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2016 Emmy Winners List: Game of Thrones is the Most Decorated Drama of All-Time!!!

Game of Thrones, Emilia Clarke, Danerys Targaryen

Game of Thrones, Veep, and The People vs. OJ Simpson were the biggest winners at Sunday’s Emmy ceremony, winning Drama, Comedy, and Limited Series.  Game of Thrones was the night’s biggest winner with 12 awards, bringing its series total to 38.  That breaks Frasier’s record for the most awards ever won by a Drama or Comedy series, and the show has two, albeit abbreviated, seasons left to catch Saturday Night Live which has the overall record with 44.

Veep’s continual Emmy domination is in the tradition of lazy Emmy voting that leads to repeat winners year-after-year (a trend that’s gotten much better on the dramatic side, but really did Ben Mendelsohn deserve another win?  He was more of a guest star in Bloodline’s second season.).  Its wins this year bother me less than when it has been inexplicably lauded over better shows like 30 Rock and Parks & Recreation.  The state of the comedy on TV, at this point, has degraded to the level where I don’t think any current show is worthy of recognition.

Cuba Gooding Jr., OJ Simpson, The People vs. OJ Simpson

Check out the list of major winners below including much deserved wins for Sherlock and John Oliver.  The People vs. OJ Simpson was given five much-deserved major wins for limited series and for series stars Courtney B. Vance, Sarah Paulson, and Sterling K. Brown.  By the way, how is Fargo still considered a “limited series” when production is starting on its third season?  Such are the baffling ways of the Emmys. Continue reading 2016 Emmy Winners List: Game of Thrones is the Most Decorated Drama of All-Time!!!

2015 Golden Globes Complete List of Winners

The 72nd Golden Globes were handed out last night, and while often they can serve as a predictor of Oscar nominations, it’s difficult to say if the impact will be noticeable as the Oscars are announcing their nominations in 19 hours.  Tina Fey and Amy Poehler once again dominated the show, making the Oscars wish they had hosts half as reliable.  My take on the Oscars is this is Boyhood’s to lose.  It’s won everything.  I think right now it has a stranglehold on Picture, Director and Supporting Actress.  Michael Keaton is clearly the front-runner for Best Actor (with Eddie Redmayne behind), and if Birdman gains some momentum (like 99% of the country being able to see it for example) it might challenge Boyhood.  Amy Adams surprise win for Big Eyes makes best actress a race between her and Julianne Moore.  Moore has won all the early awards, but Adams has never won and has reached that magical Oscar status of “being due, no matter the film”.  If Patricia Arquette doesn’t win Best Supporting Actress it’ll be the biggest upset of the night.  For the feat of filming Boyhood over 12 years, Richard Linklater is GOING to win Best Director.  JK Simmons is also a near-lock for Best Supporting Movie in Whiplash, another film most of the country hasn’t even gotten a chance to see.  I think you’ll see somewhere between 7-9 Best Picture nominees (the Academy can nominate up to 10), and, though I’ve seen over fifty films this year, I bet you $50 I haven’t seen one of them yet.  We’ll see tomorrow when the Oscars are announced.  Take a look below for a full list of last night’s nominees and winners at the Golden Globes.


Best Drama

  • WINNER: “Boyhood”
  • “Foxcatcher”
  • “The Imitation Game”
  • “Selma”
  • “The Theory of Everything”

Best Comedy

  • “Birdman”
  • WINNER: “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • “Into the Woods”
  • “Pride”
  • “St. Vincent”

Best Director

  • Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • Ava Duvernay, “Selma”
  • David Fincher, “Gone Girl”
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, “Birdman”
  • WINNER: Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”

Best Actress in a Drama

  • Jennifer Aniston, “Cake”
  • Felicity Jones, “The Theory of Everything”
  • WINNER: Julianne Moore, “Still Alice”
  • Rosamund Pike, “Gone Girl”
  • Reese Witherspoon, “Wild”

Best Actor in a Drama

  • Steve Carell, “Foxcatcher”
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, “The Imitation Game”
  • Jake Gyllenhaal, “Nightcrawler”
  • David Oyelowo, “Selma”
  • WINNER: Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”

Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy

  • Ralph Fiennes, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • WINNER: Michael Keaton, “Birdman”
  • Bill Murray, “St. Vincent”
  • Joaquin Phoenix, “Inherent Vice”
  • Christoph Waltz, “Big Eyes”

Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy

  • WINNER: Amy Adams, “Big Eyes”
  • Emily Blunt, “Into the Woods”
  • Helen Mirren, “The Hundred-Foot Journey”
  • Julianne Moore, “Map to the Stars”
  • Quvenzhané Wallis, “Annie”

Best Supporting Actress

  • WINNER: Patricia Arquette, “Boyhood”
  • Jessica Chastain, “A Most Violent Year”
  • Keira Knightley, “The Imitation Game”
  • Emma Stone, “Birdman”
  • Meryl Streep, “Into the Woods”

Best Supporting Actor

  • Robert Duvall, “The Judge”
  • Ethan Hawke, “Boyhood”
  • Edward Norton, “Birdman”
  • Mark Ruffalo, “Foxcatcher”
  • WINNER: J.K. Simmons, “Whiplash”

Best Screenplay

  • Wes Anderson, “The Grand Budapest Hotel”
  • Gillian Flynn, “Gone Girl”
  • WINNER: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, and Armando Bo, “Birdman”
  • Richard Linklater, “Boyhood”
  • Graham Moore, “The Imitation Game”

Best Foreign Language Film

  • “Force Majeure Turist,” Sweden
  • “Gett: The Trial of Viviane Ansalem Gett,” Israel
  • “Ida,” Poland/Denmark
  • WINNER: “Leviathan,” Russia
  • “Tangerines Mandariinid,” Estonia

Best Animated Feature

  • “Big Hero 6”
  • “The Book of Life”
  • “The Boxtrolls”
  • WINNER: “How to Train Your Dragon 2”
  • “The Lego Movie”

Best Original Song

  • “Big Eyes” from “Big Eyes” music and lyrics by Lana Del Rey
  • WINNER: “Glory” from “Selma,” Music and lyrics by John Legend and Common
  • “Mercy Is” from “Noah,” Music and lyrics by Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye
  • “Opportunity” from “Annie,” Music and lyrics by Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck
  • “Yellow Flicker Beat” from “The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1,” Music and lyrics by Lorde

Best Score

  • “The Imitation Game”
  • WINNER: “The Theory of Everything”
  • “Gone Girl”
  • “Birdman”
  • “Interstellar”


Best TV Comedy or Musical

Best TV Drama

  • WINNER: “The Affair”
  • “Downton Abbey”
  • “Game of Thrones”
  • “The Good Wife”
  • “House of Cards”

Best Actress in a TV Drama

Best Actor in a TV Drama

      • Clive Owen, “The Knick”
      • Liev Schreiber, “Ray Donovan”
      • WINNER: Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”
      • James Spader, “The Blacklist”
      • Dominic West, “The Affair”

Best Actress in a TV Comedy

      • Lena Dunham, “Girls”
      • Edie Falco, “Nurse Jackie
      • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”
      • WINNER: Gina Rodriguez, “Jane the Virgin”
      • Taylor Schilling, “Orange Is the New Black”

Best Actor in a TV Comedy

      • Louis CK, “Louie”
      • Don Cheadle, “House of Lies”
      • Ricky Gervais, “Derek”
      • William H. Macy, “Shameless”
      • WINNER: Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Best Miniseries or TV Movie

      • WINNER: “Fargo”
      • “The Missing”
      • “The Normal Heart”
      • “Olive Kitteridge”
      • “True Detective”

Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie

      • WINNER: Maggie Gyllenhaal, “The Honorable Woman”
      • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show”
      • Frances McDormand, “Olive Kitteridge”
      • Frances O’Connor, “The Missing”
      • Allison Tolman, “Fargo”

Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie

      • Martin Freeman, “Fargo”
      • Woody Harrelson, “True Detective”
      • Matthew McConaughey, “True Detective”
      • Mark Ruffalo, “The Normal Heart”
      • WINNER: Billy Bob Thornton, “Fargo”

Best Supporting Actress in a TV Show, Miniseries or TV Movie

      • Uzo Aduba, “Orange Is the New Black”
      • Kathy Bates, “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
      • WINNER: Joanne Froggatt, “Downton Abbey”
      • Allison Janney, “Mom”
      • Michelle Monaghan, “True Detective”

Best Supporting Actor in a TV Show, Miniseries or TV Movie

    • WINNER: Matt Bomer, “The Normal Heart”
    • Alan Cumming, “The Good Wife”
    • Colin Hanks, “Fargo”
    • Bill Murray, “Olive Kitteridge”
    • Jon Voight, “Ray Donovan”