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21st Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominees Announced

10 December 2014 2:09 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Nominees for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2014 in five film and eight television categories, as well as the SAG Awards honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.

SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard introduced Ansel Elgort (“The Fault in Our Stars,” “Divergent”) and actress/director/producer and SAG Award recipient Eva Longoria, who announced the nominees for this year’s Actors. SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams and Vice Chair Daryl Anderson announced the stunt ensemble nominees.

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. (Et) / 5 p.m. (Pt) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore performance will air immediately following on TNT. The SAG Awards can »

- Michelle McCue

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Screen Actors Guild Awards recognize ‘Birdman’, ‘Boyhood’, ‘Modern Family’

10 December 2014 1:22 PM, PST | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations were revealed Wednesday morning, serving as yet another precursor on the long road to the Oscars.

In the film categories, Birdman was the big winner, scoring four nominations, including for Michael Keaton, Edward Norton and Emma Stone, as well as the collective ensemble cast. Boyhood followed right in its footsteps with three nods for Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and another ensemble nomination.

The big surprises of the morning’s nominations started with Jake Gyllenhaal for Nightcrawler, a bubble contender in a crowded Best Actor race, Jennifer Aniston for Cake, a bubble contender in a disappointingly less crowded Best Actress race, Robert Duvall in the poorly reviewed The Judge and Naomi Watts for St. Vincent (Watts was in Birdman as well, but that must’ve slipped SAG’s minds).

Rounding out the prize for Outstanding Cast, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game, »

- Brian Welk

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Nominations for the 21st Screen Actors Guild Awards revealed

10 December 2014 11:45 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The Screen Actors Guild has announced the nominations for the 21st SAG Awards, with Alexander Gonzales Inarritu’s Birdman leading the pack with four nods, including the most prestigious, Outstanding Cast, where it will compete with Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything.

On the television front, HBO racked up 14 nominations in total, including mentions for True Detective, Boardwalk Empire, Veep and Game of Thrones. Meanwhile Modern Family is gunning for a record fifth consecutive win in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Check out the full list of nominations here…

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell / John du Pont – “Foxcatcher” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing – “The Imitation Game” (The Weinstein Company)

Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom – “Nightcrawler” (Open Road Films)

Michael Keaton / Riggan – “Birdman” (Fox Searchlight Pictures »

- Gary Collinson

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Birdman leads SAG nods

10 December 2014 9:14 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Birdman garnered four Screen Actors Guild nominations on December 10 for Michael Keaton, Edward Norton, Emma Stone and ensemble, while Norton and Benedict Cumberbatch earned three apiece. Fox Searchlight led the studios on six nods.

There are career-first nods for Norton — who arrived in style with an individual nomination for Fox Searchlight/New Regency’s Birdman and ensemble recognition for Birdman and Fox Searchlight’s The Grand Budapest Hotel — as well as for Jones, Keira Knightley and TV’s Uzo Aduba, Maggie Gyllenhaal and Tatiana Maslany.

Focus FeaturesThe Theory of Everything earned three for Redmayne, Jones and ensemble; IFC FilmsBoyhood garnered three for Patricia Arquette, Ethan Hawke and ensemble; and The Weinstein Company/Black Bear’s The Imitation Game earned three for Cumberbatch, Knightley and ensemble.

Cumberbatch is also in contention for his individual work in Sherlock: His Last Vow, broadcast in the Us by PBS.

Spc’s Foxcatcher generated nods for Steve Carell and Marc »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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SAG Nominations and Announcement of A New Feature

10 December 2014 7:38 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

As some of you may know, I'm a bit of a jack(ass) of all trades. I follow the film industry for Lr, and critique films. But I'm also an actor, I front a rock band, I'm a DJ, film editor, and director as well. Basically, when it comes to entertainment, there's nothing I don't do. For some time now, I've been mulling over bringing some of my other interests to Lr, and I'll be starting with the SAG Awards. How? Well, I've been a member of SAG for 6 years now and I also am part of the voting process. That means every year I am sent screeners of all the films being considered for awards.

Here's where a new running feature comes into play:

As I start receiving these screeners, I will write special reviews for each one and publish them here. Then, as we near the voting deadline, »

- Mario-Francisco Robles

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"Birdman" Leads SAG Awards Nominees! See Full Nominations List!

10 December 2014 7:00 AM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's "Birdman (Or the Unexpected Virture of Ignorance" topped the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations with 4 nods including Outstanding Actor for Michael Keaton, Supporting Actor for Edward Norton, Supporting Actress for Emma Stone, and Outstanding Performance By A Cast.

