July’s Notable Hirings, Firings, Promotions & Mergers

July 31st, 2012

Long-time Google exec Marissa Mayer moves to Yahoo!, taking over the position of CEO and President.  Mayer is also an expecting mother, due October 7, 2012.

Downtown Music has promoted Andrew Bergman to Chief Operating Officer.

30-40 people at EMI have been laid off due to the integration with Sony, according to sources. Those people reportedly include Ben Vaughn, head of EMI Music Publishing’s Nashville operation; EMI Group CEO Roger Faxon, who was rumored to walk away with an $8 million exit package; Jake Ottmann, SVP of creative; Leotis Clyburn who worked in a joint role with Roc Nation; Matt Messer; and Barbara Sedun.

SoundExchange added three new board members: Duncan Crabtree-Ireland (SAG-AFTRA), Ray Hair (American Federation of Musicians), and Paul Robinson (Warner Music Group).

Steven Tyler and Jennifer Lopez are leaving American Idol, and Mariah Carey is confirmed as a new judge on the 12th season of the show.

Spin was acquired by Buzzmedia.

VEVO UK chief Jonathan Lewis and commercial director Jonathan Lewen are both leaving the company.

Warner Music Group promoted  Mike Caren to president, worldwide A&R, from his former position of EVP, A&R for Atlantic Records and co-president for the recently relaunched Elektra Records label.

Daryl Berg was named vp of music at Shine America.

Richard Branson has expressed interest in re-purchasing Virgin Records from Universal Music Group, as UMG starts shedding assets to appease in order to gain European approval over its EMI acquisition.

La-la-lawsuits: A Look at July’s Most Litigious Moments

July 30th, 2012

In a challenge brought by the Intercollegiate Broadcasting Services (IBS), the DC Circuit Court of Appeals ruled this month that the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB) was unconstitutional in its current form as a violation of the Appointments Clause. The decision was based on the fact that the Library of Congress, which is in charge of appointing judges to the CRB, could previously only remove those judges for misconduct or neglecting their duties. Such restrictions on the Library’s power were enough to qualify the judges as “principal,” rather that “inferior,” officers, and principal officers can only be appointed by the President with Senate confirmation. The constitutional discrepancy was resolved instantly by the expansion of the CRB’s power to remove judges, qualifying them as inferior officers in the eyes of the constitution.

 

In a recent decision granting leave to take discovery, a district judge for the Southern District of the New York held that a copyrighted work illegally downloaded from a certain IP address does not necessarily mean that the owner of that IP address was the downloader. The judge went on to note a number of potential third parties who could be responsible in a variety of situations.

 

In another legal setback for Universal Music Group (UMG), Grooveshark defeated UMG’s motion to dismiss its counterclaim that UMG had engaged in tortuous interference in response to Grooveshark’s streaming of thousands of pre-1972 UMG recordings. Grooveshark is alleging that UMG used its size and industry influence to muscle Hewlett-Packard into canceling a $325,000 advertising deal and to muscle INgrooves into canceling a 2009 licensing agreement with the company that would’ve covered some of the pre-1972 recordings in question.  The initial dispute centers around UMG songs created before 1972, before Congress had updated copyright laws to afford protection to sound recordings. The catalogue includes artists like Buddy Holly, Marvin Gaye, Cat Stevens, and The Who. UMG is arguing that Grooveshark has been illegally streaming these songs for free to millions of customers and that its employees, including Grooveshark’s CEO, illegally uploaded more than 100,000 songs to the service.

 

 

The Canadian Supreme Court has ruled that songwriters and publishers shouldn’t be paid performance royalties for downloads, videogame downloads, or preview samples on digital music stores. The court distinguished between downloads and streaming by comparing downloads to buying a CD– in which case the recording company collects — and streaming to listening to a song on the radio, where the station typically pays the artist via the music publisher or a copyright collective.

 

Courtney Love, front-woman of the band Hole and widow of singer Kurt Cobain, was sued by her former assistant, Jessica Labrie, this month  in Los Angeles Superior Court for wrongful termination, nonpayment, and breach of contract. The claim alleges that, not only had Love promised Labrie a “full-ride scholarship to Yale University,” work with her music management company, and $30 per hour for assistant services (which she allegedly never paid), Love also supposedly requested Labrie to falsify legal documents and to hire a hacker, which Labrie refused to do. The claim also alleges that as a result of her time working for Love, Labrie suffered from headaches, insomnia and other medical ailments.  Love’s publicist released a statement claiming that “The allegations are completely unfounded and are being made with malice by a disgruntled former employee.” However, the allegations come at a time when Love is also being sued by her former lawyer, who is currently seeking over $400,000 in unpaid legal fees.

 

In a suit seeking an injunction and $2 million in statutory damages for alleged trademark infringement, false designation of origin, and trademark dilution, former Live front-man Ed Kowalczyk is being sued by the company he and his former band mates started to manage Live’s business and intellectual property.  Kowalczyk left the band in 2009 and has since returned to music with a solo album entitled “Alive.” Shortly after his departure, Kowalczyk was replaced by another vocalist, but he is still said to be touring under the name “Ed Kowalczyk of Live.” The lawsuit accuses Kowalczyk of not informing the public he is no longer a member of Live and of not telling the public his music is no longer endorsed by the band, creating “confusion.” The suit also alleges that booking agents, theaters, arenas, and the press are being deceived by Kowalczyk’s actions.

 

In response to a July 11 issue of The National Enquirer accusing actor Tom Cruise of being “a monster” and of committing acts of “abuse,” “punishment,” and “humiliation” on his ex-wife, Katie Holmes, and their daughter, Suri, in “Tom’s House of Horrors,” Cruise’s lawyer has threatened to sue Enquirer publisher American Media for the “hundreds of millions of dollars of personal and professional damages” caused by the “disgraceful and lurid” cover story. The story even accuses Cruise of forcing his daughter to spend over 5 months in a small, windowless room.  Cruise’s lawyer has offered American Media an ultimatum, either “retract each and every one of your false allegations about Mr. Cruise with the same prominence and emphasis as you gave your original false and defamatory assertions” or face litigation.

 

Madonna is being sued for an unspecified amount by record company VMG Salsoul for allegedly using horn and string samples from a 1977 dance song by Salsoul Orchestra titled “Chicago Bus Stop (Ooh, I Love It)” in her 1990 hit song “Vogue.” VMG Salsoul is attempting to skirt potential statute of limitation issues by claiming that it only became aware of the samples after new detection technology brought the matter to their attention.

 

 

 

2012 Emmy Nominations Announced *Full List*

July 19th, 2012

Be forewarned – this is a very long post.  I didn’t want to take sides as to my favorite categories, so here they ALL are.  I did delete the specific nominee names, as that was about 25 pages worth of text.  But if you’re curious about more details, you can find all the information you would ever want at emmys.tv.  The show will take place on Sunday, September 23rd and will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel.

