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2010 Primetime Emmy Award Nominees

8 Jul

Earlier today, Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara and Community’s Joel McHale announced the nominees for the 62nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.  The broadcast, which will be hosted by Jimmy Fallon, will air August 29.  It was a great year for new nominees and veterans alike.  Along with perennial favorites such as 30 Rock and Monk, new additions to the race include Glee and Modern Family

Friday Night Lights also made a great showing with nominations in both the Outstanding Lead Actor and Outstanding Lead Actress categories.  Chicago is well represented with Jane Lynch securing two(!) nominations for Glee (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series) and Two and a Half Men (Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series).  Kathy Griffin’s My Life on the D-List was nominated as well for Outstanding Reality Programming. Andre Braugher and Ann-Margret are additional Chicagoans who were nominated for an Emmy today.

Some of the more shocking names left off this year’s nomination list include Cougar Town’s Courteney Cox and Grey’s Anatomy’s Chandra WilsonHBO’s True Blood managed an Outstanding Drama Series nomination, but couldn’t wrestle any individual nominations.

2010 Nominees:

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory
Larry David – Curb Your Enthusiasm
Matthew Morrison – Glee
Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock
Steve Carell – The Office
Tony Shalhoub – Monk

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series:
Lea Michele – Glee
Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie
Tina Fey – 30 Rock
Julia Louis-Dreyfus – The New Adventures of Old Christine
Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation
Toni Collette – The United States of Tara

 

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series:
Bryan Cranston – Breaking Bad
Michael C. Hall – Dexter
Kyle Chandler – Friday Night Lights
Hugh Laurie – House
Matthew Fox- LOST
Jon Hamm – Mad Men

 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series:
Kyra Sedgwick – The Closer
Connie Britton – Friday Night Lights
Glenn Close – Damages
Julianna Margulies – The Good Wife
January Jones – Mad Men
Mariska Hargitay – Law & Order: SVU

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series:
Chris Colfer – Glee
Neil Patrick Harris – How I Met Your Mother
Jesse Tyler Ferguson – Modern Family
Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family
Ty Burrell – Modern Family
Jon Cryer – Two and a Half Men

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series:
Jane Lynch – Glee
Julie Bowen – Modern Family
Sofia Vergara – Modern Family
Kristen Wiig – Saturday Night Live
Jane Krakowski – 30 Rock
Holland Taylor – Two and a Half Men

 

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series:
Aaron Paul – Breaking Bad
Martin Short – Damages
Terry O’Quinn – LOST
Michael Emerson – LOST
John Slattery – Mad Men
Andre Braugher – Men of a Certain Age

 

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series:
Sharon Gless – Burn Notice
Rose Byrne – Damages
Archie Panjabi – The Good Wife
Christine Baranksi – The Good Wife
Christina Hendricks – Mad Men
Elisabeth Moss – Mad Men

 

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series:
Mike O’Malley – Glee
Neil Patrick Harris – Glee
Fred Willard – Modern Family
Eli Wallach – Nurse Jackie
Jon Hamm – 30 Rock
Will Arnett – 30 Rock

 

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series:
Christine Baranski – The Big Bang Theory
Kathryn Joosten – Desperate Housewives
Kristin Chenoweth – Glee
Tina Fey – Saturday Night Live
Betty White – Saturday Night Live
Jane Lynch – Two and a Half Men

 

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series:
Beau Bridges – The Closer
Ted Danson – Damages
John Lithgow – Dexter
Alan Cumming – The Good Wife
Dylan Baker – The Good Wife
Robert Morse – Mad Men
Gregory Itzin – 24

 

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series:
Mary Kay Place – Big Love
Sissy Spacek – Big Love
Shirley Jones – The Cleaner
Lily Tomlin – Damages
Ann-Margret – Law & Order: SVU
Elizabeth Mitchell – LOST

 

*Full list of nominees

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9 Things You Didn’t Know About Jane Lynch

6 May

So even though she is family, I love being able to spread the awesomeness that is my cousin Jane Lynch.  For anyone living under a rock or for those who are silly enough to not like the show, Jane plays Sue Sylvester on FOX’s Glee.

