Thursday, January 29, 2015

The most comfortable movie theaters in the world

I LOVE going to the movies!  I love the smell of movie theater popcorn in the air and the rolling laughter in the audience when one person's quirky laugh gets everyone else laughing.  I love the excitement of Opening Night when crowds line up with anticipation.  I love the energy in the room as the audience shares a collective gasp or laugh.

The only thing that could be better are those sometimes uncomfortable movie chairs in the theater.  I like to be able to stretch my legs out, but a crowded theater makes it almost impossible, unless I'm able to sit on one of those seats behind bars where I can prop up my feet.  

In my area, lounge chairs are being very popular in theaters and I'm in heaven!  

beautiful cinemas

I didn't think it could get better until I saw some of these pictures of awesome theaters around the world:

Urania National Film Theatre, Budapest, Hungary

beautiful cinemas

Electric Cinema, Notting Hill
beautiful cinemas

Hot Tube Cinema, London
beautiful cinemas

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Hollywood movie fun facts

I absolutely love watching movies.  You probably do too if you're reading this blog!
Here are some fun facts about the silver screen that I thought you'd get a kick out of:

1. Originally, the term “movies” did not mean films, but the people who made them. It was generally used with disdain by early Hollywood locals who disliked the “invading” Easterners.

2. The first film ever made in Hollywood was D.W. Griffith’s 1910 In Old California, a Biograph melodrama about a Spanish maiden (Marion Leonard) who has an illegitimate son with a man who later becomes governor of California. It was shot in two days.

3. When Horace and Daeida Wilcox founded Hollywood in 1887, they hoped it would become a religious community. Prohibitionists, they banned liquor from the town and offered free land to anyone willing to build a church.

4. The “running W” was a trip wire to make horses fall over at the critical moment during filming. The device broke countless horses’ legs and necks. It is now illegal.
5. The most filmed author is William Shakespeare, including straight film versions, modern adaptations (West Side Story [1961], The Lion King [1994], etc.), and Shakespeare parodies.

6. The shortest dialogue script since the introduction of talkies was written for Mel Brook’s Silent Movie (1976), which has only one spoken word throughout: “Non.”
The character most frequently portrayed in horror films is Count Dracula, the creation of the Irish writer Bram Stoker (1847-1912).

8. The first motion picture to depict a non-pornographic sex act was Extase (1933) starring Hedwig Kiesler, known later as Hedy Lamarr (1913-2000). Her character flees from an impotent husband, runs naked through the woods, bathes, and then has sex with a young engineer in a hut.

9. The earliest known American pornographic film is the 1915 A Free Ride, a.k.a. A Grass Sandwich. The film was directed by “A. Wise Guy” and was written by “Will She.”

10. The Western Hero most portrayed on screen has been William Frederick Cody, a.k.a. Buffalo Bill, followed by William Bonny, a.k.a. Billy the Kid.

11. The first African-American to play a leading role in a feature film was Sam Lucas (1850-1916) who was cast in the title role of Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1914). The first African-American actor to make a career in films was Noble Johnson (1881-1978).

12. The Hollywood star who played the most leading roles in feature films was John Wayne (1907-1979), who appeared in 153 movies. The star with the most screen credits is John Carradine (1906-1988), who has been in over 230 movies.

13. The American Humane Association (AHA) objected to the scene in the Shawshank Redemption(1994) where the character Brooks feeds his crow a maggot. The AHA stated it was cruel to the maggot, and it required that the crow be fed a maggot that had died from natural causes.

14. In The Godfather (1972), John Marley’s (Jack Wolz) scream of horror in the horse head scene was real, as he was not told that a real horse head, which was obtained from a dog food company, was going to be used.

15. The first movie fashion fad was Hollywood star Mary Pickford’s (1892-1979) curls, which were augmented from the hair of Los Angeles prostitutes, employees of Bit Suzy’s French Whorehouse.

16. The first nude scene in a major motion picture was of swimmer and actress Annette Kellerman (1887-1975) in A Daughter of the Gods (1916).

17. The top five biggest grossing films on opening day in the United States and Canada before inflation are The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009), The Dark Knight (2008), Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009), Spider-Man 3 (2007), and Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009).

