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My Big Bold Golden Globe Award Winner Predictions

January 10, 2014

grvity psoterOk, people, Awards Season is in full swing and I’m trying to keep up. I may not be able to do all my predix and coverage for every show, but I will do the biggies… With that said, let’s take a look at my big, bold Golden Globe Award Winner Predictions for 2014. It’s a crazy competitive year where anyone and anything can happen (except for anyone trying to beat Cate Blanchett). So, just who do I think will win? Scroll down and watch the show Sunday night on NBC hosted by the hilarious team of Amy Poehler and Tina Fey.

My Big Bold 2014 Golden Globe Award Winner Predictions~

MOVIES~

Best Picture (Drama)
12 Years a Slave, Captain Phillips, Gravity, Philomena, Rush
Will win: Gravity
Should win: 12 Years a Slave
Spoiler: Philomena

Best Actor (Drama)
Chewitel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave), Idris Elba (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips), Matthew McConaughey (Dallas Buyers Club), Robert Redford (All is Lost)
Will win: Matthew McConaughey
Should win: Chewitel Ejiofor
Spoiler: Robert Redford

Best Actress (Drama)
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine), Sandra Bullock (Gravity), Judi Dench (Philomena), Emma Thompson (Saving Mr. Banks), Kate Winslet (Labor Day)
Will & Should win: Cate Blancett
* this is the most clear winner of the entire night unless the HFPA goes crazy with Philomena and hands Dench a shocker win

Best Picture (Comedy/Musical)
American Hustle, Her, Inside Llewyn Davis, Nebraska, The Wolf of Wall Streetamy ahustle
Will win: American Hustle
Should win: Um, something else that’s not nominated~ August Osage County
Spoiler: Her

Best Actor (Comedy/Musical)
Christian Bale (American Hustle), Bruce Dern (Nebraska), Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street), Oscar Isaac (Inside Llewyn Davis), Joaquin Phoenix (Her)
Will & Should win: Leonardo DiCaprio
Spoiler: Oscar Isaac

Best Actress (Comedy/Musical)
Amy Adams (American Hustle), Julie Delpy (Before Midnight), Greta Gerwig (Frances Ha), Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Enough Said), Meryl Streep (August Osage County)
Will win: Amy Adams
Should win: Meryl Streep
spoiler: Meryl Streep

Best Supporting Actor:
Barkhad Abdi (Captain Phillips), Daniel Bruhl (Rush), Bradley Cooper (American Hustle), Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave), Jared Leto (Dallas Buyers Club)
Will & Should win: Jared Leto
Spoiler: Daniel Bruhljared_leto_dallas_buyers_club

Best Supporting Actress:
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine), Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle), Lupita Nyongo (12 Years a Slave), Julia Roberts (August Osage County), June Squibb (Nebraska)
Will & Should win: Lupita Nyongo
Spoiler: Jennifer Lawrence

Best Director:
Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), Alexander Payne (Nebraska), David O’Russell (American Hustle)
Will & Should win: Alfonso Cuaron
Spoiler: Steve McQueen

Best Screenplay:
American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, Her, Nebraska, Philomena,
Will win: American Hustle
Should win: 12 Years a Slave
Spoiler: Philomena

Best Score:
12 Years a Slave, All is Lost, The Book Thief, Gravity, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Will & Should win: 12 Years a Slave
Spoiler: Gravity

Best Animated Film:
The Croods, Frozen, Monster University
Will & Should win: Frozen

Best Original Song:
“Atlas”- Coldplay (The Hunger Games: Catching Fire), “Let It Go” sung by Idina Menzel (Frozen), “Ordinary Love”- U2 (Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom), “Please Mr. Kennedy” (Inside Llewyn Davis), “Sweeter Than Fiction”- Taylor Swift (One Chance)
Will & Should win: “Let It Go”
Spoiler: “Ordinary Love”

TV~

Drama Series:
Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, The Good Wife, House of Cards, Masters of Sex
Will win: House of Cards
Should win: Breaking Bad/The Good Wiferobin hoc
Spoiler: The Good Wife

Actor Drama Series:
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Liev Schriber (Ray Donovan), Michael Sheen (Masters of Sex), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards), James Spader (The Blacklist)
Will & Should win: Bryan Cranston
Spoiler: Kevin Spacey

Actress Drama Series:
Juliana Marguiles (The Good Wife), Tatiana Maslaney (Orphan Black), Taylor Schilling (Orange is the New Black), Kerry Washington (Scandal), Robin Wright (House of Cards)
Will win: Kerry Washington
Should win: Robin Wright
Spoiler: Juliana Marguiles

Comedy/Musical Series:
The Big Bang Theory, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Girls, Modern Family, Parks & Recreation
Will win: Girls (vomit!)
Should win: Modern Family
Spoiler: Parks & Recreation

Actor Comedy/Musical:
Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Michael J. Fox (The Michael J. Fox Show), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory), Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Will win: Michael J. Fox
Should win: Jim Parsons
Spoiler: Andy Samberg

Actress Comedy/Musical:
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Lena Dunham (Girls), Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Veep), Amy Poehler (Parks & Recreation)
Will & Should win: Julia Louis-Dreyfuss
Spoiler: Amy Poehler

TV Movie/Miniseries:
American Horror Story: Coven, Behind the Candelabra, Dancing on the Edge, Top of the Lake, The White Queen
Will & Should win: Behind the Candelabramatt-damon-michael-douglas-behind-the-candelabra-hbo

