2016 Golden Globe Award Winners [Live Blog]

2016 Golden Globe Award Winners List

Movie awards season will officially kick off tonight and you’re invited to tune in with us as we live blog the 2016 Golden Globe Award winners as they are announced. Continue reading

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MAD MAX: FURY ROAD 21st Critics’ Choice Awards Nominees

After last week’s nominations were revealed for the 22nd Annual SAG Awards and 73rd Golden Globes, it feels like it could be anyone’s game at this point. This morning the Broadcast Film Critics Association (BFCA) and Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) announced their 21st Critics’ Choice Awards nominees with George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road leading the charge with 13 nods. Hosted by T.J. Miller, the winners will be revealed during a live broadcast from the Barker Hangar in Santa Monica on A&E, Lifetime, and LMN on Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST.

Mad Max: Fury Road has undoubtedly become the underdog favorite of this awards season, as it has become one of the most revered features of the year by critics, myself included – my review. The big topic of conversation, aside from gaining Best Picture recognition, is Charlize Theron’s nods for both Best Actress and Best Actress In An Action Movie. Tom Hardy, of course, is nominated for Best Actor In An Action Movie, but it’s George Miller for Best Director that has really invested my interest into whether he could be a contender come Oscars. The film has also garnered nominations for Best Cinematography, Best Production Design, Best Editing, Best Costume Design, Best Hair and Makeup, Best Visual Effects, Best Action Movie, and Best Sci-Fi/Horror Movie.

Trailing behind the whirlwind, critically acclaimed hit is Carol, The Martian, and The Revenant with nine nominations each. While this year’s big favorite, Spotlight, has earned itself eight nominations from critics, followed by The Big Short and The Hateful Eight with six each. Bridge of Spies, Brooklyn, The Danish Girl, Jurassic World, and Sicario each earned five nominations and Room obtained four. Charlize Theron isn’t the only actress up for multiple Best Actress categories, as Jennifer Lawrence is up for three for her work in Joy and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, while Rachel McAdams is up for two awards for Spotlight and True Detective.

And while the film categories are all up in the air, the television categories prove that the increasing output of excellent programming continued this year with FX, ABC, and HBO both gaining 14 nominations each; FOX is close on their heels with 12 nods. The big standout series this year, as determined by critics, is FX’s Fargo with eight nominations. The Leftovers (HBO) and Transparent (Amazon) are not far behind with five nominations each; Black-ish (ABC), Mr. Robot (USA), and Penny Dreadful (Showtime) each earned four.

So what can we takeaway from this year’s 21st Critics’ Choice Awards nominees? For starters, no other awards group has seen more movies this year than the critics, assumably. It’s their jobs to assess the year in film. Who better has a sound voice of reasoning than those who sit in dark rooms and watch movies multiple times per week? In the long run, sure, all awards are practically meaningless gold statues, and the varying award categories the BFCA and BTJA have set have little influence when it comes to the Oscars, but if these voices of reason can help sway voters to at least make an earnest decision at the polls we can be safe in knowing we won’t have another year where a Shakespeare in Love wins against a Saving Private Ryan.

21st CRITICS’ CHOICE AWARDS NOMINEES – THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES

BEST PICTURE

  • The Big Short
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Brooklyn
  • Carol
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • Sicario
  • Spotlight
  • Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

BEST ACTOR

  • Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
  • Matt Damon – The Martian
  • Johnny Depp – Black Mass
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl

BEST ACTRESS

  • Cate Blanchett – Carol
  • Brie Larson – Room
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
  • Charlotte Rampling – 45 Years
  • Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
  • Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR

  • Paul Dano – Love & Mercy
  • Tom Hardy – The Revenant
  • Mark Ruffalo – Spotlight
  • Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
  • Michael Shannon – 99 Homes
  • Sylvester Stallone – Creed

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS

  • Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
  • Rooney Mara – Carol
  • Rachel McAdams – Spotlight
  • Helen Mirren – Trumbo
  • Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl
  • Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS

  • Abraham Attah – Beasts of No Nation
  • RJ Cyler – Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
  • Shameik Moore – Dope
  • Milo Parker – Mr. Holmes
  • Jacob Tremblay – Room

BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE

  • The Big Short
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Spotlight
  • Straight Outta Compton
  • Trumbo

BEST DIRECTOR

  • Todd Haynes – Carol
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant
  • Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
  • George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Ridley Scott – The Martian
  • Steven Spielberg – Bridge of Spies

BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY

  • Matt Charman and Ethan Coen & Joel Coen – Bridge of Spies
  • Alex Garland – Ex Machina
  • Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight
  • Pete Docter, Meg LeFauve, Josh Cooley – Inside Out
  • Josh Singer and Tom McCarthy – Spotlight

BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY

  • Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short
  • Nick Hornby – Brooklyn
  • Drew Goddard – The Martian
  • Emma Donoghue – Room
  • Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

  • Carol – Ed Lachman
  • The Hateful Eight – Robert Richardson
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – John Seale
  • The Martian – Dariusz Wolski
  • The Revenant – Emmanuel Lubezki
  • Sicario – Roger Deakins

BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN

  • Bridge of Spies – Adam Stockhausen, Rena DeAngelo
  • Brooklyn – François Séguin, Jennifer Oman and Louise Tremblay
  • Carol – Judy Becker, Heather Loeffler
  • The Danish Girl – Eve Stewart, Michael Standish
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Colin Gibson
  • The Martian – Arthur Max, Celia Bobak

BEST EDITING

  • The Big Short – Hank Corwin
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Margaret Sixel
  • The Martian – Pietro Scalia
  • The Revenant – Stephen Mirrione
  • Spotlight – Tom McArdle

BEST COSTUME DESIGN

  • Brooklyn – Odile Dicks-Mireaux
  • Carol – Sandy Powell
  • Cinderella – Sandy Powell
  • The Danish Girl – Paco Delgado
  • Mad Max: Fury Road – Jenny Beavan

BEST HAIR & MAKEUP

  • Black Mass
  • Carol
  • The Danish Girl
  • The Hateful Eight
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant

BEST VISUAL EFFECTS

  • Ex Machina
  • Jurassic World
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian
  • The Revenant
  • The Walk

BEST ANIMATED FEATURE

  • Anomalisa
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Inside Out
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie

BEST ACTION MOVIE

  • Furious 7
  • Jurassic World
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • Sicario

BEST ACTOR IN AN ACTION MOVIE

  • Daniel Craig – Spectre
  • Tom Cruise – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • Tom Hardy – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Chris Pratt – Jurassic World
  • Paul Rudd – Ant-Man

BEST ACTRESS IN AN ACTION MOVIE

  • Emily Blunt – Sicario
  • Rebecca Ferguson – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
  • Bryce Dallas Howard – Jurassic World
  • Jennifer Lawrence – The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2
  • Charlize Theron – Mad Max: Fury Road

BEST COMEDY

  • The Big Short
  • Inside Out
  • Joy
  • Sisters
  • Spy
  • Trainwreck

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY

  • Christian Bale – The Big Short
  • Steve Carell – The Big Short
  • Robert De Niro – The Intern
  • Bill Hader – Trainwreck
  • Jason Statham – Spy

BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY

  • Tina Fey – Sisters
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
  • Melissa McCarthy – Spy
  • Amy Schumer – Trainwreck
  • Lily Tomlin – Grandma

BEST SCI-FI/HORROR MOVIE

  • Ex Machina
  • It Follows
  • Jurassic World
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Martian

BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM

  • The Assassin
  • Goodnight Mommy
  • Mustang
  • The Second Mother
  • Son of Saul

BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

  • Amy
  • Cartel Land
  • Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief
  • He Named Me Malala
  • The Look of Silence
  • Where to Invade Next

BEST SONG

  • Fifty Shades of Grey – Love Me Like You Do
  • Furious 7 – See You Again
  • The Hunting Ground – Til It Happens To You
  • Love & Mercy – One Kind of Love
  • Spectre – Writing’s on the Wall
  • Youth – Simple Song #3

BEST SCORE

  • Carol – Carter Burwell
  • The Hateful Eight – Ennio Morricone
  • The Revenant – Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto
  • Sicario – Johann Johannsson
  • Spotlight – Howard Shore

Continue Reading to see the the Television Category Nominees–>>

73rd Golden Globes Nominations Favor CAROL

Following the unpredictable 22nd Annual SAG Awards nominees yesterday, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association has now revealed their nominees for the Golden Globes. HFPA president Lorenzo Soria was joined by actors America Ferrera, Angela Bassett, Chloe Grace Moretz, and Dennis Quaid this morning to announce the 73rd Golden Globes nominations for both film and television categories. The Golden Globes will be presented live on NBC with host Ricky Gervais on January 10, 2016.

Unlike the SAG Awards where Trumbo gained the most nods, the HFPA favored Carol, a top contender among the chatter I’ve been in tune with. Carol has earned itself five nods, including Best Motion Picture – Drama, Best Actress for Cate Blanchett, Best Actress for Rooney Mara, Best Director for Todd Haynes, and Best Score. The Revenant, Steve Jobs, and The Big Short lead behind Carol with four nods each. The Danish Girl, The Hateful Eight, The Martian, Room, and Spotlight each have three.

