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Anna Paquin and Nelsan Ellis win Satellite Awards!

Posted by Shadaliza On December - 15 - 2008

Last night both Anna Paquin and Nelsan Ellis won a Satellite Award for their performance in True Blood!

Actress in a Series, Drama

Anna Paquin True Blood HBO
Holly Hunter Saving Grace TNT / Fox Television
Glenn Close Damages FX
Kathryn Erbe Law and Order: Criminal Intent NBC / USA
Sally Field Brothers and Sisters ABC
Kyra Sedgwick The Closer TNT

Actor in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television

Jimmy Smits Dexter Showtime
Zeljko Ivanek Damages FX
John Slattery Mad Men AMC / Lionsgate
John Noble Fringe Fox
Nelsan Ellis True Blood HBO
Harvey Keitel Life on Mars ABC / Twentieth Century-Fox

CONGRATULATIONS!

Skarsgård lands new Hollywood movie

Posted by Shadaliza On December - 14 - 2008

Alexander Skarsgård has landed a part in the new movie “13″, which stars Mickey Rourke, Ray Winstone, 50 Cent and Ray Liotta.

The shooting of “13″ begins in New York in December. The film is about a macabre game of Russian roulette. Wealthy businessmen gather at a club where they bet money on other people’s lives. “13″ is a REMAKE of the French movie of the same name, which in 2005 won a several prizes, including Venice and Sundance.

“I play Jack, a man whose job is to oversee one of the players and ensure that he does not try to leave the club before the game is finished,” says Alexander Skarsgård. Jack is a type whose pulse does not exceed 50 until he sees an opportunity to get a large sum of money.

“We are filming in New York in December and January, likely premiere in the U.S. is next fall, “said Alexander Skarsgård. “Then I go to Los Angeles in late January for the second season of “True blood”.

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Golden Globe nominations for True Blood

Posted by Shadaliza On December - 11 - 2008

Today True Blood and Anna Paquin were both nominated for the Golden Globe Awards 2008.

Congratulations! But….. I regret that Stephen Moyer didn’t receive a nomination.

BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

1. DEXTER (SHOWTIME)
Showtime/John Goldwyn Productions/The Colleton Company/Clyde Phillips Productions
2. HOUSE (FOX)
Universal Media Studios in association with Heel and Toe Films, Shore Z Productions and Bad Hat Harry Productions
3. IN TREATMENT (HBO)
Sheleg, Closest to the Hole Productions in association with HBO Entertainment
4. MAD MEN (AMC)
Lionsgate Television
5. TRUE BLOOD (HBO)
Your Face Goes Here Productions in association with HBO Entertainment

BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA

1. SALLY FIELD – BROTHERS AND SISTERS
2. MARISKA HARGITAY –LAW AND ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT
3. JANUARY JONES – MAD MEN
4. ANNA PAQUIN – TRUE BLOOD
5. KYRA SEDGWICK – THE CLOSER

Screen Actors Guild sets strike vote for Jan. 2

Posted by Shadaliza On December - 10 - 2008

LOS ANGELES – The Screen Actors Guild plans to send strike authorization ballots to its 120,000 members on Jan. 2.

The votes will be counted on Jan. 23, which will not be in time to potentially disrupt the Golden Globe Awards like the writers’ strike did last year.

Approval by 75 percent of members is required to pass the measure. If approved, the SAG national board can call a strike.

Guild President Alan Rosenberg said in a statement Wednesday that the future of professional actors is at stake.

The guild is at odds with Hollywood studios over the treatment of Internet productions and over the benefits that actors can get when earthquakes or other unforeseen events shut down productions. For instance, actors have an outstanding claim for payments they say they are due for work lost during the 100-day strike by writers last year.

