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Nominees for the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards for outstanding performances in 2014 in five film and eight television categories, as well as the SAG Awards honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood.
SAG-AFTRA President Ken Howard introduced Ansel Elgort (“The Fault in Our Stars,” “Divergent”) and actress/director/producer and SAG Award recipient Eva Longoria, who announced the nominees for this year’s Actors. SAG Awards Committee Chair JoBeth Williams and Vice Chair Daryl Anderson announced the stunt ensemble nominees.
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015 at 8 p.m. (Et) / 5 p.m. (Pt) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore performance will air immediately following on TNT. The SAG Awards can »
- Michelle McCue
The 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominations were revealed Wednesday morning, serving as yet another precursor on the long road to the Oscars.
In the film categories, Birdman was the big winner, scoring four nominations, including for Michael Keaton, Edward Norton and Emma Stone, as well as the collective ensemble cast. Boyhood followed right in its footsteps with three nods for Ethan Hawke, Patricia Arquette and another ensemble nomination.
The big surprises of the morning’s nominations started with Jake Gyllenhaal for Nightcrawler, a bubble contender in a crowded Best Actor race, Jennifer Aniston for Cake, a bubble contender in a disappointingly less crowded Best Actress race, Robert Duvall in the poorly reviewed The Judge and Naomi Watts for St. Vincent (Watts was in Birdman as well, but that must’ve slipped SAG’s minds).
- Brian Welk
The Screen Actors Guild has announced the nominations for the 21st SAG Awards, with Alexander Gonzales Inarritu’s Birdman leading the pack with four nods, including the most prestigious, Outstanding Cast, where it will compete with Boyhood, The Grand Budapest Hotel, The Imitation Game and The Theory of Everything.
On the television front, HBO racked up 14 nominations in total, including mentions for True Detective, Boardwalk Empire, Veep and Game of Thrones. Meanwhile Modern Family is gunning for a record fifth consecutive win in the category of Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series. Check out the full list of nominations here…
Theatrical Motion Pictures
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
- Gary Collinson
As some of you may know, I'm a bit of a jack(ass) of all trades. I follow the film industry for Lr, and critique films. But I'm also an actor, I front a rock band, I'm a DJ, film editor, and director as well. Basically, when it comes to entertainment, there's nothing I don't do. For some time now, I've been mulling over bringing some of my other interests to Lr, and I'll be starting with the SAG Awards. How? Well, I've been a member of SAG for 6 years now and I also am part of the voting process. That means every year I am sent screeners of all the films being considered for awards.
Here's where a new running feature comes into play:
As I start receiving these screeners, I will write special reviews for each one and publish them here. Then, as we near the voting deadline, »
- Mario-Francisco Robles
Here is the full list of nominations for the 21st annual SAG Awards, which were announced this morning at La’s Pacific Design Center.
Fox Searchlight topped the film studios with six nominations, led by Alexander Gonzales Inarritu’s Birdman, which nabbed four total nominations: for Outstanding Cast, which is the closest thing the guild has to a Best Picture category; and for star Michael Keaton and supporting actors Edward Norton and Emma Stone. It was joined in the top cast category by IFC Films’ Boyhood, which also got nods for its co-stars Ethan Hawke and Patricia Arquette; Searchlight’s Wes Anderson pic The Grand Budapest Hotel; the Weinstein Co’s The Imitation Game; and Focus Features’ The Theory Of Everything. The latter two biopics landed lead noms for Benedict Cumberbatch, Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones.
On The TV side, HBO led all networks with 14 noms, thanks to multiple acting »
- Patrick Hipes
The winners will be announced in ceremonies at the Shrine Auditorium on Jan. 25.
Here’s the entire nominations list –
Theatrical Motion Pictures
Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
- Dave McNary
The Screen Actors Guild announced this year's nominees for the 2014 SAG Awards. The winners will be announced during a live telecast on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 25. The nominees are as follows... Theatrical Motion Pictures Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Steve Carell / John du Pont – "Foxcatcher" (Sony Pictures Classics) Benedict Cumberbatch / Alan Turing – "The Imitation Game" (The Weinstein Company) Jake Gyllenhaal / Louis Bloom – "Nightcrawler" (Open Road Films) Michael Keaton / Riggan – "Birdman" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Eddie Redmayne / Stephen Hawking – "The Theory Of Everything" (Focus Features) Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Jennifer Aniston / Claire Bennett – "Cake" (Cinelou Films) Felicity Jones / Jane Hawking – "The Theory Of Everything" (Focus Features) Julianne Moore / Alice Howland-Jones – "Still Alice" (Sony Pictures Classics) Rosamund Pike / Amy Dunne – "Gone Girl" (20th Century Fox) Reese Witherspoon / Cheryl Strayed – "Wild" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in »
- Gregory Ellwood
Emmy and Oscar nominee Peter Fonda will guest-star on the NBC drama as Geoff Perl, a CEO and philanthropist who raises millions of dollars for animal rights groups, TV Guide Magazine reports.
