GLAAD Nominees for Best of Media Awards 2013


Today, GLADD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation) announced their nominees for the 2013 GLAAD Media Awards.North-Sea-Texas-0003

Here is the list for Film and Television:

OUTSTANDING FILM – WIDE RELEASE

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (Fox Searchlight Pictures)
  • Cloud Atlas (Warner Bros. Pictures)
  • ParaNorman (Focus Features)
  • The Perks of Being a Wallflower (Summit Entertainment)
  • Your Sister’s Sister (IFC Films)

OUTSTANDING FILM – LIMITED RELEASE

  • Any Day Now (Music Box Films)
  • Keep the Lights On (Music Box Films)
  • Mosquita y Mari (Wolfe Releasing)
  • Musical Chairs (Paladin)
  • North Sea Texas (Strand Releasing)Musical_Chairs_3

OUTSTANDING DRAMA SERIES

  • Degrassi (TeenNick)
  • Grey’s Anatomy (ABC)
  • The L.A. Complex (The CW)
  • Smash (NBC)
  • True Blood (HBO)

OUTSTANDING COMEDY SERIES

  • Glee (Fox)
  • Go On (NBC)
  • Happy Endings (ABC)
  • Modern Family (ABC)
  • The New Normal (NBC)

OUTSTANDING INDIVIDUAL EPISODE (in a series without a regular LGBT character)any_day_now_ver2

  • “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Me What to Do,” Raising Hope (Fox)
  • “Family Matters,” Drop Dead Diva (Lifetime)
  • “L’Affaire Du Coeur,” Franklin & Bash (TNT)
  • “Lost and Found,” Touch (Fox)
  • “Ruby Slippers,” The Mentalist (CBS)

OUTSTANDING TV MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES

  • American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
  • Hit and Miss (DirecTV)
  • Political Animals (USA)

OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY

  • Chely Wright: Wish Me Away (First Run Features)
  • Codebreaker (TODpix)
  • Hit So Hard (Variance Films)55462_p_m
  • How to Survive a Plague (Sundance Selects)
  • Vito (HBO)

OUTSTANDING REALITY PROGRAM

  • The Amazing Race (CBS)
  • “It Is What It Is” Here Comes Honey Boo Boo (TLC)
  • The Real L Word (Showtime)
  • Small Town Security (AMC)
  • “Welcome to Hollywood,” Pregnant in Heels (Bravo)

OUTSTANDING TALK SHOW EPISODE

  • “At Home with Neil Patrick Harris, His Fiancé David Burtka, & Their Twins,” Oprah’s Next Chapter (OWN)
  • “Autoshop Restores Bullied Gay Student’s Car for Free,” The Ellen DeGeneres Show (syndicated)
  • “Bishop Gene Robinson,” The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (Comedy Central)
  • “The Husband Who Is Now a Woman and the Daughter Who Is Now a Son,” The Jeff Probst Show (syndicated)keep_the_lights_on
  • “Marriage Equality,” The Suze Orman Show (CNBC)

OUTSTANDING DAILY DRAMA

  • The Bold and the Beautiful (CBS)
  • Days of Our Lives (NBC)

Winners of Golden Globe Awards for 2012


Today, the Hollywood Foreign Press announced their winners for the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards.  Argo-INTL-MAIN-QUAD-1

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Best Picture, Drama:

 Best Picture, Musical or Comedy:

 Best Director:

 Best Actor, Drama:

Best Actress, Drama:

Best Actor, Musical or Comedy:

 Best Actress, Musical or Comedy:

 Best Supporting Actor:

 Best Supporting Actress:

 Best Screenplay:

Best Foreign Language Film:

Best Animated Feature Film:

 Best Original Song:

 Best Original Score:

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Best Television Series – Dramahomeland

Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Drama

Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama

 Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

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 Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

Best Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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 Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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Writers Guild Award Nominations for 2012


The Writers Guild announced their annual award nominations on Friday, January 4. There were very few surprises.flight-movie-poster1

Original Screenplay Nominees:

Adapted Screenplay Nominees:

 Documentary Screenplay Nominees:936full-searching-for-sugar-man-poster

 Dramatic Series Nominees:

 Comedy Series Nominees:

New Series Nominees:

Comedy/Variety Series Nominees:

Episodic Drama Nominees:

 Episodic Comedy Nominees:

 Long Form – Original Nominees:

Long Form – Adaptation Nominees:

Best Television Shows of 2012


Here are my picks for the top Television Dramas of 2012:twd-s3-key-art-796-1176

  1. The Walking Dead (AMC)
  2. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  3. Once Upon A Time (ABC)
  4. Mad Men (AMC)
  5. Downton Abbey (PBS)
  6. Dexter (Showtime)
  7. American Horror Story (FX)
  8. True Blood (HBO)
  9. 666 Park Avenue (ABC)
  10. Fringe (Fox)
  11. Smash (NBC)
  12. Grimm (NBC)
  13. Awake (NBC)
  14. The Good Wife (CBS)
  15. The Mentalist (CBS)
  16. Supernatural (CW)game-of-thrones-poster
  17. The River (ABC)
  18. Dallas (TNT)
  19. Arrow (CW)
  20. Revolution (NBC)

