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Who will win the Emmy for Best Drama Guest Actor? While Gold Derby editors Marcus James Dixon and Rob Licuria are banking on frontrunner Beau Bridges ("Masters of Sex"), Riley Chow is going rogue with his prediction of Pablo Schreiber ("Orange is the New Black"). Watch our new video slugfest at the bottom of this post. -Break- Click here to see the updated list of all 2015 Emmy episode submissions Last year's Best Drama Guest Actor winner Joe Morton ("Scandal") was moved into the supporting race per new Emmy rules, so he is not back to defend his title. Three of the contenders are among the most nominated in Emmy history: Alan Alda ("The Blacklist"), Michael J. Fox ("The Good Wife") and Bridges. The other nominees are Oscar champ F. Murray Abraham ("Homeland"), Reg E. Cathey ("House of Cards") and Schreiber. Bridges plays university provost Barton Scully and went with "Parallax&q. »
The con is on at Amazon.
The streaming service has given a series order to Sneaky Pete, a drama from EPs Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) and David Shore (House) that stars Giovanni Ribisi as a man who hides from his debtors once he leaves prison — by assuming the identity of a cellmate. Our sister site Deadline broke the news.
Sneaky Pete was originally developed by CBS, but when the Eye network passed on it, Amazon stepped in and aired the pilot last month, »
A betting war is brewing across the pond for who will be the next James Bond. BoyleSports, an online bookmaker based in Ireland, has polled a new contender to take over the franchise, following Daniel Craig’s eventual departure.
The name is Hardy. Tom Hardy.
“The Next James Bond market has certainly come alive with all the support coming in for Tom Hardy, who is now 4/1 from 6/1 to take over from Daniel Craig,” said BoyleSports spokesman Liam Glynn in a statement.
The news is sure to leave Idris Elba fans shaken, not stirred. It follows Tuesday’s social-media outcry after 007 author Anthony Horowitz told the Daily Mail that Elba is “too street” to play the debonair English spy.
Elba is tied with former “Homeland” actor Damian Lewis as forerunner for the race with betting odds 3/1. Superman himself, “Man of Steel” star Henry Cavill, also has substantial support, with BoyleSports slashing the odds at 4/1 — matching Hardy. »
- Mannie Holmes
With Daniel Craig indicating in an interview this week that the upcoming "Spectre" might be his final outing as James Bond, the betting over who his potential replacement might be has taken on new life.
Variety has spoken with Irish online bookmaker BoyleSports who has taken a poll regarding possible replacements and one name has moved up on the list - Tom Hardy.
Spokesman Liam Glynn says Hardy is now at 4/1 odds of taking over from Craig. That puts him equal second with current Superman Henry Cavill for the part. Cavill was in contention for the role in "Casino Royale" but was beaten by Craig, but this franchise has shown it has had a habit of hiring previously failed contenders for the role the next time around such as with Moore, Dalton and Brosnan.
- Garth Franklin
“Tyrant’s” bid to win TV’s equivalent of “Most Improved Player” honors ultimately fell short, as the second season’s finishing kick slipped back into some of the quicksand that made the first disappointing. Interesting and provocative in its willingness to tackle the unsettled nature of the Middle East through the prism of a fictional country, the series completely transformed its protagonist but couldn’t effectively deal with why, after all he’s endured, he and his family wouldn’t just head home as fast as humanly possible. Nor did a cliffhanger ending do much to stoke enthusiasm for a return engagement.
The stilted dynamics of the central family were clearly the weakest part of season one, in which U.S. pediatrician Barry Al-Fayeed (Adam Rayner) returned to his homeland of Abbudin to attend the wedding of his nephew. Once there, all hell broke loose, as Barry’s strongman father died suddenly, »
- Brian Lowry
Claire Danes has a new “Homeland” underling — and she’ll probably want to keep an eye on this one. The Showtime drama just locked recurring “Suits” actor Max Beesley for one episode. He’ll play Mike Brown, an ex-Royal Marine turned private military contractor. Brown is described as smart, but he is not entirely comfortable working under Carrie Mathison (Danes). Beesley is best known for a variety of roles on British TV including “Hotel Babylon,” “Mad Dogs,” “Ordinary Lies” and “Survivors.” Film-wise, he was a co-lead with Mariah Carey in “Glitter,” and could also be seen in “The Emperor’s Wife” and “Pawn. »
- Tony Maglio
Being a part of the modern television landscape comes with a number of challenges, with different groups facing different obstacles, both in doing their job and in surviving in the industry at large. Over the past few years, The Hollywood Reporter has taken the Emmy nominations as a way to gather luminaries from different fields in the television industry to talk about their experiences and challenges in their own words.
