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Jason Sudeikis Disqualified From Emmy Consideration for Fox’s ‘Last Man On Earth’ (Exclusive)

16 June 2016 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

When the 2016 Primetime Emmy ballots went online Monday, Jason Sudeikis was included among the list of guest actors in a comedy series for his critically acclaimed turn on Fox’s “The Last Man On Earth.”

There’s just one problem: Under Emmy rules, Sudeikis isn’t a guest star.

Because he appeared in 11 of the second season’s 18 episodes as Mike Miller, astronaut brother of the titular character Phil Miller (played by Will Forte), he far exceeds the current threshold for guest consideration.

Per Academy rules: “It is the decision of the entrant whether to enter as a lead, supporting or guest performer. However, only performers appearing in less than 50% of the eligible episodes are able to submit in the Guest Performer categories.”

Although Sudeikis would be properly categorized in the supporting actor race, it’s too late to make the switch now that voting has commenced, and he will therefore be disqualified from consideration. (Again, per Academy rules: “If an entry is made in the wrong category and the error is not discovered until it goes to the voters on the nomination ballot, it will be disqualified.”)

Since the category’s inception in 1986, the rules and regulations defining guest performers have varied wildly throughout the years. In 1992, a movement to recognize guest performers on the primetime telecast resulted in guests competing against full-time leads (Christopher Lloyd won outstanding actor in a drama series for a single episode of “Road to Avonlea” and the experiment ended). And in recent years, winners in the guest categories have included performers booked for season long arcs (like John Lithgow’s 2010 win for season four of “Dexter”).

The current rule was instituted in 2015, the year after Uzo Aduba won outstanding guest actress in a comedy for the first season of Netflix’s “Orange Is the New Black” despite appearing in 11 out of 13 episodes and essentially functioning as a series regular. Aduba went on to win outstanding supporting actress in a drama at last year’s Emmys.

There is still some confusion about the shift in what constitutes a guest performance even among industry insiders. Pundits considered Diana Rigg a shoo-in for a fourth consecutive guest actress nomination as Lady Olenna Tyrell on HBO’s “Game of Thrones” this year, but the actress will appear in five of the season’s 10 episodes, pushing her into the supporting field. Only a handful of actors from the massive “Thrones” ensemble are submitted by HBO each year (the rest can submit on their own). Rigg is not on this year’s ballot.

Under the current rules, Rigg would also not have been eligible as a guest star in the show’s third season, when she received her first nomination.

Meanwhile, “Breaking Bad” veteran Mark Margolis is entered in the supporting race for reprising his Emmy-nominated guest role as the villainous Hector Salamanca on “Better Call Saul.” The actor appeared in exactly half of “Saul’s” second season (five out of 10 episodes), with minimal screen time in several of those. It’s difficult to argue he’s a supporting player to the same degree as “Saul” co-stars Jonathan Banks or Michael McKean, but the rules are the rules.

Over at AMC’s “The Walking Dead,” series regulars Ross Marquand and Tovah Feldshuh have been entered in guest categories this year because they each appeared in six episodes of the 16-episode season. But guest star Merritt Wever vies in supporting actress because she appeared in nine.

What happened with Sudeikis was apparently a case of the studio, 20th Century Fox Television, evaluating the role under the Academy’s old guidelines, and judging it a guest turn. He was billed as a “special guest star” for every episode, and in three of the 11 episodes he appeared onscreen for less than a minute. But his role grew in importance as the season progressed, his character had a bottle episode essentially all to himself, and he was a crucial participant in the season-ending arc.

The TV Academy does not vet submissions for accuracy; they simply go by the information submitted on entry forms, which would have noted that Sudeikis appeared in less than 50% of the episodes. No performers were disqualified from the ballot last year.

 

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- Geoff Berkshire

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Contest: Win The Abandoned on Blu-ray

7 June 2016 2:18 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Co-starring Louisa Krause and Jason Patric, Eytan Rockaway’s The Abandoned is now available on Blu-ray and DVD from Scream Factory, and we’ve been provided with three Blu-ray copies to give away to Daily Dead readers.

