August 31, 2010 |
There was no doubt in Jimmy Fallon's mind how he wanted to open the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, right down to the iconic Bruce Springsteen song, "Born to Run," that would serve as a soundtrack to the most ambitious "Glee" parody he'd ever done. Fallon, who hosted Sunday night's show for the first time, has repeatedly spoofed the popular Fox series on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon. " But for the Emmy telecast, he wanted to assemble some friends and fellow Gleeks like Tina Fey, Jon Hamm and Randy Jackson for a six-minute filmed skit with live singing and dancing that he thought would start the program with a bang.
November 19, 2009 |
The Emmy Awards, which are usually held in the middle of September, will move next year to Aug. 29, executives announced Wednesday. NBC's announcement that it will air the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards a few weeks earlier than usual will give the network and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences a "head start on creative discussions," said Paul Telegdy, executive vice president of alternative programming for NBC and Universal Media Studios....
August 5, 2010 |
At last year's Emmy Awards, Jimmy Fallon fell on his butt — literally, in a planned comic bit as a presenter — so this year he's not taking any chances. Even with weeks to go before he reports to work for his biggest gig yet — hosting the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards — the former "Saturday Night Live" cast member claims he's more than ready. "We've written it already!" he declares in a phone interview from New York's 30 Rockefeller Center, where his late-night show originates.
August 27, 2010
The Governors Ball after the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday will feed an army of hungry celebrities. Here's some of what it will take to satisfy the 3,600 guests: •10,500 plates •2,500 champagne flutes •195 cooks in the kitchen •4,416 bottles of Beaulieu Vineyard wine •360 bottles of Beaulieu Vineyard dessert wine •437 pounds of Dungeness crab •1,750 California avocados...
August 27, 2010 |
The journey of thousands of meals must begin with a single plate. That classic white china plate with a square rim pattern holds the fare that is charged with satisfying the particular appetites of the 3,600 guests Sunday at the 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards Governors Ball, which, according to organizers, constitutes the largest annual formal dinner in America. The culinary logistics, overseen by Patina Restaurant Group founder Joachim Splichal and Patina Catering executive chef Alec Lestr, for the post-Emmy fete held at a ballroom in the Los Angeles Convention Center are staggering: 10,500 plates; 4,776 bottles of wine; 1,750 California avocados; 984 pounds of rack of lamb; 900 pounds of heirloom tomatoes; 800 pounds of dark chocolate; 300 pounds of chickpeas; 195 cooks; and much, much more.
August 29, 2010 |
In the television world, repeats are to be kept to a minimum. As the stars gear up for Sunday's 62nd Primetime Emmy Awards, there's one question looming: Will it be like 2009 (and 2008) all over again? "Mad Men" and "30 Rock" took home the night's two biggest prizes, for drama and comedy series, respectively, both years — proof of either the excellence of the shows or the dissappointing state of the industry. "With the Oscars, movies are different every year by nature," said television historian Tim Brooks.