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BAFTA Nominations

More awards for Glee!


The British Academy of Film and Television Arts has announced its slate of television nominees for the 2011 awards ceremony. The categories are almost wholly British shows, but the awards do have an International category.

This year, “Mad Men,” “Glee” and “Boardwalk Empire” from the United States are represented, alongside “The Killing” – but not the U.S. version, the original program from Denmark.  “Mad Men” has won this BAFTA award the past two years, but will “Boardwalk Empire” usurp the AMC drama, as it did at the Golden Globes this year?

The 2011 BAFTAs take place Sunday, May 22. View the full list of nominees here. We wonder who the U.S. shows will send as representatives for the awards? Last year, “Glee’s” Jane Lynch and her partner Dr. Laura Embry were in attendance.


Jessalyn Gilsig at EMA Awards

Jessalyn was a presenter at the Environmental Media Awards on October 16, 2010!

AMA Award Nominees Announced

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TCA Award – And The Winner Is…


No seriously, they won in every single category in which they were nominated.  YAY ‘GLEE’! ‘GLEE’ KIDS HOORAY!!!

  • Program of the Year – “Glee”
  • Outstanding New Program – “Glee”
  • Individual Achievement in Comedy – “Jane Lynch – Glee”

The Television Critics Association represents more than 200 journalists writing about television for print and online outlets in the United States and Canada. For 26 years the TCA has honored outstanding achievement in television and enduring contributions to the medium’s heritage through the TCA Awards. Membership in the Television Critics Association is open to full-time TV writers at newspapers, magazines, trade publications, news wire services, news syndicates, and text-based Internet news organizations. For additional information on the TCA, please visit


It doesn’t look like much of the cast attended the awards but below are some pictures of Ian Brennan (love him) and Ryan Murphy accepting the award for both of ‘Glee’s’ wins.  I will post more (and untagged) pictures as they come available.

TCA Award Nominations

As if 19 Emmy nominations were not enough, Glee gets more nods from the TCA’s!


Freshman series “Glee” and “Modern Family” seem to always be at odds during awards shows, and this season’s Television Critics Association Awards is no exception. Both shows are up for Acheivement in Comedy, Program of the Year, and New Program.

Jane Lynch is also nominated individually as the only female candidate for Individual Achievement in Comedy. (Hello, Julie Bowen?) “Modern Family” men Eric Stonestreet and Ty Burrell are amongst her competition. Nick Offerman, who many considered to be subbed by the Emmy voters this season, and Jim Parsons round out the category.

Other shows that have gone unrecognized by the Emmys this year, but which appear on the TCA nomination list include “Sons of Anarchy,” “Parenthood” and “Party Down.” The lifetime achievement award will go to James Garner, Bill Moyers, Sherwood Schwartz, William Shatner, or Dick Wolf. The full list of nominees is below.

Bryan Cranston, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
John Lithgow, “Dexter” (Showtime)
Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife” (CBS)
Aaron Paul, “Breaking Bad” (AMC)
Katey Sagal, “Sons of Anarchy” (FX)

Ty Burrell, “Modern Family (ABC)
Jane Lynch, “Glee” (Fox)
Nick Offerman, “Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
Eric Stonestreet, “Modern Family” (ABC)

“30 for 30” (ESPN)
“America: The Story of Us” (History Channel)
“The Daily Show” (Comedy Central)
“Life” (Discovery)
“The Rachel Maddow Show” (MSNBC)

“Dinosaur Train” (PBS)
“iCarly” (Nickelodeon)
“Star Wars: The Clone Wars” (Cartoon Network)
“Word Girl” (PBS)
“Yo Gabba Gabba” (Nick Jr.)

“Glee” (Fox)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
“Justified” (FX)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Parenthood” (NBC)

“Life” (Discovery)
“The Pacific” (HBO)
“Temple Grandin” (HBO)
“Torchwood: Children of Earth” (BBC America)
“You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
“Lost” (ABC)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“Sons of Anarchy” (FX)

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Glee” (Fox)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Parks and Recreation” (NBC)
“Party Down” (Starz)

James Garner
Bill Moyers
Sherwood Schwartz
William Shatner
Dick Wolf

“Law & Order”
“Twin Peaks”

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Friday Night Lights” (DirecTV/NBC)
“Glee” (Fox)
“Lost” (ABC)
“Modern Family” (ABC)


More Teen Choice Award Nominations for ‘Glee’ Cast

Several Glee cast members have been nominated for Teen Choice Awards!!  The remaining categories and nominees were announced today and the list includes several of our favorite Gleeks.  It also puts a couple of them in the same category.  Check out the list below and then click HERE to vote!

Choice TV: Female Scene Stealer
Hilary Duff, Gossip Girl
Bethany Joy Galeotti, One Tree Hill
Katerina Graham, The Vampire Diaries
Shenae Grimes, 90210
Amber Riley, Glee

Choice TV: Male Scene Stealer
Chris Colfer, Glee
Johnny Galecki, The Big Bang Theory
Simon Helberg, The Big Bang Theory
James Lafferty, One Tree Hill
Matthew Morrison, Glee

Choice TV: Female Breakout Star
Dianna Agron, Glee
Nina Dobrev, The Vampire Diaries
Sarah Hyland, Modern Family
Bridgit Mendler, Good Luck Charlie
Mae Whitman, Parenthood

Choice TV: Male Breakout Star
Ken Jeong, Community
Kevin McHale, Glee
Rico Rodriguez, Modern Family
Mark Salling, Glee
Paul Wesley, The Vampire Diaries

Choice TV: Parental Unit
Rob Estes and Lori Loughlin, 90210
Bethany Joy Galeotti and James Lafferty, One Tree Hill
Lauren Graham, Parenthood
Bruce and Kris Jenner, Keeping Up With the Kardashians
Mike O’Malley, Glee

