January, 2008 | Give Me My Remote

These are the Days of our Blogs…

January 31, 2008 by  
Filed under TV News

Hey, I’m not sure if you heard or not but LOST is coming back tonight. For some reason ABC isn’t promoting it that much, and it’s pretty much stayed off the radar of bloggers like myself. Weird, it used to be a pretty big show.

Of course I kid, and I’m really excited that you all get to see the premiere tonight. It’s fantastic…as is next week’s episode, which is perhaps even better than tonight’s. If you haven’t read my vaguely non-spoilerish thoughts on tonight’s premiere then by all means, read on…LOST is Found Again in the Season 4 Premiere.

But there’s a lot of time between now and when LOST airs tonight, so why don’t you waste some of your workday, school day, or whatever it is you’re doing catching up on what my blogger friends are talking about today.

GiveMeMyRemote.com Second night in a row that I missed AMERICAN IDOL, and second night that I didn’t really care. Sad that I’m boring myself with my indifference. For those of you still interested, I’m once again sending you over to my friend Aaron who has once again managed to find the snark in the painfully boring auditions. (TV with MeeVee)

GiveMeMyRemote.com Amrie over at TheTVAddict.com is excited about tonight’s season premiere of LOST. Check out her top ten mind-blowing LOST moments. (The TV Addict)

GiveMeMyRemote.com Tina Fey and Amy Poehler are reunited and it feels so good. Sadly, it’s not behind the Weekend Update desk but rather an Odd Couple-esque comedy called ‘Baby Mama’. I think that maybe these two talented women are a bit wasted in this one…and I don’t mean wasted as in drunk (now that would be fun to watch). (Glitterati Gossip)

GiveMeMyRemote.com For some reason my PROJECT RUNWAY recaps seem to run away from me. I watch the show, take notes, and then by the time I can get a recap up and written it seems like it’s no longer relevant…not that they ever are. So if you are looking for a witty recap of the last PR, check out Jennifer Eolin’s recap (they’re better than mine anyway). (Jennifer Eolin)

GiveMeMyRemote.com While some of us are just getting by with our blogs, Dan from DuckyDoesTV.com has hit the big time. In addition to writing for his own site, Dan is now a contributor to AfterElton.com. Check out his latest recap of THE JANICE DICKSON MODELING AGENCY. (After Elton)

GiveMeMyRemote.com CASHMERE MAFIA and LIPSTICK JUNGLE are strangely similar, and by that I mean they both want to be SEX AND THE CITY. Looks like the people behind the scenes of both shows are still trying to live of the tat of SATC too. (Buzz Sugar)

If you are a frequenter of United Hollywood, you probably saw that our ‘Adopt a Writer’ project is getting some buzz. We have a long list of writers volunteering to participate and those in charge are working really hard to get bloggers and writers paired up as quick as they can. You’ll be hearing more from me on this one soon. For now, check out Adopt a Writer.

PUSHING DAISIES Dunzo…for Season One

January 31, 2008 by  
Filed under Pushing Daisies

Pushing Daisies

There have been many rumors over the past week about the possible end of the WGA strike. I’m choosing not to put much faith in rumors. When the strike is over, it’s over and not a minute beforehand. But if a fair deal were to be worked out soon, some shows could manage to pull together a few new episodes before the end of the season. Sadly, the best new show of this past year, PUSHING DAISIES, is not on that list.Creator Bryan Fuller recently told both E! and TVGuide.com that the nine episodes that have already aired in the brilliant first part of S1, will most likely be all we’ll get…until next season.

Bryan Fuller, Pushing Daisies“Essentially, even if the strike is resolved in the next week or two, we wouldn’t be back until next season.”, says Fuller. “There was a preliminary conversation that involved a plan to hit the ground running and try to get episodes on the air as soon as possible, but it no longer seems like that’s going to happen. It seems most likely that we will have a very short first season and then come back in the fall for a proper season two.”Fuller goes on to explain some of the reasons behind this decision, “…one is that it will be hard to launch a big promotional campaign for four or five episodes; it’s just not cost-effective. Two is that if we did come back we would land right in the path of the American Idol juggernaut, and would likely be decimated. Three is if we came back in the fall with a full slate of episodes, then ABC could relaunch the show in a big way. The tentative plan now is to start the writers immediately [after the strike is resolved] so we can get some scripts stockpiled, and then hit production in June. But that’s all tentative. We’ve talked about so many options since the strike began and they fluctuate on a weekly basis. But right now a short first season seems the most likely.”

