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While much of the talk surrounding the announcement of the 2014 Emmy nominations focused on bigger-picture issues (snubs both critical and fan-enraging, the historical impact of a Simpsons omission, and so on), the year leading up to Thursday’s roll call was actually made up of many smaller flashes of brilliance on the small screen.
EW launched its 50 Best TV Scenes of the Past Year three weeks ago in an effort to highlight some of those moments—the most powerful, funny, touching, lusty, or sometimes just plain awkward moments over the 2013–14 season. It’s no surprise, then, that many of the »
- Lanford Beard
One day after Emmy nominations were unveiled, we already have initial predictions to weigh. Mind you, only a few of our Experts have piped in (see here), but you can see the picks of Gold Derby Editors here and our Top 24 Users (who did best predicting last year) here. Your best bet is to check out this page that features our composite odds. -Break- Below are some sample rankings and odds. See more here. Best Comedy Series 1.) "Modern Family" – 13/8 2.) "Veep" – 9/5 3.) "Orange Is the New Black" – 7/2 4.) "The Big Bang Theory" – 50/1 Best Comedy Actress 1.) Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep") -- 2/11 2.) Amy Poehler ('Parks & Recreation") -- 20/1 3.) Taylor Schilling ("Orange Is the New Black") -- 25/1 4.) Lena Dunham ('Girls') -- 100/1 Best Drama Series 1.) "Breaking Bad" – 1/5 2.) "True Detective" – 16/1 3...."' »
Reese Witherspoon is showing off her serious side!The just-released trailer for "Wild" finds the 38-year-old actress playing real-life author Cheryl Strayed, a recovering heroin addict from Oregon, in the gritty, emotional film based on Strayed's best-selling memoir. The character embarks on a treacherous 1,100-mile journey of self-discovery by herself through the mountains of the Pacific Crest Trail, which marks her first major hike.Reese Witherspoon Arrest Video Released ... And It's Epic! "Oh my God, what have I done," she says in the clip. Witherspoon's character comes face-to-face with wild animals and trudges through raging rivers, rocky terrain and snow but also witnesses breathtaking views as she ponders her past mistakes and reminisces about her loved ones."What if I forgive myself?" she says. "What if I was sorry?" Check Out Reese Witherspoon's Tight Tummy & Tattoo! "Wild" is adapted for the screen by Nick Hornby ("An Education"), and it »
- tooFab Staff
Talk about a great way to start the day! The Voice's Carson Daly and The Mindy Project's Mindy Kaling announced the nominees for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards Thursday morning. Seth Meyers will host the event, which will be broadcast live on NBC at 8 p.m. Et/ 5 p.m. Pt. on Monday, Aug. 25. Shortly after, several of this year's honorees shared their gratitude to E! News. True Detective's Matthew McConaughey, Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series "I am honored to be nominated with such a talented field of actors. This is a tremendous category filled with some riveting performances. Thank you for this recognition." Girls' Lena Dunham, Outstanding Lead Actress in »
Chicago – Some old TV favorites and some new online upstarts highlight the nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, which takes place on Monday, August 25th, 2014. The Netflix series “Orange is the New Black” competes with stalwart sitcoms “The Big Bang Theory” and “Modern Family” at this year’s ceremony.
The Emmy Awards Will Be Broadcast Live on NBC, August 25th, 2014
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The nominations were revealed by the Television Academy on the morning of July 10th, 2014, and were announced by Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly. Late night host Seth Meyers will host the 2014 edition of the Emmy Awards, to air live on NBC-tv. The complete list of nominations are as followed…
Best Series (Drama)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Game of Thrones (HBO)
House of Cards (Netflix)
Mad Men (AMC)
True Detective (HBO)
Best Actor (Drama Series)
Jon Hamm »
- email@example.com (Adam Fendelman)
Check out the brand new poster for This Is Where I Leave You.
When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide—driving us insane even as they remind us of our truest, and often best, selves.
The dramatic comedy is directed by Shawn Levy, and based on the hilarious and poignant best-selling novel by Jonathan Tropper. It features a starring ensemble cast including Golden Globe winner Jason Bateman (“Arrested Development »
- Michelle McCue
Melissa Maerz: Jeff,
When the Emmy nominations were announced this morning, I was sitting at my desk, shouting, “Hodor! Hodor! Hodor!” Game of Thrones dominated with 19 nominations! Hot pie for everyone! I’d quibble with the fact that Noah Hawley’s fantastic update of Fargo didn’t get a best drama nod, especially since it was the runner-up with 18 nominations, and The Good Wife was unjustly ignored in that category, coming off its best season ever—it might be the only network drama that I truly loved—but the rest of the list was pretty solid. Among the smartest choices »
- Melissa Maerz
When the cameras turn off, how do the judges of The Voice, old and new, really interact with one another? How do they interact with this year’s talent? Entertainment Weekly was on the scene at a Universal Studio’s sound stage as the hit music competition show filmed its season seven blind auditions, reporting on the new judges, new talent, and new season. Here’s what was heard and seen on the set of The Voice.
