Aaron Paul, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, Anna Gunn, winner for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series and Bryan Cranston, winner for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series, pose with their awards for Breaking Bad during the  66th Primetime Emmy Awards in California yesterday. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters 2:04

For all the talk about newcomers raising the game of television, the industry yesterday chose to bestow its top Emmys on the long-running shows Bre(...)

François Hollande arrives at city hall in San Francisco yesterday.  Photograph: Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP

French president François Hollande sought to breathe life into France’s sluggish economy by wooing investment from the new media world on a whi(...)

Breaking Bad actors Bryan Cranston (R), Anna Gunn (C) and Aaron Paul (L) hold awards at the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. Photograph: Paul Buck/EPA

American Hustle, the 1970s caper comedy from the director David O. Russell, took the top prize, for best ensemble, at the Screen Actors Guild Awards i(...)

British film director Steve McQueen (left)  with the star of his film 12 Years A Slave Chiwetel Ejiofor. Photograph: Reuters

The 71st Golden Globe Awards will be held in Los Angeles tonight with two films vying for many of the key honours. American Hustle and 12 Years a Slav(...)

Gillian Anderson channelled Helen Mirren as a top cop pursuing a serial killer in BBC1’s The Fall

When it comes to a look back over the year’s TV, the only way I can sort through the sheer volume of programmes is to think of the ones I never miss f(...)

Anna Chlumsky, Tony Hale, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Matt Walsh in Veep

While making Veep, the Armando Iannucci-penned sitcom about an American vice-president, actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus developed a code to indicate when (...)

Even by host Neil Patrick Harris’s standards, the mid-show cabaret tune, The Number in the Middle of the Show, was light on laughs and celebrity cameos. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

When it comes to television award shows, the Emmys have consistently tried to emulate other awards shows. They think they’re the TV Oscars. From cerem(...)

Planes

A certain class of small child will always want cartoon representations of vehicles and things that say “vroom” to adorn their duvets and curtains. Th(...)

Claudio Modini, the head of the emergency and reception department of Policlinico Umberto Primo hospital,  reads a hospital statement yesterday about James Gandolfini’s death in Rome.  Photograph: Yara Nardi/Reuters

Doctors in Italy battled for 40 minutes to save the life of James Gandolfini, the burly actor best known for his Emmy-winning role as a mob boss in t(...)

 James Gandolfini as Tony Soprano in a scene from one of the last episodes of the HBO TV series The Sopranos.

James Gandolfini, the burly actor best known for his Emmy-winning portrayal of a conflicted New Jersey Mafia boss in the groundbreaking TV series The (...)