Academy of Television Arts & Sciences

64th Primetime Emmy Award Nominations

           

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

 

Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO • HBO Entertainment

 

Girls • HBO • Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Modern Family • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

 

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television

 

Veep • HBO • Dundee Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

Girls • HBO • Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Lena Dunham as Hannah Horvath

 

Mike & Molly • CBS • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television

Melissa McCarthy as Molly Flynn

 

New Girl • FOX • Chernin Entertainment in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

Zooey Deschanel as Jess Day

 

Nurse Jackie • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber, A Caryn Mandabach Production

Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton

 

Parks And Recreation • NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts and Universal Television

Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope

 

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television

Tina Fey as Liz Lemon

 

Veep • HBO • Dundee Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Julia Louis-Dreyfus as Selina Meyer

 

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

Jim Parsons as Sheldon Cooper

 

Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO • HBO Entertainment

Larry David as Himself

 

House Of Lies • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Crescendo Productions, Totally Commercial Films, Refugee Productions, Matthew Carnahan Circus Products

Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan

 

Louie • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc. in association with FX Productions

Louis C.K. as Louie

 

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television

Alec Baldwin as Jack Donaghy

 

Two And A Half Men • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television

Jon Cryer as Alan Harper

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler

 

Desperate Housewives • ABC • ABC Studios

Kathryn Joosten as Karen McCluskey

 

Modern Family • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy

 

Modern Family • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

Sofia Vergara as Gloria Delgado-Pritchett

 

Nurse Jackie • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber, A Caryn Mandabach Production

Merritt Wever as Zoey Barkow

 

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Kristen Wiig as various characters

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

Modern Family • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

Ed O’Neill as Jay Pritchett

 

Modern Family • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

Jesse Tyler Ferguson as Mitchell Pritchett

 

Modern Family • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy

 

Modern Family • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

Eric Stonestreet as Cameron Tucker

 

New Girl • FOX • Chernin Entertainment in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

Max Greenfield as Schmidt

 

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Bill Hader as various characters

 

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

Glee • FOX • Ryan Murphy Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

Dot-Marie Jones as Coach Shannon Beiste

 

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Maya Rudolph, Host

 

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Melissa McCarthy, Host

 

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television

Elizabeth Banks as Avery Jessup

 

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television

Margaret Cho as Kim Jong-il

 

Two And A Half Men • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television

Kathy Bates as Charlie Harper

 

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm • HBO • HBO Entertainment

Michael J. Fox as Himself

 

Modern Family • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

Greg Kinnear as Tad

 

Nurse Jackie • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber, A Caryn Mandabach Production

Bobby Cannavale as Dr. Mike Cruz

 

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Jimmy Fallon, Host

 

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television

Will Arnett as Devon Banks

 

30 Rock • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television

Jon Hamm as Abner and David Brinkley

 

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm • Palestinian Chicken • HBO • HBO Entertainment

Robert B. Weide, Director

 

Girls • She Did • HBO • Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Lena Dunham, Director

 

Louie • Duckling • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc. in association with FX

Productions

Louis C.K., Director

 

Modern Family • Virgin Territory • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

Jason Winer, Director

 

Modern Family • Baby On Board • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

Steven Levitan, Director

 

New Girl • Pilot • FOX • Chernin Entertainment in association with Twentieth

Century Fox Television

Jake Kasdan, Director

 

 

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

Community • Remedial Chaos Theory • NBC • A Krasnoff Foster Entertainment, Harmonious Claptrap, Russo Brothers production, Universal Television production in association with Sony Pictures Television

Chris McKenna, Written by

 

Girls • Pilot • HBO • Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Lena Dunham, Written by

 

Louie • Pregnant • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc. in association with FX

Productions

Louis C.K., Written by

 

Parks And Recreation • The Debate • NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts and Universal Television

Amy Poehler, Written by

 

Parks And Recreation • Win, Lose, Or Draw • NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts and Universal Television

Michael Schur, Written by

 

Outstanding Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

 

Downton Abbey • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production

 

Game Of Thrones • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Generator Productions,

Television 360, and Grok Television in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Homeland • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21

 

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television

 

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

Damages • DirecTV • Sony Pictures Television, FX Productions and KZK

Productions

Glenn Close as Patty Hewes

 

Downton Abbey • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production

Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley

 

 

The Good Wife • CBS • CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions

Julianna Margulies as Alicia Florrick

 

Harry’s Law • NBC • Bonanza Productions in association with David E. Kelley Productions and Warner Bros. Television

Kathy Bates as Harriet Korn

 

Homeland • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21

Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison

 

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson

 

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Steve Buscemi as Nucky Thompson

 

Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

Bryan Cranston as Walter White

 

Dexter • Showtime • Showtime Presents, John Goldwyn Productions, The Colleton Company, Devilina Productions

Michael C. Hall as Dexter Morgan

 

Downton Abbey • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production

Hugh Bonneville as Robert, Earl of Grantham

 

Homeland • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21

Damian Lewis as Nicholas Brody

 

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Jon Hamm as Don Draper

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

Anna Gunn as Skyler White

 

Downton Abbey • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production

Maggie Smith as Violet, Dowager Countess of Grantham

 

Downton Abbey • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production

Joanne Froggatt as Anna

 

 

The Good Wife • CBS • CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions

Archie Panjabi as Kalinda Sharma

 

The Good Wife • CBS • CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions

Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart

 

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Christina Hendricks as Joan Holloway Harris

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

Aaron Paul as Jesse Pinkman

 

Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

Giancarlo Esposito as Gustavo ‘Gus’ Fring

 

Downton Abbey • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production

Brendan Coyle as John Bates

 

Downton Abbey • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production

Jim Carter as Mr. Carson

 

Game Of Thrones • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Generator Productions,

Television 360, and Grok Television in association with HBO Entertainment

Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister

 

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Jared Harris as Lane Pryce

 

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

The Good Wife • CBS • CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions

Martha Plimpton as Patti Nyholm

 

Grey’s Anatomy • ABC • ABC Studios

Loretta Devine as Adele Webber

 

Harry’s Law • NBC • Bonanza Productions in association with David E. Kelley Productions and Warner Bros. Television

Jean Smart as D.A. Roseanna Remmick

 

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Julia Ormond as Marie Calvet

 

Shameless • Showtime • Showtime Presents, John Wells Productions, Warner Bros. Television

Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson

Smash • NBC • Universal Television in association with DreamWorks Television and Madwoman in the Attic

Uma Thurman as Rebecca Duvall

 

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

Breaking Bad • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

Mark Margolis as Tio Salamanca

 

The Good Wife • CBS • CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions

Dylan Baker as Colin Sweeney

 

The Good Wife • CBS • CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions

Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning

 

Justified • FX Networks • Sony Pictures Television

Jeremy Davies as Dickie Bennett

 

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Ben Feldman as Michael Ginsberg

 

Parenthood • NBC • Imagine Television and Universal Television

Jason Ritter as Mark Cyr

 

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire • To The Lost • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

Tim Van Patten, Director

 

Breaking Bad • Face Off • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

Vince Gilligan, Director

 

Downton Abbey • Episode 7 • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production

Brian Percival, Director

 

Homeland • Pilot • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21

Michael Cuesta, Director

 

Mad Men • The Other Woman • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Phil Abraham, Director

 

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Downton Abbey • Episode 7 • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production

Julian Fellowes, Written by

 

Homeland • Pilot • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21

Alex Gansa, Written by

Howard Gordon, Written by

Gideon Raff, Written by

 

Mad Men • The Other Woman • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Semi Chellas, Written by

Matthew Weiner, Written by

 

Mad Men • Commissions And Fees • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Andre Jacquemetton, Written by

Maria Jacquemetton, Written by

 

Mad Men • Far Away Places • AMC • Lionsgate Television

Erin Levy, Written by

Matthew Weiner, Written by

 

Outstanding Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television

 

Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films

 

Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with

History

 

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in

association with HBO Films

 

Luther • BBC America • A BBC and BBC America Co-Production

 

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for

BBC / Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece

 

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A Movie

American Horror Story • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television

Connie Britton as Vivien Harmon

 

Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films

Julianne Moore as Sarah Palin

 

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in

association with HBO Films

Nicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn

 

Missing • ABC • ABC Studios

Ashley Judd as Rebecca Winstone

The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece) • PBS • A BBC / Masterpiece Co-Production

Emma Thompson as She

 

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films

Woody Harrelson as Steve Schmidt

 

Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with

History

Kevin Costner as ‘Devil’ Anse Hatfield

 

Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with

History

Bill Paxton as Randall McCoy

 

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in

association with HBO Films

Clive Owen as Ernest Hemingway

 

Luther • BBC America • A BBC and BBC America Co-Production

Idris Elba as John Luther

 

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for

BBC / Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece

Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or A Movie

American Horror Story • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television

Frances Conroy as Moira

 

American Horror Story • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television

Jessica Lange as Constance Langdon

 

Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films

Sarah Paulson as Nicolle Wallace

 

Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with

History

Mare Winningham as Sally McCoy

 

