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Monumental Pictures Developing Ada Lovelace Biopic With Shawn Slovo

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Monumental Pictures Developing Ada Lovelace Biopic With Shawn Slovo
Alison Owen and Debra Hayward's Monumental Pictures is set to make a big screen biopic about Victorian mathematician and computer science visionary Ada Lovelace. Development is being supported by Google and the National Academy of Sciences' program, The Science and Entertainment Exchange. Shawn Slovo, who wrote Stephen Frears' Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight and Phillip Noyce’s Catch a Fire, is set to write the screenplay. Lovelace was the daughter of notorious Romantic…
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2014 Emmy Award Winners Dominated by 'Breaking Bad'

Last night the 2014 Emmy Award winners were announced with "Breaking Bad" taking home top honors with five wings including Outstanding Drama Series, followed by "Modern Family" with three wins including Outstanding Comedy Series. FX programs "American Horror Story: Coven" and "Fargo" each took home two awards including an Outstanding Miniseries win for "Fargo". Meanwhile, new shows such as "Orange is the New Black" and "Silicon Valley" went home empty handed and for all the fanfare it received in its first season, including 12 Emmy nominations, "True Detective" only took home one win, that being for director Cary Joji Fukunaga". Personally, I don't give a lick about the Emmys, it's right there with the Grammys in terms of worthless awards shows for me. It's a show wherein people must nominate themselves and while most award shows are no better, this one is down there near the bottom for me. So, with that said,
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Emmy Predictions 2014: Outstanding Movie/Miniseries

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Emmy Predictions 2014: Outstanding Movie/Miniseries
Because it's NBC's turn to air the Primetime Emmy Awards this year, and because the Peacock would understandably rather air its lucrative Sunday night NFL package in September, the ceremony will take place in late August again. And as an added wrinkle, this year's ceremony will actually happen on a Monday, August 25 at 8 p.m., with Seth Meyers hosting. Between now and then, Dan and I will be making our picks for both who should and will win many of the major categories — if you're wagering, keep in mind that Dan tends to be much better at predicting the winners than I am, but also that he was just as flummoxed as I by last year's winners like Jeff Daniels, Merritt Wever and Bobby Cannavale — starting with a pair of categories that have taken on new shape and importance this year. After TV-movies and miniseries were lumped together into one
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2014 Emmy Award Nominations Announced

The 2014 Emmy Award nominations were announced today and led by HBO's "Game of Thrones" with 19 total nominations. New show "Fargo" scored 18, followed by "American Horror Story", "Breaking Bad", The Normal Heart and not too far down the line "True Detective" with 12. The one show I love and continue to watch, "Hannibal" received zero nominations, but then again, I have never paid too much attention to the Emmys, primarily because people have to nominate themselves, something I've never understood. "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 From a network perspective, leading the pack was HBO, coming in just one nomination shy of a 100 and it wasn't even a close race with CBS coming in second with 47. HBO 99 CBS 47 NBC 46 FX Networks 45 ABC 37 The top shelf nominations are listed
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Watch: First Teaser Trailer For HBO Movie 'The Normal Heart' Starring Mark Ruffalo, Taylor Kitsch & Julia Roberts

Watch: First Teaser Trailer For HBO Movie 'The Normal Heart' Starring Mark Ruffalo, Taylor Kitsch & Julia Roberts
Over the past couple years, HBO has been a quiet-but-steady presence at the Cannes Film Festival, where they unspool their movies out of competition (with Steven Soderbergh's "Behind The Candelabra" an exception in 2013). "Hemingway & Gellhorn," "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight," "Seduced And Abandoned"—those are the movies that have joined Soderbergh's in walking the red carpet in the south of France. And while nothing is official, we'd lay down some good money that the same will happen for "The Normal Heart." But even if not, you won't have to wait long to see this one for yourself. From "Glee" and "American Horror Story"-creator Ryan Murphy, based on the acclaimed play by Larry Kramer and starring Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts, the drama tells the story of the onset of the HIV-aids crisis in New York City in the early 1980s. It will highlight
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Watch: First Teaser Trailer For HBO Movie 'The Normal Heart' Starring Mark Ruffalo, Taylor Kitsch & Julia Roberts

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Over the past couple years, HBO has been a quiet-but-steady presence at the Cannes Film Festival, where they unspool their movies out of competition (with Steven Soderbergh's "Behind The Candelabra" an exception in 2013). "Hemingway & Gellhorn," "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight," "Seduced And Abandoned"—those are the movies that have joined Soderbergh's in walking the red carpet in the south of France. And while nothing is official, we'd lay down some good money that the same will happen for "The Normal Heart." But even if not, you won't have to wait long to see this one for yourself. From "Glee" and "American Horror Story"-creator Ryan Murphy, based on the acclaimed play by Larry Kramer and starring Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer, Taylor Kitsch, Jim Parsons and Julia Roberts, the drama tells the story of the onset of the HIV-aids crisis in New York City in the early 1980s. It will highlight
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2014 NAACP Image Awads: Full winners list

The 45th NAACP Image Awards were presented Saturday night (Feb. 22), with names like Kevin Hart, Kerry Washington, "12 Years a Slave" director Steve McQueen and Lupita Nyong'o being honored.

