Modern Family kicked off another triumphant year at the 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards on Monday (25Aug14) by becoming an early double winner at the Los Angeles event. Show star Ty Burrell claimed the very first prize of the night for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series and he celebrated the victory by reading out a cute speech penned for him by his young TV co-stars Rico Rodriguez and Nolan Gould.
Accepting the award, he revealed, "I had a speech (planned) but apparently the kids in the cast of Modern Family wrote one for me too and they handed it to me when I got here, so I think I'll read that instead."
Modern Family chalked up a second Emmy shortly afterwards as Gail Mancuso was handed the gold trophy for Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series for her Las Vegas episode.
Meanwhile, Jim Parsons earned his fourth Emmy for playing astrophysicist Sheldon Cooper in The Big Bang Theory as he was named Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series, and Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus scored her third consecutive Emmy win in the female equivalent for her portrayal of fictional Vice President Selina Meyer.
Other early winners included Louis C.K., (Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series for Louie), Allison Janney (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy for Mom), and Kathy Bates (Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Mini Series or Movie for American Horror Story: Coven).
The 66th annual Primetime Emmy Awards are being hosted by comedian Seth Meyers at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live.
Awards season is in full swing, and with tonight's Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG for short) — the 19th time the ceremony has taken place. Airing live on TBS and TNT on Sunday, January 27 (at 5PM PST/8PM EST), some of the biggest movies of the year are making tracks towards the Big Night (aka the Academy Awards), while television shows like Homeland and Modern Family will see if they can continue to dominate.
Will 30 Rock go out with big wins? Will Maggie Smith continue to not show up (yes, of course)? Check out the winners (in bold), which will be updated live, below!
THEATRICAL MOTION PICTURES
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Leading Role
Bradley Cooper / Pat - "Silver Linings Playbook" (The Weinstein Company)
Daniel Day-Lewis / Abraham Lincoln - "Lincoln" (Touchstone Pictures)
John Hawkes / Mark - "The Sessions" (FOX Searchlight)
Hugh Jackman / Jean Valjean - "Les Misérables" (Universal Pictures)
Denzel Washington / Whip Whitaker - "Flight" (Paramount Pictures)
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Leading Role
Jessica Chastain / Maya - "Zero Dark Thirty" (Columbia Pictures)
Marion Cotillard / Stephanie - "Rust And Bone" (sony Pictures Classics)
Jennifer Lawrence / Tiffany - "Silver Linings Playbook" (The Weinstein Company)
Helen Mirren / Alma Reville - "Hitchcock" (FOX Searchlight)
Naomi Watts / Maria - "The Impossible" (Summit Entertainment)
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Supporting Role
Alan Arkin / Lester Siegel - "Argo" (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Javier Bardem / Silva - "Skyfall" (Columbia Pictures)
Robert De Niro / Pat, Sr. - "Silver Linings Playbook" (The Weinstein Company)
Philip Seymour Hoffman / Lancaster Dodd - "The Master" (The Weinstein Company)
Tommy Lee Jones / Thaddeus Stevens - "Lincoln" (Touchstone Pictures)
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Supporting Role
Sally Field / Mary Todd Lincoln - "Lincoln" (Touchstone Pictures)
Anne Hathaway / Fantine - "Les Misérables" (Universal Pictures)
Helen Hunt / Cheryl - "The Sessions" (FOX Searchlight)
Nicole Kidman / Charlotte Bless - "The Paperboy" (Millennium Entertainment)
Maggie Smith / Muriel Donnelly - "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" (FOX Searchlight)
Outstanding Performance By A Cast In A Motion Picture
Argo (Warner Bros. Pictures)
The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (FOX Searchlight)
Les Misérables (Universal Pictures)
Lincoln (Touchstone Pictures)
Silver Linings Playbook (The Weinstein Company)
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries
Kevin Costner / "Devil Anse" Hatfield - "Hatfields & Mccoys" (History)
Woody Harrelson / Steve Schmidt - "Game Change" (HBO)
Ed Harris / John Mccain - "Game Change" (HBO)
Clive Owen / Ernest Hemingway & "Hemingway & Gellhorn" (HBO)
Bill Paxton / Randall Mccoy - "Hatfields & Mccoys" (History)
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Television Movie Or Miniseries
Nicole Kidman / Martha Gellhorn - "Hemingway & Gellhorn" (HBO)
Julianne Moore / Sarah Palin - "Game Change" (HBO)
Charlotte Rampling / Eva Delectorskaya - "Restless" (Sundance Channel)
Sigourney Weaver / Elaine Barrish Hammond - "Political Animals" (USA)
Alfre Woodard / Ouiser - "Steel Magnolias" (Lifetime)
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Drama Series
Steve Buscemi / Enoch "Nucky" Thompson - "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)
Bryan Cranston / Walter White - "Breaking Bad" (AMC)
Jeff Daniels / Will McAvoy - "The Newsroom" (HBO)
Jon Hamm / Don Draper - "Mad Men" (AMC)
