Archive for the ‘Golden Globes’ Category
It is that time of the year again: Award Season. Some days ago we posted the first reactions of the True Blood cast to the recent award nominations, they were all thrilled and so is Chris Bauer who plays Bon Temps police detective Andy Bellefleur. Chris tells The Vault:
“I am so GRATEFUL for any and all support of our work, let alone the devotion from people like you who really make us feel like you get what we are doing and like it. Any actor would be a pig to ask for more than that. I got a call from my manager, just as i did this morning about the SAG nomination. We’re all super excited and see it as an opportunity to reinvest in doing our best. We’re just a bunch of lucky actors.”
Chris will be back in True Blood’s third season, where his storyline is again connected to that of Ryan Kwanten. Andy and Jason share a secret and secrets never stay secret in tv series…
Filming on the second episode of season 3 has begun.
The truebies are thrilled with the recent Golden Globes nominations for their favorite show. We are all keeping our fingers crossed for the big event on January 17. The True Blood cast is equally thrilled with the nomination for True Blood for Best Television Series – Drama. Earlier we reported that Anna Paquin is very flattered with her two nominations for True Blood and The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler. She was still in bed when she heard the news. And so was the rest of the cast who were so kind to give The Vault a first reaction to the Golden Globes nomination.
Kristin Bauer (Pam) says: “I was in bed, I had hit snooze already once when my phone rang. I laid there listening to my manager leave a cheerful message asking me to call him. About four minutes later it rang again, this time it was my agent announcing True Blood’s Golden Globe nomination! I got up and called them back! I am very happy about it of course, so nice to be part of this in any way!”
Tara Buck (Ginger): “The cast and crew of True Blood have my deepest artistic respect and I am thrilled they are being acknowledged with the nomination. The Golden Globe is the coolest! Personally I am beyond proud to be a very small part of the show and I look forward to continuing to collaborate with this freakishly talented group. I have a great manager who keeps me in the loop. I got a very sweet email last night with all the nominations attached. My fingers are crossed too!”
Jim Parrack (Hoyt Fortenberry) also didn’t stay up to watch the nominations live. “I was in my bed and I woke up and a girl I went to high school with had sent me a text this morning that said, “Congratulations on True Blood getting nominated for Best Drama and for Anna getting nominated for Best Actress!!” And I thought, “Wow!! is it already that time of year again!?!” And then I counted my blessings to be on this show and work with these people at this caliber. Those thougths were immediately followed by, “I wonder if Ciera [Jim's lovely wife] and I will go this year?”
Michael McMillian (Rev. Steve Newlin) says: “Pretty cool news! My sister woke me up early this morning with a call from back home in Kansas City. I didn’t even know they were announcing the nominations today. I’m really happy that Season 2 is getting recognized and am proud to be a part of the True Blood universe. I’m also very proud of Anna Paquin for both her nominations. She cannot be stopped!”
Michael Lehmann, director of 5 True Blood episodes received an email alert: “I get email updates from Variety, which I rarely look at but haven’t bothered to turn off– that’s where I saw that the nominations were announced, and it led me to an article with a full list. I normally pay no attention to awards and am usually the last to know, but this year I found out pretty quickly.”
“I was very happy for everyone on the show and, of course, particularly for Alan Ball and Anna”, Michael continues. “I only wish more cast members had been nominated, as they are all more than deserving. I think the quality of acting on the show is so good across the board that it’s difficult for people to pick a standout– which may affect the nominations.”
Michael has worked on wonderful shows like Big Love and Californication, but it seems that he has a special place in his heart for True Blood: “Other actors and shows I’ve worked with got nominations, too, but luckily there is very little overlap, so I can root for True Blood without any reservations or conflicts. I really hope we win this year, as the second season was extraordinarily good, and everyone worked so hard to get it right.”
I think it is funny to see how the fans are more excited about award nominations than the cast and crew. Michael Lehmann has an explanation for that: “We tend not to get too excited about nominations… the whole competition thing is pretty strange; generally speaking, most of the people who do this stuff think of it as creative work and not as a competition with ‘winners’ and ‘losers.’
Of course, mostly we just don’t ever want to be thought of as losers. :)”
If the season 3 schedule falls into place as planned, Michael Lehmann will be directing 3 episodes again this season.