The Image Awards pay tribute to the best in film, TV, writing, music and literature. Take a look at the full list of winners below.

Winners are in bold.

Entertainer of the Year

Kevin Hart

Film

Outstanding Motion Picture

"12 Years A Slave" "Fruitvale Station""Lee Daniels' The Butler""Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom""The Best Man Holiday

Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

Forest Whitaker - "Lee Daniels' The Butler"Chadwick Boseman - "42"Chiwetel Ejiofor - "12 Years A Slave"Idris Elba - "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom"Michael B. Jordan - "Fruitvale Station"

Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

Angela Bassett - "Black Nativity"Halle Berry - "The Call"Jennifer Hudson - "Winnie Mandela"Kerry Washington - "Tyler Perry Presents Peeples"Nicole Beharie
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Awards Season 2014: From Cinematography to Visual Effects, See the Latest Winners!

First stop, the Annie Awards which honor excellence in the animated world. And the winners are:

Best Animated Feature:

Frozen, Walt Disney Animation Studios

Annie Award for Best Animated Special Production:

Chipotle Scarecrow, Chipotle Creative Department, Moonbot Studios

Best Animated Short Subject:

Get A Horse!,Walt Disney Animation Studios

Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial:

Despicable Me 2, Cinemark - Universal Pictures

Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Preschool Children:

Disney Sofia the First - Disney Television Animation

Best Animated TV/Broadcast Production For Children.s Audience:

Adventure Time, Cartoon Network Studios

Best General Audience Animated TV/Broadcast Production:

Futurama,20th Century Fox Television

Best Animated Video Game:

The Last of Us, Naughty Dog

Best Student Film

Wedding Cake, Filmakademie Baden-Wuerttemberg, Viola Baier, Iris Frisch

Animated Effects in an Animated Production:

Jeff Budsberg, Andre Le Blanc, Louis Flores, Jason Mayer, The Croods, DreamWorks Animation

Animated Effects in a Live Action Production:

Michael Balog,
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Writers Guild of America 2014 winners list: 'Breaking Bad,' 'House of Cards'

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The winners were announced for the Writers Guild of America 2014 awards over the weekend, with top honors going to TV series "Breaking Bad," "Veep" and "House of Cards" and movies "Her," "Captain Phillips" and "Stories We Tell."

The complete winners list:

Drama series: "Breaking Bad"

Comedy series: "Veep"

New series: "House of Cards"

Episodic drama: "Confessions" ("Breaking Bad")

Episodic comedy: "Hogcock!" ("30 Rock")

Original screenplayer: "Her"

Adapted screenplay: "Captain Phillips"

Documentary screenplay: "Stories We Tell"

Long form, adapted: "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight"

Short form new media, original: "Episode 4: The Collected Sylvia"

Animation: "A Test Before Trying" ("The Simpsons")

Comedy/variety (including talk), series: "The Colbert Report"

Comedy/variety, music, awards, tributes: "Blake Shelton's Not So Family Christmas"

Quiz and audience participation: "Jeopardy!"

Daytime drama: "Days of Our Lives"

Children's, episodic and specials: "influANTces" ("A.N.T. Farm")

Documentary, current events: "Egypt in Crisis"

Documentary, other: "The Choice 2012"

News, regularly scheduled, bulletin or
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A Big Congrats to Directors Guild Winner -- Alfonso Cuaron!

Woot woot! My pick to win Best Director at the Oscars took home the Feature Film trophy at the recently concluded Directors Guild of America awards. And it's truly deserving! Cuaron defied gravity, yes pun intended, to create "Gravity," a movie grounded in sci-fi realism that many directors before him (including James Cameron) were saying that it would be hard to do. But Cuaron did it, and did it extremely well! So hats off to "Gravity" and Cuaron's direction!

Here's the complete list of winners of the DGA awards and right after the jump, check out my interview with Cuaron for "Gravity" that we conducted back in October. Oh, and take a look at my interview with the lovely Sandra Bullock as well.

