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Robert Altman would be proud. His signature ensemble filmmaking style has become the norm rather than the exception in dramatic series. However magnetic the leads, they’re invariably surrounded by distinctive character players who get multiple chances to shine across a typical season.
Which creates an annual knotty problem for Emmy voters as they consider the supporting categories. Some turns can be singled out as guest actor or actress — late-1980s additions conveniently allowing the academy to spread a little more wealth around. But nominators are still faced with tapping only a select few per skein. Even more mysteriously, they’re wont to proffer a nod one year, only to deny one the next for the very same role. For example, the first year “Modern Family” was eligible, everyone in the cast but Ed O’Neill received a nom. For the next three years, the entire ensemble was recognized. But this year, »
- Bob Verini
The global cultural phenomenon Game of Thrones returns for its fourth season on Blu-ray and DVD from HBO Home Entertainment on February 17, 2015 and is loaded with exclusive bonus content, including extensive guides and illustrated histories.
This hit HBO series has broken ratings records and topped The Sopranos to become the most popular show in the network's history. Season 4 continues this winning streak with 19 Emmy Awards nominations including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Lena Headey).
Each year, Game of Thrones continues to be one of the best-selling TV programs available on Blu-ray and DVD, and Game of Thrones: The Complete Fourth Season is packed with even more exclusive bonus content including roundtable discussions, on-set interviews, audio commentaries, and brand new animated histories giving fans hours of extensive, never-before-seen material.
In Season 4, while the Lannisters' hold »
The global cultural phenomenon Game of Thrones returns for its fourth season on Blu-ray and DVD from HBO Home Entertainment on 16th February 2015 and is loaded with exclusive bonus content, including extensive guides and illustrated histories. This hit HBO series has broken ratings records and topped The Sopranos℠ to become the most popular show in the network’s history. Season four continues this winning streak with 19 Emmy® Awards nominations including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage) and Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Lena Headey). Extra Features Blu-ray – includes all DVD features plus: · In-Episode Guide – In-feature resource that provides background information about on-screen characters, locations and relevant histories. Histories & Lore – Learn about the mythology of Westeros as told from the varying perspectives of the characters themselves. DVD: · Behind the Battle for the Wall – Follow the cast and crew as they »
A new blooper reel released at Comic-Con in San Diego shows “Game of Thrones” stars bumbling lines, clowning around and otherwise adding some levity the serious business of blood and iron in the Seven Kingdoms. Stars like Emilia Clarke, Lena Headey and Peter Dinklage don’t let the show’s heavy themes detract from the fun. In the clip, Charles Dance (Lord Tywin Lannister) sits impatiently on the Iron Throne until he realizes it’s his turn to say lines, only he forgets what they are. [...] »
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 »
The Game of Thrones cast is growing for season five. HBO announced several new additions to the world of Westeros at San Diego Comic-Con 2014. Here's the breakdown of the new Dorne figures coming to shake things up: Alexander Siddig will play Doran Martell, the ruling lord of Dorne and the older brother to Prince Oberyn Martell (Pedro Pascal). Doran Martell is described as even-tempered and deliberate. Toby Sebastian will play Trystane Martell, son to Prince Doran and heir to the Dorne. He's betrothed to Mycrella Baratehon as part of an alliance offered by Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance). Nell Tiger Free will play Mycrella, the eldest child of Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and King Robert »
HBO's Comic Con panel for "Game of Thrones" was a doozy, announcing new cast members for season 5, many of whom appeared in an exclusive video. The new characters pulled from George R.R. Martin's books include Oberyn Martell's brother Doran; his son, Trystane; a slave trader named Yezzan. There's also a new Myrcella Baratheon (previously played by Aimee Richardson). Among the bigger names on the announcement were Oscar nominee Keisha Castle-Hughes ("Whale Rider") and genre favorite Jonathan Pryce, seen in Terry Gillam's "Brazil," the "G.I.Joe" films, the "Pirates of the Caribbean" films and the James Bond film "Tomorrow Never Dies." They'll join returning stars Lena Headey, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Peter Dinklage, Kit Harington, Sophie Turner, Ciarán Hinds, Emilia Clarke and many more. Here's a breakdown of the new characters and actors, quoted from the press release: Alexander Siddig as Doran Martell Doran Martell is the ruling lord of Dorne »
- Dave Lewis
Two years after remaking Romero’s socially aware Dawn of the Dead, director Zack Snyder jumped aboard 300, the action porn realization of Frank Miller’s graphic novel. Sin City had just come out and Miller was in. The movie would go on to cash in big, while making an international star out of Gerard Butler, Game of Thrones’ Lena Headey, and, yes, even young Magneto himself, Michael Fassbender. Snyder also legitimized himself as an A-Lister and went on to direct Alan Moore’s mesmerizing epic Watchmen and franchise reboot Man of Steel, with the Justice League movie on deck. Fast-forward to 2014, and Warner Brothers tried to catch lightning in a bottle again, returning to the shores of Greece, this time with an Athenian navy taking on the Persians and a more recognizable cast. The ride is worth the wait, thanks to two words: Eva Green.