18. The five highest domestic grosses adjusted for inflation are Gone With the Wind (1939), Star Wars (1977), The Sound of Music (1965), E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (1982), and The Ten Commandments (1956).

19. In 1923, Mark Sennett, Harry Chandler, and the Los Angeles Times put up the “Hollywoodland” (later shortened to “Hollywood”) sign to publicize a real estate development. The sign cost $21,000.

20. For The Twilight Saga: New Moon, each actor portraying one of the wolf pack was required to have documentation proving Native American descent.
21. The director of 2012 (2009), Roland Emmerich, is a fan of rapper 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson. The Jackson Curtis character in the film is 50 Cent’s real name inverted.

22. The Twilight Saga: Twilight movie’s opening weekend totaled to $69.6 million, which was the biggest opening for a film directed by a woman and starring a woman. Nearly 80% of tickets were bought by women.

23. The highest grossing movies never to reach number one on the U.S. charts are My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002) $241,438,208, Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) $217,326,336, and Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) $196,519,585.

24. The most profitable movies, based on absolute profit in worldwide gross, are Avatar (2010),Titanic (1997), Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Jurassic Park (1993), and Shrek 2(2004).

25. The top five largest worldwide grossing movies of all time before inflation are Avatar (2009),Titanic (1997), The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003), Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest (2006), and The Dark Knight (2008).

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Strange Magic is a bit strange

Movie:  Strange Magic

PG , 1 hour 39 minutes

Grade:  B-

In a Nutshell:   This fanciful animation features music from the past six decades in a whimsical search for true love inspired by Shakespeare’s William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream   The ILM animation itself is truly amazing, and reminds me of the impressive look of Avatar. 

The story was created by George Lucas, a master at creating interesting worlds, but the script doesn’t have much depth.    The family flick has all of the ingredients that should make it great, yet strangely, it isn’t.  Strained magic? While flawed, I still enjoyed it.  Little girls who love fairies and singing will too.

Uplifting Theme:
·         “Everybody deserves to be loved.” – narrator
·         “There are no shortcuts to love.  Just sayin.” - Griselda
·         “Never judge something or someone by how he or she looks.” - King

Things I liked:
·         After discovering Elijah Kelley for the first time on Hairspray , I thought we would see him everywhere because he was so fantastic.  Well, we don’t get to see him in this movie, but he voices the adorable character Sunny.
·          I love everyone’s hairdo’s, freckles and ears.
·         Stay seated in the theater half-way into the rolling credits at the end of the movie for a funny add-on about Roland.
·         I love small details in animation, like the whispering mushrooms.

Things I didn’t like:
·         The character development is pretty weak.
·         The pacing seems to be designed for an audience with ADD.
·         The music is fun, but sometimes feels out of place.  It takes you from a sweet, romantic melody in one moment to a 70’s acid trip the next.  I won’t be surprised if the movie soundtrack outsells the actual movie.  Fans of the Electric Light Orchestra should especially enjoy the eclectic mix of love songs.
·         I adore Kristin Chenoweth, but her character’s design didn’t match her voice at all.
·         Alan Cumming voiced the Bog King whose accent vacillated between Scottish and classic rocker.
·         I thought the psychedelic kaleidoscope ending was odd.  I suppose even strange…magic.

Funny lines:
·         “Too bad you can’t see me.  My hair is doing that thing we both love.” – Roland (Sam Palladio)
·         “He loves the crown and his hair, not necessarily in that order.” – Marianne (Evan Rachel Wood)
·         “Watch for grotesqueries at every corner.” – Roland
·         “Don’t you have a comb?” – Griselda  (Maya Rudolph)
·         “Both” – Roland
·         “I wanted a wedding.  Now I’m getting a funeral.” – Griselda

Tips for Parents:
·         The Bog King is menacing , mean, and sometimes scary.

·         There are some creepy insects that will probably make your little girls squeal.

