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Wondering how to get ready for the big show? Clear your schedule (no, really, your entire schedule) for a nonstop day of food, drinks, and all the TV episodes you need to watch to be an Emmy expert.
You’ll need energy for this, so kick off the binge with orange juice, black coffee, and Orange Is the New Black standout episode “Lesbian Request Denied.”
Time is a flat circle. Also a flat circle: pancakes! Eat some with True Detective episode 4, “Who Goes There.”
- Marc Snetiker
Because it's NBC's turn to air the Primetime Emmy Awards this year, and because the Peacock would understandably rather air its lucrative Sunday night NFL package in September, the ceremony will take place in late August again. And as an added wrinkle, this year's ceremony will actually happen on a Monday, August 25 at 8 p.m., with Seth Meyers hosting. Between now and then, Dan and I will be making our picks for both who should and will win many of the major categories — if you're wagering, keep in mind that Dan tends to be much better at predicting the winners than I am, but also that he was just as flummoxed as I by last year's winners like Jeff Daniels, Merritt Wever and Bobby Cannavale — continuing as we shift into the acting categories with comedy and drama supporting actress. Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Mayim Bialik, "The Big Bang Theory" Julie Bowen, »
- Alan Sepinwall
In our new prediction slugfest video, Gold Derby Editors are wary of declaring Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad") a lock to win Best Drama Supporting Actress because Emmy voters always like to throw us a few surprises. In particular, there are two other ladies with stand-out episode submissions that make this a real race: Joanne Froggatt ("Downton Abbey") and Christine Baranski ("The Good Wife"). Joining me in our latest video (watch below) are Rob Licuria, Daniel Montgomery, Matt Noble and Charles Bright as we analyze the episodes submitted to Emmy judges as examples of their best work from the past TV season. Gunn went with "Ozymandias," Froggatt chose "Episode 4.2" and Baranski submitted "The Last Call." Other nominees: Maggie Smith for "Downton Abbey" ("The London Season"), Christina Hendricks for "Mad Men" ("The Strategy") and Lena Headey for "Game of Thrones" ("T..." »
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
This is Lena Headey's first Best Drama Supporting Actress nomination for her role as Cersei Lannister on "Game of Thrones." Can she upset frontrunner Anna Gunn ("Breaking Bad") and take home an Emmy? -Break- Exclusive video: 'Game of Thrones' star Lena Headey defends controversial sex scene Synopsis: In "The Lion and the Rose," all of King's Landing is preparing for the royal wedding of King Joffrey (Jack Gleeson) and Margaery Tyrell (Natalie Dormer). At the pre-wedding banquet, Joffrey is lavished with gifts, including a Valyrian steel sword that his grandfather, Tywin Lannister (Charles Dance), had forged in a prior episode. Joffrey begins to torment his uncle Tyrion (Peter Dinklage) by contemptuously chopping in half the rare book Tyrion had given to him. At the reception after the wedding ceremony, Lady Olenna (Diana Rigg) reminds Tywin of the debt the crown owes to the Iron Bank of Braavos. »
Richardson, 16, had assumed that she’d be back in the role of Myrcella for Game of Throne’s fifth season. As the second oldest Baratheon child – that was actually born of the incest between her mother Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey) and Cersei's twin brother Jamie (Nikolaj Coster-Waldau) – Myrcella stood to be crowned queen following Joffrey’s (Jack Gleeson) death at The Purple Wedding.
Following The Purple Wedding episode, Richardson took to Vine, placing a crown upon her head and saying, “I’m ready.”
Unfortunately for Richardson, Game of Thrones producers announced at Comic-Con that Nell Tiger Free would be replacing her in the role of Myrcella for the upcoming season. Once again taking to Vine, Richardson »
Not-so-good news for Breaking Bad‘s Anna Gunn and Downton Abbey‘s Maggie Smith. Not since Huff‘s Blythe Danner strode up to the podium in 2006 has there been a repeat winner in the Emmy race for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.
If Emmy voters continue the trend of spreading the wealth in the category, Gunn and Smith — who respectively snagged Supporting Actress statuettes in 2013 and 2012 — will have to settle for the honor of simply being nominated.
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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 »
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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)
Jon Hamm »
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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")
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