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Emmys: Do Multiple Nominees for the Same Show Help or Hurt?

26 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

As the casts of TV series grow into ever larger ensembles, it was perhaps inevitable that actors from the same series would increasingly find themselves competing against each other in Emmy races.

This year, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” features three supporting actresses — Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett — for limited series and two supporting actors — Denis O’Hare and Finn Wittrock. On “Game of Thrones,” Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke are both vying in the supporting-actress drama series race.

While conventional wisdom says they will cancel each other out, as far as Emmy history is concerned, the jury’s still out on whether multiple contenders help or hurt.

The 1977 miniseries “Roots” saw Louis Gossett Jr. winning over three co-stars as lead actor, while supporting thesps Ed Asner and Olivia Cole defeated three and two colleagues, respectively.

It’s become something of a sign of solidarity when actors are submitted in the same category, »

- Tim Gray

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9 Game Of Thrones Actors Who Were Also In Harry Potter

24 August 2015 9:54 AM, PDT | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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Game of Thrones is notable for having a huge cast, featuring some of the very best acting talent around. In particular over the past five seasons, it has often been a who’s who of the cream of the British crop, with a number of actors you’ll at least recognise from a variety of other series and movies.

From Doctor Who to Downton, with a dab of Bond thrown in as well, stars have been on some of the biggest stages before heading to Westeros, with notable examples including Aidan Gillan (Littlefinger; Tommy Carcetti in The Wire), Lena Headey (Cersei Lannister; Sarah Connor in her Chronicles), and of course Sean Bean (Ned Stark; seen dying in pretty much everything from – Spoiler – GoldenEye to Lord of the Rings).

It shouldn’t be a surprise, then, that so many actors who have appeared in one of TV’s »

- James Hunt

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Women Rule Drama Series Emmy Race

20 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Not since Bea Arthur’s Maude made abortion a topic of primetime and Mary Tyler Moore tossed her hat into the Minneapolis sky have women on the smallscreen possessed such a wealth of power and prominence. This year’s batch of Emmy contenders for drama series are rife with strong female protagonists, from the femme-dominated cast of “Orange Is the New Black” to Claire Danes’ flawed and fearless CIA agent in “Homeland” to the more subtle post-Edwardian era feminism of “Downton Abbey.”

Supporting actress nominees Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke — who slays as Daenerys Targaryen, the mother of all dragons — arguably eclipse their male co-stars in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” and formidable female politicians abound in Netflix’s “House of Cards.” And while “Mad Men” might be the title, Elisabeth Moss’ Peggy and Christina Hendricks’ Joan command attention in the swansong season of Matthew Weiner’s historical ode to Madison Avenue. »

- Malina Saval

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Emmys Poll 2015: Who Should Win Supporting Actress in a Drama?

14 August 2015 4:48 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

There are two prior Emmy winners in the 2015 race for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series — and both of ’em struck gold in comedy categories.

Indeed, Christine Baranski — nominated for the sixth consecutive year for The Good Wife — took home her sole statuette back in 1995 for Cybill.

RelatedEmmys Poll 2015: Who Should Win Supporting Actor in a Drama?

Fellow nominee Uzo Aduba, meanwhile, won Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series in 2014 for Season 1 of Orange Is the New Black — and this year, gets an upgrade to Supporting Actress, as well as a switch to the drama race.

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The Changing Landscape of Emmy Supporting Nominees

11 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

This year’s nominees in the supporting categories are evidence of a changing television landscape. Writing teams are experimenting as the medium gets bolder, transforming traditional second-banana characters into more fully rounded individuals.

Take Uzo Aduba’s inmate Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren on Net-flix’s “Orange Is the New Black.” The thesp credits the writing for giving her a rich foundation to work from. “I think that the easy route would have been to make a stock character,” she says. “If you just looked at her on the surface it would be easy to not fight for this person. And I love the challenge of fighting for her.”

