Eye on Emmy: The Killing's Mireille Enos Makes a Lot Of Noise (Quietly)


Once AMC debuted The Killing, the very first question in viewers’ minds may have been “Who killed Rosie Larsen?” But the second and third undoubtedly were, “Who is this Mireille Enos who plays Sarah Linden, and where has she been all our lives?” Turns out Mireille, 35 (it’s pronounced Mee-ray, the name of a childhood friend of her French mother), has been tripping the lights fantastic on the New York stage (even earning a Tony nod for Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf? alongside Kathleen Turner). She’s also been toiling away doing episodic guest work (most notably on HBO’s Big Love, where she recurred as tormented twin sisters Kathy and JoDean). Now, the next questions are, will she get an Emmy nomination for The Killing (which wraps its first season this Sunday) and what is she going to do with her newfound star power? READ MORE

Eye on Emmy: Adam Scott Still Counts His Lucky Stars For 'Incredible' Parks and Rec Gig


If there’s one thing Adam Scott wants you to know about him, it’s this: He might be the biggest Parks and Recreation fan around. Nerdily so, in fact. (His words, not ours.)

Sure, it sounds a little strange given that he’s actually on the NBC charmer, but that wasn’t always the case. See, Scott’s Season 2 guest arc had developed into a full-time gig by the beginning of Season 3 — long after he was a Pawnee devotee — giving him a free pass at super fandom just like the rest of us. With Emmy buzz (finally) swirling around Parks and Rec, TVLine spoke to Scott about making his dream gig a reality. READ MORE

Eye On Emmy: Glee Star Chris Colfer's Comedy Kudos Quandary, 'I Cry In Every Episode!'


Chris Colfer is having quite a year. Not only was he was named one of Time’s 100 most influential people of 2011, he inked a book deal and signed on to write a Disney Channel pilot. And a feature film. And we didn’t even get to his day job yet. Besides starring on of one of TV’s hottest shows, Glee, he’s working overtime, performing in sold-out arenas as part of the show’s summer concert tour. And if history repeats itself, he’ll once again be in the running for an Emmy. Yet, in the midst of all the insanity, the 21-year-old stopped just long enough to catch his breath and chat with TVLine about his Emmy quandary and his hope for Kurt in Season 3. READ MORE

Eye on Emmy: Alison Brie Embraces Her Spot Within TV's Elite Community of Funny People


Alison Brie was once a drama queen. Though today she is best known for playing both sweet and saucy Annie on NBC’s quirky comedy Community and Mad Men‘s over-the-top scene stealer Trudy, Brie was once a theater student studying the works of Shakespeare on the road to achieving her “naïve” goal of becoming an actress who does only serious stage and film work. Five years later, she’s enlisting her inner funnygirl (and eliciting Emmy buzz) for not one but two acclaimed TV gigs, plus a supporting role in Judd Apatow’s latest film comedy, The Five-Year Engagement. READ MORE

Eye on Emmy: Parks and Rec's Amy Poehler On Her Awards Hopes and the Power Of Cleavage

Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
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"I am so thrilled to be able to celebrate with the good people of Parks and Recreation, the best cast in Comedy, Drama, Broadway and Short Foreign Documentary Film."

Could Amy Poehler possibly have more in common with Tina Fey? They’re both brilliant and beloved Saturday Night Live alumni who’ve moved on to movies (like Baby Mama, in which they co-starred) and they both head up hit NBC comedies (30 Rock for Fey, Parks and Recreation for Poehler). But the parallels end at their trophy cases: Fey has seven Emmys; Poehler, none… yet. Will this year’s awards change that? Let’s see how optimistic Leslie Knope’s real-life counterpart is. READ MORE

Eye on Emmy: Raising Hope's Martha Plimpton Is Having a Moment

RAISING HOPE: Martha Plimpton as Virginia in RAISING HOPE premiering Tuesday, Sept. 21 (9:00-9:30 PM ET/PT) on FOX.   ©2010 Fox Broadcasting Co. Cr: Matthias Clamer/FOX

Without exaggerating, Martha Plimpton can say that she’s done it all. Movies? Check. (Everything from Oscar bait like Running on Empty to cult classics like The Goonies.) Television? Check. (A 2002 guest appearance on Law & Order: SVU earned her an Emmy nod.) Theater? Check. (She’s been nominated for a Tony three times.) She’s even modeled (for Calvin Klein, in the 1980s) and sung (at Lincoln Center, no less, in her own one-woman show). But it’s her sweetly tart portrayal of baby-faced grandma Virginia Chance on the freshman Fox series Raising Hope that may be winning Plimpton the most enthusiastic audience of her career — as well as, just maybe, this year’s Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. READ MORE

Eye On Emmy: Joel McHale Reveals Why Community Is His 'Boyhood Fantasy Come True'


Joel McHale seems to be everywhere these days. Over the past year, he’s established himself as a respected comedian (touring the country with his standup gig); expanded his burgeoning movie career (he has three films slated for release in 2011 and spent May in Boston shooting the dark comedy Ted opposite Mark Wahlberg); and continued his run on two TV gigs, hosting E!’s weekly satirical clip-show The Soup, and starring on NBC’s buzzy sitcom Community as Jeff Winger, the acerbically charming womanizer with a proverbial heart of gold.

It is the latter that might finally garner some industry recognition for McHale in the form of a 2011 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series… READ MORE

Eye on Emmy: Ty Burrell and the Modern Art of Oblivious Bliss

MODERN FAMILY - ABC's "Modern Family" stars Ty Burrell as Phil. (ABC/BOB D'AMICO)

If you’re going to so often get things wrong, at least let it be for the right reasons. And that’s the philosophy Ty Burrell uses to create his character on ABC’s acclaimed hit, Modern Family. With a heart as big as his goofy grin, Phil Dunphy is the counterpoint to a genre full of finger-wagging parents, a dad who chooses to wag his tail instead. “He has a level of obliviousness that is, to me, more akin to a dog personality,” says Burrell. “He’s so excited in general.” Will this be the year that Emmy voters throw this dog a golden bone? Burrell took us inside the serious business of making funny. READ MORE

Eye on Emmy: Community's Gillian Jacobs Schools Us on 'Complex, Hypocritical' Britta


Britta Perry can be a stick in the mud, for sure. And lord knows she’s just as likely to spoil an indie movie as she is to out a genocide-friendly transfer student. But that Gillian Jacobs can do “righteous” so very right while keeping her Community co-ed comely is testament to her knack for walking that fine line. As Emmy buzz begins to swirl around the sophomore crowd-pleaser, TVLine spoke with Jacobs about being Britta. READ MORE

Eye On Emmy: Cougar Town Trio Dish on Kick-Ass Chemistry, Drinking on the Job, and Cox's Hurtful Friends Snub


Finding two actors with the magic of perfect chemistry is hard. And finding three? Near impossible. But in the underrated, unfortunately titled banter-fest that is Cougar Town, ABC has exactly that. The rapport among Courteney Cox, Christa Miller and Busy Philipps can’t be forced, faked or, yes, bottled. What makes their on-screen partnership work so well? The secret may lie in their easy off-screen camaraderie, evident even when the conversation is about career challenges and Emmy chances. It doesn’t really come from vino. We think. During this interview, they drank iced tea… (We’re pretty sure…) READ MORE