With prior conversations revolving around Dramatic Actresses, Dramatic Actors, Comedic Actresses, and Comedic Actors, the newest roundtable discussion turns the focus to Showrunners of Dramatic series. Sitting at the roundtable are Damon Lindelof (currently overseeing HBO’s The Leftovers), Sarah Treem (currently overseeing Showtime’s The Affair), Beau Willimon (currently overseeing Netflix’s House of Cards), Lee Daniels (currently overseeing Fox’s Empire), Alex Gansa (currently overseeing Showtime’s Homeland), and Michelle King (currently overseeing CBS’ The Good Wife). The »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Nearly 60 international and Canadian producers will head to the Ontario Media Development Corporation’s (Omdc) annual International Financing Forum in Toronto.
The 10th anniversary edition of Omdc’s International Financing Forum (Iff), a feature co-financing market for English-language projects, will run Sept 13-14 during Toronto International Film Festival (Sept 10-20).
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The two-day event includes one-on-one meetings, an industry panel discussion, roundtable meetings, a networking luncheon, and a producers’ opening night networking reception.
Iff partners include Telefilm Canada, UK Trade and Investment (Ukti) and new sponsor Canadian Media Producers Association (Cmpa).
More than 750 meetings will be scheduled for the 37 producer teams (20 Canadian projects and 17 international projects).
In total, 56 producers have been selected to participate in the programme from countries including: Australia, Germany, India, Israel, Spain, Uganda »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Michael Rosser)
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Sitting around the table of The Hollywood Reporter's latest Emmy season chat are the writers behind some of the shows that have became breakout hits, critical darlings, and long running successes. Lee Daniels ("Empire"), Damon Lindelof ("The Leftovers"), Alex Gansa ("Homeland"), Michelle King ("The Good Wife"), Sarah Treem ("The Affair"), and Beau Willimon ("House of Cards") all participate in a fascinating discussion that's well worth the seventy minute sit down. Read More: 10 Essential Films About 20th Century Writers A large portion of the opening finds the group diving into how they handle criticism, and what their thoughts are on creating in an era when each episode of show gets reviewed. From there the conversation turns to tackling controversial issues, clashing with the writers room, embracing diversity, and more. It's a great talk, and a real insight into the mechanics of writing for the small screen. Watch it »
- Kevin Jagernauth
Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, here's the 4th part of its annual Emmy season roundtable chats that we all love so much, released leading up to the September 20 Primetime Emmys this fall. Today's hour-long conversation features the writers, including Lee Daniels (Fox's "Empire"); Damon Lindelof (HBO's "The Leftovers"); Alex Gansa (Showtime's "Homeland"); Michelle King (CBS' "The Good Wife"); Sarah Treem (Showtime's "The Affair"); and Beau Willimon (Netflix's "House of Cards"). In the "raw, uncensored" conversation, the writers speak candidly about everything (almost) you'd want to know about the business, from »
- Tambay A. Obenson
Courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter, here's the 4th part of its annual Emmy season roundtable chats that we all love so much, released leading up to the September 20 Primetime Emmys this fall. Today's hour-long conversation features the writers, including Lee Daniels (Fox's "Empire"); Damon Lindelof (HBO's "The Leftovers"); Alex Gansa (Showtime's "Homeland"); Michelle King (CBS' "The Good Wife"); Sarah Treem (Showtime's "The Affair"); and Beau Willimon (Netflix's "House of Cards"). In the "raw, uncensored" conversation, the writers speak candidly about everything (almost) you'd want to know about the business, from a hit-show writer's Pov. For example, a snip of Daniels' contribution: "There was a character that I wrote into the original pilot who was Hakeem's love interest, a mother figure, [played by] Macy Gray... There was a love scene, and [network executives] said, 'This is too...
- Tambay A. Obenson
"Homeland" star Morena Baccarin's growing success could be exactly what hurts her in her divorce ... costing both money and time with her kid. Morena's soon-to-be ex-husband Austin Chick just filed docs in their divorce, and he wants his chunk of her paycheck. Chick claims Morena is pulling in $1.5 million a year. He wants a cut for child and spousal support. Chick says Morena's constant travel for work isn't healthy for their one-year-old, so he wants physical custody. »
- TMZ Staff
Season five of Homeland will see Carrie Mathison step out of the CIA, working in Berlin for a philanthropist instead.
