'Days of our Lives': spoilers for the week of February 3rd

January 31, 2014
Below are teasers for "Days of our Lives" for the week of February 3rd:

Abigail rips into Adrienne for gossiping about her and EJ to Jennifer.

Brady hides out in Daniel’s empty apartment so he can drink.

Sami comes home early from a business trip… and is poised to get the shock of her life.

Brother Timothy presents a new option to Eric concerning his future.

Hope has another disastrous meeting with Aiden.

Daniel and Nicole’s mission takes a dangerous turn.

"Days of our Lives" airs weekdays on NBC.
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Sam Champion's Weather Channel Show gets a name

Sam Champion finally has a name for his new morning show on The Weather Channel. The show will be called "AMHQ." "AMHQ" is short for America's Morning Headquarters - but the official title is "AMHQ" The former "Good Morning America" host took to Twitter to share the news. The show is set to launch in March and Champion will anchor "AMHQ" weekdays from 7-10am ET.

https://twitter.com/SamChampion/status/429267964941320192
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Trailer: Grand Piano

Check out the trailer for the new movie, "Grand Piano." The movie, starring Elijah Wood and John Cusack and opens in theaters on March 7th.

Synopsis: Tom Selznick (Wood), the most talented pianist of his generation, who has stopped performing in public because of his stage fright. Years after a catastrophic performance, he reappears in public for a long awaited concert in Chicago. In a packed theater, in front of an expectant audience, Tom finds a message written on the score: “Play one wrong note and you die.” In the sights of an anonymous sniper (Cusack), Tom must get through the most difficult performance of his life and look for help without being detected.
Apart from his work as director, screenwriter and composer on his own films, Eugenio Mira has also worked as second unit director on J. Bayona's THE IMPOSSIBLE, composing music for Nacho Vigalondo's TIME CRIMES under the name Chucky Namanera, as well as acting alongside Robert De Niro in RED LIGHTS.


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American Idol announces schedule for Hollywood week rounds before live shows

January 30, 2014
"American Idol XIII" shocks contestants who think they are bound for Hollywood with the surprise “Hollywood or Home” Round Feb. 5; followed by a condensed “Hollywood Round” Feb. 6, Feb. 12 and Feb. 13; and the all-new, high-stakes three-night event called “Rush Week” Feb. 18, Feb. 19 and Feb. 20, culminating the following week as the Top 13 Finalists perform LIVE for the first time Feb. 26. This season's judges are Jennifer Lopez, Harry Connick Jr. and Keith Urban.

Catch "American Idol" Wednesdays and Thursdays on FOX.
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Interview: chatting with 'Brooklyn Nine Nine's Melissa Fumero

January 29, 2014
Samberg and Fumero (Cr: FOX)
FOX’s very funny rookie comedy, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," fresh off its Golden Globe win for Best Comedy and a Best Actor win for its star Andy Samberg, joins fellow comedy “New Girl” in the coveted post- Superbowl slot on Sunday. The show follows the detectives of the Brooklyn squad, namely hotshot Jake Peralta (Samberg) and his quest to be the best detective in the precinct. His goal is threatened by rising detective Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero). As they continue to cross paths professionally, will their unresolved personal feelings for each other get in the way?

Daytime TV Examiner caught up with  Fumero to get the scoop on the upcoming Superbowl episode and to also get her thoughts on working on “One Life to Live” where she played Adriana Cramer and met her husband, actor David Fumero (ex-Cristian).

Phyllis Thomas: Congratulations on the show winning the Golden Globe.

Melissa Fumero:
It’s been crazy. I mean a year ago today I was unemployed, I didn't have a job and now I'm at the Golden Globes. It’s so mind-trippy, it's crazy but I'm so happy. I love my cast so much. I love our crew. I love the show that we're doing,we're all so proud of it and we're having so much fun. I think to myself all the time I can't believe that this is my life right now.

Phyllis Thomas: You guys work so well together. It's such an ensemble cast and it must be so much fun day in and day out. What are rehearsals like?

Melissa Fumero:
The rehearsal process is pretty quick. We'll sort of run a scene a few times before we roll to sort of feel it out. Then we start shooting it, and shoot it, shoot it shoot it…and we play. We experiment and try new lines. We ad lib... it's a great way to shoot the show. You just do it over and over again. It could be well over 15 takes or something. And we play a lot and try lines and find out what’s funny. The cast, we frequently talk about how lucky we feel that we all get along so well. Everyone has a very similar energy and personality. We all text each other all the time, it's really great right now. It's amazing. I love going to work.

Phyllis Thomas: How is it to transition from a soap? Can you relax a little bit with less dialogue and a less hectic daily schedule?


