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Halfway Mark: The Best TV Episodes of 2014 (So Far), Part 2

12 July 2014 6:18 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Girls, “Two Plane Rides”

Written by Lena Dunham

Directed by Lena Dunham

Aired March 23rd, 2014

Do you remember how last season’s Girls run ended? Well this season things culminated in an entirely different tone. This time, there were no grand gestures or fireworks. Season three isn’t quite as dark as season two, but man is the finale rough. If the season two finale frustrated fans because it suggested that Hannah might be too dependent on the man in her life, the season three finale seems intent on underlining that Hannah’s ready to move on, with or without Adam. And she isn’t the only one moving on, but she seems to be the only one moving in the right direction: Hannah gets into the country’s best grad school, Adam gives a truly “bad” performance in his Broadway debut, Marnie finds herself in another destructive relationship, Shosh »

- Kate Kulzick

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Guillermo del Toro Addresses Worm in the Eye Billboards for FX’s ‘The Strain’

11 July 2014 1:14 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

Guillermo del Toro had some fun addressing “The Strain’s” advertising campaign at the Thursday DGA premiere and those who want the frightening billboards around the country taken down.

“I got asked a lot about this ad, and they said, ‘Do you find it morally disturbing?’ And I said, ‘Look, honestly, I find every other form of advertising more morally disturbing. Beer commercials, aftershave. This is just a fucking worm in the eye!’”

FX Networks CEO John Landgraf agreed. “We had to terrify some children in order to launch this show, but I think it was worth it. Just saying,” he added. “‘The Strain’ is a modern take on the vampire myth, one in which vampires are brutal parasites aiming to take over the world. Think of them as the new one percent.”

“I’ve been obsessed with vampires since I was a child. I was very, very lonely,” del Toro joked. »

- Sebastian Torrelio

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TV News: 2014 Emmy Award Nominations Announced

10 July 2014 6:47 PM, PDT | HollywoodChicago.com | See recent HollywoodChicago.com news »

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

Photo credit: Emmys.com

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)

Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)

Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom)

Jon Hamm »

- adam@hollywoodchicago.com (Adam Fendelman)

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'Game of Thrones' Gets 19 Emmy Nominations

10 July 2014 6:32 PM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

Earlier today, the nominations were handed out for the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, which will air on Monday, August 25 at 8 Pm Et on NBC, with host Seth Meyers. Out of all the shows that received nods, HBO's Game of Thrones stood above the rest with a whopping 19 nominations, including Outstanding Drama Series. Here's a full list of Game of Thrones' nominations below.

- Outstanding Drama Series

- Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage)

- Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Lena Headey)

- Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Diana Rigg)

- Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series (Neil Marshall - "The Watchers on the Wall")

- Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (David Benioff and D.B. Weiss - "The Children")

- Outstanding Art Direction For a Contemporary or Fantasy Series ("The Laws Of Gods And Men", "The Mountain And The Viper")

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- MovieWeb

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Five Easy Ways to Fix the Emmys

10 July 2014 5:42 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Emmy nominations were announced this morning and as usual, there were a number of snubs and surprises, which the Internet collectively whined about this morning. Rather than continue to mourn the lack of a nomination for Tatiana Maslany (which I admittedly complained about as well), actual solutions need to be pitched. Sadly, “chain Emmy voters to a chair and make them actually watch Orphan Black” seems somewhat implausible and definitely criminal, so here are five reasonable and seemingly easy solutions the Emmys should consider next year.

 

1. A Dramedy Category

One of the most-nominated newcomers announced on Emmy morning was Orange is the New Black, which with 12 total nods amassed more than any other comedy, including Modern Family, Veep, and The Big Bang Theory. Yet most fans of the show would hesitate to classify it as a comedy. Compared to most of the other shows in the category, it certainly does not fit the pattern. »

- George Morvis

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Is 'True Detective' worthy? 'Modern Family,' again? The critics react to 2014's Emmy nods

10 July 2014 4:18 PM, PDT | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

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

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#SDCC14: The Horrors of Preview Night (July 23rd) and Day One (July 24th)

10 July 2014 3:41 PM, PDT | DreadCentral.com | See recent Dread Central news »

Sdcc 2014 kicks off soon, and we've already told you what's planned for Preview Night. Here's a quick recap along with the horror highlights of Day 1. On tap are "Hannibal," "Penny Dreadful," "Under the Dome," "Teen Wolf," The Walking Dead comics, WWE Studios, and Lots more.

