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Jane Fonda is back in the Emmy derby -- and this time she's 'stoned' (and nice)'

17 hours ago | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Jane Fonda is back in the Emmy derby competing for Best Guest Drama Actress for her role in "The Newsroom" as eccentric media tycoon Leona Lansing – and this time she's got several strong plusses: she's nice, she's stoned (more on that in a moment) and she gives a rousing speech in the episode she submitted to judges ("Red Team III").  -Break- Read Daniel Montgomery's fascinating article about how big, purple speeches often translate into big Emmy wins, as demonstrated last year by Fonda's costar Jeff Daniels pulling off that jawdropping victory for Best Drama Actor. Fonda's Leona gave a speech in last year's submitted episode, too, but she was lashing out at her rascally staffers in that one. This time she's on their side, refusing to accept their resignations when a scandal erupts over their botched TV news coverage. And something else is different, too … "I was stone..." »

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Emmys 2014: Who Should Win Lead Actor in a Drama? Take Our Poll!

30 July 2014 9:20 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Pop Quiz: When did Breaking Bad‘s Bryan Cranston last take home the Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series? If you guessed 2013, 2012 or 2011 — a red ‘X’ and a loud ‘bzzzt’ are being sent in your direction.

This isn’t to say the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences hasn’t been good to Cranston — after all, he snagged the statuette in 2008, 2009 and 2010. But after sitting out 2011 due to ineligibility (Kyle Chandler triumphed that year for Friday Night Lights), Cranston has been beaten the last two Emmy seasons by Homeland‘s Damian Lewis and The Newsroom‘s Jeff Daniels. »

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Get on your soap box: A fiery speech is secret to winning Emmy

30 July 2014 5:22 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Do this year's Emmy nominees have their speeches prepared? I'm not just talking about the ones they'll deliver when accepting their awards in August. If they hope to prevail, they would be well advised to have speeches ready in the sample episodes they submit to Emmy judges: preferably lengthy monologues delivered with scorched-earth passion about grave injustices. -Break- Emmy Episodes: Peter Dinklage ('Game of Thrones') wishes death upon his kingdom If there was a lesson to be learned from last year's numerous Emmy upsets, it might have been that we shouldn't underestimate the Big Speech. That's probably how Jeff Daniels pulled off his surprise Best Drama Actor win for "The Newsroom." His character is prickly and dismissive of his coworkers, but in the pilot episode, which he submitted to Emmy judges, he opened with a long, fiery monologue about the decline of American society. Bobby Cannavale also t. »

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Emmy Episode Analysis: Jeff Daniels ('The Newsroom') is up for Drama Actor reelection

22 July 2014 9:18 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Defending Best Drama Actor champ Jeff Daniels is back to vie for another Emmy for his portrayal as Will McAvoy, an anchor for fictional cable news network Acn on HBO's "The Newsroom." -Break- Exclusive: Netflix Emmy episode submissions for 'House of Cards,' 'Orange' ... Synopsis: In Daniels's submitted episode, "Election Night, Part 2," the 2012 Presidential election between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is well underway. During the chaos of the election, Will must deal with rumors that his senior staff is getting ready to resign after a major reporting error. Will gathers everyone during a break and tells them that he takes full responsibility and sent in his resignation, but they all agree that the whole team shares the blame, not just Will. Will is also juggling a major life decision involving his romance with his producer MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer). MacKenzie confronts Will about »

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Feinberg Forecast: Emmy Projections for the Lead Acting Categories (Drama)

22 July 2014 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

This story first appeared in the July 25 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. The following are THR awards analyst Scott Feinberg's overviews of -- and early projections for -- the drama category's lead acting Emmys. Lead Actor In A Drama Bryan Cranston Breaking Bad (AMC) He's scored three wins for his now iconic Walter White. This is his last chance to tie Dennis Franz's four-win record. Jeff Daniels The Newsroom (HBO) Last year's shock winner was just as good this year, but his show isn't getting better and won't be back after season three. Jon Hamm Mad Men (AMC) Nominated

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- Scott Feinberg

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Best of Late Night TV: 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Cast Takes Over Kimmel, Kate Hudson Plays Box of Lies (Video)

22 July 2014 1:19 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

If you're like us and value your sleep, you probably nodded off into your Ambien dreamland before the party started on post-prime time TV. Don't worry; we've got you covered. Here's the best of what happened last night on late night.

