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Emmy nominee Josh Charles ('The Good Wife') on saying goodbye to Will Gardner (Exclusive Video)
4 hours ago
Josh Charles sure can keep a secret. After all, he knew for more than a year that his character on “The Good Wife,” Will Gardner, was going to be killed off in a court room shooting. As the actor revealed in our recent webcam (watch below), “the decision was made in season four, so we kept it quiet for I would say over a year. It was not easy!” He recently reaped his second Emmy bid for Best Drama Supporting Actor for this farewell season. -Break- Join the heated Emmy discussions going on right now in the Gold Derby message boards He said he was happy with the way his character was written off the show: “It’s a group effort. The cast knew early on, the producers certainly [knew, as did] the studio and the network. We had this opportunity because the press had announced that I had signed on for a whole season, »
Emmy nominee Josh Charles ('The Good Wife') on saying goodbye to Will Gardiner (Exclusive Video)
4 hours ago
Josh Charles sure can keep a secret. After all, he knew for more than a year that his character on “The Good Wife,” Will Gardiner, was going to be killed off in a court room shooting. As the actor revealed in our recent webcam (watch below), “the decision was made in season four, so we kept it quiet for I would say over a year. It was not easy!” He recently reaped his second Emmy bid for Best Drama Supporting Actor for this farewell season. -Break- Join the heated Emmy discussions going on right now in the Gold Derby message boards He said he was happy with the way his character was written off the show: “It’s a group effort. The cast knew early on, the producers certainly [knew, as did] the studio and the network. We had this opportunity because the press had announced that I had signed on for a whole season, »
Emmy-nominee Dominic Remane on creating 'invisible effects' for 'Vikings' (Exclusive Video)
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Visual effects supervisor Dominic Remane recently scored his second Emmy nomination for his work on "Vikings," which airs on the History Channel. During our recent video chat (watch it below), he walked us through his line of work, explaining that shows approach visual effects in two ways. Some create things "that you wouldn't expect to see in real life," whereas Remane and his "Vikings" crew "try and achieve invisible effects, which is mainly enhancing environments" and includes tasks such as converting hills and mountains filmed in Dublin to the fjords that are more characteristic of the series's Norwegian setting. -Break- Travis Fimmel: Why fans forgive us for 'heinous' acts on 'Vikings' (Exclusive Video) Remane also discussed how the visual effects industry has changed since he entered it a decade ago: "Even four or five years ago, we might have spent five or six hours on ..." »
Emmy Episode Analysis: Bryan Cranston ('Breaking Bad') watches empire crumble in 'Ozymandias'
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Bryan Cranston is hoping to win his fourth Emmy for Best Drama Actor for playing chemistry teacher turned drug kingpin Walter White on "Breaking Bad." He won the category three years straight from 2008 to 2010, and won as a producer last year when the show took Best Drama Series. He also had three previous nods for Comedy Supporting Actor on "Malcolm in the Middle." -Break- Ultimate Emmy heavyweight bout: Bryan Cranston vs. Matthew McConaughey Synopsis: Cranston has submitted the episode "Ozymandias," which begins with a flashback to Walter's first cook with Jesse. During a break in cooking, Walter calls his wife, Skyler (Anna Gunn), to tell her he'll be home late. They also discuss possible names for Skyler's baby and agree on Holly. In present day, the shoot-out from the previous episode between the DEA and Uncle Jack's neo-Nazi gang has ended. Hank (Dean Norris) has been shot, and his partner, »
Emmy Episode Analysis: Kevin Spacey ('House of Cards') takes presidency, next Drama Actor?
