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Risks may have been taken, but the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards tonight played it very safe - for the most part picking familiar winners from previous years in many categories rather than rewarding some of the more critically acclaimed fare out there.
The final season of "Breaking Bad" dominated the drama category, nabbing almost all the awards in it including Best Drama series, three acting nods, and best writing. In fact the only major awards for drama it missed out on were best actress which went to Juliana Marguiles in "The Good Wife" and best directing which went to "True Detective".
Speaking of "True Detective," HBO took a gamble by opting to play it as a nominee for drama series rather than a mini-series where it would've dominated. It lost that gamble, but its loss proved to be a win for the BBC's "Sherlock" which took three of the awards »
- Garth Franklin
Find out who won the 2014 Emmys awards.
It's television's biggest night! Yes, on a Monday but more on that here. Check out the complete list of winners below!
Pics: 2014 Hottest Emmys Fashions
Outstanding Drama Series: Breaking Bad
Outstanding Comedy Series: Modern Family
Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series: Louis C.K., [link »
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:
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:
Best Animated Video Game:
The Last of Us, Naughty Dog
Best Student Film
Animated Effects in an Animated Production:
Animated Effects in a Live Action Production:
The Art Directors Guild (Adg) tonight announced winners of its 18th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, Presented by Kohler Co., in ten categories of film, television, commercials and music videos during the black-tie ceremony in the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills. The awards took place before an audience of more than 800, including guild members, industry executives and press. Adg Council Chair John Shaffner presided over the awards ceremony with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host. Martin Scorsese received the Guild’s prestigious Cinematic Imagery Award presented to him by Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill, his stars of The Wolf of Wall Street, which is currently nominated for five Academy Awards® including Best Picture and Best Director. Production Designer Rick Carter was recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by Kohler, which created a special award for the occasion. Adg President Mimi Gramatky and Production »
- Josh Abraham
“Her” (pictured) and production designer K.K. Barrett, “The Great Gatsby” and production designer Catherine Martin, and “Gravity” and production designer Andy Nicholson took top honors among feature films at the 18th annual Art Directors Guild Awards Saturday evening.
In television, “Game of Thrones” and production designer Gemma Jackson won for one-hour single-camera series, “Behind the Candelabra” and production designer Howard Cummings took the trophy for television movie or miniseries, and the “Helsinki” episode of “Veep” and production designer Jim Gloster copped the prize for half-hour single-camera series.
Other TV trophies went to the pilot of “Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome” and production designer Brian Kane for short format live-action series; the “Missionaries” episode of “Portlandia” and production designer Tyler Robinson for multi-camera, variety or unscripted series; and to “The 67th Annual Tony Awards” and production designer Steve Bass for awards, »
- Peter Caranicas
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.
Steve McQueen ("12 Years a Slave")
Last night, the Director's Guild of America revealed the winners of the 66th annual DGA Awards, with Alfonso Cuaron taking home the top honour, the DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film, for his work on Gravity.
In addition to Cuaron, there were also awards for Jehane Noujaim (Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary - The Square), Vince Gilligan (Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Dramatic Series - Breaking Bad) and Steven Soderbergh (Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Movies for Television and Miniseries - Behind the Candelabra). Check out the full list of winners below...
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures
Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
Outstanding Directorial »
- Gary Collinson
The 2014 Directors Guild Awards were handed out earlier this evening, and Alfonso Cuaron took the top prize for Gravity, launching him (and the film) into frontrunner status heading into the Oscars. The DGA winner is a very solid predictor of the eventual Oscar winner for the Best Director category, as the two have only failed to match up seven times in the past 65 years. Moreover, the DGA winner’s film has won the Best Picture Oscar on all but 13 occasions. We’ve known it’s going to be a very tight race since the PGA split its top award between Gravity and 12 Years a Slave, but this DGA win for Gravity puts it ever so slightly ahead. Elsewhere at the DGA Awards, Steven Soderbergh took home the Miniseries/TV Movie prize for Behind the Candelabra and Vince Gilligan won TV Drama for the series finale of Breaking Bad, beating out »
- Adam Chitwood
Tonight, the Directors Guild of America unveiled their choices for outstanding directorial achievement in 2013, and as expected, Alfonso Cuarón took home their top prize for his brilliant work on Gravity, making him the most likely winner of the Best Director Oscar at this year’s Academy Awards.
