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Some Thoughts on Today’s Emmy Nominations…

July 20, 2012

So, today we saw several of the usual and deserving suspects grab multiple Emmy nominations like Modern Family, Breaking Bad and Mad Men. However, there were some big surprises and some upsetting snubs… Let’s take a look at some of those.

Good Surprises:

~ The Acting Love for Downton Abbey with Michelle Dockery (Mary), Hugh Bonneville (Lord Granville), Joanne Froggat (Anna), Brendan Coyle (Mr. Carson), and Jim Carter (Mr. Bates) all grabbing nods alongside last year’s winner Maggie Smith.
~ Anna Gunn finally grabbing a nod for Breaking Bad
~ Martha Plimpton getting a nod for The Good Wife despite being snubbed for Raising Hope
~ Veep getting nominated for Comedy Series. I thought only Julia Louis Dreyfuss would be recognized, so I’m thrilled
~ Max Greenfield, the standout performer on New Girl, joined his show’s star Zooey Deschanel with a nomination
~ Merrit Weaver finally getting a nomination for her hysterical work on Nurse Jackie … and yay for Edie Falco still getting recognized for her wonderful work too in one of the show’s best seasons.
~ Margaret Cho getting a nod for her side-splittingly hilarious work on 30 Rock
~ the continued love for Cat Deeley and So You Think You Can Dance
~ Jean Smart grabbing a nod for her brilliant turn on the cancelled Harry’s Law (joining the show’s star Kathy Bates who also grabbed a nod for her guest turn on Two and A Half Men)

I’m also very pleased in general with the nominations for Homeland, Breaking Bad, Modern Family, Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig, Game Change, Dot Marie Jones, Game of Thrones and all the actors from The Good Wife.

Now the bad…

~ Girls getting nods for series and star Lena Dunham. While I appreciate that Dunham is not your usual tv star, I despise this self-satisfied horribly unfunny show and its unlikable characters
~ The Voice got a nod over American Idol? That’s a tragedy!
~ Jon Cryer, Don Cheadle and Larry David all got nods over Parks & Recreation’s fantastic Adam Scott? That’s not right!
~ Boardwalk Empire‘s nods, ugh… They should rename it BOREDwalk Empire

And now the shocking snubs….

~ Where the hell is Parks and Recreation in Comedy Series and double, where the hell is Nick Offerman in Supporting Actor Comedy
~ So many Glee snubs, but the biggest were for Chris Colfer, Jane Lynch and guest star Matt Bomer... I guess the industry is no longer singing their tune…
~ Where in the world is The Good Wife for Drama Series?!!!
~ Former nominees left out in the cold: John Slattery (Mad Men), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Betty White (Hot in Cleveland), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Josh Charles (The Good Wife), Laura Linney (The Big C), Mirielle Enos (The Killing), Michelle Forbes (The Killing) and Hugh Laurie (House) who will sadly never have won for his iconic character.

There are tons more omissions that are upsetting like Lena Heady (Game of Thrones), John Noble and Anna Torv (Fringe), the rest of the cast of The Killing and the show for that matter, Happy Endings and its stars Casey Wilson and Damon Wayans Jr, everyone on GCB, Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Matthew Perry and Carrie Preston‘s guest work on The Good Wife, Megan Hilty (Smash), Jeff Perry and Kerry Washinton (Scandal), RuPaul and RuPaul’s Drag Race and on and on…. I’m sure I’ve missed a bunch, but my head is spinning as it is… For more on Emmy’s snubs, multiple nominees (Poehler, Dunham, Bates, Michael J. Fox and more), statistics and interesting facts, head to Deadline Hollywood here and let me know who your thoughts on the nominations below.

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Betty White

February 14, 2012

So, I’ve never been a big fan of Vday, ahem Valentine’s Day. However, if anyone can give us single folks a smile on this dumb day, it’s Betty White. Check out the Emmy winning star of Hot in Cleveland wishing you a wonderful holiday below. Thanks Betty!