Here's the trailer:

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

2015 Oscar nominations announced

The star-studded movie award season has begun with Hollywood's biggest night just around the corner.  The nominations for the 2015 Oscars have just been announced.  Here they are:

Best Picture
“American Sniper” Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Andrew Lazar, Bradley Cooper and Peter Morgan
“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu, John Lesher and James W. Skotchdopole, Producers
“Boyhood” Richard Linklater and Cathleen Sutherland, Producers
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Wes Anderson, Scott Rudin, Steven Rales and Jeremy Dawson, Producers
“The Imitation Game” Nora Grossman, Ido Ostrowsky and Teddy Schwarzman, Producers
“Selma” Christian Colson, Oprah Winfrey, Dede Gardner and Jeremy Kleiner, Producers
“The Theory of Everything” Tim Bevan, Eric Fellner, Lisa Bruce and Anthony McCarten, Producers
“Whiplash” Jason Blum, Helen Estabrook and David Lancaster, Producers
Steve Carell in “Foxcatcher”
Bradley Cooper in “American Sniper”
Benedict Cumberbatch in “The Imitation Game”
Michael Keaton in “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
Eddie Redmayne in “The Theory of Everything”
Supporting Actor
Robert Duvall in “The Judge”
Ethan Hawke in “Boyhood”
Edward Norton in “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
Mark Ruffalo in “Foxcatcher”
J.K. Simmons in “Whiplash”
Marion Cotillard in “Two Days, One Night”
Felicity Jones in “The Theory of Everything”
Julianne Moore in “Still Alice”
Rosamund Pike in “Gone Girl”
Reese Witherspoon in “Wild”
Supporting Actress
Patricia Arquette in “Boyhood”
Laura Dern in “Wild”
Keira Knightley in “The Imitation Game”
Emma Stone in “Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)”
Meryl Streep in “Into the Woods”
Animated Feature
“Big Hero 6” Don Hall, Chris Williams and Roy Conli
“The Boxtrolls” Anthony Stacchi, Graham Annable and Travis Knight
“How to Train Your Dragon 2” Dean DeBlois and Bonnie Arnold
“Song of the Sea” Tomm Moore and Paul Young
“The Tale of the Princess Kaguya” Isao Takahata and Yoshiaki Nishimura
Adapted Screenplay
“American Sniper” Written by Jason Hall
“The Imitation Game” Written by Graham Moore
“Inherent Vice” Written for the screen by Paul Thomas Anderson
“The Theory of Everything” Screenplay by Anthony McCarten
“Whiplash” Written by Damien Chazelle
Original Screenplay
“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Written by Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, Jr. & Armando Bo
“Boyhood” Written by Richard Linklater
“Foxcatcher” Written by E. Max Frye and Dan Futterman
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Screenplay by Wes Anderson; Story by Wes Anderson & Hugo Guinness
“Nightcrawler” Written by Dan Gilroy
“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Emmanuel Lubezki
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Robert Yeoman
“Ida” Lukasz Zal and Ryszard Lenczewski
“Mr. Turner” Dick Pope
“Unbroken” Roger Deakins
Costume Design
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Milena Canonero
“Inherent Vice” Mark Bridges
“Into the Woods” Colleen Atwood
“Maleficent” Anna B. Sheppard and Jane Clive
“Mr. Turner” Jacqueline Durran
“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Alejandro G. Iñárritu
“Boyhood” Richard Linklater
“Foxcatcher” Bennett Miller
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Wes Anderson
“The Imitation Game” Morten Tyldum
Documentary Feature
“CitizenFour” Laura Poitras, Mathilde Bonnefoy and Dirk Wilutzky
“Finding Vivian Maier” John Maloof and Charlie Siskel
“Last Days in Vietnam” Rory Kennedy and Keven McAlester
“The Salt of the Earth” Wim Wenders, Juliano Ribeiro Salgado and David Rosier
“Virunga” Orlando von Einsiedel and Joanna Natasegara
Documentary Short Subject
“Crisis Hotline: Veterans Press 1” Ellen Goosenberg Kent and Dana Perry
“Joanna” Aneta Kopacz
“Our Curse” Tomasz Sliwinski and Maciej Slesicki
“The Reaper (La Parka)” Gabriel Serra Arguello
“White Earth” J. Christian Jensen
Film Editing
“American Sniper” Joel Cox and Gary D. Roach
“Boyhood” Sandra Adair
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Barney Pilling
“The Imitation Game” William Goldenberg
“Whiplash” Tom Cross
Foreign Language Film
“Ida” Poland
“Leviathan” Russia
“Tangerines” Estonia
“Timbuktu” Mauritania
“Wild Tales” Argentina
Makeup and Hairstyling
“Foxcatcher” Bill Corso and Dennis Liddiard
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Frances Hannon and Mark Coulier
“Guardians of the Galaxy” Elizabeth Yianni-Georgiou and David White
Original Score
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Alexandre Desplat
“The Imitation Game” Alexandre Desplat
“Interstellar” Hans Zimmer
“Mr. Turner” Gary Yershon
“The Theory of Everything” Jóhann Jóhannsson
Original Song
“Everything Is Awesome” from “The Lego Movie”
Music and Lyric by Shawn Patterson
“Glory” from “Selma”
Music and Lyric by John Stephens and Lonnie Lynn
“Grateful” from “Beyond the Lights”
Music and Lyric by Diane Warren
“I’m Not Gonna Miss You” from “Glen Campbell…I’ll Be Me”
Music and Lyric by Glen Campbell and Julian Raymond
“Lost Stars” from “Begin Again”
Music and Lyric by Gregg Alexander and Danielle Brisebois
Production Design
“The Grand Budapest Hotel” Production Design: Adam Stockhausen; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
“The Imitation Game” Production Design: Maria Djurkovic; Set Decoration: Tatiana Macdonald
“Interstellar” Production Design: Nathan Crowley; Set Decoration: Gary Fettis
“Into the Woods” Production Design: Dennis Gassner; Set Decoration: Anna Pinnock
“Mr. Turner” Production Design: Suzie Davies; Set Decoration: Charlotte Watts
Animated Short Film
“The Bigger Picture” Daisy Jacobs and Christopher Hees
“The Dam Keeper” Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi
“Feast” Patrick Osborne and Kristina Reed
“Me and My Moulton” Torill Kove
“A Single Life” Joris Oprins
Live Action Short Film
“Aya” Oded Binnun and Mihal Brezis
“Boogaloo and Graham” Michael Lennox and Ronan Blaney
“Butter Lamp (La Lampe Au Beurre De Yak)” Hu Wei and Julien Féret
“Parvaneh” Talkhon Hamzavi and Stefan Eichenberger
“The Phone Call” Mat Kirkby and James Lucas
Sound Editing
“American Sniper” Alan Robert Murray and Bub Asman
“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Martín Hernández and Aaron Glascock
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” Brent Burge and Jason Canovas
“Interstellar” Richard King
“Unbroken” Becky Sullivan and Andrew DeCristofaro
Sound Mixing
“American Sniper” John Reitz, Gregg Rudloff and Walt Martin
“Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)” Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and Thomas Varga
“Interstellar” Gary A. Rizzo, Gregg Landaker and Mark Weingarten
“Unbroken” Jon Taylor, Frank A. Montaño and David Lee
“Whiplash” Craig Mann, Ben Wilkins and Thomas Curley
Visual Effects
“Captain America: The Winter Soldier” Dan DeLeeuw, Russell Earl, Bryan Grill and Dan Sudick
“Dawn of the Planet of the Apes” Joe Letteri, Dan Lemmon, Daniel Barrett and Erik Winquist
“Guardians of the Galaxy” Stephane Ceretti, Nicolas Aithadi, Jonathan Fawkner and Paul Corbould
“Interstellar” Paul Franklin, Andrew Lockley, Ian Hunter and Scott Fisher
“X-Men: Days of Future Past” Richard Stammers, Lou Pecora, Tim Crosbie and Cameron Waldbauer

