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Steve Carell Snubbed for 'Office' Emmy

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 18th 2011 9:40PM
Steve CarellWhile there's no doubt Jim Parsons does incredible work as Sheldon on 'The Big Bang Theory,' one of the biggest bummers of Sunday's Emmy Awards telecast was the inimitable Steve Carell losing out on his final chance to win an Emmy for his six-year stint as Michael Scott on 'The Office.'

Though the show's writing has been uneven in recent seasons, there's no doubt Carell's performance -- especially in the episode 'Garage Sale,' where Scott proposed to longtime girlfriend Holly Flax -- was statuette-worthy.

Carell has been nominated for acting Emmys and Golden Globes for all six years he's played Michael Scott, but the only win he took for the character was in 2006, when he nabbed the Globe. The actor left 'The Office' this year, so it was his last chance to snag some Emmy love.

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Alec Baldwin Dropped Out of Emmys Opening After Fox Axed News Corp. Hacking Joke

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 18th 2011 9:15PM
Alec Baldwin was nominated for Best Actor in a Comedy for his work on '30 Rock,' but the Emmys opening sketch was missing his comedic talents.

It wasn't supposed to be that way. According to a report in Deadline that's now been confirmed by Baldwin and Fox, Baldwin dropped out of the bit after Fox executives nixed a joke about the News Corp. hacking scandal that was slated for ceremony's opening number.

Baldwin confirmed the report on Twitter, saying "Fox did kill my NewsCorp hacking joke. Which sucks bc I think it would have made them look better. A little ... If I were enmeshed in a scandal where I hacked phones of families of innocent crime victims purely 4 profit, I'd want that 2 go away, 2."

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Emmys Opening Musical Number: Did Jane Lynch or Jimmy Fallon Do It Better? (VIDEO)

by Jean Bentley, posted Sep 18th 2011 9:05PM
Jane Lynch Emmys openerJane Lynch kicked off the 2011 Emmy Awards with a musical number filled with celebrity cameos (Leonard Nimoy!), which, coincidentally, is how Jimmy Fallon kicked off the 2010 ceremony.

So, how did the two compare?

Well, Fallon went big with a 'Glee' tribute and Bruce Springsteen cover, while Lynch took the solo route with an original number about the magic of television and how everyone on TV lives in the same building.

Both recruited a ton of celebs to help out, but Fallon had the stars sing along with him while Lynch dropped into different show sets. Both included a requisite 'Dancing With the Stars' dig, though.

Who nabbed the bigger stars?

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Sarah Hyland Apologizes to Lea Michele on the Emmys 2011 Red Carpet

by Crystal Bell, posted Sep 18th 2011 8:30PM
Sarah HylandSarah Hyland upset millions of Gleeks on Saturday's 'Fashion Police' when she poked a little bit of fun at 'Glee' starlet Lea Michele and her pouty red carpet poses.

Hyland's seen Michele work her red carpet magic -- and when Joan Rivers asked the young 'Modern Family' star if she could do it herself, Hyland went a little Regina George on Michele.

"So it's like a slow-motion picture kinda thing," Hyland told Rivers. "It's just like, she puts her hands on her hips like this and sticks out her collarbone-I don't know if you can see-she sticks out her collarbone to make her look skinnier and she goes [pouts lips] sticks out her lips."

Seeing as the 'Glee' fans were not impressed, Hyland had to do some damage control on the Emmy Awards red carpet.

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Emmys 2011 Best & Worst Dressed

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 18th 2011 6:00PM
Nina DobrevThe Emmys are TV's biggest night, but before the winners are named, there's the red carpet.

Who rocked the Emmys 2011 red carpet? Who should be firing their stylist tomorrow? Check out our Best & Worst Fashion gallery to get our take.

There's 'The Vampire Diaries' star Nina Dobrev looking ga-ga-gorgeous in the hottest color of the night, red. Then there are some red misses, like almost-'Wonder Woman' Adrianne Palicki looking like she can't give up on that spandex suit.

Then there's a controversial midriff-baring number, a gorgeous pop of aqua in a sea of red and a few hot couples looking twice as nice.

Take a look at our gallery and tell us what you think!