Damian Lewis / Nicholas Brody - "Homeland" (Showtime)
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Drama Series
Claire Danes / Carrie Mathison - "Homeland" (Showtime)
Michelle Dockery / Lady Mary Crawley - "Downton Abbey" (PBS)
Jessica Lange / Sister Jude - "American Horror Story: Asylum" (FX)
Julianna Margulies / Alicia Florrick - "The Good Wife" (CBS)
Maggie Smith / Violet, Dowager Countess Of Grantham - "Downton Abbey" (PBS)
Outstanding Performance By A Male Actor In A Comedy Series
Alec Baldwin / Jack Donaghy - "30 Rock" (NBC)
Ty Burrell / Phil Dunphy - "Modern Family" (ABC)
Louis C.K. / Louie - "Louie" (FX)
Jim Parsons / Sheldon Cooper - "The Big Bang Theory" (CBS)
Eric Stonestreet / Cameron Tucker - "Modern Family" (ABC)
Outstanding Performance By A Female Actor In A Comedy Series
Edie Falco / Jackie Peyton - "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime)
Tina Fey / Liz Lemon - "30 Rock" (NBC)
Amy Poehler / Leslie Knope - "Parks and Recreation" (NBC)
Sofia Vergara / Gloria Delgado-Pritchett - "Modern Family" (ABC)
Betty White / Elka Ostrovsky - "Hot In Cleveland" (TV Land)
Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Downton Abbey (PBS)
Mad Men (AMC)
Outstanding Performance By An Ensemble In A Comedy Series
30 Rock (NBC)
Modern Family (ABC)
Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
The Office (NBC)
SAG AWARDS HONORS FOR STUNT ENSEMBLES
Outstanding Action Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Motion Picture
The Amazing Spider-Man (Columbia Pictures)
The Bourne Legacy (Universal Pictures)
The Dark Knight Rises (Warner Bros. Pictures)
Les Misérables (Universal Pictures)
Skyfall (Columbia Pictures)
Outstanding Action Performance By A Stunt Ensemble In A Television Series
Boardwalk Empire (HBO)
Breaking Bad (AMC)
Game Of Thrones (HBO)
Sons Of Anarchy (FX)
The Walking Dead (AMC)
Screen Actors Guild 49th Annual Life Achievement Award
Dick Van Dyke
What do you think of this year's winners and losers? Shocked? Happy? Sad? Let us know, in the comments below!
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While recent animated blockbusters have aimed to viewers of all ages starting with fantastical concepts and breathtaking visuals but tackling complex emotional issues along the way Ice Age: Continental Drift is crafted especially for the wee ones — and it works. Venturing back to prehistoric times once again the fourth Ice Age film paints broad strokes on the theme of familial relationships throwing in plenty of physical comedy along the way. The movie isn't that far off from one of the many Land Before Time direct-to-video sequels: not particularly innovative or necessary but harmless thrilling fun for anyone with a sense of humor. Unless they have a particular distaste for wooly mammoths the kids will love it.
Ice Age: Continental Drift continues to snowball its cartoon roster bringing back the original film's trio (Ray Romano as Manny the Mammoth Denis Leary as Diego the Sabertooth Tiger and John Leguizamo as Sid the Sloth) new faces acquired over the course of the franchise (Queen Latifah as Manny's wife Ellie) and a handful of new characters to spice things up everyone from Nicki Minaj as Manny's daughter Steffie to Wanda Sykes as Sid's wily grandma. The whole gang is living a pleasant existence as a herd with Manny's biggest problem being playing overbearing dad to the rebellious daughter. Teen mammoths they always want to go out and play by the waterfall! Whippersnappers.
The main thrust of the film comes when Scratch the Rat (whose silent comedy routines in the vein of Tex Avery/WB cartoons continue to be the series highlight) accidentally cracks the singular continent Pangea into the world we know today. Manny Diego and Sid find themselves stranded on an iceberg once again forced on a road trip journey of survival. The rest of the herd embarks to meet them giving Steffie time to realize the true meaning of friendship with help from her mole pal Louis (Josh Gad).
The ham-handed lessons may drag for those who've passed Kindergarten but Ice Age: Continental Drift is a lot of fun when the main gang crosses paths with a group of villainous pirates. (Back then monkeys rabbits and seals were hitting the high seas together pillaging via boat-shaped icebergs. Obviously.) Quickly Ice Age becomes an old school pirate adventure complete with maritime navigation buried treasure and sword fights. Gut (Peter Dinklage) an evil ape with a deadly... fingernail leads the evil-doers who pose an entertaining threat for the familiar bunch. Jennifer Lopez pops by as Gut's second-in-command Shira the White Tiger and the film's two cats have a chase scene that should rouse even the most apathetic adults. Hearing Dinklage (of Game of Thrones fame) belt out a pirate shanty may be worth the price of admission alone.
With solid action (that doesn't need the 3D addition) cartoony animation and gags out the wazoo Ice Age: Continental Drift is entertainment to enjoy with the whole family. Revelatory? Not quite. Until we get a feature length silent film of Scratch's acorn pursuit we may never see a "classic" Ice Age film but Continental Drift keeps it together long enough to tell a simple story with delightful flare that should hold attention spans of any length. Massive amounts of sugar not even required.
