2014 Emmy Award Nominations

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Technically award season never ends, what with obscure music awards scattered throughout the summer months and the ever-dreadful VMAs in August, but I always look to the Emmys to kick off another year. They’re not my favorite award show, but they’re more official than even the Golden Globes (think EGOT).

I’m a severe television addict, which should mean I get excited for this particular golden statue, but I’ve admittedly grown very tired of seeing the same names year after year. Shows that aren’t even funny anymore continue to win Best Comedy (I’m lookin’ at you, “Modern Family”) and phenomenal performances are overlooked in favor of more famous faces (Monica Potter was so painfully snubbed last year for her ugly-sob inducing work on NBC’s “Parenthood.”)

So imagine my surprise this year when some new talent was finally recognized on July 10 with the announcement of the 2014 Emmy noms. Continue reading

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Perfect Match: Ellen & Oscar

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I, like many in my generation, literally go straight from shutting off my alarm to grabbing my phone and scrolling through my social media platforms in the morning. I’m not even out of bed before I’m reading about all the news that has surfaced in the six hours or so since I put the phone down—also from bed. We’re horribly dependent on technology and the ability to be “plugged in” 24/7. Do I care? Nope.

I’d like to thank the Academy for causing me to wake up and literally re-enact this meme in bed: Ellen DeGeneres is hosting the Oscars again! Continue reading