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In a great year for serious serials we learned a lot from the goggle-box. Warning: not all of it was useful
Families: they can get complicated
Game Of Thrones was full of awkward relationships: while House Lannister's Queen Cersei and Jaime played house, Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) was coerced into marrying man-mountain Khal Drogo by her power-crazed brother Viserys. The tables shifted once she realised her new position came with a horde of savages to command. See also: Sarah Michelle Gellar sticking it to … Sarah Michelle Gellar on Ringer.
Money trails have never been more confusing
With his gnomic pronouncements ("You, you're the threads. But me, I'm the rope"), enigmatic threats ("Don't let the soup burn"), and willingness to be mean to children, The Shadow Line's Gatehouse (Stephen Rea) was one of TV's most puzzling villains. Was he a deadly puppet master, a darkside Gregg Wallace, or just the »
[Warning!!! This Post Contains Game of Thrones Season 1 Spoilers!!!]
Season One of HBO’s break out hit was filled with intrigue, adventure, beautiful women, dashing men, and a turn by Golden Globe nominee Peter Dinklage (The Station Agent) as the irascible yet lovable imp, Tyrion Lannister. It also included controversial moments of incest, child murder, brother-sister love and the eventual shocking (and some would say infuriating) beheading of the show’s star, Sean Bean.
Unsurprisingly, expectations are incredibly high for season two. How will show-runner David Bennioff and his team ...
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- Sulai Sivadel
We salute the best in television for the year 2011. Vote on your selections for Reader’s choice now!
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Hey Westeros fans, we know March is a long time to have to wait for your Game of Thrones season 1 Blu-ray and/or DVD box sets, and April is even longer to have to wait for season 2 to begin on HBO, so we have scanned the internet for some behind-the-scenes goodness and more details on the box sets for your previewing pleasure.
First, a new season 2 behind-the-scenes featurette on choreographing the fight scenes:
Click here to view the embedded video.
Next, from WinterIsComing, is a first look at one of the Blu-ray special features which is somewhat overwhelming in its sheer scope. It’s called the “Complete Guide to Westeros,” and is a set of 24 – seriously, 24 – videos that give an animated account of the history of Westeros, narrated by the cast of the show. This one is about the gods of Westeros and is narrated by Michelle Fairley (Catelyn Stark »
- Erin Willard
A little less than three weeks ago, HBO sent over a note via messenger raven declaring that we had been accepted as an honorary member of House Lannister. The note tied into the Game of Thrones: Season 1 Blu-ray release on March 6, and promised vital information would soon be on its way.
On Monday, the messenger raven returned, this time with a heavy box bearing the markings of Game of Thrones. I thought the first letter that came was a neat little publicity plug. However, this one blows it out of the water. It also reveals a twist on Easter Eggs that will appear on the upcoming Blu-ray set.
Inside the box is a Game of Thrones case which when opened reveals materials mostly specific to House Lannister. There are a trio of publicity stills for Cersei (Lena Headey), Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) and Jaime (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau); a wax House Lannister »
It’s December again, and while the holidays are the perfect time to gather the family around the set for another viewing of It’s a Wonderful Life or A Christmas Story, maybe you’re in the mood to create a new and different movie-watching tradition. If you haven’t already picked up my film guide Have Yourself a Movie Little Christmas, here’s a sampling of some terrific titles that might have passed under your radar that you should check out while you’re in an egg-noggy mood: Lassie: Even if you think yourself immune to the charms of this boy-and-his-dog classic, have a hanky or two ready for this beautiful 2005 remake. Lassie features some heavy hitters (including Peter O’Toole, Samantha Morton, Peter Dinklage and John Lynch), but...
- Alonso Duralde
The contenders for the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards have been announced earlier today by the Hollywood Foreign Press, with Michel Hazanavicius' silent drama The Artist leading the nominations with nods in six categories including Best Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy, Best Dirtector, Best Screenplay and Best Actor (Jean Dujardin). In terms of the Globes' top honours, The Artist was joined in the Best Musical or Comedy category by 50/50, Bridesmaids, Midnight in Paris and My Week with Marilyn, while the Best Drama field saw nominations for The Descendants, The Help, Hugo, The Ides of March, Moneyball and War Horse.
