20 items from 2014
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
Welcome to episode 2 of Following Freak Show, a show that’s all about discussing the crazy things that go down on American Horror Story: Freak Show. In “Massacres and Matinees,” the local cops come down hard on Elsa's "monsters" after the disappearance of Detective Bunch. Meanwhile, Dandy is as bored as ever so his mother comes up with a deeply twisted plan to make her baby boy happy again. You can catch new episodes of Following Freak Show right here on Collider each week the day after a new episode of American Horror Story airs. And if you’d like to follow the panelists in between new releases, here’s everybody’s Twitter handles: @PNemiroff, @AlexisSaarela, @djSheSay and @ActuallySasha. Hit the jump to check out this week’s Following Freak Show video podcast. Here's the synopsis for American Horror Story: Freak Show episode 2, "Massacres and Matinees:" A citywide curfew threatens »
- Perri Nemiroff
Sarah Paulson truly shines in Freak Show, a series that has a great deal else to recommend it, too...
This review contains spoilers.
4.2 Massacres And Matinees
Sarah Paulson is phenomenal. She's been a bit of a workman over the years, putting in solid performances in thankless roles like that of Cordelia Foxx in Coven, but this season she's really showing off what she can do by taking on a very difficult bit of work: playing two roles at once. Bette and Dot are similar enough in look, but completely different in personality, and not only does Paulson have to act out both of them, she has to make it look convincing when playing against herself. Plus, she's got a very good singing voice.
Paulson's expressions and visual tics are really well thought-out. Bette and Dot are two different people who share the same body, and they may be twins, but »
Producer Ryan Murphy's Emmy and Golden Globe award winning anthology miniseries American Horror Story has paid big dividends as his newest installment, American Horror Story: Freak Show has broken all ratings records for FX with its premiere episode last Wednesday night (10/8/14, 10-11:32Pm). In light of that record-setting performance, FX has rewarded American Horror Story with a 13-episode order for the fifth and next installment of the show, which will debut in October 2015, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions.
With Live+3 time-shifted viewing, the premiere telecast of American Horror Story: Freak Show has become the most-watched single program in FX's 20-year history and that includes all programs with Live+7 deliveries. Ahs: Freak Show's debut delivered 10 million Total Viewers, 6.54 million Adults 18-49, and 4.08 million Adults 18-34, surpassing the network's previous record holder, the recent seventh and final season premiere telecast of »
After American Horror Story: Freak Show‘s premiere broke ratings records for FX, the network has announced that the series will officially be back for a fifth season:
“Los Angeles, October 13, 2014 – Producer Ryan Murphy’s Emmy® and Golden Globe® award winning anthology miniseries American Horror Story has paid big dividends as his newest installment, American Horror Story: Freak Show has broken all ratings records for FX with its premiere episode last Wednesday night (10/8/14, 10-11:32Pm). In light of that record-setting performance, FX has rewarded American Horror Story with a 13-episode order for the fifth and next installment of the show, which will debut in October 2015, it was announced today by John Landgraf, CEO, FX Networks and FX Productions.
With Live+3 time-shifted viewing, the premiere telecast of American Horror Story: Freak Show has become the most-watched single program in FX’s 20-year history and that includes all programs with Live+7 deliveries. »
- Jonathan James
Last night, FX released this new spoiler clip (below) for their upcoming "American Horror Story: Freak Show" episode 2 of season 4 and beyond as it features a brief look at what we can expect to see in the entire season, and more. Episode 2 is titled, "Massacres and Matinees." In the new, 2nd episode : A citywide curfew is going to threaten to take out the Freak Show. A strongman from Ethel’s troubled past, will arrive on the scene. Gloria will put together a terrifying play date for Dandy. The Tattler Twins will reveal a talent that could remove Elsa from the spotlight. The episode was written by Tim Minear, and it was directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Episode 2 is scheduled to air on Wednesday night, October 15th at 10pm on FX. »
Recently, FX served up the new, official synopsis/spoilers for their upcoming "American Horror Story" season 4: Freak Show. The episode is entitled, "Massacres and Matinees," and it sounds like things will get very intense and intriguing as major trouble from Ethel's past, shows up on the scene. Gloria comes up with a horrifying play date, and more! In the new, 2nd episode press release: "A citywide curfew will threaten to shut down the Freak Show. A strongman from Ethel’s troubled past, is going to arrive at camp. Gloria will arrange a terrifying play date for Dandy. The Tattler Twins are going to reveal a talent that could knock Elsa from the spotlight." The episode was written by Tim Minear, and it was directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. Episode 2 is set to air on Wednesday night, October 15th at 10pm on FX. »
Recently, FX released this new spoiler photo for their upcoming "American Horror Story" episode 2 of season 4, and it gives us some "first look" action at the Bearded Lady, Ethel Darling, portrayed by actress,Kathy Bates. Ethel is the mother of Jimmy, ex-wife of Dell and a performer in the freak show. She helps run the camp and is Elsa's right-hand woman. In the 20's and 30's she was a star in the circus before she had Jimmy and then battled an alcohol addiction. The episode is titled, " Massacres and Matinees." The official plotline for this episode was recently released and reads like this: "A citywide curfew threatens to shut down the Freak Show. A strongman from Ethel’s troubled past arrives at camp. Gloria arranges a terrifying play date for Dandy. The Tattler Twins reveal a talent that could knock Elsa from the spotlight." It was written by Tim Minear and directed by Alfonso Gomez-Rejon. »
What's in a name? Plenty, especially when used in song about any real or fictional Jones, or in other senses of the word
"What's in a name?" she asked. For if only she had not been called Capulet nor he Montague, but instead Juliet Smith and Romeo Jones, then perhaps for these star-crossed Shakespearean lovers events might have, after all, ended up smelling of a rose so sweet. But a name really does matter, and this week's theme focuses upon one in particular. Jones might be Smith's sidekick, as in Alias Smith and Jones, or comedy duo and Not the Nine O'Clock News graduates Alas Smith and Jones. But this week our theme is songs that mention the latter, and in variety of contexts.