"Boyhood," "The Imitation Game," and "The Theory of Everything" each received three nominations.

Winners will be announced on January 25, 2015.

Here's the full list of SAG Awards nominations including TV categories:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell / John du Pont . .Foxcatcher. (Sony Pictures Classics)

Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing . .The Imitation Game. (The Weinstein Company)

Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom . .Nightcrawler. (Open Road Films)

Michael Keaton / Riggan . .Birdman. (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Eddie Redmayne / Stephen Hawking . .The Theory Of Everything. (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Jennifer Aniston / Claire Bennett . .Cake. (Cinelou Films)

Felicity Jones / Jane Hawking . .The Theory Of »

- Manny

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Nominations For The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Announced

10 December 2014 6:50 AM, PST | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

The nominations for the 21 annual Screen Actors Guild Awards have just been announced, with Birdman leading the way, earning all four of its possible nominations out of the five film categories. Boyhood, The Imitation Game, and The Theory of Everything followed right behind with three.

As usual, there were plenty of surprises to be had. In the supporting categories, it was a slight shock seeing Meryl Streep make the cut for Into the Woods after not having gotten very much buzz for the role thus far, but then again, awards groups have always loved Streep, so it wasn’t something that was entirely unexpected. The nominee that was completely unexpected, however, was Naomi Watts for St. Vincent, taking a spot that was thought to belong to Jessica Chastain for A Most Violent Year or perhaps Laura Dern for Wild.

Looking at the nominations in the lead categories, we find a few more somewhat unanticipated results, »

- Jeff Beck

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'House of Cards' and 'Modern Family' lead SAG noms

10 December 2014 6:44 AM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

With Breaking Bad finally out of the picture, the race for TV's prestige hardware is wide open. House of Cards nabbed three Screen Actors Guild nominations, including a nod for Best Ensemble. Also in contention for the top category are Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, and Homeland. ... And not Mad Men. The AMC drama, about to enter its final season, was completely shut out by SAG, with zero nominations. True Detective earned two Best Actor mentions for Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey, but HBO's short-season series was also left off the exclusive list of best shows. Overlooked last year, »

- Jeff Labrecque

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SAG Awards Nominations: ‘Birdman’ & ‘Boyhood’ Lead Film Side, HBO & ‘Modern Family’ Rule TV – Full List

10 December 2014 6:13 AM, PST | Deadline New York | See recent Deadline New York news »

Here is the full list of nominations for the 21st annual SAG Awards, which were announced this morning at La’s Pacific Design Center.

Fox Searchlight topped the film studios with six nominations, led by Alexander Gonzales Inarritu’s Birdman, which nabbed four total nominations: for Outstanding Cast, which is the closest thing the guild has to a Best Picture category; and for star Michael Keaton and supporting actors Edward Norton and Emma Stone. It was joined in the top cast category by IFC FilmsBoyhood, which also got nods for its co-stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette; Searchlight’s Wes Anderson pic The Grand Budapest Hotel; the Weinstein Co’s The Imitation Game; and Focus FeaturesThe Theory Of Everything. The latter two biopics landed lead noms for Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.

On The TV side, HBO led all networks with 14 noms, thanks to multiple acting »

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‘Birdman’ Leads SAG Awards Nominations with Four

10 December 2014 6:12 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Birdman” led the way in SAG nominations with four, followed by “Boyhood,” “Imitation Game” and “The Theory of Everything” with three each.

Birdman” snagged nominations for Michael Keaton for lead actor, Edward Norton for supporting actor, Emma Stone for supporting actress and for the ensemble cast.

Ansel Elgort and Eva Longoria made the announcements at the Pacific Design Center.

The winners will be announced in ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 25.

Here’s the entire nominations list –

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Steve Carell / John du Pont – “Foxcatcher” (Sony Pictures Classics)

Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing – “The Imitation Game” (The Weinstein Company)

Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom – “Nightcrawler” (Open Road Films)

Michael Keaton / Riggan – “Birdman” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Eddie Redmayne / Stephen Hawking – “The Theory Of Everything” (Focus Features)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Jennifer Aniston / Claire Bennett – “Cake »

- Dave McNary

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2015 SAG Awards nominations - complete list

10 December 2014 5:55 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Screen Actors Guild announced this year's nominees for the 2014 SAG Awards. The winners will be announced during a live telecast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 25. The nominees are as follows... Theatrical Motion Pictures Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Steve Carell / John du Pont – "Foxcatcher" (Sony Pictures Classics) Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing – "The Imitation Game" (The Weinstein Company) Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom – "Nightcrawler" (Open Road Films) Michael Keaton / Riggan – "Birdman" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Eddie Redmayne / Stephen Hawking – "The Theory Of Everything" (Focus Features) Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Jennifer Aniston / Claire Bennett – "Cake" (Cinelou Films) Felicity Jones / Jane Hawking – "The Theory Of Everything" (Focus Features) Julianne Moore / Alice Howland-Jones – "Still Alice" (Sony Pictures Classics) Rosamund Pike / Amy Dunne – "Gone Girl" (20th Century Fox) Reese Witherspoon / Cheryl Strayed – "Wild" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in »

- Gregory Ellwood

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Houdini DVD Review

12 October 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Starring: Adrien Brody, Kristen Connolly, Evan Jones

Certificate: 15

Synopsis: Follow the man behind the magic as he finds fame, engages in espionage, battles spiritualists and encounters the greatest names of the era, from U.S. presidents to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Grigori Rasputin.

TV became pure escapism recently when Adrien Brody, star of The Pianist, moved to the small screen for a two-part drama to play Harry Houdini. Over two nights, viewers were shown how Houdini’s career began, how he met his wife, what happened when he was asked to lead a double life by becoming a spy and how he continued to up the ante in his performances in an attempt to keep the audiences hooked.

It’s fascinating to see the techniques behind his productions and the many very smart people he brought on board to help construct the escaping tricks that would make him such a phenomenal star. »

- Amanda Keats

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Evan Jones and Writer Nicholas Meyer Talk Houdini, Taking Poetic License with History, Star Trek, Meyer’s Thoughts on Abrams’ Trek Films, and More

9 October 2014 3:30 PM, PDT | Collider.com | See recent Collider.com news »

Now available on Blu-ray and DVD is Houdini, the History Channel mini-series about the epic life of legendary illusionist Harry Houdini, starring Adrien Brody as the man behind the magic, Kristen Connolly as his faithful wife Bess, and Evan Jones as the architect who helped build Houdini’s tricks, Jim Collins. I recently joined a small group of reporters at The Magic Castle in Hollywood where we got to experience the Houdini Séance and sit down for a lengthy chat with Evan Jones and writer Nicholas Meyer, who adapted his father's Houdini biography - Houdini: A Mind in Chains — A Psychoanalytic Portrait – for the mini-series.  They talked about taking creative liberties with history in order to tell the best story, the personal challenge Meyer faced in adapting his father's book, filming in Hungary, and more.  And since Nicholas Meyer was in the room the conversation naturally steered toward Star Trek. »

- Haleigh Foutch

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‘Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini’ #1 presents two legends and a murder

4 October 2014 2:17 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini #1

Writers: Anthony Del Col & Conor McCreery

Artist: Carlos Furuzono

Colorist: Aikau Oliva

Publisher: Dynamite

Fact and fiction collide when the world’s greatest magician meets the world’s greatest detective in Sherlock Holmes vs. Harry Houdini issue #1. What makes this five issue series particularly interesting is that Harry Houdini and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle knew each other in real life. While Houdini actively campaigned against spiritualists, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle put his faith in those who claimed to possess other worldly powers. Anyways, enough history.

In this issue, Houdini and Holmes meet for the first time in Scotland Yard, where Houdini is performing for the local authorities, and where Holmes is being held for drug abuse-again. Holmes, with his usual deductive flare, exposes the mystery behind Houdini’s great escape. After trading a few snappy remarks, Houdini prepares to leave in order to get ready »

- Elizabeth Rico

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Master Illusionist Harry Houdini Animates Kids’ Series

22 September 2014 8:53 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Master illusionist  and escape artist Harry Houdini will get a youthful treatment in “Houdini,” a French animated series set to be pitched at Cartoon Forum, the Toulouse-based co-production mini-mart.

Toon series – comprising 26 half-hours–  is produced by Jean-Baptiste Wery and 
Emmanuèle Pétry-Sirvin at France’s Dandelooo, which is competing for a Cartoon Tribute.

Set in 1887, the series follows the adventures of Houdini, a gifted 11-year-old illusionist driven by an urge to analyse the many mysteries of New York, which tend to get him embroiled in dubious situations.

Cédric Babouche, the co-author of the novels that served as source material for the series, is directing.

Although the series is not based on a major franchise, it still holds a large potential due to the near-cult status of Harry Houdini, explained Petry-Sirvinn who will be pitching the show at Cartoon Forum.

“Houdini was one of the first illusionist to become internationally acclaimed while alive, »

- Elsa Keslassy

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2014 Baltimore Comic Con Dynamite Pulp Panel

7 September 2014 11:31 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

The last panel I attended was the Dynamite pulps one on the last day of the con. It was an informal discussion about the history of pulp stories and comics, and how they’ve evolved and changed over the years while also being responsible for the superhero genre. The panel was full of pulp comics creators and fans, like Michael Uslan (Justice Inc), Matt Wagner (The Shadow Year One), Francesco Francavilla (Black Beetle), and Mark Waid (Green Hornet) and opened with the friendliest sentiments as Michael Uslan, who produced all the Batman films and taught the first college course on comics, saying, “I’m a comic book geek” before launching into a list of his geek credentials, like attending the first comic convention in New York City, hanging around comics companies, and even meeting the creator of The Shadow, Walter Gibson.

The panel began with Uslan asking the other panelists (except Mark Waid, »

- Logan Dalton

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History Channel's Houdini on Digital HD now, on Blu-ray October 7

3 September 2014 11:53 AM, PDT | Cinelinx | See recent Cinelinx news »

The History Channel miniseries Houdini is now available on Digital HD, with an extended version coming to Blu-ray and DVD!

Following History’s broadcast airing of the larger-than-life miniseries event on September 1st and 2nd, Houdini is now available on Digital HD. Then, unveil even more of the secrets behind the greatest magician of all time in the extended version of Houdini on two-disc Blu-ray (plus Digital HD) and two-disc DVD (plus Digital) October 7 from Lionsgate Home Entertainment. Boasting an all-star cast including Academy Award winner Adrien Brody (Best Actor in a Leading Role, The Pianist, 2002) as The Great Harry Houdini, Kristen Connolly (Netflix’s “House of Cards”) and Evan Jones (Gangster Squad), the scripted four-hour event chronicles Houdini’s extraordinary life as he finds fame while defying death with his incredible stunts and illusions. 

His ability to escape from handcuffs, strait-jackets and water tanks is legendary - breaking the »

- feeds@cinelinx.com (Victor Medina)

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History's ‘Houdini’ Debut Is Most-Watched Cable Miniseries Premiere of 2014

2 September 2014 1:40 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

History's “Houdini” miniseries conjured plenty of viewers with its premiere on Sunday. The miniseries, which stars Adrien Brody as the famous magician Harry Houdini, drew 3.7 million total viewers with its premiere airing Monday, making it the most-watched cable miniseries premiere so far this year. Also read: Adrien Brody Does Not Lead a Normal Life Among those viewers, 1.2 million of them were in the 18-49 demographic most important to advertisers. In addition to Brody, the miniseries — which concludes Tuesday night — also stars “House of Cards” actress Kristen Connolly as Bess Houdini and Evan Jones (“A Million Ways to Die in »

- Tim Kenneally

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History’s ‘Houdini’ Unlocks 3.7 Million Viewers on First Night

2 September 2014 1:38 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

History’s two-part original movie “Houdini,” featuring Adrien Brody as The Great Harry Houdini, drew 3.7 million viewers for its first installment on Monday night, according to preliminary Nielsen estimates.

While a solid number, it lags a handful of original cable movies this year, including Lifetime’s “Flowers in the Attic” (6.1 million) and Disney Channel’s “How to Build a Better Boy” (4.6 million). And of course, it’s no comparison to History’s record-setting “Hatfields & McCoys” miniseries, which opened to 13.9 million viewers on Memorial Day night 2012.

Last December, the first night of two-part movie “Bonnie & Clyde” drew 3.74 million on History — though its total for the night was a big 9.8 million when you included tune-in for its simulcast on A&E and Lifetime.

According to History, “Houdini” is cable’s most-watched opening night of a multi-part movie in 2014.

Houdini,” which wraps tonight, also averaged 1.2 million adults 18-49 and 1.5 million adults 25-54.

The »

- Rick Kissell

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TV Ratings: History's 'Houdini' Miniseries Opens to 3.7 Million

2 September 2014 10:22 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

History's Harry Houdini miniseries started off on a decent note. Houdini, starring Adrien Brody as the illusionist, opened its two-night premiere on Labor Day with 3.7 million viewers at 9 p.m., making it cable's top miniseries debut of the year. That showing is a far cry from Emmy-winning Hatfields & McCoys, which opened to a monster 13.9 million viewers in 2012, or Bonnie & Clyde, the 2013 two-night miniseries that started off with 9.8 million. Houdini, which chronicles the magician's rise to prominence and is based on the 1976 book Houdini: A Mind

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