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‘The Leftovers’: Visual Effects Reel is a Site To Behold

The Leftovers kind of reminds me of the Left Behind series with one very notable difference: religion is not a key factor in this series. The "Sudden Departure" that took nearly 2 percent of the world’s population was a catastrophe that no one can quite figure out, but somehow it almost wiped out organized religion and gave rise to several cults, the largest of which is the Guilty Remnant. The really impressive part of this series however isn’t so much the story itself, but the visuals that were put together to create the show. The artistry and sense of realism that is captured in the visuals is something unique and quite special that might allow you to mourn the loss of the show in a very satisfying manner. READ MORE...

Carrie Coon Chats With Damon Lindelof About 'The Leftovers' Impact: "I Had Journalists Weeping" (Q&A)

The 'Fargo' actress and TCA nominee talks with her HBO showrunner about their trippy drama's Emmys snub and why the show still resonates with viewers.  ...Read More... http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/thr/television/~3/ngKuRJyoVtI/carrie-coon-chats-damon-lindelof-leftovers-impact-i-had-journalists-weeping-q-a-1025602

Damon Lindelof Talks Leftovers Emmy Snub: 'I Wish I Can Say I Don't Care'

Damon Lindelof is not going to lie and tell you he wasnt a little bummed out about the bruising left hook Emmy voterslanded onThe Leftovers earlier this month when they honored the acclaimed HBO drama with a total of zero nominations in the major categories. I wish I could say I dont care about that [] http://tvline.com/2017/07/24/damon-lindelof-the-leftovers-interview-emmy-snub/

The Leftovers Star Carrie Coon Is Heartbroken by Shows Emmy Snubs: Weve Never Been Recognized

Carrie Coon got thrilling news on Thursday morning when she received her first-ever Emmy nomination . But the actress, who nabbed a limited-series lead actress nod for her role as Gloria Burgle on FXs Fargo, was hoping that her other series, HBOs The Leftovers, would get more Emmys love. That show, which signed off last month after three seasons, earned just one nomination this year, for Ann Dowd as best guest actress in a drama. I was very hopeful to see Justin [Theroux]s name for best drama actor I was a little heartbroken about that, she told TheWrap. I was a little heartbroken for my friends because Im so proud of our final season.  ...Read More... http://www.thewrap.com/emmys-carrie-coon-leftovers-fargo-snubs/

