Advertisement
 
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsJeff Daniels
IN THE NEWS

Jeff Daniels

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
June 27, 2012 | By Yvonne Villarreal
"The fact that everyone is talking about it, for whatever reason: challenged by it; disturbed by it; annoyed by it; loving it; can't wait to see the next one -- all of the above, we absolutely love it. " Jeff Daniels is speaking of the new HBO drama "The Newsroom," in which he stars as insufferable newscaster Will McAvoy, and he wants you to know he's undaunted by the commotion the Aaron Sorkin series has stirred up since its premiere last...
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 2014 | By Patrick Kevin Day
Aaron Sorkin's cable news drama "The Newsroom" will be back for a third and final season. HBO announced production on the final season would begin this spring with plans for a fall debut. Jeff Daniels stars in the series as outspoken cable news anchor Will McAvoy, who puts together the program "News Night" with his production staff, including Emily Mortimer as the executive producer. Daniels won an Emmy for best actor in a drama series last September. In a statement, HBO programming president Michael Lombardo said: "'The Newsroom' is classic Aaron Sorkin -- smart, riveting and thought-provoking.
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
September 22, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Jeff Daniels won an Emmy as lead actor in a drama Sunday for his role as acclaimed but troubled news anchor Will McAvoy in the HBO drama "The Newsroom. " Daniels, who was one of two newcomers to the category, scored a surprise win over a field of top contenders, including last year's winner, Damian Lewis of “Homeland,” three-time winner Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad”), repeat nominees Jon Hamm (“Mad Men”) and Hugh Bonneville (“Downton Abbey”) and fellow rookie Kevin Spacey ("House of Cards")
ENTERTAINMENT
September 24, 2013 | By David Horsey
Sunday night at the Emmy Awards was a good night for Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jeff Daniels, Michael Douglas, Bobby Cannavale and Tony Hale. As a result, it was a good night to be at the HBO after-party at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood. Sure, AMC's “Breaking Bad” took the top spot for dramatic series and ABC's “Modern Family" won for the fourth straight time in the comedy series category, but, with “Veep,” “The Newsroom,” “Boardwalk Empire” and “Behind the Candelabra” all scoring wins for HBO, the prestige cable network could claim an impressive haul of golden statuettes.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 9, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Maybe after playing the fast-talking, high-minded news anchor Will McAvoy for two seasons now on HBO's “The Newsroom,” Jeff Daniels is in the mood for a few fart jokes. Whatever the case may be, the actor was happy to announce on Monday's “Late Night” that he is set to begin filming the sequel to “Dumb and Dumber” in September. “Everybody's there, Jim in particular. It'll be so great to be with Jim Carrey again. He is just one of the best we've got,” Daniels said of his co-star.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 2012 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 29 - Aug. 4 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   This Morning Rashida Jones. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Reports from the Olympics. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Tony Gilroy; NASCAR drivers. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Kelly Caroline Rhea; Joey Fatone; Dr. Joel Fuhrman (“Eat to Live”)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2013 | By David Ng
Acceptance speeches at Hollywood awards shows aren't usually noted for their high-brow references or even basic coherence. But when Jeff Daniels won an Emmy Award on Sunday for his lead role in the HBO series "The Newsroom," he paid tribute to the late Lanford Wilson , the Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist whose plays have been an important part of the veteran actor's career. Wilson, who died in 2011 at 73, was the author of such seminal dramas as "Burn This," "Talley's Folly" and "Balm in Gilead.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Jeff Daniels is known for a wide range of roles in theater and film, but we wanted to pick his brain about his current stint: his role as cantankerous cable news anchor Will McAvoy in Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama "The Newsroom. " The hyperdramatized series was the subject of heated debate when it made its bow last summer for its ideology and its sometimes shallow portrayal of women. All of which makes it all the more interesting to see how it will fare when its second season launches next month.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2013 | By Yvonne Villarreal
Now, more than ever, it might be time to follow up with gruff cable newscaster Will McAvoy on why America is the greatest country in the world, right? Join us Thursday for a live chat with "The Newsroom's" Jeff Daniels, who portrays the cantankerous TV personality in the HBO drama, at 1 p.m. Pacific time -- and maybe he can channel Will in trying to address that. Or not. Daniels, whose all-embracing career has mostly been set in theater and movies, gave in to the demands of a high-profile TV series when he signed on to star in the Aaron Sorkin drama, which enters its second season next month.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
Though he's been acting in movies for three decades, Jeff Daniels was never a TV-series regular until last year, when he began starring as glib anchor Will McAvoy in HBO's Aaron Sorkin-penned drama "The Newsroom. " On Thursday, he was rewarded for his effort, landing an Emmy nomination for lead actor in a drama. Show Tracker caught up with him by phone from near his home in Michigan. Show Tracker: Where did you hear the Emmy news? Jeff Daniels: I'm just driving back from the golf course now. I was golfing here in northern Michigan.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2013 | By Steven Zeitchik
