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This Week on Stage: Hannibal Lecter sings!

No, there isn’t a song that rhymes fava beans. Or Chianti. But an unauthorized musical parody of the 1991 thriller Silence of the Lambs did open Off Broadway this week following a successful Fringe Festival run (and multiple YouTube clicks for some of its numbers). And as I wrote in my grade-b review, Silence! The Musical “is a little longer than it needs to be and the percentage of jokes hitting their target would earn only passing marks on the Quantico firing range.” But Jenn Harris nails Jodie Foster’s speaking style as Clarice, and Brent Barrett is deliciously deadpan as Hannibal.
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Will Patrick Stewart be crowned Emmy champ for 'Macbeth'? [Video]

Will Patrick Stewart be crowned Emmy champ for 'Macbeth'? [Video]
While Patrick Stewart was knighted by the Queen last year, he has yet to be dubbed an Emmy winner despite four nominations. However, that could change this year as he is a strong contender for recreating his Tony-nominated performance in a TV version of "Macbeth." This new interpretation from director Rupert Goold sees the Shakespearean tragedy staged in a Soviet-like subterranean fortress during the Cold War. Patrick tells Gold Derby that without pubcasters PBS and the BBC, “the production simply would have existed only in the memories of those who saw it on the stage.” It originated at the Chichester Festival in 2007 and then transferred to the West End before sell-out engagements at both the Brooklyn Academy of Music and on Broadway in 2008. "MacBeth" reaped six Tony nominations, including that bid by Stewart (he lost to Mark Rylance in "Boeing Boeing"). "Macbeth" aired as part of the 'Great Performances' se.

Stewart, Lee And Romano Land Peabody Awards

Stewart, Lee And Romano Land Peabody Awards
Sir Patrick Stewart, Spike Lee and Ray Romano were among the stars honoured at America's annual Peabody Awards in New York on Monday.

The prize-giving, which celebrates the best in broadcasting, honoured Stewart for his performance in a TV production of Shakespeare's Macbeth, while Lee was feted for his Hurricane Katrina documentary If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise.

Romano won for his show Men of a Certain Age and used his acceptance speech to joke about his lack of knowledge of the awards, telling the crowd, "The first thing I did when I found out we won a Peabody Award was Google Peabody Award... (I am impressed the Peabody board has) the guts to destroy the reputation of this award by giving one to me."

Other TV series to land mentions included The Good Wife and Claire Danes' Temple Grandin.

Larry King hosted the ceremony, which marked the awards' 70th anniversary.

David Mamet’s Latest Play, The Anarchist, To Debut In London

While it’s been a while since we’ve last seen David Mamet on the big screen (the 2008 film Redbelt was his last feature), the writer/director/playwright hasn’t been resting on his laurels.

According to Variety, the Homicide and House Of Games director’s latest piece, a play entitled The Anarchist, has finally found a start date. Kind of.

The outlet is reporting that the play will premiere in London come this fall. Directed by Rupert Goold, the play follows a “lifer” who battles for parole, is the first play from Mamet to feature two lead roles, held by women. With no cast yet in place, it appears things are slowly moving forward for this project.

Goold is a top notch stage director, with his run on Macbeth (starring Patrick Stewart) being likely his biggest moment of his career, and with this being Mamet’s third London premiere
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'Justified,' 'The Good Wife,' 'Men of a Certain Age' Win Peabody Awards

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'Justified,' 'The Good Wife,' 'Men of a Certain Age'  Win Peabody Awards
FX's "Justified," TNT's "Men of a Certain Age," and the CBS drama "The Good Wife" were among the 39 recipients of the 70th Annual Peabody Awards, announced today by the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication.

Joining those three critically acclaimed dramas on a wide-ranging list of radio, television, and web-based winners recognized by the Peabody Board as representing the best in electronic media were HBO's epic miniseries "The Pacific," as well as the premium channel's Emmy-award winning original movie "Temple Grandin." The "Degrassi" franchise received its first Peabody in its 30-plus year history with a two-part episode of "Degrassi: The Next Generation" that focused upon the struggles of a transgender teenager.

