Category Archives: Awards

Emmy Highlights

Before we get into the clips, a full list of Emmy winners can be found at the Washington Post. There aren’t too many surprises. It gets a little boring reading the list. (Confession: I didn’t watch the awards last night.) Congratulations to Breaking Bad for going out on top. Modern Family won best comedy series and ties Frasiers‘ record for most consecutive wins at five. The only surprise is that the networks and cable shut Netflix out of the race.

Below are three moments: one that’s a mixed bag, one that should be talked about, and one that is being called a highlight.

“Weird Al” Sings Theme Songs

I love “Weird Al” and adding lyrics to theme songs that don’t have them could’ve been brilliant. Instead, we witnessed a hastily thrown together sketch that is awkward to watch. Prepare to role your eyes when “Weird Al” mentions that Game of Thrones has lots of boobs and that George R.R. Martin needs to start writing more, so he doesn’t die before the series is finished.

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The MTV Movie Awards

I’m going to be honest. I don’t understand The MTV Movie Awards, but I never did.Last night, I watched it because I love Conan O’Brien. While Conan was funny for the whole 15 minutes the award show actually featured him, I felt out of place watching it in my own living room. It’s basically the Kids Choice Awards for 15-year-olds, who are now allowed to hear people say “hell” and “ass,” which is absurd in it’s own way. Instead of writing an article bashing The MTV Movie Awards because, when it comes to the show, I am the most clueless 22-year-old.

Go watch the best part, the cold opening, over at The Hollywood Reporter.

Madonna’s “Like A Virgin” at the VMAs

Everyone is still talking about Miley’s performance at the MTV Music Video Awards. It’s been two days and we’re all still processing it. Did she appropriate a segment of black culture? Did Miley’s mom really approve of the things her daughter was doing with that foam finger? Yes and yes.

Instead of beating the dead horse that is Miley’s performance, Wait! What’s a Dial? has decided to take a look back at the performance that began the VMA’s reputation for crossing the line. While it was raunchy and shocking in 1984, Madonna’s “Like a Virgin” performance looks quaint in comparison to some of the acts today.

Weekly TV Update: June 3, 20013

This week we bring you stories from around the Internet that you might have missed.

Matt Smith leaves Doctor Who.

Jean Stapleton, who played Archie Bunker’s wife, Edith, on All in the Family, died on Friday.

Dan Harmon announces his return to Community.

The Sopranos tops the Writers Guild of America’s list of Best Written TV Series Ever.

John Oliver talks to The Hollywood Reporter about taking over The Daily Show for the summer. His first day is June 10.

In honor of Jean Stapleton, the All in the Family theme song is after the jump.

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Best Music Performances at the Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

The Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards air tomorrow at 8pm. Let’s be honest, no one over the age of 13 cares about them anymore, but that’s not the point. When we were in the target audience, the KCAs were awesome.

Simple Plan

In 2005, Simple Plan performed their single “Shut Up!” As though that wasn’t enough, Pierre Bouvier announced that they were going to perform a new song. You probably already know where this is going.

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Weekly TV Update: August 20

Nikki Minaj may become an American Idol judge.

Franklin & Bash‘s Malcolm McDowell will play a history professor on Community.

Kelsey Grammer claims his Emmy snub for Boss was because he is a Republican.

After NBC lays off 20 Tonight Show staffers, Jay Leno takes a pay cut to save more jobs.

Kelly Ripa will finally announce her new permanent co-host on September 4.

Update: USA Today confirms Michael Strahan is Kelly Ripa’s new co-host.

Cool TV Video of the Day: Conan’s Emmy Opening

In 2006, Conan O’Brien hosted the Emmy’s on NBC. His hilarious opening parodied several popular shows of the time. The shows featured in order are: Lost, The Office, 24, House, Lost, South Park, and even To Catch a Predator.

Weekly TV Update: July 23

Each week we bring you stories from around the Internet that you might have missed.

WWE Raw reaches its 1,000th episode. It will feature a look back the shows 19 years on air.

Aaron Sorkin lets go of  more than half of The Newsroom’s writing staff.

The Olympics opening ceremony is Friday. Find your local Olympics schedule at NBC Olympics.

Mindy Kaling is returning to The Office for at least one more episode.

If you missed the Teen Choice Awards, Jen Chaney of The Washington Post has a summary of what happened.

 

The 2012 Emmy Nominees

Earlier today, The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the 2012 Emmy Awards nominees. HBO (81 nominations) and CBS (60 nominations) lead the networks in nominations. Mad Men and American Horror Story (tied with 17 nominations) were shows nominated for the most awards.

Here is list of shows nominated in the major categories:

Best Comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Girls
Modern Family
30 Rock
Veep

Best Drama
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Mad Men

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