Matthew McConaughey. Christophe Nolan at Comic-Con
Comic-Con got off to a great start Thursday when the Paramount panel abruptly ushered off Megan Fox mid-Q&A, replacing her with a surprise appearance from Christopher Nolan and Matthew McConaughey.
Orange is the New Black
There were few surprises at the 30th Annual Television Critics Association Awards. Orange Is the New Black earned Outstanding New Program whileBreaking Bad's final season scored Program of the Year for the second consecutive season.
While last year, Tatiana Maslany beat out favorites like Bryan Cranston to win the Individual Achievement in Drama honors, this year the Orphan Black star got no love from either the TCAs or the Emmys. Instead, Matthew McConaughey took home the award for his work in True Detective, which also got lauded in the Movies, Miniseries and Specials category. Similarly, Veep doubled up its wins with awards for its star and to tie Louie in the Comedy category.
Juliana Margulies, Tatiana Maslany
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Question: Once again, this year's Emmy nominations are predictably boring. What was the bigger snub: No Good Wife nomination for Best Drama (especially with a weak Downton Abbey season in its place) or no nomination for Tatiana Maslany for her web of roles on Orphan Black? (I already know the answer: Both snubs were egregious.) — Erin
Matthew McConaughey, Woody Harrelson
According to the Emmy Awards ballot, True Detective isn't a miniseries, but Fargo and American Horror Story: Coven are. Orange is the New Black, Nurse Jackie and Shameless are comedies, even though there are frequently more tears than laughs on those shows.
The debate over how to classify shows that defy classification ruffled plenty of feathers during this year's Emmy campaign season. Yet...
No one expects the Emmy nominations to please everybody — there's simply too much TV these days, including on unconventional platforms like Netflix, and there are always going to be shows and performers that won't make the cut, however deserving. But even when the Emmy voters get something right, like adding HBO's freshman hoot Silicon Valley to the best-comedy contenders, we still find ourselves griping over where they stumbled, nowhere more glaringly than in the drama-series race. (For a list of nominees in the major categories, go here.)
Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones topped Thursday's Primetime Emmy nominations with 19, followed by Fargo with 18 and American Horror Story: Coven with 17.
Thrones will duke it out for drama series against reigning champ Breaking Bad,Downton Abbey, House of Cards, four-time champ Mad Men and True Detective.
Look back at last year's Emmys
True Detective, which opted to enter the drama race instead ...
Emmy voting is underway! This week, voters will be checking off names and shows they think are worthy of getting a nomination come July 10. We at TVGuide.com have a few selections in mind ourselves. Next up: our dream ballot for Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
Matthew McConaughey, Bryan Cranston
Breaking Bad, True Detective, The Good Wife were among the shows that received nominations for the 30th Television Critics Association Awards.
The final season of Breaking Bad will have to defend its title as Program of the Year in an impossibly tight race against True Detective, Game of Thrones, The Good Wifeand Orange Is the New Black. Bryan Cranston, Matthew McConaughey and Julianna Margulies are nominated for Individual Achievement in Drama, alongside The Americans' Matthew Rhys and Orphan Black's Tatiana Maslany.
Kerry Washington, Benedict Cumberbatch
Kerry Washington, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Orange Is the New Black creator Jenji Kohan are among the 100 Most Influential People, according to Time magazine.
True Detective fans: Are you experiencing Rust Cohle withdrawal?
In a new video to promote his upcoming Comedy Central special, Patton Oswalt parodies Matthew McConaughey's armchair philosopher, re-creating the interrogation scene in which Rust is grilled by two investigators.