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True Blood’s Anna Paquin has been nominated for two separate Golden Globes, a feat shared only by Meryl Streep, Sandra Bullock and Matt Damon. At this morning’s nomination announcements we learned that she had been nominated again this year for her role of Sookie Stackhouse (for which she won the same award earlier this year), and also for her portrayal of Irena Sendler in The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler.
Anna got word of the nominations from her publicist … and she wasn’t exactly standing by for an alert.
“It was 5 in the morning. I was in bed,” Paquin quipped. “It was all very surprising.”
And the Kiwi actress definitely didn’t spread the word once she heard.
“It’s not considered nice to wake people up at 6 in the morning. No one likes that. Weird, huh? But I e-mailed my family.”
And, sure, she knew Tuesday morning was the “big reveal,” but she’s been too preoccupied to give it much thought.
“Honestly, our show just went back two weeks ago, so it’s been pretty hectic,” said Paquin, whose breakthrough performance in 1993’s “ The Piano” earned her an Academy Award. “And, you know, Christmas is coming up and my family is coming into town. I’ve just been sort of focusing on that stuff. It came upon me quite suddenly, it felt like. It’s very flattering and a great honor. I’m very happy with what I have. If anything else comes of it, that’s wonderful, but it’s really wonderful already.”
In “True Blood” — based on Charlaine Harris’ Southern Vampire Mysteries novels — she plays an innocent waitress who can read people’s minds. It’s a stark contrast with her role as a Polish social worker who brings Jewish children to safety during World War II in “The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler.”
“That’s what I love about acting. I could be a part of this amazing story about someone so young who could do so much. She was so brave and so strong and incredibly impressive. And then there’s Sookie, who is really flawed, but she really means well and she’s always kind of getting herself into trouble and ends up in these wildly bad situations that she can kind of get herself out of but always ends up needing to be rescued.”
And though “True Blood” has ridden the vampire wave and propelled into one of HBO’s most-watched shows, it was snubbed by the Emmys this year. But Paquin isn’t bitter.
“It was our first season,” she said. “I mean, come on! We’re still a brand new show. I think it’s amazing that we’re getting noticed and that people are watching it at all. I always say it takes a while for new shows to catch on so any attention people are paying to us is the cherry on top. “
Still, the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has been a fan from the beginning, and is once again recognizing the series.
So where does she keep the statuette she received earlier this year?
“It’s sitting in a cabinet under my sink next to my Oscar. “
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association has nominated True Blood as Best Television series and Anna Paquin for Best Actress in a Television series for her role as Sookie Stackhouse in True Blood. Additionally, Ann has also been nominated as best performance by an actress in a mini-series or motion picture made for television for her portrayal as Irena Sendler in The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler.
A big “Congratulations” to True Blood and to Anna Paquin!
Here are the nominations:
Best Television Series – Drama
Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Drama
Glenn Close for “Damages”
January Jones for “Mad Men”
Julianna Margulies for “The Good Wife”
Anna Paquin for “True Blood”
Kyra Sedgwick for “The Closer”
Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television
Joan Allen for Georgia O’Keeffe
Drew Barrymore for Grey Gardens
Jessica Lange for Grey Gardens
Anna Paquin for The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler
Sigourney Weaver for Prayers for Bobby
And Carrie Preston’s (Arlene on True Blood) husband has also received a nomination:
Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
Michael Emerson, “Lost”
Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”
William Hurt, “Damages”
John Lithgow, “Dexter”
Jeremy Piven, “Entourage”
Anna Paquin gave a shout out to her trainer at the Golden Globes. The True Blood star has no trouble holding her award up high with her toned biceps,
“This is heavy. My trainer should be proud!” Paquin picked up the award for Best Actress in a TV Series—Drama.
Her trainer Clay Burwell, owner of High Performance Gym in NYC and recently seen as the workout maestro on the recent Bravo show Make Me A Supermodel, has Paquin looking great!
Stephen Moyer’s fashionable look at the Golden Globes did not go by unnoticed, Stylelist.out.com:
Actor Stephen Moyer from HBO’s True Blood was one of our favorites of the night. We love how he’s working subtlety in his favor: the thin, almost shawl, high notched lapel, the appropriately spread collar, the slim tie — it’s a perfectly contemporary tuxedo. And you know we at Stylelist just love our scruff.