Jones, perhaps slightly less so than Smith, is a very common name. But that is the beauty of it. Welsh in origin, it has spawned an infinite variety of people. »
- Peter Kimpton
One thing I wondered when watching Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa was how many of the “real” people were actually planted, call me cynical but it is something that you can’t help but think, especially when the joke seems to go a little too far. Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 answers this question by not only revealing some of the scenes that never made it to the movie but also giving a glimpse behind the scenes of the film.
When I started to watch Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 I expected to be watching the film again but with the added scenes, but this is not what you get. This is more of a documentary looking at the making of the film and »
- Paul Metcalf
Orange is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 8-10: “Appropriately Sized Pots”, “40 Oz of Furlough”, “Little Mustachioed Shit”
Orange is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 11-13: “Take a Break from Your Values”, “It Was the Change”, “We Have Manners. We’re Polite.”
Premiered Friday, June 6th on Netflix Instant
Orange is the New Black’s new season has a very strong first half, depicting the cascade of different lives in Litchfield prison while still maintaining the light balance that makes the show easy to consume in a binge sitting. The second half, however, begins to falter around the ninth episode, due to the tired »
- Richelle Charkot
Orange is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 1: “Thirsty Bird”
Directed by Jodie Foster
Orange is the New Black, Season 2, Episode 2-4: “Looks Blue, Tastes Red”, “Hugs Can Be Deceiving”, “A Whole Other Hole”
Premiered Friday, June 6th on Netflix Instant
Although the anti-hero television dramas of the past have been almost consistently compelling, there is a tendency for it to be nothing but a boy’s club that girls aren’t allowed into. Orange is the New Black, however, is a breath of »
- Richelle Charkot
Following the success of Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa in theaters and home video formats, Paramount Home Media Distribution has debuted Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 on Digital HD starting today, June 3, ahead of the Blu-ray and DVD release on July 8. This new release includes previously-unseen footage that wasn't included in the theatrical presentation of Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa, including new pranks featuring Spike Jonze as Gloria and Catherine Keener as Ellie, the wife of Johnny Knoxville's 86-year-old alter-ego Irving Zisman. If you can't wait another month for the Blu-ray and DVD release, then you're in luck, because we have a contest lined up where fans can win a code to redeem Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5 on Digital HD through a number of digital stores such as Amazon Instant Video, CinemaNow, Google Play, iTunes, Sony Entertainment Network, Target Ticket, Vudu and Xbox Video. These prizes will be gone before you know it, »
Confetti gun - it's the final pre-nomination podcast episode of the season with Nathaniel, Nick, Katey and Joe. This installment, recorded last week but airing now due to jammed schedules is not a "prediction" session. That would be rendered meaningless come Thursday morn. Instead we've opted for a rambling festive discussion of general Oscar feelings... all the feelings. This podcast is dedicated with love and fan-fic to Sharon Stone and Jessica Lange chief among many others*
00:01 Intro + Golden Globe prep
03:00 Imaginary couples via Charlize + Sean rumors
10:00 Supporting Actor plus James Franco
14:00 Actress Lockdown vs. Actor Free-For-All
24:30 Out of the Furnace tangent
32:00 Foreign Finalists but why no Gloria? >sniffle<
36:00 Documentary: Blackfish & Tim's Vermeer hate, 20 Feet From Stardom love
46:00 Dream dates for »
- NATHANIEL R
20 items from 2014
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