Awards HQ

Awards HQ Sept. 17: Emmys Weekend Final Predictions, Producers on How the Show Will Look, Last Minute Surprises

I caught up with Emmys producers Reggie Hudlin and Ian Stewart (of Done+Dusted) to give me the latest on how this Sunday’s show is shaping up, and they’re promising a party. Cedric the…

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…

Awards HQ Aug. 23: Emmy Ticket Frustrations, Madison’s ‘The Boys’ Pop Up Report, Variety Sketch Series Upset in the Making?

Greetings from Variety Awards Headquarters! Today is Aug. 23, 2021, which means it’s 7 days until final voting ends on Aug. 30; and 27 days until the Primetime Emmys telecast on Sept. 19. We’re…

Awards HQ Aug. 19 BONUS: ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ Producer Warren Littlefield on How It Reflects Chilling Real Life; Steven Canal’s TV Picks; Pizza So Free

Greetings from Variety Awards Headquarters! Today is Aug. 19, 2021, which means final-round voting starts TODAY; it’s also 11 days until final voting ends on Aug. 30; and 31 days until the Primetime Emmys telecast on…

Awards HQ Aug. 16: ‘Black-ish’ Free Parking, Emmy Fresh Air, Keke Palmer’s TV Guilty Pleasures, Mj Rodriguez Podcast

ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ Will Treat You to Free Parking at The Grove (EXCLUSIVE) ABC will promote its long-running, Emmy-nominated “Black-ish” on Wednesday by offering free parking to anyone who shops…

Awards HQ Aug. 2: Emmy Nominee Awareness Survey; Quibi to Roku; Univision’s Awards Show Growth; More!

Emmy Awareness Survey: Here Are the Nominated Shows That Audiences Have Heard Of, Have Seen and Deem ‘Excellent’ It’s a question that we always have about the nominated…

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…

Awards HQ July 19: Amazon Studios Head Jennifer Salke; ‘Ted Lasso’ Premiere; Emmy Telecast Plans; Why HBO and HBO Max Tallies Were Merged; More!

Amazon Studios Head Jennifer Salke Celebrates Landmark Emmy Noms for ‘The Boys’ and ‘The Underground Railroad’ I spoke to Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke on the morning of the Emmy…

Awards HQ June 28: LAST DAY OF NOMINATION VOTING! ‘Saturday Night Live,’ Daytime Emmys Roundup, Peabody Winners, More!

‘Saturday Night Live’ Stars and Lorne Michaels on How They Pulled Off a Pandemic Season Last year, “Saturday Night Live” managed to air most of the year as…

Awards HQ June 17: BONUS! Emmy Nomination Voting Begins As Submissions Dip; ‘Queen Sugar’ Social Justice; Kenan Thompson’s Time; More

‘Queen Sugar’ FYC Highlights Social Justice Through Art There have been a lot of great and stirring FYC events this year, and we’ve highlighted a few here. One…

Awards HQ June 14: Netflix Bloopers, Banff World Media Fest, TikTok Emmy Plans, Ted Danson/Tina Fey Summit

Banff World Media Festival Check-In: Year Two of Doing Things Remotely, But Even Bigger Normally this would be the time of year where producers, executives and talent from…

Awards HQ June 7: Bo Burnham Enters the Emmy Race; Aretha’s Pink Cadillac; How Elton John Wound Up at the ‘Pose’ FYC

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Genius: Aretha’ Going Riding on the FYC of Love in a Pink Cadillac City traffic movin’ way too slow/ Drop the pedal and go, go, go. Of course, Aretha Franklin is…