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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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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

“Hot in Cleveland” is Hot n’ Hilarious!

June 17, 2010

TV Land ushered in its first original comedy last night with the hilarious sitcom Hot in Cleveland about 3 women “of a certain age” from Los Angeles who discover that they are indeed hot in Cleveland after a pit stop there. The trio is played by Emmy nominees Jane Leeves (Frasier) and Wendie Malick (Just Shoot Me) and Golden Globe nominee Valerie Bertinelli (One Day at a Time) and they are a crack ensemble. Adding to the cache is 4 time Emmy winner and red-hot superstar Betty White as the curmudgeonly caretaker of the house the ladies end up renting in an effort to kickstart their lives and try something new. Here, in Cleveland they are seen as real, attractive women with a lot to offer; whereas in LA, they are all too often passed over. Wendie’s aging soap actress character is even being reduced to auditioning to play Megan Fox’s grandmother. Oh the horror. While that joke may seem a little obvious, in Malick’s capable hands, it’s hilarious. In fact, these great actresses, especially Malick and White, elevate the material and make it an uproariously good time. (Side note: I acted opposite Malick on the dearly departed Jake in Progress and let me tell you, she’s not only gorgeous and incredibly talented but also a wonderful and welcoming person). And I defy you not to giggle out loud at Jane Leeves licking herself after a night of drunken salty food eating fun. The show is also a throwback to the sitcoms of the 80’s and 90’s in style and tone that is appropriate for TV Land’s audience but is still enticing for new audiences because they do it so well. It feels like you’re hanging out with the new Golden Girls, just a little younger and now Betty White is mama Sophia. I say all that with love because the show, co-produced by Emmy winner and recent Tony nominee Sean Hayes, has incredible potential and is a great time. I look forward to seeing the ladies gel even further as an ensemble and explore what shenanigans these LA transplants will get into in middle America. Grade: A

Check out this great sneak peek of Hot in Cleveland below.

Betty’s Brilliance, the lost “Debbie Downer” sketch, muffins, and more!

May 10, 2010

We all know Betty White is a comedic TV legend who’s riding a hot streak in her 6th decade on-screen. With hit movies (The Proposal), big Super Bowl commercials, iconic TV roles on cherished shows (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Golden Girls),16 Emmy nominations and 4 wins, Betty can do wrong, and she proved it yet again with her hilarious and brilliant turn hosting Saturday Night Live over the weekend. The 88 1/2 year old showed the kids how you do it with one of the funniest SNL’s in ages and its highest rated in over 2 years. She’s not easing up anytime soon either with a funny new TV Land sitcom, Hot in Cleveland, premiering in June (co-starring Jane Leeves, Valerie Bertinelli, and Wendie Malick), plus another comedy feature, You Again with Kristen Bell, out in September. Whew, I’m tired just typing. Imagine how Betty must feel. Oh, let’s be honest. She is the unstoppable energizer bunny and, I’ll say it, a national treasure. The SAG Awards even bestowed their Lifetime Achievement Award upon her in January where she gave an uproarious speech and memorably chided her Proposal costar Sandra Bullock. Everybody loves Betty! And you can love her some more right now. I’ve got arguably the funniest sketch from this weekend’s SNL for you, The NPR “Muffin” scene, plus the lost sketch with “Debbie Downer” and the full episode. Check them out below and long live Betty!

Betty White, Molly Shannon, Ana Gastayer “NPR Muffin” sketch:

The lost “Debbie Downer” sketch with Rachel Dratch, etc.
http://watching-tv.ew.com/2010/05/09/betty-white-saturday-night-live-downer/

The full episode with Betty White and guest stars Dratch, Shannon, Gastayer, Amy Poehler, Tina Fey, Maya Rudolph (as Whitney again!).