Page Eight (Masterpiece) • PBS • A Heyday Films / Runaway Fridge TV / Carnival / Masterpiece co-production in association with NBC Universal for BBC

Judy Davis as Jill Tankard

 

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Miniseries Or A Movie

American Horror Story • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television

Denis O’Hare as Larry Harvey

 

Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films

Ed Harris as John McCain

 

Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with

History

Tom Berenger as Jim Vance

 

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in

association with HBO Films

David Strathairn as John Dos Passos

 

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for

BBC / Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece

Martin Freeman as Dr. John Watson

 

Outstanding Directing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films

Jay Roach, Director

 

Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with

History

Kevin Reynolds, Director

 

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in

association with HBO Films

Philip Kaufman, Director

 

Luther • BBC America • A BBC and BBC America Co-Production

Sam Miller, Director

 

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for

BBC / Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece

Paul McGuigan, Director

 

Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special

Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films

Danny Strong, Written by

 

 

 

 

Hatfields & McCoys • Part 2 • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with History

Ted Mann, Story and Teleplay by

Ronald Parker, Teleplay by

Bill Kerby, Story by

 

The Hour • BBC America • A Kudos Film and Television / BBC America Co-Production

Abi Morgan, Written by

 

Luther • BBC America • A BBC and BBC America Co-Production

Neil Cross, Written by

 

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for

BBC / Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece

Steven Moffat, Written by

 

Outstanding Variety Series

The Colbert Report • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina Productions

 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC

 

Jimmy Kimmel Live • ABC • ABC Studios in association with Jackhole Industries, Inc.

 

Late Night With Jimmy Fallon • NBC • Universal Television and Broadway Video

 

Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO • Bill Maher Productions and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

 

Outstanding Variety Special

Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America’s Golden Girl • NBC • Brad Lachman Productions and Universal Television

 

Kathy Griffin: Tired Hooker • Bravo • Rickmill Productions

 

The Kennedy Center Honors • CBS • A George Stevens, Jr. Presentation for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

 

Mel Brooks And Dick Cavett Together Again • HBO • Brooksfilms in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Tony Bennett: Duets II (Great Performances) • PBS • A Production of RPM TV Productions, Inc.

 

Outstanding Special Class Programs

84th Annual Academy Awards • ABC • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

 

The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards • NBC • Dick Clark Productions, Inc. in association with the Hollywood Foreign Press Association

 

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards • CBS • AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC and John Cossette Productions, Inc.

 

Herbie Hancock, Gustavo Dudamel And The LA Phil Celebrate Gershwin (Great Performances) • PBS • A production of THIRTEEN in association with WNET, BFMI, WDR in cooperation with ARTE, Los Angeles

Philharmonic Association and C Major

 

Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc. in association with FX Productions

 

65th Annual Tony Awards • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions

 

Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Live-Action Entertainment Programs

Childrens Hospital • Cartoon Network • Abominable Pictures and Studio 2.0 in association with Warner Bros. Television

 

The Daily Show Correspondents Explain • thedailyshow.com • Comedy Central Digital Media

 

Parks And Recreation: April And Andy’s Road Trip • nbc.com • NBC.com | Universal Television

 

30 Rock: The Webisodes • nbc.com • NBC.com | Universal Television

 

Web Therapy • lstudio.com • An Is or Isn’t Entertainment production in association with Intelligent Life Productions for LStudio

 

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series

The Colbert Report • Episode 7121A • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina Productions

James Hoskinson, Director

 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Episode 17087 • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC

Chuck O’Neil, Director

 

Late Show With David Letterman • Episode 3602 • CBS • Worldwide Pants Incorporated

Jerry Foley, Director

 

Portlandia • One Moore Episode • IFC • Broadway Video in association with IFC

Jonathan Krisel, Director

 

Saturday Night Live • Host: Mick Jagger • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Don Roy King, Director

 

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special

84th Annual Academy Awards • ABC • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Don Mischer, Director

 

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards • CBS • AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC and John Cossette Productions, Inc.

Louis J. Horvitz, Director

 

Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc. in association with FX Productions

Louis C.K., Director

 

New York City Ballet George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker (Live From Lincoln Center) • PBS • Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Inc.

Alan Skog, Director

 

65th Annual Tony Awards • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions

Glenn Weiss, Director

 

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series

The Colbert Report • Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina Productions

 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC

 

Portlandia • IFC • Broadway Video in association with IFC

 

Real Time With Bill Maher • HBO • Bill Maher Productions and Brad Grey Television in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Saturday Night Live • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

 

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special

84th Annual Academy Awards • ABC • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

 

Betty White’s 90th Birthday: A Tribute To America’s Golden Girl • NBC • Brad Lachman Productions and Universal Television

 

The Kennedy Center Honors • CBS • A George Stevens, Jr. Presentation for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

 

Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc. in association with FX Productions

 

65th Annual Tony Awards • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions

 

Outstanding Animated Program

American Dad! • Hot Water • FOX • Fox Television Animation

 

Bob’s Burgers • BurgerBoss • FOX • BentoBox Entertainment

 

Futurama • The Tip Of The Zoidberg • Comedy Central • The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television

 

The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole • Nickelodeon • Nickelodeon and DreamWorks Animation

 

The Simpsons • Holidays Of Future Passed • FOX • Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television

 

 

Outstanding Short-format Animated Program

Adventure Time • Too Young • Cartoon Network • Cartoon Network Studios

 

Disney Phineas And Ferb • The Doonkleberry Imperative • Disney Channel • Disney Channel

 

MAD • Kitchen Nightmare Before Christmas / How I Met Your Mummy • Cartoon Network • Warner Bros. Animation

 

Regular Show • Eggscellent • Cartoon Network • Cartoon Network Studios

 

Robot Chicken • Fight Club Paradise • Cartoon Network • Stoopid Monkey, Shadow Machine, Williams Street

 

Outstanding Voice-Over Performance

Desperate Housewives • Give Me The Blame / Finishing The Hat • ABC • ABC Studios

Brenda Strong as Mary-Alice Young

 

Disney Phineas And Ferb: Across The 2nd Dimension • Disney Channel • Disney Channel

Dan Povenmire as Doctor Doofenshmirtz

 

Disney Prep & Landing: Naughty Vs. Nice • ABC • Walt Disney Animation Studios

Rob Riggle as Noel

 

Futurama • The Silence Of The Clamps • Comedy Central • The Curiosity Company in association with 20th Century Fox Television

Maurice LaMarche as Clamps, Donbot, Hyperchicken, Calculon, Hedonismbot, Morbo

 

The Looney Tunes Show • Double Date • Cartoon Network • Warner Bros. Animation

Kristen Wiig as Lola

 

The Simpsons • Moe Goes From Rags To Riches • FOX • Gracie Films in association with 20th Century Fox Television

Hank Azaria as Moe Szyslak, Duffman, Mexican Duffman, Carl, Comic Book Guy, Chief Wiggum

 

Outstanding Children’s Program

Degrassi • TeenNick • Epitome Pictures in association with Nickelodeon

 

Good Luck Charlie • Disney Channel • It’s a Laugh Productions

 

iCarly • Nickelodeon • Nickelodeon and Schneider’s Bakery

 

Victorious • Nickelodeon • Nickelodeon and Schneider’s Bakery

 

Wizards Of Waverly Place • Disney Channel • It’s a Laugh Productions

 

Outstanding Children’s Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Program

It Gets Better • MTV • An MTV Production in association with Snackaholic Productions, Logo, Savage Media, Hypomania Content, and Octagon Entertainment

 

Sesame Street: Growing Hope Against Hunger • PBS • Sesame Workshop

 

The Weight Of The Nation For Kids: The Great Cafeteria Takeover • HBO • HBO Documentary Films and the Institute of Medicine with Mackerel Sky Films, in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente

 

Outstanding Reality Program

Antiques Roadshow • PBS • WGBH Boston

 

Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution • ABC • Ryan Seacrest Productions and Fresh One Productions

 

MythBusters • Discovery Channel • Beyond Productions Pty. Ltd. for the Discovery Channel

 

Shark Tank • ABC • Sony Pictures Television

 

Undercover Boss • CBS • Studio Lambert

 

Who Do You Think You Are? • NBC • Is or Isn’t Entertainment, Shed Media US, Wall to Wall Media Ltd.

