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Pity the plaudit givers who still believe in Utopia. The show will not be returning to British screens on Channel 4, despite garnering an international Emmy 2014 on Monday evening for best drama. The second season of the series by Dennis Kelly, developed by Kudos, a part of Elisabeth Murdoch’s Shine Group, finished its run on UK screens in August. The show won an Rts craft and design nod for the first series in 2013 and was nominated for best drama at the Rts awards earlier this year. The second season of the show was one of three international Emmy winners from British shores. While Channel 4 is not returning to Utopia, the broadcaster occupied an awards version of its own imagined state, with its documentary series Educating Yorkshire picking up best non-scripted entertainment at the Emmys. “Both Utopia and Educating Yorkshire have been defining pieces in the creative renewal of Channel 4, »
The highlight of the awards gala at the Hilton New York came when Mad Men stars Christina Hendricks and John Slattery presented the honorary International Emmy Founders award to the show’s creator and executive producer, Matthew Weiner, who is preparing the final episodes of the advertising agency saga to air in 2015.
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- Associated Press in New York
The awards were presented at a ceremony in New York last night (November 24) by Matt Lucas.
See the full list of nominees and winners below:
The Exhibition (Canada) - Winner!
El Informe Kliksberg II - El otro me importa (Argentina)
Nonfiction W: Picture Book Touch, Feel, and Fragility (Japan)
Wagnerwahn - Mythos und Machenschaften des Richard Wagner »
U.K. drama series “Utopia” has earned the International Emmy Award for best drama series.
The Channel 4 fantasy drama is being remade by David Fincher and Gillian Flynn for HBO. Series created by British TV vet Dennis Kelly is a production of Shine Group’s Kudos banner. It had two seasons on Channel 4 but was not renewed for a third.
Stephen Dillane, star of Canal Plus’ “The Tunnel,” won for best actor. Bianca Krijgsman of the Netherlands’ “The New World,” a show about a single mother working in an airport immigration center, won best actress. Krijgsman dedicated her award to the show’s extras, all of whom were refugees.
- Variety Staff
Update October 31: Adds Barb Jungr’s show at end.
Tom Stoppard’s 1982 dazzler gets the matinee-comedy treatment from director-of-the-moment Sam Gold in a revival that leaves its attractive stars, both in their Broadway bows, deeply in the lurch. Glib and weirdly chilly for a literate comedy-drama about love, commitment, the sanctity of words and the enduring perfection of “You’ve Lost That Lovin’ Feelin’,” the Roundabout Theatre Company production is as full of ideas as the play itself –- all of them wrong.
Gold’s first bad idea is to launch every scene with a sing-a-long involving most of the characters in this tale of two brittle marriages blown up when the wife in A+B and the husband in C+D fall in love. So the memorable opening scene, in which a man confronts his wife with what he believes is proof of her infidelity, comes only after that dopey chorus, »
- Jeremy Gerard
It takes real guts for Ewan McGregor and Maggie Gyllenhaal to make their respective Broadway debuts in “The Real Thing,” which opened Thursday at Roundabout's American Airlines Theatre. Tom Stoppard‘s comic meditation on what's the real thing in love, art, and politics has been blessed with Tony Awards in its two previous incarnations on Broadway, with lead actors Jeremy Irons and Glenn Close (1984), as well as Stephen Dillane and Jennifer Ehle (2000), being honored. See photos: ‘X-Men’ Stars Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen Tour New York City, Bring Joy to the Internet (Photos) For some reason, despite the star power, »
- Robert Hofler
Produced by Pigeon Fancier Productions, John & Josh International and the ABC, the show will compete with South Africa.s Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola, Brazil.s The Mayor´s Wife and Belgium.s What if? season 2.
Nominations were announced by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences at Mipcom. There are 40 nominees across 10 categories. For the first time, the International Academy is recognizing programs from the Us. Winners will be announced on November 24 Us time in a ceremony at the Hilton New York Hotel. Nominations span 18 countries: Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, France, Germany, Japan, Netherlands, the Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, Sweden, Turkey, the UK and the Us.
- Don Groves
Telemundo and Nat Geo Mundo have nabbed the first nominations for International Emmy Awards in the newly created category for U.S.-produced non-English programs.
Telemundo received three noms for hit telenovelas: “Pasion Prohibida,” “La Patrona” and “El Señor de los Cielos.” The fourth nom in the category went to Nat Geo Mundo’s “Temple de Acero,” a documentary about Hispanic veterans of U.S. military service. (Univision, the dominant Spanish-lingo outlet, did not enter any programs for consideration.)
In other International Emmy heats, Olivia Colman of ITV’s “Broadchurch” (pictured) earned a nom for lead actress. Channel 4 drama “Utopia,” which is in the midst of a remake by David Fincher for HBO, landed a drama series bid.
