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Asa Butterfield, Alex Wolff to Star in ‘House of Tomorrow’ Adaptation (Exclusive)

25 July 2016 10:41 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Asa Butterfield and Alex Wolff are starring in Superlative Film’s coming-of-age drama “The House of Tomorrow,” based on Peter Bognanni’s novel.

Ellen Burstyn, Nick Offerman, Maude Apatow and Michaela Watkins also star in the movie, which marks Peter Livolsi’s directorial debut. Filming is currently underway in Minnesota.

The pic is being produced by Tarik Karam and Superlative Films’ Danielle Renfrew Behrens, in association with Water’s End Productions. Executive producers include Burstyn, Offerman and Tom Dolby.

The House of Tomorrow” tells the story of futurist, architect and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller through two teens hoping to get laid, become punk gods and survive high school. The novel, published in 2011, is set in Iowa, where a teenage boy lives in a geodesic dome with his eccentric grandmother, who has spent the last 11 years homeschooling him on the teachings of Fuller. When his grandmother has a stroke, he’s »

- Dave McNary

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‘The House of Tomorrow’: Ellen Burstyn, Nick Offerman and Maude Apatow Join Film Adaptation of Award-Winning Novel

25 July 2016 7:44 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Peter Livolsi’s big screen adaptation of Peter Bognanni’s award-winning novel “The House of Tomorrow” has added a slew of impressive new cast members. The film, which has already started shooting in Minnesota, is set to star Ellen Burstyn, Nick Offerman, Asa Butterfield, Alex Wolff, Maude Apatow and Michaela Watkins.

The film follows “futurist, architect, and inventor R. Buckminster Fuller’s incredible story through two teens hoping to get laid, become punk gods, and survive high school.” The book was published in 2011.

Read More: Watch: Academy Award Winner Ellen Burstyn and Danny Glover Team Up in Exclusive ‘About Scout’ Trailer

The film is Livolsi’s feature debut, and he is set to serve as both writer and director on the project. He previously participated in the 2016 Sundance Screenwriters Lab and the project was a recipient of the Tribeca Film Institute Sloan Grant.

Of the news, Livolsi commented, “Peter Bognanni »

- Kate Erbland

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Us Briefs: Disney, Dolby sign pact for seven more titles

24 July 2016 10:00 PM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Plus: Comic-Con panel talks diversity and Vr; Ellen Burtsyn joins The House Of Tomorrow; and more…

Dolby and The Walt Disney Studios announced on Monday that seven new titles will be shown at Dolby Cinema locations around the world. 

Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3 will be the 50th title to be colour-graded in Dolby Vision and mixed in Dolby Atmos for Dolby Cinema in just over one year.

The other films are: Peter’s Dragon; Doctor Strange; Moana; Beauty And The Beast; Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2; and Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales.

Ellen Burstyn, Nick OffermanAsa Butterfield, Alex Wolff, Maude Apatow and Michaela Watkins have joined Superlative Films’s The House Of Tomorrow. Peter Livolsi’s directorial debut is currently shooting in Minnesota and tells of a quest by two teenagers to have sex, become punk gods and survive high school.Virtual reality has the potential to create real change for minorities »

- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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UnREAL's Freddie Stroma on Adam's Return: 'He's Back for Rachel' — Plus: Watch Quinn Greet Her 'Meat Puppet'

18 July 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Ah, seems like old times. No sooner has UnREAL’s Adam returned to the Everlasting mansion than he’s forced to take off his clothes and put on tiny swim trunks.

RelatedUnREAL Renewed for Season 3

In this exclusive sneak peek at Monday’s episode (Lifetime, 10/9c), the former suitor isn’t too happy about once again being Quinn’s “meat puppet,” this time in her quest to “re-energize” the contestants. So why would he volunteer for a second helping of humiliation?

“You regret how you left things,” Quinn tells him. “So why don’t you make them better?”

“With America? »

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Quotes of the Week: Mr. Robot, Suits, Difficult People, Bones and More

17 July 2016 9:41 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The bad news: You won’t have another three-day holiday weekend until September. (Get a move on, Labor Day!)

