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70th Annual Golden Globe Award Winners

Source: Hollywood Foreign Press

The 70th Annual Golden Globe Awards took place on January 13, 2013. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler hosted the event. Their opening monologue was quite funny and started off the night well. Stars of the small and big screen gathered and even former President of the United States, Bill Clinton, made an appearance in order to introduce one of the Golden Globe nominated movies, “Lincoln”. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Sylvester Stallone presented the award for Best Foreign Language Film, but before it was presented they bantered on which of them was the worst actor. The film that won was “Amour”, which hails from Austria and Schwarzenegger was able to present the award to a fellow countryman.

Robert Downey Jr. presented the Cecil B. DeMille award to this year’s recipient, two-time Golden Globe and Academy Award winner, Jodie Foster (“The Accused”, “Silence of the Lambs”). Foster’s career has spanned five decades and her speech was very heart-felt as she spoke about her personal life and professional career. She started off her speech quoting a line from a SNL skit, which was made famous by former SNL star Molly Shannon. Foster ended her speech with, “Here’s to the next 50 years”.

As for the awards in the Motion Pictures category, “Les Miserables”, walked away with the most awards including Best Supporting Actress – Anne Hathaway, Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy – Hugh Jackman, and Best Musical/Comedy. In the category of Motion Picture – Drama, “Argo” nabbed the honor of Best Picture – Drama and Ben Affleck won Best Director. Affleck’s Oscar snub is now even more intriguing since the film won a Critics’ Choice Award and now a Golden Globe and he has won the directing award at both of these award ceremonies. More Critics’ Choices went on to win tonight including, Jennifer Lawrence – Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for “Silveer Linings Playbook”, Jessica Chastain – Best Actress in a Drama for “Zero Dark Thirty”, and Daniel Day-Lewis – Best Actor in a Drama for “Lincoln”. Day-Lewis is also nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of our 16th President, Abraham Lincoln, could this be the role that gives him his third Oscar?

In the Television Category, “Homeland”, earned the most awards including Best Actress in a TV Drama – Claire Danes, Best Actor in a TV Drama – Damian Lewis, and Best TV Drama. HBO series, “Girls”, won two awards including Best Actress in a TV Comedy – Lena Dunham, and Best TV Comedy or Musical. In the Miniseries/TV Movie category, “Game Change”, won three awards amongst which was Best Miniseries or TV Movie.

Who else won? Click on the link below to find out the rest of the Golden Globe winners!

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18th Annual Critics’ Choice Award Winners

Source: Broadcast Film Critics Association

The 18th Annual Critics’ Choice Awards took place on January 10, 2013. “Silveer Linings Playbook” collected the most awards of the night with four wins. Those awards include Best Acting Ensemble, Best Actress in a Comedy – Jennifer Lawrence, Best Actor in a Comedy – Bradley Cooper, and Best Comedy. Jennifer Lawrence also won Best Actress in an Action Film for her role in “The Hunger Games”. “Skyfall” won three awards including Best Song – “Skyfall”, Best Actor in an Action Film – Daniel Craig, and Best Action Film. Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln”, also won three awards, which includes Best Actor – Daniel Day-Lewis.

“Argo” nabbed the top honor of the night, which was Best Picture. Ben Affleck won Best Director for “Argo”. This is especially intriguing with the announcement of the Oscar nominations today and Affleck was not given a directing nomination for “Argo” although the film is in the running for Best Picture. It will be interesting to see the outcome of the Golden Globe Awards, which are airing on January 13, 2013. Generally speaking over the years the Critics’ Choice(s) have been pretty good indicators of whom will go on to win a Golden Globe and/or Oscar.

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NBC casts Bridget Regan for “The Frontier”

Source: TV Line

“Legend of the Seeker” alum, Bridget Regan, has been cast in a new NBC pilot titled “The Frontier”. Here’s a description via TV Line:

The drama is described as an intense tale of survival in which a group of disparate travelers in the early 1800s embark on an incredible cross-country adventure through the west where danger stalks them at every turn.

