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    71st Annual Golden Globe Awards 

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    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association® (HFPA) announced the winners for 71st Golden Globes Awards on January 12th, 2014 with many surprises and shocks in many categories. The ceremony was hosted by Tina Fey and  Amy Poehler once again.

    Nomination Snubs:

    • No Martin Scorsese in Best Director nomination.
    • PRISONERS didn’t get a single nomination. (no love for Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman’s powerful performances)
    • Best Screenplay race is kinda stupid. Meh.
    • Completely ignored films: Fruitvale Station, Short Term 12, Mud, the Butler, the Secret Life of Walter Mitty (when will they realize that Ben Stiller can do something good, too. This film is included on so many well known critics’ top ten lists).
    • ONLY 3 nominees in the Animated Feature category even though so many animated films were released this year.
    • No nomination for Claire Danes for her amazing performance in HOMELAND.
    • Not a single nomination for NBC’s serial killer, psychological horror drama HANNIBAL. (completely unfair!)
    • Where is MAD MEN?! Not even an acting nomination for Jon Hamm. Dammit!
    • Idris Elba?!?! This is a good kind of shock. I didn’t know he’d be nominated since he hasn’t won a single critic award for his role as Nelson Mandela yet.
    • Anna Gunn not getting nominated in Best Supporting Actress category for her performance in BREAKING BAD. Just like Jeff Daniels, who won an Emmy award for Best Actor earlier this year.
    • Lana Del Rey not getting nominated in the Best Original Song category. WHAT!
    • BOARDWALK EMPIRE completely left out and I’m not even going to talk about JUSTIFIED. I’m used to not seeing its name in awards now.
    • GIRLS shouldn’t have been nominated for Best TV Series, Comedy or Musical. Its second season did everything except making me laugh.
    • NO LOVE FOR GAME OF THRONES!!!

    Completely Shut Out:

    • Nebraska – It had FIVE nominations, including the Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.
    • Captain Phillips – FOUR nominations, including Best Motion Picture, Drama.
    • Inside Llewyn Davis – THREE nominations, including Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.
    • Philomena – THREE nominations, including Best Motion Picture, Drama.
    • Rush – TWO nominations, including Best Motion Picture, Drama.

    12 Years a Slave was leading with SEVEN nominations and only ended up winning the Best Motion Picture, Drama. Best Director went to Alfonso Cuarón for Gravity. It’s highly likely that the similar scenario would be seen at the Oscars in March. The most surprising wins of the night were Andy Samberg winning Best Actor in a TV series, Comedy or Musical for Brooklyn Nine-Nine and the show winning the Best TV series, Comedy or Musical. I personally think that the Big Bang Theory should’ve won this award. It’s been going so great this season. Modern Family has’t been that good this year, so I wouldn’t want it to win anything yet.

    Best Wins:

    • Alfonso Cuarón winning the Best Director for Gravity.
    • Matthew McConaughey winning the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Drama for Dallas Buyers Club.
    • Leonardo DiCaprio winning the Best Actor in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for the Wolf of Wall Street.
    • Jared Leto winning the Best Supporting Actor for Dallas Buyers Club.
    • Jennifer Lawrence winning the Best Supporting Actress for American Hustle.
    • Spike Jonze winning the Best Screenplay for Her.
    • The Great Beauty winning the Best Foreign Language Film.
    • Breaking Bad winning the Best Drama Series.
    • Bryan Cranston winning the Best Actor in a TV series, Drama.

    “Meh” Wins:

    • Alex Ebert winning the Best Original Score for All Is Lost.
    • Bono and the Edge winning the Best Original Song for Ordinary Love from Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom (should’ve went to Frozen’s Let It Go)
    • Jacqueline Bisset winning the Best Supporting Role in a TV series, Mini-Series or a TV Movie.

