People’s Choice Award Winners

People's Choice AwardsThe People’s Choice Awards were given out last night and several adaptations were recognized. On the movie side, Carrie won Favorite Horror Movie and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire won Favorite Year End Movie. Iron Man 3 won both Favorite Movie and Favorite Action Movie, and its Robert Downey Jr. won Favorite Action Movie Hero.

And on the TV side, Orange Is the New Black won Favorite Streaming Series, The Walking Dead won Favorite Cable TV Drama (and Rick Grimes won Favorite TV Anti-Hero), and Lucy Hale from Pretty Little Liars won Favorite Cable TV Actress. The Vampire Diaries got two wins, with Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy Actor for Ian Somerhalder and Favorite On-Screen Chemistry for Damon and Elena. Congratulations all!

AMC Renews The Walking Dead

The Walking DeadAMC has announced that hit show The Walking Dead has been renewed for a fifth season, with Scott Gimple staying in place as showrunner. From their announcement:

“This is a show that has erased traditional distinctions between cable and broadcast. Its expanding base of passionate fans has grown every season, most recently — and most notably — with the season four premiere earlier this month, which broke viewership records for the series and became the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history. On behalf of the incredible team on both sides of the camera, thank you to the fans and here’s to more Dead.

New Walking Dead Webisodes: The Oath

The Walking DeadNeed something to tide you over until The Walking Dead returns for season four on October 13th? Try this short webisode series called The Oath, starring Wyatt Russell, Ashley Bell, and Ellen Greene. It was directed by Greg Nicotero, who also directs the season four premiere. You can read all about it on AMC’s blog.

Part 1: “Alone”

Part 2: “Choice”

Part 3: “Bond”

Casting News: The Giver, Mockingjay, Bosch, Elementary, & More

Here’s a smorgasbord of movie and TV casting news for your Friday.

TV Casting: Once Upon a Time in Wonderland, The Walking Dead, Outlander, Resurrection

  • Iggy Pop will do the voice of the Caterpillar in Once Upon a Time in Wonderland.
  • Christian Serratos has been cast in The Walking Dead as Rosita Espinosa, a character from the comics.
  • Outlander has cast Roderick Gilkison as Hamish MacKenzie.
  • James Tupper has joined Resurrection for a multi-episode arc.

Emmy Nominations: Game of Thrones, Behind the Candelabra & More

Emmy AwardsThe 2013 Emmy nominations were announced this morning, and you can read the full list here. The Emmy Awards will air on CBS on Sunday, September 22nd at 8ET/5PT. Neil Patrick Harris will host. Let’s see what adaptations are up for awards:

  • Bates Motel: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series (Vera Farmiga)
  • Behind the Candelabra: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Michael Douglas, Matt Damon); Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Scott Bakula); Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special; Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special; Outstanding Art Direction for a Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Hairstyling for a Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Makeup for a Miniseries or Movie (Non-Prosthetic); Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie
  • The Bible: Outstanding Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Miniseries or Movie
  • Elementary: Outstanding Main Title Design; Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music
  • Game of Thrones: Outstanding Drama Series; Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Peter Dinklage); Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Emilia Clarke); Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series (Diana Rigg); Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series; Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series; Outstanding Casting for a Drama Series; Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series; Outstanding Costumes for a Series; Outstanding Single Camera Picture Editing for a Drama Series; Outstanding Hairstyling for a Single-Camera Series; Outstanding Makeup for a Single-Camera Series (Non-Prosthetic); Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Sound Editing for a Series; Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Comedy or Drama Series (One Hour); Outstanding Special Visual Effects
  • The Girl: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Toby Jones); Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie (Imelda Staunton); Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special; Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
  • Hemlock Grove: Outstanding Original Main Title Theme Music; Outstanding Special Visual Effects
  • Killing Lincoln: Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Single-Camera Picture Editing for a Miniseries or Movie
  • Parade’s End: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or Movie (Benedict Cumberbatch); Outstanding Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or Dramatic Special; Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie; Outstanding Costumes for a Miniseries, Movie or Special; Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score)
  • True Blood: Outstanding Art Direction for a Single-Camera Series
  • The Walking Dead: Outstanding Prosthetic Makeup for a Series, Miniseries, Movie or Special
  • World Without End: Outstanding Music Composition for a Miniseries, Movie or Special (Original Dramatic Score); Outstanding Sound Editing for a Miniseries, Movie or Special

TV News Briefs: Rizzoli & Isles, Sherlock, Under the Dome, True Blood & More

TV News Briefs: PLL Renewal & Spinoff, Dexter, Sherlock, True Blood & More

Scott Gimple to Run The Walking Dead

News broke yesterday that Scott Gimple will be the new (and third) showrunner for The Walking Dead. As THR reports, Gimple joined the show as a writer and executive producer in season two. Other news for season four: Greg Nicotero and Tom Luse have been promoted to executive producer, and Matt Negrete of White Collar has joined the show as writer and co-producer. And hey, we’ve got a quote from the author:

“Scott has been an essential part of this show since he came aboard at the very beginning of season two. He’s contributed to guiding this show in a substantial way that has resulted in a lot of the key scenes and storylines fans have dubbed signature moments of The Walking Dead,” said Robert Kirkman, who created the comics the series is based on. “I am thrilled to begin work on a brand-new season of The Walking Dead with Scott at the helm, and I truly believe we could be embarking on what will be the best season of this show yet.”