In all, the nominations handed out by the International Academy of Television Arts & Sciences cover programs 18 countries.
The ceremony will be held Nov. 24 at the Hilton New York. “Mad Men” creator »
- Variety Staff
The Doctor Who biopic and the British actress are amongst those shortlisted for the prestigious awards, which feature nominees from 19 countries.
An Adventure In Space And Time competes in the TV movie/miniseries category with Alexander and Other Heroes (Brazil), Radio (Japan) and Unsere Mütter, Unsere Väter/Generation War: The Motion Comic (Germany).
Colman is amongst the nominees in the best actress category for her performance in ITV's Broadchurch. Also nominated is Tuba Büyüküstün in 20 Dakika/20 Minutes (Turkey), Romina Gaetani in Televisión por la Justicia (Argentina) and Bianca Krijgsman in De Nieuwe Wereld/The New World (Netherlands).
Educating Yorkshire is amongst the nominees for non-scripted entertainment, alongside MasterChef China (People's Republic of China), Missie Mosango (Belgium) and O Infiltrado (Brazil).
Horror Channel have announced their latest rund of UK television premieres for October, including three outstanding supernatural thrillers: Under The Bed, Steven C. Millar’s nightmare of all nightmares, The Gathering, starring Christina Ricci, and the haunting Lovely Molly (my personal fave of the three), from Blair Witch co-director Eduardo Sánchez.
Friday 3rd - The Gathering
Directed by Brian Gilbert (Wilde), this supernatural thriller stars Christina Ricci as Cassie Grant, an American traveller who suffers amnesia when hit by a car. After accepting sanctuary from the family of the car that hit her, Cassie starts hallucinating that terrifying strangers are following her. Is it concussion or second sight? And what do her frightening visions have to do with an ancient church? A riveting performance by Ricci is supported by a stellar cast including Ioan Gruffud, Stephen Dillane and Kerry Fox.
Friday 10th - Under The Bed
From Steven C. Miller, »
- Phil Wheat
It's a knight to remember as Clive Owen heads the round table in Antoine 'Training Day' Fuqua's rousing reinvention of the legend of King Arthur. Ray Winstone, Ioan Gruffudd and Hugh Dancy assist their liege while Keira Knightley's woad-daubed Guinevere fights by his side like the love child of Lara Croft and Braveheart. Stephen Dillane conjures up a good Merlin and the stunning battle on ice is a standout set-piece. »
Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lust and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men...all will play the 'Game of Thrones.' Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Queen Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Queen Daenerys Targaryen, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Aidan Gillen as Lord Petyr Baelish, Charles Dance as Lord Tywin Lannister, Natalie Dormer as Lady Margaery Tyrell, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Stephen Dillane as King Stannis Baratheon, Carice van Houten as Lady Melisandre, Alfie Allen as Prince Theon Greyjoy, John Bradley as Samwell Tarly, »
Among many of the services that "Game Of Thrones" has done (boosting George R. R. Martin's book sales, keeping the fake blood industry alive, etc etc), perhaps the greatest is giving new leases of life to veteran stars. The show's hugely expansive cast features a host of recognizable faces, but given the series' enormous popularity, it's likely that people like Diana Rigg, Stephen Dillane, Iain Glen et al are winning over new generations of fans. One of the biggest beneficiaries has to be Charles Dance, who plays steely patriarch Tywin Lannister on the series. Dance's magnetic presence has been seen in major films like "The Jewel In The Crown," "Alien 3" and "Last Action Hero," but he's been giving one of the finest performances of his career as Tywin, and it's revitalized his career, with roles in big films like "Dracula Untold," "The Imitation Game" and "Child 44" on the way. »
- Oliver Lyttelton
Following the blooper reel that HBO showed during their Game of Thrones Comic-Con panel in Hall H, the producers announced new cast members for Season 5. Take a look at the video announcement, then read on to learn more about these new characters with the network's official press release.
HBO has confirmed some of the new cast members for the fifth season of the hit series Game of Thrones, with many of them appearing in a video that was unveiled today at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2014.
Among the new actors and the characters they will portray are:
Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell
Doran Martell is the ruling lord of Dorne and older brother to the late Prince Oberyn Martell. Unlike his brother, Doran is even-tempered and deliberate. Now, all of Dorne waits to see how their lord will react to his brother's death.
