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News Roundup

  • Ausiello at EW talks to Craig Thomas about the Emmy nominations and does some gentle prodding about Season Five. [Questions are bolded, so if you want to avoid the spoilers it's easy. There's really no need, though, they're maybe a 2 out of 10.]
  • Fancast has a quote from Carter Bays – more spoilery than what Craig Thomas gave out, but when it comes to preseason spoilers, we’re still in the “we’re going to deal with [plot X]” stage – there’s nothing specific about plots or individual episodes.
  • TV Guide has another – spoiler free – interview with Craig.
  • Other reactions [source, source, source, source]:

    How I Met Your Mother co-creator/producer Carter Bays says he and the crew will definitely celebrate the show’s Emmy nomination today.  “I’m not going to lie,” he told USA TODAY’s Gary Strauss. “There’ll be some champagne in the office. It’ll be an excuse to drink. But that wont’ be different than any other day,” Bays joked.

    “It means we all get to get dressed up and go to a big party. And that’s good enough for me.” — Carter Bays, co-executive producer of CBS’ “How I Met Your Mother,” a nominee for best comedy.

    For the first time in the four years “How I Met Your Mother” has been eligible for an Emmy, co-creator/executive producer Craig Thomas woke up well before the nominations were announced, and he wasn’t too happy about it. “I would be sitting here thinking about it, and if it didn’t happen, I would’ve been tired all day and not get a nomination,” he said. “It would’ve been horrible.” Fortunately for him, CBS’ “Mother” landed its first best series nom. Thomas calls himself and fellow co-creator Carter Bays “five-time Emmy losers” as they earned five noms and no wins as writers on “Late Show With David Letterman.” “But to receive a nomination for our own show means so much more,” he said. How will the series change now that it has “Emmy-nominated” in front of its title? “In Season 6, we will be like ‘Mad Men’: (‘Mother’) will be dark and dramatic, and it will be set in the early 1960s,” Thomas said.

    “I love being in the mix again this year, but am absolutely over the moon about ‘How I Met Your Mother’s’ best comedy series nomination,” said supporting actor nominee and Emmy host Neil Patrick Harris. “The only multicamera show in the mix! This kind of recognition is huge for us. Just huge. It should be quite the night. Being asked to host the show — terrific. Getting a third nomination — fantastic. Having the ability to scribble my name in the envelope backstage when no one is looking — priceless.”

    Of this year’s contenders, only “How I Met Your Mother” is produced in the classic multicam style. “It feels like an honor to represent that form among the nominees. In a way, that makes it a little extra special for us,” Thomas said, citing his “HIMYM” co-creator Carter Bays. For the “How I Met Your Mother” duo, their love of three-camera classic sitcoms like “Cheers” and “Taxi” was “the whole reason we wanted to become writers,” Thomas said.

  • If you’re near Montreal, the Just for Laughs Film Festival will include a screening of Cobie’s movie The Slammin’ Salmon on July 22nd, followed by a Q&A session with the guys from Broken Lizard.
  • Also, on the still-unannounced theatrical release:
  • “We don’t have the exact release date yet but it’s tentatively for this fall, hopefully October or November,” Lemme said. “We just sold it and hopefully we’ll get a release date soon so we can start promoting it … We’re already getting the best reviews we’ve ever gotten and, in part, it’s because of Michael Clarke Duncan’s performance. Nobody can believe how great he is. He’s fantastic.”

  • Here’s the trailer for Jason’s upcoming animated movie, Despicable Me:

    TrailerFreaks has links to direct downloads here.

Emmy nominations!

Here’s the full list!

  • How I Met Your Mother: Outstanding Comedy Series [FINALLY.]
  • Neil Patrick Harris: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
  • Stephan G. Olsen and Susan Eschelback: Outstanding Art Direction For A Multi-Camera Series [Shelter Island and Not a Father's Day]
  • Sue Federman: Outstanding Picture Editing For A Comedy Series (Single Or Multi-Camera) [The Naked Man]

Neil Patrick Harris is hosting the show, which takes place on September 20.

[Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog has also been nominated for Outstanding Special Class – Short-Format Live-Action Entertainment Programs.]

News Roundup – Part the First

A second roundup will follow later tonight or possibly in the morning, with Jason Segel at the Critics’ Choice Awards, Neil’s pre-SNL press, and a bunch of other stuff.

Harris vs. Piven, Round #8000

Congratulations to Neil Patrick Harris – he’s been nominated for a Golden Globe for – take a breath – “Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television.”

The competition: Piven for Entourage, Blair Underwood for In Treatment, Denis Leary for Recount, and Tom Wilkinson for John Adams.

The Globes will air on Sunday, January 11.

