April 23, 2014

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SKYFALL Earns Top Honors from Cinematographers; Game of Thrones, Hunted, Wilfred and Great Expectations Win in TV Categories

Roger Deakins, ASC, BSC; Balazs Bolygo, HSC; Kramer Morgenthau, ASC; Florian Hoffmeister; and Bradford Lipson claimed top honors in the four competitive categories at the 27th Annual American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) Awards for Outstanding Achievement, which was held here tonight at the Grand Ballroom at Hollywood & Highland.
Deakins won the ASC Award in the feature film competition for SKYFALL. Bolygo and Morgenthau tied in the one-hour television episodic category for Cinemax’s HUNTED and HBO’s GAME OF THRONES, respectively. Hoffmeister won the TV movie/miniseries award for PBS’ GREAT EXPECTATIONS, and Lipson was the recipient of the half-hour television episodic category for FX’s WILFRED.
The ASC Award for best feature was presented by Emmy®-nominated actor John Slattery. Deakins, who was regrettably not able to attend, has previously won ASC Awards for THE SHAWSHANK REDEMPTION (1995) and THE MAN WHO WASN’T THERE (2002). His other ASC nominations include FARGO (1997), KUNDUN (1998), O BROTHER, WHERE ART THOU? (2001), NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (2008), THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD (2008), REVOLUTIONARY ROAD (2009), THE READER (2009), and TRUE GRIT (2011). He also received the organization’s Lifetime Achievement Award in 2011.
The other nominees in the feature film category were Seamus McGarvey, ASC, BSC (ANNA KARENINA), Danny Cohen, BSC (LES MISERABLES), Claudio Miranda, ASC (LIFE OF PI), and Janusz Kaminski (LINCOLN).
Actor David Zayas, also known as Sgt. Batista on DEXTER, announced Bolygo and Morgenthau had tied for the Outstanding Achievement Award in the one-hour television category. This is the first tie in ASC Awards history.
Bolygo, a first-time ASC nominee, won for the “Mort” episode of HUNTED. This is the first win for Morgenthau, who has been previously nominated for THE FIVE PEOPLE YOU MEET IN HEAVEN (2005), LIFE ON MARS (2009) and BOARDWALK EMPIRE (2011). Tonight’s award is for the GAME OF THRONES episode “The North Remembers.”
The other nominees in the one-hour television episodic series category were Christopher Manley, ASC for AMC’s MAD MEN (“The Phantom”), David Moxness, CSC for FOX’s FRINGE (“Letters of Transit”), Mike Spragg for Cinemax’s STRIKE BACK (Episode 11) and David Stockton, ASC for FOX’s ALCATRAZ (Pilot).
Oscar®-nominee Mary McDonnell presented the Television Movie/Miniseries Award to first-time ASC nominee Hoffmeister for the PBS Masterpiece presentation of GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
Nominated along with Hoffmeister were Michael Goi, ASC for FX’s AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM (“I am Anne Frank: Part 2”), Arthur Reinhart for History Channel’s HATFIELDS & MCCOYS, and Rogier [...]

Screen Actors Guild: Do Some Good Today!

The SAG Awards® Ceremony Auction benefiting the Screen Actors Guild Foundation’s Children’s Literacy and Emergency Assistance programs begins online today at 6 p.m. (PT) at sagawards.org/auction.
The auction offers collectibles from nominated films and TV shows such as ‘Breaking Bad,’ ‘Downton Abbey,’ ‘Homeland,’ ‘Les Miserables,’ ‘Lincoln,’ ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Silver Linings Playbook.’
Also up for bid are one-of-a-kind experiences, set-visits, and premium items from networks, studios, sponsors and individuals. Bidding begins online today, January 21, 2013, at 6 p.m. (PT) and concludes on January 31, 2013 at 6 p.m. (PT) at sagawards.org/action.
Proceeds from the SAG Awards Ceremony Auction will benefit the SAG Foundation to help sustain its award-winning children’s literacy programs: BookPALS (Performing Artists for Literacy in Schools), reading to over 60,000 children monthly in classrooms and hospitals nationwide, and Storyline Online, reaching an average of 750,000 global views each month. The auction also supports the Foundation’s Catastrophic Health Fund and Emergency Assistance, including the Superstorm Sandy Relief Fund. For additional information, please visit sagfoundation.org.
The 19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards® honoring the outstanding film and television performances of 2013 will be simulcast live on TNT and TBS on Sunday, January 27 at 8 p.m. (ET) / 5 p.m. (PT).
The following is a list of items up for bid at the SAG Awards Ceremony Auction, organized by autographed memorabilia & collectibles, experiences, and premium items.
Autographed Memorabilia and Collectibles:
· ‘The Dick Van Dyke Show’ complete DVD series/Blu-Ray box set, signed by Dick Van Dyke and Carl Reiner
· ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ DeSean Jackson midnight green football jersey signed by Robert De Niro, Jennifer Lawrence, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver, Paul Herman and DeSean Jackson
· ‘Silver Linings Playbook’ DeSean Jackson white jersey/shirt signed by Bradley Cooper, Chris Tucker, Jacki Weaver and Paul Herman
· ‘Lincoln’ script signed by Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field
· ‘Making of Lincoln’ book signed by Steven Spielberg, Daniel Day-Lewis and Sally Field
· ‘Les Miserables’ soundtrack signed by Hugh Jackman, Eddie Redmayne and Tom Hooper
· ‘Les Miserables’ poster signed by Anne Hathaway, Hugh Jackman, Tom Hooper and more
· ‘Life of Pi’ package that includes “The Making of ?Life of Pi?” book and movie poster signed by director Ang Lee
· [...]

