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Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Emmy Predictions 2019: Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Last Year’s Winner: Henry Winkler, “Barry”

Still Eligible: Yes.

Hot Streak: Unlike the women’s category, the Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy race hasn’t seen a repeat winner in over a decade. The last performer to take home back-to-back Emmys here was Jeremy Piven for “Entourage” in 2007 – 2008 (whereas even one win seems unimaginable today). “Modern Family” won three consecutive years, but the chosen victor rotated between Ty Burrell and Eric Stonestreet, while Tony Hale took home two trophies for “Veep,” but his streak was interrupted by Burrell winning again for “Modern Family.”

Fun Fact: “M*A*S*H” has more nominations than any other program with 21, but it only has two wins — Harry Morgan in 1980 and Gary Burghoff in 1977. If “Modern Family” can squeak out two more nods, it will tie the record (but the ABC comedy got blanked in 2018). “Veep” and “Will & Grace” are the
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5 reasons why Alan Alda deserves his honorary ‘M*A*S*H’ note at the SAG Awards

Anyone can be a multi-talent. But to be a major star with a big heart and a social conscience means even more.

Tonight at 8 p.m. Et/5 p.m. Pt on TNT and TBS, Alan Alda — who 83rd birthday is on Monday — will be honored by his thespian peers as he receives a Screen Actors Guild life achievement award for his body of work on stage, in film and especially on TV. That includes his 11 seasons on “M*A*S*H” (1972-83), both in front of and behind the camera, along with his activism and other landmarks in his seven-decade career.

The award predates the 25-year-old competitive awards by more than 30 years. The first recipient: Eddie Cantor in 1962. More recently, the guild has presented its honorary prize to such performers as Morgan Freeman, Lily Tomlin, Carol Burnett, Debbie Reynolds, Rita Moreno and Dick Van Dyke. Here are five reasons why Alda is fully
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Bogart And Bacall: The Complete Collection Now Available on Blu-ray from the Warner Archive

Bogart And Bacall: The Complete Collection (1944,1946,1947,1948) – Is available now!

This sizzling four-film collection celebrates two of Hollywood’s greatest: the on- and off-camera team of tough guy Humphrey Bogart and cool gal Lauren Bacall. Their love of their craft, as well as each other, and the gift of their timeless talent are showcased in this glorious 4-disc set, full of action, laughs, suspense, danger and, above all, a romance that forever sparks a flame in the hearts of all movie fans.

To Have And Have Not (1944)

During World War II, American expatriate Harry Morgan helps transport a French Resistance leader and his beautiful wife to Martinique while romancing a sensuous lounge singer.

BD50 New 2016 1080p HD Master 1.37:1 DTS HD-Master Audio 2.0 – English Mono; Subtitles: English Sdh, Francais & Espanol 100 Min Special Features: Vintage Merrie Melodies Short “Bacall to Arms” (Remastered in HD); “A Love Story: the Story of To Have and
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Dragnet Collector's Edition 4K HD Blu-ray Is Coming This October

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Dragnet Collector's Edition 4K HD Blu-ray Is Coming This October
Dragnet arrived in 1987 to become one of the biggest hits of that year. It paired Dan Aykroyd doing a spot on impersonation of Joe Friday with comedy golden boy Tom Hanks, and it turned out to be one of the 80s most beloved movies. Now, it comes home on Blu-ray this October.

The Shout! Select Blu-Ray features a new 4K HD scan, and arresting bonus features including a new interview with co-star Alexandra Paul and audio commentary; consumers ordering directly from shoutfactory.com will receive a free 18x24 poster featuring brand new artwork that is deliciously 80s.

This is the city ... and only Dan Aykroyd and Tom Hanks can save it in Dragnet, a hilarious box-office blockbuster paying homage to the famed original police dramas of the '50s and '60s. A contemporary and uproarious update of one of the best-known police procedurals of all time, Dragnet: Collector's Edition from Shout!
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Thad Mumford, Pioneering African-American Writer for ‘Mash,’ ‘Electric Company,’ Dies at 67

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Thad Mumford, Pioneering African-American Writer for ‘Mash,’ ‘Electric Company,’ Dies at 67
Thaddeus Q. Mumford, a pioneering African-American TV writer-producer who worked on shows ranging from “Mash” to “The Electric Company” to “Blue’s Clues,” has died after a long illness. He was 67.

Mumford died Sept. 6 at his father’s home in Silver Spring, Md., according to his sister-in-law, Donna Coleman.

With his longtime writing partner Dan Wilcox, Mumford worked on the final three seasons of “Mash,” as well as such shows as “Maude,” “Good Times,” “Alf,” “B.J. and the Bear,” “Coach,” “The Cosby Show,” “A Different World,” “Home Improvement,” and “Judging Amy.”

