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Birdman, The Lego Movie and Breaking Bad among the winners at the 2015 PGA Awards

9 hours ago | Flickeringmyth | See recent Flickeringmyth news »

The road to the Oscars continued last night in Los Angeles as the Producers Guild of America presented the 2015 PGA Awards, with Birdman scooping the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures.

Despite being snubbed by the Oscars, The Lego Movie was victorious in the Animated Theatrical Motion Pictures category, while the television winners including Breaking Bad (Episodic Television, Drama), Orange Is the New Black (Episodic Television, Comedy) and Fargo (Long-Form Television).

Check out a full list of the winners (highlighted in red) here…

Motion Pictures:

The Darryl F. Zanuck Award for Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures:

American Sniper (Warner Bros. Pictures)

Producers: Bradley Cooper, p.g.a., Clint Eastwood, p.g.a., Andrew Lazar, p.g.a., Robert Lorenz, p.g.a., Peter Morgan, p.g.a.

Birdman (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Producers: Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole

Boyhood (IFC Films)

Producers: Richard Linklater, »

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‘Birdman’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Movie

16 hours ago | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Birdman” has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for best movie — elevating its status as an awards-season front-runner since the last seven PGA winners have gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar.

Fox Searchlight’s dark comedy, starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up film star, topped “American Sniper,’ “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.”

Boyhood” had been the consensus favorite to win the PGA trophy — based on voting by more than 6,700 PGA members — with “American Sniper,” “Birdman” and “Imitation Game” pegged as the most likely to score an upset.

The award went to director Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole.

“They want me to talk so that I make you laugh with my bad English,” Inarritu said. “On behalf of all of us, our only ambition was to make a risky »

- Dave McNary

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‘Birdman’ Wins Producers Guild Award for Best Movie

16 hours ago | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Birdman” has won the Producers Guild of America’s Darryl F. Zanuck Award for best movie — elevating its status as an awards-season front-runner since the last seven PGA winners have gone on to win the Best Picture Oscar.

Fox Searchlight’s dark comedy, starring Michael Keaton as a washed-up film star, topped “American Sniper,’ “Boyhood,” “Foxcatcher,” “Gone Girl,” “Grand Budapest Hotel,” “The Imitation Game,” “Nightcrawler,” “The Theory of Everything” and “Whiplash.”

Boyhood” had been the consensus favorite to win the PGA trophy — based on voting by more than 6,700 PGA members — with “American Sniper,” “Birdman” and “Imitation Game” pegged as the most likely to score an upset.

The award went to director Alejandro G. Inarritu, John Lesher, James W. Skotchdopole.

“They want me to talk so that I make you laugh with my bad English,” Inarritu said. “On behalf of all of us, our only ambition was to make a risky »

- Dave McNary

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Bill Maher Weighs In On “American Sniper” Video

23 hours ago | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

HBO star and comic/pundit Bill Maher has addressed the recent controversy surrounding the Clint Eastwood film “American Sniper.”The story of sniper Chris Kyle, the most lethal sniper in U.S. military history, has drawn criticism amidst robust box office performance. The film, starring Bradley Cooper, is dividing viewers and critics alike in its exploration of war and patriotism.Last night on HBO’s “Real Time With Bill Maher” on Friday, Maher praised “The Hurt Locker” film by his guest from last week, director Kathryn Bigelow, and slammed “Sniper” for its lack of nuance. “‘Hurt Locker’ made 17 million because it was a little […] »

- April Neale

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Bill Maher calls 'American Sniper' Chris Kyle 'a psychopath patriot'

24 January 2015 11:42 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

On Friday night's Real Time with Bill Maher, the caustic host and his panel discussed last week's big box office news—the runaway success of Clint Eastwood's American Sniper, which as of January 23 has made approximately $154 million. While the film's financial success is certainly making headlines, Maher was interested in the polarity of the social media discussion around the film and its real-life hero, the late Chris Kyle. »

