Matthew McConaughy's Journey From Topless Rom-Commer to Oscar Contender

Matthew McConaughy is on a real hot streak right now, proving that reputations can be shaken almost as quickly as they’re gained in the fickle entity that is Hollywood. Following up his moving performance as the drifting outsider in Mud with an award winning turn in Dallas Buyers Club, the one-time, almost exclusively topless romantic comedy star is heading into the Oscars with a nomination for Best Actor, and he’s a solid chance of taking it home, too.

Matthew McConaughey and Jared LetoMatthew McConaughey and Jared Leto in Dallas Buyers Club

This week has been particularly fun for the Texan: he edged out some tough competition for the Best Actor in a Drama award at the Golden Globes, and yesterday he was the proud recipient of the equivalent award at The Critics’ Choice awards.

His role, as the true-to-life Ron Woodruff, displayed a mixture of desperation, violence, natural charisma and irrepressible charm, not to mention some of the funnier moments in the film. To bear resemblance to the cowboy who helped HIV/AIDS sufferers by challenging the FDA, McConaughy lost 50 pounds, and certainly fit the bill as the ravaged Dallas electrician.

He’s no slouch, either; as thoughts turn ever-crystalized towards the small screen – with Breaking Bad focusing attention towards the medium’s many merits – McConaughy’s performance as Rust Cohle in HBO’s new drama, True Detective alongside Woody Harrelson has already kicked off Emmy conversations.

And then, looking towards the future, there’s Intersteller, the enigmatic project from Dark Knight auteur Christopher Nolan. The trailer, featuring a lengthy voice over from McConaughy, reveals little, but the sci-fi adventure – also starring Anna Hathaway – has certainly whetted appetites and is already being talked about in Oscars 2015 whispers.

He’ll have to fight off some seriously tough opposition when the Oscars are handed out on March 2nd; Leonardo DiCaprio is gaining plaudits for his larger-than-life portrayal of Jordan Belfort in Scorsese’s Wolf of Wall Street, and Chiwetel Ejiofor’s moving turn as Solomon Northrup in 12 Years a Slave is favorite to win.

Watch the trailer for Interstellar

The Academy, though, have already surprised us with their lack of sentimentality. There were no acting nods for Tom Hanks or Robert Redford for any of their brilliant efforts last year. And if the award is based on a singular performance, then McConaughy deserves to win it just as much as anyone nominated – and what a way to cap off a brilliant 12 months that would be.


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What Do We Know About Christopher Nolan's Interstellar? 4307610 News

Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey made a surprise visit to the San Diego Comic-Con last week to unveil the full trailer for their new movie, Interstellar. It seems fans were impressed but, with a November release date for the motion picture fast approaching, what do we actually know about this sci-fi adventure?

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Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey at Comic-Con 2014 (Credit: Getty/Kevin Winter)

We know that it has an all-star cast with Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway taking the leads and Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, John Lithgow, Matt Damon and William Devane featuring, among others.

We know that it focuses on a team of space travellers who travel through a wormhole - a hypothetic feature of spacetime that can connect widely separated regions.

MORE: Christopher Nolan Shooting Interstellar Like A Documentary

We also know a little about the emotional element to the story in which McConaughey’s widowed character must leave his two children behind to join the voyage to another galaxy in order to save humanity.

Written by Jonathan and Christopher Nolan, the film was devised by film producer, Lynda Obst, and theoretical physicist, Kip Thorne and we know it has had a lot of background research work go into the development of its plot and script. Jonathan Nolan told Larry King Now in April 2014 that, to learn the science specifically enough to write a screenplay, he had studied relativity at the California Institute of Technology for four years while developing the script.

MORE: Anne Hathaway Explains Judy Garland Project Is Not Cancelled

We know filming began in August 2013 and took place in several towns in Canada, parts of Iceland where Christopher Nolan has shot some scenes for his 2005 hit, Batman Begins and in Los Angeles, California.

While Nolan has been particularly keen to keep his project under wraps and let slip nothing about the plot, after Comic-Con the studio released a cryptic website that confuses and intrigues more than it answers. The Hollywood Reporter said that some users have worked out a number of hidden messages that can be seen including a starscape to suggest the original Apollo 11 moon landing of 21 July, 1969.

MORE: Matthew McConaughey Was Far From First Choice For Dallas Buyer' Club

Is that telling us something that we need to know? At this point, who can say but, based on what we do know it seems a fair assumption to say: we know this film’s going to be good.

Released in UK cinemas on 6 November, here’s the latest trailer.

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Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey made a surprise visit to the San Diego Comic-Con last week to unveil the full trailer for their new movie, Interstellar. It seems fans were impressed but, with a November release date for the motion picture fast approaching, what do we actually know about this sci-fi adventure?

Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey
Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey at Comic-Con 2014 (Credit: Getty/Kevin Winter)

We know that it has an all-star cast with Matthew McConaughey and Anne Hathaway taking the leads and Michael Caine, Jessica Chastain, Casey Affleck, John Lithgow, Matt Damon and William Devane featuring, among others.

We know that it focuses on a team of space travellers who travel through a wormhole - a hypothetic feature of spacetime that can connect widely separated regions.

MORE: Christopher Nolan Shooting Interstellar Like A Documentary

We also know a little about the emotional element to the story in which McConaughey’s widowed character must leave his two children behind to join the voyage to another galaxy in order to save humanity.

Written by Jonathan and Christopher Nolan, the film was devised by film producer, Lynda Obst, and theoretical physicist, Kip Thorne and we know it has had a lot of background research work go into the development of its plot and script. Jonathan Nolan told Larry King Now in April 2014 that, to learn the science specifically enough to write a screenplay, he had studied relativity at the California Institute of Technology for four years while developing the script.

MORE: Anne Hathaway Explains Judy Garland Project Is Not Cancelled

We know filming began in August 2013 and took place in several towns in Canada, parts of Iceland where Christopher Nolan has shot some scenes for his 2005 hit, Batman Begins and in Los Angeles, California.

While Nolan has been particularly keen to keep his project under wraps and let slip nothing about the plot, after Comic-Con the studio released a cryptic website that confuses and intrigues more than it answers. The Hollywood Reporter said that some users have worked out a number of hidden messages that can be seen including a starscape to suggest the original Apollo 11 moon landing of 21 July, 1969.

MORE: Matthew McConaughey Was Far From First Choice For Dallas Buyer' Club

Is that telling us something that we need to know? At this point, who can say but, based on what we do know it seems a fair assumption to say: we know this film’s going to be good.

