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Saturday Night Live Recap: Martin Freeman Makes a Lasting Impression

14 December 2014 9:35 AM, PST | Vulture | See recent Vulture news »

Martin Freeman's journey to the SNL stage was indeed an unexpected one, but perhaps it shouldn't have been. All it took was the actor having a year like 2014, in which he starred in three of the four projects he's most known for in the U.S. and internationally. For those unfamiliar, that would be a new season of the BBC series, Sherlock, a one-off season of the almost giddily violent Fargo, and the final installment of the protracted Hobbit trilogy. But for all we've seen of various versions of Martin Freeman this year, it was unclear how he would fare with the flaming tightrope walk of live sketch comedy. Very well, it turns out.  In his opening monologue, Freeman promptly cedes the spotlight to Kate McKinnon as Maggie Smith and Taran Killam as Alan Rickman, whose morbidly dry affect totally owns the moment. It seemed as if this could »

- Joe Berkowitz

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Recap: 'Saturday Night Live' – Martin Freeman and Charli Xcx

13 December 2014 8:11 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Martin Freeman seemed like a solid but unusual choice to host “Saturday Night Live” when he was first announced. Had you asked me twenty possible hosts for the show’s December run, I’m not sure I would have put him anywhere near that list. (I’d have gone with Ian McKellan returning to host over Freeman making his debut.) Quite frankly, I’m surprised the star of “The Hobbit”/”Fargo”/”Sherlock” even had the time or energy to host at all. We’ve seen his comedic chops in all of those programs, as well as in the original version of “The Office,” so we know he has the bonafides to host. But how will he integrate with the show’s current cast? That’s what we’ll find out tonight. As always, I’ll be liveblogging as the episode progresses, assessing grades to each segment. As always, you the »

- Ryan McGee

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Golden Globes Snubs: Sorry ‘Modern Family’, ‘Walking Dead’ & ‘American Sniper’

11 December 2014 6:02 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Few mysteries perplex Hollywood like the endurance and the influence of the Golden Globes, yet year after year the less than 100 members of the secretive Hollywood Foreign Press Association dole out names and somewhere a phone rings, a text is sent and a heart glows a little brighter in the early La morning with awards-season self-confidence. Then there are those who are harshly left out in the cold — like broadcast comedy, Boardwalk Empire and American Sniper were today for the 72nd annual Globes, which will be handed out January 11 on NBC with perma-hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler

Here are a few of the snubs. I’m updating this list so anyone we missed?

The Walking Dead – Let’s be clear, the AMC series is the most popular show on television, both cable and broadcast. The blockbuster zombie apocalypse series has beaten the mighty Sunday Night Football again and again this fall, »

- Dominic Patten

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Julianne Moore, Steve Carell & Reese Witherspoon Nominated for SAG Awards

10 December 2014 3:27 PM, PST | Entertainment Tonight | See recent Entertainment Tonight news »

On Wednesday, the Screen Actors Guild announced the nominees for the 21st annual SAG Awards, honoring achievements in film and TV performances. Among the top film nominees are Birdman and Boyhood, which have been leading the pack in nearly every accolade so far. On the TV side, Modern Family and Game of Thrones ran away with the most nominations in their respective genres.

The SAG Awards are considered to be one of the major honors of the season and a strong precursor of the Academy Awards. Last year, the four SAG Award winners – for Actor, Actress, Supporting Actor, and Supporting Actress – went on to take home the Oscar in their respective categories.

Check out a complete list of nominations below:

SAG Awards Flashback: Angelina Jolie Experiences the Reward

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Steven CarellFoxcatcher

Benedict Cumberbatch – The Imitation Game

Jake Gyllenhaal – Nightcrawler

Michael KeatonBirdman

Eddie RedmayneThe Theory of Everything

Outstanding »

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21st Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees Announced

10 December 2014 2:09 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Nominees for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2014 in five film and eight television categories, as well as the SAG Awards honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.

SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard introduced Ansel Elgort (“The Fault in Our Stars,” “Divergent”) and actress/director/producer and SAG Award recipient Eva Longoria, who announced the nominees for this year’s Actors. SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams and Vice Chair Daryl Anderson announced the stunt ensemble nominees.

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. (Et) / 5 p.m. (Pt) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore performance will air immediately following on TNT. The SAG Awards can »

- Michelle McCue

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Screen Actors Guild Awards recognize ‘Birdman’, ‘Boyhood’, ‘Modern Family’

10 December 2014 1:22 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations were revealed Wednesday morning, serving as yet another precursor on the long road to the Oscars.