"Jimmy Kimmel Live" was back with a bang following a two-week hiatus, hosting the cast of "Guardians of the Galaxy." Chris Pratt, who plays Guardians leader Peter Quill, dominated the conversation, discussing his weight loss regimen ("vomiting, Zumba, and Shake Weight") and how much fun it was to shoot the film. The actor noted that he was "truly playing every day. I had a laser gun and a spaceship." But that playing came at a price, as Pratt admitted that he got so swept away shooting his fake gun that he couldn't help but making shooting noises with his mouth -- to the ire of the film crew.

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- Katie Roberts

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It’s A Wrap! ‘The Newsroom’ Third & Final Season Finishes Filming

19 July 2014 2:36 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

I’ve found that HBO’s The Newsroom has been a show the critics have wanted to berate but instead have found themselves taken in by the brilliance of the characters. Aaron Sorkin’s tremendous fictional ‘Television Newsroom’ spectacle has portrayed the day-to-day news in the way that most people would want to see it done and now returns this Fall for its final season.

There’s insurmountable coverage these days by supposed news journalism that usually ends up being nothing more than extended gossip, alongside unconsidered guess work. If you care about the world we live in, and keep up-to-date with your current affairs then The Newsroom brought back those hopes that such organisations once led with honesty and then -somehow – it might come back one day in Western society.

Of course, Sorkin had the advantage of reinventing old news coverage – by the series being set in the past »

- Dan Bullock

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'Wolf of Wall Street' Financier Gets Racketeering Claim Dropped

16 July 2014 12:02 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Brad Krevoy and Steve Stabler have withdrawn a racketeering claim against Red Granite Pictures. The two producers have been involved in a legal battle over Dumb and Dumber To after being excluded from the sequel to the 1994 comedy starring Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels. Krevoy and Stabler worked on the first film and allege that they had a contractual right to be involved in or compensated for the follow-up. Red Granite has insisted that it has no obligations toward the two. The litigation took an explosive turn this past March when the producers targeted Red Granite principals Riza

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- Eriq Gardner

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Exclusive: HBO's Emmy episode submissions for 'Game of Thrones,' 'True Detective, 'Veep' and ...

15 July 2014 5:11 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Gold Derby has exclusively confirmed the titles of episodes being submitted to Emmy judges by HBO series "Game of Thrones," "Girls," "The Newsroom," "Silicon Valley, and "True Detective." -Break- After Emmy nominations were announced on July 10, nominees were tasked with submitting samples of their best work to Emmy judges, who'll view the DVDs starting next week. Series producers choose six episodes of each show, which are distributed randomly to three groups of voters (all members of the Television Academy are invited to participate) who view two episodes. Actors submit one episode to juries comprised of other actors. Follow Gold Derby on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, iTunes and YouTube The following titles were provided to us by networks, studios and/or public relations reps today. Best Drama Actor: Jeff Daniels, "The Newsroom" - epis..."' »

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Jenny Lewis Taps Kristen Stewart, Anne Hathaway for Video (Watch!)

15 July 2014 8:35 AM, PDT | TheImproper.com | See recent TheImproper.com news »

Jenny Lewis, the actress turned singer, enlists some high-powered Hollywood friends, namely Kristen Stewart and Anne Hathaway, to appear in her new “Just one of the Guys” video as her faux backing band. The girls also double as men in drag.Her first on-screen role was in “The Twilight Zone” segment “If She Dies” in 1985. She also appeared in a dozen other films, including 1998′s “Pleasantville,” co-starring Tobey Maguire, Jeff Daniels, William H. Macy, J. T. Walsh, Reese Witherspoon and the late Paul Walker. ...Read More »

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11 Evil Animal Movies So Bad They're Good

14 July 2014 12:15 AM, PDT | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

Whether it's 'Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes' or 'Kingdom Of The Spiders', movies love showing how nature wants us dead.

This weekend, Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes managed to take control of the weekend box office, raking in $73 million dollars. The film follows a group of super-intelligent apes who take over the world, and a rogue group of surviving humans who are fighting to stay alive.