As sad as I am  to hear this news, I’m jazzed to hear that ABC would invest in a relaunch of the show and offer an opportunity for more viewers to check out this brilliant series.  I’m also hoping we’ll get word that ABC will release the first nine episode on DVD (perhaps with some nice bonus features).  A girl can dream.

If you are already a PUSHING DAISIES fan, then I encourage you to check out ThePieMaker.com, the ultimate PUSHING DAISIES fansite.  I have it on good authority that ThePieMaker.com will still be reporting on all they latest Daisies news…strike or no strike.

AMERICAN IDOL Goes to Omaha…by Guest Blogger Aaron

January 30, 2008 by  
Filed under American Idol, American Idol Recap

I’m a selfish, selfish blogger, and as a result I couldn’t bring myself to recap last night’s AMERICAN IDOL. Sorry, but I’m so over the audition shows that I couldn’t fathom watching and then trying to find something witty so say about them. I’m so ready for the good singers. We saw a few last night but I’m ready to hear real talent…all the time. Bring on Hollywood Week…please!!

Despite being a bit bored by it all, there was one moment last night that stood out as perhaps the funniest of the young season (at least to me). Did you guys see when that one chick got through to Hollywood despite impressing Simon…she’s doing a talking head with the camera and says: “I’m going to prove Simon wrong and show him that I’m America’s Next Top Model!“. Ha ha ha ha…LOVED it!! I think I watched that scene at least 10 times. It’s the little things.

Although I’m being selfish (and lazy) I know that many of you still want to talk about all things IDOL. To that end, today we have a guest blogger to fill us in on things IDOL. Read on as my friend Aaron (of TV with MeeVee) breaks down last night’s Omaha auditions with the witty banter that I just couldn’t muster. Funny stuff!!

 

 

AmericanidolinomahaAmerican Idol” heads to Nebraska tonight, for corn-fed cuties and a midwestern flair to auditions and hopefuls. Paula’s plane is delayed, but they go ahead and get started anyway, with Nebraska’s biggest “American Idol” fan, Chris Bernheisel, of Fremont, Nebraska. (That’s not him in the picture on the right. That’s just some photo I ripped from the Fox site. Yeah, shameless, I know.)

Chris brings the judges some and shows them some pictures of himself with Kelly Clarkson. He tells Simon and Randy “This is the biggest moment of my life,” and that he’s “been waiting for this moment for so long,” before almost bursting into tears with gratitude. Then he attempts to sing “Since You Been Gone.”

Of course he’s trying that one. Can he do it? Of course not. The only time I’ve heard that song butchered more was when I sang it at my girlfriend’s office Christmas party, and that got karaoke banned from all future office activities. Not just at her work- also at the bar that hosted the party.

Chris’ voice may be like a horrible disease, but his enthusiasm is what’s infectious: Simon says he’ll get the kid a gig reporting for the local Fox affiliate from the red carpet at the “Idol” finale. He’s the Nebraskan Ryan Seacrest. Not sure if that’s a good thing or not, but let’s move on. After the jump: More missed notes! Will someone carry a tune?

I’m going to go ahead and reveal right now, even before the jump, that the best line of the entire evening is “I’m going to prove Simon wrong and
show him that I’m America’s Next Top Model! I mean… uh…”

Continue reading “”American Idol” Visits Omaha, Nebraska” »

What to Watch…Wednesday, January 30, 2008

January 30, 2008 by  
Filed under TV News

I know I’ve been a little crazed about LOST over the past few days, but I’m so excited to hear your reaction to the new season. Is there anything else that you all are watching right now that I should be paying attention to?

American Idol | 8pm on Fox
American IdolDude, I am so over AMERICAN IDOL auditions. I’m ready to hear some decent singers. Not sure where they are tonight, I think they’re going to Miami. I’m hoping that we get some scantily clad women for Simon to gawk at.

