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Saturday February 25th, 2017

Oscars: Is There a Correlation Between Ceremony Runtime and TV Ratings?

Jimmy Kimmel (Courtesy: ABC/Jeff Lipsky)

Jimmy Kimmel (Courtesy: ABC/Jeff Lipsky)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

The time has arrived: the 89th Academy Awards will occur tomorrow, February 26, and we’ll finally know which films and which stars will take home those coveted statues. This is one of the most talked-about events on TV each year but, while everyone is excited for the spectacle and excitement of it all, that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t garner critics. Before you go complaining about the show, let’s educate you on some statistics.

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Monday December 5th, 2016

Oscars: Jimmy Kimmel Pick a Sign of ABC Flexing Its Muscles in Wake of New Academy Deal

Jimmy Kimmel (Courtesy: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Jimmy Kimmel (Courtesy: Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

By: Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

With a less than three months remaining before the 89th Oscars on Feb. 26, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences finally has found a host for the biggest non-sports-related television event of the year, and it’s Jimmy Kimmel.

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Monday October 3rd, 2016

Oscars 2017: Who Will Host the 89th Academy Awards?

Chris Rock (Courtesy: AMPAS)

Chris Rock (Courtesy: AMPAS)

By: Carson Blackwelder
Managing Editor

Now that we’re less than five months away from the Oscars 2017 telecast on February 26, 2017, the countdown is officially on. It’s still too early to know the nominations for the 89th Academy Awards, but finding out who will be the lucky person — or people — hosting the show is imminent.

For the Oscars in 2013, 2015, and 2016, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced the host — Seth MacFarlane, Neil Patrick Harris, and Chris Rock, respectively — in the October preceding the show. Ellen DeGeneres actually tweeted that she would be hosting the show in 2014 the August before and it was declared that Billy Crystal would be hosting — his 9th time overall — the show in 2012 the November before after Eddie Murphy backed out.

With the big reveal coming any day now, speculation is running rampant.

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Monday February 16th, 2015

L.A., Italia Awards: ‘Imitation Game,’ ‘Last Days in Vietnam’ Get Final Push at Felliniesque Ceremony


By Scott Feinberg
The Hollywood Reporter

With the clock ticking down to the close of Oscar voting at 5 p.m. PT on Tuesday, nominees are clamoring for face time with Academy members who may not have cast their ballots yet, and Sunday night’s 10th L.A., Italia Awards — a part of the weeklong L.A., Italia Film Fashion and Art Fest, and a sister event to Italy’s Capri-Hollywood and Ischia Global film festivals — offered several of them just that.

The annual gathering draws several hundred people, including a not inconsiderable number of Academy members — many with ties of some sort to Italy (i.e., Camelot actor Franco NeroCrash co-screenwriter Bobby Moresco and songwriter Tony Renis are members of the fest’s advisory board), but others as well (i.e. “Hound Dog” songwriter Mike Stoller) — and has been described by more than a few as “Felliniesque.”

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Friday January 18th, 2013

TV Rewind: ‘Globes’ Broadcast Dominates, ‘The Killing’ Resurges, ‘Idol’ Ratings Plummet

By Rachel Bennett
Television Editor & Columnist

Every Friday, Rachel recaps the week’s major TV-related news, announcements and gossip!

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TOP STORIES

• The 2013 Golden Globes dominated the ratings Sunday, drawing 20 million viewers. There was a 17 percent increase in audience members over last year’s ceremony, and the show was up 28 percent in the 18-49 demo, scoring a 6.4 adult rating.

• AMC’s The Killing, which got the ax this summer, is officially coming back for a third season. The drama will return to AMC along with stars Mireille Enos and Joel Kinnaman, but not everything will be the same: Detectives Linden and Holder (Enos and Kinnaman) will be working on a new case a year after solving the Rosie Larsen (Katie Findlay) murder.

• Despite adding judges Mariah Carey, Keith Urban and Nicki Minaj, the new season of Fox’s American Idol debuted to its smallest premiere audience ever. Although the reality show still drew 17.9 million viewers, that’s a 19 percent drop from the previous season premiere.

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Monday January 14th, 2013

Television Critics Association Winter 2013 Tour Developments: ABC/Disney

By Rachel Bennett
Television Editor & Columnist

The Television Critics Association’s 2013 winter tour is now underway. Rachel and Carson will be providing you with the important  takeaways from each network’s presentations all week!