The good news: Scrolling through TVLine’s Quotes of the Week is scientifically-ish proven to make the time go by faster.

RelatedTVLine’s Performer of the Week: Casual‘s Michaela Watkins

This time around, we’ve got Tina Fey’s directorial debut on Difficult People, a flirty confession on Pretty Little Liars, Brennan’s newfound fetish on Bones and a double dose of the Mr. Robot season premiere.

Check out the gallery below – or click here for direct access — then hit »

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Performer of the Week: Michaela Watkins

16 July 2016 6:42 AM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Performer | Michaela Watkins

The Show | Casual

The Episode | “Threesomes” (July 12, 2016)

The Performance | It was all about the laugh. Midway through Casual‘s seventh episode, Watkins’ lovelorn Valerie — in the throes of a spontaneous, passionate and extremely out-of-character afternoon booty call with bad-boy crush Jack (Kyle Bornheimer) — finds herself overcome with a most unusual feeling: joy. And in that second, it’s as if her body doesn’t quite know how to process it. But instead of questioning or sabotaging her sudden bout of delirium, she surrenders to it. And that’s when the giggling starts.

In the midst of the extended laugh fit, »

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Hollywood Reacts to Bastille Day Attack in Nice, France

14 July 2016 4:41 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Stars across film, TV, music and other media took to Twitter their thoughts and prayers to the city of Nice, France following a deadly truck crash in the city on Thursday. The truck plowed into a crowd in the French city on Thursday night during a Bastille Day celebration, leaving 73 dead and as many as 100 people injured. French officials reported soon after the attack that the truck driver had been neutralized. “I’m so sorry for all that is happening, Nice,” Michaela Watkins, the star of Hulu’s “Casual,” wrote on Twitter. “We are grieving with you. We are worried with you. »

- Reid Nakamura

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7 Emmy Nominations Snubs to Look for Thursday Morning

13 July 2016 1:07 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

“Snubbed” is an imperfect term for the series and performers whose Emmy campaigns conclude Thursday morning—voters intend no disdain, to be sure—but it does capture the feeling of the TV Academy’s annual nominations. Alongside the usual suspects and pleasant surprises, there are inevitably a few disappointments, longtime favorites that lose out and freshman sensations that fail to break through. For those of us on the Emmy beat, in fact, lamenting the Academy’s selections and, yes, “snubs” is as much a rite of passage as celebrating the honorees.

The list below is far from exhaustive. For one thing, it largely excludes series that appear to be on the bubble; I’m not ready to give up on Rachel Bloom (“Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”) in the Outstanding Lead Actress (Comedy) race, or on “The Americans” in the Outstanding Drama Series category, though both might well end up on the outside looking in. »

- Matt Brennan

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The Alternate Emmy Nominations

8 July 2016 12:41 PM, PDT | FilmSchoolRejects.com | See recent FilmSchoolRejects news »

With the real Emmys coming next week, we fill out our ballot with less-likely, but definitely worthy nominees.

Emmy nominations are announced next Thursday and the usual suspects are all expected to pop up. Do not be surprised when Mr. Robot, Game of Thrones, Downton Abbey, Orange is the New Black, and Better Call Saul dominate all the categories, rightfully so. They all are coming off of incredible and explosive seasons. They deserve the praise. But, what about all the other amazing shows on television? They absolutely deserve some love too, but stand almost no chance at being nominated. Our response here at Film School Rejects? The Alternate Emmys. Readers, meet the other shows you should be watching.

Best Drama Series

Outlander, The Leftovers, Jessica Jones, The Americans, UnREAL, and Hannibal

What more can be said about any of these shows that has not been said. They each delivered absolutely incredible seasons more than worthy of every »

- Erica Bahrenburg

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You Should Be Watching… Casual

6 July 2016 10:25 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Tony Black on why you should be watching Casual

Be honest, you’ve done online dating, haven’t you? I bet you have. I certainly have, infact I was lucky enough to meet the woman I’ve been with for over a year and will likely spend the rest of my life with via online dating. I bet most of you have tried it, or at least considered trying it, but how many of you were truly honest in your profile? How many of you are looking for friends with benefits or no strings attached? Or how many of you, secretly, are after that special someone to watch Netflix with and chill? That, simply, is the premise behind Casual, from writer Zander Lehmann, now midway through its second season on Hulu and already picked up for a third.

