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THE SKED: Emmy Odds – Theirs and Ours: Comedy

Posted September 18, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> With the help of some online bookmaking sites, we have the latest “official” odds for tonight’s Emmy Awards.  Let’s take a look about what they say about the conventional wisdom, and make some adjustmentswhere they don’t make sense. BEST COMEDY SERIES Bookie Odds: Modern Family – 1:7 The Office – 8:1 30 Rock – […]

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THE SKED: THE EMMY NOMINATIONS

Posted July 19, 2012 by Mitch Salem

  Nominations have just been announced for the 64th annual Emmy Awards.  The full list is here; below is a rundown of some of the major categories and early thoughts: BEST DRAMA Boardwalk Empire Breaking Bad Downton Abbey Game Of Thrones Homeland Mad Men This is the first time in memory that no Drama nominee […]

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STATUETTE STAKES: National Board of Review Has Its Day

Posted December 1, 2011 by Mitch Salem

> The National Board of Review is an organization with a virtually unknown membership that exists in public consciousness for precisely one day per year, and this is their day:  the announcement of their film awards.  Their claim to fame, such as it was, came from being the first ones out of the awards gate–but […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY OSCAR WATCH: The National Society of Film Critics Is Full of “Amour”

Posted January 5, 2013 by Mitch Salem

  Today’s shipment of critical praise comes courtesy of the National Society of Film Critics, a small (60-member) but prestigious group, which today gave Michael Haneke’s AMOUR one of its biggest boosts of the season, with awards for Picture, Director and Actress (Emmanuelle Riva).  Oscar nomination voting is now closed, so these prizes will only […]

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SHOWBUZZDAILY OSCAR WATCH: THE WINNERS

Posted February 27, 2012 by Mitch Salem

> It’s a measure of how desperately this year’s Oscar needed some kind of surprise that the closest thing to a thrill all evening was Meryl Streep’s win as Best Actress.  Streep has been winning Academy Awards since 1979, and she’d been touted for her performance as Margaret Thatcher since months before THE IRON LADY […]

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OSCARLAND: Why and Why Not? – Best Picture

Posted March 1, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  We’ve taken a tour through Best Actress and Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress, and Best Director, and that leaves one last major gold statue to be handed out.  As we have all along, we will assume that every nominee deserves to be there on merit, and we’ll pass on the […]

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UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 150 Tuesday Cable Originals & Network Finals: 7.24.2018

Posted July 25, 2018 by Mitch Metcalf

        NETWORK FINALS:  THE LAST DEFENSE had a particularly ignominious exit, losing 0.1 in final numbers for a 0.3 finale.           Broadcast Official Nationals Program Ratings Chart     CABLE HIGHLIGHTS:  Discovery’s SHARK WEEK originals for the night were LAWS OF JAWS and AIR JAWS: THE HUNTED both at […]

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The Tony Award Nominations

Posted April 29, 2014 by Mitch Salem

  In a Broadway season with seemingly just one overwhelming favorite (that would be Neil Patrick–wait for it–Harris), the Tony Award nominations were bound to have their share of omissions and oddities.  The full list of nominees is here, but these are some of the major categories and thoughts: Best Play ACT ONE ALL THE […]

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