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Awards & Accolades

Fake News Anchor Will McAvoy Takes Home Real Emmy

Jeff Daniels EmmyJeff Daniels, who plays anchorman Will McAvoy on HBO’s “Newsroom” took home the Emmy for best actor in a drama tonight. Daniels wins the top award in his first year of eligibility. The second season of “Newsroom” concluded last Sunday and HBO has already given the green light for a season three. Daniels was up against tough competition from co-nominees “Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, “Mad Men’s” Jon Hamm, Damien Lewis of “Homeland,” Hugh Bonneville of “Downton Abbey” and Kevin Spacey of “House of Cards.”

Later, the “Colbert Report” took home two awards, including outstanding variety series, besting “The Daily Show” which had won the award for the last 10 years. “I personally have to thank my friend and my brother, Jon Stewart,” said Stephen Colbert. “Jon never told me how good this feels, actually.”

Colbert also won for outstanding writing for variety series. Since 2008, Colbert Report and The Daily Show have traded off winning the top writing award. Colbert won in 2008 and 2010, Daily Show won in 2009, 2011, and 2012.

CNN Wins First Primetime Emmys with ‘Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown’

CNN’s “Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown” took home two Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards last night. This is the first time CNN has been awarded a primetime Emmy. (The network has won several News & Documentary Emmy awards).

“Parts Unknown” won for Outstanding Informational Series or Special and for Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming for the premiere episode on Myanmar. And while the Emmys were happening at the Nokia theater in Los Angeles — to be broadcast on FXX Saturday night — the second season of “Parts Unknown” was debuting on CNN.

Deadline has the full list of Creative Arts Emmys here. Meanwhile, the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards show airs live Sunday night on CBS.

The Accolades Ticker: Wallace, Henry, Ward

  • Fox News anchor Chris Wallace is receiving the Paul White Award at an RTDNA conference in Anaheim this weekend. He talks to the OC Register about the honor. ““My dad won it, so that means a lot to me.”

  • Fox News White House correspondent Ed Henry was inducted into the Nevada broadcaster’s Hall of Fame on Saturday. Henry was married in Nevada, and owns property there. He was inducted alongside ESPN’s Colin Cowherd.

  • The name’s Ward, Dr. Clarissa Ward. The CBS News foreign correspondent spoke at Middlebury Language School’s 99th Summer session and was awarded an honorary Doctor of letters degree. She thanked attendees in five different languages.

Jake Tapper Among DC’s ’50 Most Beautiful’

The Hill released its 2013 “50 Most Beautiful” feature today, and a number of TV news staffers made the list.

Leading the pack was CNN anchor Jake Tapper, who clocked in at number 11. His inclusion actually came up before his program this afternoon.

“Not news,” Tapper quipped to Brooke Baldwin. “I think we can establish that the good people at The Hill are sometimes wearing beer goggles.”

Other TV news notables include ABC News correspondent Claire Shipman, ABC News Digital White House correspondent Mary Bruce, and C-SPAN production assistants (and twins) Sara Zou and Chellie Zou.

HBO’s ‘VICE,’ CNN’s ‘Parts Unknown’ Secure Primetime Emmy Nominations

The nominees for the 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced this morning. All the nominees can be viewed on the Television Academy’s website, but we wanted to highlight a handful of news and information programs that also received some nominations.

CNN’s “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” received an Emmy nomination in the “Outstanding Informational Series or Special.” “Parts” is up against “Stand up to Cancer,” “Brain Games” on Nat Geo, “Oprah’s Master Class” on OWN and “Inside the Actor’s Studio” on Bravo. “Parts” was also nominated for “Outstanding Writing for Nonfiction Programming,” as well as for cinematography and sound mixing.

HBO’s “VICE” TV program received a nomination in the “Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction Series” category, an impressive showing in its first season. It is up against “American Masters” and “The Abolitionists” on PBS, “The Men Who Built America” on History and “Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman” on Science Channel.

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Robin Roberts Honored At The ESPYs

ESPN televised the ESPY Awards last night, recognizing the best in the world of sports. The Worldwide Leader in Sports also took the time however to honor one of its own: ABC News “Good Morning America” co-anchor Robin Roberts, a former anchor for “SportsCenter” who shattered glass ceilings and color barriers in the TV world.