TV.com Announces Preliminary Results of the Best of 2008 Awards

Posted by Shadaliza On December - 10 - 2008
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 09, 2008 /PRNewswire via COMTEX
With more than 70 Million Votes Cast so Far, ABC’s LOST on Track to Win ‘Show of the Year’ Award
TV.com Experiences Over 500% Growth in Video Views and Streams in October, Making it a Leading Destination for Content and Community
TV.com today announced preliminary results from its Best of 2008 Awards, where it asks its audience to vote on their favorite TV Shows and characters in categories like Drama, Comedy, and Action Adventure during the past year. So far, the Awards have received more than 70 million votes, a testament to TV.com’s active and engaged community of TV fans.
LOST currently leads the way for “Show of the Year” award and HBO’s TRUE BLOOD is currently tracking to take the award for “Best New Fall Show.”
Final results of the Best of 2008 Awards are slated to be announced on Dec. 17, 2008.
TV.com also reported today that the site has experienced record growth in video views and streams. According to Nielsen October VideoMetrix, over the past year, TV.com had a 587% increase in unique viewers and a 542% increase in video streams. In addition, total minutes streamed grew year-over-year by 1,955%, while streams per user grew by 206%.
“We are on track to blow by last year’s 90 million votes, a testament to how passionate our audience is about their favorite shows,” said Jeff Clark, Vice President of TV.com. “And video views on TV.com are also growing as we layer in sight, sound and motion on top of the community experience, making TV.com a leading destination for content and community.”
As of Tuesday, Dec. 9 at 9:00 AM, ET, following are the preliminary results for the most coveted Best of 2008 Awards:
    --  Show of the Year: LOST tracking with 3,778,302 votes so far
    --  Best New Fall Show: HBO's TRUE BLOOD tracking with 1,775,955 votes
        so far
    --  Best Action Adventure: ABC's LOST tracking with 2,880,8813 votes so
        far
    --  Best Episode: ABC's LOST: There's No Place Like Home tracking
        with 13,985,554 votes so far
    --  Best Drama: Fox's BONES tracking with 1,739,428 votes so far
    --  Best Comedy: NBC's THE OFFICE tracking with 7,420,522 votes so far
    --  Best Animation: Avatar: Nickelodeon's THE LAST AIRBENDER tracking
        with 1,034,672 votes so far
    --  Best Science Fiction: Sci Fi Channel's STARGATE ATLANTIS tracking
        with 10,346,201 votes so far
For more information or to vote, please go to: http://www.tv.com/best-of-2008/.

True Blood nominated for WGA Award

Posted by Shadaliza On December - 9 - 2008

True Blood has been nominated for the 2008 Writers Guild Award for Best New Series.

The winners will be announced at the upcoming 2009 Writers Guild Awards on February 7, 2009, in Los Angeles and New York.

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True Blood audience is 60% female

Posted by Shadaliza On December - 7 - 2008

HBO Entertainment president Sue Naegle said the series successfully mixes various elements including suspense, mystery and romance — the love interest of Sookie Stackhouse (Anna Paquin) is a 173-year-old vampire Bill Compton (Stephen Moyer) — to help the show reach a broad audience.

True Blood is a hybrid, and part of its success is that you can be a horror fan and find your way in, you can love a great soap and find your way in, or be a great fan of romance and find you way in,” she said. “There’s really something for all different kinds of audiences, and once you’re in, you can appreciate all the other pieces of it.”

“I think it’s a misconception that men are prototypically the ones into horror or sci-fi, but women love a good scare just like a man does,” said Naegle, adding that True Blood’s audience is 60% female. “This is about what scares you psychologically and whether or not the real-life monster that could be outside your door is as scary as what is going on inside your head, with regard to your fears about love or sex or anything else. These shows are more textured and more real, and that’s why it’s easier for women to watch.”

source: Multichannelnews

Virus warning for Youtube video’s

Posted by Shadaliza On December - 2 - 2008

Apparently some sort of relatively aggressive virus is affecting certain embedded YouTube videos. Some are saying it affects IE and Firefox users, while others say it’s only going after IE. The virus is called Actns/Swif.T and seems to contain a redirect to a phishing website embedded within a SWF file.

The site apparently installs Antivirus 2009, which is malware.
If you find yourself being automatically redirected or experience other weird pop-ups, especially for something called Antivirus 2009, don’t click on anything.

HBO shop holiday season offers

Posted by Shadaliza On December - 1 - 2008

Anna Paquin and Nelsan Ellis nominated for Satellite Award

Posted by Shadaliza On December - 1 - 2008

Anna Paquin has been nominated for Best Actress, Drama for her role as Sookie in the upcoming Satellite Awards.

Nelsan Elllis was nominated for True Blood in Actor in a supporting role in a series, mini-series or motion picture made for television.

Nominations are chosen by the International Press Academy and the winners will be announced December 14, 2008.

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