July 3, 2012 |
Andy Griffith, who died on Tuesday at age 86, never strayed far from his native North Carolina. He grew up there and returned there in his later years, but he's most closely identified with a place in North Carolina that never existed. "The Andy Griffith Show," which aired on CBS from 1960 to 1968, was set in the fictional town of Mayberry, N.C., and starred Griffith as Sheriff Andy Taylor. (The series was actually shot in Los Angeles.) Besides making stars of Don Knotts and young Ron Howard, the series was also a huge ratings hit and featured a distinctive theme song forever associated with Griffith.
June 30, 1988 |
Talk show host Phil Donahue regained his Emmy crown and NBC's "Santa Barbara" was named best soap opera Wednesday at the 15th annual Daytime Emmy Awards here. Donahue, who last year was bested by rival Oprah Winfrey, won his ninth Emmy as best talk show host, although Winfrey's syndicated "The Oprah Winfrey Show" was named best talk program for the second straight year.
January 24, 2010
The winners FILM Male actor in a leading role Jeff Bridges, "Crazy Heart" Female actor in a leading role Sandra Bullock, "The Blind Side" Male actor in a supporting role Christoph Waltz, "Inglourious Basterds" Female actor in a supporting role Mo'Nique, "Precious: Based on the Novel 'Push' by Sapphire" Ensemble "Inglourious Basterds" ...
April 1, 1993 |
Last month, CBS celebrated four straight years--208 consecutive weeks--as the No. 1 network in daytime television ratings, and on Wednesday the celebration continued when the 20th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced. As has become its habit in recent years, CBS pulled in by far the most nominations overall with 74. PBS received 41, followed by ABC with 39, NBC with 18 and Fox with eight.
May 18, 1998 |
"All My Children" was named best drama series and picked up five other trophies to emerge as the most honored program at the 25th annual Daytime Emmy Awards. It was the fifth year in a row that an ABC program has won as best soap opera, following three consecutive wins for "General Hospital" and "All My Children's" previous victory in 1994. In ceremonies May 9 and Friday night, ABC walked away with 14 Emmys, compared to nine for daytime ratings leader CBS and one for NBC.
June 19, 2012 |
The Showtime political thriller "Homeland" and NBC's cult hit "Community" were the top winners at the Critics' Choice Television Awards on Monday night. "Homeland" took home the award for best drama series and "Community" won best comedy series. Top acting awards went to Bryan Cranston for best actor in a drama series for "Breaking Bad," Claire Danes for best actress in a drama series for "Homeland," Louis C.K. for best actor in a comedy series for "Louie," and a tie in the best actress in a comedy series category with Amy Poehler in "Parks and Recreation" and Zooey Deschanel in "New Girl" both picking up awards.