    Sad That They Didn’t Win:

    • Gravity, for Best Motion Picture, Drama.
    • Her, for Best Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical.
    • Steven Price for Gravity or Hans Zimmer for 12 Years a Slave in Best Original Score category.
    • Tatiana Maslany for Orphan Black or Kerry Washington for Scandal in Best Actress in a TV series, Drama category.
    • The Big Bang Theory, for Best TV series, Comedy or Musical.
    • Jim Parsons, for Best Actor in a TV series, Comedy or Musical.
    • Aaron Paul, for Best Supporting Actor in a TV series.

    …But that’s what makes these award ceremonies exciting; the snubs, the surprises, the shocks, the profanities, the awkward things, the winning moments and last but not the least, seeing your favorite stars win.

    Here is the complete list of winners along with nominations:

    Cecile B. DeMille Award: Woody Allen

    FILM

    BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA:

    • WINNER: 12 YEARS A SLAVE – Plan B Entertainment, New Regency Productions and River Road Entertainment; Fox Searchlight Pictures
    • CAPTAIN PHILLIPS – Columbia Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing
    • GRAVITY – Warner Bros. Pictures / Esperanto Filmoj / Heyday Films; Warner Bros. Pictures
    • PHILOMENA – Pathe, BBC Films, BFI, Canal+, Cine+, Baby Cow/Magnolia Mae; The Weinstein Company
    • RUSH – Universal Pictures, Cross Creek Pictures, Exclusive Media, Imagine Entertainment, Working Title, Revolution Films; Universal Pictures

    BEST MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL:

    • WINNER: AMERICAN HUSTLE – Columbia Pictures and Annapurna Pictures; Sony Pictures Releasing
    • HER – Warner Bros. Pictures / Annapurna Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures
    • INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS – Mike Zoss Productions, Scott Rudin Productions, Studio Canal; CBS Films
    • NEBRASKA – Paramount Vantage; Paramount Pictures
    • THE WOLF OF WALL STREET – Paramount Pictures and Red Granite Pictures; Paramount Pictures

    BEST DIRECTOR – MOTION PICTURE:

    • WINNER: Alfonso Cuarón, Gravity
    • Paul Greengrass, Captain Phillips
    • Steve McQueen, 12 Years a Slave
    • Alexander Payne, Nebraska
    • David O. Russell, American Hustle

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA:

    • WINNER: Cate Blanchett, Blue Jasmine
    • Sandra Bullock, Gravity
    • Judi Dench, Philomena
    • Emma Thompson, Saving Mr Banks
    • Kate Winslet, Labor Day

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA:

    • Chiwetel Ejiofor, 12 Years A Slave
    • Idris Elba, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
    • Tom Hanks, Captain Phillips
    • WINNER: Matthew McConaughey, Dallas Buyers Club
    • Robert Redford, All Is Lost

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL:

    • WINNER: Amy Adams, American Hustle
    • Julie Delpy, Before Midnight
    • Greta Gerwig, Frances Ha
    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Enough Said
    • Meryl Streep, August: Osage County

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE – COMEDY OR MUSICAL:

    • Christian Bale, American Hustle
    • Bruce Dern, Nebraska
    • WINNER: Leonardo DiCaprio, The Wolf Of Wall Street
    • Oscar Isaac, Inside Llewyn Davis
    • Joaquin Phoenix, Her

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE:

    • Sally Hawkins, Blue Jasmine
    • WINNER: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
    • Lupita Nyong’o, 12 Years a Slave
    • Julia Roberts, August: Osage County
    • June Squibb, Nebraska

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A MOTION PICTURE:

    • Barkhad Abdi, Captain Phillips
    • Daniel Brühl, Rush
    • Bradley Cooper, American Hustle
    • Michael Fassbender, 12 Years a Slave
    • WINNER: Jared Leto, Dallas Buyers Club

    BEST SCREENPLAY – MOTION PICTURE:

    • WINNER: Spike Jonze, Her
    • Bob Nelson, Nebraska
    • Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, Philomena
    • John Ridley, 12 Years A Slave
    • David O. Russell and Eric Singer, American Hustle

    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE FILM:

    • THE CROODS – DreamWorks Animation LLC; Twentieth Century Fox
    • DESPICABLE ME 2 – Universal Pictures, A Chris Meledandri Production; Universal Pictures
    • WINNER: FROZEN – Walt Disney Animation Studios; Walt Disney Pictures

    BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM:

    • BLUE IS THE WARMEST COLOR (France) – Quat’sous Films; IFC Films
    • WINNER: THE GREAT BEAUTY (Italy) – Indigo Film, Medusa Film, BABE Films; Janus Films
    • THE HUNT (Denmark) – Zentropa Entertainment; Magnolia Pictures
    • THE PAST (Iran) – Memento Films Production, France 3 Cinema, BIM Distribuzione; Sony Pictures Classics
    • THE WIND RISES (Japan) – Studio Ghibli; Touchstone Pictures

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE – MOTION PICTURE:

    • WINNER: Alex Ebert, All Is Lost
    • Alex Heffes, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom
    • John Williams, The Book Thief
    • Steven Price, Gravity
    • Hans Zimmer, 12 Years A Slave

    BEST ORIGINAL SONG – MOTION PICTURE:

    • Atlas, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire –  Music and lyrics by: Chris Martin, Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion
    • Let It Go, Frozen – Music and lyrics by: Kristen Anderson Lopez, Robert Lopez
    • WINNER: Ordinary Love, Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom – Music by: Bono, The Edge, Adam Clayton, Larry Mullen, Jr., Brian Burton; Lyrics by: Bono
    • Please Mr Kennedy, Inside Llewyn Davis – Music and lyrics by: Ed Rush, George Cromarty, T Bone Burnett, Justin Timberlake, Joel Coen, Ethan Coen
    • Sweeter Than Fiction, One Chance – Music and lyrics by: Taylor Swift, Jack Antonoff

    TELEVISION

    BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA:

    • WINNER: BREAKING BAD – AMC, Sony Pictures Television
    • DOWNTON ABBEY – PBS, Carnival Films
    • THE GOOD WIFE – CBS, CBS Television Studios in Association with Scott Free Productions and King Size Productions
    • HOUSE OF CARDS – Netflix, Donen/Fincher/Roth and Trigger Street Productions, Inc. in association with Media Rights Capital for Netflix
    • MASTERS OF SEX – Showtime, Showtime, Sony Pictures Television, Round Two Productions, Timberman/Beverly Productions

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA:

    • Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife
    • Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black
    • Taylor Schilling, Orange Is The New Black
    • Kerry Washington, Scandal
    • WINNER: Robin Wright, House Of Cards

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA:

    • WINNER: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
    • Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
    • Michael Sheen, Masters Of Sex
    • Kevin Spacey, House Of Cards
    • James Spader, The Blacklist

    BEST TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL:

    • THE BIG BANG THEORY – CBS, Chuck Lorre Productions, Inc. in association with Warner Bros. Television
    • WINNER: BROOKLYN NINE-NINE – Fox, Universal Television
    • GIRLS – HBO, HBO Entertainment in association with Apatow Productions and I am Jenni Konner Productions
    • MODERN FAMILY – ABC, Twentieth Century Fox Television
    • PARKS & RECREATION – NBC, Universal Television

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL:

    • Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
    • Lena Dunham, Girls
    • Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie
    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
    • WINNER: Amy Poehler, Parks & Recreation

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – COMEDY OR MUSICAL

    • Jason Bateman, Arrested Development
    • Don Cheadle, House of Lies
    • Michael J. Fox, The Michael J. Fox Show
    • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory
    • WINNER: Andy Samberg, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

    BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION:

    • AMERICAN HORROR STORY: COVEN – FX Networks, Ryan Murphy Television and Brad Falchuk Teley-Vision in association with Twentieth Century Fox Television
    • WINNER: BEHIND THE CANDELABRA – HBO, HBO Films in association with Jerry Weintraub Productions
    • DANCING ON THE EDGE – Starz, Starz Entertainment
    • TOP OF THE LAKE – Sundance Channel, See-Saw Films
    • THE WHITE QUEEN – Starz, Starz Entertainment

