The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy nominations were announced today, and FX’s American Horror Story and AMC’s Mad Men each racked up a leading 17 nominations. The British import Downton Abbey moved from the Outstanding Miniseries or Movie category last year to Outstanding Drama Series this year, picking up 16 nominations. A&E’s Hatfields & McCoys also earned 16 nominations, while picking up a nomination in the Outstanding Miniseries or Movie category.
Downton Abbey was joined by Boardwalk Empire, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Homeland and Breaking Bad in the Outstanding Drama Series category. Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Girls, 30 Rock and Veep all received Outstanding Comedy Series nominations. See the full list after the jump!
The Young and the Restless’ Stephen Nichols and Julia Pace Mitchell were among the celebrities who attended the P.S. Arts Evening of Modernism at Barker Hanger on May 4. Y&R guest star Catherine Bach and Modern Family’s Julie Bowen also popped up at the benefit in Santa Monica.
The P.S. Arts “works to educate and empower classroom teachers through arts-related workshops that demonstrate how to integrate creative expression and the arts into core academic subjects.”
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On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast Luke Kerr, Jamey Giddens, Jillian Bowe, Regan Cellura and Melodie Aikels return to The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick to discuss all the hottest soap, TV, movie and celebrity headlines with Larry Flick and Keith Price. During the show, the gang dives into Days of Our Lives 2.0, Prospect Park’s All My Children and One Life to Live, why General Hospital needs to learn from DAYS’ reboot, The Chew’s premiere on ABC and touch on the state of The Young and the Restless.
Time flies by when you’re having fun. In the second hour the topics turn to pop culture; as they dish about Amanda Knox, new and returning fall TV series, The Real Housewives of New Jersey and the latest movies coming out in theaters.
Tune in Weekdays at 7 AM EST for The Morning Jolt With Larry Flick and on Sunday's at 2 PM EST for Feel The Spin With Larry Flick.
All this and much more on today’s Daytime Confidential podcast.
Modern Family's Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Mitchell) is no fan of daytime soaps! The popular actor caused a little bit of a dust up on Twitter yesterday following his snarky comments on the genre. Ferguson tweeted:
Controversial thought: As I am waiting for my car to be serviced I am catching a soap opera & wondering why we are just NOW canceling them.I don't know which soap it is but I just heard this chestnut of dialogue: "I don't know what it is...but he is sex on a stick". READ MORE
On today’s Daytime Confidential podcast the DC gang drops in on The Morning Jolt with Larry Flick to discuss the latest in daytime and pop culture news, including:
The end of As the World Turns. Do soap’s executives and writers hurt their show’s ratings by punishing characters for actor's behavior. The Denver Post is reporting that One Life to Live will be picked up for two more years. Does Brian Frons manufacture it so that General Hospital and All My Children always win? Larry questions why soap fans should tune into OLTL. Is the Days of our Lives brand strong enough to jump to cable?
We then dive into the new and returning primetime shows of the season and the latest gossip. Can Lone Star make it? Larry then asks Jamey why fans should care about a new Dallas series. Will No Ordinary Family be as good as Luke hopes? Is The Middle better than Modern Family? The gang weighs in on the return of Glee for its second season, but will it suffer from a sophomore slump? Larry then puts Jamey on the spot and has him belt out several popular songs. Are we beginning to get Betty White fatigue? Was the Katy Perry and Elmo segment on Sesame Street inappropriate for children? Can Lindsay Lohan make a comeback or is she destined to be a “has been?” READ MORE
On the Primetime side, the nominees for Outstanding Drama series are: Brothers & Sisters (ABC), Grey's Anatomy (ABC), Mad Men (AMC), Skins (BBC America) and True Blood (HBO).
Outstanding Comedy Series: Beautiful People (Logo), Glee (Fox), GREEK (ABC Family), Modern Family (ABC) and United States of Tara (Showtime).