In the film categories, Birdman was the big winner, scoring four nominations, including for Michael Keaton, Edward Norton and Emma Stone, as well as the collective ensemble cast. Boyhood followed right in its footsteps with three nods for Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and another ensemble nomination.

The big surprises of the morning’s nominations started with Jake Gyllenhaal for Nightcrawler, a bubble contender in a crowded Best Actor race, Jennifer Aniston for Cake, a bubble contender in a disappointingly less crowded Best Actress race, Robert Duvall in the poorly reviewed The Judge and Naomi Watts for St. Vincent (Watts was in Birdman as well, but that must’ve slipped SAG’s minds).

Rounding out the prize for Outstanding Cast, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, »

- Brian Welk

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Downton Abbey Cast Fist-Bumps in Celebration of SAG Nominations (Video)

10 December 2014 12:15 PM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

[Brightcove "20881357" "" "" "auto"] Who knew that Lady Edith Crawley could pound it out? The Downton Abbey cast stopped by the People Now studios on Wednesday just in time to hear that the show had been nominated for two Screen Actors Guild awards. While Maggie Smith grabbed a nod for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series, the cast was also honored with an ensemble nomination. After Phyllis Logan, Lesley Nicol and Laura Carmichael fist-bumped to their success, they shared the credit for their nominations with creator Julian Fellowes. "He's just a great storyteller. He writes great characters," Logan tells People Now. »

- Amanda Michelle Steiner, @amandamichl

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Nominations for the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards revealed

10 December 2014 11:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Screen Actors Guild has announced the nominations for the 21st SAG Awards, with Alexander Gonzales Inarritu’s Birdman leading the pack with four nods, including the most prestigious, Outstanding Cast, where it will compete with Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything.

On the television front, HBO racked up 14 nominations in total, including mentions for True Detective, Boardwalk Empire, Veep and Game of Thrones. Meanwhile Modern Family is gunning for a record fifth consecutive win in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Check out the full list of nominations here…

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell / John du Pont – “Foxcatcher” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing – “The Imitation Game” (The Weinstein Company)

Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom – “Nightcrawler” (Open Road Films)

Michael Keaton / Riggan – “Birdman” (Fox Searchlight Pictures »

- Gary Collinson

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Announcing the 2015 SAG Award Nominees

10 December 2014 11:23 AM, PST | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

Nominees for the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced this morning in Los Angeles by Ansel Elgort and Eva Longoria. There are a number of surprises (Jennifer Aniston scored a nod!) and some snubs (no love for Selma?), but for better or worse, award season has officially kicked off. Birdman is a favorite, earning a nomination for outstanding performance by a cast as well as individual nods for Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, and Emma Stone. The Theory of Everything and Boyhood also have a lot to celebrate. On the TV side, the crowd in Los Angeles cheered when Viola Davis's name was read for How to Get Away With Murder. Modern Family remains a big nominee, and Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson are both nominated for True Detective. Take a look at the full list below, and look forward to the show, airing Jan. 25! Outstanding Performance By A Cast »

- Maggie-Pehanick

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Birdman leads SAG nods

10 December 2014 9:14 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Birdman garnered four Screen Actors Guild nominations on December 10 for Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and ensemble, while Norton and Benedict Cumberbatch earned three apiece. Fox Searchlight led the studios on six nods.

There are career-first nods for Norton — who arrived in style with an individual nomination for Fox Searchlight/New Regency’s Birdman and ensemble recognition for Birdman and Fox Searchlight’s The Grand Budapest Hotel — as well as for Jones, Keira Knightley and TV’s Uzo Aduba, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany.

Focus FeaturesThe Theory of Everything earned three for Redmayne, Jones and ensemble; IFC FilmsBoyhood garnered three for Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and ensemble; and The Weinstein Company/Black Bear’s The Imitation Game earned three for Cumberbatch, Knightley and ensemble.

Cumberbatch is also in contention for his individual work in Sherlock: His Last Vow, broadcast in the Us by PBS.

Spc’s Foxcatcher generated nods for Steve Carell and Marc »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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SAG Nominations and Announcement of A New Feature

10 December 2014 7:38 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

As some of you may know, I'm a bit of a jack(ass) of all trades. I follow the film industry for Lr, and critique films. But I'm also an actor, I front a rock band, I'm a DJ, film editor, and director as well. Basically, when it comes to entertainment, there's nothing I don't do. For some time now, I've been mulling over bringing some of my other interests to Lr, and I'll be starting with the SAG Awards. How? Well, I've been a member of SAG for 6 years now and I also am part of the voting process. That means every year I am sent screeners of all the films being considered for awards.

