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64th Prime Time Emmy Awards - LIVE with spoilers

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by jsmeeker, Sep 23, 2012.

  1. That Don Guy

    That Don Guy Now with more GB

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    I stand corrected. In fact, after checking the rules, ADs and Stage Managers in the Academy aren't even allowed to vote on nominations for the Directing categories - just the Program (e.g. Comedy Series) categories.
     
  2. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    Y'all talked me into it. I just bought Season 1 for streaming on Amazon. Looks like something I'll enjoy. :up:
     
  3. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    You will not be disappointed. Homeland is a fantastic show. There's not a ton of action, yet the show is constantly filled with tension and suspense, due to the excellent writing and acting.

    I was torn on the Best Supporting Actor - Drama category. I'd have been happy with any of Aaron Paul, Giancarlo Esposito, Jared Harris, or Peter Dinklage.

    Can't believe Mad Men still has not won a single acting Emmy, despite its four straight (before this year) wins for Best Drama Series. John Hamm is ridiculously talented and keeps getting overlooked.
     
  4. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

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    I was shocked to see Curb Your Enthusiasm get a nomination. For some reason my SP hasn't been picking it up... Is it STILL on the air? When did the last season end? Very confused... :eek:
     
  5. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    Read a very interesting article about Modern Family last week which details the fact that the shows co-creators, Steve Levitan and Chris Lloyd, had a falling out shortly after the show debuted and they now do not work together when producing the show. They realized that they each had very different ideas about what is funny and what the tone of the show should be, and rather than getting into endless debates in the writers room that would never get resolved, they landed on an arrangement where they split up the season into even-numbered episodes and odd-numbered episodes. Levitan oversees the odd-numbered episodes and Lloyd isn't even in the writer's room while those are being worked on, and then Lloyd takes the even-numbered episodes and Levitan is absent for those. Supposedly if you're paying attention, you can spot the difference in tone from episode to episode since the two of them seem to have a very different idea about how the show should work.

     
  6. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    I couldn't have said it better. It's a MUCH smarter version of 24. Hopefully they can keep it up.
     
  7. aadam101

    aadam101 Tell me a joke

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    It ended about a year ago I think. Larry David always takes long breaks. It's been on 12 years and I think has only had 8 seasons.
     
  8. aadam101

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    I'm glad I'm not the only one. They all looked genuinely mad to me. It could have been acting but I'm not so sure. I got the feeling they don't like Damien Lewis.
     
  9. murgatroyd

    murgatroyd Don't stop believin'

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    It's a pity Bergeron wasn't hosting the Emmys. The show would have been a whole lot funnier.

    Fave moment of the night: the director. Both for the shout-out to the ADs and stage manager, and for giving the direction to play him off because his speech was taking too long. ;)
     
  10. mattack

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    Seth McFarlane DID have a microphone on, right? I sure thought that looked like part of a a microphone on him.. So it wasn't just that he was a few feet away from a standing microphone (but then walked to a DISTANT one)… it was that his mic wasn't working, right?
     
  11. busyba

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    Heh... right before he did that, I paused it and turned to my GF and said, "you know... since he's the director, he can talk as long as he wants and not get played off, since he's the guy who tells them to play a person off."

    Then I unpaused it and he immediately asked to be played off. :D
     
  12. busyba

    busyba The Funcooker

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    The presenters are not miked. They all walk to a standing mike.
     
  13. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give em Hell, Devils

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    I thought the Seth MacFarlane thing was scripted that way. The fact that he then walked to the distant mic when there was one right next to him made the joke, IMO.
     
  14. That Don Guy

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    The latest season ran July through September, 2011. The eligibility period for this Emmys was 6/1/2011 through 5/31/2012. Any nominations the Tony Awards received, as well as Cat Deeley's for hosting So You Think You Can Dance?, were also based on shows in 2011.

    I'm pretty sure it was a legitimate mistake; you can barely hear Seth reading his lines as the center microphone rises from the floor (and off to the right of where he's standing) before he realizes he should be over to one side of the stage. BTW, I counted six YouTube clips of his "This is gonna be on YouTube" remark so far.
     
  15. aindik

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    Interesting. Kind of like the later years of Lennon and McCartney.
     
  16. steve614

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    Once again Fringe and John Noble get overlooked. :(
     
  17. mattack

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    It sure looked like there was a mic behind one of his collars or something.. There was a little black thing sticking out.
     
  18. MikeAndrews

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    Problem is that CBS and Showtime think nothing of showing Homeland scenes that are major spoilers. The report on the CBS Sunday Morning gave away about every spoiler in the first season.

    They never heard of people catching up on DVD and VoD?
     
  19. That Don Guy

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    There are quite a few photos of Seth at the Emmys, and I don't notice anything. It could have been some combination of his wearing a white coat over his black suit, and shadows.

    Still, it's possible that he had a wireless mic on to catch what he says offstage, but even if he did, I don't think they could patch that mic up to the theater's speakers.
     

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