Mumford was a quick wit who had a knack for coming up with jokes and punch lines. “He was incredibly fast with a fully formed joke,” Wilcox told Variety. “Sometimes you wondered where they came from.”

Wilcox recalled an episode of “Mash” in which David Ogden Stiers’ stuffy Major Charles Winchester character balks at trying acupuncture to treat his back pain.
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‘Modern Family’ will get zero acting Emmy nominations for the first time

‘Modern Family’ will get zero acting Emmy nominations for the first time
It’ll be the end of an era on Thursday. Not only is eight-time nominee and five-time winner “Modern Family” not expected to receive a Best Comedy Series nomination, but our combined odds are forecasting a shutout from the acting races for the first time.

Ty Burrell, who’s been the ABC comedy’s sole acting nominee the past two years, has the highest odds to return to Best Comedy Supporting Actor, residing in 12th place. He won in 2011 and 2014 and is the only main cast member to have been nominated for every season of the show. Two-time champ Eric Stonestreet, who hasn’t been shortlisted since his second win in 2012, is in 15th place, followed by five-time nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson in 17th and three-time nominee Ed O’Neill in 18th.

Over in Best Comedy Supporting Actress, four-time nominee Sofia Vergara has the edge in 18th place over two-time winner Julie Bowen,
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Emmys 2018: Will Ty Burrell (‘Modern Family’) tie for the 2nd most nominations for Best Comedy Supporting Actor?

Emmys 2018: Will Ty Burrell (‘Modern Family’) tie for the 2nd most nominations for Best Comedy Supporting Actor?
Ty Burrell has been nominated for Best Comedy Supporting Actor at the Emmys every year “Modern Family” has been on the air (2010-2017), and he has won twice. In fact, he’s the last man standing among the cast of the ABC sitcom: in 2016 and 2017 he was the only actor from the show to make the cut. This year he’s on the threshold of a new milestone: if he receives his ninth nomination this year he will tie as the second most nominated actor in the history of the category.

As it stands Burrell’s eight bids place him third on the all-time list. The record is currently held by David Hyde Pierce, who earned Comedy Supporting Actor noms for all of his 11 seasons as Niles Crane on “Frasier” (1994-2004). Pierce won the award four times. The second biggest nominee in the category is currently Harry Morgan, who contended
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Before Vincent Price haunted houses, he chalked up plenty of experience as a Broadway star and a versatile character actor. This superb Joseph L. Mankiewicz gothic romance assigns him major leading man duty as a ‘dark and troubled’ soul — the kind that intimidates cowering leading ladies. With typical good humor, Price called it the first of his ‘dead wife’ movies!



Twilight Time

1946 / B&W / 1:37 Academy / 103 min. / Street Date , 2018 / Available from the Twilight Time Movies Store / 29.95

Starring: Gene Tierney, Walter Huston, Vincent Price, Glenn Langan, Anne Revere, Spring Byington, Connie Marshall, Harry Morgan, Vivienne Osborne, Jessica Tandy, Trudy Marshall, Reinhold Schünzel, Grady Sutton.

Cinematography: Arthur C. Miller

Film Editor: Dorothy Spencer

Original Music: Alfred Newman

From the novel by Anya Seton

Produced by Ernst Lubitsch, Darryl F. Zanuck

Written for the screen and Directed by Joseph H. Mankiewicz

You’d have to say that Vincent Price’s film
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Not as a Stranger

What? Doctors aren’t perfect? And some practicing doctors are incompetent? Stanley Kramer’s All-Star medical soap opera takes two unlikely students (Robert Mitchum and Frank Sinatra) through med school and confronts them with a number of pat dramatic complications. But the movie belongs to top-billed Olivia de Havilland, who lends a touch of class to the entire iffy enterprise.

Not as a Stranger


Kl Studio Classics

1955 / B&W / 1:85 widescreen / 135 min. / Street Date January 9, 2018 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95

Starring: Olivia de Havilland, Robert Mitchum, Frank Sinatra, Gloria Grahame, Broderick Crawford, Charles Bickford, Myron McCormick, Lon Chaney Jr., Jesse White, Harry Morgan, Lee Marvin, Virginia Christine, Whit Bissell, Jack Raine, Mae Clarke, John Dierkes, King Donovan, Franklyn Farnum, Paul Guilfoile, Nancy Kulp, Harry Lauter, Juanita Moore, Jerry Paris, Stafford Repp, Carl Switzer, Will Wright.

Cinematography: Franz Planer

Film Editor: Fred Knutson

Original Music: George Antheil

Written by Edna and Edward Anhalt,
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17 TV Cop Partnerships For the Ages

Joe Friday made television history by focusing on the facts when investigating crimes.

