Awards Circuit Column

‘Succession’ Is About to Kick the 2022 Emmy Race Into High Gear

You thought the 2021 Emmys race was stacked? That was nothing. Get ready for a 2022 awards traffic jam. And yes, it all starts with the Roy family.…

With the Creative Arts Emmys, Producer Bob Bain Brings In-Person Events Back to Downtown L.A.

A year after splitting the Creative Arts Emmys into a five-night, virtual event, the Television Academy is bringing the awards back to the people — well, some of…

Awards HQ Aug. 30: Emmy Viewing Party News, GLAAD Exec on ‘Pose’ Nominations, Cedric the Entertainer Exclusive, ‘Ted Lasso’ Backlash?

GLAAD’s Megan Townsend on the Historic Significance of ‘Pose’ at the Emmys (COLUMN) Megan Townsend, GLAAD’s director of entertainment media and analysis, is also the lead author and…

Cedric the Entertainer Shares a First Look at His Hosting Plans for 2021 Emmys (EXCLUSIVE)

When the world shut down in spring 2020, production ground to a halt and comedy clubs closed their doors, Cedric the Entertainer was still working. CBS needed programming…

Quibi Shows Gave Roku a Taste of the Emmys; Here’s What’s Next, Including More ‘Reno 911’ Episodes (EXCLUSIVE)

One of the most unusual quirks of this year’s Emmy nominations was the fact that Quibi managed to land eight of them — quite a feat, given that…

‘The Boys’ Nominations Proves That the Right FYC Campaign Can Help a Show’s Emmy Chances

A few years ago, I asked “Supernatural” creator Eric Kripke about the barrier to entry for genre shows in the Emmy race. With a few exceptions, such as…

Canceled But Not Forgotten: How ‘Lovecraft Country’ and ‘Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist’ Are Still in the Emmy Hunt

Earlier this spring, I had the privilege of moderating a panel with the always joyful cast of one of my favorite recent comedies, “Superstore.” But the timing was…

An Annual Emmy Plea: Why 10 Is the Perfect Nomination Number for Top Categories (COLUMN)

In last week’s column, I suggested that TV Academy voters got it mostly right with the 2021 Emmy nominations. But what if I told you there was an…

Awards HQ July 26: No Governors Balls; How the Emmys Mostly Got This Year Right; ‘Ted Lasso’ Podcast; TV Academy’s First In-Person Event

Emmys Governors Balls Canceled for a Second Year in a Row; Creative Arts Dates Announced I don’t think anyone was surprised when the Television Academy confirmed, first to…

Emmys Trivia: 16 Trends, Burning Questions and Simply Unusual Facts From 2021’s Nominations

The annual Primetime Emmys always come with a dash of mystery and intrigue, but Hollywood’s Rise of the Streamers has given the Television Academy a whole new host…

Asian American and Pacific Islander Inclusion Doesn’t Just Mean More of The Rock

Let me start this column off by saying, I love Dwayne Johnson. I mean, who doesn’t love The Rock? We’ve been smelling what he’s been cooking for nearly…

‘Black Mirror,’ ‘Small Axe’ and More: Breaking Down the Emmys’ Single Episode Anthology Conundrum

In 1958, CBS’ “Playhouse 90” won the first-ever Primetime Emmy award for dramatic anthology series, beating out nominees including “Alfred Hitchcock Presents,” “Hallmark Hall of Fame” and “Studio…