Question: Jim and Pam finally got together! Any scoop on The Office’s Season 3? — Daniella
Ausiello: No, but can we just pause for a second and talk about how heartbreakingly sweet their climactic kissing scene was? One of the best TV moments of the year. And “just once” may go down as the best TV line ever. And although I’m still not supposed to discuss our Dream Emmy Ballot before it gets unveiled next week, I’ll let you in on a little secret: Based on someone’s performance in the Office finale — his initials may be JK — we had to make a last-minute change to a certain supporting category (my apologies in advance to Doogie).
The Emmy nominations will be announced on July 6 at 5:30am. You bet I will slap myself awake to cheer on our show!
Rose d’Or (“Golden Rose”), the international festival for entertainment television programming, has announced its 2006 nominees.
Best Sitcom: The Office
Best Male Sitcom Performance: Steve Carell
The Office and Steve Carell are the only U.S. nominees in their respective categories.
Oh, and it’s nice that Ricky Gervais, executive producer of The Office and star and creator of the original UK version, will be given an Honorary Rose d’Or Award “in recognition of his exceptional creative talents, his originality and his innovation.”
The awards ceremony will be held on April 29 in Lucerne, Switzerland.
(Never heard of Rose d’Or until today? Me either! But it’s been around 43 years and is supposed to be the most prestigious competition for international television programming. Learn more here.)
So this brings up the question: in which countries is the U.S. version of The Office broadcast? — please post a comment!
The Office was nominated for three Writers Guild Awards:
COMEDY SERIES. The Office, written by Jennifer Celotta, Gregory M. Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Ricky Gervais, Mindy Kaling, Paul B. Lieberstein, Stephen Merchant, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur, Gene Stupnitsky, Larry Wilmore
NEW SERIES. The Office, written by Jennifer Celotta, Gregory M. Daniels, Lee Eisenberg, Ricky Gervais, Mindy Kaling, Paul B. Lieberstein, Stephen Merchant, B.J. Novak, Michael Schur, Gene Stupnitsky, Larry Wilmore
EPISODIC COMEDY, any length, one airing time. Diversity Day (The Office), written by B.J. Novak