News Roundup

  • Scheduling: December 1 will be a rerun of The Bracket, and a new episode, The Fight, will air on December 8. [If you don't read big spoilers, the network-issued description of the episode is here.] I would guess that since Benefits is reportedly airing in January, Little Minnesota will be moved ahead of it to air on December 15, but we won’t know for another week or so.
  • Josh Radnor recently appeared in the November 17 issue of People Magazine:
  • Video of Josh at Don’t Quit Your Night Job (thanks Ingrid!):

    You can read a firsthand account of the event here.
  • Cobie Smulders will appear on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on November 21 (that’s this Friday night – thanks Shermie!). She’s also up for a Gemini Award for Hottest Canadian Female TV Star. You can vote here. Cobie was also interviewed by Lara Spencer of The Insider:
  • Neil Patrick Harris is one of Entertainment Weekly’s 25 Entertainers of the Year. There’s a video interview here, and you can see scans of the article here.
  • Neil also hosted the Los Angeles Ovation Awards on Monday, and the Artios Awards a week before that.
  • Neil talks about playing Barney in what may or may not be a new interview.
  • Jason Segel has been announced as one of the voice actors in the 2010 release Despicable Me.
  • Pam Fryman is directing the pilot for a potential new CBS comedy called The Karenskys.
  • Auction: Win a set visit and a signed photo of the cast! Auction ends on November 23.
  • Those People talk about their experience on the show here, here, and here. They’re talking about filming, so obviously, there are going to be some spoilers for 411.
  • Analysis: da_phoenix13 on LiveJournal looks at the significance of games in How I Met Your Mother.

The Alyson Hannigan portion of the update got out of hand lengthwise and will be posted separately.

And the Emmy goes to…

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Congratulations to HIMYM!

Today, Stephan Olson (the show’s production designer) and Susan Eschelbach (the show’s set decorator) won the Emmy for Outstanding Art Direction for a Multi-Camera Series, for the episodes The Yips, No Tomorrow, and Miracles – it’s HIMYM’s third consecutive win in that category. [It's also Olson's third consecutive win, and Eschelbach's second.]

As for the Creative Arts ceremony and its HIMYM hosts: I cannot even begin to imagine what the explanation behind this picture is. Be warned: It’s about as NSFW as the Emmys will ever get.

One last tidbit: This LA Times article on cell phones in movies and TV shows has a quote from Carter Bays and a quick HIMYM mention.

News Roundup

1. Neil and Sarah Chalke will host the Creative Arts Emmys. The ceremony is on September 13, but it’ll air on E! on the 20th.

2. Neil will be appearing on the September 5 Stand Up To Cancer telethon [airing simultaneously on CBS, NBC, and ABC], possibly as one of the stars answering calls from viewers.

3. Neil will appear on Letterman this Wednesday, August 27.

4. Jason Segel was quoted in an article about bromances.

5. Neil won Best Actor in a Comedic Television Performance at the Golden Icon Awards.

6. Jason Segel and his wild mane are in the September issue of Marie Claire.

7. If Bob Saget had to pick a new Danny Tanner, it’d be Josh Radnor.

8. Gloria Calderon Kellet won the ALMA for Outstanding Writing for a Television Series, for the episode “How I Met Everyone Else.”

9. CBS released the official description of 401, for those of you who don’t want to read anything more spoilery than the one-line network description.

10. The TV Addict talked to Carter Bays about the Emmys, standalone episodes, and whether he has concerns about Jason Segel. [He doesn't.]

I take great comfort in the fact that all of my favorite shows in the past never got nominated and I’ll continue to do so until we do get nominated. At which point I’ll disavow any statement like that and say that the Emmy Voters always get it right

11. Neil and Josh were at the Hot in Hollywood benefit [NPH arriving, I haven't seen any Josh photos] and performed a raunchy version of “Puff, the Magic Dragon” ["Ruby, the Magic Unicorn"], guided by suggestions from the audience.

Bits and Pieces

Neil Patrick Harris Q&A, plus some Future!Mosbys

Last minute, I know – NPH will be on The View today. 10 AM, ABC.

A transcript of the Washington Post chat can be found here. [Some Dr. Horrible spoilers.] My favorite part:

Damn: I’m straight and I think I’d go out with you. Probably upset the wife and kids, though. So what do you think happened to Doogie? Did he grow up, buy a Porsche and start a family practice in the suburbs?

Neil Patrick Harris: He probably developed an addiction to painkillers and wanders around with a cane at some hospital somewhere…

There’s also a small piece of Emmy talk from him here.

As for the Future!Mosbys – Bob Saget has been cast in a new CW sitcom, and apparently Ted’s son and Robin’s sister are dating.