But for most viewers, the facts -- and sometimes even the case of the hour -- are not as entertaining as the relationships between cops.

Whether played for laughs or part of a serious crime drama, cop partnerships are central to almost every crime drama.

Check out our picks for the 17 best partnerships and share your own.

1. The Andy Griffith Show: Andy Taylor and Barney Fife Andy Taylor and Barney Fife were one of the funniest, and best known, cop partnerships of the early 1960s. Andy was the straight-laced, serious sheriff trying to raise his son to be an upstanding citizen, while Barney was goofy, silly, and accident-prone. This duo was so popular that ANdy Griffith and Don Knotts teamed up again seeral times during the course of Griffith's later lawyer-turned-detective show, Matlock. 2. Dragnet 1967: Joe
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The Forgotten: James Whale's "Hello Out There" (1949)

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The last film by James Whale (Frankenstein, The Old Dark House) is a forty-minute short based on a one-act play by William Saroyan. Whale had directed the play in 1942 as part of a show to entertain Us troops passing through La. The opportunity to film it arrived through strange circumstances.Millionaire Huntington Hartford loved his wife, Marjorie Steele, who was an actress. He decided to bankroll a series of short films showcasing her talents. Somehow Whale, who was thoroughly retired from film direction, was approached, and he welcomed the idea of adapting Saroyan's lonely parable to the screen. Harry Morgan was recruited as male lead.Like a lot of late works, this one needs approaching with a sympathetic attitude. The play is built around its title, a line shouted like a refrain throughout the piece. For some reason, Harry Morgan shouts every other line too. This was far from Morgan's debut,
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Expedition Unknown revisits search for Sir Henry Morgan’s lost gold plus Oak Island connection

This week Expedition Unknown sees Josh Gates revisit the hunt for Captain Morgan’s treasure, something that some people think could be buried on Oak Island. Josh and his team joined a group of archaeologists who were searching Lajas Reef off the coast of Panama for Morgan’s flagship the Satisfaction. Using a magnetometer to search the seabed for iron containg metals they hoped to find something significant. They eventually haul up a heavily corroded chest from a wreck on the seafloor and they hope it will provide a few clues. Sir Henry Morgan was very successful Welsh privateer who made fortunes...read more
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Trevor Reviews Michael Curtiz’s The Breaking Point [Criterion Collection Blu-Ray Review]

From the beginning of Michael Curtiz’s 1950 film The Breaking Point, things are dire for Captain Harry Morgan (John Garfield). Since serving in the military, Harry’s ambition has been to start a fleet of boats to escort sport-fishermen through the waters around Southern California and the Baja Peninsula, but that venture has failed to take off. He has one boat, the Sea Queen, and he’s the only captain in his fleet. When the film begins, Harry has a new client but has to spend the last of his cash to fill up his boat with fuel for the pending excursion. This particular job is a matter of survival, not prosperity.

But his own survival is only a part of this transaction. Curtiz quickly takes us into Harry’s modest seaside home, which, at first, looks as charming as any in an old sitcom. After spending the last of
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Blu-ray Review: The Breaking Point, Brutal, Merciless Melodrama on Criterion

Remakes are not always bad things. Take, for example, The Breaking Point, based on a novel by Ernest Hemingway. First published in 1937, To Have and Have Not followed the adventures of Harry Morgan, a fishing boat captain in Key West, who is forced into the black market, ferrying contraband between Florida and Cuba. Seven years later, it was adapted for the big screen by director Howard Hawks, based on a screenplay credited to Jules Furthman and William Faulkner (?!). The film departed significantly from its source material, becoming a romantic, wartime thriller with comic elements, featuring the first screen appearance by Lauren Bacall, who famously fell in love with Humphrey Bogart during production. I've seen Hawks' version of To Have and Have Not so...

[Read the whole post on screenanarchy.com...]
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Black Lightning Adds James Remar, Damon Gupton as Series Regulars

Black Lightning Adds James Remar, Damon Gupton as Series Regulars
Black Lightning has struck twice, adding a pair of TV veterans to its freshman season cast.

VideosBlack Lightning Trailer Revisits Arrow, Flash, Supergirl and Other Heroes’ Leaps From Page to TV Screen

James Remar (Dexter) and Damon Gupton (Bates Motel) have joined Season 1 of The CW’s latest superhero drama, both as series regulars, TVLine has learned. The news was confirmed during the show’s Comic-Con panel on Saturday.

