2017 SAG Awards Nominations

Continuing our push through awards season, the Screen Actors Guild announced their nominations for the 23rd annual SAG Awards, honoring achievements in acting as voted on by film, television, radio, commercial and other media professionals.

The 2017 SAG Awards nominations this year give plenty of love to Manchester by the Sea with four total nominations, though films like La La Land got plenty of love as well. We’re also starting to see Hidden Figures and Captain Fantastic get some more awards love as Moonlight didn’t score quite as many nominations as we’ve been seeing in other awards. If you’re a blockbuster fan, Captain America: Civil War and Doctor Strange each received a nomination too.

On the TV side of things, The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story continues to get praise across the board for plenty of the show’s performances, but there are also some nominees from Westworld, Game of Thrones and Stranger Things in there as well.

Get the full list of the 2017 SAG Awards nominations after the jump.

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IMDB’s Top 10 Television Shows of 2016

IMDB Top Shows

With the year about to come to a close, IMDb decided it was time to add up the page views and see which shows their active users are most interested in. A lot of the site’s favorites are the usual suspects, although there is a surprise or two. Game of Thrones, of course, made the cut and claimed the no. 1 spot again.

Below, check out the IMDB top 10 television shows.

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Game of Thrones Wine - Peter Dinklage

In addition to all the murder, betrayal and sex on Game of Thrones, there’s also a lot of drinking. And soon enough you’ll be able to drink with the best of them with a fine alcoholic beverage inspired by the HBO fantasy series.

Vintage Wine Estates is teaming with HBO for an officially licensed Game of Thrones wine, and you’ll be able to get your hands on it before the seventh season premiere arrives on the cable network next year. Read More »

Game of Thrones prequel

Picture David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, the showrunners on HBO’s Game of Thrones. Picture them working on season 7. Picture the lines around their tired eyes, the grey invading the beards they haven’t had time to shave. Picture them hunched over a monitor or a schedule or the coffee that offers them respite during their busy days on set and picture them trying to solve whatever new issue has invaded their always ambitious, globe-trotting production. Now picture an HBO executive waltzing over them, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed, to ask them to devote a few precious seconds to talking about a Game of Thrones prequel series. Picture Benioff and Weiss’ eyes rolling back into their heads and vampire fangs, generated by pure stress, spontaneously bursting forth from their gums. Picture that HBO executive running for his life.

Now picture that HBO exec telling the press that they definitely aren’t ruling out that Game of Thrones prequel! Not at all! Everyone is still talking about it! For real!

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Game of Thrones season 7 character

With just two seasons left to go, it’s time for Game of Thrones to start tying up loose ends — including one pretty big one in the form of a certain character we haven’t seen in a while. Though HBO hasn’t yet confirmed this person is returning, the actor has been spotted on set as shooting gets underway in Spain. Find out who it is below, but beware spoilers.   Read More »

Game of Thrones Season 7 Details

We’ve got quite some time until we see the seventh season of Game of Thrones hit HBO. To accommodate the shooting schedule, the debut of the new season won’t arrive in spring like the previous seasons but will instead hit during the summer of 2017. That was also accompanied by confirmation that this season will have less episodes than the previous seasons as the show begins to wind down. In addition, the later premiere means this season of Game of Thrones wont be eligible to win any Emmys like it did not too long ago.

If you’re bummed out from us reminding you of all those facts, we’ll try to life your spirits up with some new Game of Thrones season 7 details, specifically about which characters Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) will finally meet. But beware that these details venture into spoiler territory, so beware from here on out. Read More »

Who Are The Highest Paid Actors In Television?

Highest Paid TV Actors

With television being in a new golden age, the stars of some of the biggest TV shows are getting paid quite a bit of money per episode. You might remember that it was a huge deal when the entire primary cast of Friends signed a deal for $1 million per episode in 2002. That’s far from the norm even in today’s new peak time for television, there are a few cast members from one of today’s hit TV shows making that much money per episode, making them the highest paid actors in TV.

Find out who the highest paid actors are in television after the jump. Read More »

game of thrones spinoff

We’ve got just two seasons left of Game of Thrones, with the eighth and final season set to air in 2018. But don’t assume that’ll be the last we see of Westeros. The network has previously floated the possibility of a Game of Thrones spinoff, and HBO programming president Casey Bloys says the idea is still under consideration. It’s just about finding the “right take.”  Read More »

VOTD: What Makes a Good TV Show Title Sequence?

Best TV Show Title Sequences

Right now we’re in a new golden age of television where the programming that’s on our screens at home, whether it’s from networks, cable channels or streaming services, is some of the best quality storytelling right now. And a small part of what makes any television show memorable is a great opening title sequence.

A new video essay takes a look at some of the traits of great title sequences from shows such as Game of Thrones, True Detective, Mad Men, Dexter, Weeds and more, all of which create an ambiance that prepares you for the world you’re about to enter. Within many of the best TV show title sequences lie visual metaphors and themes hinting at the characters and their stories. Read More »

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Daniel Radcliffe Game of Thrones

The Boy Who Lived is ready to die, at least if it means he gets to go to Westeros. Over the past six seasons, Game of Thrones has cast a huge number of British actors — young and old, obscure and world-famous — and now Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe wants in as well. Even (or maybe especially) if it means meeting a grisly end onscreen.  Read More »