In total, PBS picked up nine Peabodys among its various scripted programs in addition to awards for news and documentary series, including for Masterpiece/Mystery!'s "Sherlock: A Study in Pink," a featuring 21st-century update of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic detective, and "Great Performances: Macbeth," starring Patrick Stewart in version that reimagines the Scottish Play in an alternate setting that resembles revolutionary Russia. Among the documentary winners were "Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Injun," which aired on "Independent Lens," and the American Masters features "LennonNYC" and "Elia Kazan: A Letter to Elia," a cinematic love letter as presented by Martin Scorsese.

"For 70 years the Peabody Award has defined excellence in electronic media," said Horace Newcomb, director of the Peabody Awards, in this morning's press release. "This list of Peabody recipients continues the commitment of the University of Georgia and the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the stewards of the award. With that commitment, we challenge media makers and distributors to reach higher, try harder and be ever mindful of their central role in public life."

HBO won seven Peabodys, the lion's share of for its documentaries, including "12th & Delaware," "For Neda," "Burma VJ," Spike Lee's "If God is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise," and the HBO sports doc "Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals."

The list of 39 winners represents a record number of Peabodys awarded in a single year, selected by a 16 member board consisting of "television critics, industry practitioners and experts in culture and the arts," according to a UGA press release. Keep reading for the full list of Peabody winners.

The 70th Annual Peabody Award List of Winners

Television:

Justified (FX)

Great Performances: Macbeth (PBS)

The Pacific (HBO)

The Good Wife (CBS)

Sherlock: A Study in Pink (PBS)

Men of a Certain Age (TNT)

Degrassi: My Body Is a Cage (TeenNick)

Temple Grandin (HBO)

Coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill (CNN)

LennonNYC (PBS)

Burma VJ (HBO)

Bitter Lessons (WFAA-TV)

Independent Lens: Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian (PBS)

Magic & Bird: A Courtship of Rivals (HBO)

Wonders of the Solar System with Brian Cox (Science Channel)

American Experience: My Lai (PBS)

For Neda (HBO)

12th & Delaware (HBO)

Elia Kazan: A Letter to Elia (PBS)

If God Is Willing and da Creek Don't Rise (HBO)

Zimbabwe's Forgotten Children (BBC Four)

William Kentridge: Anything Is Possible (PBS)

30 for 30 (ESPN)

POV: The Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (PBS)

Report on a New Generation of Migrant Workers in China (Phoenix InfoNews Channel)

Reality Check: Where Are the Jobs? (WTHR-TV)

The Lord Is Not On Trial Here Today (WILL-TV)

Who Killed Doc? (KSTP-TV)

The Wounded Patrol (PBS)

Radio:

Radiolab (WNYC-FM)

Lucia's Letter (WGCU-FM)

Trafficked: A Youth Radio Investigation (NPR/All Things Considered)

The Promised Land with Host Majora Carter (American Public Media Stations)

Covering Pakistan: War, Flood and Social Issues (NPR )

Seeking Justice for Campus Rapes (NPR and npr.org)

The Moth Radio Hour (Public Radio Stations)

Behind the Bail Bond System (NPR/All Things Considered and Morning)

Web:

C-SPAN Video Library (cspan.org/videolibrary)

The Cost of War: Traumatic Brain Injury; Coming Home a Different Person (www.washingtonpost.com)

Peabody Winners: The Full 2010 List

The full list of Peabody winners, provided by the University of Georgia Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication. All descriptions are from the Peabody Awards: Justified (FX) FX Productions and Sony Pictures Television Part morality play, part character study, this engrossing modern-day Western drama sets its showdowns in the wild, wild east of Appalachian Kentucky. Great Performances: Macbeth (PBS) Thirteen for Wnet.Org, Illuminations Television Ltd. Director Rupert Goold takes Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy on location to the countryside and the trenches to riveting effect. Coverage of the Gulf Oil Spill (CNN) CNN The science, the economics, the politics,
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'X-Men: First Class' James McAvoy Gets Thumbs Up from Original Charles Xavier Patrick Stewart.

X-Men: First Class star James McAvoy who plays Charles Xavier (a.k.a Professor X) got the thumbs up from Patrick Stewart, the original Charles Xavier. X-Men star Patrick Stewart says he’s glad to see McAvoy take over role of Xavier. Patrick Stewart walked the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night in support of his nominated lead role in Macbeth for TV’s Great Performances but he made news talking X-Men and the upcoming X-Men film X-Men First Class. According to The Los Angeles Times, Stewart offers praise for actor James McAvoy who’s playing a younger version of his X-Men leader Charles Xavier in a prequel that takes place in the Kennedy era 1960s...
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'X-Men: First Class' James McAvoy Gets Thumbs Up from Original Charles Xavier Patrick Stewart.

X-Men: First Class star James McAvoy who plays Charles Xavier (a.k.a Professor X) got the thumbs up from Patrick Stewart, the original Charles Xavier. X-Men star Patrick Stewart says he’s glad to see McAvoy take over role of Xavier. Patrick Stewart walked the red carpet at the Screen Actors Guild Awards Sunday night in support of his nominated lead role in Macbeth for TV’s Great Performances but he made news talking X-Men and the upcoming X-Men film X-Men First Class. According to The Los Angeles Times, Stewart offers praise for actor James McAvoy who’s playing a younger version of his X-Men leader Charles Xavier in a prequel that takes place in the Kennedy era 1960s...
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Full list of Screen Actor’s Guild award winners

The winners of this year’s Screen Actor’s Guild Awards were revealed in Los Angeles on Sunday (30th January). The big winner on the night was The King’s Speecjh, which picked up Best Lead Actor for Colin Firth and Best Ensemble. Melissa Leo won for her role in the superb David O’Russell movie The Fighter, while Christian Bale picked up the Best Supporting Actor award for the same film. Rounding out the awards were Natalie Portman for Best Actress, and Inception, which won for Stunt Ensemble.

Check out the list of winners in full below.

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role

* Colin Firth (The King’s Speech)

* Jeff Bridges (True Grit)

* Robert Duvall (Get Low)

* Jesse Eisenberg (The Social Network)

* James Franco (127 Hours)

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role

* Natalie Portman (Black Swan)

* Annette Bening (The Kids Are All Right
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Screen Actors Guild Awards – List of Winners from the SAGs, King’s Speech Reigns Supreme

Ah, let the self-congratulating continue… and this time it really is self-congratulating as the Screen Actors Guild held their awards ceremony last night. The SAG awards are interesting because it’s the actual actors who decide the year’s best performances which to us seems like the best way to get an accurate measure of the year’s best work. This is also another important event in the build-up to the Academy Awards (and the next Emmys) because traditionally the SAGs are a pretty good indicator of winners to come.Without further adieu, here are the nominees and winners…

Television…

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire

Dexter

The Good Wife

Mad Men

The Closer

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series

“30 Rock”

The Office

Glee

Modern Family

Hot in Cleveland

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series

Steve Buscemi, “Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston,
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The King's Speech Also Wins SAG Awards

Tom Hooper just won the DGA award for Best Director for "The King's Speech." And now, the movie has won the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards for Best Cast and Best Actor (Colin Firth). Natalie Portman won in the Best Actress category, while Christian Bale and Melissa Leo both won for their supporting roles in "The Fighter." When Bale went up to accept his award, he was surprised on stage by Dicky Eklund, the person he portrayed in the film. After hugging Eklund, Bale said: "Thank you for living the life, and thank you for letting me play you." On the television side, "Boardwalk Empire" won for Best Drama Series and Best Actor in a drama series (Steve Buscemi). Meanwhile, "Modern Family" won for Best Comedy Series and Betty White won for Best Actress in a comedy series. Theatrical Motion Pictures Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading
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17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award Winners!

