Now Available to Own: The Force Awakens, Casual, and More

Brace your bank accounts, it’s time to see what’s Now Available to Own for the week of April 5, 2016. Every Tuesday we run down new movie and television releases that you can enjoy in the comfort of your own home. New on shelves this week are Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens, Casual Season 1, Mojave, and more.

Movies on Blu-ray

Star Wars The Force Awakens Blu-ray Box Cover ArtStar Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens (J.J. Abrams) Rated PG-13 [135 min] – Three decades after the defeat of the Galactic Empire, a new threat arises. The First Order attempts to rule the galaxy and only a ragtag group of heroes can stop them, along with the help of the Resistance. Starring Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac, Adam Driver, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Lupita Nyong’o, Domhnall Gleeson, and Peter Mayhew

The Force Awakens is everything. Everything we hoped it could be in terms of exceeding expectations, but also copying almost everything about the original trilogy we know and love. Visually, the The Force Awakens is stunning and the casting is perfect. The narrative is familiar, but refreshing. It’s the bee’s knees. But the quality of the movie isn’t just what makes this film great, it’s also the pre-production behind the scenes leading up to The Force Awakens that embodies the magic and the wonder of what it took to turn this dream into a reality. And the special features absolutely capture the charm and excitement surrounding this momentous occasion. Because The Force Awakens is a true event movie that only comes around once every blue moon. Even without seeing the special features you can tell how much heart was put into carefully crafting this movie, but they help build the experience as a fan.

Special features include:

  • Secrets of The Force Awakens: A Cinematic Journey – For the first time, discover the complete story behind the making of The Force Awakens, revealed through in-depth footage and exclusive interviews with the actors and filmmakers in this feature documentary.
  • The Story Awakens: The Table Read – Cast members familiar and new reflect on the memorable day they all first came together to read the movie’s script.
  • Building BB-8 – See how the filmmakers brought the newest droid to the screen, creating an instant fan favorite in the Star Wars universe.
  • Crafting Creatures – Watch movie magic as the filmmakers bring a cast of new creatures to life.
  • Blueprint of a Battle: The Snow Fight – Go deeper into the epic, climactic lightsaber battle between Rey and Kylo Ren.
  • John Williams: The Seventh Symphony – The legendary composer shares personal insights of his work on Star Wars and The Force Awakens.
  • ILM: The Visual Magic of The Force – An insider’s look into the remarkable digital artistry of the movie’s visual effects.
  • Force For Change – Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. See how the Star Wars: Force for Change initiative has united Star Wars fans all over the globe to help others.
  • Deleted Scenes

Casual Season 1 DVD Box Cover ArtCasual: Season 1 (Zander Lehmann) Rated TV-MA [25min] – A new comedy series about a bachelor brother and his newly divorced sister living under one roof again. Together, they coach each other through the crazy world of dating while raising her teenage daughter. Starring Michaela Watkins, Tommy Dewey, and Tara Lynne Barr

I am not a subscriber to Hulu because I’d rather not pay money to still see ads, but I’m glad I had the chance to review Casual. It’s really nice to see Jason Reitman get behind a property that actually turned out better than his recent ventures. Casual offers a lot of promise, but it needs to treat its female characters better. The only person who is really fleshed out well and has dimension is Tommy Dewey’s character, who similarly feels like Joel McHale in Community, almost the same mannerisms too. I’d like to see what happens next, but it’s not a show that I would care to watch week to week.

Special features include:

  • “Creating Casual” Featurette

Episodes Season 4 DVD Box Cover ArtEpisodes: Season 4 (David Crane and Jeffrey Klarik) Rated TV-MA [30min] – When husband and wife writing team Sean and Beverly set out to reproduce their British TV hit for an American network, all of their worst fears come true as Hollywood lives up to its reputation for absurdity. Starring Matt LeBlanc, Tamsin Greig, and Stephen Mangan

In a world where shows get cancelled in a blink of an eye, Episodes does a pretty swell job at luring back it’s main characters to continue writing for Hollywood execs on a show they have little passion for at this point. The honesty in the writing is sharp, but the tone I’m still not very fond. It’s suppose to be a comedy and yet everyone is so miserable and unhappy. It’s hard to root for characters when they’re always down on their luck and at the same time we’re suppose to be laughing at the situations they get themselves into. It’s a decent show and a solid fourth season for the series in generally, it’s just not something I’m truly over the moon for.

Special features include:

  • No special features included

House of Lies Season 4 DVD Box Cover ArtHouse of Lies: Season 4 (Matthew Carnahan) Rated TV-MA [28 min] – A subversive, scathing look at a self-loathing management consultant from a top-tier firm. Marty, a highly successful, cutthroat consultant is never above using any means (or anyone) necessary to get his clients the information they want. Starring Don Cheadle, Kristen Bell, and Ben Schwartz

Season 4 of House of Lies is littered with the aftermath of an explosive third season. Backstabbing and plotting continue while Don Cheadle remains to be a true force of nature. While the show is slick and quick-witted, I’m not that fond of many of its supporting characters. If it weren’t for Don Cheadle’s charisma, I’m not sure I’d be able to enjoy House of Lies as much. I think this fourth season does a good job at answering the many questions the third season leaves us with while also establishing many things to look forward to for fans coming into the fifth season.

Special features include:

  • No special features included

Mojave Blu-Ray Box Cover ArtMojave (William Monahan) Rated R [1h 33min] – A suicidal artist goes into the desert, where he finds his doppelgänger, a homicidal drifter. Starring Oscar Isaac, Garrett Hedlund, and Mark Wahlberg

If you’re looking to find another stellar Oscar Issac performance in Mojave best of luck to you. Although the esteemed up-and-coming actor puts on quite the show, the rest of the film will leave you frustrated. For the man who wrote The Departed, William Monahan, does not bring the best judgement when it comes to sitting in the director’s seat. Aside from Isaac chewing up every scene he’s in, it’s as if he’s acting against a wooden plank when. Garrett Hedlund is the yin to Isaac’s yang and it serves Mojave poorly, providing an odd sense of tone and off-balance chemistry. It doesn’t work. Monahan desparately wants Mojave to be all of the things, but within the short run time the film feels overstuffed and frantic. Mojave doesn’t know what it exactly wants to be and at the same time it wants to be all of the things. Not even the special features can really help you on this one. Lacking in extras, the few it offers only mystifies and brings more

Special features include:

  • “A Doppelgänger and the Desert: Making Mojave” Featurette
  • Deleted Scenes

Also Available to Own

  • Banshee (Season 3)
  • Brickleberry (Season3)
  • The Expanse (Season 1)
  • NYPD Blue (Season 9)
  • Salem (Season 2)

All prices from Amazon.com. Best Buy, Frys, and Target all price match online prices.

What will you be taking home this week? Tell us in the comments section below!


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Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD: Creed, The Hunger Games, 99 Homes and More

Coming Soon to Blu-Ray and DVD for the week of January 30, 2016 includes Creed, The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2, 99 Homes, In the Heart of the Sea, and more Continue reading

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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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