Also joining the cast are Ethan Embry (“Sweet Home Alabama”) and Jake McLaughlin (“Crash” – TV Series).

Could this period drama strike gold? Are you going to tune in? Share your thoughts in the Comments section below!

Did you hear that former “Legend of the Seeker” co-star, Craig Horner, is attached to a new pilot on The CW? Read about it here!

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“Seeker” star returns to The CW as Joey Dakota

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Source: TV Line

Craig Horner (“Legend of the Seeker”) is headed back to The CW in a new pilot.  According to TV Line, Horner will be playing Joey Dakota, a rock star who died too young in the 1990’s.  While filming a documentary about the rock star, a young female filmmaker (Amber Stevens, “Greek”) travels back in time and after a turn of events tries to prevent his death from happening.  Scott Wolf (“Party of Five”) is also attached to the project as well.

The series sounds a bit like a cross between “Somewhere in Time” and “Back to the Future Part III”.

Thoughts?  Share them in the Comments section below!

In other news…former “Legend of the Seeker” co-star, Bridget Regan, was cast in a new NBC pilot. Read about it here!

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Dancing with the Stars – Season 14 Cast Revealed

Source: Good Morning America

The Season 14 cast was revealed on “Good Morning America” on February 28, 2012. This year there are 12 celebrity/dance pro pairs with the usual range of athletes, singers, and TV stars/hosts. “Dancing with the Stars” returns for Season 14 on Monday, March 19, 2012 with a two-hour season premiere. Who are you rooting for?

Here are the celebrities and their dance partners:
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More details on The CW’s “Arrow”

Source: The TV Addict

UPDATE 2/9/12: Stephen Amell has landed the lead in “Arrow”. Read more on TV Guide.

The CW network announced that they had three pilots in the works, one of which includes “Arrow”, which will explore the DC Comics’ character Green Arrow aka Oliver Queen. This is not the first emergence of Green Arrow on the network. Green Arrow/Oliver Queen was a regular character seen on “Smallville” and was played by Justin Hartley. However, it appears Hartley will not be affiliated with the show.

On the flip side, more details have emerged on which characters they’re planning to cast for the new show. One of the characters of note is Dinah “Laurel” Lance aka Black Canary. In the comics, Green Arrow and Black Canary are an item whereas in “Smallville”, Oliver Queen/Green Arrow ends up with Chloe Sullivan which was a character made up for the show [Smallville] when it first began in 2001. Seems the new series, “Arrow”, will stay closer to the comics.

Click the link below to see which characters they are casting. Got ideas on who should play what? Share them in the Comments section!
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Three New CW Pilots in the works

Source: Comingsoon.net

The CW network has plans to move forward with ordering pilots for three new television series. Based on the DC Comics’ character, Green Arrow, the series “Arrow” is one of the pilots ordered. Greg Berlanti is one of the individuals tied to the project, so this show may have potential. Berlanti has produced such shows like “Dawson’s Creek”, “Everwood”, “Brother & Sisters”, and more recently he co-wrote the DC Comics’ movie adaptation of “Green Lantern” starring Ryan Reynolds and he also directed the film “Life as We Know It” starring Josh Duhamel and Katherine Heigl. Seems like “Arrow” might be try to capitalize on the success of “Smallville” which had its series finale in 2011. Although the CW tried to bring “Aquaman” to the network, but the show never made it to air. Although the pilot episode is still available on iTunes. Justin Hartley was the lead in “Aquaman”, but when the pilot fell through he later starred as Green Arrow aka Oliver Queen and became a regular cast member on “Smallville”. However, according to Entertainment Weekly, Hartley is not being courted nor will be tied to the new series.
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69th Annual Golden Globe Nominations

The 2012 Golden Globe Nominations were announced today, December 15, 2011. Here’s the round-up…in terms of Movies, George Clooney, received multiple nominations including Best Screenplay and Best Director for “The Ides of March” and Best Performance by an Actor (Motion Picture Drama) for his work on the “The Descendants”. “The Descendants” and “The Help” both have 5 nominations, while leading the pack is “The Artist” with 6 nominations. Ryan Gosling earned a double acting nominations for “The Ides of March” (Motion Picture Drama) and “Crazy, Stupid, Love.” (Motion Picture Comedy).

