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Emmy Nomination Scorecard by Series and Network

10 July 2014 6:55 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

HBO led the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations with 99 in total and 19 for its popular series “Game of Thrones.” Other standouts include the new FX miniseries “Fargo” and “American Horror Story: Coven.”

Related: 2014 Emmy Awards: ‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Fargo’ Lead Nominations

Nominations by Series:

Game of Thrones 19

Fargo 18

American Horror Story: Coven 17

Breaking Bad 16

The Normal Heart 16

Saturday Night Live 14

House of Cards 13

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey 12

Downton Abbey 12

Orange Is the New Black 12

Sherlock: His Last Vow 12

True Detective 12

Modern Family 10

The Voice 10

Veep 9

Mad Men 8

The Oscars 8

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown 7

The Big Bang Theory 7

Boardwalk Empire 7

Dancing With the Stars 7

So You Think You Can Dance 7

67th Annual Tony Awards 7

The Amazing Race 6

The Beatles: The Night That Changed America 6

The Colbert Report 6

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart 6

Portlandia 6

The Good Wife 5

Louie 5

Masters of Sex 5

Project Runway 5

Silicon Valley 5

Black Sails 4

Bonnie »

- Variety Staff

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Emmy Predictions: Movies and Miniseries Contenders Chase ‘Normal Heart,’ ‘Fargo’

9 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Two white-hot productions — HBO’s “The Normal Heart” and FX’s “Fargo” — explain why the Television Academy opted this year to break up movies and miniseries into separate Emmy categories once again.

The TV Acad combined the top longform categories in 2011 when miniseries were extremely rare creatures on TV. But just three years later, whether they’re called “event series” or “limited series,” multi-part longform productions are busting out all over the place, even on the broadcast nets.

HBO’s bold move to field its eight-hour romp in the Louisiana swamps, “True Detective,” as a drama series cleared the way for “Fargo” to be the undisputed frontrunner in the miniseries heat. And HBO’s “Normal Heart” is the one to catch in the movie race.

Indeed, the real footraces in the longform category this year are unfolding in the acting categories, which remain a combo plate of movies and minis. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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TV on Tap: Big Changes for “The View” Next Year, Guillermo del Toro has a Plan for “The Strain,” PBS Debuts Ian McKellen and Derek Jacobi’s “Vicious” Comedy

27 June 2014 5:32 AM, PDT | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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Vulture analyses the state of the singing competition series, which seems to have run out of steam, especially after the lackluster debut of Rising Star. Maybe its time to try to revive a show like Making the Band or Popstars.

The View is rebooting next year. Yesterday, Sherri Shpherd and Jenny McCarthy announced that they were leaving the talk show. Additionally, TMZ reports that longtime producer Bill Gedde is leaving too. That leaves only Whoopi Goldberg staying. TMZ also says that the show is interested in bringing back Rosie O’Donnell or hiring Ross Mathews.

Ross Mathews would get my attention

TVLine reports that The Goldbergs is planning a tribute episode to 80s teen movie legend John Hughes.

Guillermo del Toro says there’s a five season plan for his upcoming vampire drama The Strain which will follow the story from the Strain book trilogy but not too strictly. »

- Lyle Masaki

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Amber DVD Review

18 June 2014 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Creators: Rob Cawley, Paul Duane

Starring: Eva Birthistle, David Murray, Lauryn Canny, Levi O’Sullivan, Justine Mitchell, David Herlihy, Declan Conlon, Emily Nagle, Stella McCusker, Shauna Griffith

 Running Time: 199 minutes

Certificate: 15

We recently saw Wales unsuccessfully try and capitalise on the demand for serious crime drama with Hinterland and now it’s time for the Irish to give it a go with Amber, a four part series which deals with a young girl going missing. The show decides to follow the family and other people involved rather than tackling things from the police perspective. This adds a more emotionally charged story, and sometimes goes in perculiar directions which unfortunately don’t get anywhere. Despite these narrative decisions as well as jumping back and forth in time, the series is still highly predictable from the dialogue down to character arcs and reactions.

Perforamnce wise we have a beautifully crafted 199 minutes. There »

- Luke Ryan Baldock

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Peabody Awards: Tom Brokaw Shines In Stellar Last Act

16 May 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Tom Brokaw spent more than 20 years in a pitched three-way battle as anchor of the “NBC Nightly News.” Yet his greatest legacy, frankly, might be how classily he has defined what the transition to emeritus status can look like.