Melissa Fumero:
It’s a little bit more intense. I work for much longer than I did on the soap opera. The soap is a lot more work, a lot of memorizing so it's kind of using that part of your brain because things go so fast. You can do like 10 scenes in 2 hours, so the day is our little shorter. And because the cast on the soap is so big, unless you're one of the show's principal characters, you don't work every day. But you work all year round, there no downtime. It is kind of weird. Here, there can really be 14 hour days. You’re saying less words, there are less scenes, but also experimenting and ad-libbing. They are like polar opposite worlds. It’s great.

Phyllis Thomas: Not that you would ever need to because I feel the show is going to be very successful but would you ever do a soap again?


Melissa Fumero: I like to believe in “Never Say Never.” I have no idea no plan of what the next few years have in store for me, so right now I'm just so happy on the show “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and hopefully we get to make more shows and keep making people laugh. Yeah, I don't know.

Phyllis Thomas: Can you preview the Superbowl Episode?

Melissa Fumero:
The Superbowl episode, we're really excited about it. I don’t know how much I can say about the plot but it is some Jake and Amy antics. There’s action, there’s amazing guest stars. It is a really hilarious story going on, both the A and B storyline. It’s really a fun episode. We worked really really hard on it and we're really excited about it.

Phyllis Thomas: Because I’m a “One Life to Live” fan, and I have to ask about David. I love him.

Melissa Fumero:
( Laughs) I love him too.

Phyllis Thomas: How is he doing?

Melissa Fumero:
He's great. You know, he's just had shoulder surgery. He was at the Golden Globes in a cast, so he's kind of dealing with that right now. He's on the mend and doing good. He's looking forward to going back and auditioning and going back to work. Right now he's trying to take care of himself, but he's great. Besides that, he's wonderful. He’s the best husband ever.

Phyllis Thomas: Do you chance to see some of the "One Life to Live" cast? I know you guys are pretty close with some of the cast.

Melissa Fumero:
Yeah. A lot of them are out here [in Los Angeles]. It’s funny how we all keep tabs on each other. Some people that I don't get to see, I hear about. We see John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex). We talk a lot. We're very close with Mark Lawson (Brody) and his wife and their two beautiful babies; Kamar [de los Reyes] (Antonio) and Sheri [Saum] (Keri)... and Kassie [DePaiva] (Blair), she's in New York but we keep up with her and Renee [Goldsberry] (Evangeline). I mean Kathy Brier (Marcy), everybody. We all love…even people I didn't necessarily get to talk to, we get to hear from through John-Paul.

Phyllis Thomas: I know you're so busy but you get a chance to watch any soaps anymore?

Melissa Fumero:
I am so behind on all TV and I love TV but I literally I get home so late and when I get some time I'm trying to catch up on my DVR. Even that night I try to watch this one thing that was on that night so I need to adjust my TV schedule. It pains me but hopefully I can work it out

Phyllis Thomas: I understand. I struggle with that myself. The network sponsoring Super Bowl. Are you planning to go? Do you follow football at all?

Melissa Fumero:
I don't follow football but I always watch the Superbowl. it’s so much fun to watch so no plans to travel or go but I don't know the Superbowl party I may have to go and definitely hang out and watch. Maybe I'll head out after Superbowl and just make sure that I watch the show. It's a cool thing to be able to say at a party, "Hey my show's coming up after the Superbowl. Do do you want to watch some TV?"

Catch “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Tuesdays, and catch a special episode on Sunday, February 2nd after the Superbowl on Fox.

*This article was originally published on Examiner.com on January 29, 2014.*
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Interview: Melissa Fumero previews 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine', talks 'One Life to Live'


Andy Samberg and Melissa Fumero of 'Broolyn Nine-Nine'(This interview was originally published on Examiner.com on January 29, 2014.) -- FOX’s very funny rookie comedy, "Brooklyn Nine-Nine," fresh off its Golden Globe win for Best Comedy and a Best Actor win for its star Andy Samberg, joins fellow comedy “New Girl” in the coveted post- Superbowl slot on Sunday. The show follows the detectives of the Brooklyn squad, namely hotshot Jake Peralta (Samberg) and his quest to be the best detective in the precinct. His goal is threatened by rising detective Amy Santiago (Melissa Fumero). As they continue to cross paths professionally, will their unresolved personal feelings for each other get in the way?