Lost | 8pm on ABC
Lost Season 4“Through the Looking Glass”
In this enhanced version of the S3 finales, the castaways draw first blood in their battle with the Others while Charlie is being held in the Looking Glass hatch. Meanwhile, Ben strides off to confront Jack and Co. as they make their way to the radio tower.

Law & Order | 10pm on NBC
Law & Order, NBC“Political Animal”
The triple homicide of three roommates ostensibly appears to be a murder-suicide, the grim result of a lovers’ quarrel. But after closer inspection, the case begins to swirl around a politically connected con man.

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MeeVee and TiVo

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Once you register, go to the ‘People‘ section and add me as your new friend (username: GMMR).

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New Kids on the Block Reunion Watch ’08

January 29, 2008 by  
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New Kids on the Block Reunion

Forget about Britney, Lindsay and the rest. I’m sick of hearing their spoiled celebrity behavior day in and day out. You want real drama? How about the mystery surrounding the possible reunion of New Kids on the Block? Will they? Won’t they? It’s almost too much to take.Since People Magazine first published a story about the possible reunion of NKOTB last week, the world (or those of us who were teens during the New Kids reign) have been all a buzz about the boys finally, finally getting back together. Just when we got our hopes us, Danny Wood squashes them with a message calling all the take just rumor. But he quickly goes on to say that if a reunion were to happen, the news would come from the official New Kids website, www.nkotb.com.

Just two days ago, the official website has nothing more than a placeholder graphic, but today, well today there’s a short retrospective video featuring a sample of a brand new NKOTB song that the five original members (yes, even Jonathan) recorded this past November in Orlando.

So if the New Kids aren’t getting back together, then who is funding a brand new website and why are they all getting together to record new material.

Not a TV story, but I’m going to be keeping a close watch on this story as it unfolds. So stay tuned to GiveMeMyRemote.com for all the latest on New Kids on the Block – Reunion Watch ’08.

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LOST is Found Again in the Season 4 Premiere

January 29, 2008 by  
Filed under Lost, Lost Spoilers

LOST Season Premiere

For those of you who have been anxiously awaiting the season four premiere of LOST, let me tell you this…you will NOT be disappointed. I just finished watching the first two episodes of the new season and to say they rocked feels like a bit of an understatement – like it’s just not doing the episodes justice. Last May’s brilliant season three finale reinvented LOST and I’m happy to say that the season four premiere picks up where it left off, telling the stories of the survivors of Oceanic Flight 815 and the “friends” they’ve met along the way, through flashbacks and flash forwards, each revealing one more piece to the giant puzzle that is LOST.

Claire, LOSTThere wasn’t one wasted moment in the first two hours of the new season. The momentum that marked the end of last season (“We Have to go Back!”) hasn’t faltered and the audience is put in another tailspin of action and adventure, the likes of which we haven’t seen in quite some time. The frenetic and enigmatic storytelling that redefined television during the show’s first season is back, and new and old fans alike will be swept away by the tales being told.

Any LOST fan can tell you that you really can’t trust anything you see, and such is the case with the events that transpire in these first two episodes. The writers are careful not to tell us anything too specific as they count on us, the viewers at home, to formulate our own theories to be debated on blogs, message boards, podcasts and the like. This storytelling device ensures that LOST is more than just another hour long show on TV – it’s a living and breathing entity getting its sustenance from the very audience it feeds. It’s this back and forth game that has captivated audience over the past three seasons.

Sawyer, LOSTThose of you hoping that these first few episodes will serve to answer your every question about life on and off the island will be disappointed. While there are more than a few important revelations, the first two episodes leave us with more questions than answers. But these new questions add yet another intriguing layer to the story. And with so many questions still left unanswered, what’s a few more to add to your list? With the series finale date marked on the calendar of the show’s creators Damon Lindelof & Carlton Cuse, it’s almost better to stop worrying about the destination and enjoy the journey while we still can.

Out of fear that someone from ABC will drag me away and lock me in a Dharma constructed hatch for the rest of my natural life, I’m not going to be giving away any big spoilers. Actually, according to the “rules” I can’t say much of anything about anything. But I can vaguely tease….

If you would rather not know ANYTHING about the season four premiere of LOST then you might want to stop reading right about….NOW!