Released in UK cinemas on 6 November, here’s the latest trailer.

4203573-0;noautoplay; Interstellar - Trailer - 16.07.2014 17:23:05

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Matthew McConaughey Says "Alright, Alright, Alright" to Comic-Con 2014 - Drops 'Interstellar' Hints 4300991 News

In the first real Comic-Con surprise, Matthew McConaughey managed to spring up on stage and shock fans with his patented “Alright, alright alright,” before delivering some new information on Christopher Nolan’s new film, ‘Interstellar’.

Interstellar

So far, we’ve only been treated to cryptic trailers surrounding the sci-fi(?) epic, and the Nolan-McConaughey duo expanded on what we already know with a few valuable morsels, some of which we’d already inferred, like the fact the film surrounds space travel.

More: Christopher Nolan Shooting 'Interstellar' Like "A Documentary"

“To be an astronaut was the highest ambition,” explained Nolan, according to Variety. “The idea to keep exploring space farther and farther… it (fell) off greatly. We are in a period of incredible technological change, (but it’s about) what’s in your pocket, your living room. I like the idea that we are on the cusp of a brand new era and we are traveling outwards more.”

McConaughey gave us more information surrounding his character in the movie, before expanding upon the lore. “Cooper is a pilot, an engineer and a widowed pilot of two children where civilization is just sustaining. There’s food, clean water, but they don’t need any explorers, no new bright ideas. Then something happens and the dream of being a pilot agains knocks on his door.”

Watch the teaser trailer for 'Interstellar'

For Nolan, a lifelong connection to the genre predicates ‘Interstellar,’ which sees one of Hollywood’s most saught after directors combine with its current golden boy. "I've always been a huge fan of science fiction, I'd grown up being amazed by science fiction of the past, obviously Star Wars and 2001,” he explained. 

"These are things that made an incredible impression on me. But more than that, I grew up in an era when to be an astronaut was the highest ambition of any child." McConaughey added that Interstellar is the "biggest and most ambitious film" Nolan has ever attempted. 

In the first real Comic-Con surprise, Matthew McConaughey managed to spring up on stage and shock fans with his patented “Alright, alright alright,” before delivering some new information on Christopher Nolan’s new film, ‘Interstellar’.

Interstellar

So far, we’ve only been treated to cryptic trailers surrounding the sci-fi(?) epic, and the Nolan-McConaughey duo expanded on what we already know with a few valuable morsels, some of which we’d already inferred, like the fact the film surrounds space travel.

More: Christopher Nolan Shooting 'Interstellar' Like "A Documentary"

“To be an astronaut was the highest ambition,” explained Nolan, according to Variety. “The idea to keep exploring space farther and farther… it (fell) off greatly. We are in a period of incredible technological change, (but it’s about) what’s in your pocket, your living room. I like the idea that we are on the cusp of a brand new era and we are traveling outwards more.”

McConaughey gave us more information surrounding his character in the movie, before expanding upon the lore. “Cooper is a pilot, an engineer and a widowed pilot of two children where civilization is just sustaining. There’s food, clean water, but they don’t need any explorers, no new bright ideas. Then something happens and the dream of being a pilot agains knocks on his door.”

Watch the teaser trailer for 'Interstellar'

For Nolan, a lifelong connection to the genre predicates ‘Interstellar,’ which sees one of Hollywood’s most saught after directors combine with its current golden boy. "I've always been a huge fan of science fiction, I'd grown up being amazed by science fiction of the past, obviously Star Wars and 2001,” he explained. 

"These are things that made an incredible impression on me. But more than that, I grew up in an era when to be an astronaut was the highest ambition of any child." McConaughey added that Interstellar is the "biggest and most ambitious film" Nolan has ever attempted. 

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True Detective Has Solid TCA Awards Show Off The Back of Season 2 Rumours 4295905 News

Having just processed the latest True Detective season 2 plot rumors, we saw the show pick up the TCA award for Best Miniseries (Emmy rules don’t apply), while Matthew McConaughey walked away with the male acting gong. Scroll down for the full list of winners. 

Matthew McConaughey True DetectiveMatthew McConaughey stars as Rust Cohle in True Detective

He beat out Bryan Cranston who polished of the role of a lifetime as Walter White in Breaking Bad’s fifth season. But McConaughey’s 8-episode stint as Rustin Cohle, the lone wanderer prone to existential mumblings, didn’t surprise anyone, such is the quality of writing on HBO’s hauntingly gothic miniseries.

Which brings us, and the rest of the TV-adoring public, right on to season two and what it may contain. We already know it’s taking a look at the “occult” history of the American transport system, and that ‘hard women’ will take the centre stage. 

More: "Breaking Bad" And "True Detective" Win Big At TCA Awards

So we, we think we know Colin Farrell is starring – not the most popular decision, if it proves to be true. His character will be that of an officer working for the California Highway Patrol, according to multiple sources helping to keep the rumour mill turning. Suspended for the sexual exploitation of a young woman that he pulled over, Farrell’s character, like Rustin, will be dealing with his personal demons as well as anger management issues and drugs. 

With nothing concrete on True Detective season 2, it’s left to ‘us websites’ to speculate until someone with something official to say…. Says something. 

Here’s a full list of winners from the TCA awards. 

Individual Achievement in Drama: Matthew McConaughey (True Detective, HBO)

Individual Achievement in Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep, HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey (FOX and National Geographic Channel)

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: RuPaul's Drag Race (Logo)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: The Fosters (ABC Family)

Outstanding New Program: Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: True Detective (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama: The Good Wife (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: (Tie) Veep (HBO) and Louie (FX)

Career Achievement Award: James Burrows

Heritage Award: Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Program of the Year: Breaking Bad (AMC)

Having just processed the latest True Detective season 2 plot rumors, we saw the show pick up the TCA award for Best Miniseries (Emmy rules don’t apply), while Matthew McConaughey walked away with the male acting gong. Scroll down for the full list of winners. 

Matthew McConaughey True DetectiveMatthew McConaughey stars as Rust Cohle in True Detective

He beat out Bryan Cranston who polished of the role of a lifetime as Walter White in Breaking Bad’s fifth season. But McConaughey’s 8-episode stint as Rustin Cohle, the lone wanderer prone to existential mumblings, didn’t surprise anyone, such is the quality of writing on HBO’s hauntingly gothic miniseries.

Which brings us, and the rest of the TV-adoring public, right on to season two and what it may contain. We already know it’s taking a look at the “occult” history of the American transport system, and that ‘hard women’ will take the centre stage. 

