Movie nominations at the top, TV nominations below
12 YEARS A SLAVE 7
AMERICAN HUSTLE 7
CAPTAIN PHILLIPS 4
INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS 3
MANDELA: LONG WALK TO FREEDOM 3
AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY 2
ALL IS LOST 2
BLUE JASMINE 2
DALLAS BUYERS CLUB 2
THE WOLF OF WALL STREET 2
BEFORE MIDNIGHT 1
BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR 1
DESPICABLE ME 2 1
ENOUGH SAID 1
FRANCES HA 1
LABOR DAY 1
ONE CHANCE 1
SAVING MR. BANKS 1
THE BOOK THIEF 1
THE CROODS 1
THE GREAT BEAUTY 1
THE HUNGER GAMES: CATCHING FIRE 1
THE HUNT 1
THE PAST 1
THE WIND RISES 1
1. BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a. 12 YEARS A SLAVE
Plan B Entertainment, New Regency Productions and River Road Entertainment;
Fox Searchlight Pictures
b. CAPTAIN PHILLIPS
Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing
Warner Bros. Pictures / Esperanto Filmoj / Heyday Films; Warner Bros. Pictures
Pathe, BBC Films, BFI, Canal+, Cine+, Baby Cow/Magnolia Mae;
The Weinstein Company
Universal Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media, Imagine
Entertainment, Working Title, Revolution Films; Universal Pictures
2. BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
a. CATE BLANCHETT BLUE JASMINE
b. SANDRA BULLOCK GRAVITY
c. JUDI DENCH PHILOMENA
d. EMMA THOMPSON SAVING MR. BANKS
e. KATE WINSLET LABOR DAY
I will put the movie nominees in a separate post. The Globes list the movie categories first, hence the numbers starting at 15.
15. BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
a. BREAKING BAD AMC
Sony Pictures Television
b. DOWNTON ABBEY PBS
c. THE GOOD WIFE CBS
CBS Television Studios in Association with Scott Free Productions and King Size
d. HOUSE OF CARDS NETFLIX
Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with
Media Rights Capital for Netflix
e. MASTERS OF SEX SHOWTIME
Showtime, Sony Pictures Television, Round Two Productions,
The official word: Cleveland stars as itself in the new globally-distributed superhero comic series, APAMA!
The creators of the series, Ted Sikora and Milo Miller, have signed a deal to be delivered worldwide digitally via Comixology, the same service that delivers downloadable comics of Spider-Man, Bat-Man, Walking Dead, and another Cleveland creation, Super-Man!To read more or comment...
The official word: I wanted to let you know that MTV just announced its “Best Movies of 2013” list available here: www.bestof.mtv.com. The criteria included overall quality, box office success, buzz and consideration of the Awards season horse races. All films included must have a premiere date prior to the end of this year....
According to the experts at MTV – the Top 10 Best Movies of 2013 include in rank order:
2. This Is the End
3. Wolf of Wall Street
4. The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
5. Iron Man 3
6. 12 Years a Slave
7. American Hustle
8. Spring Breakers
9. World War Z
10. The World's End
From the very long official word: Nominees for the 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® for outstanding performances in 2013 in five film and eight television categories as well as the SAG Awards honors for outstanding action performances by film and television stunt ensembles were announced this morning in Los Angeles at the Pacific Design Center’s SilverScreen Theater in West Hollywood....
The 20th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® will be simulcast live nationally on TNT and TBS on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2014 at 8 p.m. (ET)/5 p.m. (PT) from the Los Angeles Shrine Exposition Center. An encore performance will air immediately following on TNT at 10 p.m. (ET)/7 p.m. (PT). A live stream of the SAG Awards can also be viewed online through the TBS and TNT websites, as well as through the Watch TBS and Watch TNT apps for iOS or Android. (Viewers must sign in using their TV provider user name and password in order to view the live stream.)To read more or comment...
The official word:
CBS has ordered THE DOVEKEEPERS, a four-hour miniseries event based on Alice Hoffman’s acclaimed historical novel about four extraordinary women whose lives intersect in a fight for survival at the siege of Masada. The miniseries, which is planned for broadcast in 2015, is the first project from CBS Entertainment and CBS Television Studios’ recently announced Limited Series and Event Programming unit.To read more or comment...
The official word: One of the most enduring Broadway classics of all time, HELLO, DOLLY! starring Sally Struthers, arrives in Akron as Broadway In Akron brings this timeless masterpiece to The University of Akron’s E. J. Thomas Hall on January 9 & 10, 2014 at 7:30PM.
Tickets for HELLO, DOLLY! Are on sale now and start at only $36.50. Tickets are available online at ticketmater.com or at the Thomas Hall Ticket Office. To Charge-By-Phone, call 800-745-3000. Groups of 10 or more should call 855-824-3405.To read more or comment...
