In the announcement of the annual Primetime Emmy Award Nominations, there was good news for British shows as Downton Abbey, Sherlock and Luther all feature heavily.
Downton Abbey has 16 nominations as it features for the first time in the Drama Series category, there are also nods for cast members Hugh Boneville, Michelle Dockery, Maggie Smith, Joanne Froggatt, Brendan Coyle and Jim Carter as well as creator Julian Fellowes who is nominated for Best Dramatic Writer.
Sherlock’s Scandal in Belgravia episode features in the mini-series category, and has 13 nominations including recognition for both Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman. Sherlock faces competition from Luther while its Lead Actor Idris Elba is up against Cumberatch in the Best Actor in a Mini-Series award. Read more & comment »
Actress Eva Longoria and comedienne Tina Fey have been named by Forbes.com as Hollywood’s highest earning females.
Eva and Tina – who star in Desperate Housewives and 30 Rock respectively – are quoted as having earned £8.3million last year.
Coming in as the third highest earning actress was Eva’s Desperate Housewives co-star, Marcia Cross, while the show’s other stars Teri Hatcher and Felicity Huffman shared fifth place. Read more & comment »
This is another chance to see 30 Rock – the multi-award winning sitcom following the fortunes of longsuffering comedy writer Liz Lemon (Emmy-winner Tina Fey, the star and writer of ‘Saturday Night Live’ and ‘Mean Girls’).
Liz is living every comedy writer’s dream: she is the head writer on a demanding live TV variety programme in New York City. The show stars one of her closest friends, the sweet, but self-absorbed Jenna Maroney (Jane Krakowski, who starred in ‘Ally McBeal’).
September 16th, 2008 by Lisa McGarry. Tags: 30 Rock
Former Ally MCBeal star, Jane Krakowski has revealed that her new show 30 Rock is expecting some cool new guest appearances during its new series.
“People are fans now, so they’re asking to be on,” star Jane Krakowski said at a party for Intermix on September 6. “Megan Mullally’s on, Jennifer Aniston’s on, Steve Martin’s coming on.”
Rumours are also circulating that Oprah Winfrey and even some of the the Gossip Girl stars might appear, too. Gossip Girl and 30 Rock both shoot at Silvercup Studios in New York. “I finally got to meet Blake (Serena) and Penn (Dan),” Krakowski said. Does that mean we will see them on 30 Rock this year? “I don’t know if it’s official,” she said. “I just said hello to them over coffee.”
Former Friends star, Jennifer Aniston, has revealed that she had the “time of her life” whilst filming for her guest appearance on US TV show, 30 Rock.
“OK, where do I begin? I just had the time of my life,” she gushed at the premiere of her latest film, Management, in Toronto.
“They were just fantastic, welcoming me in with open arms. They were just so good at what they do. That was awesome. It was really, really fun. That cast is stellar and they’re really, Alec Baldwin, Tina Fey, what a great group of people.”
September 4th, 2008 by Lisa McGarry. Tags: 30 Rock
I was just watching E! News (yes I am that shallow) and I discovered that Jennifer Aniston will not be the only mega star appearing on US TV show, 30 Rock this season. Chat show queen, Oprah Winfrey may also be making an appearance as herself.
ET online has confirmed that Oprah Winfrey is in discussions with Tina Fey and the other producers of “30 Rock” to make a guest appearance as herself on the Emmy Award-winning US comedy.