After- parties and more after-parties at the Golden Globe Awards

By the time the Golden Globes were over, the whole Beverly Hilton was bursting to party. On the 6th floor of the Hilton leading to the roof, I was nearly run over by the cast of “Les Miserables,” all of whom were in high spirits after their big wins in the Comedy/Musical category.
Anne Hathaway led the charge down a narrow passage into the party carrying her Globe and smiling wildly. Director Tom Hooper and star Hugh Jackman were next, followed by co-stars Eddie Redmayne and Amanda Seyfried, as well as Sacha Baron Cohen with wife Isla Fisher.
“Les Miz” is a coup now for Universal Pictures chief Ron Meyer and his lieutenants Donna Langley and Adam Fogelson. It’s been a long time since Universal won anything, and now they can boast of a $200 million plus box office plus lots of shiny gold statues.
For Hooper it’s also a real vindication after some tough reviews and a snub by the Academy Awards. The director of “The King’s Speech” looked a little exhausted at this point. “It’s been a long haul,” he said, recalling the very first screening on November 24th at Lincoln Center.
Meanwhile, the Universal party was also home to “Zero Dark Thirty” director Kathryn Bigelow and screenwriter Mark Boal, who lost the Globes but finished their first wide release weekend at number 1. Today they head to London to launch “Zero Dark Thirty” in the U.K. Even though Bigelow makes serious movies, she has a good sense of humor. I asked how she liked Tina Fey’s joke about the “torture” of being married once to “Titanic” director James Cameron. It was the hit of the night. “It was very funny,” Bigelow conceded.
For a second Hugh Jackman showed us his Globe statue and said, “This is so great I can’t tell you.” And then we headed down to Club 55 in the basement of the Hilton, where HBO was literally teeming with celebrities from the casts of “Girls” and “The Newsroom” to miscellaneous stars like Jon Hamm and Jennifer Westfeldt to Jeff Garlin of “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and Steve Buscemi of “Boardwalk Empire.”
Jeff Daniels, his wife, Kathleen, Hollywood legend Jane Fonda and boyfriend Richard Perry (famed record producer of hits by Carly Simon, Rod Stewart, and Ringo Starr) and Sam Waterston were all having a fine time, while elsewhere a stunning Nicole Kidman and Keith Urban were chatting [...]

64th Primetime Emmy Award nominations

HollywoodNews.com: The nominations for the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards were released and had some shows celebrating while others didn’t do as well.
‘Mad Men’ and ‘American Horror Story’ both received a total of 17 nominations while other shows were close behind, states RadarOnline. ‘Downton Abbey’ and ‘Hatfields & McCoys’ earned 16 while ‘Hemingway & Gellhorn’ got 15 and ‘Modern Family’ received 14.
Stars like Lena Dunham (for ‘Girls’) and Jon Cryer (for ‘Two and a Half Men’) were nominated for major awards, while Ashton Kutcher was passed over. Meanwhile, Betty White earned a nomination for Best Reality Host for ‘Betty White’s Off Their Rockers.’
For a complete list of nominees click here.
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Tony Awards on CBS tonight… and the winners are…

HollywoodNews.com: Tonight’s Tony Awards on CBS may turn out to be a big ratings winner. For once, the Tonys have clear sailing all night with very little real competition on the regular broadcast networks. Almost everything else on the tube tonight is a repeat–from “American’s Got Talent” to “The Simpsons.”
Everything on Fox is a repeat. ABC has two first run reality shows–”Secret Millionaire” and “Exteme Makeover.” NBC has just “Dateline” that’s new and then the “Talent” repeat. The only real competition, off network, on cable, will be “True Blood” on HBO and “Mad Men” on AMC. So it’s up to Neil Patrick Harris and the Tony producers–the ball is in their court. They’ll have a slew of stars presenting and performing, and hopefully enough to keep viewers who dip in to see “Once” go up against “Newsies” for Best Musical among the many unknowns of the night. Some of the stars expected include Jessica Chastain, Hugh Jackman, Nick Jonas, Amanda Seyfried, Jim Parsons, Paul Rudd, Ellen Barkin, Angela Lansbury, Candice Bergen, Christopher Plummer, James Marsden, Mandy Patinkin and Sheryl Crow. Bernadette Peters should be there, too, although last night she failed to show up for her Lifetime Achievement Award at the pre-Tony cocktail party.
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Jon Hamm Directs Mad Men Episode 3

