Allison and Adam Predict the 2014 Primetime Emmy Winners

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It was another fantastic year for television, and the 2014 Emmy nominations mostly captured that (…more or less). But when it comes to winners, the Emmys can be a wily beast, as seen in last year’s bevy of baffling wins (Jeff Daniels for NewsroomBobby Cannavale for Boardwalk Empire, among others).  Expect the expected with the Emmys, usually — unless they go completely off the wall.

This year, I have requested the expertise of Collider’s own Adam Chitwood to assist me with picks, not only because he closely follows the awards circuit year-round, he also has a much better track record than I do for picking awards winners in general.  Hit the jump for our guesses about how the results will play out and why in our 2014 Emmy predictions.  The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, will air live on NBC Monday, August 25th at 8pm ET/5pm PT.

TCA Awards Winners: BREAKING BAD Named Program of the Year; TRUE DETECTIVE, VEEP, and THE GOOD WIFE Win Top Honors

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Though the Primetime Emmy Awards are the TV honors that everyone’s familiar with, when it comes to clout, the Television Critics Association Awards take the cake.  Voted on by over 200 professional journalists, the TCA Awards honor the very best in television regardless of which networks can afford the most expensive campaigns, and so the list of 2014 winners comes with a considerable degree of weight.  Breaking Bad took the “Program of the Year” title for the second year in a row, while the Outstanding Achievement in Drama award went to CBS’ critical favorite The Good Wife.  The Best Comedy award resulted in a tie between the blissfully explicit Veep and FX’s wholly unique Louie, while True Detective won both Best Miniseries and Individual Achievement in a Drama for Matthew McConaughey.  As for Best New Program, that honor went to Netflix’s swell Orange Is the New Black.

Check out a full list of the TCA Awards winners after the jump, and if you missed the recent Emmy nominations announcement click here.

Natasha Lyonne and Yael Stone Talk ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Season 2, Changes from the First Season, Characters Relationships, and More

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From Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, Orange is the New Black tells the heartbreaking and hilarious stories of the women at Litchfield Prison.  In Season 1, Piper Chapman’s (Taylor Schilling) wild past came back to haunt her, resulting in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary where she finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates.  In Season 2, shocking revelations and new arrivals shake up the lives and relationships of the prisoners, in ways they never could have imagined.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, co-stars Natasha Lyonne (“Nicky Nichols”) and Yael Stone (“Lorna Morello”) talked about their expectations for the show, when they realized just how much viewers were talking about it, how the success of Season 1 affected the vibe on set for Season 2, how humbling it is to strip their vanity away with the prison wardrobe, and the beautiful journey their characters took together in Season 2.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are some spoilers.

2014 Emmy Nominations Announced; TRUE DETECTIVE, FARGO, THE NORMAL HEART, and More Score Multiple Nods

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The 2014 Emmy Nominations were announced this morning, and they were about as surprising/disappointing as I expected.  We’re in the Golden Age of Television™, but no one seems to tell the Emmys.  Yes, True Detective and Fargo got some love, but so did the awful awards-bait The Normal Heart, which picked up four out of six nominations for Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.  Then there are the usual suspects: Breaking Bad, Mad Men, The Big Bang Theory, Modern Family, etc.  Among tge acting nominations, I would say I’m pleasantly surprised about Andre Braugher getting attention for Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy for Brooklyn Nine-Nine and shocked that Kate Mara picked up an Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series nomination when really her CGI stunt double deserves all the credit.

Hit the jump to check out the full list of the major Emmy nominations.  The Emmy Awards will air live on NBC, Monday, August 25th at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT.

Kate Mulgrew and Lorraine Toussaint Talk ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Season 2, How They Feel About Their Characters’ Arcs, and More

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From Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, Orange is the New Black tells the heartbreaking and hilarious stories of the women at Litchfield Prison.  In Season 1, Piper Chapman’s (Taylor Schilling) wild past came back to haunt her, resulting in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary where she finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates.  In Orange Is the New Black Season 2, shocking revelations and new arrivals shake up the lives and relationships of the prisoners, in ways they never could have imagined.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, co-stars Kate Mulgrew (“Galina ‘Red’ Reznikov”) and Lorraine Toussaint (“Yvonne ‘Vee’ Parker”) talked about how they realized the level of popularity of this show, getting to explore the past and present of the relationship between their characters, that it’s great to work wearing a uniform, sneaking bits of glamour in, the expectation level that they have to live up to know, and how they each felt about the way their Season 2 storylines wrapped up.  Check out what they had to say about Orange is the New Black season 2 after the jump, and be aware that there are major spoilers.

Jason Biggs and Laura Prepon Talk ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Season 2, Expectations for the Show, Their Character Journeys, and More

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From Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, Orange is the New Black tells the heartbreaking and hilarious stories of the women at Litchfield Prison.  In Season 1, Piper Chapman’s (Taylor Schilling) wild past came back to haunt her, resulting in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary where she finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates.  In Orange Is the New Black Season 2, shocking revelations and new arrivals shake up the lives and relationships of the prisoners, in ways they never could have imagined.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, co-stars Jason Biggs (“Larry Bloom”) and Laura Prepon (“Alex Vause”) talked about their expectations for the show, when they realized just how much viewers were talking about it, how the success of Season 1 affected the vibe on set for Season 2, enjoying the freedom that comes with wearing the prison wardrobe, how they felt about the journey for their characters in Season 2, how amazing it’s been to collaborate with this creative team, how they feel about where things ended up for their characters, and that they’re already in production on Season 3.  Check out what they had to say after the jump, and be aware that there are spoilers.

Uzo Aduba Talks ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Season 2, Her Expectations for the Show, the Success of Season 1, Reacting to Her Character’s Backstory, More

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From Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, Orange is the New Black tells the heartbreaking and hilarious stories of the women at Litchfield Prison.  In Season 1, Piper Chapman’s (Taylor Schilling) wild past came back to haunt her, resulting in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary where she finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates.  In Season 2 of the popular Netflix original series, shocking revelations and new arrivals shake up the lives and relationships of the prisoners, in ways they never could have imagined.

During this exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Uzo Aduba (who gives a memorable stand-out performance as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren) talked about having no expectations for what this show would become, when she realized the show was getting the hugely positive response it’s received, having President Obama reference the show, how the success of Season 1 changed the vibe on set for Season 2, her reaction to her character’s backstory, what it was like to have Lorraine Toussaint this season, and how comforting it is to put on the prison jumpsuit.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.

Pablo Schreiber Talks ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Season 2, How Things Play Out for Pornstache, THE BRINK, THE MOON AND THE SUN, and More

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From Weeds creator Jenji Kohan, Orange is the New Black tells the heartbreaking and hilarious stories of the women at Litchfield Prison.  In Season 1, Piper Chapman’s (Taylor Schilling) wild past came back to haunt her, resulting in her arrest and detention in a federal penitentiary where she finds unexpected conflict and camaraderie amidst an eccentric group of inmates.  In Season 2 of the popular Netflix original series (Season 1 is also currently available on Blu-ray/DVD), shocking revelations and new arrivals shake up the lives and relationships of the prisoners, in ways they never could have imagined.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actor Pablo Schreiber (who plays Pornstache) talked about going into this show with zero expectations, how the reaction to the show was immediate, his rather unusual fan requests, how the success of the series changed the vibe on set for Season 2, and how satisfied he was with the way things played out for his character in the second season.  He also talked about his half-hour comedy series The Brink for HBO, and the experience of working on The Moon and the Sun, about King Louis XIV and a mermaid.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

THE COLLISION: Episode 91 – MAD MEN, HANNIBAL, FARGO, and More TV

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This week on The Collision, we’re joined by our TV Editor Allison Keene to talk about the most recent seasons of Mad Men, The Americans, Hannibal, and Silicon Valley.  We also talk about Fargo and Louie, which are still in the middle of their current seasons.  As always, we finish up with our recommendations.

Click here to listen to the new episode of The Collision, click here for the previous episode (“Ant-Man and X-Men: Days of Future Past“), click here to add the podcast to your RSS, and click here to find us on iTunes. To keep up to date with The Collision, you can follow us on Twitter at @MattGoldberg and @AdamChitwood.

Composer Gwendolyn Sanford Talks ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Season 2; Calls it ‘Darker’ and ‘Pretty Heavy’

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The end of the first season of Netflix’s critically lauded Orange Is the New Black left its lead character in a fairly dark place – Piper Chapman (Taylor Schilling) seemingly transformed from a straight-laced innocent into an impulsive miscreant.  It was hard not to wonder if Piper was headed down the same path as former Jenji Kohan lead Nancy Botwin (played by Mary-Louise Parker on Weeds), who began that series as the ‘everywoman’ protagonist only to later become the destructive antagonist by series end.

With less than 48 hours until the premiere of the second season, Orange Is the New Black Composer Gwendolyn Sanford, at a panel hosted by Netflix, briefly discussed the darker tone of the impending season and how that reflects upon her work.  “Season Two is much darker in terms of music and story” she confided “It gets pretty heavy. It’s definitely harder to take watching a scene where somebody you really love is getting beat up and then having to underscore that moment again and again and again.”  For more on the making of the show and how the composer got involved in the first place, hit the jump for our interview with Gwendolyn Sanford for Orange Is the New Black season 2 interview.

New to Blu-ray: HER, ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, FAST & FURIOUS 6-Movie Collection, and More

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This week’s new Blu-ray releases include one of the best films of 2013, quite possibly the most popular new TV series of last year, a pair of films that failed to catch on at the box office earlier this year, and a box set of an ongoing feature film franchise.

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Renewed for Season 3

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We’re still about a month away from the second season premiere of Netflix’s Orange Is the New Black, but the show has already been renewed for a third season.  The announcement isn’t that much of a surprise considering how quickly the streaming show has been folded into the zeitgeist; even President Barack Obama referenced it during his stand-up routine at the White House Correspondents dinner.  No, what’s more surprising is the way that the show decided to deliver the news to its growing legions of fans.  Hit the jump to find out how they did it and for more on the season three renewal.

Orange Is the New Black, starring Taylor SchillingJason BiggsLaura PreponKate MugrewDanielle BrooksUzo AdubaNatasha LyonneTaryn ManningLaverne CoxMichael HarneySamira WileyYael Stone, and Lorraine Toussaint, arrives on Netflix with all 13 episodes of season two being made available on June 6th.

New Trailer for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK: Season 2; Cast Tries to Sum up New Season in 3 Words

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Netflix has released a new Orange Is the New Black season 2 trailer.  For those unfamiliar with the terrific series, it takes place inside a women’s prison, and although the “main character” is a socialite incarcerated for an old crime, the supporting cast is just as interesting (and in some cases, more so).  If you’ve seen season one, this trailer will get you even more pumped for what’s coming up.  Set aside some binge-watching time.  Additionally, there’s also a brief featurette where the cast tries to sum up their thoughts on the new season in only three words.

Hit the jump to check out the trailer and featurette.  The show stars Taylor Schilling, Jason Biggs, Laura Prepon, Kate Mugrew, Danielle Brooks, Uzo Aduba, Natasha Lyonne, Taryn Manning, Laverne Cox, Michael Harney, Samira Wiley, Yael Stone, and Lorraine ToussaintOrange Is the New Black returns with all 13 episodes on June 6th.

First Images from Season 2 of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

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Because of David Fincher and a top-notch cast, House of Cards received plenty of attention before it was even released, and it managed to mostly live up to the hype.  But Netflix had a sleeper hit last year with their original series Orange Is the New Black.  Perhaps it was because I was never a fan of creator Jenji Kohan’s previous series, Weeds, but I was surprised by the enthusiastic buzz OITNB received, and it became an unexpected binge watch for me.  Now I’m excited for season two, and the first images from the new season have gone online.  The new images highlight both the dramatic side with the aftermath of Piper’s violent confrontation as well as the comic aspects with the inmates dressed up for a mock job fair.

Hit the jump to check out the images.  All 13 episodes of Orange Is the New Black will be released on Netflix on June 6th.

First Trailer for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK Season 2; Netflix Sets June 6th Premiere Date

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While you may be busy binging the second season of Netflix’s wonderfully addictive drama series House of Cards this weekend (helluva first episode, no?), the streaming service has also dropped the first trailer and release date for its other wildly popular original series Orange Is the New Black.  The first season was a very pleasant surprise last year, as Jenji Kohan’s (Weeds) dramatic comedy series nearly eclipsed Netflix’s more high profile debuts of House of Cards and Arrested Development.  For those unfamiliar, the show is based on the memoir of the same name by Piper Kerman and revolves around an engaged Brooklynite who ends up serving a year-long detention in a federal prison.  This season two trailer is very much a teaser, but those itching to see the first footage from the new episodes should be sufficiently pleased.

Hit the jump to watch the trailer.  All 13 episodes of Orange Is the New Black season two will be released on Netflix Friday, June 6th.  The series stars Taylor Schilling, Natasha Lyonne, Kate Mulgrew, Laura Prepon, and Jason Biggs.

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