Feature Film:

Winner: Alfonso Cuaron ("Gravity")

Paul Greengrass ("Captain Phillips")

Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave")

David O. Russell ("American Hustle")

Martin Scorsese ("The Wolf of Wall Street
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2014 NAACP Image Awards nominees list

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The 2014 NAACP Image Awards nominations were announced Thursday (Jan. 9) at the Television Critics Association press tour by David Oyelowo ("The Butler"), Joe Morton ("Scandal"), Keke Palmer ("CrazySexyCool"), Bresha Webb ("Love That Girl!") and Gina Torres ("Suits").

The 45th annual NAACP Image Awards airs live Saturday, Feb. 22 at 9 p.m. Et/Pt on TVOne.

The list of nominees:

Television

Outstanding Comedy Series

·         "House of Lies" (Showtime)

·         "Modern Family" (ABC)

·         "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (Bet)

·         "The Game" (Bet)

·         "The Soul Man" (TV Land)

Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

·         Andre Braugher - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (Fox)

·         Cedric The Entertainer - "The Soul Man" (TV Land)

·         Don Cheadle - "House of Lies" (Showtime)

·         Dulé Hill - "Psych" (USA Network)

·         Kevin Hart - "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (Bet)

Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

·         Aisha Tyler - "Archer" (FX Networks)

·         Mindy Kaling - "The Mindy Project" (Fox)

·         Niecy Nash - "The Soul Man" (TV Land
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Dustin Hoffman Joins Stephen Frears' Lance Armstrong Film

Although two other biopics of cyclist Lance Armstrong are already said to be in the works, it is Stephen Frears' take that seems to be racing towards the finish line first. The film, now in production, announced today that they have added Dustin Hoffman to the cast in an unspecified role. He joins the previously announced Ben Foster, Chris O'Dowd, Guillaume Canet, Jesse Plemons and Lee Pace. Frears' take, which does not yet have a title, will arrive from Working Title Films with Tim Bevan and Eric Fellner producing. Known for a diverse array of films like High Fidelity , The Queen and Dirty Pretty Things , Frears' latest is the HBO telefilm Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight . The previously-announced dueling Armstrong biopics include one by director Jay Roach with a screenplay...
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'Orange Is the New Black' and 'Breaking Bad' score in Writers Guild Awards nominations

Netflix's critical hit "Orange Is the New Black" picked up four nominations for the 2014 Writers Guild Awards -- where it's entered as a comedy series.

The show (and its cast) is entered in the drama field for some other upcoming awards shows, including the Golden Globes and the Screen Actors Guild Awards. It's a bit of a tweener show, mixing both comedy and drama, but as there are no "dramedy" awards anywhere, it's a comedy for writing purposes.

Other multiple nominees for the WGA Awards include "Breaking Bad," "Modern Family," "30 Rock," "Masters of Sex," "The Simpsons" and another Netflix series, "House of Cards."

The full list of series nominees is below. You can go here to see all the WGA TV and radio nominees, including those for news and children's programming. The awards are scheduled for Feb. 1.

Drama series

"Breaking Bad"

"The Good Wife"

"Homeland"

"House of Cards"

"Mad Men
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TV highlights 09/10/2013

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Tennis: Shanghai Masters | The Great British Year | Dan Snow's History Of Congo | Whitechapel | Fat For Cash | Medieval Lives: Birth, Marriage, Death | Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight | Devious Maids

Tennis: Shanghai Masters

7am, Sky Sports 1

Third day of play from Shanghai's Qi Zhing stadium. The Shanghai Masters was founded only in 2009, but has swiftly become a favourite of the players on the Atp World Masters Tour; it has been voted Tournament Of The Year in every year of its existence. In last year's final, Novak Djokovic defeated Andy Murray, and while the latter is absent with injury, Djokovic will be hoping to go the distance again, though will have to overcome a field which includes Federer, Nadal and Ferrer to get there. Andrew Mueller

The Great British Year

9pm, BBC1

This luxuriant celebration of Britain's seasons reaches spring – that annual frisson of blossoming optimism that, at its most miraculous, can
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What To Watch: Tonight's TV Picks - Devious Maids, Sleepy Hollow

Devious Maids: 10pm, TLC

The UK premiere of Devious Maids signals Marc Cherry's return to British television. The Desperate Housewives creator's latest outing invites the viewer into the lives of a close-knit group of housekeepers in Beverly Hills, who, in the first episode, band together after their colleague is murdered on the job.

Sleepy Hollow: 9pm, Universal

A new drama following the life of Ichabod Crane, a continental army officer who suffers a fatal wound in 1790 and is transported 200 years into the future. Struggling to get to grips with the new world, he also comes across an enemy he beheaded in the 18th century during battle.

