Television awards

This 2015 photo provided by Jason Mendelson shows Lee Mendelson in Hillsborough, Calif. Lee Mendelson, the producer who changed the face of the holidays when he brought "A Charlie Brown Christmas" to television in 1965 and wrote the lyrics to its signature song, "Christmas Time Is Here," died on Christmas Day, Wednesday, Dec. 25, 2019. (Jason Mendelson via AP)
December 28, 2019 - 1:32 am
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Lee Mendelson, the producer who changed the face of the holidays when he brought “A Charlie Brown Christmas” to television in 1965 and wrote the lyrics to its signature song, “Christmas Time Is Here,” died on Christmas day, his son said. Mendelson, who won a dozen Emmys in his...
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This image released by HBO shows Julia Louis-Dreyfus in "Veep." HBO turned to politics in 2012 with “Seinfeld” alumnus Julia Louis-Dreyfus playing vulgar vice president Selina Meyer on “Veep.” She was a narcissist and bungled one thing after another, from data leaks to campaigning. Somehow, we always ended up rooting for her. (Colleen Hayes/HBO via AP)
December 12, 2019 - 2:08 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Critics say we’re in an era called Peak TV, with hundreds of original scripted streaming, cable, and broadcast series competing for eyeballs. But even in a peak era some peak characters emerge. These are some of the fictional folk that we’ll look back respectfully when we think of...
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This image released by HBO shows Julia Louis-Dreyfus in a scene from "Veep." The series failed to get a Golden Globe nomination for best comedy series on Monday, Dec. 9, 2019. (HBO via AP)
December 09, 2019 - 2:56 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Golden Globe TV nominations were most striking not for what they included, but what they didn't: The traditional broadcast networks were completely shut out in all 55 nominations. It was a crowning moment for Netflix, and not just for the jeweled one on Queen Elizabeth's head...
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December 03, 2019 - 3:25 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Cicely Tyson, Seth MacFarlane and Walt Disney Co. chief executive Bob Iger will be joining the Television Academy’s Hall of Fame. Geraldine Laybourne, who helped create the Nickelodeon channel and co-founded Oxygen Media, and veteran TV director Jay Sandrich also were announced...
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Halsey performs during an in memoriam tribute at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 23, 2019 - 7:37 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The TV Academy is apologizing for using a photo of a living composer instead of the image of the late Andre Previn during an Emmy's memoriam segment. The segment on Sunday used a photo of 75-year-old conductor Leonard Slatkin. The academy, FOX and Emmy producers say in a...
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The cast and crew of "Game Of Thrones" accepts the award for outstanding drama series at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
September 23, 2019 - 2:48 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Emmy Award viewership plunged to 6.9 million people, a drop of 32% from last year. The Nielsen company says it's the first time ever that viewership for television's biggest awards show has slipped below 10 million viewers. The show, telecast Sunday night on Fox, had no host and...
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Michelle Williams poses in the press room with the award for outstanding lead actress in a limited series or movie for "Fosse/Verdon" at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
September 22, 2019 - 11:17 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Williams said in her Emmy-winning speech that women need to be listened to and fairly compensated for their work. "I see this an acknowledgement of what is possible when a woman is trusted to discern her own needs, feel safe enough to voice them and feel respected enough to...
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Julia Louis-Dreyfus arrives at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
September 22, 2019 - 11:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Julia Louis-Dreyfus has come short of making Emmy history for the most overall acting wins. The "Veep" actress Sunday lost her shot at a ninth statuette as an actress, losing the best comedy crown to Phoebe Waller-Bridge of "Fleabag." Louis-Dreyfus was hoping to best Cloris Leachman...
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Antron McCray, from left, Raymond Santana, Kevin Richardson, Korey Wise and Yusef Salaam, of the Central Park 5, arrive at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
September 22, 2019 - 11:07 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The searing TV series on the plight of the Central Park Five created a memorable Emmy moment Sunday when the five exonerated men stood and were honored at the awards show. The four-part Netflix series explores the true story of five black and Latino teenagers from Harlem who were...
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Lena Headey, from left, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington and Emilia Clarke, of the cast of "Game of Thrones," appear on stage to present the award for outstanding supporting actress in a limited series or movie at the 71st Primetime Emmy Awards on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019, at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
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September 22, 2019 - 11:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on the 71st annual Emmy Awards, being presented at the Microsoft Theater (all times local): 8 p.m. "Game of Thrones" has won the best television drama series Emmy Award. The HBO fantasy epic takes the award for the fourth time in its eighth and final season. It was the...
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