Matthew Weiner is going for a threepeat in this Emmy category. The "Mad Men" creator co-wrote two of the five nominated shows, both full of trademark "Mad Men" comedy and pathos.
"Analyzing humor is like dissecting a frog," E.B. White once wrote. "Few people are interested, and the frog dies of it."
Once again this year, it's a battle between comedy specials and awards shows.
The Emmy nominees for directing nonfiction programming created projects that cover the broad spectrum of human experience, from outrageous comedy to inspirational contemporary politics and horrifying…
Directors looking for a fast track to an Emmy nomination were reminded this year that partnering with HBO is always a good idea.
The decision a few years ago by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to separate reality competition programs from noncompetition shows was met with applause.
Hosts in the running include Ryan Seacrest, Heidi Klum, Jeff Probst and Phil Keoghan.
It's out with the old, or at least some of it, and in with the new for the reality program category.