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Emmy episode analysis: Will Michael J. Fox finally win for 'The Good Wife'?

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After three previous losses for playing quirky lawyer Louis Canning on "The Good Wife," will Michael J. Fox finally win with his fourth bid? His episode submission for this year's Best Drama Guest Actor race is "Red Zone," an episode where Fox gets to play up the emotion of his character's worsening illness. Will this land him a bookend to his 2009 trophy for a dramatic turn on "Rescue Me"? -Break- Join 'The Good Wife' discussion in our lively message boards Synopsis: Louis Canning arrives late to the courtroom in his wheelchair due to his kidney failure. He's representing a university that dismissed rape charges haphazardly and his sparring partner is once again Alicia Florrick (Julianna Margulies). Louis appears to be winning the case, until Alicia decides to turn the tables and present a class action lawsuit against the college on behalf of its dozens of rape victims. In their next meeting, »

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Will 'Southpaw' be Oscar knockout for Jake Gyllenhaal?

8 hours ago

After reaping bids with the Golden Globes, SAG, BAFTA, the Bfca, and the Indie Spirit Awards, a Best Actor nod from the Oscars seemed like a sure thing for "Nightcrawler" star Jake Gyllenhaal. However, his creepy performance didn’t make the cut. Now Gyllenhaal’s back for round two with "Southpaw," a boxing drama that sees the actor bulking up and taking the punches in classic awards-bait fashion. -Break- The film opened this weekend to a $16 million box-office haul, and with an "A" Cinemascore rating from audiences, it’s sure to continue making money, thus helping his chances. Gyllenhaal’s only Oscar nomination to date was for Best Supporting Actor in "Brokeback Mountain" (2005); he lost to George Clooney ("Syriana"). Since then, he’s been working his way towards a bid in the lead category, coming close yet not quite succeeding in films such as "Love and Other Dr..." »

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'So You Think You Can Dance' recap: Were you shocked judges axed Burim Jusufi and not Asaf Goren?

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We Gold Derby users had egg on our faces last week predicting "So You Think You Can Dance." Hardly any of us anticipated the ousters of Darion Flores (Team Stage) and Lily Frias (Team Street). But our forecasts greatly improved this week. Our racetrack odds correctly predicted two results, and we came close on the other two. The big surprises came from the street dancers. Make predictions here at Gold Derby for a chance to win a $100 Amazon gift certificate every week if you think you know who will win and lose. -Break- 'So You Think You Can Dance' poll: Is the Twitter Save fair? After Ariana Crowder and Eddie "Neptune" Eskridge landed in Team Street's bottom three last week, most of our users expected one of them to exit, with 39% betting on Crowder to be sent home (8/5 odds) and 26% betting on Neptune (14/5 odds). But Neptune didn't even land in the bottom three, »

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Are showmances ruining 'Big Brother' Season 17?

13 hours ago

The showmance has long been a "Big Brother" staple, so much so that a few seasons have even been devoted to cultivating them -- Season 4's main twist was "The X-Factor" with five sets of exes in the house together and Season 9 saw the players competing as couples based on their compatibility as soul mates. Usually viewers are only subjected to one showmance per summer, and luckily the pair is quickly targeted as a threat by the houseguests. Unfortunately, this year we have two showmances brewing early, both of them in the controlling alliance that's been responsible for much of the season's monotony. After reading my analysis below, hurry and make your predictions in this week's contest to win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. -Break- Who will win 'Big Brother'? See exclusive predictions There's no denying the fact that Shelli Poole has been controlling the game »

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Emmy episode analysis: Pablo Schreiber calls the shots in 'Orange is the New Black'

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After more than a decade of steady TV work, including "The Wire," "Weeds" and "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit," actor Pablo Schreiber earned his first career Emmy nomination this year: Best Drama Guest Actor for playing sadistic prison guard George "Pornstache" Mendez in Netflix's "Orange is the New Black." Will he win on his first try with his episode submission, "40 Oz. of Furlough"? -Break- Will Uzo Aduba ('Oitnb') join Ed Asner as only Emmy winners for same role in two genres? Synopsis: After his suspension is over, Pornstache returns to Litchfield Prison, much to the distress of the inmates. As soon as he bursts through the doors, he writes up several women for dubious infractions ("Interfering with a staff member … that's a shot!"). He later disciplines activist Brook Soso (Kimiko Glenn) for attempting to stage a hunger strike. But in th »

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Emmy episode analysis: Can Margo Martindale bring 'The Americans' in from the cold?

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Though Emmy voters at large have been slow to embrace FX's "The Americans," they have a soft spot for Margo Martindale, who is nominated for Best Drama Guest Actress for the third year in a row as Kgb handler Claudia in the 1980s-set spy drama. But she has yet to win. She lost this race in 2013 to Carrie Preston ("The Good Wife") and last year to Allison Janney ("Masters of Sex"). She's back in the running this time with her Emmy episode submission "I Am Abassin Zadran." -Break- Emmy episode analysis: Will 'Game of Thrones' scene-stealer Diana Rigg finally win? Synopsis: Gabriel (Frank Langella), the current handler for Kgb spies Philip and Elizabeth Jennings (Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell), meets with Claudia to reassure him about a course of action. Gabriel is having second thoughts about recruiting Philip and Elizabeth's teenage daughter, but Claudia encourages him to proceed. »

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Emmys exclusive: Which episodes are submitted by Michael Kelly ('House of Cards') and Ben Mendelsohn ('Bloodline')?

