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Emmys: Do Multiple Nominees for the Same Show Help or Hurt?

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

As the casts of TV series grow into ever larger ensembles, it was perhaps inevitable that actors from the same series would increasingly find themselves competing against each other in Emmy races.

This year, “American Horror Story: Freak Show” features three supporting actresses — Kathy Bates, Sarah Paulson, Angela Bassett — for limited series and two supporting actors — Denis O’Hare and Finn Wittrock. On “Game of Thrones,” Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke are both vying in the supporting-actress drama series race.

While conventional wisdom says they will cancel each other out, as far as Emmy history is concerned, the jury’s still out on whether multiple contenders help or hurt.

The 1977 miniseries “Roots” saw Louis Gossett Jr. winning over three co-stars as lead actor, while supporting thesps Ed Asner and Olivia Cole defeated three and two colleagues, respectively.

It’s become something of a sign of solidarity when actors are submitted in the same category, »

- Tim Gray

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Production Design Emmy: Can 'Downton Abbey' or 'Mad Men' beat 'Boardwalk Empire'?

25 August 2015 4:05 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

This year at the Emmys, there will be three Best Production Design trophies handed out for narrative series: one for period programs, one for fantasy/contemporary shows and one for half-hour comedies. Of the period dramas in the hunt, two are Best Drama Series nominees -- "Downton Abbey" and "Mad Men." They face off against reigning four-time champ "Boardwalk Empire" as well as "The Knick" and "Masters of Sex." -Break- Matthew Weiner's heartfelt salute: 'Mad Men' and Gold Derby 'came of age' together "Boardwalk Empire" may have signed off for good, but it can still add more Emmys to its already impressive total of 18 wins. The HBO series submitted the episodes "Golden Days For Boys And Girls," "Friendless Child" and "Eldorado" for Emmy consideration in this race. Bill Groom (Production Designer), Adam Scher (Art Director) and Ca...' »

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Toronto Gets Julianne Moore, Matthew Weiner, Sarah Silverman, 30 Discoveries

25 August 2015 8:22 AM, PDT | Thompson on Hollywood | See recent Thompson on Hollywood news »

The Toronto International Film Festival (September 10-20) continues to expands its 2015 lineup, adding filmmaker and talent Q&As, international films by new auteurs and festival favorites from first-time directors. Toronto's In Conversation With... series, offering a platform as we head into awards season, will include conversations with Julianne Moore (who will be at the fest with lesbian civil rights drama "Freeheld"), "Mad Men" series creator Matthew Weiner (who will present season one finale "The Wheel"), Salma Hayek (festival selection "Septembers of Shiraz") and Sarah Silverman (starring in "I Smile Back"). Tiff also announced its Discovery program today, with 30 films from new filmmakers including 16 world premieres, from the debut film by German actor Sebastian Ko to Josh Mond's gut-wrenching Sundance winner "James White" and Thomas Bidegain's drama of blood ties "Les Cowboys" and more. (Full program »

- Ryan Lattanzio

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Toronto unveils Discovery, Tiff Kids

25 August 2015 7:00 AM, PDT | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20) has completed its line-up with the Discovery, New Wave Tiff Kids and In Conversation With… strands and has confirmed the return of Festival Street.

Oscar-winner Julianne Moore, Salma Hayek, Sarah Silverman and Matthew Weiner will take place in separate on-stage conversations as part of the In Conversation With… series, which replaces the Mavericks programme.

For the second year, the Festival Street initiative will see the closure of King Street West between Peter and University Streets, from Sept 10-13.

Events will include Questival, a walking interactive quiz designed by Frontier Design & Innovation; the  NewCanadianMusic.ca music stage featuring the world premiere of Titicut Follies – The Ballet inspired by Frederick Wiseman’s 1967 documentary; cinema-inspired installations; magicians; the Slaight Family Zone; and food trucks.

In total, the festival will screen 399 films, of which 289 are features and 110 shorts. Last year’s festival screened 392 in total comprising 284 features and 108 shorts.

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- jeremykay67@gmail.com (Jeremy Kay)

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Toronto Conversation Series Features Julianne Moore, Salma Hayek, Matthew Weiner

25 August 2015 6:47 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

The Toronto International Film Festival completed its 40th anniversary slate on Tuesday, adding 31 features to various programs, as well as announcing the stars set to dig deep in its new In Conversation With series, and the impressive array of entertainment lined up for its free, four-day Festival Street bash.