Per usual, what we're posting is just the tip of the iceberg with panels running all day and evening. Check out our picks below, and be sure to visit the official San Diego Comic-Con 2014 website for the full lineup.

Preview Night: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

6:00 Pm - Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings

Constantine: Based upon the characters from DC Comics and executive produced by Daniel Cerone (Dexter) and David S. Goyer (Man of Steel, The Dark Knight films), Constantine reflects the lore of the fan-favorite comic, combining noirish storytelling with the evolving mythology of John Constantine (Matt Ryan), a morally challenged character who doesn’t »

- Debi Moore

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Emmy Nominations: How Accurate Were Our Predictions?

10 July 2014 1:30 PM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

In the days leading up to the announcement of the 2014 Emmy nominees, Variety set out to predict the most likely contenders in the drama, comedy, acting, miniseries and movies categories.  While by no means an exact science, many of our picks made the final cut — with a few surprises joining them.  Here’s how our predictions stacked up against the list final nominees:

Outstanding Series

The competition for best drama series led to an overabundance of contenders for the six slots that did not leave enough room for “The Good Wife,” as Variety had predicted.  “Downton Abbey” once again garnered a nom, edging out the CBS drama and other hopeful pick “Masters of Sex”.

Although it was expected to come out ahead, two-time winner “Girls” did not see a nomination for comedy series this year. Nor did newcomer “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” which was anticipated to pick up a series nom after »

- Shelli Weinstein

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[Comic-Con 2014] Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Comic Book Series Revealed, One-Shot to Debut at Sdcc

10 July 2014 11:56 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

It’s made America a ravaged reflection of its former, healthier self. The Simian Flu that began to spread at the end of 2011′s Rise of the Planet of the Apes has taken a bite out of humanity and left apes as the emerging superior power in the San Francisco area. Tomorrow sees the release of Dawn of the Planet of the Apes and Boom! Studios has announced a limited comic book series that follows what happened in the ten-year gap between films, as well as a one-shot prequel comic that will be an Sdcc exclusive.

Composed of six issues and titled Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, the comic book series will come out this November, with the first issue set to be released in two different covers. The one-shot set to premiere at Sdcc is titled Dawn of the Planet of the Apes: Contagion and serves »

- Derek Anderson

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Announcing the 2014 Primetime Emmy Nominees!

10 July 2014 11:18 AM, PDT | BuzzSugar | See recent BuzzSugar news »

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

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2014 Emmy Nominations Winners and Losers: 'Game of Thrones,' Tatiana Maslany, 'Good Wife'

10 July 2014 10:19 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

With something as competitive as the Emmy Awards there are always going to be winners and losers. The Television Academy hasn't magically figured out a way to make sure that every deserving nominee gets in, but that doesn't mean others are not richly rewarded.   Like every year, the class of 2014 has its share of snubs. Tatiana Maslany, "The Americans" (outside of Margo Martindale) and "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" just to name a few.  And, of course, shows such as "Game of Thrones," "Breaking Bad," "Orange is the New Black" and "True Detective" were richly rewarded. HitFix's editorial team has scoured this year's list of nominees and has determined who won, who lost and who might actually won and lost.  Check out the highlights in the embedded gallery below. Agree or disagree? Share your thoughts in the comments section. »

- Gregory Ellwood, Daniel Fienberg, Alan Sepinwall

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Emmy Nominations 2014 Announced

10 July 2014 10:08 AM, PDT | EmpireOnline | See recent EmpireOnline news »

It’s Emmy nomination time across the pond again, and as per usual, there is the standard batch of choices that will please lots of people, a few obvious omissions – no Orphan Black love? Again? – and one or two head-scratchers.There are a lot of repeat contenders among the main drama and comedy lists, with such shows as Breaking Bad, Game Of Thrones, House Of Cards, Mad Men, The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family, joined by more recent fare including Orange Is The New Black and True Detective. Some shows seem perennially destined to score nominations – take a bow, The Daily Show and The Colbert Report – while some actors have somehow managed to end up with more than one nomination. Nice work, Martin Freeman! (He’s up for Sherlock’s His Last Vow in the 'Miniseries Or Movie' category and for his lead role in Fargo).Some nominations were obvious to predict, »

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Director Matt Reeves Has Some Ideas About What Happens After 'Dawn of the Planet of the Apes'

10 July 2014 10:00 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

With "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," Matt Reeves ("Cloverfield") ably takes over the directing duties from Rupert Wyatt, who rebooted the franchise with 2011's "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." Reeves admitted to Moviefone to being reluctant to take on the sequel, since he was such a big fan of "Rise" and the entire series.

