EVA LONGORIA's hit TV drama Devious Maids looks set to lead the way at the 2014 Imagen Awards after picking up five nominations on Thursday (19Jun14). The top soap, which is executive produced by the former Desperate Housewives star, picked up all of its nods in the Best Actress/Television category, pitting Edy Ganem, Ana Ortiz, Dania Ramirez, Judy Reyes and Roselyn Sanchez against each other for the prize.
Crime drama The Bridge earned four nominations, including Best Actor/Television for Demian Bichir, Best Supporting Actress/Television for Catalina Sandino Moreno and Emily Rios, and Best Primetime Television Programme: Drama or Comedy, a category in which it will compete with Chicago P.D., The Fosters, Law and Order: SVU and Switched at Birth.
Other TV nominees include John Leguizamo for Best Primetime Programme: Special or Movie-of-the-Week (John Leguizamo's Ghetto Clown), Nestor Carbonell for Best Supporting Actor/Television (Bates Motel), Aubrey Plaza for Best Supporting Actress/Television (Parks and Recreation), and Bella Thorne for Best Young Actress/Television (Shake It Up!).
In the film categories, family comedy Sleeping with the Fishes topped the nominations with five mentions, including another nomination for Ana Ortiz (Best Actress/Supporting Actress - Feature Film). She'll face off with co-stars Priscilla Lopez and Gina Rodriguez for the prize
The movie also earned nods for director Nicole Gomez Fisher and Best Picture, where it will battle with A Miracle in Spanish Harlem, After School, Cesar Chavez and Coyote.
Rosario Dawson and America Ferrera (Cesar Chavez) and Michelle Rodriguez (Fast & Furious 6) will also compete in the Best Actress/Supporting Actress - Feature Film category.
The 29th annual Imagen Awards, which recognise and reward positive portrayals of Latinos in the media, will be presented during a ceremony at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on 1 August (14).
Actress Emily Vancamp's character on popular U.S. drama series Revenge is becoming the star of a new graphic novel. Network bosses have teamed with Marvel Comics to create Revenge: The Secret Origin of Emily Thorne, a prequel to the hit TV show, in which 19-year-old Thorne is sent on her first mission as a vigilante in Switzerland. The novel will be released on 3 September (14).
Those of us who have been watching ABC's Revenge since that awesome, drama-filled, high-octane first season have been patiently awaiting a return to that freshman glory. Many were disappointed by a lot of unnecessary bogging down in the second season and were hoping for some slightly less soapy drama this time around. That hasn't quite happened, but Revenge is definitely keeping much of its audience interested with some exciting love triangles, a unique approach in its treatment of sexuality, and the inimitable Victoria Grayson.
Although the drama is more believable this season, things are definitely getting weirder. For example, this whole Emily Grayson storyline? A lot of us did not see that coming. Emily Thorne (née Amanda Clarke) actually went ahead and married the son of her enemies, Daniel Grayson. And even when it was discovered that she trapped Daniel with her faux pregnancy (because dramatic pregnancies offer the best plot twists ever), she remained committed to the marriage/revengenda. There has probably been nothing weirder than watching Emily essentially turn into Victoria Grayson (inimitable though she be) -- staying in a marriage full of lies, cheating, and no real love for her own personal gain. It's all very strange and a bit unsettling... but it's also an interesting transition to watch. And we're hoping that some of that she'll adopt some of that Grayson ruthlessness, which is what this promo for episode 14 suggests:
As the third season carries on, we're still hoping that (among other things) someone in the Grayson family gets what's really coming to them, and that Nolan finally ends up with someone in a real way. Revenge is still a relatively new show, and thus has a lot to prove in terms of getting a real, committed following from fans and praise from critics. Consistency is what we need! Many of us are still waiting for things to get really good (or really bad) again, but so far you've still got our attention Revenge!
