House of Lies [Showtime, Sundays, 10/9C] paints a picture of management consultants that’s so rude, shrewd and, more than occasionally lewd that one suspects that there’s more than a little truth to their depiction.
The Writers Guild of America announced its nominations for original, adapted and documentary screenplays today. Once again, Bridesmaids is included and Terrence Malik’s The Tree of Life is not.
In episodic television dramas, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire, Homeland and Game of Thrones garnered multiple noms; The Office and Modern Family led the way for episodic comedy and The Simpsons once again dominated animation.
The complete list of nominations follows the jump.
The 2012 Producers Guild nominees for movies include such previous award winners The Artist, The Help, and Hugo, while Terrence Malik’s The Tree of Life is curiously absent.
Among the usual suspects in television drama and comedy are: A Modern Family, 30 Rock, Mad Men and [surprisingly, given its critical freefall this season] Dexter.
A complete list of nominees follows the jump.
Well, they did it. The cast and crew of American Horror Story [FX, Wednesdays, 10/9C] created a memorable, if uneven, season finale.
Syfy’s sister network, Chiller has chosen an adaptation of Steve Niles’ original graphic novel Remains [Friday, 10/9C] as its first original movie. It’s a nifty take on the zombie apocalypse genre with a unique point of view and brisk, witty execution.
NBC announced this morning that shock jock Howard Stern will be the new judge for season seven of America’s Got Talent – for which, the show will move to New York. Even I, who loathe reality TV and the seemingly infinite number of ‘talent’ shows out there, might just have to check this out when the show returns. Might be fun.
The press release follows the jump.
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s Golden Globes Awards many not be the most respected awards in Hollywood, but they know how to throw a party – and they also know how to throw a spanner in the works when it comes to unusual [and sometimes superior] taste when it comes to selecting nominees.
On the movies side of things, multiple nominee/winner Tree of Life is not on this year’s shortlist for Best Movie, for example – though The Artist makes the list for BestComedy/Musical and Michael Hazanavicius did get a Best Director nom.
A wee bit more commentary and the full list of nominees follow the jump.
The Artist may have continued to build credibility as a genuine Oscar® candidate as it scored nominations for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role and Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture, but The Help took the most nomination by a single film with four [Viola Davis nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role; Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role; The Help nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture].
On the television side, Modern Family scored Five Nominations [Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series; Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara nominated for Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series, Modern Family nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series].
Dexter led cable shows with three noms.
A complete list of the nominees follows the jump.
As we saw last week, Violet actually succeed in killing herself, a few weeks back and had not realized it. That’s right! Vivien [Connie Britton] is coming home from the mental hospital! Now, in order to save her mother’s babies, she’ll first have to convince them that she’s dead – if she gets the chance.
As Chuck [NBC, Fridays, 8/7C] works toward its series finale, we’ve been treated to some of the show’s best episodes and some terrific guest stars [Carrie-Anne Moss and Danny Pudi, last week].
This week, in Chuck vs. The Curse, Rebecca Romjin guests as a villain with a penchant for torture – and to round out ‘the tallest cast on television!’ She talk about the ep following the jump and series stars Zachary Levi [Chuck] and Ryan McPartlin [Captain Awesome] talk about the ep and the bigger picture of which it is but a part.
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