Roberts was honored with the Arthur Ashe Courage Award, which was presenetd by LeBron James. Roberts’ sister Sally-Ann was there, as was Josh Elliott, another ESPN anchor turned “GMA” host.

“I draw strength from you, you give me the courage to face down any challenge, you let me know that when fear knocks you let faith answer the door,” Roberts said to the crowd. “All of you here tonight, and you there at home, and especially my wonderful, caring ESPN and ABC GMA family, yes I have my sister’s DNA, but you will always have my heart.”

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HLN Wins Sunday With Emmy Telecast; Down from 2012

HLN’s telecast of the 40th Daytime Emmy Awards Sunday night pushed the network to #1 in primetime in total viewers and second, to MSNBC, in the A25-54 demo among the cable news networks.

The broadcast was down over last year’s event, which also aired on HLN on a Saturday night. The 8pm hour drew 794,000 total viewers and 194,000 demo viewers: down -8% and -35%, respectively. The second hour grew from the first. 972,000 total viewers watched, up +2% vs. last year while demo viewership for the second hour averaged 208,000, down -41% from last year.

The telecast aired live from 8pmET – 10:35pm at which point a re-air began. The 10pm hour drew 805,000 total viewers and 223,000 in the demo.

  • Primetime (8-11pET), Sun., June 16.
    A25-54 Demo / Total Viewers

MSNBC – 218,000 / 401,000
HLN  – 208,000 / 857,000
FNC – 127,000 / 738,000
CNN – 97,000 / 304,000

Awards Show First: An ‘F’ Bomb During the ‘In Memoriam’

One show that probably won’t win an Emmy: the 2013 Daytime Emmy Awards. The show which honors the best soap operas, talk shows, game shows, cooking shows, court shows, and animated shows aired tonight on HLN. Hosted by “Good Morning America’s” Sam Champion and HLN’s Robin Meade and A.J. Hammer, the show was rife with technical errors, missed cues and an “F” bomb that didn’t get bleeped.

Meade acted as the show’s announcer introducing presenters and reading bios after their win from a podium on stage. Another new twist, daytime hosts like Giada De Laurentiis and Julie Chen interviewed winners on a couch on stage, immediately after their acceptance speech. The idea fell flat as questions didn’t add insight and slowed down the production. At one point De Laurentiis shushed the crowd as a Best Supporting Actress tried to answer. “Okay, you guys. Listen! She’s saying something from the heart here!”

Introducing awards show staple “In Memoriam,” actor Corbin Bernsen paid tribute to his mother Jeanne Cooper who died last month. She’d starred on “Young and the Restless” for 40 years.

“You know exactly what she is saying,” said Bernsen, channelling his mother. “Oh SHIT, I’m on the in memoriam list? And what is up with this ridiculous couch? …There is always the alternative. At least I made the fucking list.”

“The words slipped through the censor due to a glitch,” a spokesperson tells TVNewser. “It will be bleeped in re-airs.”

But there aren’t enough bleeps or edits to fix the gaffes in this broadcast.

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The Secret Behind ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ Success

Among the Daytime Emmy nominees this weekend is “CBS Sunday Morning,” the weekend newscast that focuses on softer, longer-form stories, a far cry from the typical Sunday morning news shows. The Hollywood Reporter‘s Marisa Guthrie talks to “Sunday Morning” host Charles Osgood about what makes the show tick, so to speak.

THR: To what do you attribute the show’s success and longevity?
Osgood: Our pieces can run 12 minutes or longer on occasion, and that’s unthinkable to do during the week. It’s a special day, and our broadcast is designed for that day. We don’t yell at anybody. And we don’t let anybody yell at us. It’s not loud.

Roger Ailes Touts FNC At Bradley Prize Awards

Fox News CEO Roger Ailes was awarded the Bradley Prize by the Bradley Foundation, which recognizes people who have contributed to helping promote the free market and limited government, as well as those who have provided “a vigorous defense, at home and abroad, of American ideas and institutions.”

In his comments, Ailes talked politics, but he also talked a bit about FNC itself, and why he thinks it has remained as the top TV news channel:

“My remarks tonight are my own, and don’t necessarily reflect those of News Corporation, Rupert Murdoch or Fox. I will say, however, that I didn’t give up my citizenship to create and run a news organization. I speak here with the highest authority and title anyone could ever aspire to — citizen of the United States.

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