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Mike Judge to Honor Christopher Evan Welch with Posthumous Award

2 March 2015 8:00 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Mike Judge, the creator of “Silicon Valley” and “King of the Hill,” will emcee the 15th annual Texas Film Awards, during which he’ll honor “Silicon Valley” actor Christopher Evan Welch with a posthumous award.

Welch, the stage and screen veteran who attracted Hollywood notice as an eccentric billionaire in the first season of “Silicon Valley,” died of lung cancer in late 2013. Judge will present the posthumous award to Welch’s family during the ceremony.

Held on the eve of SXSW in Austin, Tex., the Austin Film Society’s Texas Film Awards already sports a list of honorees that includes Guillermo del Toro, Tommy Lee Jones, Luke Wilson and Bonnie Curtis. Richard Linklater’s “Boyhood” will receive Variety’s Creative Impact in Cinema Award.

The 2015 Texas Film Awards are set for March 12 at Austin Studios.

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- Gordon Cox

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"Grand Budapest," "Imitation Game," "True Detective' Win Big at 2015 Writers Guild Awards!

16 February 2015 12:42 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

Wes Anderson's "The Grand Budapest Hotel" won the Original Screenplay honor at the recently concluded Writers Guild Awards while Morten Tyldum's "The Imitation Game" took home the Adapted Screenplay trophy. "The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swarts" written by Brian Knappenberger won Documentary Screenplay award. The film is not nominated for an Academy award.

In TV land, HBO's "True Detective" won the Drama Series award and FX's "Louie" received the Comedy Series trophy.

Here's the complete list of winners (highlighted) and nominees of the 2015 Writers Guild Awards:

Feature Film

Original Screenplay

Boyhood, Written by Richard Linklater; IFC Films

Foxcatcher, Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman; Sony Pictures Classics

The Grand Budapest Hotel, Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness; Fox Searchlight Winner

Nightcrawler, Written by Dan Gilroy; Open Road Films

Whiplash, Written by Damien Chazelle; Sony Pictures Classics

Adapted Screenplay

American Sniper, »

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‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘True Detective’ Top WGA Awards

14 February 2015 5:28 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Wes Anderson’s whimsical script for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” took the Writers Guild of America award for original screenplay, while Graham Moore’s script for codebreaking thriller “The Imitation Game” won for adapted screenplay.

HBO’s “True Detective” and FX’s “Louie” each took a pair of TV trophies.

“Alan Turing is the person for who we made this film,” Moore said in his acceptance speech at the Century Plaza in Los Angeles. “It is on the shoulders of his genius that we made this film.”

Anderson, who shares story credit with Hugo Guiness, recalled in his acceptance speech that it was appropriate to receive the award in Century City since he had worked with longtime collaborator Owen Wilson at a nearby motel many years ago.

“I can think of no greater neighborhood to accept this award in,” Anderson added.

“Grand Budapest” won over the scripts for “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher, »

- Dave McNary

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‘Grand Budapest Hotel,’ ‘True Detective’ Top WGA Awards

14 February 2015 5:28 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Wes Anderson’s whimsical script for “The Grand Budapest Hotel” took the Writers Guild of America award for original screenplay, while Graham Moore’s script for codebreaking thriller “The Imitation Game” won for adapted screenplay.

HBO’s “True Detective” and FX’s “Louie” each took a pair of TV trophies.

“Alan Turing is the person for who we made this film,” Moore said in his acceptance speech at the Century Plaza in Los Angeles. “It is on the shoulders of his genius that we made this film.”

Anderson, who shares story credit with Hugo Guiness, recalled in his acceptance speech that it was appropriate to receive the award in Century City since he had worked with longtime collaborator Owen Wilson at a nearby motel many years ago.

“I can think of no greater neighborhood to accept this award in,” Anderson added.

“Grand Budapest” won over the scripts for “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher, »

- Dave McNary

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DGA Awards: ‘Birdman’ Wins Best Feature Film for Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

7 February 2015 8:26 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Birdman” director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu has won the Directors Guild of America top feature film award.

“I never expected to be here tonight talking to you — never,” a deeply moved Inarritu said in his acceptance speech Saturday night at the Century Plaza hotel in Los Angeles. “I am openly humbled.”

Alfonso Cuaron, who won last year’s DGA and Oscar for “Gravity,” made the presentation of the DGA’s top award to the audacious and surreal comedy-drama.

Inarritu, a native of Mexico, noted that filmmaking is unpredictable: “You can’t pick a sexual position that will turn out a certain kind of child.”

Inarritu credited the cast, led by Michael Keaton, along with producing partners John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole.

“I’m just so thankful, thankful, thankful, thankful,” he concluded.