Actor TV Movie/Miniseries:
Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra), Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra), Chewitel Ejiofor (Dancing on the Edge), Idris Elba (Luther), Al Pacino (Phil Spector)
Will & Should win: Michael Douglas
Spoiler: Idris Elba

Actress TV Movie/Miniseries:
Helena Bonham Carter (Burton & Taylor), Rebecca Ferguson (The White Queen), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Coven), Elizabeth Moss (Top of the Lake), Helen Mirren (Phil Spector)
Will & Should win: Jessica Lange
Spoiler: Elizabeth Moss

Supporting Actor TV Movie/Miniseries, Drama, Comedy Series:
Josh Charles (The Good Wife), Rob Lowe (Behind the Candelabra), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Corey Stoll (House of Cards), Jon Voight (Ray Donovan)
Will win: Aaron Paul
Should win: Corey Stoll
Spoiler: Josh Charles

Supporting Actress TV Movie/Miniseries, Drama, Comedy Series:
Jacqueline Bisset (Dancing on the Edge), Janet McTeer (The White Queen), Hayden Panittiere (Nashville), Monica Potter (Parenthood), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)
Will win: Sofia Vergara
Should win: Hayden Panittiere (I know that might sound crazy, but seriously, she is so good on Nashville)
Spoiler: Janet McTeer
* those two TV Supporting categories are so all over the place that truly anyone can win.

So, there ya have it. My big Globe predictions. Do you agree? Am I crazy? Let me know below and enjoy the show!
J

I’m Back with My Big Bold 2013 Emmy Award Winner Predictions!

September 19, 2013

Hi readers,
So sorry for the long dry spell between posts, but as most of you know I’ve been very busy with my acting/producing career for the past few months… Since my last post, I shot the films The Pinhole Affect and 420 along with more episodes of the webseries Sammy Kingsford: Manager to the Stars and the series The Adventures of Velvet Prozak. Also,the film I co-produced and co-starred in, Dirty Talk, has now played over 35 festivals across the globe winning 7 awards along the way, and you can catch me in the films Hot Guys with Guns and The Boogeyman on the festival circuit now. Ok, enough about me.
Let’s get to what you really want to see~ my big bold 2013 Emmy Award winner predictions. This year we could actually see some 1683535-inline-i-3-anna-gunn-reflects-on-what-it-was-like-to-play-walter-whites-wife-on-breaking-badexciting shakeups in the winners. Can The Big Bang Theory unseat Modern Family? Will Breaking Bad finally win Drama Series on its 5th try? Can anything ever beat The Amazing Race? Well, with the surprise wins at last weekend’s Creative Arts Emmy Ceremony, I think we could be in for a fun night of shockers. Last weekend Carrie Preston (The Good Wife) and Dan Bucatinsky (Scandal) both shocked with their Guest Actor Drama wins while Tim Gunn helped Heidi Klum (Project Runway) snatch the Reality Competition Host prize for the first time. I was thrilled with those wins. On the Comedy side, Melissa Leo (Louie) and Bob Newhart (The Big Bang Theory) beat out a quartet of Saturday Night Live hosts to win Guest Actor and Actress and those wins could foreshadow big things for their respective series on Sunday…. With that said, take a look at my predictions below and watch the Primetime Emmy Awards Sunday night on CBS.

My Big Bold 2013 Emmy Award Winner Predictions~

DRAMA SERIES:
Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, House of Cards, Mad Men
Will & Should win: Breaking Bad
~spoiler: Homeland

LEAD ACTOR DRAMA:
Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Damian Lewis (Homeland), Kevin Spacey (House of Cards)
Will & Should win: Bryan Cranston
~ spoiler: Damian Lewis

LEAD ACTRESS DRAMA:
Connie Britton (Nashville), Clare Danes (Homeland), Michelle Dockrey (Downton Abbey), Vera Farmiga (Bates Motel), Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men), Robin Wright (House of Cards), Kerry Washington (Scandal)KERRY WASHINGTON
Will win: Kerry Washington
Should win: Robin Wright
~ spoiler: Clare Danes

SUPPORTING ACTOR DRAMA:
Jonathan Banks (Breaking Bad), Bobby Cannavale (Boardwalk Empire), Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad), Mandy Patinkin (Homeland)
Will win: Mandy Patinkin
Should win: Jonathan Banks
~ spoiler: Aaron Paul

SUPPORTING ACTRESS DRAMA:
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife), Morena Baccarin (Homeland), Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones), Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)
Will & Should win: Anna Gunn
~ spoiler: Maggie Smith

COMEDY SERIES:
30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Girls, Louie, Modern Family, Veep
Will & Should win: Modern Family
~ spoiler: The Big Bang Theory

LEAD ACTOR COMEDY SERIES:
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Jason Bateman (Arrested Development), Louis C.K. (Louie), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Will win: Jim Parsons
Should win: Alec Baldwin
~ spoiler: Louis C.K.

