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Are Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen Dating?

Are Natasha Lyonne and Fred Armisen Dating?

Originally posted 08/26/2014 03:10PM

New couple alert!

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Laverne Cox Cried (Twice) During Her Gown Fitting

Laverne Cox Cried (Twice!) During Her Emmys Gown Fitting

Originally posted 08/25/2014 06:45PM

Last year, Laverne Cox watched the Emmys at home, alone and with a bowl of ice cream.

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11 Best Orange Is the New Black Quotes as GIFs

11 Best Orange Is the New Black Quotes as GIFs

Originally posted 08/25/2014 06:30PM

On Aug. 17, Uzo Aduba earned Orange Is the New Black its first Emmy win, tearfully accepting the award for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series at the Creative Arts Emmys.

Now OITNB has a chance to take home gold again at Monday's Primetime Emmy Awards. Both Taylor Schilling and the Netflix series itself are up for coveted statuettes, and we think they have a good shot at winning.

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Throw an Orange Is the New Black-Themed Emmy Party

Throw an Orange Is the New Black-Themed Emmy Party

Originally posted 08/25/2014 03:30PM

Toast the Netflix hit's 12 nominations with drinks inspired by the ladies of Litchfield

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What If MTV Ran the Emmy Awards?

UpdatePosted 08/25/2014 09:20AM

What If MTV Ran the Emmy Awards?

Originally posted 08/20/2014 07:10PM

To avoid a conflict with Sunday Night Football, NBC moved the 2014 Emmy Awards telecast up a month, to August 25. But in swerving clear of the football juggernaut, the Emmys steered right into the lane of the landmark cultural occasion of late August: the MTV VMAs, scheduled for one day prior.

It got us thinking: What if we took things to their logical conclusion and handed MTV control of the Emmys, as well?

Using categories from both the VMAs and their summertime counterpart, the MTV Movie Awards, we've imagined what would happen if the cable network was in charge of handing out trophies for everything that's on TV, not just music videos.

Massive spoilers below!

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Why Kate Mulgrew Deserves the Emmy for Orange Is the New Black

Originally posted 08/24/2014 06:25PM



It's not easy to make a not-so-good person likeable. But as Galina "Red" Reznikov on Orange Is the New Black, Kate Mulgrew does it oh so well.

The Irish-American actress, who has a string of successful TV roles under her belt, plays the fierce Russian den mother to many of her prison's younger girls, a woman with a tough exterior who's actually kind of crumbling inside. The role earned her an Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series.

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Why Orange Is the New Black Is the Comedy to Beat at the Emmy Awards

Originally posted 08/24/2014 06:15PM



Raise your hand if you binge-watched Orange Is the New Black season 2. Yep, we're guilty too.

It was impossible to avoid the buzz surrounding the Netflix hit's season 2 debut this summer, and within days most people had lapped up all 13 hour-long episodes – for good reason. It's nominated for outstanding comedy series, and five of its actresses were nominated for Emmys (one, Uzo Aduba, already won for outstanding guest actress) because the show is just that darn good. Its women's prison setting is the perfect place for friendships to form and fizzle, backstabbing (sometimes literal) to occur and characters to have full-on breakdowns. It's hilarious and moving at the same time, towing the line between comedy and drama with moments that make viewers laugh out loud and others that have made me recoil in horror.

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Why Taylor Schilling Deserves the Emmy for Orange Is the New Black, in One Scene

Originally posted 08/24/2014 05:35PM



WARNING: Contains explicit language

Though her character doesn't necessarily have as much, well, character as Crazy Eyes, Taystee or Red, without Taylor Schilling's Piper Chapman, there wouldn't be an Orange Is the New Black. That's why she's up for outstanding lead actress in a comedy.

Often the steady shoulder to cry on for the emotionally damaged inmates around her, Chapman is at her best and most interesting when she has a moment of weakness (see: the incredibly disturbing final scene of season 1). And there were plenty of those in season 2, whether she was (spoilers) breaking down on an airplane, going crazy in a cell after her ex-girlfriend betrayed her (above) or scheming to get back at her ex-fiancé and ex-best friend.

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Which Emmy Winner Was Rejected for a Role in Rent?

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Emmy Winner Uzo Aduba Was Rejected for a Role in Rent

Originally posted 08/21/2014 10:00AM

She may be an Emmy winner, but the road to fame for Orange Is the New Black actress Uzo Aduba didn't always come easy.

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Can You Guess the Best Series Emmy Nominations?

Can You Guess the Best Series Emmy Nominations?

Originally posted 08/20/2014 09:50PM

Say, which shows are nominated at the Emmys this year?

You may be able to name a few, but we're betting you can't remember every single series nominated in the Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Comedy and Outstanding Miniseries categories this year.

So, we've built this infographic to test your TV knowledge. Can you get the names of all 18 shows just from one object or symbol? It's harder than it looks, so to help you out, we've listed each show's network underneath.

Happy guessing! (The answers are at the bottom, if you want to cheat.)

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