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION:

    • Helena Bonham Carter, Burton & Taylor
    • Rebecca Ferguson, The White Queen
    • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven
    • Helen Mirren, Phil Spector
    • WINNER: Elisabeth Moss, Top of the Lake

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION:

    • Matt Damon, Behind the Candelabra
    • WINNER: Michael Douglas, Behind the Candelabra
    • Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge
    • Idris Elba, Luther
    • Al Pacino, Phil Spector

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION:

    • WINNER: Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
    • Janet McTeer, The White Queen
    • Hayden Panettiere , Nashville
    • Monica Potter, Parenthood
    • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

    BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION:

    • Josh Charles, The Good Wife
    • Rob Lowe, Behind the Candelabra
    • Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad
    • Corey Stoll, House of Cards
    • WINNER: Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
     
  • Ahsan Haseeb 2:49 pm on January 12, 2014 Permalink | Reply
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    72nd Golden Globe Awards 

    The Hollywood Foreign Press Association® (HFPA) announced the winners of their 72nd annual Golden Globe awards on January 11, 2014 with such generic winners and some mild surprises. It was an okay year of filmmaking as compared to previous years but there were some absolutely amazing performances from the likes of Michael Keaton, Jake Gyllenhaal, J.K. Simmons, Julianne Moore.

    Here are the surprises and shocks, followed by nomination snubs because it is important to include them.

    SURPRISE WINS

    1. Eddie Redmayne. That guy winning the Best Actor. My guess was either Steve Carell or Benedict Cumberbatch. Still rooting for them until the Oscars air.
    2. The Affair and Fargo winning the top honors in their respective categories. I wanted True Detective to win but I’m okay with Fargo as well. BUT BEST ACTOR SHOULD HAVE GONE TO MATTHEW McCONAUGHEY.
    3. Transparent winning the Best Comedy and Jeffrey Tambor winning the Best Actor. That’s amazing. People will finally check out that show now.

    That’s it. Those were the surprises. Like I said, HFPA announces generic winners every year. Nothing special.

    NOMINATION SNUBS

    1. Angelina Jolie’s UNBROKEN gets completely shut out. This is the biggest shock of all. Not even a single nomination, even the most anticipated one, i.e. Best Director. Poor Angie.
    2. INTERSTELLAR. Screw you, HFPA.
    3. AMERICAN SNIPER. No nominations for Clint Eastwood or Bradley Cooper. Thought so.
    4. MODERN FAMILY, THE BIG BANG THEORY, BROOKLYN NINE-NINE, HOMELAND [glad it didn’t get nominated], BOARDWALK EMPIRE, THE WALKING DEAD [this series is dead to HFPA, I’m sure of it now].
    5. HANNIBAL. Screw you again, HFPA.
    6. MR. TURNER? Timothy Spall? Nothing for him? Goddamit.
    7. MAD MEN. SONS OF ANARCHY. ????
    8. Not recognizing the underrated things like Ben Affleck in GONE GIRL; Bill Hader in THE SKELETON TWINS; Channing Tatum in FOXCATCHER; the musical film BEGIN AGAIN. Alrighty then.
    In short, HFPA is on drugs this year as well.
    9. Marion Cotillard for her role in TWO DAYS, ONE NIGHT. She’s a favorite this year.
    10. Benedict Cumberbatch for SHERLOCK. He won an Emmy this year for his role. In your face, HFPA.
    11. WHERE IS INHERENT VICE’S BEST PICTURE NOMINATION??? PAUL THOMAS ANDERSON’S BEST DIRECTOR NOMINATION???

