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The Emmy nominations for writing and directing are usually a bellwether of where the industry insiders see the sizzle in the small screen. The scribe and helming categories are less of a popularity contest than the comedy and drama series races.
So it was with some dismay that after checking the list a couple of times, I noticed the paucity of female nominees in these categories. No femmes in the drama series directing race, and in drama writing, only Moira Walley-Beckett made the cut for the “Ozymandias” episode of “Breaking Bad.”
The picture is only a little brighter in comedy. Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan are nommed for writing the pilot seg of “Orange is the New Black.” On the helming side, Gail Mancuso landed her third consecutive nom (she won last year) for “Modern Family,” for the “Vegas” episode. And Jodie Foster was recognized for the “Lesbian Request Denied” episode of “Oitnb. »
- Cynthia Littleton
The 2014 Emmy Nominations were announced today, with Game of Thrones and American Horror Story picking up quite a few nominations in top categories. The Walking Dead also picked up nominations for visual effects and sound editing. The official list is below and the winners will be announced live during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25th.
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“True Detective” (HBO)
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
“Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E)
“Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic)
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)
“The Normal Heart” (HBO)
- Jonathan James
The nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards have been announced today, with the epic fantasy series Game of Thrones leading the pack with 19 nods in total, including Best Drama Series, where it will compete against Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, House of Cards, Mad Men and True Detective. The small screen adaptation of Fargo pulled in 18 nominations, followed by American Horror Story with 17 and Breaking Bad and The Normal Heart with 16.
In terms of the broadcasters, HBO pulled in a whopping 99 nominations in total, while Netflix managed 31 nominations, thanks to strong showings for House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black. Check out the full list of contenders here…
Lead Actor in a Drama
- Gary Collinson
Melissa McCarthy has emerged as one of Hollywood’s biggest movie stars. But her offscreen lifestyle suggests otherwise.
She still resides in a small three-bedroom house in Los Angeles suburb Toluca Lake with her husband, Ben Falcone.
Their two young daughters share a room, and her Mac computer is packed in the closet.
“We’re in the tiniest bedroom on Earth,” McCarthy confesses. On the morning of the 2012 Oscars, when she was getting dolled up for her big evening as a supporting actress nominee for her breakout role as the loudmouth sidekick in “Bridesmaids,” she didn’t have any space in the house to get dressed. “I had my stylist come to my garage,” McCarthy says. “My friends are like, ‘Get it together!’”
(Danielle Levitt for Variety)
McCarthy recounts this story on a recent evening in Budapest over a long dinner of veggie burgers, cucumber salad and beer. Her husband of nine years, »
- Ramin Setoodeh
The Warner Bros and New Line co-production was due to hit cinemas on May 8, 2015, but the studio has confirmed that this date will now be pushed back (via The Wrap).
A new release date has yet to be decided, but New Line announced that they will now release MGM's untitled Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara comedy - previously known as Don't Mess with Texas - on May 8, 2015 instead.
“Mean Moms” had been selected for the production tax credit, based on 20% of qualified expenditures of $33.6 million. But production would have had to have launched by July in order to receive the credit, so parent Warner Bros. has withdraw the project from the tax credit program.
The state film commission will conduct a lottery on June 2 to select the next round of projects that can qualify for the production tax credit program, which receives $100 million annually. Demand far exceeds supply with less than 10% of the 380 applicants receiving the credit last year.
New Line »
- Dave McNary
Warner Bros. has pushed the Jennifer Aniston comedy “Mean Moms” off its May 8, 2015 release date, the studio said Thursday. No new opening date has been set for the New Line comedy, which is directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller. The adult-themed “Mean Moms” is in the spirit of the 2004 comedy “Mean Girls,” and while it is not a sequel in any way, both projects are based on advice books by Rosalind Wiseman. Instead, Warner Bros. has slotted the Reese Witherspoon-Sofia Vergara buddy comedy once known as “Don't Mess With Texas” on that Mother's Day weekend. On Thursday, the studio announced. »
- Todd Cunningham
Years from now, sitcom fans will still be stuck mourning the end of the cut-off-in-its-prime Happy Endings, the ABC series that ran for three glorious and brief (but not gloriously brief) seasons, the brainchild of creator David Caspe, a revolving door of solid directors (including Fred Savage, the Russo brothers and Beth McCarthy-Miller, among many others), and a seriously game cast. The series may have centered on a standard-sounding premise — a group of six friends live and love in Chicago, kicking off after one of them leaves another one at the altar on their wedding day (sort of like if Barry was part of the core cast of Friends) — but its outlandishly clever humor and believable beating heart set it apart. It was good. It was really good. And you didn’t watch it, because ABC cancelled it. But despite the loss of the show, many of its talents have journeyed elsewhere. Damon Wayans Jr. »
- Kate Erbland
So, The Voice live shows are less than a week away. That probably means we should be whittling down some teams, doesn't it? Last night we found out who'd be on Team Kylie and Team Tom, so today it's all about Ricky and Will's acts. Who'd make it? Who wouldn't? Read on to find out...