 

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race • CBS • World Race Productions Inc.

 

Dancing With The Stars • ABC • BBC Worldwide Productions

 

Project Runway • Lifetime • The Weinstein Company, Bunim-Murray Productions and Full Picture in association with Lifetime Television

 

So You Think You Can Dance • FOX • Dick Clark Productions, Inc. in association with 19 Entertainment

 

Top Chef • Bravo • Magical Elves

 

The Voice • NBC • One Three Inc. (a Hearst/Mark Burnett company), Talpa Media USA, Inc. and Warner Horizon Television

 

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

The Amazing Race • CBS • World Race Productions Inc.

Phil Keoghan, Host

 

American Idol • FOX • FremantleMedia North America with 19 Entertainment

Ryan Seacrest, Host

 

Betty White’s Off Their Rockers • NBC • Kinetic Content Productions in association with NBC Universal

Betty White, Host

 

Dancing With The Stars • ABC • BBC Worldwide Productions

Tom Bergeron, Host

 

So You Think You Can Dance • FOX • Dick Clark Productions, Inc. in association with 19 Entertainment

Cat Deeley, Host

 

Outstanding Nonfiction Series

American Masters • PBS • A Production of B Plus Productions, LLC in association with Thirteen’s American Masters for WNET

 

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations • Travel Channel • Zero Point Zero Production, Inc.

 

Frozen Planet • Discovery Channel • A BBC / Discovery Channel / Antena 3 Television S.A. / ZDF / Skai / Open University Co-Production in association with Discovery Canada

 

Inside The Actors Studio • Bravo • In The Moment Productions

 

The Weight Of The Nation • HBO • HBO Documentary Films and the Institute of Medicine, in association with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Institutes of Health, and in partnership with the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Kaiser Permanente

 

Outstanding Nonfiction Special

Bobby Fischer Against The World • HBO • Moxie Firecracker in association with HBO Documentary Films

 

George Harrison: Living In The Material World • HBO • Grove Street Pictures, Spitfire Pictures, and Sikelia Productions in association with HBO Documentary Films

 

Gloria: In Her Own Words • HBO • Kunhardt McGee Productions in association with HBO Documentary Films

 

Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey: Under African Skies • A&E • A&E IndieFilms in association with Sony Music Entertainment’s Legacy Recordings and @Radical.Media

 

6 Days To Air: The Making Of South Park • Comedy Central • Presented by Comedy Central

 

Outstanding Special Class – Short-format Nonfiction Programs

Bravo’s Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen • bravotv.com • Bravo Media and Magical Elves

 

DGA Moments In Time • dga.org • The Stevens Company

 

Jay Leno’s Garage • jaylenosgarage.com • NBC.com | JayLenosGarage.com

 

Thank A Vet • HISTORY • HTV Productions

 

30 Rock: Ask Tina • nbc.com • NBC.com | Universal Television

 

Exceptional Merit In Documentary Filmmaking

The Amish (American Experience) • PBS • A Sarah Colt Productions film for American Experience produced for WGBH Boston

 

Have You Heard From Johannesburg (Independent Lens) • PBS • A Clarity Films production

 

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory • HBO • @Radical.Media Productions in association with HBO Documentary Films

 

Outstanding Directing For Nonfiction Programming

The Amazing Race • Let Them Drink Their Haterade (Lake Manyara, Tanzania) • CBS • World Race Productions Inc.

 

American Masters • Woody Allen: A Documentary • PBS • A Production of B Plus Productions, LLC in association with Thirteen’s American Masters for WNET

 

George Harrison: Living In The Material World • HBO • Grove Street Pictures, Spitfire Pictures, and Sikelia Productions in association with HBO Documentary Films

 

Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory • HBO • @Radical.Media Productions in association with HBO Documentary Films

 

Project Runway • Finale (Part 2) • Lifetime • The Weinstein Company, Bunim-Murray Productions and Full Picture in association with Lifetime Television

 

Outstanding Writing For Nonfiction Programming

American Experience • Clinton • PBS • An Ark Media Film in association with American Experience for WGBH Boston

 

American Masters • Johnny Carson: King Of Late Night • PBS • A Co-Production of Thirteen’s American Masters for WNET and Peter Jones Productions, Inc.

 

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations • Cuba • Travel Channel • Zero Point Zero Production, Inc.

 

Prohibition • A Nation Of Hypocrites • PBS • Florentine Films

 

Sesame Street: Growing Hope Against Hunger • PBS • Sesame Workshop

 

Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series

Hell’s Kitchen • Episode 915 • Episode 916 • FOX • ITV Studios America in association with A. Smith & Co.

 

How I Met Your Mother • Now We’re Even • The Magician’s Code, Part One • The Magician’s Code, Part Two • CBS • 20th Century Fox Television

 

Mike & Molly • Goin’ Fishin’ • Valentine’s Piggyback • The Wedding • CBS • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television

 

30 Rock • Live From Studio 6H • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television

 

2 Broke Girls • And The Rich People Problems • And The Reality Check • And The Pop Up Sale • CBS • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with MPK Productions and Warner Bros. Television

 

Outstanding Art Direction For A Single-Camera Series

Boardwalk Empire • Peg Of Old • Battle Of The Century • To The Lost • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Downton Abbey • Episode 4 • Episode 7 • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece

Co-Production

 

Game Of Thrones • Garden Of Bones • The Ghost Of Harrenhal • A Man Without Honor • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Generator Productions, Television 360, and Grok Television in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Justified • Cut Ties • Loose Ends • Measures • FX Networks • Sony Pictures Television

 

Mad Men • At The Cod Fish Ball • AMC • Lionsgate Television

 

Outstanding Art Direction For A Miniseries Or Movie

American Horror Story • Open House (Part 7) • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television

 

American Horror Story • Part 1 • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox

Television

 

Great Expectations (Masterpiece) • PBS • A BBC Productions / Masterpiece

Co-Production

 

Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with

History

 

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in

association with HBO Films

 

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for

BBC / Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece

 

Outstanding Art Direction For Variety Or Nonfiction Programming

84th Annual Academy Awards • ABC • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

 

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards • CBS • AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC and John Cossette Productions, Inc.

 

Saturday Night Live • Host: Jimmy Fallon • Host: Melissa McCarthy • Host: Mick Jagger • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

 

65th Annual Tony Awards • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions

 

The Voice • Blind Auditions (Part 2) • Battle Rounds (Part 1) • Live Shows (Part 4) • NBC • One Three Inc. (a Hearst/Mark Burnett company), Talpa Media USA, Inc. and Warner Horizon Television

 

Outstanding Casting For A Comedy Series

The Big C • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Sony Pictures Television, Perkins Street Productions, Farm Kid, Original Film

 

Girls • HBO • Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Modern Family • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

 

New Girl • FOX • Chernin Entertainment in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

 

Nurse Jackie • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber, A Caryn Mandabach Production

 

Veep • HBO • Dundee Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Outstanding Casting For A DramaSeries

Boardwalk Empire • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Downton Abbey • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production

 

Game Of Thrones • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Generator Productions,

Television 360, and Grok Television in association with HBO Entertainment

 

The Good Wife • CBS • CBS Television Studios in association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions

 

Homeland • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21

 

Mad Men • AMC • Lionsgate Television

 

Outstanding Casting For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

American Horror Story • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television

 

Five • Lifetime • Sony Pictures Television, Echo Films, Chestnut Ridge Productions and Freestyle Picture Company

 

Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films

 

Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with

History

 

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for

BBC / Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece

 

Outstanding Choreography

Dancing With The Stars • Routine: Without You • ABC • BBC Worldwide Productions

 

