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Emmys: Here's the Complete List of 2016's Big Winners

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The nominee list for the 2016 Emmys was full of heavy hitters, and the show itself did not disappoint. Game of Thrones took home some major awards (though sadly none for the actors), and Veep nailed the comedy side. Meanwhile, we couldn't be happier for Rami Malek and Tatiana Maslany! Take a look below for the full list of winners. Related Stories:The Heartbreaking Reason Julia Louis-Dreyfus Cried Through Her Emmys SpeechKate McKinnon Gets Adorably Tongue-Tied While Accepting Her First Emmy AwardSterling K. Brown Grabs His First Emmy Win, Simultaneously Steals Our HeartWatch Tatiana Maslany Accept Her Hard-Earned Emmy Award With an Endearing SpeechRami Malek Perfectly Quotes Mr. Robot During His Emmys Acceptance Speech Outstanding Drama Series Game of Thrones Outstanding Comedy Series Veep Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Rami Malek, Mr. Robot Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series Jeffrey Tambor,
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Carpool Karaoke, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, and RuPaul Take Home Creative Arts Emmys

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Carpool Karaoke, Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, and RuPaul Take Home Creative Arts Emmys
A similar version of this article first appeared on EW.com.The 2016 Emmy Awards take place in one week, but the Television Academy got the ball rolling on this year's festivities with the Creative Arts Emmys on Saturday night. HBO grabbed 11 Emmys, including nine from Game of Thrones. The hit series won Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series, Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Drama Series, Limited Series or Movie, and Outstanding Special Visual Effects, among others. Thrones had a total of 23 Emmy nominations, the most of any series this year. Elsewhere, FX scored 10 wins, with The People v. O.J. Simpson
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Dan Ireland, ‘Whole Wide World’ Director Who Co-Founded Seattle Film Festival, Dies at 57

Dan Ireland, ‘Whole Wide World’ Director Who Co-Founded Seattle Film Festival, Dies at 57
Dan Ireland, who co-founded the Seattle Film Festival, served as an acquisitions exec at Vestron Pictures and directed films including “The Whole Wide World” (1996) and “Jolene” (2008), starring Jessica Chastain, has died Thursday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 57.

Chastain tweeted in memory of him.

“The sweetest angel left us. Called his voicemail just to hear his voice once more. I’ll miss you baby,” she wrote.

The sweetest angel left us. Called his voicemail just to hear his voice once more. I'll miss you baby. #DanIreland #Jolene

Jessica Chastain (@jes_chastain) April 15, 2016

The Whole Wide World,” starring a young Vincent D’Onofrio and Renée Zellweger, was a biopic of Texas-born pulp fiction writer Robert E. Howard, who created Conan the Barbarian in the early years of the 20th century, and the woman in his life, played by Zellweger (the film was her movie debut).

Ireland was nominated for
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BFI London Film Festival 2015 Line-Up announced with Gala screenings of Steve Jobs, High-Rise, Trumbo, Black Mass, Carol & Suffragette

The 59Th BFI London Film Festival Announces Full 2015 Programme

You can peruse the programme at your leisure here.

The programme for the 59th BFI London Film Festival in partnership launched today, with Festival Director Clare Stewart presenting this year’s rich and diverse selection of films and events. BFI London Film Festival is Britain’s leading film event and one of the world’s oldest film festivals. It introduces the finest new British and international films to an expanding London and UK-wide audience. The Festival provides an essential platform for films seeking global success; and promotes the careers of British and international filmmakers through its industry and awards programmes. With this year’s industry programme stronger than ever, offering international filmmakers and leaders a programme of insightful events covering every area of the film industry‎ Lff positions London as the world’s leading creative city.

The Festival will screen a
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“True Blood”: St. Alice Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

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Well that was an improvement, at least! When we last left True Blood, Sookie was hosting a psychic reading of Our Town where all the dialog has been replaced with “vamp slut danger whore.” We pick up where we left off, but from a very different vantage point. Let’s dig in!

Things kick off with Eric (Alexander Skarsgard) strolling into a flowery hacienda, where he unbuttons his shirt and fixes a cocktail. Atta vamp! For some reason Jason (Ryan Kwanten) appears, saying that he has been looking for him. Okay, this is clearly a dream sequence. Eric shakes a martini (shirt still open), which Jason chugs before saying that while he digs Violet, “I can’t get you outta my head.” Na-na-na, na-na-na-nice Kylie reference from the Aussie! Two points.

