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Megan McLachlan makes the Emmy case for AMC’s Mad Men over at Awards Daily TV. Given its iconic status and acclaimed finale, Mad Men is the clear choice to win Outstanding Drama Series, according to Megan.  Read her analysis over at ADTV…
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    Anticipation is building for a David O. Russell film starring Jennifer Lawrence. She’s not a supporting character this time around but the lead.  Co-stars include Robert De Niro, Bradley Cooper, Edgar Ramirez, Isabella Rossellini, Diane Ladd, and Virginia Madsen.
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Todd Haynes’ period piece, Carol received a lot of enthusiastic praise when it screened earlier this year at the Cannes Film Festival. The first trailer for the film has emerged showing Cate Blanchett as a woman in a loveless marriage who falls for a department store worker played by Mara ...
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This week around the Water Cooler, Joey, Megan and Clarence cast their virtual ballots for the major 2015 Emmy categories. Official Emmy voting starts today, so the Cooler gang decided to lend their expert opinions and advice to those undecided Emmy voters who may need a little assistance. Again, this ...
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ADTV’s Joey Moser takes a look at HBO’s newest mini-series, Show Me a Hero, which stars Ex-Machina’s Oscar Isaac as a New York politician mired in housing politics. While the first hour takes a while to fully develop, the second hour proves more dramatic largely thanks to Catherine Keener’s near-unrecognizable star turn. ...
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Voting for the 2015 Emmy Awards starts Monday. How will rule changes in the final voting window impact the winners? Will populist choices rule the day? Or will voters even be able to watch all series submissions? Awards Daily TV considers the impact on the acting and series categories. Find ...
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The Television Academy has nominated FX’s Louie before but only awarded it Writing awards. It’s time for the Emmys to recognize exactly how groundbreaking and unique the comedy series is. In ADTV’s Making the Case series, Clarence Moye takes a look at what makes Louie Season Five tick and why the ...
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Finding Dorie gets a new still and some casting news, as follows: The Good Dinosaur   Riley’s First Date, the short film made its World Film Premiere and will be included as a bonus feature in the digital HD & Blu-ray releases of Disney·Pixar’s “Inside Out,” which will be available digitally Oct. ...
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This year’s Best Actress race has so far been mostly dominated by performances already seen at Cannes and Sundance. At the top of that list would be Saoirse Ronan for Brooklyn, Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara for Carol, Bel Polowy for Diary of a Teenage Girl, Emily Blunt for Sicario, along with ...
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I caught up with Pawn Sacrifice a week or so ago but needed time to ruminate on the film before writing about it. I am a bit of a chess geek with a fondness for Fischer’s game. Fischer himself was off his rocker for a variety of reasons though no ...
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The New York Film Fest looks a lot like the Cannes lineup with several repeats that were well received there, like The Lobster, Carol and The Assassin. Steve Jobs, Bridge of Spies and The Walk are the big movies to land there and I suspect among the most popular screenings. ...
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The Year of the Man marches on with Bradley Cooper in Burnt. Oh look, there’s Emma Thompson propping him up – and look, there’s Siena Miller helping him out. I kid. I’m sure it has to be better than this trailer because it was picked up the Weinstein Co. and ...
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Tom Hiddleston emerges as American country music icon Hank Williams. The pic will be directed by producer Marc Abraham. I SAW THE LIGHT is based on Colin Escott’s award-winning biography and stars Tom Hiddleston, Elizabeth Olsen, Bradley Whitford, David Krumholtz and Cherry Jones. RatPac Entertainment’s Brett Ratner and Bron Studios’ ...
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Podcast: Play in new window | Download Craig Kennedy, Ryan Adams and I discuss 1933 and the 5th Annual Academy Awards. They weren’t as exciting as the previous year or the following year but it was the first ceremony to include the short categories, mainly because short films were popular ...
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The successful career of 1940s screenwriter Dalton Trumbo (Bryan Cranston) comes to a crushing end when he and other Hollywood figures are blacklisted for their political beliefs. TRUMBO (directed by Jay Roach) tells the story of his fight against the U.S. government and studio bosses in a war over words ...
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It’s been hard to find much to get excited about for Oscars 2015 – though the season isn’t yet upon us. That starts in a few weeks with Venice and Telluride. Tarantino gives his fans what they want and rarely deviates from that formula, especially in the latter part of ...
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One year ago today, we lost Robin Williams, one of greatest comedic talents in American history. In remembrance of his gifts and the gifts he gave to us, we’re reposting Daniel Smith-Rowsey‘s heartfelt tribute — a celebration of the life of a consummate performer, “often imitated but never equaled; no ...
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The Toronto International Film Festival has announced more films to be screened in its line up. Je Suis Charlie, a documentary about the attack on the victims of Charlie Hebdo will receive its World Premiere. Patrick Stewart’s highly anticipated Green Room will open Midnight Madness. The Midnight Madness slate will ...
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You might wonder why Scorsese would be interested in the 19th century’s most prolific serial killer in The Devil in White City but what I think draws him to the project, other than working again with DiCaprio, is the opportunity to bring the World’s Fair to life. Amid the spectacle ...
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This tingle I feel from Louder than Bombs is overshadowed somewhat by the bummer of realizing the 50-second teaser is better than almost every movie at the All-American multiplex right now. So imagine the gloom-clouded thrill I get from these 5 minutes of clips. An upcoming exhibition celebrating photographer Isabelle ...

The State of the Race

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During out latest podcastof Oscar Poker, Jeff Wells and I contemplated the idea that this could be a year where the Best Picture race might depart from last year’s lineup ...
In this photo provided by the Producers Guild of America, Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu accepts the Darryl F. Zanuck Award for outstanding producer of theatrical motion pictures for “Birdman” on stage at the 26th Annual Producers Guild Awards at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for Producers Guild of America/AP Images)

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In a year where the outlook appeared to be barren without Breaking Bad and True Detective in contention, House of Cards began as the default Emmy consensus front-runner earlier this ...
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ADTV continues its Making the Case series with today’s entry for HBO’s Silicon Valley to win Outstanding Comedy Series. Clarence praises the shaggy-dog nature of the workplace sitcom and engaging ...
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The new offical U.S trailer for Macbeth has arrived, teasing epic battles. Michael Fassbender plays the menacing Macbeth and Marion Cotillard plays his scheming Lady Macbeth. Filmed on the Scottish ...
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The first trailer for Victor Frankenstein starring Daniel Radcliffe as Igor and James McAvoy as Frankenstein has been unveiled by 20th Century Fox. You know the story, Doctor Frankenstein creates ...
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