Daytime TV Examiner caught up with actress Melissa Fumero to get the scoop on the upcoming Superbowl episode and to also get her thoughts on working on “One Life to Live” where she played Adriana Cramer and met her husband, actor David Fumero (ex-Cristian).
Phyllis Thomas: Congratulations on the show winning the Golden Globe.
Melissa Fumero: It’s been crazy. I mean a year ago today I was unemployed, I didn't have a job and now I'm at the Golden Globes. It’s so mind-trippy, it's crazy but I'm so happy. I love my cast so much. I love our crew. I love the show that we're doing,we're all so proud of it and we're having so much fun. I think to myself all the time I can't believe that this is my life right now.
Phyllis Thomas: You guys work so well together. It's such an ensemble cast and it must be so much fun day in and day out. What are rehearsals like?
Melissa Fumero: The rehearsal process is pretty quick. We'll sort of run a scene a few times before we roll to sort of feel it out. Then we start shooting it, and shoot it, shoot it shoot it…and we play. We experiment and try new lines. We ad lib... it's a great way to shoot the show. You just do it over and over again. It could be well over 15 takes or something. And we play a lot and try lines and find out what’s funny. The cast, we frequently talk about how lucky we feel that we all get along so well. Everyone has a very similar energy and personality. We all text each other all the time, it's really great right now. It's amazing. I love going to work.
Phyllis Thomas: How is it to transition from a soap? Can you relax a little bit with less dialogue and a less hectic dally schedule?
Melissa Fumero: It’s a little bit more intense. I work for much longer than I did on the soap opera. The soap is a lot more work, a lot of memorizing so it's kind of using that part of your brain because things go so fast. You can do like 10 scenes in 2 hours, so the day is our little shorter. And because the cast on the soap is so big, unless you're one of the shows principal characters, you don't work every day. But you work all year round, there no downtime. It is kind of weird. Here, there can really be 14 hour days. You’re saying less words, there's less scenes, but also experimenting and ad-libbing. They are like polar opposite worlds. It’s great.
Phyllis Thomas: Not that you would ever need to because I feel the show is going to be very successful but would you ever do a soap again?
Melissa Fumero: I like to believe in “Never Say Never.” I have no idea no plan of what the next few years have in store for me, so right now I'm just so happy on the show “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” and hopefully we get to make more shows and keep making people laugh. Yeah I don't know.
Phyllis Thomas: Can you preview the Superbowl Episode?
Melissa Fumero: The Superbowl episode, we're really excited about it. I don’t know how much I can say about the plot but it is some Jake and Amy antics. There’s action, there’s amazing guest stars. It is a really hilarious story going on, both the A and B storyline. It’s really a fun episode. We worked really really hard on it and we're really excited about it.
Phyllis Thomas: Because I’m a “One Life to Live” fan, and I have to ask about David. I love him.
Melissa Fumero: ( Laughs) I love him too.
Phyllis Thomas: How is he doing?
Melissa Fumero: He's great. You know, he's just had shoulder surgery. He was at the Golden Globes in a cast, so he's kind of dealing with that right now. He's on the mend and doing good. He's looking forward to going back and auditioning and going back to work. Right now he's trying to take care of himself, but he's great. Besides that, he's wonderful. He’s the best husband ever.
Phyllis Thomas: Do you chance to see some of the "One Life to Live" cast? I know you guys are pretty close with some of the cast.
Melissa Fumero: Yeah. A lot of them are out here [in Los Angeles]. It’s funny how we all keep tabs on each other. Some people that I don't get to see, I hear about. We see John-Paul Lavoisier (Rex). We talk a lot. We're very close with Mark Lawson (Brody) and his wife and their two beautiful babies; Kamar [de los Reyes] (Antonio) and Sheri [Saum] (Keri)... and Kassie [DePaiva] (Blair), she's in New York but we keep up with her and Renee [Goldsberry] (Evangeline). I mean Kathy Brier (Marcy), everybody. We all love…even people I didn't necessarily get to talk to, we get to hear from through John-Paul.
Phyllis Thomas: I know you're so busy but you get a chance to watch any soaps anymore?
Melissa Fumero: I am so behind on all TV and I love TV but I literally I get home so late and when I get some time I'm trying to catch up on my DVR. Even that night I try to watch this one thing that was on that night so I need to adjust my TV schedule. It pains me but hopefully I can work it out
Phyllis Thomas: I understand. I struggle with that myself. The network sponsoring Super Bowl. Are you planning to go? Do you follow football at all?
Melissa Fumero: I don't follow football but I always watch the Superbowl. it’s so much fun to watch so no plans to travel or go but I don't know the Superbowl party I may have to go and definitely hang out and watch. Maybe I'll head out after Superbowl and just make sure that I watch the show. It's a cool thing to be able to say at a party, "Hey my show's coming up after the Superbowl. Do do you want to watch some TV?"
Catch “Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” Tuesdays, and catch a special episode on Sunday, February 2nd after the Superbowl on Fox.
To read more articles with actors from your favorite shows and movies, check out my pages atDaytime TV ExaminerClassic TV Examiner and Animation Examiner. Also, follow me on Twitter at@Phyllis_Thomas
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Grammys: Full Winners List

January 27, 2014
The Grammy Awards were awarded in Los Angeles. The big winners of the night were Jay Z, Lorde, Daft Punk, Pharrell Williams, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and rising new country star Kasey Musgraves were the night's big winners.

Below are a complete list of winners:

Album Of The Year
“The Blessed Unrest” — Sara Bareilles
“Random Access Memories” — Daft Punk – WINNER
“Good Kid, M.A.A.D City” — Kendrick Lamar
“The Heist” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
“Red” — Taylor Swift
Record Of The Year
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams – WINNER
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons
“Royals” — Lorde
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Bruno Mars
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams
Song Of The Year
“Just Give Me A Reason” — Jeff Bhasker, Pink & Nate Ruess, songwriters (Pink Featuring Nate Ruess)
“Locked Out Of Heaven” — Philip Lawrence, Ari Levine & Bruno Mars, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
“Roar” — Lukasz Gottwald, Max Martin, Bonnie McKee, Katy Perry & Henry Walter, songwriters (Katy Perry)
“Royals” — Joel Little & Ella Yelich O’Connor, songwriters (Lorde) – WINNER
“Same Love” — Ben Haggerty, Mary Lambert & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Mary Lambert)
Best New Artist
James Blake
Kendrick Lamar
Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – WINNER
Kacey Musgraves
Ed Sheeran

POP

Best Pop Solo Performance
“Brave” — Sara Bareilles
“Royals” — Lorde – WINNER
“When I Was Your Man” — Bruno Mars
“Roar” — Katy Perry
“Mirrors” — Justin Timberlake
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
“Get Lucky” — Daft Punk & Pharrell Williams – WINNER
“Just Give Me A Reason” — Pink Featuring Nate Ruess
“Stay” — Rihanna Featuring Mikky Ekko
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke Featuring T.I. & Pharrell Williams
“Suit & Tie” — Justin Timberlake & Jay Z
Best Pop Vocal Album
“Paradise” — Lana Del Rey
“Pure Heroine” — Lorde
“Unorthodox Jukebox” — Bruno Mars – WINNER
“Blurred Lines” — Robin Thicke
“The 20/20 Experience – The Complete Experience” — Justin Timberlake
Best Pop Instrumental Album
“Steppin’ Out” — Herb Alpert – WINNER
“The Beat” — Boney James
“Handpicked” — Earl Klugh
“Summer Horns” — Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair & Richard Elliot
“Hacienda” — Jeff Lorber Fusion
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
“Viva Duets” — Tony Bennett & Various Artists
“To Be Loved” — Michael Bublé – WINNER
“The Standards” — Gloria Estefan
“Cee Lo’s Magic Moment” — Cee Lo Green
“Now” — Dionne Warwick


DANCE

Best Dance/Electronica Album
Random Access Memories — Daft Punk – WINNER
Settle — Disclosure
18 Months — Calvin Harris
Atmosphere — Kaskade
A Color Map Of The Sun — Pretty Lights
Best Dance Recording
“Need U (100%)” — Duke Dumont Featuring A*M*E & MNEK
“Sweet Nothing” — Calvin Harris Featuring Florence Welch
“Atmosphere” — Kaskade
“This Is What It Feels Like” — Armin Van Buuren Featuring Trevor Guthrie
“Clarity” — Zedd Featuring Foxes – WINNER

ROCK

Best Rock Performance
“Always Alright” — Alabama Shakes
“The Stars (Are Out Tonight)” — David Bowie
“Radioactive” — Imagine Dragons – WINNER
“Kashmir” (Live) — Led Zeppelin
“My God Is The Sun” — Queens Of The Stone Age
“I’m Shakin’” — Jack White
Best Rock Album
“13″ — Black Sabbath
“The Next Day” — David Bowie
“Mechanical Bull” — Kings Of Leon
“Celebration Day” — Led Zeppelin – WINNER
“…Like Clockwork” — Queens Of The Stone Age
“Psychedelic Pill” — Neil Young With Crazy Horse
Best Metal Performance
“T.N.T.” — Anthrax
“God Is Dead?” — Black Sabbath – WINNER
“The Enemy Inside” — Dream Theater
“In Due Time” — Killswitch Engage
“Room 24″ — Volbeat Featuring King Diamond
Best Rock Song
“Ain’t Messin ‘Round” — Gary Clark Jr., songwriter (Gary Clark Jr.)
“Cut Me Some Slack” — Dave Grohl, Paul McCartney, Krist Novoselic & Pat Smear, songwriters (Paul McCartney, Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, Pat Smear) – WINNER
“Doom And Gloom” — Mick Jagger & Keith Richards, songwriters (The Rolling Stones)
“God Is Dead?” — Geezer Butler, Tony Iommi & Ozzy Osbourne, songwriters (Black Sabbath)
“Panic Station” — Matthew Bellamy, songwriter (Muse)

ALTERNATIVE

Best Alternative Music Album
“The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You” — Neko Case
“Trouble Will Find Me” — The National
“Hesitation Marks” — Nine Inch Nails
“Lonerism” — Tame Impala
“Modern Vampires Of The City” — Vampire Weekend – WINNER