    NOMINATION SURPRISES and SHOCKS

    1. The biggest surprise is probably Wes Anderson’s Best Director nomination. I wasn’t expecting to see his name as the movie came out so many months ago but it’s nice to see critics haven’t forgotten THE GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL.
    2. TRANSPARENT. Hands down, the biggest surprise in TV category.
    3. PRIDE and ST. VINCENT in Best Motion Picture nomination. Another big surprise. INHERENT VICE deserved to be here though.
    4. Jennifer Aniston in Best Actress in a Motion Picture nomination. She’s back in the game. I want either Julianne or Rosamund to win the awards though. Both of them were so good.
    5. Quvenzhane Wallis. WHAT THE HELL?
    6. Ava Duvernay. First black female director to ever get a Golden Globe nomination. Major success.
    7. THE AFFAIR. Securing 3 big nominations with its first season.
    8. JANE THE VIRGIN? Really???
    9. THE MISSING and GAME OF THRONES securing their nominations. Great.

    Here is the complete list of winners along with nominations:

    FILM

    BEST MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA:
    WINNER: “Boyhood”
    “Foxcatcher”
    “The Imitation Game”
    “Selma”
    “The Theory of Everything”

    BEST ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA:
    Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”
    Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
    Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”
    David Oyelowo, “Selma”
    WINNER: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

    BEST ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, DRAMA:
    Jennifer Aniston, “Cake”
    Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”
    WINNER: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”
    Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
    Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

    BEST MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL:
    “Birdman”
    WINNER: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
    “Into the Woods”
    “Pride”
    “St. Vincent”

    BEST ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL:
    Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
    WINNER: Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
    Bill Murray, “St. Vincent”
    Joaquin Phoenix, “Inherent Vice”
    Christoph Waltz, “Big Eyes”

    BEST ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE, COMEDY OR MUSICAL
    WINNER: Amy Adams, “Big Eyes”
    Emily Blunt, “Into the Woods”
    Helen Mirren, “The Hundred-Foot Journey”
    Julianne Moore, “Maps to the Stars”
    Quvenzhane Wallis, “Annie”

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOTION PICTURE:
    Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
    Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
    Edward Norton, “Birdman”
    Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
    WINNER: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE:
    WINNER: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
    Jessica Chastain, “A Most Violent Year”
    Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”
    Emma Stone, “Birdman”
    Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”

    BEST DIRECTOR:
    Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
    Ava Duvernay, “Selma”
    David Fincher, “Gone Girl”
    Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu, “Birdman”
    WINNER: Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

    BEST SCREENPLAY:
    WINNER: “Birdman”
    “Boyhood”
    “Gone Girl”
    “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
    “The Imitation Game”

    BEST ANIMATED FEATURE:
    “Big Hero 6”
    “The Book of Life”
    “The Boxtrolls”
    WINNER: “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
    “The Lego Movie”

    BEST ORIGINAL SCORE:
    “Birdman”
    “Gone Girl”
    “The Imitation Game”
    “Interstellar”
    WINNER: “The Theory of Everything”

    BEST ORIGINAL SONG:
    “Big Eyes” from “Big Eyes” (Lana Del Ray)
    WINNER: “Glory” from “Selma” (John Legend, COmmon)
    “Mercy Is” from “Noah” (Patty Smith, Lenny kaye)
    “Opportunity” from “Annie”
    “Yellow Flicker Beat” from “The Hunger Games, Mockingjay Part 1” (Lorde)

    TELEVISION

    BEST SERIES, DRAMA:
    WINNER: “The Affair”
    “Downton Abbey”
    “Game of Thrones”
    “The Good Wife”
    “House of Cards”

    BEST ACTOR IN A TV SERIES, DRAMA:
    Clive Owen, “The Knick”
    Liev Schrieber, “Ray Donovan”
    WINNER: Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
    James Spader, “The Blacklist”
    Dominic West, “The Affair”

    BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES, DRAMA:
    Claire Danes, “Homeland”
    Viola Davis, “How to Get Away with Murder”
    Julianna Margulies, “The Good Wife”
    WINNER: Ruth Wilson, “The Affair”
    Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

    BEST SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL:
    “Girls”
    “Jane the Virgin”
    “Orange is the New Black”
    “Silicon Valley”
    WINNER: “Transparent”