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Prize Details: (3) Winners will receive (1) Blu-ray copy of The Abandoned.

How to Enter: For a chance to win, email contest@dailydead.com with the subject “The Abandoned Contest”. Be sure to include your name and mailing address.

Entry Details: The contest will end at 12:01am Est on June 13th. This contest is only open to those who are eighteen years of age or older that live in the United States. Only one entry per household will be accepted.

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From the Press Release: “Take a terrifying plunge into the warped mind of a disturbed young woman with the visually and emotionally compelling psychological thriller The Abandoned.

Making its Blu-ray and DVD debut June 7th, »

- Derek Anderson

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2016 Emmy Contenders: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

7 June 2016 2:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The appeal of a guest role is obvious as an actor can often make the maximum impact in minimum screen time. That’s why previous winners love to drop in on other shows, such as Hank Azaria showing up on “Ray Donovan,” Michael J. Fox popping over to “The Good Wife” and Brad Garrett showing his dramatic range on “Law & Order: Svu.”

Last year, Reg E. Cathey took home the prize for his work on “House of Cards” after two nominations. He’s likely to receive another nomination for the role of Freddy, though his co-star Colm Feore could also figure into the mix.

There are certain shows that tend to do well time and again in the guest category. One is “The Good Wife,” which has a plethora of potential nominees, from the aforementioned Fox to Denis O’Hare and Blair Underwood, both involved in a powerful gun control episode. »

- Jenelle Riley

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Blu-ray Clips & Trailer from The Abandoned, Co-Starring Jason Patric

3 June 2016 10:09 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Use caution when looking at your reflection, sometimes you might not like what you see… Starring Louisa Krause, Jason Patric, and Mark MargolisThe Abandoned makes it Blu-ray and DVD debut on Tuesday, June 7th. In the meantime, take a look at two high-def clips and the official trailer for the film, courtesy of Scream Factory.

From the Press Release: “Take a terrifying plunge into the warped mind of a disturbed young woman with the visually and emotionally compelling psychological thriller The Abandoned.

Making its Blu-ray and DVD debut June 7th, 2016 from Scream Factory, in conjunction with IFC Midnight, this suspenseful release also includes brand new bonus features, including an alternate ending, deleted scenes, and the theatrical trailer.

Fans can pre-order their copies now by visiting ShoutFactory.com

Desperate to get her life back on track, the unstable Streak (Louisa KrauseMartha Marcy May Marlene) takes a job as a security guard, »

- Tamika Jones

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Horror Highlights: Bite, The Abandoned, Creep Cases, El Rey Network’s Mother’s Day Marathon, The Horde Q&A

7 May 2016 8:53 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

In today’s Horror Highlights, we have new clips from Bite, Scream Factory’s Blu-ray / DVD release details for The Abandoned, information and a look at Jon Fields’ Creep Cases, details on El Rey Network’s Mother’s Day Marathon, and a Q&A with The Horde producer Beth A. Thuna.

Two New Clips for Archibald’s Bite: Press Release: Visceral body-horror feature opens in select U.S. theaters May 6th, 2016.

When she returns from her tropical bachelorette party getaway, a young woman begins to succumb to an insect bite in the palpably disturbing film Bite. Witness the skin-crawling chronicle of one woman’s truly terrifying descent into madness when the visceral body horror feature, Bite debuts in select U.S. theaters May 6th, 2016. Directed by Chad Archibald (The Drownsman), Bite had a sensational premiere at the 2015 Fantasia International Film Festival in Montreal, where it won an Audience Award »

- Tamika Jones

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Scream Factory/IFC Midnight Gets Psychological and Creepy with June Bluray/DVD release of The Abandoned

6 May 2016 2:21 PM, PDT | iconsoffright.com | See recent Icons of Fright news »

I tend to really enjoy the majority of the films that are released through the Scream Factory/IFC Midnight partnership. Sure the Scream Factory releases alone are worthy of fanaticism, but it’s just as fun to get up and coming indie horror films to check out as well. Case in point: The June 7th Bluray/DVD release of the Louisa Krause/Jacon Patric-led psychological horror film The Abandoned. I’ve liked a good amount of films featuring Krause (Martha Marcy May Marlene is a favorite of mine) and well, who doesn’t want to see Jason Patric do more genre films?

