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Emmys 2012: Why can't Jon Hamm ever win for 'Mad Men'? Bryan Cranston is not the only reason

It seems like Jon Hamm just can't catch a break.Every year that the so-called "most acclaimed drama on TV," "Mad Men," has been on the air, Hamm has gotten a lead acting Emmy nomination for playing the most important role on the show, Don Draper. And every single year, he's lost.This is despite the fact that he's been asked to carry much of the emotional load in the heavy AMC drama. Even though during the first four seasons he's had to play the ups and downs of a man trying to figure out who he is while swimming in the shark-infested waters of 1960s advertising, he's gone home from the Emmys without the top prize.The first three times Hamm lost, you could have jumped to the easy conclusion that Bryan Cranston's searing portrayal of Walter White in "Breaking Bad" was simply a better performance than Hamm's. But that theory got blown out of the water... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2012/08/emmys-2012-why-cant-jon-hamm-ever-win.html

TV Ratings: NBC's NFL match-up eclipses the Emmys

The 63rd annual Emmy broadcast may have been a hit with the 10 million viewers who tuned in for all or part of the show, but the TV love-fest was utterly crushed by NBC's Sunday night football matchup between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Atlanta Falcons. In Emmy's defense, the game was of particular interest because it marked quarterback Michael Vick's return to his old home town for the first time since he was fired by the Falcons in the wake of that whole dog-fighting scandal.The Eagles/Falcons game drew 17.8 million viewers with a 10.9 rating/17 share for the night. FOX's Emmy broadcast trailed way behind with 10.3 million viewers (6.4/10). We should also point out that Emmy's numbers were down from last year, too -- when the broadcast drew 13.5 million viewers. CBS' came in third with 8.7 million (5.6/9), while ABC finished last with 5.1 million viewers (3.3/5).It's no surprise that football also... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2011/09/tv-ratings-nbcs-nfl-match-up-eclipses-the-emmys.html

Steve Jones Wants to Tear Off Rob Lowe's Face and Wear It (VIDEO)

Steve Jones is still a bit of an unknown commodity to most Americans, so having him host their special 'Countdown to the Emmys' (Sun., 7PM ET on FOX), was a great move by the network. It gives us some face-time with the man who will be the host of 'The X Factor.' As it is likely to be the biggest show of the fall, he may be on the cusp of Ryan Seacrest fame. On the way, though, he may have freaked Rob Lowe out a little bit. Luckily, Lowe's sons appeared to freak him out even more directly afterward. First, after Amanda Byram was interviewing Lowe and his family in a very traditional way for awhile, Jones interjected. "Rob, if I may," he said. "I would like to tear your face off and put it on my face." //www.aoltv.com/2011/09/19/steve-jones-wants-tear-off-rob-lowes-face-wear-it-video/

Jane Lynch's Best Moments From Emmys 2011

Jane Lynch took the Nokia Theatre by storm as she hosted the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 18, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Let's take a look at her best moments! //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/eEZrhsk7P7U/jane-lynchs-best-moments-from-emmys-2011

Nina Dobrev Plays Coy About Ian Somerhalder on Emmys Red Carpet

How cool would it be to see Nina Dobrev stand next to fellow Vampire Diaries star Ian Somerhalder on the Emmys red carpet, with both of them saying, "Yep, we’re dating and in love … and about to get engaged!"That would be a red carpet moment to remember.  Alas, that didn’t happen at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday.[Photos: The Stars Shine at the 2011 Emmys Red Carpet]Nina talked to E! solo during the Emmys pre-show coverage. Giuliana Rancic tried her... //feeds.wetpaint.com/~r/wetpaint/latest/excerpt/~3/pAkQlfXIDvY/nina-dobrev-plays-coy-about-ian-somerhalder-on-emmys-red-carpet

Emmys 2011: Julianna Margulies and Kyle Chandler Win Drama Leads

Julianna Margulies  has finally earned an Emmy for her role at " The Good Wife " after losing the title to  Kyra Sedgwick  last year. This is, however, not the first time she wins Emmy Award for Outstanding Actress in a Drama since she had taken the same title in 1995 for her portrayal of Carol Hathaway on "ER".  The Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama, meanwhile, went to  Kyle Chandler  of " Friday Night Lights ". The recently axed NBC series was additionally honored for its achievement in writing, particularly for Jason Katims.  Read More... //www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00043769.html

Emmys 2011: 'Modern Family's' Sofia Vergara Answers Raunchy Questions From Reporters

Mad Men's  Christina Hendricks  shot down a reporter  who asked her to talk about her famous figure backstage at the Emmys. But  Modern Family  star  Sofia Vergara ? "What do you want to know? I love to talk about my figure!" she joked backstage to reporters when told her curves are just as famous as Hendricks'. Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/s2xGmODb8gY/emmys-2011-modern-familys-sofia-237034

Emmys 2011: Martin Scorsese Talks About His Directing Win for 'Boardwalk Empire'

The Oscar-winning director who has brought to life some of the most famous bad guys in the history of movies said he always wanted to do it on TV as well, because, explained  Martin Scorsese  backstage at the Emmys after winning the directing Emmy for  Boardwalk Empire, he "always dreamed of getting involved in a project where characters could be developed over a period of time, almost the way Victorian novels were written." Why is this story about the bad guys like many of his movies? "It goes back to a fascination America has with that story of the rise and also the fall that goes back to the very first gangster films made by  D.W. Griffith ," said Scorsese. "You’re fascinated by the rise because there’s a kind of vicarious thrill to that. But you want to see how that can all come apart." Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/qa1Eakr90ww/emmys-2011-martin-scorsese-talks-237004

Emmys 2011: 'Downton Abbey' Crew Celebrates Their Wins

The domination of the period drama  Downton Abbey  at the Primetime Emmy Awards (where it had four wins on Sunday night, more than  Boardwalk Empire  or  Mildred Pierce ) was also a victory for PBS over other services, especially HBO which has frequently won the category in the past. Julian Fellowes , executive producer of the British-made series, had said on the stage it was a victory of David over Goliath. Read More... //feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/9sRAvLUXDL0/emmys-2011-downton-abbey-crew-237033

Peter Dinklage Wins First Emmy For 'Game Of Thrones'

Peter Dinklage wins one for the geeks. 'Game of Thrones' picked up its first Emmy tonight after Dinklage won for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal of Tyrion Lannister. Surprisingly, Dinklage took the time to thank his dog sitter -- as well as his wife Erica Schmidt. "Wow, I followed Martin Scorsese," said a completely shocked Dinklage. "I couldn't do this without David Benioff and Dan Weiss, the producers, they were the first to call me and tell me about this part. HBO you're quite simply the best place to work for you; you let artists create." Dinklage not only picks up his first Emmy, but he also takes home the golden statue for his work in a fantasy drama -- a genre that often gets overlooked by the academy. //www.aoltv.com/2011/09/18/peter-dinklage-emmy-game-of-thrones/