LEAD ACTRESS COMEDY SERIES:
Laura Dern (Enlightened), Lena Dunham (Girls), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Veep), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
Will & Should win: Julia Louis-Dreyfuss
~ spoiler: Amy Poehler

SUPPORTING ACTOR COMEDY:
Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Adam Driver (Girls), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Tony Hale (Veep), Ed O’Neil (Modern Family),
Will win: Ty Burrell
Should win: Jesse Tyler Ferguson
~ spoiler: Ed O’Neil

SUPPORTING ACTRESS COMEDY:
Miyam Bialik (The Big Bang Theory), Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Anna Chlumsky (Veep), Jane Krakowski (30 Rock), Jane Lynch jane-krakowski-rural-juror(Glee), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), Merritt Weaver (Nurse Jackie)
Will & Should win: Jane Krakowski
~ spoiler: Julie Bowen

TV MOVIE/MINISERIES:
American Horror Story: Asylum, Behind the Candelabra, The Bible, Phil Spector, Political Animals, Top of the Lake
Will & Should win: Behind the Candelabra
~ spoiler: Top of the Lake

LEAD ACTOR MOVIE/MINISERIES:
Benedict Cumberpatch (Sherlock Holmes)Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra), Michael Douglas (Behind the Candelabra), Toby Jones (The Girl), Al Pacino (Phil Spector)matt-damon-michael-douglas-behind-the-candelabra-hbo
Will & Should win: Michael Douglas
~ spoiler: Matt Damon

LEAD ACTRESS TV MOVIE/MINISERIES:
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Asylum), Laura Linney (The Big C: Hereafter), Elizabeth Moss (Top of the Lake), Helen Mirren (Political Animals), Sigourney Weaver (Political Animals)
Will win: Elizabeth Moss
Should win: Laura Linney
~ spoiler: Jessica Lange

SUPPORTING ACTOR TV MOVIE/MIINISERIES:
Scott Bakula (Behind the Candelabra), James Cromwell (American Horror Story: Asylum), John Benjamin Hickey (The Big C: Hereafter), Peter Mullan (Top of the Lake), Zachary Quinto (American Horror Story: Asylum),
Will win: Zachary Quinto
Should win: John Benjamin Hickey
~spoiler: Peter Mullan

SUPPORTING ACTRESS TV MOVIE/MINISERIES:
Ellen Burstyn (Political Animals), Sarah Paulson (American Horror Story: Asylum), Charlotte Rampling (Restless), Imelda Staunton (The Girl), Alfre Woodard (Steel Magnolias)
Will & Should win: Sarah Paulson
~ spoiler: Ellen Burstyn

REALITY COMPETITION SERIES:
The Amazing Race, Dancing with the Stars, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef, The Voice
Will win: The Amazing Race
Should win: So You Think You Can Dance
~ spoiler: The Voice

They’re Here~ My Big Bold 2013 Golden Globe WINNER Predictions!

January 12, 2013

lincoln-2Sunday night brings what NBC claims is the biggest party of the year in Hollywood, The Golden Globe Awards and no doubt, it’s always a good time. This year the hosts are the brilliant and hysterical Tina Fey and Amy Poehler who are also nominees. I can’t wait to see what they bring to the show that often favors big stars as its winners…. So, just who do I think will take home the golden hardware and who actually deserves to? Take a look at my predictions below and watch the Golden Globes Sunday night on NBC.

My BIG BOLD Golden Globe WINNER Predictions~

FILM

Best Picture (Drama)
Argo, Django Unchained, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Zero Dark Thirty
Will win: Argo
Should win: Zero Dark Thirty
~ spoiler: Lincoln

Best Actor (Drama)
Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln), Richard Gere (Arbitrage), John Hawkes (The Sessions), Joaquin Phoenix (The Master), Denzel Washington (Flight)
Will & Should win: Daniel Day-Lewis
~ spoiler: Denzel Washington

Best Actress (Drama)
Jessica Chastain (Zero Dark Thirty), Marion Cotillard (Rust & Bone), Helen Mirren (Hitchcock), Naomi Watts (The Impossible), Rachel Weisz (Deep Blue Sea)
Will & Should win: Jessica Chastain
~spoiler: Naomi Watts

Best Picture (Musical or Comedy)
The Best Marigold Hotel, Les Miseralbes, Moonrise Kingdom, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen, SIlver Linings Playbook
Will & Should win: Les Miserables
~ spoiler: Silver Linings Playbook

Best Actor (Musical or Comedy):
Jack Black (Bernie), Bradley Cooper (Silver Linings Playbook), Hugh Jackman (Les Miserables), Ewan McGregor (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), Bill Murray (Hyde Park on Hudson)
Will & Should win: Hugh Jackman
~ spoiler: Bradley Cooper

Best Actress (Musical or Comedy):
Emily Blunt (Salmon Fishing in the Yemen), Judi Dench (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel), Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook), Maggie Smith (Quartet), Meryl Streep (Hope Springs)
Will win: Jennifer Lawrence
Should win: Meryl Streep or Maggie Smith
~ spoiler: Maggie Smith

Best Supporting Actor:
Alan Arkin (Argo), Leonardo DiCaprio (Django Unchained), Tommy Lee Jones (Lincoln), Phillip Seymour Hoffman (The Master), Christoph Waltz (Django Unchained)
Will win: Leonardo DiCaprio
Should win: Tommy Lee Jones
~ spoiler: Christoph Watlz

Best Supporting Actress:
Amy Adams (The Master), Sally Field (Lincoln), Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Helen Hunt (The Sessions), Maggie Smith (The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel)
Will & Should win: Anne Hathaway
~ Spoiler: no one. She deservedly has it in the bag.