Thursday, January 15, 2015

Paddington's warmth and charm make it from paper to the silver screen

Movie:  Paddington

PG, 1 hour 35 minutes

Grade: B+

In a Nutshell: This family-friendly tale begins with an amusing background story that sets the humor and tone for the film, which is based on the popular children’s books by Michael Bond.  Paddington bear is made entirely out of CGI and successfully exudes the warmth and charm his character is known for.

It feels very British and has some of the magical wit brought to us by the producers of the hugely successful Harry Potter movies.  Its tumble-of-fun action sequences are perfect for small children. Parents will be mildly entertained too.

Uplifting Theme:

·         Families stick together…with marmalade or without.
·         Families come in all shapes and sizes.   “Mrs. Brown says that in London everyone is different, but that means anyone can fit in.” – Paddington (voiced by Ben Whishaw)

Things I liked:

·         I loved how Paddington literally steps into a film, entering into a new world.  That’s what movies do for me and why I love them so much.
·         Great aerial and street views of London.  I’m going there in June with the fam!  So excited!
·         I love their spiral staircase in the Brown’s home.
·         I thought Mrs. Brown, the mother, (Sally Hawkins) was very sweet and optimistic.  She turns to jelly when Mr. Brown does something heroic.  Don’t all wives want to admire their husbands for great acts of courage and kindness?
·         I love how the flowers on the painted tree mural reacted to news.
·         Millicent calls the Natural History Museum “a cathedral of knowledge.”  True.
·         Some of the transitions were pretty clever, such as the doll house view of the Brown’s home at the end.

Things I didn’t like:
·         The bathroom scene when Paddington was “freshening up” after his travels was disgusting and messy, but evoked lots of squeals of delight from the young audience members.
·         The humor is pretty juvenile, although there are some funny lines that will go over children’s heads.

Interesting tidbits:
·         The fictional train station “Westbourne Oak” is actually the Maida Vale station.  Look closely and you’ll see the name clearly written on the red tiles.

Funny lines:
·         “Embarrassing, but tasty.” – Uncle Pastuzo (voiced by Michael Gambon)
·         “A wise bear always keeps a marmalade sandwich in his hand in case of emergency.” - Uncle Pastuzo
·         Seven percent of childhood accidents start with jumping.”  - Mr. Brown
·         “Stranger danger.  Keep your eyes down.  There’s a bear over there, probably trying to sell something.” – Mr. Brown (Hugh Bonneville)
·         “Grizzly?  Not particularly.  Mind you, I haven’t seen him in the morning.” – Mr. Brown while on the phone with the insurance agency to add coverage for the bear on the first night
·         “I gave up being surprised when they came up with the microwave oven.” – Mrs. Bird
·         “That was amazing.” – Jonathan Brown (Samuel Joslin)
·         “In one hundred yards, bare left.”  - Andre the Thief looks up and sees Paddington bear on his left
·         “It’s a hard stare.  My aunt taught me to do them when people have forgotten their manners.” - Paddington

Tips for Parents:
·         The villain (Nicole Kidman as Millicent) is a woman who wants to kill and stuff Paddington to keep in a museum.
·         There is an odd, sexual innuendo interaction between Mr. Brown and the guard of the archives in the museum.

·         Mrs. Bird (Julie Walters) gets a guard drunk.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Golden Globes 2015 winners announced

