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Jamie Hyneman ('MythBusters') on Emmy changes, 'Star Wars' & 'Simpsons' myths (Exclusive Video)

By Daniel Montgomery
By Daniel Montgomery
Jul 22 2014 18:33 pm

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"We're thrilled to have yet another Emmy nomination," said "MythBusters" star Jamie Hyneman in our recent video chat (watch it below). "Hopefully this time we'll actually get one. It's been an amazing run. We're on our way to 12 years now, and we're still going strong."

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Emmy Episode Analysis: Is Allison Janney ('Mom') a slam dunk for Comedy Supporting Actress?

By Ralph Galvan
By Ralph Galvan
Jul 22 2014 12:42 pm

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An Emmy-magnet and a double-nominee this year, Allison Janney compliments her Drama Guest Actress nomination for "Masters of Sex" with a Comedy Supporting Actress bid for playing Bonnie in CBS's laffer "Mom."

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Emmy Episode Analysis: Can Woody Harrelson ('True Detective') outshine Oscar-winning costar?

By Ralph Galvan
By Ralph Galvan
Jul 22 2014 10:17 am

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Emmy winner and eight-time nominee Woody Harrelson reenters the derby as a Best Drama Actor nominee for his portrayal of Detective Marty Hart in HBO's "True Detective."

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Toronto film festival to showcase Oscar contenders: 'Foxcatcher,' 'Maps to the Stars,' 'Wild,' ...

By Paul Sheehan
By Paul Sheehan
Jul 22 2014 09:52 am

The most recent seven Best Picture Oscar champs all screened at the Toronto Film Festival, including last year's winner "12 Years a Slave," which won the public vote as festival favorite. Last year's fest also included screenings of three of the other Best Picture nominees: "Dallas Buyers Club," which won Oscars for Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto; "Gravity," which claimed seven Oscars, including Best Director; and "Philomena." 

The lineup for the upcoming 39th edition of this key stop on the road to the Oscars was announced Tuesday. Will one of the titles previewed below take the top prize at the Dolby Theater next February 22? 

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Emmy Episode Analysis: Jeff Daniels ('The Newsroom') is up for Drama Actor reelection

By Ralph Galvan
By Ralph Galvan
Jul 22 2014 09:18 am

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Defending Best Drama Actor champ Jeff Daniels is back to vie for another Emmy for his portrayal as Will McAvoy, an anchor for fictional cable news network ACN on HBO's "The Newsroom."

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Exclusive: Netflix Emmy episode submissions for 'House of Cards,' 'Orange is the New Black,' Ricky Gervais

By Chris Beachum
By Chris Beachum
Jul 22 2014 08:15 am

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Gold Derby has exclusively confirmed the titles of episodes being submitted to Emmy judges by Netflix for nominees from "House of Cards," "Orange is the New Black," and "Derek."

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'The Bachelorette' recap: Men tell all ... what did they have to say about Andi?

By Daniel Montgomery
By Daniel Montgomery
Jul 21 2014 21:34 pm

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We'll find out next week whether Andi Dorfman chooses Nick or Josh in the season finale of "The Bachelorette" – and whether her choice will actually propose marriage – but this week, her rejected suitors had their say. What revelations did this week's "Men Tell All" special yield?

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YOU decide: Who will be top winners at MTV Video Music Awards? Beyonce, Miley Cyrus ...?

By Daniel Montgomery
By Daniel Montgomery
Jul 21 2014 14:49 pm

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Who do you think will win the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards? Winners in many of the top categories will be decided by fan voting. This year's kudocast will air live across the MTV network of channels on Aug. 24 at 8:00pm EST from the Forum in Los Angeles.

Use our drag-and-drop menu at the bottom of this post to start making your predictions, or click here.

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Join our live Emmy chat with 'Veep' creator Armando Iannucci this Wednesday

By Matt Noble
By Matt Noble
Jul 21 2014 11:55 am

Want to know what Armando Iannucci, the brains behind "Veep," was thinking when he came up with the shocking season finale that saw Selina Meyers (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) handed the reins of power?

Then join us this Wednesday at 6:00 a.m. PT/9:00 a.m. ET and participate in our chat by adding your comments or questions in the chat box that will appear next to the video box on our home page. And don't fret if you can't be here at such an early hour. Just send us your questions to ask this  via our Google+ page

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Inside Track: Emmy Voting

EXCLUSIVE: See the episodes
submitted to Emmy judges
by actors and TV series

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

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Who submitted well? Click links below to read our in-depth analysis of each actor's episode entry. 

DRAMA GUEST ACTOR
Dylan Baker ("The Good Wife")
Beau Bridges ("Masters of Sex")
Reg E. Cathey ("House of Cards")
Paul Giamatti ("Downton Abbey") 
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obert Morse ("Mad Men")
Joe Morton ("Scandal")


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")
 

COMEDY GUEST ACTOR
Steve Buscemi ("Portlandia")
Louis C.K. ("SNL")
Gary Cole ("Veep")
Jimmy Fallon ("SNL")
Nathan Lane ("Modern Family")
Bob Newhart ("The Big Bang Theory")
 

COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS
Uzo Aduba ("OITNB")
Laverne Cox ("OITNB")
Joan Cusack ("Shameless")
Tina Fey ("SNL")
Melissa McCarthy ("SNL")
Natasha Lyonne ("OITNB")

 

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