The festival’s official screening schedule was also released Tuesday.

Icw, which replaces the former Mavericks program, will present intimate onstage conversations with Julianne Moore (starring opposite Ellen Page in Peter Sollett’s Toronto world-premiering “Freeheld”), Salma Hayek (starring opposite Adrien Brody in Matteo Garrone’s Toronto world-premiering “Septembers of Shiraz”), Sarah Silverman (starring in Adam Salky’s Canadian-premiering “I Smile Back”) and “Mad Man” creator Matthew Weiner.

Discovery — showcasing new directors from around world — added 25 titles, including notable feature bows: Maris Curran’s “Five Nights in Maine,” starring David Oyelowo (“Selma”) as a recently widowed man seeking out his estranged »

- Jennie Punter

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Toronto Film Festival Completes Lineup With 30 More Movies, Conversations with Julianne Moore and Sarah Silverman

25 August 2015 6:00 AM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Toronto International Film Festival has added another 30-plus features to complete its lineup of almost 400 films, also scheduling conversations with Julianne Moore, Salma Hayek, Sarah Silverman and Matthew Weiner for its 40th annual festival. The new additions, the last that will be announced before this year’s festival kicks off on Sept. 10, mean that the 2015 Tiff will consist of 399 films, 289 features and 110 short films, from 71 different countries. Out of that number, 132 are world premieres, 27 are international premieres and 97 are North American premieres. The films were drawn from 6,118 submissions. The In Conversation »

- Steve Pond

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Toronto: Julianne Moore, Salma Hayek, Sarah Silverman Set for Onstage Conversations

25 August 2015 4:32 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

Hollywood leading ladies Julianne Moore, Salma Hayek and Sarah Silverman are set to take part in onstage conversations at the Toronto Film Festival, organizers said Tuesday. The three actresses will join Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner as part of Toronto's inaugural "In Conversation With..." sidebar to talk about their careers and latest films. Oscar winner Moore will be in Toronto with the previously announced Freeheld, which she stars in opposite Ellen Page and Michael Shannon. Hayek, an Oscar nominee, will help launch Wayne Blair's Septembers of Shiraz in Toronto. And Silverman stars in in I Smile Back, another previously

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- Etan Vlessing

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Matthew Weiner's heartfelt salute: 'Mad Men' and Gold Derby 'came of age' together (Video)'

22 August 2015 6:36 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

"I have to say, I feel like 'Mad Men' is attached to Gold Derby and the members since there were probably like 50 of them," salutes producer Matthew Weiner at the end of his recent Emmys video webchat with Tom O'Neil and Chris Beachum (watch below). "We came of age at the same time and I've appreciated the arguments that have been here and I think it's been a great place for fans to interact with their shows." -Break- 'Mad Men': Emmy experts predict record fifth Best Drama Series win Weiner continues, "For me and people who have my job, it's a pleasure that people take it this seriously, because we do. That's why I always want to come and say 'Hi,' because I've never taken it for granted that people would waste their time wondering what was gonna happen." "Mad Men," which won the Best »

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Matthew Weiner on 'Mad Men' and potentially making Emmy history (Exclusive Video)

21 August 2015 8:50 PM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

Even after winning Best Drama Series four times, showrunner and producer Matthew Weiner remains humble in the wake of "Mad Men" potentially setting a record with Emmy #5. "[Awards] are not why we do the show, but of course you have your hopes, you want to be in the conversation about what people think is good on TV. And I never, never thought that we would be recognized that much." Watch complete webchat below. -Break- 'Mad Men': Emmy experts predict record fifth Best Drama Series win "The whole idea of being compared subjectively -- which is literally what it is -- for the quality of your work is a little bit uncomfortable. But, hey, I'm not giving any of them back!" Weiner jokes to Gold Derby's Tom O'Neil and Chris Beachum. "Mad Men" won Best Drama Series four times between 2008 and 2011 and will now contend one final time at the Emmys. »

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'Mad Men' Creator: Coke Ad Finale Planned From Beginning

21 August 2015 12:30 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner has provided more insight into the series' oblique ending while admitting that the finale's final moments – Don Draper meditating followed by the famed "Buy the World a Coke" ad – was planned from the onset. "The idea that he would end up at an ashram, or something like that, was with me from when I pitched AMC the first season," Weiner told The Hollywood Reporter.