Ricky thinks he has the "strongest team" - which is just as well - and Will thinks he has something up his sleeve all the time "like a ninja". In his first meeting with his knockout team, Ricky congratulates them all and urges them to pick their songs carefully. It's clear that everyone is feeling 'quite nervous' and even Ricky confesses he's feeling terrified. So we should probably get going...
Jessica Steele - 'La La La'
Ricky stole Jessica from Will's team, and likes the personality she brings to songs. She's actually gone »
We were convinced we'd found a way to predict the results of this weekend's Voice battles - by putting some of the duos head to head to test their knowledge of their mentors - but Team Tom and Team Will ended in a dead heat, and Team Kylie were separated by just a measly half point. In other words, we're not talking particularly convincing results. But hey, maybe Team Ricky will give us some clearer answers? We called up Nathan Amzi and Christina Marie, so read on to find out who knows more about Ricky - and then what they had to say about tonight's head to head...
Fighting Talk - we're going to test you on your knowledge of Ricky.
Nathan: "Okay! Yeah!"
Christina: "Oh my goodness, this is going to be so bad! Okay..."
Which Kaiser Chiefs single made it to number one in the UK? (Answer: 'Ruby')
Nathan: "'Ruby', »
"Mean Moms" is a story of a mother who is forced to deal with some grown-up "mean girls" in her suburban neighbourhood.
- Shiva Prakash
Here's a look at the latest release date shuffle: Walk of Shame moves from April 25th to May 2nd. Transcendence shifts back just one day to April 18th. One Chance moves from March 14th to August 29th. An Untitled New Line Horror Film, formerly titled Annabelle, is now set for an October 3rd debut. Mean Moms debuts May 8, 2015, opening one week after Avengers: Age of Ultron. The Conjuring 2 will open October 23, 2015. How to Be Single opens February 12, 2016. Hit the jump for more on each picture. Walk of Shame - Steven Brill's comedy centers on a news anchor (Elizabeth Banks) who finds herself out on the street after a drunken one-night stand with no money, identification, or means of travel. Her shameful trek across Los Angeles is fraught with misadventures as she attempts to make it to a career-changing job interview. The film also stars James Marsden, Gillian Jacobs, Sarah Wright, »
- Dave Trumbore
Though Warner Bros. has already moved its buzziest project, the Zack Snyder-helmed, Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill-starring Batman vs. Superman, back to May of 2016, that doesn’t mean that the studio will be in any way resting on its laurels until then. Hot on the heels of scheduling The Man from U.N.C.L.E. and Focus for the early months of 2015, Warner Bros. has scheduled a huge amount of highly anticipated projects. We’ll take them on in chronological order.
The horror flick formerly known as Annabelle, a spinoff from The Conjuring, has been set for October 3 of this year. It’s going to face tough competition from David Fincher’s Gone Girl, though the huge returns from the first film in the franchise are probably giving New Line the utmost confidence that the John Leonetti-directed spinoff will perform well. Annabelle Wallis and Ward Horton lead the cast, »
- Isaac Feldberg
Jennifer Aniston is in talks to star in “Mean Moms” with veteran TV director Beth McCarthy-Miller helming. Project was set up in 2010 with Adam Shankman, Jennifer Gibgot and Jill Messick producing for New Line.
The writing team of Sean Anders and John Morris are rewriting “Mean Moms,” which will focus on a happily married mother of two who moves from small-town America to the high-class suburbs and faces the cutthroat world of competitive parenting.
