Archive for the ‘Emmy Awards’ Category

Daytime’s Big Night: 2012 Daytime Emmys

Friday, June 22nd, 2012

The 39th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards are tomorrow, Saturday, June 23! The show will be broadcast from the Beverly Hilton Hotel at 5pm PST/8pm EST on Headline News.

Below enjoy some Archive selections from classic daytime stars, producers, and show creators:

Actress Erika Slezak on One Life to Live’s “Victoria Lord”:

Producer Ken Corday on Macdonald Carey (“Tom Horton”) of Days of Our Lives:

Actress Nancy Malone on Guiding Light:

Show Creator Anges Nixon on One Life to Live:

Actors Anthony Geary and Genie Francis on “Luke and Laura’s” Wedding on General Hospital:

Good luck to all of this year’s nominees!

Backstage and red carpet interviews from the Emmys are now online!

Thursday, September 22nd, 2011

The Archive was on the red carpet at the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards and backstage during the show.

A full playlist of the red carpet interviews is online, and some excerpts below. Thanks to Pop Culture Passionistas for shooting and editing these interviews!

Martin Scorsese (Winner, Outstanding Direction for a Drama Series) discusses why he wanted to shoot Boardwalk Empire like a film:

Melissa McCarthy (Winner, Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series) discusses the appeal of her show, Mike and Molly:

Jim Parsons on his surprise Emmy win for Big Bang Theory (Winner, Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series):

http://youtu.be/erMsjvIwxoY

Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen (Winners, Outstanding Supporting Actor/Actress in a Comedy Series) discuss their Emmy wins for Modern Family:

Producer Nigel Lythgoe talks about why he believes in his shows American Idol and So You Think You Can Dance:

Paula Abdul on being inspired by Gene Kelly as a young girl:

Matthew Weiner (Winner, for Oustanding Drama Series for Mad Men) talks about what he watches on TV:

Exactly WHO are they talking to? Christopher Lloyd on “Modern Family” & more

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Writer/producer and 8-time Emmy winner Christopher Lloyd was interviewed by the Archive in 2010.

He discussed writing for The Golden Girls, Frasier, and in great detail about the Emmy-winning comedy series Modern Family (nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series again this year!) which Lloyd co-created with Steven Levitan. He also talked about the influence his father, comedy writer David Lloyd (The Mary Tyler Moore Show) had on him. Watch the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards this Sunday, September 18 on FOX.

On developing Modern Family:

On Modern Family’s mockumentary style and the “stolen camera” approach:

On casting Modern Family (Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell, Sofia Vergara, Julie Bowen, Eric Stonestreet, Jesse Tyler Ferguson):

On coming up with ideas for the show:

On the production schedule and format of the show:

On being surprised by the success of the show:

On his favorite Modern Family episodes:

On working with partner Steven Levitan:

On working with actors versus writers:

On what he strives to achieve on Modern Family:

Christopher Lloyd’s full interview can be viewed here.

Matthew Weiner on “Mad Men”

Friday, September 16th, 2011

Matthew Weiner, Nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series, was interviewed for four hours about his entire career to-date by the Archive of American Television in 2010.  He discussed the creation and development of Mad Men (also nominated for Outstanding Drama Series) in great detail, including decisions about the style and costuming of the show, the direction, the editing, and casting of the main characters and storylines. See Matthew Weiner’s full interview here.

On the philosophy behind the show’s style and attention to detail:

On Mad Men’s “Don Draper”:

On how Jon Hamm almost wasn’t cast as “Don Draper” on Mad Men:

On the character “Joan Holloway” played by Christina Hendricks on Mad Men:

On the unintended sex appeal of “Joan Holloway”:

On why writing for The Sopranos helped make Mad Men possible:

On the Season 4 finale of Mad Men:

On his advice to aspiring writers:

More videos and a full list of nominees are up at emmytvlegends.org/interviews/shows/emmy-awards-the-63rd-annual-2011

The 2011 Emmy Awards will be held this Saturday, September 18 and telecast on FOX. Other nominees interviewed by the Archive of American Television are:

David Crane, Nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Episodes) on his advice to aspiring writers:

Michael J. Fox for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (“Louis Cannin” on The Good Wife)

Christopher Lloyd, Nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series (co-creator of Modern Family), on what Modern Family is about:

Tim Van Patten , Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Game of Thrones) on working with Boardwalk Empire‘ (also nominated)s executive director Martin Scorcese

“America’s Most Wanted’s” John Walsh to Receive Governors Award at this year’s Primetime Creative Arts Emmys

Thursday, September 8th, 2011

The Archive offers congratulations to America’s Most Wanted host John Walsh, who will receive the Governors Award at this Saturday’s Creative Arts Emmy Awards. The award honors “an individual, company or organization that has made a substantial impact and demonstrated the extraordinary use of television.” Walsh’s efforts are indeed exceptional: tips from viewers of America’s Most Wanted have led to the capture of over 1150 fugitives. Interviewed by The Archive of American Television in 2008, Walsh shares why he decided to host America’s Most Wanted after the kidnapping and unsolved murder of his young son, Adam:

Watch John Walsh’s full interview here:
http://www.emmytvlegends.org/interviews/people/john-walsh

About the interview:

In his Archive interview, John Walsh discusses his start in the hotel business and speaks openly about the kidnapping of his son, Adam. Walsh shares how he was approached by producers Linda Otto and Alan Landsburg to be involved with a television movie, Adam, based on Adam’s kidnapping and murder. The overwhelming, positive response to the movie led to a sequel, Adam: His Song Continues, and to Walsh and his wife becoming active in getting legislation passed to aid in the recovery of missing children. Walsh discusses his initial reluctance to hosting America’s Most Wanted, on the fledgling FOX network, but soon saw the huge potential of the show to assist in the capture of fugitives. He also briefly hosted a daytime talk show, The John Walsh Show, and continues to fight for the creation of a national DNA Database. Melody Chen conducted the one-hour interview on October 28, 2008 in North Hollywood, CA.

Get ready for Emmy!

Wednesday, September 7th, 2011

The 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards will be given out September 10 and 18, 2011 in Los Angeles.

The Archive of American Television congratulates all of this year’s nominees! Below are some excerpts from the Archive’s nominated interviewees:

Dan Castellaneta, Nominated for Outstanding Voice-Over Performance (As “Homer Simpson” on The Simpsons)

David Crane, Nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Episodes)

Louis J. Horvitz, Nominated for Outstanding Directing for a a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special (53rd Grammy Awards)

Susan Lacy , Nominated for Outstanding Nonfiction Series (Exec. Producer for American Masters)

Christopher Lloyd, Nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series (co-creator of Modern Family)

Matthew Weiner , Nominated for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series and Outstanding Drama Series (creator/writer of Mad Men)

Betty White, Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (as “Elka Ostrosky” on Hot in Cleveland)

Other interviewees nominated for an Emmy this year:
Robert Dickinson for Outstanding Lighting Design/ Lighting Direction (Conan, 83rd Academy Awards, 53rd Grammy Awards)
Linda Ellerbee for Outstanding Children’s Nonfiction (Exec. Producer for Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: Under the Influence: Kids of Alcoholics)
Michael J. Fox for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (“Louis Cannin” on The Good Wife)
Cloris Leachman for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (as “Maw Maw” on Raising Hope)
Hector Ramirez for Outstanding Technical Director, Camerawork (American Idol, 83rd Academy Awards, The Kennedy Center Honors)
Don Mischer for Outstanding Directing for a a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special (83rd Academy Awards)
Sheila Nevins for Outstanding Children’s Program (Exec. producer for A Child’s Garden of Poetry)
Paul Shaffer for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions Ceremony)
Tim Van Patten for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Game of Thrones)

The full list of nominees can be found here.

The Creative Arts Emmy Awardss will be held on September 10. The Primetime Emmys Telecast will be broadcast live on September 18 on FOX. Check our 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards page for updates and winners!

And the Emmy nomination goes to…

Thursday, July 14th, 2011

The 2011 Primetime Emmy Award season began today with the official nomination announcement at 8:30 AM EST. Congratulations to all the nominees for the 63rd Primetime Emmy Awards!

The Archive of American Television would also like to congratulate our interviewees who were nominated this year:

Dan Castellaneta for Outstanding Voice-Over performance (As “Homer Simpson”)
David Crane for Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series (Episodes)
Robert Dickinson (multiple nominations for lighting design)
Linda Ellerbee for Outstanding Children’s Nonfiction (Nick News with Linda Ellerbee: Under the Influence: Kids of Alcoholics)
Michael J. Fox for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series (“Louis Cannin” on The Good Wife)
Louis J. Horvitz for Outstanding Directing for a a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special (53rd Grammy Awards)
Susan Lacy for Outstanding Nonfiction Series (American Masters)
Cloris Leachman for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (as “Maw Maw” on Raising Hope)
Christopher Lloyd for Outstanding Comedy Series (co-creator of Modern Family)
Hector Ramirez (multiple nominations as camera operator)
Don Mischer for Outstanding Directing for a a Variety, Music, or Comedy Special (83rd Academy Awards)
Paul Shaffer for Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special (2011 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions Ceremony)
Tim Van Patten for Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Game of Thrones)
Matthew Weiner for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (Mad Men)
Betty White for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (as “Elka Ostrosky” on Hot in Cleveland)

The full list of nominees can be found here.

The Creative Arts Emmys will be held on September 10. The Primetime Emmys Telecast will be on September 18 on FOX.

62nd Primetime Emmy Noms Announced Today

Thursday, July 8th, 2010

With the 62nd Primetime Emmy Nominations, the Archive of American Television congratulates all of the nominees, including our interviewees:
Paris Barclay (comedy series direction, Glee)
Ken Burns (producer nonfiction series, National Parks: America’s Best Idea)
Kevin Clash (producer children’s nonfiction program, When Families Grieve)
Robert A. Dickinson (lighting direction, 82nd Annual Academy Awards)
Dick Ebersol (exec producer special class programs, Vancouver Olympics Opening Ceremony)
Sharon Gless (supporting actress drama series, Burn Notice)
Louis J. Horvitz (variety special direction, The Kennedy Center Honors)
Shirley Jones (guest actress drama series, The Cleaner)
Susan Lacy (exec producer nonfiction series, American Masters)
Christopher Lloyd (producer/writer comedy series, Modern Family)
Sheila Nevins (producer nonfiction special, Teddy: In His Own Words & exceptional merit filmmaking Sergio)
Tim Van Patten (miniseries direction, The Pacific)
Betty White (guest actress comedy series, Saturday Night Live)
Dick Wolf (producer nonfiction series, American Masters)

Special note: With 126 total series nominations, Saturday Night Live has now become the most-nominated series of all-time.

Watch the Emmy Awards Sunday, August 29 on NBC!

Vote for your Favorite TV moment!

Thursday, September 11th, 2008

Carol Burnett channels Scarlett O’Hara, Sammy Davis Jr. plants a kiss on Archie Bunker.. as does Mulder on Scully.. Who Shot JR is finally revealed.. and it’s Suzanne Pleshette at a B&B in Vermont…! Vote for your favorite TV moment! Visit emmys.abc.com to cast your ballot for the most memorable comedy or drama episode. Winners will be announced during the live Primetime Emmy telecast September 21 on ABC!

MSN Entertainment Celebrates 60 Years Of Emmy

Tuesday, September 2nd, 2008

MSN and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences are presenting classic clips from 60 years of the Primetime Emmy Awards. Additionally, Emmy winners who have been interviewed by the Archive of American Television share their stories about their Emmy-winning work and their experiences on Emmy night.

Click here to access dozens of clips posted on MSN.

Below are three of the video pieces: Doris Roberts discusses her work on Everybody Loves Raymond and her Emmy acceptance speeches, Joseph Barbera talks about pitching Huckleberry Hound and what winning the Emmy meant to him, and Tim Conway & Harvey Korman talk about their work together and comedic Emmy appearances.

Emmy Archive: Doris Roberts
Emmy Archive: Doris Roberts

Emmy Archive: Joseph Barbera
Emmy Archive: Joseph Barbera

Emmy Archive: 'The Carol Burnett Show'
Emmy Archive: 'The Carol Burnett Show'