Best Director:
Ben Affleck (Argo), Kathryn Bigelow (Zero Dark Thirty), Ang Lee (Life of Pi), Quentin Tarantino (Django Unchained), Steven Spielberg (Lincoln)
Will win: Ben Affleck
Should win: Kathryn Bigelow
~ Spoiler: Steven Spielberg

Best Screenplay:
Argo, Django Unchained, Lincoln, Silver Linings Playbook, Zero Dark Thirty
Will & Should win: Lincoln
~ spoiler: Django Unchained

Best Score:
Anna Karenina, Argo, Cloud Atlas, Life of Pi, Lincoln
Will & Should win: Lincoln
~ Spoiler: Anna Karenina

Best Original Song:
“For You” (Act of Valor), “Not Running Anymore” (Stand Up Guys), “Safe & Sound” (The Hunger Games), “Suddenly” (Les Miserables), “Skyfall” (Skyfall)
Will & Should win: “Skfyall” (yay, Adele)
~ spoiler: “Suddenly”

Best Animated Film:
Brave, Frankenweenie, Hotel Transylvania, Rise of the Guardians, Wreck It Raph
Will win: Rise of the Guardians
Should win: Wreck It Ralph
~ spoiler: Frankenweenie

Best Foreign Language Film:
Amour, A Royal Affair, The Intouchables, Kon-Tiki, Rust & Bone
Will win: Amour
Should win: The Intouchables
~ spoiler: The Intouchables

TV:

Drama Series:
Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Downton Abbey, Homeland, The Newsroomhomeland
Will & Should win: Homeland
~ spoiler: Downton Abbey (remember this is the FOREIGN press and Downton is all about the Brits!)

Best Actor Drama:
Steven Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Damian Lewis (Homeland)
Will win: Damian Lewis
Should win: Bryan Cranston
~ Spoiler: Jeff Daniels

Best Actress Drama:
Connie Britton (Nashville), Glenn Close (Damages), Clare Danes (Homeland), Michelle Dockrey (Downton Abbey), Juliana Marguiles (The Good Wife)
Will & Should win: Clare Danes
~ spoiler: Michelle Dockrey (this category rarely has repeat winners and since Danes won last year, Dockrey could prevail)

Best Musical or Comedy Series:
The Big Bang Theory, Episodes, Girls, Modern Family, Smash
Will & Should win: Modern Family
~ spoiler: Smash

Best Actor Musical or Comedy:
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Louis CK (Louie), Matt LeBlanc (Episodes), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Will win: Louis CK
Should win: Matt LeBlanc
~ Spoiler: Jim Parsons

Best Actress Musical or Comedy:
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Julia Louis-Dreyfuss (Veep), Lena Dunham (Girls), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Amy Poehler (Parks & Recreation)
Will win: Julia Louis Dreyfuss
Should win: Amy Poehler
~ spoiler: Lena Dunham

TV Movie or Miniseries:
Game Change, The Girl, Hatfields & McCoys, The Hour, Political Animals
Will & Should win: Game Change
~ spoiler: Political Animals (and wouldn’t that be fun?!)

Best Actor TV Movie/Miniseries:
Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys), Benedict Cumberpatch (Sherlock), Woody Harrelson (Game Change), Toby Jones (The Girl), Clive Owen (Hemingway & Gelhorn)
Will win: Kevin Costner
Should win: Woody Harrleson
~ spoiler: Benedict Cumberpatch

Best Actress TV Movie/Miniseries:
Nicole Kidman (Hemingway & Gelhorn), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Asylum), Sienna Miller (The Girl), Julianne Moore (Game Change), Sigourney Weaver (Political Animals)
Will & Should win: Julianne Moore
~ spoiler: Jessica Lange

Best Supporting Actor TV Movie/Miniseries/Drama Series or Musical/Comedy Series:
Max Greenfield (New Girl), Ed Harris (Game Change), Danny Huston (Magic City), Mandy Patinkin (Homeland), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
Will win: Mandy Patinkin
Should win: Max Greenfieldmax greenfield shirtless new girl
~ spoiler: Ed Harris

Best Supporting Actress TV Movie/Miniseries/Drama Series or Musical/Comedy Series:

Hayden Panitierre (Nashville), Archie Penjabi (The Good Wife), Sarah Paulson (Game Change), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)

Will & Should win: Maggie Smith

~ spoiler: Sofia Vergara

 

Homeland, Game Change and Modern Family Grab all the Emmy Love

September 25, 2012

Sorry for the delay in posting the winners of last night’s Emmy Awards, but I just got back into town from the Cinema Diverse Palm Springs International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival where my short Dirty Talk premiered! So, I just watched the show, but I have all the winners for you below. It was business as usual on the Comedy side with Modern Family three-peating as Comedy Series while its stars Eric Stonestreet and Julie Bowen both captured their second wins in the Supporting Categories. Lead Comedy honors went to Julia Louis Dreyfuss and in a bit of an upset Jon Cryer. On the drama front, Mad Men lost Drama Series after 4 years of dominating that category with Homeland pulling off a surprise win. Homeland also won Acting honors for Clare Danes and Damian Lewis (another shocker) while Mad Men went home empty-handed and broke the record for most losses in a year by a show as it went 0 for 17. Supporting Drama kudos went to Aaron Paul and Maggie Smith. In the TV Movie/Miniseries race, Julianne Moore and Game Change prevailed while Hatfields and McCoys landed two acting honors for Kevin Costner and Tom Berenger. Jessica Lange grabbed the only big win for American Horror Story of the night in the Supporting Actress race in that field. On the reality front, The Amazing Race won again (9 times out of 10 now!) while Tom Bergeron beat out the massively more deserving Cat Deeley for Host honors. For more on the show, analysis, records and interesting tidbits, head to Deadline Hollywood here and check out the winners list below.