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight: 9pm, Sky Atlantic

In 1967, after refusing to be drafted into the Us military, Muhammad Ali had his boxing licence suspended and title stripped. This two-hour documentary looks at the conversations between the Us Supreme Court justices who
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Review: 'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight' Floats But Doesn't Quite Sting

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Capturing the magnetic, larger than life personality of Muhammad Ali has been something only a few actors have tried over the years, including Will Smith, Darius McCrary and Terrence Howard. And while the boxing legend and sports world superstar can be imitated, he simply can't be duplicated. So call it a savvy move on the part of screenwriter Shawn Slovo and director Stephen Frears to avoid that issue altogether in "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight," which defers to archival footage to present the titular subject in the dramatized story of his fight against his conviction of avoiding the Vietnam War draft, a crime punishable by up to five years in prison. Unfortunately, that archival material is also the most dramatically potent in a film that presents the story respectfully, if not particularly compellingly. Benjamin Walker leads the film as Kevin Connolly, a new clerk in the office of Supreme Court veteran
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'Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight': Christopher Plummer isn't all business

Christopher Plummer certainly doesn't have the title role in "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight," but he has as much of the spotlight.

The "Beginners" Oscar winner is a pivotal player in the true HBO drama premiering Saturday, Oct. 5. Directed by Stephen Frears ("The Queen"), the film recalls the early 1970s deliberations by Supreme Court justices when iconic boxer Ali wanted his case heard after he was banned from the sport for being a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War.

Plummer plays Justice John Harlan II, whose mind met those of such legends as Warren E. Burger (Frank Langella) and Thurgood Marshall (Danny Glover) in debating how to proceed. Offered the Burger role first, Plummer considers himself "so lucky" things evolved as they did.

"When the fellow who was playing Harlan fell out, I grabbed it as quickly as I could. He was the one character, of the justices, who got to
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Muhammad Ali's biggest fight – for justice – comes to life in style | Richard Williams

A compelling new film documenting Muhammad Ali's battle against the Vietnam war draft shows the fighter's ongoing relevance, in and out of the ring

"Nobody sings Dylan like Dylan" was how the record company's slogan put it back in the 1960s. Equally, nobody plays Ali like Ali, then or now. So it was sensible of the director Stephen Frears and the screenwriter Shawn Slovo to mix original newsreel footage with newly shot material when putting together their film Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, which they presented to an audience at the British Film Institute on Tuesday night.

Its Us premiere took place 24 hours later in Louisville, Kentucky, Ali's home town, kicking off Three Days of Greatness, a gala at which humanitarian awards were presented in the boxer's name to recipients including Jimmy Carter and Christina Aguilera. No one who saw it on either side of the Atlantic this week could doubt that if any sceptic,
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Benjamin Walker on Cannibalism, His Right Hook, and Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight

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Benjamin Walker on Cannibalism, His Right Hook, and Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight
When Muhammad Ali refused the draft, claiming status as a conscientious objector to the Vietnam War, the case went all the way to the Supreme Court. What happened when it landed there, and how the decision was made to allow the professional boxer the religious freedom not to fight — a decision that went through a dramatic reversal just as the majority opinion was being written — is the subject of the HBO film Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight, starring Christopher Plummer as the justice who changed the tide, and Benjamin Walker as the law clerk who convinced him to do so. Walker called from London, where he's currently shooting Ron Howard's latest film, In the Heart of the Sea, to chat with Vulture about porn screenings, punching Pablo Schreiber, and eating Chris Hemsworth.You've played a couple of presidents (granted, one was also a vampire hunter), and now you're playing a
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NBC's 'The Sound of Music': Carrie Underwood and Stephen Moyer wished 'good bloody luck!' by Christopher Plummer

Christopher Plummer gives a bemused thumbs-up to the latest choice to succeed him in "The Sound of Music."

The "Beginners" Oscar winner starred in the tuneful, widely loved 1965 movie as Captain Von Trapp, patriarch of a singing family. The role will be assumed by "True Blood" regular Stephen Moyer when NBC stages a live production of the Rodgers & Hammerstein classic Thursday, Dec. 5, also with Carrie Underwood in Julie Andrews' former screen part as nun-in-training turned governess Maria.

"It was very close to the vampire life, I thought," Plummer chuckles to Zap2it of the musical. "All I can say to them is, 'Good bloody luck!' I mean, they're going to have quite a time trying to top Julie. She was so marvelous in it ... but they could easily top me. If you see my performance in it in Europe, and it's dubbed into the language of whatever country it is,
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