    BEST ACTOR IN A TV SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL:
    Louis C.K., “Louie”
    Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
    Ricky Gervais, “Derek”
    William H. Macy, “Shameless”
    WINNER: Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

    BEST ACTRESS IN A TV SERIES, COMEDY OR MUSICAL:
    Lena Dunham, “Girls”
    Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie”
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
    WINNER: Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”
    Taylor Schilling, “Orange is the New Black”

    BEST MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM:
    WINNER: “Fargo”
    “The Missing”
    “The Normal Heart”
    “Olive Kitteridge”
    “True Detective”

    BEST ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM:
    Martin Freeman, “Fargo”
    Woody Harrelson, “True Detective”
    Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective”
    Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart”
    WINNER: Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo”

    BEST ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM:
    WINNER: Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honourable Woman”
    Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
    Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge”
    Frances O’Connor, “The Missing”
    Allison Tolman, “Fargo”

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM:
    WINNER: Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart”
    Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”
    Colin Hanks, “Fargo”
    Bill Murray, “Olive Kitteridge”
    Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”

    BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SERIES, MINISERIES OR TELEVISION FILM:
    Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black”
    Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
    WINNER: Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
    Allison Janney, “Mom”
    Michelle Monaghan, “True Detective”

     
  • Ahsan Haseeb 2:21 pm on February 18, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    65th Annual Writers Guild Awards 

    The Writers Guild of America, West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) announced their annual awards on February 17th, with giving away the top prizes to ZERO DARK THIRTY, ARGO and SEARCHING FOR SUGAR MAN for Original, Adapted and Documentary Feature Screenplay categories respectively. Television winners include BREAKING BAD, LOUIE and GIRLS for Drama, Comedy and New Series categories respectively. Emmy-winning Castle TV star Nathan Fillion hosted the ceremony, which was executive produced by Cort Casady.

    Here is the complete list of winners:

    FILM

    ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Zero Dark Thirty, Written by Mark Boal; Columbia Pictures

    ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Argo, Screenplay by Chris Terrio; Based on a selection from The Master of Disguise by Antonio J. Mendez and the Wired Magazine article “The Great Escape” by Joshuah Bearman; Warner Bros. Pictures

    DOCUMENTARY SCREENPLAY: Searching for Sugar Man, Written by Malik Bendjelloul; Sony Pictures Classics

    TELEVISION

    DRAMA SERIES: Breaking Bad, Written by Sam Catlin, Vince Gilligan, Peter Gould, Gennifer Hutchison, George Mastras, Thomas Schnauz, Moira Walley-Beckett; AMC

    COMEDY SERIES: Louie, Written by Pamela Adlon, Vernon Chatman, Louis C.K.; FX

    NEW SERIES: Girls, Written by Judd Apatow, Lesley Arfin, Lena Dunham, Sarah Heyward, Bruce Eric Kaplan, Jenni Konner, Deborah Schoeneman, Dan Sterling; HBO

    EPISODIC DRAMA: “The Other Woman” (Mad Men), Written by Semi Chellas and Matthew Weiner; AMC

    EPISODIC COMEDY: “Virgin Territory” (Modern Family), Written by Elaine Ko; ABC

    LONG FORM – ORIGINAL: Hatfields & McCoys, Nights Two and Three, Teleplay by Ted Mann and Ronald Parker, Story by Bill Kerby and Ted Mann; History Channel

    LONG FORM – ADAPTED: Game Change, Written by Danny Strong, Based on the book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann; HBO

    ANIMATION: “Ned ’N’ Edna’s Blend Agenda” (The Simpsons), Written by Jeff Westbrook; Fox

    COMEDY/VARIETY (INCLUDING TALK) – SERIES: Portlandia, Writers: Fred Armisen, Carrie Brownstein, Karey Dornetto, Jonathan Krisel, Bill Oakley; IFC

