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September 4, 2015


Hanks and Scolari Will Accept a TV Land Award for 'Bosom Buddies'

by Brad Trechak, posted Apr 5th 2010 10:02AM
Bosom BuddiesWho besides myself has been aching for a 'Bosom Buddies' reunion? Your wish has been granted now that Tom Hanks and Peter Scolari will reunite to accept a TV Land Anniversary Award for that very sitcom, thirty years later.

Fellow cast members Donna Dixon, Thelma Hopkins and Holland Taylor will also be in attendance. Sadly, the late Wendie Jo Sperber cannot (may she rest in peace). The show will be broadcast on April 25th and will be hosted by Tim Allen.

While I won't say that 'Bosom Buddies' launched Tom Hanks' career (the movie 'Splash' gets more credit for that), it definitely showcased his comedic talent. Peter Scolari was also an excellent foil for him and even made a cameo in Hanks' directorial debut 'That Thing You Do.'

It makes you wonder what Kip and Henry are actually doing in the 'Bosom Buddies' universe thirty years later. Henry probably wrote that book about their experience posing as women in order to keep a roof over their heads and it became a bestseller. They might have even decided that they liked dressing in drag and continue to this day.

[via Pop Candy]

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BAFTA to honor Monty Python

by Brad Trechak, posted Aug 19th 2009 11:03AM
Monty Python BAFTA (The British Academy of Film and Television Arts) will be honoring Monty Python on the group's 40th anniversary. The surviving members of Monty Python will receive a special award for outstanding contribution to film and television in October. The event will be co-hosted by the Independent Film Channel and take place in New York.

Excuse me. What? An awards event hosted by a British organization for a British group is taking place in New York? Isn't that somewhat counter-intuitive? Unless IFC is picking up the whole check (which is a distinct possibility), this should be moved to London.

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The Shield gets the big ol' cold shoulder from the Emmy collective

by Danny Gallagher, posted Jul 17th 2009 12:02PM
Michael Chiklis and David Rees Snell from The Shield
Television is a vast alien landscape of shows, programs and other watchables. So the odds of a really good show not getting special recognition are about as good as Michael Chiklis' chances of his noggin being mistaken for a shiny, beige Brunswick in a bowling alley.

The Emmys also tend to favor younger shows rather than the oldies that have had their chance to win some awards because the best stuff on television is always fresher out of the gate. It's just the beast of the cycle. Great movies age like a fine cheese. Great TV shows age like spray cheese.

The Shield, however, got totally snubbed from this year's nomination list. And is that something the Academy really wants to do to a guy with a hair trigger anger who considers a Smith and Wesson as his "backup piece"? (I should ask myself the same thing after that bowling ball noggin joke.)

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Emmy Wish List: Outstanding Drama Series

by Isabelle Carreau, posted Jul 15th 2009 9:06AM
Let's assume that there will be six nominees in the Best Drama category again this year, shall we? It wouldn't surprise me that five out of the six series that were nominated last year are once again nominated this year. Let's face it, Damages, Dexter, House, Lost and Mad Men are still powerhouse drama series and didn't let us down too much this past season.

Since Boston Legal, which was nominated last year, was canceled, it leaves space for another drama series to make its way to the nominees list. Which drama should get the spot?

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The It's a Paycheck Award: Call for considerations

by Debra McDuffee, posted May 21st 2008 11:20AM
TV Squad Awards logoWelcome to another installment of the TV Squad Awards, where you get to learn all about another category in our esteemed competition. The It's A Paycheck Award will go to the best movie actor slumming it on TV.

Sounds simple, right? If you think like I do, this one's got Rob Lowe written all over it. The 1980s had Rob Lowe starring in major box office hits: St. Elmo's Fire, Youngblood, About Last Night. One dirty movie scandal and the career is over until the big TV comeback with West Wing, and he's still slumming it today on Brothers and Sisters.

Speaking of Brothers and Sisters, Sally Field is another potential nominee for this award. Two Oscars and then off to TV Land?

Holly Hunter made the leap with Saving Grace this season, and how about Minnie Driver, whose stint on Will and Grace led to today's The Riches? These few examples only touch the tip of the iceberg of the actors fit for nomination in this category.

The only requirements to qualify as a nominee would be that the actor slummed it on TV during the 2007-2008 season. Who do you think would make a good nominee for The It's a Paycheck Award?

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2007 Satellite Award nominees announced

by Jason Hughes, posted Dec 1st 2007 10:21AM

Variety reports the 12th Annual Satellite Awards will be handed out on December 16, 2007. The awards cover film, television, DVD, and new media. These appear to be the first major awards to involve television series from the new season, and include multiple nominations for both Chuck and Pushing Daisies, including nods for lead actor and series, comedy or musical. Other new show nominations include Patricia Heaton (Back to You) and Anna Friel (Pushing Daisies) for lead actress, comedy or musical, Glenn Close (Damages) for lead actress, drama and Mad Men for drama series.

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Teen Choice nominees announced

by Adam Finley, posted Jul 3rd 2007 2:02PM

teen choiceAs a teenager, your opinion is irrelevant to most of society, but the Teen Choice Awards is your chance to let your voice be heard, and to nominate Paris Hilton for some reason.

Hilton is just one of the folks who have been nominated for Teen Choice 2007, which airs live starting at 8:00 p.m. on August 26 on FOX. She's been nominated in the "Choice TV: Female Reality/Variety Star" category for her "role" on The Simple Life. She's also nominated for the "OMG! Moment" for her jail sentence. Yes, you can win an award for that now, so star commiting some felonies right now, kids.

