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7 items from 2014


Writers Guild of America announces TV nominations for WGA Awards, Fargo “snub” explained by FX

6 December 2014 1:25 AM, PST | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

With Awards season heating up, the Writers Guild of America has announced its TV nominations for the WGA Awards, which are set to take place in February. Check out the full list of nominees below…

Drama Series:

Game of Thrones, Written by David Benioff, Bryan Cogman, George R.R. Martin, D.B. Weiss (HBO)

The Good Wife, Written by Leonard Dick, Keith Eisner, Matthew Hodgson, Ted Humphrey, Michelle King, Robert King, Erica Shelton Kodish, Matthew Montoya, Luke Schelhaas, Nichelle Tramble Spellman, Craig Turk, Julia Wolfe (CBS)

House of Cards, Written by Bill Cain, Laura Eason, Sam R. Forman, William Kennedy, Kenneth Lin, John Mankiewicz, David Manson, Beau Willimon (Netflix)

Mad Men, Written by Heather Jeng Bladt, Semi Chellas, Jonathan Igla, David Iserson, Erin Levy, Matthew Weiner, Carly Wray (AMC)

True Detective, Written by Nic Pizzolatto (HBO)

Comedy Series:

Louie, Written by Louis Ck (FX)

Orange Is the New Black, Written by Stephen Falk, »

- Gary Collinson

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FX doesn't submit 'Fargo' as 'Transparent,' 'True Detective' lead WGA TV nominations

4 December 2014 5:49 PM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

The Writers Guild of America announced the TV nominees for the 2015 WGA Awards on Thursday (December 4) morning and several new shows broke into the fields in a big way. And, of course, there were a number of big WGA Award nomination head-scratchers. Specifically, where the heck was FX's "Fargo"? The answer is below. Making perhaps the biggest splash was "Transparent," which earned three nominations and, since "Orange Is The New Black" earned two nods and "House of Cards" pick up one, that meant that Amazon Prime and Netflix are, at least for one award-giving organization, on equal footing as creators of original programming. The Jill Soloway-created "Transparent" is nominated for New Series, where it will go against "The Affair," "The Knick," "Silicon Valley" and "True Detective." "Transparent" and "Silicon Valley" are also up for Comedy Series, going against "Louie," "Veep" and "Orange Is The New Black." Lest you panic »

- Daniel Fienberg

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‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘True Detective,’ ‘Transparent’ Lead WGA TV Nominations

4 December 2014 10:21 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO’s “Silicon Valley” and Amazon’s “Transparent” were among the newbie standouts in this year’s TV nominees for the Writers Guild Awards.

Both shows earned noms for comedy series as well as for new series. “Transparent” made it a trifecta with a nom for episodic comedy, for “The Wilderness” seg penned by Ethan Kuperberg.

HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “True Detective,” CBS’s “The Good Wife,” AMC’s “Mad Men,” FX’s “Louie” and ABC’s “Modern Family” also grabbed two noms each.

Modern Family” was not selected in the comedy series category but took two nods for the “The Cold” and “Three Dinners” segments. Similarly, “Boardwalk Empire” was not named for drama series but received nomimations for the “Devil You Know” and “Friendless Child” episodes.

The Simpsons” had its usual strong showing with four bids for animation writing with “Bob’s Burgers” taking two. »

- Dave McNary

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Ken Burns' weeklong docuseries 'The Roosevelts' premieres on PBS

14 September 2014 7:00 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

“It’s Shakespeare,” historian George Will says in the opening minutes of The Roosevelts: An Intimate History, “to have a single family in which human flaws and virtues are on such vivid display—and the constant struggle between those vices and those virtues to try to do good and fulfill one’s duty.”

In his new PBS series, Ken Burns doesn’t need to embellish history to evoke Shakespeare—only poetically document it. The Roosevelts, then, is not just a fascinating account of one of the most sociopolitically influential families in U.S. history—but a testament to the truth »

- Carolyn Todd

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“The Roosevelts” is another winning documentary from Ken Burns

11 September 2014 8:54 AM, PDT | ChannelGuideMag | See recent ChannelGuideMag news »

Ken Burns’ latest historical documentary (and certainly not the last; he said at a recent press conference that he is working on seven other films right now) is, according to Burns and collaborator Geoffrey C. Ward, the first project to intertwine the stories of Theodore Roosevelt, Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Eleanor Roosevelt into one family history. The 14-hour film spans the years from 1858 (Teddy Roosevelt’s birth) to 1962 (Eleanor Roosevelt’s death), and airs seven consecutive nights. “Half [our] films have touched upon the Roosevelts, and for as long as we’ve worked together,” Burns told reporters, about how he and … Continue reading →

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- Jeff Pfeiffer

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TV Review: ‘The Roosevelts: An Intimate History’

10 September 2014 7:15 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” Ken Burns and writer Geoffrey C. Ward have a topic every bit as big as their canvas, and a subject that feels especially timely given the U.S. political dynasties of the modern age. Admirers of Burns’ documentary epics surely need no more incentive than seeing his name affixed to the Roosevelt name, and the documentary miniseries is a meticulously crafted and wonderfully executed effort that represents a very good new deal for PBS and its viewers.

Subtitled “An Intimate History,” “The Roosevelts” has the time to fulfill its promise, oscillating between the stories and lives of Theodore Roosevelt, his beloved niece Eleanor and distant cousin Franklin. Those principals’ personal correspondence, moreover, is given voice by Paul Giamatti, Meryl Streep (who remarkably replicates Eleanor’s distinct delivery) and Edward Herrmann, who played Fdr in the landmark miniseries “Eleanor and Franklin.”

For those who have studied the Roosevelts, »

- Brian Lowry

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Ken Burns: Fdr ‘Couldn't Get Elected Dog Catcher Today’

22 July 2014 2:28 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Having exhaustively researched the life of Franklin D. Roosevelt for his upcoming PBS series “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History,” Ken Burns has come to a conclusion – Fdr wouldn't have much of a political career in these modern times. Speaking at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday, with his writing partner Geoffrey C. Ward, Burns reflected on the physical hurdles that Roosevelt, who suffered from polio, had to overcome. Discussing the depression that Abraham Lincoln and Theodore Roosevelt suffered, as well as Fdr's physical impairment, Burns opined that none of them would likely achieve office under today's social media microscope. »

- Tim Kenneally

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