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Sneak Peek at Tonight’s All New HOUSE

January 29, 2008 by  
Filed under House, House Spoilers

Spoilers…I wish I could quit you. I’ve tried and I just can’t. So if you’re like me and enjoy the sneak peek, then check out these clips from tonight’s all new episode of HOUSE, airing at 9/8c on Fox.

“It’s a Wonderful Lie”
House suspects that a mysteriously paralyzed woman (Janel Moloney) is withholding vital information—but maybe she can’t help it. Meanwhile, House puts his personal stamp on the hospital’s Secret Santa gift exchange.

What to Watch…Tuesday, January 29, 2008

January 29, 2008 by  
Filed under TV News

Well what do to you know…we’ve got a decent night of television tonight. No, I’m not expecting great things from AMERICAN IDOL but it always gives us something to talk about (by the way, if you want me to LIVE blog American Idol tonight, you’re going to have to convince me in the comments).

More importantly, HOUSE is back. It’s one of my very favorite shows and I couldn’t be more excited about its return tonight.

What will YOU be watching tonight?

American Idol | 8pm on Fox
American Idol The search for the next American Idol continues, but first a number of people who weren’t hugged enough by their parents will attempt to work out their issues on national TV. Paula, Randy and Simon will indirectly mock their pain and suffering. We’ll also see a few people that aren’t tone deaf. Good time.

House | 9pm on Fox | New Episode
“It’s a Wonderful Lie”
HOUSE is back tonight with an all new episode. It’s a Christmas episode that should have aired last month, but oh well, at least it’s new. Tonight, House suspects that a mysteriously paralyzed woman (Janel Moloney) is withholding vital information—but maybe she can’t help it. Meanwhile, House puts his personal stamp on the hospital’s Secret Santa gift exchange. Did you see the guest star? Donna Moss from THE WEST WING. Can you tell I’m a little excited for HOUSE tonight? Check back later for some scenes from tonight’s episode.

One Tree Hill | 9pm on The CW
One Tree Hill, James Lafferty “I Forgot to Remember to Forget”
In this flashback-heavy episode, Lucas reminisces about his first year of college, during which he coached Nathan’s basketball team alongside Whitey and struggled to maintain a long-distance relationship with Peyton.

Carpoolers | 9:30pm on ABC
Carpoolers“The Handsomest Man”
Laird feels his stud status is questioned when another man is dubbed the handsomest man in his office, so he starts taking clarinet lessons to make himself more interesting to women. Meanwhile, Marmaduke falls for a woman.

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MeeVee and TiVo
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Once you register, go to the ‘People‘ section and add me as your new friend (username: GMMR).

GMMR’s daily “What to Watch” is powered by MeeVee’s interactive TV listings.

The Negotiating Table

January 28, 2008 by  
Filed under How I Met Your Mother, Writers Strike

HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER star Josh Radnor stars along with some WGA & SAG buds in this latest WGA strike support video written by THE FAMILY GUY’s Seth MacFarlane. For what it’s worth, I am 100% OVER the strike beard. I want the writers to get a fair deal, I want my TV shows back but I want to once again see the faces of my favorite TV boys.

NKOTB Not Hangin’ Tough After All

January 28, 2008 by  
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New Kids on the Block ReunionLooks like my excitement over the New Kids on the Block reunion was a bit premature. Despite People Magazine revealing that sources close to the former group had confirmed a reunion was indeed in the works, it seems that they were wrong. Well as least according to former NKOTBer Danny Wood who just posted the following on his MySpace page:

“Hello to everyone. Hope all is well and everyone is enjoying the New Year. I wanted to address the rumors of the NKOTB Reunion Tour. There has been no talk of this and you are getting it from source directly. Never say never, and you can’t believe everything you read.

Danny has the most to gain from this and little reason to lie, but come on, there has to be something to this story? Am I supposed to believe that people go around randomly making up rumors about New Kids on the Block? I’m still holding out hope, but sadly I don’t think I’ll be swaying to “Please Don’t Go Girl” anytime in the near future (well except for when I listen to my iPod).

The Cast of THE OFFICE an the 2008 SAG Awards

By far the best moment of this year’s SAG Awards was when the cast of THE OFFICE, my very favorite show on television, took home the award for Outstanding Cast in an Ensemble Series (Comedy). It was a pleasant surprise and I think the cast was a bit surprised as well.

