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Remember those U.K.-based bookies we keep hearing about? They were the ones placing bets on who the new James Bond would be after Daniel Craig, naming Homeland.s Damian Lewis as the frontrunner. Well, these folks are now doing the same with who will eventually come to perform the theme song for Spectre . or, at least, they were. Betting has now been closed because someone dropped an insanely large amount of money in favor of Radiohead. THR says that a British bookie "suspended" its betting after an anonymous gambler dropped £15,000 (which translates to roughly $23,000) on Radiohead as the group that will record the next James Bond theme song. While only Sam Mendes knows at the moment who will sing the next Bond theme song, the bookies suggested that this type of action was enough to point to Radiohead as a new frontrunner even though the iconic rock outfit »
For the first time in Emmys history, the academy has decided this year that the supporting nominees from limited series must choose specific episodes to submit to judges. (Nominated performers from TV movies will continue to submit the entire project.) This is true only for the supporting nominees and not for the lead contenders. Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episodes that will be submitted to the Emmys by all of the 2015 nominees for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor. See below for details. -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Richard Cabral ("American Crime") will submit "Episode Ten" of ABC's anthology series to Emmy judges. Damian Lewis ("Wolf Hall") is entering the fifth episode of his PBS period piece, titled "Crows." Bill Murray ("Olive Kitteridge") only appeared in the final episode ("Security") of the HBO mini, so he'll submit t »
Director: Christopher McQuarrie; Screenwriter: Christopher McQuarrie; Starring: Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg, Alec Baldwin, Ving Rhames, Sean Harris; Running time: 131 mins; Certificate: 12A
Tom Cruise lights the fuse on the latest instalment of the Mission: Impossible series, this time bringing along his Jack Reacher director Christopher McQuarrie to call the shots. Now on his fifth go-around as Ethan Hunt, Cruise has steered the Mission movies away from distinct authorial voices and into showreels for his own daredevil stunt work.
The first three offerings all boasted filmmakers with their own stylistic flourishes (De Palma - tension! Woo - doves! Abrams - lens flare!) that made these intriguing (if not always entirely successful) spy thrillers with a clear identity. Rogue Nation is very much a facsimile of 2011's Ghost Protocol, a woah-look-Cruise-is-really-doing-that-stuff affair. Story innovation and character development fall by the wayside here, idly filing time until the next IMAX-boosted set piece arrives. »
Orange Is the New Black star Uzo Aduba and So You Think You Can Dance host Cat Deeley announced the 2015 Emmy nominations this morning. Spoiler alert: they were both nominated, along with Jon Hamm for Mad Men, Taraji P. Henson for Empire, Amy Schumer for Inside Amy Schumer, and Anthony Anderson for Black-ish. There are a few double nominees and a ton of first-timers, making this year's race already one of the most exciting in a while - not to mention the fact that Game of Thrones has a whopping 24 nominations. Take a look at the full list below! Outstanding Drama Series Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men Orange Is the New Black Outstanding Comedy Series Louie Modern Family Parks and Recreation Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, »
Game of Thrones, Mad Men, House of Cards and Transparent are among the shows that received multiple nominations in major categories for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards. Game of Thrones alone received 24 nominations. Better Call Saul, Louie, Homeland, Veep and Orange Is the New Black also got notable nods. The awards ceremony, which Brooklyn Nine-Nine actor Andy Samberg will host, will be broadcast live on Fox on September 20th at 8 p.m. Est.
Here is the complete list of nominees for the 2015 Emmys Awards: Drama Series Better Call Saul Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Homeland House of Cards Mad Men Orange Is The New Black Comedy Series Louie Modern Family Parks & Recreation Silicon Valley Transparent Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Veep Limited Series American Crime American Horror Story: Freak Show Olive Kitteridge The Honorable Woman Wolf Hall Lead Actor in a Drama Series Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, Mad Men Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan Kevin Spacey, House of Cards Lead Actress in a Drama Series Claire Danes, Homeland Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder Taraji P. Henson, Empire Tatania Maslany, Orphan Black Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men Robin Wright, House of Cards Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Adrien Brody, Houdini Ricky Gervais, Derek Timothy Hutton, American Crime Richard Jenkins, Olive Kitteridge David Oyelowo, »
- Richard Rushfield
The 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on July 16 and HBO’s “Game of Thrones” received the most nominations.
Andy Samberg will host the 2015 Primetime Emmy Awards on September 20. Fox will broadcast them live from the Microsoft Theater in downtown Los Angeles.
The nominees are below:
Outstanding Drama Series
“Better Call Saul”
Outstanding Comedy Series
Lead Actor, Drama
Bob Odenkirk, “Better Call Saul”
Lead Actress, Drama
Taraji P. Henson, “Empire”
Lead Actor, Limited Series Or Movie
- Variety Staff
Nominations for the 67th Primetime Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday by Uzo Aduba (Orange Is the New Black) and Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), and HBO led the pack with 126 total nods. ABC (with 42 contenders), NBC and CBS (41 each) and FX (38) rounded out the Top 5.
Program-by-program, HBO’s Game of Thrones reigned with 24 total nominations, followed by FX’s American Horror Story: Freak Show (19), HBO’s Olive Kitteridge (13) and HBO’s Bessie (12), Tying for fifth place, Netflix’s House of Cards, the final season of AMC’s Mad Men and Amazon’s Transparent each amassed 11 nods. »
This year's Emmy Award nominations have been announced and "Game of Thrones" topped the list with a whopping 24 nominations, followed by "American Horror Story: Freak Show" with 19 noms and "Olive Kitteridge" with 13.
HBO was by far the network to be with 124 nominations in total across the prime time and technical categories. They were followed by ABC (42), CBS & NBC (41), FX (38), Fox (35), Netflix (34), PBS (29), Comedy Central (25) and AMC (24).
With a new online voting system, the list of nominees are a bit fresher than usual with a lot of first-time nominees in acting categories, and some notable absentees like network comedy stalwarts "The Big Bang Theory" and Melissa McCarthy in favour of fresher faces such as "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt". There was some excellent and overdue casting nominations such as Tatiana Maslany for "Orphan Black" and Taraji P. Henson for "Empire," along with the new 'Limited Series' element and more suitable classifications for some »
- Garth Franklin
And they're off! Nominations for the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards were just announced on Thursday, July 16. "Orange Is the New Black" star Uzo Aduba and "So You Think You Can Dance" host Cat Deeley revealed the major nominees, but there are actually a lot more (like for costume design, sound editing, cinematography, etc.) and you can head to the Nominees and Winners page of Emmys.com to check out the very long roundup of nominees.
Here are the announced Emmy nominations:
"Better Call Saul"
Outstanding Actor In A Drama
Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"
Outstanding Actress In A Drama
- Gina Carbone
It’s hard to believe that we have, so far, only seen 46 episodes of Homeland. By the time season four drew to a close earlier this year, we had watched Carrie Mathison (Claire Danes) go from being an intelligence officer trying to prove a theory about a rescued U.S Marine, to being an absentee parent running the Islamabad CIA station during arguably the darkest fictional period in its difficult fictional history.
We’ve seen stunning action set-pieces, high drama, and epic, sweeping romance. The show has encompassed complex political issues and intrigue on a global scale, while equally – and successfully – focusing on intimate family drama. This is that rarest of beasts – a television drama series that earns every single one of its stripes.
So, after a brutal season finale, and having licked our wounds and re-grouped, we begin to look toward season five, the plot of which is described »
- Sarah Myles
After the departure of Brody (Damian Lewis) in Season 3, Showtime’s CIA-focused series Homeland went through something of a revamp in Season 4, which found Carrie (Claire Danes) as the station chief of the CIA’s base of operations in Islamabad. But things spiraled downhill quickly there for the bureau and for Carrie, which led to some of the best, more intense episodes from any show last year. [caption id="attachment_375676" align="alignright" width="300"] Image via Showtime[/caption] And then Homeland did what it always does when it starts to get great: it shot itself in the foot. The last several hours focused on Carrie’s never-before-seen mother, and grounded itself in her home situation (what little of it there is), while also teasing a romance that doesn’t really need to be there between herself and Quinn (Rupert Friend — there’s a friend joke to be made here, but I’ll let you just imagine it). Also, »
- Allison Keene
Fans of Showtime’s series Homeland will soon get to see Emmy-winning actor Damian Lewis in a whole new light in the cable network’s political and financial drama series Billions. The 12-episode first season doesn’t start airing until 2016, but the first teaser trailer has just arrived online, showcasing in intense game of cat and mouse […]
- Ethan Anderton
The first official photos are our from Cinemax's upcoming television series "Outcast" based on the Robert Kirkman comic of the same name. Patrick Fugit stars in the series about a young man who teams with a reverend (Philip Glenister) to find answers about why he has been plagued by demonic possession all his life. Adam Wingard ("The Guest," "You're Next") directs from a script by Kirkman. [Source: MStarz]
On the eve of its third season premiere, SundanceTV has ordered a fourth season of its little seen but critical favorite "Rectify" to air next year. The number of episodes has yet to be determined.