Inheriting from the late, lamented Californication, the mantle of dysfunctional, nihilistic comedy »

- Tony Black

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Emmy Dream Ballots: The Most Deserving Comedy Nominees

6 July 2016 7:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

On Thursday, July 14, the Television Academy will announce the nominees for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and we have all the faith in the world they’ll get every single choice just right.

Ok, maybe they won’t, but only because the 19,000-plus voters literally can’t get every choice right. Unless all the categories squeeze out miraculous ties resulting in extra nominees — similar to last year’s Comedy Supporting Actress category — there are simply too many outstanding series and performers to fit on the overall ballot.

So our choices below not only represent IndieWire’s highest recommendations in the top-line comedy categories, but also some of the shows and performers overlooked thus far in the campaign season. On a related note, category placement is determined, aptly, by our own wishes and not the submission guidelines of the TV Academy. It would be grand to hear their names announced at all come nomination day, »

- Ben Travers

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Emmy Dream Ballots: The Most Deserving Comedy Nominees

6 July 2016 7:54 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

On Thursday, July 14, the Television Academy will announce the nominees for the 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, and we have all the faith in the world they’ll get every single choice just right.

Ok, maybe they won’t, but only because the 19,000-plus voters literally can’t get every choice right. Unless all the categories squeeze out miraculous ties resulting in extra nominees — similar to last year’s Comedy Supporting Actress category — there are simply too many outstanding series and performers to fit on the overall ballot.

So our choices below not only represent IndieWire’s highest recommendations in the top-line comedy categories, but also some of the shows and performers overlooked thus far in the campaign season. On a related note, category placement is determined, aptly, by our own wishes and not the submission guidelines of the TV Academy. It would be grand to hear their names announced at all come nomination day, »

- Ben Travers

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The Dewey System: How to Make Friends the ‘Casual’ Way

5 July 2016 9:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

Editor’s Note: This post is presented in support of Hulu’s original comedy series “Casual.” Watch new episodes on Tuesdays, streaming only on Hulu.

Cities can be scary places to make new friends. It can be hard enough just navigating between boroughs or through traffic, let alone forming bonds with people you may only have time to see once a week. Sure, texts and tweets help connect people in the modern world, but — similar to romantic relationships — you don’t want to come off as overbearing, clingy or “too” interested. So how do you solidify those friendships without alienating your would-be friends?

Let “Casual’s” Alex and his family of students teach you.

Played by Tommy Dewey on Hulu’s hit comedy, Alex has a way with people that’s hard to emulate, but not impossible. Below, we’ve collected a list of his techniques for meeting and sustaining relationships. »

- Ben Travers

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The Dewey System: How to Make Friends the ‘Casual’ Way

5 July 2016 9:28 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Editor’s Note: This post is presented in support of Hulu’s original comedy series “Casual.” Watch new episodes on Tuesdays, streaming only on Hulu.

Cities can be scary places to make new friends. It can be hard enough just navigating between boroughs or through traffic, let alone forming bonds with people you may only have time to see once a week. Sure, texts and tweets help connect people in the modern world, but — similar to romantic relationships — you don’t want to come off as overbearing, clingy or “too” interested. So how do you solidify those friendships without alienating your would-be friends?

Let “Casual’s” Alex and his family of students teach you.

