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Jane Lynch with her Emmy: 'Shoving it in people's faces'

October 11, 2010 |  9:21 am

Looks like Jane Lynch has the same steely nerve as her character on "Glee." When she appeared on "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon" last week, she playfully confessed that she behaved rather haughtily toward colleagues after winning her Emmy Award. Jane and Jimmy also dished on how nervous they were before doing that big dance number that kicked off the Emmy ceremony.

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Tuesday night's 'Glee' may be Chris Colfer's next Emmy submission

October 5, 2010 | 12:14 pm

Attention, Chris Colfer fans: Tune in to "Glee" Tuesday night to see "Grilled Cheesus" because Fancast's Matt Webb Mitovich says, "this episode belongs to Chris Colfer, who likely has staked his claim to a second Emmy nod."

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Colfer recently lost the supporting comedy actor Emmy for the "Laryngitis" episode of "Glee" in which he belts out "Rose's Turn." Very dramatic submission in the comedy category. Often that's a good strategy, believe it or not, but he lost to Eric Stonestreet's comedic turn as a clown in the "Fizbo" episode of "Modern Family."

Tonight we see more of Colfer's drama chops. Mitovich tells Gold Derby about the "Glee" eppy: "Kurt's dad has a heart attack, is in bad condition. The episode as a whole takes a look at the question of God's existence. Kurt, being gay, is a non-believer, but the others compel him to find faith in something during this difficult time. There are also great moments with non-believer Sue Sylvester and her impaired sister."

Photo: Recent Emmy champ Jane Lynch and recent Emmy loser Chris Colfer appear together in a scene in tonight's episode of "Glee." (Fox)

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'Modern Family,' Jim Parsons and, yes, Edie Falco among Emmy comedy newcomers

August 29, 2010 | 10:33 pm

Emmys Modern Family Emmy Awards Freshman hit "Modern Family" won best comedy series as well as supporting actor (Eric Stonestreet) and writing (Steven Levitan & Christopher Lloyd) at this year's Emmy Awards. "Glee," the other breakout show of the TV season, had to settle for supporting actress (Jane Lynch) and directing (Ryan Murphy). The lead acting awards went to Edie Falco for the first season of "Nurse Jackie" and Jim Parsons, who prevailed on his second nomination for "The Big Bang Theory."

"Modern Family" joins a long line of classic TV shows to win top comedy series for their first seasons. Among them: "All in the Family" (1971, the first of four wins), "Taxi" (1979, the first of three in a row), "Cheers" (1983, the first of four), "The Cosby Show" (1985), "The Golden Girls" (1986, the first of two in a row), "The Wonder Years" (1988) and "Frasier" (1994, the first of a record five in a row). "Modern Family" co-creator Lloyd shared in all of those wins for "Frasier" and also won a writing Emmy for that show in 1996.

The most recent laffer to win for its inaugural season was "30 Rock." It took home the Emmy in 2007 and again in 2008 and last year. However, show creator and star Tina Fey must have been reading our pundits predictions, which were fool-proof on the comedy front. When drama actress winner Kyra Sedgwick asked Fey, who was presenting, to keep her Emmy while she read off her speech, she quipped it would be the only one she held that night.

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Emmy prediction smackdown: Experts forecast who'll win

August 26, 2010 |  1:39 pm

Here's a roundup of Emmy Award predictions from the best pundits on the planet: Mike Ausiello (Entertainment Weekly), Kristin dos Santos (E! Online), Maggie Furlong (AOL TV Squad), Joseph Kapsch (Zap2It), Steve Pond (The Odds, The Wrap), Matt Roush (TV Guide) plus the Gold Derby/The Envelope team of Chris "Boomer" Beachum, Rob Licuria and me. Read category-per-category analysis here.

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COMEDY SERIES
"Curb Your Enthusiasm"
"Glee" — Dos Santos
"Modern Family" — Ausiello, Beachum, Furlong, Kapsch, Licuria, O'Neil, Pond, Roush
"Nurse Jackie"
"The Office"
"30 Rock"

COMEDY ACTOR
Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory") — Ausiello, Beachum, Dos Santos, Furlong, Pond, Roush
Larry David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm")
Matthew Morrison ("Glee")
Tony Shalhoub ("Monk") — Kapsch, Licuria, O'Neil
Steve Carell ("The Office")
Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock")

COMEDY ACTRESS
Lea Michele ("Glee") — Dos Santos
Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("The New Adventures of Old Christine")
Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie") — Ausiello, Beachum, Kapsch, Licuria, O'Neil, Pond, Roush
Amy Poehler ("Parks and Recreation")
Tina Fey ("30 Rock")
Toni Collette ("United States of Tara") — Furlong

SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR
Chris Colfer ("Glee") — Kapsch, O'Neil
Neil Patrick Harris ("How I Met Your Mother")
Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family")
Eric Stonestreet ("Modern Family") — Beachum, Dos Santos, Licuria, Pond
Ty Burrell ("Modern Family") — Ausiello, Furlong, Roush
Jon Cryer ("Two and a Half Men")

SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS
Jane Lynch ("Glee") — Ausiello, Beachum, Dos Santos, Furlong, Kapsch, Licuria, O'Neil, Pond, Roush
Julie Bowen ("Modern Family")
Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family")
Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live")
Jane Krakowski ("30 Rock")
Holland Taylor ("Two and a Half Men")

DRAMA SERIES
"Breaking Bad" — Dos Santos
"Dexter"
"The Good Wife"
"Lost" — Furlong
"Mad Men" — Ausiello, Beachum, Kapsch, Licuria, O'Neil, Pond, Roush
"True Blood"

DRAMA ACTOR
Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") — Ausiello, Furlong
Michael C. Hall ("Dexter") — Beachum, Kapsch, Licuria, O'Neil, Pond, Roush
Kyle Chandler ("Friday Night Lights") — Dos Santos
Hugh Laurie ("House")
Matthew Fox ("Lost")
Jon Hamm ("Mad Men")

DRAMA ACTRESS
Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer")
Glenn Close ("Damages")
Connie Britton ("Friday Night Lights")
Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife") — Ausiello, Beachum, Dos Santos, Furlong, Kapsch, Licuria, O'Neil, Pond, Roush
Mariska Hargitay ("Law & Order: Special Victims Unit")
January Jones ("Mad Men")

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Pssst! Here's how much Emmy nominee$ earn

August 13, 2010 |  9:02 am

As Emmy contenders slug it out to win fake gold statuettes, TV Guide just tattled on how much real gold they earn from their tube jobs. Poor Hugh Laurie has lost his four Emmy bouts in the past, but isn't indigent. His hefty consolation prize: $400,000 for starring in each episode of "House M.D." Here are the salaries of other Emmy nominees on the TV Guide list. Sums are per episode unless otherwise indicated.

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BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Hugh Laurie, "House M.D." - $400,000
Jon Hamm, "Mad Men" - $100,000

BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: SVU" -  $395,000
Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer" - $350,000
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife" - $175,000

BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Steve Carell, "The Office" - $297,000
Matthew Morrison, "Glee" - $30,000
Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory" - $40,000

BEST COMEDY ACTRESS
Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie" - $175,000

BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTOR
Ty Burrell, "Modern Family" - $50,000
Jon Cryer, "Two and a Half Men" - $550,000

BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS
Jane Lynch, "Glee" - $50,000

VARIETY CATEGORIES
David Letterman, "The Late Show" - $28 million per year
Conan O'Brien, "The Conan O'Brien Show" - $10 million per year

BEST REALITY TV HOST
Ryan Seacrest, "American Idol" - $15 million per year

Photo: WireImage

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Emmy pundits' video slugfest: 'Glee' star Jane Lynch is a shoo-in to win best supporting comedy actress

August 12, 2010 | 12:18 pm
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I disagree with our Emmy gurus Chris "Boomer" Beachum and Rob Licuria (AwardsHeaven) over who'll win the race for best supporting comedy actor (I pick "Glee's" Chris Colfer; they pick "Modern Family's" Eric Stonestreet). But there's no question who'll prevail in that category's female equivalent: Jane Lynch ("Glee"). Boomer and Rob explain why in our webcam chat below plus they analyze the race in more detail here.

Also watch our webcam match-ups over who'll win best supporting drama actor, supporting drama actress and supporting comedy actor.

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Boomer vs. Rob: Best reality competition show

Photo: Jane Lynch in "Glee." Credit: Fox

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'Modern Family' and 'Mad Men' sweep Gold Derby TV Awards

August 11, 2010 | 12:35 pm

Winners of the seventh annual Gold Derby TV Awards were unveiled Tuesday night in a ceremony held in our forums' chat room. Posters in our message boards voted to heap three trophies upon "Modern Family," including best comedy series, ensemble acting and supporting actor (Ty Burrell).

Though "Glee" lost best comedy, it reaped four consolation prizes: supporting actress and breakthrough performer of the year (Jane Lynch), guest actor (Mike O'Malley) and guest actress (Kristin Chenoweth).