Jason takes Eric’s belt off – oh my! – and Eric pins him to a chair. But soon Jason and
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Indie Spotlight

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We return with another edition of the Indie Spotlight, highlighting recent independent horror news sent our way. Today’s feature includes a behind-the-scenes video from Dead in Tombstone, details on the Box of Dread, first poster for Proxy, All Cheerleaders Die premiere details, and much more:

Dead in Tombstone: “In celebration of the upcoming release of Dead in Tombstone on Blu-ray & DVD on 10/22, here’s the new bonus feature “Horses, Guns & Explosions,” Danny Trejo, director Roel Reine and producer Mike Elliott talk about the big explosions audiences will see in the upcoming film.

Danny Trejo (Machete), Anthony Michael Hall (The Dark Knight) and Oscar nominee Mickey Rourke (The Wrestler) star in this unrated, action-packed battle for vengeance. As a ruthless gang overruns a small mining town, they murder their own leader, Guerrero Hernandez (Trejo), in a cold-blooded power grab. Sentenced to eternity in hell, Guerrero finds himself confronted by
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Young cast announced for New Worlds

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Channel 4 has announced the cast set to star as young idealists in a major new four-part historical drama New Worlds.

Set in the turbulent 1680s, the drama takes place on both sides of the Atlantic, as two young men and two young women commit their lives to a fairer future with blood, passion and urgency. New Worlds is described as a gripping story of love and loss and the human price paid for the freedoms we enjoy today.

Scottish Skins actress Freya Mavor plays Beth, the daughter of Angelica, the Countess of Abingdon (played by Eve Best), sheltering at Fanshawe House from a country yet again on the brink of chaos under the tyrannical rule of Charles II. Freya (represented by Hamilton Hodell) can currently be seen in BBC historical drama The White Queen and stars in two Scotland-based films, Not Another Happy Ending and Dexter Fletcher's Sunshine on Leith.
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9 Most Sex Obsessed Film Directors

Some directors deal with thoughts and emotions to drive the story forward, some directors use drama or horror. There are a number of directors who like to use the sex act or sexual overtones to propel the film on. Albeit, some are more blatant in doing this than others.

I have picked nine directors whose work has strong sexual overtones. Directors that are infamous for certain sexy films or sexy scenes. Some directors that are just pervy in everything they do.

We all enjoy a bit of sex to liven things up and here we have sex as a political statement, sex as ribaldry and a part of natural life, sex as an instrument to kill, deprave and corrupt, sex as humour and sex as art.

If you have any favourite pervy directors, please list them below!

9. Ken Russell

The late Lord Ken Russell (as I would deem him in
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"Game of Thrones" Season 2 Finale Recap: You Come On Like a Flame, Then You Turn the Cold Shoulder

While the ongoing leitmotif of Fire and Ice featured heavily in the Season Two finale of Game of Thrones, the real theme of the episode may well have been "lowered expectations". Whether it was Tyrion's coming to after saving King's Landing to find that he'd been stripped of his title, Daenerys's securing the fortune of Qarth only to find that there Is no fortune of Qarth and realize that after all that she's really more of a stay-at-home dragon mom, really, or Theon's being c*ck-blocked by his own army, the denoument to last week's excellent big battle scene seemed determined to readjust expectations across the board.

Including mine.

We start with a close-up of a reflection of fire in an eye that I immediately recognize as being one of Tyrion Lannister's (Peter Dinklage). He wakes up to learn from Maester Pycell (Julian Glover) that Stannis has been beaten down,
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"Game of Thrones" Recap: By the Power of Boredoutofmyskull

Game of Thrones is back, and this week the show decided to introduce a new and creative form of torture. Move over, Rat Bucket! Take a knee, Whore Beatings! And sorry, Molten Gold Dothraki Bukkake (Dothrakikkake?), you're So 2011. Because the show's favorite new cruelty is apparently Boring Us To Death.

Here we go!

That's So (Many) Raven(s)!

In Winterfell, Theon's bros dump out a few bushelsful of dead ravens - so that's where lost texts go to die? Theon (Alfie Allen) seems satisfied, until his total nag of a sister Yara Sofia (Gemma Whelan) shows up with all her fancy horsies to tell him that about how badly he screwed up his babysitting gig with the Stark boys (Fail #1: Burning the kids to death. Fail #2: Letting them watch Don't Trust the B in Apartment 23.).