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Jerry Seinfeld opines on actors and awards - VIDEO

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 5th 2007 12:19PM

seinfeld and supermanAs you know, Jerry Seinfeld recently received the Comedian Award. If you're wondering just how much awards, award ceremonies, and the pageantry that surrounds them means to Mr. Seinfeld, allow me to direct you to the hilarious clip below from the HBO special (via Best Week Ever). I about lost it after his "senators from Krypton remark."

I have to say that Seinfeld echoes my exact sentiments. I haven't sat down and watched the Oscars, Emmys or the Golden Globes in many, many years. I think the last award ceremony that I found even remotely interesting was the Pinewood Derby Awards in 1987, and that's only because I was a participant (and by the way, Boy Scout Troop 141: those weight restrictions are there for a reason. I lost against a car that was clearly over the legal limit).

In all honesty, I'm glad Seinfeld won the Comedian Award, because I really can't take any professional seriously unless they've been given some kind of engraved tchotchke for their efforts. That's why I currently have eleven cavities and am searching for a dentist who has won the Best Dentist Award. Otherwise, why bother?

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Al Gore to receive International Emmy

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 31st 2007 1:49PM

al goreFormer presidential cadidate Al Gore will receive an International Emmy in November for his work in broadcasting, including Current TV, his cable channel featuring user-generated content, and his book and documentary An Inconvenient Truth, which examines the effects of manbearpig global warming. I'm not sure what the International Emmy has to do with his movie, exactly, but there you go.

Gore is actually receiving the Founders Award, which honors those who "touch our common humanity." More importantly, Gore needs more gold statues which he will melt down in order to create a solid gold island he plans to live on once global warming has turned the Earth into a aquatic wasteland. Gore will then elect himself king of the mer-people and begin the breeding process for this new race of Earth creatures, who will claim to adore him but ultimately elect someone else as their king.

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Spike Lee wins journalism award for HBO doc

by Anna Johns, posted Feb 21st 2007 11:02AM
spike leeDirector Spike Lee has won a George Polk award for his documentary about the effects of Hurricane Katrina on New Orleans. Called When the Levees Broke: A Requiem in Four Acts, the doc chronicled the natural disaster and the disastrous way the federal government responded to the humanitarian crisis. The awards are considered among the highest honors in American journalism, along with the Peabody.

Lee's documentary was four hours long and initially premiered to a New Orleans crowd before airing on HBO last August. The program was filled with news photos and video footage, and all sorts of interviews from celebrities and regular folk who recount their experience in the aftermath of Katrina. Ultimately, the federal government and the Army Corps of Engineers are blamed for the sub-par levees and the response to the disaster.

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Don Rickles to be honored at Comedy Arts Festival

by Adam Finley, posted Jan 12th 2007 9:01AM

don ricklesDon Rickles, the premiere insult comic, will be honored with the first Pinnacle Award at the Comedy and Arts Festival in Aspen, Colorado next month. The ceremony will include a screening of John Landis' documentary about the comedian, The Rickles Project. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with Landis and Rickles.

Rickles got his start playing night clubs, later moving on to film and television. He appeared on several of Dean Martin's "Roasts" and was also the star of his own television series in the '70s, C.P.O. Sharkey, one of a few short-lived shows featuring Rickles (others included Daddy Dearest and The Don Rickles Show). Rickles also guest starred on several other television series, such as The Twilight Zone, The Addams Family, and Newhart.

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Simpsons win Emmy, South Park does not

by Adam Finley, posted Aug 20th 2006 2:09PM
simpsonsThere was a lot of talk about the "Trapped in a Closet" episode of South Park, Tom Cruise's alleged involvement in trying to have it taken off the air, and how it spurred Isaac Hayes to leave the show (or spurred his pals in the Scientology community to convince him to leave, depending on what you read). The episode came back into the limelight when it was nominated for an Emmy, but alas, it didn't win. Instead, that honor went to The Simpsons, which won for the episode "The Seemingly Never-Ending Story." Producer Al Jean did reference the South Park episode in his acceptance speech, however, joking, "This is what happens when you don't mock Scientology." I'm happy to see The Simpsons win their ninth Emmy, but between their episode and South Park's, I have to say South Park's was much better.

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South Park wins a Peabody. Seriously, you guys.

by Anna Johns, posted Apr 6th 2006 9:02AM
cartman; south parkPeabody. It sounds like such a prestigious award, doesn't it? It was a really big deal with The Daily Show won, and now South Park has joined its ranks. Matt Stone and Trey Parker won the award for poking fun of all that is hypocritical in the world. Said the director of the Peabody awards, "It properly offends everybody by design and by doing so it reminds us that it's probably a good idea to be tolerant."

Other Peabody award winners:

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Rob Corddry to host Webby Awards

by Adam Finley, posted Apr 5th 2006 12:09PM

ron corddryThe New York Times has described the Webby Awards as "the online equivalent of an Oscar," and they're right, both awards are equally meaningless despite the noise and pageantry that surrounds them. But like the Oscars, at least they're getting someone funny to lead the proceedings. Our pal Rob Corddry from The Daily Show is returning to host the awards for their tenth year. Over 700 people are expected to attend the event when it takes place in the Cipriani Wall Street area of NYC on June 12. As usual, acceptance speeches can only be five words long, which is definitely something I think the Oscars should implement as well.

[via Lost Remote]

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Jon Stewart will host Peabody Awards

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 22nd 2006 1:02PM
jon stewartJon Stewart is gearing up for hosting duties yet again, this time for the Peabody Awards in New York City on June 5. Stewart, who has won two Peabodys himself for The Daily Show's election coverage, was chosen partly for his "journalistic smarts and comic genius." Well, I'll give them the "comic genius" part, but I still cringe whenever someone refers to The Daily Show as "journalism." Additionally, winners from the 2005 ceremony will be announced via satellite and Web cast on April 5.

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