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Stephen Colbert Will Present The 2017 Emmys For The First Time


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Stephen Colbert is set to host the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards this year at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, having been praised for his 'fearless passion' when it comes to live broadcasts. And it seems he isn't going to be holding back with the presidency jokes either.

Stephen ColbertStephen Colbert to host the Primetime Emmys

This will mark a first for 'The Late Show' host, who has previously hosted events such as the 39th Annual Kennedy Center Honors. As the recipient of no less than nine Primetime Emmys himself for 'The Colbert Report' and 'The Daily Show', Stephen is no doubt familiar with the set-up - and it seems we can expect a lot of anti-Trump jokes at the Fall event.

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Angela Zhou attending the AMC Networks' 68th Primetime Emmy Awards After-Party Celebration at BOA Steakhouse in West Hollywood, California, United States - Sunday 18th September 2016

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Stars of Stranger Things (Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb McLaughlin and Millie Bobby Brown) on the red carpet at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theatre, Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 18th September 2016

Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb Mclaughlin and Millie Bobby Brown
Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb Mclaughlin and Millie Bobby Brown
Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb Mclaughlin and Millie Bobby Brown
Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb Mclaughlin and Millie Bobby Brown
Gaten Matarazzo, Caleb Mclaughlin and Millie Bobby Brown

Louie Anderson in the press room at the 68th Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater, Los Angeles, California, United States - Sunday 18th September 2016

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Kerry Washington seen on the red carpet at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 19th September 2016

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Kristen Bell seen on the red carpet at the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at the Microsoft Theater Los Angeles, California, United States - Monday 19th September 2016

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'Veep' Star Peter MacNicol Ousted From Emmys After Exceeding Guest Actor Limit


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Well, that sucks. Imagine being an actor up for an award at the biggest television event of the year, only to be told that you're ineligible for candidacy because you work too much. That's what happened to 'Veep' star Peter MacNicol who has had his nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series revoked this week.

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It's no doubt a disappointment for the actor, but maybe he'll be recognised for his larger role at next year's Emmys. On the grounds of a technicality that labels guest actors as only those who have appeared in less than 50% of a series, Peter MacNicol has been disqualified from the awards show.

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'Game Of Thrones' And Viola Davis Make History At 67th Primetime Emmy Awards


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Last night’s Primetime Emmy Awards saw history being made as HBO drama ‘Game Of Thrones’ took home an unprecedented 12 awards and ‘How To Get Away With Murder's' Viola Davis became the first black actress to win the outstanding lead actress in a drama series award.

Viola DaivsViola Davis was named outstanding lead actress in a drama series.

‘Game of Throne’s’ 12 gongs is more than any other series has won in a single year at the awards show. Among the trophies picked up by the fantasy series were, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series for Peter Dinklage and outstanding directing for a drama series going to David Nutter. The show also beat ‘Mad Men’ to scoop the outstanding drama series award.

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Mayim Bialik Plans For An Early Night After The Emmys


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Mayim Bialik, the 39-year-old actor best known for her role as Dr. Amy Farrah Fowler in The Big Bang Theory, has revealed her fairly low-key plans for Sunday (20th September), the day of the Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony. Bialik will be visiting a cemetery, ordering Thai food in and heading home early after the ceremony ends.

Mayim BialikMayim Bialik at the 19th Annual Art Directors Guild Excellence in Production Design Awards in Los Angeles, January 2015.

Read More: Mayim Bialik Is Not A Fan Of Frozen.

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List Of Emmy Presenters Includes Amy Poehler, Maggie Gyllenhaal And Terrence Howard


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The Television Academy has revealed the first tranche of stars who will present awards at this year’s Primetime Emmys ceremony, including actress and comedienne Amy Poehler and ABC talk show host Jimmy Kimmel.

The list, revealed on Tuesday (September 8th), includes a number of past and present nominees. Taraji P. Henson, who is nominated for lead actress in a drama for her role in ‘Empire’, is presenting a statuette, as is her co-star Terrence Howard. Maggie Gyllenhaal, who received a nod for lead actress in a limited series or movie for ‘The Honourable Woman’, will also present an award.

Amy PoehlerAmy Poehler, multiple Emmy nominee for her part in 'Parks and Recreation', will be presenting at the 2015 ceremony

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Dave Grohl Reveals "Social Anxiety"


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He’s been officially the nicest man in rock (trademark) for nearly 20 years, but Dave Grohl has revealed that he suffers from “social anxiety” when out of his comfort zone. The Foo Fighters frontman made the comment when asked how he felt about attending next month’s Emmy Awards.

He told Gold Derby in a video interview: “It’s just going to be such a crazy night, I just can’t imagine. I think I’ll feel like that kid who is the new kid at school, the first day at school. I’ll probably just sit down, with my back up against the wall, just nervous, and waiting to see who is going to want to talk to me.”

Dave GrohlDave Grohl after breaking his leg in Gothenburg, Sweden

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Andy Samberg Announced As Host Of Primetime Emmys


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The next Primetime Emmy Awards will be hosted by Andy Samberg, the current star of ‘Brooklyn Nine-Nine’ and former ‘Saturday Night Live’ regular.

The 67th annual edition of the awards ceremony will be broadcast on Fox on Sunday 20th September, live from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

Bruce Rosenblum, chairman and CEO of the Television Academy, reacted to the news by saying “It’s wonderfully fitting that we have Andy Samberg, an Emmy Award winner himself, as our host for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards… …his humor, insights and charisma will be an exciting addition to our annual celebration of television’s best and brightest.”

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Lena Dunham, Bryan Cranston, Sarah Hyland: Best Pictures From The Emmys 2014


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In an Emmy Awards that most agree was a stone-cold classic, AMC's meth-drama 'Breaking Bad' was the big winner, taking home most of the night's major TV awards including the big one: outstanding drama series. Bryan Cranston, Aaron Paul and Anna Gunn all took home acting gongs, leaving a couple of big, big players - Matthew McConaughey, Kevin Spacey, Woody Harrelson - going home with nothing.

Bryan CranstonBryan Cranston kissed Julia Louis-Dreyfus on stage [Getty/Kevin Winter]

Cranston probably deserved his Emmy for meth dealer Walter White in Breaking Bad's final season, though some raised eyebrows at the snubbing of McConaughey given his faultless performance as Rust Cohle in HBO's 'True Detective'. The current recipient of the Oscar for best actor was nevertheless in high spirits and was the butt of several jokes given his status as one of the world's best. "You don't belong here," said Jimmy Kimmel at one point, "And take Julia Roberts with you."

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Sarah Silverman Took Pot To The Emmys. Obviously [Pictures]


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Sarah Silverman took pot to the Emmys. Yep, it happened. The comedienne headed down the red-carpet and stopped for a quick chat with E!'s Giuliana Rancic who was asking celebrities to empty the contents of their purses on television. For some reason.

Sarah SilvermanSarah Silverman at the Emmys

Anyway, Silverman was only too happy to give Rancic a sneak peak in her bag - even though she was carrying drugs. We say drugs, we mean a vaporizer pen, which is perfectly legal in the state of California - providing Silverman has a valid medical marijuana prescription. 

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Laverne Cox Makes History (Again!), Becomes First Transgender Woman To Receive Emmy Award Nomination


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Laverne Cox has made history (again) by becoming the first transgender woman to be nominated for a Primetime Emmy award. The 30-year-old plays Sophia Burset on the hit Netflix show Orange Is the New Black and she has been nominated for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series.

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Laverne Cox is the first transgender woman in history to be nominated for an Emmy.

Read More: Laverne Cox Makes Emmy History As First Transgender Nominated Star.

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