Producers hint that the character is not on Red Reddington’s list.
Fonda’s episode airs Oct. 27.
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The cast of 'Downton Abbey' are to guest star in Disney's 'Doc McStuffins'. Stars of the ITV period drama including Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates), Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore), Matt Milne (Alfred Nugent), Nigel Harman (Mr. Green) and Robert Bathurst (Sir Anthony Strallan) are among the guest voice cast for an upcoming special episode of the Emmy-nominated Disney series. 'Doc McStuffins' tells the story of a young girl (Doc) who runs a clinic for her stuffed animals and toys out of her backyard playhouse as part of her aspiration to become a doctor like her mother. In the extended length episode titled »
Downton Abbey is taking over Disney Channel. Well, Doc McStuffins, at least. Joanne Froggatt (Anna Bates), Lesley Nicol (Mrs. Patmore), Matt Milne (Alfred Nugent), Nigel Harman (Mr. Green) and Robert Bathurst (Sir Anthony Strallan) are lending their voices to Disney Junior's animated series Doc McStuffins, the network announced Tuesday. Their episode, titled "Let the Nightingale Sing," will premiere Sunday, Nov. 2 at 8:30 a.m. Et/Pt on Disney Channel in the U.S. It will air in December in the U.K. In the extended episode, Doc and the toys magically travel back to 19th-century England, where they
- Philiana Ng
Downton Abbey’s penultimate season 4 episode centered around a church bazaar held on the estate grounds, while relationship drama seemed to unfold everywhere.
'Downton Abbey Recap
Following Mary (Michelle Dockery) and Blake’s (Julian Ovenden) rescue of the estate’s pigs, the Crawley’s determine that Tim Drewe (Andrew Scarborough) will take up caring for their livestock. When the Dowager Countess (Maggie Smith) suggests that Blake would think it silly that they were hiring Drewe based on his family’s history of working their land, Mary takes to Blake’s defense. By the time she watches Blake lift up a crying George, she appears to be fully smitten. The Countess is not impressed.
Later on, when Anna (Joanne Froggatt) learns that Gillingham (Tom Cullen) will be returning to Downton with Green (Nigel Harman) in tow, she tells Mary about how the valet had raped her. When Mary urges Anna »
Lady Isobel and Lady Violet went head to head while Edith found out she's pregnant and Rose had a dalliance with the black jazz singer in Downton Abbey.
Evelyn Napier (Brendan Patricks) has returned to Downton with a new man, Charles Blake (Julian Ovenden), in tow. Charles reveals to Mary (Michelle Dockery) that the duo are not there to study and preserve old estates, but to study how the fall of English aristocracy will impact food supply. Mary is furious and thus Charles and Mary find themselves at odds.
Edith (Laura Carmichael) receives a note from her doctor informing her that she is pregnant. The father, Michael Gregson, is nowhere to be found, and Edith could find herself an unwed mother. In other family drama, Lady Violet (Maggie Smith) and Mrs. Crawley (Penelope Wilton) had a verbal spat after the Dowager Countess accused the boy gardener, John, of stealing things from her study. »
Mrs. Hughes revealed to Mr. Bates that Anna had been raped and Tom announces his plans to take Sibby to America in Downton Abbey episode 4.4.
In Downton, Evelyn Napier is back in town researching English estates for the government, and Mary (Michelle Dockery) invites him to stay at Downton, giving him an opportunity to give him condolences for Matthew’s death. Lord Grantham (Hugh Bonneville), meanwhile, lends 50 pounds to Thomas Drew, a man whose farmer father died, leaving the Yew Tree Farm in debt. The Crawleys had planed on taking over the land, but Robert lends Drew the money so that he can get the farm out of debt and stay on the land with Mary and Tom’s blessing.
