Emmy nominee Brenda Strong: Kathryn Joosten will always have my vote
July 19th, 2012
04:37 PM ET

Emmy nominee Brenda Strong: Kathryn Joosten will always have my vote

When Brenda Strong ended her run as the voice of "Desperate Housewives" this year, she had to concentrate on not crying through her final lines.

"I sobbed," Strong recalled of saying good-bye to her character, Mary Alice. "It's hard to talk when you're crying, so I had to keep it together long enough to get through my final voice-over. Mary Alice has been such a magical part of my life, and it's such a unique role. I'm not a voice-over artist traditionally, so to have the opportunity to use one aspect of my instrument so specifically has been a challenge and a gift."

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'Breaking Bad's' Giancarlo Esposito: I hope Gus haunts Walter White
July 19th, 2012
03:18 PM ET

'Breaking Bad's' Giancarlo Esposito: I hope Gus haunts Walter White

If there's one thing that critics and fans can agree on, it's that AMC's "Breaking Bad" is some of the best TV on the air, and that actor Giancarlo Esposito gave an incredible performance on the series as the chilling drug kingpin Gustavo "Gus" Fring.

The actor now has an individual Emmy nod to back it up. On Thursday, he was nominated along with "Breaking Bad's" Aaron Paul for best supporting actor in a drama series.

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'Mad Men's' Jared Harris still in shock over Emmy nod
July 19th, 2012
02:37 PM ET

'Mad Men's' Jared Harris still in shock over Emmy nod

Celebrating his Emmy nomination for outstanding supporting actor in a drama series over a bottle of wine in Wales, Jared Harris - a.k.a. “Mad Men’s” Lane Pryce - is metaphorically pinching himself.

“It’s still a bit of a shock actually,” Harris told CNN. “The prognosticators would say … a bunch of people could have been in the dark horse slot,” he added, noting, [“Game of Thrones’ ”] “Peter Dinklage is the favorite.”

[Spoilers after the jump!]

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'Homeland' creators talk Emmy nods, '24' movie
Claire Danes, Damian Lewis, Morena Baccarin and creators Howard Gordon and Alex Gansa attend the 2011 Summer TCA Tour.
July 19th, 2012
12:29 PM ET

'Homeland' creators talk Emmy nods, '24' movie

With its second season premiering in September, “Homeland” has racked up almost as many Emmy nods as it has episodes.

The Showtime series, which debuted with 12 episodes last fall, picked up nine nominations on Thursday, including a nod for outstanding drama series alongside Emmy vets “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Downton Abbey” and “Game of Thrones."

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July 19th, 2012
08:55 AM ET

64th Primetime Emmys: The nominees list

The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, with an assist from Jimmy Kimmel and "Scandal" star Kerry Washington, has revealed this year's nominees for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards.

Take a look at the partial list below - now including supporting actors and actresses - and let us know what you think! Any surprises for you?

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Jimmy Kimmel to host 64th Primetime Emmys
March 26th, 2012
01:49 PM ET

Jimmy Kimmel to host 64th Primetime Emmys

ABC is keeping it in the family for this year's 64th Primetime Emmys, as the network's extended the hosting gig to Jimmy Kimmel.

Although Kimmel's a veteran of the late night circuit with his ABC show and is no stranger to hosting awards ceremonies - he's been on deck for programs like the American Music Awards and the ESPYs - this will be his first time holding the reins on the Emmys.

Don Mischer is back to executive produce the show for the 12th time (yep, that's a record).

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