While all the supporting drama actresses are past nominees, only Aduba has won a trophy, last year for guest actor. Christina Hendricks’ turn in AMC’s “Mad Men” and Christine Baranski’s in CBS’ “The Good Wife” are among those in the »

- Seth Kelley

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How ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Modern Family’ Supporting Actors Stand Out in Ensemble

11 August 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Once the Emmy announcement comes out pundits and insiders alike contemplate why one actor gets the nom while another does not. With so many ensemble shows, there’s an endless pool of talent being considered, particularly in the supporting actor categories. The “Angry Obama” social media blitz might have led Keegan-Michael Key to get nominated while his equal billing comedy partner Jordan Peele did not. Questions remain on why “American Horror Story” casts get multiple nominations, while “Girls” or “Getting On” have just one actor chosen from the talented herd.

There’s no doubt that being part of a high-profile ensemble series boosts the chances of getting noticed. This year alone, the buzzy “Game of Thrones” fills three slots with Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke and Lena Headey. But that pales in comparison to the whopping five supporters nominated from “American Horror Story: Freak Show” with last year’s winner Kathy Bates back in the mix, »

- Susan Young

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5 HBO Shows You Must Watch if You Haven’t Yet

4 August 2015 4:52 AM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

HBO has been known the last decade or so for their incredible original programming. Lately, they seem to have some of the best television series congregated on one channel during any given year. Out of five new shows they put out, three will likely be amazing. Whether they have a good eye for ordering new shows, or they have had insanely good luck, I am happy and hope whatever they are doing continues.

If you are a poor soul, who hasn’t had a chance to watch the shows below, take a day to marathon them. Binge watch them. Whatever you want to call it. Do it. These are the best shows HBO has given us.

(These are not in any particular order.)

Boardwalk Empire

Creator: Terence Winter. Stars: Steve Buscemi, Kelly Macdonald, Michael ShannonShea WhighamMichael StuhlbargStephen GrahamVincent PiazzaMichael Kenneth WilliamsJack HustonGretchen Mol. »

- Sarah Sommer

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Frank Grillo to return for The Purge 3

4 August 2015 4:43 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Actor Frank Grillo (The Grey) is in final talks to reprise his role as Sergeant from The Purge: Anarchy in The Purge 3.

Variety reported that Grillo almost didn’t return because of scheduling conflicts with his DirecTV show Kingdom, but everything was worked out, and The Purge 3 will start shooting in September.

Very little is known at the time about the next installment in the Blumhouse Productions and Universal Pictures series, but James DeMonaco, who directed the first two films in the franchise, will be returning to helm the project.

Jason Blum and Sebastien Lemercier are set to produce alongside Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller through their production company Platinum Dunes.

The Purge is without a doubt one of the more popular horror movie franchises among moviegoers today. 2013’s The Purge, which starred Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey, made close to 30 times its budget of $3 million at the worldwide box office. »

- Justin Cook

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Frank Grillo is in talks to return for action horror sequel The Purge 3

4 August 2015 4:37 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It looks like Frank Grillo will return for The Purge 3.

The Captain America actor - who played Leo Barnes in last year's The Purge: Anarchy - is in talks to reprise the role for Universal's horror sequel, reports Variety.

The Purge franchise centres around the concept that, in a near future, the Us assigns one night a year to decriminalising all crime.

While some citizens cower in their homes, others go out to satisfy their violent urges.

Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez and Michael K Williams all appeared in The Purge: Anarchy. Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey starred in the first Purge film.

James DeMonaco will be back to write and direct the sequel, which is expected to hit cinemas in 2016.

Watch a trailer for The Purge: Anarchy below: »

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Frank Grillo is in talks to return for action horror sequel The Purge 3

4 August 2015 4:37 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

It looks like Frank Grillo will return for The Purge 3.

The Captain America actor - who played Leo Barnes in last year's The Purge: Anarchy - is in talks to reprise the role for Universal's horror sequel, reports Variety.

The Purge franchise centres around the concept that, in a near future, the Us assigns one night a year to decriminalising all crime.

While some citizens cower in their homes, others go out to satisfy their violent urges.

Carmen Ejogo, Zach Gilford, Kiele Sanchez and Michael K Williams all appeared in The Purge: Anarchy. Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey starred in the first Purge film.

James DeMonaco will be back to write and direct the sequel, which is expected to hit cinemas in 2016.

Watch a trailer for The Purge: Anarchy below: »

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‘Game of Thrones’ Casts Max von Sydow as Three-Eyed Raven for Season 6

3 August 2015 4:00 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Three-Eyed Raven is getting a makeover in season six of “Game of Thrones” — Variety has confirmed that Max von Sydow will take over the role, which was originated by Struan Rodger in the season four finale of the HBO drama.

The enigmatic character is responsible for teaching Bran Stark (Isaac Hempstead Wright) about his supernatural gifts, including his ability to transfer himself into the body of other creatures through the process of “warging.” Although Bran and his allies were absent throughout season five, they are confirmed to be making a return in the new season, which has commenced filming in Europe.

While von Sydow is not expected to have much screen time in season six, he will reportedly play a major role in the events of the new season. The same has been said of fellow new cast member Ian McShane, who is playing an undisclosed role.

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- Laura Prudom

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Frank Grillo to Return for ‘Purge 3′ (Exclusive)

3 August 2015 3:47 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Frank Grillo is in final negotiations to return to star in Universal, Platinum Dunes and Blumhouse’s “The Purge 3.”

The Purge” series creator James DeMonaco is back to write and direct the latest sequel. Jason Blum is producing along with Sebastien Lemercier and Michael Bay, Andrew Form and Brad Fuller through their Platinum Dunes banner.

The films take place in a future where there is one day each year when all crime is legalized for a 12-hour period, described by the government as “The Purge.” In “Anarchy,” Grillo played Sergeant, a man who seeks revenge on the night of The Purge, only to get pulled into protecting a group of people who are left without shelter as purging begins.

The pic is set to bow on July 1, 2016. 2013’s “The Purge” was Blumhouse’s first production under its first-look deal with Universal. The sci-fi thriller, starring Ethan Hawke and Lena Headey »

- Justin Kroll

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Game of Thrones Star Lena Headey Looks Incredible 2 Weeks After Giving Birth—See Her Post-Baby Body!

27 July 2015 1:31 PM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

That was fast, girl! It may only be two weeks since Lena Headey confirmed the birth of her baby girl. But that was plenty of time for the Game of Thrones star to get back into pretty impressive shape. The 41-year-old actress was recently spotted enjoying a round of miniature golf with friends in Sherman Oaks, Calif. Lo and behold, photographers were able to capture her post-baby body in clear view. Wearing ripped denim jeans, Adidas sneakers and a white tank-top, Headey looked comfortable and stylish for a summer day out. She completed her look with a fedora and bold sunglasses. "Hello peeps. All good," Headey recently wrote on Twitter when announcing her baby's arrival. "Just »

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Patrick Wilson is the most self-destructive politician ever in the trailer for Zipper

24 July 2015 3:04 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - Movie News news »

Patrick Wilson's bid for political power is threatened by his voracious sexual appetite in the trailer for Zipper.

The upcoming political drama casts Fargo's Wilson as popular Southern prosecutor Sam Ellis, whose Congressional bid could put him on the fast track to greatness.

There are only two problems – Sam has a compulsive desire to sleep with high-priced call girls and a dangerous fascination with a young intern (Dianna Agron).

Zipper is produced by Academy Award-nominated Black Swan filmmaker Darren Aronofsky.

Among the supporting cast members who have a hand in Sam's rise and fall are Lena Headey, John Cho, Ray Winstone and Richard Dreyfuss.