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Emmys 2011: Lonely Island, Maya Rudolph & Ed Helms Will Perform

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 18th 2011 11:01AM
Lonely IslandLonely Island will put its stamp on the Emmys.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Andy Samberg and his group Lonely Island, Maya Rudolph and Ed Helms will perform a musical medley during the 63rd annual ceremony.

Rudolph stars in NBC's new comedy 'Up All Night' -- her character sings! -- and Ed Helms' 'The Office' character is known for busting out into song at the drop of a hat. Lonely Island had three songs up for Emmys -- including '3-Way (The Golden Rule)' -- but lost out to Justin Timberlake's 'Saturday Night Live' monologue.

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What Will 'Raising Hope' Star and Nominee Martha Plimpton Wear to the Emmys?

by Maggie Furlong, posted Sep 17th 2011 6:20PM
Martha PlimptonEven though 'Raising Hope' star Martha Plimpton has been in this business for 30 years -- yep, 30 years! -- her Emmy nod for Lead Actress in a Comedy this year is only the second Emmy nomination of her career. (Her first one was almost a decade ago for her guest starring role on 'Law & Order: SVU' in 2002.)

She's had recent TV turns on 'The Good Wife,' 'Fringe' and 'How to Make It In America,' but now that she's on TV each week playing Virginia, the matriarch of the quick-witted but desperately average Chance family, we mostly see her in jeans and a t-shirt or her character's maid uniform.

Not exactly glamorous. So with TV's big night fast-approaching, I was curious to find out what she was planning on wearing to the awards (Sun., Sept. 18, 8PM ET/5PM PT on Fox).

"Oh I don't know yet. I can't answer that yet ... I don't know," she said on the L.A. set of 'Raising Hope.' But I kept pressing ...

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Emmys 2011: Is Charlie Sheen Presenting?

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 17th 2011 5:20PM
Charlie SheenCharlie Sheen may have failed to submit himself for an Emmy, but that might not stop him from making an appearance at the awards show.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sheen is expected to present an award during the Emmys telecast airing on Sun., Sept. 18 on Fox. Sheen is the subject of a 'Comedy Central Roast' on Mon., Sept. 19, making an Emmy appearance would be a strong publicity move.

The actor was fired from 'Two and a Half Men' earlier in 2011 and failed to submit himself for an award. He's been previously nominated for the show four times.

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'Life After Emmy': How Does Winning an Emmy Award Change Your Life? (VIDEO)

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 16th 2011 9:00AM
Jeremy Piven: 'Life After Emmy'
Come Sunday night the red carpet will be rolled out, champagne corks will be popping and there won't be a dry eye in the Kodak Auditorium as the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards are handed out. All the nominees will gather for the ceremony in the hope that their name will be the one in the winner's envelope, but only a happy few will get to take home a much-coveted trophy.

Have you ever wondered why Hollywood stars are so obsessed with winning awards? And just how does joining that select band known as "Emmy Winners" change your life?

What happens once the applause stops, the festivities are over and the borrowed dresses and jewels are handed back? Find out now, as past Emmy winners Jeremy Piven, Megan Mullaly, Kristin Chenoweth and Jackée Harry talk candidly about how life has changed since they had their moment in the sun.

Watch the hilarious 'Life After Emmy' mockumentary after the jump.

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Who Will Win Big at the Emmys? Play Along With Our Printable Ballot

by AOL TV Staff, posted Sep 14th 2011 4:15PM
Emmys host Jane LynchWho will take home the hardware on television's biggest night? And how many winners can you guess correctly?

The Emmys are this Sunday (live at 8PM ET/5PM PT on Fox), and whether you're planning an Emmy viewing party or just struggling with a gambling problem, AOL TV's printable 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards ballot is as essential as chips, dip and a functioning remote control.

So ask yourself: Which performances are worthy of TV's highest honor, and who should be practicing their "it's an honor just to be nominated" speech? Will your favorites come out on top, or will this year's winners inspire you to branch out a bit?

If you need some guidance, we've got you covered. Check out all our Emmys coverage right here, and keep an eye on AOL TV during the broadcast for real-time commentary, a fashion gallery of the best and worst look, breaking news, watercooler moments you might've missed, an updated winners list and more!

