First, broadcast is challenged. Just two network series (PBS aside) were nominated and both were from ABC.
Second, the traditional Hollywood casting couch is on the outs — most nominations source out of New York, the U.K. or both.
Third, it’s a small world after all, with multiple nominees gracing multiple categories.
Then there’s the fourth: Just try asking casting directors what they’re looking for when deciding if a show’s casting is “outstanding.” They can be a little, well, vague.
“Casting in some ways is very complicated, and in some ways it’s very simple,” says Jill Trevellick, who was nominated for the fourth time this year for PBS Masterpiece’s “Downton Abbey.”
In fact, the eight-episode fifth season steadily built, through its flashbacks in particular, toward the show’s powerful conclusion, while wrapping up various loose ends (and leaving a few dangling) along the way.
Series creator Terence Winter, in an interview, said the producers “told exactly the story we wanted to tell,” moving at their own pace and speed. Indeed, despite the amount of plot developments jammed into the last season, Winter said he determined the number of episodes after hashing out the climactic arc with the writing staff.
“They said, ‘What do you think you need to wrap it up?’” Winter said, referring to HBO. “I didn’t feel like we left anything out.”
As for the details of that wrap-up (and Spoiler Alert if you haven’t watched
I knew something was off about that kid!
In the shocking closing moments of Sunday’s Boardwalk Empire series finale, Joe Harper — the club worker Nucky had taken a special interest in — revealed himself to be none other than Tommy Darmody. The interloper dropped that little bombshell on Nucky right before gunning him down in the middle of the crowded Atlantic City boardwalk. (Those of you who figured out the Joe-Tommy twist weeks ago, go ahead and pat yourselves on the back.
(Winner) Allison Janney, “Masters of Sex”
Margo Martindale, “The Americans”
Diana Rigg, ‘Game of Thrones”
Kate Mara, “House of Cards”
Jane Fonda, “The Newsroom”
Kate Burton, “Scandal”
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Outstanding Hairstyling For A Single-Camera Series
Francesca Paris, Department Head Hairstylist
Lisa Dellechiaie, Key Hairstylist
Therese Ducey, Key Hairstylist
(Winner) “Downton Abbey”
Magi Vaughan, Department Head Hairstylist
Adam James Phillips, Key Hairstylist
“Game Of Thrones”
Kevin Alexander, Department Head Hairstylist
Candice Banks, Key Hairstylist
Rosalia Culora, Hairstylist
Gary Machin, Hairstylist
Nicola Mount, Hairstylist
Theraesa Rivers, Department Head Hairstylist
Arturo Rojas, Key Hairstylist
Valerie Jackson, Hairstylist
Ai Nakata, Hairstylist
Colleen Labaff, Department Head Hairstylist
Kimberley Spiteri, Co-Department Head Hairstylist
Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special
“Dancing With The Stars”
Mary Guerrero, Department Head Hairstylist
Hollywoodnews.com: Martin Scorsese, Peter Dinklage and the cast of ABC’s hit comedy “Modern Family” walked away as big winners from the 63rdr Primetime Emmy Awards, which were held Sunday night in Los Angeles.
“Family” led the evening with five Emmy wins, including Best Comedy, Best Supporting Actor (Ty Burrell) and Actress (Julie Bowen), direction and screenwriting.
“Welcome back to the ‘Modern Family’ awards,” host Jane Lynch (“Glee”) joked coming out of a commercial break.
But “Family wasn’t the only winner. AMC’s period drama “Mad Men” walked away with the Best Drama Emmy. Scorsese took home a trophy for directing the pilot episode of HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire.” And Peter Dinklage earned a well-deserved Emmy for his outstanding work on “Game of Thrones.”
Below, a complete list of last night’s winners:
Outstanding Comedy Series
Modern Family (Winner)
Outstanding Drama Series
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