Desperate to get her life back on track, the unstable Streak (Louisa Krause, Martha Marcy May Marlene) takes a job as a security guard, working the graveyard shift at a once upscale, now abandoned apartment complex. But on her first night on duty, she discovers a horrifying presence »

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‘Better Call Saul’ Season 2 Finale: Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould Tease Gus Fring’s Return

19 April 2016 11:53 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler alert: The following interview includes plot details from “Better Call Saul” season two, episode ten, titled “Klick.”

The cat’s out of the bag on “Better Call Saul.” Or is it?

Last night’s second season finale appeared to tease something that fans of “Breaking Bad” have been anticipating ever since the prequel series was announced: the reintroduction of Emmy-nominated favorite Giancarlo Esposito as drug lord Gus Fring.

Of course, we didn’t actually see Esposito or Fring in the episode. There is simply an ominous note left for Mike (Jonathan Banks) warning him off of taking any extreme measures against Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis) — who was also a crucial character on “Breaking Bad.”

Theories that the note was written by Fring, or at the very least one of his associates, were exacerbated by the discovery that the first letter of each of the ten-episode titles in “Saul’s »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Is This 'Breaking Bad' Character Returning in the 'Better Call Saul' Season 2 Finale?

13 April 2016 12:22 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Last month, Better Call Saul star Bob Odenkirk shot down a theory that Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston will return as Walter White this season. Oddly enough though, Vince Gilligan teased at PaleyFest last month, via The Hollywood Reporter, that they almost had a big Breaking Bad cameo in the Season 2 finale, Klick, which airs Monday, April 18 at 9 Pm Et on AMC. But he wouldn't say which character was being eyed to return. TV Line has discovered a unique tweet from Twitter user Sirena6783, who appears to have solved this mystery.

While apparently on vacation, Sirena6783 discovered that all 10 episode titles for Better Call Saul Season 2 may in fact be an anagram that, when deciphered reads, "Frings Back," referring to the iconic Gus Fring, played by Giancarlo Esposito in Breaking Bad. Since Better Call Saul takes place before the events of Breaking Bad, a Gus Fring cameo certainly wouldn't be out of the question. »

- MovieWeb

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Did This Breaking Bad Favorite Get Cut From the Better Call Saul Finale?

13 April 2016 7:46 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Better Call Saul isn’t quite ready for a game of chicken (or so it seems).

RelatedBetter Call Saul Renewed for Season 3

Though the Breaking Bad prequel has been quick to bring back both Tuco and, more recently, Hector Salamanca (played respectively by Raymond Cruz and Mark Margolis), evidence is mounting that an appearance by Giancarlo Esposito‘s Gustavo “Gus” Fring was scrapped from Saul‘s Season 2 finale (airing April 18).

In discussing Margolis’ encore as Tio, series creator Vince Gilligan shared that Better Call Saul had “a perfect opportunity for someone [else] from our Breaking Bad universe to show up” during its sophomore finale, »

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Better Call Saul Creator on the 'Magic Ingredients' That Came Together for Shocking Cliffhanger

11 April 2016 8:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Better Call Saul has unleashed it's most painful episode yet - leaving the fate of one of its key characters hanging in the balance. Warning: Spoilers ahead for Monday's episode of Better Call SaulAfter Chuck (Michael McKean) figures out that his brother Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) sabotaged his Mesa Verde case, he goes to the scene of the crime - an all-night print shop. During an argument with the shop's employee (whom Jimmy has bribed to tell Chuck that Jimmy was never there), the elder McGill brother passes out, hitting his head in a blow that looks like it could result in death or serious injury. »

- Aaron Couch, @AaronCouch

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Better Call Saul Creator on the 'Magic Ingredients' That Came Together for Shocking Cliffhanger