Played by Tommy Dewey on Hulu’s hit comedy, Alex has a way with people that’s hard to emulate, but not impossible. Below, we’ve collected a list of his techniques for meeting and sustaining relationships. »

- Ben Travers

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Hulu Renews ‘Casual’ For Third Season; Inks First-Look Deal With Jason Reitman

23 June 2016 2:12 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

On the heels of a strong Season 2 premiere, Hulu has picked up a 13-episode third season of comedy series Casual from Jason Reitman and creator Zander Lehmann, for premiere in 2017. In addition, Hulu has signed Reitman to a first-look deal for all television related projects, its first development deal of this kind. Casual season two follows Alex (Tommy Dewey), Valerie (Michaela Watkins), and Laura (Tara Lynne Barr) after a season full of disastrous dates and their… »

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Casual Renewed for Season 3 at Hulu

23 June 2016 2:09 PM, PDT | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

Pencil “more complicated family dynamics and a bunch of laughs” into your planner, because Casual has been renewed for a third season.

The Jason Reitman/Zander Lehmann dramedy will be back with 13 new episodes in 2017, Hulu announced Thursday. Reitman also signed a first-look TV deal with the streaming video provider, which is a first for the site.

RelatedCable/Streaming Renewal Scorecard 2016: What’s Coming Back? What’s Cancelled? What’s On the Bubble?

The Golden Globe-nominated series, which stars Michaela Watkins and Tommy Dewey, returned for its second season on June 7.

Got thoughts on Casual‘s renewal? Sound off in the comments! »

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Hulu Renews ‘Casual’ for Season 3, Sets First-Look Pact with Jason Reitman

23 June 2016 2:06 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Hulu has given a third season pickup to the Lionsgate TV comedy series “Casual” and set a first-look deal with exec producer Jason Reitman.

Created by Zander Lehmann, the offbeat comedy series about a recently divorced woman navigating her new life with her brother and teenage daughter earned a Golden Globe nomination for best comedy series earlier this year. Season two bowed June 7 and is rolling out on a weekly basis.

Hulu has given the show a 13-episode order for season three, which is slated to premiere next year.

“Critics and fans have embraced ‘Casual’ as a distinctive, funny quality series thanks to the incredible talent of the creative team and the cast,” said Lionsgate Television Group chairman Kevin Beggs. “We are … excited to continue to tell the stories of this offbeat family for a third season.”

Reitman’s first-look deal covers all of his television projects. It’s the first such deal that Hulu has made »

- Cynthia Littleton

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These shows would make great Emmy nominees