“How to Be Single” is the third title to land on »
- Dave McNary
Just hours after handing out release dates for Entourage, Inherent Vice and The Intern, Warner Bros. has issued new dates for The Conjuring 2 (October 23, 2015), Mean Moms (May 8, 2015), How to Be Single (February 12, 2016) and an untitled horror project (October 3, 2014), which may be The Conjuring spin-off Annabelle.
The Conjuring 2 doesn't have any direct competition as of yet, but it debuts just one week after Guillermo del Toro's Crimson Peak. The Conjuring writers Chad Hayes and Carey Hayes signed on to write the script in July, although it isn't known if James Wan will be back to direct, or if Vera Farmiga and Patrick Wilson will return to star.
Mean Moms, which has Jennifer Aniston in talks to star, has the May 8, 2015 date to itself for now, but it is sandwiched between Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron and Warner Bros.' Mad Max: Fury Road. The story, based on Rosalind Wiseman's book, »
Since Friends, Our Jen has carved out a successful movie career with a succession of comedy roles, most recently with We’Re The Millers, and it seems she won’t be bucking the trend with Mean Moms.
Aniston is currently in talks about taking on a leading role in this new project. Mean Moms is adapted from the self-help book by Rosalind Wiseman called (wait for it), Queen Bee Moms and King Pin Dads: Dealing With the Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Make — or Break — Your Child’s Future). Beth McCarthy-Miller is slated to direct the feature from New Line Cinema.
And if you’re wondering about the link to Mean Girls, well, Wiseman also penned its book basis, Queen Bees and Wannabees (that’s the shortened title by the way). Mean Moms isn’t a sequel; instead it follows the story of a suburban mum who moves »
- Claire Joanne Huxham
Recent attempts to recapture the lightning-in-a-bottle success of Mean Girls, from the direct-to-video sequel Mean Girls 2 to this month’s Vampire Academy, have met with varying degrees of catastrophic failure, but it’s understandable that studios want to keep trying, given the zeitgeist feel of the original. One such project gathering over at New Line actually sounds like it may have a pretty decent chance of finding success. Titled Mean Moms, it shares a few significant similarities with Mean Girls and just gained a huge star, with news that Jennifer Aniston has entered negotiations for a lead role.
The film will focus on a happily married mom who moves with her two kids from a small town to the wealthy suburbs. After moving in, she’s confronted with the vicious world of competitive parenting and finds herself surrounded by hostile soccer moms.
- Isaac Feldberg
Jennifer Aniston is so fetch! The actress, 45, is in talks to star in the upcoming comedy Mean Moms, multiple sources tell E! News. The movie is an adaptation of Rosalind Wiseman's book Queen Bee Moms and King Pin Dads: Dealing With the Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Make—or Break—Your Child's Future. Wiseman also wrote the book Queen Bees and Wannabes, which inspired the 2004 movie Mean Girls. Similar to Mean Girls, Mean Moms will focus on a newcomer who struggles to find common ground with her suburban neighbors, whose sole purpose seems to be one-upping each other's parenting. Beth McCarthy-Miller, who recently directed The Sound of Music Live, is set to direct »
Back in 2010, New Line Cinema announced that it's moving forward with a sequel to "Mean Girls," called "Mean Moms," which will be directed by Beth McCarthy-Miller ("Modern Family," "30 Rock"). Now comes word that Jennifer Aniston is in talks to play the lead role, which is a mom who moves her family to a new town and is faced with confronting the cut throat world of competitive parenting. The new movie won't bring back any of the "Mean Girls" characters. "Mean Moms" is based on Rosalind Wiseman's 2006 book "Queen Bee Moms and King Pin Dads: Dealing with the Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Make -- or Break -- Your Child's Future," which aims at helping parents navigate between being overly passive and excessively protective. »
The 45-year-old will be a part of the movie, based on Rosalind Wiseman's book "Queen Bee Moms and King Pin Dads: Dealing With the Parents, Teachers, Coaches, and Counselors Who Can Make - or Break - Your Child's Future", reports hollywoodreporter.com.
It narrates the story of a mother who is forced to deal with some grown-up "mean girls" in her suburban neighbourhood.
- Anita Agarwal
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