Aden Young stars as Daniel Holden, a man who returns to his small Georgia hometown after two decades on death row. The second season averaged a mere 308,000 viewers in Live+7 ratings and remains the network's lone fully owned scripted program. [Source: The Live Feed]
Imperative Entertainment has optioned the rights »
- Garth Franklin
The full trailer for Werner Herzog’s “Queen of the Desert” is here, which means Robert Pattinson fans need to go ahead and push play to catch a longer glimpse at his T.E. Lawrence impression. But don’t expect him to be the one swinging with the swoons in “Queen” because the romantic spotlight has actually gone instead to Nicole Kidman and James Franco (and sort of Damian Lewis, too). The pair portray Gertrude Bell and her lover, and while Franco might be the multi-hyphenate Irl, it’s her character that does all the things in the movie, including writing, archaeology, exploring, cartography, an . »
Damian Lewis returns to Showtime, and he's got a high-caliber Emmy winner to join him in his last effort, Paul Giamatti. The two actors topline the New York-based drama series "Billions" set to air next year, which just got its first trailer today. This promo looks to toy the line between somewhat interesting and becoming something of a retread of high corporate films and TV shows you've seen all-so-many-times before. The cast is likely going to get people talking more than the plot itself, though, and with dialogue bouncing between entirely generic ("When did it become a crime to succeed in this countryc") and saucily fun ("What's the point of having f**k you money if you never say f**k youc") it's hard to decipher which direction the show with steer. If you notice a bit of an Aaron Sorkin-vibe here, you're not alone and that's probably intentional. »
- Will Ashton
The first look at Showtime's new series Billions heavily features Emmy and Golden Globe winners Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis, who play two Type A personalities going head to head in the brutal world of New York City politics and finance. In one corner we have U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) whose political ambitions and moral compass place him on a collision course with hedge fund billionaire Bobby Axelrod (Lewis) when the latter is suspected of fraudulent trading. The first teaser for Showtime's new show, due out in the 2016 season, has Rhoades and Axelrod exchanging a variety of verbal blows that are presumably just hints of the fireworks that are to come. After all, between these two power players there are literally billions on the line, but you'll have to tune in to see who wins the prize fight. Check out the first teaser trailer for Billions below: Here's »
- Dave Trumbore
Showtime unveiled the first teaser for its upcoming drama series “Billions” on Wednesday. In the clip, Paul Giamatti faces off against Damian Lewis over the questionable business practices that made him a billionaire. “What’s the point of having ‘f–k you’ money if you never say ‘f–k you’?” says Lewis. Also read: Showtime Orders Paul Giamatti, Damian Lewis Drama 'Billions' to Series “Billions” follows two highly ambitious and highly wealthy characters: U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and billionaire hedge fund king Bobby “Axe” Axelrod (Lewis). Set within the machinations of New York City power politics and finance, »
- Reid Nakamura
Read More: Showtime Orders 'Billions' to Series with Paul Giamatti & Damian Lewis Showtime has provided a first look into its new drama, "Billions," giving audiences a glimpse of the treacherous balance between peril and profit in chasing the American dream. Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis head the 12 episode series as two highly ambitious and opposing forces: Blue-blooded, by the book Attorney Chuck Rhoades (Giamatti) and brilliant, billionaire hedge fund tycoon Bobby Axelrod (Lewis). Unstoppable force and immovable object collide in this 21st Century examination of American ultra-wealth and corruption in New York City -- what Showtime has described as "a high-stakes game of predator-versus-prey." "Billions" debuts in 2016 and Showtime will air the teaser on Sunday, July 12, during the third season premiers of "Ray Donovan" and "Masters of Sex." Watch the teaser above. Read More: Watch: »
- Jessica Cariaga
“What we do has consequences. Come to work everyday and don’t waiver.” Those words spoken by Paul Giamatti’s determined, hard-charging U.S. Attorney Chuck Rhoades, as we get a first look at Showtime’s new drama Billions. Described as a 21st-century examination of the profit and peril of chasing the American dream, Billions is written and exec produced by Brian Koppelman and David Levien (Ocean’s Thirteen, Rounders), and Andrew Ross Sorkin (Too Big To Fail). Damian Lewis… »
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