2012 Primetime Emmy Winners~

Drama Series: Homeland
Lead Actor Drama: Damian Lewis (Homeland)
Lead Actress Drama: Clare Danes (Homeland)
Sup. Actor Drama: Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
Sup. Actress Drama: Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)
Writing Drama: Homeland
Directing Drama: Boardwalk Empire

Comedy Series: Modern Family
Lead Actor Comedy: Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men)
Lead Actress Comedy: Julia Louis Dreyfuss (Veep)
Sup. Actor Comedy: Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
Sup. Actress Comedy: Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Comedy Writing: Louie
Comedy Directing: Modern Family

Reality Competition Show: The Amazing Race
Reality Host: Tom Bergeron (Dancing With the Stars)

TV Movie/Miniseries: Game Change
TV Movie/Mini Actor: Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys)
TV Movie/Mini Actress: Juilanne Moore (Game Change)  
TV Movie/Mini Sup. Actor: Tom Berenger (Hatfields & McCoys)
TV Movie/Mini Sup Actress: Jessica Lange (American Horror Story)
Wriitng TV Movie/Mini: Game Change
Directing TV Movie/Mini: Game Change

Variety Series: The Daily Show

They’re Here… My Big Bold 2012 Emmy WINNER Predictions…

September 18, 2012

Sunday night is TV’s biggest night as the Emmy Awards are announced on ABC in a ceremony hosted by a nominee himself, the hilarious Jimmy Kimmel… If history is any indication, Mad Men and Modern Family will repeat as the Drama and Comedy winners. However, I have a feeling we are in for a shakeup this year, especially on the Drama side. It’s the most competitive year in ages with four drama series all boasting a strong shot to win while we should see some new comedy acting winners as well… With that said, take a look at my big bold Emmy winner predictions below and watch the big show Sunday night!

 

My Big Bold 2012 Emmy Award Winner Predictions~

Drama Series:
Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey, Game of Thrones, Homeland, Mad Men
Will win: Downton Abbey
Should win: Breaking Bad
~ spoiler: Homeland
* this category is fierce. I feel like Mad Men will finally lose the crown, but I won’t be surprised if it grabs one more victory. However, Abbey appeals to all demos of the voting group and should prevail over the classic but violent and dark Bad. If those three all split the vote, the very deserving Homeland or the big winner from the Creative Arts ceremony, Game of Thrones, could pull an upset.

Comedy Series:
30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, Girls Louie, Modern Family, Veep
Will & Should win: Modern Family
~ spoiler: The Big Bang Theory
* where on Earth is Parks and Recreation in this lineup??!!

Lead Actor Drama:
Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Steven Buscemi (Boardwalk Empire), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Damian Lewis (Homeland)
Will & Should win: Bryan Cranston (you just can’t deny him)
~spoiler: Damian Lewis

Lead Actress Drama:
Kathy Bates (Harry’s Law), Glenn Close (Damages), Clare Danes (Homeland), Michelle Dockrey (Downton Abbey), Juliana Marguiles (The Good Wife), Elizabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Will & Should win: Clare Danes (this is the night’s most obvious winner. She has it by a mile)
~ spoiler: if I have to pick one… Juliana Marguiles

Lead Actor Comedy Series:
Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Don Cheadle (House of Lies), Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men), Louie C.K. (Louie), Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
Will win: Jim Parsons
Should win: Garrett Dillahaunt (Raising Hope) or Adam Scott (Parks and Rec), but they weren’t nominated, blergh!
~spoiler: Jon Cryer (don’t underestimate this guy and he has a funny tape)

Lead Actress Comedy:
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl), Lena Dunham (Girls), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Julia Louis Dreyfuss (Veep), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation), Melissa McCarthy (Mike & Molly)
Will win: Julia Louis Dreyfuss (and a very deserving winner at that)
Should win: Amy Poehler (it was her best season yet. She was hilarious and heartwarming but Dreyfuss may just slide by her in the tightest race of the night)
~spoiler: Zooey Deschanel

Supporting Actor Drama Series:
Jim Carter (Downton Abbey), Brendan Coyle (Downton Abbey), Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones), Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad), Jared Harris (Mad Men), Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
Will & Should win: Giancarlo Esposito
~spoiler: Peter Dinklage

Supporting Actress Drama:
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife), Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey), Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men), Archie Penjabi (The Good Wife), Maggie Smith (Downton Abbey)
Will win: Maggie Smith
Should win: Anna Gunn
~ spoiler: Christina Hendricks

Supporting Actor Comedy:
Ty Burrell (Modern Family), Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), Max Greenfield (New Girl), Bill Hader (Saturday Night Live), Ed O’Neil (Modern Family), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family)
Will & Should win: Max Greenfield (and he will likely split the Modern Family vote)
~spoiler: Ed O’Neil (he seems like the Modern Family choice this year even though Jesse Tyler Ferguson had the strongest season)

Supporting Actress Comedy:
Mayim Bialik (The Big Bang Theory), Julie Bowen (Modern Family), Kathryn Joosten (Desperate Housewives), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family), Merritt Weaver (Nurse Jackie), Kristen Wiig (Saturday Night Live)
Will win: Sofia Vergara
Should win: Kristen Wiig
~spoiler: Kristen Wiig or Julie Bowen
* this one should be close with any of them having a shot at the win except for the delightful Weaver or the dearly departed Joosten whose nomination is the prize.