Emmy Awards 2017: Who Should (and Shouldn't) Be Nominated

It's true: the Emmys have gotten better. Last year saw Tatiana Maslany and Rami Malek take home the dramatic lead acting prizes. Remarkable! But voters also gave Julia Louis-Dreyfus her seventh statue for acting (ninth overall) and they remain entirely allergic to The CW, home to two of TV's smartest comedies. To be fair, what even is the point of the Emmys right now? Trying to proclaim a single best performance or show — even attempting to limit the shortlists to five or six spots — is insane. Peak TV is real, y'all. Even if eight performers were nominated in each category, there would be snubs. Oh, there would be snubs! So this entire thing may seem like an exercise in frustration and disappointment. But isn't that very on trend for 2017? Here we go.     DRAMA Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series COMEDY Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series LIMITED SERIES/FILM Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie   DRAMA Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series In a perfect world: Sterling K. Brown, This is Us Matthew Rhys, The Americans Dan Stevens, Legion Ian McShane, American Gods Rupert Friend, Homeland Dylan Minnette, 13 Reasons Why Justin Theroux, The Leftovers OK, sure: Freddie Highmore, Bates Motel Kyle Chandler, Bloodline Billy Bob Thornton, Goliath Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us Anthony Hopkins, Westworld Paul Giamatti, Billions Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan Rami Malek, Mr. Robot Just... no: Kevin Spacey, House of Cards Last year's winner, Rami Malek, may struggle just to be nominated after Season 2 of Mr. Robot failed to live up to the first season's magic. Rupert Friend probably will not get nominated, but his work this season was exceptional.   Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series In a perfect world: Keri Russell, The Americans Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale Carrie Coon, The Leftovers Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld Claire Foy, The Crown Claire Danes, Homeland Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why OK, sure: Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder Robin Wright, House of Cards Christine Baranski, The Good Fight Mandy Moore, This Is Us Just... no: Taraji P. Henson, Empire Carrie Coon is this year's Tatiana Maslany. If she isn't nominated for her phenomenal work in The Leftovers , I will… tweet a very aggressive GIF! Speaking of Maslany, last year's winner isn't eligible because of Orphan Black 's later-than-usual premiere. And Katherine Langford nailed a very tough role; honestly, she deserves a nomination just for masking her Australian accent.   Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series In a perfect world: Frank Langella, The Americans Jeffrey Wright, Westworld John Lithgow, The Crown Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us Christopher Eccleston, The Leftovers OK, sure: Michael Kelly, House of Cards Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul Ed Harris, Westworld Noah Emmerich, The Americans Jared Harris, The Crown David Harbour, Stranger Things Joseph Fiennes, The Handmaid's Tale Max Minghella, The Handmaid's Tale Christian Slater, Mr. Robot Just... no: Jon Voight, Ray Donovan Ron Cephas Jones and Sterling K. Brown should both be considered frontrunners in their respective categories.   Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series In a perfect world: Thandie Newton, Westworld Winona Ryder, Stranger Things Aubrey Plaza, Legion Ann Dowd, The Handmaid's Tale Amy Brenneman, The Leftovers Holly Taylor, The Americans OK, sure: Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things Maura Tierney, The Affair Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale Yvonne Strahovski, The Handmaid’s Tale Vanessa Kirby, The Crown Vera Farmiga, Bates Motel Patricia Clarkson, House of Cards Just... no: Chrissy Metz, This is Us Constance Zimmer, UnREAL The Game of Thrones cast is ineligible because of this year's late debut, so there's more room here — and that's a very good thing. Like so many, this category is stacked. Among the new shows, I'd love to see Aubrey Plaza rewarded for taking such a big swing in Legion . And while freshman drama This Is Us has a lot going for it, Chrissy Metz is not the show's strongest actor. And you know this!   COMEDY Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series In a perfect world: Donald Glover, Atlanta Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent Hank Azaria, Brockmire Ted Danson, The Good Place Rob Delaney, Catastrophe Randall Park, Fresh Off the Boat Billy Eichner, Difficult People Chris Geere, You’re the Worst OK, sure: Anthony Anderson, Black-ish William H. Macy, Shameless Thomas Middleditch, Silicon Valley Bill Hader, Documentary Now! Tommy Dewey, Casual Just... no: Aziz Ansari, Master of None Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory While Master of None is a very good show, I will fight anyone who tries to tell me that Aziz Ansari is an awards-caliber actor.   Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series In a perfect world: Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Kristen Bell, The Good Place Gina Rodriguez, Jane the Virgin Rachel Bloom, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Constance Wu, Fresh Off the Boat Justina Machado, One Day at a Time Logan Browning, Dear White People Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag OK, sure: Tracee Ellis Ross, Blackish Issa Rae, Insecure Sarah Jessica Parker, Divorce Sharon Horgan, Catastrophe Lily Tomlin, Grace & Frankie Drew Barrymore, Santa Clarita Diet Pamela Adlon, Better Things Aya Cash, You’re the Worst Kathryn Hahn, I Love Dick Just... no: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep Allison Janney, Mom Here's another example of the creator/actor conundrum. I'd be OK with an Issa Rae nomination, and her show is excellent, but she shouldn't take a spot that could go to never-nominated Gina Rodriguez or Rachel Bloom. As always, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is a gift, but she has enough hardware. Ditto for Allison Janney, who is somehow underappreciated and over-rewarded, at least by the Television Academy. Seven Emmys is enough.   Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series In a perfect world: Louie Anderson, Baskets Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live Jaime Camil, Jane the Virgin Matt Walsh, Veep Brian Tyree Henry, Atlanta DeRon Horton, Dear White People Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Desmin Borges, You’re the Worst OK, sure: Tony Hale, Veep Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine Ty Burrell, Modern Family Walton Goggins, Vice Principals Jay Duplass, Transparent Just... no: Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family Ed O'Neill, Modern Family Eric Stonestreet, Modern Family Because he appeared in more than half of the season's episodes, Alec Baldwin isn't considered a "guest actor" for his Saturday Night Live work. That's a bummer for everyone else in this category.   Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series In a perfect world: Andrea Martin, Great News Judith Light, Transparent Rita Moreno, One Day at a Time Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Life Jane Krakowski, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt Donna Lynne Champlin, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend Kether Donohue, You’re the Worst Kimberly Hebert Gregory, Vice Principals OK, sure: Anna Chlumsky, Veep Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory Gaby Hoffman, Transparent Zazie Beetz, Atlanta Sherri Shepherd, Trial and Error Just... no: Julie Bowen, Modern Family Sofia Vergara, Modern Family Let's hope the incredibly charming One Day at a Time gets some love here. As for the Modern Family crew, pulling in those fat paychecks is enough of a prize.   LIMITED SERIES/FILM Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie In a perfect world: Riz Ahmed, The Night Of Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies Ewan McGregor, Fargo Geoffrey Rush, Genius Jude Law, The Young Pope Jonathan Groff, Looking: The Movie OK, sure: John Turturro, The Night Of Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Lying Detective Do not sleep on Jude Law. He was at his smarmy, charismatic best in The Young Pope . It's more likely that Tori Spelling will be nominated than Jonathan Groff, but his performance throughout Looking was heartfelt and winning.   Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie In a perfect world: Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies Jessica Lange, Feud Susan Sarandon, Feud Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies Oprah Winfrey, Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life OK, sure: Bryce Dallas Howard, Black Mirror Felicity Huffman, American Crime Viola Davis, Custody Carrie Coon, Fargo Some years these miniseries/TV movie categories are duds. This is the main freaking event.   Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie In a perfect world: Stanley Tucci, Feud Alfred Molina, Feud Martin Freeman, Sherlock Benito Martinez, American Crime Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies David Thewlis, Fargo OK, sure: Hank Azaria, The Wizard of Lies Alexander Skarsgard had a very difficult job to do. Without him, one of the most important storylines of 2017 would have come undone.   Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or a Movie In a perfect world: Laura Dern, Big Little Lies Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies Kelly Bishop, Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life Regina King, American Crime Judy Davis, Feud OK, sure: Ellen Burstyn, Custody Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Fargo Jackie Hoffman, Feud Just... no: Jennifer Hudson, Hairspray Live! Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Roanoke I'm very happy that Sarah Paulson finally snagged an Emmy last year, but that wack British accent killed whatever goodwill I would otherwise have been able to generate for her dual role in Roanoke . And J-Hud, who I truly can't believe is an Oscar winner, cannot earn the E in EGOT for Hairspray . No, ma'am.   T.J. DeGroat is the editor of SideReel. His favorite Emmy is Rossum. Follow him on Twitter for rants about snubs.