He won over Richard Linklater for “Boyhood,” Clint Eastwood for “American Sniper,” Morten Tydlum for “The Imitation Game” and »

- Dave McNary

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DGA Awards: ‘Transparent’ Wins Comedy Series Award

7 February 2015 8:26 PM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Amazon’s “Transparent” has won the Directors Guild of America award for comedy series for director Jill Soloway.

The win for “Transparent” comes a month after it won the comedy series trophy at the Golden Globes.

It topped “Louie,” “Modern Family,” “Orange Is the New Black”and  “Silicon Valley” and “Transparent.” “30 Rock” won the award last year.

Jane Lynch hosted the 67th annual DGA ceremonies at the Century Plaza.

Updated list of winners:

Feature Film

Wes Anderson

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Clint Eastwood

American Sniper

Alejandro G. IÑÁRRITU

Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)

Richard Linklater

Boyhood

Morten Tyldum

The Imitation Game

Dramatic Series

Dan Attias

Homeland, “13 Hours in Islamabad”

Jodie Foster

House of Cards, “Chapter 22″

Cary Joji Fukunaga

True Detective, “Who Goes There”

Lesli Linka Glatter

Homeland, “From A to B and Back Again”

Alex Graves

Game of Thrones, “The Children”

Comedy Series

Louis C.K.

Louie, “Elevator: Part »

- Dave McNary

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'Silicon Valley' Season 2 Trailer: Pied Piper Goes to Work!

6 February 2015 2:17 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

The Pied Piper gang is back in business! HBO has launched the first teaser trailer for the return of their popular comedy series Silicon Valley. And while everyone is present and accounted for, it's T.J. Miller as Erlich who gets the biggest laughs here.

Silicon Valley returns for its ten-episode second season Sunday, April 12 (10:00-10:30 p.m.). Mike Judge brings his irreverent brand of humor back to HBO in this Emmy and Golden Globe nominated comedy series, which looks at the modern-day epicenter of the high-tech gold rush, where the people most qualified to succeed are the least capable of handling success. The cast includes Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr, Josh Brener, Amanda Crew, Matt Ross, Suzanne Cryer and Jimmy O. Yang. Ben Feldman, Chris Diamantopoulos and Alice Wetterlund guest star.

Mike Judge, Alec Berg, John Altschuler, Dave Krinsky, Michael Rotenberg and Tom Lassally executive produce. »

- MovieWeb

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Watch: Head Back to 'Silicon Valley' in Nsfw Season 2 Trailer

6 February 2015 12:45 PM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

The hilariously epic debut season of Mike Judge's "Silicon Valley" gave audiences everything from the most intricate dick joke in television history to a new Mvp sidekick courtesy of T.J. Miller's pot-smoking, psuedo-preachy Erlich Bachman. After a lengthy hiatus (or what felt like one after the eight-episode first season) that saw the show become a Golden Globe and Emmy-nominated comedy series, "Silicon Valley" finally returns for a second season this April on HBO. In the new Season 2 promo, our favorite app-creating nerds reassemble with marijuana, munchies and Usb chords in hand. Clearly not much has changed since the first season finale. Watch the teaser below, which features some Nsfw language courtesy of a bong-wielding Bachman.  'Silicon Valley' Season 2 premieres Sunday, April 12 on HBO. Read More: Why HBO's New Series 'Silicon Valley' is Mike Judge's Funniest Comedy Since 'Office Space' »

- Zack Sharf

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Watch: Sh*t Gets Real In Season 2 Trailer For 'Silicon Valley'

6 February 2015 12:27 PM, PST | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Who would've thought a show about a bunch of nerds in a tech startup incubator would've become one of the freshest comedy hits of 2014? "Office Space" creator Mike Judge showed he hasn't lost his touch for the inanities of the workplace, and "Silicon Valley" is now riding a much bigger wave heading into season two. And the first trailer is here. Nope, you won't find much in the way of plot, but simply a humorous reintroduction of the geeky, gawky gang — Thomas Middleditch, T.J. Miller, Zach Woods, Kumail Nanjiani, Martin Starr — who are still chasing big tech dreams. The only question we have is whether or not season two can top the epic dick joke in the season one finale. Even if it comes close, it'll hit a pretty high bar. "Silicon Valley" is back on April 12th. And in case you're wondering, the song in the trailer is "Smokin' & Drinkin'" by Danny Brown. »

- Kevin Jagernauth

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The first trailer for season 2 of Silicon Valley questions Artisanal Butter