Posts here will be more sporadic for the rest of December. The past week included the end of my teaching stint for the fall and then preparing the final grades, some extra time in church, and now I am heavily into holiday preparation and taking off chunks of time to do so. But I expect to post a few times a week, if not more often for the remainder of the year.
Anyone else watching "The Sing-Off"? I am glad to have it back and find it much more enjoyable than "The X-Factor,": "The Voice" and other elaborate musical efforts.To read more or comment...
The official word: AMC announced today it will air two back-to-back marathons of its Emmy® Award-winning original dramas Breaking Bad and The Walking Dead. A four-day Breaking Bad marathon, which kicks off at noon ET/PT each day from Friday, December 27 through Monday, December 30, will feature every episode from the series’ critically acclaimed five seasons, making AMC the only destination for cable subscribers to watch every Breaking Bad episode for free. On New Year’s Eve day, December 31, at 9am ET/PT, AMC will air a two-day marathon of The Walking Dead. Beginning with the pilot, episodes will air back-to-back in chronological order until 5am ET on January 2, 2014. ...
The Walking Dead will return for the second half of its fourth season at 9pm on Sunday, February 9, followed by a new episode of Talking Dead at 10 pm.
The sketch, by the way, is based on a survey that was originally released in May.To read more or comment...
You can read my review of the movie here. The official word: Anchor Bay Entertainment and The Weinstein Company are proud to announce the new Digital HD date of the critically acclaimed FRUITVALE STATION on December 31, 2013.
The film premiered to high praise at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, winning both the Grand Jury Prize for dramatic feature and the Audience Award for U.S. dramatic film, the first film since 2009’s Precious to simultaneously capture both awards. It also played in the Un Certain Regard section at this year’s Festival de Cannes, taking home the Prize of the Future award. On Monday evening, the Independent Filmmaker Project awarded Ryan Coogler and Michael B. Jordan for the 2013 Gotham Independent Film Bingham Ray Breakthrough Director and Breakthrough Actor awards, respectively. The NYFCC will honor Ryan Coogler with the Best First Film award on January 6, 2014.To read more or comment...
Tonight at 9, TNT premieres the series set among '40s cops and mobsters in Los Angeles, with two episodes running tonight and the next two Wednesdays. This is my kind of stuff. I have read the John Buntin book "L.A. Noir" which inspired the TV series, not to mention Paul Lieberman's articles about the real-ife L.A. "gangster squad" -- which led to a book and then, later, the "Gangster Squad" movie -- which disappointed me even more because I am so interested in the period.
This should all have made me a prime viewer for "Mob City," which has some of the look and none of the energy of the period it deals with. In fact, during a key scene in tonight's telecast, the drawn-out and draggy dialogue put me to sleep.To read more or comment...
The official word: 2013—Universal Pictures today announced that a percentage of proceeds from the upcoming home entertainment release of Fast & Furious 6 will be donated to Paul Walker’s non-profit Reach Out WorldWide, a network of professionals with first responder skill-sets who augment local expertise when natural disasters strike in order to accelerate relief efforts. Walker founded the organization after witnessing deficiencies in local activations following the January 2010 Haiti earthquake, and he remained passionately devoted to the charity.
“With the passing of Paul, the world has lost a man who spent a great deal of his life in service to others. We share in the deep grief of his family, friends and the countless fans who love him,” said Donna Langley, Chairman, Universal Pictures. “We keep Paul’s memory alive and honor his legacy through continued support of Reach Out WorldWide, the non-profit he founded to give hope to those who must rebuild after they have experienced natural disasters.”To read more or comment...
The official word: The second season of the Netflix original series, from Media Rights Capital, “House of Cards,” premieres Friday, February 14, 2014. All 13-episodes of the season starring Academy Award® winner Kevin Spacey (“Horrible Bosses,” “American Beauty,” “The Usual Suspects”) and Golden Globe® nominee Robin Wright (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “Forrest Gump”), who both received Emmy® nominations for their performances in the first season, will be available for members to watch instantly in all territories where Netflix is available.
From director David Fincher (“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” “The Social Network”), award-winning playwright and Academy Award® nominated screenwriter Beau Willimon (“Farragut North,” “The Ides of March”) and Academy Award® winner Eric Roth (“Forrest Gump,” “Munich,” “The Insider”), this critically-acclaimed drama slithers beneath the curtain and through the back halls of greed, sex, love and corruption in modern Washington D.C.To read more or comment...
A note from series co-star Daniel Dae Kim arrived today. The textt:
Dear Television Reporter:To read more or comment...
