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My 2014 Emmy Nomination Wish List

May 17, 2014

Hey everyone,
What's In The Box?I’m baaaaack… Sorry for the delay between posts, but luckily I have been quite busy. I shot an episode of Grey’s Anatomy opposite the lovely Sandra Oh (more on her later), booked a new webseries to shoot in June, and Co-Produced my first feature film Like You Mean It. It’s been a wonderful time, but I have missed ya’ll.

So, I’m back with another blog on entertainment awards because I’m a little obsessed. TV’s big night, The Emmy Awards, will happen in late August with nominations due in early July. With that said, I am hereby recommend the following people on my Emmy Nomination Wish List… Now don’t fret, I still love a ton of people and shows that will probably grab nominations like Downton Abbey, Maggie Smith, Sofia Vergara and Clare Danes. However, I wanted to shine a light on some serious long shots along with my personal favorites and a few surprises. Take a look below and then let me know who you’d love to see grab an Emmy nomination this year.

2014 Emmy Nomination Wish List:

DRAMA SERIES:
Breaking Bad
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife (what a stellar year!)robin hoc
House of Cards
Masters of Sex
Scandal

Lead Actress Drama:
Lizzie Caplan (Masters of Sex)
Mirielle Enos (The Killing)
Juliana Marguiles (The Good Wife)
Tatiana Maslaney (Orphan Black)
Kerry Washington (Scandal)
Robin Wright (House of Cards)

Lead Actor Drama:
Demian Bichir (The Bridge)
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)The-Killing-04-Mireille-Enos-Joel-Kinnaman
Joel Kinnaman (The Killing)
Matthew McConaughey (True Detective)
Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex)
Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)

Supporting Actress Drama:
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
Jennifer Carpenter (Dexter) ~ how has she never been nominated??
Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad)
Lena Headey (Game of Thrones)
Sandra Oh (Grey’s Anatomy) ~ how has she never won an Emmy for this role?!dexter_811_jennifer_carpenter_a_p
Bellamy Young (Scandal)

Supporting Actor Drama:
Josh Charles (The Good Wife)
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Mads Mikklesen (Hannibal)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
Jeff Perry (Scandal)
Peter Sarsgaard (The Killing)

COMEDY SERIES:
Brooklyn Nine Nine
The Goldbergs
Modern Family
Nurse Jackieveeeep
Parks and Recreation
Veep

Lead Actress Comedy:
Julia Louis Dreyfuss (Veep)
Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie)
Lea Michelle (Glee) ~ yes, many might scoff. However she had some fantastic episodes this year that were both moving and hilarious.wendi goldbergs
Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)

Lead Actor Comedy:
Garrett Dillahaunt (Raising Hope)
Jonathan Groff (Looking) ~ while the show may have driving me nuts and it’s not really a comedy, I really enjoyed Groff’s work throughout.
Jake Johnson (New Girl)
Matt LeBlanc (Episodes)
Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine Nine)
Adam Scott (Parks and Recreation)

Supporting Actress Comedy:
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Anna Chlumsky (Veep)
Allison Janney (Mom) ~ Seriously this was the funniest performance on TV this year and she had the most heartbreaking performance with her guest arc on Masters of Sex… Janney is amazing.allisonjanneymom
Wendie Malick (Hot in Cleveland)
Kathleen Rose Perkins (Episodes)
Merritt Weaver (Nurse Jackie)

Supporting Actor Comedy:
Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine Nine)
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family) ~ this was his best season yet
Max Greenfield (New Girl)
Tony Hale (Veep)
Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation)

And there you have it…. I wanted to include a few more great performers (Jane Leeves, on Hot in Cleveland, Michaela Watkins on Trophy Wife, Charles Esten and Hayden Panettiere on Nashville, James Spader on The Blacklist and everyone else on Modern Family) but these were the final ones who made the cut…. And I’m sure you have many you think I may have missed. So let me know them in the comments section and watch for the Emmy nominations in July!

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Rest in Peace Cory Monteith~ You will be Missed!

July 16, 2013

glee Cory & the boysA few years back, I had the pleasure of attending the first Glee concert tour and my friends got us back stage to meet some of the cast. While several of the cast greeted us with warm smiles, the one actor who was the most kind, gracious and enthusiastic about meeting the fans was Cory Monteith. He stayed for hours to meet with many devoted fans posing for pictures with everyone including yours truly and my friends who, let’s just say, fall out of Glee’s target demographic. Now, that is a great guy. He talked to us for a bit and was just so authentic and giving. Those were precisely the qualities he brought to his role of quarterback turned singing superstar Finn Hudson on Glee.
Unfortunately, as you all know, Monteith passed away this weekend from an overdose of alcohol and heroin. It was especially sad because Monteith had conquered his demons for so many years prior and blossomed as a wonderful actor and singer. I remember at the Glee concert, I was surprised at just how strong a live singer he was and how he held his own next to his powerhouse girlfriend Lea Michelle. His exuberance on stage was infectious as was his spirit in real life. He will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to Michelle and Cory’s family and friends and everyone at Glee. I’m grateful we had the time we did with Monteith but so devastated at his loss and the terrible illness that is addiction. Remember, there is help and hope out there if you are struggling.