By Roger Friedman
HollywoodNews.com: “Mad Men” is coming. There are no spoilers, no official clues. For the Los Angeles premiere, people are being sworn on their deceased relatives’ graves not to say a word about what they’re shown. No one knows if there’s a New York premiere or even screening DVDs. I think it’s great. But you know, we are able to divine a few things. First of all, star Jon Hamm directs episode 3 called “Tea Party.” Episode 1 and 2 are a two parter on opening night, March 25th, called “A Little Kiss.”
Hmmm…A little kiss between divorced Don and Betty Draper? Could be. You never know. The second week comes “Tea Leaves.” Episode 4, in the third week, is called “Mystery Date.” No director is listed. “Signal 30″ is the title of Episode 5, which I’ve written about on Showbiz411 .
The production has been very scarce with details, but one: Pete and Trudy Campbell have had their baby since we last saw them, and it’s a girl named Tammy. (So Trudy.) A pair of twins have been hired to the play the baby. How long this season before Trudy discovers Pete already has a child, with Peggy? And: that “little kiss”– I will still bet good money that Don marries Megan and that ex wife Betty is a season long interference. Gotta have friction in the drama, kids.
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Jon Hamm is not keeping up with the Kardashians

HollywoodNews.com: ‘Mad Men’ star Jon Hamm is apparently up for anything as he guest starred on Lindsay Lohan’s episode of ‘Saturday Night Live,’ but he apparently does draw the line somewhere when it comes to entertainment.
Hamm recently spoke with ‘Elle UK’ about reality TV stars like Kim Kardashian and how they are saying something bad about our current society, states RadarOnline.com.
“Whether it’s Kim Kardashian or Paris Hilton or whoever, stupidity is certainly celebrated. Being a f**king idiot is a valuable commodity in this culture because you’re rewarded significantly,” Hamm commented.
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January Jones steps out with her little baby boy

HollywoodNews.com: January Jones recently gave birth to a little boy and now she is showing him off.
Jones was recently spotted exiting an office building with one-month-old Xander Dane, states UsMagazine.com. While she was dressed up in a lacy top, her baby was a little more casual in pajamas.
Jones is also already back to work on the set of ‘Mad Men’ as she was spotted there on Tuesday.
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Tina Fey says she’ll never host the Emmys

HollywoodNews.com: The Emmy Awards are over, thank goodness. “Mad Men,” “Modern Family,” and “Downton Abbey” won the series awards. But the biggest surprises were Steve Carell inexplicably not being rewarded for “The Office,” Jon Hamm getting shut out for “Mad Men,” and Laura Linney not scoring for “The Big C.” Blech.
At the Governor’s Ball, our Leah Sydney ran into Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Leah asked Tina how she thought Jane Lynch did as host, and whether or not the “30 Rock” star would ever emcee the show herself.
“God, no!” exclaiming Tina, with Amy nodding in assent. “Jane was funny, quick, and clever. But I’d never host. Oh, that’s way too hard. Too much work!” Fey is also not writing a sequel to her current bestselling book. She’s overwhelmed with a new baby and new “30 Rock” episodes.
Steve Buscemi, star of “Boardwalk Empire,” disagrees. At the HBO party at the Pacific Design Center, Buscemi told Leah: “Tina Fey would be fabulous to host the Emmy show. I was sitting with them at the Emmys, I laughed all night with those two.” Now that “BE” has wrapped, Buscemi will direct an episode of “30 Rock” and may be in it, as well. “It’s hard to act and direct. It’s like walking and chewing gum, I can’t do that either.”
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Jon Hamm on “Mad Men” win

HollywoodNews.com: 2011 Emmys:
Leah Sydney reports that the HBO party at the Pacific Design Center “is always the best, classiest, celeb filled of the night. HBO/Time Warner titans Richard Pepler, Jeff Bewkes, Michael Lombardi were all present. Martin Scorsese made an early appearance and left…Kate Winslet as well. Wall to wall celebs, executives, Hollywood power players. HBO always does it well. The wonderful William Hurt chatted with Paul Giamatti.
“Mad Men” star Jon Hamm lost Best Actor in a Drama to Kyle Chandler of “Friday Night Lights.” “Mad Men” won Best Drama, however. Go figure. Hamm–whose film “Friends with Kids” will be distributed by Lions Gate next spring–says he wasn’t surprised about losing. “I’m not stranger to losing these things. It’s become expected for me. Kyle Chandler is truly a good friend of mine and I’m a major fan of that show.”
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