The television people got all gussied up and won some awards. Here are some of the notable winners at the 2013 Emmy’s. Michael Douglas kissed Matt Damon’s face off into an Emmy for playing Liberace. Behind The Candelabra also won for best miniseries or movie. We all knew that was gonna happen.
Best Comedy: Modern Family
Best Lead Actress (Comedy): Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
Best Lead Actor (Comedy): Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
Best Supporting Actor (Comedy): Tony Hale, Veep
Best Supporting Actress (Comedy): Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Best Drama: Breaking Bad (YEAH, BITCH!)
Best Lead Actress (Drama): Claire Danes, Homeland
Best Lead Actor (Drama): Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom. (BOOO, BITCH!)
Best Supporting Actor (Drama): Bobby Cannavale, Boardwalk Empire (BOOO, BITCH!)
Best Supporting Actress (Drama): Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
You can read the rest of the nominations at ABC News.
September 23, 2013 at 5:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
I hope we can all agree that Julia Louis-Dreyfus is really great and lovely and wonderful and all those good things, right? She was great on Seinfeld, she’s great on Veep and she was great on Saturday Night Live back in the ’80s… she just didn’t love that last one too much. Lots of women on the cast have felt similarly, but let’s just let Julia have her say, shall we?
From SiriusXM Town Hall:
“I did not adapt well,” she acknowledged. “I was pretty miserable. It was a very difficult time of my life.
“I went into that place green as green could be. I came out of a theatre background [and an] improv background that was very [much] ensemble and, ‘We’re doing this together! And we’re in it together!’ Which is great, but that’s not necessarily the culture at SNL when I was there at all.
“It was very dog eat dog. I didn’t have a bag of characters that I could start pulling from. I didn’t have a writer that wrote for me. I wasn’t a stand-up. I was just this actress hoping to get material that I could then make funnier. I didn’t know how to work the system at all. Plus, there were a lot of drugs and I didn’t realize everyone was on drugs… I was a little bit naive.”
Yeah, that sounds pretty shitty – though obviously it wasn’t all bad since that’s where she met Larry David, who was writing on the show at the time. SNL still has a bit of a lady problem (but an even bigger black person problem), but that’s nothing new. That’s showbiz, I guess.
September 21, 2013 at 4:30 pm by Jennifer
Ms. Louis-Dreyfus had a star unveiled on the Walk of Fame yesterday, but a snafu of epic proportions worked its way into the plans.
Organizers of the event had misspelled the Seinfeld star’s name and had manufactured a star featuring the overt error. The star read “Julia Luis Dreyfus.” However, the issue was caught prior to the unveiling of Louis-Dreyfus’ star and quick Hollywood magic was utilized to create a star with the correct spelling of the thespian’s name. Louis-Dreyfus laughed and chalked the entire ordeal up to standard Hollywood practice:
“The misspelling was so perfectly apt, a great metaphor for showbusiness. Right when you think you’ve made a name for yourself, you get knocked down. It’s an ideal metaphor for how this business works.”
Guess no matter how far you get, you’re always forgettable and insignificant in one way or another, but congratulations on your star anyway, lady — you’re fiercely talented!
May 5, 2010 at 9:56 am by Sarah
Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Michael Richards have begun filming for their multi-episode reunion that will air on Curb Your Enthusiasm when it finally returns to HBO this Fall.
Julia is quoted as saying, “It was really fun to get together with everybody. Frankly, it was as if we never left.”
And there’s more fun to come. “We’re shooting again this month and in May,” she said. “We have a lot more work to do.”
No surprise, everyone has been sworn to secrecy…
Louis-Dreyfus can’t even reveal if they’re riffing on their legendary Seinfeld characters. “I really can’t say,” she said. “I’m sorry. I would if I could, but I’m not allowed.”
As a fan of both Seinfeld and Curb Your Enthusiasm, I’m pretty excited about this. I also think I speak for most of America when I say that I hope they really take the piss out of Michael Richards. You can’t put him on Curb Your Enthusiasm and just ignore that infamously racist comedy club outburst from a few years ago. That would be a crime against acerbic comedy.