- Joshua Rivera

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Bill Burr, Howard Dean Topline ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ Jan. 23

20 January 2015 12:38 PM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

This Friday sees the smart salon “Real Time with Bill Maher” on HBO fire up with Boston comic Bill Burr, white hot with his Netflix comedy special and his upcoming TV series.Maher’s no-holds barred series continues its 13th season Friday, Jan. 23 (10:00-11:00 p.m. live Et/tape-delayed Pt), with a replay at 11:00 p.m., exclusively on HBO. Allowing Maher to offer his unique perspective on contemporary issues, the show includes an opening monologue, roundtable discussions with panelists, and interviews with guests. The show never disappoints. Journalist James Fallows is the top-of-show interview guest.  Burr is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable […] »

- April Neale

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DGA TV Nominations: Louis C.K., Jodie Foster, and Cary Fukunaga score nods

14 January 2015 11:20 AM, PST | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

Directors Guild President Paris Barclay has announced the TV, documentary and commercial nominees for this year's DGA Awards. “The spectrum of directorial excellence across today's nine television and documentary categories is revelatory for the breadth and depth in what each of these women and men have directed – from 30-second commercials to multi-hour miniseries,” said Barclay in a statement. “As fellow filmmakers, we’re inspired by the quality, imagination and creativity demonstrated by these impressive nominees; as audience members, we’re incredibly fortunate to enjoy the fruits of their labors. Our congratulations to all of the nominees.” First-time nominees include Jodie Foster ("House of Cards," "Orange is the New Black"), Cary Fukunaga ("True Detective"), Mike Judge ("Silicon Valley"), Lisa Cholodenko ("Olive Kitteridge"), Michael Wilson ("The Trip to Bountiful") and Jill Soloway ("Transparent"). Winners will be announced Saturday, February 7, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles at a ceremony hosted by Jane Lynch. »

- Chris Eggertsen

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Jodie Foster Receives 2 Directors Guild Television Nominations

14 January 2015 10:18 AM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

The Directors Guild of America announced its television, commercial and documentary nominations on Wednesday, with Jodie Foster receiving a pair of nods for directing episodes of the drama series “House of Cards” and the comedy series “Orange Is the New Black.”

The Oscar-winning actress is the only director to be nominated in both the drama and comedy categories. In drama, she will be competing with Dan Attias and Lesli Linka Glatter for two different episodes of “Homeland,” Cary Joji Fukunaga for “True Detective” and Alex Graves for “Game of Thrones.”

See photos: Golden Globe Awards: Winners Gallery (Photos)

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DGA Nominations Announced for TV, Documentaries

14 January 2015 10:11 AM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Showtime’s “Homeland” scored two Directors Guild of America television nominations and Jodie Foster was nominated twice, for directing Netflix’s “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black,” in her first DGA nominations.

Jill Soloway, whose “Transparent” just won best comedy at the Golden Globes, received her first DGA nomination for the Amazon series, as did Mike Judge for HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” Another DGA newbie, Cary Fukunaga, landed a nom for HBO’s “True Detective.”

Besides “Orange Is the New Black,” “Silicon Valley” and “Transparent,” comedy series nominations went to “Modern Family” and Louis C.K. for FX’s “Louie.” “30 Rock” won the category last year.

Game of Thrones” took a nom in drama series and will go up against the two “Homeland” episodes, “House of Cards” and “True Detective.” It was the fifth DGA nomination for Lesli Linka Glatter, who directed the “From A to B and Back Again” segment of “Homeland. »

- Dave McNary

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DGA Nominations Announced for TV, Documentaries

14 January 2015 10:11 AM, PST | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Showtime’s “Homeland” scored two Directors Guild of America television nominations and Jodie Foster was nominated twice, for directing Netflix’s “House of Cards” and “Orange Is the New Black,” in her first DGA nominations.

Jill Soloway, whose “Transparent” just won best comedy at the Golden Globes, received her first DGA nomination for the Amazon series, as did Mike Judge for HBO’s “Silicon Valley.” Another DGA newbie, Cary Fukunaga, landed a nom for HBO’s “True Detective.”