R&B

Best R&B Performance
“Love And War” — Tamar Braxton
“Best Of Me” — Anthony Hamilton
“Nakamarra” — Hiatus Kaiyote Featuring Q-Tip
“How Many Drinks?” — Miguel Featuring Kendrick Lamar
“Something” — Snarky Puppy With Lalah Hathaway – WINNER
Best Urban Contemporary Album
“Love And War” — Tamar Braxton
“Side Effects Of You” — Fantasia
“One: In The Chamber” — Salaam Remi
“Unapologetic” — Rihanna – WINNER
“New York: A Love Story” — Mack Wilds
Best R&B Album
R&B Divas — Faith Evans
Girl On Fire — Alicia Keys – WINNER
Love In The Future — John Legend
Better — Chrisette MicheleThree Kings — TGT
Best Traditional R&B Performance
“Please Come Home — Gary Clark Jr. – WINNER
“Get It Right” — Fantasia
“Quiet Fire” — Maysa
“Hey Laura” — Gregory Porter
“Yesterday” — Ryan Shaw
Best R&B Song (A Songwriters Award)
“Best Of Me” — Anthony Hamilton & Jairus Mozee, songwriters (Anthony Hamilton)
“Love And War” — Tamar Braxton, Darhyl Camper, Jr., LaShawn Daniels & Makeba Riddick, songwriters (Tamar Braxton)
“Only One” — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton Featuring Stevie Wonder)
“Pusher Love Girl” — James Fauntleroy, Jerome Harmon, Timothy Mosley & Justin Timberlake, songwriters (Justin Timberlake) – WINNER
“Without Me” — Fantasia Barrino, Missy Elliott, Al Sherrod Lambert, Harmony Samuels & Kyle Stewart, songwriters (Fantasia Featuring Kelly Rowland & Missy Elliot)

RAP

Best Rap Performance
“Started From The Bottom” — Drake
“Berzerk” — Eminem
“Tom Ford” — Jay Z
“Swimming Pools (Drank)” — Kendrick Lamar
“Thrift Shop” — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz – WINNER
Best Rap/Sung Collaboration
“Power Trip” — J.Cole Featuring Miguel
“Part II (On The Run)” — Jay Z Featuring Beyoncé
“Holy Grail” — Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake – WINNER
“Now Or Never” — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Mary J. Blige
“Remember You” — Wiz Khalifa Featuring The Weeknd
Best Rap Album
Nothing Was The Same — Drake
Magna Carta…Holy Grail — Jay Z
Good Kid, M.A.A.D City — Kendrick Lamar
The Heist — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis – WINNER
Yeezus — Kanye West
Best Rap Song
“F***in’ Problems” — Tauheed Epps, Aubrey Graham, Kendrick Lamar, Rakim Mayers & Noah Shebib, songwriters (ASAP Rocky Featuring Drake, 2 Chainz & Kendrick Lamar)
“Holy Grail” — Shawn Carter, Terius Nash, J. Harmon, Timothy Mosley, Justin Timberlake & Ernest Wilson, songwriters (Kurt Cobain, Dave Grohl & Krist Novoselic, songwriters) (Jay Z Featuring Justin Timberlake)
“New Slaves” — Christopher Breaux, Ben Bronfman, Mike Dean, Louis Johnson, Malik Jones, Elon Rutberg, Sakiya Sandifer, Che Smith, Kanye West & Cydell Young, songwriters (Anna Adamis & Gabor Presser, songwriters) (Kanye West)
“Started From The Bottom” — W. Coleman, Aubrey Graham & Noah Shebib, songwriters (Bruno Sanfilippo, songwriter) (Drake)
“Thrift Shop” — Ben Haggerty & Ryan Lewis, songwriters (Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Wanz) – WINNER

COUNTRY MUSIC

Best Country Solo Performance
“I Drive Your Truck” — Lee Brice
“I Want Crazy” — Hunter Hayes
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Miranda Lambert
“Wagon Wheel” — Darius Rucker – WINNER
“Mine Would Be You” — Blake Shelton
Best Country Album
Night Train — Jason Aldean
Two Lanes Of Freedom — Tim McGraw
Same Trailer Different Park — Kacey Musgraves – WINNER
Based On A True Story — Blake Shelton
Red — Taylor Swift
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
“From This Valley” — The Civil Wars – WINNER
“Don’t Rush” — Kelly Clarkson Featuring Vince Gill
“Your Side Of The Bed” — Little Big Town
“Highway Don’t Care” — Tim McGraw, Taylor Swift & Keith Urban
“You Can’t Make Old Friends” — Kenny Rogers With Dolly Parton
Best Country Song (A Songwriters Award)
“Begin Again” — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Taylor Swift)
“I Drive Your Truck” — Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Jimmy Yeary, songwriters (Lee Brice)
“Mama’s Broken Heart” — Brandy Clark, Shane McAnally & Kacey Musgraves, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
“Merry Go ‘Round” — Shane McAnally, Kacey Musgraves & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Kacey Musgraves) – WINNER
“Mine Would Be You” — Jessi Alexander, Connie Harrington & Deric Ruttan, songwriters (Blake Shelton)

NEW AGE

Best New Age Album
“Lux” — Brian Eno
“Illumination” — Peter Kater
“Final Call” — Kitaro
“Awakening The Fire” — R. Carlos Nakai & Will Clipman
“Love’s River” — Laura Sullivan – WINNER

JAZZ

Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Guided Tour — The New Gary Burton Quartet
Money Jungle: Provocative In Blue — Terri Lyne Carrington – WINNER
Life Forum — Gerald Clayton
Pushing The World Away — Kenny Garrett
Out Here — Christian McBride Trio
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
“Don’t Run” — Terence Blanchard, soloist
“Song For Maura” — Paquito D’Rivera, soloist
“Song Without Words #4: Duet” — Fred Hersch, soloist
“Stadium Jazz” — Donny McCaslin, soloist
“Orbits” — Wayne Shorter, soloist – WINNER
Best Jazz Vocal Album
“The World According To Andy Bey” — Andy Bey
“Attachments” — Lorraine Feather
“Liquid Spirit” — Gregory Porter – WINNER
“WomanChild” — Cécile McLorin Salvant
“After Blue” — Tierney Sutton
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
“Brooklyn Babylon” — Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
“Night In Calisia” — Randy Brecker, Włodek Pawlik Trio & Kalisz Philharmonic – WINNER
“Wild Beauty” — Brussels Jazz Orchestra Featuring Joe Lovano
“March Sublime” — Alan Ferber
“Intrada” — Dave Slonaker Big Band
Best Latin Jazz Album
“La Noche Más Larga” — Buika
“Song For Maura” — Paquito D’Rivera And Trio Corrente – WINNER
“Yo” — Roberto Fonseca
“Eggūn” — Omar Sosa
“Latin Jazz-Jazz Latin” — Wayne Wallace Latin Jazz Quintet

GOSPEL/CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC

Best Gospel Album
Grace (Live) — Tasha Cobbs
Best For Last: 20 Year Celebration Vol. 1 — Donald Lawrence
Best Days Yet — Bishop Paul S. Morton
God Chaser (Live) — William Murphy
Greater Than (Live) — Tye Tribbett – WINNER
Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance
“Break Every Chain [Live]” –Tasha Cobbs – WINNER
“Hurricane” — Natalie Grant
“Lord, I Need You” — Matt Maher
“Overcomer” — Mandisa
“If He Did It Before… Same God [Live]” — Tye Tribbett
Best Gospel Song
“Have Your Way” — Calvin Frazier & Deitrick Haddon, songwriters (Deitrick Haddon)
“If He Did It Before… Same God [Live]” — Tye Tribbett, songwriter (Tye Tribbett) – WINNER
“If I Believe” — Wirlie Morris, Michael Paran, Charlie Wilson & Mahin Wilson, songwriters (Charlie Wilson)
“A Little More Jesus” — Erica Campbell, Tina Campbell & Warryn Campbell, songwriters (Erica Campbell)
“Still” — Percy Bady, songwriter (Percy Bady Featuring Lowell Pye)
Best Contemporary Christian Music Song
“Hurricane” — Matt Bronleewe, Natalie Grant & Cindy Morgan, songwriters (Natalie Grant)
“Love Take Me Over” — Steven Curtis Chapman, songwriter (Steven Curtis Chapman)
“Overcomer” — David Garcia, Ben Glover & Christopher Stevens, songwriters (Mandisa) – WINNER
“Speak Life” — Toby McKeehan, Jamie Moore & Ryan Stevenson, songwriters (Tobymac)
“Whom Shall I Fear (God Of Angel Armies)” — Ed Cash, Scott Cash & Chris Tomlin, songwriters (Chris Tomlin)
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
“We Won’t Be Shaken” — Building 429
“All The People Said Amen [Live]” — Matt Maher
“Overcomer” — Mandisa – WINNER
“Your Grace Finds Me (Live)” — Matt Redman
“Burning Lights” Chris Tomlin

