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Emmy Awards could be 1 for the history books

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The Emmy Awards, television’s annual celebration of itself, are always a big night. But this Sunday’s ceremony may end up supersized. Performers and shows could be setting records and making breakthroughs at the 67th prime-time Emmys. Viola Davis of “How to Get Away with Murder” or Taraji P. Henson of “Empire” have a chance to become the first African-American to win as best drama series actress. “I gotta win! I gotta win for history!” an exuberant Henson said when asked…

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‘Empire,’ ‘Mad Men,’ Letterman vie for Emmy nominations

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Six months after the Oscars featured an all-white cast of acting nominees, television’s Emmy Awards is poised to show its big-screen Hollywood sibling how diversity is achieved. The likely contenders for Thursday’s Emmy nominations include hit series Empire and Black-ish and their wealth of critically acclaimed black actors, and Jane the Virgin and its standout Latina star, Gina Rodriguez. Nominees in top categories are to be announced Thursday morning by Uzo Aduba, an Emmy winner last year for her Orange…

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The CHRONICles of Narnia (SNL skit)

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The funniest shit I have seen in months is The CHRONICles of Narnia skit from SNL (the best way to view it is here). From the NY Times: A pair of “Saturday Night Live” performers turned unexpected hip-hop icons are discovering that Internet stardom may be more easily achieved by being as nerdy as possible. In “Lazy Sunday,” a music video that had its debut on the Dec. 17 broadcast of “SNL,” two cast members, Chris Parnell and Andy Samberg,…

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