Here are some pics from the cast of THE OFFICE on the red carpet on last night’s SAG Awards. I’m having MAJOR technical difficulties today which is precluding me from sharing the ton of photos I have of the cast from last night. I figure something was better than nothing, but I do sincerely apologize and hope to have the rest up soon.

Congrats once again to this fabulous group of actors: Steve Carell, Rainn Wilson, Jenna Fischer, John Krasinski, Angela Kinsey, Ed Helms, Brian Baumgartner, Oscar Nunez, Phyllis Smith, Leslie David Baker, Kate Flannery, Creed Bratton, BJ Novak, Paul Lieberstein, Mindy Kaling, Melora Hardin and Craig Robinson. We miss you and can’t wait to see you (in non-reruns) soon!

THE OFFICE Cast – Red Carpet Arrivals….
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THE OFFICE – Live from the Red Carpet
The video isn’t great, but hopefully it will serve a purpose until better quality videos are available.

Video #1: Ed Helms, BJ Novak, Jenna Fischer, Kate Flannery, Angela Kinsey, Brian Baumgartner and John Krasinski in various red carpet moments from last night’s SAG Awards

Video #2: John Krasinski talks to TV Guide’s Lisa Rinna on the red carpet (not sure how he kept his eyes on her face and not her inappropriate cleavage…nice job, John)

More pics from the ceremony and after party will be available once I figure out a way to beat this blog into an inch of its life and get things working again.

The ‘Adopt A Writer’ Project

January 28, 2008 by  
Filed under Writers Strike

ADOPT A WRITER

GiveMeMyRemote.com is proud to be participating in the Adopt A Writer project – organized by entertainment bloggers in support of the WGA, in association with United Fandom and United Hollywood. Several independent TV blogs have signed on to participate and each will interview a TV writer about their life as a writer—and as a striking writer—with the goal of putting a fresh face on the WGA for our readers and showing the public that the average writer is much more like the average viewer than the AMPTP wants us to believe.

We are currently working with a number of different organizations on pairing bloggers with writers, so I’m not sure with whom I’ll be speaking, but no matter who it is I’m really interested in speaking to someone personally affected by the WGA strike.

In addition to the interviews being posted on each the participating blogs, a separate website has been set up to help support our efforts. So please take the time to visit Adopt A Writer and check back soon for more one-on-ones with striking writers.

Adopted Writers…

Jasmine Love
Interview by Spadada from Ramblings of a TV Whore
Jasmine Love has been in the Writers’ Guild for ten years. You don’t know her name or her face and she isn’t the money hungry already rich writer that the AMPTP wants to blame for this strike, but she is one of many people affected by it. (continue reading: Adopt a Writer – Jasmine Love)

Kate Purdy
Interview by Hilary from Pass the Remote
Kate Purdy didn’t always want to be a writer. “In elementary school I wanted to be a teacher. In junior high I wanted to be an astronaut. In high school I wanted to be [the] first lady president. It wasn’t until college that I realized I wanted to tell stories,” she explains. And telling stories is what she was doing for CBS’s top-20 hit Cold Case. That is, until this past November…. (continue reading: Adopt a Writer – Kate Purdy)

Participating Blogs:
BuzzSugar | The CineManiac | Daemon’s TV | Ducky Does TV | Give Me My Remote | Glowy Box | I am a TV Junkie | The Media Pundit | Pass the Remote | Ramblings of a TV Whore | Tapeworthy | Televisionary | TiFaux | Tube Talk | The TV Addict | TV Series Finale |

What to Watch…Monday, January 28, 2008

January 28, 2008 by  
Filed under Buffy the Vampire Slayer, TV News

With George W. taking over the primetime airwaves tonight there’s less than usual to watch. Not all hope is lost, there’s still a few original shows to check out. Take a look…

Gossip Girl Revealed | 8pm on The CW | Special
The series pilot airs, along with bonus features including cast interviews and commentary; deleted scenes; and profiles of the characters. Also: information on the fashion and music seen and heard on the show. Fore more click here: Play Catch Up With Gossip Girl

Kyle XY | 8pm on ABC Family
“Great Expectations”
Kyle and Amanda’s relationship hits a period of uncertainty after she makes a surprise visit home, but is uncharacteristically cagey about the reason why. Meanwhile, Jessi loses her patience with Kyle when he keeps putting off her training sessions.

