Pre-nomination voting begins today for the Daytime Emmys. This round will determine the 10 performers who will move forward to the Blue Ribbon judging round to determine the final nominees for Lead Actor, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress in a drama. Younger Actor and Younger Actress are not subject to pre-nomination voting this year; all entrants in those categories will proceed to the Blue Ribbon round.
The American Cinema Editors will honor Steven Spielberg with their Golden Eddie Filmmaker of the Year Award. The award will be presented on February 16 during the ACE Eddie Awards ceremony, where "Lincoln" is also nominated for Best Drama Film Editing.
The Afghan Film Project is currently raising money so that Fawad Mohammadi, who appears in the Oscar-nominated short "Buzkashi Boys," can attend the Academy Awards. He has a ticket to the event, but not the money to fly to the US. Rally.org
Tina Fey defends her joke about Taylor Swift at the Golden Globes: "'I just feel like it was just a little joke, like two of your aunts, two of your old lady aunts teasing you at the Thanksgiving table, that's all it was,' she said of her joke directed toward the singer about staying away from Michael J. Fox's son." But Fey hopes Swift will write a song about her. Access Hollywood
Every actor submits only one sample episode, which will be judged by other actors (ranging from 25 to 75 per category jury) between July 28 and August 14. TV series submit six, which will be split into three pairs to be distributed randomly to about 300 voters. We now have uncovered every single title submitted for the 2014 races. CLICK HERE FOR THE EPISODES
We analyze the pros and cons
of episodes submitted by actors
to Emmy judges
Who submitted well? Click links below to read our in-depth analysis of each actor's episode entry.
DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS
Kate Burton ("Scandal")
Jane Fonda ("The Newsroom")
Allison Janney ("Masters of Sex")
Kate Mara ("House of Cards")
Margo Martindale ("The Americans")
Diana Rigg ("Game of Thrones")