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April 26, 1996
KCAL-TV Channel 9 on Thursday captured nearly one-quarter of the nominations for the 48th annual Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, honoring the best in local broadcast and cable programming during 1995. The Disney-owned channel, which is up for sale, led the field with 30 nominations. KTTV-TV Channel 11 collected 23, with 12 for KCBS-TV Channel 2, 11 for KABC-TV Channel 7, 10 each for KCET-TV Channel 28 and KCOP-TV Channel 13, seven for KNBC-TV Channel 4, six for KTLA-TV Channel 5, four for L.A.
April 25, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Seth Meyers will go from late night to prime time in August: The funnyman will host this year's Emmy Awards, NBC and the Television Academy confirmed Thursday night. TV's biggest night falls on Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. -- remember, that's a Monday! -- on NBC, and the network certainly has proved to have a pool of worthy hosts (ahem, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey). Perhaps only a slightly less obvious choice than recently installed "Tonight Show" host Jimmy Fallon (who hosted in 2010), the selection of Meyers comes on the heels of the "Saturday Night Live" alum being named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people in the world for 2014 -- so maybe he's been doing some influencing with his network bosses?
June 25, 1992 | From The Associated Press
Susan Lucci wept tears of gratitude and got a standing ovation at the Daytime Emmys. The only thing missing was the award. That went instead to Erika Slezak, who plays the good-hearted heroine Victoria Buchanan on ABC's "One Life to Live." It was her third Emmy as best actress in a daytime serial. Lucci, who plays cunning, tough-as-nails Erica Kane on ABC's "All My Children," has never won despite 13 nominations.
March 26, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
ESPN enjoyed a big lead over its sports rivals in the number of nominations the sprawling organization and its affiliates received for the Sports Emmy Awards on Wednesday. The main ESPN channel led the way with 30 nominations, but combined with ESPN2, ABC, ESPN Deportes and the online ventures Grantland and ESPNW, the total rose to a whopping 46. The HBO documentary series "24/7," which follows athletes in the days leading up to a major sporting event, was the show with the most nominations.
August 3, 2009
September 24, 2005
EMMY winner "Lost" is perhaps the best show on TV, an allegory that has a Dantesque flavor. There is a frightening beast, caverns and an underworld not unlike hell. And heaven? The only thing that trumps human love is love of virtue. That's why the character of Jack, the noble physician on this island of the lost, is so appealing. Love and compassion are within -- or they are nowhere. MIKE NALLY Garden Grove THE voters for three of the Emmy Awards' highest honors -- best drama series, best actor in a drama series and best director of a drama series -- should be applauded for preserving the dignity and stature of the Emmy Awards by not placing on TV's highest pedestal the show and nominees of "Deadwood," a series relying on numerous scenes of immorality and nudity and a dialogue of primarily four-letter words.
October 8, 1985 | From Associated Press
A Michigan man who accepted an Emmy won by "Hill Street Blues" actress Betty Thomas was fined $175 and placed on six months' probation today after pleading no contest to interfering with an event, a local infraction. The sentence was handed down against Barry Bremen, 38, by Pasadena Municipal Judge Phillip J. Argento. Bremen appeared on stage at Pasadena Civic Auditorium Sept. 22 and said he was accepting the award for Thomas, claiming she was absent.
September 22, 2008 | Scott Collins, Times Staff Writer
When the 1960s period piece "Mad Men" won the Emmy for outstanding drama series at Sunday's 60th annual Emmy Awards, it made history in at least two ways. It became the first basic-cable program to take top series honors. But it also added a more dubious mark: Compared with previous Emmy series winners, "Mad Men" is by far the least-watched, with an average of fewer than 1 million viewers tuning in during its first season last year.
August 29, 1986 | From Associated Press
Public television won 22 of 48 news and documentary Emmy Awards and "CBS Evening News With Dan Rather" won seven, the most for any show, the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced. The Public Broadcasting Service's "Frontline" and CBS' "60 Minutes" both garnered four awards. In all, CBS won 14 awards, ABC nine and NBC five at a black-tie awards dinner Wednesday night at the Grand Hyatt Hotel. Many categories had more than one winner among shows broadcast from Jan.
July 2, 1990 | KEVIN BRASS
Given that local television news personalities are the closest things to celebrities in San Diego, with the exception of a few sports figures, politicians and well-publicized zoo animals, televising the presentation of the local Emmys live Saturday night should have made for great television. Would San Diego's hottest couple, Kimberly Hunt and Billy Ray Smith, be there? Would Michael Tuck show up with new plastic surgery?
February 21, 2014 | By Scott Collins
The TV Academy has decided that TV movies like "Behind the Candelabra" shouldn't have to compete with the likes of "American Horror Story" anymore.  Late Thursday, officials announced that for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards in August, separate categories for miniseries and TV movies will be restored. The academy had combined the two categories back in 2011, reasoning that the decline in the network miniseries business had made it unnecessary to hand out two separate awards. But since then, miniseries have exploded on basic cable networks, with Emmy-nominated hits such as "The Bible" and "Hatfields & McCoys.
November 15, 2013 | By Joe Flint
With more and more people watching television online, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences figures it's time to move the Emmy Award voting process there too. Starting in 2014, online voting will be used for the first round of Emmy voting, which decides nominees across all categories. The following year, all rounds will be eligible for online voting. PHOTOS: 2012 highest-paid media executives “We refine the Emmy Awards process every year, and this migration to an all-digital, online voting procedure will ensure that voting is easy, private and secure," said Bruce Rosenblum, chairman of the Academy.
October 27, 2013 | By Susan King
Emmy Award-winning actress Marcia Wallace, who voiced the "Simpsons" role of Edna Krabappel and played wisecracking receptionist Carol Kester on the classic sitcom "The Bob Newhart Show," has died at the age of 70. Wallace died at home in Los Angeles Friday night, surrounded by friends and family, said her son, Michael Hawley. She had been in failing health for the last several months and died of complications due to pneumonia, Hawley said. Wallace, who had spoken widely about her battles with breast cancer, had surgery for it in March, after which she was considered clear of the disease, her son said.
September 23, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp and Scott Sandell
Did your favorite TV show win big at the Emmys on Sunday night? Or are you still grumbling about how those (expletive deleted) voters somehow overlooked (insert name of beloved actor here ... unless it's somebody from "Modern Family," in which case, we'd ask: "Really? Don't you think they've won enough? " )? Join Los Angeles Times television critic Mary McNamara and Gold Standard columnist Glenn Whipp as they compare notes on the show in a live video chat Monday at 10:30 a.m. PDT. They can't promise to feel your pain or share your joy, but there will likely be some overlap in both areas because there's a lot of great television out there and it can't all be rewarded, right?
September 23, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
NBC's "The Voice" managed to do something that "American Idol" has never accomplished, winning the Emmy for reality competition program. For producer Mark Burnett, the honor - and the separation from its reality singing contest competitor "Idol" - has been a goal from the outset. "It's a very different show," Burnett said backstage. "[Creator] John de Mol made sure there was no humiliation in 'The Voice.' People said this kind of show would never work, but we're back tomorrow night [with Season 5)
September 23, 2013 | By David Ng
Acceptance speeches at Hollywood awards shows aren't usually noted for their high-brow references or even basic coherence. But when Jeff Daniels won an Emmy Award on Sunday for his lead role in the HBO series "The Newsroom," he paid tribute to the late Lanford Wilson , the Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist whose plays have been an important part of the veteran actor's career. Wilson, who died in 2011 at 73, was the author of such seminal dramas as "Burn This," "Talley's Folly" and "Balm in Gilead.
September 24, 2012 | By Mark Medina
Should everything turn out as hoped, the Lakers will have their own awards ceremony next June in the form of a championship parade. But that's a long nine months from now. Once training camp starts next week, the Lakers will have to prove that their star-studded roster can stay healthy and play effectively enough to unseat the Oklahoma City Thunder and the Miami Heat. In light of the 2012 Emmy Awards on Sunday, it's still timely to hand out a few accolades to the Lakers. Comedy series : Steve Nash's superhero video spoofs . Laker fans instantly became giddy over the purple and gold securing a point guard who could bring back images of "Showtime.
September 21, 2013 | By Christy Khoshaba
The shiny golden statues! The sparkly ball gowns! The actors and actresses! Hold on ... what about the time? Well, the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony lauding the best in prime-time television will be broadcast live beginning at 5 p.m. PDT (8 p.m. EDT) Sunday, Sept. 22, on CBS from the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles. For those who crave major glimpses of the red carpet, the pre-broadcast takes place at 4 p.m. PDT (7 p.m. EDT). Four-time Emmy-nominated actor Neil Patrick Harris returns as host - this time also playing producer with Ken Ehrlich.
August 15, 2013 | By Lee Margulies
"The Simpsons," "Portlandia" and the Grammy Awards were among the programs honored in the first batch of winners of the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards. Most winners won't be announced for another month, but on Wednesday the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences released the names of 10 winners from what it calls its juried categories, in which the entries are not in competition with one another and one or more may be deemed worthy of the Emmy. There were six winners for individual achievement in animation: Andy Ristaino for character design in "Adventure Time," Cartoon Network; Jenny Gase-Baker for background paint and Joseph Holt for art direction in "Disney Mickey Mouse Croissant de Triomphe,"; Alberto Mielgo for art direction in "Disney TRON: Uprising," Disney XD; Andy Bialk for character design in "Dragons: Riders of Berk," Cartoon Network; and Paul Wee for character animation in "The Simpsons," Fox. PHOTOS: Celebrities by The Times In the category of costumes for a variety program or a special, Emmys went to Marina Toybina and Courtney Webster for "The 55th Annual Grammy Awards," CBS; Sarah Beers, Rachael Leah Greene and Lisa Faibish for "The Men Who Build America," History; and Amanda Needham and Monika Schmidt for "Portlandia," IFC. HBO's "Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God," about the Catholic Church's efforts to cover up the child abuse scandal involving priests, was honored for exceptional merit in documentary...
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