Regardless, this year’s Golden Globes nominees seem to be more in line with what has been predicted. There are typically a few oddball choices every year with the Golden Globes – The Tourist for Best Picture – Comedy or Musical, anyone? – but I honestly don’t see any I would strongly disagree with. The Martian, The Big Short, and Joy aren’t really comedies or musicals, but they do have some great humor in them.

What really stands out to me, and what fills me with hope for this awards season, is that Mad Max: Fury Road has earned two nods, including Best Picture – Drama and Best Director for George Miller. These nominations alone are a win in my mind and also well deserved – read my review of Mad Max: Fury Road. Also sticking out to me is the fact that Alicia Vikander, who came out of nowhere this year and starred in five big movies, is nominated in two separate categories: Best Actress in a Drama for The Danish Girl and Best Supporting Actress for Ex Machina. Everyone is saying Brie Larson is the new “It’ girl while Vikander seems to be skating by undetected. This woman is an incredible actress and deserves every bit of attention she is earning for her roles.

As far as television categories go, Netflix is the top dog among networks and streaming platforms with eight nominations – the exact same outcome as yesterday’s SAG Awards nominees announcement. American Crime, Fargo, Mr. Robot, Outlander, Transparent, and Wolf Hall all tied with three nominations each. Like Alicia Vikander, Lily Tomlin also scored two nominations herself, but in two separate mediums: one for Best Actress – Musical/Comedy for Grandma and Best Actress – Comedy for Grace and Frankie.

What scares me the most about this year’s Golden Globe Awards is the fact that I agree with a lot of their choices. Even more so in the television comedy categories. Specifically because The Big Bang Theory and Modern Family were not recognized as Best Series – Comedy and Jim Parsons was not nominated for Best Actor. It’s a Christmas miracle!

Without further ado, here are your nominees:

73rd GOLDEN GLOBES NOMINATIONS THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES       

Best Motion Picture – Drama

  • Carol
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • The Revenant
  • Room
  • Spotlight

Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Cate Blanchett – Carol
  • Brie Larson – Room
  • Rooney Mara – Carol
  • Saoirse Ronan – Brooklyn
  • Alicia Vikander – The Danish Girl

Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama

  • Bryan Cranston – Trumbo
  • Leonardo DiCaprio – The Revenant
  • Michael Fassbender – Steve Jobs
  • Eddie Redmayne – The Danish Girl
  • Will Smith – Concussion

Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy

  • The Big Short
  • Joy
  • The Martian
  • Spy
  • Trainwreck

Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

  • Jennifer Lawrence – Joy
  • Melissa McCarthy – Spy
  • Amy Schumer – Trainwreck
  • Maggie Smith – Lady in the Van
  • Lily Tomlin – Grandma

Best Performance By an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical

  • Christian Bale – The Big Short
  • Steve Carell – The Big Short
  • Matt Damon – The Martian
  • Al Pacino – Danny Collins
  • Mark Ruffalo – Infinitely Polar Bear

Best Animated Feature Film

  • Anomalisa
  • The Good Dinosaur
  • Inside Out
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • Shaun the Sheep Movie

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language

  • The Brand New Testament (Belgium / France / Luxembourg)
  • The Club (Chile)
  • The Fencer (Finland / Germany / Estonia)
  • Mustang (France)
  • Son of Saul (Hungary)

Best Performance By an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Jane Fonda – Youth
  • Jennifer Jason Leigh – The Hateful Eight
  • Helen Mirren – Trumbo
  • Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina
  • Kate Winslet – Steve Jobs

Best Performance By an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture

  • Paul Dano – Love & Mercy
  • Idris Elba – Beasts of No Nation
  • Mark Rylance – Bridge of Spies
  • Michael Shannon – 99 Homes
  • Sylvester Stallone – Creed

Best Director – Motion Picture

  • Todd Haynes – Carol
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu – The Revenant
  • Tom McCarthy – Spotlight
  • George Miller – Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Ridley Scott – The Martian

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture

  • Emma Donoghue – Room
  • Tom McCarthy and Josh Singer – Spotlight
  • Charles Randolph and Adam McKay – The Big Short
  • Aaron Sorkin – Steve Jobs
  • Quentin Tarantino – The Hateful Eight

Best Original Score – Motion Picture

  • Carter Burwell – Carol
  • Alexandre Desplat – The Danish Girl
  • Ennio Morricone – The Hateful Eight
  • Daniel Pemberton – Steve Jobs
  • Ryuichi Sakamoto and Alva Noto – The Revenant

Best Original Song – Motion Picture

  • “Love Me Like You Do” from Fifty Shades of Grey
  • “One Kind of Love” from Love & Mercy
  • “See You Again” from Furious 7
  • “Simple Song #3” from Youth
  • “Writing’s On the Wall” from Spectre

Continue Reading to see the the Television Category Nominees–>>

The 67th Emmy Awards Winners List [Live Blog]

The TV industry may implode as the stars gather to celebrate the 67th Emmy Awards tonight. With heavy hitters like Game of Thrones, Transparent, Empire, Mad Men, Modern Family, American Horror Story: Freak Show, and House of Cards vying for top honors, this year’s Emmy Awards will be a night to remember.

Will Jon Hamm finally receive his first Emmy win for this iconic role as Don Draper? Will Better Call Saul make its mark like its predecessor Breaking Bad? Will Transparent gain the recognition everyone and their mother believes it should? Will Modern Family finally stop winning awards it shouldn’t?

I’ll be live blogging the tonight’s awards ceremony with an updated 67th Emmy Awards winners list and my reactions in case you miss a beat. Hosted by Andy Samberg, the telecast airs live coast-to-coast at 8:00 p.m. EST/5:00 p.m. PST on FOX from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

Let’s begin!

Andy Samberg opens with a pretty damn good musical number. Tremendously witty, it puts perspective on how many stupid shows there are about wives – holy crap.

Moving along. Samberg delivered a decent opening monologue that poked fun at Jared Fogle, Bill Cosby, and other recent events such as diversity, sexism, and feminism in Hollywood.

And he issued a forewarning for winners who dare to go over their 40-second speech limit. That warning comes in the form of Jane Lynch dressed as Septa Unella from Game of Thrones. It’s a really funny idea, but there are so many sensitive people these days that it may be considered disrespectful since speeches have recently lent themselves as a mini platform for social change. This is why we can’t have nice things. They probably won’t incorporate it, but it was a good gag for the monologue.

shame game of thrones

Here we go.

67TH EMMY AWARDS WINNERS:

To present the first award, Amy Poehler and Amy Schumer are up.

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

  • Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Niecy Nash as Denise “Didi” Ortley (Getting On)
  • Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy (Modern Family)
  • Allison Janney as Bonnie (Mom) WINNER
  • Kate McKinnon as Various characters (Saturday Night Live)
  • Gaby Hoffmann as Ali Pfefferman (Transparent)
  • Jane Krakowski as Jacqueline Voorhees (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
  • Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer (Veep)

I’ve never seen Mom, but Allison Janney is a wonderful actress. And as the first inspirational speech of the evening, Janey talks hope.

Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross are the next presenters of the evening to continue the comedy awards.

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

  • “Episode 409” written by David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik (Episodes)
  • “Alive In Tucson (Pilot)” written by Will Forte (The Last Man On Earth)
  • “Bobby’s House” written by Louis C.K. (Louie)
  • “Two Days Of The Condor” written by Alec Berg (Silicon Valley)
  • “Pilot” written by Jill Soloway (Transparent)
  • “Election Night” written by Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, and Tony Roche (Veep) WINNER

I’m really disappointed that Louie did not win. Veep is funny, it has the most hilariously creative uses of foul language I’ve ever seen, but it’s not as smart as Louie.

Ricky Gervais is the next presenter as the self deprecating man that he is.

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Andre Braugher as Captain Ray Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
  • Adam Driver as Adam Sackler (Girls)
  • Keegan-Michael Key as Various characters (Key & Peele)
  • Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)
  • Tituss Burgess as Titus Andromedon (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
  • Tony Hale as Gary Walsh (Veep) WINNER

I’m not quite sure how Keegan-Michael Key didn’t win.

John Stamos and Gina Rodriguez are the next up to present. Creepy grandpa and virgin jokes ensued.

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Mel Brooks as Mel Brooks (The Comedians)
  • Paul Giamatti as Juror #10 (Inside Amy Schumer)
  • Bill Hader as Host (Saturday Night Live)
  • Louis C.K. as Host (Saturday Night Live)
  • Bradley Whitford as Marcy (Transparent) WINNER
  • Jon Hamm as Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

It couldn’t have gone to anyone else. Whitford was fantastic. Sadly, Transparent should be thrown into the Drama category and Jon Hamm should have won for Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt.

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

  • Christine Baranski as Dr. Beverly Hofstadter (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Gaby Hoffmann as Caroline Sackler (Girls)
  • Pamela Adlon as Pamela (Louie)
  • Elizabeth Banks as Sal (Modern Family)
  • Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson (Shameless) WINNER
  • Tina Fey as Marcia (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

Bradley Whitford and Joan Cusack make up the next presenters.