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The 2013 Television Critics Association kicked off Jan. 1 and already hosted NBC, cable networks, Fox and FX, but it most recently featured ABC/Disney.

This is the first of two yearly tours that the TCA hosts, bringing  network executives, showrunners and actors face-to-face with  entertainment journalists. Essentially, this is the time to flaunt what  you’ve got. Big news can come out of these events, so here are the most  recent developments:

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Monday September 24th, 2012

EMMYS 2012: 7 Lessons to Take Away from the Ceremony

By Rachel Bennett
Television Editor & Columnist

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The 64th Primetime Emmys have come and gone, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t stopped thinking, over-analyzing, cursing and celebrating them.

If you checked out the live-blog moderated by TV contributor Carson Blackwelder and myself, then you know we were equally surprised (Damian Lewis of Showtime’s Homeland) and bored by the winners (ABC’s Modern Family) Sunday night.

After taking some time to reflect on the ceremony, here are seven takeaways from the awards:

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Sunday September 23rd, 2012

Tonight’s the Night: The 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards!

At long last, they have arrived: the 64th annual Primetime Emmys!

Television’s biggest stars will be in attendance as 26 trophies get dished out tonight, at 8 p.m. EST/5 p.m. PST, from the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles, airing live on ABC.

And, just as we at ScottFeinberg.com have provided complete coverage of the run-up to the Emmys — with news summaries, recaps of the best Emmy speeches, a close-up on host Jimmy Kimmelour expert predictions, etc. — we will be all over the show itself tonight!

Our TV editor/columnist Rachel Bennett and contributor Carson Blackwelder will be hosting a live-chat with readers from 7 p.m. EST/4 p.m. PST (an hour before the show begins) until things wrap up around 11 p.m. EST/8 p.m. PST. Not only will they be dissecting the show and the results with each other, but they’ll also be taking your questions and comments, so be sure to join the conversation.

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Friday September 21st, 2012

TV REWIND: ‘Thrones’ Owns At Primetime Emmys, Obama v. Romney Moves To Daytime, ABC Lands Major Interview

By Rachel Bennett
Television Editor & Columnist

Every Friday, Rachel recaps the week’s major TV-related news, announcements and gossip!

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TOP STORIES

• The Primetime Creative Arts Emmys were held this past Saturday, and HBO’s Games of Thrones took home six statues, the most of the night.

• President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will appear on ABC’s The View next Tuesday. The announcement came a day after it was revealed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann Romney, would be on the talk show in October.

• ABC has landed the first interview with Victim 1 of the Jerry Sandusky trial. It is not yet known when the interview with the young man, whose sexual abuse allegations in 2009 led to the arrest and conviction of the former Penn State assistant football coach, will air.

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Thursday September 20th, 2012

Emmys 2012: 5 Things You Should Expect from Host Jimmy Kimmel

By Carson Blackwelder
Television Contributor

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This Sunday, late-night anchor Jimmy Kimmel will step into the Emmy spotlight at the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Making his Emmy host debut, Kimmel will move from the audience to the stage, as his ABC show Jimmy Kimmel Live! has won three Emmys and is nominated this year for Outstanding Variety Series.

Aside from his late-night series, Kimmel is most known being the  funny co-host of Comedy Central’s The Man Show with Adam Carolla from 1999 to 2003. In April, he hosted the prestigious White House Correspondents’ Dinner.

Kimmel is joining the ranks of some of the most popular (and unpopular) hosts in Emmy history. Some of the more revered hosts include Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz (1952), Johnny Carson (1971-74) and Neil Patrick Harris (2009). But let’s get real: As long as it’s better than the reality show hosts in 2008, featuring Tom Bergeron, Heidi Klum, Howie Mandel, Jeff Probst and Ryan Seacrest, then it will be a hit. The last time ABC hosted the Emmys was in 2008, and it was terrible. Since then, Harris emceed for CBS, Jimmy Fallon hosted for NBC in 2010 and Jane Lynch led the ceremony  for Fox in 2011 — I’m positive Kimmel can live up to the last few years of hosts.

The show will air live from the Nokia Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, and it’s sure to be a jazzy show. With Kimmel as a host, here are five things to look out for:

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