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Today the nominations for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was released. The King’s Speech and The Fighter received the most nominations, with four each. Thankfully the Guild seems to know what they are doing unlike The Golden Globes who pretty much screwed up all the nominations.
The nominees here are usually a very strong indication of how the acting award nominees will play out at the Oscars. King’s Speech has long been an Oscar favourite, but David O. Russell’s The Fighter has gained considerable steam in the past few weeks. Last year, 19 out of 20 SAG nominees went to the Oscars as well so you can be sure that The Fighter and King’s Speech will get a best picture nomination. The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on January 20th. See the complete list below.
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The Screen Actors Guild announced their 17th annual SAG nominees this morning. The Glee cast is up for a comedy ensemble award, and Jane Lynch is also up for an individual award. The Kids Are All Right scored individual acting nods for Annette Bening and Mark Ruffalo, as well as a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast.
Theatrical Motion Pictures
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
- AfterEllen.com Staff
David O. Russell's "The Fighter" and Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech" dominated the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations. Both films receive 4 nods each with "The Fighter" receiving nominations for Christian Bale, Amy Adams, and Melissa Leo in the supporting categories. But, the film's lead star, Mark Wahlberg, was not nominated.
Ernest Borgnine will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011 at 8 p.m. (Et), 7 p.m. (Ct), 6 p.m. (Mt) and 5 p.m. (Pt) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. Recipients of the stunt ensemble honors will be announced from the SAG Awards red carpet during the TNT.TV and TBS.Com live pre-show webcasts, »
Okay, totally kidding about the Colfer Lifetime Achievement Award thing - that will be going to Ernest Borgnine. But does it seem to you that the kid who plays Kurt Hummel is getting an awful lot of awards season love? (And wouldn't McHale's Navy have been so much better with him in it?)
The latest outpouring of Colfer acclaim comes from the Screen Actors Guild who announced their 17th annual SAG nominees this morning.
The Glee cast is up for a comedy ensemble award, but Colfer was the only cast member other than Jane Lynch to be recognized individually. And given who he's up against he's almost certain to be the frontrunner!
Another bit of good news for a Glbt favorite, The Kids Are All Right, scored individual acting nods for Annete Bening, Mark Rufallo, and also a nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast.
Theatrical Motion Pictures
Outstanding Performance »
- Dennis Ayers
The complete list of nominations for the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards follows below. The ceremony will be held on January 30th, 2011.
Nothing really to highlight here, unfortunately. SAG voters apparently didn’t care for Halle Berry’s performance as much as the Golden Globes did, because she’s not on this list. And neither is Idris Elba, who was also nominated for a Golden Globe. The cast of For Colored Girls got no love either.
The significance here is that SAG nominees and winners are voted on by members of the union – essentially, their peers.
But one thing that should be obvious by now is that the Oscar race is going to come down to 4 films and the performances in those films: The Social Network, Black Swan, The King’s Speech, and The Fighter. I still have to see the last 2.
Here’s the full list:
17th Annual »
The blood that was spilled at the end of "Belle Femme" was that of an innocent, but it landed right where it belonged: on Margaret (Kelly Macdonald).
That's because Margaret's journey down the Yellow Brick Road of corruption took a decided turn for the worse in Boardwalk's ninth episode. As she stumbled and faltered her way to learning the proper way to manipulate Nucky (Steve Buscemi), she had perhaps one of her most defining moments to date. "My daughter didn't help you, I did," she says to Mme. Jeunet, finally cashing in on her own machinations. The art of selfishness is not lost in Atlantic City but quickly found. The continued brilliance of Margaret's evolution is that her tale is told mostly through the eyes: both hers and whoever she learns or takes from. It's as if we can see her soul literally blackening from within.
Speaking of empty souls, »
- Michael Mahoney
Last Sunday afternoon I attended Reel Women: Power Players, a panel discussion hosted by the Chicago International Film Festival (which wrapped just a few days ago). The panel featured some of the brightest and most talented filmmakers in the world, who also happen to be women. In attendance were Effie T. Brown and Shebeta Carter, along with a diverse panel of directors and producers. Despite what the title of the panel suggests, this event wasn’t necessarily filled with “rah rah, we are woman here us roar!” sentiment. In fact, it was pretty much your basic, yet titillating filmmaker’s panel. While the moderator did ask some woman related questions, most of what the panel had to say was applicable to industry professionals across the board.
Nevertheless, attending this event prompted me to think about the state of women in film today. I’ll share some thoughts on that below, »
Think you know everything about handsome and suave Boardwalk Empire star Vincent Piazza? Guess again! HollywoodLife.com caught up with the actor at the Project Als Event at NYC’s Lucky Strike Lanes & Lounge (Oct. 21) and learned six interesting and fun facts about this HollyHunk. We bet you didn’t know any of this!