More: "Breaking Bad" And "True Detective" Win Big At TCA Awards

So we, we think we know Colin Farrell is starring – not the most popular decision, if it proves to be true. His character will be that of an officer working for the California Highway Patrol, according to multiple sources helping to keep the rumour mill turning. Suspended for the sexual exploitation of a young woman that he pulled over, Farrell’s character, like Rustin, will be dealing with his personal demons as well as anger management issues and drugs. 

With nothing concrete on True Detective season 2, it’s left to ‘us websites’ to speculate until someone with something official to say…. Says something. 

Here’s a full list of winners from the TCA awards. 

Individual Achievement in Drama: Matthew McConaughey (True Detective, HBO)

Individual Achievement in Comedy: Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep, HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information: COSMOS: A SpaceTime Odyssey (FOX and National Geographic Channel)

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming: RuPaul's Drag Race (Logo)

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming: The Fosters (ABC Family)

Outstanding New Program: Orange is the New Black (Netflix)

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials: True Detective (HBO)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama: The Good Wife (CBS)

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy: (Tie) Veep (HBO) and Louie (FX)

Career Achievement Award: James Burrows

Heritage Award: Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Program of the Year: Breaking Bad (AMC)

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The Television Critics Association Awards: Winners and Losers 4295372 News

Although it ended last September, 'Breaking Bad' is continuing to reign supreme when it comes to awards. The drama scooped the top prize at Sunday night’s Television Critics Association Awards, Program of the Year. 

However, star Bryan Cranston missed out on one more award for his portrayal of meth cook and criminal mastermind Walter White; the prize for Individual Achievement in Drama went to  for his standout performance in the critically-acclaimed HBO series ‘True Detective’. The series also scooped the prize for Best Mini-Series but lost out on the award for Best New Program of the Year, which instead went to Netflix exclusive prison dramedy ‘Orange is the New Black’. 

Matthew McConaugheyBetween Dallas Buyers' Club and 'True Detective', 2014 has undisputedly been McConaughey's year

‘Seinfeld’ alumni Julie Louis-Dreyfuss picked up another honour for her role in political comedy ‘Veep’, beating last year's winner Louis C.K (who won for comedy-drama 'Louie'), although the two popular programmes shared this year's Outstanding Achievement in Comedy Award.

Cult favourite 'RuPaul’s Drag Race' – which recently hit the headlines due to transphobia controversy – was also a winner, picking up the award for Best Reality Series, beating off stif competition from big names 'Survivor' and 'The Voice'. In the Heritage Award category, long-running NBC variety show ‘Saturday Night Live’ won the accolade over 'Twin Peaks', 'Lost', 'Star Trek' and 'South Park', recognising its contribution to the landscape of American television.

The Television Critics Association Awards come just over a month before the Emmys, considered by many to be the biggest accolade for programmes and TV stars. Many of the winners and losers from the TCAAs will compete again, including Bryan Cranston and Matthew McConaughey, who will go head to head once more on August 25th. Cranston has already won three Emmys for his performance on 'Breaking Bad', but can either of them beat off the competition from their fellow nominees; Kevin Spacey, Jeff Daniels, Jon Hamm and (McConaughey’s ‘True Detective’ co-star) Woody Harrelson?

Tune in on the night to find out!

More: Matthew McConaughey 'honoured' by nomination

Although it ended last September, 'Breaking Bad' is continuing to reign supreme when it comes to awards. The drama scooped the top prize at Sunday night’s Television Critics Association Awards, Program of the Year. 

However, star Bryan Cranston missed out on one more award for his portrayal of meth cook and criminal mastermind Walter White; the prize for Individual Achievement in Drama went to  for his standout performance in the critically-acclaimed HBO series ‘True Detective’. The series also scooped the prize for Best Mini-Series but lost out on the award for Best New Program of the Year, which instead went to Netflix exclusive prison dramedy ‘Orange is the New Black’. 

Matthew McConaugheyBetween Dallas Buyers' Club and 'True Detective', 2014 has undisputedly been McConaughey's year

‘Seinfeld’ alumni Julie Louis-Dreyfuss picked up another honour for her role in political comedy ‘Veep’, beating last year's winner Louis C.K (who won for comedy-drama 'Louie'), although the two popular programmes shared this year's Outstanding Achievement in Comedy Award.

Cult favourite 'RuPaul’s Drag Race' – which recently hit the headlines due to transphobia controversy – was also a winner, picking up the award for Best Reality Series, beating off stif competition from big names 'Survivor' and 'The Voice'. In the Heritage Award category, long-running NBC variety show ‘Saturday Night Live’ won the accolade over 'Twin Peaks', 'Lost', 'Star Trek' and 'South Park', recognising its contribution to the landscape of American television.

The Television Critics Association Awards come just over a month before the Emmys, considered by many to be the biggest accolade for programmes and TV stars. Many of the winners and losers from the TCAAs will compete again, including Bryan Cranston and Matthew McConaughey, who will go head to head once more on August 25th. Cranston has already won three Emmys for his performance on 'Breaking Bad', but can either of them beat off the competition from their fellow nominees; Kevin Spacey, Jeff Daniels, Jon Hamm and (McConaughey’s ‘True Detective’ co-star) Woody Harrelson?

Tune in on the night to find out!

More: Matthew McConaughey 'honoured' by nomination

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"Breaking Bad" And "True Detective" Win Big At TCA Awards 4294659 News

After the Breaking Bad finale last year, it looks like this awards season is strictly dedicated to honoring the uber popular show. This week it was the TCA awards, where the story of a high school Chem teacher turned drug lord won the Association’s second annual Program of the Year award. Bryan Cranston accepted the award on behalf of the show, adding a little lighthearted note of his own.

Bryan Cranston
Cranston is accepting his final round of awards for the acclaimed AMC show.

More: Bryan Cranston Hides In Plain Sight As He Dons Heisenberg Mask At Comic-Con

“It’s a little sad saying goodbye,” said series star Bryan Cranston. ‘This is the last time we’ll be up here, unless you create the category of newly departed show.”

So no, that probably won’t be happening. The big winner of the night was without a doubt HBO. Four of the awards went to shows from the network, including True Detective, which won for miniseries and individual achievement in drama for Matthew McConaughey. Another win was for Veep in the Best Comedy category, which it shared with FX’s Louie. Even the executive producer of the latter couldn’t help but throw a nod at HBO – even if it was all sarcasm – thanking them for cancelling Lucky Louis. “Otherwise, we wouldn’t be here,” he said.