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Devious Kevin Spacey has taken the presidency as Francis Underwood on Netflix's "House of Cards," and now looks to scheme his way to a Best Drama Actor victory at the Emmys. -Break- Exclusive: Netflix Emmy episode submissions for 'House of Cards,' 'Orange' ... Synopsis: In Spacey's submitted episode, "Chapter 26," Frank finds himself in hot water: President Walker (Michael Gill) and Raymond Tusk (Gerald McRaney), once his allies, are conspiring to take him down after figuring out his shady plans. Frank counters by secretly meeting with Tusk at an opera house, promising him much success if he switches sides, but Tusk refuses. Frank heads home in defeat, but his wife, Claire (Robin Wright), tells him to do whatever it takes to regain the trust of the president. So Frank rolls the dice by writing a letter that would allow the president to pin the entire looming corruption scandal on Frank. »
Jamie Hyneman ('MythBusters') on Emmy changes, 'Star Wars' & 'Simpsons' myths (Exclusive Video)
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"We're thrilled to have yet another Emmy nomination," said "MythBusters" star Jamie Hyneman in our recent video chat (watch it below). "Hopefully this time we'll actually get one. It's been an amazing run. We're on our way to 12 years now, and we're still going strong." -Break- Click here to watch our exclusive chats with Emmy nominees Jim Parsons, Kerry Washington, Sarah Paulson, and more This is the sixth consecutive Reality Program bid for the Discovery Channel series, but the landscape is different this year. The TV academy split reality into two categories: Best Unstructured Reality Program, which honors more verite-style shows like "Deadliest Catch" and "Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan," and Best Structured Reality Program, where "MythBusters" competes against the likes of "Antiques Roadshow," "Shark Tank," and two-time defending champ ...' »
Emmy Episode Analysis: Is Allison Janney ('Mom') a slam dunk for Comedy Supporting Actress?
22 July 2014 12:42 PM, PDT
An Emmy-magnet and a double-nominee this year, Allison Janney compliments her Drama Guest Actress nomination for "Masters of Sex" with a Comedy Supporting Actress bid for playing Bonnie in CBS's laffer "Mom." -Break- Watch our exclusive Q&A with Allison Janney about 'Masters' and 'Mom' Synopsis: In Janney's submitted episode, "Estrogen and a Hearty Breakfast," Bonnie frantically calls her daughter Christy (Anna Faris) to inform her that she may be pregnant. She and Christy visit the doctor who informs Bonnie that she is not pregnant, but in fact going through menopause. Bonnie doesn't take the news well and enters a state of depression, complaining to Christy about her hot flashes and the consequences for her love life. Bonnie then decides that if she can't feel young, she'll act young instead. She shows up at Christy's house in a short leather skirt, revealing top, and »
Emmy Episode Analysis: Can Woody Harrelson ('True Detective') outshine Oscar-winning costar?
22 July 2014 10:17 AM, PDT
Emmy winner and eight-time nominee Woody Harrelson reenters the derby as a Best Drama Actor nominee for his portrayal of Detective Marty Hart in HBO's "True Detective." -Break- Not so fast, 'Breaking Bad': 'True Detective' may crush you at the Emmys Synopsis: In Harrelson's submitted episode, "The Locked Room," Marty Hart continues working with his partner, Rust Cohle (Matthew McConaughey), on the Dora Lange murder case, which engulfs him to the point of affecting his family life. His young daughter is acting out by creating a series of inappropriate drawings and showing them to her classmates. Then his wife, Maggie (Michelle Monaghan), calls him out on neglecting his home life, and he breaks down. Later, Marty takes Maggie out for a double date with her friend, whom she's set up with Rust. During the date, Marty spots his mistress, Lisa (Alexandra Daddario), out with another guy. They argue at t. »
Toronto film festival to showcase Oscar contenders: 'Foxcatcher,' 'Maps to the Stars,' 'Wild,' ...
