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The Television Academy shook things up on Thursday (July 10) morning with nominations for the 66th Academy Awards, nods that included a lot of fresh blood, but still simultaneously found a way to be perplexingly stuck in predictable Emmy ruts. It was a morning that saw big Emmy breakthroughs for "Orange Is The New Black," "Fargo" and "Silicon Valley," but saw limitations to the expected comeback for "The Good Wife," as Emmy voters continued to keep the faith with "Downton Abbey." With an impressive 19 nominations, "Game of Thrones" was this year's leading nominee. In addition to a Drama Series nomination, "Game of Thrones" picked up nods for Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey and Diana Rigg, plus a writing nomination for showrunners David Benioff and D.B. Weiss and a directing nod for Neil Marshall. Facing off against "Game of Thrones" will be "Mad Men," which avoided some of the predicted attrition, "House of Cards, »
- Daniel Fienberg
Breaking Bad‘s final season is also heading out on a swan song, earning a grand total of 16 nominations, including nods for Outstanding Drama, Outstanding Lead Actor Bryan Cranston, Supporting Actor Aaron Paul, Supporting Actress Anna Gunn and Outstanding Writing and Directing for creator Vince Gilligan.
Among the other nominees for Outstanding Drama were Downton Abbey, House of Cards, Mad Men and True Detective, all of which, with the exception of new series True Detective, have appeared in this category before.
HBO’s drama likewise picked up acting nominations for both Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey in the Lead Actor in a Drama category. The new show scored a total of 12 nominations, just behind Netflix’s House of Cards with »
- Brian Welk
Below is a partial list of the nominees for the 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards, including the major categories. A complete list can be found here. The 2014 Primetime Emmys will air live from the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Monday, Aug. 25 on NBC. Seth Meyers will host the ceremony. Comedy Series Outstanding Comedy Series "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS) "Louie" (FX) "Modern Family" (ABC) "Orange Is the New Black" (Netflix) "Silicon Valley" (HBO) "Veep" (HBO) Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Jim Parsons, "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS) Ricky Gervais, "Derek" (Netflix) Matt LeBlanc, "Episodes" (Showtime) Don Cheadle, "House of Lies" (Showtime) Louis C.K., "Louie" (FX) William H. Macy, "Shameless" (Showtime) Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Lena Dunham, "Girls" (HBO) Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime) Julia Louis Dreyfus, "Veep" (HBO) Melissa McCarthy, "Mike & Molly" (CBS) Amy Poehler, "Parks & Recreation" (NBC) Taylor Schilling, "Orange Is the New Black »
- Katie Hasty
Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones and Veep are among the series that are nominated in multiple major categories, including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Comedy Series, for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. Orange Is the New Black and True Detective also received multiple nominations, and the lead actors of the latter show – Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey – are both up against one another in the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series category. The award ceremony will be broadcast on NBC on August 25th at 8 p.m. Est.
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Related Emmy Nominations 2014: The 43 Biggest Snubs
Going network-by-network, HBO amassed 99 (!) total nods, with CBS placing a distant second with 47. NBC »
Update: Here are the nominees in the ceremony’s biggest categories. Game of Thrones is this year’s most nominated program, with 19 nods total; close behind it are Fargo and American Horror Story: Coven, which received 18 and 17 nominations respectively. HBO, naturally, reigns as the most nominated network with 99 total nods; behind it is CBS with 47 noms, NBC with 46, and FX with 45.
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Comedy Series
- Hillary Busis
Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly rose before sunrise this morning to bring the entertainment world a very important announcement. The TV stars were on hand to reveal the 2014 Emmy Award nominations. After much speculation and anticipation about this year's competitive race, the moment we've been waiting for finally arrived. Stay tuned for updates as they come in!
Here are the nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards:
Lead Actor In A Drama Series
Lead Actress In A Drama Series
Juliana Margueles, "The Good Wife"
Lead Actor In A Miniseries Or Movie
Idris Alba, »
- Alana Altmann
Very few of Andy Warhol's anointed "superstars" managed a long shelf-life. They simply were too wild, too beautiful, and too damned. There were the poor little rich girl Edie Sedgwick, the transgender icon Candy Darling, and the husky, glacial, heroin-swamped charm of Nico. All gone, along with a cavalcade of others; too soon and in the 20th century. Ultra Violet survived into this one, and originally arrived as a somebody already in the anybody everybody world of The Factory.