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Back in the day, people used to watch their favorite shows, and they had absolutely no hope of making contact with the actors on the show! They also had no way of sharing their love or frustration over a recent episode with the rest of the world and fellow viewers! Tragic, right? But now, thankfully, we have Twitter. And with a show as dramatic as ABC's Revenge, you're gonna wanna know who to follow/stalk, especially when season three picks up. Here are five Twitter accounts every Revenge fan must follow.@EmilyVanCamp
My kind of music. Love this. http://t.co/aTplxwxX
— Emily VanCamp (@EmilyVanCamp) February 14, 2013
Obviously, you have to follow the one and only Emily Thorne VanCamp. Typically a pretty private person, Emily's been tweeting some adorable photos of her new baby niece, and putting her followers on to some pretty dope music.
x-over time: @ScandalABC meets @Revenge w the amazing @BellamyYoung @voguemagazine @CFDA pic.twitter.com/drGSzUTDGC
— Gabriel Mann (@Gabriel_Mann) October 24, 2013
Now if you're not following Gabriel Mann (the actor who plays Nolan Ross), how are you ever going to see amazing photos like the one above? Mann was hanging out with everyone's favorite First Lady, Bellamy Young AKA Mellie Grant from ABC's other hit show Scandal.
— Nolan Ross (@TheNolanRoss) September 30, 2013
This acccount is so official, even Gabriel Mann is following it. How meta is that?
#RevengeBTS via @karterhol #Revenge pic.twitter.com/pbnKW5uNx5
— Barry Sloane (@BarrySloane) October 26, 2013
If you're on Team Aiden this season (and a lot of us are), you need to follow/Twitter stalk the heck out of the über-sexy Barry Sloane. That Twit-pic above pretty much says it all.
Happy times at Grayson Manor. pic.twitter.com/39k732oTMR
— Revenge Writers (@RevengeWriters) October 29, 2013
Because you have to tweet your frustration at someone! And because they occasionally tweet sneak peeks of upcoming scripts.
There are a lot of things that this season of Revenge has gotten right. The protagonist finally seemed close to exacting perfect revenge on the Grayson household, having successfully made it down the aisle with Daniel Grayson. Unfortunately, her attempt to frame the ever-shady Victoria Grayson for her murder went dramatically awry, and fans probably get the sense that it could be another five seasons before Emily actually achieves revenge against the very people she's been after this whole time. In hopes of this season ending on a strong note, here are a few things that absolutely must happen for Revenge to keep us fully invested in the show.
Nolan Needs A Legitimate Boyfriend Or Girlfriend
Tyler, Padma, Patrick -- Nolan Ross has had his fair share of relationship drama. But enough is enough. We're ready to see him get a real, live boyfriend or girlfriend that doesn't die or kill anyone, or anything weird like that. In fact, as long as Patrick can stay out of Victoria's pocket, he'll do.
Emily Needs To Tell Charlotte That They Are Sisters
It's been kind of sad watching Charlotte walking around thinking that her sister is dead. Emily needs to come clean and tell her that she is, in fact, Amanda Clarke. Who knows? She might end up with another ally in her plot for revenge.
Someone In The Grayson Family Needs To End Up Dead Or In Prison
Seriously! It's going to be very strange, and wholly unbelievable if yet another season of Revenge comes to a close and all of the Graysons are still alive, well, and free to rule the Hamptons.
Fake deaths, fake alliances, fake people who are really aliens; there are so many ways to deliver a brilliant plot twist. But there’s nothing like a pregnancy – feigned or real – to take a story in a whole new direction. If you saw The Hunger Games: Catching Fire one weekend, then watched new episodes of ABC’s Revenge and CBS’s The Good Wife, you may have noticed a trend. If someone gets knocked up, or pretends to get knocked up, it’s a total game changer. Let’s discuss why ... and BTW: SPOILERS AHEAD!
Katniss & Peeta Get Faux Pregs
Everything changes in Catching Fire when Peeta announces that Katniss is totally pregnant by him, right before they head back into the arena. It hardly even matters that she’s not actually carrying his baby, all that matters is that the people of the Capitol believe him, and it feels so real! The thought of someone actually playing the Hunger Games whilst carrying a child is so horrifying – and brilliant Peeta totally knew this. In a world where even children are unprotected and forced to murder each other for entertainment, somehow an unborn child was able to tug at the strings of an otherwise heartless society.
Emily Thorne Knows How To Keep/Trap A Man
As season three of Revenge soldiers on, Emily Thorne’s plot against the Grayson family gets more and more twisted. Not only is she pretending to be in love with Daniel and playing the perfect fiancé, but when she saw him slipping away from her, she threw a total monkey wrench into the game plan. The words “I’m pregnant” changed everything, and pretty much negated any thoughts Daniel had of leaving. Then there’s the part where she plans to frame the incomparable Victoria Grayson for her impending fake murder, which will be all the more dramatic since everyone now thinks she’s carrying the next Grayson baby. It’s such a slimy move, but all’s fair in love and revenge!