Besides “Orange Is the New Black,” “Silicon Valley” and “Transparent,” comedy series nominations went to “Modern Family” and Louis C.K. for FX’s “Louie.” “30 Rock” won the category last year.

Game of Thrones” took a nom in drama series and will go up against the two “Homeland” episodes, “House of Cards” and “True Detective.” It was the fifth DGA nomination for Lesli Linka Glatter, who directed the “From A to B and Back Again” segment of “Homeland. »

- Dave McNary

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Kathryn Bigelow, Wes Moore Topline ‘Real Time with Bill Maher,’ Jan. 16

13 January 2015 10:45 AM, PST | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

Real Time with Bill Maher kicked off on Hb again last week with guest Salman Rushdie, who gave great insight to the Charlie Hebdo murders in Paris, and the dilemmas of modern Arabic culture and fanatical followers of Islam who are at odds with the moderate and intellectual Muslims who reject radicalized, sexist leaders.This week he hosts Surgeon Atul Gawande as the top-of-show interview guest. Filmmaker Kathryn Bigelow is the mid-show interview guest. The roundtable guests are reporter Josh Barro, actor Josh Gad and author Wes Moore. Guest Jay Leno was asked about potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, saying “I […] »

- April Neale

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Bill Maher slams Islam again in response to 'Charlie Hebdo' attacks

10 January 2015 8:33 AM, PST | EW.com - PopWatch | See recent EW.com - PopWatch news »

This week's Real Time with Bill Maher featured a group discussion on the Jan. 7 terrorist attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo, which resulted in the death of 12 people. While a large number of comedians from Jon Stewart to Louis C.K. have responded to the attack by condemning the terrorists and voicing support for Charlie Hebdo, Bill Maher took it as a chance to launch into one of his hobbies: bashing religion in general, and Islam in particular. Joined by author Salman Rushdie, Carly Fiorina of the American Conservative Union Foundation, and CNN correspondent Paul Begala, Maher criticized the idea »

- Joshua Rivera

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Bill Maher Applauds Charlie Hebdo's Courage, Slams Fellow Liberals' Response to Muslim Extremism

9 January 2015 2:04 PM, PST | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

Real Time With Bill Maher returns to HBO tonight—and we got a sneak preview of pressing topic No. 1 during Maher's appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live Thursday night. The fellow comedians got right into discussing this week's terrorist attack on the satirical French publication Charlie Hebdo, and Maher immediately said that there should be no beating around the bush as to who—or what—was responsible. "It's not a presume!" he insisted. "No, no, it's Muslim terrorists. This happens way too frequently. It's like Groundhog Day, except the groundhog keeps getting its head cut off. Let's give some credit to this newspaper," he added, to much applause. "These »

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Real Time with Bill Maher: Renewed for Seasons 14 and 15 by HBO

8 January 2015 10:26 PM, PST | TVSeriesFinale.com | See recent TVSeriesFinale news »

HBO has renewed Real Time with Bill Maher for seasons 14 and 15. This will keep the series on the air into 2017.

The 13th season kicks off tomorrow, Friday, January 9th, at 10pm.

Here are the details:

HBO Renews Real Time With Bill Maher For Its 14Th And 15Th Seasons

Los Angeles, Jan. 8, 2015 – With the show set to kick off its 13th season tomorrow night, HBO has renewed Real Time With Bill Maher for a 14th and 15th season of 35 editions each, scheduled for 2016 and 2017, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO programming.

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Bryant Gumbel Lambastes ‘Terribly Sycophantic’ Sports Journalism, Talks Gay Athletes

8 January 2015 6:33 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bryant Gumbel took aim at sports journalism in general during a panel for HBO’s “Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel” at the Television Critics Association on Thursday, slamming much of sports coverage as “terribly sycophantic.”

“You know, there’s so little of it practiced unfortunately, it seems to me,” Gumbel replied when asked about how sports journalism has changed over the years. “So much of what passes for sports coverage, in my opinion, is terribly sycophantic. We tend to not ask the same difficult questions of people in sports that we do of politicians or business people or even people in the entertainment industry. »

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HBO Sets ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Premiere Date, Renews ‘Bill Maher’

8 January 2015 4:30 PM, PST | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Pack up your finest chainmail and broadswords, because we’re due for another trip to Westeros. HBO has announced a spring 2015 premiere date for Game of Thrones Season 5, as well as for Veep Season 4 and Silicon Valley Season 2. Additionally, the premium cable network has just renewed Real Time with Bill Maher for two […]

The post HBO Sets ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Premiere Date, Renews ‘Bill Maher’ appeared first on /Film. »

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HBO Sets Returns for Game of Thrones, Veep and Silicon; Bill Maher Renewed

8 January 2015 3:24 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

No need to gaze into the fire for a look at Game of Thrones‘ future; the HBO drama will return April 12 at 9/8c.

Aside from a few blink-and-you-missed-it teasers — courtesy of the mysterious TheThreeEyedRaven.com — no footage has been released from the upcoming season, though HBO announced the first trailer will premiere after it screens two Season 4 episodes in IMAX theaters later this month.

Thrones‘ return will be followed by the season premieres of Silicon Valley and Veep will follow at 10 and 10:30 pm, respectively.

Additionally, HBO announced Thursday, Real Time with Bill Maher has been renewed for Seasons 14 and »

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Premiere Date Revealed

8 January 2015 3:13 PM, PST | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

“Game of Thrones” is coming.

HBO revealed Thursday that the 10-episode fifth season of “Game of Thrones” will return on April 12. The pay cable made the announcement at the Television Critics Assn. in Pasadena.

Silicon Valley” and “Veep” each return with new, 10-episode seasons on the same date.

HBO also announced the renewal of “Real Time With Bill Maher” for its 14th and 15th seasons, scheduled for 2016 and 2017.

“This extension of our partnership guarantees that Bill will continue to offer his fearless insights through the next presidential election season, when his irreverent wit is sure to be needed more than ever,” Lombardo said.

Maher added, “Luckily for me, American politicians never give it a rest, so every season is an election season.”

Also returning to HBO is “Vice” with its third season, premiering on Mar. 6.

HBO original documentary “Sinatra: All Or Nothing At All” will air over two-nights. The four-hour presentation, »

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‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ Renewed for 2 More Seasons

8 January 2015 3:00 PM, PST | The Wrap | See recent The Wrap news »

Bill Maher will be keeping it “Real” on HBO for at least a couple more years.

HBO has renewed “Real Time With Bill Maher” for its 14th and 15th seasons, the network announced Thursday.

Also Read: Bill Maher Rips ‘Shallow’ American Culture For Allowing ‘Ageism’ to Impact Politics

The renewal comes on the eve of the show’s Season 13 premiere.

“Luckily for me, American politicians never give it a rest, so every season is an election season,” Maher quipped.

The premium cable channel also said Thursday that it had given the go-ahead for the first HBO comedy special starring comedian Tig Notaro, »

- Tim Kenneally

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HBO Sets "Thrones" Date, Renews Maher

8 January 2015 1:50 PM, PST | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

HBO's presentation at the TCA Winter Tour today has revealed various bits of news with the biggest being an April 12th premiere date for the ten episode fifth season of "Game of Thrones". Also kicking off on that date are the new seasons of “Silicon Valley" and "Veep," both getting ten episodes each.

HBO has also confirmed that they have renewed "Real Time with Bill Maher" for two additional seasons of 35 episodes each. The deal will keep him on the network through until at least the end of 2017.

Finally, HBO-owned Cinemax confirmed its 2015 slate which begins this the third season of "Banshee" tomorrow night, the final season of "Strike Back" in the Summer, and the second season of "The Knick" in the Fall.

Source: HBO »

- Garth Franklin

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