Award Shows

  • Lena Dunham’s extremely Jewish reaction to being nominated for an Emmy

    Lena Dunham, the woman behing the much-buzzed HBO comedy “Girls,” received four nominations for this year’s 64th Primetime Emmy Awards – outstanding comedy series, lead actress, directing the first season finale episode “She Did” and for the writing of the pilot episode. In an interview with The New York Times after the nominations were announced, Lena remembered… More ▸

  • So many Jews are nominated for an Emmy! So many!

    It’s not exactly the most groundbreaking news, but… a ton of Jews made the list of 2012 Emmy nominations, which were announced earlier today. Four out of the six shows that are nominated for the most Outstanding Comedy Series boast Jewish producers: “Big Band Theory” (Chuck Lorre), “Curb Your Enthusiasm” (Larry David), “Girls” (Lenna Dunham),… More ▸

  • ‘Family Guy’ banned newspaper ad – offensive to Jews?

    “Family Guy” creator Seth MacFarlane just tweeted a photo of an Emmy “for your consideration” ad for his hit animated show, and it is not surprising that according to him it is an ad “the trades refused to run.” The ad shows show main character Peter Griffin with the writing “Come on you bloated, overprivileged Brentwood… More ▸

  • 6 No Bacon’s Spectacular Oscar recap!

    It wasn’t the funniest Academy Awards show. It wasn’t the most surprising Academy Awards show. It was definitely not the most interesting Academy Awards show. But watching the Academy Awards is kind of like going to see that great aunt you only see once a year — it can be long, boring, even funny at times. But eventually, while you are glad to get it over with, you’re also glad you went.
    Except for a handful of moments, nothing exceptional went down last night. And despite the fact that the Israeli entry lost to the Iranians, it was a pretty good show.
    After the jump, highlights of the show from a Jewish perspective (or in other words, from a general perspective): More ▸

  • Judd Apatow wants to see the Muppets perform in the Oscars.

    Apparently the fight for Muppet rights never gets old. After the campaign to allow the Muppets to host the 84th Academy Awards failed, the newest battle on behalf of furry puppets came from filmmaker Judd Apatow, who has been campaigning for a new cause — allowing the Walter the Muppet and Apatow’s close friend Jason… More ▸

  • Judd Apatow’s awesomeness is finally recognized

    He may not have the storytelling strength of Steven Spielberg or the cinematic artistry of Terrence Malick. But Judd Apatow is finally getting the kudos he deserves as a fantastic director/screenwriter/everything else. The Writers Guild of America will be honoring Apatow at their Feb. 19 awards ceremony, with Kristin Wiig presenting the satirical director with… More ▸

  • Jonah Hill also surprised about Oscar nomination

    Still can’t get over the whole Jonah Hill Oscar nomination? Neither can we. And neither can Jonah, apparently. Less than 24 hours after he was nominated for the best supporting actor award for his role in “Moneyball,” Hill told Access Hollywood: “I was watching it on TV and I feel like I’m in a dream… More ▸

  • 2012 Oscar nomination are in! And they have Jews! And Israelis!

    The 2012 Academy Award nominations were posted a few hours ago and it seems like Billy Crystal will be hosting a big ol’ Jewish party to once again reaffirm that we control Hollywood. Three Jewish filmmakers are nominated for best film (though there are nine nominated films so it’s not as exciting): Steven Spielberg for… More ▸

  • Israeli film ‘Footnote’ makes almost-final cut of Academy Award nominees

    With less than six days to go until the Academy Award nominees are announced, Israeli drama “Footnote” (He’arat Shulaim) is on its way to becoming one of the final five for Best Foreign Language Film Award. “Footnote,” directed by Orthodox Jewish filmmaker Joseph Cedar, centers on the rivalry between two Talmudic scholars, Eliezer and Uriel… More ▸