Alfred Works On His Cooking
Plus, Mary gets a special visit from another handsome suitor! Has Matthew’s replacement arrived at last?
Anna (Joanne Froggatt) has worked tirelessly to keep her rape a secret from Bates (Brendan Coyle), but on the Jan. 26 episode of Downton Abbey, her tragic ordeal was brought to light — and it went just about as badly as she thought it would.
After weeks of uncomfortable distance from his wife, Bates basically forced Mrs. Hughes (Phyllis Logan) to reveal what really happened to Anna, though she did manage to avoid leaking the who of it all. With most of the truth finally out in the open, Anna agreed to move back into the cottage, and all seemed resolved — until Bates told Mrs. Hughes that “nothing is over, nothing is done with.”
I’m really hoping Bates doesn’t kill Green, but if he does, I’m just hoping he somehow gets away with it. »
- Andy Swift
Downton Abbey returned this week with Anna (Joanne Froggatt) still reeling from the sexual assault she faced at the hands of Green (Nigel Harman), Lord Gillingham’s valet. Oblivious to the actions of his employee, Lord Gillingham (Tom Cullen) continues to fall madly in love with the widowed Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery).
Anna Deals With Sexual Assault
Anna struggles with accepting that she bears no responsibility for what Green did to her. As a result, she’s walking around ravaged by guilt and with a sense that she’s brought the dirtiness upon herself. Bates (Brendan Coyle) knows that something is up with his wife, but seems no closer to the truth. The rest of Downton also notices that something is troubling the normally good-humored Anna, although, like Bates, no one knows the truth besides Mrs. Hughes (Phyllis Logan).
Mrs. Hughes urges Anna to reveal what Green did to her, »
SAG Awards 2014 winners: Lupita Nyong’o surprises, shoo-in Cate Blanchett doesn’t (photo: Chiwetel Ejiofor and Lupita Nyong’o in ’12 Years a Slave’) The 2014 SAG Awards ceremony was held at downtown Los Angeles’ Shrine Exposition Center earlier this evening, January 18. Presenters included Ben Affleck, John Goodman, Josh Holloway, Clark Gregg, Robert De Niro, Morgan Freeman, Mindy Kaling, and Pauley Perrette, in addition to about a couple of dozen nominees. Most of the winners — including those in the television categories — were the expected ones, e.g., Bryan Cranston for Breaking Bad, Best Actor Oscar winner Michael Douglas (Wall Street, 1987) for his portrayal of Liberace in Steven Soderbergh’s Behind the Candelabra, Jared Leto for Jean-Marc Vallée’s Dallas Buyers Club, two-time Oscar winner Maggie Smith (The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, 1969; California Suite, 1978) for Downton Abbey, and Best Actress Oscar winner Helen Mirren (The Queen, 2006) for Phil Spector. Even so, there »
- Steve Montgomery
'Downton Abbey' Recap
Upstairs, Isobel (Penelope Wilton), like Mary, grieves for Matthew. Robert (Hugh Bonneville), however, seems almost glad that Mary’s husband and potential future head of the English estate is out of the picture. His wife Cora (Elizabeth McGovern), meanwhile, is preoccupied with finding a new maid in light of O’Brien’s (Siobhan Finneran) departure to India with Lady Flintshire.
In the servants’ area downstairs there’s still trouble brewing in the four-pointed love story involving Alfred (Matt Milne), Ivy (Cara Theobold), Jimmy (Ed Speleers) and Daisy (Sophie McShera). Thomas (Rob James-Collier) has made it his mission to drum up as much drama between the foursome as possible, causing concern for Mrs. Patmore (Lesley Nicol). Meanwhile, »
About nine years ago, at the age of 52, British actress Lesley Nicol of "Downton Abbey" met a spiritual practitioner a few years older than her, named Da'aboth. About seven years ago they married -- a first marriage for them both.
"What I'm saying is, don't listen to anyone," Nicol tells Zap2it over tea and British pub food at the Ye Olde King's Head in Santa Monica, Calif. "And because, I'm proving here and now that the rules that say, 'Oh, you're over 45, there are no parts for you.' Well, actually, I've just got the best part I've ever had, and yes, I did just fall in love.
"We got married, and it's been amazing."
Nicol plays Mrs. Beryl Patmore, the cook at the Edwardian manor house that is the setting for the period drama, which returns for its fourth season Sunday (Jan. 5) as part of PBS' "Masterpiece."
18 items from 2014
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