Aug 10

Stephen Colbert Campaigns for Fellow Nominees.

Stephen Colbert Emmy Consideration Advertisement

With voting getting underway for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards, Stephen Colbert is hitting the campaign trail … for his competition.

The Colbert Report host and executive producer has taken out a For Your Consideration ad, appearing in this week’s issue of The Hollywood Reporter, in which he makes a pitch for Jimmy Kimmel Live!, Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, Real Time With Bill Maher, Saturday Night Live and perennial winner The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

“Stephen Colbert urges you to at least consider these other fine shows,” it reads, above a smiling Colbert gesturing towards his fellow nominees. “It’s not about Emmy, it’s about Emm-us.”

The gesture, targeting voters for the outstanding variety series, comes on the heels of seven consecutive nominations for the Comedy Central show — and seven consecutive losses. Colbert has fared much better in the writing category. He’s topped many of the aforementioned competition twice before, most recently in 2010.

Source: The Hollywood Reporter.

(Thanks to Llama for the Tip!)

Dec 08

‘The Colbert Report’ Writers Receive a “Writers Guild of America” Award Nomination.

The Colbert Report Nominated for Writers Guild of America Award

Congratulations to ‘The Colbert Report’ writers who have been nominated for a “Writers Guild of America Award” in the category of “Comedy / Variety (Including Talk) Series”.




The Colbert Report, Writers: Michael Brumm, Stephen Colbert, Rich Dahm, Paul Dinello, Eric Drysdale, Rob Dubbin, Glenn Eichler, Dan Guterman, Peter Gwinn, Barry Julien, Jay Katsir, Frank Lesser, Opus Moreschi, Tom Purcell, Meredith Scardino, Scott Sherman, Max Werner; Comedy Central

Conan, Writers: Jose Arroyo, Andres du Bouchet, Deon Cole, Josh Comers, Dan Cronin, Michael Gordon, Brian Kiley, Laurie Kilmartin, Rob Kutner, Todd Levin, Brian McCann, Conan O’Brien, Matt O’Brien, Jesse Popp, Andy Richter, Brian Stack, Mike Sweeney; TBS

The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, Writers: Rory Albanese, Kevin Bleyer, Richard Blomquist, Steve Bodow, Tim Carvell, Hallie Haglund, J.R. Havlan, Elliott Kalan, Dan McCoy, Jo Miller, John Oliver, Zhubin Parang, Daniel Radosh, Jason Ross, Jon Stewart; Comedy Central

Jimmy Kimmel Live, Writers: Tony Barbieri, Jonathan Bines, Joelle Boucai, Sal Iacono, Eric Immerman, Gary Greenberg, Josh Halloway, Bess Kalb, Jimmy Kimmel, Jeff Loveness, Molly McNearney, Bryan Paulk, Danny Ricker, Rick Rosner; ABC

Key & Peele, Writers: Jay Martel, Ian Roberts, Keegan Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Sean Conroy, Colton Dunn, Charlie Sanders, Alex Rubens, Rebecca Drysdale; Comedy Central

Portlandia, Writers: Fred R. Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karey Dornetto, Jonathan Krisel, Bill Oakley; IFC

Real Time with Bill Maher, Writers: Scott Carter, Adam Felber, Matt Gunn, Brian Jacobsmeyer, Jay Jaroch, Chris Kelly, Mike Larsen, Bill Maher, Billy Martin; HBO

Saturday Night Live, Head Writer: Seth Meyers, Writers: James Anderson, Alex Baze, Neil Casey, Jessica Conrad, James Downey, Shelly Gossman, Steve Higgins, Colin Jost, Zach Kanin, Chris Kelly, Joe Kelly, Erik Kenward, Rob Klein, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney, Christine Nangle, Mike O’Brien, Josh Patten, Paula Pell, Marika Sawyer, Sarah Schneider, Pete Schultz, John Solomon, Kent Sublette, Bryan Tucker, Additional Sketch By Emily Spivey, Jorma Taccone, Additional Material By Frank Sebastiano; NBC Universal

Full List of Nominees:

The ceremony will be held on February 17, 2013.

Dec 06

Laughspin Readers’ Choice Comedy Awards, 2012.

Laughspin Comedy Awards are marking the final days of 2012 with their 2012 Laughspin Readers’ Poll. Below you can find all of the categories with nominees relating to both ‘The Colbert Report’ and ‘The Daily Show’. Voting closes on Tuesday, 18th December, with the winners announced on Thursday, 19th December.

Favourite Late Night Show: The Colbert Report
Favourite New Comedy Podcast: Flop House with Elliott Kalan and Dan McCoy
Favourite New Comedy Podcast: Writers Bloc with J.R Havlan
Favourite Comedy Television Programming: Comedy Central
Favourite Funny Tweeter: Stephen Colbert

Nov 29

‘The Colbert Report’ Receives a “Producers Guild of America” Award Nomination.

The Colbert Report Producers Guild of America Award Nomination Congratulations to ‘The Colbert Report’ which has been nominated for a “Producers Guild of America Award” in the category of “Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television”.




The Award for Outstanding Producer of Live Entertainment & Talk Television:

The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
Producers: Meredith Bennett, Stephen Colbert, Richard Dahm, Paul Dinello, Barry Julien, Matt Lappin, Emily Lazar, Tanya Michnevich Bracco, Tom Purcell, Jon Stewart

Jimmy Kimmel Live (ABC)
Producers: David Craig, Ken Crosby, Doug DeLuca, Erin Irwin, Jimmy Kimmel, Jill Leiderman, Jason Schrift, Jennifer Sharron

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
Producers: Hillary Hunn, Lorne Michaels, Gavin Purcell, Michael Shoemaker

Real Time with Bill Maher (HBO)
Producers: Scott Carter, Sheila Griffiths, Marc Gurvitz, Dean Johnsen, Bill Maher, Billy Martin

Saturday Night Live (NBC)
Producers: Ken Aymong, Steve Higgins, Erik Kenward, Lorne Michaels, John Mulaney

Full List of Nominees:

The ceremony will be held on January 26, 2013 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.

Oct 26

People’s Choice 2013 Nominee Selection.

Stephen Colbert People's Choice NominationIt’s that time of year again – nominating our favourites in movies, TV, and music, for the 2013 People’s Choice Awards.

Want Stephen Colbert to be named one of the People’s Choice Awards 2013 ‘Favorite Late Night Talk Show Host’ nominees AND Colbert Nation ‘Favourite TV Fan Following’? Vote for Stephen and the Colbert Nation now!! (You can choose up to five nominees).

Voting is open until November 2nd!!

Sep 23

Live! 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Post

Come celebrate The Colbert Report‘s nomination for Outstanding Variety, Music or Comedy Series this Sunday, September 23rd in our LIVE CNH chatroom! We’ll be getting settled in around 6:30pm EST but feel free to stop by whenever you like! The show starts at 8pm EST on ABC. Drop in during the ceremony to discuss TCR and all of your other favorite nominees! [Facebook event]

MORE EMMY INFO: The Washington Post has put together a nice Emmy FAQ list [here].

You can check out Backstage at 7pm EST.

The 2012 Creative Emmy Awards aired Saturday, September 22nd on Reelz. These winners were announced last weekend.