Earlier today the 2016 Emmy nominations were announced, and you know what that means: it’s time to complain about how wrongheaded Emmy voters are for failing to recognize your favorite show. That’s part of the fun, right? But while we’re at it, it’s worth pointing out a few things they got right, too, even if — as in the case of The Americans — it took ’em a while. Below, let’s look over some of 2016 Emmy snubs and surprises. Read More »
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Posted on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 by Peter Sciretta
The initial versions of the Finding Nemo story didn’t even feature a fish named Dory. Find out how Ellen DeGeneres‘ appearance on television changed everything, and learn how Modern Family and DeGeneres’ talk show The Ellen DeGeneres Show has helped with the casting of the sequel Finding Dory.
Posted on Monday, August 25th, 2014 by Angie Han
Walter White may have had a rough year, but Breaking Bad had a great one. The AMC drama practically swept the 2014 Emmy Awards tonight with five wins, including Best Drama Series. The only series to pick up more statuettes this year was Sherlock: His Last Vow — and that’s only if you count the four Creative Arts Emmys it won earlier this month on top of the three it picked up during the telecast.
On the comedy side, Emmy voters continued to be high on Modern Family, which won Best Comedy Series for the fifth year in a row. Indeed, the most noticeable pattern to emerge in 2014, better or for worse, was Emmy’s preference for repeat winners over new ones. All four victors in the major acting categories had won before. Meanwhile, newbies like Orange Is the New Black and Silicon Valley were shut out. Even True Detective managed just one win during the ceremony, for director Cary Joji Fukunaga. Oh well. At least Fargo went home with Best Miniseries.
Hit the jump for the full list of winners.
Posted on Monday, January 20th, 2014 by Angie Han
American Hustle took home the big prize at the SAG Awards on Saturday night, but as it turned out, its moment in the sun was fleeting. 12 Years a Slave and Gravity regained their awards season momentum at the Producers Guild of America Awards on Sunday night, as both won the top trophy in a tie — the first ever in PGA history.
The results are a blow to American Hustle‘s Oscar odds, since the PGA Awards are a fairly reliable predictor of the Best Picture trophy. Of the past 24 Darryl F. Zanuck Award winners, 17 have gone on to win Best Picture. The last time the two awards didn’t match up was 2006, when the PGA chose Little Miss Sunshine over The Departed.
Elsewhere, Frozen and We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks won prizes for best animated picture and best documentary, respectively, while Behind the Candelabra and Breaking Bad continued to steamroll the competition in the long-form TV and TV drama categories. Hit the jump for the full list of results.
Posted on Monday, September 30th, 2013 by Angie Han
AMC’s doing it, Showtime’s doing it, and now ABC’s doing it, too. The Alphabet is looking into a spinoff based on one of its biggest hits, the Emmy-winning Modern Family.
The possible series is still in the very early planning stages, and the network has not yet settled on a concept. However, one of the ideas being tossed around is a comedy centered on Rob Riggle‘s character Gil Thorpe. Between this and the Dumb and Dumber To news, the former fake new reporter is having a pretty great week. Hit the jump for all the details.
Posted on Thursday, December 13th, 2012 by Russ Fischer
This morning Megan Fox, Ed Helms, and Jessica Alba announced the nominations for the 2013 Golden Globes. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the organization behind the event, is famous for nominating films and performances simply based on their star factor — if there’s an actor that members of the HFPA want to hang out with, they’re sure to get a nomination.
But the HFPA is great at putting on a show, and so the Golden Globes generate a lot of attention every year. And, as the NY Times points out, with the Globes nominations coming just days before Oscar nomination voting starts, there’s a possibility that nominations here could affect Oscar voting. The Best Picture nomination set includes what is already becoming a standard set of awards favorites, such as Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, and Zero Dark Thirty, but there are also nominations for Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, and Django Unchained. Salmon Fishing in the Yemen picked up a few nominations, actually, which was one of the big surprises.
The Golden Globes will air on January 13, 2013, hosted by Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. The full nomination list is below. Read More »
TV Bits: ‘Modern Family,’ ‘The Walking Dead,’ ‘Portlandia,’ ‘American Horror Story: Asylum,’ ‘Community’
Posted on Thursday, August 23rd, 2012 by Germain Lussier
Teaser trailers, casting, controversy and more are all in this huge edition of TV Bits. After the jump, read about the following:
- Check out the first promo for the fourth season of the award-winning comedy Modern Family.
- Entertainment Weekly has four Walking Dead covers this week and the reveal of a brand new character.
- Chloe Sevigny will appear on IFC’s comedy Portlandia.
- Try to break out with the latest teaser for American Horror Story: Asylum.
- Dan Harmon talked about Community controversy and storylines in a Reddit AMA.
- Outlaw Country, a failed FX pilot about Southern crime, will air as a movie August 24.
- Casting continues on AMC’s Low Winter Sun.
TV Bits: ‘Arrested Development’, ‘Mockingbird Lane’, ‘Modern Family’, ‘Louie’, ‘Sons of Anarchy’, ‘How I Met Your Mother’, and More
Posted on Monday, July 30th, 2012 by Angie Han
As the Bluths and the Munsters prepare to come back to TV, it looks like SAMCRO and the MacLaren’s gang may be on their way out. After the jump:
- Here’s Michael Cera on the Arrested Development set
- More details on the Munsters reboot Mockingbird Lane
- Modern Family‘s adults get their raises, kids want the same
- FX renews Louie and probably Wilfred and Justified
- Anger Management gets Martin Sheen, many more episodes
- FX’s Sons of Anarchy will likely end after Season 7
- How I Met Your Mother will treat Season 8 like it’s the last
- … which means releasing a new original soundtrack, apparently
- CBS unveils posters for Elementary, Vegas, and more
Posted on Thursday, July 26th, 2012 by Germain Lussier
In this edition of TV Bits, your can see script pages, read about lawsuits, sickness and advertising. After the jump, read about the following:
- Ron Howard tweeted the title of the first episodes of Arrested Development‘s fourth season.
- HBO is developing a new comedy called The Landlord by Oscar-nominated screenwriter Daniel Clowes.
- The head of NBC Bob Greenblatt spoke about the future of Community with its new night and loss of Dan Harmon.
- Jonathan Rhys Meyers will be playing Dracula on a new NBC drama.
- The CW has changed its slogan and ad campaign.
- Comedy Central has ordered a pilot of the web series Tiny Apartment.
- Despite contract disputes, the cast of Modern Family went back to work Thursday.
- Production on Fringe was shut down for two weeks to accommodate John Noble.