Screen Actors Guild presented its coveted Actor statuette for the outstanding motion picture and primetime television performances of 2010 at the 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards in ceremonies attended by film and television's leading actors, held Sunday, Jan. 30, at the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was simulcast live coast-to-coast by TNT and TBS at 8 p.m. (Et), 7 p.m. (Ct), 6 p.m. (Mt) and 5 p.m. (Pt). An encore presentation was telecast on TNT at 10 p.m. (Et), 9 p.m. (Ct), 8 p.m. (Mt) and 7 p.m. (Pt).

The complete list of recipients of the Screen Actors Guild Awards follows.

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Colin Firth / King George VI - The King's Speech (The Weinstein Company)

Jeff Bridges / Rooster Cogburn - True Grit (Paramount Pictures)

Robert Duvall / Felix Bush - Get Low (Sony Pictures Classics
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2011 SAG Award Winners: 'The King's Speech' Takes Home Top Honors

Tonight the Screen Actors Guild held their annual awards program and if you were following my live blog you saw that it wasn't exactly an exciting show, but it does help those of us trying to go 100% on our Oscar predictions a little help with our forecasts.

Just to get it out of the way, The King's Speech has pretty much established itself as the undeniable front-runner if you weren't already on board after director Tom Hooper's Directors Guild win last night. Speech took home the expected Best Actor award for star Colin Firth and then took home the Best Ensemble award, besting the predicted winner The Fighter.

I've seen some writers already saying this was a predictable SAG Awards and for the most part they are correct, but I wouldn't say The King's Speech was ever the presumed front-runner for ensemble. But I also wasn't surprised to see it win.
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Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 winners list: 'Boardwalk Empire,' Betty White, 'Modern Family' score wins

"Boardwalk Empire" and "Modern Family" took home the top ensemble prizes, while 89-year-old first-time nominee Betty White won for her work on "Hot in Cleveland." Julianna Margulies, Alec Baldwin and Steve Buscemi also took home some hardware.

The full list of winners:

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series

"Boardwalk Empire"

"Dexter"

"The Good Wife"

"Mad Men"

"The Closer"

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series

"30 Rock"

"The Office"

"Glee"

"Modern Family"

"Hot in Cleveland"

 

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series

Steve Buscemi, "Boardwalk Empire"

Bryan Cranston, "Breaking Bad"

Michael C. Hall, "Dexter"

Jon Hamm, "Mad Men"

Hugh Laurie, "House"

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series

Julianna Margulies, "The Good Wife"

Elisabeth Moss, "Mad Men"

Glenn Close, "Damages"

Mariska Hargitay, "Law & Order: Special Victims Unit"

Kyra Sedgwick, "The Closer"

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin,
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Screen Actors Guild Crowns "The King's Speech!" Drama Tops 2011 SAG Awards, See Complete List of Winners, Nominees

The 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards belonged to Tom Hooper's "The King's Speech," now the frontrunner of the 2011 Oscar race. Last night, the Directors Guild crowned Hooper as the Best Director of 2010, tonight the Screen Actors Guild blessed "The King's Speech."

The drama about King George VI (Colin Firth) and how he overcomes his speech impediment to unite his country was given the Best Film Ensemble at the 2011 Sag Awards. Firth also received the Best Actor trophy.

Natalie Portman continues her awards momentum by winning the Best Actress trophy for "Black Swan." David O. Russell's "The Fighter" yielded Best Supporting trophies for Christian Bale for Supporting Actor and Melissa Leo for Supporting Actress.

Here's the complete list of winners and nominees (Check our Awards Avenue for complete winners/nominees for all award-giving bodies):

17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® Winners And Nominees (Winners Highlighted)

Theatrical Motion
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Screen Actors Guild Awards 2011 winners list: 'The King's Speech,' 'The Fighter' honored

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The 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were par for the course of the 2011 awards season, as "The King's Speech" took home the top SAG prize with Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture. Star Colin Firth was also honored as Best Lead Actor.

"The Fighter" kept up its supporting hardware with Christian Bale and Melissa Leo, and Natalie Portman was once again awarded Best Actress. Is there much suspense out there for the Academy Awards? We'll know in a month.