Here are my picks for the top Television Comedies of 2012:

  1. The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
  2. Modern Family (ABC)
  3. Community (NBC)
  4. Girls (HBO)
  5. The New Normal (NBC)
  6. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  7. Glee (Fox)
  8. Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23 (ABC)
  9. 30 Rock (NBC)
  10. Happy Endings (ABC)99109-once-upon-a-time-once-upon-a-time-poster
  11. New Girl (Fox)
  12. Cougar Town (ABC/TBS)
  13. Desperate Housewives (ABC)
  14. GCB (ABC)
  15. The Simpsons (Fox)
  16. Go On (NBC)
  17. How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
  18. The Office (NBC)
  19. Raising Hope (Fox)
  20. Hot in Cleveland (TV Land)

Every year, Metacritic also tallies the critics top picks for the best television shows of the year and compiles a list of the what critics say are the best.

Here is their list for 2012:

  1. Breaking Bad (AMC)
  2. Mad Men (AMC)78f61f66b187595520bc0e0
  3. Homeland (Showtime)
  4. Louie (FX)
  5. Girls (HBO)
  6. Parks and Recreation (NBC)
  7. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  8. The Walking Dead (AMC)
  9. Parenthood (NBC)
  10. Sherlock (PBS)
  11. 30 Rock (NBC)
  12. Justified (FX)
  13. The Good Wife (CBS)
  14. American Horror Story: Asylum (FX)
  15. Luck (HBO)
  16. Nashville (ABC)
  17. Happy Endings (ABC)
  18. Downton Abbey (PBS)
  19. Community (NBC)
  20. Treme (HBO)
  21. New Girl (Fox)
  22. Boardwalk Empire (HBO)

70th Annual Golden Globe Awards Nominations


Today, the Hollywood Foreign Press announced their nominations for the 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards.  Lincoln leads with seven nominations, including Best Picture, Director, Actor, Supporting Actor and Supporting Actress. Argo and Django Unchained each scored five nominations, while Zero Dark Thirty and Les Miserables, each earned four.

Here are the nominations:Argo

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Best Picture, Drama:

  • Argo
  • Django Unchained
  • Life of Pi
  • Lincoln
  • Zero Dark Thirty

Best Picture, Musical or Comedy:

  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Les Misérables
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Salmon Fishing in the Yemen
  • Silver Linings Playbook

Best Director:django-unchained-poster

  • Ben Affleck, Argo
  • Kathryn Bigelow, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Ang Lee, Life of Pi
  • Steven Spielberg,  Lincoln
  • Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained

Best Actor, Drama:

  • Daniel Day-Lewis, Lincoln
  • Richard Gere, Arbitrage
  • John Hawkes, The Sessions
  • Joaquin Phoenix, The Master
  • Denzel Washington, Flight

Best Actress, Drama:

  • Jessica Chastain, Zero Dark Thirty
  • Marion Cotillard, Rust and Bonelife_of_pi_movie_poster_1
  • Helen Mirren, Hitchcock
  • Naomi Watts, The Impossible
  • Rachel Weisz, The Deep Blue Sea

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

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 Springslincoln-movie-poster

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Alan Arkin, Argo
  • Leonardo DiCaprio, Django Unchained
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman, The Master
  • Tommy Lee Jones, Lincoln
  • Christoph Waltz, Django Unchained

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Amy Adams, The Master
  • Sally Field, Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway, Les Miserables
  • Helen Hunt, The Sessions
  • Nicole Kidman, The Paperboy

Best Screenplay:

  • Mark Boal, Zero Dark Thirtyzero_dark_thirty_ver3_xlg
  • Tony Kushner, Lincoln
  • David O’Russell, Silver Linings Playbook
  • Quentin Tarantino, Django Unchained
  • Chris Terrio, Argo

Foreign Language Film:

  • Amour
  • A Royal Affair
  • The Intouchables
  • Kon-Tiki
  • Rust and Bone

Best Animated Feature Film:

  • Brave
  • Frankenweenie
  • Hotel Transylvania
  • Rise of the GuardiansBest Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Wreck-It Ralph

Best Original Song:

  • “For You” – Act of Valor
  • “Not Running Anymore” – Stand Up Guys
  • “Safe & Sound” – The Hunger Games
  • “Skyfall” –  Skyfall
  • “Suddenly” – Les Miserables

Best Original Score:

  • Mychael Danna, Life of Pi
  • Alexandre Desplat, Argo
  • Dario Marianelli, Anna Karenina
  • Tom Tykwer, Johnny Klimek, Reinhold Heil, Cloud Atlas
  • John Williams, Lincoln

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Best Television Series, Drama:

  • Breaking Bad
  • Boardwalk Empire
  • Downton Abbey: Season 2
  • Homeland
  • The Newsroom

Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical:

  • The Big Bang Theory
  • Episodes
  • Girls
  • Modern Family
  • Smash

Best Miniseries or Television Movie:

  • Game Changemoonrise_kingdom_ver2
  • The Girl
  • Hatfields & McCoys
  • The Hour
  • Political Animals

Best Actor, Television Drama:

  • Steve Buscemi, Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad
  • Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom
  • Jon Hamm, Mad Men
  • Damian Lewis, Homeland

Best Actress, Television Drama:

  • Connie Briton, Nashville
  • Glenn Close, Damages
  • Claire Danes, Homeland
  • Michelle Dockery, Downton AbbeySalmon Fishing One Sheet_SalmonFishing_OneSheet
  • Juliana Margulies, The Good Wife

Best Actor, Television Comedy or Musical:

  • Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock
  • Don Cheadle, House of Lies
  • Louis C.K., Louie
  • Matt LeBlanc, Episodes
  • Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Best Actress, Television Comedy or Musical:

  • Zooey Deschanel, New Girl
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Lena Dunham, Girls
  • Tina Fey, 30 Rock
  • Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Best Actor, Television Movie or Mini-Series:SilverLiningsPlaybook

  • Kevin Costner, Hatfields & McCoys
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock
  • Woody Harrelson, Game Change
  • Toby Jones, The Girl
  • Clive Owen, Hemingway & Gellhorn

Best Actress, Television Movie or Mini-Series:

  • Nicole Kidman, Hemingway & Gellhorn
  • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Sienna Miller, The Girl
  • Julianne Moore, Game Change
  • Sigourney Weaver, Political Animals

Best Supporting Actor:

  • Max Greenfield, New Girl
  • Ed Harris, Game Change
  • Danny Huston, Magic City
  • Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
  • Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family

Best Supporting Actress:

  • Hayden Panettiere, Nashville
  • Archi Panjabi, The Good Wife
  • Sarah Paulson, Game Change
  • Maggie Smith, Downtown Abbey
  • Sofia Vergara, Modern Family

19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award Nominations


Today, the Screen Actors Guild announced their 2012 award nominations for film and television. Argo

Here are the nominations:

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture:

  • Argo
  • The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel
  • Les Misérables
  • Lincoln
  • Silver Linings Playbook

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role:

  • Bradley Cooper – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Daniel Day-Lewis – Lincoln
  • John Hawkes – The Sessions
  • Hugh Jackman – Les Misérables
  • Denzel Washington – FlightBest Exotic Marigold Hotel

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role:

  • Jessica Chastain – Zero Dark Thirty
  • Marion Cotillard – Rust & Bone
  • Jennifer Lawrence – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Helen Mirren – Hitchcock
  • Naomi Watts – The Impossible

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role:

  • Alan Arkin – Argo
  • Javier Bardem – Skyfall
  • Robert De Niro – Silver Linings Playbook
  • Philip Seymour Hoffman – The Master
  • Tommy Lee Jones – Lincoln

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  • Sally Field – Lincoln
  • Anne Hathaway – Les Misérables
  • Helen Hunt – The Sessions
  • Nicole Kidman – The Paperboy
  • Maggie Smith – The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series:

  • Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire
  • Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
  • Jeff Daniels – The Newsroom
  • Jon Hamm – Mad Men
  • Damian Lewis – Homeland

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series:

  • Claire Danes – Homelandlincoln-movie-poster
  • Michelle Dockery – Downton Abbey
  • Jessica Lange – American Horror Story: Asylum
  • Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
  • Maggie Smith – Downton Abbey

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series:

  • Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock
  • Ty Burrell – Modern Family
  • Louis C.K. – Louie
  • Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory
  • Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series:

  • Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
  • Tina Fey – 30 Rock
  • Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation
  • Sofia Vergara – Modern FamilySilverLiningsPlaybook
  • Betty White – Hot in Cleveland

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:

  • Kevin Costner – Hatfields & McCoys
  • Woody Harrelson – Game Change
  • Ed Harris – Game Change
  • Clive Own – Hemingway & Gellhorn
  • Bill Paxton – Hatfield & McCoys

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries:

  • Nicole Kidman – Hemingway & Gellhorn
  • Julianne Moore – Game Change
  • Charlotte Rampling – Restless
  •  Sigourney Weaver – Political Animals
  • Alfre Woodard – Steel Magnolias

American Film Institute’s Top 10 Movies and Television Shows of 2012


Yesterday, the American Film Institute announced their selections for the top 10 movies and television shows of 2010.Argo

The complete list of this year’s selections can be found below.

AFI Movies of the Year
Argo
Beasts of the Southern Wild
The Dark Knight Rises
Django Unchained
Les Miserables
Life of Pi
Lincoln
Moonrise Kingdom
Silver Linings Playbook
Zero Dark Thirty

AFI TV Programs of the Year
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Breaking Bad
Game Change
Game of Thrones
Girls
Homeland
Louie
Mad Men
Modern Family
The Walking Dead