The Actors Love “The Help” at tonight’s SAG Awards

January 30, 2012

Dominating the SAG Awards with a definitive 3 wins, The Help got some more Oscar juice. The wonderful film took home awards for Best Ensemble, Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer) and, in a little bit of an upset, Best Actress (Viola Davis). With her win, Davis is making a serious bid for the Oscar and now has to be considered the front-runner to her dear friend Meryl Streep (who I think should have won, but that’s bygones, because Davis is extraordinary regardless)… The other big surprise was Jean Dujardin taking out George Clooney in the Best Actor race. The Oscars look like they will have some serious battles ahead… Winning Supporting Actor was Christopher Plummer for Beginners... The TV races saw some really boring repeats with Alec Baldwin, Steve Buscemi and Boardwalk Empire, but at least Jessica Lange was a new winner in the Drama Actress category defeating last year’s victor Juliana Marguiles. For more on the show, head to TNT and check out all the winners below.
(Oh and props to everyone for stepping it up with some great fashion tonight~ much better than the Golden Globes.)

2012 SAG AWARD WINNERS:

Movies~
Best Ensemble: The Help
Best Actor: Jean Dujardin, The Artist
Best Actress: Viola Davis, The Help
Best Supporting Actor: Christopher Plummer, Beginners
Best Supporting Actress: Octavia Spencer, The Help
Stunt Ensemble: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Pt. 2

TV~

Drama Ensemble: Boardwalk Empire
Drama Actor: Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
Drama Actress: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
Comedy Ensemble: Modern Family
Comedy Actress: Betty White, Hot in Clevleand
Comedy Actor: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
TV Movie/Miniseries Actress: Kate Winslet, Mildred Pierce
TV Movie/Miniseries Actor: Paul Giamatti, Too Big to Fail
Stunt Ensemble: Game of Thrones

My Big Bold SAG Award Winner Predictions

January 27, 2012

It’s time for some new predictions… And I have a real stake in these because I actually got to vote for them! I’m speaking, of course, of the SAG Awards that will air this Sunday on TNT. It’s all about the actors rewarding other actors and as a proud member of SAG for over a decade, I’m always thrilled to get to vote for my favorites. With that said, I’m not gonna spill who I voted for (you can send me a private email for that). However, I will give you my big predictions that should see some clear Oscar faves continue their winning streaks… Maybe there will be a surprise or two? Who knows, but let’s take a look at my crystal ball…

My Big Bold SAG Award Winner Predictions!~

Movies~

Best Ensemble Cast:
The Artist, Bridesmaids, The Descendants, The Help, Midnight In Paris
Will & Should win: The Help
~spoiler: The Artist

Best Actor:
Demian Bichir (A Better Life), George Clooney (The Descendants), Jean Dujardin (The Artist), Leonardo DiCaprio (J. Edgar), Brad Pitt (Moneyball)
Will win: George Clooney
Should win: Jean Dujardin
~spoiler: Brad Pitt

Best Actress:
Glenn Close (Albert Nobbs), Viola Davis (The Help), Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady), Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin), Michelle Williams (My Week with Marilyn)
Will & Should win: Meryl Streep
~spoiler: Viola Davis
* this is probably the hottest contest for the film categories and could be real close. Plus, SAG voters got dvds of both Viola and Meryl’s films so they both have great shots at winning.

Best Supporting Actor:
Kenneth Branagh (My Week with Marilyn), Jonah Hill (Moneyball), Armie Hammer (J. Edgar), Nick Nolte (Warrior), Christopher Plummer (Beginners)
Will & Should win: Christopher Plummer
~spoiler: Kenneth Branagh (however, Nick Nolte is super worthy of a surprise win)

Best Supporting Actress:
Berenice Bejo (The Artist), Jessica Chastain (The Help), Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids), Janet McTeer (Albert Nobbs), Octavia Spencer (The Help)
Will & Should win: Octavia Spencer
~spoiler: Melissa McCarthy (hello who doesn’t love her?!!)