Around noon, a diverse crowd—young and old, male and female, hailing from all sorts of backgrounds—walked into the aforementioned »
- C. Molly Smith
Shawn Levy, director of robot fighting flick Real Steel, returns to the genre in which he found fame for the dramatic comedy This is Where I Leave You, which is based on the hilarious and poignant best-selling novel by Jonathan Tropper; and features a starring ensemble cast including Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Tina Fey (30 Rock) and Jane Fonda (Klute).
When their father passes away, four grown siblings, bruised and banged up by their respective adult lives, are forced to return to their childhood home and live under the same roof together for a week, along with their over-sharing mother and an assortment of spouses, exes and might-have-beens. Confronting their history and the frayed states of their relationships among the people who know and love them best, they ultimately reconnect in hysterical and emotionally affecting ways amid the chaos, humor, heartache and redemption that only families can provide—driving us insane »
- Phil Wheat
Who says the TV industry is just a Hollywood thing?
Not the Emmy voters, who this year recognized New York-based productions with a total of 107 nominations — topping even HBO’s heavyweight tally of 99. Add to that the deep pool of nominated talent that got its start on New York stages — everyone from Mandy Patinkin to Adam Driver — and it all serves to highlight the fact that on screen and on stage, New York and Hollywood are closer than they’ve ever been.
New York’s robust Emmy showing is part of an overall trend that has seen New York attract a growing chunk of TV and film production thanks to aggressive incentive programs from both the state and the city. The 107 nominations, touted by the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, encompasses all the shows that qualified for the city’s Made in NY incentive, open to productions of »
- Gordon Cox
Reese Witherspoon’s looking to find herself—and maybe a little awards recognition along the way.
The just-released trailer for Wild finds Witherspoon playing real-life author Cheryl Strayed, who decided to take a 1,000-mile-plus hike along the Pacific Crest Trail alone to atone for years of addictive and destructive behavior. The film is based on the book Strayed wrote about the experience.
Given the upcoming slate of films starring the Oscar-winner (including Paul Thomas Anderson’s Inherent Vice), it looks like Witherspoon is prepping for a possible Matthew McConaughey-like career resurgence. And it’s worth noting that Witherspoon starred in Mud, »
- Jackson McHenry
Mindy Kaling and Carson Daly woke up bright and early to announce the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards nominations on Thursday in La. There were many longtime favorites that received nominations, like Breaking Bad and Mad Men, while newcomers like Netflix's Orange Is the New Black and HBO's True Detective got first-time nods. Seth Meyers will serve as this year's host when the 66th Emmy Awards are broadcast on NBC on Aug. 25. Take a look at the complete list below, then check out all the snubs and read the nominees' reactions! Source: Getty / Kevin Winter Outstanding Drama Series Breaking Bad Downton Abbey Game of Thrones Mad Men True Detective House of Cards Outstanding Comedy Series The Big Bang Theory Louie Modern Family Veep Orange Is the New Black Silicon Valley Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom Jon Hamm, Mad Men Woody Harrelson, »
- Alyse Whitney
The Emmy nominations for writing and directing are usually a bellwether of where the industry insiders see the sizzle in the small screen. The scribe and helming categories are less of a popularity contest than the comedy and drama series races.
So it was with some dismay that after checking the list a couple of times, I noticed the paucity of female nominees in these categories. No femmes in the drama series directing race, and in drama writing, only Moira Walley-Beckett made the cut for the “Ozymandias” episode of “Breaking Bad.”