"It was a two-step process: They liked the pilot, but they wanted to know what the rest of the show was, »

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'Mad Men' Creator Matthew Weiner Talks Parting Shots, Surprise Backlash and His Cast's Move to Comedy

21 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A version of this story first appeared a special Emmy issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. In the two months since Mad Men signed off for good, Matthew Weiner has kept a relatively a low profile — only speaking about the (generally) acclaimed series finale on a few occasions. But as the AMC drama readies for a potential victory lap at the 2015 Emmys, where it is nominated for 11 awards (including outstanding drama), the creator and showrunner sat down with THR to discuss those last episodes. Further assessing the intent of that cut-away

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- Michael O'Connell

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Women Rule Drama Series Emmy Race

20 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Not since Bea Arthur’s Maude made abortion a topic of primetime and Mary Tyler Moore tossed her hat into the Minneapolis sky have women on the smallscreen possessed such a wealth of power and prominence. This year’s batch of Emmy contenders for drama series are rife with strong female protagonists, from the femme-dominated cast of “Orange Is the New Black” to Claire Danes’ flawed and fearless CIA agent in “Homeland” to the more subtle post-Edwardian era feminism of “Downton Abbey.”

Supporting actress nominees Lena Headey and Emilia Clarke — who slays as Daenerys Targaryen, the mother of all dragons — arguably eclipse their male co-stars in HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” and formidable female politicians abound in Netflix’s “House of Cards.” And while “Mad Men” might be the title, Elisabeth Moss’ Peggy and Christina Hendricks’ Joan command attention in the swansong season of Matthew Weiner’s historical ode to Madison Avenue. »

- Malina Saval

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Emmy Drama Series Analysis: ‘Mad Men’ vs. ‘Game of Thrones’

20 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

On the face of it, they couldn’t be more different. “Mad Men” explored the paradigm-shifting era of ’60s America through the rollercoaster lives of deeply flawed men and women working in the ad industry (plus their assorted friends, family and lovers). “Game of Thrones” weaves an epic saga of treachery, heroics and loss (so, so much loss) out of the skirmish for control over a fantasy kingdom. But they’ve both risen to the top of the heap in one of Emmy’s most crowded competitions to date.

The Odds: It might boil down to just how sentimental Emmy voters feel. AMC’s “Mad Men” has bagged four drama series prizes in the past, and would set a category record with one more win for its acclaimed final run. But HBO’s “Game of Thrones” is arguably TV’s hottest drama and its dragon-sized (if frequently controversial) fifth season clearly connected with voters. »

- Geoff Berkshire

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Q&A: ‘Mad Men’s’ Matthew Weiner, ‘Homeland’s’ Alex Gansa on Secrets of Good Showrunning

20 August 2015 9:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Both “Mad Men” and “Homeland” have made an indelible mark on the TV landscape — from the best drama Emmys they each won in their first seasons to the raft of nominations they earned this time out (11 for “Mad Men,” 5 for “Homeland”). Yet the men behind them — showrunners Matthew Weiner and Alex Gansa — admit their climb to the top of the television ladder wasn’t always a smooth one. In a candid conversation with Variety, they reveal the lessons they learned along the way.

You’ve both managed successful series for several seasons. What’s the secret of being a good showrunner?

Matthew Weiner: We all model ourselves on the people we worked for that we thought did a good job. Alex and I have both worked on lots of other shows, and you kind of pick and choose. I do remember before I started grilling people. Especially about story, »

- Debra Birnbaum

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Actor in a Drama Series

20 August 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

"Mad Men" has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the TV Academy. Matthew Weiner's series won Best Drama at the Emmys for its first four seasons, among other numerous trophies. But its leading man has never won. Despite earning a nomination every year "Mad Men" has been eligible (plus guest star nods for "30 Rock" in three seasons and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" this year), Hamm has lost every single year (spurring him to create the "Losers' Party" with fellow snubee Amy Poehler). Will he join the ranks of the unjustly ignored like Jason Alexander and Steve Carell, or will the Academy finally reward him in his final year as Don Draper?  Read More: Jeff Daniels on the End of 'The Newsroom': 'It's Really Difficult to Do Well' The answer will be "no" if Kevin Spacey has anything to say about it. Hot off his Golden Globes win »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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2015 Emmy Predictions: Best Actor in a Drama Series

20 August 2015 8:47 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

"Mad Men" has enjoyed a long and successful relationship with the TV Academy. Matthew Weiner's series won Best Drama at the Emmys for its first four seasons, among other numerous trophies. But its leading man has never won. Despite earning a nomination every year "Mad Men" has been eligible (plus guest star nods for "30 Rock" in three seasons and "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt" this year), Hamm has lost every single year (spurring him to create the "Losers' Party" with fellow snubee Amy Poehler). Will he join the ranks of the unjustly ignored like Jason Alexander and Steve Carell, or will the Academy finally reward him in his final year as Don Draper?  Read More: Jeff Daniels on the End of 'The Newsroom': 'It's Really Difficult to Do Well' The answer will be "no" if Kevin Spacey has anything to say about it. Hot off his Golden Globes win »

- Peter Knegt and Ben Travers

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Emmys: 'Mad Men' and 'Silicon Valley' Scribes Reveal How to Write a Finale

20 August 2015 5:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

A version of this story first appeared in the Aug. 28 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe. This year’s Emmy-nominated scribes agree: Writing a finale is no easy feat. Recently, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner was tasked with wrapping up seven seasons of the AMC critical darling, while Silicon Valley’s Alec Berg had the (albeit slightly less stressful) chore of tying up the second season of the HBO comedy breakout. Weiner, who is nominated twice in the writing category, reveals key steps in his writing process, including the two objects on

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- Bryn Elise Sandberg

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Review: 'Mr. Robot' reveals some secrets in a bonkers episode

12 August 2015 8:06 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Many thoughts on tonight's "Mr. Robot" coming up just as soon as I take an NJ Transit train to New York for a ballet class... "I think we should talk." -Mr. Robot Well, that was something, wasn't it? "Mr. Robot" has been a show with secrets all along — chief among them the question of whether the title character is real or just Elliot's alter ego — but this week's episode revealed that there were far more secrets than even we might have realized going in. So, yes, Elliot discovers that Mr. Robot looks exactly like his dead father — and is thus almost certainly a figment of his imagination (or else a father who faked his death and learned to retard the aging process, or a hacker who had extreme plastic surgery, or an identical younger cousin of Mr. Alderson) — and yet that somehow wasn't even the episode's most stunning development. »

- Alan Sepinwall

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Matthew Weiner, Carolyn Strauss Join 96 Noted L.A. Jews in Open Letter Backing Iran Nuke Deal

12 August 2015 6:19 PM, PDT | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

“American Jewish Supporters of Israel,” a group of 98 prominent leaders of Los Angeles’ Jewish community — many of them noted figures in Hollywood — are coming out in support of the impending nuclear deal with Iran. In a full-page ad scheduled to appear in Thursday’s edition of L.A.’s “Jewish Journal,” the organization says, “We strongly encourage Congress to approve the proposed Iran nuclear agreement,” adding, it’s “in the best interest of the United States and Israel.” The open letter includes signatures from philanthropist and entrepreneur Eli Broad; famed architect Frank Gehry; TV writer-producer Norman Lear; “Mad Men” creator »

- Itay Hod

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Script and Direction Don’t Always Get Equal Love Come Emmy Time

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

Ask this year’s crop of nominated directors and writers how to distinguish between a well-written and a well-directed episode of television and the answer you will get is largely the same: You can’t. On television shows, particularly cable series where the creative team is small, the relationship between director and writer is often so collaborative that separating the two elements is virtually impossible.

“If something is badly written or directed, I’m thinking, this is poorly written or poorly directed,” says “Silicon Valley” executive producer Alec Berg, nominated for writing the HBO comedy’s second season finale, “Two Days of the Condor.” “But if things are effectively rendered, you’re just thinking, ‘Wow, this is awesome.’ Or, ‘I love this,’ or ‘I can’t wait to see what happens.’ You’re not really thinking about the craft.”

Logically, this would mean that when submitting the episode that represents »

- Carita Rizzo

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