Zipper bows on August 28 in Us cinemas. A UK release is yet to be set. »

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Watch the trailer for Zipper starring Patrick Wilson, Lena Headey and Richard Dreyfuss

24 July 2015 2:20 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Ahead of its North American release next month, a trailer has arrived online for Zipper, a political thriller starring Patrick Wilson as a politician whose penchant for prostitutes threatens his family and career.

Sam Ellis is a man on the rise — a hotshot federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with a high-end escort instead turns into a growing addiction. His moral compass unraveling, his new demon threatens to destroy his life, family and career.

Zipper is out in the States on August 28th, with a cast that also includes Lena Headey, Richard Dreyfuss, Ray Wintsone, John Cho and Dianna Agron.

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- Gary Collinson

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Sundance entry ‘Zipper’, with Patrick Wilson and Lena Headey, gets a trailer

23 July 2015 7:54 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The Sundance Film Festival has, over the course of its run, become a ripe place for films to get attention even without explicitly winning awards. One such film in the 2015 incarnation of the festival was Zipper. The second feature from director Mora Stephens was also co-written by Stephens, alongside Joel Viertel. The synopsis is as follows.

Sam Ellis is a man on the rise – a federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with a high-end escort instead turns into a growing addiction. His moral compass unraveling, his new demon threatens to destroy his life, family and career.

Patrick Wilson stars as the lead character, with a supporting cast that includes Lena Headey, Dianna Agron, Ray Winstone, John Cho, and Richard Dreyfuss. The film is set to be released in American theatres and VOD on August 28th, and it now has a trailer. »

- Deepayan Sengupta

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Trailer for Patrick Wilson's Zipper Thriller

23 July 2015 6:43 AM, PDT | WorstPreviews.com | See recent Worst Previews news »

Today we have the trailer for the upcoming "Zipper" thriller, starring Patrick Wilson (Watchment), Lena Headey (300), Ray Winstone (The Departed), John Cho (Star Trek) and Richard Dreyfuss (Jaws). Check it out below. Plot: Sam Ellis (Wilson) is a man on the rise — a hotshot federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with a high-end escort instead turns into a growing addiction. His moral compass unraveling, his new demon threatens to destroy his life, family and career. The new movie set to be released in select theaters and on VOD on August 28th. Trailer: »

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Emmys exclusive: Which episodes are submitted by Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey ('Game of Thrones')?

23 July 2015 6:25 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episodes that will be submitted to the Emmys by two of the 2015 nominees for Best Drama Supporting Actress. Emilia Clarke is entering the "Game of Thrones" episode "The Dance of Dragons" while her co-star Lena Headey selects "Mother's Mercy." -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Clarke was nominated at the Emmys two years ago for playing Daenerys Targaryen, the "Mother of Dragons." Her episode is the ninth of the fifth season for the HBO fantasy epic. In it, Daenerys oversees a celebration of athleticism. She is surprised to see Jorah among the competitors. After Drogon arrives, she mounts her dragon and flies away to Meereen while everyone watches her in awe. This year marks the second consecutive nomination for Headey, who plays Cersei Lannister, the politically ambitious and sadistic former queen. Her episode is the finale of the fifth. »

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Patrick Wilson & Lena Headey feign political superiority in Zipper trailer

22 July 2015 3:31 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Sam Ellis (Patrick Wilson) is a man on the rise - a federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with a high-end escort instead turns into a growing addiction. With his stability unraveling, his new demon threatens to destroy his life, family and career. Witness Patrick Wilson and Lena Headey try to navigate through the moral mindfield of politics... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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Patrick Wilson & Lena Headey feign politcal superiority in Zipper trailer

22 July 2015 3:31 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

Sam Ellis (Patrick Wilson) is a man on the rise - a federal prosecutor on the cusp of a bright political future. But what was meant to be a one-time experience with a high-end escort instead turns into a growing addiction. With his stability unraveling, his new demon threatens to destroy his life, family and career. Witness Patrick Wilson and Lena Headey try to navigate through the moral mindfield of politics... Read More »

- Sean Wist

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