The Golden Globes typically have a strong bearing on the nominees for the Academy Awards and George Clooney will certainly be hoping that's the case with nominations for Best Director and Best Screenplay (The Ides of March) in addition to Best Actor - Drama (The Descendants). Clooney will contest »
It’s awards season again, and the Screen Actors Guild recently weighed in with their nominations for the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, to be broadcast live on Sunday, January 29. Here are those categories that correctly include Sci-Fi nods:
Theatrical Motion Pictures
None. Epic SAG fail.
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Kathy Bates / Harriet Korn – “Harry’S Law” (NBC)
Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Game Of Thrones (HBO)
Amrita Acharia / Irri
Mark Addy / King Robert Baratheon
Alfie Allen / Theon Greyjoy
Josef Altin / Pypar
Sean Bean / Lord Eddard “Ned” Stark
Susan Brown / Septa Mordane
Emilia Clarke / Daenerys Targaryen
Nikolaj Coster-waldau / Ser Jaime »
- Erin Willard
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has announced its nominations for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards. The important ones, meaning sci-fi including horror and comics-based, are listed below, along with their competition. If there are no sci-fi nominations, clearly the category is unimportant. If you are a member of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, we have made it easier for you to know how to vote. You’re welcome.
Hollywood Foreign Press Association
2012 Golden Globe Awards
For The Year Ended December 31, 2011
Nominations Press Release
Best Motion Picture – Drama
DreamWorks Pictures; Touchstone Pictures
Best Animated Feature Film
- Erin Willard
Measuring in at just 24-inches tall, Jyoti Amge was named as the World's Shortest Woman today by Guinness World Records -- and, while small, she wants to be a Big star!The 18-year-old high school student from central India says she hopes to be a major player in Bollywood films one day.So ... how does little Jyoti compare to some of Hollywood's smallest stars?- "Austin Powers" star Verne Troyer is probably the closest in height, with 8-inches on Jyoti.- "The Little Couple" star Jennifer Arnold comes in 3'2".- "Harry Potter" star Warwick Davis measures up at 3'6".- "Little People, Big World" star Matt Roloff is more than double Joyti's height -- coming in at 50-inches (or 4'2")- Emmy winner/"Game of Thrones" star Peter Dinklage is 4'5".Check out more photos of Jyoti's Guinness press conference above. Read more »
- tooFab Staff
Of course you don't care. I understand. This is just for the record. And if, on January 15, for whatever reason, you decide to sneak a peek at Ricky Gervais skewering his hosts, who knows, this might come in handy.
Best Picture, Comedy/Musical:
The Artist — leads the race with six nominations.
Best Picture, Drama:
The Help — five nominations.
The Descendants — also five nominations.
Best Actress, Comedy:
Best Actor, Comedy
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 50/50
Ryan Gosling, Crazy, Stupid, Love
Best Actress, Drama:
Evan Rachel Wood is celebrating her second Golden Globe nomination which she receives through her role as Veda Pierce in HBO's miniseries "Mildred Pierce". She's quick to express her excitement by tweeting, "The only time it's ok to wake me up at 5 30 In the morning is when you are telling me I have been nominated for my second golden globe!"
The 24-year-old movie beauty receives the nod at the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards for Best Supporting Actress in Series, Miniseries or Television Film. To win the title, she has to compete against Jessica Lange ("American Horror Story"), Kelly Macdonald ("Boardwalk Empire"), Maggie Smith ("Downton Abbey"), and Sofia Vergara ("Modern Family").
