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


Emmys 2012: The Movie/Miniseries Race in Review, Including Our Dream Nominees

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Emmys 2012 Best Movie or Miniseries

Game Change is more than just the name of the polarizing HBO picture that could take home the 2012 Emmy in the now-merged movie/miniseries category, it’s also the underlying theme of the whole race.

Until last year, when PBS’ Downton Abbey pulled off an upset, HBO projects had taken the gold for nearly a decade. Suddenly, it seemed like anything could happen — and, suddenly, it did. Downton’s move to the drama series category makes the movie/mini derby an HBO-vs.-PBS free-for-all. READ MORE, REVIEW CONTENDERS & VOTE


Emmys 2012: The Reality-Competition Series Race in Review, Including Our Dream Nominees

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Can The Amazing Race's Emmy domination be stopped? Vote below for your five dream nominees!

Reality television, by its very nature, thrives on unexpected twists, shock eliminations, and upset victories. But the most surprising thing about the Emmy race for Outstanding Reality-Competition Program over the last five years has been the almost total stagnancy of its pool of contenders.

Indeed, from 2007-2011, the same five shows …READ MORE, REVIEW CONTENDERS & VOTE


Emmys 2012: The Supporting Comedy Actress Race in Review, Including Our Dream Nominees

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Emmys 2012 Best Supporting Comedy Actress

We love Betty White as much as the next person, but wouldn’t it be cool to see the Hot in Cleveland star’s inevitable 2012 Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series nod go to an actress from Community or Happy Endings? As for the other slots, you can count on Modern Family’s Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara, and Saturday Night Live’s Kristen Wiig scoring nods come July 19. And the final two vacancies? They’re pretty much up for grabs. READ MORE, REVIEW CONTENDERS & VOTE


Emmys 2012: The Supporting Comedy Actor Race in Review, Including Our Dream Nominees

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Emmys 2012 Best Supporting Comedy Actor

Expect the men of Modern Family to once again take up four slots in this year’s Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series battle, leaving just two openings. We’re betting Parks and Recreation’s long overlooked Nick Offerman will snag one of ‘em, while Community’s Danny Pudi and New Girl‘s Max Greenfield could duke it out for the sixth. READ MORE, VIEW THE CONTENDERS & VOTE


Emmys 2012: The Lead Comedy Actress Race in Review, Including Our Dream Nominees

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Emmys 2012 Best Comedy Actress

This year’s Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series contest is bound to have some fresh contenders, thanks to the bounty of high quality comedies (many of them new). We’re betting New Girl’s Zooey Deschanel and Girls’ Lena Dunham will hear their names announced on July 19, alongside previously honored ladies like Parks and Recreation’s Amy Poehler and 30 Rock‘s Tina Fey.  READ MORE, REVIEW CONTENDERS & VOTE


Emmys 2012: The Lead Comedy Actor Race in Review, Including Our Dream Nominees

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Emmys 2012 Comedy Actor

If Emmy voters want to, they could really shake things up in this year’s Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series race. Make no mistake: Established favorites like The Big Bang Theory’s Jim Parsons and 30 Rock’s Alec Baldwin will make the cut. But there’s also an outside chance they’ll have to battle hungry newbies like Community’s Joel McHale and Parks and Recreation’s Adam Scott for Emmy gold. READ MORE, REVIEW CONTENDERS & VOTE


Emmys 2012: The Comedy Series Race in Review, Including Our Dream Nominees

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Emmys 2012 Best Comedy Series

This season was a successful one for freshman comedies, with a whopping seven broadcast half-hour series making it to a second season, led by breakouts 2 Broke Girls and New Girl, as well as several cable newbies, including HBO’s Veep and Girls. They will likely make the Emmy race more interesting, but it will be hard for newcomers to challenge reigning best series winner, ABC’s Modern Family. READ MORE, REVIEW CONTENDERS & VOTE


Emmys 2012: The Supporting Drama Actress Race in Review, Including Our Dream Nominees

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Emmys 2012 Supporting Drama Actress

This year’s Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama contest is going to be a fun free-for-all, and we might be surprised by who ends up on top. After all, without a clear frontrunner — like last year’s winner, Margo Martindale — it could also be time for oft-nominated Christina Hendricks, brand-newbie Morena Baccarin, or frequently-overlooked Regina King and Maggie Siff to make a grab for the gold. READ MORE, REVIEW CONTENDERS & VOTE


Eye on Emmy: The Good Wife Courts a Multitude of Guest Star Contenders

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Emmys 2012 Good Wife Guest Stars

Guest stars are of course a fixture on virtually all scripted series, but none seems to do it with quite the gusto of CBS’ The Good Wife. Relying on established stars (or, in the case of two from this past season, the daughters of Oscar winners), The Good Wife offers Emmy voters a multitude of choices for the Guest Performer in a Drama Series categories. READ MORE & VIEW PHOTO GALLERY