They each may have a point to make, but I'm too distracted by
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"Game of Thrones" Recap: Wild Women Do

This week's Game of Thrones really brought the bloodshed with a violent riot, a few assassinations and a very public beheading making up most of the episode's action.

Let's sharpen our blades and jump into the fray, shall we?

The episode kicks off with the fall of Winterfell (the Winterfall?) to Theon Grejoy - Old Monk Dude (Maester Luwin, aka The Bad Guy from Being Human, aka Donald Sumpter) manages to get a raven out the window (no, that's not a euphemism) before he's taken by the Greyjoy soldiers (again, not a euphemism).

Theon (Alfie Allen) wakes up Bran (Isaac Hempstead Wright) to tell his former Bff that he's home and oh by the way he's taken the city by force and now he's in charge. Bran initially receives his former manny's news with his best Btchplz face:

... but Theon convinces him that he has, indeed, stolen his house, and
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"Game of Thrones" Recap: "Is He a Ham?"

Hell's horses, that was a fun one, eh? Extreme spanking, torture, amputation, and the most alarming birth since American Horror Story made this week's Game of Thrones the leg-crosser of the season. Let's dig in!

The episode is of course preceded by my favorite letters in the Western alphabet: AC, Al, Gv, and N. Together, they spell H-a-p-p-y L-o-r-d-s D-a-y Y-a-l-l!

The opening credits let us know that we're going to be introduced to yet another new land - this one looks to be waaaaay out there. Like, Staten Island out there. It's called Qarth, which sounds like a home accounting software with a speech impediment.

Stark, raving mad (Richard Madden)

It's raining in Westeros (my haaaair is a meesssss...) and two Lannisterian soldiers are joking about in the dark about the fighting prowess of Lorax, the Knight of Flowers. One points out that he can't be that good of a swordsman,
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"Game of Thrones" Recap: "Do You Want My Brother to Come in and Help?"

While Episode 3 of HBO's hit Soapless Opera was a bit talkier - not to mention 100% less infanticidey - than the last two eps, that's not to say that it didn't offer its fair share of thrills, chills, and dead kids. Let's jump in, shall we?

We pick right off with Jon Snow (Kit Harington) getting his frozen ass handed to him by his sword-coveting, baby-killing host, Craster (Robert Pugh). Seriously, does no one have a copy of Martha Stewart Entertains to pass around north of the wall to help people navigate these situations? Because it says - right there in Chapter 1 - that it is considered impolite to murder your children and/or feed them to the Undead that Rule the Night when you have guests over. Also, I didn't see a single guest towel!

James Cosmo as Jeor

When his Night's Watch commander, Jeor (James Cosmo), learns that Jon
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"Game of Thrones" 2.02 Recap: "How Can Someone So Small Be Such a Large Pain in My Ass?"

Well hello, my Wildlings! Yes, our Crown Prince has heard your pleas and we will, indeed, be recapping the second season of HBO's dragontastic Hair Opera Game of Thrones. You may know me from my liveblogs of As the World Turns or recaps of American Horror Story, the combination of which makes me uncannily well-suited for covering such a complex, melodramatic, and patently batsh*t series. And I am well-versed in the ins and outs (and ins and outs) of the series, so never fear - I will have no trouble keeping my Bannisters straight from my Targomuffins.

We didn't recap the first episode, but I can sum it up in one animated Gif:

"You Get A King! And You Get A King! And You Get A King!"

That's right - since Gossip Girl Baratheon decided to spill the Lannisters' sister-lovin' beans via raven text, everyone has decided that Lady
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Festivals round-up: Ken Russell Forever, Rendez-Vous With French Cinema, BFI London Lgff, Annecy 2012

In a tribute to British filmmaker Ken Russell, who died in November 2011 at the age of 84, a selection of his work is being presented at several London cinemas this month.

Among his credits are 1971's X-rated The Devils starring Oliver Reed and Vanessa Redgrave; 1975's Tommy, a star-studded smash-hit film version of The Who's rock opera; the 1980 sci-fi film Altered States, adapted from Paddy Chayefsky's novel and providing the feature film debuts of William Hurt and Drew Barrymore; and the 1988 cult classic horror flick The Lair of The White Worm, based on Bram Stoker's novel and starring Hugh Grant.

The programme of the London season of screenings ranges from his earliest television documentaries through to his most acclaimed feature films, plus discussions and special events.

