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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
This marked the 68th annual edition of the Tony Awards and, once again, these kudos proved to be the classiest of them all. The Good Hugh Jackman demonstrated his incredible strength as a host once again. From his bouncing opening number, to his occasional jokes through the telecast and even serenading the nominees for both lead actress categories, Jackman not only showed how great a talent he is but also how a ceremony can properly use a host throughout an entire program. This year's show had a great flow to it. The returning team of producer Ricky Kirshner and director Glenn Weiss managed to pack an incredible amount of awards presentations and performance numbers into just over three hours and it didn't feel rushed or stilted. Kudos to them for another well put together show. -Break- Join the fierce fight about the Tony Awards going on right now in our notorious message boards As always, »
Kudos to Tony Awards producer Ricky Kirshner and director Glenn Weiss for seamlessly weaving a staggering 14 musical numbers into the three-hour ceremony. Take a tour of these in the photo gallery at the bottom of this post. All four of the Best Musical contenders -- "After Midnight," "Aladdin," "Beautiful" and "Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder" -- were showcased. Likewise for the three Best Musical Revival nominees: "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," "Les Miserables" and "Violet." -Break- Join the fierce fight about the Tony Awards going on right now in our notorious message boards Also included were performances by nominees Andy Karl ("Rocky") and Idina Menzel ("If/Then") as well as numbers from two musicals that did not do as well as expected: "Bullets Over Broadway" and "Cabaret." The current leading ladies of " »
Kudos to Tony Awards producer Ricky Kirshner and director Glenn Weiss for seamlessly weaving a staggering 14 musical numbers into the three-hour ceremony. All four of the Best Musical contenders -- "After Midnight," "Aladdin," "Beautiful" and "Gentlemans Guide to Love and Murder" -- were showcased. Likewise for the three Best Musical Revival nominees: "Hedwig and the Angry Inch," "Les Miserables" and "Violet." -Break- Join the fierce fight about the Tony Awards going on right now in our notorious message boards Also included were performances by nominees Andy Karl ("Rocky") and Idina Menzel ("If/Then") as well as numbers from two musicals that did not do as well as expected: "Bullets Over Broadway" and "Cabaret." The current leading ladies of "Wicked" celebrated their show's 10-year run while Jennifer Hudson ...' »
Hugh Jackman will host the 68th annual Tony Awards tomorrow, much to the delight of CBS, which has broadcast the event since 1978. There’s no better superstar than Jackman to entice viewers to the telecast with his crossover, triple-threat appeal. If the Tonys have retained their stature as the class act of televised awards events—since 1967, the show has won 27 Emmy awards—much of the credit of late goes to three-time host Jackman and his ability to convey the specialness of live theater to an audience whose actual experience of Broadway is bound to be limited. Credit also goes to Ricky Kirshner and Glenn Weiss, who have produced the show under their White Cherry Entertainment banner since 2003, with Weiss doubling as director. Together, they have 17 Emmy wins, including outstanding special class show for the past four years. Emmys also have gone to the writers and composers of special material for the Tonys, »
- Jeremy Gerard
With the Tony Awards coming up this Sunday, it's time to check in with the two men who've won seven Emmys each producing/directing the kudocast — Ricky Kirshner (left, above) and Glenn Weiss — over the past two decades. In the webcam chat below, Paul Sheehan and I grill them about what's involved staging the show and what's gone gloriously right and disastrously wrong at Tonycasts past. -Break- Check out the latest predictions by 15 Experts here and here. See Gold Derby's official prediction rankings and racetrack odds generated when the Experts' predictions are combined with those of our Editors and Users here. Follow Gold Derby on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, iTunes and YouTube »
CBS has announced the first batch of presenters for the 68th Annual Tony Awards, airing Sun., June 8 at 8 p.m., live from New York City.
Stars paying tribute to the best and brightest on Broadway include Clint Eastwood, Will Ferrell, Bradley Cooper, Tony Goldwyn, Kevin Bacon, Matt Bomer, Wayne Brady, Zach Braff, Kenneth Branagh, Patricia Clarkson, Fran Drescher, Emilio Estefan, Gloria Estefan, Vera Farmiga, Anna Gunn, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Ethan Hawke, Carole King, Zachary Levi, Lucy Liu, Kate Mara, Tony nominee Audra McDonald, Leighton Meester, Alessandro Nivola, Zachary Quinto, Emmy Rossum and Liev Schreiber.
- Laura Prudom
Woot woot! My pick to win Best Director at the Oscars took home the Feature Film trophy at the recently concluded Directors Guild of America awards. And it's truly deserving! Cuaron defied gravity, yes pun intended, to create "Gravity," a movie grounded in sci-fi realism that many directors before him (including James Cameron) were saying that it would be hard to do. But Cuaron did it, and did it extremely well! So hats off to "Gravity" and Cuaron's direction!
