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This cool info-graphic has been created by Wired to show how the big American broadcast networks – NBC, CBS and ABC – lost their stranglehold on Emmy nominations following the rise of cable networks.

With the introduction of the likes of HBO, AMC, Showtime and FX, who aim to produce a handful of quality “hits” as opposed to the broadcast network’s tactic of developing as many shows as possible to attract a wide audience, the Emmy landscape has changed dramatically.

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walking_dead_norman_reedusSome Canadian internet users were met with confusing online banners this week that stated they had “lost” The Walking Dead.

The banners were referencing the on-going negotiations between the AMC network and Rogers Communications over a broadcast deal.

Some users were reporting on Wednesday night that they were seeing the ads that stated “Rogers Customers You Have Lost The Walking Dead” or “Rogers Customers You May Lose The Walking Dead”.

The ads encouraged viewers to go to a website or call 866-Keep-AMC. Continue reading »

mad-men-season-5American network AMC have set up this website as a warning to Canadian fans of the likes of Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Mad Men that they may soon be without those shows.

Talks are still going on between AMC and Rogers over a deal for the network to continue screening in Canada.

AMC are urging Canadian fans to show their support for the shows via the website.

BreakignBad2013AMC issued a warning to Canadian fans of the likes of Breaking Bad and Mad Men that they may not see any new episodes of the shows if an agreement isn’t reached between the channel and Rogers Communications.

AMC said in a statement that Canadian fans may miss out on Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead and Mad Men if the two parties don’t strike a deal.

“We’ve had a long, productive relationship with Rogers Cable and are proud of the value we’ve created for them with AMC’s high-quality, acclaimed programming, including “The Walking Dead,” which is currently the No. 1 drama series on cable television,” the channel said in a statement. Continue reading »

Breaking Bad is leading the pack in the nominations for the 2013 Writers Guild of American Awards.

The drama series has picked up a handful of nods for the awards, which celebrate the best in writing in the fields of TV, news, radio, promotional writing and graphic animation.

In the ‘Drama (Episodic)’ category alone, Breaking Bad is nominated four times, with only one Homeland episode and a Mad Men episode offering competition. Continue reading »

Michael J. Fox and Will Arnett are among the Canadians to pick up Emmy nominations this year.

Edmonton-born Fox grabbed his second nomination in as many years for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his work in The Good Wife as well as a guest actor nod for his Curb Your Enthusiasm appearance.

Ontario native Arnett nabbed his fourth nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for 30 Rock. Continue reading »

Jon Hamm has confirmed that he will be directing the upcoming season premiere of Mad Men.

The actor, who plays ad exec Don Draper on the show, is excited to step behind the camera.

“The wheels have officially been set in motion to make that happen,” Hamm said. “It’s a very exciting challenge that I’m looking forward to with a mixture of utter fear and excitement.

“It helps to have people you know and trust surrounding you. We’ve been fortunate enough to have very little turnover not only in our cast but in our crew.

“I watched [co-star] John Slattery [who plays Roger Sterling] do it, and he handled it with such grace and ability and ease,” before adding: “I figured if he can do it, s**t, I can do it too.”

Source: Digital Spy

The nominees and winners from the 68th Golden Globe Awards.

 

TELEVISION, DRAMA

“Boardwalk Empire” (HBO) – Winner

“Dexter” (Showtime)

“The Good Wife” (CBS)

“Mad Men” (AMC)

“The Walking Dead” (AMC)

 

ACTRESS, DRAMA

Julianna Margulies – “The Good Wife”

Elisabeth Moss – “Mad Men”

Piper Perabo – “Covert Affairs”

Katey Sagal – “Sons Of Anarchy” – Winner

Kyra Sedgwick – “The Closer”

 

ACTOR, DRAMA

Steve Buscemi – “Boardwalk Empire” – Winner

Bryan Cranston – “Breaking Bad”

Michael Hall – “Dexter”

Jon Hamm – “Mad Men”

Hugh Laurie – “House”

 

BEST COMEDY OR MUSICAL

“30 Rock” (NBC)

“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)

“The Big C” (Showtime)

“Glee” (FOX) – Winner

“Modern Family” (ABC)

“Nurse Jackie” (Showtime)

 

ACTRESS, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Toni Collette – “United States Of Tara”

Edie Falco – “Nurse Jackie”

Tina Fey – “30 Rock”

Laura Linney – “The Big C” – Winner

Lea Michele – “Glee”

 

ACTOR, COMEDY OR MUSICAL

Alec Baldwin – “30 Rock”

Steve Carell – “The Office”

Thomas Jane – “Hung”

Matthew Morrison – “Glee”

Jim Parsons – “The Big Bang Theory” – Winner

 

BEST MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE

“Carlos” (Sundance Channel) – Winner

“The Pacific” (HBO)

“Pillars Of The Earth” (Starz)

“Temple Grandin” (HBO)

“You Don’t Know Jack” (HBO)

 

ACTRESS IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE

Hayley Atwell – “Pillars Of The Earth”

Claire Danes – “Temple Grandin” – Winner

Judi Dench – “Return To Cranford”

Romola Garai – “Emma”

Jennifer Love Hewitt – “The Client List”

 

ACTOR IN A MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE

Idris Elba – “Luther”

Ian Mcshane – “Pillars Of The Earth”

Al Pacino – “You Don’t Know Jack” – Winner

Dennis Quaid – “The Special Relationship”

Edgar Ramirez – “Carlos”

 

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE

Hope Davis – “The Special Relationship”

Jane Lynch – “Glee” – Winner

Kelly Macdonald – “Boardwalk Empire”

Julia Stiles – “Dexter”

Sofia Vergara – “Modern Family”

 

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A SERIES, MINI-SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE

Scott Caan – “Hawaii Five-O”

Chris Colfer – “Glee” – Winner

Chris Noth – “The Good Wife”

Eric Stonestreet – “Modern Family”

David Strathairn – “Temple Grandin”

 

Source: Variety

Modern Family leads the nominations for the upcoming Screen Actors Guild Awards.