Smash • Routines: National Pastime / Let’s Be Bad / Never Met A Wolf • NBC • Universal Television in association with DreamWorks Television and Madwoman in the Attic

 

So You Think You Can Dance • Routines: In This Shirt / Turning Tables / Heart Asks For Pleasure First • FOX • Dick Clark Productions, Inc. in association with 19 Entertainment

 

So You Think You Can Dance • Routines: Misty Blue / Velocity • FOX • Dick Clark Productions, Inc. in association with 19 Entertainment

 

So You Think You Can Dance • Routines: Whatever Lola Wants / Please Mr. Jailor / Where Do I Begin • FOX • Dick Clark Productions, Inc. in association with 19 Entertainment

 

Outstanding Cinematography For A Multi-Camera Series

How I Met Your Mother • 46 Minutes • CBS • 20th Century Fox Television

 

Mike & Molly • Victoria Can’t Drive • CBS • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. and Warner Bros. Television

 

Pair Of Kings • The Evil King (Part 2) • Disney XD • It’s a Laugh Productions in association with Disney Studios

 

Two And A Half Men • Sips, Sonnets, And Sodomy • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television

 

2 Broke Girls • Pilot • CBS • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with MPK Productions and Warner Bros. Television

 

Outstanding Cinematography For A Single-Camera Series

Boardwalk Empire • 21 • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Breaking Bad • Face Off • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

 

Glee • Asian F • FOX • Ryan Murphy Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

 

Mad Men • The Phantom • AMC • Lionsgate Television

 

Pan Am • Pilot • ABC • Jack Orman Productions, Out of the Blue Entertainment and Shoe Money Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television

 

Outstanding Cinematography For A Miniseries Or Movie

Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films

 

Great Expectations (Masterpiece) • Part 2 • PBS • A BBC Productions / Masterpiece Co-Production

 

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in

association with HBO Films

 

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for

BBC / Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece

Fabian Wagner, Director of Photography

 

Treasure Island • Part 1 • Syfy • A Parallel Films Production for MNG Films in association with RHI Entertainment

 

Outstanding Cinematography For Nonfiction Programming

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations • Mozambique • Travel Channel • Zero Point Zero Production, Inc

 

Frozen Planet • Ends Of The Earth • Discovery Channel • A BBC / Discovery

Channel / Antena 3 Television S.A. / ZDF / Skai / Open University Co-Production in association with Discovery Canada

 

George Harrison: Living In The Material World • HBO • Grove Street Pictures, Spitfire Pictures, and Sikelia Productions in association with HBO Documentary Films

 

Prohibition • A Nation Of Drunkards • PBS • Florentine Films

 

Whale Wars • Race To Save Lives • Animal Planet • The Lizard Trading Company, LLC

 

Outstanding Cinematography For Reality Programming

The Amazing Race • Let Them Drink Their Haterade (Lake Manyara, Tanzania) • CBS • World Race Productions Inc.

 

Deadliest Catch • I Don’t Wanna Die • Discovery Channel • Original Productions, LLC for Discovery Communications

 

Project Runway • The Finale Challenge • Lifetime • The Weinstein Company,

Bunim-Murray Productions and Full Picture in association with Lifetime Television

 

Survivor • Running The Show • CBS • SEG, Inc.

 

Top Chef • Fit For An Evil Queen • Bravo • Magical Elves

 

Outstanding Commercial

The Bark Side • Volkswagen

 

Best Job • Procter & Gamble Corporate Brand

 

Color Changes Everything • Target: Spring Apparel, Home + Beauty Products

 

The Dog Strikes Back • Volkswagen

 

It’s Halftime In America • Chrysler Brand

 

Outstanding Costumes For A Series

Boardwalk Empire • 21 • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

 

The Borgias • The Confession • Showtime • Showtime Presents, In association with Take 5 Productions and Octagon Films

 

Downton Abbey • Episode 1 • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production

 

Game Of Thrones • The Prince Of Winterfell • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Generator Productions, Television 360, and Grok Television in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Once Upon A Time • Hat Trick • ABC • ABC Studios

 

Outstanding Costumes For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

American Horror Story • Halloween, Part 1 • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television

 

Great Expectations (Masterpiece) • Part 2 • PBS • A BBC Productions / Masterpiece Co-Production

 

Hatfields & McCoys • Part 1 • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with History

 

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in

association with HBO Films

 

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for

BBC / Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece

 

Treasure Island • Part 1 • Syfy • A Parallel Films Production for MNG Films in association with RHI Entertainment

 

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Drama Series

Breaking Bad • End Times • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

 

Breaking Bad • Face Off • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

 

Downton Abbey • Episode 7 • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production

 

Homeland • Pilot • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21

 

Mad Men • Far Away Places • AMC • Lionsgate Television

 

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series

Curb Your Enthusiasm • Palestinian Chicken • HBO • HBO Entertainment

 

Modern Family • Leap Day • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association

with Twentieth Century Fox Television

 

Modern Family • Election Day • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

 

30 Rock • The Tuxedo Begins • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television

 

30 Rock • Leap Day • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television

 

Outstanding Multi-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory • The Countdown Reflection • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

 

Hot In Cleveland • God And Football • TV Land • Hudson Street Productions

 

How I Met Your Mother • Trilogy Time • CBS • 20th Century Fox Television

 

Two And A Half Men • Why We Gave Up Women • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions Inc., The Tannenbaum Company in association with Warner Bros. Television

 

2 Broke Girls • And The Kosher Cupcakes • CBS • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with MPK Productions and Warner Bros. Television

 

Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Miniseries Or A Movie

American Horror Story • Birth • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox

Television

 

Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films

 

Hatfields & McCoys • Part 2 • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with History

 

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in

association with HBO Films

 

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for

BBC / Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece

 

Outstanding Picture Editing For Short-Form Segments And Variety Specials

84th Annual Academy Awards • Opening Film • ABC • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

 

The Colbert Report • Stephen Colbert Occupies Wall Street (Episode 8013) •

Comedy Central • Hello Doggie, Inc. with Busboy Productions and Spartina

Productions

 

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart • A Love Supreme – Profanity & Nudity On TV (Episode 17051) • Comedy Central • Central Productions, LLC

 

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – Rise And Honor A Veterans Day Special • ABC • Endemol USA

 

Louis C.K. Live At The Beacon Theatre • FX Networks • Pig Newton, Inc. in association with FX Productions

 

2012 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony • HBO • Playtone, Tenth Planet Productions and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Foundation in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Outstanding Picture Editing For Nonfiction Programming

American Masters • Johnny Carson: King Of Late Night • PBS • A Co-Production of Thirteen’s American Masters for WNET and Peter Jones Productions, Inc.

 

Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations • U.S. Desert • Travel Channel • Zero Point Zero Production, Inc

 

Beyond Scared Straight • Oakland County, MI • A&E • Arnold Shapiro Productions for A&E Network

 

Frozen Planet • Ends Of The Earth • Discovery Channel • A BBC / Discovery

Channel / Antena 3 Television S.A. / ZDF / Skai / Open University Co-Production in association with Discovery Canada

 

George Harrison: Living In The Material World • HBO • Grove Street Pictures, Spitfire Pictures, and Sikelia Productions in association with HBO Documentary Films

 

Outstanding Picture Editing For Reality Programming

The Amazing Race • Let Them Drink Their Haterade (Lake Manyara, Tanzania) • CBS • World Race Productions Inc.

 

Deadliest Catch • I Don’t Wanna Die • Discovery Channel • Original Productions, LLC for Discovery Communications

 

Project Runway • My Pet Project • Lifetime • The Weinstein Company, Bunim-Murray Productions and Full Picture in association with Lifetime Television

 

Survivor • Cult-Like • CBS • SEG, Inc.