11 April 2016 8:10 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Better Call Saul has unleashed it's most painful episode yet - leaving the fate of one of its key characters hanging in the balance. Warning: Spoilers ahead for Monday's episode of Better Call SaulAfter Chuck (Michael McKean) figures out that his brother Jimmy (Bob Odenkirk) sabotaged his Mesa Verde case, he goes to the scene of the crime - an all-night print shop. During an argument with the shop's employee (whom Jimmy has bribed to tell Chuck that Jimmy was never there), the elder McGill brother passes out, hitting his head in a blow that looks like it could result in death or serious injury. »

- Aaron Couch, @AaronCouch

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TV Review: Better Call Saul - Season Two - Episode 9

11 April 2016 12:35 PM, PDT | JoBlo.com | See recent JoBlo news »

This recap/review of Better Call Saul is written with the expectation that everyone who reads this and comments below will have seen the episode already. Thus, if you've yet to see the episode in question, Do Not Go Any Further. Spoilers! Episode: Season 2, Episode 9: Nailed Plot: Mike (Jonathan Banks) takes his feud with Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis) to a dangerous new level. Meanwhile, Jimmy.s... Read More »

- Chris Bumbray

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‘Better Call Saul’ Writer Breaks Down The Latest ‘Breaking Bad’ Connection

21 March 2016 8:04 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Spoiler alert: The following interview includes plot details from “Better Call Saul” season 2, episode 6, titled “Bali Ha’i.”

Better Call Saul” is looking a lot like “Breaking Bad” lately. After Mark Margolis reprised his Emmy-nominated role of don Hector Salamanca last week, he continues the story in “Bali Ha’i” and brings his menacing twin nephews — better known as “The Cousins” — with him. Played by twins Daniel and Luis Moncada, the Cousins (a.k.a. Leonel and Marco Salamanca) were lethal enforcers in Season 3 of “Bad,” before meeting their dramatic demise at the hands of Hank Schrader. Now we get to see their origins in the “Saul” timeline (which is taking place about six or seven years prior to the start of “Breaking Bad”), as they threaten to make Mike’s (Jonathan Banks) life miserable, unless he gives in to Hector’s demands.

Variety spoke with Gennifer Hutchison, a “Breaking Bad »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Film Review: ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2’

21 March 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Making a sequel to one of the biggest sleeper hits of all time is a tall order, and scribe-star Nia Vardalos let 14 years pass before revisiting her breakout success with “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.” Whether or not audiences feel like it was worth the wait will depend heavily on how much they’re up for a family reunion: Literally the entire major cast returns in this simultaneously overstuffed and undernourished follow-up. Every bit as sitcom-ish and saccharine as its predecessor, but considerably less distinctive, “Wedding” redux will unquestionably fall short of the original’s massive $241 million domestic gross. But the curiosity of a presumably still-loyal fan base should at least allow for a respectable honeymoon period opposite “Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice,” before this Universal release settles into its natural habitat as cable-tv filler.

Critics didn’t exactly flip for Vardalos’ feature length ethnic joke-cum-romantic comedy when it first opened, »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Better Call Saul Renewed for Season 3

20 March 2016 8:24 AM, PDT | TheHDRoom | See recent TheHDRoom news »

The fascinating transformation of Jimmy McGill into "criminal" lawyer Saul Goodman will play out over the course of at least one more season as AMC has renewed Better Call Saul for Season 3.

Showrunners Vince Gilligan and Peter Gould will continue to guide the series toward its inevitable intersection with Breaking Bad and beyond. Better Call Saul spoilers for recently aired episodes are ahead so proceed at your own risk.

As the last episode of Better Call Saul proved with a surprise cameo appearance by a very mobile and highly motivated Hector Salamanca (Mark Margolis), the colorful characters of Breaking Bad remain ripe to pop up in Better Call Saul in any given episode. I'm personally waiting for Gus Fring and his chicken empire to hopefully come into the picture.

AMC's Better Call Saul Season 3 order is for 10 total episodes, the same number as Season 2.