The picture is only a little brighter in comedy. Liz Friedman and Jenji Kohan are nommed for writing the pilot seg of “Orange is the New Black.” On the helming side, Gail Mancuso landed her third consecutive nom (she won last year) for “Modern Family,” for the “Vegas” episode. And Jodie Foster was recognized for the “Lesbian Request Denied” episode of “Oitnb. »
- Cynthia Littleton
This morning, Fred Armisen used the words "really," "exciting" and "group" extensively as he hopped on the horn to discuss "Portlandia's" six Emmy Nominations for the 2014 honors. The IFC program earned nods for a varied crop of comedy and variety series awards, some of which are more elaborate than others: Art Direction For Variety, Nonfiction, Reality Or Reality-Competition Program; Directing For A Variety Series; Single-Camera Picture Editing For A Comedy Series; Guest Actor In A Comedy Series; and Writing For A Variety Series. But a surprise first for Armisen was in a major category, for Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series. In my second interview in a half year with Armisen, I ask about his newly minted Supporting Actor nominee status, the snub of Brownstein for Supporting Actress, and what role (if any) he may play at the ceremony in August with "Late Night" buddy and Emmys ceremony host Seth Meyers. »
The 2014 Emmy Nominations were announced today, with Game of Thrones and American Horror Story picking up quite a few nominations in top categories. The Walking Dead also picked up nominations for visual effects and sound editing. The official list is below and the winners will be announced live during the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards on August 25th.
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“House of Cards” (Netflix)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“True Detective” (HBO)
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)
“Silicon Valley” (HBO)
“American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)
“Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E)
“Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic)
“Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)
“The Normal Heart” (HBO)
- Jonathan James
Remember a few years back, when Dakota Fanning was the precocious child star stealing all our hearts? Well, while Dakota has grown up, staring us down as an evil vampire in The Twilight Saga and appearing in smaller films like Night Moves, it’s pretty clear to see that her younger sister Elle has dethroned her in the hearts and minds of the general public.
Since breaking out with Somewhere and Super 8, younger Fanning hasn’t slowed down one bit, appearing in feel-good crowd-pleaser We Bought a Zoo, indie drama Ginger & Rosa, dystopian romance Young Ones and, most impressively, fairy-tale blockbuster Maleficent. Now, Fanning’s ready to finally prove herself as a lead actress, with news that she’s landed the lead role in How to Talk to Girls at Parties.
- Isaac Feldberg
Unsurprisingly, HBO leads this year's nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. The network's early days of AIDS telemovie "The Normal Heart" dominated its categories with a full nine nominations amongst the major awards. Their fantasy series "Game of Thrones" scored the most nominations of any program overall - six for the major awards and a further thirteen amongst the technical awards.
Regarding the major awards, FX's "Fargo" was the show in front with eight nominations; "Breaking Bad," "Orange is the New Black," "House of Cards" and "Downton Abbey" were next with seven; "Game of Thrones," "Modern Family" and "American Horror Story: Coven" all scored six; "True Detective" and "Sherlock" got five each; "The Good Wife," "Mad Men" and "Veep" nabbed four apiece; and "Luther," "Masters of Sex," "Silicon Valley," "Scandal" and "Louie" all scored three each.
- Garth Franklin
How could “The Good Wife” not make the cut this year? That was the question top of mind for many bizzers Thursday morning as they digested the news of the 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards nominations.
No doubt the drama series competition was fierce this year but the universal acclaim for “Good Wife’s” fifth season made it seem a slam-dunk for a return to the top race. The fact that “Downton Abbey” made the cut in a year when buzz on the PBS period sudser was definitely down a few notches only magnified the surprise for “Good Wife” fans.
Among the other head-scratchers in this year’s race:
Snub: Michael Sheen. Hard to believe that voters didn’t rally behind his fine slow-burn work as the repressed but adventurous sex research pioneer William Masters in Showtime’s “Masters of Sex.” Sheen »
- Debra Birnbaum and Cynthia Littleton
The nominations for the 66th Emmy Awards were released this morning, and I’m surprisingly satisfied with the results. Though there were an overabundance of nominations for the so-so Netflix series House of Cards and not nearly enough (read: any) for BBC America’s criminally-underrated Orphan Black, including for lead actress Tatiana Maslany, the categories shook out in a mostly predictable, if fair way.
Of course, heavyweights Breaking Bad and True Detective will be duking it out in the Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series categories (the latter of which saw both Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson swipe nominations). Other shows which scored big include American Horror Story: Coven, dominating the Miniseries categories, Game of Thrones, which has the most nominations at 19, and Fargo, trailing just behind with 18.
I’m particularly pleased to see Idris Elba squeak into Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie »
- Isaac Feldberg
The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced the nominations for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards this morning. The 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will air live on Monday, August 25 (8pm Et / 5pm Pt) on NBC.
Take a look at The Emmy Awards nominees below.
Outstanding Drama Series
Outstanding Comedy Series
Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series
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