Ken Russell Forever, which began on March 10 and finishes on March 20, has already screened films including Gothic, Crimes of Passion, Whore, Tommy, Altered States,
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Remembering Ken Russell

Dan Ireland offers his rememberance of “Uncle Ken.”

A benefit of having such an eclectic stable of gurus is that our well of experience and stories about working in the business — often with and for giants — is increasingly deep. A number of our gurus, then, have Ken Russell (who died this past weekend) stories. Bernard Rose shared such a story in 2008. And Dan Ireland remembers the man just below.

One of the great joys of my life was my wonderful association with the great, the brilliant, the bad boy of British Cinema himself, Uncle Ken Russell.

Being an early devotee of Women In Love, The Music Lovers, The Devils, The Boyfriend, Savage Messiah, Mahler, Tommy, Altered States, Crimes of Passion and just about anything he did, I once tried in vain to get him to attend a tribute that I, along with my partner Darryl Macdonald, organized at the Seattle
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Ken Russell obituary

Formidable film director with an impish sense of humour and a talent to entertain and provoke

Ken Russell, who has died aged 84, was so often called rude names – the wild man of British cinema, the apostle of excess, the oldest angry young man in the business – that he gave up denying it all quite early in his career. Indeed, he often seemed to court the very publicity that emphasised only the crudest assessment of his work. He gave the impression that he cared not a damn. Those who knew him better, however, knew that he did. Underneath all the showbiz bluster, he was an old softie. Or, perhaps as accurately, a talented boy who never quite grew up.

It has, of course, to be said that he was capable of almost any enormity in the careless rapture he brought to making his films. He could be dreadfully cruel to his undoubted talent,
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Rip Ken Russell

Ja from Mnpp here taking a moment to reflect upon the death of the never-a-dull-moment filmmaker Ken Russell (1927-2011). If you're unfamiliar with Russell's work, oh my god you have to fix that! I listed five of my favorite movies of his earlier today, you can't go wrong with any of them. Well... wrong isn't really the right word. Because they can be very wrong indeed. Sometimes so wrong they're right, but just as often, perhaps more often, so wrong they're just very very wrong.

Whore. Nun. Whore, Nun. Whorenun.

But that's alright! Because in Ken Russell's hands bad taste and good taste... well they got really stoned with each other, painted themselves gold, and headed to the bi-annual insane asylum orgy for nymphs and perverts, and it was hypnotic. In one corner there's Ann-Margret humping a phallic couch cushion while covered in baked beans, in another there's Alan Bates
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Ken Russell: Sex, Hallucinogenics, Visual Flair Altered States, Crimes Of Passion

Kathleen Turner, Anthony Perkins, Crimes of Passion Provocative, Controversial Director Ken Russell Dead at 84: Women In Love, Tommy, The Devils Valentino (1977) was another much-talked about biopic. (Perhaps not too surprisingly, decades later Ken Russell would write a positive commentary on a horrendously sensationalistic Valentino biography.) Reviews for the film starring Rudolf Nureyev as silent-film idol Rudolph Valentino were mostly negative. Audiences, for their part, opted instead for Stars Wars and Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Three years later, Russell went Hollywood with Altered States, a bizarre, philosophical, hallucinogenic sci-fier starring William Hurt as a scientist who undergoes genetic regression. Written by Oscar winner Paddy Chayefsky, with whom Russell clashed on the set, the costly Warner Bros. release was a major box-office disappointment. Another Us-based effort, the Belle du Jour-like 1984 sex drama Crimes of Passion, earned Kathleen Turner a Best Actress Award from the Los Angeles Film Critics Association
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Director Ken Russell, R.I.P. In the '70s, he was the high-trash king of purple passion

Director Ken Russell, R.I.P. In the '70s, he was the high-trash king of purple passion
The first review I ever wrote — God help me — was of a movie directed by Ken Russell, the high-trash visionary of over-the-top British psychodrama who died Sunday at 84. It was 1975, the fall of my senior year in high school, and my friends and I had gone to the opening night show of Tommy, the deluxe, star-packed big-screen version of the Who’s rock opera. (Elton John as the Pinball Wizard! Tina Turner as the Acid Queen! Ann-Margret writhing in beans and suds! Jack Nicholson leering!) I thought parts of the movie were amazing, but it had a certain jaw-dropping vulgar psychedelic shamelessness that,
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