Weekend Binge Guide: July 2017

Have the weekend free? Going out is overrated! Binge-­watch one of these shows instead:   If you want to laugh:   Crazy Ex-Girlfriend See all reviews for Crazy Ex-Girlfriend The term "national treasure" gets thrown around a lot. But Rachel Bloom is the real deal. I know it, TV critics know it, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association knows it, and now it's time for you to find out how talented the lead actress and co-creator of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is. Bloom has created a network show that is excruciatingly truthful and uproariously funny. It tackles an incredible variety of subjects both dark and light, from mental health and self-loathing to summer camp and party buses. Oh, and it's a musical! Featuring songs that are actually good! Honestly, I wasn't sure how Crazy Ex-Girlfriend could possibly live up to Season 1's incredibly high standard, but it did. And the Season 2 finale absolutely solidified the series' place as one of the best on TV, with incredible callbacks and a powerful setup for the third season.   If you want to cry:   The Leftovers, Season 3 See all reviews for The Leftovers The final scene of the final episode of the final season of this Peak TV gem is among the most moving I've ever seen. With so much quality television, it's silly to complain about Emmy snubs, but it would be a travesty if Carrie Coon's tearful, emotional performance were ignored (again). Justin Theroux supports Coon beautifully during this exchange, and has his own remarkable turns throughout not just this episode but the show's entire three-season run. The first season, closely based on Tom Perrotta's 2011 novel, is a stunning, moving, complex tale of ordinary people reacting to an extraordinary event. But it was dark, which may have kept some viewers from giving it a shot. In Season 2, without the book to reference, the show reached new creative heights. Season 3 is surprisingly fun and light. And after all the complaints Damon Lindelof has heard because of that frustrating Lost finale, he truly delivered this time.   If you want to scream:   Class See all reviews for  Class First, you don't need to be an obsessed Whovian to watch this Doctor Who spin-off. It adds an extra layer of fun, but it's not a necessity. You just need to be down for a rollercoaster of a sci-fi show, combining teen drama, alien mythology, a little romance, and a lot of badassery. The series follows a group of students at a London high school who are forced into an uneasy partnership (there's sort of a Breakfast Club -meets- Buffy vibe) to help stop their school — and the world, really — from falling apart. The season's Big Bad is the Shadow Kin, an alien race that first emerged through a tear in space-time at the school's prom night, after which things got super complicated. There's no word yet of a second season, but the excellent finale reveals that a particularly creepy Doctor Who villain has become a powerful presence at the school.   If you want to think:   Downward Dog See all reviews for  Downward Dog ABC never seemed to be behind this show fully, so its recent cancellation isn't a big surprise. But it's a shame because this is a total joy. But keeping it the realest, this series is not for everyone. First, we're in talking-animal territory — complete with CGI'd mouth movement. Second, this pup can come off as kind of a whiny bitch at times. But! This is an inventive and charming take on (late) millennial life, as seen through the eyes of a doggo. Nan, played by Allison Tolman, is trying to balance an increasingly demanding job with her complicated personal life. Making things better or worse, depending on his mood, is Martin, voiced by co-creator Samm Hodges, who gives the dog an uptalky This American Life vibe. Again, it's not the easiest sell. But it's a smart and surprisingly thought-provoking show worth checking out.   div.post p { text­align: justify; }