Masterpiece Theater | 8pm on PBS
“Mansfield Park”
Billie Piper (“Doctor Who”) stars in this adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Mansfield Park” as Fanny Price, a young woman from a poor background who has been raised by her wealthy uncle and aunt.

I’ll also be watching….

The Office | 10pm on NBC (repeat)
“Local Ad”
When the Scranton office is tapped to appear in a commercial, entertainer wannabe Michael sees a prime chance to display his creative talent. Meanwhile, Dwight delves into an Internet-based virtual world.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer | On DVD (Confessions of a BUFFY Newbie)
BuffyWith all my travel I thought I would have had more time to catch up on Season 2 of BUFFY but sadly that hasn’t been the case. I am 8 episodes into Season 2 and I can say that I do really like it. I feel like it’s a lot more mature than season 1 and a but darker. I just met Spike and I really have no clue how he’s going to transform from this sick and evil dude into Buffy’s love interest (and don’t tell me!!!) I’m going to take on two episodes tonight. I’d like to me done with season 3 by the end of next week (but I doubt it)

Season 2, Episode 9: What’s My Line?: Part 1
Its “Career Week” at Sunnydale High and Buffy is faced with the reality that she has no future apart from that of a Slayer. Meanwhile, Spike sends four deadly assassins to ensure the Slayer has no future at all.

Season 2, Episode 10: What’s My Line?: Part 2
The girl who attacked Buffy turns out to be no vampire but another slayer, Kendra, who assumed her duty while Buffy was drowned dead for a minute and works far more by the book Buffy ignored even to exist. Angel fears to die as the rising sun reaches into his holding place, but is dragged out in time by snitch Willy, only to be sold to Spike, who needs Drusilla’s sire to revitalize her in a demonic ritual in an abandoned church which will kill Angel, and allows her first to enjoy torturing the shirtless hunk with holy water. Helping Cordelia escape the maggot-made Taraka order-killer makes Xander spike their formally continuing hatred with hot kisses, twice, a female killer fails to kill Buffy as police recruiter on career day…

What will YOU be watching tonight?

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2008 SAG Award Winners

January 27, 2008 by  
Filed under TV Awards

2008 SAG Award Winners

Here is a full list of winners from the 14th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards. If you missed the red carpet arrivals, I’ve posted some pics from some of our favorite TV stars so head over to SAG Awards – Red Carpet Arrivals and check them all out.But on to the winners:

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series
JAMES GANDOLFINI / Tony Soprano – “The Sopranos”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series
EDIE FALCO / Carmela Soprano – “The Sopranos”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series
ALEC BALDWIN / Jack Donaghy – “30 Rock”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series
TINA FEY / Liz Lemon – “30 Rock”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
THE SOPRANOS
GREGORY ANTONACCI / Butch DeConcini
LORRAINE BRACCO / Dr. Jennifer Melfi
EDIE FALCO / Carmela Soprano
JAMES GANDOLFINI / Tony Soprano
DAN GRIMALDI / Patsy Parisi
ROBERT ILER / Anthony Soprano, Jr.
MICHAEL IMPERIOLI / Christopher Moltisanti
ARTHUR NASCARELLA / Carlo Gervasi
STEVEN R. SCHIRRIPA / Bobby “Bacala” Baccalieri
MATT SERVITTO / Agent Dwight Harris
JAMIE-LYNN SIGLER / Meadow Soprano
TONY SIRICO / Paulie “Walnuts” Gaultieri
AIDA TURTURRO / Janice Soprano
STEVEN VAN ZANDT / Silvio Dante
FRANK VINCENT / Phil Leotardo

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series
THE OFFICE

LESLIE DAVID BAKER / Stanley Hudson
BRIAN BAUMGARTNER / Kevin Malone
CREED BRATTON / Creed
STEVE CARELL / Michael Scott
JENNA FISCHER / Pam Beesly
KATE FLANNERY / Meredith Palmer
MELORA HARDIN / Jan Levinson
ED HELMS / Andrew Bernard
MINDY KALING / Kelly Kapoor
ANGELA KINSEY / Angela Martin
JOHN KRASINSKI / Jim Halpert
PAUL LIEBERSTEIN / Toby Flenderson
B.J. NOVAK / Ryan Howard
OSCAR NUÑEZ / Oscar Martinez
PHYLLIS SMITH / Phyllis Lapin
RAINN WILSON / Dwight Schrute