While people seem to be loving this particular entry into the 'animals destroy humanity' genre, most movies that show the rise of a deadly species are super-campy creature features that are good only because of how wonderfully bad they are.

To get a feel for how well-done DotPotA really is check out these 11 So-Bad-They're-Great Creature Features.

Piranha (1978)

Trying to capitalize on Jaws, the creators of Piranha made the shark a bunch of piranhas (obviously) and then they… well that's »

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TV News: 2014 Emmy Award Nominations Announced

10 July 2014 6:47 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

Chicago – Some old TV favorites and some new online upstarts highlight the nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, which takes place on Monday, August 25th, 2014. The Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” competes with stalwart sitcoms “The Big Bang Theory” and “Modern Family” at this year’s ceremony.

The Emmy Awards Will Be Broadcast Live on NBC, August 25th, 2014

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The nominations were revealed by the Television Academy on the morning of July 10th, 2014, and were announced by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly. Late night host Seth Meyers will host the 2014 edition of the Emmy Awards, to air live on NBC-tv. The complete list of nominations are as followed…

Best Series (Drama)

Breaking Bad (AMC)

Downton Abbey (PBS)

Game of Thrones (HBO)

House of Cards (Netflix)

Mad Men (AMC)

True Detective (HBO)

Best Actor (Drama Series)

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)

Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom)

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- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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Five Easy Ways to Fix the Emmys

10 July 2014 5:42 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Emmy nominations were announced this morning and as usual, there were a number of snubs and surprises, which the Internet collectively whined about this morning. Rather than continue to mourn the lack of a nomination for Tatiana Maslany (which I admittedly complained about as well), actual solutions need to be pitched. Sadly, “chain Emmy voters to a chair and make them actually watch Orphan Black” seems somewhat implausible and definitely criminal, so here are five reasonable and seemingly easy solutions the Emmys should consider next year.

 

1. A Dramedy Category

One of the most-nominated newcomers announced on Emmy morning was Orange is the New Black, which with 12 total nods amassed more than any other comedy, including Modern Family, Veep, and The Big Bang Theory. Yet most fans of the show would hesitate to classify it as a comedy. Compared to most of the other shows in the category, it certainly does not fit the pattern. »

- George Morvis

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Is 'True Detective' worthy? 'Modern Family,' again? The critics react to 2014's Emmy nods

10 July 2014 4:18 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

Melissa Maerz: Jeff,

When the Emmy nominations were announced this morning, I was sitting at my desk, shouting, “Hodor! Hodor! Hodor!” Game of Thrones dominated with 19 nominations! Hot pie for everyone! I’d quibble with the fact that Noah Hawley’s fantastic update of Fargo didn’t get a best drama nod, especially since it was the runner-up with 18 nominations, and The Good Wife was unjustly ignored in that category, coming off its best season ever—it might be the only network drama that I truly loved—but the rest of the list was pretty solid. Among the smartest choices »

- Melissa Maerz

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Beware: 10 Upsets that could happen on Emmy night

10 July 2014 4:01 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

If there is an awards show that doesn’t go according to script in Hollywood, it’s the Emmys where upsets happen all the time due to its complex voting process. Episode submissions and judging panels often bring frontrunners to their knees and ignite hopes for little-seen underdogs. It’s how Jeff Daniels ("The Newsroom") took down Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad") last year, but it’s also ironically how Cranston won for the freshman season of “Breaking Bad” against past winner James Spader ("Boston Legal"). So let’s have a look at the 10 possible upsets to look out for at this year’s Emmys: -Break- 1. Ricky Gervais could be up to his old tricks Remember when all eyes were on Alec Baldwin ("30 Rock") and Steve Carell ("The Office") back in 2007, and then the envelope opened and Ricky Gervais pulled off a jawdropper Comedy Actor win for "Extras"? This year h. »

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Emmy Nomination ‘Snubs:’ So Who Would You Give the Boot?

10 July 2014 1:52 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Michael Sheen is really, really good in Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.” And if push comes to shove, you could make a case for omitting Kevin Spacey or Jeff Daniels — the latter in the way MVPs usually don’t come from losing teams — to make room for him.