- Kyle North
Friday Am Update: Playing at 2,194 locations, The Purge: Anarchy earned an estimated $2.6 million from late Thursday shows. In comparison, the first Purge grossed $3.4 million on Thursday night. This drop suggests that The Purge: Anarchy will fall short of the first movie's $34 million opening weekend. Meanwhile, Sex Tape earned $1.1 million on Thursday night. That's less than half of the $2.56 million that Neighbors took in on Thursday, but is also on par with last year's The Heat ($1 million). Sex Tape will likely finish with over $20 million this weekend. Forecast: The Purge: Anarchy, Sex Tape and Planes: Fire & Rescue could all open north of $20 million this weekend. Still, it's likely that Dawn of the Planet of the Apes holds on to first place for the second week in a row.Major releases have been falling hard this Summer: The Amazing Spider-Man 2, Godzilla, X-Men: Days of Future Past and Transformers: Age of Extinction »
- Ray Subers <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Jaime Lannister is a lucky man! Game of Thrones star Lena Headey enjoyed her downtime on Wednesday, July 16, vacationing on the Italian island of Ischia, off the coast of Naples. The British actress, who plays the devious Cersei Lannister on the HBO smash show, was photographed in a tiny black bikini, showing off her killer abs and toned body. The natural brunette took a dip in the ocean next to the Hotel Regina with a male friend. Headey hasn’t openly dated anyone since her divorce from husband [...] »
The ending of Game of Thrones season 4 is still fresh in many minds, but already the work is beginning on the next season of the HBO series. And while fans debate about how long it’ll take for the TV show to catch up with the published books, those behind the show haven’t been afraid to play with expectations and present events differently from how author George R.R. Martin originally intended.
That risk taking has clearly paid off, considering the series has earned itself a total of 19 Emmy award nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series and a pair of Best Supporting nominations for Peter Dinklage and Lena Headey. And when Game of ...
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- Sarah Moran
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...' »
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)
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- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Earlier today, the nominations were handed out for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air on Monday, August 25 at 8 Pm Et on NBC, with host Seth Meyers. Out of all the shows that received nods, HBO's Game of Thrones stood above the rest with a whopping 19 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series. Here's a full list of Game of Thrones' nominations below.
- Outstanding Drama Series
- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage)
- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Lena Headey)
- Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Diana Rigg)
- Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Neil Marshall - "The Watchers on the Wall")
- Outstanding Art Direction For a Contemporary or Fantasy Series ("The Laws Of Gods And Men", "The Mountain And The Viper")
AMC's hit-television series, The Walking Dead, had almost 16 million viewers for their season four finale, but show only received two Emmy nominations: “Outstanding Special and Visual Effects in a Supporting Role” and “Outstanding Sound Editing.” Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. got off to a hot start in the ratings for ABC, but the show saw its viewership decline week after week until it finally platued. This year, the first-year series earned one Emmy nomination: “Outstanding Special and Visual Effects.” The big winner was HBO's Game of Thrones, which earned 19 Emmy nominations. That's the most nominations any show received for the 66th Primetime Emmy's. For comparison: "Fargo" received 18 nominatons, and "American Horror Story: Coven," received 17 nominations. List of their 19 nomations: “Outstanding Drama Series,” “Outstanding Supporting Actor” - Peter Dinklage, “Outstanding Supporting Actress” - Lena Headey, ” “Outstanding Guest Actress” - Diana Rigg, “Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series” - Neil »
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
While we try to figure out why the Emmys exist when incredible actors like "Hannibal's" Mads Mikkelsen and "Orphan Black's" Tatiana Maslany are snubbed, we do want to congratulate this year's few horror nominees, especially "American Horror Story: Coven" with 17 nods.
Below are the horror highlights. For the full rundown of all the talented nominees, visit the official Emmys website, and be sure to watch the live broadcast of the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on NBC on Monday, August 25th, at 8:00 Pm Et/5:00 Pm Pt.
Also notable, if not quite horror, are "Game of Thrones" with 19 nominations (including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Directing for Neil Marshall, Outstanding Supporting Actor for Peter Dinklage, and Outstanding Supporting Actress for Lena Headey) and "True Detective" with 12 (including Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor for both Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey).
Outstanding Lead Actress In A Miniseries Or A »
- Debi Moore
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
With the Emmy nominations in, such fan favorites as Orange Is the New Black and Game of Thrones felt the love - with 12 and 19 nominations, respectively. Others, meanwhile, got left out in the cold. CBS's The Good Wife may have just wrapped its most extraordinary season to date, but it found itself snubbed in the best drama category. Newer critical favorites, like NBC's The Blacklist and FX's The Americans, were ignored, too. Also receiving the brush-off: drama and comedy actors Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), James Spader (The Blacklist) and Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan). Cult fave Tatiana Maslany (who deftly »
- Lynette Rice
With the Emmy nominations in, such fan favorites as Orange Is the New Black and Game of Thrones felt the love - with 12 and 19 nominations, respectively. Others, meanwhile, got left out in the cold. CBS's The Good Wife may have just wrapped its most extraordinary season to date, but it found itself snubbed in the best drama category. Newer critical favorites, like NBC's The Blacklist and FX's The Americans were ignored, too. Also receiving the brush off: drama and comedy actors Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), James Spader (The Blacklist) and Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan). Cult fave Tatiana Maslany (who »
- Lynette Rice
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