Nominations for the 70th Annual Emmy Awards, honoring the best of the best in television from the past year, are set to be unveiled the morning of July 12. HBO's juggernaut Game of Thrones took a year off from last year's awards (after not airing its seventh season in time for consideration), so it's hoping to roar back into contention this time, while reigning Best Comedy champ Veep will be the one to step aside as we wait for its final season. 2018 will be voters' last chance to award some unrewarded shows and performers like FX's The Americans (my fave) and The Crown's Claire Foy, but it will also be their first chance to award potential new favorites like BBC America's Killing Eve or Amazon's The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. One never really knows which direction Emmy voters will swerve in - hell, this year they even have the option to dip back into old favorites thought once finished (hey, Will & Grace!) or long dormant (Curb Your Enthusiasm) - but read on for my last-minute, foolhardy predictions of which way they’ll go in 16 of the top categories.Read More
The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be doled out this evening, honoring the best television had to offer in the 2016-2017 season. With "Game of Thrones" sitting this year out (it's most recent season will be Emmy eligible at next year's awards), there's a lot of new blood in the Drama categories - and Best Drama Series is possibly the most competitive and unpredictable it has ever been! That said, the Emmys also like to turn on the autopilot, so there should be a handful of repeat winners to counteract all the newness.
I've watched more scripted TV in the past year than any other (36 complete seasons of eligible shows - yikes), but that won't help me one bit with my predictions! Below are my picks for who and what might take home a golden trophy tonight in the rumored order the 27 categories are to be presented in. Stephen Colbert hosts this year's soiree, which will air live on CBS beginning at 8pm ET, and don't forget to mix a few cocktails and follow along with our commentary on Twitter all evening @CineMunch.Read More
Nominations for the 69th Annual Emmy Awards, honoring the best of the best in television from the past year, will be announced tomorrow, July 13th. With HBO's juggernaut Game of Thrones ineligible (it didn't air new episodes within the June-May window) and a number of much-buzzed first year series looking likely to break through, there may be a healthy amount of surprises among the nominees. Though this is the Emmys, so maybe not. I'll be cheering loudly for The Leftovers and Westworld on the Drama side, all things Big Little Lies in the Limited Series categories, and Carrie Coon times two. Below are my last-minute predictions in 16 of the top categories.Read More
The 68th Annual Emmy Awards will bestow show shiny trophies upon the best in television from the 2015-2016 TV season on Sunday, September 18th. Oh, the Emmys. They either award the same shows and performers year after year or the winners list is full of several WTFs, though that's never consistent from year to year (or even within the same year), so they can be difficult to predict. This will likely be a year full of sweeps: "Game of Thrones", "Veep", and especially "The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" are expected to clean up in their respective fields.
And victories for those programs would be more than fine with us! Our latest podcast detailed all our favorite things from the past year in TV, many of which are nominated this year. Below you'll find Matt's predictions in all televised categories, in the presumed order they will be announced. Jimmy Kimmel hosts this year's show, which will air on ABC beginning at 8pm ET. Be sure to mix some drinks and follow along with our commentary on Twitter @CineMunch.Read More
With TV's glitterati set to honor themselves at the Emmy Awards this coming Sunday, we recently gathered the CineDrunk crew for another (indulgent) TeleDrunk extravaganza/eleganza.
In an (unsuccessful) effort to avoid inane predictions and meandering discussion, we each crafted a trio of top five lists: our favorite nominations, our favorite performances, and our favorite shows from the 2015-2016 TV season.
Our drink of choice this time 'round comes from the master mixologists at Bee Raw (a company to which we have no affiliation, we swear). Their guide to honey cocktails has made us regulars at the liquor store and given us a new favorite for everyday drinking: the Bee's Knees.
With ingredients this simple, we recommend buying the best quality you can afford. (At the very least squeeze your lemons fresh.) Your tastebuds will... buzz with approval.
recipe from Bee Raw
4 parts London Dry Gin
1½ parts lemon juice
1½ parts Bee Raw Honey simple syrup
1. Combine gin, lemon juice and honey simple syrup in a cocktail
2. Fill halfway with ice and stir until well chilled, about 30
3. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass.
4. Garnish with lemon twist.
5. Get your buzz on.
The Creative Arts Emmys were held over the weekend (where Nathan's fifth favorite AND most favorite nomination from this year became a winner), while the main event airs this Sunday, September 18 on ABC. Matt's final predictions to come!
Nominations for the 68th Annual Emmy Awards, honoring the best of the best in television, will be announced tomorrow, July 14th. While the television academy rarely strays from their well-tread path of favorites in selecting their nominees, there were enough departing series (namely Mad Men) or shows that didn't air new episodes during the past year (like Louie) to free up at least one slot in almost every category - meaning there's still room for Frasier or The West Wing to nab a nomination or two! ...I'm mostly kidding. Below are my last-minute predictions in 16 of the top categories.Read More
The "best" in television will be honored at the 67th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards this Sunday, September 20th at 8pm ET on FOX. I use quotes around "best," b/c it's the Emmys and they've proven to have some questionable judgment in the past. We talked predictions and preferences in our most recent podcast, but you'll find my full list of who I think will win below (in the probable order they'll be announced). Follow along with us on Twitter @CineMunch throughout the evening for more of our musings and reactions.Read More
This special television themed episode of the podcast ("TeleDrunk," if you will - and you will) sees us delving into the major categories for the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards. We've got some drinks, our predictions, who might spoil, and who we're rooting for to take home a trophy this weekend.
The Emmys will air this Sunday, September 20th on FOX. Be sure to follow along with us during the ceremony on Twitter @CineMunch!
Editor's note: Matt was correct in his guess of Mary Tyler Moore when one of this week's trivia questions asked which actress held the record for most nominations in the Lead Actress in a Comedy category. MTM has ten nominations (followed by Bea Arthur and Julia Louis-Dreyfus with nine, and Lucille Ball and Jean Stapleton with eight).
Television's best will be celebrated tonight at the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards (8pm ET on NBC). Below you'll find my predictions (in the probable order they'll be announced). The Emmys can either award the same performers and shows relentlessly for years on end or it can be notoriously difficult to predict just what they might like in any given year, so take these with a grain of salt (or several grains of salt surrounding a margarita glass filled with tequila).
CineMunch will be live-tweeting our thoughts throughout the evening, so don't forget to follow along with us on Twitter @CineMunch.Read More
In this special edition of the podcast, we dive into the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards with our predictions and personal faves in the major categories. Yes, our love of pop culture and awards shows spills over into all realms of the biz. Let's call this one "TeleDrunk."
Our beverage of choice this round was a refreshing Watermelon Ginger Gin and Tonic that we recommend sipping while watching any television program (unless you watch any "Real Housewives..." series, in which case you likely need something stronger).
Watermelon Ginger Gin and Tonic
(makes 4 servings)
1 cup gin (cheapo is fine)
10-12 dime-size slices ginger root
2 dozen small watermelon cubes
2 cups tonic
Pour the gin into a martini shaker or other sturdy container. Add ginger slices and muddle. Add watermelon and let sit for at least 30 minutes. Pour over ice in four glasses and top with tonic.
The EMMYs will be broadcast Monday, August 25th on NBC. Tune in (and pour a drink or three) to see how (in)accurate we'll be! Follow along with us during the ceremony @CineMunch as we live-tweet.
Note: This was recorded before the Creative Arts Emmys ceremony took place on Saturday, August 16th, where both Allison Janney (Master of Sex) and Uzo Aduba (Orange is the New Black) (both mentioned in the podcast) deservedly won for their guest performances this past year.