The Emmy nominations – more than almost any other entertainment award – quickly go from discussing “Who’s in?” to “Who was terribly slighted because they weren’t recognized?” Yet the focus on “snubs” seldom takes the next logical step – that is, contemplating who should be booted in order to make room for an overlooked contender.

So if you really love “The Americans,” say, or “The Walking Dead,” the question arises what doesn’t belong? “Downton Abbey?” An aging “Mad Men?” “Breaking Bad,” since the 2013 Emmys – coming so close to its final episodes – already felt like a kind of valediction?

Obviously, there’s no right or wrong answer. »

- Brian Lowry

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Emmy Nominations: How Accurate Were Our Predictions?

10 July 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In the days leading up to the announcement of the 2014 Emmy nominees, Variety set out to predict the most likely contenders in the drama, comedy, acting, miniseries and movies categories.  While by no means an exact science, many of our picks made the final cut — with a few surprises joining them.  Here’s how our predictions stacked up against the list final nominees:

Outstanding Series

The competition for best drama series led to an overabundance of contenders for the six slots that did not leave enough room for “The Good Wife,” as Variety had predicted.  “Downton Abbey” once again garnered a nom, edging out the CBS drama and other hopeful pick “Masters of Sex”.

Although it was expected to come out ahead, two-time winner “Girls” did not see a nomination for comedy series this year. Nor did newcomer “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which was anticipated to pick up a series nom after »

- Shelli Weinstein

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Emmy outrages! Top 21 bitchiest comments from our forums

10 July 2014 12:46 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Our forum posters are going nuts over this year’s batch of Emmy nominations. Here’s a look at some of their reactions to the expected, unexpected and just plain baffling of what was announced this morning. (See the complete list of Emmy nominees here.) oopschoice: Elisabeth Moss's snub is kinda surprising, especially when Christina Hendricks still gets in. And to rub salt into the wound, Fred Armisen is nominated for acting. probablyROB: Silicon Valley.. And F***Ing Downton Abbey Why Wont You Go Away?! Awardsfunyay: Tatiana Is Not There I Cannot Believe This Horrible World -Break- Gold Derby editors' reactions to Emmy nominations: Omg, hooray and huh? Halo_Insider: Damn it! I Knew I should have kept Jeff Daniels (in my predictions) Junk: Awkward.. Looked like Kaling would cry right there OperaJunky: I know this might be bad news, but I watched all of Downton Abbey last season, »

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Emmy outrages! Top 23 bitchiest comments from our forums

10 July 2014 12:46 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Our forum posters are going nuts over this year’s batch of Emmy nominations. Here’s a look at some of their reactions to the expected, unexpected and just plain baffling of what was announced this morning. (See the complete list of Emmy nominees here.) oopschoice: Elisabeth Moss's snub is kinda surprising, especially when Christina Hendricks still gets in. And to rub salt into the wound, Fred Armisen is nominated for acting. probablyROB: Silicon Valley.. And F***Ing Downton Abbey Why Wont You Go Away?! Awardsfunyay: Tatiana Is Not There I Cannot Believe This Horrible World -Break- Gold Derby editors' reactions to Emmy nominations: Omg, hooray and huh? Halo_Insider: Damn it! I Knew I should have kept Jeff Daniels (in my predictions) Junk: Awkward.. Looked like Kaling would cry right there OperaJunky: I know this might be bad news, but I watched all of Downton Abbey last season, »

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Announcing the 2014 Primetime Emmy Nominees!

10 July 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly woke up bright and early to announce the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations on Thursday in La. There were many longtime favorites that received nominations, like Breaking Bad and Mad Men, while newcomers like Netflix's Orange Is the New Black and HBO's True Detective got first-time nods. Seth Meyers will serve as this year's host when the 66th Emmy Awards are broadcast on NBC on Aug. 25. Take a look at the complete list below, then check out all the snubs and read the nominees' reactions! Source: Getty / Kevin Winter Outstanding Drama Series Breaking Bad Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Mad Men True Detective House of Cards Outstanding Comedy Series The Big Bang Theory Louie Modern Family Veep Orange Is the New Black Silicon Valley Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, Mad Men Woody Harrelson, »

- Alyse Whitney

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