‘Glee’ Nomintaed for FIVE Teen Choice Awards

More and more and more awards for Glee! It’s no surprise that Glee is up for five possible awards:

Choice TV Show: Comedy
“The Big Bang Theory”
“Modern Family”
“Sonny with a Chance”
“Wizards of Waverly Place”

Choice TV Actor: Comedy
Steve Carell, “The Office”
Jonas Brothers, “JONAS”
Sterling Knight, “Sonny with a Chance”
Cory Monteith, “Glee”
Jim Parsons, “The Big Bang Theory”

Choice TV Actress: Comedy
Miranda Cosgrove, “iCarly”
Kaley Cuoco, “The Big Bang Theory”
Selena Gomez, “Wizards of Waverly Place”
Demi Lovato, “Sonny with a Chance”
Lea Michele, “Glee”

Choice TV: Villain
Russell Hantz, “Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains”
Jane Lynch, “Glee”
Terry O’Quinn, “Lost”
Ian Somerhalder, “The Vampire Diaries”
Ed Westwick, “Gossip Girl”

Choice Music: Group
The Black Eyed Peas
“Glee” Cast
Selena Gomez & The Scene
New Boyz
Young Money

My guess is that Glee will take home awards for a majority of their nominations.  What do you think?

‘Glee’ Cast Accepts Peabody Award

Glee accepted their prestigious Peabody Award on Monday afternoon in New York.  On hand to accept the award was Ryan Murphy and he was joined by Matthew Morrison, Jane Lynch, Ian Brennan, and Jessalyn Gilsig.  Check below the article clip for photos!

Relatable characters and everyday issues ruled this year’s Peabody Awards. Host Diane Sawyer kicked off her emceeing duties by mentioning a program that helps viewers recall their high school experiences — “like not being invited to the prom, not that I’m asking for your sympathy,” she quipped.

That show, of course, was “Glee.” Accepting the award, creator Ryan Murphy called “Glee” “a show about a lot of things. Mostly Madonna. But ‘Glee’ is [also] about diversity.”

On the red carpet, star Jane Lynch reiterated the show’s commitment to breaking down teen-society barriers. “I get stopped by kids all the time, thirteen, fourteen-year-old girls who are just vibrating out of their bodies with excitement,” Lynch said. “I had a girl yesterday tell me that auditions for her high school production have tripled. I think a lot of us were hiding our inner musical theater star.”

Murphy certainly helped bring that out of Lynch, whose performances in music videos from the Madonna and Olivia Newton-John “Glee” episodes have become hits within a superhit. When he first started brainstorming the Madonna episode, Murphy said, “I didn’t know anything I wanted to do except ‘Vogue’ with Jane. It’s my favorite music video of all time.” It took Glee producers and designers four months to find and make the props and costumes for the shoot.

Article Source: WSJ Speakeasy

Photo Source: LIFE

‘Glee’ Honored Yet Again

Glee gets honored again!

“Glee” is picking up another award this week, this time for its attention to social issues.

The show will be one of eight recipients of the third annual Television Academy Honors, which honors “television with a conscience.” “Glee” is winning its award for the episode “Wheels,” which focuses on the wheelchair-bound Artie (Kevin McHale) and also includes the tear-inducing revelation that Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch) has a sister with Down syndrome.

Two other scripted shows are also receiving awards at a ceremony on Wednesday night (May 5) in Beverly Hills. “CSI” is being honored for its episode “Coup de Grace,” about the fallout after a police officer shoots an off-duty colleague, while “Private Practice” will be recognized for “Nothing to Fear,” which deals with physician-assisted suicide.

The other honorees are HBO’s movie “Taking Chance”; “Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am?,” an HBO documentary about Alzheimer’s disease; “National Geographic Explorer: Inside Death Row,” which looks at how the state of Texas carries out the death penalty; Discovery Health’s documentary “Unlocking Autism”; and “The OxyContin Express,” an investigation by Current TV’s “Vanguard” into the prescription-drug pipeline from South Florida to Appalachia.

Source: Zap2It

‘Glee’ and The Emmys

Emmy talk is already starting around Hollywood (and my house) and I think it is safe to say that Glee will no doubt be nominated BUT do they stand a chance at winning?

Beware, fans of “Glee.” Don’t assume that the Fox TV mega-hit series is destined to win best comedy series at the Emmys just because it recently bagged the equivalent trophies from the Golden Globes and SAG Awards.

“Glee” may be doomed to lose just because it skews too young for Emmy voters, reaping an impressive 5.8 rating this week in the 18-34 demo. Typical TV academy members tend to be — ahem — of mature age and a bit conservative. Consider, for example, “Party of Five,” the critically hailed Fox TV series about a family of orphans that won the Golden Globe as best drama series of 1995. It was only nominated for one Emmy – for sound editing, which it lost.

Or consider some other hipster TV shows like “Felicity,” whose star Keri Russell won the Globe for best actress. It was also nominated for best drama series, but it got virtually skunked at the Emmys.

However, some young stars that won Globes at least got nominated at the Emmys: Claire Danes (“My So-Called Life”) and Jennifer Garner (“Alias”). Others, like Sarah Jessica Parker, won both awards, as did her series, “Sex and the City.” So maybe there is some hope.

But “Glee” faces tough competition at the Emmys. If voters are finally tired of “30 Rock,” which has won three years in a row, and wish to pick a cool newcomer, they may opt for “Modern Family,” which skews older.

Nonetheless, the Emmys will surely nominate “Glee” for best comedy series, and various stars like Lea Michele and Matthew Morrison have a good shot at scoring noms too.

Source: LA Times

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