Often compared to Vivien Leigh, she was a striking beauty, a privileged French girl from a chateau via a host of reform schools. A muse to the surrealist eccentric Salvador Dali, she was also his muse, assistant, and confidante, although theirs was a decidedly platonic affair begun after she'd entranced him after delivering him a present in New York from a mutual friend. By the time she encountered Warhol, she »
- robert cochrane
In this new cinematic age of movie team-ups and giant ensembles like Marvel's The Avengers and DC Comics' Justice League, it makes sense that Hasbro might bring together its two biggest properties for one giant movie experience. Well, don't hold your breath waiting for a Transformers/G.I. Joe movie crossover anytime soon. Producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura doesn't believe the stars will ever align in order to make this happen.
When asked by MTV about the prospects of Hasbro's toy giants coming together on the big screen, the producer had this to say:
"We haven't spent a moment on it. I know they did it in the comic books, but I think the reality that we're looking at is...It's hard enough to figure out how to do it alone and [then] trying to figure out how to do it together...I don't think that it's as organic as people think. »
The first major awards ceremony honoring this past year’s accomplishments on the small screen took place last night as Cedric the Entertainer hosted the 2014 Critics’ Choice Television Awards from the Beverly Hilton. I’ve always preferred the Critics’ Choice Awards to the Emmys, just because my views tend to line up more with the members of the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. This year was no different, as a number of highly deserving actors, actresses and shows were honored.
Allison Janney was the clear winner last night, taking home two Critics’ Choice TV Awards. The actress won Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series for her devastating work on Showtime’s Masters of Sex and also tied with Orange is the New Black actress Kate Mulgrew for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series for her performance as the title character on CBS’s Mom.
FX’s Fargo also had a great night, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Some of the biggest shows on television went head to head. Here's who came out on top.
All the hottest names in TV turned out for the 2014 Critics Choice Television Awards on June 19, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel. Cedric the Entertainer hosted the gala event presented by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, and the night was really a battle between two cable channels.
Premiere pay-cable network HBO had a whopping 18 nominations, but in a show of strength for a smaller cable channel, FX topped that with 19. Meanwhile, the big contenders for individual shows were the CBS sitcom The Big Bang Theory, the CBS drama The Good Wife, FX's crime dramedy Fargo, Showtime's drama series Masters Of Sex and HBO's The Normal Heart, all getting five noms each.
Also, Netflix struck a blow against the traditional television hierarchy with their original series Orange Is The New Black competing in several key categories.
So, with all »
At the Critics’ Choice Television Awards on Thursday, Allison Janney nabbed two prizes — but she had to share one.
The veteran actress won for Best Guest Performer in a Drama Series for her work on Showtime’s Masters of Sex, and she split Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series with Kate Mulgrew (Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black) for her work in CBS’ Mom. Other big winners included FX’s Fargo, which won for Best Mini-Series, Best Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series (Billy Bob Thornton), and Best Supporting Actress in a Movie or Mini-Series (newcomer Allison Tolman »
- Katie Atkinson
The Broadcast Television Journalists Association’s fourth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards were held Thursday night at the Beverly Hills Hilton, and FX’s Fargo and Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black did best, you betcha, winning three times each.
Here’s the complete list of winners:
Best Drama Series
Winner – Breaking Bad
Best Actor In A Drama Series
Hollywood's brightest small screen stars stepped out on Thursday night to honor TV's finest at the Critics' Choice Television Awards. The ceremony, an important precursor to the Emmys, awarded trophies to a mix of newcomers on the rise and past winners, and was not without a few surprises (there was even a tie!).
FX was the one to beat -- the network took home five wins. HBO followed by receiving four awards, even though "True Detective" was taken out in the Best Drama Series category by "Breaking Bad." "Orange Is the New Black" won Best Comedy Series, and its cast members Uzo Aduba and Kate Mulgrew both walked away with trophies.
