Tuesday, March 29, 2016

2016 MTV Movie Award Predictions: True Story, Ensemble, and Villain

Best Villain
Will Win - Adam Driver "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
Could Win - Ed Skrein "Deadpool"
Should Win - Hugh Keays-Byrne "Mad Max: Fury Road"
Commentary - Deadpool concerns me throughout these categories, because as voting is going on, it is racking up box office dollars. Star Wars is still Star Wars, and its fan base is undeniable, which is why I think Driver wins. But if Skrein pulled off an upset I would not be shocked. I also would not discount James Spader. Avengers is popular with this crowd. On a personal note, I hope Mad Max pulls the same feat it did at the Oscars, starting with Hugh Keays-Byrne.

Best True Story
Will Win - Straight Outta Compton
Could Win - The Revenant
Should Win - Steve Jobs or The Big Short
Commentary - The Revenant was an Oscar favorite, but I think that Straight Outta Compton is a slam-dunk here. It is big, bold, brash, and despite its 90's nostalgia, I think reached a far wider and younger audience than The Revenant. For the record, a Steve Jobs or Big Short upset would make this blogger very happy.

Best Ensemble Cast
Will Win - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Could Win - Pitch Perfect 2 or Furious 7
Should Win - Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Commentary - I can never get these things right, and the large Pitch Perfect 2 cast or the sentimentality of Furious 7 could win. Or Star Wars could sweep. I'll bet on the latter.

Saturday, March 26, 2016

2016 MTV Movie Award Predictions: Best Documentary Film

Will Win - Amy

Could Win - He Named Me Malala or The Hunting Ground

Should Win - Amy

Commentary - It's nice to see the MTV Movie Awards growing up a bit. No more Scared as Shit performance or Shirtless Performance, and in there place is Best Documentary Film. Then you look at the nominees, and you see six worthy nominees. This category probably won't last long, because it is not as exciting or ridiculous as other more attention grabbing categories, but I hope it does last. Amy is the Oscar winner, and probably the most popular of the bunch. But don't discount this new MTV Generation going their own way. He Named Me Malala could do well among the younger set of voters, and The Hunting Ground might strike a chord with the college folks. I still think Amy continues its dominance, but this is not the Oscars, so predictors beware.

Friday, March 25, 2016

First 2016 Daytime Emmy Predictions

The ceremony is on May 1st, and will not be televised (although I assume there will be a live online feed). There will be more in-depth predictions as we get closer, but here is where we stand right after the nominations:

Outstanding Drama Series - The Young and the Restless
Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series - Anthony Geary "General Hospital"
Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series - Kassie DePavia "Days of Our Lives"
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series - Bryton James "The Young and the Restless"
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series - Peggy McKay "Days of Our Lives"
Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series - Bryan Craig "General Hospital"
Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series - Hunter King "The Young and the Restless"
Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series - Frank Runyeon "The Young and the Restless"
Outstanding Writing Team - The Young and the Restless
Outstanding Directing Team - Days of Our Lives
Outstanding Morning Program -  CBS Sunday Morning
Outstanding Talk Show/Informative - The Dr. Oz Show
Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment - The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Outstanding Talk Show Host/Informative - The Chew
Outstanding Talk Show Host/Entertainment - The Talk
Outstanding Game Show - Jeopardy!
Outstanding Game Show Host - Craig Ferguson "Celebrity Name Game"
Outstanding Legal/Courtroom Show - The People's Court
Outstanding Entertainment News Program - Entertainment Tonight
Outstanding Culinary Program - Giada in Italy
Outstanding Culinary Host - Patricia Heaton "Patricia Heaton's Parties"
Outstanding Lifestyle Program - This Old House
Outstanding Travel/Adventure Program - Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin
Outstanding Travel/Lifestyle Host - Brandon McMillan "Lucky Dog"
Outstanding Digital Drama Series - The Bay: The Series

