The 2016 Tony Award nominations were announced this morning and Lin-Manuel Miranda‘s Hamilton nabbed a history making 16 nominations. Shuffle Along followed with 10, She Loves Me notched 8 and the play Long Day’s Journey Into Night got 7 nominations. The Tony Awards, hosted by James Corden, airs June 12th on CBS. Here’s the full list! Best Leading Actor in a Musical Alex Brightman, School of Rock Danny Burstein, Fiddler on the Roof Zachary Levi, She Loves Me Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton Leslie Odom Jr., Hamilton Best Leading Actress in a Musical Laura Benanti, She Loves Me Carmen Cusack, Bright Star Cynthia Erivo, The Color Purple Jessie Mueller, Waitress Phillipa Soo, Hamilton Best Orchestrations Bright Star She ... Read more
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Of the four speeches from last nights Academy Awards acting categories, J.K. Simmons was my favorite. We’d heard him say some of the same things back when he won his SAG Award but the whole ‘call your parents’ moment really got me. Did I call my parents? No, but that’s because I’m a jackass. But it was still a lovely moment. Eddie Redmayne‘s was fun as well. That moment when he jumped up and down was really nice. Patricia Arquette and Julianne Moore are just two wonderful human beings, aren’t they? Besides being terrific actresses, they are smart and caring ... Read more
Here are a handful of videos from last night’s SAG Awards press room where the winners have just been awarded their Actor statue and are ushered backstage to a flurry or reporters vying to get their questions answered. You can tell most are still a bit dazed that they won so watching these videos is always fun. Check out Julianne Moore, Uza Aduba, William H. Macy, the casts of Downtown Abbey and Birdman, Julianne Moore, Eddie Redmayne and Viola Davis below! And don’t miss all of the awards speeches! Julianne Moore, Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A ... Read more
The SAG Awards always have some of my favorite speeches from any of the awards shows and last night’s was no exception. The best speeches of the night, in my opinion, were from JK Simmons, Viola Davis and Julianne Moore, hands down. All three were funny, heartfelt and most of all, praising of the actors, from big to small, who helped in their win. That doesn’t take away from the other speeches, the above three just made me appreciate their win even more. Which was your favorite? Check out all of the acceptance speeches below! JK Simmons, Outstanding Performance By ... Read more
One of the best stories this Oscar season is the comeback of Michael Keaton. His stunning turn in Birdman not only had audiences cheering, it also had award show voters taking notice. He spoke about the excitement to The Wall Street Journal. “Yeah it is. You get recognized. It’s not as important as trying to cure Ebola or anything like that. I’m not being funny, I’m being dead serious,” he says. “But relatively speaking, it’s important – but more than anything, I’m thankful and I’m grateful.” Playing the role of Riggan Thomson, a formerly successful actor trying to kickstart his ... Read more
The Emmy Awards weren’t the most exciting awards show this year but with Bryan Cranston winning for Outstanding Actor in a Drama for Breaking Bad, we at least got to hear one heck of a fantastic acceptance speech. “I was a kid who always looked for the shortcut,” he said. “I did happen to stumble upon finding a passion that created a seed and bloomed into something so wonderful for me. I love to act. It is a passion of mine and I will do it until my last breath.” And for good measure, below is Aaron Paul accepting his ... Read more
Between posting eye-rolling Instagram photos of himself and simply being James Franco (and everything that comes with his often-knocked persona), James Franco has found himself facing a lot of press recently — and most of it hasn’t been good. Therefore, it isn’t a surprise that Franco is doing a bit of damage control in his interview with The Daily Beast. He spoke about not being nominated for a Tony for his current performance in Broadway’s Of Mice and Men and his now-infamous decision to go after the New York Times critic who gave the production a less than favorable review. ... Read more
Lupita Nyong’o. Jared Leto. Cate Blanchett. Matthew McConaughey. They had a night to remember, didn’t they? Each won Academy Awards last night for the excellent work and below are their speeches with a small portion of each transcribed. My favorite was from Lupita Nyong’o. Such joy and happiness. McConaughey’s was pretty terrific as well… giving the full-on McConaughey. Check the all out below! Lupita Nyong’o – Actress in a Supporting Role “Yes! Thank you to the Academy for this incredible recognition. It doesn’t escape me for one moment that so much joy in my life is thanks to so much ... Read more
With the Oscars less than two weeks away, Hollywood is focused on will walk away with that statuette on March 2. In this strong acting year though, there were many snubs on the Oscar nominations list. Jake Gyllenhaal was one of those actors. His work as Detective Loki in Prisoners was critically acclaimed by film reviewers, but somehow voters at the Academy missed honoring his stellar turn. The 33-year-old actor talked with HuffPost Entertainment about the slight. He took it all in stride by explaining, “People have been really, really complimentary and very kind in talking about that character. At ... Read more
Here’s all of the winners backstage in the SAG Awards press room. Most of them are around 3 minutes and they’re all pretty good. Matthew McConaughey’s is my favorite but you can be the judge on that one. Check them all out below! Jared Leto, Male Actor In A Supporting Role Lupita Nyong’o, Female Actor In A Supporting Role Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Female Actor In A Comedy Series Michael Douglas, Male Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries Helen Mirren, Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries Cate Blanchett, Female Actor In A Leading Role ... Read more
Here are all of the acceptance speeches from last nights Screen Actor Guild Awards. I had a show last night so if you’re like me, this was the first time you were able to watch the speeches. I honestly had no idea they were on last night… that’s because I’m well-informed! I thought they were all pretty terrific but my favorites were from Ty Burrell and Matthew McConaughey. Check them all out below! Lupita Nyong’o, Female Actor In A Supporting Role Jared Leto, Male Actor In A Supporting Role Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Female Actor In A Comedy Series ... Read more
Though I am obviously very interested in the entertainment industry, I really have no interest in watching award shows. They’re simply too long and drawn out, and too focused on sappy speeches and often badly-written jokes for my taste. I’m not into fashion either, so the whole pageantry parade is lost on me. Of course, I’m interested in seeing who won what awards, but that’s something I can easily look up seconds after each one is announced. However, if every speech was as classic (and short) as Nurse Jackie star Merrit Weaver‘s at last Sunday’s Emmys after winning the award ... Read more
Merritt Wever, who got her first (and hopefully not last) Emmy Award last night, gave the single greatest award speech in the history of award shows. Wever, who stars as Zoey on Nurse Jackie, won for Supporting Actress in a Comedy and she was clearly surprised that she won. Check out what happens!
Breaking Bad won the Emmy for Outstanding Drama series last night and it was absolutely deserved. I have no idea why Bryan Cranston didn’t win as Best Actor in a Drama Series though. He’s perfect and while the other actors in the category were very, very good, Cranston is on another level this year. After the win, the cast and creators walked backstage to the Emmy ‘Thank You’ cam and while it starts off relatively tame, with Bob Odenkirk taking the mike and doing some quick interviews, things start to escalate when Aaron Paul and Dean Norris get there. But ... Read more
My favorite musical number from the Tony Awards was from Kinky Boots, hands down. That was followed by Once, a show that I absolutely love.
For the fourth time, Neil Patrick Harris hosted the Tony Awards and for the fourth time, he killed it. I can't think of anyone better suited to host the Tonys, can you?
Most actors in Hollywood have learned not to bite the hand that feeds them—namely the Academy Awards. But Ethan Hawke had no problem criticizing the Oscars in a recent interview with Gotham magazine.
Ben Affleck, Best Picture winner for Argo
Quentin Tarantino, Best Original Screenplay winner for Django Unchained