UINTERVIEW – The cast of Hidden Figures walked away with the Ensemble Performance Award last night at the 28th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala.
Kimberly Quinn, Kirsten Dunst, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe star in the upcoming film Hidden Figures, about the black women working behind the scenes to help NASA put a man in space in the 60s. The actresses and their many costars, were awarded for their performance at the Palm Springs International Film Festival on Monday night, where they took home a top prize for their work together.
“History has its share of incredible untold stories, and this is one of the most compelling, the tale of three African-American women – engineers, physicists, mathematicians – who in their work for NASA in the early 1960s were integral in calculating the flight trajectories for Project Mercury and Apollo 11,” said Festival Chairman Harold Maztner. “Fueled by the performances of Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe, the ensemble cast also features outstanding performances from Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, Jim Parsons, Mahershala Ali, Glen Powell and many others. The Palm Springs International Film Festival is proud to present the entire cast of Hidden Figures with the 2017 Ensemble Performance Award.”
Past Ensemble Award winners include the casts of Argo, American Hustle, Babel, The Big Short, The Imitation Game and The Social Network.
BROADWAY WORLD – WGN America’s acclaimed series UNDERGROUND, which follows a courageous group of American heroes who attempt a daring flight to freedom from slavery, was honored with three Cablefax Program Awards for Best New Program, Best Historical Show or Series and Best Showrunners (creators, writers, and executive producers Misha Green and Joe Pokaski). Series stars Jurnee Smollett-Bell (“Rosalee”) and Aldis Hodge (“Noah”) were also acknowledged with honorable mentions in the Best Actress and Best Actor categories. These honors mark WGN America’s first Cablefax wins since the network’s recent transformation into a destination for high-quality original programming in 2014.
“Underground” took the country by storm this year, sparking a nationwide conversation and igniting Twitter as the #1 most social cable drama each week it aired. The series premiere ranked among the top 10 new cable dramas this TV season in Live + 3 delivery and scored 3 million Total Viewers weekly, making history as WGN America’s most-watched original program ever. Season two begins production this summer for a 2017 premiere on WGN America.
WGN America’s intense and gritty original drama “Outsiders,” a breakout hit, was also recognized with honorable mentions in several categories, including Best Program, Best New Program and Best Actor (David Morse as “Big Foster”). The premiere of “Outsiders” ranked among the top 10 new cable dramas this TV season, and the series averaged an impressive 2.8 million Total Viewers and 1.4 million Adults 25-54 on Tuesday nights in Live + 7 viewing. A struggle of power and control set in the rugged hills of Appalachia, the series explores the epic battle between the Farrell clan and their fight to defend their way of life from the town below and anyone who would dare to challenge them. The second season of “Outsiders” is currently in production and will premiere in early 2017.
EW – With Emmy season in full swing, the Television Critics Association has announced the roster of nominees for its 32nd annual awards ceremony, boosting HBO and FX to the top of the pack with 12 and 11 overall nominations, respectively.
While HBO and FX lead in total nominations, USA’s Mr. Robot, a first-time nominee, garnered the most individual nods for a series (tied with FX’s The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story), earning recognition in Individual Achievement in Drama (Rami Malek), Outstanding New Program, Outstanding Achievement in Drama, and Program of the Year.
Elsewhere in Program of the Year, HBO scored a nomination for Game of Thrones, while FX landed three series amid the category’s seven slots: Fargo, The Americans, and The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story. Lifetime’s UnREAL and Netflix’s Making a Murderer round out the list of Program of the Year contenders.
The CW also made a strong showing with the TCA, earning three total nominations for its Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, including in Individual Achievement in Comedy (Rachel Bloom) and Outstanding New Program. It’s worth noting that each of the nominees in the latter category come from smaller networks, as series from the usual suspects like ABC, HBO, and other major TV players are noticeably absent. WGN America (Underground), Netflix (Marvel’s Jessica Jones, Masters of None), USA (Mr. Robot), and Lifetime (UnREAL), however, picked up the slack.
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· Concussion (Columbia Pictures)
· Joy (20th Century Fox)
· Steve Jobs (Universal Pictures)
· Straight Outta Compton (Universal Pictures) (WINNER)
· The Big Short (Paramount Pictures)
· The Revenant (20th Century Fox)
I’ve added more photos to the gallery from the Awards Show. Check them out here!
It wasn’t an easy holiday season for “Leverage” fans as news of the series’ cancellation came just days before Christmas (and the season finale), but as soon as the People’s Choice nominations were out and it was revealed that the TNT drama was up against “Burn Notice” on USA Network, “Pretty Little Liars” on ABC Family, “The Walking Dead” on AMC, and “White Collar” on USA Network, fans made sure their voices were heard—and the cast and crew knew it as well.
Thanks to the dedicated efforts of #Leverage’s fanbase (the #Grifters), the now-cancelled TNT drama brought home the award for FAVORITE TV CABLE DRAMA. Not all results were aired on the show, but as soon as the full list of winners were posted online, the web went wild with congratulations! Leverage is now the first cancelled TV series to win a People’s Choice Award!
Congratulations to the cast and crew, and thanks to our amazing fans, without whom this would not have been possible!
source: Leverage Fans
Just a reminder – Leverage is coming back for five more episodes on November 27th at 10:00. This is NEW day and time for them! MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
Until then – VOTE VOTE VOTE for People’s Choice Awards! You can vote as often as you want. So keep the votes coming!
On the Voting page they’re nominated for Favorite Cable TV Drama! Vote here: http://www.peopleschoice.com/pca/vote/votenow.jsp
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Finally! Leverage is nominated for a People’s Choice Awards but they need all their fans to vote as many times as possible!