 

Top Chef • Fit For An Evil Queen • Bravo • Magical Elves

 

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series

Boardwalk Empire • Two Boats And A Lifeguard • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

 

The Borgias • The Confession • Showtime • Showtime Presents, In association with Take 5 Productions and Octagon Films

 

Downton Abbey • Episode 1 • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production

 

Game Of Thrones • The Old Gods And The New • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Generator Productions, Television 360, and Grok Television in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Mad Men • The Phantom • AMC • Lionsgate Television

 

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special

Dancing With The Stars • Episode 1407 • ABC • BBC Worldwide Productions

 

Saturday Night Live • Host: Zooey Deschanel • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

 

Victorious • April Fools Blank • Nickelodeon • Nickelodeon and Schneider’s Bakery

 

 

 

The Voice • Episode 210A • NBC • One Three Inc. (a Hearst/Mark Burnett company), Talpa Media USA, Inc. and Warner Horizon Television

 

Outstanding Hairstyling For A Miniseries Or A Movie

American Horror Story • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television

 

Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with History

 

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in

association with HBO Films

 

Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media – Enhancement To A Television Program Or Series

Bravo’s Top Chef: Last Chance Kitchen • bravotv.com • Bravo Media and Magical Elves

 

Game Of Thrones Season Two – Enhanced Digital Experience • HBO • HBO

Entertainment

 

The Team Coco Sync App • TBS • Team Coco Digital in association with Conaco, LLC & Turner Broadcasting System

 

Outstanding Creative Achievement In Interactive Media—Original

Interactive Television Programming

Dirty Work • rides.tv • Fourth Wall Studios

 

Psych HashTag Killer • USA • USA Network in association with Universal Cable Productions & Social Samba

 

What’s Trending With Shira Lazar • whatstrending.com • Disrupt/Group

 

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Series

American Idol • Finale • FOX • A 19 Production in association with Fremantle Media

 

Dancing With The Stars • Episode 1307 • ABC • BBC Worldwide Productions

 

Saturday Night Live • Host: Jimmy Fallon • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

 

So You Think You Can Dance • Season 8 Finale • FOX • Dick Clark Productions, Inc. in association with 19 Entertainment

 

The Voice • Live Shows (Part 1) • NBC • One Three Inc. (a Hearst/Mark Burnett company), Talpa Media USA, Inc. and Warner Horizon Television

 

Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special

84th Annual Academy Awards • ABC • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

 

Andrea Bocelli Live In Central Park (Great Performances) • PBS • A Production of Sugar s.r.l. and THIRTEEN for WNET

 

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards • CBS • AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC and John Cossette Productions, Inc.

 

Super Bowl XLVI Halftime Show Starring Madonna • NBC • NFL Network

 

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2011 • CBS • Done and Dusted Productions

 

Outstanding Main Title Design

American Horror Story • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television

 

Great Expectations (Masterpiece) • PBS • A BBC Productions / Masterpiece

Co-Production

 

Magic City • Starz • Starz Entertainment, LLC

 

New Girl • FOX • Chernin Entertainment in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

 

Strike Back • Cinemax • Left Bank Pictures in association with British Sky Broadcasting and Cinemax

 

Outstanding Makeup For A Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic)

Boardwalk Empire • Georgia Peaches • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Game Of Thrones • The Old Gods And The New • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Generator Productions, Television 360, and Grok Television in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Glee • Yes/No • FOX • Ryan Murphy Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

 

Mad Men • Christmas Waltz • AMC • Lionsgate Television

 

The Middle • The Play • ABC • A Blackie and Blondie Production in association with Warner Bros. Television

 

Outstanding Makeup For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special

(Non-Prosthetic)

Dancing With The Stars • Episode 1307 • ABC • BBC Worldwide Productions

 

Hot In Cleveland • Bridezelka • TV Land • Hudson Street Productions

 

How I Met Your Mother • Trilogy Time • CBS • 20th Century Fox Television

 

Saturday Night Live • Host: Katy Perry • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

 

Victorious • April Fools Blank • Nickelodeon • Nickelodeon and Schneider’s Bakery

 

Outstanding Makeup For A Miniseries Or A Movie (Non-Prosthetic)

American Horror Story • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television

 

Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with

History

 

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in

association with HBO Films

 

Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup For A Series, Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

American Horror Story • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television

 

Boardwalk Empire • The Age Of Reason • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Game Of Thrones • Valar Morghulis • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Generator Productions, Television 360, and Grok Television in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Once Upon A Time • Dreamy • ABC • ABC Studios

 

The Walking Dead • What Lies Ahead • AMC • AMC Studios

 

Outstanding Music Composition For A Series (Original Dramatic Score)

The Borgias • The Confession • Showtime • Showtime Presents, In association with Take 5 Productions and Octagon Films

Trevor Morris, Music by

 

Downton Abbey • Episode 6 • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production

John Lunn, Music by

 

Pan Am • Pilot • ABC • Jack Orman Productions, Out of the Blue Entertainment and Shoe Money Productions in association with Sony Pictures Television

Blake Neely, Music by

 

Smash • Publicity • NBC • Universal Television in association with DreamWorks Television and Madwoman in the Attic

Marc Shaiman, Original Music by

Christian Bacon, Score by

 

30 Rock • The Tuxedo Begins • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television

Jeff Richmond, Music by

 

Outstanding Music Composition For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

(Original Dramatic Score)

Disney Prep & Landing: Naughty Vs. Nice • ABC • Walt Disney Animation Studios

Michael Giacchino, Composer

 

Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films

Theodore Shapiro, Music by

 

Hatfields & McCoys • Episode 1 • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with History

John Debney, Music by

Tony Morales, Music by

 

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in

association with HBO Films

Javier Navarrete, Composer

 

Missing • The Hard Drive • ABC • ABC Studios

Robert Duncan, Music by

 

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for

BBC / Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece

David Arnold, Music

Michael Price, Music

 

Outstanding Music Direction

Christmas In Washington • TNT • New Liberty Productions and The Stevens Co

Ian Fraser, Musical Director

 

Country Music (In Performance At The White House) • PBS • WETA Washington, DC and Bounce, an AEG Company

Steven A. Gibson, Music Director

 

The Kennedy Center Honors • CBS • A George Stevens, Jr. Presentation for The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Rob Berman, Music Director

Rob Mathes, Music Director

 

Michael Feinstein: The Sinatra Legacy • PBS • Bounce, an AEG Company

Bill Elliott, Music Director

 

Seth MacFarlane: Swingin’ In Concert • EPIX • AEG Live

Joel McNeeley, Musical Director & Arranger

 

The Thomashefskys: Music And Memories Of A Life In The Yiddish Theater (Great Performances) • PBS • A production of the Thomashefsky Film Project LLC and Thirteen for WNET

Michael Tilson Thomas, Music Director

 

Outstanding Original Music And Lyrics

The Heart Of Christmas • Song Title: The Heart Of Christmas • GMC • My Three Sons Films, God & Country Entertainment in association with GMC

Matthew West, Music & Lyrics by

 

Raising Hope • Prodigy / Song Title: Welcome Back To Hope • FOX • Twentieth Century Fox Television

Matthew W. Thompson, Music & Lyrics by

 

Saturday Night Live • Host: Jason Segel / Song Title: I Can’t Believe I’m Hosting • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

Eli Brueggemann, Music by

Seth Meyers, Lyrics by

John Mulaney, Lyrics by

 

Smash • Pilot / Song Title: Let Me Be Your Star • NBC • Universal Television in association with DreamWorks Television and Madwoman in the Attic

Marc Shaiman, Music & Lyrics by

Scott Wittman, Music & Lyrics by

 

65th Annual Tony Awards • Song Title: It’s Not Just For Gays Anymore • CBS • White Cherry Entertainment in association with Tony Award Productions

Adam Schlesinger, Music by

David Javerbaum, Lyrics by

 

Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music

Great Expectations (Masterpiece) • PBS • A BBC Productions / Masterpiece

Co-Production

Martin Phipps, Composer

 

Hell On Wheels • AMC • Entertainment One Television in association with Endemol USA and Monadic Pictures

Gustavo Santaolalla, Theme by

 

Homeland • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21

Sean Callery, Music by

 