Reality Competition Series:
The Amazing Race, Dancing with the Stars, Project Runway, So You Think You Can Dance, Top Chef, The Voice
Will win: The Amazing Race
Should win: So You Think You Can Dance
~spoiler: Top Chef

Reality Competition Host:
Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars), Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance), Phil Koeghan (The Amazing Race), Ryan Seacrest (American Idol), Betty White (Off Your Rockers)
Will & Should win: Cat Deeley
~spoiler: Ryan Seacreset

Made for TV Movie/Miniseries:
American Horror Story, Game Change, The Hatfields & the McCoys, Hemingway & Gelhorn, Luther, Sherlock: A Scandal in Belgravia
Will & Should win: Game Change
~ spoiler: American Horror Story

Lead Actor TV Movie/Miniseries:
Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys), Benedict Cumberpatch (Sherlock), Idris Elba (Luther), Woody Harrelson (Game Change), Clive Owen (Hemingway & Gelhorn), Bill Paxton (Hatfields & McCoys)
Will & Should win: Woody Harrelson
~ spoiler: Bill Paxton

Lead Actress TV Movie/Miniseries:
Connie Britton (American Horror Story), Ashley Judd (Missing), Nicole Kidman (Hemingway & Gelhorn), Julianne Moore (Game Change), Emma Thompson (The Song of Lunch)
Will & Should win: Julianne Moore
~ spoiler: Nicole Kidman

Supporting Actor TV Movie/Miniseries:
Tom Berenger (Hatfields & McCoys), Martin Freeman (Sherlock), Ed Harris (Game Change), Denis O’Hare (American Horror Story), David Strathairn (Hemingway & Gelhorn)
Will win: Ed Harris
Should win: Denis O’Hare
~spoiler: Tom Berenger

Supporting Actress TV Movie/Miniseries:
Frances Conroy (American Horror Story), Judy Davis (Page Eight), Jessica Lange (American Horror Story), Sarah Paulson (Game Change), Mare Winningham (Hatfields & McCoys)
Will win: Jessica Lange (she pretty much has it in the bag)
Should win: Sarah Paulson

And there you have it… my big bold Emmy winner predictions… Do you agree? Am I crazy? Let me know and watch the big show on Sunday night.

“Homeland” Dominates the TCA Nominations!

June 7, 2012

Earlier this week, Homeland reaped a bunch of Critic’s Choice TV Award nominations, and now the Television Critics Award nominations are honoring the hot and suspenseful drama. (And yes, these are two different critics groups people.) Homeland picked up a leading 4 nominations including Program of the Year, New Program, Drama Series and Individual Achievement in Drama for star Clare Danes. Nabbing 3 nods apiece were Mad Men, Game of Thrones, and Breaking Bad while Modern Family, Parks and Recreation, The Big Bang Theory and Louie lead the Comedy nominations. For more on the TCA’s, head here, and check out all the nominees below.

2012 Television Critics Award Nominations~
ndividual Achievement in Drama

Bryan Cranston (“Breaking Bad,” AMC)
Claire Danes (“Homeland,” Showtime)
Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones,” HBO)
Jon Hamm (“Mad Men,” AMC)
Jessica Lange (“American Horror Story,” FX)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials

“Downton Abbey: Masterpiece” (PBS)
“Game Change” (HBO)
“Hatfields & McCoys” (History)
“Hemingway & Gellhorn” (HBO)
“Sherlock: Masterpiece” (PBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Homeland” (Showtime)
“Justified” (FX)
“Mad Men” (AMC)

Individual Achievement in Comedy

Louis C.K. (“Louie,” FX)
Lena Dunham (“Girls,” HBO)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep,” HBO)
Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory,” CBS)
Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation,” NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information

“Anderson Cooper 360” (CNN)
“The Daily Show” (Comedy Central)
“Frontline” (PBS)
“60 Minutes” (CBS)
“The Rachel Maddow Show” (MSNBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming

“The Amazing Race” (CBS)
“Dancing with the Stars” (ABC)
“The Glee Project” (Oxygen)
“So You Think You Can Dance” (Fox)
“The Voice” (NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming

“iCarly” (Nickelodeon)
“Phineas and Ferb” (Disney)
“Sesame Street” (PBS)
“Switched at Birth” (ABC Family)
“Yo Gabba Gabba” (Nick Jr.)

Outstanding New Program

“Girls” (HBO)
“Homeland” (Showtime)
“New Girl” (Fox)
“Revenge” (ABC)
“Smash” (NBC)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Community” (NBC)
“Louie” (FX)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“Parks and Recreation” (NBC)

Career Achievement Award

Dick Clark
Andy Griffith
David Letterman
Regis Philbin
William Shatner

Heritage Award

“Cheers” (NBC)
“Lost” (ABC)
“Saturday Night Live” (NBC)
“Star Trek” (NBC)
“Twin Peaks” (ABC)

Program of the Year

“Breaking Bad” (AMC)
“Game of Thrones” (HBO)
“Homeland” (Showtime)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey: Masterpiece” (PBS)

The Critic’s Choice TV Noms love Breaking Bad, Parks and Rec, and Community!

