02:25 AM EDT 12/22/2014
Originally posted 10/12/2014 06:00PM
Last week, CBS premiered the new political drama Madam Secretary, which stars Téa Leoni as Elizabeth Faulkner McCord, the U.S. Secretary of State. It's hardly a far-fetched concept, as we've seen three female secretaries of state since 1997: Madeleine Albright, Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton.
Originally posted 08/26/2014 12:40PM
Awards-wise, the 2014 Emmys played out exactly the way most people would have predicted – lots of trophies for Breaking Bad and Modern Family and assorted other laurels for veteran Emmy favorites.
Thankfully, though, we had the acceptance speeches to inject a hint of surprise into the proceedings.
Originally posted 08/25/2014 09:20PM
This is one moment she won't "yadda, yadda, yadda."
Originally posted 08/24/2014 06:05PM
Tony Hale of HBO's Veep won outstanding supporting actor in a comedy last year, and deservedly so: As the vice president's worshipful aide, Gary Walsh, he behaves less like a factotum than a highly evolved breed of dog that will fetch, heel, carry handbags and supply comfort food.
To some extent he's a variation on another Hale performance, Buster Bluth of Arrested Development. Buster was a mama's boy who, under circumstances too complicated to go into, lost his hand to a seal.
Originally posted 08/24/2014 05:45PM
This is Anna Chlumsky's second straight year being nominated for outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series as Amy Brookheimer, Selina Meyer's chief of staff on HBO's Veep. That's potentially a thankless White House job, and potentially a thankless role for an actress: Amy is one of the few sane characters on the show.
Originally posted 08/23/2014 06:15PM
The character of Selina Meyer on HBO's Veep is one of the most densely and skillfully written in all of television right now, and star Julia Louis-Dreyfus, nominated for outstanding actress in a comedy series, is giving a virtuoso performance in the role: petty, egomaniacal, shallow and mean.
Would you prefer Martin Sheen?
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.)
Originally posted 08/20/2014 05:30PM
Alright, alright, alright! Matthew McConaughey earned his first Emmy nomination this year along with Taylor Schilling, Lizzy Caplan and many more. But 2014's crop of honorees is also full of veterans.
Originally posted 08/20/2014 11:40AM
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