    COMEDY/VARIETY – MUSIC, AWARDS, TRIBUTES – SPECIALS: 66th Annual Tony Awards, Written by Dave Boone; Special Material by Paul Greenberg; Opening and Closing Songs by David Javerbaum, Adam Schlesinger; CBS

    DAYTIME DRAMA: The Young and the Restless, Written by Amanda Beall, Jeff Beldner, Susan Dansby, Janice Ferri Esser, Jay Gibson, Scott Hamner, Marla Kanelos, Natalie Minardi Slater, Beth Milstein, Michael Montgomery, Anne Schoettle, Linda Schreiber, Sarah K. Smith, Christopher J. Whitesell, Teresa Zimmerman; CBS

    CHILDREN’S – EPISODIC & SPECIALS: “The Good Sport” (Sesame Street); Written by Christine Ferraro; PBS

    CHILDREN’S – LONG FORM OR SPECIAL: Girl vs. Monster, Teleplay by Annie DeYoung and Ron McGee, Story by Annie DeYoung; Disney Channel

    DOCUMENTARY – CURRENT EVENTS: “Money, Power and Wall Street: Episode One” (Frontline), Written by Martin Smith and Marcela Gaviria; PBS

    DOCUMENTARY – OTHER THAN CURRENT EVENTS: “The Fabric of the Cosmos: The Illusion of Time” (Nova), Telescript by Randall MacLowry, Story by Joseph McMaster and Randall MacLowry; PBS

    NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED, BULLETIN, OR BREAKING REPORT: “Tragedy In Colorado: The Movie Theatre Massacre,” Written by Lisa Ferri, Joel Siegel; ABC News

    NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY: “The Ghost of Joe McCarthy” (Moyers & Company), Written by Bill Moyers, Michael Winship; Thirteen/ WNET

    RADIO

    NEWS – REGULARLY SCHEDULED OR BREAKING REPORT: “World News This Year 2011,” Written by Darren Reynolds; ABC News Radio

    NEWS – ANALYSIS, FEATURE, OR COMMENTARY: “Dishin Digital,” Written by Robert Hawley; WCBS-AM

    PROMOTIONAL WRITING AND GRAPHIC ANIMATION

    ON-AIR PROMOTION (RADIO OR TELEVISION): “Partners,” Written by Dan A. Greenberger; CBS

    TELEVISION GRAPHIC ANIMATION: “The Oscars” (Sunday Morning with Charles Osgood), Animation by Bob Pook; CBS

    VIDEOGAME WRITING

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN VIDEOGAME WRITING: Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation, Scriptwriting by Richard Farrese, Jill Murray; Ubisoft

    NEW MEDIA WRITING

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING ORIGINAL NEW MEDIA: “The Compromises, Episode 1,” “The Pest, Episode 3,” The Snake, Episode 4,” “The Bonding, Episode 6,” “The Future, Episode 7/Series Finale” (Jack in a Box), Written by Michael Cyril Creighton; jackinaboxsite.com

    OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT IN WRITING DERIVATIVE NEW MEDIA: “Hide And Seek,” “Keys to the Kingdom,” “The Chosen Ones,” “Parting Shots” (The Walking Dead: Cold Storage), Written by John Esposito; amctv.com

     
  • Ahsan Haseeb 3:47 pm on February 3, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    65th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards 

    The Directors Guild of America (DGA) announced its winners on February 2nd, 2013 with giving away the Best Feature Film Director award to Ben Affleck for ARGO. Argo has also won the Producers Guild of America and Screen Actors Guild awards and it is such a remarkable achievement for it to win this as well, thus becoming the strongest front-runner in the Best Picture Oscar race. Unfortunately Ben Affleck didn’t get nominated for Best Director Oscar but he has already won the major awards including the Golden Globe for Best Director. His direction in Argo was marvelous, we all knew the outcome of the movie but his direction and vision kept us  interested in the film.

    Rian Johnson won the award for his direction in Breaking Bad as a director. Lena Dunham won the award for Girls‘ direction. Pretty reasonable.

