Eye on Emmy: Adam Scott Breaks Down the Art of Parks and Rec Romance, Ben's Geek Affinity

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PARKS AND RECREATION -- "Two Parties" Episode 510 -- Pictured: Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt -- (Photo by: Michael Hickey/NBC)

From saying “I do” to taking on Washington D.C. to adoring Game of Thrones above (almost) all else, Parks and Recreation‘s Ben Wyatt did it all in Season 5. And it was his portrayer Adam Scott who brought to life each of those moments with an impressive seamlessness.

Since joining the acclaimed NBC comedy at the end of its second season, the actor …READ MORE


The Voice's Carson Daly on Season 3 Tweaks, Battle-Round Thievery, Taking Idol's Emmy Nod

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Carson Daly knows how clichéd it is to utter the phrase “it’s an honor just to be nominated,” but with The Voice scoring its first ever nod this week in the Outstanding Reality-Competition Program category, he just can’t help himself. “I’ve never been in a position to actually say that line and say it where it means something,” muses the show’s host, “but it really is an honor.”

TVLine caught up with Daly to talk about The Voice‘s Emmy chances, some intriguing tweaks to the show’s formula for its upcoming third season, and any simmering tensions between …READ MORE


Eye on Emmy: Adam Scott Takes the Lead, Hails Parks' 'Impressive' Cast, 'Amazing' Guest Stars

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PARKS AND RECREATION -- "Bus Tour" Episode 421 -- Pictured: Adam Scott as Ben Wyatt -- (Photo by: Tyler Golden/NBC)

When Adam Scott joined Parks and Recreation at the end of Season 2, he faced a daunting task: make his straight man Pawnee newcomer, Ben Wyatt, seem funny opposite larger than life characters like Leslie Knope and Ron Swanson. Two episodes in, it was clear that Scott would accomplish that goal; two years later, he’s catapulted his way into leading man territory — a fact that did not go unnoticed by the actor and his team, who this year decided to enter Scott in the Outstanding Lead — not Supporting — Actor in a Comedy Series Emmy race. But will the swap help Scott garner some long overdue Emmy love? READ MORE


Cat Deeley Talks SYTYCD Emmy Nod: Cheering Seacrest, Toppling Probst, Skirting Fashion Hell

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For several years running, reality TV junkies have lamented Emmy’s outrageous snub of So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley in the Outstanding Reality-Show Host category. Last Thursday, however, the oversight was finally remedied, as Deeley found herself scoring her very first nomination alongside Survivor‘s Jeff Probst, American Idol‘s Ryan Seacrest, The Amazing Race‘s Phil Keoghan, and Dancing With the Stars‘ Tom Bergeron. We caught up with Deeley this week to talk about how she’ll approach her big red-carpet moment, why she’s rooting for Ryan Seacrest to beat her in her own category, and which Happy Days character she emulated when she first got word of her nomination. …READ MORE


Eye on Emmy: How Jennifer Carpenter Used Her Dexter Past to Deal with Deb's Greatest Drama

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The fact that Jennifer Carpenter has yet to garner any Emmy attention for her turn as dirty-mouthed, heart-of-gold, unlucky-in-love detective Debra Morgan on Showtime’s accolade-adorned Dexter is a crime far worse than any committed by the series’ titular character. Will this be the year that the actress’ often arresting performance cops some recognition? One can hope, though Carpenter calls the role itself the best award she could possibly ask for. READ MORE


Eye on Emmy: Julianna Margulies on The Good Wife's Perfect Union of Story and Performance

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What makes The Good Wife such great drama? To hear Julianna Margulies tell it, it’s a sweet marriage of top-notch ensemble acting and scripts that are as compelling in what they sometimes don’t say as in what they do. Even so, it’s Margulies who is at the heart of the CBS series, an actress whose portrayal of a strong woman betrayed by those close to her rouses a passionate fan base. Is this the year Emmy falls hard for Alicia Florrick, too? READ MORE


Eye on Emmy: Justified's Timothy Olyphant Has 5 'Fantastic Acceptance Speeches' on Standby

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By all accounts, Timothy Olyphant ought to have a trophy case full of gold statuettes. His resume is stuffed with award magnets like Deadwood, Damages and The Office. His acting is consistently acclaimed. And he’s extremely well-liked in the community. But for whatever reason, the self-effacing 44-year-old remains decidedly kudos-deprived. There’s a strong feeling that could change this year in the wake of his impressive work as laconic Deputy U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens in Justified’s pitch-perfect second season. READ MORE


Eye on Emmy: How Fringe's Anna Torv Finds the Reality Amid the Unreal

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FRINGE: Olivia (Anna Torv, R) tries to help Peter (Joshua Jackson, L) in the FRINGE Season Three finale episode "The Day We Died" airing Friday, May 6 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. ©2011 Fox Broadcasting Co. CR: Liane Hentscher/FOX

As FBI agent Olivia Dunham, Fringe’s Anna Torv this past season loved and lost a man, endured a difficult pregnancy, and cheated death all but one time. Complementing the spectacular conceits of dual universes, duplicate selves, accelerated gestation periods and time-jumps, the drama quotient remained high as well, with this formidable female often feeling – literally — the weight of our world on her shoulders. Perhaps it’s time for Emmy voters to see past the Fox series’ fantasy elements and give props to the Aussie actress who delivers the fantastic week after week. READ MORE


Eye on Emmy: Parenthood's Mae Whitman Says, 'My Career Path Hasn't Led Me Wrong Yet'

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Mae Whitman is a force to be reckoned with. Just 23, she has a resume that boasts nearly two decades’ worth of solid acting experience, including countless movies (Hope Floats, the upcoming Perks of Being a Wallflower), tireless voiceover work (it runs in the family), and abundant television gigs (In Treatment and, of course, Arrested Development). She is that rarity, a bona fide child star success story.

Will Whitman’s moving turn as troubled Amber on NBC’s Parenthood finally garner her some recognition for her undeniable range and high-caliber performances? Possibly. But what’s truly important to the actress is the role itself. READ MORE


Eye On Emmy: Is Mad Men's Jon Hamm The One To Beat? (Hint: Yes!)

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In another time, another place, the term matinee idol would have been coined for Jon Hamm. But in today’s diverse entertainment world he’s turned out to be so much more than that. Beyond his star-making dramatic turn as Mad Men’s fabulously flawed ladies man Don Draper, and supporting roles in films like The Town, he has already shown us his comedy chops too, whether fearlessly playing the fool on 30 Rock, a misogynistic cad in Bridesmaids, or hosting Saturday Night Live. So where does he see his versatility taking him? And, after three Emmy nominations, is this the year his Golden Globe gets a TV companion in his trophy case? READ MORE