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Biggest surprise: Victory by Courtney Cox-Arquette ("Cougar Town"), who isn't nominated for an Emmy this year (and has never been, for that matter). She beat Emmy nominees Edie Falco ("Nurse Jackie"), Tina Fey ("30 Rock"), Lea Michele ("Glee") and Amy Poehler ("Parks & Recreation").

"Mad Men" led among drama skeins, claiming best series and supporting actress (Elisabeth Moss). "Dexter" nabbed best actor (Michael C. Hall) and  guest actor (John Lithgow).

All winners listed below. To see a rundown of nominees plus the reax of our forum posters, click here. Many thanks to our forum moderators Chris "Boomer" Beachum, Rob Licuria, Andrew Pickett and Matt Noble for organizing the awards procedure.

COMEDY SERIES:
"Modern Family" (ABC)

COMEDY LEAD ACTRESS:
Courteney Cox-Arquette as Jules Cobb on "Cougar Town"

COMEDY LEAD ACTOR:
Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper on "The Big Bang Theory"

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS:
Jane Lynch as Sue Sylvester on "Glee"

COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy on "Modern Family"

COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS:
Kristin Chenoweth as April Rhodes on "Glee"

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TCA Awards shockers: 'Glee,' Jane Lynch and Julianna Margulies

August 1, 2010 |  8:40 am
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Women rarely get nominated for Television Critics Assn. Awards, but two just won the performance categories for comedy and drama in the same year for the first time ever: Jane Lynch ("Glee") and Julianna Margulies ("The Good Wife").

The Margulies win at the TCA Awards is especially surprising since she stars on a traditional legal show aired on broadcast TV. Hey, that's not hyper-cool, which usually matters a lot to gritty TV critics. Margulies beat such critically acclaimed hipsters as John Lithgow ("Dexter"), Katey Sagal ("Sons of Anarchy") and "Breaking Bad" stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.

An even bigger oddity: "Glee" beat "Modern Family" to win the trophies as program of the year and best new program, but "Modern Family" struck revenge by besting "Glee" to win best comedy. Huh? How can "Glee" be the program of the year but not best comedy? Because TV critics are crazy, illogical and indulge themselves exactly as they well please, thank you very much. These kinds of schizo outcomes happen all the time at the TCA Awards.

Is the "Mad Men" juggernaut derailed? After winning best drama series for the last two years at both the TCA Awards and the Emmys, it lost to two shows that tied at TCA: "Lost" and "Breaking Bad." Previously, "Lost" won best drama series at TCA in 2005 and 2006.

Program of the year: "Glee" (Fox)
Outstanding new program: "Glee" (Fox)
Individual achievement in comedy: Jane Lynch, "Glee" (Fox)
Outstanding achievement in comedy: "Modern Family" (ABC)
Outstanding achievement in drama: TIE – "Lost" (ABC) and "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Individual achievement in drama: Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife" (CBS)
Outstanding achievement in news and information: "Life" (Discovery)
Outstanding achievement in youth programming: "Yo Gabba Gabba" (Nick Jr.)
Outstanding acheievement in movies, miniseries and specials: "The Pacific" (HBO)
Heritage Award: "MASH" (CBS)
Career achievement: James Garner

Photo: Fox TV

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Nothing funny about repeat winners in comedy supporting actress Emmy race

July 14, 2010 |  5:10 pm

Holland Taylor Supporting Comedy Emmy Awards Since the supporting actress comedy category was established at the Emmy Awards in 1979, just 19 women have taken home this award. Funny ladies Rhea Pearlman ("Cheers," 1984-86, 1989) and Doris Roberts  ("Everybody Loves Raymond," 2001-03, 2005) each won four awards for their classic sitcoms while Laurie Metcalf ("Roseanne," 1992-94) managed a three-peat. Double winners include Loretta Swit, "MASH" (1980, 1982); Bebe Neuwirth, "Cheers" (1990, 1991); Kristen Johnson, "Third Rock From the Sun" (1997, 1999); and Megan Mullally, "Will & Grace" (2000, 2006).

Among this year's nominees, only Holland Taylor is an Emmy champ with her 1999 supporting win for the drama series "The Practice." She is a four-time also-ran in this race for "Two and a Half Men." This is the second nomination in a row for both Jane Krakowski ("30 Rock") and Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live") and the first Emmy bids for "Glee" featured player Jane Lynch and "Modern Family" co-stars Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara.

