Thursday, July 10, 2014

Mike on Radio: Chatting Emmy Nominations on NPR, KROQ and KCRW

It's been a busy day driving around town chatting up Emmy nominations while simultaneously writing abou them myself (and covering the Television Critics Association press tour in Beverly Hills). I wound up today on NPR's "Morning Edition," KROQ's "Kevin and Bean Show," KCRW's "Push Play with Madeleine Brand" and KCRW's "Hollywood Breakdown."

In all these interviews, I express my low-grade enthusiasm for this year's nominations. They're not bad, they're just... expected. No pleasant surprises like a nod for "Orphan Black's" Tatiana Maslany was in the cards. Click on the icons below and listen up:

On NPR's Morning Edition I talked to David Greene about Thursday's announcement of the 66th Emmy Award nominations.

KROQ Podcast Emmys

Over on KROQ's Kevin & Bean, I called in to chat with the guys about burning Emmy questions (and how Maslany was snubbed).

Press Play

For the second time this week I was back on KCRW's Press Play with Madeleine Brand, this time to talk about the Emmy campaigning frenzy:
"The Emmy nominations were announced this morning, without many surprises. But there was an awful lot of jockeying for position leading up to this morning’s announcements. While movies are known for elaborate Oscar campaigns, Emmy campaigns are getting to be a big deal as well."

KCRW Hollywood Breakdown

Via KCRW, I joined Kim Masters on today's "Hollywood Breakdown":
"No big surprises coming out of this morning's announcement of 2014 Emmy nominations. HBO's Game of Thrones has the most nominations, 19, with FX's Fargo and AMC's Breaking Bad close behind. No recognition though for Orphan Black, the BBC America drama about clones, whose lead actress Tatiana Maslany has been much praised by critics. Netflix has a bigger presence than last year at the Emmys, thanks to the continued success of House of Cards and Orange is the New Black. Other shows found some success by switching categories. Showtime's Shameless had previously been submitted for consideration in the drama category with no success. This year, they tried again as a comedy, and the show's star, William H. Macy received a nomination for best actor."

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