Kevin Dillon, Entourage
Real life has been just as exciting as reel life for Kevin Dillon, who over the past six weeks has tied the knot with model-actress Jane Stuart as well as welcomed the arrival of their first child, a daughter named Ava. Now the proud pop has a third season of HBO's Entourage (premiering this Sunday at 10 pm/ET) to deliver. TVGuide.com chatted with the veteran actor the day after the show's Wednesday-night premiere screening in NYC.
TVGuide.com: First off, congratulations on the wedding and the child!
Dillon: Oh, thank you! It really is amazing.
TVGuide.com: How is little Ava doing?
Dillon: She's doing great. She's an amazing little girl.
Question: Why are there only three songs nominated this year, and has that ever happened before?
Answer: The reason has to do with the current nominating practice for songs, which involves an averaged point system. Only songs that get an average score of 8.25 or better are eligible for nomination, and of the songs from 2005 films, the only ones that succeeded were "In the Deep" from Crash, "It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp" from Hustle & Flow and "Travelin’ Thru" from Transamerica. That said, there's also a stipulation that there have to be at least three nominations and no more than five, so if only two songs come up to snuff, there must be some back-up plan to get a third on the ballot.
Those are the rules now, but in the past they were clearly different: In previous years there have been as few as three song nominees (as far back as 1934 and as recently as 1988) and as many as