Toby Sebastian as Trystane Martell
Trystane Martell is »
That was a fine "Walking Dead" panel. And now, Hall H is going from zombies to White Walkers, or from "Walking Dead" to "Game of Thrones." The panel is supposed to include series masterminds David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, franchise creator George R.R. Martin and a slew of cast members including John Bradley (Samwell Tarly), Gwendoline Christie (Brienne of Tarth), Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime Lannister), Natalie Dormer (Margaery Tyrell), Kit Harington (Jon Snow), Rose Leslie (Ygritte), Rory McCann (Sandor “The Hound” Clegane), Pedro Pascal (Oberyn Martell), Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) and Maisie Williams (Arya Stark). Oh and Craig Ferguson will be moderating. That's another big panel. Click through and follow along! 1:45 p.m. Hall H is, again, running a couple minutes behind. No biggie. 1:48 p.m. We get into things with blooper reel footage of Charles Dance on the Iron Throne, of Pedro Pascal giggling with a face covered with blood, »
- Daniel Fienberg
Concept Art by Max Berman Summers span decades. Winters can last a lifetime. And the struggle for the Iron Throne has begun. It will stretch from the south, where heat breeds plots, lust and intrigues; to the vast and savage eastern lands; all the way to the frozen north, where an 800-foot wall of ice protects the kingdom from the dark forces that lie beyond. Kings and queens, knights and renegades, liars, lords and honest men...all will play the 'Game of Thrones.' Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Ser Jaime Lannister, Lena Headey as Queen Cersei Lannister, Emilia Clarke as Queen Daenerys Targaryen, Kit Harington as Jon Snow, Aidan Gillen as Lord Petyr Baelish, Charles Dance as Lord Tywin Lannister, Natalie Dormer as Lady Margaery Tyrell, Liam Cunningham as Ser Davos Seaworth, Stephen Dillane as King Stannis Baratheon, Carice van Houten »
When King Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) and Davos Seaworth (Liam Cunningham) led an army North, saving the men of the Night's Watch (and all of Westeros) from the Wildling attack, Jon Snow's storyline expanded. But, after spending so many seasons with a very separate arc, finally working with actors from another major "GoT" storyline took a moment to get used to.
"It was really f***ing weird, actually -- Stephen and Carice [van Houten, ...
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Writers: David Benioff, D. B Wiess.
Director: Alex Graves.
Cast: Kit Harington, John Bradley, Hannah Murray, Liam Cunnigham, Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey, Charles Dance, Peter Dinklage, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Gwendoline Christie, Maise Williams, Carice Van Houten, Rory McCann, Isaac Hempstead Wright, Stephen Dillane.
Synopsis: The Night’s Watch get help from an unexpected source. Daenerys takes drastic action with her dragons and Bran makes it to the Three-Eyed Raven.
And breathe. After a year away, Game Of Thrones is finally back on our TV screens. After last years Red Wedding debacle we at Thn decided that this show should not be watched without a support network, so this year we will be here to hold your hand through the fourth series of the show with our very own Blog of Thrones.
It’s over. After ten (technically eleven thanks to the break) hard weeks of television we have reached the conclusion »
- Kat Smith
Massive Game of Thrones season 4 spoilers follow…
HBO delivered another superb finale to what has arguably been the best season of Game of Thrones yet on Sunday night with ‘The Children’, and now they’ve followed it up with a selection of video featurettes, including George R.R. Martin explaining Stannis’ (Stephen Dillane) decision to attack Mance Rayder (Ciaran Hinds) and his Wildling army, a behind-the-scenes look at the fight between Brienne (Gwendoline Christie) and The Hound (Rory McCann), and showrunners Daniel Benioff and D.B. Weiss’ ‘Inside the Episode’…
And to help kill some time until the fifth season (which is a whole ten months away!), HBO has also dropped a couple of clips from the finale featuring Tyrion’s (Peter Dinklage) escape and Brienne’s encounter with Arya (Maisie Williams)…
The post Go ‘Inside the Episode’ of Game of Thrones season 4 episode 10 – ‘The Children’ appeared first on Flickering Myth. »
- Gary Collinson
Last night's season finale of "Game of Thrones" might not have been earth-shattering the way, say, the Red Wedding was. But it did wrap up many storylines, sometimes in the worst ways possible. Our recap/review has already analyzed what these moments mean for the series as a whole, but in case you want a visual sense of how each dramatic beat played out, or need photos to remember who exactly everyone is, check this out. [Spoilers follow.] It wouldn't be a tale of epic fantasy without at least five minutes worth of a guy walking through some bleak landscape! After last week's battle against the Free Folk, Jon Snow (Kit Harington) goes north to have a chit-chat with Mance Rayder (Ciarin Hinds) about maybe ending all the battle-ing. They actually have a pretty nice time toasting their dead friends! At least until... ...These party-crashers show up. Yeah, Stannis Baratheon (Stephen Dillane) is now in the North, »
- Liz Shannon Miller
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