The Leftovers Creators Damon Lindelof & Tom Perrotta On Their Story Of Survivors

In the making of HBO 's The Leftovers which recently wrapped its third and final seasonthere wasn't a detail that wasn't scrutinized by creators Damon Lindelof and Tom Perrotta . Wrestling with and exploring every facet of issues including mystery, faith and loss, along with every possible permutation of how their story, with its high-concept roots, could transpire, the pair arrived at an end that was emotionally satisfying, answering a number of questions while leaving  ...Read More... http://deadline.com/2017/06/the-leftovers-damon-lindelof-tom-perrotta-emmys-interview-news-1202116225/

Best Performances: Inside Carrie Coon's Stunning Leftovers Monologue

Carrie Coon  has a way with words. And when she learned she had to deliver an eight-minute monologue in the series finale of  The Leftovers , she knew exactly what she had to do.     "I approached it the same way I approach any play, really: You have to learn the lines," Coon tells  TVGuide.com . "For me, it was a matter of getting the lines down cold, so I wasn't thinking about them, and thinking of it as a night in a theater that you were going to do 12 times in a row, which is basically what working on TV is. You learn the lines so you can show up on the day and be really available." Coon received the script a few weeks in advance in order to prepare the monologue -- the crucial linchpin in which Nora reveals to (ex?) lover Kevin ( Justin Theroux ) what she had been doing in the decade-plus since their brutal hotel room fight (in Season 3's "G'Day Melbourne") and what had happened to the 2 percent of the population that disappeared (before the very first episode of the show). Or what  may  have happened.  ...Read More... http://www.tvguide.com/news/carrie-coon-the-leftovers-finale-monologue-best-performances/?rss=breakingnews

TV's Best Series Finales

It’s really difficult to nail a series finale. Just ask David Chase or Damon Lindelof or Roseanne Barr. Their shows — The Sopranos , Lost , and Roseanne — capped long and celebrated runs with polarizing endings that pitted fan against fan. But the television series in this slideshow are nearly universally praised for getting it right. TV's Best Series Finales Launch Slideshow Did we miss something? Let us know what you would add to the list! div.post p { text-align: justify; }

The Leftovers Star Scott Glenn & Director Mimi Leder On Their Exposure To The Oldest Culture On Planet Earth

Several weeks agoas the series finale of HBO s The Leftovers was about to air on the East Coastdirector and executive producer Mimi Leder and star Scott Glenn were feeling nostalgic. Sitting together and reflecting back on the series an hour before a series finale event presented by Deadline, neither Glenn nor Leder could stop complimenting the other. Directing the Season 3 premiere and finale, Leder also directed the third episode of the season, Crazy Whitefella   ...Read More... http://deadline.com/2017/06/the-leftovers-scott-glenn-mimi-leder-emmys-interview-news-1202114376/