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Sneak Peek new images, plus an official synopsis for AMC's "Breaking Bad" prequel "Better Call Saul", debuting in 2015, starring Bob Odenkirk reprising his "Breaking Bad" role as shifty lawyer 'Saul Goodman':
"...set six years before 'Saul Goodman' meets 'Walter White', 'Jimmy McGill' is a small-time lawyer searching for his destiny...
"...and, more immediately, hustling to make ends meet.
"Working alongside, and, often, against Jimmy, is 'Mike Ehrmantraut' (Jonathan Banks). The series will track Jimmy’s transformation into Saul Goodman, the man who puts 'criminal' in 'Criminal lawyer'..."
"He seems to be a pretty happy-go-lucky guy, and that makes him everything that 'Walter White' is not, " said creator Vince Gilliagn about Saul Goodman, "...and that also makes for tricky drama. When I say drama, even in a comedy, you want drama, you want tension and conflict, and a character that at heart seems at peace with himself is intrinsically undramatic. »
- Michael Stevens
The “Breaking Bad” prequel “Better Call Saul” will be set in “about the year 2002,” executive producer Vince Gilligan told reporters Friday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour. “We tried hard on ‘Breaking Bad’ to not be too specific to when it was, but now we kind of have to be,” Gilligan said. “I hesitate to say it, but it is indeed a period piece. It feels like yesterday, but it was 12 years ago.” Also read: ‘Better Call Saul’ Will Use ‘Flexible Timeline’ for Possible Bryan Cranston Return The timeline answered one of the big questions about the show:. »
- Tim Kenneally
The producers of Better Call Saul are answering some questions about the hotly anticipated Breaking Bad spin-off prequel, and AMC is releasing some new photos. Writer-producers Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould took questions from reporters at the Television Critics Association’s press tour in Beverly Hills on Friday. Here’s what we learned:
1. The series regulars and their confirmed character names joining star Bob Odenkirk: Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad) as “fixer” Mike Erhmantraut, Michael McKean (This is Spinal Tap) as Chuck, Rhea Seehorn (Franklin & Bash) as Kim, Patrick Fabian (Grey’s Anatomy) as Hamlin and Michael Mando (Orphan Black) as Nacho. »
- James Hibberd
While all the focus has been on the Emmy battles between A-listers like Bryan Cranston vs. Matthew McConaughey and Julia Roberts vs. Kathy Bates, a slew of other stars picked up nominations. However, these came in categories that receive less fanfare, most of which will be presented at the Creative Arts Emmys nine days before the primetime telecast on August 25. -Break- Top 10 biggest Emmy nominations jaw-droppers: Ricky Gervais, Lena Headey ... Best Documentary/Nonfiction Special, for instance, boasts a stellar line-up of nominated producers, including Oprah Winfrey and Mariel Hemingway (Own's "Running from Crazy"), Maria Shriver (HBO's "Paycheck to Paycheck: The Life and Times of Katrina Gilbert"), Tom Hanks (CNN's "The Sixties: The Assassination of President Kennedy"), and Whoopi Goldberg (HBO's "Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley"). Apart from first-time nominee Hemingway, they're all previo...' »
While much of the talk surrounding the announcement of the 2014 Emmy nominations focused on bigger-picture issues (snubs both critical and fan-enraging, the historical impact of a Simpsons omission, and so on), the year leading up to Thursday’s roll call was actually made up of many smaller flashes of brilliance on the small screen.
EW launched its 50 Best TV Scenes of the Past Year three weeks ago in an effort to highlight some of those moments—the most powerful, funny, touching, lusty, or sometimes just plain awkward moments over the 2013–14 season. It’s no surprise, then, that many of the »
- Lanford Beard
An epic rebirth to Toho's iconic Godzilla, this spectacular adventure, from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, pits the world's most famous monster against malevolent creatures who, bolstered by humanity's scientific arrogance, threaten our very existence. Gareth Edwards directs Godzilla, which stars Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Kick-Ass), Oscar® nominee Ken Watanabe (The Last Samurai, Inception), Elizabeth Olsen (Martha Marcy May Marlene), Oscar® winner Juliette Binoche (The English Patient, Cosmopolis), and Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), with Oscar® nominee David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck., The Bourne Legacy) and Bryan Cranston (Argo, TV's Breaking Bad). »
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)
Jon Hamm »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
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
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. »
Now that the Emmy nominations are here, some of the day's deserving nominees are weighing in - many in wry fashion. • "I am so glad you love Violet so much ... These nominations keep her from kicking the bucket." - Maggie Smith, nominated for her role as the sharp-tongued Dowager Countess on Downton Abbey • "Sometimes acting is like inviting a new lodger in and she was definitely the most fun to have around. I miss her. And the diamonds." - Helena Bonham Carter, nominated for her role as Elizabeth Taylor in Burton and Taylor• "This is an embarrassment of riches, and boy, »
- Michelle Tauber
Who says the TV industry is just a Hollywood thing?
Not the Emmy voters, who this year recognized New York-based productions with a total of 107 nominations — topping even HBO’s heavyweight tally of 99. Add to that the deep pool of nominated talent that got its start on New York stages — everyone from Mandy Patinkin to Adam Driver — and it all serves to highlight the fact that on screen and on stage, New York and Hollywood are closer than they’ve ever been.