Page Eight (Masterpiece) • PBS • A Heyday Films / Runaway Fridge TV / Carnival / Masterpiece co-production in association with NBC Universal for BBC

Paul Englishby, Music by

 

Touch • FOX • Chernin Entertainment in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

Lisa Coleman, Theme by

Wendy Melvoin, Theme by

 

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Series

Boardwalk Empire • Gimcrack And Bunkum • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Breaking Bad • Face Off • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

 

CSI: Miami • Blown Away • CBS • Jerry Bruckheimer Production with CBS Studios

 

Game Of Thrones • Blackwater • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Generator Productions, Television 360, and Grok Television in association with HBO Entertainment

 

The Walking Dead • Beside The Dying Fire • AMC • AMC Studios

 

Outstanding Sound Editing For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

American Horror Story • Piggy, Piggy • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television

 

Hatfields & McCoys • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with

History

 

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in

association with HBO Films

 

The River • Doctor Emmet Cole • ABC • ABC Studios

 

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for

BBC / Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece

 

Outstanding Sound Editing For Nonfiction Programming

(Single Or Multi-Camera)

The Amazing Race • Let Them Drink Their Haterade (Lake Manyara, Tanzania) • CBS • World Race Productions Inc.

 

Frozen Planet • Ends Of The Earth • Discovery Channel • A BBC / Discovery

Channel / Antena 3 Television S.A. / ZDF / Skai / Open University Co-Production in association with Discovery Canada

 

George Harrison: Living In The Material World • HBO • Grove Street Pictures, Spitfire Pictures, and Sikelia Productions in association with HBO Documentary Films

 

Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey: Under African Skies • A&E • Sony Music

Entertainment’s Legacy Recordings and @Radical.Media

 

Prohibition • A Nation Of Hypocrites • PBS • Florentine Films

 

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series

(One Hour)

Breaking Bad • Face Off • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

 

Downton Abbey • Episode 1 • PBS • A Carnival / Masterpiece Co-Production

 

Game Of Thrones • Blackwater • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Generator Productions, Television 360, and Grok Television in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Homeland • Marine One • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Teakwood Lane

Productions, Cherry Pie Productions, Keshet, Fox 21

 

Person Of Interest • Pilot • CBS • Bonanza Productions, Inc. in association with Bad Robot Productions and Warner Bros. Television

 

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Miniseries Or A Movie

American Horror Story • Piggy, Piggy • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television

 

Game Change • HBO • Playtone and Everyman Pictures in association with HBO Films

 

Hatfields & McCoys • Part 1 • HISTORY • Thinkfactory Media in association with History

 

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in

association with HBO Films

 

Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece) • PBS • Hartswood West for

BBC / Cymru Wales in co-production with Masterpiece

 

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Comedy Or Drama Series (Half-Hour) And Animation

Entourage • The End • HBO • Leverage and Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Modern Family • Dude Ranch • ABC • Levitan-Lloyd Productions in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television

 

Nurse Jackie • Handle Your Scandal • Showtime • Showtime Presents, Lionsgate Television, Jackson Group Entertainment, Madison Grain Elevator, Inc. & Delong Lumber, A Caryn Mandabach Production

 

Parks And Recreation • End Of The World • NBC • Deedle-Dee Productions, Fremulon, 3 Arts and Universal Television

 

30 Rock • Live From Studio 6H • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television

 

Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special

84th Annual Academy Awards • ABC • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

 

ACM Presents: Lionel Richie And Friends – In Concert • CBS • Dick Clark Productions, Inc. in association with the Academy of Country Music

 

American Idol • 1144 • FOX • FremantleMedia North America with 19

Entertainment

 

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards • CBS • AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC and John Cossette Productions, Inc.

 

Outstanding Sound Mixing For Nonfiction Programming

The Amazing Race • Let Them Drink Their Haterade (Lake Manyara, Tanzania) • CBS • World Race Productions Inc.

 

Deadliest Catch • I Don’t Wanna Die • Discovery Channel • Original Productions, LLC for Discovery Communications

 

Frozen Planet • Ends Of The Earth • Discovery Channel • A BBC / Discovery

Channel / Antena 3 Television S.A. / ZDF / Skai / Open University Co-Production in association with Discovery Canada

 

George Harrison: Living In The Material World • HBO • Grove Street Pictures, Spitfire Pictures, and Sikelia Productions in association with HBO Documentary Films

 

Paul Simon’s Graceland Journey: Under African Skies • A&E • Sony Music

Entertainment’s Legacy Recordings and @Radical.Media

 

Outstanding Special Visual Effects

Falling Skies • Live And Learn / The Armory • TNT • DreamWorks Television

 

Game Of Thrones • Valar Morghulis • HBO • Bighead, Littlehead, Generator Productions, Television 360, and Grok Television in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Inside The Human Body • Episode 1 • TLC • Jellyfish Pictures

 

Once Upon A Time • The Stranger • ABC • ABC Studios

 

Pan Am • Pilot • ABC • Jack Orman Productions, Out of the Blue Entertainment and Shoe Money Productions in association with Sony

 

The Walking Dead • Beside The Dying Fire • AMC • AMC Studios

 

Outstanding Special Visual Effects In A Supporting Role

Boardwalk Empire • Georgia Peaches • HBO • Leverage, Closest to the Hole Productions, Sikelia Productions and Cold Front Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

 

Bones • The Twist In The Twister • FOX •

Twentieth Century Fox Television

 

The Borgias • The Choice • Showtime • Showtime Presents, In association with Take 5 Productions and Octagon Films

 

Breaking Bad • Face Off • AMC • Sony Pictures Television

 

Hemingway & Gellhorn • HBO • Attaboy Films and A Walrus & Associates in

association with HBO Films

 

Touch • Pilot • FOX • Chernin Entertainment in association with 20th Century Fox Television

 

Outstanding Stunt Coordination

American Horror Story • FX Networks • Twentieth Century Fox Television

Tim Davison, Stunt Coordinator

 

Criminal Minds • The Bittersweet Science • CBS • ABC Studios in association with CBS Paramount Television Network

Tom Elliott, Stunt Coordinator

 

Grimm • The Woman In Black • NBC • Universal Television and Hazy Mills

Matt Taylor, Stunt Coordinator

 

Hawaii Five-0 • Kame’e • CBS • Eye Productions Inc.

Jeff David Cadiente, Stunt Coordinator

 

NCIS: Los Angeles • Blye K • CBS • CBS Television Studios

Troy James Brown, Stunt Coordinator

 

Southland • Wednesday • TNT • John Wells Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television

Richard “Peewee” Piemonte, Stunt Coordinator

 

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Series

The Big Bang Theory • The Countdown Reflection • CBS • Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television

 

Dancing With The Stars • Episode 1410A • ABC • BBC Worldwide Productions

 

Late Show With David Letterman • Episode 3602 • CBS • Worldwide Pants Incorporated

 

Saturday Night Live • Host: Mick Jagger • NBC • SNL Studios in association with Universal Television and Broadway Video

 

30 Rock • Live From Studio 6H (West Coast Version) • NBC • Broadway Video, Little Stranger, Inc. in association with Universal Television

 

Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special

84th Annual Academy Awards • ABC • Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

 

The 54th Annual Grammy Awards • CBS • AEG Ehrlich Ventures, LLC and John Cossette Productions, Inc.

 

The Kennedy Center Honors • CBS • A George Stevens, Jr. Presentation for the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

 

Memphis (Great Performances) • PBS • Broadway Worldwide, Inc.

 

S.S. Coachella – Music Festival Cruise

July 18th, 2012

It’s official! Popular California music festival Coachella is expanding with a cruise music festival.  The cruise offers two different dates, one in Jamaica and the other headed to the Bahamas.  Headliners include Pulp, Hot Chip, Yeasayer and Girl Talk. Rooms start at $750 per person, not including the $200 booking fee, which includes most meals and non-carbonated beverages.