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

  • “Alive In Tucson (Pilot)” directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller (The Last Man on Earth)
  • “Sleepover” directed by Louis C.K. (Louie)
  • “Sand Hill Shuffle” directed by Mike Judge (Silicon Valley)
  • “Best New Girl” written by Jill Soloway (Transparent) WINNER
  • “Testimony” directed by Armando Iannucci (Veep)

A really strong pool of directors. A well deserved win for Jill Soloway.

Jimmy Kimmel finds his way on the stage as the next presenter. He makes a valid point about the power given to him as a presenter because he doesn’t necessarily have to call out the right winner. What would they do? So he ate the name.

Jimmy Kimmel Emmy Awards Eats Nominee Car

Image courtesy of The Hollywood Reporter

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson as Andre Johnson (black-ish)
  • Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)
  • Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan (House Of Lies)
  • Will Forte as Phil Miller (The Last Man On Earth)
  • Louis C.K. as Louie (Louie)
  • William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
  • Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman (Transparent) WINNER

A very, very deserving win for Tambor. This is his seventh Emmy nomination, first Emmy win, and his first nomination as lead actor.

Jeffrey Tambor Transparent Moira

Seth Myers joins Andy Samberg to honor Lorne Michels (SNL), but the real awards presentation goes to.

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

  • Lisa Kudrow as Valerie Cherish (The Comeback)
  • Lily Tomlin as Frankie (Grace And Frankie)
  • Amy Schumer as Amy (Inside Amy Schumer)
  • Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton (Nurse Jackie)
  • Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope (Parks And Recreation)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus as President Selina Meyer (Veep) WINNER

Good on Louis-Dreyfus for winning her fourth consecutive Emmy and her sixth Emmy win. She’s awesome, but come on. Amy Poehler should have had this one in the bag.

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele begin the awards categories for reality TV.

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

  • The Amazing Race (CBS)
  • Dancing With The Stars (ABC)
  • Project Runway (Lifetime)
  • So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
  • Top Chef (Bravo)
  • The Voice (NBC) WINNER

James Corden arrives on stage to honor the accountants from Ernst & Young who tabulate the votes for the Emmys.

Taraji P. Hensen and Terrence Howard are the next awards presenters to hit the stage.

Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

  • “Episode One” written by John Ridley (American Crime)
  • “Bessie” written by Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois, and Horton Foote
  • “Hello Ladies: The Movie” written by Stephen Merchant, Gene Stupnitsky, and Lee Eisenberg
  • “The Honorable Woman” written by Hugo Blick
  • “Olive Kitteridge” teleplay by Jane Anderson WINNER
  • “Wolf Hall” written by Peter Straughan

One of these days I’ll watch all of these honored miniseries/TV movies.

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie

  • Regina King as Aliyah Shadeed (American Crime) WINNER
  • Sarah Paulson as Dot & Bette Tattler (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
  • Angela Bassett as Desiree Dupree (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
  • Kathy Bates as Ethel Darling (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
  • Mo’Nique as Ma Rainey (Bessie)
  • Zoe Kazan as Denise Thibodeau (Olive Kitteridge)

Wow, I’m surprised that the Emmy did not go to Sarah Paulson. All the buzz was around her from what I read. The odds were stacked for American Horror Story, and King rose above it.

Andy Samberg arrived back on stage to note HBO’s lack of care against password sharing for HBO NOW. So he conveniently gave it out:

Login: khaleesifan3@emmyhost.com
Password: password1

Andy Samberg HBO NOW Account Emmys

Sadly, there have been too many incorrect login attempts from people trying to change the e-mail address and password to their own. So now no one can use it. If people didn’t try to change the login and password everyone could have had a free HBO NOW account to use. They basically tried to giveaway a free HBO NOW account, which turned out to be an incredible PR stunt for HBO. This is why we can’t have nice things.

John Oliver is the next presenter and delivers probably the best quip of the night about Jeopardy and Alex Trebek.

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

  • “Monsters Among Us” directed by Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
  • “Bessie” directed by Dee Rees
  • “The Honorable Woman” directed by Hugo Blick
  • “Houdini” directed by Uli Edel
  • “The Missing” directed by Tom Shankland
  • “Olive Kitteridge” directed by Lisa Cholodenko WINNER
  • “Wolf Hall” directed by Peter Kosminsky

Bill Murray and Maggie Gyllenhaal are the next presenters.

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie

  • Richard Cabral as Hector Tonz (American Crime)
  • Denis O’Hare as Stanley (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
  • Finn Wittrock as Dandy Mott (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
  • Michael Kenneth Williams as Jack Gee (Bessie)
  • Bill Murray as Jack Kenninson (Olive Kitteridge) WINNER
  • Damian Lewis as Henry VIII (Wolf Hall)

Of course Bill Murray did not show up. He’s probably on an island in some karaoke bar.

Our first Andy Samberg digital short of the ceremony parodies the the Mad Men finale and it is horrific and hilarious.

Rob Lowe and Kerry Washington are the next presenters.

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie

  • Felicity Huffman as Barb (American Crime)
  • Jessica Lange as Elsa Mars (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
  • Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith (Bessie)
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal as Nessa Stein (The Honorable Woman)
  • Frances McDormand as Olive Kitteridge (Olive Kitteridge) WINNER
  • Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street)

I guess we all should be checking out Olive Kitteridge.

Lady Gaga makes her first appearance at the Emmy Awards.

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie

  • Timothy Hutton as Russ (American Crime)
  • Ricky Gervais as Derek (Derek Special)
  • Adrien Brody as Harry Houdini (Houdini)
  • David Oyelowo as Peter Snowden (Nightingale)
  • Richard Jenkins as Henry Kitteridge (Olive Kitteridge) WINNER
  • Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell (Wolf Hall)

Olive Kitteridge is all about the Emmys tonight.

Fred Savage is next on stage to introduce a tribute video of series finales, final appearances of late night hosts, and the end of certain variety shows, including The Newsroom, Glee, Letterman, The Daily Show, The Colbert Report, Justified, Sons of Anarchy, Nurse Jackie, and many more. Many final scenes aired and no spoiler alert was even delivered. So many character deaths shown. WOW.

spoiler alert

Lena Headey and Marcia Gay Harden are the next award presenters.

Outstanding Limited Series

  • American Crime (ABC)
  • American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX Networks)
  • The Honorable Woman (SundanceTV)
  • Olive Kitteridge (HBO) WINNER
  • Wolf Hall (PBS)

Olive Kitteridge basically sweeps the TV movie/limited series category in all categories except supporting actress, holy cow.

Mindy Kaling and Zachery Levi are the next presenters.

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series

  • The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
  • The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) WINNER
  • Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
  • Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

Jane Lynch and Eric Stonestreet are the next award presenters.

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

  • Drunk History (Comedy Central)
  • Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central) WINNER
  • Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC)

This could have gone to Amy or K&P. It would be tough to call, but Inside Amy Schumer made a strong case this year.

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Colin Hanks and Will Forte are the next presenters.

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series

  • “Show 11040” directed by James Hoskinson (The Colbert Report)
  • “Show 20103” directed by Chuck O’Neil (The Daily Show With Jon Stewart) WINNER
  • “12 Angry Men” directed by Amy Schumer and Ryan McFaul (Inside Amy Schumer)
  • “Show 4214” directed by Jerry Foley (Late Show With David Letterman)
  • “Show 203” directed by Dave Diomedi (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

LL Cool J is the next presenter to close out the Variety Series categories.

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

  • The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
  • The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central) WINNER
  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
  • Late Show With David Letterman (CBS)
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Ben McKenzie and Jamie Alexander are the next presenters.

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

  • Alan Alda as Alan Fitch (The Blacklist)
  • Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning (The Good Wife)
  • F. Murray Abraham as Dar Adal (Homeland)
  • Reg E. Cathey as Freddy Hayes (House Of Cards) WINNER
  • Beau Bridges as Barton Scully (Masters Of Sex)
  • Pablo Schreiber as George “Pornstache” Mendez (Orange Is The New Black)

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

  • Margo Martindale as Claudia (The Americans) WINNER
  • Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell (Game Of Thrones)
  • Rachel Brosnahan as Rachel Posner (House Of Cards)
  • Cicely Tyson as Ophelia Hartness (How To Get Away With Murder)
  • Allison Janney as Margaret Scully (Masters Of Sex)
  • Khandi Alexander as Maya Pope (Scandal)

Reg E. Cathey is next to present in his booming, deep voice.

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

  • “Do Mail Robots Dream Of Electric Sheep?” written by Joshua Brand
  • “Five-O” written by Gordon Smith (Better Call Saul)
  • “Mother’s Mercy” written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (Game Of Thrones) WINNER
  • “Lost Horizon” written by Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner (Mad Men)
  • “Person To Person” written by Matthew Weiner (Mad Men)

I did not see that one coming. I would have put my life savings on Weiner to win. Whoa.

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Emma Roberts and Jamie Lee Curtis are the next presenters.

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

  • Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates (Downton Abbey)
  • Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister (Game Of Thrones)
  • Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen (Game Of Thrones)
  • Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart (The Good Wife)
  • Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris (Mad Men)
  • Uzo Aduba as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren (Orange Is The New Black) WINNER

Lena Headey was robbed. Uzo Aduba did a great job in season 2 of Orange, but this was Cersei’s year. SHAME!

