French First: The first Emmy for best film made for television was awarded to “The Necklace,” a half-hour adaptation of a Guy de Maupassant short story that was produced for $9,000 as part of Lucky…
In 1951, the Emmys had seven categories. Today it has 223. There are 85 for primetime, 60 daytime, 28 sports, 32 news and documentary, 10 international awards and 8 special. The number of channels…
In the Emmy race for best drama series, the victories by "The Practice" and "The West Wing" over "The Sopranos" in 1999 and 2000 posed a fascinating question: Are Emmy voters afraid of the dark?
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
O laughter, where art thou? That's the question Emmy voters may be asking themselves this summer when lists are made, tapes are viewed and votes are cast for this year's comedy winners.
It's been only a few years since the likes of Gulliver and Odysseus ruled the computer graphic-laden landscape of TV's miniseries. Recently, however, networks have offered little in the way of…
With the broadcast networks having unveiled their fall schedules at last month's upfront presentations in Gotham, it is now time to dust off the showbiz crystal ball to try to forecast which nets may…
Although everyone has a favorite TV show they feel deserves more recognition, the following programs are some of the standouts when it comes to being left out by the Academy of Television Arts…
The very mention of the word telepic used to summon up images of pedestrian movies about women in jeopardy or the disease of the week. But the 2000-01 season already has proved to be a remarkably…
Instead of going on strike, Hollywood's scribes have spent the past month dissecting the May 4 deal the Writers Guild of America made with studios.
Inspirations: “‘MASH’ is the show that was startling. It wove together raw emotional power and offbeat comedy in a real artful way that you don’t see on TV. People judge half-hour comedy on the…