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Emmy Podcast #5: Comedy, TV Movie, TV Movie/Mini Supporting, Directing Predictions

In this podcast, Erik, Jonathan and Nicol discuss their predictions in the Comedy categories as well as TV Movie, TV Movie/Mini Directing and Supporting categories. Any more and you’d be listening for three hours. We’ll be breaking the Emmy prediction podcasts into two parts, next week will be Drama categories, Miniseries, TV Movie/Miniseries Writing and Lead categories. Today we discuss …

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Emmy Ballots Revealed: The Good Wife Blows It, True Detective Plays It Smart

The Emmy nomination ballot submissions were revealed today, shortly after online voting became available to television academy members. As per usual, the submissions were filled with some shocking omissions and some surprising category placements. On the drama side, The Good Wife, for example, submitted ‘A Weird Year,’ ‘Dramatics, Your Honor’ and ‘The Decision Tree’ in Directing and only ‘The Last …

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Is AMC Sandbagging Mad Men’s Emmy Chances?

AMC recently sent out its ‘For Your Consideration’ DVD box set for Emmy nomination voters and something strange happened; only the first three episodes of four-time Drama Series Emmy winner Mad Men were included. Now, to be fair, the set was sent sometime around May 15th, before the last two episodes of Mad Men‘s shortened, 7-episode season had aired and …

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Croisette Contenders and Palme Pretenders: Cannes Special Edition

Welcome back to AwardsWatch’s Contender or Pretender series, where this week we will be doing something a little bit different. This last Saturday concluded the 2014 Cannes Film Festival, cinema’s most prestigious film festival. There, Jane Campion’s jury awarded prizes to films from a wide variety of countries and filmmakers, ranging from a Hollywood star such as Julianne Moore, to …

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TCA Awards Nominations 2014: Breaking Bad, True Detective, The Good Wife Rule

The Television Critics Association has revealed their nominations for 2014, with Breaking Bad, True Detective and The Good Wife all receiving multiple nominations. Breaking Bad, for its final season, scored three. True Detective, although submitted as a Drama Series for the Emmys, was nominated in Movie/Miniseries here. It also picked up nods for Program of the Year, New Program and …

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67th Cannes Film Festival WINNERS

  The Cannes jury, led by president Jane Campion, has spoken and Turkey’s Winter Sleep, directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan, has won the coveted Palme d’Or. Up the very last minute it was a nail-biter, with the Dardennes Two Days, One Night and Naomi Kawase’s Still the Water also in the running. The Dardennes, previous two-time winners of the Palme were …

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