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S05E18:This week’s Big Bang built upon last week’s episode, with Sheldon going insane. But the growing insanity isn’t over his new office, but missing a haircut. Meanwhile, in outer space training, Howard is a veritable Star Trek Red Shirt while learning how to live in space – and cracking this recapping Theorist up in the process.
“If I come out of this looking like a dork, it’s on you.” – Sheldon
“When you tell this story later, the word we like to use is quirky.” –Leonard
Leonard drops Sheldon off at the barbershop, but alas Sheldon’s barber is in a coma. Fearing that his barber Mr. D’Onofrio’s nephew won’t be able to handle his haircut – he doesn’t have access to Sheldon’s haircut records from Texas – the scientist could only sit in the nephew’s chair for but a second before racing out of the shop when small talk ensues. Big shock: Sheldon doesn’t like mundane conversation with a stranger. Still, it’s a funny cold open, and considering where the episode went, a pretty perfect one at that.
“Penny, I know you mean well, offering the skills of the hill folk. But here in town, we don’t churn our own butter, we don’t make dresses out of gummy sacks, and we sure as shootin’ don’t get our hair cut by bottle blonds.” – Sheldon
To the normal human, Sheldon’s hair has not grown that much, but you would think that missing his haircut by one day turned Sheldon into a Sasquatch as he tries to blow the hair out of his face. Sheldon then heads to Amy’s. After a stirring rendition of Bon Jovi’s (Wanted) Dead or Alive, Amy suggested that her man let his hair grow out to be more sexy. When will she learn that her boyfriend is a-sexual?
”I would have laughed too, but I didn’t want the vomit to come back out.” – Howard
In the first of two Howard highlights of the episode, Howard recaps his first day of NASA training to Bernadette. He experienced simulated zero-G, and decides he needs more underwear, considering the centrifuge that is going to spin him around. Watch Simon Helberg’s delivery – it’s a real gas. It’s nice to see the writers give someone other than Sheldon really funny lines to work with. Considering I have never cared for Howard, this is the best compliment I can give to Helberg’s delivery.
“Between you playing chess like Bobby Fisher and Sheldon being ok with you in his spot, I’m guessing someone went back in time, stepped on a bug and changed the course of human events.” – Leonard
Leonard was befuddled when Penny beat him the first time in a game of chess. Even more befuddling is Sheldon coming home, finding Penny willing to move from his usual spot, and responding with a “my spot your spot, what difference does it make.” Feeling spurned by living a life of order, our favorite Theoretical Physicist might have just become a Chaos Theorist. Hail Eris (the Roman Goddess of Chaos) and head for the hills: Sheldon’s about to wreak havoc – and considering the Flash shirt he was wearing, he was probably going to do it quickly. Was it just me or was Leonard a bit of a sore loser?
“I was going to freshen up for you, but I blacked out on the way to the bathroom.” – Howard
For NASA training, Howard goes through survival training and Howard’s recap of the experience was right up there with Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ classic Seinfeld monologue about her almost triumph over the Van Wyck Expressway. Some highlights of the hilarious speech include: an armadillo trying to spoon him in the middle of the night, eating a butterfly, and being too dehydrated to cry. At least Bernadette is proud of her man for enduring it all. Helberg shined again as Howard’s anguish is presented with absolute hilarity. Somehow, even though he basically appears on a computer screen for the entire episode, he steals the show with two laugh-a-line soliloquies.
“I don’t care if Richard Feynman was a purple leprechaun who lived up my butt!” – Penny
“There’s not a hair on my body I wouldn’t let this woman trim.” – Amy
Having devolved into complete chaos, Sheldon decides to play bongos…at three in the morning. Leonard tries to invoke the roommate agreement to get Sheldon to stop, however according to Dr. Cooper, we now live in a world of chaos and to hell with the roommate agreement. He has gone totally mental. He plays himself out of the house and to wherever the music will take him, which is straight to Amy Farah Fowler’s place. Leonard and Penny head over and Penny is able to convince Sheldon to let her cut his hair, because she’s known him for years – she’s taken him to Disneyland, sings him “Soft Kitty,” and has even bared it all to the super genius. Oddly enough, Leonard doesn’t even know about that last one. It’s a bit of rushed sequence, but the episode was coming to a rapid close.
Anyone who has seen a sitcom before knew where the haircut was going, and despite giving Sheldon a great haircut, he is tickled by the razor and Penny inadvertently shaves a bald spot into his head.
Alas, this was another week where Kunal Nayyar (Raj) merely collected a paycheck. He can be funny when given good material to work with, but these past few weeks the writers have had nothing for him, and that’s a shame. Two things that need to come to a head at some point are Amy’s complete lack of boundaries with Penny and, of course, the progression of “Lenny,” or is that “Peonard?”
What do my fellow Theorists think? Leave some comment love below and follow Hollywood and I on Twitter @Hollywood_com and @CouchForceOne.