2016 has been a year fraught with death, sadness, and insanity, even if we’re just talking about what we saw on TV. Through it all, the laughter has never died. As proof, here are a whole bunch of TV moments that made us laugh this year.
This is not a list of the funniest things that happened on TV in 2016, since that would be really difficult and polarizing to compile. This is just a list of things that made us laugh really hard in 2016, and hopefully it will bring you as much joy as it brings … read more

We here on the E! News TV team have been so good this year. We ate our vegetables, we brushed our teeth, and we didn’t start this article off with yet another joke about dumpster fires and 2016. If you ask us, we totally deserve to get everything we want for TV Christmas, and more! So, just in case you just happen to be one of the powers that be in the TV world, we’ve compiled a list of all the things we’d like to have for 2017. It’s nothing crazy—just a few minor requests and a stern warning or … read more

This was a year in which young artists drove the cultural conversation in television and film, leading the industry to new ideas, new identities, and new images, but it wasn’t only the artistic ingenuity of the under-35 crowd in film and TV on full display throughout 2016. As the film industry has been shaken up by the changes brought on by streaming and international funding, the financial ingenuity displayed by the new creative class on their way to making the shows and movies we loved this year … read more

Musicians don’t get to choose their legacies, only how to live in them after they’ve already been built. I don’t think anyone has ever been able to choose a legacy, but especially not young artists, and certainly not now. The internet has changed not only the impact an artist makes, but how quickly that artist has to become one thing before they get branded another unshakable thing. There are a multitude of popular memes about what J. Cole is or isn’t, memes that posit the legion of true … read more

You can now add the NAACP Image Awards to the list of award shows Beyoncé is dominating this year.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People just announced their nominees for the 48th annual show—which honors diversity in film, TV, literature and music—and Queen Bey leads the pack with a seven nominations, including one for Entertainer of the Year.
Her sister, Solange Knowles, follows closely behind with five nods, while Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar each saw four. … read more

I’m splitting up the Golden Globe nominations for film and television. This is the television-nomination post. Considering we’re living in the golden age of television, there was an embarrassment of riches for this year’s potential nominees, which means some hard choices had to be made and there are some significant snubs and WTFs in the TV categories. Here’s the list:
Best actor in a Limited Series or TV movie
Courtney B. Vance
Riz Ahmed
Bryan Cranston
Tom Hiddleston
John Turturro
Best … read more

Imagine waking up to the news that you’ve just been honored with a Golden Globe Award nomination. Today, that dream was entirely real for a handful of Tinseltown’s stars, old and new. As Anna Kendrick, Laura Dern and Don Cheadle announced this year’s honorees, careers were changed for the better. While some stars garnered their first nods to date, others hit significant highs, including Meryl Streep who earned her 30th nomination this year for Florence Foster Jenkins and the most of any star in … read more

Issa Rae did not want to wake up when her phone rang on the morning of Monday, Dec. 12. Her publicist was calling to tell her she received her first-ever Golden Globe nomination for Insecure, the HBO comedy she stars in and also co-created with Larry Wilmore.
“She called me mad early at like 5:20 a.m. Truthfully, I ignored the call at first ‘cause I was like, ‘Uh-uh. It’s too early.’ “Then it dawned on me, I was like, ‘Oh s—t, it’s probably about the nominations.’ And then I saw and just … read more

Like you, James Marsden was just as surprised about Westworld’s Season 1 finale.
According to the actor, who plays Teddy Flood the gunslinger with a heart of gold, he didn’t see the shocking twist ending pertaining to the “maze” that everyone was trying to solve throughout the season.
“I got the final script and was like ‘Whoa,’ but for a while we had to kind of keep our mouths shut,” he told Entertainment Tonight at the 2016 Critics’ Choice Awards, where co-star Evan Rachel Wood … read more

La La Land was honored with the most awards on Sunday night (Dec. 11, 2016) at the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards.
The film, starring Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone, was named Best Picture and received eight awards total, which included Best Director and Best Original Screenplay (a tie) for Damien Chazelle. Casey Affleck took home the prize for Best Actor for his role in Manchester by the Sea, while Natalie Portman was named Best Actress for her work in Jackie. Portman, who is pregnant, … read more

As we all know by now, award shows can be extremely boring. Celebrities take the stage to accept their awards, often giving versions of the same speech over and over again. Sunday night, however, “Atlanta” star Lakeith Stanfield decided to keep things interesting at the Critics’ Choice Awards by going off-script and pulling a Kanye.
After Leslie Mann and Christian Slater announced the award for Best Comedy Series, which went to “Silicon Valley,” Stanfield crashed the stage and accepted … read more

Time to wake up and act surprised, Hollywood! The best and brightest of the film and television industry are up at the crack of dawn today, waiting to hear the long list of nominees for this year’s Golden Globes.
The Globes, the second-biggest event of awards season (not to mention the most fun because of, well, alcohol), honor the best performances and filmmakers of the year. And if you don’t want to ace your office Oscar pool this February, the Golden Globes are widely considered to be the best … read more

Nominees the 2017 Golden Globes and Hollywood’s first big party night of the year have been announced.
Laura Dern, Anna Kendrick, and Don Cheadle announced the nominees on Thursday (Dec. 10, 2016) from the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, Calif. There was lots of love for La La Land (7 nominations) and Moonlight (6 nominations) from the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, while The People v. OJ Simpson leads TV with five nominations.
The 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards air on Sunday, … read more

Awards season continues to inch closer and on Monday, Don Cheadle, Laura Dern and Anna Kendrick gathered at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills to announce the 2017 Golden Globe nominations. The Globes, which honor the best in both movies and television, will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon and will air Jan. 8 on NBC. Check out the nominees below: FILM Best Motion Picture, Drama
Hacksaw Ridge
Hell or High Water
Manchester by the Sea
Best Motion Picture, Musical, or Comedy
20th Century … read more

Awards season is revving up.
Don Cheadle, Laura Dern and Anna Kendrick announced the nominees for the 2017 Golden Globes Monday in Beverly Hills.
NBC’s Jimmy Fallon will host the 74th annual show Jan. 8, 2017.
“We’re thrilled to announce Jimmy as host of The 74th Annual Golden Globes,” Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment, said in a statement in August. “This is the most spontaneous and uninhibited award show on television, and Jimmy’s playful, disarming comedic brilliance makes him … read more