September 23, 2013 |
This is what we get for saying that television has eclipsed film as an art form: an Emmys that was just as bad as most Oscars. Though hosted by über-showman Neil Patrick Harris and marked by the sort of dark-horse upsets (Jeff Daniels for lead in a drama!) and overdue wins (Stephen Colbert, twice!) that usually energize a telecast, the 65th Primetime Emmys was dead. Literally and figuratively. Although still hostier than most mere mortals, Harris seemed off his game Sunday night.
December 12, 2012 |
Cable dramas and network comedies were in the spotlight Wednesday morning as the nominees for the 19 th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced. In the drama category, cable favorites like “Homeland,” “Mad Men,” “Breaking Bad” and “Boardwalk Empire” picked up multiple nominations, while network series were all but overlooked. The same was true in the TV movie or miniseries category, where HBO's “Hemingway & Gellhorn” and “Game Change” and History's “Hatfields & McCoys” were honored.
January 14, 2012
Lions Gate Highest-grossing movies (worldwide ticket sales) 1. "The Expendables" -- $274. 5 million 2. "Fahrenheit 9/11" -- $222.4 million 3. "Saw III" -- $164.8 million 4. " Saw II" -- $147.7 million 5. "Saw IV"-- $139.3 million TV shows include: "Mad Men" "Weeds" "Nurse Jackie" "Tyler Perry's House of Payne" Management: CEO Jon Feltheimer and Vice Chairman Michael Burns ...
September 24, 2012 |
Showtime has come a long way since the days of "Red Shoe Diaries. " Once best known for rock concerts and semi-soft-core movies and television shows, Showtime now has a trophy-filled case it can boast about. With "Homeland" taking home Emmy Awards for lead actor, lead actress and drama, the premium cable channel has shaken once and for all the perception that it is an also-ran to its bigger rival HBO as well as to other more broadly distributed cable networks such as AMC and FX. If that's not enough, President Obama has said "Homeland" is one of his favorite shows.
March 28, 2011
SERIES The Secret Life of the American Teenager: As a new season opens, Amy (Shailene Woodley) wants to go to the next level with Ricky (Daren Kagasoff) (8 and 10 p.m. ABC Family). Harry's Law: Harry (Kathy Bates) defends a former colleague who killed his business partner during an armed standoff in this new episode (10 p.m. NBC). Nurse Jackie: A new season opens with Jackie's (Edie Falco) indiscretions continuing to put a strain on her personal relationships (10 p.m. Showtime)
September 23, 2012 |
Julia Louis-Dreyfus won the Emmy for lead actress in a comedy series for her role as frazzled Vice President Selina Meyer in HBO's "Veep. " Louis-Dreyfus had won the category in 2006 for "The New Adventures of Old Christine. " Louis-Dreyfus, 51, won an Emmy for supporting actress in a comedy in 1996 as Elaine Benes in "Seinfeld. " She has received 13 Emmy nominations for her comedy series work. VIDEO: Julia Louis-Dreyfus talks comedy Louis-Dreyfus topped a field that included Lena Dunham in "Girls," Melissa McCarthy in "Mike & Molly," Zooey Deschanel in "New Girl," Amy Poehler in "Parks and Recreation," Tina Fey in "30 Rock" and Edie Falco in "Nurse Jackie.
September 10, 2013 |
Lionsgate has promoted Kevin Beggs to chairman of its Television Group as part of his new long-term contract, the company said Tuesday. Beggs, who has been with the company for 15 years, will continue to oversee development and production of programming at Lionsgate and will report to Jon Feltheimer, Lionsgate's chief executive. “He is an integral part of a management team notable for its breadth, depth and continuity, and we are confident that...
September 19, 2011 |
Hey, Amy Poehler, jump the gun much? At Sunday night's Emmy Awards, it seemed as if Poehler, nominated for lead comedy actress, marched purposefully onto the stage to pick up a trophy she thought was hers. Or believed should be? The assembled audience inside the Nokia Theatre didn't seem to know if Poehler had gone rogue, making a statement with feet planted on the stage and defiant expression on her face. Her body language said, "That hardware's mine!" The question mark continued as each nominee — "30 Rock's" Tina Fey, "The Big C's" Laura Linney, "Nurse Jackie's" Edie Falco, "Raising Hope's" Martha Plimpton and "Mike & Molly's" Melissa McCarthy — made her way to Poehler's side.
December 12, 2013 |
Emmys, Oscars, Grammys, Golden Globes -- every nomination morning has its share of "what were they thinking?" moments. As in "How could the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. totally snub 'Game of Thrones' and 'Masters of Sex's' Lizzy Caplan this year?" And there it normally ends, the frustration confined to those crazy folks who cast their ballots and invariably prove with their capricious taste the arbitrary nature of awards. Until this year when the alarmingly good "Orange Is the New Black" was excluded from the list of Golden Globe nominees for best comedy not because HFPA members wouldn't know a game-changing comedy if it hit them in the face with a slipper made from maxipads, but because Netflix submitted it as a drama.
May 27, 2011 |
Summit Entertainment has set a pay-television plan for its post-"Twilight" era, signing an exclusive agreement for its movies with HBO that runs from 2013 until 2017. The Santa Monica independent studio is switching away from HBO rival Showtime: Its current deal to distribute its movies on Showtime expires at the end of next year. The Showtime agreement, reached in late 2008, includes all of Summit's five "Twilight" movies, the last two of which are scheduled to hit theaters in November 2011 and November 2012.