Peter Florrick: Are YOU The Father?!
The 100th episode of The Good Wife was a total game changer. We’d all been watching Peter’s beautiful ethics lawyer Marilyn Garbanza walking around with a burgeoning baby bump (and small garbage pails, for the occasional bout of morning sickness), when she suddenly revealed that she was naming her baby ... Peter?! Now this pregnancy is real (we assume), but it has introduced an amazing plot twist in an already amazing season. Eli’s epic spit take (in reaction to Marilyn’s baby name) tells us that he’s thinking what we’re thinking. But is Peter really her baby daddy? We’ll have to wait and see. If so, this changes everything! What will become of Alicia and Peter? Alicia and Will? And what about poor Eli? We know his nerves won’t be able to handle such madness. All of which proves once again that pregnancy is a scary, scary, life-changing thing.
Ever wonder why some Hollywood couples get together and others don’t? Yea, we really don’t either, but we’ve got a list of some of the characters with chemistry that never hooked up. Much to our dismay.
Olivia Benson and Elliot Stabler were side-by-side every single day for years. Maybe it had something to do with the rape cases they worked, or maybe Stabler was a really good husband? Well, we know the latter part of that isn’t true.
Peggy Olsen and Don Draper have the most functional relationship Don has ever shared with someone. They have been there for each other through a few tragedies and Don hasn’t absolutely destroyed her. Maybe that’s because these two have stayed in the friend zone?
Liz Lemon and Jack Donaghy were probably the funniest friends on NBC. The two couldn’t have been any different, a Republican and a Liberal extraordinaire, but they knew each other’s families, their favorite drinks, and even how the other drank their coffee. Donaghy was Lemon’s boss who had been married a few times prior (warning sign!), but the two of them would have made for some seriously interesting bedtime chat.
Emily Thorne and Jack Porter. You can practically cut the sexual tension with a knife. Their history together only makes their separation that much more painful. The two are supposed to be together! If we can see it, why the hell can’t they?!
And last but not least, Angela Chase and Brian Krakow. Possibly the most heartbreaking of all. Krakow’s love for Angela is so apparent, especially when he lashes out at her in the way only a teenager could. He hates how much she loves Jordan Catalano, but true to young girl form, she loves the bad boy. And there’s not much anyone can do it about it.
There’s a lot you can learn from ABC’s Revenge and the drama therein; how to fake your own death, how to fake an entire relationship, how to blackmail, frame, or ruin anyone’s reputation in the Hamptons. But you can also learn how to look fabulous while doing all of these very shady things (or while doing nothing shady at all, depending on what you’re into). Here’s what we’ve learned about fashion from some of our favorite characters on Revenge.
When attempting to take down high society in the Hamptons, keep a reservoir of fly little dresses at all times. Red, white, black, indigo — all colors are necessary for a summer of revenge on the water.
Upgrade the hell outta your pixie cut with some side-swept bangs. Also, try to be French like Margaux. If you can’t be French work on your faux French accent while fixing your side-swept bangs in the mirror.
Let’s be real—for bad bitches everywhere there’s pretty much only one color: red. All-red everything. Granted, Victoria has worn other colors, but she’s never more terrifying, more Victoria Grayson-like, than when she’s rocking a red dress and giving everyone the steely-eye.
Nautical wear is not just for the nautically-inclined, says our favorite faux sailor.
Jack Porter, Daniel Grayson, and Aiden Mathis
If you have the abs, try to be shirtless as much as possible. If you have the abs and a newborn baby (hi Jack), try to be shirtless as much as possible while holding the baby. Kthnxbye.
Emily Thorne may be the protagonist of ABC’s Revenge, but few characters on the show have shocked and awed us like Victoria Grayson (played by actress Madeleine Stowe). The matriarch of the notorious Grayson family, this woman runs the Hamptons and — let’s face it — we’re all kinda scared of her. Emily has been trying to take this woman down for a while now, but Victoria has proved to be a worthy opponent. In fact, in this third season she’s pretty much made it her mission to take down Emily, who’s engaged to Daniel Grayson (Vicki's son). Victoria has pulled a lot of shady stunts since the show premiered, like faking her own death, hiding a son she had while in her teens, and orchestrating all kinds of drama between Emily and Daniel. Here are her top five shadiest moments of season three.