In terms of Television, HBO leads the nominations with 18 followed by Showtime with 8. Freshman comedy “New Girl” earned 2 nominations including Best Television Series – Comedy, and Best Performance by an Actress (Television Comeday) nomination for Zooey Deschanel. ABC’s “Modern Family” earned 3 nominations, while noticeably absent are nominations for AMC’s “Mad Men”.

Here are some nomination highlights:
Source: Hollywood Foreign Press Association
BEST MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
THE DESCENDANTS
THE HELP
HUGO
THE IDES OF MARCH
MONEYBALL
WAR HORSE

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A MOTION PICTURE – DRAMA
GLENN CLOSE – ALBERT NOBBS
VIOLA DAVIS – THE HELP
ROONEY MARA – THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO
MERYL STREEP – THE IRON LADY
TILDA SWINTON – WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT KEVIN

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The “New Girl” is In!

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Paired with Golden Globe Award winning show Glee as the lead-in on Tuesdays, I believe “New Girl” will have the potential to be a real hit!  Currently the pilot/preview episode is available on iTunes for free (download it while you can) as well as streaming on Fox.com.

Zooey Deschanel (“(500) Days of Summer”) couldn’t be a better casting choice for the title character Jess. She really brings the character of Jess to life and what we get is quirky, a bit awkward, and pretty much the “girl next door” type making “geek” into something cool and even chic.

What’s the premise?
Jess (Zooey Deschanel), a teacher who recently has broken up with her boyfriend moves in with three guys that she met on the Internet each with their own idiosyncrasies. They are Nick (Jake M. Johnson, “No Strings Attached”), Schmidt (Max Greenfield, “Veronica Mars“), and Coach (Damon Wayans, Jr., “Happy Endings”) .

The role of Coach will be replaced by a character named Winston (Lamorne Morris), a basketball player that was subletting his room to Coach while he played basketball overseas. Wayans, Jr. had to leave the show due to the unexpected pick-up of ABC’s Happy Endings, which he currently is a regular cast member of. I’m curious how the dynamic of the roommates will be once Winston is introduced as I thought the character of Coach was quite funny.

I’m not sure what kind of audience this show will have, I imagine those who tune into Glee will continue to watch New Girl. The humor is a bit silly but yet it works. With all of promos and clips out there, Jess’s biggest quirk is that she sings to herself a lot. Some may think it is corny, but I think it is weaved into the show well that it doesn’t seem so odd (at least in TV land). Then again, who doesn’t hum or sing to themselves once in a while?

The New Girl premieres tonight, September 20, 2011, click on the link below to find out the rundown of the pilot episode.

**SPOILERS AHEAD**
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Is “Ringer” a winner?

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The series premiere for Ringer aired on September 13, 2011, on The CW.  This marks the return of Sarah Michelle Gellar to prime time television.  Gellar probably most known for the popular television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, which originally aired on the WB before The CW took over the network.

My first impression of Ringer was that it was warped and twisted in the sense that the plot twists were many but yet it left me intrigued.  Many twists were presented in the series premiere it leaves you to question if there are going to be answers or too many questions that will be left unanswered?

What’s the premise?
Sarah Michelle Gellar plays twin sisters Siohban Martin and Bridget Kelly. Bridget is a recovering addict while Siohban has a picturesque life – rich, beautiful home(s), husband, a perfect life…or is it? Click on the link below to get the rundown of the series premiere of Ringer.
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