Vincent’s favorite food: Pasta! “My favorite type of food is cliché, pasta with béchamel cheese and red marinara sauce … it’s unbelievable! There’s this great place in Manhattan on 21 St., Via Emelia. They make these homemade noodles so I get this tagliatelle and this lasagna.” Vincent has a secret Lady Gaga obsession! “Oh god, Gaga is great! Yeah, I Love Gaga. But, I’ll be embarrassed and change it when someone comes in the room.” Vincent »
Anastasia is titled after the story of Anna Anderson, who was pulled out of a canal in Berlin after she attempted suicide. She later claimed to be the only survivor of the Russian Royal family, the Grand Duchess of Russia, whose family was murdered by the Bolsheviks.
Whether you take the story as an analogy for the fairy tale nature of Maggie’s (Kelly Macdonald) desires to rise to the role of Princess in King Nucky’s (Steve Buscemi) court, or a more complex statement on the conflict of the working class with America’s self-made aristocracy, it framed an episode in which there were so many brilliant technical and visual achievements that it’s become easy to understand why Boardwalk Empire is one of the greatest artistic endeavors on television.
Take Chalky’s (Michael K. Williams) interrogation speech for example. It’s the kind of moment that defines a series. »
- Michael Mahoney
Just two days after HBO debuted their new series, Boardwalk Empire, the pay-for-view channel has renewed it for a second season. The show gave HBO their largest premiere since Deadwood's in 2004 so they're wasting no time in ordering more.
Boardwalk Empire takes place during the Prohibition Era and stars Steve Buscemi as Enoch "Nucky" Thompson, Atlantic City's treasurer and a backroom dealer who can get things done. Others in the cast include Shea Whigham, Michael Stuhlbarg, Frank Crudele, Vincent Piazza, Stephen Graham, Michael Pitt, Michael Shannon, and Kelly Macdonald.
Here's the official press release from HBO...
September 21, 2010
HBO gambles on success of Boardwalk Empire
Spoiler Alert: This blog contains details of episode one of Boardwalk Empire – please do not read on if you do not want details of the plot revealed…
Terence Winter's epic new HBO series Boardwalk Empire launched in the channel's premier Sunday 9pm slot last night, thus avoiding weekly conflict with rival period drama Mad Men, created by Winter's fellow alumnus of The Sopranos writers' room, Matthew Weiner. And HBO certainly pushed the boat out in anticipation, running Casino and Raging Bull all day before Boardwalk aired, celebrating the pilot's director, Martin Scorsese, here making his first major foray into television.
We have some idea what to expect: prohibition, Jazz Age excess fuelled by bootleg liquor and economic good times, the violent emergence »
- John Patterson
Don’t shoot the messenger, but when the 63rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards come around next year, Mad Men fans are going to be sorely disappointed when Boardwalk Empire stops a fourth win for Outstanding Drama. While charming and commanding Don Draper is the king of advertising in the 60’s, entrepreneurial and motivated Nucky Thompson (played effortlessly by Steve Buscemi) is God over Atlantic City in the 20’s. In Martin Scorsese’s period drama series on HBO, the world of underground crime, prohibition of alcohol, racism, and the origins of several of history’s most prominent criminals are explored in a way never before seen on the big or small screen. Find out why it would be a capital crime to miss this amazing new series below!
Without revealing key plot points and spoiling the series for viewers, the first six episodes are riddled with bullets, sex, violence and the »
- Ethan Anderton
When you think "leading man," Steve Buscemi is probably not the first name that comes to mind. But the career character actor is at the center of HBO's new series "Boardwalk Empire," and he's fantastic.
The series, which premieres at 9 p.m. Et Sunday (Sept. 19), is big in scale -- one of its sets is a huge re-creation of the Atlantic City boardwalk circa 1920 -- and in scope (if you have trouble keeping track of who's who in early episodes, you won't be alone). It's also really, really good -- one of the best new shows of the fall, and one that gets better the deeper you get into it.
Former "Sopranos" writer and executive producer Terence Winter created "Boardwalk Empire" (it's based on a book by Nelson Johnson), and Martin Scorsese directed Sunday's premiere episode. As you might expect from that combination, the show at its core is a gangster tale. »
Chicago – Is there any lingering doubt that we are in the golden age of television? If you need further proof of the remarkable breadth of the genre in 2010, look no further than HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire,” an amazing new dramatic series courtesy of one of cinema’s masters (Martin Scorsese) and one of television’s (“The Sopranos” veteran Terence Winter). With production values that put most feature films to shame, a depth of ensemble we’ve only seen a few times in the medium, and a storytelling ambition more common in award-winning fiction, “Boardwalk Empire” takes the sky-high expectations of this long-anticipated project and shatters them. It promises to be one of the most remarkable and addictive first seasons in the history of television.
