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The 66th Annual Emmy’s will be handed out on August 25, 2014 (US time) and I will be counting down to the Emmy’s over the next 12 days with all the information you need to know, plus some you may not need to know but might like to know.

This year the event will be hosted by Seth Meyers and will be screening live on Vibe (Sky TV) on Tuesday August 26th at 12pm (live) and 7.30pm (highlights).

In the next few days I will deliver my predictions and thoughts on the surprises and snubs in various categories. You can see if you agree or disagree – feel free to give your own predictions of the winners, and thoughts on the nominations.

For now, here are the some of the key categories, and the nominees:

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DOUBLE EPISODE:

PART ONE:

Warning, I am writing this while quite tired, so my comments might be a bit snarky.

Tonight is night three of the new challenge for the three remaining contestants. The three remaining teams are Candy and Ryan, Adam and Lisa and Carole and Russell. The lowest scoring team from this challenge will head home.

Last night the big [manufactured] drama was whether the wall should go back in the living room/games room entrance. How will this play out tonight?

House Rules:

  1. Delight us with a fun, family beach house
  2. Make it safe and friendly for kids
  3. Go for a relaxed retro feel
  4. Keep it bright with pops of colour
  5. Find creative, easy-care options

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Tonight is night two of the new challenge for the three remaining contestants. The three remaining teams are Candy and Ryan, Adam and Lisa and Carole and Russell. The lowest scoring team from this challenge will head home.

House Rules:

  1. Delight us with a fun, family beach house
  2. Make it safe and friendly for kids
  3. Go for a relaxed retro feel
  4. Keep it bright with pops of colour
  5. Find creative, easy-care options

We see the highlights from the last episode – the biggest drama is that Carole and Candy had a fight about a wall.

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Tonight begins the new challenge for the three remaining contestants. The three remaining teams are Candy and Ryan, Adam and Lisa and Carole and Russell. The lowest scoring team from this challenge will head home.

Their challenge is to overhaul a Barnardos House in New South Wales.

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Welcome to the second semi-final of House Rules.

My apologies but this recap will be on the very brief side. I am sure you will live!

This week the contestants continue the overhauling of each other’s exteriors and gardens.

At the end of this challenge another couple will head home.

Adam and Lisa’s exterior is being redeveloped by Candy and Ryan and Maddi and Lloyd.

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Welcome to the reveal night of our first semi-final of House Rules.

Tonight we see the completed exterior and garden renovations for Candy and Ryan and Maddi and Lloyd.

At the end of this challenge another couple will head home.

Candy and Ryan’s House Rules:

  1. Make our garden sleek and modern
  2. Animate our entry with lights and water
  3. Give us shades of green – no water!
  4. Minx in timber, stone and metal accents
  5. Choose your zone: Front or back.

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Welcome to the semi-finals of House Rules.

This week the contestants are overhauling each other’s exteriors and gardens.

At the end of this challenge another couple will head home.

Candy and Ryan’s is the first in line for the exterior makeover, in just three and a half days.  Maddi and Lloyd and Carole and Russell will be fixing it up.

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Tonight we find out the results of the 24-hour challenge, and one team heads home.

The House Rules for this challenge are:

  1. Choose just one zone to work on
  2. Impress with a unique vision
  3. Make it reflect your style
  4. Your budget is $5000 ($6000 for Candy and Ryan)
  5. You have just 24 hours. 

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Tonight, the remaining teams return to their renovated homes for a 24-Hour Fix Up challenge.

They have a limited budget and just 24 hours to choose one zone within their home to change. For some couples, the room to change is quite obvious, like Maddi and Lloyd’s hessian master bedroom.
The trick is to ensure they make the best noticeable change and improvement without biting off more than they can chew (since they only have 24 hours). Teams must stay together the whole time.

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