TV:

Drama Series Ensemble:
Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife
Will & Should win: The Good Wife (I’m going out on a big limb here… but it’s the only network show and the one most voters might watch. Plus it is frikkin’ fantastic)
~spoiler: Breaking Bad (a very worth winner it would be)

Drama Actor:
Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Patrick J. Adams (Suits)
Will & Should win: Bryan Cranston
~spoiler: Steve Buscemi

Drama Actress:
Kathy Bates (Harry’s Law), Glenn Close (Damages), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story), Juliana Marguiles (The Good Wife), Kyra Sedgewick (The Closer)
Will win: Juliana Marguiles
Should win: Glenn Close
~spoiler: Jessica Lange

Comedy Ensemble:
The Big Bang Theory, Glee, Modern Family, The Office, 30 Rock
Will & Should win: Modern Family
~spoiler: The Big Bang Theory

Comedy Actor:
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Steve Carrell (The Office), Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
Will & Should win: Ty Burrell
~ spoiler: Steve Carrell

Comedy Actress:
Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), Betty White (Hot in Cleveland)
Will win: Betty White
Should win: Julie Bowen
~spoiler: Sofia Vergara
* where the heck is Amy Poehler in this category??? Grrr

TV Movie/Miniseries Actor:
Laurence Fishburne (Thrugood), Paul Giamatti (Too Big To Fail), Greg Kinnear (The Kennedys), Guy Pearce (Midred Pierce), James Woods (Too Big To Fail)
Will & Should win: Guy Pearce
~spoiler: James Woods

TV Movie/Miniseries Actress:
Diane Lane (Cinema Verite), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), Emily Watson (Appropriate Adult), Kate Winslet (Mildred Pierce), Betty White (The Lost Valentine)
Will win: Kate Winslet
Should win: Diane Lane
~spoiler: Maggie Smith

There ya have it, my pics for who I think will win the SAG Awards on Sunday. Do you agree? Do you wish other people were nominated? Let me hear it below.

Weekend Wins Big with the LGBT Critics!

January 16, 2012

The brilliant gay relationship drama Weekend won big with the national Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association today as it was named both the best film of the year and the best LGBT film of 2011. The group made up of over 50 gay and lesbian critics also named Meryl Streep the performance of the year for The Iron Lady and 50/50 as the most unsung film of the year. The documentary, We Were Here, about the origins and the ongoing battle with the AIDS crisis won two awards as well….Check out all the winners, including TV faces like Glee, below.

 

2012 GALECA Winners~

Film of the Year: Weekend
LGBT Film: Weekend
Performance of the Year: Meryl Streep (The Iron Lady)
We’re Wilde about you Rising Star of the Year: Michael Fassbender (Shame, X Men: First Class, Jane Eyre, A Dangerous Method)
Unsung Film of the Year: 50/50
Best Documentary: We Were Here
Best LGBT Documentary: We Were Here
Campiest Film: The Muppets

TV~
Drama of the Year: American Horror Story
Comedy of the Year: Glee
TV Performance of the Year: Jessica Lange, American Horror Story
TV Musical Program of the Year: TIE~ Glee and Lady Gaga Presents The Monsters Ball Tour
Unsung TV Show: Suburgatory
Wilde Wit of the Year: Kathy Griffin
Timeless Star: Betty White
Campiest TV Show: Revenge

Betty White Raps!

October 12, 2011

Ok, this is an unexpected delight…
We all know Emmy winning icon and Hot in Cleveland star Betty White is a brilliantly talented actress and comedian. Many of her fans also know she’s quite adept in the musical theatre department too. However, I bet none of us knew she could rap…. But now, we get to see MC White in her glory. Check out the hilarious video below for “I’m Still Hot” by British dance artist Luciana featuring a rap by Betty. The song, available at all digital retailers, also will benefit the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association and The Lifeline Program.
Check check check it out.

Luciana w/Betty White “I’m Still Hot”

My Big Bold 2011 Emmy Winner Predictions

September 15, 2011

This Sunday Sept 18th is television’s big night, the Emmy Awards honoring the best on the tube in the past year. Emmy winner Jane Lynch (Glee) is up for another award this year and is our fearless host for the show that airs live at 8pm on the East coast (5pm for ya’ll on my side of the country). It should be a great show and we could see a wide variety of winners. However, I think the two big races will look like repeats from last year with Modern Family and Mad Men repeating in the Comedy and Drama categories… So, who else do I think will and should win? Take a look at my big bold perhaps clueless Emmy winner predictions below and watch the big show on Sunday night on Fox.

