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Primetime Emmy Awards 2012

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Drink Like the Stars at This Year's Emmy Awards

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Emmy Awards: Enjoy a Cocktail Inspired by the Awards Show

Originally posted 09/23/2012 05:05PM

Will last year's Emmy darlings Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen take home his and hers awards once again this year? Root for your favorites while sipping on the very same cocktail the stars will be toasting with at the Governors Ball.

To set the Emmy mood at home, Cheryl Cecchetto (of Sequoia Productions) suggests decorating with red tablecloths, roses and candles to go along with this year's official red theme. For snacks, try serving appetizers inspired by your favorite shows (30 Rock shrimp quesadillas or Boardwalk Empire cookies.)

Either way, the bright-red Emmy-appropriate cocktail, featuring Grey Goose Cherry Noir, is sure to be a hit whether you're rooting for Mad Men or Modern Family.

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Who's TV's Sexiest Man and Woman?

Who's TV's Sexiest Man and Woman?

Originally posted 09/23/2012 04:55PM

Who needs an Emmy when you've been named TV's sexiest star? In an exclusive PEOPLE.com poll, we asked you to choose the steamiest male and female on the small screen. And your picks: Joe Manganiello was named TV's sexiest man and Sofia Vergara was named TV's sexiest woman.

Thank you for voting, and be sure to join us at PEOPLE's Emmys party for our live blog and all the latest news as it happens!

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Emmy Noms: The Good, the Bad and the Snubby!

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Emmy Nominations: PEOPLE TV Critic's Take

Originally posted 09/22/2012 06:40PM

If you ask why I am crying, it's because Madeleine Stowe, star of ABC's Revenge, is not among the Emmy nominees. In fact, I am crying just as she would: My eyes are ringed with big, ready-to-drop tears of wrath and sorrow.

Otherwise, the latest batch of nominees is pretty satisfying.

It's great to see Lena Dunham and her fantastic HBO comedy Girls up for best actress and show. (But nothing for the supporting cast?) Dunham, who plays a smart, funny, self-absorbed young writer, is running against her comic antithesis: Zooey Deschanel of FOX's New Girl, on which she plays (and plays very well) a cupcake.

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VIDEO: Parker Posey Spoof – How to Give an Emmy Speech | Parker Posey

Parker Posey Spoof – How to Give an Emmy Speech (Video)

Originally posted 09/18/2012 02:30PM

Winning an Emmy isn't as easy as it looks.

In this video spoof (watch below), Parker Posey plays an acting coach named Ja,n (it stands for Just Act, Naturally) who for a fee will teach you how to give a victory speech – and how to avoid looking like you have egg on your face when you lose.

Her Method acting process: She throws actual eggs on the students' faces. Check it out.

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Emmys Night Fun!

Originally posted 09/14/2012 06:00PM

The golden statues have been handed out – and if you wore a yellow dress, chances are you took one home too! Yes, Emmy night is over, but if you missed the show, you still have a chance to get in on the fun. Click below to check out what went down on our live blog. Get scoop from reporters backstage (like Julia Louis-Dreyfus's close call with her gown), see what dresses readers loved (and hated!) and more of what you had to say about TV's biggest night!

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How Mayim Bialik Is Facing Red Carpets and Raising Kids After Injury | Mayim Bialik

Mayim Bialik Prepping for Emmys Despite Injury

Originally posted 08/21/2012 10:25AM

Just days after she was involved in a serious car accident, Mayim Bialik made her return to the red carpet on Monday.

Bialik stepped out in a curve hugging gray Tadashi Shoji dress at the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Performers Peer Group Reception in Universal City, Calif.

The Big Bang Theory actress, 36, who suffered a severe injury to her right thumb, tells PEOPLE her Emmy preparations are still underway, despite her injury.

"We had already planned on a long sleeve dress. I'm a modest dresser anyway. There are not many dresses that cover your fingertips though so it might take a little of expanding the fabric, trying to get this contraption in a sleek black," she says of the splint she has to wear as a result of the accident.

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Jimmy Kimmel's Funniest Lines from the Emmy Nominations | Jimmy Kimmel, Kerry Washington

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Jimmy Kimmel Announces Emmy Awards Nomination in Pajamas

Originally posted 07/19/2012 10:05AM

If Thursday's announcement of the Emmy Awards nominations is any indication, TV fans will be laughing out loud when the show, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, airs live Sept. 23.

That's because Kimmel, who replaced Nick Offerman late Wednesday night, was a hoot while delivering the news alongside Scandal star Kerry Washington. She stepped up to the podium at the Television Academy's Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in Los Angeles in a pretty white, flowered top with her hair slicked back. Kimmel, on the other hand, was disheveled in lavender pajamas.

Here are the Emmy host's best lines:

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Mad Men, American Horror Story Earn 17 Emmy Nominations

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Emmy Nominations: Mad Men, American Horror Story Lead the Race, with 17

Originally posted 07/19/2012 09:20AM

The men are still mad, breaking is still bad – and announcer Jimmy Kimmel isn't ashamed to let you see him in his pajamas. So it went as the 64th annual Primetime Emmy nominations were revealed early Thursday morning.

When the dust settled, not only was Kimmel himself nominated for hosting Jimmy Kimmel Live, but Mad Men and American Horror Story led the pack – with 17 nominations each.

The race is also on between top dramatic series lead actor contenders Jon Hamm, for Mad Men, and Bryan Cranston, for Breaking Bad – while both of their shows are also in the running for best dramatic series, along with Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones and Homeland.

The other actor nominees are Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey); Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire); Michael C. Hall (Dexter); and Damian Lewis (Homeland).

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