June 5, 2012

Today’s Critic’s Choice TV Award nominations gave a big ole finger to the Emmys with nominations for a ton of newbies and deserving shows that are always ignored by the Academy. Among those who are often snubbed that the Critic’s supported today are Community which lead with 6 nominations plus performers from Happy Endings (Casey Wilson & Damon Wayans Jr., yay!), Fringe (John Noble), Sons of Anarchy (Katey Sagal, Charlie Huffman, Maggie Siff), SouthLAnd (Regina King, Lucy Liu), and Shameless (Emmy Rossum, Chloe Webb). New show grabbing a lot of love include New Girl with 3 nods including Zooey Deschanel and the hilarious Max Greenfield, Girls, Homeland, and Veep… Following Community (a show I don’t really like, but totally like several of its performers, most notably Allison Brie and Jim Rash), Parks and Recreation and Breaking Bad both totaled 5 nods with The Good Wife and Modern Family nabbing 4 mentions… Big ups to Cheryl Hines from Suburgatory, Michelle Dockrey from Downton Abbey, Cat Deely and So You Think You Can Dance, and RuPaul who are all in the running as well… For more on the show and the nominees which will be announced June 18th, head here, and take a look at all the contenders below.

2012 Critic’s Choice TV Award Nominees~

BEST COMEDY SERIES
The Big Bang Theory
Community
Girls
Modern Family
New Girl
Parks and Recreation
BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Don Cheadle (House of Lies)
Louis C.K. (Louie)
Larry David (Curb Your Enthusiasm)
Garret Dillahunt (Raising Hope)
Joel McHale (Community)
Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)
BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
Zooey Deschanel (New Girl)
Lena Dunham (Girls)
Julia Louis Dreyfus (Veep)
Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope)
Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation)
Ashley Rickards (Awkward)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Ty Burrell (Modern Family)
Max Greenfield (New Girl)
Nick Offerman (Parks and Recreation)
Danny Pudi (Community)
Jim Rash (Community)
Damon Wayans Jr. (Happy Endings)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Julie Bowen (Modern Family)
Alison Brie (Community)
Cheryl Hines (Suburgatory)
Gillian Jacobs (Community)
Eden Sher (The Middle)
Casey Wilson (Happy Endings)
BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A COMEDY SERIES
Becky Ann Baker (Girls)
Bobby Cannavale (Modern Family)
Kathryn Hahn (Parks and Recreation)
Justin Long (New Girl)
Paul Rudd (Parks and Recreation)
Peter Scolari (Girls)
BEST DRAMA SERIES
Breaking Bad
Downton Abbey
Game of Thrones
The Good Wife
Homeland
Mad Men
BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad)
Kelsey Grammer (Boss)
Jon Hamm (Mad Men)
Charlie Hunnam (Sons of Anarchy)
Damian Lewis (Homeland)
Timothy Olyphant (Justified)
BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Claire Danes (Homeland)
Michelle Dockery (Downton Abbey)
Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife)
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men)
Emmy Rossum (Shameless)
Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones)
Giancarlo Esposito (Breaking Bad)
Neal McDonough (Justified)
John Noble (Fringe)
Aaron Paul (Breaking Bad)
John Slattery (Mad Men)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Christine Baranski (The Good Wife)
Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad)
Christina Hendricks (Mad Men)
Regina King (Southland)
Kelly Macdonald (Boardwalk Empire)
Maggie Siff (Sons of Anarchy)
BEST GUEST PERFORMER IN A DRAMA SERIES
Dylan Baker (Damages)
Jere Burns (Justified)
Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy)
Lucy Liu (Southland)
Carrie Preston (The Good Wife)
Chloe Webb (Shameless)
BEST MOVIE/MINISERIES
American Horror Story
Luther
Sherlock
Page Eight
The Hour
Game Change
BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE/MINISERIES
Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock)
Bill Nighy (Page Eight)
Woody Harrelson (Game Change)
Idris Elba (Luther)
Dominic West (The Hour)
Kevin Costner (Hatfields & McCoys)
BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE/MINISERIES
Jessica Lange (American Horror Story)
Gillian Anderson (Great Expectations)
Julianne Moore (Game Change)
Patricia Clarkson (Five)
Lara Pulver (Sherlock)
Emily Watson (Appropriate Adult)
BEST REALITY SERIES
Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations
Hoarders
Sister Wives
Kitchen Nightmares
Pawn Stars
Undercover Boss
BEST REALITY SERIES — COMPETITION
The Pitch
Shark Tank
So You Think You Can Dance
The Voice
Chopped
The Amazing Race
BEST REALITY SHOW HOST
Tom Bergeron (Dancing with the Stars)
Nick Cannon (America’s Got Talent)
Cat Deeley (So You Think You Can Dance)
Phil Keoghan (The Amazing Race)
RuPaul (RuPaul’s Drag Race)
BEST TALK SHOW
Conan
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Jimmy Kimmel Live!
The View
BEST ANIMATED SERIES
Archer
Adventure Time
Bob’s Burgers
Family Guy
Star Wars: The Clone Wars

The Women of SNL take on The Real Housewives

November 2, 2010

Last night NBC aired an awesome special highlighting the hilarious women of Saturday Night Live. It included appearances by all of the great women who’ve been on the show save for the late brilliant Gilda Radner. In the uproarious opening sketch, the ladies skewered the ridiculous Real Housewives series’ reunion specials and I’ve got the sketch for you below. In it Emmy winners Tina Fey and Juila Louis Dreyfuss are joined by Emmy nominees Molly Shannon, Kristen Wiig and Amy Poehler plus former cast members Maya Rudolph, Cheri Oteri, Ana Gasteyer, Nora Dunn, Larraine Neuman, and Rachel Dratch. My faves were Wiig and Rudolph, how about yours? And for the whole special, head to NBC.com here.