6 February 2015 11:14 AM, PST | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

You can have your Game of Thrones and True Detective, it’s Silicon Valley that squares such as myself are counting down the days for. One of the best new comedies in years deserves your attention and lucky for you it's easy to catch up because there are only 8 episodes in the first great season. If you haven’t seen or heard of the show, all you really need to know is that Silicon Valley was created by Mike Judge and focuses on six young men who found a startup »

- Graham McMorrow

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Louis C.K. and Pamela Adlon bring Better Things to FX

20 January 2015 9:36 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Louis C.K. and FX have been tight since as early as 2010 when the comedian launched his hit show Louie on their basic cable network. The show has brought to audiences a whole new level to self-deprecation-style humor and promises to continue to push boundaries with its upcoming fifth season coming later this year. C.K. has no doubt brought good things to the network, like Emmy nominations as well as wins, but now he has his sights on Better Things.

The new comedy pilot will feature longtime friend and fellow comedian Pamela Adlon in the driver’s seat, says Deadline. It aims to mirror her real life, playing an actress and a divorced mother and is being referred to as “a female version of Louie.” C.K., who co-wrote the pilot, will executive produce Better Things, through FX Productions and C.K.’s Pig Newton Productions, and direct the pilot episode. »

- William Fanelli

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Watch: 'Bad Day at the Office' Short to Start Your Week with Laughter

19 January 2015 10:48 AM, PST | firstshowing.net | See recent FirstShowing.net news »

"Some days you wake up, and life just kicks you in the bollocks." Yep. It's Monday, no ones wants to be at work, it's cold out there, the office probably has pranks planned. It's not going to be a fun day. Or is it? The short film Bad Day at the Office from director Nick Scott tries to put a spin on the old fashioned idea of a "bad day at the office". I won't even make the obvious Office Space comparison, because this is much more like Wes Anderson meets Lars von Trier than anything from Mike Judge, but whatever it takes to convince you this is worth 10 mins of your time. There's a polished, professional feel to this and the FX (including all the make-up) look great. It's not the best film I've ever watched, but it's the perfect short to start the week. Introduction to Bad Day »

- Alex Billington

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Complete Directors Guild Award (DGA) Nominations Including TV!

14 January 2015 2:29 PM, PST | Manny the Movie Guy | See recent Manny the Movie Guy news »

The Directors Guild of America (DGA) has announced the nominees for the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2014. All the usual suspects received nods (Wes Anderson, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, Richard Linklater), the unusual (Morten Tyldum for "The Imitation Game"), and then there's Clint Eastwood for "American Sniper."

Ignored was Ava DuVernay from the fantastic "Selma!" And the DGA still won't allow Angelina Jolie ("Unbroken") to play!

Winners will be announced on Saturday, February 7, at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles.

Here's your complete list of nominees of the 67th Annual DGA Awards:

Feature Film Nominees

Wes Anderson

The Grand Budapest Hotel

(Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Mr. Anderson.s Directorial Team:

Unit Production Manager: Miki Emmrich

First Assistant Director: Josh Robertson

Second Assistant Director: Ben Howard

This is Mr. Anderson.s first DGA Award nomination.

Clint Eastwood

American Sniper

(Warner Bros. Pictures)

Mr. Eastwood.s Directorial »

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Oitnb, Game of Thrones, Transparent Among Directors Guild Nominees

14 January 2015 12:16 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

True Detective, Orange is the New Black and Transparent are among the first-time nominees for Directors Guild of America accolades, the organization announced on Wednesday.

Previously nominated series Modern Family, Game of Thrones, Homeland and House of Cards garnered repeat nods for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television and Commercials.

Also of note: In the TV movie and miniseries category, NBC’s live adaptation of Peter Pan Live will go up against History’s Houdini and HBO’s The Normal Heart, among others.

The winners will be announced Feb. 7 at the guild’s annual awards dinner in Los Angeles. Scroll down »

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DGA TV Nominations: Louis C.K., Jodie Foster, and Cary Fukunaga score nods

14 January 2015 11:20 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Directors Guild President Paris Barclay has announced the TV, documentary and commercial nominees for this year's DGA Awards. “The spectrum of directorial excellence across today's nine television and documentary categories is revelatory for the breadth and depth in what each of these women and men have directed – from 30-second commercials to multi-hour miniseries,” said Barclay in a statement. “As fellow filmmakers, we’re inspired by the quality, imagination and creativity demonstrated by these impressive nominees; as audience members, we’re incredibly fortunate to enjoy the fruits of their labors. Our congratulations to all of the nominees.” First-time nominees include Jodie Foster ("House of Cards," "Orange is the New Black"), Cary Fukunaga ("True Detective"), Mike Judge ("Silicon Valley"), Lisa Cholodenko ("Olive Kitteridge"), Michael Wilson ("The Trip to Bountiful") and Jill Soloway ("Transparent"). Winners will be announced Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles at a ceremony hosted by Jane Lynch. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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'True Detective,' 'Transparent' Score DGA Nominations for Television

14 January 2015 10:34 AM, PST | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Half is a much more equal percentage than zero, no? Four women were nominated for five DGA awards in episodic television Wednesday morning, marking a giant step up from the film side of things where zero women made the cut — including "Selma" director Ava Duverney, who many expected to earn a slot. Jodie Foster earned nominations for directing episodes of both "Orange is the New Black" and "House of Cards," while "Homeland" dominated the drama category with two of the five nominations. Other big names to land nominations include Cary Joji Fukunaga for "True Detective," Louis C.K. for "Louie," Mike Judge for "Silicon Valley" and Jill Soloway for "Transparent." Nominees for the TV Movie and Miniseries category included Lisa Cholodenko for "Olive Kitteridge" and Ryan Murphy for "The Normal Heart." Some surprise nominees snuck in as well — including Rob Ashford and Glenn Weiss for »

- Ben Travers

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Jodie Foster Receives 2 Directors Guild Television Nominations

14 January 2015 10:18 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Directors Guild of America announced its television, commercial and documentary nominations on Wednesday, with Jodie Foster receiving a pair of nods for directing episodes of the drama series “House of Cards” and the comedy series “Orange Is the New Black.”

The Oscar-winning actress is the only director to be nominated in both the drama and comedy categories. In drama, she will be competing with Dan Attias and Lesli Linka Glatter for two different episodes of “Homeland,” Cary Joji Fukunaga for “True Detective” and Alex Graves for “Game of Thrones.”

See photos: Golden Globe Awards: Winners Gallery (Photos)

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- Steve Pond

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DGA Nominations Announced for TV, Documentaries

14 January 2015 10:11 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime’s “Homeland” scored two Directors Guild of America television nominations and Jodie Foster was nominated twice, for directing Netflix’s “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black,” in her first DGA nominations.

Jill Soloway, whose “Transparent” just won best comedy at the Golden Globes, received her first DGA nomination for the Amazon series, as did Mike Judge for HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” Another DGA newbie, Cary Fukunaga, landed a nom for HBO’s “True Detective.”

Besides “Orange Is the New Black,” “Silicon Valley” and “Transparent,” comedy series nominations went to “Modern Family” and Louis C.K. for FX’s “Louie.” “30 Rock” won the category last year.

Game of Thrones” took a nom in drama series and will go up against the two “Homeland” episodes, “House of Cards” and “True Detective.” It was the fifth DGA nomination for Lesli Linka Glatter, who directed the “From A to B and Back Again” segment of “Homeland. »

- Dave McNary

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DGA Nominations Announced for TV, Documentaries

14 January 2015 10:11 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Showtime’s “Homeland” scored two Directors Guild of America television nominations and Jodie Foster was nominated twice, for directing Netflix’s “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black,” in her first DGA nominations.

Jill Soloway, whose “Transparent” just won best comedy at the Golden Globes, received her first DGA nomination for the Amazon series, as did Mike Judge for HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” Another DGA newbie, Cary Fukunaga, landed a nom for HBO’s “True Detective.”

Besides “Orange Is the New Black,” “Silicon Valley” and “Transparent,” comedy series nominations went to “Modern Family” and Louis C.K. for FX’s “Louie.” “30 Rock” won the category last year.

Game of Thrones” took a nom in drama series and will go up against the two “Homeland” episodes, “House of Cards” and “True Detective.” It was the fifth DGA nomination for Lesli Linka Glatter, who directed the “From A to B and Back Again” segment of “Homeland. »

- Dave McNary

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'Game of Thrones' Season 5 Premiere Date Announced

8 January 2015 2:33 PM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Game of Thrones fans anxiously awaiting news of when the series will return for Season 5 were finally rewarded for their patience today. We're only four months away from the premiere, which will arrive along with two other hit series this spring. HBO has confirmed that the new seasons of Game of Thrones, Silicon Valley and Veep will debut back-to-back on Sunday, April 12, starting at 9:00 p.m. (Et/Pt).

Game of Thrones begins its ten-episode fifth season Sunday, April 12 (9:00-10:00 p.m.). Based on the popular book series "A Song of Ice and Fire," by George R.R. Martin, this hit Emmy&#174-winning fantasy series chronicles an epic struggle for power in a vast and violent kingdom. The ensemble cast for the fourth season included Emmy&#174 and Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Lena Headey, Emilia Clarke, Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Kit Harington, Natalie Dormer, Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner. Executive producers, »

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