Sometimes You Gotta Hire Your Son’s Fiancée’s Ex-Boyfriend To Stir Up Some Ish
This woman so loathes the idea of Emily Thorne joining her family (and is so suspicious of the whole engagement...rightfully so) that she started off the season enlisting Aiden Mathis for help. As Emily’s ex-boyfriend, she wanted him to rekindle the flame and pull Emily away from Daniel. The concept of minding your own business is something Victoria has never really embraced, but isn't that why we love her?
The Shadiest Art Gallery Coup Ever
When it looked like the Graysons were going for broke, Victoria did the unthinkable and – wait for it – got a job. Madness! But when she didn’t like the way the gallery owner was treating her she teamed up with her long-lost son Patrick to blackmail the woman into leaving town and handing the keys to the fancy-schmancy gallery over to her. Why? Because even when she’s broke, Victoria Grayson works for no one!
Sometimes You Gotta Fire Your Son’s Fiancée’s Ex-Boyfriend
Later on in this season Victoria basically got bored with Aiden. Sure, he’d found her missing Grayson fortune, but since he failed to drive a wedge between Daniel and Emily he was useless to her. On the Fourth of July she hilariously and appropriately informed Aiden that she was declaring her independence from the British, and promptly told him to bounce.
And Sometimes You Gotta Team Up With Your Son’s Ex-Girlfriend Even Though You Ruined Her Life Back In The Day
It takes a very special kind of shade to team up with your son’s ex-girlfriend a few years after you ruined her life when your son caught a DUI charge and injured her in a car crash. True story. Daniel’s ex-girlfriend Sarah is back in the picture this season, and Victoria has every intention of using that to her advantage. Because when you’re a true blue opportunist, any situation at all can be used to your advantage. Vicki knows this, and Vicki acts accordingly.
Throwing Shade At Emily’s Bridal Shower
When your future mother-in-law invites your super-secret ex-husband to your bridal shower...you’re probably in the world of Revenge. Even though Victoria’s plan to ruin Emily and Daniel’s big day with the introduction of the man Emily had “married” years ago was actually all a part of Emily’s plan, you gotta give it up to Victoria for being shady enough to do it. She was so psyched to play "This Is Your Life" with Emily, and we can be sure that she’s not finished trying to uncover secrets from Emily’s past. Here’s to another season of unparalleled shade from Victoria Grayson!
Anyone who's tuning into ABC's Revenge knows that much of the show's drama can be attributed to all of the complicated love triangles and quadrangles therein. But in all fairness, isn't that typical of most television dramas? Romantic problems are an easy way to keep folks interested in a show, but Revenge takes a unique approach with one character in particular. Nolan Ross (played by actor Gabriel Mann) is a favorite on Revenge, as the ride or die, ever-quotable sidekick to Emily Thorne. But one of the other things that makes Nolan so awesome is his sexuality, or rather, the lack of clarity in that department. With each passing season, viewers remain a bit unclear as to which way Nolan swings precisely, and the ambiguity therein is pretty cool.
In the first season we saw Nolan hooking up with Daniel Grayson's old college rommate Tyler Barrol, and viewers naturally assumed Nolan was gay. By the time we got to season two, Tyler was long gone and Padma Lahari was the new romantic interest. Nolan's gorgeous assistant (may she rest in peace) rocked a mean green dress, and her character threw us all for a loop. Technically, her relationship with Nolan meant that he was bisexual, but this was never explicitly stated. You could attribute such an omission to bad writing, but it could have been an intentional move -- an attempt to create a character that resisted labels.This season, it's all about Nolan and Patrick, although we expect this new relationship to be just as complicated as the others. In the meantime, we've been enjoying their many, shirtless hook ups (and hope that Patrick returns to the Hamptons soon for this reason especially). Here's hoping Nolan -- our favorite gay/bi/undefined/indifferent character on Revenge -- continues to surprise viewers and continues to be presented as someone who might help us redefine our existing notions of sexuality.