14 June 2016 6:00 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Yesterday, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences opened voting for this year's Emmy nominations, including the public release of ballots showing who submitted themselves and in what categories. That means it's time for my annual thought exercise, where I pretend that I'm an Academy member and try to figure out how I would fill out my ballot in the major categories. The whole thing becomes trickier with each passing year, just because there are so many shows and performances worthy of at least consideration: when I made my first run through the ballot, jotting down contenders in each big category, I wound up with 26 potential Outstanding Comedy Series nominees, for instance. It does give me a sense of how challenging this must be for the actual Emmy voters, especially since most of them have much less time to actually watch TV than I do. I'm using the same rules as usual: 1)I only consider shows and performances that were submitted. So even if I wanted to put, say, Hugh Dancy on my ballot for his work in the final season of Hannibal, I couldn't, because he only submitted his work on Hulu's The Path. 2)I can't move things into other categories to suit my preference. I can't treat Horace and Pete like a limited series, even though that's clearly what it was, because the Academy let Louis C.K. submit it in the drama categories, and I can't take a largely dramatic half-hour like Transparent or Togetherness out of the comedy categories. 3)I don't consider shows and performances that I didn't watch much, if at all, this season. Based on the last time I was a regular viewer of Penny Dreadful and Orphan Black, for instance, I suspect Eva Green and Tatiana Maslany would both be incredibly strong contenders for the drama lead actress category, but I haven't seen a second of either show's eligible season. Back in the days before Peak TV, it would make me crazy when actors were obviously nominated based on their work from previous seasons, rather than anything they had done in the current year, so I'm not going to make any nominations based on similar assumptions. Also, because so much of the biggest action this year is in the limited series categories (even sans Horace and Pete), I'm going to make picks there, when usually I've stuck with the comedy and drama fields. So here we go... Outstanding Comedy Series black-ish (ABC) Master of None (Netflix) Review (Comedy Central) Transparent (Amazon) Veep (HBO) You're the Worst (FX) As I alluded to above, this was a tough one, especially since there are so many different kinds of "comedy" up for consideration. I could have surrounded Transparent and You're the Worst with a bunch of other half-hours that trended more towards the dramatic this year (say, Casual, Baskets, Togetherness, and Girls), or put on both of the CW's delightful Monday hour-long comedies in Jane the Virgin and Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, or loaded up on the resurgent broadcast network comedy scene and paired black-ish with the likes of The Grinder, The Carmichael Show, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and Fresh Off the Boat. And I haven't even mentioned Broad City or Lady Dynamite or Catastrophe or Silicon Valley or Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt or a bunch of others that I'm not happy to not have on my final list. But these six were ultimately the ones that stuck with me the most, in some cases very long after they first aired. Outstanding Drama Series The Americans (FX) Better Call Saul (AMC) Happy Valley (Netflix) Horace and Pete (LouisCK.net) The Leftovers (HBO) UnREAL (Lifetime) Because so many great shows like Fargo and American Crime and The People v. O.J. Simpson have gotten themselves categorized as limited series, this wasn't quite as impossible a category to cull down to six choices, even if I changed my mind five different times between including UnREAL, Mr. Robot, or Halt and Catch Fire for that last spot. The Leftovers was my favorite show of last year, and assuming its final season gets bumped to 2017, Horace and Pete and The Americans are the two front-runners to finish atop my best of list for this year. With Mad Men gone, and limited series more competitive, I'm holding out the faintest of hope that Americans can follow the Friday Night Lights pattern and start getting nominated late in its run after being largely ignored early on. Outstanding Limited Series American Crime (ABC) Fargo (FX) The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story (FX) Roots (History) Show Me a Hero (HBO) What an amazing resurgence for a format the rest of the TV business had all but ceded to HBO for the last decade. All six of these projects were extraordinary in different ways, and any one of them would be a more than deserving winner, though I'm assuming People v. O.J. is going to sweep its way through most of the limited series categories. Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series Anthony Anderson, black-ish Andrew Daly, Review Chris Geere, You're the Worst Rob Lowe, The Grinder Fred Savage, The Grinder Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent Some years, I set a rule that I will only nominate one actor per show, but I couldn't choose between the two Grinder leads, who were as perfect a crazy man/straight man pairing as TV has had in quite some time. Anderson and Geere did great work flipping back and forth between silliness and pathos this year (I still choke up thinking about Dre's Obama speech from the black-ish episode about how to talk to your kids about black people being shot by cops), Tambor was once again stunning in a largely dramatic performance (that is, again, eligible here, in a category that isn't Funniest Actor in a Comedy Series), and Daly's absolute commitment to the awfulness of Forrest MacNeil's life made the second Review season even funnier, and darker, than the first. Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Steve Buscemi, Horace and Pete Louis C.K., Horace and Pete Rami Malek, Mr. Robot Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Matthew Rhys, The Americans Justin Theroux, The Leftovers Horace and Pete was another case of my inability to choose between two actors from the same show, as by the end, C.K.'s work was just as nuanced and devastating as the more experienced Buscemi's. Malek was so riveting that he made a lot of pieces of Mr. Robot work that would have failed utterly in the hands of an even slightly less gifted performer, Theroux's work in the last few Leftovers season 2 episodes left me a wreck, Odenkirk continues to demonstrate surprising depths as a dramatic actor, and it's absurd that Matthew Rhys has yet to be nominated for all he does on Americans. Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie Bryan Cranston, All the Way James Franco, 11.22.63 Oscar Isaac, Show Me a Hero Regé-Jean Page, Roots Courtney B. Vance, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Patrick Wilson, Fargo Cranston and Franco both gave tremendous performances in ultimately flawed projects. Isaac somehow made all the exposition and policy wonkery of Show Me a Hero entertaining and tragic, Page and Vance were enormously charismatic as men who were flashy on the outside and deeply pained on the inside, and Patrick Wilson basically turned into Gary Cooper and became the powerful, still center around which all the craziness of Fargo season 2 could orbit. Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Aya Cash, You're the Worst Gillian Jacobs, Love Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Michaela Watkins, Casual Louis-Drefyus will — deservedly — keep winning this category until either Veep ends or she pulls a Candice Bergen and withdraws herself from consideration. So it almost doesn't matter who gets nominated alongside her. But the other performances I chose were all wonderfully nuanced and complicated as they painted very different portraits of women who are all damaged in some way, and any of them would make an incredibly deserving winner if Louis-Dreyfus were to pull a Larry David and somehow offend everyone in Los Angeles at the same time. Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series Shiri Appleby, UnREAL Kerry Bishé, Halt and Catch Fire Carrie Coon, The Leftovers Sarah Lancashire, Happy Valley Krysten Ritter, Jessica Jones Keri Russell, The Americans The Pov structure of Leftovers season 2 rendered everyone but Theroux a supporting player, but since Coon submitted herself here, I'm picking her, because when she was on screen, she was spectacular. Bishé was the highlight of the much-improved second season of Halt, Lancashire remains indelible on Happy Valley, Ritter lived up to all of my hopes for Jessica Jones, and refer to my Matthew Rhys comment when it comes to his TV spouse. The real surprise of the group is Appleby, who had never suggested the kind of depth and force that her role on UnREAL has allowed her to play. Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie Kirsten Dunst, Fargo Felicity Huffman, American Crime Riley Keough, The Girlfriend Experience Rachel McAdams, True Detective Sarah Paulson, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Lili Taylor, American Crime As with the corresponding male category, we've got a couple of performances here (Keough and McAdams) that transcended iffy shows. You could argue that any or all of Dunst, Huffman, and Taylor belong in the supporting field, but they were all wonderful, even if they all understandably seem destined to lose to Paulson. Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series Louie Anderson, Baskets Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Jaime Camil, Jane the Virgin Christopher Meloni, Wet Hot American Summer: First Day of Camp T.J. Miller, Silicon Valley Timothy Simons, Veep Honestly, I could make this an all-Veep category — say, with Simons, Tony Hale, Kevin Dunn, Gary Cole, Sam Richardson, and Matt Walsh (or swap any two of them out for Hugh Laurie and Reid Scott) — and it would be a completely respectable list. Instead, I decided to limit myself to one guy, and the New Hampshire election story has given Simons a chance to shine like never before. As for the others, Braugher is a national treasure, Camil may be playing the most reliable joke machine on television, Meloni stole First Day of Camp the same way he stole the original movie, and Miller got to add some surprising emotion to Erlich Bachman's usual hilarious buffoonery. And Anderson is, like Tambor, giving an almost entirely dramatic performance (and also playing a woman), but in a way that never feels like a gimmick. Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series Alan Alda, Horace and Pete Dylan Baker, The Americans Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul Kevin Carroll, The Leftovers Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones Lance Reddick, Bosch Even if the Academy at large didn't watch Horace and Pete, I expect Alda will be nominated on name recognition alone, and when they see him give the performance of his career, he'll hopefully win. Baker sketched out a complicated and tragic character in the space of 13 episodes, Banks continued finding new gravitas inside Mike Ehrmantraut, Carroll knocked me out as much as his more well-known co-stars, Dinklage remains so much fun that he can even carry a long scene where he's acting against thin air disguised as CGI dragons, and Reddick also did the best work of his career on the largely unheralded Bosch. Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or Movie Sterling K. Brown, The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story Ted Danson, Fargo Connor Jessup, American Crime Hugh Laurie, The Night Manager Zahn McClarnon, Fargo Bokeem Woodbine, Fargo Unfortunately, I assume John Travolta has one of these spots in the bag. And the only reason Jessup is here and not in the lead category is because he's young and relatively unknown. But this is still one of the most competitive groups in the whole field, and I'd love to see one of the more unheralded actors eligible win it, even though Danson and Laurie were both superb in the kinds of roles they don't usually play. Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series Loretta Devine, The Carmichael Show Kether Donohue, You're the Worst Allison Janney, Mom Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live Amanda Peet, Togetherness Kristen Schaal, Last Man on Earth Janney, like Louis-Dreyfus, may have a stranglehold on her category for a while, and she's terrific enough — at both the light and dark parts of Mom — that I can't get too annoyed with it. This is another extremely deep category, which I tried to cover with a variety of different kinds of performances from different kinds of shows. There's Devine playing extremely big — and yet still human enough to be at the center of an episode about clinical depression — on Carmichael (where David Alan Grier would also be a fine nominee on the male side), McKinnon carrying SNL, Donohue and Peet doing a mix of utter silliness and something much messier, and Schaal turning out in time to be the very best part of Last Man. I'd have liked to find room for some of the Transparent actresses or Zosia Mamet or a bunch of others, but you've gotta make choices when you play this game. Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series Amy Brenneman, The Leftovers Ann Dowd, The Leftovers Regina King, The Leftovers Rhea Seehorn, Better Call Saul Alison Wright, The Americans Constance Zimmer, UnREAL Nope. Not gonna leave out one of the three Leftovers ladies here. (As a past winner, King is the most likely to get an actual nomination.) Seehorn, meanwhile, essentially became co-lead for much of Saul season 2, and was so likable and vulnerable and interesting that it felt like she was adding to Jimmy's story rather than taking away from it. Wright was stronger than ever on Americans, even though Martha was in crisis throughout, and Zimmer was every bit Shiri Appleby's dramatic equal as part of the UnREAL two-hander. Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie Olivia Colman, The Night Manager Rachel Keller, Fargo Regina King, American Crime Cristin Milioti, Fargo Anika Noni Rose, Roots Jean Smart, Fargo Another category where I went with three from one show, reflecting both the great work of Keller, Milioti, and Smart, but also the relative shallowness of this particular field. King is one of several actors this year who, thanks to the proliferation of limited series and shows with shorter seasons, has a realistic shot at being nominated for two different performances. Colman had a bunch of great moments during The Night Manager (particularly the monologue about why her character was so interested in taking down Hugh Laurie), and Rose was one of the best parts of the outstanding Roots ensemble. What does everybody else think? What nominations are you most hoping to see? Alan Sepinwall may be reached at sepinwall@hitfix.com »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Why Constance Zimmer, Steve Zissis Have Better Emmy Oddzzz This Year