Event: Women in Music Presents – *Making Money Doing What You Love* July 19 @ BMI

July 17th, 2012

Women in Music presents:

Making Money Doing What You Love

Panelists will provide their cutting-edge expertise in licensing, branding, video monetization and other revenue generating areas to help keep your careers and businesses going!

Panelists 
Neeta Ragoowansi, Vice President, Business Development and Legal Affairs – TuneSat  (moderator)
Sara Walker, Senior Director of Licensing and Synchronization -Ultra Records/Ultra International Music Publishing
Ryan Barkan, Partner/Executive Creative Director, Advertising & Video Games  - Primary Wave Music
Randy Nichols, Owner – The Force Management
Jake Simon, Associate Director, Writer/ Publisher Relations – BMI

Free for Women in Music members, $15 for non-members
Refreshments, soft drinks and wine to be served

Thursday, July 19, 2012
6:30 – 8:45pm
BMI
7 World Trade Center, 30th Floor
(250 Greenwich St)
New York, NY
RSVP: http://bit.ly/DoingWhatYouLove

Visit us at  facebook.com/womeninmusic &  womeninmusic.org

La-la-lawsuits: A Look at June’s Finest Litigious Moments

July 1st, 2012

Felony charges are now being brought against Curtis Management’s former CFO Rickey Charles Goodrich.  Goodrich is charged with fraudulently withholding over $400,000 allegedly owed to Pearl Jam.

The FTC concluded its review of Sony’s purchase of EMI Music Publishing without taking action, which means the deal will go through.  A detailed report on the acquisition by Billboard is available here.

In a years-long legal battle between FBT Productions, producers of many hit Eminem recordings, and Universal Music, a California Judge suggested this month that Universal had been “bamboozling” and attempting to “dupe” him into overlooking an issue that could represent a substantial amount of money for both FBT and potentially many other artists. The case largely revolves around whether Universal can count digital music downloads as “licenses” or “sales.” After the 9th Circuit ruled in favor of digital music downloads falling under the licensing provisions of the contract, in which artists get a 50/50 split of the proceeds, it was discovered that Universal had been sending 71% of its digital music proceeds to foreign divisions and only paying artists their fair share on the remaining 29%. This led the presiding Judge to allow FBT to amend its original complaint to allege that Universal has also breached an implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing, as well as a previous settlement agreement. Universal seems prepared to argue that it only has to pay artists on 29% of the revenue they earn.

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court decision (previously covered here) , holding that the fair use defense applied to a 2008 South Park episode parodying a 2007 infamously viral video entitled “What What (In The Butt)” (WWITB). The lower court had held that fair use applied because South Park’s use of the original had done “the seemingly impossible – making the ‘WWITB’ video even more absurd by replacing the African-American male singer with a naive and innocent 9-year-old boy dressed in adorable outfits.” The Court of Appeals agreed, despite the fact that Brownmark Films, the original copyright owner of WWITB, had accidentally waived its fair use defense on appeal, saying that the South Park episode was “clearly a parody” by “providing commentary on the ridiculousness of the original video and the viral nature of certain YouTube videos.”

A copyright infringement suit filed against Sylvester Stallone in October 2011, which claimed that Stallone copied the film The Expendables from another copyrighted script, was dismissed this month. Plaintiff Marcus Webb originally filed suit claiming that The Expendables was “strikingly similar” to a script he had written and shopped around Hollywood for several years entitled The Cordoba CaperStallone’s motion to dismiss argued that The Expendables was already on its third draft when Webb began The Cordoba Caper, that Webb had no evidence Stallone had ever even seen the The Cordoba Caper, that any similarities were merely ideas, and that the two works were substantially different. Stallone’s motion was granted “in all respects.”

Akron, Ohio, rock legends, The Black Keys, filed a copyright infringement suits against both Pizza Hut, for allegedly misusing the song “Gold on the Ceiling,” and the Home Depot, for allegedly using elements of the song “Lonely Boy” without permission. The Keys are seeking unspecified damages of more then $75,000 and orders preventing the use of the songs in both suits.

A temporary restraining ordered requested by CBS against ABC airing its new reality series entitled “The Glass House” has been denied. CBS filed its suit in May, alleging that “The Glass House” was using proprietary information from its show “Big Brother.” The judge in the case said that “CBS has failed to persuade the Court that it will suffer immediate and irreparable injury if ‘Glass house’ airs,” and also went as far as saying that, while CBS is expected to continue moving forward with litigation, the company’s “success on the merits is unlikely.”

Louis Vuitton’s much publicized lawsuit against Warner Brothers for its depiction of knockoff Louis Vuitton products and the use of the Louis Vuitton name in “The Hangover: Part Two” has been dismissed, with the court holding that not only was the depiction in question protected by the First Amendment, but the nature of the film and Zach Galifianakis’s character, “Alan,” made it highly unlikely the consumers would be misled or attribute “Alan’s” views to Louis Vuitton.

In a case originally against Fox Television for violating the FCC’s indecency rules, the Supreme Court held on June 21, 2012 that the FCC could not enforce its current policies against fleeting expletives and nudity on over-the-air programs based on due process grounds. Justice Kennedy delivered the opinion of the court, saying that broadcasters “must be given fair notice of conduct that is forbidden or required.” The case originally centered around awards shows in 2002 and 2003, in which Cher and Nicole Richie both used expletives.

Kim Dotcom, founder of Megaupload and its associated websites, won a small victory this month when a high court judge in New Zealand ruled that the search and seizure of property at his mansion was unlawfully conducted due to the search warrant failing to meet the mandate of specificity necessary in the country. The search was a collaborative effort between US auhorities and local law enforcement. The warrant listed his only crime as “copyright infringement,” and said nothing of the fact that US authorities were involved. Dotcom is currently awaiting an extradition hearing set to take place in August.

Popular British singer Jessie J has been sued by singer Will Loomis in Newport, California. Loomis’s suit claims that large parts of his song “Bright Red Courts,” released in 2008, were used in Jessie J’s most recent hit, “Domino.” Universal Music Group, Lava Records, and Universal Republic Records are also named as defendants in the case.

Vivendi, the parent company of Universal, has finally been ordered to pay $956 million in a suit over Vivendi’s 2001 acquisition of USA Networks from Liberty Media. Liberty originally filed the suit in 2003, arguing that Vivendi had misled Liberty and investors about the company’s financial situation, which inflated the company’s stock price. Vivendi stocks were exchanged during the transaction. The judgment amounts to about 75 cents per share, or 4.4% of the company’s total value. Vivendi has said that it will appeal the judgment, but it has yet to be determined whether the company will be allowed to do so.

In a $1 million trademark dispute heating up over which act will be able to truly call themselves “One Direction,” Simon Cowell’s label Simco, along with Sony Music Entertainment, launched counterclaims against the US One Direction (USOD) alleging that the they had “devised and perpetrated a scheme to exploit the goodwill” of the UK One Direction (UKOD). The original lawsuit alleged that USOD had been selling its album, The Light, online since February 2011. UKOD are claiming that while their record was released later, they have been using their name since their public debut on The X Factor in the fall of 2010. UKOD also registered a website, a Twitter account, a Facebook account, and posted music videos on their Youtube page, which were subsequently viewed worldwide, around the same time. Attorneys for UKOD also allege that USOD made reference to UKOD on their own Facebook page in November of 2010, adding fuel to the counterclaim.  UKOD was the first British act to have its debut album enter the Billboard 200 album chart at number one. USOD are standing firm and prepared to move forward with the matter.

Actress Melissa Joan Hart, first made famous for starring in Nickelodeon’s Clarissa Explains it All, has finally reached a settlement with former talent manager, Kieran Maguire, over claimed commissions from income Hart earned on the hit ABC Family series Melissa & Joey. Settlement terms have not been released, but Maguire’s original complaint had alleged that he rescued her spiraling career, that she had promised him 10% of her earnings from Melissa & Joey, and that “Melissa Joan Hart has no heart.” Maguire’s attorneys have released a statement claiming that the settlement was reached amicably.