The upcoming season of the Showtime series, which now has a second trailer, will pick up two years after the events of the fourth season. Claire Danes will return to the lead role once again, with the supporting cast of Rupert Friend, Mandy Patinkin, F. Murray Abraham set to reprise their roles, and Sebastian Koch and Miranda Otto joining the cast.
The season’s official synopsis is as follows.
Homeland season five will pick up two years after Carrie Mathison’s (Claire Danes) ill-fated tenure as Islamabad station chief. Struggling to reconcile her guilt and disillusionment with years of working on the front lines in the “war on terror,” Carrie finds herself in a self-imposed exile in Berlin, estranged from the CIA and working as the head of security for a German philanthropist. »
- Deepayan Sengupta
Which singer-turned-actress got the boot from Fox's ratings juggernaut Empire? "There was a character that I wrote into the original pilot who was Hakeem's love interest, a mother figure, [played by] Macy Gray," says series co-creator Lee Daniels. "There was a love scene, and [network executives] said, 'This is too much.'" That's just one revelation to come out of THR's candid — and at times heated — roundtable featuring six top drama writer-producers, including Daniels, 55; Damon Lindelof, 42 (HBO's The Leftovers), Alex Gansa, 54 (Showtime's Homeland, up for a best drama series Emmy this
- THR Staff
No matter how much Carrie Mathison distances herself from the CIA, our bi-polar protagonist will seemingly always find herself drawn back to the covert governmental scene in some shape or form. Set two years after the events of last season, today’s first look at Homeland season 5 teases just that, with Claire Danes’ former agent haunted by the sins of her past.
Retired from the frontlines, Carrie is trying to carve out a life with her family, heading up a new job as security personnel for a well-respected German philanthropist. The ramifications of the season 4 finale still loom over the protagonist, and even though she is trying to re-build her life after a gruelling stint in Islamabad, covert operations are in her blood, with today’s teaser confirming that Carrie will be back in the thick of the action once more sooner rather than later.
Now, it’s a different ball game. »
- Michael Briers
Homeland launches its fifth season with Carrie and Saul once again at odds — and with good reason. [Warning: Major-ish Spoilers Ahead.]
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At the end of Season 4, Saul was on the fast track to becoming the new director of the CIA. When Season 5 picks up two years later, we learn “he’s been passed over” for the top job, Mandy Patinkin reveals in the exclusive teaser above, before noting, “Carrie might not have been helpful in that process.”
Despite the seeming betrayal, Patinkin says Saul enters the new season on Oct. 4 “ignited,” “alive” and determined to »
Showtime has released the full-length trailer for the fifth season of its terrorism drama "Homeland" ahead of its return to the network on October 4th. This time out the show follows a hacker-driven storyline and jumps ahead two years.
A happy Carrie (Claire Danes) is loving motherhood with her new beau and a private-sector gig in Berlin. Leaked drone data brings Saul (Mandy Patinkin) to Germany where their paths seem to cross in a not-so-fuzzy reunion.
- Garth Franklin
After a deflating finale, the Showtime drama returns to our screens for its fifth series, with Carrie now based in Berlin but still finding herself caught up with the CIA – and with plot lines plucked from real-life issues of terrorism and hacking
Homeland’s fourth season marked a pleasing return to form for the counter-terrorism drama (though one with a slightly deflating denouement), meaning that expectations for its forthcoming fifth season were high. Building anticipation further, the show’s creators have been drip-feeding information about what that fifth season might entail: we know that Carrie is now based in Berlin, and that the season will feature storylines referencing Isis and Edward Snowden (and, as we know, TV plots ripped from the headlines are all the rage these days).
“This story is current,” creator Alex Gansa told the Hollywood Reporter last month. “With all of the stuff that’s going on »
- Guardian TV
A new trailer has arrived online for the fifth season of Showtime’s hit drama-thriller Homeland, which you can view below…
In the new season Carrie (Claire Danes) “attempts to live as a private citizen don’t go so well as she’s once again embroiled in a web of geo-politics, which involves hackers and getting tossed into a van among other things.”
Mandy Patinkin, Rupert Friend and F. Murray Abraham return as Saul Berenson, Peter Quinn and Dar Adal, while new recruits include Miranda Otto (Lord of the Rings), Sebastian Koch (A Good Day to Die Hard) and Brit Max Beesley (Suits).
Homeland season 5 starts on October 4th.
- Scott J. Davis
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