22 July 2014 9:52 AM, PDT
The most recent seven Best Picture Oscar champs all screened at the Toronto Film Festival, including last year's winner "12 Years a Slave," which won the public vote as festival favorite. Last year's fest also included screenings of three of the other Best Picture nominees: "Dallas Buyers Club," which won Oscars for Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto; "Gravity," which claimed seven Oscars, including Best Director; and "Philomena." The lineup for the upcoming 39th edition of this key stop on the road to the Oscars was announced Tuesday. Will one of the titles previewed below take the top prize at the Dolby Theater next February 22? -Break- It is never too early to talk Oscars. Join our fierce fights in the fiery forums. The Sept. 4 festival opener has yet to be announced, perhaps a result of the new Tiff policy that precludes showcasing films in the first four days that screen first at the Tellur. »
Emmy Episode Analysis: Jeff Daniels ('The Newsroom') is up for Drama Actor reelection
22 July 2014 9:18 AM, PDT
Defending Best Drama Actor champ Jeff Daniels is back to vie for another Emmy for his portrayal as Will McAvoy, an anchor for fictional cable news network Acn on HBO's "The Newsroom." -Break- Exclusive: Netflix Emmy episode submissions for 'House of Cards,' 'Orange' ... Synopsis: In Daniels's submitted episode, "Election Night, Part 2," the 2012 Presidential election between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney is well underway. During the chaos of the election, Will must deal with rumors that his senior staff is getting ready to resign after a major reporting error. Will gathers everyone during a break and tells them that he takes full responsibility and sent in his resignation, but they all agree that the whole team shares the blame, not just Will. Will is also juggling a major life decision involving his romance with his producer MacKenzie McHale (Emily Mortimer). MacKenzie confronts Will about »
Exclusive: Netflix Emmy episode submissions for 'House of Cards,' 'Orange is the New Black,' Ricky Gervais
22 July 2014 8:15 AM, PDT
Gold Derby has exclusively confirmed the titles of episodes being submitted to Emmy judges by Netflix for nominees from "House of Cards," "Orange is the New Black," and "Derek." -Break- After Emmy nominations were announced on July 10, nominees were tasked with submitting samples of their best work to judges. Series producers choose six episodes of each show, which are distributed randomly to three groups of voters (all members of the TV academy are invited to participate) who view two episodes. Actors submit one episode to juries comprised of other actors. What do you think about these Emmy submissions? Join the lively debate now in the Gold Derby message boards Best Drama Actress Robin Wright, "House of Cards" Episode: "Chapter 26" Best Drama Actor Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards" Episode: "Chapter 26" Best Drama Series "House of Cards" DVD A »
'The Bachelorette' recap: Men tell all ... what did they have to say about Andi?
21 July 2014 9:34 PM, PDT
We'll find out next week whether Andi Dorfman chooses Nick or Josh in the season finale of "The Bachelorette" – and whether her choice will actually propose marriage – but this week, her rejected suitors had their say. What revelations did this week's "Men Tell All" special yield? -Break- Are any of this season's 'Bachelorette' castoffs worthy to be next 'Bachelor'? (Poll) The men aired a lot of grievances we've heard already. J.J. and Marquel revisited the accusation that Andrew made racist comments during an early rose ceremony, though Andrew didn't help his case any when he mistakenly referred to Marquel as Ron, the season's only other black contestant. But Chris and Brian turned it around on J.J., calling him out on the curious timing of his rumor-mongering. A tearful J.J. made sure to defend himself one last time before the next segment. But despite the rene »
Join our live Emmy chat with Cat Deeley ('So You Think You Can Dance') this Tuesday
21 July 2014 4:25 PM, PDT
On Tuesday afternoon, we'll talk with Cat Deeley about her latest Emmy nomination for hosting the Fox reality competition series "So You Think You Can Dance." Join us for our live chat on July 22, at 1:15pm Pt/4:15pm Et on Gold Derby's home page. -Break- 'So You Think You Can Dance' contest: Win prizes by predicting Season 11 This is Deeley's fourth consecutive bid for Best Reality Host. She's in contention for the 10th season of the long-running hit, which aired during summer 2013. But she's not the only nominee for "Dance." The series received a total of seven bids this year, including Best Reality-Competition Series for the fourth year in a row. Since debuting in 2005, the show has won an impressive 11 Emmys, including seven for Best Choreography. Follow Gold Derby on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Tumblr, iTunes and YouTube Will Deeley finally join the show in the winner. »
You decide: Who will be top winners at MTV Video Music Awards? Beyonce, Miley Cyrus ...?