Her career is blowing up thanks to her unique ability to play off-the-wall, interesting characters.  This is a list of some of her qualities, likes and dislikes that you may not have known.  Funny, orignial and genuine, that is Jane Lynch!

‘Glee’ is Beautiful

27 Apr

Tonight’s episode of Glee was, in one word, beautiful. 

Taking a step back from the normal Rachel-heavy (Lea Michele) episode, the show instead focused on family issues with Finn (Cory Monteith) and Kurt (Chris Colfer) and tackled what it’s like to not fit in. 

Amber Riley hit a home run tonight with her performance as Mercedes, the Glee club-turned-Cheerio, who must lose weight in order to remain a cheerleader.  She was given phenomenal material from writer Brad Falchuk.  Riley not only played Mercedes with vulnerability and strength, she showcased that her voice isn’t the only standout part of her repertoire. 

Back for a second time, Kristin Chenoweth graced the Glee crowd as former McKinley High student, April Rhodes.  Chenoweth is a glowing addition to the cast and having the opportunity to hear her angelic voice is always a bonus.  She also has wonderful chemistry with Matthew Morrison (Mr. Schuster) and their duets are magical.

Scene stealer extraordinaire, Jane Lynch (Sue Sylvester), was on fire once again.  It’s always entertaining to see Lynch play Sylvester with a ruthless crudeness one minute and a glimpse of compassion another.  Her recipe for a diet drink was top-notch as well.

The song choices for tonight’s episode were also interesting.  Apart from Mercedes’ rendition of the Christina Aguilera hit, Beautiful, the other songs were from decades ago and sung mainly by Chenoweth and Morrison.

Overall, tonight’s episode was filled with extra doses of emotion and heart.  While the theme of this show is about a high school glee club, the underlying stories are about people, family and relationships.  Creator Ryan Murphy is always able to make viewers care about the characters and story on an entirely different level.

Glee cast struts their stuff on Oprah

9 Apr

This past Wednesday, the cast of Glee were honored guests on The Oprah Show.  Ms. Winfrey jumped on the “Gleek” bandwagon and dedicated the whole hour to cast interviews, a musical number and some behind the scenes goodness…

Glee cast struts their stuff on Oprah

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DVD Release Tuesday 4/06/10

6 Apr

So all of you hard-core movie fans out there know what every Tuesday is, right?  It is new DVD release day.  I look forward to this day every week and I always have my Netflix set up ahead of time to make sure I get the newest flicks that are out there.  Here’s a short list of what is coming out today:

Movies:
Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans – Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes

 

Television:
Ally McBeal – Season 2
Party Down – Season 1
Kourtney & Khloe Take Miami – Season 1

Heap of Hollywood 4/04: SNL feels Precious, the return of Harold and Kumar

4 Apr

Heap of Hollywood is your chance to read about some of the latest news and casting updates around H-town!

News:
*Glee‘s Jane Lynch is being awarded with the Outfest Achievement Award.
*Kal Penn has finished his time working for The White House and will be starring in a third ‘Harold & Kumar’ flick.  This next stoner film is set to have a Christmas theme.
*Rumors are swirling that Charlie Sheen is going to leave his starring role on the CBS comedy, Two and a Half Men.
*S. Epatha Merkerson is leaving Law & Order after a 16 year run.

 

Casting:
*Gossip Girl’s Sebastian Stan has been cast in the new Captain American film.  He will be playing the character of Bucky.
*SNL has tapped Precious star, Gabourey Sidibe, to host the show on April 24.  MGMT will be the musical guest.
                        Other April hosts include:
                                                April 10 – Tina Fey/Justin Bieber (musical guest)
                                               April 17 – Ryan Phillippe/Ke$ha (musical guest)

 

Additional Information: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter

 

 

 

Actress Jane Lynch to receive Outfest Achievement Award

2 Apr

Jane Lynch, best known for her outstanding comedic work in Glee, Best in Show and Party Down, is set to receive Outfest’s annual Achievement Award…

Actress Jane Lynch to receive Outfest Achievement Award

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