“Saturday Night Live” head writer Colin Jost was on hand to accept the heritage award on behalf of the show, and credited Lorne Michaels with the show’s longevity (quote via Variety). “Lorne’s never afraid to lose great performers,” he said, “and replace them with completely untested performers like myself.”

Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey won for his role in True Detective.

Finally, the work of legendary producer/writer James Burrows was honored with the Career Achievement award, which he accepted with a bit of his classic wit: “I guess you’ve forgiven me for getting Sam and Diane together,” he deadpanned. “I know you guys write stuff I don’t always agree with, but I agree with this.”

After the Breaking Bad finale last year, it looks like this awards season is strictly dedicated to honoring the uber popular show. This week it was the TCA awards, where the story of a high school Chem teacher turned drug lord won the Association’s second annual Program of the Year award. Bryan Cranston accepted the award on behalf of the show, adding a little lighthearted note of his own.

Bryan Cranston
Cranston is accepting his final round of awards for the acclaimed AMC show.

More: Bryan Cranston Hides In Plain Sight As He Dons Heisenberg Mask At Comic-Con

“It’s a little sad saying goodbye,” said series star Bryan Cranston. ‘This is the last time we’ll be up here, unless you create the category of newly departed show.”

So no, that probably won’t be happening. The big winner of the night was without a doubt HBO. Four of the awards went to shows from the network, including True Detective, which won for miniseries and individual achievement in drama for Matthew McConaughey. Another win was for Veep in the Best Comedy category, which it shared with FX’s Louie. Even the executive producer of the latter couldn’t help but throw a nod at HBO – even if it was all sarcasm – thanking them for cancelling Lucky Louis. “Otherwise, we wouldn’t be here,” he said.

“Saturday Night Live” head writer Colin Jost was on hand to accept the heritage award on behalf of the show, and credited Lorne Michaels with the show’s longevity (quote via Variety). “Lorne’s never afraid to lose great performers,” he said, “and replace them with completely untested performers like myself.”

Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey won for his role in True Detective.

Finally, the work of legendary producer/writer James Burrows was honored with the Career Achievement award, which he accepted with a bit of his classic wit: “I guess you’ve forgiven me for getting Sam and Diane together,” he deadpanned. “I know you guys write stuff I don’t always agree with, but I agree with this.”

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Who Won At 2014 Television Critics Association Awards & What Can The Results Tell Us About The Emmys? 4293870 News

The 30th Television Critics Association Awards (TCAs) was held on Saturday (19th July). The ceremony was held at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Los Angeles. With the 66th Primetime Emmys looming, have the TCAs given us some clues as to who is likely to win on 25th August?

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad won Outstanding Achievement in Drama for the second year in a row.

Read More: Usual Suspects: Game Of Thrones, True Detective, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, To Duke It Out For Emmy Wins.

Breaking Bad won Program of the Year, for the second year in a row. The program won the TCA award against stiff competition including True Detective, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife and Orange Is the New Black. Bryan Cranston was also nominated for Individual Achievement in Drama. The series has also been nominated for the Outstanding Drama Series at the Emmys; Cranston is up for the Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy; and Aaron Paul has been nominated for Supporting Actor. Whilst this is the last time Breaking Bad is up for an Emmy, it is up against stiff competition for Best Drama Series including Game of Thrones, True Detective, Mad Men and House of Cards.

Orange Is the New Black
Taylor Schilling in Orange Is the New Black.

True Detective, which starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as Louisiana detectives, is likely to clean up at the Emmys. At the TCAs, the HBO show won the award for Outstanding Achievement in a Miniseries and also the Individual Achievement in Drama with McConaughey. At the Emmys, the show is up for Outstanding Drama Series and both McConaughey and Harrelson have been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor. 

Orange Is the New Black is nominated for 12 Emmys including Outstanding Drama Series. At the TCAs, the show was nominated for Program of the Year but losing out to Breaking Bad was no shame. In the end the show took home Outstanding New Program. However, the odds are definitely in the series' favour and it is likely to take home at least a few of the 12 Emmy awards it is nominated for. 

True Detective
True Detective won two awards at the TCAs.

Continued...

True Detective
Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey in True Detective.

However, Veep is also nominated in the same Emmy category as Orange Is the New Black and could prove a serious challenge for the Netflix newcomer. This was evident at the TCAs when Veep won, alongside Louie, the award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. Louie also won an individual award for Julia Louis-Dreyfus' starring role. Louis-Dreyfus is also up for an Emmy nomination, up against OITNB Taylor Schilling. 

The Good Wife, which has been almost as celebrated as Breaking Bad over the years, also won the TCA award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama. Whilst it has become a staple on US television, it appears to be underestimated and there is a distinct likelihood of it winning in one of the three acting categories it received nominations in, including Lead Actress for Julianne Margulies, Supporting Actor for Josh Charles, and Supporting Actress for Christine Baranski. 

Read More: Seth Meyers Set To Host 2014 Emmy Awards.

Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black won the TCA for New Program and is nominated for 12 Emmys.

Here's the full list of winners: 

Program of the Year - Breaking Bad

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy - Veep and Louie (Tie)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama - The Good Wife

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials - True Detective

Outstanding New Program - Orange Is the New Black

Individual Achievement in Comedy - Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Individual Achievement in Drama - Matthew McConaughey

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information - Cosmos: A Space Odyssey

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming - RuPaul's Drag Race

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming - The Fosters

Heritage Award - Saturday Night Live

Career Achievement Award - James Burrows

Breaking Bad
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have both been nominated for Emmy Awards for their roles in Breaking Bad.

The 30th Television Critics Association Awards (TCAs) was held on Saturday (19th July). The ceremony was held at the Beverly Hills Hilton in Los Angeles. With the 66th Primetime Emmys looming, have the TCAs given us some clues as to who is likely to win on 25th August?

Breaking Bad
Breaking Bad won Outstanding Achievement in Drama for the second year in a row.

Read More: Usual Suspects: Game Of Thrones, True Detective, Breaking Bad, Mad Men, To Duke It Out For Emmy Wins.

Breaking Bad won Program of the Year, for the second year in a row. The program won the TCA award against stiff competition including True Detective, Game of Thrones, The Good Wife and Orange Is the New Black. Bryan Cranston was also nominated for Individual Achievement in Drama. The series has also been nominated for the Outstanding Drama Series at the Emmys; Cranston is up for the Lead Actor in a Drama Series Emmy; and Aaron Paul has been nominated for Supporting Actor. Whilst this is the last time Breaking Bad is up for an Emmy, it is up against stiff competition for Best Drama Series including Game of Thrones, True Detective, Mad Men and House of Cards.