Here is the full list of nominees and winners:
Best Drama Series
"Breaking Bad" (AMC) *Winner
'"The Americans" (FX)
"Game of Thrones" (HBO)
"'The Good Wife" (CBS)
"Masters of Sex" (Showtime)
"True Detective" (HBO)
Best Actor In A Drama Series
- Alana Altmann
Every movie has to have its signature song and that certainly goes for the action-oriented males in film that are fortunate to have these finger-snapping tunes represent them on the big screen. The movie theme song indulges the audience and delivers a whole new kind of intrigue and feeling that we invest in the roguish ruffians on the big screen that some men would like to emulate and the ladies would love to cozy up to intimately.
There are music selections that do bring to mind the euphoria of the male action-packed characters we regard highly despite their moral compass. Maybe one can get excitable when hearing Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” tune for the Marvel Comics superhero of the same name? Perhaps any of the musical themes for the countless James Bond films tickle your fancy? (there are two included in this article incidentally). Your preference might be in »
- Frank Ochieng
There's been harder jobs than making Liev Schreiber look good in a suit (lets be real -- the dude would look sexy in a plastic bag). But despite how easy the actor makes masculine yet polished style appear on his hit Showtime series Ray Donovan, there is a detailed art and science that goes into the show's costumes, which mostly consist of really nice suits and the occasional piece of man jewelry (here's looking at you, Jon Voight). And now that Showtime.com is offering a selection of Ray Donovan-inspired merchandise before season two drops on July 13 (think Ray's
- Erin Weinger
‘Silicon Valley’ Chips Away at Life
The genius of the writing on “Silicon Valley” is that it essentially springs from one existential joke: We’ve never had more access to high-tech toys and our lives have erupted into chaos.
To wit, Mike Judge’s freshman HBO series gleefully mocks the inventions meant to make everyday tasks easier but that, ultimately, lead to increased stress levels and, in case of neurotic 26-year-old programming whiz Richard (Thomas Middleditch), a dire medical profile. “We had a meth addict in here this morning that was biologically younger than you are. He was 58,” a doctor tells him.
The show makes fun of geeks while proving that we are all geeks ourselves.
— Malina Saval
- Variety Staff
Hollywood families are nothing new in showbiz. Entire family trees that require a pen, paper and a certificate in geneology such as the Coppola-Cage-Schwartzmann clan are common knowledge for even those with a passing interest in film. If a rising actor shares a surname with an established star, all it takes is one journalist to ask, and a nepotistic secret is revealed.
Famous parent and offspring combos have long been outed – Kiefer Sutherland’s Dad is Donald Sutherland! Quelle surprise! Angelina Jolie is estranged from her father…Jon Voight! Goldie Hawn is Kate Hudson’s Dad! What?! There’s little kept under wraps, especially when there’s a hungry populous eager for gossip on celebrity family bust-ups.
But what of those who’ve worked a little harder to make it on their own? To keep the family connection a secret? Read on for 8 actors you never knew had kids in showbiz… »
- Gem Seddon
Who says that movie-making talent cannot run within the same family? In the film industry when one reaches the pinnacle of success in achieving the ultimate reward in the motion picture business–winning an Academy Award–it is considered an individual milestone for any actor’s big screen career. However, when one’s gene pool produces the capacity to draw Oscar’s attention their way in keeping the golden statuette “in the family” it is living proof that the thespian’s apple does not fall from the street.
Whether through the relationship of blood relatives or marital unions “Relative”-ly Speaking: The Top 10 Oscar-winning Family Combinations looks at ten famous family member combos that won an Oscar through the methods of acting or directing. Let’s take a look at the top ten familial tandem that pulled off such an achievement in winning the coveted Oscar as it stands proudly on the family mantle. »
- Frank Ochieng
The Showtime drama series Ray Donovan returns for Season 2 on July 13th (Season 1 is currently available on Blu-ray/DVD). Set in the land of the rich and famous, Ray Donovan (Liev Schreiber) is L.A.’s best professional fixer for any combustible situation. When his father, Mickey (Jon Voight), was unexpectedly released from prison, it set off a chain of events that shook every Donovan family member to its core. During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Eddie Marsan (who plays former boxer Terry Donovan) talked about playing a broken tough guy, how much he knew about the Donovan family’s checkered past when he signed on, why this story weighed on him more than he thought it would, what he’s most proud of with Season 1, what it’s been like to work with this talented group of people, and how things will further develop in Season »
- Christina Radish
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