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

  • “Eldorado” directed by Tim Van Patten (Empire)
  • “Mother’s Mercy” directed by David Nutter (Game of Thrones) WINNER
  • “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” directed by Jeremy Podeswa (Game of Thrones)
  • “From A To B And Back Again” directed by Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland)
  • “The Knick” directed by Steven Soderbergh (The Knick)

“Hardhome” should have been the episode to nominate and to win, but whatever. A win is a win for GoT, right?

Viola Davis is our next presenter tonight.

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

  • Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut (Better Call Saul)
  • Ben Mendelsohn as Danny Rayburn (Bloodline)
  • Jim Carter as Mr. Carson (Downton Abbey)
  • Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister (Game Of Thrones) WINNER
  • Alan Cumming as Eli Gold (The Good Wife)
  • Michael Kelly as Doug Stamper (House Of Cards)

And the Dinkles pulls off the big W. I would have liked and pegged Jonathan Banks to win after such a riveting speech in episode six of Better Call Saul, but good on the Drinkles.

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Tina Fey is our next presenter of the night.

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

  • Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill (Better Call Saul)
  • Kyle Chandler as John Rayburn (Bloodline)
  • Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood (House Of Cards)
  • Jon Hamm as Don Draper (Mad Men) WINNER
  • Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy (The Newsroom)
  • Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan (Ray Donovan)

It’s about damn time. I hate that Hamm had to win for the final season because it feels as though they’re just giving it to him to honor the character. His performance was incredible and definitely better than the rest of the nominees, but I wish he won it earlier for this role. Although, Bryan Cranston did deserve it each and every time for Breaking Bad, which has held back Jon Hamm from winning. Congratulations Mr. Hamm.

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Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

  • Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon (Empire)
  • Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison (Homeland)
  • Robin Wright as Claire Underwood (House Of Cards)
  • Viola Davis as Annalise Keating (How To Get Away With Murder) WINNER
  • Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson (Mad Men)
  • Tatiana Maslany as Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Helena, Rachel and Krystal (Orphan Black)

Davis’ first Emmy win and nomination. Viola is the first African American to win the Leading Acress in a Drama category. She dominates film and now the small screen. She can’t be stopped. She delivered an incredibly powerful speech.

Mel Brooks is up to present the final comedy award of the night.

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Louie (FX Networks)
  • Modern Family (ABC)
  • Parks And Recreation (NBC)
  • Silicon Valley (HBO)
  • Transparent (Amazon Instant Video)
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
  • Veep (HBO) WINNER

Come on. Really? I’m really glad that Modern Family finally didn’t win, but Veep is not the funniest or greatest comedy out of the bunch. Transparent should have had this in the bag for as much heart and humanity it presents in a comedic form.

And Tracy Morgan is final presenter of the evening.

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • Downton Abbey (PBC)
  • Game Of Thrones (HBO) WINNER
  • Homeland (Showtime)
  • House Of Cards (Netflix)
  • Mad Men (AMC)
  • Orange Is The New Black (Netflix)

I don’t even know at this point. It’s as if HBO campaigned really hard this year, which is sad because it comes down to advertising dollars and who gets the word out the most.

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It’s disgusting to think that one of the most polarizing and weakest seasons of Game of Thrones beat out the final season of Mad Men. It makes no sense.

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Like what were they thinking?

It’s a sad day for this golden age of television.

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I feel dirty. And I’m glad this night is over.

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I’m out.

Thanks for reading!


Nominee List: Emmys.com

Now Available to Own: Cinderella, Empire, Fullmetal Alchemist, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of September 15, 2015. Every Tuesday we run down new movie, television, and video game releases that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home, as well as some slick deals that can save you some coin. New on shelves this week are Cinderella, Empire, Fullmetal Alchemist, Love & Mercy, and more.

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Movies on Blu-ray

Cinderella (Kenneth Branagh) Rated PG [112 min] – When her father unexpectedly passes away, young Ella finds herself at the mercy of her cruel stepmother and her daughters. Never one to give up hope, Ella’s fortunes begin to change after meeting a dashing stranger in the woods. Starring Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden, and Helena Bonham Carter (Watch the trailer)

I was pleasantly surprised when I first saw the live-action adaptation of Cinderella in theaters earlier this year. After my first viewing, I rewatched the original 1950 animated film and was shocked at how bad it is. It’s not that it’s too childish, there just isn’t much of a plot or story. Cinderella’s arc in the animated feature is very linear and the movie focuses more on the mice wanting to protect and help Cindy from her step family. What I enjoy about the live-action adaptation is that it puts more weight and humanity into the character of Cinderella. There’s more to resonate with her and more to the story than just love at first sight. It’s still somewhat a part of the story, but Kenneth Brannagh makes it at least seem like the Prince finds more to like about Cinderella than just her looks, but not so much vice versa. Lily James is also really excellent. I could have done without Helena Bonham Carter though.

Special features include:

  • A Fairy Tale Comes to Life: Filmmakers and cast reflect on Cinderella‘s enduring power, along with the many joys and challenges of bringing this iconic tale to life.
  • Costume Test Fun: See the work of Academy Award-winning® Costume Designer Sandy Powell (The Aviator, 2004) and share some lighthearted moments with the cast.
  • Staging The Ball: You’re invited behind the scenes for the making of the Palace Ball sequence, including its spectacular set, stunning costumes and more. It’s a lavish and massive undertaking…and a magical day on set.
  • Ella’s Furry Friends: Discover how the movie’s animal stars honed their memorable performances.
  • Alternate Opening, Ella’s Childhood: View moments from Ella’s idyllic childhood that do not appear in the movie. Introduction by Branagh.
  • Frozen Fever: It’s Anna’s birthday, and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever – but when Elsa catches a cold, her powers may put more than just the party at risk.
  • Deleted Scenes with introduction by Kenneth Branagh (DMA Exclusive)

Love & Mercy (Bill Pohlad) [Limited] Rated PG-13 [120 min] – In the 1960s, Beach Boys leader Brian Wilson struggles with emerging psychosis as he attempts to craft his avant-garde pop masterpiece. In the 1980s, he is a broken, confused man under the 24-hour watch of shady therapist Dr. Eugene Landy. Starring John Cusack, Paul Dano, Elizabeth Banks, and Paul Giamatti

As far as biopics go, Love & Mercy is fairly well done but maintains the genre’s vanilla flavor. I do like that it’s more of character piece rather than showcasing events around Brian Wilson. All the performances are terrific, especially from Paul Dano. And of course the iconic Beachboys music. What I would have wanted more from Love & Mercy is for John Cusack’s older Wilson to have something else to do rather than him being a tortured character.

Special features include:

  • A California Story: Creating the Look of Love & Mercy” Featurette
  • “A-Side/B-Side: Portraying the Life of Brian Wilson” Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary with director/producer Bill Pohlad and executive producer/co-writer Oren Moverman

Furious 7: Extended Cut (James Wan) Rated PG-13 [137 min] – Deckard Shaw seeks revenge against Dominic Toretto and his family for the death of his brother. Starring Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson, Jason Statham, Michelle Rodriguez, Tyrese Gibson, Chris Bridges, and Kurt Russell (Watch the trailer)

This movie is silly. I can only imagine this extended edition being even sillier. And if you’re really bold you can get the Fast & Furious 1-7 Limited Edition Collection.

Special features include:

  • Extended Cut of the Film
  • Back to the Starting Line: Producer Neal Moritz, Chris Morgan and the cast join franchise newcomer director James Wan as they look back at how far the franchise has come bring the latest installment to life.
  • Race Wars: Furious 7 brings the crew back to Race Wars, the iconic, fictional racing event from the very first film. Vin Diesel and a couple hundred friends are back for a full-throttle celebration of all things Fast with special guest-star Iggy Azalea, behind-the-scenes footage of the cars, the sweat and the girls.
  • Snatch and Grab: A behind the scenes look at shooting one of the premier action sequences in the franchise’s history.
  • Making of Fast & Furious Supercharged Ride
  • The Cars of Furious: The car coordinator and his team join the cast and filmmakers for a closer look at the film’s spectacular cars.
  • Flying Cars: People jump out of planes all the time, but not while sitting behind the wheel of a car. This entertaining featurette shows how the Furious 7 team pulled off this jaw-dropping sequence.
  • Tower Jumps: A look at how one of the most exciting stunt sequences of the film, the Abu Dhabi tower jumps, became a reality.
  • Inside the Fight: A combination of fight training footage and interviews takes viewers inside the fierce hand-to-hand fights.
  • Talking Fast: Director James Wan and the cast of Furious 7 break down the movie’s most memorable moments and chat about how the Fast franchise has evolved over the years.
  • Deleted Scenes
  • “See You Again” Official Music Video Wiz Khalifa and Charlie Puth

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Television Series

The Big Bang Theory: The Complete Eighth Season (Chuck Lorre and Bill Prady)  A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory. Starring Johnny Galecki, Jim Parsons, Kaley Cuoco, Simon Helberg, and Kunal Nayyar

I’ve given The Big Bang Theory a handful of chances despite my prejudice against the grating, pandering garbage that it is. And now in its eighth season, The Big Bang Theory continues to be that steaming pile but only now more stale. Sheldon is a terrible character who is unrelatable with sidekicks who hardly get enough to do to really resonate with them. I wish this series would end.

