Live Blog: 2013 Emmys

Popcorn? Check? Tuned to CBS? Yes! Perrier? Check? Chocolate? Of course! Here we go! Neil Patrick Harris is hosting which will make the Emmys fun, no one specific show dominates the nominees which makes things a little more interesting. What shows do you watch? I’m a Big Bang Theory girl myself, and I note that the other shows I watch religiously (Hell on Wheels, The Americans) didn’t make the noms. Thrilled about Behind the Candelabra, though I think Rob Lowe should have gotten a nomination for his role as the Bev Hills plastic surgeon. He was sooooo creepy…okay, here’s the monologue!

DRAMA SERIES
“Breaking Bad” (AMC)

ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Jeff Daniels (“The Newsroom”)

ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Claire Danes (“Homeland”)

WRITING FOR A DRAMA
Henry Bromell (“Homeland”)

DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA
David Fincher (“House of Cards”)

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Bobby Cannavale (“Boardwalk Empire”)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA
Anna Gunn (“Breaking Bad”)

COMEDY SERIES
“Modern Family” (ABC)
ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Jim Parsons (“The Big Bang Theory”)

ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”)

WRITING FOR A COMEDY
Tina Fey and Tracey Wigfield (“30 Rock”)

DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY
Gail Mancuso (“Modern Family”)

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY
Tony Hale (“Veep”)

SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY
Merritt Wever (“Nurse Jackie”)

MINISERIES OR MOVIE
“Behind the Candelabra” (HBO)

ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Michael Douglas (“Behind the Candelabra”)

ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Laura Linney (“The Big C: Hereafter”)

WRITING FOR A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Richard LaGravenese (“Behind the Candelabra”)
Abi Morgan (“The Hour”)
Tom Stoppard (“Parade’s End”)
David Mamet (“Phil Spector”)
Jane Campion and Gerard Lee (“Top of the Lake”)

DIRECTING FOR A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Steven Soderbergh (“Behind the Candelabra”)

SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
James Cromwell (“American Horror Story: Asylum”)
Zachary Quinto (“American Horror Story: Asylum”)
Scott Bakula (“Behind the Candelabra”)
John Benjamin Hickey (“The Big C: Hereafter”)
Peter Mullan (“Top of the Lake”)

Our Hot Date Tonight: We’re Live Blogging the Emmys at 5pm West Coast Time

Starting at 5pm West Coast time Sunday–that’s tonight!–we’ll be live blogging Emmys, with a bowl of popcorn, a case of Perrier (water, not Jouët), and of course chocolate. The Emmys are broadcast live on CBS, with Neil Patrick Harris hosting. And Elton John will be opening the show as a tribute to Liberace.  I sense the Russian government refusing to issue his visa to perform in 3…2…1!

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will be presenting together, along with  Zooey and Emily Deschanel. Diahann Carroll, who broke the color barrier in 1968 with Julia, the first television show to star an African-American in a non-stereotypical role. Carroll played the title role on Julia, a widowed mom who worked as nurse.  Kerry Washington is nominated as Best Lead Actress in a Drama for her role in Scandal as crisis manager Olivia Pope. She is the first African-American woman to star as the lead character in a network drama series in 39 years–first and last was Theresa Graves in Get Christie Love! which was awesome. I loved it–she wore hot pants, halter tops and a natural ‘do. (Cicely Tyson, nominated in the category in 1995 for the drama Sweet Justice, was a main character not the lead; she lost to Kathy Bates for Picket Fences).

A special In Memoriam segment will be held for actors James Gandolfini, Cory Monteith, Jean Stapleton, Jonathan Winters and producer David Goldberg. The Cory Monteith segment has some up in arms (including Jack Klugman’s son) because Monteith (Glee) was not as well known and did not leave as lasting legacy as Klugman (Quincy, The Odd Couple) or Hagman (the groundbreaking I Dream of Jeannie and of course as J.R. “It Was All a Dream” Ewing  on Dallas). The Klugman camp has a point. And besides, Lisa Robin Kelly was robbed, robbed I tell you!

The countdown begins at 2pm PT on E! and will go live 2pm on E!Online.  Live coverage of arrivals will also be on both outlets, and I’ll have E! on at 3pm PT if you want to swap groans and gasps over outfits!

Then just minutes before the 5pm West Coast live broadcast begins, we start our live blogging on FDL’s front page. See you there!

FDL: Live Blogging the Oscars

Now that we’ve dished on the dresses, speculated on the shoes, and have sampled all our at-home treats, it’s time for the show to begin. SETH MCFARLANE! He’s funny and this may end up being a franchise for him, kinda like Billy Crystal had for a while.  And the Academy Awards Oscars need some stability, what with the name change of both the ceremony and the the theater it’s held in, and the rules. I miss having only five films in Best Picture, since I think it dilutes the vote. I’d love to see Argo win, but it will probably be Lincoln, the easy choice.

Settle in, and don’t forget to refresh your browser every minutes.