I really, really love watching movies.  I even love watching award shows about movies!   
So, here are this year's winners from the:
Best Drama
  • WINNER: "Boyhood"
  • "Foxcatcher"
  • "The Imitation Game"
  • "Selma"
  • "The Theory of Everything"
Best Comedy
  • "Birdman"
  • WINNER: "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
  • "Into the Woods"
  • "Pride"
  • "St. Vincent"
Best Director
  • Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
  • Ava Duvernay, "Selma"
  • David Fincher, "Gone Girl"
  • Alejandro González Iñárritu, "Birdman"
  • WINNER: Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
Best Actress in a Drama
  • Jennifer Aniston, "Cake"
  • Felicity Jones, "The Theory of Everything"
  • WINNER: Julianne Moore, "Still Alice"
  • Rosamund Pike, "Gone Girl"
  • Reese Witherspoon, "Wild"
Best Actor in a Drama
  • Steve Carell, "Foxcatcher"
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, "The Imitation Game"
  • Jake Gyllenhaal, "Nightcrawler"
  • David Oyelowo, "Selma"
  • WINNER: Eddie Redmayne, "The Theory of Everything"
Best Actor in a Musical or Comedy
  • Ralph Fiennes, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
  • WINNER: Michael Keaton, "Birdman"
  • Bill Murray, "St. Vincent"
  • Joaquin Phoenix, "Inherent Vice"
  • Christoph Waltz, "Big Eyes"
Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy
  • WINNER: Amy Adams, "Big Eyes"
  • Emily Blunt, "Into the Woods"
  • Helen Mirren, "The Hundred-Foot Journey"
  • Julianne Moore, "Map to the Stars"
  • Quvenzhané Wallis, "Annie"
Best Supporting Actress
  • WINNER: Patricia Arquette, "Boyhood"
  • Jessica Chastain, "A Most Violent Year"
  • Keira Knightley, "The Imitation Game"
  • Emma Stone, "Birdman"
  • Meryl Streep, "Into the Woods"
Best Supporting Actor
  • Robert Duvall, "The Judge"
  • Ethan Hawke, "Boyhood"
  • Edward Norton, "Birdman"
  • Mark Ruffalo, "Foxcatcher"
  • WINNER: J.K. Simmons, "Whiplash"
Best Screenplay
  • Wes Anderson, "The Grand Budapest Hotel"
  • Gillian Flynn, "Gone Girl"
  • WINNER: Alejandro González Iñárritu, Nicolás Giacobone, Alexander Dinelaris, and Armando Bo, "Birdman"
  • Richard Linklater, "Boyhood"
  • Graham Moore, "The Imitation Game"
Best Foreign Language Film
  • "Force Majeure Turist," Sweden
  • "Gett: The Trial of Viviane Ansalem Gett," Israel
  • "Ida," Poland/Denmark
  • WINNER: "Leviathan," Russia
  • "Tangerines Mandariinid," Estonia
Best Animated Feature
  • "Big Hero 6"
  • "The Book of Life"
  • "The Boxtrolls"
  • WINNER: "How to Train Your Dragon 2"
  • "The Lego Movie"
Best Original Song
  • "Big Eyes" from "Big Eyes" music and lyrics by Lana Del Rey
  • WINNER: "Glory" from "Selma," Music and lyrics by John Legend and Common
  • "Mercy Is" from "Noah," Music and lyrics by Patti Smith and Lenny Kaye
  • "Opportunity" from "Annie," Music and lyrics by Greg Kurstin, Sia Furler, Will Gluck
  • "Yellow Flicker Beat" from "The Hunger Games Mockingjay Part 1," Music and lyrics by Lorde
Best Score
  • "The Imitation Game"
  • WINNER: "The Theory of Everything"
  • "Gone Girl"
  • "Birdman"
  • "Interstellar"
Best TV Comedy or Musical
Best TV Drama
  • WINNER: "The Affair"
  • "Downton Abbey"
  • "Game of Thrones"
  • "The Good Wife"
  • "House of Cards"
Best Actress in a TV Drama
Best Actor in a TV Drama
    • Clive Owen, "The Knick"
    • Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"
    • WINNER: Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"
    • James Spader, "The Blacklist"
    • Dominic West, "The Affair"
    Best Actress in a TV Comedy
    • Lena Dunham, "Girls"
    • Edie Falco, "Nurse Jackie"
    • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep"
    • WINNER: Gina Rodriguez, "Jane the Virgin"
    • Taylor Schilling, "Orange Is the New Black"
    Best Actor in a TV Comedy
    • Louis CK, "Louie"
    • Don Cheadle, "House of Lies"
    • Ricky Gervais, "Derek"
    • William H. Macy, "Shameless"
    • WINNER: Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent"
    Best Miniseries or TV Movie
    • WINNER: "Fargo"
    • "The Missing"
    • "The Normal Heart"
    • "Olive Kitteridge"
    • "True Detective"
    Best Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie
    • WINNER: Maggie Gyllenhaal, "The Honorable Woman"
    • Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Freak Show"
    • Frances McDormand, "Olive Kitteridge"
    • Frances O'Connor, "The Missing"
    • Allison Tolman, "Fargo"
    Best Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie
    • Martin Freeman, "Fargo"
    • Woody Harrelson, "True Detective"
    • Matthew McConaughey, "True Detective"
    • Mark Ruffalo, "The Normal Heart"
    • WINNER: Billy Bob Thornton, "Fargo"
    Best Supporting Actress in a TV Show, Miniseries or TV Movie
    • Uzo Aduba, "Orange Is the New Black"
    • Kathy Bates, "American Horror Story: Freak Show"
    • WINNER: Joanne Froggatt, "Downton Abbey"
    • Allison Janney, "Mom"
    • Michelle Monaghan, "True Detective"
    Best Supporting Actor in a TV Show, Miniseries or TV Movie
    • WINNER: Matt Bomer, "The Normal Heart"
    • Alan Cumming, "The Good Wife"
    • Colin Hanks, "Fargo"
    • Bill Murray, "Olive Kitteridge"
    • Jon Voight, "Ray Donovan"