27 July 2015 7:05 AM, PDT

Gold Derby has exclusively learned the episodes that will be submitted to the Emmys by two of the 2015 nominees for Best Drama Supporting Actor. Michael Kelly is entering the "House of Cards" episode titled "Chapter 27." Ben Mendelsohn selects the "Bloodline" episode called "Episode 112." -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Kelly has his first career Emmy nomination this year for his role as former vice-presidential chief of staff Doug Stamper. On the first episode of the third season on Netflix, "While Frank is concerned with his plummeting approval ratings,  Claire sets her sights on being Ambassador to the U.N. and Doug tries to deal with his injuries through extensive rehab." Mendeloshn is also a first-time nominee and co-stars on the freshman Netflix drama as Danny Rayburn. His character is the oldest son of a Florida Keys family who returns home and quickly s. »

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Shh ... here are 5 secrets for how to predict MTV Video Music Awards winners

27 July 2015 5:05 AM, PDT

The last time a single video swept through the MTV Video Music Awards was Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" back in 2010. It won seven Moon Man trophies, including Video of the Year, Best Female Video and Best Pop Video. Since then, these kudos have spread the wealth amongst as many artists as possible. It's with this trend in mind that I suggest using recent precedent to help predict this year's VMAs. Take a look at my analysis below before making your predictions and you could win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy! -Break- Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift lead MTV Video Music Awards nominations 1. Video of the Year no longer wins lesser awards The last four Video of the Year champs did not win in every category for which they were nominated. Only 2013 champ "Mirrors" won a second award (Best Editing), while "Firework" (2011), "We Found »

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Emmy episode analysis: Will 'Masters of Sex' guest role win Beau Bridges a fourth award?

27 July 2015 4:44 AM, PDT

Will second time be the charm for "Masters of Sex" recurring player Beau Bridges? He was nominated last year for playing Provost Barton Scully on the inaugural season of this Showtime drama but lost out to Joe Morton ("Scandal"). His episode submission in this year's Best Drama Guest Actor race is "Parallax," the emotional Season 2 premiere of this period piece. -Break- Join the 'Masters of Sex' discussion in our lively message boards Synopsis: Barton Scully, Provost of Washington University, asks Bill Masters if he'll drive him home after the procedure, since his wife doesn't know he's there. Barton then goes in for drastic electroshock therapy in order to try to cure his homosexuality. He wakes up later with mild amnesia, having no memory of the therapy at first, and vomits on Bill's suit. At home, Barton looks at male pornography in order to get in the mood, and then tries. »

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Emmy episode analysis: Will Allison Janney win again for 'Masters of Sex' guest role?

27 July 2015 2:14 AM, PDT

Will Allison Janney, last year's Emmy champ for Best Drama Guest Actress, prevail again for her role on "Masters of Sex"? This year, she only appeared in one episode of the Showtime drama ("Parallax"), so she didn't have to endure the agony of choosing which episode to submit to judges in this particular race. But is her performance as Margaret Scully in this hour good enough to warrant back-to-back Emmys? -Break- Join the 'Masters of Sex' discussion in our lively message boards Synopsis: Margaret is in bed reading when her gay husband Barton (Beau Bridges) comes into the room and tries to have sex with her. She stops him when she realizes that he's treating her like a boy and they both start crying over their broken situation. Margaret and her daughter leave in the daytime, and when they return they're shocked to see that Barton has hanged himself in the basement. »

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Will 'The Good Wife' continue its Emmys winning streak this year?

26 July 2015 10:26 PM, PDT

"The Good Wife" has had a unique track record at the Emmys: it has won one acting award every season so far. As user Amg explains in our forums, "Julianna Margulies [2011, 2014], Archie Panjabi [2010], Carrie Preston [2013] and Martha Plimpton [2012] have won for each of the five seasons thus far." Now he wonders, "Will the winning streak continue for its sixth season?" -Break- Emmys exclusive: Which episode is submitted by Christine Baranski ('Good Wife')? The CBS legal drama has three acting nominations this year: Drama Supporting Actor (Alan Cumming), Drama Supporting Actress (Christine Baranski) and Drama Guest Actor (Michael J. Fox). None of them are currently forecast to win according to our racetrack odds, but could one of them pull off an upset? After all, hardly anyone anticipated Panjabi's win for the first season. Baranski, the only actor to be nominated for all six seasons of the show, ranks fourth in her cat. »

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'So You Think You Can Dance' predictions: End of the road for Moises Parra, Ariana Crowder?

26 July 2015 9:32 PM, PDT

We were off the mark predicting last week's results on "So You Think You Can Dance." We pegged stage dancer Alexia Meyer and street dancer Eddie "Neptune" Eskridge as the two who would be eliminated, but instead, Team Stage lost Darion Flores (as predicted by only 2% of users), while Team Street said goodbye to Lily Frias (predicted by 6% of users). Will we do better this week? -Break- 'So You Think You Can Dance' poll: Is the Twitter Save fair? According to our current odds, Moises Parra (Stage) and Ariana Crowder (Street) will exit. Do you agree? Those may be smart bets because Parra and Crowder finished among the bottom three last week, so we know there may be limited fan support for them. But Twitter saved Parra from elimination, and the judges saved Crowder, so they might both have support where it counts. And any complacent fans who »

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'Big Brother' recap: Did you correctly predict Week 5's nominees for eviction?'

26 July 2015 9:15 PM, PDT

Did you correctly predict that Clay Honeycutt, Becky Burgess, James Huling and Liz Nolan would be nominated for eviction on "Big Brother" Wednesday night? If so, you should be taking place in our weekly prediction contest. Hurry -- make your predictions for the rest of Week 5 and you could win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting who will be eliminated next. -Break- Who will win 'Big Brother'? See exclusive predictions According to Week 5's exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from the predictions made by users like you, these four were among those with the best odds of being put up on the block. James led our chart with 15/8 odds, followed by Becky at 11/2 odds, and then Liz and Clay were tied at 15/2 odds. Austin Matelson was actually third place at 13/2 odds, but he »

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