Wood was first nominated for a Golden Globe award in 2004. Back then, she vied for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama, thanks to her portrayal as Tracy Louise Freeland in movie "Thirteen". She fought against Uma Thurman, »
Best TV Series, Drama
Best Actor, TV Drama
Best Actress, TV Drama
Best TV Series, Musical Or Comedy
Best Actor, TV Musical Or Comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Best Actress, TV Musical Or Comedy
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Best TV »
- Andre Soares
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced the nominations for "The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards" that will once be hosted by Ricky Gervais on Sunday, January 16th, 2012 at 5pm Pst on NBC. There are several people missing from the list, including Steven Spielberg, who directed both "Tintin" and "War Horse." Melissa McCarthy, who has been mentioned for every other award for her performance in "Bridesmaids" was also snubbed. Her co-star Kristen Wigg, however, got a nomination. Check out the full list of nominees below. Best Motion Picture - Drama: * The Descendants * The Help * Hugo * The Ides of March * Moneyball * War Horse Best Performance By An Actress In A Motion Picture - Drama: * Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs) * Viola Davis (The Help) * Rooney Mara (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) * Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady) * Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin) Best Performance By An Actor In A Motion Picture »
Game of Thrones’ Tyrion Talks Season 2 and Smacking Fools
Out of all the myriad characters in HBO’s Game of Thrones (oh my gosh, there are so many and more just keep coming!), not a single one of them is as universally loved as Tyrion Lannister, aka The Imp. The magnificent Peter Dinklage played him to perfection, putting all other actors and actresses to shame. Dinklage did such a great job portraying the complicated and calculating character he won the Emmy for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series. He’s one of the many reasons viewers anxiously await GoT’s second season.
Dinklage recently did an interview with The Hollywood Reporter where he spoke very positively of his experiences on GoT. Particularly, he notes how much harsher it is to shoot in Northern Ireland compared to America, but he mentions it in a positive manner. He doesn’t go »
- Brody Gibson
Actor Guy Pearce has received a Golden Globe nomination for his role in mini-series Mildred Pierce. Pearce, who scored a nod in the Best Supporting Actor category, was the only Australian nominated. Pearce won an Emmy for the role earlier this year and has also been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award. In the series, he plays the love interest to Kate Winslet's 1930s housewife. The actor will compete against Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Paul Giamatti (Too Big To Fall), Tim Robbins (Cinema Verite) and Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family) for the award, which recognises the performances of actors in series, mini-series or telemovies. Meanwhile, despite much critical acclaim, the Steve McQueen-directed film, Shame,. which was produced by Emile Sherman and Iain »
- Amanda Diaz
The Artist, The Help, Moneyball, and the other nominations for the 2012 Golden Globe Awards have been announced. The 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards “are presented annually by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA) to recognize outstanding achievements in the entertainment industry, both domestic and foreign, and to focus wide public attention upon the best in motion pictures and television.”
Regarding when the awards show will air:
The presentation of the 69th Annual Golden Globe Awards will take place on Sunday, January 15, 2012. The event will again be hosted by the controversial Ricky Gervais.
The full listing of the 2012 Golden Globe Awards nominations is below.
Best Motion Picture, Drama
Best Motion Picture, Musical Or Comedy
There's not a lot of horror included in this year's Golden Globe Awards nominees, but what is there should make genre fans happy, even if TV shows like "The Walking Dead", "True Blood", and "Dexter" have been overlooked for some new blood.
The only horror flick included anywhere in the motion picture categories is The Skin I Live In (Spain) for Best Foreign Language Film.
So moving on to TV, we have the following (including a few "fringe" shows):
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television: »
- The Woman In Black
With 2012 drawing to a close, your favorite Tvf critics are gathering to debate various topic from the year that was. First, it was the Best New Show of 2011. Now, we're asking our writers, and then our readers, to answer this question:
Who Was The Breakout Star Of 2011?
Matt Richenthal: Giancarlo Esposito. I had never heard of this actor before he first appeared on Breaking Bad as businessman/drug lord Gustavo Fring. And after watching his chilling work on season four, I'll never forget him.
Steve Marsi: Joseph Morgan. A relative unknown before being cast as The Vampire Diaries' Klaus, he was given the arduous task of playing a character billed as the most evil, powerful bloodsucker in the history of time. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Matt Richenthal)
“New Girl,” “American Horror Story” and “Revenge,” set in New York’s tony Hamptons, are breaking-through shows in this year’s race for Golden Globe television honors. But they’ll be going up against veterans “30 Rock,” “Modern Family” and “Glee.” Zooey Deschanel, who stars in “New Girl,” is the surprise newcomer for best actress comedy series, but she’ll face tough competition from veterans Laura Dern, “Enlightened,” Tina Fey, “30 Rock,” Laura Linney, “The Big C” and Amy Poehler, “Parks And Recreation.” Also joining the list of first-time nominees were Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones,” Claire Danes, “Homeland,” Kelsey Grammer, “Boss” and Mireille Enos, “The Killing.” »
- email@example.com (Keith Girard)
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