The second season of Better Call Saul »

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Better Call Saul Season 2 Episode 5 Review – ‘Rebecca’

18 March 2016 1:20 PM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Eric Bay-Andersen reviews the fifth episode of Better Call Saul season 2…

Episode five opens with a flashback to Jimmy’s first week at Hhm, when he’s invited over to Chuck’s house one evening for dinner. In this scene we discover that in his pre-electrophobe days, Chuck had a wife, the titular Rebecca (some viewers might also remember this was the name on the sheet music Chuck was playing at the beginning of episode 2). Before the dinner, Chuck warns Rebecca (Ann Cusack) that Jimmy can be a bit off-putting, but she ends up liking him and being very amused by his newly-acquired arsenal of lawyer jokes. Just before the credits begin, there’s a wonderfully tragi-comic moment where Chuck tries to make his wife laugh with a lawyer joke of his own, but it doesn’t have the same effect. Obviously Jimmy and Chuck’s animosity (and the breakdown »

- Amie Cranswick

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‘Better Call Saul 2×05: Rebecca’ Review

16 March 2016 6:38 AM, PDT | Blogomatic3000 | See recent Blogomatic3000 news »

“It’s like he was born without the gene for it.”

‘Rebecca’ is a slow burn, an episode in which as much attention is paid to the lighting around Chuck as to the scramble faced by Kim and Jimmy in their respective legal purgatories or to Mike’s dawning realization that half measures leave loose ends. The eponymous Rebecca(a charming Ann Cusack) is Chuck’s wife, introduced in the opening flashback and quickly won over by Jimmy’s charms at a dinner which, for Chuck, is next to unendurable. The resentment seething beneath Chuck’s genial exterior appears bone-deep, souring his domestic joy when, after the meal’s end, he attempts to joke around like Jimmy does and sees his own efforts fall flat. Chuck is a man who can’t abide conflict when he feels he’s in the right, whose proposed solution to his wife’s nebulous »

- Gretchen Felker-Martin

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'Better Call Saul' Renewed for Third Season

15 March 2016 7:47 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

AMC has picked up its hit Breaking Bad spinoff, Better Call Saul, for a 10-episode third season, Variety reports.

The show is halfway through its second season and continues to score big ratings. It also racked up seven Emmy nominations last year, including Outstanding Drama Series, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama for Bob Odenkirk, and Supporting Actor in a Drama for Jonathan Banks.

Set six years before the saga of Walter White, Better Call Saul chronicles the transformation of aspiring lawyer Jimmy McGill (Odenkirk) into the slimy, conniving criminal attorney, »

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Better Call Saul: Which Breaking Bad Character Paid Mike a Visit?

14 March 2016 8:42 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

One-and-a-third seasons in, AMC’s Better Call Saul has been extremely sparing with the Breaking Bad cameos — but a fun one popped up at the tail end of this Monday’s episode.

RelatedPreacher Adaptation Gets Premiere Date at AMC

Capping an hour that was otherwise wonderfully Kim-centric, banged-up-and-bruised Mike was approached at the diner by a stranger, someone who wanted to discuss Tuco Salamanca’s imminent sentencing and incarceration:

The hothead’s uncle Hector “Tio” Salamanca, again played by Breaking Bad bell-ringer Mark Margolis.

“He really did a number on you,” Tio observed upon climbing into a booth opposite Mike, »

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'Breaking Bad' Favorite Talks 'Better Call Saul' Return: "I Hope They Keep Me Going for a While"

14 March 2016 8:04 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

[Warning: This article contains spoilers for Monday's episode of Better Call Saul, "Rebecca."] Ding! Ding! Ding! After keeping the Breaking Bad camera returns to a relative minimum in its first season, Better Call Saul has begun to bring the two worlds together in earnest this season. The returns started with Kyle Bornheimer's Ken in the second-season premiere, followed by Jim Beaver's Lawson and Raymond Cruz's Tuco on last week's episode.  Monday's hour featured perhaps the biggest cameo comeback yet, as Mark Margolis reprised his Emmy-nominated turn as Hector "Tio" Salamanca, joining Mike at a luncheonette to

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- Daniel Fienberg

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