LATIN

Best Latin Pop Album
“Faith, Hope Y Amor” — Frankie J
“Viajero Frecuente” — Ricardo Montaner
“Vida” — Draco Rosa – WINNER
“Syntek” — Aleks Syntek
“12 Historias” — Tommy Torres
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
“El Objeto Antes Llamado Disco” — Café Tacvba
“Ojo Por Ojo” — El Tri
“Chances” — Illya Kuryaki And The Valderramas
“Treinta Días” — La Santa Cecilia – WINNER
“Repeat After Me” — Los Amigos Invisibles
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
“El Free” — Banda Los Recoditos
“En Peligro De Extinción” — Intocable
“A Mi Manera” — Mariachi Divas De Cindy Shea – WINNER
“Romeo Y Su Nieta” — Paquita La Del Barrio
“13 Celebrando El 13″ — Joan Sebastian
Best Tropical Latin Album
3.0 — Marc Anthony
Como Te Voy A Olvidar — Los Angeles Azules
Pacific Mambo Orchestra — Pacific Mambo Orchestra – WINNER
Sergio George Presents Salsa Giants — Various Artists
Corazón Profundo — Carlos Vives

AMERICAN ROOTS

Best Americana Album
Old Yellow Moon — Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell” – WINNER
Love Has Come For You — Steve Martin & Edie Brickell
Buddy And Jim — Buddy Miller And Jim Lauderdale
One True Vine — Mavis Staples
Songbook — Allen Toussaint
Best Bluegrass Album
“It’s Just A Road” — The Boxcars
“Brothers Of The Highway” — Dailey & Vincent
“This World Oft Can Be” — Della Mae
“Three Chords And The Truth” — James King
“The Streets Of Baltimore” — Del McCoury Band – WINNER
Best Blues Album
“Remembering Little Walter” — Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Mark Hummel, Sugar Ray Norcia & James Harman
“Cotton Mouth Man” — James Cotton
“Get Up!” — Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite – WINNER
“Seesaw” — Beth Hart & Joe Bonamassa
“Down In Louisiana” — Bobby Rush
Best Folk Album
“My Favorite Picture Of You” — Guy Clark – WINNER
“Sweetheart Of The Sun” — The Greencards
“Build Me Up From Bones” — Sarah Jarosz
“The Ash & Clay” — The Milk Carton Kids
“They All Played For Us: Arhoolie Records 50th Anniversary Celebration” — (Various Artists) Chris Strachwitz, producer
Best Regional Roots Music Album
“The Life & Times Of…The Hot 8 Brass Band” — Hot 8 Brass Band
“Hula Ku’i” — Kahulanui
“Le Fou” — Zachary Richard
“Dockside Sessions” — Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience – WINNER
“Apache Blessing & Crown Dance Songs” — Joe Tohonnie Jr.

REGGAE

Best Reggae Album
“One Love, One Life” — Beres Hammond
“Ziggy Marley In Concert” — Ziggy Marley – WINNER
“The Messiah” — Sizzla
“Reggae Connection” — Sly & Robbie And The Jam Masters
“Reincarnated” — Snoop Lion

WORLD MUSIC

Best World Music Album
“Savor Flamenco” — Gipsy Kings – WINNER (TIE)
“No Place For My Dream” — Femi Kuti
“Live: Singing For Peace Around The World” — Ladysmith Black Mambazo – WINNER (TIE)
“The Living Room Sessions Part 2″ — Ravi Shankar

CHILDREN’S

Best Children’s Album
“Blue Clouds” Elizabeth Mitchell & You Are My Flower
“The Mighty Sky” — Beth Nielsen Chapman
“Recess” — Justin Roberts
“Singing Our Way Through: Songs For The World’s Bravest Kids” — Alastair Moock & Friends
“Throw A Penny In The Wishing Well” — Jennifer Gasoi – WINNER

SPOKEN WORD

Best Spoken Word Album
“America Again: Re-becoming The Greatness We Never Weren’t” — Stephen Colbert – WINNER
“Carrie And Me” — Carol Burnett
“Let’s Explore Diabetes With Owls” — David Sedaris
“Still Foolin’ ‘Em” — Billy Crystal
“The Storm King” — Pete Seeger

COMEDY

Best Comedy Album
“Calm Down Gurrl” — Kathy Griffin – WINNER
“I’m Here To Help” — Craig Ferguson
“A Little Unprofessional” — Ron White
“Live” — Tig Notaro
“That’s What I’m Talkin’ About” — Bob Saget

MUSICAL THEATER

Best Musical Theater Album
“Kinky Boots” – WINNER
“Matilda: The Musical”
“Motown The Musical”

MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA

Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Django Unchained
The Great Gatsby (Deluxe Edition)
Les Misérables (Deluxe Edition)
Muscle Shoals
Sound City: Real To Reel – WINNER
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Argo — Alexandre Desplat, composer
The Great Gatsby — Craig Armstrong, composer
Life Of Pi — Mychael Danna, composer
Lincoln — John Williams, composer
Skyfall — Thomas Newman, composer – WINNER
Zero Dark Thirty — Alexandre Desplat, composer
Best Song Written For Visual Media
“Atlas” from “The Hunger Games: Catching Fire” — Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion & Chris Martin, songwriters (Coldplay)
“Silver Lining” from “Silver Linings Playbook” — Diane Warren, songwriter (Jessie J)
“Skyfall” from “Skyfall”– Adele Adkins & Paul Epworth, songwriters (Adele) – WINNER
“We Both Know” from “Safe Haven” — Colbie Caillat & Gavin DeGraw, songwriters (Colbie Caillat Featuring Gavin DeGraw)
“Young And Beautiful” from “The Great Gatsby” –Lana Del Rey & Rick Nowels, songwriters (Lana Del Rey)
“You’ve Got Time” from Orange Is The New Black — Regina Spektor, songwriter (Regina Spektor)