Orange Is the New Black
Taylor Schilling in Orange Is the New Black.

True Detective, which starred Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey as Louisiana detectives, is likely to clean up at the Emmys. At the TCAs, the HBO show won the award for Outstanding Achievement in a Miniseries and also the Individual Achievement in Drama with McConaughey. At the Emmys, the show is up for Outstanding Drama Series and both McConaughey and Harrelson have been nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor. 

Orange Is the New Black is nominated for 12 Emmys including Outstanding Drama Series. At the TCAs, the show was nominated for Program of the Year but losing out to Breaking Bad was no shame. In the end the show took home Outstanding New Program. However, the odds are definitely in the series' favour and it is likely to take home at least a few of the 12 Emmy awards it is nominated for. 

True Detective
True Detective won two awards at the TCAs.

Continued...

True Detective
Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey in True Detective.

However, Veep is also nominated in the same Emmy category as Orange Is the New Black and could prove a serious challenge for the Netflix newcomer. This was evident at the TCAs when Veep won, alongside Louie, the award for Outstanding Achievement in Comedy. Louie also won an individual award for Julia Louis-Dreyfus' starring role. Louis-Dreyfus is also up for an Emmy nomination, up against OITNB Taylor Schilling. 

The Good Wife, which has been almost as celebrated as Breaking Bad over the years, also won the TCA award for Outstanding Achievement in Drama. Whilst it has become a staple on US television, it appears to be underestimated and there is a distinct likelihood of it winning in one of the three acting categories it received nominations in, including Lead Actress for Julianne Margulies, Supporting Actor for Josh Charles, and Supporting Actress for Christine Baranski. 

Read More: Seth Meyers Set To Host 2014 Emmy Awards.

Orange Is the New Black
Orange Is the New Black won the TCA for New Program and is nominated for 12 Emmys.

Here's the full list of winners: 

Program of the Year - Breaking Bad

Outstanding Achievement in Comedy - Veep and Louie (Tie)

Outstanding Achievement in Drama - The Good Wife

Outstanding Achievement in Movies, Miniseries and Specials - True Detective

Outstanding New Program - Orange Is the New Black

Individual Achievement in Comedy - Julia Louis-Dreyfus

Individual Achievement in Drama - Matthew McConaughey

Outstanding Achievement in News and Information - Cosmos: A Space Odyssey

Outstanding Achievement in Reality Programming - RuPaul's Drag Race

Outstanding Achievement in Youth Programming - The Fosters

Heritage Award - Saturday Night Live

Career Achievement Award - James Burrows

Breaking Bad
Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul have both been nominated for Emmy Awards for their roles in Breaking Bad.

20th July 2014 4236563
'True Detective' Season Two Casting News To Follow Emmys Nominations 4280878 News

It’s been a good week, a great month and a fantastic year for Nic Pizzolatto; the True Detective writer received critical acclaim for his tense, part-procedural mostly-character-study, 8-part drama, which has culminated in a strong showing in this year’s Emmy nominations.

True DetectiveMatthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson find their names on the Emmy nomination list

And while season 1 of the HBO drama, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson – who will (minor spoiler) duke it out again for the Best Actor in a Drama nod come August) – is gearing up for The Emmys following a slew of nominations, Season 2’s cast is soon to become public news. 

More: True Detective And House Of Cards Lead Emmy Nominations

After months of speculation surrounding who will star in the high anticipated follow up season, brought about via the show’s ‘anthology’ style, meaning McConaughey and Harrelson aren’t coming back, we’re due to be enlightened next week. Frontrunners included Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain. The former still has an outside chance; the latter ruled herself out emphatically.

We already know that season 2 will focus on America’s transport system and its “occult” history, and will feature strong female characters. We also know that director Cary Fukunaga, who presided over every single episode of season 1, is coming back to executive produce. In case you needed reminding, he was responsible for this shot. 

Programming president Michael Lombardo has promised “at least some” announcements over the next week. “It will not be long before it’s all coming out,” he said at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. “I think the people we will cast will be well known names but that wasn’t our ambition (in season one). I think you’ll be pleased with the show.”

Lombardo also praised the “incredibly talented” Pizzolatto, adding: “I think great writing attracts great actors. I think we decided early on to free ourselves of the idea of a 'star' and lean into great acting.”

It’s been a good week, a great month and a fantastic year for Nic Pizzolatto; the True Detective writer received critical acclaim for his tense, part-procedural mostly-character-study, 8-part drama, which has culminated in a strong showing in this year’s Emmy nominations.

True DetectiveMatthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson find their names on the Emmy nomination list

And while season 1 of the HBO drama, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson – who will (minor spoiler) duke it out again for the Best Actor in a Drama nod come August) – is gearing up for The Emmys following a slew of nominations, Season 2’s cast is soon to become public news. 

More: True Detective And House Of Cards Lead Emmy Nominations

After months of speculation surrounding who will star in the high anticipated follow up season, brought about via the show’s ‘anthology’ style, meaning McConaughey and Harrelson aren’t coming back, we’re due to be enlightened next week. Frontrunners included Brad Pitt and Jessica Chastain. The former still has an outside chance; the latter ruled herself out emphatically.

We already know that season 2 will focus on America’s transport system and its “occult” history, and will feature strong female characters. We also know that director Cary Fukunaga, who presided over every single episode of season 1, is coming back to executive produce. In case you needed reminding, he was responsible for this shot. 

Programming president Michael Lombardo has promised “at least some” announcements over the next week. “It will not be long before it’s all coming out,” he said at the Television Critics Association summer press tour. “I think the people we will cast will be well known names but that wasn’t our ambition (in season one). I think you’ll be pleased with the show.”

Lombardo also praised the “incredibly talented” Pizzolatto, adding: “I think great writing attracts great actors. I think we decided early on to free ourselves of the idea of a 'star' and lean into great acting.”

11th July 2014 4250603
Usual Suspects: Breaking Bad, True Detective, GoT, Mad Men, to Duke it Out For Emmy Wins 4279030 News

A superb year for television has seen the Emmy nominations announced without fanfare, glee or wonder. Dominating viewing figures, review inches and memes were Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, True Detective and House of Cards, and they’re the shows vying for the biggest awards at this year’s Emmys.

Primetime Emmy NominationsMindy Kaling, Bruce Rosenblum And Carson Daly - Nominations for the 66th Emmys Nominations (photo: Getty/Kevin Winter)

The nominees were announced in Los Angeles on Thursday morning (July 10) by The Office actress Mindy Kaling and TV host Carson Daly. Comedian Seth Meyers will host the 66th annual awards ceremony on August 25. 

Downton Abbey will have a hard time muscling the Outstanding Drama Series out of the hands of either Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, or House of Cards, while Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey will battle it out for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series prize alongside Bryan Cranston Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) and Kevin Spacey. 

True DetectiveTrue Detective will see Harrelson and McConaughey pinned against eachother for Best Actor

Predictably, Game of Thrones dominated proceedings with 19 nominations. HBO’s fantasy goliath, having just finished its fourth season, topped HBO’s popularity scales with an average viewership higher than that of The Sopranos – the cable channel’s most iconic drama. 

Perrenial comedy winner Modern Family will face stiff competition for the Outstanding Comedy Series gong – nominated for the fifth year running the popular show will see The Big Bang Theory, Veep, Orange Is the New Black, Silicon Valley and Louie attempt an intervention. 

Full list of nominations:

Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory

Louie 

Modern Family

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley

Veep

Big Bang TheoryOnce again, the Big Bang Theory cast are expecting big things at the Emmy Awards in August

Drama Series

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

House of Cards

Mad Men

True Detective

Lead Actress, Comedy

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Melissa McCarthy, Mike and Molly

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

Lead Actor, Comedy

Louis C.K., Louie

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Ricky Gervais, Derek

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Lead Actress, Drama

Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex 

Claire Danes, Homeland

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Kerry Washington, Scandal

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Lead Actor, Drama

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Woody Harrelson, True Detective

Matthew McConaughey, True Detective

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Bryan Cranston Breaking BadFor the last time, Bryan Cranston and his Breaking Bad crew are in line for Emmys recognition

Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story: Coven

Bonnie and Clyde

Fargo

Luther

Treme 

The White Queen

Television Movie

Killing Kennedy 

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

The Normal Heart

Sherlock

The Trip to Bountiful

Lead Actress, Miniseries or Movie

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor

Minnie Driver, Return to Zero

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven

Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

Kristen Wiig, The Spoils of Babylon

Lead Actor, Miniseries or Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge

Idris Elba, Luther

Martin Freeman, Fargo

Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart

Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Variety Series

The Colbert Report

The Daily Show

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Real Time with Bill Maher

SNL

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Mad MenMad Men is in contention in numerous categories

Reality - Competition Program

The Amazing Race 

Dancing with the Stars

Project Runway

So You Think You Can Dance

Top Chef

The Voice

Supporting Actor, Drama

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan 

Josh Charles, The Good Wife

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Jim Carter, Downton Abbey

Supporting Actress, Drama

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Supporting Actor, Comedy

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Adam Driver, Girls

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

Fred Armisen, Portlandia

Tony Hale, Veep

Supporting Actress, Comedy

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Allison Janney, Mom 

Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black

Kate McKinnon, SNL

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Orange is The New BlackOrange is the New Black marks Netflix's emerging presence in TV

Guest Actor, Drama 

Paul Giamatti, Downton Abbey

Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards

Robert Morse, Mad Men

Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex

Joe Morton, Scandal

Dylan Baker, The Good Wife

Guest Actress, Drama 

Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones 

Kate Mara, House of Cards

Allison Janney, Masters of Sex

Kate Burton, Scandal

Margo Martindale, The Americans

Jane Fonda, The Americans

Guest Actor, Comedy

Nathan Lane, Modern Family

Steve Buscemi, Portlandia

Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live

Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live

Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory

Gary Cole, Veep

Guest Actress, Comedy

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black

Natasha Lyonne, Orange Is the New Black

Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live

Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live

Joan Cusack, Shameless

A superb year for television has seen the Emmy nominations announced without fanfare, glee or wonder. Dominating viewing figures, review inches and memes were Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, True Detective and House of Cards, and they’re the shows vying for the biggest awards at this year’s Emmys.

Primetime Emmy NominationsMindy Kaling, Bruce Rosenblum And Carson Daly - Nominations for the 66th Emmys Nominations (photo: Getty/Kevin Winter)

The nominees were announced in Los Angeles on Thursday morning (July 10) by The Office actress Mindy Kaling and TV host Carson Daly. Comedian Seth Meyers will host the 66th annual awards ceremony on August 25. 

Downton Abbey will have a hard time muscling the Outstanding Drama Series out of the hands of either Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, or House of Cards, while Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey will battle it out for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series prize alongside Bryan Cranston Jeff Daniels (The Newsroom) and Kevin Spacey. 

True DetectiveTrue Detective will see Harrelson and McConaughey pinned against eachother for Best Actor

Predictably, Game of Thrones dominated proceedings with 19 nominations. HBO’s fantasy goliath, having just finished its fourth season, topped HBO’s popularity scales with an average viewership higher than that of The Sopranos – the cable channel’s most iconic drama. 

Perrenial comedy winner Modern Family will face stiff competition for the Outstanding Comedy Series gong – nominated for the fifth year running the popular show will see The Big Bang Theory, Veep, Orange Is the New Black, Silicon Valley and Louie attempt an intervention. 

Full list of nominations:

Comedy Series

The Big Bang Theory

Louie 

Modern Family

Orange Is the New Black

Silicon Valley

Veep

Big Bang TheoryOnce again, the Big Bang Theory cast are expecting big things at the Emmy Awards in August

Drama Series

Breaking Bad

Downton Abbey

Game of Thrones

House of Cards

Mad Men

True Detective

Lead Actress, Comedy

Lena Dunham, Girls

Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

Melissa McCarthy, Mike and Molly

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black

Lead Actor, Comedy

Louis C.K., Louie

Don Cheadle, House of Lies

Ricky Gervais, Derek

Matt LeBlanc, Episodes

William H. Macy, Shameless

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Lead Actress, Drama

Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex 

Claire Danes, Homeland

Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey

Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

Kerry Washington, Scandal

Robin Wright, House of Cards

Lead Actor, Drama

Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

Jon Hamm, Mad Men

Woody Harrelson, True Detective

Matthew McConaughey, True Detective

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Bryan Cranston Breaking BadFor the last time, Bryan Cranston and his Breaking Bad crew are in line for Emmys recognition

Miniseries or Movie

American Horror Story: Coven

Bonnie and Clyde

Fargo

Luther

Treme 

The White Queen

Television Movie

Killing Kennedy 

Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight

The Normal Heart

Sherlock

The Trip to Bountiful

Lead Actress, Miniseries or Movie

Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor

Minnie Driver, Return to Zero

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven

Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven

Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful

Kristen Wiig, The Spoils of Babylon

Lead Actor, Miniseries or Movie

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock

Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge

Idris Elba, Luther

Martin Freeman, Fargo

Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart

Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo

Variety Series

The Colbert Report

The Daily Show

Jimmy Kimmel Live

Real Time with Bill Maher

SNL

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Mad MenMad Men is in contention in numerous categories

Reality - Competition Program

The Amazing Race 

Dancing with the Stars

Project Runway

So You Think You Can Dance

Top Chef

The Voice

Supporting Actor, Drama

Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Jon Voight, Ray Donovan 

Josh Charles, The Good Wife

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland

Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

Jim Carter, Downton Abbey

Supporting Actress, Drama

Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad

Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey

Joanne Froggatt, Downton Abbey

Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Christina Hendricks, Mad Men

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Supporting Actor, Comedy

Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Adam Driver, Girls

Ty Burrell, Modern Family

Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family

Fred Armisen, Portlandia

Tony Hale, Veep

Supporting Actress, Comedy

Julie Bowen, Modern Family

Allison Janney, Mom 

Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black

Kate McKinnon, SNL

Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory

Anna Chlumsky, Veep

Orange is The New BlackOrange is the New Black marks Netflix's emerging presence in TV

Guest Actor, Drama 

Paul Giamatti, Downton Abbey

Reg E. Cathey, House of Cards

Robert Morse, Mad Men

Beau Bridges, Masters of Sex

Joe Morton, Scandal

Dylan Baker, The Good Wife

Guest Actress, Drama 

Diana Rigg, Game of Thrones 

Kate Mara, House of Cards

Allison Janney, Masters of Sex

Kate Burton, Scandal

Margo Martindale, The Americans

Jane Fonda, The Americans

Guest Actor, Comedy

Nathan Lane, Modern Family

Steve Buscemi, Portlandia

Jimmy Fallon, Saturday Night Live

Louis C.K., Saturday Night Live

Bob Newhart, The Big Bang Theory

Gary Cole, Veep

Guest Actress, Comedy

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black

Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black

Natasha Lyonne, Orange Is the New Black

Tina Fey, Saturday Night Live

Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live

Joan Cusack, Shameless

10th July 2014 4236563
A Week In News: Critics Choose, Morgan Improves, Harrison Bruised, Kanye Booed, Zoinks Scoob! 4251623 News

Matthew McConaughey predictably took home the Best Actor

Critics' Choice Awards: Last night's Critics' Choice Awards saw the year's best and brightest in television honoured for outstanding performances and shows. Dark humoured crime series Fargo and prison drama Orange Is The New Black were the clear frontrunners with three awards each. Matthew McConaughey predictably took home the Best Actor honour for creepy crime thriller True Detective  whilst Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany repeated her 2013 victory with the corresponding female award. Read our run-down of the highlights here.

Tracy Morgan Improving: Comedian Tracy Morgan's condition in hospital has been upgraded by doctors to "fair" after he was left fighting for his life in the wake of a tragic crash that killed his friend, mentor and fellow comedian Jimmy McNair on June 7. Morgan, McNair, comedian Ardie Fuqua, Morgan's assistant Jeff Millea, and one other were all involved in the early hours crash that involved a Walmart truck and an allegedly sleep-deprived driver. Read the full story and find out why Louis C.K. launched a tirade against gossip site TMZ here.

Kanye Bonnaroo: Kanye West has suffered the humiliation of being booed by a crowd of thousands at Tennessee's Bonnaroo music festival. The pompous rap star was delivering one of his famous "I'm a rock star" rants when he was met by a chorus of displeased noises from the huge crowd. Read the full story.

Harrison Ford

Harrison Injured: Harrison Ford is currently in a tender condition after he broke his leg on the set of the upcoming Star Wars movie, Episode VII. The actor was airlifted to the hospital to undergo surgery and is said to be well. However, his accident has left many wondering whether the Indiana Jones star will be able to complete his engagement on JJ Abrams' sci-fi reboot. Read about the accident here.

Momoa Aquaman: Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa has all but confirmed his involvement in Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie as the Justice League superhero Aquaman. The Big Bang Theory has done a good job of making Aquaman look naff but we think he's not only awesome but a good fit for the hench Hawaiian actor. And here's why.

'50 Shades' Frenzy: Fans of the erotic romance novels Fifty Shades of Grey were excited to be faced with a new promo shot from the upcoming movie this week. A photo of actor Jamie Dornan as lead Christian Grey was posted on the movie's official Facebook page showing the BDSM-loving billionaire driving a car and gazing intently at something. Whether his was a look of scorn or "come hither" has been hotly debated by fans but you can decide for yourself here.

Scooby Doo

"Zoinks Scoob!": This week we were hit with a highly coincidental double shot of Scooby Doo-related news. The first was the sad news that legendary radio personality and voice of Scooby's Shaggy Casey Kasem had passed away after a long illness. Find out the details. The other was that Warner Bros. have greenlit a new, live action Scooby Doo movie and are hoping to "start from scratch" to distance the new film from the critically-trashed noughties mystery machine adventures. Read more.

Lupita For Vogue: Lupita Nyong'o has fossilised her status as a darling of the fashion world by featuring in her first cover shoot for Vogue magazine. Stunning, sun-baked shots are accompanied by an inspiring interview in which the 12 Years a Slave star discusses her thoughts on fame, fashion and Star Wars. Oh, and confirms her relationship with rapper K'Naan... Read more here.

Video Of The Week - 'The Inbetweeners 2' Trailer: After saying they'd stop at just one movie, the cast of The Inbetweeners have reunited for a sequel! Check out the trailer. Prompted by the unprecedented success of the first film, the sequel will see Will, Neil, Jay and Simon headed to Australia in their unending pursuit of "clunge." Yup. Find out more plot details here.

Matthew McConaughey predictably took home the Best Actor

Critics' Choice Awards: Last night's Critics' Choice Awards saw the year's best and brightest in television honoured for outstanding performances and shows. Dark humoured crime series Fargo and prison drama Orange Is The New Black were the clear frontrunners with three awards each. Matthew McConaughey predictably took home the Best Actor honour for creepy crime thriller True Detective  whilst Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany repeated her 2013 victory with the corresponding female award. Read our run-down of the highlights here.

Tracy Morgan Improving: Comedian Tracy Morgan's condition in hospital has been upgraded by doctors to "fair" after he was left fighting for his life in the wake of a tragic crash that killed his friend, mentor and fellow comedian Jimmy McNair on June 7. Morgan, McNair, comedian Ardie Fuqua, Morgan's assistant Jeff Millea, and one other were all involved in the early hours crash that involved a Walmart truck and an allegedly sleep-deprived driver. Read the full story and find out why Louis C.K. launched a tirade against gossip site TMZ here.

Kanye Bonnaroo: Kanye West has suffered the humiliation of being booed by a crowd of thousands at Tennessee's Bonnaroo music festival. The pompous rap star was delivering one of his famous "I'm a rock star" rants when he was met by a chorus of displeased noises from the huge crowd. Read the full story.

Harrison Ford

Harrison Injured: Harrison Ford is currently in a tender condition after he broke his leg on the set of the upcoming Star Wars movie, Episode VII. The actor was airlifted to the hospital to undergo surgery and is said to be well. However, his accident has left many wondering whether the Indiana Jones star will be able to complete his engagement on JJ Abrams' sci-fi reboot. Read about the accident here.

Momoa Aquaman: Game of Thrones star Jason Momoa has all but confirmed his involvement in Zack Snyder's upcoming Batman vs. Superman movie as the Justice League superhero Aquaman. The Big Bang Theory has done a good job of making Aquaman look naff but we think he's not only awesome but a good fit for the hench Hawaiian actor. And here's why.

'50 Shades' Frenzy: Fans of the erotic romance novels Fifty Shades of Grey were excited to be faced with a new promo shot from the upcoming movie this week. A photo of actor Jamie Dornan as lead Christian Grey was posted on the movie's official Facebook page showing the BDSM-loving billionaire driving a car and gazing intently at something. Whether his was a look of scorn or "come hither" has been hotly debated by fans but you can decide for yourself here.

Scooby Doo

"Zoinks Scoob!": This week we were hit with a highly coincidental double shot of Scooby Doo-related news. The first was the sad news that legendary radio personality and voice of Scooby's Shaggy Casey Kasem had passed away after a long illness. Find out the details. The other was that Warner Bros. have greenlit a new, live action Scooby Doo movie and are hoping to "start from scratch" to distance the new film from the critically-trashed noughties mystery machine adventures. Read more.

Lupita For Vogue: Lupita Nyong'o has fossilised her status as a darling of the fashion world by featuring in her first cover shoot for Vogue magazine. Stunning, sun-baked shots are accompanied by an inspiring interview in which the 12 Years a Slave star discusses her thoughts on fame, fashion and Star Wars. Oh, and confirms her relationship with rapper K'Naan... Read more here.

Video Of The Week - 'The Inbetweeners 2' Trailer: After saying they'd stop at just one movie, the cast of The Inbetweeners have reunited for a sequel! Check out the trailer. Prompted by the unprecedented success of the first film, the sequel will see Will, Neil, Jay and Simon headed to Australia in their unending pursuit of "clunge." Yup. Find out more plot details here.

20th June 2014 4250603
TV Critics Choice Awards Highlights: "Orange Is The New Black" Wins All The Awards (Sort Of) 4250877 News

Female driven drama finally had somewhat of a spotlight of the Critics’ Choice TVAwards, with Orange Is The New Black scoring three whole awards - Best Comedy Series, along with two more awards for Supporting Actress in a Comedy (Kate Mulgrew) and Guest Performer in a Comedy (Uzo Aduba). According to E! News Aduba thanked OITNB showrunner Jenji Kohan "for changing my life."

Uzo Aduba, TV Critics' Choice Awards
Uzo Aduba's glamorous ensemble matched her shiny new award.

Meanwhile, in other “actresses winning well-deserved awards” Tatiana Maslany of BBC America’s Orphan Black won for Best Actress in a Drama Series. On Orphan Black, she plays multiple, contrasting roles, centered around the show’s futuristic premise of a woman finding out that her life is the result of a cloning research project. Matthew McConaughey won the corresponding award for his work on True Detective.

Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey was recognized for his work True Detective.

The ghost of TV series past loomed heavy over the ceremony, as Breaking Bad scored wins for Best Drama Series and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama (Aaron Paul), however Bryan Cranston lost the Best Actor in a Drama Series to Matthew McConaughey. He'll just have to console himself with that Emmy then.

More: Bryan Cranston Will Not Rule Out Return To Breaking Bad Character

More: Five Reasons Why You Should Be Watching Orphan Black

In news you’ll hardly believe is real, Ryan Murphy was awarded the Louis XIII Genius Award. In other news, the Louis XIII Genius Award is a thing that exists. 

Bryan Cranston
Breaking Bad's luch was somewhat hit-and-miss at the awards show.

Female driven drama finally had somewhat of a spotlight of the Critics’ Choice TVAwards, with Orange Is The New Black scoring three whole awards - Best Comedy Series, along with two more awards for Supporting Actress in a Comedy (Kate Mulgrew) and Guest Performer in a Comedy (Uzo Aduba). According to E! News Aduba thanked OITNB showrunner Jenji Kohan "for changing my life."

Uzo Aduba, TV Critics' Choice Awards
Uzo Aduba's glamorous ensemble matched her shiny new award.

Meanwhile, in other “actresses winning well-deserved awards” Tatiana Maslany of BBC America’s Orphan Black won for Best Actress in a Drama Series. On Orphan Black, she plays multiple, contrasting roles, centered around the show’s futuristic premise of a woman finding out that her life is the result of a cloning research project. Matthew McConaughey won the corresponding award for his work on True Detective.

Matthew McConaughey
Matthew McConaughey was recognized for his work True Detective.

The ghost of TV series past loomed heavy over the ceremony, as Breaking Bad scored wins for Best Drama Series and Best Supporting Actor in a Drama (Aaron Paul), however Bryan Cranston lost the Best Actor in a Drama Series to Matthew McConaughey. He'll just have to console himself with that Emmy then.

More: Bryan Cranston Will Not Rule Out Return To Breaking Bad Character

More: Five Reasons Why You Should Be Watching Orphan Black

In news you’ll hardly believe is real, Ryan Murphy was awarded the Louis XIII Genius Award. In other news, the Louis XIII Genius Award is a thing that exists. 

Bryan Cranston
Breaking Bad's luch was somewhat hit-and-miss at the awards show.

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Certainly is a journey - he is fast becoming a "go to" actor now. At the highest level.

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