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Emmys 2013: 'The Newsroom's' Jeff Daniels proud to 'make it count'

The scene virtually screamed "Emmy consideration" ... and it ultimately paid off big for Jeff Daniels.The actor's opening sequence last year in the HBO drama "The Newsroom" -- in which his character, Atlantis Cable News anchor Will McAvoy, made a visible shift from non-opinionated milquetoast to outspoken rebel in the space of a few minutes -- earned the role and the show immediate attention, and undoubtedly helped reward him with the honor for outstanding lead actor in a drama series at Sunday's (Sept. 22) 2013 Primetime Emmy Awards.In accepting, Daniels humorously recalled one of his last awards was from the AARP for his performance in the 2005 movie "The Squid and the Whale." He wryly noted, "We'll have to move the Barcalounger," allegedly the "trophy" he received from that organization.After turning serious in thanking his fellow cast and crew members on the show -- which Daniels tweeted had gotten a Season 3 pickup a couple... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/emmys-2013-the-newsrooms-jeff-daniels-proud-to-make-it-count.html

'The Newsroom's' Jeff Daniels: Before the Emmys, 'Heartburn' and 'Breaking Away'

Remember when Jeff Daniels pined for Meryl Streep? You don't?That happened -- on screen, anyway -- long before the actor earned his 2013 Emmy nomination, the first of his career, as anchorman Will McAvoy on HBO's "The Newsroom." Among his numerous movies was director Mike Nichols' 1986 take on Nora Ephron's autobiographical best seller "Heartburn," casting Daniels as the smitten editor who haplessly watched food writer Streep (as Ephron, basically) fall for a columnist played by Jack Nicholson (more or less representing Carl Bernstein) at a wedding. Take a look: From that point forward, Daniels' roles primarily were starring ones, such projects as "Terms of Endearment" and Woody Allen's "The Purple Rose of Cairo" having boosted him toward that status. But television gave him a couple of his earliest roles, and he was just getting started as an iconic series was ending.PICS: Before they were 2013 Emmy nomineesHis first professional credit was "The Flight of... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/the-newsrooms-jeff-daniels-before-the-emmys-heartburn-and-breaking-away.html

Thomas Sadoski Talks THE NEWSROOM Season 2, Delivering Sorkin Dialogue, Working with Olivia Munn, the Show’s Polarizing Nature, and More

From the mind of  Aaron Sorkin  (creator of  The West Wing  and screenwriter of  The Social Network and  Moneyball ),  The Newsroom  is a behind-the-scenes look at the people who make a nightly cable-news program.  Focusing on network anchor Will McAvoy ( Jeff Daniels ), his executive producer and former girlfriend MacKenzie McHale ( Emily Mortimer ), the newsroom staff ( John Gallagher, Jr. ,  Olivia Munn ,  Dev Patel ,  Alison Pill  and  Thomas Sadoski ) and their boss ( Sam Waterston ), the series tracks their idealistic and seemingly impossible mission to do the news well, in the face of corporate and commercial obstacles, as well as their own personal entanglements. Read More... //collider.com/thomas-sadoski-the-newsroom-interview/

The Newsroom's Happy Ending: What Does It Mean for the Show's Future?

[WARNING: The following story contains spoilers from Sunday's Season 2 finale of HBO's  The Newsroom . Read at your own risk.] Depending on who you ask,  The Newsroom   will  be back for a third season  on HBO. But you might not have guessed that from watching the show's Season 2 finale.  The finale focused primarily on the "News Night" team reporting on the 2012 election in the shadow of the huge failure of the false Operation Genoa story, but before the episode ended, nearly every other ongoing plot thread from the season (and series) was tidily wrapped up in a seemingly happy ending... //www.tvguide.com/News/The-Newsroom-Finale-Season3-Renewal-1070361.aspx?rss=breakingnews

'The Newsroom' Season 2 finale: 'Election Night' isn't the biggest story at ACN

"ACN is able to project Mitt Romney will win the great state of Kansas ... "Anchorman Will McAvoy(Jeff Daniels) and his cable news network were right in the thick of the action as "Election Night, Part II," the Aaron Sorkin-written finale of Season 2 of HBO's "The Newsroom," began Sunday (Sept. 15). And as with the previous week's "Part I," there was just as much activity off-camera.Don (Thomas Sadoski) was working to nail down the tip he'd gotten that Gen. David Petraeus was about to resign. Charlie (Sam Waterston) was debating whether to go with that or with the story about a congressman that had yielded the Petraeus tip, as an intended trade-off.Don lobbied strongly for the Petraeus story, which ACN would run before anyone else and which he believed would "earn us back some credibility and goodwill" in the wake of the Operation Genoa debacle. In the end, Charlie decided, "We'll report Petraeus is... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2013/09/the-newsroom-season-2-finale-election-night-isnt-the-biggest-story-at-acn.html

The Newsroom Finale 2013 “Election Night, Part II”

The Newsroom  “Election Night, Part II” Season 2 Episode 9 airs Sunday September 15 at 10 pm ET/PT. Episode Synopsis:  “Election Night, Part II” – As election night 2012 winds down, Will and Charlie await a decision from Reese (Chris Messina) that may impact their future at ACN, and that of the entire senior staff. Sloan learns the identity of the anonymous winning bidder for her book; Don discusses a countersuit against Jerry (Hamish Linklater) with Rebecca (Marcia Gay Harden); Neal turns to Hallie (Grace Gummer) for help giving Mac a parting gift; Jim tries to make peace with Lisa (Kelen Coleman), encouraging Maggie (Alison Pill) to do the same; Will has a revelation while Charlie is sharing his. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2013/09/15/the-newsroom-finale-2013-election-night-part-ii/

Official: 'The Newsroom' Is Renewed for Season 3

Star Jeff Daniels takes to Twitter to announce the good news, writing, 'It's official. #Newsroom coming back for a Season 3.' //www.aceshowbiz.com/news/view/00063839.html