Here's the complete list of winners of the DGA awards and right after the jump, check out my interview with Cuaron for "Gravity" that we conducted back in October. Oh, and take a look at my interview with the lovely Sandra Bullock as well.
Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave")
Last night, the Director's Guild of America revealed the winners of the 66th annual DGA Awards, with Alfonso Cuaron taking home the top honour, the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, for his work on Gravity.
In addition to Cuaron, there were also awards for Jehane Noujaim (Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary - The Square), Vince Gilligan (Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series - Breaking Bad) and Steven Soderbergh (Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Miniseries - Behind the Candelabra). Check out the full list of winners below...
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Outstanding Directorial »
- Gary Collinson
Tonight, the Directors Guild of America unveiled their choices for outstanding directorial achievement in 2013, and as expected, Alfonso Cuarón took home their top prize for his brilliant work on Gravity, making him the most likely winner of the Best Director Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards.
The question now becomes: Will this be enough to tip Best Picture in Gravity‘s favor? After all, how could you give a film so many Oscars (including Best Director and Best Film Editing) and Not give it Best Picture? Granted, it’s happened before, but rarely to a film receiving this many awards. If the Academy should pass the film over for the top honor, it would become the most honored film not to win the big prize since Cabaret (1972), which won eight Oscars (including Best Director and Best Film Editing) before losing Best Picture to The Godfather.
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- Jeff Beck
“This is truly an honor and I’m humbled by it,” Cuaron said in his acceptance speech. “I still have this teen crush on other directors.”
Cuaron, who spent five years developing “Gravity,” noted that photos from space show that the Earth is “absolutely beautiful” but do not depict the human experience.
“It’s a bizarre experiment of nature, that is the human experience,” he noted. “And it’s what we as directors try to sort out as filmmakers.”
The winner was announced by last year’s winner Ben Affleck at the conclusion of the 66th DGA Awards ceremonies at the Century Plaza Hotel, »
- Dave McNary
Updated: Gravity does not seem to be falling on the awards circuit. Alfonso Cuarón walked away with the top honor at the Directors Guild of America Awards Saturday night in Los Angeles, beating out Martin Scorsese, David O. Russell, Paul Greengrass, and Steve McQueen.
“This is truly an honor and I am humbled by it,” Cuarón said to the audience of his peers after last year’s winner Ben Affleck presented him with the award. But Gravity was not the work of just one mind, and no one knows that more keenly than Cuarón. “Directing is about the work of your collaborators, »
- Lindsey Bahr
White Cherry Entertainment, the company that has been the production team for the Tony Awards since 2003, has re-upped its contract with Tony Awards Prods. to work on the kudocast for another three years, through to 2016.
Move isn’t much of a surprise. Although often ratings-challenged, the awards broadcast regularly wins trophies of its own, including the Emmy for outstanding special class program for the last four consecutive years. Director Glenn Weiss, one of the co-founders of White Cherry, was recently nommed for a Directors Guild Award for his work on the 67th Annual Tonys.
Weiss and White Cherry co-topper Ricky Kirshner are both on board as exec producers of the annual legit laurels. Ceremony is produced by Tony Awards Prods., the entity that teams the two Broadway orgs that present the awards show every year, the Broadway League and the American Theater Wing.
Tony ceremony is set for June 8 at Radio City Music Hall. »
- Gordon Cox
Now that Breaking Bad is over, Bryan Cranston can pursue his side career full-time. The actor picked up two Directors Guild television nominations on Thursday: one for directing an episode of Bb, and one for Modern Family.
Winners will be announced at the DGA Awards dinner on Feb. 25. Check out all the film nominees here, and the full list of TV nominees below:
Movies For Television And Mini-series
- EW staff
The winners will be announced Jan. 25 at the Century Plaza following voting by the DGA’s 15,000 members.
The two nominations for Cranston were his second and third following his DGA nod last year for a “Modern Family” segment last year.
“Breaking Bad” scored a second nomination with series creator Vince Gilligan receiving a nod. They will face competition from David Fincher, receiving his sixth DGA nomination for directing “Chapter 1″ of “House of Cards,” Lesli Linka Glatter for “Homeland” and David Nutter for “Game of Thrones.”
“Modern Family” received a pair of comedy series noms for Cranston and Gail Macuso. “The Big Bang Theory” also took two nominations for Mark Cendrowki and Anthony Rich. Beth McCarthy-Miller took the other nomination for a segment »
- Dave McNary
15 items from 2014
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