New York’s robust Emmy showing is part of an overall trend that has seen New York attract a growing chunk of TV and film production thanks to aggressive incentive programs from both the state and the city. The 107 nominations, touted by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, encompasses all the shows that qualified for the city’s Made in NY incentive, open to productions of »
- Gordon Cox
Joe Morton entered the Scandal world in season two, but it wasn’t until Kerry Washington’s Olivia Pope identified him as her “Dad” in the finale that Papa Pope really came to life. In season three, Morton perfected the art of powerful monologues as Papa Pope, delivering mesmerizing speech after mesmerizing speech all while slowly taking over Olivia’s entire world (and that of B-613). But after this morning’s news—that Morton has been nominated for an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama—the actor could be delivering a new type of speech come August 25.
- Samantha Highfill
Since airing its final season last summer, "Breaking Bad" has been considered the show to beat for the Emmy as Best Drama Series, which it bagged last year. This morning it scored its biggest Emmy haul ever with 16 nominations. But watch out for HBO's much buzzed about "True Detective," which scored a respectable tally of 12 bids and could be setting itself up to take down the current reigning drama champ. (See the complete list of Emmy nominees here.) -Break- Ultimate Emmy heavyweight bout: Bryan Cranston vs. Matthew McConaughey In addition to the hefty batch of nominations it received this morning, "True Detective" has several other factors in its favor. First and foremost, the show is on HBO and the network is an Emmy powerhouse. This year HBO scored the most nods for any network (99), a title it has earned every year since 2001. "True Detective" also has a huge Cool Factor in its favor and f. »
Love in the time of great and terrible radiation isn’t a novel concept. Look at Marie and Pierre Curie. Or Bryan Cranston and his coworker wife in Godzilla. Now, the nuclear power from within a French plant is going to spark the beautiful power of desire within Léa Seydoux and Tahar Rahim. It’s science. The trailer for Grand Central, a film directed by Rebecca Zlotowski (Belle Épine) and written by Zlotowski and Gaëlle Macé (Aliyah), is a study of passion over Osha safety standards, which are there for a reason, buddy. Gary (Rahim, A Prophet) is a worker who takes up a job at a nuclear power plant in the French countryside because if Homer Simpson can do it, really then everyone else can, too. He’s quickly introduced to the inherent dangers of his new line of work through the trailer’s whirlwind montage of safety measures and visions of his new friends suiting »
- Samantha Wilson
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
The 2014 Emmy Nominations were announced today, with Game of Thrones and American Horror Story picking up quite a few nominations in top categories. The Walking Dead also picked up nominations for visual effects and sound editing. The official list is below and the winners will be announced live during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25th.
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“True Detective” (HBO)
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
“Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E)
“Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic)
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)
“The Normal Heart” (HBO)
- Jonathan James
Unsurprisingly, HBO leads this year's nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. The network's early days of AIDS telemovie "The Normal Heart" dominated its categories with a full nine nominations amongst the major awards. Their fantasy series "Game of Thrones" scored the most nominations of any program overall - six for the major awards and a further thirteen amongst the technical awards.
Regarding the major awards, FX's "Fargo" was the show in front with eight nominations; "Breaking Bad," "Orange is the New Black," "House of Cards" and "Downton Abbey" were next with seven; "Game of Thrones," "Modern Family" and "American Horror Story: Coven" all scored six; "True Detective" and "Sherlock" got five each; "The Good Wife," "Mad Men" and "Veep" nabbed four apiece; and "Luther," "Masters of Sex," "Silicon Valley," "Scandal" and "Louie" all scored three each.
- Garth Franklin
The nominations for the 66th Emmy Awards were released this morning, and I’m surprisingly satisfied with the results. Though there were an overabundance of nominations for the so-so Netflix series House of Cards and not nearly enough (read: any) for BBC America’s criminally-underrated Orphan Black, including for lead actress Tatiana Maslany, the categories shook out in a mostly predictable, if fair way.
Of course, heavyweights Breaking Bad and True Detective will be duking it out in the Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series categories (the latter of which saw both Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson swipe nominations). Other shows which scored big include American Horror Story: Coven, dominating the Miniseries categories, Game of Thrones, which has the most nominations at 19, and Fargo, trailing just behind with 18.
I’m particularly pleased to see Idris Elba squeak into Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie »
- Isaac Feldberg
Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and Jon Hamm has again been nominated for outstanding lead actor in a drama series for his riveting work on Mad Men. This is his seventh nomination in the category, and the nods are all richly deserved. Except … Jon Hamm has never won. (He's been nominated three times for his guest work on 30 Rock, too. And he didn't win those times, either.) Might this be his year? Let's look at the competition.Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Why Cranston might win: Emmy voters have been in Cranston's corner since the get-go. His first win for his portrayal of Walter White came in 2008, when Bb was not on many people's radar, and he won twice more since then. This is Breaking Bad's final hurrah, so voters might be swayed by the fact that this is their last chance to honor the one who knocks. »
- Margaret Lyons
This morning was like Christmas for TV and Emmy fanatics, and among the nominees this year, as usual, were a slew of former Oscar winners. In the acting categories this year, it was no surprise to see Matthew McConaughey chalked up for his work in HBO's "True Detective" just four months after completing a near run of the movie awards season table that culminated in a Best Actor Oscar win for "Dallas Buyers Club." Will HBO's decision to put the show in the drama series category rather than miniseries hold him back from an Emmy, given the potential bounty of goodwill for Bryan Cranston and the final season of "Breaking Bad?" We'll soon find out. Joining McConaughey in the category was "Usual Suspects" and "American Beauty" star Kevin Spacey, nominated a second-straight year for Netflix's "House of Cards. In the supporting actor ranks, Jon Voight, Oscar winner for 1978's "Coming Home, »
- Kristopher Tapley
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