Best Picture
“Argo”

Actor in a Leading Role
Daniel Day-Lewis – “Lincoln”

Actor in a Supporting Role
Christoph Waltz – “Django Unchained”

Actress in a Leading Role
Jennifer Lawrence – “Silver Linings Playbook”

Actress in a Supporting Role
Anne Hathaway – “Les Miserables”

Animated Feature Film
“Brave” – Mark Andrews and Brenda Chapman

Cinematography
“Life of Pi” – Robert Richardson

Costume Design
“Anna Karenina” – Jacqueline Durran

Directing
Ang Lee – “Life of Pi”

Documentary (Feature)
“Searching For Sugar Man” – Malik Bendjelloul and Simon Chinn

Documentary (Short Subject)
“Inocente” – Sean Fine and Andrea Nix Fine

Film Editing
“Argo” – William Goldenberg

Foreign Language Film
“Amour” (Austria)

Makeup
“Les Miserables” – Lisa Westcott and Julie Dartnell

Music (Original Score)
“Life of Pi” – Mychael Danna

Music (Original Song)
“Skyfall” from “Skyfall” – music and lyric by Adele Adkins and Paul Epworth

Production design
“Lincoln” – Production Design: Rick Carter, Set Decoration: Jim Erickson

Short Film (Animated)
“Paperman” – John Kahrs

Short Film (Live Action)
“Curfew” – Shawn Christensen

Sound Editing:
“Argo” – Erik Aadahl and Ethan van der Ryn
“Zero Dark Thirty” – Paul N.J. Ottosson
TIE!

Sound Mixing:
“Argo” – John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Jose Antonio Garcia
Visual Effects
“Life of Pi” – Bill Westenhofer, Guillaume Rocheron, Erik-Jan De Boer and Donald R. Elliott

Writing (Adapted Screenplay)
“Argo” – screenplay by Chris Terrio

Writing (Original Screenplay)
“Django Unchained” – written by Quentin Tarantino

Live Blogging the Oscars 2012!

Are you ready for your close-ups? We’re live blogging the Oscars, and over at The Dissenter, Kevin Gozstola has a great analysis of the Oscar contenders, who should win and why.  The new Academy rules about the number of Best Picture nominees have gotten even weirder this year with nine instead of ten nominees, though I much prefer the original five.

How much fun will this be? Are the Oscars a relic of a different time? It used to be that only nominees and Academy members were allowed attend, but those rules have been relaxed in favor of building ratings with celebrity faces. Speaking of  grabbing attention–Sacha Baron Cohen, anyone?

The speeches, the clothes, the jokes, the winners, the

It is an honor just to be nominated.

drinking game (substitute bon bons or cookies, if you feel so inclined), FDL is here with Oscars through the grand finale, live blogging, dishing, discussing the nominees and winners, and even goofing on the commercials. I’m alternating between two gorgeous pairs of silk mules–Oh wait, here it comes! Buckle your seat belts, it could be a bumpy night!

First winner:

CINEMATOGRAPHY
Robert Richardson, “Hugo”

And we’re on the way:

ART DIRECTION
“Hugo,” production design: Dante Ferretti; set decoration: Francesca Lo Schiavo

COSTUME DESIGN
Mark Bridges, “The Artist”

MAKEUP
“The Iron Lady,” Mark Coulier and J. Roy Helland

FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM
“A Separation,” Iran

SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Octavia Spencer, “The Help”

FILM EDITING
“The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo,” Kirk Baxter and Angus Wall

SOUND EDITING
“Hugo,” Philip Stockton and Eugene Gearty

SOUND MIXING
“Hugo,” Tom Fleischman and John Midgley

DOCUMENTARY (FEATURE)
“Undefeated,” TJ Martin, Dan Lindsay and Richard Middlemas

ANIMATED FEATURE FILM
“Rango,” Gore Verbinski

VISUAL EFFECTS
“Hugo,” Rob Legato, Joss Williams, Ben Grossman and Alex Henning

SUPPORTING ACTOR
Christopher Plummer, “Beginners”

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SCORE)
“The Artist,” Ludovic Bource

MUSIC (ORIGINAL SONG)
“Man or Muppet” from “The Muppets,” music and lyrics by Bret McKenzie

WRITING (ADAPTED SCREENPLAY)
“The Descendants,” Alexander Payne and Nat Faxon & Jim Rash

WRITING (ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY)
“Midnight in Paris,” Woody Allen

SHORT FILM (LIVE ACTION)
“The Shore,” Terry George and Oorlagh George

DOCUMENTARY (SHORT SUBJECT)
“Saving Face,” Daniel Junge and Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

SHORT FILM (ANIMATED)
“The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore,” William Joyce and Brandon Oldenburg

BEST DIRECTOR
Michel Hazanavicius, “The Artist”

LEAD ACTOR
Jean Dujardin, “The Artist”

LEAD ACTRESS
Meryl Street, “The Iron Lady”

BEST PICTURE
“The Artist,” Thomas Langmann, producer


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