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Emmy Tracker: Comedy Déjà Vu?

AwardsDaily TV’s Jalal Haddad looks at the major Comedy Emmy races and finds the front-runners to be repetitious of last year’s winners. Veep, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Jeffrey Tambor all seem poised to repeat last year’s Emmy wins with strong entries this year. But who are the potential spoilers? Find out at ADTV. (Emmy Tracker)


Emmy Nominee Lesli Linka Glatter On Directing ‘Homeland’

Lesli Linka Glatter almost didn’t become a director. She had a sliding doors situation and, had she gone into a different coffee shop, she might still be a dancer or choreographer. A chance meeting with a stranger in Tokyo would change all that. Today, her resume spans over 20 years of work in film and television. She has worked on such shows as Mad Men, The West Wing, and E.R.

Glatter joined Homeland in Season 2 and has since continued to shoot tense, exciting, thrilling episodes of the show. Her continued excellent direction led to another Emmy nomination this year. It is her fourth nomination for direction of a drama series. AwardDaily TV’s Jazz Tangcay recently caught up with Lesli Linka Glatter in the midst of a location scout to talk Homeland and the whole Emmy scene. (Lesli Linka Glatter)


Ben Mendelsohn Leaps From ‘Animal Kingdom’ To ‘Bloodline’

One of the most recognizable faces in film and on TV, Ben Mendelsohn came to many viewers’ attention late through the success of the powerful Australian film Animal Kingdom. The 2010 Australian crime thriller also catapulted Joel Edgerton and Jacki Weaver (Oscar nominee) career-wise. With Bloodline Season 2, Mendelsohn returns to the role that garnered his first Emmy nomination and won a second Emmy nomination. That’s no small feat given that his character, Danny Rayburn, died in the Season 1 pilot. (Ben Mendelsohn)

Season 1 is really just the prologue for Bloodline. What they open up next season is when you will really see what they are intending. Danny is just a prologue for what is going to come. Season 2 is really just starting to take off, hitting speed now. By the time you get to, touch wood, Season 3 and 4, they will be up where they have been planning to be. So you have only just got the start of it, and I knew the whole time.


Production Designer James Pearse Connelly Helps ‘The Voice’ Sing

On the day of our interview, Emmy-winner James Pearse Connelly received the kind of early morning phone call that only happens in Hollywood. “Hey, we need to shoot Christmas tomorrow!,” Connelly laughed. “What can you do to make it throw up Christmas? Well, first off, it’s never throw up. Second, it’s always a running scramble. Somebody go get a frickin’ Santa!” Such goes the life of a highly sought-after production designer. (James Pearse Connelly)

(Photo: NBC)
(Photo: NBC)