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2 August 24 - 30, 2014 Br ainerd Dispatch By Cassie Dresch TV Media I t's that time of year again! TV's brightest stars are flocking to Los Angeles as one of the biggest television awards shows gets set to honor the best of the best of U.S. prime-time programming. The "66th Primetime Emmy Awards" is sure to be an exciting event as new shows, new plat- forms and old favorites are look- ing to cash in on hard work, dedi- cation and some extremely good television. Don't miss who's taking home the hardware when the "66th Primetime Emmy Awards" airs Monday, Aug. 25, on NBC. First awarded by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 1949, the Primetime Emmy Awards (originally referred to sim- ply as Emmy Awards until the Day- time awards show rolled around) are to television what the Acade- my Awards are to movies. It's an award that reflects excellence in all aspects of TV — from your most intense dramas to your most hysterical comedies; your best ac- tors to your best hosts; and your best directors to your best writers. This year, as with every year that NBC hosts the awards, TV's best will be descending on the Nokia Theatre in L.A. a few weeks earlier than the usual mid-Septem- ber date to avoid scheduling con- flicts with NBC's "Sunday Night Football" broadcast. The awards will be handed out to the best pro- grams in U.S. prime time that aired from June 1, 2013, until May 31, 2014. Of course, no show would be complete without a stellar host to lead the way, and NBC has tapped one seriously funny guy to take the reins as emcee for the night. "Late Night's" Seth Meyers is no stranger to a large, live audi- ence, and he has the pedigree to ensure that a fun night is had by all. After joining "Saturday Night Live" in 2001, he forged his way through the writing ranks before being named the head writer and co-anchor of the Weekend Update segment in 2006. In 2011, he won his own Primetime Emmy for writ- ing on "SNL," and this past Febru- ary, Meyers took over as host of NBC's "Late Night with Seth Mey- ers" after Jimmy Fallon ("Fever Pitch," 2005) left the show to re- place Jay Leno on "The Tonight Show." "Seth's expertise and ease in front of a live audience during his time at 'SNL,' as well as his come- dic brilliance both as a writer and in front of the camera, makes him the perfect choice to host the Em- mys," president of late night and alternative programming Paul Telegdy said when it was first an- nounced Meyers would be host- ing. Chairman and CEO of the Tele- vision Academy Bruce Rosenblum also was singing Seth's praises. "Seth is such a talented performer and writer," he said back in April, "and we know he will bring something unique to host- ing the Primetime Emmy Awards." On board to produce the three- hour awards show is a man not known to many by name, but definitely by his work. Don Mischer is back to ex- ecutive produce the Emmys for the eighth time, and he's been behind some of the big- gest entertainment events in the world, including Super Bowl half-time shows, Academy Award shows, Winter Olympics opening cer- emonies and many, many more. "We are also excited to welcome Don back this year and very much look forward to [his and Meyer's] collab- oration as we celebrate tele- vision's biggest night during one of the most transforma- tive years in Television Academy history," Rosenblum said of the leg- endary producer. As for who's up for what, it's a long list — especially since the Television Academy split the "Out- standing Miniseries or Movie" cat- egory into separate entities and added two new categories ("Out- standing Structured Reality Pro- gram" and "Outstanding Unstruc- tured Reality Program"). Leading the pack with 19 total nominations — even if Jon Snow knows nothing — is HBO's super- power TV show "Game of Thrones," including nods for "Out- standing Drama Series," "Out- standing Supporting Actor" for Pe- ter Dinklage and "Outstanding Di- recting for a Drama Series" for Neil Marshall's work on the epi- sode "The Watchers on the Wall." Nipping at "Thrones'" heels is the new series "Fargo" on FX, notching 18 total nominations, in- cluding "Outstanding Miniseries" and "Outstanding Supporting Ac- tor in a Miniseries or Movie" for Colin Hanks' performance as Offi- cer Gus Grimly. "It's an awesome feeling," Hanks said in an interview with "Variety" after his nomination was announced. "This [show] is on par with so many of these shows that I admire — that someone would think of 'Fargo' in the same breath is sort of surreal." What's intriguing about this round of award nominations is the fact that a new television-viewing platform is pushing the envelope and scoring a ton of nods. On-de- mand Internet streaming service Netflix has produced a comedy that's getting some well-deserved recognition. "Orange is the New Black" is a prison-based comedy that fea- tures a strong cast of female leads, and they took home a whopping 12 nominations — the most for any comedy series. It's revolution- izing for television, especially since another Netflix original, "House of Cards," also notched multiple nominations. All eyes will be on Los Angeles when TV's biggest stars touch down at the Nokia Theatre for the "66th Primetime Emmy Awards." Who will be the big winners of the night, and who will go home emp- ty-handed? 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