Remar will play Peter Gambi, the oldest friend of Jefferson Pierce/Black Lightning (Cress Williams), who serves as father figure and mentor to the masked crime fighter. Gupton plays seasoned lawman Inspector Henderson,
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The Breaking Point

You can tell it’s film noir — even the cabin cruiser has Venetian blinds. Ernest Hemingway’s favorite film adaptation of his work is this uncompromised story of a good man taking a criminal course on the high seas. John Garfield is again ‘one man alone’ against the system, and the moral quicksand all but swallows up Patricia Neal, Phyllis Thaxter and Wallace Ford.

The Breaking Point


The Criterion Collection 889

1950 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 97 min. / available through The Criterion Collection / Street Date August 8, 2017 / 39.95

Starring: John Garfield, Patricia Neal, Phyllis Thaxter, Juano Hernandez, Wallace Ford, Edmon Ryan, Ralph Dumke, Guy Thomajan, William Campbell, Sherry Jackson, Donna Jo Boyce, Victor Sen Yung, Peter Brocco, John Doucette.

Cinematography: Ted D. McCord

Film Editor: Alan Crosland Jr.

Original Music: Howard Jackson, Max Steiner

Written by Ranald MacDougall from a novel by Ernest Hemingway

Produced by Jerry Wald

Directed by Michael Curtiz

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Notes On The Breaking Point, Alien: Covenant And The Return Of Twin Peaks

God bless the Criterion Collection for their forthcoming Blu-ray of a nifty 2K restoration of The Breaking Point (1950), the second swipe at Ernest Hemingway’s novel To Have and Have Not, which is on the company’s release schedule for August 2017. You may have heard of the first version… Bogie, Bacall, Hawks, “You know how to whistle, don’t ya?” Remember that one? Well, this one, the story of a down-on-his-luck charter boat captain Harry Morgan (John Garfield) who gets manipulated into a deadly smuggling run to help make ends meet, is directed by Michael Curtiz, and it trades Hawks’ larky, Casablanca-derived vibe for something decidedly darker, a daylight-splashed noir that somehow ferrets out all the chiaroscuro shadows in Hemingway’s material nonetheless. Throughout The Breaking Point, but especially in the movie’s riveting second half when Morgan allows himself to get roped into a second, even more dangerous scheme,
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Criterion Collection Announces August 2017 Additions, Including Restored ‘Sid & Nancy’ and Mike Leigh’s ‘Meantime’

Criterion Collection Announces August 2017 Additions, Including Restored ‘Sid & Nancy’ and Mike Leigh’s ‘Meantime’
Late summer is all about reflection over at The Criterion Collection, as the library is spending August offering up a handful of unsung classics and new look at some longtime favorites.

Michael Curitz’s “The Breaking Point,” a mostly overlooked Hemingway adaptation, starring John Garfield and Patricia Neal, will be available on Blu-ray for the first time, while Sacha Guitry’s “La poison” arrives on home video for the first time ever. Elsewhere, Mike Leigh’s revelatory “Meantime” is getting a 2K restoration, all the better to enjoy the early work of Tim Roth and Gary Oldman. That’s not all for Oldman fans, however, as Alex Cox’s “Sid & Nancy” hits the collection with a brand new 4K digital restoration. Finally, Walter Matthau stars in the charming comedy “Hopscotch,” also available on Blu-ray in a 2K digital restoration.

Below is the complete list of August additions, with descriptions provided by Criterion.
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The Best TV Guest Stars Ever — IndieWire Critics Survey

The Best TV Guest Stars Ever — IndieWire Critics Survey
Every week, IndieWire asks a select handful of TV critics two questions and publishes the results on Tuesday. (The answer to the second, “What is the best show currently on TV?” can be found at the end of this post.)

This week’s question: Who has been the best guest star on a scripted show?

Tim Surette (@timsurette), TV.com

Wayne Brady showing up in body armor and riding a horse on Syfy’s post-apocalyptic disaster disaster “Aftermath” needs to be mentioned somewhere in this critics’ roundup, so here it is. But I’ll point out two from intentional comedies that come to mind. Timothy Olyphant’s short run on “The Grinder” as himself was fantastic and if I didn’t mention this my coworker Kaitlin would kill me. But my pick goes to David Duchovny, also as himself, on “The Larry Sanders Show.” We’d largely known Duchovny for
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'Mash' Star William Christopher Dead at 84

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"Mash" star William Christopher -- who played Father John Mulcahy on the iconic show -- is the latest celebrity to die in 2016. Christopher was part of one of the most spectacular ensembles ever on TV ... a cast which included Alan Alda, Jamie Farr, Mike Farrell, Loretta Swit and Harry Morgan. Christopher, who played a Catholic priest but was actually Methodist in real life, auditioned for the role but went off script with a rambling ad lib.
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