    Here is the complete list of winners:

    DGA Lifetime Achievement Award: Miloš Forman

    FILM:

    Feature Film: Ben Affleck (Argo)

    Documentary Feature: Malik Bendjelloul (Searching for Sugar Man)

    TELEVISION:

    Drama Series: Rian Johnson (Breaking Bad – Season 5, Episode 4: Fifty-One)

    Comedy Series: Lena Dunham (Girls – Pilot)

    Miniseries or TV Film: Jay Roach (Game Change)

    Children’s Programs: Paul Hoen (Let It Shine)

    Daytime Serials: Jill Mitwell (One Life to Live – Between Heaven and Hell)

    Musical Variety: Glenn Weiss (66th Tony Awards)

    Reality Programs: Brian Smith (MasterChef – Episode No. 305)

    Commercials: Alejandro Iñárritu (Procter & Gamble’s “Best Job”)

     
  • Ahsan Haseeb 2:47 pm on January 19, 2013 Permalink | Reply
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    4th Annual Dorian Awards 

    The Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA) announced the 4th Dorian awards on January 18th, 2013 with giving away the Film of the Year award to ARGO, directed and co-produced by Ben Affleck.

    Here is the complete list of winners:

    FILMS

    Film of the Year: Argo

    Film Performance of the Year – Actor: Daniel Day-Lewis (Lincoln)

    Film Performance of the Year – Actress: Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables)

    LGBT Film of the Year: Keep the Lights On

    Documentary of the Year: How to Survive a Plague

    Visually Striking Film of the Year: Life of Pi

    Campy Flick of the Year (TIE): Magic Mike; The Paperboy

    Unsung Film of the Year: Bernie

    TELEVISION

    TV Drama of the Year (TIE): Homeland; American Horror Story: Asylum

    TV Comedy of the Year: Girls

    TV Performance of the Year – Actor: Damian Lewis (Homeland)

    TV Performance of the Year – Actress: Jessica Lange (American Horror Story: Asylum)

    TV Musical Performance of the Year (TIE): Jennifer Hudson – Tribute to Whitney Houston (The Grammys); Raza Jaffrey, Katherine McPhee and cast – A Thousand and One Nights (Smash)

    LGBT TV Show of the Year (TIE): Modern Family; The New Normal

    Campy TV Show of the Year: Liz & Dick

    Unsung TV Show of the Year: Happy Endings

    TV or Movie Title of the Year: Don’t Trust the Bitch in Apartment 23

    We’re Wilde About You (Newcomer Award): Ezra Miller

    Wilde Wit of the Year: Jon Stewart

    Wilde Artist of the Year: Ryan Murphy

    Timeless Award: Sir Ian McKellen

     
  • Ahsan Haseeb 8:22 pm on December 10, 2012 Permalink | Reply
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    13th Annual American Film Institute Awards 

    The American Film Institute (AFI) announced their awards on December 10th, 2012 with surprising me with such a prestigious list. I completely agree with AFI’s selection of movie and television programs, although I haven’t watched some of the movies yet but I’m sure they’ll be great.
    I actually like the television programs list more because I have been watching these series all year and I kind of feel happy that they got selected especially ALL OF THEM! I love all of the television programs mentioned in the list given below.

    Here is the complete list of winners:

    MOVIES OF THE YEAR:

    • ARGO
    • BEASTS OF THE SOUTHERN WILD
    • THE DARK KNIGHT RISES
    • DJANGO UNCHAINED
    • LES MISÉRABLES
    • LIFE OF PI
    • LINCOLN
    • MOONRISE KINGDOM
    • SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK
    • ZERO DARK THIRTY

    TELEVISION PROGRAMS OF THE YEAR:

    • AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM
    • BREAKING BAD
    • GAME CHANGE
    • GAME OF THRONES
    • GIRLS
    • HOMELAND
    • LOUIE
    • MAD MEN
    • MODERN FAMILY
    • THE WALKING DEAD
     
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