13 June 2016 4:14 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Voting for Primetime Emmy nominations began on Monday, and Constance Wu’s chances of landing a nomination for “Fresh Off the Boat” are much better than they were a year ago. Meanwhile, some performers in first-year series have also caught a break, among them Patrick Warburton for “Crowded,” Michaela Watkins for “Casual,” Natalie Zea for “The Detour” and Constance Zimmer for “UnReal.” Their Emmy prospects are looking up because of the thing that has probably bedeviled them since the first time they endured a roll call in grade school: the alphabet. This year, the Academy has taken a step that’s akin to. »

- Steve Pond

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Season Two Of Golden Globe Nominee ‘Casual’ Arrives On Hulu

7 June 2016 11:58 AM, PDT | Tubefilter.com | See recent Tubefilter News news »

Hulu recently announced that one of its longest-running original series, Deadbeat, would not be back for a fourth season, but one day later, the video platform did roll out new episodes of what is perhaps its most-acclaimed comedy. Casual, created by Zander Lehmann, has begun its second season on Hulu.

Casual, which features Oscar-nominee Jason Reitman as one of its executive producers, premiered last October to generally positive reviews. It stars Michaela Watkins and Tommy Dewey as Alex and Laura, who move in together after Laura’s marriage falls apart. Tara Lynne Barr co-stars as Laura’s daughter, who has problems of her own. Hulu waited just two weeks after Casual’s premiere before renewing it for a second season.

Two months later, more good news arrived, as the show earned a Golden Globe nomination in the Best Television Series - Comedy or Musical category. The Globe nod was the »

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