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11 items from 2015

Cast set for Outback thriller

19 May 2015 3:18 PM, PDT | | See recent news »

Rectify's Aden Young, Aaron Pedersen, Oscar Redding and Chris Sommers are part of the ensemble cast attached to a violent Outback thriller to be directed by Jonathan auf der Heide.

An unofficial Australian-uk co-production, Mongrel is due to start shooting in South East Queensland late this year, with post in the UK.

Scripted by Brit Ross Williams, the plot follows Doug Richards (Young), a family man who embarks on a pig-hunting weekend with his mates.

The weekend turns into a nightmare as the hunting dogs savagely attack a young couple from the city. Torn between loyalty and doing the right thing, Richards must choose between an escalation in violence or facing his own death.

Pedersen is cast as a detective, Redding is a bad-ass professional pig hunter and Sommers is a local would-be tough guy.

The producers are New Holland Pictures Two's Mark Overett (The Fear of Darkness, Iron Sky »

- Don Groves

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Aden Young ('Rectify') on Critics' Choice nod for playing 'confused and broken' ex-con [Exclusive Video]'

18 May 2015 2:34 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Aden Young had just wrapped season three of SundanceTV's "Rectify" when he learned he had been nominated for a Critics' Choice TV Award for Best Drama Actor. "I was down in Griffin, Georgia, and I'd decided to stay on with my family on a little farm we'd rented for the duration of the shoot," he says. "I just got an email about it and was running around in my socks with my kids. We just danced a little bit, and then we got on with doing something – I think we went fishing to celebrate." (Watch our complete video chat below.) -Break- Emmys Mvp: 'Rectify' should put SundanceTV and star Aden Young on the map Young plays Daniel Holden, who is released from prison after new evidence calls into question his conviction for the murder of his high school sweetheart. Having spent half of his life on death row, »

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This week in tv news: ‘Rectify’ season three gets a premiere date

16 May 2015 8:21 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Scream Queens, which received a new trailer this week.

USA Network has formally given a series order to Queen of the South. The series will be based on the 2002 Spanish novel La Raina Del Sur by Arturo Pérez-Reverte, which has already been adapted into a Spanish-language telenovela, and will star City of God and PredatorsAlice Braga in the lead role of Teresa Mendoza. The series synopsis is as follows.

Queen Of The South tells the powerful story of Teresa Mendoza (Braga). When her drug-dealing boyfriend is unexpectedly murdered in Mexico, Teresa is forced to go on the run and seek refuge in America, where she teams with an unlikely figure from her past to bring down the leader of the very drug trafficking ring that has her on the run. In the process, she learns the tools of the trade and strategically positions herself to become the leader of the Cartel. »

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Nominees for the Critics Choice Television Awards include “24: Live Another Day” and many more

7 May 2015 4:40 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Yesterday, the nominations for the 5th annual Critics Choice Television Awards were announced. The sister group to the Critics Choice Movie Awards, this is what could be looked at as a bit of an Emmy Awards precursor, if you will. I’m not exactly an expert when it comes to TV and this awards season (it’s mostly film or bust for me in that regard), but I watch a handful of shows and follow along with the race. Not enough to accurately do predictions, mind you, but I did think this nomination announcement was worthy of a mention. As such, today we have the list of Critics Choice nominees, which I’ll be revealing to you shortly. Among the titles that fared best this year with the nominations, we have Justified lead the way with five nominations. Following that, we have The Americans, The Good Wife, and Transparent with four apiece. »

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Justified, The Americans, 24, Jane the Virgin, Transparent Among 2015 Critics Choice Nominees

6 May 2015 11:22 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The nominations for the fifth annual Critics Choice Television Awards were announced today, and somewhat of a surprise (although a very welcome one) was the love given to Justified for its final season. The FX drama received five nominations in total, including nods for best drama series, lead actor for Timothy Olyphant, supporting actor for Walton Goggins (who received two nomnations this year, the second for guest-starring work on Sons of Anarchy), supporting actress for Joelle Carter, and guest performer for Sam Elliott. In addition to Carter, who is a first time nominee, there were many other brand new names that made this year’s nomination list as well. Other first time nominees include Taraji P.Henson (for Empire), Craig T. Nelson and Mae Whitman (for Parenthood), Eva Green (for Penny Dreadful), Viola Davis (for How to Get Away With Murder), Bob Odenkirk (for Better Call Saul), Aden Young (for »

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5th Critics’ Choice Television Awards Nominations Dominated By HBO And FX

6 May 2015 11:12 AM, PDT | | See recent AreYouScreening news »

It’s time to start honoring television again, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association has released their (our) nominations for the 5th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards.

HBO comes out especially strong with a whopping 27 nominations.

Justified‘s final season earned it a tie with Olive Kitteridge for the most series nominations (5)


Any release of nominees also means its time to talk snubs, and generally start the wheels of backlash turning, and I want to know you’re reaction.