The Women of SNL skewer The Real Housewives

The Emmys: Which Funny Leading Actresses deserve a nod?

March 23, 2010

 This is the first in a series of posts I will be doing on this year’s Emmy Award nominations. As most of you know, I’m a huge Awards show obsessive and I love to handicap each of the contenders. The first column will focus on the funny ladies vying to grab that golden girl, the Emmy Award. I’ll break  their chances down by category, then list my favorites and my predictions. Take a look and let me know your thoughts and predictions in the comments below. 

The locks for a nomination: 

Toni Collette: She won the triple crown of awards with the Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG trophies over the past year for her work as a woman struggling with multiple personalities on Showtime’s United States of Tara. Remember, she’s also a previous Oscar nominee for The Sixth Sense and the Emmys love a “slumming” movie star! 

 

Edie Falco: A Golden Globe & SAG nominee for this role, Falco looks to contend for her first lead Comedy Emmy (after winning 3 times in Drama for The Sopranos). She’s my favorite to win for her fantastic and subtle work on Nurse Jackie.  

  

Tina Fey: this multiple Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG award winner can’t be counted out for her continuing hilarious work on arguably the funniest show on television. 30 Rock. (However I bet Modern Family has something to say about that). If she doesn’t get a nom, it would be a “lizaster”! 

Jessica Miglio/© NBC Universal, Inc.

The likely contenders:

Julia Louis-Dreyfuss: this former Emmy, Golden Globe and SAG award winner defines consistency with her outrageous “go for broke” work on The New Adventures of Old Christine

 

Lea Michelle:  she belts out   like nobody’s business on Broadway and on my favorite new show of the 2009-2010 season, the brilliant Glee. She grabbed a Golden Globe nod for her role and she could be the latest Emmy ingenue to break through. 

 

Courtney Cox-Arquette: she has been riding the high of a big comeback with Cougar Town and she recently grabbed Globe and SAG award noms. Hopefully Emmy will follow suit, and, did you know, she was tragically the only member of the Friends cast to never receive an Emmy nom! 

 

Amy Poehler: In its second season Parks and Recreation has become appointment TV and often outshines the show it’s most compared to, The Office. Poehler anchors the show’s shenanigans perfectly. A previous Emmy nominee for SNL, I think she’ll be back in the running for this year’s most improved show. 

 

Mary Louise Parker: she’s been nominated for the Emmy for every season of Weeds so far, but has yet to take home the award. She does have a Golden Globe for the role though and a Globe, SAG and Emmy award for her work in the brilliant Angels in America miniseries. 

 

The outside shot: 

America Fererra: she won the Emmy for the first season of Ugly Betty and was nomm’d for season 2. However, despite having won the Globe and SAG awards as well, Fererra didn’t grab a nod last year. I hope she returns to the race for this final wonderful and critically acclaimed season of Betty

 

Felicity Huffman: a surprise Emmy winner for the first season of Desperate Housewives and a former Oscar nominee (Transamerica), Huffman handles the intricacies of drama and comedy her show requires with ease and grace. Her storyline dealing with the loss of one of her unborn twins could put her back in the running again this year. 

 

Eva Longoria Parker: For some reason poor Longoria can’t get any respect. She’s the only original Desperate Housewives star to not grab an Emmy nomination. It’s a shame too because she has consistently been the funniest one on the show for the past few years. Perhaps, voters will forget the sexpot image and reward her talent for once. 

 

Long Shots: 

Marcia Cross: A two-time Emmy nominee for her role as Bree on Desperate Housewives, the incomparable Cross does uptight repression like nobody’s business. Criminally, she has never won any of the big three awards for this role despite nominations for all of them. Perhaps she will end that streak this year? Hell, if voters remember her pulling off that wig as Kimberly on Melrose Place, they’d know they shouldn’t mess with Marcia Cross! 

 

Brooke Elliott: another former Broadway baby livens up Lifetime’ s cruelly underappreciated wonder Drop Dead Diva with equal doses hilarity and heart. If ever there was a deserving dark horse nominee, it is definitely Elliott. 

 

Their names are on the ballot, but not gonna happen: 

Patricia Heaton (The Middle), Jenna Elfman (Accidentally on Purpose), Teri Hatcher (Desperate Housewives)

Here’s how I’d rank them if I got to pick the nominees: 

1. Edie Falco 

2. Lea Michelle 

3. Toni Collette 

4. Tina Fey 

5. Courtney Cox-Arquette 

6. Amy Poehler 

7. Julia Louis Dreyfuss 

8. America Ferrera 

9. Brooke Elliott 

10. Eva Longoria Parker 

And here are my CURRENT OFFICIAL Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Nominee Predictions: 

Toni Collette (United States of Tara), Courtney Cox Arquette (Cougar Town), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Lea Michelle (Glee), Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation