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–>>

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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.

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.

disappointed

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.

clint eastwood disgusted

Like what were they thinking?

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

don draper crying

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

crying arrested development

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

Complete Comic-Con 2015 Television Panels Schedule

Most would say we are in the Golden Age of television. Everywhere you look there’s a new superhero show emerging or a fun genre bending procedural popping up. There are a smorgasbord of TV series on every channel for everyone, and fortunately for Comic-Con 2015 attendees there will be a bounty of panels to attend.  The Comic-Con 2015 television panels include the likes of HBO’s Game of Thrones, AMC’s The Walking Dead, ABC’s Once Upon a Time, TNT’s The Last Ship, Fox’s Gotham, The CW’s Arrow, MTV’s Scream, and the highly anticipated Supergirl from CBS. And don’t forget the popular animated series such as Archer, Bob’s Burgers, Rick and Morty, Adventure Time, and more. Check out the full list of panels below:

Preview Night Comic-Con 2015 Television Panels

CBS Supergirl Arrow Flash

6:00pm – 10:00pm Special Sneak Peek Pilot Screenings – Comic-Con and Warner Bros. Television proudly continue their annual Preview Night tradition, with exclusive world premiere screenings of the pilot episodes of four of the most highly anticipated series of the 2015-16 television season. Ballroom 20

  • Supergirl – In the vast DC Comics Universe of superheroes, the rich mythology of Superman, the planet Krypton and the House of El is perhaps the most famous and instantly recognizable. Enter Supergirl! Born Kara Zor-El on the doomed planet Krypton, the preteen Kara escaped at the same time as the infant Kal-El but didn’t arrive on Earth until many years later after being lost in the Phantom Zone. Protected and raised by her adopted family, the Danvers, Kara grew up in the shadow of her foster sister, Alex, and learned to hide the phenomenal powers she shares with her famous cousin. Years later, at age 24, living in National City and working as an assistant for Catco Worldwide Media mogul Cat Grant, Kara has spent so many years trying to fit in that she forgot to ever stand out. All that changes when she decides to embrace her superhuman abilities and become the hero she was always destined to be. With the help of Daily Planet photographer James Olsen, her bioengineer sister Alex, and the research of the super-secret, off-the-grid Department of Extra-Normal Operations (DEO) and its head, Hank Henshaw, who are tasked with keeping the Earth safe from aliens, Kara takes to the skies to protect her world. Her foes include both a sinister extraterrestrial menace and the high-tech terrestrial threat of clever villains with powerful weaponry. The series stars Melissa Benoist (Whiplash, Glee), Chyler Leigh (Grey’s Anatomy), and Mehcad Brooks (True Blood), with David Harewood (Homeland) and Calista Flockhart (Brothers & Sisters), and is executive produced by Greg Berlanti (The Flash, Arrow), Ali Adler (Chuck), Andrew Kreisberg (The Flash, Arrow) and Sarah Schechter (Pan, The Flash). From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television, Supergirl premieres Mondays at 8/7c on CBS this November.
  • Blindspot – Sullivan Stapleton (300: Rise of an Empire) and Jaimie Alexander (Thor films) star in Blindspot, a one-hour action thriller from Berlanti Productions (The Flash, Arrow, Pan) and writer/executive producer Martin Gero (Stargate: Atlantis). Stapleton plays hardened FBI agent Kurt Weller, who is drawn into a complex conspiracy when a naked amnesiac, Jane Doe (Alexander), is found in Times Square covered in a series of cryptic tattoos…including his name on her back. As Weller and his teammates at the FBI begin to investigate the veritable treasure map found in Jane Doe’s tattoos, they are drawn into a high-stakes underworld that twists and turns through a labyrinth of secrets and revelations-the information they uncover might ultimately change the world. In addition to Stapleton and Alexander, the series stars Rob Brown (Treme), Audrey Esparza (Public Morals), Ukweli Roach (Eternal Law), Ashley Johnson (The Killing), and Marianne Jean-Baptiste (Without a Trace). From Berlanti Productions in association with Warner Bros. Television Blindspot premieres this fall Mondays at 10/9c on NBC.
  • Containment – When a mysterious and deadly epidemic breaks out in Atlanta, a vast urban quarantine is quickly enforced, forcing those stuck on the inside to fight for their lives while local and federal officials desperately search for a. Torn apart from their loved ones, the survivors trapped within the cordon are fighting against not only fatal infection but also isolation, fear, and the disintegration of society around them. But as they begin to gain each other’s trust, hope remains, and on either side of the cordon unlikely heroes will rise. Containment stars David Gyasi (Interstellar), Christina Moses (How We Met), Chris Wood (The Vampire Diaries), Kristen Gutoskie, Claudia Black (The Originals), George Young, Hanna Mangan Lawrence ( Spartacus: Vengeance), and Trevor St. John (One Life to Live). Based on the original Belgian series created by Carl Joos for Eyeworks, Containment is produced by My So-Called Company in association with Warner Bros. Television, with executive producers Julie Plec (The Vampire Diaries, The Originals) and David Nutter (The Flash, Arrow).
  • Lucifer – Lucifer is the story of the original fallen angel. Bored and unhappy as the Lord of Hell, Lucifer Morningstar has resigned his throne and retired to the City of Angels, where he owns an upscale piano bar called Lux. When a beautiful pop star is murdered, for the first time in roughly 10 billion years, he feels something awaken deep within him. Is he actually capable of feelings for a human being? The very thought disturbs him. The murder attracts the attention of LAPD homicide detective Chloe Dancer, who finds herself both repulsed and fascinated by Lucifer. At the same time, God’s emissary, the angel Amenadiel, has been sent to Los Angeles to convince Lucifer to return to Hell. But with the City of Angels at his feet and a newfound purpose, Lucifer’s having too much fun to go back now. Sexy, dark and irreverent, Lucifer stars Tom Ellis (Rush), Lauren German (Chicago Fire), DB Woodside (24, Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Lesley-Ann Brandt (Spartacus series), Nicholas Gonzalez (Sleepy Hollow), Scarlett Estevez, and Rachael Harris (The Hangover) and is executive produced by Jerry Bruckheimer (Pirates of the Caribbean films), Jonathan Littman (CSI series), Tom Kapinos (Californication), Ildy Modrovich (Necessary Roughness), Len Wiseman (Underworld films), and Joe Henderson (Almost Human). From Jerry Bruckheimer Television and Aggressive Mediocrity in association with Warner Bros. Television, and based on characters created by Neil Gaiman, Sam Kieth, and Mike Dringenberg for DC Entertainment’s Vertigo imprint, Lucifer premieres Midseason on FOX.
  • Teen Titans Go! – The Teen Titans are back at it again, in Teen Titans Go!, with all new comedic adventures both in and out of Titans Tower and Warner Bros has you covered by screening a brand-new episode. Based on DC Comics characters and produced by Warner Bros. Animation, Teen Titans Go! airs Thursdays at 6/5c on Cartoon Network.

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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

WonderCon 2015: Friday Schedule [The Flash, iZombie, The Walking Dead, and More]

WonderCon Anaheim 2015 Friday Schedule

As Easter weekend approaches, so does what we could consider the start of convention season. Kicking things off per usual is WonderCon in Anaheim, CA – the little brother of the internationally famous San Diego Comic-Con. Starting April 3 through 5, Southern California will be invaded by Whovians, Trekkies, and other pop culture aficionados looking to express their inner geek. Friday’s schedule is packed with panels for Back to the Future, The Flash, Gotham, Wayward Pines, The Last Man on Earth, and much more. Check out the full schedule for Friday at WonderCon 2015 after the break. Continue reading