It's axiomatic in 2013 that there are enough blurred lines between film and TV to make Robin Thicke blush. And indeed, watching the Emmy Awards on Sunday night, it was hard not to be struck by the cinematic background of some of the winners. A selective filmography of some of those given TV's biggest prize: “Wall Street,” “Out of Sight,” “Terms of Endearment, “The Truman Show” and “Zodiac.”   But the subject is worth a closer look. How deep is the crossover really, and where is it happening?
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2013 | By Chris Lee
Michael Douglas wishes he could tell you that the relative dearth of awards recognition over his four-decade career in movies and TV means nothing to him. But he can't. And now with his " two-hander " Emmys victory speech scorched into the public imagination, the 68-year-old star doesn't have to put a good face on it anymore. Until he snapped his quarter-century awards cold streak Sunday night -- snatching the Emmy for lead actor in a miniseries or movie for his turn as Liberace in the HBO biopic “ Behind the Candelabra ” -- Douglas hadn't scored a statuette since 1987, when he won a best actor Oscar for his performance in “Wall Street.” Before that, you'd have to rewind to 1975, when he scored a best picture Oscar for producing the drama “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,” for the star's only other appearance on a major awards podium.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
Jeff Daniels, who scored his first Emmy as lead actor in a drama Sunday for his role as acclaimed but troubled news anchor Will McAvoy in the HBO drama "The Newsroom," said he was surprised but not shocked by one of the biggest upsets of the evening. After all, Daniels won over a field of heavy hitters, including last year's winner Damian Lewis of "Homeland," three-time winner Bryan Cranston, repeat nominees  Jon Hamm  ("Mad Men") and Huge Bonneville ("Downton Abbey"), and fellow rookie Kevin Spacey of "House of Cards.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2013 | By Scott Collins
In an Emmy night marked by both jaw-dropping upsets and predictably safe choices, "Breaking Bad" creator Vince Gilligan summed up the wild mood swings at TV's top awards ceremony this year. "I thought this was gonna be [for] 'House of Cards,'" Gilligan said with a smile as his series about a chemistry teacher-turned-meth dealer took the prize for best drama series at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. Indeed, some observers wondered whether the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, which organizes the Emmys, might honor Netflix's acclaimed tale of political intrigue starring Kevin Spacey as a corrupt member of Congress as the first Internet-distributed series to attain TV's top echelon.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2013 | By Susan King and Rene Lynch
The 65th Emmy Awards took so many of its winners by surprise Sunday night that several were, quite literally, speechless. True, TV's biggest night had its share of repeat winners, notably ABC's "Modern Family" and actresses Claire Danes ("Homeland") and Julia Louis-Dreyfus ("Veep"). But the winners in several of the major acting categories proved the prognosticators wrong. In fact, the first award of the night went to first-time winner Merritt Wever of Showtime's "Nurse Jackie" for supporting actress in a comedy series.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
“Modern Family”? Check. “Breaking Bad”? Double check. Jeff Daniels? Whaaaaaa???? The 2013 Emmy Awards made for a changeable evening with voters swinging wildly between rubber-stamping old favorites and offering up jaw-dropping surprises. It was, to quote noted Emmy handicapper Jimi Hendrix, a "frustrating mess" for anyone making predictions. That said, let's run down the list of winners and see whether we can make some sense from the higgledy-piggledy happenings of the evening.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 2013 | By Glenn Whipp
Series newcomers Kevin Spacey ("House of Cards") and Jeff Daniels ("The Newsroom") joined returnees Jon Hamm ("Mad Men"), Bryan Cranston ("Breaking Bad"), Damian Lewis ("Homeland") and Hugh Bonneville ("Downton Abbey") as Emmy nominees in the lead actor in a drama category. Spacey, a two-time Oscar-winner, received a nod for his portrayal of the string-pulling congressman in Netflix's first-year drama "House of Cards. " It's Spacey's second Emmy acting nomination, following a nom for the 2008 HBO movie "Recount.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2013 | By David Ng
Acceptance speeches at Hollywood awards shows aren't usually noted for their high-brow references or even basic coherence. But when Jeff Daniels won an Emmy Award on Sunday for his lead role in the HBO series "The Newsroom," he paid tribute to the late Lanford Wilson , the Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist whose plays have been an important part of the veteran actor's career. Wilson, who died in 2011 at 73, was the author of such seminal dramas as "Burn This," "Talley's Folly" and "Balm in Gilead.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2013
How did Jeff Daniels win the Emmy over Bryan Cranston? What was Carrie Underwood doing singing "Yesterday"? Why were the Emmys so sad? And what was with all that dancing, and might it have had something to do with that sadness? Los Angeles Times television critic Mary McNamara and Gold Standard awards columnist Glenn Whipp got together with the Times' Stacey Leasca to bandy about these topics as well as discuss the night's bipolar nature that saw voters either rubber-stamp past winners or go in a bold and often nutty new direction.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|