Here's where a new running feature comes into play:

As I start receiving these screeners, I will write special reviews for each one and publish them here. Then, as we near the voting deadline, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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SAG Nominations: Old Favorites, Netflix Reign in TV Races

10 December 2014 7:23 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Once again, Screen Actors Guild voters have proved their loyalty to actors they’ve nominated time and again. Witness repeat nominations for SAG favorites including Steve Buscemi and “Boardwalk Empire,” Claire Danes and “Homeland,” “Nurse Jackie’s” Edie Falco and “Modern Family,” which garnered an ensemble nom and bids for Ty Burrell, Eric Stonestreet and Julie Bowen.

At least SAG voters acknowledged Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” (pictured), after ignoring it last time around. SAG also heaped love on Netflix’s other big show, “House of Cards,” giving it first-time noms in the drama field and in the best actress category for Robin Wright, as well as a nom for star Kevin Spacey for the second year running. Indeed, Netflix is already the big winner today.

Along with a nod for “Oitnb’s” Uzo Aduba, the otherwise predictable list did offer up a few welcome surprises, including an »

- Debra Birnbaum

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"Birdman" Leads SAG Awards Nominees! See Full Nominations List!

10 December 2014 7:00 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virture of Ignorance" topped the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations with 4 nods including Outstanding Actor for Michael Keaton, Supporting Actor for Edward Norton, Supporting Actress for Emma Stone, and Outstanding Performance By A Cast.

"Boyhood," "The Imitation Game," and "The Theory of Everything" each received three nominations.

Winners will be announced on January 25, 2015.

Here's the full list of SAG Awards nominations including TV categories:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell / John du Pont . .Foxcatcher. (Sony Pictures Classics)

Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing . .The Imitation Game. (The Weinstein Company)

Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom . .Nightcrawler. (Open Road Films)

Michael Keaton / Riggan . .Birdman. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Eddie Redmayne / Stephen Hawking . .The Theory Of Everything. (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Jennifer Aniston / Claire Bennett . .Cake. (Cinelou Films)

Felicity Jones / Jane Hawking . .The Theory Of »

- Manny

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'Modern Family,' 'House of Cards' lead 2015 Screen Actors Guild Award TV nominations

10 December 2014 6:57 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

"Modern Family" and "House of Cards" were the only shows to receive multiple individual nominations plus ensemble recognition as the Screen Actors Guild announced its 2015 award nominations on the TV side on Wednesday (December 10) morning. With a few exceptions -- "Orphan Black" star Tatiana Maslany joining the field or Uzo Aduba earning a well-earned "Orange Is The New Black" nomination -- it was a predictable slate of nominations headed by the same returning favorites, though several fresh shows popped up in key categories. "Modern Family" leads the Ensemble in a Comedy field, going against returning nominees "The Big Bang Theory," "Veep" and familiar newcomers "Orange Is the New Black," snubbed last year on the drama side, and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine." Three "Modern Family" leads head up the individual comedy fields. Last year's winner Ty Burrell will be going against co-star Eric Stonestreet for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series. »

- Daniel Fienberg

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Nominations For The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Announced

10 December 2014 6:50 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The nominations for the 21 annual Screen Actors Guild Awards have just been announced, with Birdman leading the way, earning all four of its possible nominations out of the five film categories. Boyhood, The Imitation Game, and The Theory of Everything followed right behind with three.

As usual, there were plenty of surprises to be had. In the supporting categories, it was a slight shock seeing Meryl Streep make the cut for Into the Woods after not having gotten very much buzz for the role thus far, but then again, awards groups have always loved Streep, so it wasn’t something that was entirely unexpected. The nominee that was completely unexpected, however, was Naomi Watts for St. Vincent, taking a spot that was thought to belong to Jessica Chastain for A Most Violent Year or perhaps Laura Dern for Wild.

Looking at the nominations in the lead categories, we find a few more somewhat unanticipated results, »

- Jeff Beck

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Birdman and Modern Family lead Screen Actors Guild Award nominees

10 December 2014 6:46 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Birdman and Modern Family have secured the most nominations for the 2015 Screen Actors Guild Awards.

Birdman picked up four nominations, including Best Motion Picture Cast, Best Leading Actor for Michael Keaton and Best Supporting Actor and Actress nods for Edward Norton and Emma Stone.

Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything are also nominated for Best Performance by an Ensemble Cast.

The Best Leading Actor in a Movie nominees include Steve Carell (Foxcatcher), Benedict Cumberbatch (The Imitation Game), Jake Gyllenhaal (Nightcrawler), Michael Keaton (Birdman) and Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything).

Jennifer Aniston has been nominated for Best Leading Actress in a Movie for Cake, alongside Felicity Jones (The Theory of Everything), Julianne Moore (Still Alice), Rosamund Pike (Gone Girl) and Reese Witherspoon (Wild).

In the Supporting Actor category, the Screen Actors Guild has recognised Robert Duvall (The Judge), Ethan Hawke (Boyhood), Edward Norton »

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SAG Awards Nominations: ‘Birdman’ & ‘Boyhood’ Lead Film Side, HBO & ‘Modern Family’ Rule TV – Full List

10 December 2014 6:13 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Here is the full list of nominations for the 21st annual SAG Awards, which were announced this morning at La’s Pacific Design Center.

Fox Searchlight topped the film studios with six nominations, led by Alexander Gonzales Inarritu’s Birdman, which nabbed four total nominations: for Outstanding Cast, which is the closest thing the guild has to a Best Picture category; and for star Michael Keaton and supporting actors Edward Norton and Emma Stone. It was joined in the top cast category by IFC FilmsBoyhood, which also got nods for its co-stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette; Searchlight’s Wes Anderson pic The Grand Budapest Hotel; the Weinstein Co’s The Imitation Game; and Focus FeaturesThe Theory Of Everything. The latter two biopics landed lead noms for Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.

On The TV side, HBO led all networks with 14 noms, thanks to multiple acting »

- Patrick Hipes

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‘Birdman’ Leads SAG Awards Nominations with Four

10 December 2014 6:12 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Birdman” led the way in SAG nominations with four, followed by “Boyhood,” “Imitation Game” and “The Theory of Everything” with three each.

Birdman” snagged nominations for Michael Keaton for lead actor, Edward Norton for supporting actor, Emma Stone for supporting actress and for the ensemble cast.

Ansel Elgort and Eva Longoria made the announcements at the Pacific Design Center.

The winners will be announced in ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 25.

Here’s the entire nominations list –

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell / John du Pont – “Foxcatcher” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing – “The Imitation Game” (The Weinstein Company)

Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom – “Nightcrawler” (Open Road Films)

Michael Keaton / Riggan – “Birdman” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Eddie Redmayne / Stephen Hawking – “The Theory Of Everything” (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Jennifer Aniston / Claire Bennett – “Cake »

- Dave McNary

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2015 Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations

10 December 2014 6:08 AM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

The nominees for this year's Screen Actors Guild Awards have been announced with many of the usual suspects in this year's race so far popping up, along with some wild card additions. Here's the breakdown by category in films and television:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell ("Foxcatcher"), Benedict Cumberbatch ("The Imitation Game"), Jake Gyllenhaal ("Ngihtcrawler"), Michael Keaton ("Birman"), and Eddie Redmayne ("The Theory of Everything").

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Jennifer Aniston ("Cake"), Felicity Jones ("The Theory of Everything"), Julianne Moore ("Still Alice"), Rosamund Pike ("Gone Girl"), Reese Witherspoon ("Wild").

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Robert Duvall ("The Judge"), Ethan Hawke ("Boyhood"), Edward Norton ("Birdman"), Mark Ruffalo ("Foxcatcher"), J.K. Simmons ("Whiplash").

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Patricia Arquette ("Boyhood"), Keira Knightley ("The Imitation Game"), Emma Stone ("Birdman"), Meryl Streep »

- Garth Franklin

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SAG Awards: Modern Family, Thrones, Homeland, Boardwalk, Cards Lead Noms; Mad Men Shut Out; Htgawm, Maslany and Aduba Get Nods

10 December 2014 5:57 AM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Nominations for the 21st annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, to be broadcast Sunday, Jan. 25 on TNT/TBS, were announced this Wednesday morning, and Modern Family led the TV pack with four total nominations.

Boardwalk Empire, House of Cards, Homeland and Game of Thrones followed with three nods each. Mad Men was shut out for a second year in a row, while first-time nominees include Orphan Black‘s Tatiana Maslany, Orange Is the New Black‘s Uzo Aduba and ABC’s How to Get Away With Murder (for series lead Viola Davis).

Check out this complete list of TV nominees, then »

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