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My fearless, 100% accurate Emmy nominations predictions

July 6, 2010 | 11:35 am
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Here's who I predict will score bids when Emmy Awards nominations are unveiled Thursday morning:

BEST DRAMA SERIES
"Breaking Bad"
"Damages"
"Dexter"
"Mad Men"
"The Good Wife"
"Lost"

ALTERNATES: "Big Love," "Friday Night Lights," "House M.D.," "Sons of Anarchy," "Treme"


BEST COMEDY SERIES
"The Big Bang Theory"
"Curb Your Enthusiasm"
"Family Guy"
"Glee"
"Modern Family"
"30 Rock"

ALTERNATES: "Community," "How I Met Your Mother," "Entourage," "Nurse Jackie," "The Office," "Parks and Recreation," "Weeds"


BEST DRAMA ACTOR
Simon Baker ("The Mentalist")
Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad")
Michael C. Hall ("Dexter")
Jon Hamm ("Mad Men")
Hugh Laurie ("House")
Timothy Olyphant ("Justified")

ALTERNATES: Matt Bomer ("White Collar"), Kyle Chandler ("Friday Night Lights"), Matthew Fox ("Lost"), Peter Krause ("Parenthood"), Denis Leary ("Rescue Me"), Bill Paxton ("Big Love"), Wendell Pierce ("Treme"), Kiefer Sutherland ("24")


BEST DRAMA ACTRESS
Glenn Close ("Damages")
Mariska Hargitay ("Law & Order: SVU")
January Jones ("Mad Men")
Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife")
Katey Sagal ("Sons of Anarchy")
Kyra Sedgwick ("The Closer")

ALTERNATES: Sally Field ("Brothers and Sisters"), Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad"), Holly Hunter ("Saving Grace"), Melissa Leo ("Treme"), Anna Paquin ("True Blood")


BEST COMEDY ACTOR
Steve Carell ("The Office")
Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock")
Larry David ("Curb Your Enthusiasm")
Matthew Morrison ("Glee")
Jim Parsons ("The Big Bang Theory")
Tony Shalhoub ("Monk")

ALTERNATES: David Duchovny ("Californication"), Joel McHale ("Community"), Thomas Jane ("Hung"), Charlie Sheen ("Two and a Half Men")

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Prediction: 'Glee' star Jane Lynch will hit high note at the Emmys

May 19, 2010 |  5:45 am

Our Emmy gurus Robert "Rob L" Licuria (Awards Heaven) and Chris "Boomer" Beachum not only agree that "Glee" star Jane Lynch is ahead to win best supporting actress in a comedy series but that her closest rivals are Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live") and Jane Krakowski ("30 Rock"). Also see their predictions for these races: best drama series, lead drama actor, best drama actress, best supporting drama actor, best supporting drama actress, best comedy series, best comedy actor, best comedy actress, best supporting comedy actor. Nominations will be unveiled on July 8, awards bestowed on Aug. 29.

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BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS: BOOMER'S PREDIX
1. Jane Lynch ("Glee")
2. Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live")
3. Jane Krakowski (30 Rock")
4. Vanessa Williams ("Ugly Betty")
5. Jenna Fischer ("The Office")
6. Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family")
 
Alternates -- Elizabeth Perkins ("Weeds"), Julie Bowen ("Modern Family")
 
BOOMER'S COMMENTARY: This seems to be the most difficult category to predict for nominations especially with last year's winner Kristin Chenoweth and "SNL" star Amy Poehler no longer eligible. Adding to the confusion, potential nominees Cheryl Hines ("Curb Your Enthusiasm") and Jane Adams ("Hung") strangely opted to try their luck in the very crowded lead actress race.
 
The standout here is no doubt Jane Lynch, a beloved comedy veteran of many films and TV shows, who finally has a chance to show such range on "Glee." She is easily the front-runner to win the category. Kristen Wiig remains the big star on "SNL" and will be back again to contend for an Emmy. Jane Krakowski has been given some great material this year on her show, as has Jenna Fischer with both wedding and baby storylines. Vanessa Williams most likely continues her string of nominations for the final season of "Ugly Betty". I am torn on the sixth slot and feel it might be a race between two members of the "Modern Family" (Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen) or another nomination for Elizabeth Perkins from "Weeds".

BEST SUPPORTING COMEDY ACTRESS: ROB'S PREDIX
1. Jane Lynch ("Glee")
2. Kristen Wiig ("Saturday Night Live")
3. Jane Krakowski ("30 Rock")
4. Elizabeth Perkins ("Weeds")
5. Julie Bowen ("Modern Family")
6. Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family")
 
Alternates: Vanessa Williams ("Ugly Betty"), Holland Taylor ("Two and a Half Men")

ROB'S COMMENTARY: I am going out on a bit of a limb here in thinking that Jane Lynch is the front-runner in this category. She is the scene stealer and a comedy vet and is due some Emmy love.

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