The question now becomes: Will this be enough to tip Best Picture in Gravity‘s favor? After all, how could you give a film so many Oscars (including Best Director and Best Film Editing) and Not give it Best Picture? Granted, it’s happened before, but rarely to a film receiving this many awards. If the Academy should pass the film over for the top honor, it would become the most honored film not to win the big prize since Cabaret (1972), which won eight Oscars (including Best Director and Best Film Editing) before losing Best Picture to The Godfather.
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- Jeff Beck
“This is truly an honor and I’m humbled by it,” Cuaron said in his acceptance speech. “I still have this teen crush on other directors.”
Cuaron, who spent five years developing “Gravity,” noted that photos from space show that the Earth is “absolutely beautiful” but do not depict the human experience.
“It’s a bizarre experiment of nature, that is the human experience,” he noted. “And it’s what we as directors try to sort out as filmmakers.”
The winner was announced by last year’s winner Ben Affleck at the conclusion of the 66th DGA Awards ceremonies at the Century Plaza Hotel, »
- Dave McNary
Updated: Gravity does not seem to be falling on the awards circuit. Alfonso Cuarón walked away with the top honor at the Directors Guild of America Awards Saturday night in Los Angeles, beating out Martin Scorsese, David O. Russell, Paul Greengrass, and Steve McQueen.
“This is truly an honor and I am humbled by it,” Cuarón said to the audience of his peers after last year’s winner Ben Affleck presented him with the award. But Gravity was not the work of just one mind, and no one knows that more keenly than Cuarón. “Directing is about the work of your collaborators, »
- Lindsey Bahr
The Art Directors Guild (Adg) has announced nominations in 10 categories of Production Design for movies, television, commercials, and music videos. They are all vying for the Art Directors Guild's 18th Annual Excellence in Production Design Awards. Winners will be revealed on Feb. 8 from the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills with comedian Owen Benjamin serving as host.
Here's your complete list of nominees:
Nominees For Excellence In Production Design For A Feature Film In 2013:
12 Years A Slave - Production Designer: Adam Stockhausen
Now that Breaking Bad is over, Bryan Cranston can pursue his side career full-time. The actor picked up two Directors Guild television nominations on Thursday: one for directing an episode of Bb, and one for Modern Family.
Winners will be announced at the DGA Awards dinner on Feb. 25. Check out all the film nominees here, and the full list of TV nominees below:
Movies For Television And Mini-series
- EW staff
The Art Directors Guild and the Costume Designers Guild have become the latest groups to announce their nominees for 2013. They may not be considered as big or as important as the Producers Guild, the Directors Guild, or the Writers Guild, but they are still a pretty good prognosticator for who will eventually take home the Oscar in their respective categories.
The Art Directors split their categories up into Period, Fantasy, and Contemporary Films (along with various TV categories), but the main one of importance here is the Period, where we find the more fanciful, eye-catching designs. Here, we find what was mostly expected: American Hustle, The Great Gatsby, Inside Llewyn Davis, Saving Mr. Banks, and 12 Years a Slave. If I had to venture a guess, I’d say that The Great Gatsby has this one in the bag. There were those who didn’t enjoy the film (I actually found »
- Jeff Beck
The art directors for “American Hustle,” “Gravity,” “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” and “The Wolf of Wall Street” have scored nominations for the Art Directors Guild’s awards in production design.
The guild announced 15 nominations in three motion picture categories along with seven other categories for television, commercials and music videos. Winners will be named Feb. 8 in ceremonies at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills with Owen Benjamin serving as host.
The guild has already announced that its Cinematic Imagery Award will be presented to Martin Scorsese. Production designer Rick Carter will be awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award and Hall of Fame inductees are Robert Clatworthy, Harper Goff and J. Michael Riva.
Nominees For Excellence In Production Design For A Feature Film In 2013:
- Dave McNary
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