The entire winners list is as follows:

Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture

"Black Swan"

"The Fighter"

"The Kids Are All Right"

"The King's Speech"

"The Social Network"

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role

Jesse Eisenberg, "The Social Network"

Colin Firth, "The King's Speech"

James Franco, "127 Hours"

Jeff Bridges, "True Grit"

Robert Duvall, "Get Low"

Outstanding Performance By A Female
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The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards Winners

Theatrical Motion Pictures Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role Jeff Bridges / Rooster Cogburn -- 'True Grit' (Paramount Pictures) Robert Duvall / Felix Bush -- 'Get Low' (Sony Pictures Classics) Jesse Eisenberg / Mark Zuckerberg -- 'The Social Network' (Columbia Pictures) Winner: Colin Firth / King George VI -- 'The King's Speech' (The Weinstein Company) James Franco / Aron Ralston -- "127 Hours" (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role Annette Bening / Nic -- 'The Kids Are All Right' (Focus Features) Nicole Kidman / Becca -- 'Rabbit Hole' (Lionsgate) Jennifer Lawrence / Ree Dolly -- 'Winter's Bone' (Roadside Attractions) Winner: Natalie Portman / Nina Sayers -- 'Black Swan' (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Hilary Swank / Betty Anne Waters -- 'Conviction' (Fox Searchlight Pictures) Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
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The Winners of the SAG Awards 2011

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I wasn’t planning on doing an all nighter but here I am after watching the red carpet arrivals of the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG Awards) raring to go! The talent that has turned up is pretty impressive with Natalie Portman, Jeff Bridges, James Franco, Nicole Kidman, Andrew Garfield, Helena Bonham and many many more.

Below is the list of winners in bold and red from last night’s 17th Annual Screen Actors Guilld Awards ceremony. What do you think of the winners? F

Feel free to comment as we go along with what you think of the of winners in the comments section below.

I’m rather chuffed for The King’s Speech. Bring on the Oscars!!

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Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Steve Buscemi / Nucky Thompson – “Boardwalk Empire” (HBO) Bryan Cranston / Walter White – “Breaking Bad” (AMC) Michael C. Hall / Dexter Morgan – “Dexter
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Al Pacino, Claire Danes, Betty White: SAG Award TV Winners

Edgar Ramirez in Olivier Assayas' Carlos Primetime Television Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries John Goodman / Neal Nicol – “You Don't Know Jack” (HBO) * Al Pacino / Jack Kevorkian – “You Don't Know Jack” (HBO) Dennis Quaid / Bill Clinton – “The Special Relationship” (HBO) ÉDGAR RAMÍREZ / Ilich Ramírez Sánchez, aka ‘Carlos' – “Carlos” (Sundance Channel) Patrick Stewart / Macbeth – “MacBeth (Great Performances)” (Thirteen/PBS) Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries * Claire Danes / Temple Grandin – “Temple Grandin” (HBO) Catherine O'Hara / Aunt Ann – “Temple Grandin” (HBO) Julia Ormond / Eustacia Grandin – “Temple Grandin” (HBO) Winona Ryder / Lois Wilson – “When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story” (CBS) Susan Sarandon / Janet Good – “You Don't Know Jack” (HBO) Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series * [...]
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Watch the 2011 SAG Awards Red Carpet Arrivals Streamed Here Live

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This evening sees the 17th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (Sags) which take place in La. The ceremony takes place at 8Pm Est, 5Pm Pst and 1Am GMT.

We’ve got the red carpet live stream before you below so you can watch all the stars arrive before the ceremony.

The nominations for the awards are below.

Tomorrow morning we’ll have all the winners announced on the site but for now, enjoy!

Theatrical Motion Pictures

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Jeff Bridges / Rooster Cogburn – “True Grit” (Paramount Pictures) Robert Duvall / Felix Bush – “Get Low” (Sony Pictures Classics) Jesse Eisenberg / Mark Zuckerberg – “The Social Network” (Columbia Pictures) Colin Firth / King George VI – “The King’S Speech” (The Weinstein Company) James Franco / Aron Ralston – “127 Hours” (Fox Searchlight Pictures)

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Annette Bening / Nic – “The Kids Are All Right
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