Thursday, March 24, 2016

The 43rd Annual Daytime Emmy Nominations

Outstanding Drama Series
The Bold and the Beautiful
Days of Our Lives
General Hospital
The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Tracey E. Bregman, The Young and the Restless
Kassie Depaiva, Days of Our Lives
Mary Beth Evans, Days of Our Lives
Finola Hughes, General Hospital
Maura West, General Hospital

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Tyler Christopher,  General Hospital
Anthony Geary, General Hospital
Justin Hartley, The Young and the Restless
Christian LeBlanc,  The Young and the Restless
Kristoff St. John, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
LauraLee Bell, The Young and the Restless
Jessica Collins, The Young and the Restless
Linsey Godfrey, The Bold and the Beautiful
Peggy McCay, Days of Our Lives
Melissa Reeves,  Days of Our Lives

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Sean Blackmore, General Hospital
Steve Burton, The Young and the Restless
Bryton James, The Young and the Restless
Jacob Young, The Bold and the Beautiful
Dominic Zamprogna, General Hospital

Outstanding Younger Actress in a Drama Series
Reign Edwards, The Bold and the Beautiful
Hunter King, The Young and the Restless
True O'Brien, Days of Our Lives
Ashlyn Pearce, The Bold and the Beautiful
Brooklyn Rae Silzer, General Hospital

Outstanding Younger Actor in a Drama Series
Nicolas Becthel, General Hospital
Bryan Craig, General Hospital
Max Ehrich, The Young and the Restless
Pierson Fode, The Bold and the Beautiful
Tequan Richmond, General Hospital

Outstanding Guest Performer in a Drama Series
Anna Marie Horsford, The Bold and the Beautiful
Obba Babatunde, The Bold and the Beautiful
Adam Leadbeater, Days of Our Lives
Dee Wallace, General Hospital
Frank Runyeon, The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Drama Series Writing Team
The Bold and the Beautiful
General Hospital
The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Drama Series Directing Team
The Bold and the Beautiful
Days of Our Lives
General Hospital
The Young and the Restless

Outstanding Morning Program
CBS Sunday Morning
CBS This Morning
Good Morning America
Today Show

Outstanding Talk Show/Informative
The Chew
Dr. Oz
Larry King Now
The Doctors
The Kitchen

Outstanding Informative Talk Show Host
The Chew - All Hosts
Dr. Mehmet Oz, The Dr. Oz Show
Larry King, Larry King Now
Peter Salgo, Second Opinion
Steve Harvey, Steve Harvey

Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Wendy Williams Show
The Talk
The Real
The View

Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host
Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, Live! with Kelly and Michael
The Talk - All Hosts
Wendy Williams, The Wendy Williams Show
The Real - All Hosts
The View - All Hosts

Outstanding Game Show
Let's Make a Deal
Monopoly Millionaire's Club
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire
The Price Is Right

Outstanding Game Show Host
Craig Ferguson, Celebrity Name Game
Steve Harvey, Family Feud
Brook Burns, The Chase
Billy Gardell, Monopoly Millionaires' Club
Wayne Brady, Let's Make a Deal

Oustanding Legal Program
Divorce Court
Hot Bench
Judge Judy
Lauren Lake's Paternity Court
The People's Court

Outstanding Entertainment News Program
Access Hollywood
Entertainment Tonight
The Insider

Outstanding Culinary Program
America's Test Kitchen
Cook's Country
Giada in Italy
Mexico One Plate at a Time
Pati's Mexican Table
Patricia Heaton Parties

Outstanding Culinary Host
Patricia Heaton, Patricia Heaton Parties
Gabrielle Hamilton and David Kinch, The Mind of a Chef
Pati Jinich, Pati's Mexican Table
Jacques Pepin, Jacques Pepin Heart and Soul
Eric Ripert, Avec Eric

Outstanding Lifestyle Program
Ask This Old House
Build Small, Live Anywhere
Home Made Simple
Rough Cut
This Old House

Outstanding Travel and Adventure Program
1st Look
Born to Explore with Richard Wiese
Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin
Rock the Park

