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2014 Emmy Nominations: Little Surprises, Plenty Of Snubs


The 2014 Emmy nominations were announced this morning by Mindy Kaling (The Mindy Project) and Carson Daly (The Voice). Nominations were pretty standard with a couple of surprises (Fred Armisen, Portlandia, Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly (WTF) and Silicon Valley), some first time nominations (Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex and Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart) and A TON of snubs (Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black, The Good Wife, Shameless just to name a few). HBO’s Game of Thrones leads with 19 nominations followed by FX’s Fargo with 18 and Breaking Bad with 16.  Check out the full list of nominees below.

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65th Annual Primetime Emmys


Another Emmy ceremony has come to pass. Host, Neil Patrick Harris did his best to keep the show going and make this 3 hour telecast seem like an hour. Maybe it felt that way because I fast forwarded through all the commercials and half of the speeches. Here are some of my best moments from the show. Continue reading 65th Annual Primetime Emmys

‘Breaking Bad’ Draws Record 6.4 Million Viewers Sunday


This has been nothing but amazing this year. Last night’s episode was… I don’t even have the words still for what last night’s episode was. I felt completely drained at the end and there are still 2 episodes left. If you have not checked out this show before (what are you waiting for) catch up on Netflix as all 5 seasons are on it.

Breaking Bad Prequel Spin-Off Better Call Saul Ordered to Series at AMC


I am so excited about this. First of all Saul is a great character. Second, since it will be a prequel this means that we will see all the clients that Gus deals with including Gustavo (Gus) Fring played by the wonderfully talented and handsome Giancarlo Esposito. Good job AMC.

Breaking Bad Sunday


BREAKING BAD IS BACK!!!!! The second part of season 5 begins tonight on AMC. I feel like it has been a year since this show was off the air. I knew about this show but never got on it for some idiotic reason. Thank God for me being a student and having winter breaks off because December 2012 is when I finally got it together and watched the show.

For anyone that has waited for this to return, you will not be disappointed. When we last saw them, Hank (Dean Norris), Walt’s DEA brother-in-law, had just stumbled upon a huge clue that made him realize that Walt is Heisenberg; Walt (Bryan Cranston) killed Mike (Jonathan Banks) and had also had all of Gus’ former employees killed in prison. He also paid Jesse (Aaron Paul) all the money he owed him and told Skylar (Anna Gunn) that he retired from the business.

The episode back will not disappoint. I had the pleasure of going to the Los Angeles première about 2 or 3 weeks ago and watching it with the cast (I met Aaron Paul – the nicest guy ever). The episode starts with a small recap of the entire show and then resumes from where it ended with Hank in the bathroom figuring out that Walt Heisenberg. I won’t say anything further about the episode but I’ll just say this – the end of the episode is EVERYTHING.

AMC is showing all the previous season 5 episodes today at 12:30/11:30am leading up to the première of part 2 at 9pm/8c.  If you don’t want to wait, the entire series is on Netflix to binge on. Also be sure to catch Talking Bad after the episode airs where the last 8 episodes of the series will be discussed.

NBC New Series Trailers


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NBC might be in the whole but they have picked up some shows that look very promising for their 2013-2014 season. A couple of trailers have been released and I will continue to update this post as more become available.

The Blacklist – Starring James Spader (Boston Legal, The Office, Pretty In Pink), Megan Boone (Blue Bloods, Step Up Revolution), Diego Klattenhoff (Homeland), Harry Lennix (Man of Steel, Stomp The Yard, 24), Ryan Eggold (90210). The show is about Raymond “Red” Reddington (James Spader), one of the FBI’s most wanted fugitives, surrenders to the FBI. He claims that his and the FBI’s interests are aligned together: bringing down dangerous criminals and terrorists. Red will cooperate, but only if he speaks to Elizabeth Keen, a rookie FBI profiler. Keen questions his sudden interest in her, though he claims that Keen is very special (probably his long lost daughter lol). After the FBI brings down a terrorist he provided information on, Reddington reveals that the terrorist is only just the first of many other names of criminals they don’t know of. He calls it “The Blacklist”.

This show looks like it’s going to be pretty good. I heart James Spader. He can never do any wrong to me (He came pretty close on The Office). I am all in from this trailer. The Blacklist will air on Monday nights at 10/9c after The Voice.

Sean Saves The World – Starring Sean Hayes (Will & Grace, Smash), Thomas Lennon (17 Again, Reno 911!),  Echo Kellum (Ben & Kate), Linda Lavin (The Back-Up Plan). The show is about a man who has to figure out how to parent his 14-year-old daughter, who just moved in with him, all while trying to juggle his new boss at work.

