Primetime Emmy Awards 2014 – Winners and Reaction

Last night (August 25) saw talk-show host Seth Meyers present the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awardslive from Los Angeles, and as expected the night belonged to recurring winners Breaking Bad (Drama) and Modern Family (Comedy).

The star-studded night provided little surprises as Breaking Bad emerged triumphant with five awards, including Outstanding Drama SeriesBest ActorBest Actress, and Best Supporting Actor, in a Drama Series. Fan favourite Modern Family walked away with Best Comedy Series for the fifth year running, proving that winning ways can be easy to maintain so long as you keep your cast happy with HUGE paychecks.

There were a few surprising upsets during the night, as ‘television Titan’, Game of Thrones, failed to pick up a single award, despite currently holding the title as the biggest, most viewed show on TV. Another shock for many fans and industry critics, was the snub of perhaps the years most engrossing drama series, True Detective, starring Hollywood heavy-weights Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, which despite, having both it’s leading men in the same category for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series, failed to pick up one of the nights main awards.

Winners and Nominees

Category | Comedy Series

Outstanding Comedy Series

Modern Family – (ABC)

Nominees
The Big Bang Theory – (CBS)

Louie – (FX)

Orange Is The New Black – (Netflix)

Silicon Valley – (HBO)

Veep – (HBO)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

WINNER
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – (Veep, HBO)

Nominees
Lena Dunham – (Girls, HBO)

Edie Falco – (Nurse Jackie, Showtime)

Melissa McCarthy – (Mike & Molly, CBS)

Amy Poehler – (Parks & Recreation, NBC)

Taylor Schilling – (Orange Is The New Black, Netflix)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

WINNER
Allison Janney – (Mom, CBS)

Nominees
Mayim Bialik – (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)

Julie Bowen – (Modern Family, ABC)

Anna Chlumsky – (Veep, HBO)

Kate McKinnon – (Saturday Night Live, NBC)

Kate Mulgrew – (Orange Is The New Black, Netflix)
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series

WINNER
Uzo Aduba – (Orange Is The New Black, Netflix)

Nominees
Laverne Cox – (Orange Is The New Black, Netflix)

Tina Fey – (Saturday Night Live, NBC)

Melissa McCarthy – (Saturday Night Live, NBC)

Joan Cusack – (Shameless, Showtime)

Natasha Lyonne – (Orange Is The New Black, Netflix)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

WINNER
Jim Parsons – (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)

Nominees
Louie C.K. – (Louie, FX)

Don Cheadle – (House of Lies, Showtime)

Ricky Gervais – (Derek, Netflix)

Matt LeBlanc – (Episodes, Showtime)

William H. Macy – (Shameless, Showtime)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

WINNER
Ty Burrell – (Modern Family, ABC)

Nominees
Fred Armisen – (Portlandia, IFC)

Andre Braugher – (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Fox)

Adam Driver – (Girls, HBO)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson – (Modern Family, ABC)

Tony Hale – (Veep, HBO)
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series

WINNER
Jimmy Fallon – (Saturday Night Live, NBC)

Nominees
Nathan Lane – (Modern Family, ABC)

Steve Buscemi – (Portlandia, IFC)

Louis C.K. – (Saturday Night Live, NBC)

Bob Newhart – (The Big Bang Theory, CBS)

Gary Cole – (Veep, HBO)

Category | Drama Series

Outstanding Drama Series

WINNER
Breaking Bad – (AMC)

Nominees
Downton Abbey – (PBS)

Mad Men – (AMC)

House of Cards – (Netflix)

Game of Thrones – (HBO)

True Detective – (HBO)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

WINNER
Julianna Margulies – (The Good Wife, CBS)

Nominees
Lizzy Caplan – (Masters of Sex, Showtime)

Claire Danes – (Homeland, Showtime)

Michelle Dockery – (Downton Abbey, PBS)

Kerry Washington – (Scandal, ABC)

Robin Wright – (House of Cards, Netflix)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

WINNER
Anna Gunn – (Breaking Bad, AMC)

Nominees
Christine Baranski – (The Good Wife, CBS)

Joanne Froggatt – (Downton Abbey, PBS)

Lena Headey – (Game of Thrones, HBO)

Christina Hendricks – (Mad Men, AMC)

Maggie Smith – (Downton Abbey, PBS)
Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

WINNER
Allison Janney – (Masters of Sex, Showtime)

Nominees
Kate Burton – (Scandal, Showtime)

Jane Fonda – (The Newsroom, HBO)

Kate Mara – (House of Cards, Netflix)

Margo Martindale – (The Americans, FX)

Diane Rigg – (Game of Thrones, HBO)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

WINNER
Bryan Cranston – (Breaking Bad, AMC)

Nominees
Jeff Daniels – (The Newsroom, HBO)

Jon Hamm – (Mad Men, AMC)

Woody Harrelson – (True Detective, HBO)

Matthew McConaughey – (True Detective, HBO)

Kevin Spacey – (House of Cards, Netflix)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

WINNER
Aaron Paul – (Breaking Bad, AMC)

Nominees
Jim Carter – (Downton Abbey, PBS)

Josh Charles – (The Good Wife, CBS)

Peter Dinklage – (Game of Thrones, HBO)

Mandy Patinkin – (Homeland, Showtime)

Jon Voight – (Ray Donovan, Showtime)
Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

WINNER
Joe Morton – (Scandal, ABC)

Nominees
Dylan Baker – (The Good Wife, CBS)

Reg E. Cathey – (House of Cards, Netflix)

Paul Giamatti – (Downton Abbey, PBS)

Robert Morse – (Mad Men, AMC)

Beau Bridges – (Masters of Sex, Showtime)

Category | Miniseries or Movie

Outstanding Miniseries

WINNER
Fargo – (FX)

Nominees
American Horror Story – (FX)

Bonnie & Clyde – (A&E)

Luther – (BBC America)

Treme – (HBO)

The White Queen – (Starz)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

WINNER
Benedict Cumberbatch – (Sherlock: His Last Vow, PBS)

Nominees
Chiwetel Ejiofor – (Dancing on the Edge, Starz)

Idris Elba – (Luther, BBC America)

Martin Freeman – (Fargo, FX)

Mark Ruffalo – (The Normal Heart, HBO)

Billy Bob Thornton – (Fargo, FX)
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie

WINNER
Martin Freeman – (Sherlock, PBS)

Nominees
Matt Bomer – (The Normal Heart, HBO)

Colin Hanks – (Fargo, FX)

Joe Mantello – (The Normal Heart, HBO)

Alfred Molina – (The Normal Heart, HBO)

Jim Parsons – (The Normal Heart, HBO)
Outstanding Television Movie

WINNER
The Normal Heart – (HBO)

Nominees
Killing Kennedy – (National Geographic)

Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight – (HBO)

Sherlock: His Last Vow – (PBS)

The Trip to Bountiful – (Lifetime)
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

WINNER
Jessica Lange – (American Horror Story, FX)

Nominees
Helena Bonham Carter – (Burton & Taylor, BBC America)

Minnie Driver – (Return to Zero, Lifetime)

Sarah Paulson – (American Horror Story, FX)

Cicely Tyson – (The Trip to Bountiful, Lifetime)

Kristen Wiig – (The Spoils of Babylon, IFC)
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie

WINNER
Kathy Bates – (American Horror Story, FX)

Nominees
Angela Bassett – (American Horror Story, FX)

Ellen Burstyn – (Flowers in the Attic, Lifetime)

Frances Conroy – (American Horror Story, FX)

Julia Roberts – (The Normal Heart, HBO)

Allison Tolman – (Fargo, FX)

Category | Directing

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

WINNER
Gail Mancuso – (Modern Family [Ep: Las Vegas], ABC)

Nominees
Iain B. MacDonald – (Episodes [Ep: 9], Showtime)

Paris Barclay – (Glee [Ep:100], Fox)

Louis C.K. – (Louie [Ep: Elevator Part 6], FX)

Jodie Foster – (Orange Is the New Black [Ep: Lesbian Request Denied], Netflix)

Mike Judge – (Silicon Valley [Ep: Minimum Viable Product], HBO)
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special

WINNER
Colin Bucksey – (Fargo [Ep: Buridan’s Ass], FX)

Nominees
Alfonso Gomez-Rejon – (American Horror Story [Ep: Bitchcraft], FX)

Adam Bernstein – (Fargo [Ep: The Crocodile’s Dilemma], FX)

Stephen Frears – (Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight, HBO)

Ryan Murphy – (The Normal Heart, HBO)

Nick Hurran – (Sherlock [Ep: His Last Vow], PBS)
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

WINNER
Cary Joji Fukunaga – (True Detective [Ep: Who Goes There], HBO)

Nominees
Tim Van Patten – (Boardwalk Empire [Ep: Farewell Daddy Blues, HBO)

Vince Gilligan – (Breaking Bad [Ep: Felina], AMC)

David Evans – (Downton Abbey [Ep: 1], PBS)

Neil Marshall – (Game of Thrones [Ep: The Watchers on the Wall], HBO)

Carl Franklin – (House of Cards [Ep: Chapter 14], Netflix)

Category | Writing

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

WINNER
Louis C.K. – (Louie [Ep: So Did the Fat Lady], FX)

Nominees
David Crane & Jeffrey Klarik – (Episodes [Ep: Five], Showtime)

– (Glee [Ep:100], Fox)

Simon Blackwell, Armando Iannucci, & Tony Roche – (Veep [Ep: Special Relationship], ABC)

Liz Friedman & Jenji Kohan – (Orange Is the New Black [Ep: I Wasn’t Ready], Netflix)

Alec Berg – (Silicon Valley [Ep: Optimal Tip-to-Tip Efficiency], HBO)
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

WINNER
Moira Walley-Beckett – (Breaking Bad [Ep: Ozymandias], AMC)

Nominees
Vince Gilligan – (Breaking Bad [Ep: Felina, AMC)

David Benioff & D. B. Weiss – (Game of Thrones [Ep: The Children], HBO)

Beau Willimon – (House of Cards [Ep: Chapter 14], Netflix)

Nic Pizzolatto – (True Detective [Ep: The Secret Fate of All Life], HBO)
Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie, or Dramatic Special

WINNER
Steven Moffat – (Sherlock [Ep: His Last Vow], PBS)

Nominees
Ryan Murphy & Brad Falchuk – (American Horror Story [Ep: Bitchcraft], FX)

Neil Cross – (Luther, BBC America)

Noah Hawley – (Fargo [Ep: The Crocodile’s Dilemma], FX)

Larry Kramer – (The Normal Heart, HBO)

David Simon & Eric Overmyer – (Treme [Ep: …To Miss New Orleans], HBO)

For the full list of CategoriesWinners, and Nominees, visit IMDb.

Tribute to an Icon

There was one part of the night, a tribute to the late Robin Williams by his close friend and fellow comedian, Billy Crystal – view the moving tribute below.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q86u0bDE17w

Check out some of the highlights from the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards below.

Daniel Radcliffe Trades In His Famous Scar For Horns

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe certainly seems to be putting his wizarding past behind him, trading the famous scar for demon horns in his latest post-Hogwarts movie, unsurprisingly entitled, Horns.

The bizarre, yet equally intriguing film, centers around Ig Perrish (Radcliffe), who awakes the morning after the mysterious death of his girlfriend, Merrin (Juno Temple), to discover demon-like horns sprouting from his head.

Having spent the last ten years of his life growing up as Harry Potter, you can’t blame Radcliffe for wanting to step away from the fantasy genre. His performances in the Broadway hit, Exodus, and the horror film The Woman in Black, proved that Daniel could hack life away from Hogwarts and forge a reputation as a serious actor.

Directed by horror filmmaker, Alexandre Aja (The Hills Have EyesPiranha 3D), this film is a far cry away from the Harry Potter years and looks set to be one of the unexpected hits of the year when it’s released across the UK on October 31st.

Turkish Drama ‘Winter Sleep’ Wins Coveted Palme d’Or

Distinguished film director, Nuri Bilge Ceylan, has walked away with this years Palme d’Or award at the 67th annual Cannes Film Festival.

Winter Sleep, described as a ‘rich-character driven drama’ centred around ‘a self-obsessed Anatolian hotelier’ and the relationships with those around him, proved triumphant on Saturday, and saw Ceylan become only the second Turkish director to win the prestigious Palme d’Or.

Despite this marking the first time the director has won the award, Ceylan is certainly no stranger to success in Cannes, having previously won the Grand Prix award to two occasions, firstly for Distant back in 2002 and then Once Upon a Time in Anatolia in 2011. In 2008, Ceylan also walked away as Best Director for family drama Three Monkeys.

Taking to the stage to accept his award, Ceylan seemed genuinely taken aback by the recognition, “This is a great surprise for me”, he told the crowd, and the director was quick to pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of Turkish cinema, perhaps making his victory at Cannes ever more poignant.

With a running time of 196 minutes, which in this modern day of cinema may seem like a marathon, and with an abundance of dialogue, it’s no wonder the film divided critics after screening on the third day – but needless to say, the Turkish drama soon emerged an early favourite for the top award.

In an industry so heavily reliant on big-budgets, stellar casts, and mind-blowing special effects, it’s certainly a rarity to find a film-maker that sticks to his auteur roots – but perhaps that’s why the Cannes Film Festival is so important, as it reminds us of the untamed beauty that independent cinema brings to audiences around the world.

Terminator Genisys – Official Trailer

HE’S BACK! He always said he would be and I’ve never had an reason not to believe him.

Today saw the release of the much anticipated first official trailer for Terminator Genisys (2015) – and from first looks it’s going to be simply epic!

Arnold Schwarzenegger returns as the ultimate bad-ass machine for the fifth film in the epic saga as John Connor (Jason Clarke), leader of the resistance against the evil A.I. SkyNet, sends Kyle Reece (Jai Courtney) back in time to save Sarah Connor (Emilia Clarke) from death – but this time the threat doesn’t just lie in the past, as SkyNet launches an unrelenting war in both the past and future.

He’s back – Arnold Schwarzenegger returns in Terminator Genisys (2015) | Image © Paramount Pictures, 2014.

Alan Taylor (Game of ThronesThor: Dark of the World) takes up the directors helm in what’s sure to be a mind-blowing Sci-fi blockbuster.

Terminator Genisys hits cinemas worldwide on July 1, 2015.

Jurassic World Teaser Trailer

Stop the Press: A Jurassic World Teaser Trailer has just landed, days ahead of Universal Pictures official trailer launch on Friday (November 28).

Set Twenty-two years after the events of Jurassic Park (1993), Isla Nublar, the infamous island that’s home to these incredible creatures, now features the fully functioning dinosaur theme park, originally envisioned by creator Dr. John Hammond (Richard Attenborough). The story follows Owen (Chris Pratt), a member of Jurassic World‘s on-site staff who conducts behavioral research on the Velociraptors, the parks most dangerous and unpredictable inhabitants – but when a brand-new attraction opens to the public, the results are nothing short of disastrous.

The fourth installment of the hit franchise stars Chris PrattBryce Dallas Howard, and Jake Johnson.

The first full-length trailer will be released on Friday, November 28 | Jurassic World hits cinemas worldwide on June 12, 2015.

Daniel Radcliffe Joins Now You See Me Sequel

The sequel to last years box-office smash, Now You See Me, has been in the pipeline for a while now, and it now seems to be full-steam ahead for the Four Horseman’s return, with former ‘wizarding’ extraordinaire Daniel Radcliffe now attached to the project.

Daniel Radcliffe, who seems to be going through a post-Potter image revolution these days following the release of critically-acclaimed films Horns (2014) and What If (2013), joins fellow new cast member, Lizzy Caplan (Masters of Sex), who looks poised to take over one of the Horseman reigns from original cast member Isla Fischer, who will not be reprising her role.

While the plot is yet to be confirmed, original cast members Jesse EisenbergWoody HarrelsonMichael CaineMark RuffaloMorgan Freeman, and Dave Franco are all set to return, with Step Up 2 director Jon M. Chu signed on to direct.

Now You See Me 2 is slated for release on June 10, 2016.

SNEAK PEAK: Avengers: Age of Ultron

It’s getting close to Christmas, so it would make sense that the giving people over at Marvelwould shower us all with exclusive gifts and sneak peaks, the latest of which landed yesterday in the form of another trailer for the up-coming ‘titanic’ release that is Avengers: Age of Ultron.

It may only be a minute long, but that’s more than enough to send our anticipation of next years Avengers sequel into overdrive.

The cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron in new Sneak Peak clip | Image © Marvel 2014.

The clip which you can view below, takes place in what can only be assumed is Tony Stark’s New York skyscraper – you remember, the building that housed Loki’s portal machine that almost destroyed the world. In the clip we see Thor (Hemsworth) place his ridiculously heavy lightening hammer on the table (I’m still stumped how it doesn’t crush the table) and challenge the rest of the Avengers to lift it. Something not even remotely possible considering The Hulk (Ruffalo) tried to lift it in the first film, Avengers: Assemble (2012), and failed miserably, which in turn just made him even angrier.

But of course that won’t stop our favourite ‘billionaire-playboy-philanthropist, Tony Stark (Downey Jr), try to lift it, which of course ends in disappointing failure, even with the added assistance of an Iron Man arm and his best bud, Colonel James Rhodes (Cheadle). To his merit, Steve ‘Captain America’ Rogers (Evans) does manage to move it slightly, much to the worry of Thor, but also ends up failing to become guardian of Asguard (the prize you get if you do actually manage to pick it up).

Then of course the nice, relaxing, ‘ain’t life great’ moment gets rudely interrupted. Watch the whole SNEAK PEAK trailer below

On Set of the Avengers 2

On set of the Avengers 2 – With production of the eagerly anticipated Avengers: Age of Ultron, the sequel to 2012’s box-office phenomenon The Avengers, almost complete, exclusive sneak peak images of the mega-blockbuster have started to be released.

The return of Earth’s mightiest band of heroes | Image copyright © Marvel 2014.

Once again Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and The Hulk reunite against the universe’s ultimate villain, Ultron, who we were finally introduced to in this year’s Marvel blockbuster, Guardians of the Galaxy. Joined in force by a star-studded supporting cast including Scarlett JohanssonJeremy RennerDon CheadleAaron Taylor Johnson, and Samuel L. Jackson, to name just a few, Avengers: Age of Ultron is almost certain to smash even more box-office records then it’s predecessor.

Robert Downey Jr, Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, and Mark Ruffalo on set. | Image copyright © Marvel 2014.

Written and directed by Joss Whedon, and starring Robert Downey JrChris EvansChris Hemsworth, and Mark RuffaloAvengers: Age of Ultron is due for release worldwide on May 1, 2015.

View more exclusive pictures below.