But, before that kicks off, lets see who the nominees are.

By the way, don’t miss the awards! Sunday, May 31st at 8:00pm Et on A&E!



HBO leads the networks in nominations with 27, followed by FX which garnered 16.  Topping the list of nominated series are Justified (FX) and Olive Kitteridge (HBO), both with five nominations.  The Americans (FX),Bessie (HBO), The Good Wife (CBS), Transparent (Amazon) and Wolf Hall »

- Marc Eastman

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Justified, Broad City, Empire, Mom, 24, Jane the Virgin, Transparent Lead the 2015 Critics Choice Nominations

6 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

The critics are out for (new) blood!

Nominations for the fifth annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards were announced Wednesday, and the list is chock-full of first-time nominees from rookie hits and established series.

RelatedEmmys 2015: Are Taraji P. Henson and Viola Davis About to Make History?

In something of a surprise, FX’s Justified parlayed widespread acclaim for its final season into a leading five nominations, including best drama series, lead actor for Timothy Olyphant, supporting actor for Walton Goggins (who’s also up for his guest work on Sons of Anarchy), supporting actress for Joelle Carter and guest performer for Sam Elliott. »

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HBO Leads Critics Choice TV Award Nominations

6 May 2015 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

The Broadcast Television Journalists Association has announced the nominations for its annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, with HBO leading the networks with 27 nominations and FX coming in second with 17.

FX’s “Justified” and HBO’s “Olive Kitteridge” tied for most-nominated series with five bids each, followed by FX’s “The Americans,” HBO’s “Bessie,” CBS’ “The Good Wife,” Amazon’s “Transparent” and PBS’ “Wolf Hall” with four each.

“From streaming television to broadcast and cable, single-camera to multicamera productions, inventive reality shows to high-end drama series, this year’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards contenders really span the gamut,” said Btja president Joey Berlin. “It’s thrilling to continue to see such creativity and diversity in television programming, and as television journalists, it’s exciting to be able to share our favorites with viewers.”

The awards ceremony will be held May 31 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel and broadcast live starting at 8 p. »

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'Justified,' 'Transparent' Lead 2015 Critics' Choice Television Award Nominations

6 May 2015 6:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

New series are ascendant in the Critics' Choice Television Awards nominations, but it's the final season of "Justified" that reigns supreme.

The FX drama topped the nominations list with five nominations, including Best Drama, Best Actor for Timothy Olyphant, and Best Supporting Actor for Walton Goggins. "Transparent" was the leading comedy, with four nominations.

Along with "Transparent," new shows "Empire," "Jane the Virgin," and How to Get Away With Murder" all received multiple nods.

Here's the full list of nominees:

Best Drama Series

"The Americans"


"Game of Thrones"

"The Good Wife"



"Orange Is the New Black"

Best Comedy Series

"Broad City"

"Jane the Virgin"


"Silicon Valley"



You're the Worst

Best Actor In A Drama Series

Aden Young, "Rectify"

Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"

Charlie Hunnam, "Sons of Anarchy"

Freddie Highmore, "Bates Motel"

Motel Matthew Rhys, "The Americans"

Timothy Olyphant, "Justified"

Best Actress In A Drama Series

Eva Green, »

- Kelly Woo

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Emmys Mvp: 'Looking' for nominations for one of TV's best shows'

24 March 2015 6:38 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Like many others, I felt an initial skepticism when "Looking" debuted on HBO in 2014: does this group of hip young urbanites truly represent me and the "gay experience"? I put that in quotes because it's a nebulous term, suggesting a single representative idea of gay life that doesn't really exist. -Break- Emmys Mvp: 'Rectify' should put SundanceTV and star Aden Young on the map I think such knee-jerk defensiveness is inevitable for any creative work targeted at an underserved audience. With so few opportunities to see yourself reflected in the media you consume, there's pressure on any given project to be equally representative of all, which of course is impossible. Even the most inclusive TV show can't be everything to everyone. Nothing good ever is. (It should be noted, though, that "Looking" has turned out to be one of TV's most inclusive shows in terms of race, »

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Emmys Mvp: 'Rectify' should put SundanceTV and star Aden Young on the map

9 March 2015 4:10 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"Rectify" is an Emmys underdog in just about every way, but the TV academy should take notice, especially now that the drama categories have opened up with the expansion of Best Drama Series to at least seven nominees, not to mention the absences of "Breaking Bad" and "True Detective." This is one of the season's very best shows. -Break- Emmys Mvp: Chris Pratt leaves us laughing on 'Parks and Recreation' It's is the first original series from SundanceTV, which has had some awards success for its longform programming, most notably "Top of the Lake" in 2013, but the TV academy may not yet think of the cable network when considering the best continuing dramas. But ignoring it would be a mistake. The series follows Daniel Holden (Aden Young), who was sent to death row as a teenager for the murder of his girlfriend, only to be released 19 years later »

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