I don’t know about this show.  I like Sean Hayes but this doesn’t look that good. I don’t see this lasting. Sean Saves The World will air on Thursdays at 9/8c.

The Michael J. Fox Show – Starring Michael J. Foxx (Spin City, The Good Wife), Wendell Pierce (The Wire, Suits), Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad), Kate Finneran (I Hate My Teenage Daughter, Miss Congeniality 2). The show is based on the life of Michael J. Fox being a husband and a dad and dealing with his Parkingson’s disease all while working as a news anchor.

This show actually looks good. I saw part of the pilot in class and I liked it. Very promising. Hopefully they won’t only really on making the easy Parkinson’s jokes. The Michael J. Fox Show will air Thursdays at 9:30/8:30c.

Ironside – Starring Blair Underwood (The Event, In Treatment, Sex & The City). The show is a remake of an NBC show that aired from 1967 – 1975. It is about an acerbic police detective relegated to a wheelchair after getting shot. This paralysis doesn’t hinder him from continuing to push and prod his hand-picked team to solve the most difficult cases in the city.

I don’t even care that this is another procedural on tv. It’s BLAIR UNDERWOOD and he is back on my screen. Enough said. Ironside will air Wednesdays at 10/9c.

Welcome To The Family – Starring Mike O’Malley (Glee, Justified), Mary McCormack (The West Wing, In Plain Sight), Ricardo Chavira (Desperate Housewives), Justina Machado (Six Feet Under, ER). The show is about a white family and a Latino family who become bonded for life when their respective children fall in love and get married because of an unplanned pregnancy.

 Good cast. That’s about all I can say about the show. It reminds me of a show that use to air but I can’t quite but my finger on it. We’ll see. Welcome To The Family airs Thursdays at 8:30/7:30c.

Dracula – Starring Jonathan Rhys Meyers (The Tudors). The show is another adaptation of the vampire Dracula (duh). In this one Dracula has just arrived in London posing as an American entrepreneur who wants to bring modern science to Victorian society. But he has another motivation: He hopes to take revenge on those who cursed him with immortality.

I like Jonathan. Liked him in The Tutors and his various movies. I’m just tired of Dracula and the whole vampire thing already. But it reminds me a little bit of Interview With The Vampire which I do love so I’ll be of course watching. Dracula will air Fridays at 10/9c.

 

Screen Actors Guild Award Winners


The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards happened earlier tonight and the show was one of the most boring shows I have watched in a long time. Here are the winners from the show

Movies

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Daniel Day-Lewis – LINCOLN

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role
Anne Hathaway – Les Miserables

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
Argo

TELEVISION

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Kevin Costner – Hatfields & McCoys

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
Julianne Moore – Game Change

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
Claire Danes – Homeland

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin 30 Rock

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
Tina Fey – 30 Rock

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
Downton Abbey

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
Modern Family

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture
Skyfall 

Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series
Game Of Thrones

Screen Actors Guild 49th Annual Life Achievement Award

Dick Van Dyke

2012 Emmy Nominations Are Here!!!!!


2012 Emmy nominations were announced this morning and there were shocking nominations at all. They were announced by Late Night With Jimmy Kimmel’s own Jimmy Kimmel and Scandal‘s Kerry Washington (chick looked specially fresh-faced for it being 5:30 in the morning L.A time).  Kimmel showed up in his pajamas to read the noms because of the ungodly hour. He was his hilarious self as usual and brought a breath of fresh air to the usually stiff nomination reading.

AMC’s Mad Men and FX’s American Horror Story landed the most nominations with 17.  Hatfield & McCoys (History), Breaking Bad (AMC), Game Change (HBO) and Modern Family (ABC) also earned multiple nominations. There were many first time nominees including Bill Hader (Supporting Actor Comedy, Saturday Night Live, NBC), Zooey Deschanel (Lead Actress Comedy, New Girl, FOX), Max Greenfield (Supporting Actor Comedy, New Girl, FOX),and Lena Dunham (Lead Actress Comedy; Writing For Comedy, Directing For Comedy , Girls, HBO).

Here are the rest of the nominees and a couple of thoughts on some of them.

Best comedy
The Big Bang Theory
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Girls
Modern Family
30 Rock
Veep – Yes this show is soooo funny.

Best drama
Boardwalk Empire
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
Homeland
Mad Men

Lead actress in drama
Kathy Bates, Harry’s Law – Seriously this nomination could have gone to someone else.
Glenn Close, Damages
Claire Danes, Homeland
Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey
Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men

Lead actor in a drama
Hugh Bonneville, Downton Abbey
Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
Jon Hamm, Mad Men
Damian Lewis, Homeland
Michael C. Hall, Dexter – Last season of Dexter was not that great. This spot should have gone to John Noble (Fringe) or Timothy Olyphant (Justified).