Since gracefully handing the anchor reins to Brian Williams in 2004, Brokaw has remained a welcome presence on NBC, but has branched out beyond that — writing books devoted to “The Greatest Generation,” a demographic TV hardly chases; and hosting documentaries for various channels.

Networks always talk about keeping such personalities in the family, but it rarely happens. Brokaw’s last act elegantly bucks that trend.

Tipsheet:

What: Peabody Awards

When: 11 a.m. reception; 12:30 p.m. luncheon & ceremony, May 19

Where: Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York

 

2014 Peabody Award Winners

Personal Award: Tom Brokaw

“180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School” (PBS)

“The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, »

- Brian Lowry

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Movie Review – Enemy (2013)

13 May 2014 7:12 AM, PDT | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

Enemy, 2013.

Directed by Denis Villeneuve.

Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Melanie Laurent and Sarah Gadon.

Synopsis:

Whilst watching a film recommended by a work colleague, a man inexplicably sees himself in the movie. Discovering an actor who looks exactly like himself, he goes in search of the man, with unexpected results.

Doing the rounds in the past few months and due to hit our sceptered isle this week, this new project from Denis Villeneuve sees him once again utilising the talent of Jake Gyllenhaal. Previously they have co-opted on last years’ excellent thriller, Prisoners, and there was much hushed and expectant whispers about what Denis would come up with next.

And truly, he hasn’t disappointed us. Although perhaps timed a little inauspiciously for UK audiences, with The Double starring Jesse Eisenberg, now playing in cinemas locally, this mysterious and unsettling tale of double identity will grapple with you. At times completely »

- Steve Leadbetter

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Nate Berkus Marries Jeremiah Brent

3 May 2014 6:00 PM, PDT | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

As weddings go, this was one for the books! Designer and American Dream Builders host and author Nate Berkus, 42, married his partner, designer and TV personality Jeremiah Brent, 29, Saturday at the New York Public Library, their reps confirm to People exclusively. The pair, who got engaged a year ago in Peru, are the first same-sex couple to hold their wedding at the iconic New York landmark. The ceremony was officiated by Sheri Salata, President, Own: Oprah Winfrey Network & Harpo Studios. Berkus wore a J.Crew suit and Brent wore Saint Laurent; the two exchanged identical gold bands from Van Cleef & Arpels. »

- Jennifer Garcia

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The Wooster Group's Rumstick Road Roars Back, Ephemeral But For All Time

29 April 2014 9:00 PM, PDT | Village Voice | See recent Village Voice news »

When an aspirant student of literature sets about learning the canon, the masterworks will be waiting. Indeed, they're always there, resting on library shelves across America. Young film scholars needn't travel very far to enjoy the classics of their medium, either, now that almost any opus can be downloaded at high speed and in high definition. Only the theater denies its disciples this luxury. You can't simply buy, rent, pirate, or otherwise track down Jerzy Grotowski's Orpheus as it was performed in 1959, nor the Manhattan Project's Alice in Wonderland as it was mounted in 1970. The enthusiast is only afforded the compromise of ancillary evidence: scripts, production notes, a handful of firsthand accounts and reviews. Great performances are by nature impermanent. When »

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‘Glad All Over’ Fortifies Dave Clark Five’s Might at Forefront of British Invasion

7 April 2014 5:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Most people who perceive the Beatles and the Rolling Stones as having led the British Invasion might be surprised to learn that the Dave Clark Five gave both groups a run for their money during their mid-’60s heyday. And that whole Beatles vs. Stones thing? The DC5 vs. the Fab Four constituted its own rivalry, at least according to the documentary “The Dave Clark Five and Beyond” — Glad All Over,” airing Tuesday, April 8, at 8 p.m. and Friday, April 11, at 10 p.m. on PBS (Koce in Los Angeles) as part of the “Great Performances” series.

Judging by the milestones, the Tottenham-based DC5 made it their business to one-up their Liverpool counterparts, beginning with the single “Glad All Over,” which supplanted “I Want to Hold Your Hand” at the top of the U.K. singles chart in 1964 and performing on “The Ed Sullivan Show” 18 times compared to the Beatles’ trio of appearances. »

- Steve Chagollan

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Peabody Awards honor 'Breaking Bad,' 'Orphan Black,' and more

2 April 2014 7:38 AM, PDT | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

The University of Georgia’s 73rd Annual Peabody Awards set a record with 46 recipients, which were announced today on CBS This Morning. The winners, chosen from nearly 1,100 entries, were selected by the Peabody board to be named the “best in electronic media for 2013.”

Recipients range from local news to international coverage, also including entertainment series, documentaries, web-based winners and more. A complete list of the winners is below:

180 Days: A Year Inside an American High School (PBS)

The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr. (PBS)

Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (CNN)

Best Kept Secret (PBS)

Borgen »

- Samantha Highfill

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‘Scandal,’ ‘House of Cards,’ ‘The Bridge,’ ‘Orphan Black’ Among Peabody Winners

2 April 2014 6:11 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

This year’s Peabody Award winners are a typically eclectic list ranging from hits such as ABC’s “Scandal” and AMC’s “Breaking Bad” to Netflix’s groundbreaking drama “House of Cards” to BBC America’s buzzworthy “Orphan Black.”

Among the scripted series selections were FX’s “The Bridge” was recognized for its focus on border and immigration issues in the context of a murder-mystery drama; Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black”; the French zombie drama “The Returned” (which aired on SundanceTV with subtitles); the BBC America mini “Broadchurch” (now being remade for Fox); and Comedy Central’s sketch series “Key & Peele.”

The lone unscripted series getting the nod was CNN’s culinary travelogue “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown.” Feature docs on the list include HBO’s “Six by Sondheim” and TCM’s “The Story of Film” and Alex Gibney’s latest for HBO, “Maximum Mea Culpa: Silence in the House of God. »

- Cynthia Littleton

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From Dusk till Dawn: The Series, Ep. 1.01, “Pilot”: Bad Roads

12 March 2014 9:05 AM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

From Dusk till Dawn: The Series, Season 1, Episode 1, “Pilot”

Written by Robert Rodriquez

Directed by Robert Rodriquez

Airs Tuesdays at 9pm (Et) on El Rey Network

Robert Rodriquez’s 1996 cult classic From Dusk till Dawn is a flawed but ultimately surprising, fun, and witty gore-fest sendup of vampire movies. Surprisingly the TV adaptation, for Rodriquez’s channel the El Rey Network, is just as much fun as its source material.

From Dusk till Dawn: The Series, much like the movie, knows exactly what it is. This is not highbrow entertainment. This is pulpy cult gore at its best. One of the most enjoyable things about the movie was the surprising genre changeup halfway through the film. The show makes up for this lack of surprise by expanding on what we didn’t see in the movie, such as the Gecko brothers’ botched bank robbery, which we see flashes of here. »

- Tressa

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10 Great Performances That Were Overshadowed By Their Co-Stars

26 February 2014 10:04 AM, PST | Obsessed with Film | See recent Obsessed with Film news »

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It’s something akin to an unwritten law that, coming out of the theatre, movie-goers focus all their attention on the “one performance” that stood out. Of course, when a performance manages to mesmerise audiences in their masses – to the point that they can’t think about anything else that happened in the movie – it’s obviously worthy of the acclaim. But it also sometimes means that other great performances get lost in the wake and don’t necessarily get the praise they deserve.

That’s to say, a great acting performance has the potential to overshadow other great acting performances if they happen to be a little louder, outrageous, or are given more screen time. That’s not to suggest that actors purposely dominate movies and overshadow their fellow actors – it’s just that certain movies have come to be so associated with certain performances, that all »

- WhatCulture

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Weekend TV Review: Give These Shows a Medal!

14 February 2014 7:34 AM, PST | TVGuide - Breaking News | See recent TVGuide - Breaking News news »

While the Olympians continue to dominate the TV spotlight in Sochi, another gathering of championship talent takes a bow in the weekend's other gold-medal event: PBS's Great Performances presentation of National Theatre: 50 Years on Stage (Friday, 9/8c, check tvguide.com listings).

Laurence Olivier led the National Theatre upon its founding in 1963, and he and other luminaries are seen in vintage clips from past productions, interspersed throughout a dazzling evening of live re-enactments and tantalizing excerpts from landmark plays, including Angels in America, Stuff Happens, The History Boys and War Horse. Fans of Downton Abbey will delight to see the Dowager Countess Maggie Smith in her 1964 prime, vamping in ...

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- Matt Roush

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Jeri Ryan Joins “Helix,” Lifetime Plans the End of “Drop Dead Diva” and Dwayne Johnson Goes to HBO

14 February 2014 5:03 AM, PST | The Backlot | See recent The Backlot news »

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Once Upon a Time has cast a Glinda for its Wizard of Oz story arc. TVLine reports that Sunny Mabrey has been picked to play the Good Witch.

Lifetime has announced that Drop Dead Diva will end with the upcoming sixth season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. I just hope another show quickly steps in to fill the upcoming Brooke Elliott shortage on TV.

