or


[07/10/14 - 08:35 AM]
IFC Scores Eight Emmy(R) Award Nominations
"Portlandia" garnered six nominations, the most in the series' history.

[via press release from IFC]

IFC SCORES EIGHT EMMY(R) AWARD NOMINATIONS

RECOGNITION IN THE ACTING CATEGORIES FOR FRED ARMISEN, STEVE BUSCEMI & KRISTEN WIIG

REPEAT PORTLANDIA EMMY(R) NOMINATIONS FOR OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SERIES & OUTSTANDING DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SERIES

ADDITIONAL EMMY(R) NOMINATIONS IN TECHNICAL CATEGORIES FOR PORTLANDIA & THE SPOILS OF BABYLON

NEW YORK, NY, July 10, 2014 - The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced today the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy(R) Award nominations, honoring IFC with a record eight nominations. Portlandia garnered six nominations, the most in the series' history, including Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series for Fred Armisen, Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series for Steve Buscemi and repeat nominations in the categories of Outstanding Writing for A Variety Series for Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Karey Dornetto and Graham Wagner, and Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series for Jonathan Krisel.

In addition, Portlandia was nominated in the technical categories of Outstanding Art Direction for Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition (Tyler Robinson, Schuyler Telleen, Katherine Isom) and Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For a Comedy Series (Bill Benz, Daniel Gray Longino). Portlandia is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and produced by Broadway Video. It returns to IFC for a fifth season in 2015.

IFC's comedic miniseries The Spoils of Babylon was also recognized today with a nomination for Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie for Kristen Wiig and Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music for Andrew Feltenstein and John Nau. The Spoils of Babylon is produced by Funny or Die and executive produced by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Matt Piedmont, Andrew Steele and Nate Young. The second installment from the Spoils franchise, The Spoils Before Dying, will premiere in summer 2015.

"Today's eight Emmy(R) nominations for IFC is a huge achievement in the history of the network and we are so proud of both our Portlandia and The Spoils of Babylon teams for their incredible efforts this year," said Jennifer Caserta, IFC's president. "Their remarkable work clearly captured the attention of Academy voters and has helped establish IFC as a destination for original comedies. "

The following is a complete list of nominations for IFC:

Portlandia

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series - Fred Armisen To see a clip of Fred's Emmy(R)-nominated performance, click here: http://www.ifc.com/portlandia/videos/portlandia-moon-weekend

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series - Steve Buscemi To see a clip of Steve's Emmy(R)-nominated performance, click here: http://bcove.me/pdj13dh1

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series - Jonathan Krisel

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series - Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Karey Dornetto, Graham Wagner

Outstanding Art Direction for Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition - Tyler Robinson, Schuyler Telleen, Katherine Isom

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For a Comedy Series - Bill Benz, Daniel Gray Longino

The Spoils of Babylon

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie - Kristen Wiig To see a clip of Kristen's Emmy(R)-nominated performance, click here: http://bcove.me/m80nob92

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music - Andrew Feltenstein, John Nau

Portlandia was nominated for Emmy Awards in 2013 and 2012 for Outstanding Writing for A Variety Series (Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Jonathan Krisel, Bill Oakley) and Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series (Jonathan Krisel). It won 2013 and 2011 Emmy(R) Awards for Outstanding Costumes for a Variety Program or Special. Portlandia was recognized in 2012 with a Peabody Award and in 2013 with a WGA award for best Comedy/Variety Series.

About IFC

IFC is the home of offbeat, unexpected comedies. Series like Portlandia, Maron and Comedy Bang! Bang! air alongside fan-favorite movies and comedic cult TV shows. Owned and operated by AMC Networks Inc., along with sister channels AMC, SundanceTV and WE tv, IFC is in more than 73 million U.S. homes across all platforms. IFC: Always On Slightly Off





  [july 2014]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
  


· PORTLANDIA (IFC)
· SPOILS OF BABYLON, THE (IFC)





[07/30/16 - 03:48 PM]
National Geographic Channel Announces Its First Virtual Reality Short Documentary Film from Academy Award Winner Kathryn Bigelow in Partnership with Here Be Dragons and Annapurna Pictures
Over 30,000 African elephants die each year at the hands of poachers and despite the global outcry over the killings, trafficking continues.

[07/30/16 - 03:16 PM]
National Geographic Channel Orders Drama Script for Global Limited Series Based on Michael Crichton's Soon-to-Be-Published Manuscript, Dragon Teeth
The book was discovered by his wife Sherri Crichton amongst his archives and immediately identified the book as "Pure Crichton."

[07/30/16 - 02:31 PM]
National Geographic and Katie Couric Media Partner on New Global Documentary, Gender Revolution (W.T.)
"This show will explore the roles of science, politics, and culture on gender, giving viewers a greater understanding of what is becoming a rapidly evolving issue," said Courteney Monroe.

[07/30/16 - 02:16 PM]
National Geographic Channel Acquires Worldwide Rights to Climate Change Feature Documentary
The film presents an informative and engaging account of how society can prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the globe.

[07/30/16 - 09:15 AM]
Cinemax Drama Series "Quarry" Debuts Sept. 9
Logan Marshall-Green stars as Mac Conway, aka Quarry, who is trying to readapt to normal society after Vietnam.

[07/30/16 - 09:14 AM]
HBO Announces Documentary Lineup for the Second Half of 2016
Kent Jones, Marc Levin, Daphne Pinkerson, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders and Jon Alpert are among the featured auspices.

[07/30/16 - 09:13 AM]
HBO to Make Entire Run of Landmark Series "The Larry Sanders Show" Available Starting in September
HBO completed the deal to present the entire run of the acclaimed series on March 23, 2016, the day before Shandling's untimely passing.

[07/30/16 - 09:12 AM]
HBO Renews "Real Time with Bill Maher" Through 2018
Currently averaging 4.4 million viewers, "Real Time" is enjoying its most-watched season since the show's 2003 debut season.

[07/30/16 - 09:11 AM]
Comedy Series "Insecure," Created by and Starring Issa Rae, Debuts Oct. 9, Exclusively on HBO
Rae stars as Issa and Yvonne Orji stars as Molly on the show, which explores the black female experience in an unclich├ęd and authentic way.

[07/30/16 - 09:10 AM]
Sarah Jessica Parker Returns to HBO in the New Comedy Series "Divorce," Debuting Oct. 9
Thomas Haden Church stars as Robert, Frances' (Parker) husband, who is struggling to cope with their marriage falling apart.

[07/30/16 - 09:09 AM]
Drama Series "Westworld" Debuts Oct. 2 on HBO
The series was inspired by the 1973 motion picture "Westworld," written and directed by Michael Crichton.

[07/30/16 - 08:59 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: ABC, NBC Share Demo Crown
"Dateline NBC" and "Primetime: What Would You Do?" lead the night among adults 18-49.

[07/29/16 - 01:46 PM]
Vice President Joe Biden to Appear on "Law & Order: SVU"
The Vice President will appear as himself in a press conference scene where he commends the SVU, led by Lt. Olivia Benson, for their work in addressing the national rape kit backlog, specifically in the city of Detroit.

[07/29/16 - 01:37 PM]
2.5 Million Watch "Hell on Wheels" Drive Its Last Spike
AMC further spins the numbers for Saturday, July 23.

[07/29/16 - 01:03 PM]
National Geographic Channel Greenlights Global Scripted Event Series Based on Martha Raddatz's New York Times Best-Seller, "The Long Road Home"
Screenwriter Mikko Alanne ("The 33") is adapting and also executive producing this epic story of survival for television.