My Big Bold 2011 Emmy Winner Predictions~

Drama Series:
Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, Friday Night Lights, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife, Mad Men
Will win: Mad Men
Should win: The Good Wife
Spoiler: Boardwalk Empire

Comedy Series:
The Big Bang Theory, Glee, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, The Office, 30 Rock
Will & Should win: Modern Family
Spoiler: Parks and Recreation

Lead Actor Drama Series:
Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Hugh Laurie (House), Timothy Olyphant (Justified)
Will win: Jon Hamm
Should win: Michael C. Hall (hello, he’s never won, what???… yeah, it’s just my personal thing. However, apparently Jon Hamm really does deserve it for his submission episode “The Suitcase”)
Spoiler: Steve Buscemi

Lead Actress Drama Series:
Kathy Bates (Harry’s Law), Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), Mirielle Enos (The Killing), Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU), Juliana Marguiles (The Good Wife), Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Will & Should win: Juliana Marguiles
Spoiler: Elizabeth Moss

Lead Actor Comedy Series:
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Steve Carrell (The Office), Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory), Louis C.K. (Louie), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Will & Should win: Steve Carrell
Spoiler: Jim Parsons

Lead Actress Comedy Series:
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Laura Linney (The Big C), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly), Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
Will & Should win: Amy Poehler (yes, I’m going out on a big limb here)
Spoiler (and a very deserving one): Laura Linney (she’s never lost an Emmy race mind you… but she already has 3 of em!)

Supporting Actor Drama Series:
Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age), Josh Charles (The Good Wife), Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Walter Goggins (Justified), John Slattery (Mad Men)
Will win: Alan Cumming
Should win: Peter Dinklage
Spoiler: Walter Goggins
~this one is a serious horse race. Any of them could prevail

Supporting Actress Drama Series:
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife), Michelle Forbes (The Killing), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Kelly MacDonald (Boardwalk Empiret), Margo Martindale (Justified), Archie Penjabi (The Good Wife)
Will & Should win: Margo Martindale
(I have a soft spot for Michelle Forbes though and would be thrilled if she pulled off an upset)
Spoiler: Archie Penjabi

Supporting Actor Comedy Series:
Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Chris Colfer (Glee), Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Ed O’Neil (Modern Family), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
Will win: Ty Burrell
Should win: Chris Colfer
Spoiler: Eric Stonestreet (seriously, it could be anyone but Cryer and I’d be happy)

Supporting Actress Comedy Series:
Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Jane Lynch (Glee), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live), Betty White (Hot in Cleveland)
Will win: Betty White
Should win: Julie Bowen (even though White is still super awesome)
Spoiler: Jane Lynch (she has an amazing episode submission dealing with the softer side of Sue Sylvester and her sister’s death)

TV Movie/Miniseries:
Cinema Verite, Donwtown Abbey, The Kennedys, Mildred Pierce, The Pillars of the Earth, Too Big Too Fail
Will win: Downtown Abbey
Should win: Cinema Verite
Spoiler: Mildred Pierce (it was the most nominated program of the year by the way and that always helps)

Lead Actor TV Movie/Miniseries:
Idris Elba (Luther), Laurence Fishburne (Thurgood), William Hurt (Too Big To Fail),Greg Kinnear (The Kennedys), Barry Pepper (The Kennedys), Edgar Ramirez (Carlos),
Will win: William Hurt
Should win: Barry Pepper
Spoiler: Edgar Ramirez

Lead Actress TV Movie/Miniseries:
Taraji P. Henson (Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story), Diane Lane (Cinema Verite), Jean Marsh (Upstairs Downstairs), Elizabeth McGovern (Downtown Abbey), Kate Winslet (Mildred Pierce)
Will win: Kate Winslet
Should win: Diane Lane

Supporting Actor TV Movie/Miniseries:
Bryan O’Byrne (Mildred Pierce), Paul Giamatti (Too Big to Fail), Guy Pearce (Mildred Pierce), Tom Wilkinson (The Kennedys), James Woods (Too Big To Fail)
Will win: James Woods
Should win: Tom Wilkinson
Spoiler: Guy Pearce

Supporting Actress TV Movie/Miniseries:
Eileen Atkins (Upstairs Downstairs), Melissa Leo (Mildred Pierce), Maggie Smith (Downtown Abbey), Mare Winningham (Mildred Pierce), Evan Rachel Wood (Mildred Pierce)
Will & Should win: Maggie Smith
Spoiler: Evan Rachel Wood

Reality Competition Show:
American Idol, Amazing Race, Dancing With the Stars, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef
Will win: American Idol (they’ve never won and this feels like their best chance or they will probably never win)
Should win: Project Runway or So You Think You Can Dance
Spoiler: Top Chef

My Big Bold 2011 Emmy Nomination Predictions are Here!

July 12, 2011

It’s almost Emmy time people. The summer tv season is in full swing and the big shows are about to return from their breaks. That also means its time for this years Emmy nominations which will be announced Thursday morning by Melissa McCarthy (Bridesmaids, Mike & Molly) who could wind up a nominee and Fringe star Joshua Jackson. Check back here on Thursday for all the contenders that are likely to be led by The Good Wife, Mad Men, Dexter, Modern Family, 30 Rock and Glee. But this year a big number of new shows should also make a showing, most notably Boardwalk Empire. And will we see some amazing genre shows like Fringe, True Blood and newbies Game of Thrones and The Killing get some love? And what about the domination of Betty White? Will she land nods for her show (Hot in Cleveland), her TV movie (The Lost Valentine) and her guest appearance (Community)? She could indeed. So, just what do I think will get nominated? Take a look below at my new batch of big bold Emmy Award Nomination predictions.

My 2011 Big Bold Emmy Award Nomination Predictions~

Best Drama Series:
Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, Friday Night Lights, The Good Wife, Mad Men, The Killing
~spoilers: Game of Thrones, True Blood

Lead Actor Drama Series:
Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Hugh Laurie (House), Timothy Olyphant (Justified)
~spoilers: Gabriel Byrne (In Treatment), William H. Macy (Shameless), Jeremy Irons (The Borgias)

Lead Actress Drama Series:
Kathy Bates (Harry’s Law), Mirielle Enos (The Killing), Juliana Marguiles (The Good Wife), Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men), Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy), Kyra Sedgewick (The Closer)
~spoilers: Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), Mariska Hargitay (Law & Order: SVU)

Supporting Actor Drama Series:
Josh Charles (The Good Wife), Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), John Noble (Fringe), Michael Shannon (Boardwalk Empire), John Slattery (Mad Men)
~spoilers: Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire), Andre Braugher (Men of a Certain Age), Walter Goggins (Justified), Denis O’Hare (True Blood)

Supporting Actress Drama Series:
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife), Michelle Forbes (The Killing), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Kelly MacDonald (Boardwalk Empire), Margo Martindale (Justified), Archie Penjabi (The Good Wife)
~spoilers: Sara Ramirez (Greys Anatomy), Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Sandra Oh (Greys Anatomy), KaDee Strickland (Private Practice)

Guest Actor Drama Series:
Michael J. Fox (The Good Wife), Hal Holbrook (Sons of Anarchy), Jeremy Irons (Law & Order: SVU), Robert Morse (Mad Men), Bob Newhart (NCIS), Peter Weller (Dexter)
~spoilers: Johnny Lee Miller (Dexter), Bruce Dern (Big Love), James Frain (True Blood)

Guest Actress Drama Series:
Candace Bergen (House),Marcia Gay Harden (Law & Order: SVU), Debra Messing (Law & Order: SVU), Elizabeth Mitchell (Law & Order: SVU), Julia Stiles (Dexter), Alfre Woodard (True Blood)
~spoilers: Shoreh Agdashloo (House), Christine Lahti(Law & Order: SVU), Anika Noni Rose (The Good Wife), Martha Plimpton (The Good Wife)

Best Comedy Series:
30 Rock, Glee, Hot in Cleveland, Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, The Office
~spoilers: The Big Bang Theory, Nurse Jackie

Lead Actor Comedy Series:
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Steve Carrell (The Office), Joel McHale (Community), Rob Lowe (Parks and Recreation), Matthew Morrison (Glee), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
~spoilers: Louis C.K. (Louie), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)

Lead Actress Comedy Series:
Toni Collette (United States of Tara), Courteney Cox (Cougar Town), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Laura Linney (The Big C), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
~spoilers: Lea Michelle (Glee), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly), Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope)

Supporting Actor Comedy Series:
Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Chris Colfer (Glee), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother), Ed O’Neil (Modern Family), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
~spoilers: Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation), Rainn Wilson (The Office), Oliver Platt (The Big C)

Supporting Actress Comedy Series:
Julie Bowen (Modern Family),Jane Lynch (Glee), Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), Betty White (Hot in Cleveland), Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live)
~spoilers: Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Merrit Weaver (Nurse Jackie), Vanessa Williams (Desperate Housewives),

Guest Actor Comedy Series:
Jim Carrey (Saturday Night Live), Matt Damon (30 Rock), John Lithgow (How I Met Your Mother), Carl Reiner (Hot in Cleveland), John Slattery (30 Rock), Justin Timberlake (Saturday Night Live)
~spoilers: Darren Criss (Glee), Nathan Lane (Modern Family)

Guest Actress Comedy Series:
Elizabeth Banks (30 Rock), Kristen Chenowith (Glee), Tina Fey (Saturday Night Live), Cloris Leachman (Raising Hope), Gwyneth Paltrow (Glee), Elaine Stritch (30 Rock)
~spoilers: Kathy Bates (The Office), Carol Burnett (Glee), Cynthia Nixon (The Big C)

Reality Competition Show:
The Amazing Race, American Idol, Dancing With the Stars, Project Runway, Survivor, Top Chef
~spoiler: So You Think You Can Dance

Reality Host:
Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars), Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), Heidi Klum (Project Runway), Padma Laksmi & Tom Colicchio (Top Chef), Jeff Probst (Survivor), Ryan Seacrest (American Idol)
~spoilers: Phil Koeghan (The Amazing Race), RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race)

TV Movie/Miniseries:
Carlos, Cinema Verite, Downtown Abbey, Mildred Pierce, Too Big Too Fail
~spoilers: The Kennedys, The Pillars of the Earth, Ths Sunset Limited

Lead Actor TV Movie/Miniseries:
Hugh Bonneville (Downtown Abbey), Laurence Fishburne (Thurgood), William Hurt (Too Big Too Fail), Barry Pepper (The Kennedys), Patrick Stewart (MacBeth), Edgar Ramirez (Carlos)
~spoilers: Idris Elba (Luther), Samuel L. Jackson (The Sunset Limited), Tommy Lee Jones (The Sunset Limited),

Lead Actress TV Movie/Miniseries:
Haley Atwell (The Pilars of the Earth), Taraji P. Henson (Taken From Me: the Tiffany Rubin Story), Diane Lane (Cinema Verite), Elizabeth McGovern (Downtown Abbey), Kate Winslet (Mildred Pierce)
~spoilers: Katie Holmes (The Kennedys)

Supporting Actor TV Movie/Miniseries:
Bryan O’Byrne (Mildred Pierce), Guy Pearce (Mildred Pierce), Tim Robbins (Cinema Verite), Tom Wilkinson (The Kennedys), James Woods (Too Big Too Fail)
~spoilers: James Gandolfini (Cinema Verite), Thomas Dekker (Cinema Verite), Paul Giamatti (Too Big Too Fail),

Supporting Actress TV Movie/Miniseries:
Diane Hardcastle (The Kennedys), Melissa Leo (Mildred Pierce), Maggie Smith (Downtown Abbey), Evan Rachel Wood (Mildred Pierce), Betty White (The Lost Valentine)
~spoilers: Cynthia Nixon (Too Big Too Fail), Eileen Atkins (Upstairs Downstairs), Ruth Wilson (Luther)