Best competition reality show
The Amazing Race
Dancing with the Stars
Project Runway
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice – Maybe the first season of The Voice should have been nominated but not this season’s.
Top Chef – This show is consistently the best show out of the bunch so it should it.

Lead actress in a comedy
Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
Lena Dunham, Girls
Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey, 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep – So happy about Veep‘s nomination. This show is sooooo hilarious.
Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly – I love her but no this should be someone else.
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Lead actor in a comedy
Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
Don Cheadle, House of Lies
Louis C.K., Louie
Jon Cryer, Two and a Half Men – Really? WHY ARE THEY STILL NOMINATING HIM? Joel McHale should be here.
Larry David, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best supporting actress, comedy
Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory
Kathryn Joosten, Desperate Housewives
Julie Bowen, Modern Family
Sofia Vergara, Modern Family
Merritt Wever, Nurse Jackie
Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live

Best supporting actor, comedy
Ed O’Neill, Modern Family
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family
Ty Burrell, Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family
Max Greenfield, New Girl – I hope he wins. Schmidt just makes this show a lot of times.
Bill Hader, Saturday Night Live

Best supporting actress, drama
Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad
Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey
Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey
Archie Panjabi, The Good Wife – YESSSSS I love Kalinda.
Christine Baranski, The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Best supporting actor, drama
Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
Giancarlo Esposito, Breaking Bad
Brendan Coyle, Downton Abbey
Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Jared Harris, Mad Men 

Best miniseries or movie
Game Change
American Horror Story
Hatfield & McCoys
Hemingway & Gellhorn
Luther
Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia

Best variety series
The Colbert Report 
The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
Jimmy Kimmel Live
Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
Real Time With Bill Maher 
Saturday Night Live 

Best animated program
American Dad
Bob’s Burgers
Futurama
The Penguins Of Madagascar: The Return Of The Revenge Of Dr. Blowhole
The Simpsons

Best non-competition reality program
Antiques Roadshow
Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution
MythBusters
Shark Tank
Undercover Boss
Who Do You Think You Are?

Best reality show host
Phil Keoghan, The Amazing Race
Ryan Seacrest, American Idol
Betty White, Betty White’s Off Their Rockers
Tom Bergeron, Dancing With The Stars
Cat Deeley, So You Think You Can Dance – Yes love Cat. She definitely deserves it.

Best guest actress in a comedy
Dot-Marie Jones, Glee
Maya Rudolph, Saturday Night Live
Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live
Elizabeth Banks, 30 Rock
Margaret Cho, 30 Rock
Kathy Bates, Two and a Half Men

Best guest actor in a comedy
Michael J. Fox, Curb Your Enthusiasm
Greg Kinnear, Modern Family
Bobby Cannavale, Nurse Jackie
Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live
Will Arnett, 30 Rock
Jon Hamm, 30 Rock

Best guest actress in a drama
Martha Plimpton, The Good Wife
Loretta Devine, Grey’s Anatomy
Jean Smart, Harry’s Law
Julia Ormond, Mad Men
Joan Cusack, Shameless
Uma Thurman, Smash

Best guest actor in a drama series
Mark Margolis, Breaking Bad
Dylan Baker, The Good Wife
Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife
Dickie Bennett, Justified
Ben Feldman, Mad Men
Jason Ritter, Parenthood

Best lead actress in a miniseries or movie
Connie Britton, American Horror Story
Julianne Moore, Game Change
Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Ashley Judd, Missing
Emma Thompson, The Song Of Lunch (Masterpiece)

Best lead actor in a miniseries or movie
Woody Harrelson, Game Change
Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
Bill Paxton, Hatfields & McCoys
Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Idris Elba, Luther
Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia

Best supporting actress in a miniseries or movie
Frances Conroy, American Horror Story
Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Sarah Paulson, Game Change
Mare Winningham, Hatfields & McCoys
Judy Davis, Page Eight (Masterpiece)

Best supporting actor in a miniseries or movie
Denis O’Hare, American Horror Story
Ed Harris, Game Change
Tom Berenger, Hatfields & McCoys
David Strathairn, Hemingway & Gellhorn
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: A Scandal In Belgravia (Masterpiece)

Best writing for a comedy
Chris McKenna, Community
Lena Dunham, Girls
Louis C.K., Louie
Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation
Michael Schur, Parks and Recreation

Best writing for a drama
Julian Fellowes, Downton Abbey
Alex Gansa, Gideon Raff, Howard Gordon, Homeland
Semi Chellas, Matthew Weiner, Mad Men
Andre and Maria Jacquemetton, Mad Men
Erin Levy, Matthew Weiner, Mad Men