21 July 2014 2:49 PM, PDT
Who do you think will win the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards? Winners in many of the top categories will be decided by fan voting. This year's kudocast will air live across the MTV network of channels on Aug. 24 at 8:00pm Est from the Forum in Los Angeles. Use our drag-and-drop menu at the bottom of this post to start making your predictions, or click here. -Break- MTV Video Music Awards: Complete list of nominations Beyonce reaped a leading eight nominations for the upcoming 31st annual edition of the MTV Video Music Awards. Among these was a Video of the Year bid for her collaoration with hubby Jay-z on "Drunk in Love" as well as Best Female Video for "Partition." Aussie import Iggy Azalea contends in seven categories and goes head to head against Beyonce for Video of the Year and Best Female Video with "Fancy." Eminem also earned seven »
Join our live Emmy chat with 'Veep' creator Armando Iannucci this Wednesday
21 July 2014 11:55 AM, PDT
Want to know what Armando Iannucci, the brains behind "Veep," was thinking when he came up with the shocking season finale that saw Selina Meyers (Julia Louis-Dreyfus) handed the reins of power? Then join us this Wednesday at 6:00 a.m. Pt/9:00 a.m. Et and participate in our chat by adding your comments or questions in the chat box that will appear next to the video box on our home page. And don't fret if you can't be here at such an early hour. Just send us your questions to ask this via our Google+ page. -Break- The third season of "Veep" reaped a series best nine Emmy nominations. Among these were bids for Iannucci as both producer and write of this political satire. Louis-Dreyfus has won Comedy Actress for two years running and lead's this year's race as well. And Tony Hale is a strong possibility to »
Watch out, Jim Parsons: Louis C.K. leads Gold Derby Dream Emmys race
21 July 2014 6:26 AM, PDT
Yes, Jim Parsons, you may be ahead to take home your fourth Comedy Actor trophy for "The Big Bang Theory" at the Emmys but you are only in second place in the race that really matters -- the Gold Derby Dream Emmy. Your Emmy rival Louis C.K. ("Louie") has racked up far more support among the hundreds of Gold Derby Users who have cast their ballots for this coveted honor. -Break- Have you cast your ballot for our Dream Emmys yet? You only have until August 24, the day before the Emmys are handed out to do so. Start by voting for your choice for Comedy Actor below. Join the red-hot debate about the Emmys going on right now in our fiery forums Among C.K.'s other competition for the Dream Emmy are four fellows who were snubbed by the TV academy: Jonathan Groff ("Looking"), Jake Johnson ("New Girl"), Andy Samberg »
Which 'Big Brother' houseguest is playing the worst game: Amber, Donny, ...?
21 July 2014 4:50 AM, PDT
After four weeks and a dozen episodes of "Big Brother," you've already made up your minds about which houseguests you love and which ones you can't stand (bye-bye, Devin). But taking emotion out of it for a moment, we're curious to know which Season 16 houseguest is simply playing the worst game possible from a strategic standpoint? (Vote in our poll below.) Only 13 houseguests are still in the running for the $500,000, so let's take a quick look back at the worst game moves from each of the remaining contestants: -Break- Calling 'Big Brother' fans: Win prizes by predicting Season 16 Victoria Rafaeli - Being under the radar for so much of the game is getting her into trouble when it comes time for floaters to be put on the block. Floaters rarely win "Big Brother," so if Victoria wants to claim the prize money as her own, she'd better grab a life vest. »
See how you did predicting the TV Critics Award winners
20 July 2014 7:15 PM, PDT
Congratulations to our User cantcomeupwithanything for predicting a staggering 90% of this year's TCA Critics Award winners in 10 categories. Next best were a quartet of our Users -- Josh Labron, Vinicius Pereira, A_Steve_Man, and ConradoFalco. -- with an impressive 80% correct. Over 450 Gold Derby readers forecasted this year's TV Critics champs, logging more than 4,400 predictions. To see how you fared, log in to your account and under your profile picture click TCA Awards 2014. -Break- TCA Award winners leaked early: 'Breaking Bad,' Orange is the New Black' Click here for a breakdown of all top scorers. And to see how we fared collectively predicting each category, click here. The only category missed by our winner was Best Drama Series, which was claimed by "The Good Wife" (which he had in fourth place). That means he made difficult calls like "RuPaul's Drag Race" for Best Reality Pr »
News Nuggets: Emmy champ James Garner ('The Rockford Files,' 'Maverick') dies at age 86
20 July 2014 5:40 PM, PDT
Pete Hammond offers a special appreciation of actor James Garner, who died on Saturday at age 86. He was a two-time Emmy Award winner for his leading role in "The Rockford Files" (1977) and for producing the telefilm "Promise" (1987) among his 15 career nominations. He was first known for his starring role in the western "Maverick." The Television Academy inducted him into the TV Hall of Fame in 1990. He starrred in over 50 films and earned an Oscar nomination as Best Actor for "Murphy's Romance" (1985). The Screen Actors Guild presented their life achievement award to Garner in 2005. Hammond says, "I can hardly think of any other actor who so successfully could bounce from major TV stardom to major movie stardom and back again without missing a beat. A lot of stars were afraid of television, but not Garner, who showed you could do series TV and commercials and not have it harm your status as a movie star. »