Dave Holmes sings the praises of Brit soap Coronation Street, though a lot of his praise highlights the ways UK soaps trump their U.S. counterparts.

EW reports that Jeffrey Dean Morgan is set to appear on Shameless as Fiona‘s new boss. Judging from Morgan’s roles on Weeds, Supernatural and Watchmen, I’m already starting a deathwatch for his character.

Seth Meyers promises that Stefon will eventually appear on Late Night, saying that Bill Hader wants to bring his Saturday Night Live character to Meyer’s show eventually. »

- Lyle Masaki

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Eisenberg, Irons Cast In "Batman vs. Superman"

31 January 2014 2:46 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Jesse Eisenberg has been set to star as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will play Alfred Pennyworth in the upcoming Zack Snyder untitled Superman/Batman film. The dual announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Snyder stated, "Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940. What's great about Lex is that he exists beyond the confines of the stereotypical nefarious villain. He's a complicated and sophisticated character whose intellect, wealth and prominence position him as one of the few mortals able to challenge the incredible might of Superman. Having Jesse in the role allows us to explore that interesting dynamic, and also take the character in some new and unexpected directions."

The director added, "As everyone knows, »

- Press Release (Warner Bros. Pictures)

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Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons Join the Cast of Warner Bros. Pictures’ Untitled Superman/Batman Film from Director Zack Snyder

31 January 2014 12:06 PM, PST | WeAreMovieGeeks.com | See recent WeAreMovieGeeks.com news »

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Jesse Eisenberg has been set to star as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will play Alfred in the upcoming Zack Snyder untitled Superman/Batman film. The dual announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Snyder stated, “Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940. What’s great about Lex is that he exists beyond the confines of the stereotypical nefarious villain. He’s a complicated and sophisticated character whose intellect, wealth and prominence position him as one of the few mortals able to challenge the incredible might of Superman. Having Jesse in the role allows us to explore that interesting dynamic, and also take the character in some new and unexpected directions.”

The director added, “As everyone knows, »

- Michelle McCue

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Superman/Batman Movie Loses Its Name, Gains New Cast Members

31 January 2014 11:08 AM, PST | ScifiMafia | See recent ScifiMafia news »

Great casting news comes from Warner Bros. Pictures today, as they announce that Jeremy Irons (The Borgias, Die Hard With a Vengeance) will be playing the role of Alfred and Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network) will be Lex Luthor in the upcoming movie formerly known as Batman vs Superman.

That’s right, it’s apparently no longer Batman vs. Superman but is now The Untitled Superman/Batman Movie. Not as catchy, really. Maybe, though, it will be something more in keeping with what looks like a Superman movie with some Batman and Wonder Woman involvement. Note that the release says the script is currently being written. We shall see.

Also please note that there is no mention of Jason Momoa, nor of anyone else playing a villainous role other than Eisenberg as Luthor, but there is confirmation of the return of Amy Adams, Diane Lane, and Laurence Fishburne.

Jesse Eisenberg »

- Erin Willard

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Jesse Eisenberg and Jeremy Irons Join the Cast of Untitled Superman/Batman Film

31 January 2014 10:10 AM, PST | LatinoReview | See recent LatinoReview news »

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Jesse Eisenberg has been set to star as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will play Alfred in the upcoming Zack Snyder untitled Superman/Batman film. The dual announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Snyder stated:

“Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman’s rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940. What’s great about Lex is that he exists beyond the confines of the stereotypical nefarious villain. He’s a complicated and sophisticated character whose intellect, wealth and prominence position him as one of the few mortals able to challenge the incredible might of Superman. Having Jesse in the role allows us to explore that interesting dynamic, and also take the character in some new and unexpected directions.”

Snyder also added:

“As everyone knows, »

- Kellvin Chavez

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Jesse Eisenberg Is Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons Is Alfred in Batman Vs. Superman!

31 January 2014 9:01 AM, PST | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Warner Bros. Pictures announced today that Jesse Eisenberg has been set to star as Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will play Alfred in the upcoming Zack Snyder untitled Batman Vs. Superman film. The dual announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures.

Zack Snyder stated,

"Lex Luthor is often considered the most notorious of Superman's rivals, his unsavory reputation preceding him since 1940. What's great about Lex is that he exist, beyond the confines of the stereotypical nefarious villain. He's a complicated and sophisticated character whose intellect, wealth and prominence position him as one of the few mortals able to challenge the incredible might of Superman. Having Jesse in the role allows us to explore that interesting dynamic, and also take the character in some new and unexpected directions."

The director added,

"As everyone knows, »

- MovieWeb

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