I know, the production airs live on NBC Thursday. Wouldn't want to delay a chance at product cross-promotion, would we? The album includes "studio recordings for all of the musical numbers that are performed by the cast members in the live broadcast." The full official word:
In stores today, Sony Masterworks releases the companion soundtrack to NBC’s live broadcast of “The Sound of Music,” based on the classic stage musical. The three-hour live production, starring six-time Grammy Award winner Carrie Underwood as Maria von Trapp, will air on December 5, 2013.To read more or comment...
Tickets for the Cleveland show go on sale Dec. 16. The official word: One of the top global touring acts of our time, having sold nearly 4 million tickets during her first 3 tours, Lady Gaga is hitting the road in support of her new album ARTPOP. Live Nation announced today that Lady Gaga’s artRave: The ARTPOP Ball will begin May 4th in Ft. Lauderdale. The tour
will include several cities that have not hosted Lady Gaga before as well as cities
that missed her tour earlier this year following a hip injury, which forced her to cancel. The announcement of artRave: The ARTPOP Ball tour follows the immediate sell-out of a historic residency at NYC’s Roseland Ballroom from March 28 - April 7, 2014. Lady Gaga will perform the final seven shows at the venue before it closes down forever, and simultaneously set the record for the most consecutive shows by any
artist at the Roseland. Tickets for artRave: The ARTPOP Ball will go on sale beginning Monday, Dec. 9, 2013.
Littlemonsters.com members will have first access to tickets. Members who RSVP to the event listings for the shows they wish to attend within LittleMonsters.com will be provided a unique code and may order online while quantities last. For all shows going on sale on December 9th, members will be able to purchase tickets starting Tuesday, December 3rd at 2:00 p.m. through Thursday, December 5th. For the shows going on sale December 16th members will be able to purchase tickets starting Tuesday, December 10th through Thursday, December 10th. There will be a ticket limit of four (4) per member.Citi is the official credit card of the Lady Gaga’s artRave: The ARTPOP Ball tour. Citi cardmembers will have access to presale tickets beginning Wednesday, December 4th at 10 a.m. through Citi’s Private Pass Program. For complete presale details visit: www.citiprivatepass.com.
Tickets for artRave: The ARTPOP Ball will go on sale starting Monday, December 9th at 10 a.m. General Admission floor tickets are $85.00. Reserved seating also available for $35.00, $49.50, $85.00 and $200 (plus applicable service fees). Tickets on sale at www.livenation.com.To read more or comment...
The official word: Be sure to get some of Amy Schumer’s comedy when she hits the road next year. Tickets for Inside Amy Schumer’s Back Door Tour will go on sale this Friday, December 6 at 10:00 a.m. (local time) with tour info and links to purchase tickets available at http://www.cc.com/comedy-tours and www.amyschumer.com. This is Schumer’s second national tour with Comedy Central which kicks off on Friday, January 24, 2014 in New York City at Best Buy Theater and travels to more than 30 cities (full tour schedule at the end of this release). The tour is produced by AEG Live.
“Inside Amy Schumer” launched on April 30, 2013 and ranked as a top three program on cable among M18-34 and M18-24 in its Tuesday 10:30P-11P timeslot during its first season. The series is currently in production for its second season and set to debut on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT on Comedy Central. “Inside Amy Schumer,” created by Schumer and Daniel Powell, who executive produces along with head writer Jessi Klein, provides an intimate look into the mind of comedian Amy Schumer, who, through a series of scripted vignettes, stand-up comedy, and man- on-the-street interviews, explores topics revolving around sex, relationships, and the general clusterf*ck that is life.To read more or comment...
The official word: Telemundo announced its special programming to commemorate the anniversary of the tragic death of blockbuster Hispanic singer Jenni Rivera. Starting Thursday, December 5, the network’s reporting team will travel to the state of Nuevo León in Mexico to cover tributes organized by family and fans of the Diva de la Banda for “Un Nuevo Día”(7AM/6 C), “Al Rojo Vivo con María Celeste” (5PM/6 C) and “Noticiero Telemundo” (6:30PM/5:30 C).
The commemorative programming will include an investigative segment on “Enfoque con José Díaz-Balart,” Sunday, December 8 at 12PM/11AM C, about the plane crash that took the Hispanic superstar’s life. That evening, at 8PM/7 C, the network will present “Jenni Siempre Vivirá,” a Noticias Telemundo special hosted by María Celeste Arrarás and José Díaz-Balart in Monterrey. The special will include revelations about the circumstances of Rivera’s accident, exclusive interviews with family and close friends, the testimony of pilots and rescue workers, and a recreation of the star’s final days. Following the program, Telemundo host Mónica Noguera will present one of the singer’s most popular and acclaimed performances, “La gran señora en vivo” (9PM/8 C), held originally at Los Angeles’ Nokia Theater in November 2010. Between songs, Rivera spoke about her artistic influences and her relationship with her fans.