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The EMMYs put Sofía Vergara on a Pedestal; Rotate her 360 Degrees to Show Commitment to Diversity

Bruce Rosenblum, chairman and CEO of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, took the stage last night at the 2014 EMMY Award ceremony to talk about diversity in the television industry. And what better way of showing your commitment to diversity … Continue reading ?

Sofia Vergara defends her Emmy skit after it's called 'blatantly sexist'

The internet was abuzz Monday night after Modern Family star Sofia Vergara participated in a bit some deemed sexist at the Emmy Awards. Vergara introduced Bruce Rosenblum, chairman of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. He asked Vergara to stand on a slowly rotating pedestal, and he began to yack away about the industry. Show More Summary

Emmys 2014: Sofia Vergara calls 'sexist' claims 'ridiculous'

Chances are "Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara didn't expect to be defending her comedic bit at the 66th primetime Emmy Awards, but that's exactly what she ended up doing.Vergara introduced president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Bruce Rosenblum for a segment on the show, then proceeded to stand on a rotating pedestal while he spoke. Show More Summary

The Winners of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences presented the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards tonight at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. The show was hosted by Seth Meyers. You can view the list of winners below and watch a lot of their acceptance speeches as well.

16 Honest Twitter Reactions to Emmys' Sexist Sofia Vergara Bit

It's the Emmys, 1965 edition The awards show hit an uncomfortable note when Television Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum asked Sofia Vergara to stand on a rotating pedestal while he discussed the diversity of television production. The Modern...Show More Summary

Sofia Vergara's Onstage Bit at the Emmys: Funny or Fcked Up?

Sofia Vergara introduced Bruce Rosenblum, president of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, at the Emmy Awards on Monday night and what happened next was a little disconcerting. In lieu of the spiel he normally gives on stage about who the Academy is and what they do, Bruce asked Sofia Vergara to step onto a rotating platform while he spoke. Show More Summary

Breaking Bad And Sherlock Dominate At The Emmy Awards

Never mind that Breaking Bad wrapped up the second half of its final season nearly a year ago. Out of sight definitely didn't mean out of mind for the Academy voters this year, as the acclaimed AMC drama dominated the Emmy Awards, facing off against HBO's Game of Thrones and True Detective, among other series, and coming out on top. Show More Summary

The Emmy Awards Objectify Sofia Vergara During A Speech About Diversity On Television

The Emmys took a very troubling turn with a bit that presented Sofia Vergara's body as evidence that TV throughout the years has known how to present viewers with “something compelling to look at.” As the president of the Academy spoke about, of all things, diversity on television, Vergara spun around on a literal rotating pedestal. Show More Summary

Breaking Bad Dominates At The Emmy Awards

Never mind that Breaking Bad wrapped up the second half of its final season nearly a year ago. Out of sight definitely didn't mean out of mind for the Academy voters this year, as the acclaimed AMC drama dominated the Emmy Awards, facing off against HBO's Game of Thrones and True Detective, among other series, and coming out on top. Show More Summary

List of winners from the 66th Emmy Awards

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

List of winners at Monday's 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences:

Watch Jimmy Kimmel Roast Matthew McConaughey for Slumming it on TV

During a welcomed reprieve from host Seth Meyers' snoozy jokes, Jimmy Kimmel raised the question we've all been pondering leading up to the Emmys: Man, I can't believe bona fide Movie Star (and Academy Award Winner) Matthew McConaughey is going to be at an awards show...for television. Read more...

Emmys 2014: Pick and share your winners on the play-at-home ballot

The 2014 Emmys telecast approaches, and although the television academy's official voting period is over, it's not too late to make your predictions about who will walk away with a statuette from the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Attenborough, the actor, outshone Attenborough, the director

Across the history of the Academy Awards, certain films have been rewarded as best picture of their respective years for two big reasons: scale of ambition, and personal financial risk. Producer Michael Todd went into hock up to his earlobes making "Around the World in 80 Days." In a...

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Making of an Emmy Award Statuette

4 days agoOdd : Laughing Squid

In honor of the upcoming 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, The Television Academy is offering a behind-the-scenes look at how the iconic winged award statuette is made. The process hasn’t changed all that much since the late 1930s, with much of the same equipment still in use today. An Emmy becomes personal once it belongs to […]

Actor And Director Richard Attenborough Dead At 90

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

Lord Richard Attenborough, acclaimed actor and Academy Award–winning director of Gandhi, passed away today, five days before his 91st birthday. Read more...

NFL Scores a Touchdown With Female Fans

Pop quiz: What was the most watched TV event among women in 2014? It wasn’t the Academy Awards. Or the Grammys. Or the season finale of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It was Super Bowl XLVIII, watched by an average of 44.9 million women. Show More Summary

Anna Chlumsky & Mayim Bialik Step Out for Annual Emmys Nominee Reception

Anna Chlumsky goes for a dual-colored dress while attending the Television Academy’s 2014 Emmy Awards Performers Nominee Reception held at Spectra by Wolfgang Puck at the Pacific Design Center on Saturday (August 23) in West Hollywood, Calif. The 33-year-old Veep actress was joined at the event by fellow nominees, Big Bang Theory‘s Mayim Bialik, The [...]

Facebooks’ ‘Mentions Box’ Introduces ‘Video Selfies’ For Celebs At Emmys

Ever since Ellen Degeneres’ creative ‘selfie’ bit was introduced at the last Academy Awards ceremony, the bar has been raised for future hosts’ to use social media in more intricate and creative ways. Mark Zuckerberg and his cadre of...Show More Summary

Final EMMY Predictions: Proceed With Caution,This Could Be A Bumpy Ride

Of all the major awards shows, the Emmys may be the most hard to correctly forecast.  Because final voting is done by unidentified groups of voters culled from the 17,000 plus members of the Academy,  and exact numbers of those voters are not known, it's almost a fool's errand to try and assess the way the winds are blowing. Show More Summary

Teachers, Like Mr. Keating, Deserve Due Process, Support, and Our Respect

Co-authored by Kevin Lindsey of First Focus As the nation pays tribute to and reflects on the life and work of Robin Williams, it is notable that Williams earned Academy Award nominations and one Oscar for his incredible portrayal of teachers dedicated to making personal connections to young people that are both inspiring and life-changing. Show More Summary

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