Television Rating: 5.0/5.0
With a density of ensemble that approaches “The Wire” and “Deadwood,” “Boardwalk Empire” refuses to hold your hand on a journey though Prohibition Era Atlantic City. »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Adam Fendelman)
The time is finally upon us for the 2010 fall TV season to kick off next week with the return of all your favorite series and the premiere of some brand new ones for you to sink your teeth into (or forget about completely). We’ve been posting reviews here and there for several of the new shows, but right now we’re just going to give you the line-up of most of the new series hitting the different networks complete with plot description and premiere time. You can find the line-up after the jump (organized chronologically by premiere date), but stay tuned for more pilot reviews as the fall season starts next week as well as episode recaps for several prominent series both new and old.
Sunday, September 19th
Boardwalk Empire (HBO) – 9pm Est/8pm Cst
The undisputed ruler of Atlantic City is the town’s Treasurer, Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, »
- Ethan Anderton
In the last few days, you've been hearing a whole lot about HBO's new Martin Scorsese /Terence Winter series, "Boardwalk Empire." It's a very big and very expensive deal. Something like $18 million for the pilot alone. But all you really need to know is that this is a series about a guy called Nucky who gets even more nookie than the guy called Lucky, even though Lucky is a looker and Nucky looks like a knucklehead. Got it? Good. "Boardwalk Empire" is based on the real-life Nucky Johnson, »
- By LINDA STASI
The new TV series set in Atlantic City, New Jersey during the Prohibition era is based on the novel "Boardwalk Empire: The Birth, High Times, and Corruption of Atlantic City" by author Nelson Johnson.
Buscemi stars as 'Enoch "Nucky" Thompson' (based on real life character 'Enoch L. Johnson').
Supporting cast includes Michael Pitt as 'James "Jimmy" Darmody', Kelly Macdonald, 'Margaret Schroeder', Michael Shannon, 'Agent Nelson Van Alden', Dabney Coleman, 'Commodore Louis Kaestner', Shea Whigham, 'Elias "Eli" Thompson', Nucky's brother, Anthony Laciura, 'Eddie Kessler', Stephen Graham, 'Al Capone', Aleksa Palladino, 'Angela Darmody', Michael Stuhlbarg, 'Arnold Rothstein', Vincent Piazza, 'Lucky Luciano', Paz de la Huerta, 'Lucy Danziger', Paul Sparks, 'Mickey Doyle', Michael Kenneth Williams, 'Chalky White', (de facto mayor of 'Chickenbone Beach', Gretchen Mol, 'Gillian', Max Casella, 'Leo D'Alessio', Greg Antonacci, 'Johnny Torrio', »
- Michael Stevens
This HBO making-of promo for Martin Scorsese's Boardwalk Empire (September 19) is tantalizing to say the least. The featurette includes interviews with Terence Winter (The Sopranos), Scorsese, and each of the leads, as well as more reveals on the story. The series begins in 1920, the night Prohibition is enacted. Steve Buscemi's character, "Nucky" Thompson, is the puppet master and default king of Atlantic City. As crime and money take their toll on the seaside city, "Nucky" learns to integrate his version of the American dream with bootleggers, drugs, and the likes of a fledging Al Capone (Stephen Graham) and "Lucky" Luciano (Vincent Piazza). Writer Terence Winter recounts a funny interaction with Scorsese. "I wrote the pilot and Marty really loved it, and at one point »
HBO has just release a brand new behind-the-scenes video for its highly-anticipated drama Boardwalk Empire, which will debut on Sunday, September 19 at 9 Pm Et. Click on this brand new 14-minute featurette to go behind-the-scenes of Martin Scorsese's upcoming TV series:
Making Boardwalk Empire
Boardwalk Empire on HBO is from Terence Winter, Emmy Award-winning writer of The Sopranos, and Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese. HBO's Boardwalk Empire TV series is set in Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition, when the sale of alcohol became illegal throughout the United States. America in 1920. The Great War is over, Wall Street is about to boom and everything is for sale, even the World Series. It is a time of change when women are getting the vote, broadcast radio is introduced, and young people rule the world.
On the beach in southern New Jersey sits Atlantic City, a spectacular resort known as "The World's Playground, »
Boardwalk Empire debuts on HBO Sunday Sept. 19 at 9Pm Et/Pt. The 12-episode drama comes from Terence Winter, Emmy Award-winning writer of The Sopranos and Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese; it is set in Atlantic City at the dawn of Prohibition, when the sale of alcohol became illegal throughout the United States. The series stars Steve Buscemi as Enoch “Nucky” Thompson, Shea Whigham as his brother Elias, Frank Crudele as “Big Jim” Colosimo, Vincent Piazza as “Lucky” Luciano and Stephen Graham as Al Capone. The show also stars Michael Kenneth Williams as Chalky White, leader of the city’s African-American community; Dabney Coleman as Commodore Louis Kaestner, Nucky’s mentor; Paz de la Huerta as Nucky’s girlfriend Lucy; Aleksa Palladino as Angela, Jimmy Darmody’s Bohemian girlfriend and mother of their three-year-old son; Paul Sparks as Mickey Doyle; Anthony Laciura as Eddie Kessler; and Gretchen Mol as Gillian, a »
- Buzzfocus Staff
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