awards kicked off last night in Los Angeles as statuettes were handed out for the Creative Arts Emmys, which included a lot of technical categories as well as some rather high-profile awards for guest actors, Best Animated Series and several reality programming categories. Keep reading for a complete list of winners and the rankings so far of which shows and networks have the most bling heading into next week’s Primetime Emmys!
Current Category: SNL
After months of increasing pressure to add an African-American, female comedian to their cast, producers from Saturday Night Live announced today that funny lady Sasheer Zamata will make her debut… On January 18! Before then, here’s a briefer on this rising star.
Last night’s SNL featured a show that should exist in real life: The Rosé Zone. Like the sports Channel The Red Zone, the Rosé Zone features only the best highlights from reality TV because “Let’s face it, in an hour of reality television, there’s only about three minutes worth watching.”
Last night Lady Gaga was the host and musical guest on SNL, but during her performance of the Bruce Springsteen-inspired “Gypsy” she got upstaged by her peppy and passionate purple-pantsed tambourine man!
The infamously shocking Miley Cyrus did what I would have thought nearly impossible with her live performances on Saturday Night Live last night — she shocked me! The 20-year-old singer dressed relatively conservatively (at least conservatively enough to not take away from her performance) and remained essentially stationary as she belted out hair-raisingly powerful and emotional renditions of “Wrecking Ball” and “We Can’t Stop.” But don’t take my word for it — keep reading to watch both performances in HD from Miley’s official Vevo account!
In short order, the online war of words and images between Miley Cyrus and Sinead O’Connor has now included dismissive tweets, making fun of Amanda Bynes and mental illness, expletive laden open letters and threats of lawsuits… Get all the latest here!
Tina Fey’s Blerta brings a dose of worldly reality to the Brooklyn hipsters of Girls.
Justin Timberlake joined the 5-Timer’s club last night on SNL, but he wasn’t even in one of the best parts of the show: a fauxmercial for Nuva Bling.
The wekend SNL tackled Bravo’s penchant for making endless spinoff shows from their already popular drama-ridden reality shows. It’s no Real Housewives of Disney, but the gag is still pretty funny, riffing on how they sometimes cast people with complicated and loose ties to celebrities.
MTV’s new reality series Catfish is getting a great deal of exposure thanks to Notre Dame linebacker Manti Te’o’s headline-grabbing relationship with girlfriend (aka a “catfish”) Lennay Kekua, who later turned out to be a hoax perpetrated by Ronaiah Tuiasosopo and his cousin Tino Tuiasosopo. The popular show (which has already been renewed for a second season) was also the focus of a Saturday Night Live skit last night in which The Voice‘s Adam Levine played Catfish host Nev Schulman in a hilarious spoof!