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Emmy Nominee Randee Heller Talks 'Mad Men,' Her Awards Competition & More

by Maggie Furlong, posted Aug 23rd 2011 3:00PM
The offices of Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce got a little shake-up last season on 'Mad Men' with the help of a sassy secretary who -- shocker! -- Don and the guys had zero interest in sleeping with.

Ida Blankenship, Bert Cooper's veteran desk jockey who was talked about but never seen, was given the reassignment of a lifetime: front and center working Don Draper's desk. Then (spoiler alert for those who haven't seen Season 4!) her lifetime ended right there in the office.

Not that Blankenship wasn't ever a looker or worthy of an office tryst -- Roger Sterling even referred to her as the Queen of Perversions when reminiscing about his long-past fling with her -- but in her final months on the job, she was much more valued for the comic relief she offered.

That delivery was courtesy of Randee Heller, veteran stage and screen actress who, before Blankenship, was probably best known as Billy Crystal's lesbian roommate on 'Soap' and Danielson's mom in the first two 'Karate Kid' movies.

Now on the heels of her first Emmy nomination, planning for her first ever awards show, Heller looks back on her time as Blankenship fondly ... even if she didn't get to keep any of her wardrobe.

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What Jobs Do Emmy Nominated TV Characters Hold? (Infographic)

by Alex Moaba, posted Aug 22nd 2011 10:45AM
We often joke that 95% of the characters we see on TV are either doctors, lawyers or cops. But among characters nominated for Emmys this year, the occupational breakdown is considerably more diverse.

Led by Don Draper, 12.6% of nominated characters are businessmen. 10.3% are stay-at-home moms or dads, 8% are lawyers, and 6.9% are teachers. The biggest group in the graphic falls into the 'Other' category, which includes Matt Damon's '30 Rock' character Carol, who's a pilot, and Dexter Morgan, a forensic scientist/serial killer of evil people.

Check out the infographic, courtesy of the official Emmys site, after the jump for the full breakdown.

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Emmys 2011 By the Numbers (INFOGRAPHIC)

by Michael Wandling, posted Jul 28th 2011 2:30PM
Emmy AwardWhen you think of the Emmy Awards, you probably think of the glitz, the glamor and the gold. But, what about the history of TV's biggest night?

The Emmys have been around for more than 60 years -- this year it's the 63rd annual ceremony -- and have a very rich history.

Did you ever wonder who has won the most Emmys? Or which actors have won the most awards for a single role? How about the actress who has won the most awards as a performer? Well, you can quell that curiosity by checking out our very handy Emmys 2011 infographic below.

Just try and remember to mentally thank us when you bust out an Emmy factoid to impress your friends.

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Megan Mullally Joins 'Happy Endings,' Talks Nick Offerman's Emmy Snub

by Chris Harnick, posted Jul 22nd 2011 5:50PM
Nick Offerman, Megan MullallyMegan Mullally is going from one critically-acclaimed comedy to another, taking a leave as Tammy on 'Parks and Recreation' to go play on ABC's 'Happy Endings' this season.

The 'Will & Grace' veteran spilled the beans to Zap2It at Comic-Con.

"I'm going to do a little arc," Mullally told them. She admitted she hasn't signed any contracts yet, but that she'll be playing a mom to one of the show's funny leading ladies. "... Rumor has it I'm going to be playing Casey [Wilson's] mother. I love her."

Mullally, perhaps best known for her years as Karen Walker on 'Will & Grace,' last popped up on 'Parks and Recreation' opposite her real-life husband Nick Offerman in the Season 3 finale.

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Emmys 2011: Fun Reactions, Straight From the Nominees

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jul 14th 2011 3:00PM
Emmy nominations are often met with mixed emotions -- maybe you're excited for your favorite show or mad that a certain actor was snubbed -- but no one has better reactions on Emmy nominations morning than the nominees themselves.

So where were this year's nominees when the found out? And how are they thanking their fans and Emmy voters? We've got reactions from some of the biggest names on TV.

'Mad Men'
Some are sweet, others are funny, one involves dog poop and another isn't even in English (or any real language, as far as we know). Click into our Emmy Nominee Reactions gallery to read them all.

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