August 8, 2013 |
When judging acting performances, Emmy voters aren't considering seasons or story arcs or multiple episodes or whether the actor ignored/embraced them the last time they found themselves at the valet station together. At least, they're not supposed to be taking these things into consideration. They are voting solely on the one episode submitted on the actor's behalf. That's it. And by that criteria, there's really only one choice for this year's lead actor drama Emmy: "Mad Men's" Jon Hamm.
July 18, 2013 |
Jon Hamm, star of "Mad Men" on AMC, skewered Dwight Howard during his opening monologue while hosting "The ESPYs" on Wednesday. "Dwight Howard recently announced he was leaving the Lakers to play for the Houston Rockets," said Hamm. "He's leaving L.A.; I guess it looks like he finally found a way to help the Lakers win. " Hamm then introduced a video montage to honor the departing center. "We thought it would be nice to honor Dwight Howard by taking a look at his greatest moments as a Laker," said Hamm.
July 18, 2013 |
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.
July 16, 2013 |
TV is the new black for film gentry. Once regarded as a purgatory for serious actors and producers, television has been attracting top-tier movie talent on both sides of the camera for years thanks in no small part to the deep character studies encouraged by cable networks. And this year's Primetime Emmy nominations, which roll out early Thursday morning, may underscore the point as never before. Film stars Kevin Spacey, Jane Fonda, Jeff Daniels, Shirley MacLaine, Holly Hunter, Al Pacino, Helen Mirren, Michael Douglas, Matt Damon and Kevin Bacon, as well as respected filmmakers David Fincher, Steven Soderbergh and Jane Campion are just some of the cinema-tilted talent in line to get the early morning wake-up call late this week.
June 14, 2013 |
John Stamos says his "Full House" costar and on-screen wife Lori Loughlin could have been "the one that got away. " Uncle Jesse and Aunt Becky? Quick, someone start playing "Forever" ! Stamos, 49, who now plays head of a sports and entertainment conglomerate in USA's "Necessary Roughness," admitted that he always had a thing for his costar, 48, but the "timing was always off," he told HuffPost Live. PHOTOS: Family TV: Kid-tested, parent-approved When he wasn't talking about losing his virginity, appearing in a gay publication with "Mad Men's" Jon Hamm, his Greek pride or how he'd revamp the Huffington Post's homepage, Stamos did talk about the sitcom, which aired from 1987 to 1995 and jump-started his career, and his relationship with his costar.
May 5, 2013 |
If Jennifer Aniston's ears were burning Saturday night, and then burning some more and then more, off and on for several minutes straight, it was probably due to one of the stranger sketches from “Saturday Night Live”: a Jennifer Aniston look-alike contest. After kicking off the bit with a falsetto rendition of “You Are So Aniston to Me,” Jason Sudeikis announced that host Zach Galifianakis' character came in eighth and last place in the contest, news that Galifianakis greeted with fury, clad in a long wig and a “Friends” shirt.
March 21, 2013 |
The "Mad Men" season six premiere happened Wednesday night at the Directors Guild of America in Los Angeles, and we're going to try to take the high road and write about it without discussing the Jon Hamm rumor that's been circulating this week. Yep, we're going to talk about who was in the room - the likes of Christina Hendricks, John Slattery, Elisabeth Moss and Jessica Pare - and definitely not about the, er, elephant in the room. The night was full of delicious tidbits: Vincent Kartheiser, who plays Pete Campbell on the show, revealing to People that he'd practiced his proposal for Alexis Bledel on his costars Moss and Pare, and Kartheiser's on-screen wife, Alison Brie, pondering what she might get the newly engaged couple for their wedding.
September 24, 2012 |
“Two and a Half Men” won as many Emmys this year as “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad” and “Girls” combined. How did this happen? And why, outside of “Homeland's” coronation as TV's best drama, did the evening's “surprises” feel stale and a tad bit dispiriting? Let's review the tape of last night's show and gather a few lessons: 1) Don't bet against Maggie Smith. Ever. Don't get us wrong. We've enjoyed watching Smith's sour pickle face on “Downton Abbey” these last two seasons.
September 23, 2012 |
"Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner still can't believe his brainchild is such a hit, even though he's an old pro on the Emmys red carpet, returning year after year as "Mad Men," renewed for a sixth season, continues to thrill viewers. (Also thrilling viewers: Dashing star Jon Hamm, who mostly skipped the carpet press line but stopped plenty to wave at his shrieking fans in the bleachers on Sunday.) "I'm shocked to be here," said Weiner. "I always am. I'm excited about tonight; I think we have a real shot.
September 22, 2012 |
Jon Hamm and the "Girls" - how's that for a sexy tagline for Sunday's 64th Primetime Emmy Awards on ABC? The annual awards rite could use a splash of sex appeal, with ratings falling and the nominations going to series the vast majority of Americans don't regularly follow. For the first time, none of the big four broadcast networks has a series among the nominees for drama series. So viewers who might have missed some of the offerings on the 100 or so networks piped into their home might appreciate a rough guide to the proceedings: What are some special things to watch for this year?