Outstanding Lifestyle/Children's/Travel Host
Jonathan Bird, Jonathan Bird's Blue World
Jeff Corwin, Ocean Mysteries with Jeff Corwin
Jack Hanna, Jack Hanna's Into the Wild
Brandon McMillan, Lucky Dog
Christine Van Blokland, Curious Traveler

Outstanding Digital Drama Series
The Bay The Series
East Los High

Sunday, March 20, 2016

HBO and Bryan Cranston Bring All the Way: Trailer

Cranston has already won a couple of Emmys, is an Oscar nominee, and has already won a Tony for this role. He goes into Emmy season as the front runner, and Melissa Leo, Anthony Mackie, and Frank Langella will be in consideration as well. Check out the Trailer below:

Friday, March 18, 2016

A Hologram for the King Trailer

Tom Hanks is going to have a big year, with this, and later Clint Eastwood's Sully. From Tom Tykwer, A Hologram for the King is a big question mark. From the guy behind Run Lola Run and Cloud Atlas, this feels a bit out of place in his filmography. I can't tell if it is going to be a well-acted, Oscar-esque romance, or a sappy feel-good film that doesn't resonate. Check out the trailer below:

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Richard Linklater's Everybody Wants Some Trailer

Richard Linklater and Jeff Nichols Hit SXSW with 2017 Oscar Potentials

Two new films with awards potential appeared at SXSW this week. First is Richard Linklater in his first post-Boyhood project, Everybody Wants Some. Linklater returns to his comedy roots here, with a film that is being hailed as a perfect partner with his 90's classic Dazed and Confused. So far the reviews have been great, and the film looks like a perfect blend of comedy and humanity. I know that we shouldn't look at everything through an Oscar lens, but after Boyhood's Oscar success, Linklater's work will now be inevitably always now be apart of that conversation. Let's first say that Linklater's comedies never struck a chord with Oscar voters, compared to his Oscar nominations for the Before series and Boyhood. But now that he is fully on the radar, I wonder if now the Academy will look at his comedies in a different light. As we know, comedies don't play well with Oscar voters, but they do sometimes nominate them for major categories. Being an early release doesn't help either, but if Everybody Wants Some is as good as it looks, here's to hoping it has a great 2016.

The other major release probably has no shot at Oscar potential, but will at least spark the interest of true film lovers. Jeff Nichols is on a role with Take Shelter and Mud, two brilliant indies that deserved more attention they they unfortunately got. This time he turns his view to science fiction, in a film that has premiered to great reviews. Nichols looks to return to his Take Shelter roots, of a tightly wound thriller that keeps you guessing to the end. Indie Spirit voters will once again eat this up, and after the success of Ex Machina, I'm hoping that a smart, indie sci-fi thriller can once again grab some attention.

Both of these films will open soon, and we will find out their fate soon enough. But as the 2015 Oscar season fades from memory, the 2016 Oscar race is upon us. Even if these films don't make a mark, at least a new conversation, a new narrative has started to tell its story.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

2016 MTV Movie Award Nominations

Movie of the Year
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Jurassic World
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Straight Outta Compton

True Story
The Big Short
The Revenant
Steve Jobs
Straight Outta Compton

Cartel Land
He Named Me Malala
The Hunting Ground
What Happened, Miss Simone?
The Wolfpack

Best Female Performance
Morena Baccarin "Deadpool"
Anna Kendrick, "Pitch Perfect 2"
Jennifer Lawrence "Joy"
Daisy Ridley "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
Charlize Theron, "Mad Max: Fury Road"
Alicia Vikander "Ex Machina"

Best Male Performance
Matt Damon, "The Martian"
Leonardo DiCaprio, "The Revenant"
Michael B. Jordan, "Creed"
Chris Pratt, "Jurassic World"
Ryan Reynolds, "Deadpool"
Will Smith, "Concussion"

Breakthrough Performance
John Boyega, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
O’Shea Jackson Jr., "Straight Outta Compton"
Dakota Johnson, "Fifty Shades of Grey"
Brie Larson "Room"
Daisy Ridley, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
Amy Schumer "Trainwreck"

Best Comedic Performance
Will Ferrell, "Get Hard"
Kevin Hart, "Ride Along 2"
Melissa McCarthy, "Spy"
Ryan Reynolds, "Deadpool"
Amy Schumer, "Trainwreck"
Rebel Wilson, "Pitch Perfect 2"

Best Action Performance
John Boyega, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
Vin Diesel, "Furious 7"
Dwayne Johnson, "San Andreas"
Jennifer Lawrence, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2"
Chris Pratt, "Jurassic World"
Ryan Reynolds, "Deadpool"

Best Hero
Chris Evans, "Avengers: Age of Ultron"
Daisy Ridley, "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"
Dwayne Johnson, "San Andreas"
Jennifer Lawrence, "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2"
Paul Rudd, "Ant-Man"
Charlize Theron, "Mad Max: Fury Road"

Best Villain
Adam Driver, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Tom Hardy, The Revenant
Samuel L. Jackson, Kingsman: The Secret Service
Hugh Keays-Byrne, Mad Max: Fury Road
Ed Skrein, Deadpool
James Spader, Avengers: Age of Ultron

Best Virtual Performance
Jack Black, Kung Fu Panda 3
Seth MacFarlane, Ted 2
Lupita Nyong’o, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Amy Poehler, Inside Out
Andy Serkis, Star Wars: The Force Awakens
James Spader, Avengers: Age of Ultron

Ensemble Cast
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Furious 7
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 2
Pitch Perfect 2
Star Wars: The Force Awakens

Best Kiss
Morena Baccarin & Ryan Reynolds, "Deadpool"
Dakota Johnson & Jamie Dornan, "Fifty Shades of Grey"
Margot Robbie & Will Smith, "Focus"
Rebel Wilson & Adam DeVine, "Pitch Perfect 2"
Amy Schumer & Bill Hader, "Trainwreck"
Leslie Mann & Chris Hemsworth, "Vacation"

Best Fight
Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.) vs. Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), "Avengers: Age of Ultron"
Deadpool (Ryan Reynolds) vs. Ajax (Ed Skrein), "Deadpool"
Imperator Furiosa (Charlize Theron) vs. Max Rockatansky (Tom Hardy), "Mad Max: Fury Road"
Hugh Glass (Leonardo DiCaprio) vs. The Bear, "The Revenant"
Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) vs. Lia (Nargis Fakhri), "Spy"
Rey (Daisy Ridley) vs. Kylo Ren (Adam Driver), "Star Wars: The Force Awakens"

Monday, March 7, 2016

Jimmy Kimmel to Host 2016 Emmys

ABC and the Emmys have announced that Jimmy Kimmel will host the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards. This will be Kimmel's second time hosting, and he was pretty good the first time around. He is also a five-time Emmy nominee, who will also get another nomination this year. Tune into the 2016 Emmys Sunday, September 18, 2016.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

The 42nd Annual Saturn Award Nominations

Best Action / Adventure Film Release
Furious 7
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
The Revenant

Best Science Fiction Film Release
Ex Machina
Jurassic World
Mad Max: Fury Road
The Martian
Star Wars: The Force Awakens
Terminator: Genisys

Best Thriller Film Release
Black Mass
Bridge of Spies
The Gift
The Hateful Eight
Mr. Holmes

Best Animated Film Release
The Good Dinosaur
Inside Out
Kung Fu Panda 3
When Marnie Was There

Best Comic to Motion Picture Release
Attack on Titan, Part 1
Avengers: Age of Ultron
Kingsman: The Secret Service
The Peanuts Movie

Best Fantasy Film Release
The Age of Adaline
Baahubali: The Beginning
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2
Ted 2

Best Horror Film Release
Crimson Peak
Insidious: Chapter 3
It Follows
The Visit
What We Do in the Shadows

Best Independent Film Release
99 Homes
Bone Tomahawk
Cop Car

Best International Film Release
The 100 Year-Old-Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared
Goodnight Mommy
Labyrinth of Lies
Turbo Kid
The Wave

Best Actor in a Film
John Boyega, (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Matt Damon, (The Martian)
Leonardo DiCaprio, (The Revenant)
Taron Egerton, (Kingsman: The Secret Service)
Harrison Ford, (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Domhnall Gleeson, (Ex Machina)
Samuel L. Jackson, (The Hateful Eight)
Paul Rudd, (Ant-Man)

Best Actress in a Film
Emily Blunt, (Sicario)
Jessica Chastain, (The Martian)
Blake Lively, (The Age of Adaline)
Daisy Ridley, (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Charlize Theron, (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Mia Wasikowska, (Crimson Peak)

Best Performance By A Younger Actor in a Film
Elias / Lukas Schwartz, (Goodnight Mommy)
Jacob Tremblay, (Room)
James Freedson-Jackson, (Cop Car)
Milo Parker, (Mr. Holmes)
Olivia DeJonge, (The Visit)
Ty Simpkins, (Jurassic World)

Best Supporting Actor in a Film
Paul Bettany, (Avengers: Age of Ultron)
Michael Douglas, (Ant-Man)
Adam Driver, (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Walton Goggins, (The Hateful Eight)
Simon Pegg, (Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation)
Michael Shannon, (99 Homes)

Best Supporting Actress in a Film
Jessica Chastain, (Crimson Peak)
Carrie Fisher, (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Evangeline Lily, (Ant-Man)
Lupita Nyong'o, (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)
Tamannaah, (Baahubali: The Beginning)
Alicia Vikander, (Ex Machina)

Best Film Director
Peyton Reed, (Ant-Man)
Guillermo del Toro, (Crimson Peak)
Alex Garland, (Ex Machina)
Colin Trevorrow, (Jurassic World)
George Miller, (Mad Max: Fury Road)
Ridley Scott, (The Martian)
J.J. Abrams, (Star Wars: The Force Awakens)

Best Film Costume Design
Avengers: Age of Ultron, (Alexandra Byrne)
Baahubali: The Beginning, (Rama Rajamouli, Prashanti Tipirineni)
Cinderella, (Sandy Powell)
Crimson Peak, (Kate Hawley)
Kingsman: The Secret Service, (Arianne Phillips)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, (Michael Kaplan)

Best Film Editing
Ant-Man, (Dan Lebental, Colby Parker Jr.)
Furious 7, (Leigh Folsom Boyd, Dylan Highsmith, Kirk Morri, Christian Wagner)
Jurassic World, (Kevin Stitt)
Kingsman: The Secret Service, (Eddie Hamilton, Jon Harris)
Mad Max: Fury Road, (Margaret Sixel)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, (Maryann Brandon, Mary Jo Markey)

Best Film Make Up
Black Mass, (Joel Harlow, Kenny Niederbaumer)
Crimson Peak, (David Marti, Montse Ribe, Xavi Bastida)
Hateful Eight, The, (Gregory Nicotero, Howard Berger, Jake Garber, Heba Thorisdottir)
Mad Max: Fury Road, (Lesley Vanderwalt, Damian Martin, Elka Wardega)
Sicario, (Donald Mowat)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, (Neal Scanlan)

Best Film Music
Baahubali: The Beginning, (M.M. Keeravani)
Crimson Peak, (Fernando Velazquez)
Hateful Eight, The, (Ennio Morricone)
Mad Max: Fury Road, (Tom Holkenborg)
Sicario, (Johann Johannsson)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, (John Williams)

Best Film Production Design
Baahubali: The Beginning, (Sabu Cyril)
Crimson Peak, (Thomas E. Sanders)
Jurassic World, (Ed Verreaux)
Mad Max: Fury Road, (Colin Gibson)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, (Rick Carter, Darren Gilford)
Tomorrowland, (Scott Chambliss)

Best Film Special / Visual Effects
Avengers: Age of Ultron, (Paul Corbould, Chris Townsend, Ben Snow, Paul Butterworth)
Ex Machina, (Andrew Whithurst, Paul Norris, Mark Ardington, Sara Bennett)
Jurassic World, (John Rosengrant, Michael Lantieri, Tim Alexander)
Mad Max: Fury Road, (Andrew Jackson, Tom Wood, Dan Oliver, Andy Williams)
Martian, The, (Richard Stammers, Anders Langlands, Chris Lawrence, Steve Warner)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, (Roger Guyett, Patrick Tubach, Neal Scanlan, Chris Corbould)

Best Film Writing
Crimson Peak, (Guillermo del Toro, Matthew Robbins)
Ex Machina, (Alex Garland)
Jurassic World, (Rick Jaffa, Amanda Silver, Colin Trevorrow, Derek Connolly)
Kingsman: The Secret Service, (Jane Goldman, Matthew Vaughn)
Mad Max: Fury Road, (George Miller, Brendan McCarthy, Nick Lathouris)
Martian, The, (Drew Goddard)
Star Wars: The Force Awakens, (Lawrence Kasdan, J.J. Abrams, Michael Arndt)

Best Action / Thriller Television Series
Bates Motel
The Last Ship
The Librarians
Mr. Robot

Best Fantasy Television Series
Game of Thrones
Jonathan Strange and Mr. Norrell
The Magicians
The Muppets
The Shannara Chronicles

Best Science Fiction Television Series
The 100
Doctor Who
The Expanse
Wayward Pines
The X-Files

Best Horror Television Series
American Horror Story: Hotel
Ash vs. Evil Dead
Fear The Walking Dead
The Strain
Teen Wolf
The Walking Dead

Best New Media Television Series
DreamWork's Dragons
The Man in the High Castle
Marvel's Jessica Jones

Best Presentation on Television
The Cannibal in the Jungle
Childhood's End
Doctor Who: The Husbands of River Song
Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow
Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!
The Wiz

Best Superhero Adaptation Television Series
DC's Legends of Tomorrow
The Flash
Marvel's Agent Carter
Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Best Actor on a Television Series
Bruce Campbell, (Ash vs. Evil Dead)
Charlie Cox, (Daredevil)
Matt Dillon, (Wayward Pines)
David Duchovny, (The X-Files)
Grant Gustin, (The Flash)
Sam Heughan, (Outlander)
Andrew Lincoln, (The Walking Dead)
Mads Mikkelsen, (Hannibal)

Best Actress on a Television Series
Gillian Anderson, (The X-Files)
Caitriona Balfe, (Outlander)
Melissa Benoist, (Supergirl)
Kim Dickens, (Fear The Walking Dead)
Rachel Nichols, (Continuum)
Krysten Ritter, (Marvel's Jessica Jones)
Rebecca Romijn, (The Librarians)

Best Supporting Actor on a Television Series
Richard Armitage, (Hannibal)
Vincent D'Onofrio, (Daredevil)
Kit Harington, (Game of Thrones)
Toby Jones, (Wayward Pines)
Erik Knudsen, (Continuum)
Lance Reddick, (Bosch)
David Tennant, (Marvel's Jessica Jones)
Patrick Wilson, (Fargo)

Best Supporting Actress on a Television Series
Gillian Anderson, (Hannibal)
Tovah Feldshuh, (The Walking Dead)
Calista Flockhart, (Supergirl)
Danai Gurira, (The Walking Dead)
Lena Headey, (Game of Thrones)
Melissa Leo, (Wayward Pines)
Melissa McBride, (The Walking Dead)

Best Younger Actor on a Television Series
Max Charles, (The Strain)
Frank Dillane, (Fear The Walking Dead)
Jodelle Ferland, (Dark Matter)
Brenock O'Connor, (Game of Thrones)
Chandler Riggs, (The Walking Dead)
Dylan Sprayberry, (Teen Wolf)
Maisie Williams, (Game of Thrones)

Best Guest Performance on a Television Series
Laura Benanti, (Supergirl)
Steven Brand, (Teen Wolf)
Victor Garber, (The Flash)
Scott Glenn, (Daredevil)
Alex Kingston, (The Husbands of River Song)
John Carroll Lynch, (The Walking Dead)
William Shatner, (Haven)

Best DVD / BD Classic Film Release
Burnt Offerings
Cemetery Without Crosses
Miracle Mile
Tales of Terror
The Monster That Challenged the World
X: The Man with the X-Ray Eyes

Best DVD / BD Collection
Frank Darabont Collection
Horror Classics, Vol. 1
Jurassic Park Collection
Mad Max Anthology
Nikkatsu Diamond Guys, Vol. 1
Special Effects Collection

Best DVD / BD Release
Big Game
Burying the Ex
Monsters: Dark Continent
The Cobbler
The Tale of the Princess Kaguya
Wolf Totem

Best DVD / BD Special Edition Release
Furious 7 (Extended Edition)
Society (Limited Edition)
The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (Extended Edition)
Vanilla Sky (Alternate Ending)
X-Men: Days of Future Past (The Rogue Cut)

Best DVD / BD Television Release
Black Sails, Season 2
From Dusk Till Dawn, Season 2
Hannibal, Season 3
Lost in Space (The Complete Adventures)
My Favorite Martian Complete Series
X-Files: The Collector's Set

Friday, March 4, 2016

Primetime Emmys Add New Categories and Expand Others for 2016 Ceremony

Unlike the Oscars, who I think might go back to ten total nominees this year in light of all the recent controversies, the Emmys are constantly changing their categories, adding new ones to reflect new television trends, and expanding existing categories to include the increase in overall content across now a multitude of mediums. 2016 is no exception, as Emmy season has officially launched with a bunch of new announcements out of the Television Academy.

1) The writing and directing categories for comedy and drama, which had remained at five nominees despite changes in the program and acting categories, will now feature six nominees instead of the usual five!

2) The Short Form categories are getting a huge makeover. The short form program categories will now be: Best Short Form Series - Comedy or Drama, Outstanding Short Series - Variety, and Outstanding Short Series Reality/Nonfiction. The biggest addition will be two acting categories to these short programs. Best Actor and Best Actress in a Short Form Series are now categories.

3) There will be no ranked voting anymore. The voters will simply pick a winner, and the most votes in the nomination round will determine a tie.

4) A Series will now have to remain in Comedy and Drama, even if it no longer has the minimum number of episodes required. Aka The Big C moving to limited series.

5) Special visual effects is now a two-step nomination process, and costumes for reality/nonfiction is no longer juried.

6) Also Variety directing is now two categories for Talk and Sketch. Why this was not extended to the writing categories is weird, but alas, this will probably happen soon enough.

All in all, not any major changes, but still glad to see the Emmys try to keep up with the changing world. Oscars take note!

HBO's Confirmation Trailer

Damn Emmy season for the TV Movie/Miniseries acting categories is going to be heated this year. Roots, AHS, American Crime, Show Me A Hero, Fargo, Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, The People vs. O.J. Simpson, All the Way, Sherlock, Luther, and now HBO is gunning for even more gold with Confirmation, starring Kerry Washington, Wendell Pierce, Jeffrey Wright, Jennifer Hudson, Greg Kinnear, and a whole host of other talented actors. The first trailer is electric. We will find out April 16th!

Thursday, March 3, 2016

First Ghostbusters Trailer

A new set of Ghostbusters are coming to town, and honestly, I am kind of excited. I am getting a bit tired of the remakes like all of you, but if anyone can take an old idea and make it fun, it is these four incredibly funny women. Check out the first trailer below: