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Ricky Gervais plays it loose for the Golden Globes and HBO

by Nick Zaino, posted Jan 15th 2010 10:33AM
Ricky Gervais hosts the Golden GlobesWhen Ricky Gervais hosts the Golden Globes this Sunday (NBC, 8PM EST), don't expect any pre-taped pieces or large choreographed numbers. Gervais, speaking to the press on a conference call, said he is avoiding all of that. He has planned what he wants to do, but he won't rehearse it, alone or with anyone on the show.

"I want to host it a little bit more like someone from the Rat Pack would host it," he says. "You know, just off the cuff and just playing the room and having fun with the people and roasting a few of the A-listers and hopefully it'll be fun for the room and the people at home."

"I do want people to have the feeling that anything can happen," he adds. "I want to be reactive so I don't want to just go out there and read an alter cue and do a very staid joke and have that sort of polite sort of titter."

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Most Awkward Award Show Moments (VIDEO)

by Mike Scalise, posted Jan 8th 2010 4:00PM
First she did a twirly hug, then made an odd, slurry joke about a kitten, spoke at a rate of about one word per minute and seemed to have her own personal hype man ('Precious' director Lee Daniels). And what did we do while we watched Mariah Carey's acceptance speech for Breakthrough Actress at last weekend's Palm Springs Film Festival?

We winced. We cringed. Then we watched it again.

Carey's, uh, loosened speech was the first genuinely awkward moment this award show season, but there were many actors, filmmakers, and musicians before her who've heard their name called, stepped to the podium, and made things a little weird for everyone.

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The Show Girl Talks 'Southland' Hookups, 'Human Target,' Golden Globe Predictions & More - VIDEO

by Maggie Furlong, posted Jan 8th 2010 10:00AM
Regina KingYou've got questions? I've got answers. I'm The Show Girl!

In honor of 'Southland''s glorious return to our TVs (Tue., 10PM ET on TNT), I got star Regina King's take on whether or not her character, Det. Lydia Adams, should hook up with Ben McKenzie's character, Det. Ben Sherman. The words "cutie" and "animalistic" are part of her answer ... tell me you're not curious.

I also have some behind-the-scenes fun with 'Human Target' star Mark Valley, and share a few of my Golden Globe predictions. (Yay, 'Modern Family'! Sorry 'Cougar Town.')

Want more? Email me TV questions at TheTVShowGirl@aol.com -- who knows, I might just give you an answer on the show. Now watch, enjoy and come back next week for more. Until then, happy TV watching! -- By Maggie Furlong

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'The Ricky Gervais Show' to Premiere Feb. 19

by Allyssa Lee, posted Dec 22nd 2009 5:00PM
Good news, Ricky Gervais fans. HBO has announced that 'The RIcky Gervais Show' -- an animated series based on the Brit's hit podcasts -- will debut on the cable pay network on Feb. 19. For those of you keeping count, this is just one short month after the comedic actor hosts NBC's broadcast of the Golden Globes Awards ceremony on Jan. 17.

The 13-episode show will feature the voices of Gervais, longtime collaborator Stephen Merchant (with whom Gervais created BBC's 'The Office', from which the American version was based) and radio producer and friend Karl Pilkington.

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Golden Globes TV Nominations - Newbies and Oversights

by Patricia Chui, posted Dec 15th 2009 5:30PM
GleeThe 2010 Golden Globe nominations have been announced, and while typically everyone makes a fuss over which movies and movie actors get recognized by the Hollywood Foreign Press, there was plenty to raise eyebrows over on the TV side.

For one thing, while the Emmys tend to nominate the same people over and over again (ahem, Tony Shalhoub), the Globes make a point of recognizing newer shows. This year's crop was no exception, with Fox's 'Glee' and ABC's 'Modern Family' muscling aside some old standbys to share Best Comedy nomination honors. And newbies like Matthew Morrison and Lea Michele from 'Glee,' Thomas Jane and Jane Adams from HBO's 'Hung,' and Julianna Margulies from CBS drama 'The Good Wife' similarly reaped glory on their freshman shows.

On the other hand, how could HFPA voters overlook 'Lost'? or 'Modern Family' comic geniuses Ty Burrell and Ed O'Neill? or critical darlings 'Friday Night Lights' and 'Battlestar Galactica' ... AGAIN?

Take a look at some of the Globes' biggest TV snubs and surprises after the jump.

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What's Hot on Inside Movies: Complete Coverage of Golden Globes Nominations

by Jason Newman, posted Dec 15th 2009 4:11PM
The big news over at Inside Movies is today's announcement of the 66th Golden Globe Awards nominees. We know. It can be a bit overwhelming but we've got you covered on all the big races.

First, check out the overview of all the nominees, then don't forget to see our extensive coverage and analysis of specific categories.

We also round up stars' reactions to the nominations and one critic looks at the process and influence of the Globes on the Academy Awards.

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TV Stars React to Golden Globe Nominations

by AOL TV Staff, posted Dec 15th 2009 2:30PM
Lea Michele GleeNominations for the 67th annual Golden Globes are in -- and now, so are the reactions.

What did Lea Michele, Glenn Close, Neil Patrick Harris and more have to say about the good news?

Check out the best nominee reactions from around the web.

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Glee, Big Love, Dexter, Modern Family nominated for Golden Globes

by Bob Sassone, posted Dec 15th 2009 11:46AM
Edie FalcoThe Golden Globe Award nominations were announced this morning, and now we can begin all of the "how could they forget my favorite show!" talk. Here are the TV nominees.

Best Drama: Mad Men, Dexter, House, Big Love, True Blood

Best Comedy/Musical: 30 Rock, Modern Family, Entourage, Glee, The Office

Best Actor, Drama: Michael C. Hall (Dexter), Jon Hamm (Mad Men), Simon Baker (The Mentalist), Bill Paxton (Big Love), Hugh Laurie (House)

Best Actress, Drama: Glenn Close (Damages), January Jones (Mad Men), Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), Anna Paquin (True Blood), Juliana Margulies (The Good Wife)

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'Mad Men,' 'Glee' Earn Golden Globe Nominations

by Andrew Scott, posted Dec 15th 2009 9:09AM
GleeAs expected, 'Mad Men' and '30 Rock' were among the top shows nominated for Golden Globes this morning.

'Mad Men,' which won the Globe last year, will face off against returning shows 'Big Love,' 'Dexter,' 'House' and 'True Blood' in the Best Drama Series category.

Meanwhile, '30 Rock' will face tough competition in Best Comedy Series from newbie shows 'Modern Family' and the surprise hit of the morning, 'Glee,' which earned three additional acting nominations for stars Matthew Morrison, Lea Michele and Jane Lynch.

Nominee highlights after the jump.

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Golden Globes 2010: Best TV Drama Series Odds

by Gary Susman, posted Dec 14th 2009 10:00AM
Don't expect a whole lot of drama in the race for Best Drama Series at the Golden Globes. It would surprise no one if last year's winner, 'Mad Men' (pictured, right) repeats as a nominee and even as the eventual winner. Last year's nominees all have a similarly good shot at being recognized again when the nominations are announced on Dec. 15.

The Front Runners: 'Dexter,' 'House,' 'In Treatment' and 'True Blood,' all nominated last year, have a strong likelihood of returning.

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Golden Globes 2010: Best TV Comedy Series Odds

by Gary Susman, posted Dec 13th 2009 3:00PM
30 RockCould there be some new blood in the Best Comedy Series race at the Golden Globes this year? Could this be the year that '30 Rock' (pictured, right) is finally dethroned? A lot of strong comedy newcomers this year could make that happen. Expect to see some fresh faces when the Globe nominations are announced on Dec. 15.

The Front Runners: Besides '30 Rock,' which won last year, the class of 2009 nominees -- 'The Office,' 'Californication,' 'Entourage' and 'Weeds' -- all have the inside track on a return to the Globes ceremony this year.

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Golden Globes: Best TV Actor Odds

by Gary Susman, posted Dec 12th 2009 3:00PM
Usually, the Golden Globes are a little more cutting-edge than the Emmys, a little quicker to recognize new talent on TV. When this year's nominations are announced on Dec. 15, however, you can expect a battle of Globe warhorses, as veterans will largely elbow newcomers out of the way in the struggle for each of the five slots in the Best Actor categories, drama and comedy.

BEST DRAMA ACTORS
Front Runners: 'Mad Men''s Jon Hamm (pictured, above right) and 'House''s Hugh Laurie have to be considered locks.

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Golden Globes: Best TV Actress Odds

by Gary Susman, posted Dec 11th 2009 7:00PM
TV is often considered a medium that's especially friendly to women, both in the audience and in front of the camera. (Certainly more so than the movies, which have been all but abandoned to teenage boys.)

This year, however, there didn't seem to be as many strong roles for women on TV's comedy and drama series. The Golden Globe TV races in the Best Actress categories are especially tight this year, and few newcomers will be jockeying with veterans for the five nominations in each category that will be announced on Dec. 15.

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Hugh Jackman says 'no thanks' to Oscar repeat

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 30th 2009 6:02PM
hugh_jackman_tuxedoSo Ricky Gervais has signed to host the Golden Globes, which means the pressure is on the Oscars to come up with a host or hosts equally as stellar. Or interesting. Or compelling.

One star who has removed himself from the running is last year's host, Hugh Jackman. He will not return as Oscar host when the show airs on ABC, March 7.

He's currently on Broadway in a play -- with 007 Daniel Craig -- and he "quietly turned down the job" according to sources. It's not because he was a bomb emceeing the proceedings either. He didn't do the "Oprah, Uma, Uma, Oprah" joke nor did he trip on his shoelaces in the opening number. Quite the contrary, in fact. Hugh Jackman was a perfectly fine host.

But he doesn't want to do it in 2010. Maybe he doesn't want to push his luck? Maybe he just doesn't want to work that hard.

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Brilliant! Ricky Gervais to host the Golden Globes

by Allison Waldman, posted Oct 26th 2009 6:36PM
ricky_gervais_headshotDuring the recent broadcast of the Primetime Emmys, one of the funniest presenters was Ricky Gervais. It's not surprising that Ricky was funny that night. He's a brilliant comic actor, writer and director. I say this even after suffering through The Invention of Lying, a film that had a wonderful premise but was a crappy movie. Nevertheless, I still think he's fantastic. And I will watch the 67th Annual Golden Globes with Ricky Gervais as host.

The NBC censor's finger will surely be on the button January 17, the night of the broadcast, because you could imagine Ricky getting a wee bit close to the line of what you can and cannot say on TV. Although he's probably clever enough to say or do something that the censors wouldn't get till after it airs.

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