All Hail the Great Picks for the Critic’s Choice TV Awards

June 6, 2011

I think they rarely get a pat on the back, but today I am congratulating the critics. You see, they announced their nominations for the first annual Critic’s Choice TV Awards and their choices are pretty fantastic. Along with the worthy Emmy winners like Mad Men and Modern Family (which led with 6 nominations), several unheralded but fantastic shows and actors reaped nominations including Justified, Fringe (plus stars John Noble and Anna Torv), Rupaul’s Drag Race, and Parks and Recreation. Plus how wonderful is it to finally see Courteney Cox and Busy Phillips from Cougar Town grab nominations. Other actors I was thrilled to see on the list include Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope), Michelle Forbes & Mirielle Enos (The Killing), Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy), Shawn Hatosy (Southland), and Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation )…. Of course, there were still some very deserving people who didn’t make the cut like Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter), Sara Ramirez (Grey’s Anatomy), Kadee Strickland (Private Practice), Laura Linney (The Big C) Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) and the big shocking ommisions~ Chris Colfer (Glee) and Betty White (Hot in Cleveland). But, hey, at least those last two will definitely hear their names on Emmy nomination day next month… In the meantime, take a look at the list below for the show that will be hosted by the awesome and nominated Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance) that will be given out on the June 20th and air on Reelz channel on June 22nd.

BEST DRAMA SERIES
Boardwalk Empire
Dexter
Friday Night Lights
Fringe
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Justified
The Killing
Mad Men
The Walking Dead

BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Steve Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire)
Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights)
Michael C. Hall (Dexter)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
William H. Macy (Shameless)
Timothy Olyphant (Justified)

BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights)
Mireille Enos (The Killing)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy)
Anna Torv (Fringe)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Alan Cumming (The Good Wife)
Walton Goggins (Justified)
Shawn Hatosy (Southland)
John Noble (Fringe)
Michael Pitt (Boardwalk Empire)
John Slattery (Mad Men)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Michelle Forbes (The Killing)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
Margo Martindale (Justified)
Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire)
Archie Panjabi (The Good Wife)
Chloë Sevigny (Big Love)

BEST COMEDY SERIES
Archer
The Big Bang Theory
Community
Glee
Louie
The Middle
Modern Family
The Office
Parks and Recreation
30 Rock

BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock)
Steve Carell (The Office)
Louis C.K. (Louie)
Charlie Day (It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia)
Joel McHale (Community)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

Best Actress in a Comedy Series
Courteney Cox (Cougar Town)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Tina Fey (30 Rock)
Patricia Heaton (The Middle)
Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Neil Patrick Harris (How I Met Your Mother)
Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation)
Ed O’Neill (Modern Family)
Danny Pudi (Community)
Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Jane Krakowski (30 Rock)
Jane Lynch (Glee)
Busy Philipps (Cougar Town)
Eden Sher (The Middle)
Sofía Vergara (Modern Family)

Best Reality Series
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Hoarders
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
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Shameless Self Promotion~ Hot in Cleveland

February 9, 2011

It’s time again for some shameless self promotion!! Yes, I’m tooting my own horn for ya. I will be making a guest appearance on the hysterical sitcom Hot in Cleveland tonight at 10pm on TV Land. Watch for me as a casting director in a scene with Golden Globe and Emmy nominee Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me) plus Oscar nominated guest star Melanie Griffith! I guarantee you will be busting a gut. The episode entitled “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Spanx”, directed by the awesome Emmy nominee David Trainer, is a brilliant one and also features Jack Wagner along with Cleveland stars Golden Globe nominee Valerie Bertinelli (One Day at a Time), Emmy and Golden Globe nominee Jane Leeves (Frasier) and multiple Emmy winner, comedic legend and recent SAG Award winner for this show, the amazing Betty White. (PS- a big thanks and shout out to the amazing casting guys for Cleveland, Collin Daniel and Brett Greenstein and everyone at Greenstein/Daniel Casting!) For more on the show and tonight’s episode head to TV Land here.

So remember to watch me, Jason Boegh, on
Hot in Cleveland, Wed 2/9 at 10pm on TV Land (and again at 11pm)

And for a preview of the episode, click the link below!

http://www.tvland.com/video-clips/hot-in-cleveland/sneak-peek–sisterhood-of-the-traveling-spanx/?xrs=synd_facebook