For now, I want to leave you with some of Montieth’s best musical moments on Glee. Rest in Peace Cory!

Cory Monteith’s Best Musical Moments on Glee

And here’s the song from the episode that introduced many of us to Cory~ Glee “Don’t Stop Believin”

Check out Fox’s New Fall 2013 Schedule

May 14, 2013

brooklyn-nine-nineWith ratings declining for American Idol (despite the best top 5 singers in the history of the show) and no new breakout smashes (The Following was their biggest newbie last year), Fox has some work to do to regain the ratings race. We’ll see what that means in terms of new judges on the returning X Factor and Idol which will say goodbye to Randy Jackson. And we will see if any of their new shows like Rake featuring Oscar nominee Greg Kinnear can break out big next year. My bet is that the new cop comedy Brooklyn Nine Nine has the best shot. It’s preview is pretty hilarious. With that said, take a look at the new fall 2013 Fox Schedule below, and for more on the new shows and previews, head to Fox and TVLIne here.

Fox 2013 Fall Schedule ~

MONDAY
8:00-9:00 PM BONES (fall) / ALMOST HUMAN (new futuristic action drama starring Karl Urban as a cop with a robot parker played by Michael Ealy. It looks pretty good from its preview too~  late fall)
9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW (new thriller that is a modern-day retelling of Ichabod Crane~ fall) / THE FOLLOWING (midseason)

TUESDAY
8:00-8:30 PM DADS (new multi camera comedy starring Giovanni Ribisi and Seth Green dealing with their wacky dads.)
8:30-9:00 PM BROOKLYN NINE-NINE (new cop comedy starring Andy Samberg and Andre Braugher.)
9:00-9:30 PM NEW GIRL
9:30-10:00 PM THE MINDY PROJECT

WEDNESDAY
8:00-10:00 PM THE X FACTOR (fall) / AMERICAN IDOL (midseason)

THURSDAY
8:00-9:00 PM THE X FACTOR Results (fall) / AMERICAN IDOL Results (midseason)
9:00-10:00 PM GLEE (fall) / RAKE (new quirky lawyer drama starring Greg Kinnear~  midseason)

FRIDAY
8:00-9:00 PM JUNIOR MASTERCHEF (wt) (new; fall)
9:00-10:00 PM SLEEPY HOLLOW encores (fall)

Late Fall:
8:00-9:00 PM BONES (late fall)
9:00-9:30 PM RAISING HOPE (late fall)
9:30-10:00 PM ENLISTED (new single camera comedy set at a Florida army base~ late fall)

SATURDAY
7:00-10:30 PM FOX SPORTS SATURDAY
11:00 PM-12:30 AM ANIMATION DOMINATION HIGH-DEF

SUNDAY

7:00-7:30 PM NFL Game (fall)
7:30-8:00 PM THE OT (fall)
8:00-8:30 PM THE SIMPSONS
8:30-9:00 PM BOB’S BURGERS
9:00-9:30 PM FAMILY GUY
9:30-10:00 PM AMERICAN DAD

Coming at midseason: GANG RELATED (new crime drama set in the LA gang scene), SURVIVING JACK (new family comedy with Chris Meloni), US & THEM (new ensemble comedy with Jason Ritter and Alexis Biedel) and MURDER POLICE (new animated cop comedy).

Cancelled: Touch, Ben & Kate, The Mob Doctor, Fringe (final season), The Goodwin Games (not officially cancelled but being burned off this summer)

This is Why I Still Love “Glee”

May 13, 2013

Last Thursday’s season finale of Glee was a busy one. We saw the Glee Club win Sectionals, Brittany (Heather Morris), leave town for M.I.T., Will (Emmy nominee Matthew Morrison) and Emma (Jayma Mays) finally tie the not, and the identity of “Catfish” was revealed. (Hello I soooo knew it was Unique played by fantastic Glee Project finalist Alex Newell). What we didn’t see was whether or not Rachel (Emmy nominee Lea Michelle) got her part on Broadway in Funny Girl. We did at least get to witness her amazing performance of the Celine Dion hit “To Love You More” at her callback, and that performance is precisely why people should still be watching Glee. Michelle was amazing and the number was just stunning. I have it for you below… But you will have to wait til September for season 5 of Glee and the reveal of Rachel’s fate.

Glee~ “To Love You More” by Rachel (Lea Michelle)

Jessica Sanchez Takes on “GLEE”

May 8, 2013

My favorite singer, and easily the best vocalist, from last season’s American Idol, Jessica Sanchez wound up in second place to the very successful Phillip Philips. However, Sanchez is doing her best to make her mark on the business with a just-released debut album, Me, You, and the Music and a big guest appearance on Glee. Sanchez hits the musical dramedy for its season finale playing Frida Romero, a big voiced diva from a rival Glee club. She will be performing the current top 40 pop hits “Wings” by Little Mix and “Clariy” by Zedd. I can’t wait to see her unleash those massive pipes on the Glee kids Thursday night on Fox… In the meantime, you can check out her great new album full of pop and dance tracks in stores and digital outlets now. It will make its debut on the Billboard 200 tomorrow in the top twenty as well. For more on Sanchez, head here and check out a preview of her appearance on Glee below.