Special features include:

  • Shooting Stars: BBT on BBT
  • 2014 The Big Bang Theory Comic-Con Panel
  • Constellation Prize
  • Here’s To You, Carol Ann Susi
  • It’s A Quark… It’s An Atom… It’s the #BBTSuperfans!
  • Gag Reel

Fullmetal Alchemist: The Complete Series (Seiji Mizushima) Rated TV-PG [24 min] – The Elric brothers’ deciding to perform a forbidden human transmutation to bring their dead mother back, they end up losing their bodies. Now Edward must find the chemical privileges to restore their body back.Starring Vic Mignogna, Aaron Dismuke, and Romi Pak

I’m pretty glad I’ve held out for the Blu-ray release of the first Fullmetal Alchemist series. Although it’s not as epic as FMA: Brotherhood it’s still pretty decent. It’s definitely essential viewing before you watch Brotherhood. The Limited Collector’s Edition is insanely awesome, but at almost $300 it’s way too much money.

Special features include:

  • Episode Commentaries
  • The Transmutation of a Phenomenon: An Inside Look
  • Japanese Commercial
  • L’Arc~en~Ciel “Ready Steady Go” Video
  • Ura Hagane: Comedic Previews
  • Textless Opening Songs: Melissa, Ready Steady Go, Undo, Rewrite
  • Textless Closing Songs: Indelible Sin, To the Other Side of the Door, Motherland, I Will
  • U.S.Trailer
  • Trailers

Peanuts Emmy Honored Collection (Many Directors) [Various Lengths] – Take a bow, Charlie Brown! Now fans have a front-row seat to a showcase of the most prestigious Peanuts features ever assembled into one collection. Peanuts: Emmy Honored Collection includes 11 animated television specials on two discs brilliantly remastered in all-new 4K Ultra HD transfers to DVD. All of the specials featured in this release were recognized with either an Emmy Award win or nomination.  It’s a collection full of big laughs, best friends and life lessons that will delight the whole family. Starring the many voices throughout the ages of The Peanuts gang.

This is a fabulous collection to own of one of the best, good-spirited pieces of entertainment out there. It’s great to be able to relive the specials I’ve seen and digest the ones I’ve never had the opportunity to. Peanuts is so wholesome to watch that you forget that about entertainment like this that doesn’t play to anything sinister or ill-willed toward the characters. A coming of age story that anyone can relate to.

The 11-animated specials collection include:

  • You’re the Greatest, Charlie Brown
  • She’s a Good Skate, Charlie Brown
  • It’s Magic, Charlie Brown
  • Someday You’ll Find Her, Charlie Brown
  • Is this Goodbye, Charlie Brown?
  • Life is a Circus, Charlie Brown
  • What Have We Learned, Charlie Brown?
  • It’s Flashbeagle, Charlie Brown
  • Snoopy’s Getting Married, Charlie Brown
  • Why, Charlie Brown, Why?
  • You’re a Good Sport, Charlie Brown

Empire: The Complete First Season (Lee Daniels, Danny Strong) Rated TV-14 [42 min] – A father, who runs a successful music business, is diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease and has to choose one of his three sons to take over when he dies. Starring Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, Grace Gealey, Kaitlin Doubleday, and Bryshere Y. Gray

I haven’t seen Empire yet, but I am intrigued by the buzz around the one they call Cookie, played by Emmy nominee Taraji P. J Henson.

Special features include:

  • 11 Uncut Music Performances
  • Smollett (Jamal Lyon), Byshere Y. Gray (Hakeem Lyon) feat. Serayah McNeill (Tiana) Uncut Music Performance
  • You’re So Beautiful – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) Uncut Music Performance
  • Drip Drop (DIRTY i-Tunes) – Byshere Y. Gray (Hakeem Lyon) feat. Serayah McNeill (Tiana) Uncut Music Performance
  • What is Love Video Medley – feat. Veronika Bozeman
  • Featurette: Empire: It’s in the Music
  • Featurette: The Empire of Style
  • Special Feature: Commentary on the “Pilot”

NCIS: The Complete Twelfth Season [DVD Only] (Donald P. Bellisario, Don McGill) Rated TV-14 [60 min] – The cases of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service’s Washington DC Major Case Response Team, led by Special Agent Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Starring Mark Harmon, Michael Weatherly, and Pauley Perrette

This season released earlier on DVD and now that it’s on Blu-ray you can avoid buying this terrible show on a different format!

Special features include:

  • Audio Commentary by Sean Murray, Terrence O’Hara and Christopher J. Waild
  • Audio Commentary by Rocky Carroll, Jennifer A. Corbett and Mark Horowitz
  • Audio Commentary by Mark Harmon, Bethany Rooney and Joe Spano
  • Pre-Flight Jitters: Shooting on Location
  • Bad to the Bone
  • Table for Ten
  • Rocky Carroll: Director
  • #1 Drama in the World
  • Inside Season 12
  • Deleted and Extended Scenes

Continue reading for more titles, video games, and Blu-ray deals–>>

Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Trainwreck, South Park, Empire, and More

While we provide you with a list of available new releases Now Available to Own every Tuesday, Coming Soon to Blu-ray and DVD looks at all of the recent home video announcements. For the week of September 12, 2015 we have Trainwreck, South Park, The Gift, Amy, and more. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features movie fans can expect below.

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Available on Blu-ray and DVD November 10; Digital HD October 20

Trainwreck (Judd Apatow) Rated R [125 min] – Having thought that monogamy was never possible, a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy. Starring Amy Schumer, Bill Hader, Brie Larson, Lebron James, Tilda Swinton, and Colin Quinn

Special features include:

  • UNRATED Version
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Line-O-Rama

Exclusive Blu-ray Special Features:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • Extended Scenes
  • Behind-The-Scenes
  • Directing Athletes: A Blood Sport – The athletes of Trainwreck talk about their experiences under the direction of Judd Apatow
  • The Dogwalker – Daniel Radcliffe plays the dogwalker in this film that Amy and Steven go see at the theater
  • Trainwreck Comedy Tour Featurette – Take a peek backstage at the Trainwreck Comedy Tour featuring comedy all-stars Amy Schumer, Mike Birbiglia, Colin Quinn, Dave Atell, Vanessa Bayer and Judd Apatow.

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Available on Blu-ray and DVD November 10; Digital HD October 20

Empire: The Complete First Season (Lee Daniels, Danny Strong) Rated TV-14 [42 min] – A father, who runs a successful music business, is diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease and has to choose one of his three sons to take over when he dies. Starring Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, Grace Gealey, Kaitlin Doubleday, and Bryshere Y. Gray

Premium Blu-ray special features include:

  • Pilot Episode – Director’s Cut
  • Exclusive Soundtrack Including Never-Before-Released Songs
    • What Is Love (feat. V. Bozeman)*
    • Live in the Moment (feat. Jussie Smollett & Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray)
    • Good Enough (feat. Jussie Smollett)*
    • What the DJ Spins (feat. Terrence Howard)
    • Tell The Truth (feat. Jussie Smollett)
    • No Apologies (feat. Jussie Smollett & Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray)*
    • Keep It Movin’ (feat. Serayah and Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray)*
    • Drip Drop (feat. Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray and Serayah)*
    • Keep Your Money (feat. Jussie Smollett)*
    • I Wanna Love You (feat. Jussie Smollett)*
    • Money For Nothing (feat. Jussie Smollett & Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray)*
    • You’re So Beautiful (Jussie Smollett & Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray)*
    • Conqueror (feat. Estelle and Jussie Smollett)*
    • Power of the EMPIRE (feat. Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray)*
    • Nothing To Lose (feat. Jussie Smollett & Terrence Howard)
    • Whatever Makes You Happy (feat. Jennifer Hudson and Juicy J)*
    • Nothing But A Number (feat. Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray & Naomi Campbell)
  • Collectible Packaging for the Ultimate “EMPIRE” Fan!
  • Featurette: EMPIRE: It’s in the Music
  • Featurette: The EMPIRE of Style
  • Special Feature: Commentary* on the “Pilot”
  • Uncut Music Performances:
    • No Apologies – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
    • I Wanna Love You –Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
    • Come Away With Me – Video Medley – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
    • Whatever Makes You Happy (feat. Jennifer Hudson & Juicy J)
    • Keep it Movin – Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray (Hakeem Lyon) and Serayah (Tiana)
    • Tell the Truth – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
    • Nothing to Lose – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
    • Power of The EMPIRE Video Medley – Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray (Hakeem Lyon)
    • For My God – Jennifer Hudson (Michelle)
    • Good Enough – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
    • You’re So Beautiful – Estelle, Terrence Howard (Lucious Lyon), Taraji P. Henson (Cookie Lyon), Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon), Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray (Hakeem Lyon) feat. Serayah (Tiana)
    • You’re So Beautiful – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
    • Drip Drop (DIRTY i-Tunes) – Bryshere Y. “Yazz” Gray (Hakeem Lyon) feat. Serayah (Tiana)
    • What is Love Video Medley – feat. Veronika Bozeman

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD November 3

The End of the Tour (James Ponsoldt) [Limited] Rated R [106 min] – The story of the five-day interview between Rolling Stone reporter David Lipsky and acclaimed novelist David Foster Wallace, which took place right after the 1996 publication of Wallace’s groundbreaking epic novel, ‘Infinite Jest.’ Starring Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Chlumsky, and Mamie Gummer

Special features include:

  • Audio Commentary by Director James Ponsoldt, Screenwriter Donald Margulies, and Actor Jason Segel
  • “Behind the Tour” Featurette
  • A Conversation with Composer Danny Elfman
  • Deleted Scenes

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD October 27

The Gift (Joel Edgerton) Rated R [108 min] – A young married couple’s lives are thrown into a harrowing tailspin when an acquaintance from the husband’s past brings mysterious gifts and a horrifying secret to light after more than 20 years. Starring Jason Bateman, Rebecca Hall, Joel Edgerton, and Allison Tolman

Special features include:

  • Alternate Ending [with Optional Introduction by Writer/Director Joel Edgerton]
  • Deleted Scenes [with Optional Introduction by Writer/Director Joel Edgerton]
  • Karma for Bullies
  • The Darker Side of Jason Bateman
  • Feature Commentary with Writer/Director Joel Edgerton

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Available on Blu-ray and DVD October 6

South Park (Trey Parker and Matt Stone) Rated TV-MA [22 min] – Follows the misadventures of four irreverent grade-schoolers in the quiet, dysfunctional town of South Park, Colorado. Starring Trey Parker and Matt Stone

Special features include:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • #SocialCommentary on all episodes
  • Mini Commentaries by the creators of South Park, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, on all episodes

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD October 27

Southpaw (Antoine Fuqua) Rated R [123 min] – Boxer Billy Hope turns to trainer Tick Willis to help him get his life back on track after losing his wife in a tragic accident and his daughter to child protection services. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, Rachel McAdams, Oona Laurence, Forest Whitaker, Naomi Harris, and 50 Cent

Special features include:

  • Deleted scenes
  • Southpaw: Inside the Ring
  • Q&A with Cast
  • Extended Training Montage

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Available on 3D Blu-ray, Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD October 27

Pixels (Chris Columbus) Rated PG-13 [105 min] – When aliens misinterpret video feeds of classic arcade games as a declaration of war, they attack the Earth in the form of the video games. Starring Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Michelle Monaghan, Peter Dinklage, and Brian Cox

Special features include:

  • Two Featurettes
    • Q*Bert – The adorable digital bit hopper comes to life in PIXELS!
    • Dojo Quest – A look at the new classic arcade game that gave life to the unstoppable Lady Lisa.
  • Game On Music Video by Waka Flocka Flame ft. Good Charlotte

Blu-ray Exclusive Special Features:

  • Dolby Atmos Audio (Dolby TrueHD 7.1 compatible)
  • Six Featurettes:
    • The Creator of the Machine – PAC-MAN creator Toru Iwatani was on-set and had a cameo, we hear from him about his experience and his take on PIXELS.
    • The Space Invader – The winner of an arcade contest had a walk on role in the film.
    • PAC-MAN – A detailed look at the PAC-MAN action sequence. From Mini Coopers and stunts to visual effects, see how PAC-MAN chomps his way into real life.
    • Donkey Kong – See the cast perform stunts on a giant reconstruction of the classic platform game and watch as Donkey Kong goes from bits to BIG.
    • Centipede – The giant insect attack was the creation of visual and special effect planning as well as the patience of countless performers.
    • Galaga – This 80’s arcade favorite leads the alien invasion, take an inside look at the attack on Guam.

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD November 10

Self/less (Tarsem Singh) Rated PG-13 [117 min] – A dying real estate mogul transfers his consciousness into a healthy young body, but soon finds that neither the procedure nor the company that performed it are quite what they seem.Director:Writers: David Pastor (screenplay), Àlex Pastor (screenplay)Stars: Ryan Reynolds, Natalie Martinez, Matthew Goode, Ben Kingsley, Victor Garber, and Derek Luke

No special features listed

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD October 20

The Vatican Tapes (Mark Neveldine) Rated PG-13 [91 min] – A priest and two Vatican exorcists must do battle with an ancient satanic force to save the soul of a young woman. Starring Olivia Taylor Dudley, Michael Peña, Dougray Scott, and Djimon Hounsou

Special features include:

  • Audio Commentary with Director Mark Neveldine, Cinematographer Gerardo Madrazo and Actress Olivia Taylor Dudley
  • “Tale of the Tapes” Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes
  • Extended Scenes

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Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD December 1

Amy (Asif Kapadia) [Limited – 7/3] Rated R [128 min] – The story of Amy Winehouse in her own words, featuring unseen archival footage and unheard tracks. Starring Amy Winehouse, Mitch Winehouse, Mark Ronson, and Russell Brand

Special features include:

  • Previously Unseen Performances by Amy Winehouse
  • Previously Unseen Scenes (Deleted Scenes)
  • Audio Commentary with Director Asif Kapadia
  • Interviews with Friends and musicians

Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon 15th Anniversary 4K Release

Available on Blu-ray April 16

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (Ang Lee)  Two warriors in pursuit of a stolen sword and a notorious fugitive are led to an impetuous, physically skilled, adolescent nobleman’s daughter, who is at a crossroads in her life.  Starring Yun-Fat Chow, Michelle Yeoh, and Ziyi Zhang

Limited Edition Rerelease Details:

Sony Pictures Home Entertainment has revealed that it plans to celebrate the 15th anniversary of acclaimed director Ang Lee’s Oscar-winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon with a brand new Blu-ray release. Advertised as Mastered in 4K, the release will be available for purchase on April 5, 2016.

In addition to the standard release, Sony will have available for sale a Limited Edition Blu-ray which will street on the same date.

And that’s it for this week. What are you looking forward to picking up when they release?

Stay tuned for more Blu-Ray and DVD announcements every Saturday.


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Game of Thrones Leads 67th Emmy Awards Nominations

As the Golden Age of Television continues to catch the attention of our eyeballs it’s come to that point in the year where we must celebrate the best of the best of the best. This morning the Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum along with Uzo Aduba (Orange Is The New Black) and Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance) announced the 67th Emmy Awards nominations.

Although a strong case was made for returning series such as Game of Thrones, which snagged 24 nominations, newcomers Transparent (11 nominations), Better Call Saul (7 nominations), and Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (7 nominations) found promising recognition.

Shows that met their final seasons such as Mad Men (11 nominations) and Parks and Recreation (3 nominations) earned a respectable number of nods, while shows like American Horror Story: Freak Show (19 nominations), The Big Bang Theory (6 nominations), and Modern Family (6 nominations) continue to receive accolades for reasons that make my brain hurt. I’m at least glad to see Silicon Valley take the place of TBBT for Outstanding Comedy Series.

Netflix continues its hot streak in both drama and comedy categories with House of Cards (11 nominations) and Orange is the New Black (4 nominations). The video streaming service in total earned itself 34 nominations, while FX gained 38, ABC 42, Comedy Central 25, AMC 24, and Fox 35. But the real story here is the fact that HBO has completely run the gambit on the competition with 126 nods.

What I’m most shocked about is how Fresh off the Boat received nothing, especially with how much praise Constance Wu received for her portrayal of Jessica Huang.

The 67th Emmy Awards telecast airs live coast-to-coast on Sunday, September 20 (8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT) on FOX from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.

And your 67th Emmy Awards nominations are:

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

  • Bob Odenkirk as Jimmy McGill (Better Call Saul)
  • Kyle Chandler as John Rayburn (Bloodline)
  • Kevin Spacey as Francis Underwood (House Of Cards)
  • Jon Hamm as Don Draper (Mad Men)
  • Jeff Daniels as Will McAvoy (The Newsroom)
  • Liev Schreiber as Ray Donovan (Ray Donovan)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

  • Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon (Empire)
  • Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison (Homeland)
  • Robin Wright as Claire Underwood (House Of Cards)
  • Viola Davis as Annalise Keating (How To Get Away With Murder)
  • Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson (Mad Men)
  • Tatiana Maslany as Sarah, Alison, Cosima, Helena, Rachel and Krystal (Orphan Black)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie

  • Timothy Hutton as Russ (American Crime)
  • Ricky Gervais as Derek (Derek Special)
  • Adrien Brody as Harry Houdini (Houdini)
  • David Oyelowo as Peter Snowden (Nightingale)
  • Richard Jenkins as Henry Kitteridge (Olive Kitteridge)
  • Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell (Wolf Hall)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie

  • Felicity Huffman as Barb (American Crime)
  • Jessica Lange as Elsa Mars (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
  • Queen Latifah as Bessie Smith (Bessie)
  • Maggie Gyllenhaal as Nessa Stein (The Honorable Woman)
  • Frances McDormand as Olive Kitteridge (Olive Kitteridge)
  • Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett (Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber Of Fleet Street)

Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Anthony Anderson as Andre Johnson (black-ish)
  • Matt LeBlanc as Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)
  • Don Cheadle as Marty Kaan (House Of Lies)
  • Will Forte as Phil Miller (The Last Man On Earth)
  • Louis C.K. as Louie (Louie)
  • William H. Macy as Frank Gallagher (Shameless)
  • Jeffrey Tambor as Maura Pfefferman (Transparent)

Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

  • Lisa Kudrow as Valerie Cherish (The Comeback)
  • Lily Tomlin as Frankie (Grace And Frankie)
  • Amy Schumer as Amy (Inside Amy Schumer)
  • Edie Falco as Jackie Peyton (Nurse Jackie)
  • Amy Poehler as Leslie Knope (Parks And Recreation)
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus as President Selina Meyer (Veep)

Outstanding Reality-Competition Program

  • The Amazing Race (CBS)
  • Dancing With The Stars (ABC)
  • Project Runway (Lifetime)
  • So You Think You Can Dance (FOX)
  • Top Chef (Bravo)
  • The Voice (NBC)

Outstanding Variety Talk Series

  • The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
  • The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)
  • Late Show With David Letterman (CBS)
  • The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)

Outstanding Limited Series

  • American Crime (ABC)
  • American Horror Story: Freak Show (FX Networks)
  • The Honorable Woman (SundanceTV)
  • Olive Kitteridge (HBO)
  • Wolf Hall (PBS)

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Louie (FX Networks)
  • Modern Family (ABC)
  • Parks And Recreation (NBC)
  • Silicon Valley (HBO)
  • Transparent (Amazon Instant Video)
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
  • Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Drama Series

  • Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • Downton Abbey (PBC)
  • Game Of Thrones (HBO)
  • Homeland (Showtime)
  • House Of Cards (Netflix)
  • Mad Men (AMC)
  • Orange Is The New Black (Netflix)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

  • Drunk History (Comedy Central)
  • Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
  • Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
  • Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Television Movie

  • Agatha Christie’s Poirot: Curtain, Poirot’s Last Case (Acorn TV)
  • Bessie (HBO)
  • Grace Of Monaco (Lifetime)
  • Hello Ladies: The Movie (HBO)
  • Killing Jesus (National Geographic Channel)
  • Nightingale (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

  • Jonathan Banks as Mike Ehrmantraut (Better Call Saul)
  • Ben Mendelsohn as Danny Rayburn (Bloodline)
  • Jim Carter as Mr. Carson (Downton Abbey)
  • Peter Dinklage as Tyrion Lannister (Game Of Thrones)
  • Alan Cumming as Eli Gold (The Good Wife)
  • Michael Kelly as Doug Stamper (House Of Cards)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

  • Joanne Froggatt as Anna Bates (Downton Abbey)
  • Lena Headey as Cersei Lannister (Game Of Thrones)
  • Emilia Clarke as Daenerys Targaryen (Game Of Thrones)
  • Christine Baranski as Diane Lockhart (The Good Wife)
  • Christina Hendricks as Joan Harris (Mad Men)
  • Uzo Aduba as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren (Orange Is The New Black)

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

  • Alan Alda as Alan Fitch (The Blacklist)
  • Michael J. Fox as Louis Canning (The Good Wife)
  • F. Murray Abraham as Dar Adal (Homeland)
  • Reg E. Cathey as Freddy Hayes (House Of Cards)
  • Beau Bridges as Barton Scully (Masters Of Sex)
  • Pablo Schreiber as George “Pornstache” Mendez (Orange Is The New Black)

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

  • Margo Martindale as Claudia (The Americans)
  • Diana Rigg as Lady Olenna Tyrell (Game Of Thrones)
  • Rachel Brosnahan as Rachel Posner (House Of Cards)
  • Cicely Tyson as Ophelia Hartness (How To Get Away With Murder)
  • Allison Janney as Margaret Scully (Masters Of Sex)
  • Khandi Alexander as Maya Pope (Scandal)

Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

  • “Do Mail Robots Dream Of Electric Sheep?” written by Joshua Brand
  • “Five-O” written by Gordon Smith (Better Call Saul)
  • “Mother’s Mercy” written by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (Game Of Thrones)
  • “Lost Horizon” written by Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner (Mad Men)
  • “Person To Person” written by Matthew Weiner (Mad Men)

Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

  • “Eldorado” directed by Tim Van Patten (Empire)
  • “Mother’s Mercy” directed by David Nutter
  • “Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken” directed by Jeremy Podeswa
  • “From A To B And Back Again” directed by Lesli Linka Glatter
  • “The Knick” directed by Steven Soderbergh

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Andre Braugher as Captain Ray Holt (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
  • Adam Driver as Adam Sackler (Girls)
  • Keegan-Michael Key as Various characters (Key & Peele)
  • Ty Burrell as Phil Dunphy (Modern Family)
  • Tituss Burgess as Titus Andromedon (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
  • Tony Hale as Gary Walsh (Veep)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

  • Mayim Bialik as Amy Farrah Fowler (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Niecy Nash as Denise “Didi” Ortley (Getting On)
  • Julie Bowen as Claire Dunphy (Modern Family)
  • Allison Janney as Bonnie (Mom)
  • Kate McKinnon as Various characters (Saturday Night Live)
  • Gaby Hoffmann as Ali Pfefferman (Transparent)
  • Jane Krakowski as Jacqueline Voorhees (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)
  • Anna Chlumsky as Amy Brookheimer (Veep)

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Comedy Series

  • Mel Brooks as Mel Brooks (The Comedians)
  • Paul Giamatti as Juror #10 (Inside Amy Schumer)
  • Bill Hader as Host (Saturday Night Live)
  • Louis C.K. as Host (Saturday Night Live)
  • Bradley Whitford as Marcy (Transparent)
  • Jon Hamm as Reverend Richard Wayne Gary Wayne (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Comedy Series

  • Christine Baranski as Dr. Beverly Hofstadter (The Big Bang Theory)
  • Gaby Hoffmann as Caroline Sackler (Girls)
  • Pamela Adlon as Pamela (Louie)
  • Elizabeth Banks as Sal (Modern Family)
  • Joan Cusack as Sheila Jackson (Shameless)
  • Tina Fey as Marcia (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt)

Outstanding Writing For A Comedy Series

  • “Episode 409” written by David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik (Episodes)
  • “Alive In Tucson (Pilot)” written by Will Forte (The Last Man On Earth)
  • “Bobby’s House” written by Louis C.K. (Louie)
  • “Two Days Of The Condor” written by Alec Berg (Silicon Valley)
  • “Pilot” written by Jill Soloway (Transparent)
  • “Election Night” written by Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, and Tony Roche

Outstanding Directing For A Comedy Series

  • “Alive In Tucson (Pilot)” directed by Phil Lord and Christopher Miller
  • “Sleepover” directed by Louis C.K. (Louie)
  • “Sand Hill Shuffle” directed by Mike Judge (Silicon Valley)
  • “Best New Girl” written by Jill Soloway (Transparent)
  • “Testimony” directed by Armando Iannucci (Veep)

Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Limited Series Or A Movie

  • Richard Cabral as Hector Tonz (American Crime)
  • Denis O’Hare as Stanley (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
  • Finn Wittrock as Dandy Mott (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
  • Michael Kenneth Williams as Jack Gee (Bessie)
  • Bill Murray as Jack Kenninson (Olive Kitteridge)
  • Damian Lewis as Henry VIII (Wolf Hall)

Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Limited Series Or A Movie

  • Regina King as Aliyah Shadeed (American Crime)
  • Sarah Paulson as Dot & Bette Tattler (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
  • Angela Bassett as Desiree Dupree (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
  • Kathy Bates as Ethel Darling (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
  • Mo’Nique as Ma Rainey (Bessie)
  • Zoe Kazan as Denise Thibodeau (Olive Kitteridge)

Outstanding Writing For A Limited Series, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

  • “Episode One” written by John Ridley (American Crime)
  • “Bessie” written by Christopher Cleveland, Bettina Gilois, and Horton Foote
  • “Hello Ladies: The Movie” written by Stephen Merchant, Gene Stupnitsky, and Lee Eisenberg
  • “The Honorable Woman” written by Hugo Blick
  • “Olive Kitteridge” teleplay by Jane Anderson
  • “Wolf Hall” written by Peter Straughan

Outstanding Directing For A Limited Series, Movie Or A Dramatic Special

  • “Monsters Among Us” directed by Ryan Murphy (American Horror Story: Freak Show)
  • “Bessie” directed by Dee Rees
  • “The Honorable Woman” directed by Hugo Blick
  • “Houdini” directed by Uli Edel
  • “The Missing” directed by Tom Shankland
  • “Olive Kitteridge” directed by Lisa Cholodenko
  • “Wolf Hall” directed by Peter Kosminsky

Outstanding Host For A Reality Or Reality-Competition Program

  • Tom Bergeron (Dancing With The Stars)
  • Jane Lynch (Hollywood Game Night)
  • Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn (Project Runway)
  • Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance)
  • Anthony Bourdain (The Taste)

Outstanding Structured Reality Program

  • Antiques Roadshow (PBS)
  • Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives (Food Network)
  • MythBusters (Discovery Channel)
  • Property Brothers (HGTV)
  • Shark Tank (ABC)
  • Undercover Boss (CBS)

Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program

  • Alaska: The Last Frontier (Discovery Channel)
  • Deadliest Catch (Discovery Channel)
  • Intervention (A&E)
  • Million Dollar Listing New York (Bravo)
  • Naked And Afraid (Discovery Channel)
  • Wahlburgers (A&E)

Outstanding Variety Special

  • Bill Maher: Live From D.C. (HBO)
  • The Kennedy Center Honors (CBS)
  • Louis C.K.: Live At The Comedy Store (LouisCK.net)
  • Mel Brooks Live At The Geffen (HBO)
  • The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (NBC)
  • Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! (PBS)

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Series

  • The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
  • The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
  • Inside Amy Schumer (Comedy Central)
  • Key & Peele (Comedy Central)
  • Last Week Tonight With John Oliver (HBO)

Outstanding Writing For A Variety Special

  • The 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards (NBC)
  • Key & Peele Super Bowl Special (Comedy Central)
  • Louis C.K.: Live At The Comedy Store (LouisCK.net)
  • Mel Brooks Live At The Geffen (HBO)
  • The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special (NBC)

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Series

  • “Show 11040” directed by James Hoskinson (The Colbert Report)
  • “Show 20103” directed by Chuck O’Neil (The Daily Show With Jon Stewart)
  • “12 Angry Men” directed by Amy Schumer and Ryan McFaul (Inside Amy Schumer)
  • “Show 4214” directed by Jerry Foley (Late Show With David Letterman)
  • “Show 203” directed by Dave Diomedi (The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon)

Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special

  • “Annie Lennox: Nostalgia Live In Concert” directed by Natalie Johns
  • “The Kennedy Center Honors” directed by Louis J. Horvitz
  • “The Oscars” directed by Hamish Hamilton
  • “The Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special” directed by Don Roy King
  • “68th Annual Tony Awards” directed by Glenn Weiss

Again, the 67th Emmy Awards telecast airs live coast-to-coast on Sunday, September 20 (8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT) on FOX from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles.


Source: Emmys

Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Empire, Reign, Robot Chicken, and More

While we provide you with a list of available new releases Now Available to Own every Tuesday, Coming Soon to Blu-ray and DVD looks at all of the recent home video announcements. For the week of July 4, 2015 we have Empire (Season 1), Reign (Season 2), Robot Chicken (Season 7), and more. Find out when they’ll be out and what special features movie fans can expect below.

The Following Season 3 Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD October 13

The Following: The Complete Third and Final Season (Kevin Williamson) Rated TV-14 [43 min] – A brilliant and charismatic, yet psychotic serial killer communicates with other active serial killers and activates a cult of believers following his every command. Starring Kevin Bacon, James Purefoy, and Shawn Ashmore

Special Features:

  • When Heroes Lie
  • Evil Has Many Faces
  • Ryan and Romance
  • The Art of the Crime Scene
  • The Following: Funny AND Die
  • Severed Scenes
  • Gag Reel
  • 2014 New York Comic-Con Panel

Empire Season 1 Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray and DVD September 15

Empire: The Complete First Season (Lee Daniels and Danny Strong) Rated TV-14 [42 min] – A father, who runs a successful music business, is diagnosed with a neurodegenerative disease and has to choose one of his three sons to take over when he dies. Starring Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, Grace Gaeley, Kaitlin Doubleday, and Bryshere Y. Gray

Special features include:

  • No Apologies – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) Uncut Music Performance
  • I Wanna Love You –Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) Uncut Music Performance
  • Come Away With Me – Video Medley – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon)
  • Whatever Makes You Happy (feat. Jennifer Hudson & Juicy J) Uncut Music Performance
  • Keep it Movin – Byshere Y. Gray (Hakeem Lyon) and Serayah McNeill (Tiana) Uncut Music Performance
  • Tell the Truth – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) Uncut Music Performance
  • Nothing to Lose – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) Uncut Music Performance
  • Power of The Empire Video Medley – Byshere Y. Gray (Hakeem Lyon)
  • For My God – Jennifer Hudson (Michelle) Uncut Music Performance
  • Good Enough – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) Uncut Music Performance
  • You’re So Beautiful – Estelle, Terrence Howard (Lucious Lyon), Taraji P. Henson (Cookie Lyon), Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon), Byshere Y. Gray (Hakeem Lyon) feat. Serayah McNeill (Tiana) Uncut Music Performance
  • You’re So Beautiful – Jussie Smollett (Jamal Lyon) Uncut Music Performance
  • Drip Drop (DIRTY i-Tunes) – Byshere Y. Gray (Hakeem Lyon) feat. Serayah McNeill (Tiana) Uncut Music Performance
  • What is Love Video Medley – feat. Veronika Bozeman
  • Featurette: Empire: It’s in the Music
  • Featurette: The Empire of Style
  • Special Feature: Commentary on the “Pilot”

A Little Chaos Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray and Digital HD August 4

A Little Chaos (Alan Rickman) [Limited] Rated R [117 min] – Two talented landscape artists become romantically entangled while building a garden in King Louis XIV’s palace at Versailles. Starring Kate Winslet, Alan Rickman, Stanley Tucci, and Matthias Schoenaerts

  • No special features listed at this time

Reign Season 2 DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD October 6

Reign: The Complete Second Season (Laurie McCarthy and Stephanie Sengupta) Rated TV-14 [42 min] – Mary, Queen of Scots, faces political and sexual intrigue in the treacherous world of the French court. Starring Adelaide Kane, Megan Follows, Torrance Coombs, Toby Regbo, Celina Sinden, Caitlin Stasey, and Anna Popplewell

Special features include:

  • Playing By Her Rules: A Day on Set with a Queen and Her Court behind-the-scenes featurette will take fans on set for one day in the life of their favorite reigning Queen, Adalaide Kane, and her co-stars.
  • Deleted Scenes

Robot Chicken Season 7 DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD July 21

Robot Chicken: The Complete Seventh Season (Seth Green, Matthew Senreich, and Mike Fasolo) Rated TV-MA [11 min] – From creators Seth Green and Matthew Senreich, ‘Robot Chicken’ is stop-motion animation with a demented twist. Starring Seth Green, Breckin Meyer, Matthew Senreich

Special features include:

  • Commentary on all Twenty Episodes
  • Bonus Christmas Special with Commentary
  • Featurettes
  • Cut Sketches

iZombie DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD September 29

iZombie: The Complete First Season (Diane Ruggiero and Rob Thomas) Rated TV-14 [42 min] – A medical resident finds that being a zombie has its perks, which she uses to assist the police. Starring Rose McIver, Malcolm Goodwin, Rahul Kohli, Robert Buckley, and Blaine DeBeers

  • Deleted Scenes
  • iZombie: 2014 Comic-Con Panel

The Last Survivors DVD Box Cover Art

Available on VOD and Digital Download August 4

The Last Survivors (Thomas S. Hammock) Unrated [95 min] – A teenage girl fights to protect the last working well in a drought-stricken valley from a greedy water baron. Starring Haley Lu Richardson, Booboo Stewart, Max Charles, and Nicole Arianna Fox

  • No special features listed until Blu-ray/DVD release later this year

Little House on the Prairie Season 6 Blu-ray Box Cover Art

Available on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD July 14

Little House on the Prairie (Blanche Hanalis) Rated TV-PG [60 min] – The life and adventures of the Ingalls family in the 19th century American West. Starring Melissa Gilbert, Michael Landon, Lindsay Greenbush, Sidney Greebush, Karen Grassle, and Melissa Sue Anderson

  • “The Little House Phenomenon – Part Six: “A Lasting Legacy”

Lawless Kingdom DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand September 1

Lawless Kingdom [Original Title: “Si da ming bu 2”] (Gordon Chan) Unrated [114 min] – Four detectives, each with supernatural powers, dedicate their unique and special skills to solving crimes and apprehending powerful criminals. Starring Chao Deng, Yifei Liu, and Anthony Chau-Sang Won

  • No special features listed at this time

Lords of London DVD Box Cover Art

Available on DVD, Digital HD, and On Demand September 1

Lords of London (Antonio Simoncini) Rated R [90 min] – A London gangster must confront his ruthless father’s past in order to alter the gritty, abusive path that his life is spiraling down after a shakedown goes awry. Starring Glen Murphy, Ray Winstone, and Serena Iansiti

  • No special features listed at this time.

And that’s it for this week. What are you looking forward to picking up when they release?

Stay tuned for more Blu-Ray and DVD announcements every Saturday.


All plot synopses courtesy of IMDb.com

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2015 Critics’ Choice Television Awards Winners List

2015 Critics Choice Television Awards Winners List

Tonight the Broadcast Television Journalists Association held its 5th Annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards. Just like its sister organization (Broadcast Film Critics Association) has its own award show now going on its 21st year, the BTJA honors the greatest in television, as its name implies. The ceremony honored programs and performances that aired between June 1, 2014 and May 31, 2015. HBO walked away tonight the big winner with seven awards while the rest of the board was pretty scattered due to the recently excellent year on the small screen. See the full winners list and some brief commentary after the jump. Continue reading