The sitcom has been put up for four awards at the January 30 ceremony, including Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series and individual nods for Ed O’Neill, Sofia Vergara and Ty Burrell.

Mad Men, Glee, 30 Rock and Dexter all follow with three nominations apiece.

The complete list of TV nominations:

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series

Boardwalk Empire

The Closer

Dexter

The Good Wife

Mad Men

 

Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series

30 Rock

Glee

Hot In Cleveland

Modern Family

The Office

 

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series

Steve Buscemi – Boardwalk Empire

Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad

Michael C Hall – Dexter

Jon Hamm – Mad Men

Hugh Laurie – House

 

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series

Glenn Close – Patty Hewes in Damages

Mariska Hargitay – Det. Olivia Benson in Law & Order: SVU

Julianna Margulies – Alicia Florrick in The Good Wife

Elisabeth Moss – Peggy Olson in Mad Men

Kyra Sedgwick – Dep. Chief Brenda Johnson in The Closer

 

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series

Alec Baldwin – Jack Donaghy in 30 Rock

Ty Burrell – Phil Dunphy in Modern Family

Steve Carell – Michael Scott in The Office

Chris Colfer – Kurt Hummel in Glee

Ed O’Neill – Jay Pritchett in Modern Family

 

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series

Edie Falco – Jackie Peyton in Nurse Jackie

Tina Fey – Liz Lemon in 30 Rock

Jane Lynch – Sue Sylvester in Glee

Sofia Vergara – Gloria Delgado-Pritchett in Modern Family

Betty White – Elka Ostrovsky in Hot In Cleveland

 

Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie or Miniseries

John Goodman – Neal Nicol in You Don’t Know Jack

Al Pacino – Jack Kevorkian in You Don’t Know Jack

Dennis Quaid – Bill Clinton in The Special Relationship

Edgar Ramirez – Illich Ramirez Sanchez aka ‘Carlos’ in Carlos

Patrick Stewart – Macbeth in Macbeth

 

Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie or Miniseries

Claire Danes – Temple Grandin in Temple Grandin

Catherine O’Hara – Aunt Ann in Temple Grandin

Julia Ormond – Eustacia Grandin in Temple Grandin

Winona Ryder – Lois Wilson in When Love Is Not Enough: The Lois Wilson Story

Susan Sarandon – Janet Good in You Don’t Know Jack

 

Outstanding Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Television Series

Burn Notice

CSI: NY

Dexter

Southland

True Blood

 

Source: Digital Spy

The nominees have been announced for the 68th Golden Globe Awards which will be hosted by Ricky  Gervais on January 16, 2011.

The complete list of nominees in the television categories is as follows.

 

Best Supporting Actress in a series, mini-series or TV movie

Hope Davis (The Special Relationship), Jane Lynch (Glee), Kelly McDonald (Boardwalk Empire), Julia Stiles (Dexter), Sofia Vergara (Modern Family)

 

Best Actress in a TV series, comedy

Toni Colette (United States of Tara), Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie), Tina Fey (30 Rock), Laura Linney (The Big C), Lea Michele (Glee)

 

Best TV movie or mini-series

Carlos, The Pacific, Pillars of the Earth, Temple Grandin, You Don’t Know Jack

 

Best Actor, TV series comedy

Alec Baldwin (30 Rock), Steve Carell (The Office), Thomas Jane (Hung), Matthew Morrison (Glee), Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory)

 

Best Actress in a TV series drama

Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife), Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men), Piper Perabo (Covert Affairs), Katey Sagal (Sons of Anarchy), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer)

 

Best Supporting Actor in a series, mini-series, or TV movie

Scott Caan (Hawaii Five-0), Chris Colfer (Glee), Chris Noth (The Good Wife), Eric Stonestreet (Modern Family), David Straithairn (Temple Grandin)

 

Best TV Series, comedy

30 Rock, The Big Bang Theory, The Big C, Glee, Modern Family, Nurse Jackie

 

Best Actor in a mini-series or TV Movie

Idris Elba (Luther), Ian McShane (Pillars of the Earth), Al Pacino (You Don’t Know Jack), Dennis Quaid (The Special Relationship), Edgar Ramirez (Carlos)

 

Best Actress in a mini-series or TV movie

Hayley Atwell (Pillars of the Earth), Claire Danes (Temple Grandin), Judi Dench (Return to Cranford), Romola Garai (Emma), Jennifer Love Hewitt (The Client List)

 

Best Actor, TV series drama

Steve Buschemi (Boardwalk Empire), Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad), Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Hugh Laurie (House)

 

Best TV Series, drama

Boardwalk Empire, Dexter, The Good Wife, Mad Men, The Walking Dead

 

Source: Broadcastingcable.com