Monday, July 28, 2014

Video: Whoopi Goldberg talks ‘Turtles,’ EGOT and ‘View’

Whoopi Goldberg didn't know what "EGOT" was until filming an episode of "30 Rock."

The Emmy-Grammy-Oscar-Tony-award-winning actress (EGOT) revealed this during an interview with Savannah Guthrie Monday morning on NBC's "TODAY Show."

"I didn't know I was one," Goldberg said of the acronym. "I never pay attention."

Take a look (starting at the 2:45 mark):
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Goldberg was promoting her new role in the upcoming blockbuster "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," opening Aug. 8. The multiple-Oscar host said she has wanted to be in a movie with the turtles for a long time. She also talked about the new season of ABC's "The View."

Friday, July 25, 2014

Video: Reviewing Luc Besson’s ‘Lucy’ with Scarlett Johansson

TGK Editor James A. Molnar — also film editor of Toledo Free Press — stops by WTOL-11's “Your Day” in Toledo every Friday morning and talks about the latest movies at the box office. On the Friday, July 25, 2014, segment, he reviews Luc Besson's sci-fi thriller "Lucy," starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. He says audiences may need to use more brain power to understand it. He also chats what other films are opening in theaters.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Video: Reviewing Disney’s ‘Planes: Fire & Rescue’

TGK Editor James A. Molnar — also film editor of Toledo Free Press — stops by WTOL-11's “Your Day” in Toledo every Friday morning and talks about the latest movies at the box office. On the Friday, July 18, 2014, segment, he reviews Disney's "Planes: Fire & Rescue," the followup to 2013's "Planes." He says both are definitely not Pixar films. He also chats what else is coming out, including "Sex Tape."

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Video: Anna Paquin gave her Oscar a makeover

Oscar winner Anna Paquin appeared on "Late Night with Seth Meyers" Tuesday night and talked about giving her Oscar a makeover, which a friend tweeted a photo of earlier this month.

"My makeup artist this year and I decided he needed a little makeover," she told Meyers. "I'd like to say the aging of it is just time, not (makeup)."

Paquin went on to say, "It was Oscar Night and he needs to get his glam on — and look at him."

Take a look at the full conversation:

Paquin won the Supporting Actress Oscar for her role of Flora in the 1993 movie "The Piano." She is the second-youngest actor/actress to win in the competitive acting categories — at 11 years, 240 days old. Tatum O'Neal is the youngest, winning at 10 years, 148 days old for 1973's "Paper Moon."

The 87th Academy Awards, for outstanding film achievements of 2014, will be presented on Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center, and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 225 countries worldwide.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

2014 Primetime Emmy Awards printable ballot

The Gold Knight team has compiled the top nominees for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards (updated ballot with predictions coming in August). Find all of them here in our handy Emmys Ballot. Feel free to download the ballot, print it out and pass out at your workplace or during your party (go here to download the PDF). It's in glorious color.

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Download our ballot here.

Find the full list of nominations here.

The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards will air live coast-to-coast on NBC on Monday, Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT from the NOKIA Theatre L.A. LIVE. Seth Meyers will host. Don Mischer is set to executive produce. The Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards will take place on Saturday, Aug. 16. Stay tuned to The Gold Knight for full coverage.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Video: Reviewing ‘Dawn of the Planet of the Apes’ — a five-star review — best visual effects of the year

TGK Editor James A. Molnar — also film editor of Toledo Free Press — stops by WTOL-11's “Your Day” in Toledo every Friday morning and talks about the latest movies at the box office. On the Friday, July 11, 2014, segment, he reviews "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," the sequel to the first film in the reboot, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." What he finds most impressive is the CGI, making the apes look incredibly real. He also chats about "Begin Again," also new in theaters.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

And the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards nominees are …

Early Thursday morning, the television academy announced its nominations for the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards. "Game of Thrones" was the most nominated with 19 nominations. Miniseries "Fargo" and "American Horror Story: Coven" received 18 and 17 nominations, respectively.

Another big winner again this year was Netflix with 31 nominations, topping its 14 nominations and three wins from last year. CBS was the most nominated non-cable broadcaster with 47 nominations, down from last year's 53. HBO received 99 nominations, down from 108 last year.

Carson Daly from NBC’s "Today Show" and "The Voice" and Mindy Kaling from FOX’s "The Mindy Project" announced the nominations, along with Television Academy Chairman and CEO Bruce Rosenblum.

Nominations for the Oscars
The 86th Academy Awards ceremony ("The Oscars") was nominated for eight Emmys in the following categories:
  • Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special (Hamish Hamilton)
  • Outstanding Hairstyling For A Multi-Camera Series Or Special (Anthony Wilson, Department Head Hairstylist; Natasha Allegro, Key Hairstylist; Cynthia Romo, Hairstylist)
  • Outstanding Lighting Design | Lighting Direction For A Variety Special (Robert A. Dickinson, Lighting Designer; Robert Barnhart, Lighting Designer; Andy O'Reilly, Lighting Director; Jon Kusner, Lighting Director)
  • Outstanding Music Direction (William Ross, Music Director)
  • Outstanding Sound Mixing For A Variety Series Or Special (Paul Sandweiss, as Production Mixer; Tommy Vicari, as Orchestra Mixer; Biff Dawes, as Music Mixer; Pablo Munguia, as Protools Mixer; Kristian Pedregon, as Post Production Mixer; Patrick Baltzell, as FOH Mixer; Michael Parker, as Monitor Mixer; Bob LaMasney, as Sweetening Mixer)
  • Outstanding Special Class Program
  • Outstanding Technical Direction, Camerawork, Video Control For A Miniseries, Movie Or A Special (Eric BeckerRick Edwards and John Pritchett, Technical Directors; Rob Balton, Danny Bonilla, Robert Del Russo, David Eastwood, Suzanne Ebner, Patrick Gleason, Marc Hunter, Jay Kulick, Brian Lataille, Dave Levisohn, Tore Livia, Steve Martyniuk, Lyn Noland, Rob Palmer, David Plakos, Jofre Rosero, Danny Webb, Mark Whitman and Easter Xua, Camera; Terrance Ho, Guy Jones and Keith Winikoff, as Video Control)
  • Outstanding Art Direction For Variety, Nonfiction, Reality or Reality-Competition Programming (Derek McLane, Production Designer; Joe Celli and Gloria Lamb, Art Directors)
And the nominees are… (in all 103 categories)