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
KEVIN KLINE / Jacques – “As You Like It”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries
QUEEN LATIFAH / Ana – “Life Support”

(Winners in the motion picture categories after the jump)

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LIVE Blogging the SAG Awards

January 27, 2008 by  
Filed under TV News

SAG Awards - The Sopranos, The Office

Here we go…the first big awards event of the season. I’ve just spent the past two hours checking out the red carpet arrivals and I hope you liked the pics I’ve posted. Definitely let us all know what you thought of tonight’s red carpet looks.But now it’s time to start the awards, and I’ll be live blogging through the whole show and I hope that you’ll leave your thoughts and comments as you watch along with me. For those of you coming late to the show, the latest commentary will be at the bottom of this page. Whew, I’m already tired.

  • Sally Field, Doug Savant, Ellen Burstyn, Sandra Oh, Rebecca Romijn, Jane Krakowski, and Kyle MacLachlan opened the show with funny ditties about becoming an actor. What I would give to hear Johnny Depp say “Me want food!”
  • Steve Carell and Tina Fey show the start off right by presenting the SAG award for Best Actor in a Drama to James Gandolfino of THE SOPRANOS
  • OMG my computer just crashed…oh holy hell that sucked. I’m a few minutes behind, but haven’t missed any awards…sorry about that.
  • Debra Messing and Zac Efron are about to give Glenn Close the award for Best Actress in a Drama for her role in DAMAGES. I kind of wish Sally Field would take it, but that’s just me. Here comes the announcement and the SAG goes to…Edie Falco of THE SOPRANOS!! WOW, that was kind of a surprise. But I guess the actors want to honor the mobsters for the final time.
  • First commercial break…ok, so did anyone see Brad and Angelina on the red carpet? You think those rumors about her being pregnant again could be true? She was wearing a very flowy dress that certainly covered up whatever needed to be covered up. And let’s face it, Angelina Jolie doesn’t need to cover anything up.
  • UGLY BETTY’s Vanessa Williams and CSI’s William Peterson are presenting the award for Outstanding Ensemble – Drama (wow, nothing like getting the TV awards out of the way early). I’m hoping this one goes to MAD MEN but the way the night’s going so far it could be THE SOPRANOS. And the SAG goes to the cast of THE SOPRANOS (zzzz…zzzzz). Sorry, I know it’s a nice gesture, but I’m sad that the other shows were overlooked.
  • The first movie of the award of the night is going to Outstanding Actor in a Supporting Role and I’d be shocked if this one doesn’t go to Javier Bardem. There’s some amazing actors in this category, and sadly I haven’t seen one of the films. And as predicted by many, the SAG goes to Javier Bardem.
  • Is anyone else surprised that there hasn’t been one mention of the WGA strike as of yet? I know there will be a statement made by the SAG President later, but I thought everyone would have mentioned them in their speech. And why am I already dreading any kind of tribute to Heath Ledger? I was watching Brokeback Mountain today and got all kinds of teary.
  • Another TV award is up. Outstanding Female Actor in a Comedy Series – please please please let it be Tina Fey. Interesting that America and Vanessa are up for the same category for the same show. And the SAG goes to Tina Fey. YES!!!
  • Now it’s all about the funny men – Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series – I’m ok with almost any of these guys winning tonight, but I’ll be really happy is Steve or Ricky win. Ok, I take that back, if Tony Shaloub wins I will cry real tears. And the SAG goes to Alec Baldwin. Better next year, Steve. You’re still the best to me.
  • Dexter’s Michael C. Hall and Big Love’s Jeanne Triplehorn are presenting the Outstanding Ensemble in a Comedy Series. I think you all know where my heart lies, but I think it’s going to the cast of 30 Rock this year. And (fingers crossed) the SAG goes to THE OFFICE. YAY!!!!!!Ok, my night is made. Jenna is speaking and she’s absolutely lovely!! Angela looks amazing with her baby bump. And that John Kraslowski (or whatever his name is) doesn’t look to shabby either.

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