Fortunately, he had a unique, ape-centric vision for the film, making Caesar (Andy Serkis) the main character who must weigh the safety of his own ape community with the needs of the desperate few humans left alive. Can they work together? As Reeves pointed out, "We know it's not going to end well," but in "Dawn," he explores the possibility that apes and humans might have been able to co-exist.

The director talked his love of all things apes and where he sees the franchise headed.

Moviefone: How intimidating was it coming into an established franchise? »

- Sharon Knolle

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2014 Emmy Nominations Include The Walking Dead, Game of Thrones, American Horror Story

10 July 2014 9:59 AM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

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.

 

Drama series

Breaking Bad” (AMC)

Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Game of Thrones” (HBO)

House of Cards” (Netflix)

Mad Men” (AMC)

True Detective” (HBO)

Comedy series

The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

Louie” (FX)

Modern Family” (ABC)

Orange is the New Black” (Netflix)

Silicon Valley” (HBO)

Veep” (HBO)

Miniseries

American Horror Story: Coven” (FX)

Bonnie and Clyde” (A&E)

Fargo” (FX)

Luther” (BBC America)

Treme” (HBO)

The White Queen” (BBC America)

TV Movie

Killing Kennedy” (National Geographic)

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight” (HBO)

The Normal Heart” (HBO)

Sherlock: His Last Vow” (BBC America)

The Trip to Bountiful »

- Jonathan James

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2014 Emmy Nominations: Surprises and Snubs

10 July 2014 8:30 AM, PDT | Moviefone | See recent Moviefone news »

Every July, the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announces the year's primetime Emmy nominations, and every time, predictable outrage pours forth over the Academy's supposedly faulty judgment. Of course, now that we're living in the supposed new golden age of television, it's hard to argue against any of the Academy's choices. Then again, the abundance of stellar performances in well-written, sharply directed shows means that, inevitably, some favorites will be left out and that not everyone will be happy with the names that did make the cut. Here, then, is Moviefone's list of surprises and snubs from the 2014 Emmy nominations.

Surprises:

Kate McKinnon and Fred Armisen -- Sketch players rarely get nominated, in part because it's hard to single them out from their ensemble casts. But Armisen is half the ensemble on "Portlandia" by himself, while McKinnon was a clear standout this season on "Saturday Night Live" for her »

- Gary Susman

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The 2014 Emmy Award Nominations

10 July 2014 8:28 AM, PDT | Dark Horizons | See recent Dark Horizons news »

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.

Jimmy Fallon's name comes up six times, his tonight show and SNL »

- Garth Franklin

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‘The Good Wife’ Leads List of Emmy Snubs and Surprises

10 July 2014 8:26 AM, PDT | Variety - TV News | See recent Variety - TV News news »

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.

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

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

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66th Annual Emmy Nominations Announced

10 July 2014 8:22 AM, PDT | We Got This Covered | See recent We Got This Covered news »

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

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'66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards' Nominations

10 July 2014 8:04 AM, PDT | MovieWeb | See recent MovieWeb news »

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

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

House of Cards

Mad Men

True Detective

Outstanding Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory

Louie

Modern Family

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley

Veep

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

Breaking Bad &#8226 AMC &#8226 Sony Pictures Television - Bryan Cranston as Walter White

House of Cards &#8226 Netflix &#8226 Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix - Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood

Mad Men &#8226 AMC &#8226 Lionsgate Television - Jon Hamm as Don Draper

The Newsroom &#8226 HBO &#8226 HBO Entertainment - Jeff Daniels as Will »

- MovieWeb

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Emmys 2014: Too many great shows, not enough spots, and some dumb choices

10 July 2014 7:48 AM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

It should be easy to feel sympathy for Emmy voters in 2014. There is more good television now than ever before, available in more places (including non-traditional streaming video outfits like Netflix and Amazon) than ever before. There is abundant category confusion, where a show like "Shameless" can jump from drama to comedy after presenting its bleakest season ever, where "True Detective" can be considered as a drama series while "American Horror Story" is a miniseries even though the two shows have the same basic structure, where the fourth season of "Tremé" has to be considered a miniseries because it didn't produce enough episodes to qualify elsewhere, where voters are asked to consider what Jim Parsons does on "Big Bang Theory" in the same context of what Louis C.K. does as an actor on "Louie." It is an impossible job, really. Even TV critics whose sole job is to watch this »

- Alan Sepinwall

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