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The Emmy Awards — Live Blogging and Winners Thread

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10:00 – Overall brilliant group of winners. Not easy to be snarky when I have such respect for all that talent — and way too easy to be snarky about the slipshod ceremony itself. 9:58 – Modern Family, Best Comedy Series 9:52 – Mad Men, Best Drama Series 9:50 – I want Temple Grandin to host the Emmys next year. 9:48 – Temple Grandin, Best TV Movie


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Little Love for Big Love

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Sissy Spacek and Mary Kay Place were both nominated for their outstanding guest starring roles on Big Love this year. Sad commentary to note that these were only two major nominations for HBO’s Mormon saga — and it’s already lost both before the red carpet even rolls out. (Ann-Margret won instead for her appearance in a single episode of Law and Order: SVU). Nobody in the mood to moan about…


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Making Boardwalk Empire, featurette

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Emerging from the wilderness of August in search of anything worthy to write about, one of the brightest beacons on the horizon is HBO’s new Jazz Age gangster series, Boardwalk Empire. It kicks off Sept 19th with a premiere episode directed by Martin Scorsese, and screenrant has found a featurette to whet our appetites.


Tamara Drewe, UK trailer

Tamara Drewe, UK trailer

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Since I’m not familiar with comic series on which Tamara Drewe is based this first look at the trailer is my first exposure to the material. It’s not what I thought it would be and probably not what I hoped it would be — but I’m happily flexible and ready to adjust my expectations. I see movies of this type done right in the UK and think of everything Hollywood…


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Emmy Predictions Hot and Ready to Serve

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It has taken me too long to turn our focus to the Emmys, which are being held this Sunday. ¬†I find the Emmys lacking in suspense because, truthfully, does anyone care who wins? ¬†Not really. ¬†My friend Tom O’Neil is on the case, though, and you can find a plethora of Emmy coverage over at Gold Derby. ¬†He also told me that the reason to tune in is to see…


Brad Pitt: “Making a Difference”

Brad Pitt: “Making a Difference”

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Say what you will about celebrities in the news for their involvement with worthy causes but anyone who casts aspersions at the work Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are doing in New Orleans should see a doctor to find out if their toxic cynicism is treatable with medication. Round of applause for future Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award winner, Brad Pitt.


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Poster for Fair Game

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From this site, via ONTD:


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Toronto Must-Sees

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Nancy Kriparos will be covering Toronto for Awards Daily in the coming weeks. She asked me which films I was most interested in seeing and/or having her cover. Toronto can be an unwieldy beast. I think it’s important to always remind you, and myself, that it is not the one-stop shopping for Oscar that many people wrongly assume it is. In fact, a film can get better traction at fests…


French poster for Tangled

French poster for Tangled

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Truly lovely French poster for Disney’s Tangled, via Coming Soon. The color palette alone puts this poster among the prettiest of the year. View full-sized after the cut.


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Rooster Cogburn, card-carrying Socialist agitator?

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We featured this first look at True Grit a few days ago, but if you missed the subliminal communist propaganda then you just weren’t looking close enough. AmericanThinker thinks something stinks: One of the interesting decisions that was made during the filming of ‚ÄòTrue Grit’ was the placement of Rooster Cogburn’s famous eye patch. In the original film John Wayne wore the eye patch over his left eye which allowed…

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The Toronto Film Fest unfurls September 4th through the 14th. New York kind of pulled an announcement coup, being the first major North American...

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This looks like it could do some serious damage in the Oscar race, non? Via The Film Stage: