5 posts tagged mad men
5 posts tagged mad men
Jon Hamm and Adam Scott’s Greatest Event in Television History has been revealed at last. It’s “one of the most exciting and expensive opening credit sequence remakes of our time … ” and an awesomely odd Hollywood satire that also features “certified bad boy” Paul Rudd, Gus Van Sant, Paul Scheer (who wrote it), Megan Mullally, Kathryn Hahn and Jeff Probst. Lance Bangs and Scott directed.
Reblogged from popculturebrain
Screenwriter Frank Pierson died earlier today. He was a rare master of the craft. There won’t be a voice like his ever again. You will be missed, good sir.
In addition to the iconic Cool Hand Luke, Pierson also wrote Dog Day Afternoon and wrote and directed A Star Is Born. More recently, he wrote the “Signal 30” episode of Mad Men — the one with Pete Campbell’s dinner party.
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The Emmy headlines are familiar: HBO dominates, much love for Mad Men, snubs and surprises. But there’s a new story point this year: For the first time, broadcast networks have been shut out of the the Best Drama category, as The Wrap and others reported.
Showtime’s new Homeland joined the drama category for the first time, as did PBS’ Downton Abbey, which moved over from the movie or miniseries category, where it competed last year. Breaking Bad returned to the category after not airing in the eligibility period last year. They bumped Dexter and The Good Wife, which were nominated last year. (Another drama nominated last year, Friday Night Lights, ended its run with that season.)
The exit of CBS’ The Good Wife from this year’s nominees made it a cable and public television sweep of the drama category.
FX’s American Horror Story, like Abbey, benefited from choosing its category wisely. It could have entered as a drama, but instead competed as a movie or miniseries — even though it will return for a second season.
There was also much love for some newcomers, as USA Today pointed out:
Most years we’re happy if even one new series can break into the Emmy mix - this year, Homeland (the worthy leader among new shows), Girls, Veep and their top stars all got nominated. There were also nods for such freshman-class actors as House of Lies’ Don Cheadle and New Girls’ Zooey Deschanel and Max Greenfield, along with such welcome-to-the-party nominees as Mayim Bialik (the first woman to get a nod for The Big Bang Theory), Nurse Jackie’s Merritt Wever and Breaking Bad’s Anna Gunn.
Find the full list of nominees at Emmys.com. Winners will be announced Sept. 23.
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