Jessica Sanchez on Glee

And here’s Jessica’s current hit single featuring NeYo, “Tonight”. Enjoy!

Glee Goes to the Ballet

April 29, 2013

Last week on Glee, Santana (Naya Rivera) was in a funk trying to figure out where her life will take her. Cue a little inspiration from roommates Rachel (Emmy nominee Lea Michelle) and Kurt (Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer) who were helping Kurt’s boss (Emmy and Golden Globe winner and guest star Sarah Jessica Parker) run a benefit gala for the New York ballet. They enlisted Santana’s help and it sparked her childhood dreams of being a ballerina again. The four also performed a brilliant number from the Tony winning classic musical A Chorus Line. They did the signature “At the Ballet” number and it was so good, I had to share it with you again. Check out Glee going to the ballet below and watch this week’s Glee with guest star Kate Hudson as they take on the songs of Stevie Wonder this Thursday on Fox.

Glee “At the Ballet”

GLEE gets “Cold Hearted”

March 13, 2013

This week on Glee, new NYC transplant Santana (Naya Rivera) confronts hottie Brodie (Dean Geyer) on his shady ways and she does it in true Glee style. Calling him out on his behavior, Santana belts out Paula Abdul‘s classic #1 hit from 1989 and the performance is awesome and reminiscent of the sexy original video. Check it out below and find out if Brody comes clean to Santana and Rachel (Lea Michelle) Thursday night on Glee after American Idol… Oh and a little trivia for you~ Geyer is a former Idol himself having placed 3rd on Australian Idol a few years back!

Glee “Cold Hearted”

And here’s the original brilliant “Cold Hearted” video by Paula Abdul:

GLEE takes on Moulin Rouge and I Love It!

March 9, 2013

This week, Glee went to the movies covering some of the best songs of all time from the cinema like “Shout” from Animal House, “Unchained Melody” from Ghost, and “Footloose” from Footloose. However, there were two performances that really stood out. First the guys from the Glee club did a Tom Cruise homage with an awesome mashup of “Danger Zone/Old Time Rock n’ Roll” from Top Gun and Risky Business. However, the second was my favorite and it comes from my favorite movie of all time, the brilliant Oscar-winning musical Moulin Rouge. Singing the Golden Globe winning love anthem “Come What May”, Kurt (Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer) and Blaine (Darren Criss) declared their love for each other in a wonderful dream sequence. It was fantastic and is aptly the biggest selling song from the episode on iTunes. Check out both songs below and watch Glee Thursday nights on Fox.

Glee “Come What May”

Glee “Danger Zone/Old Time Rock N’ Roll”

GLEE Preview~ “You’re All I Need to Get By”

February 13, 2013

Tomorrow night on Glee, Mr. Shu (Emmy nominee Matthew Morrison) and Miss Pillsbury (Jayma Mays) finally take the plunge in a big wedding episode. However, will they really make it to the altar? With Glee and a Ryan Murphy show, you never know…. I do know there will be some great musical numbers like the cast’s take on Ellie Goulding‘s current single “Anything Can Happen”. And today we get a taste of one full number on this Valentine’s Day themed episode. Check out Jake (Jacob Artist) and Marley (Melissa Benoist) dueling on the Motown classic “You’re All I Need to Get By” below. Then watch Glee tomorrow night on Fox.

Glee “You’re All I Need to Get By”

Highlights from GLEE’s “Diva” Episode

February 8, 2013

Last night, Glee went into full on “Diva” mode. There was a sing-off between Kurt (Golden Globe winner Chris Colfer) and Rachel (Emmy nominee Lea Michelle) on the classic Les Miserables lament “Bring Him Home” at NYADA while back at McKinley, all the kids were channelling their inner divas. The best numbers belonged to Naya Rivera‘s Santana returning as she confronted her still lingering love for Brittany and her future and to Jenna Ushkowitz’s Tina who finally got to go center stage with her unrequited love for Blaine and a massive Madonna number. Big props to Glee for finally utilizing Ushkowitz this season. She has waited long enough for the spotlight and just keeps turning it out like a true diva in return. Kudos Tina Cohen Chang!… With that said, take a look at some of my favorite performances from last night’s show and catch Glee Thursday nights on Fox.

Glee “Diva” (Unique, Tina, Blaine, Marley, Brittany and Kitty)

Glee “Girl on Fire” (Santana)

Glee “Nutbush City Limits” (Santana)

Glee “Make No Mistake She’s Mine” (Santana and Sam)

Glee “Hung Up” (Tina)

Glee “Bring Him Home” (Rachel & Kurt)