COMPOSING/ARRANGING

Best Instrumental Composition
Bound Away — Chuck Owen, composer (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge)
California Pictures For String Quartet — Gordon Goodwin, composer (Quartet San Francisco)
Koko On The Boulevard — Scott Healy, composer (Scott Healy Ensemble)
Pensamientos For Solo Alto Saxophone And Chamber Orchestra — Clare Fischer, composer (The Clare Fischer Orchestra) – WINNER
String Quartet No. 1: Funky Diversion In Three Parts — Vince Mendoza, composer (Quartet San Francisco)
Best Instrumental Arrangement
Invitation — Kim Richmond, arranger (The Kim Richmond Concert Jazz Orchestra)
On Green Dolphin Street– Gordon Goodwin, arranger (Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band) – WINNER
Side Hikes – A Ridge Away — Chuck Owen, arranger (Chuck Owen & The Jazz Surge)
Skylark — Nan Schwartz, arranger (Amy Dickson)
Wild Beauty — Gil Goldstein, arranger (Brussels Jazz Orchestra Featuring Joe Lovano)
Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s)
La Vida Nos Espera — Nan Schwartz, arranger (Gian Marco)
Let’s Fall In Love
The Moon’s A Harsh Mistress — John Hollenbeck, arranger (John Hollenbeck)
Swing Low — Gil Goldstein, arranger (Bobby McFerrin & Esperanza Spalding) – WINNER
What A Wonderful World — Shelly Berg, arranger (Gloria Estefan)

PACKAGE

Best Recording Package
Automatic Music Can Be Fun — Mike Brown, Zac Decamp, Brian Grunert & Annie Stoll, art directors (Geneseo)
Long Night Moon — Sarah Dodds & Shauna Dodds, art directors (Reckless Kelly) – WINNER
Magna Carta…Holy Grail — Brian Roettinger, art director (Jay Z)
Metallica Through The Never — Bruce Duckworth, Sarah Moffat & David Turner, art directors (Metallica)
The Next Day — Jonathan Barnbrook, art director (David Bowie)
Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
The Brussels Affair — Charles Dooher & Scott Sandler, art directors (The Rolling Stones)
How Do You Do (Limited Edition Box Set) — Mayer Hawthorne, art director (Mayer Hawthorne)
The Road To Red Rocks (Special Edition) — Ross Stirling, art director (Mumford & Sons)
The Smith Tapes — Masaki Koike, art director (Various Artists)
Wings Over America (Deluxe Edition) — Simon Earith & James Musgrave, art directors (Paul McCartney And Wings) – WINNER

NOTES

Best Album Notes
Afro Blue Impressions (Remastered & Expanded) — Neil Tesser, album notes writer (John Coltrane) – WINNER
Call It Art 1964-1965 — Ben Young, album notes writer (New York Art Quartet)
Electric Music For The Mind & Body — Alec Palao, album notes writer (Country Joe & The Fish)
Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps — Jonathan Cott, album notes writer (Leonard Bernstein & New York Philharmonic)
360 Sound: The Columbia Records Story — Sean Wilentz, album notes writer (Various Artists)
Work Hard, Play Hard, Pray Hard: Hard Time, Good Time & End Time Music, 1923-1936 — Nathan Salsburg, album notes writer (Various Artists)

HISTORICAL

Best Historical Album
Call It Art 1964-1965
Charlie Is My Darling – Ireland 1965 – WINNER (TIE)
The Complete Sussex And Columbia Albums – WINNER (TIE)
Pictures Of Sound: One Thousand Years Of Educed Audio: 980–1980
Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen (Deluxe Edition)

PRODUCTION, Non-Classical

Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Annie Up — Chuck Ainlay, engineer; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Pistol Annies)
The Blue Room — Helik Hadar & Leslie Ann Jones, engineers; Bernie Grundman, mastering engineer (Madeleine Peyroux)
The Devil Put Dinosaurs Here — Paul Figueroa & Randy Staub, engineers; Ted Jensen, mastering engineer (Alice In Chains)
…Like Clockwork — Joe Barresi & Mark Rankin, engineers; Gavin Lurssen, mastering engineer (Queens Of The Stone Age)
The Moorings — Trina Shoemaker, engineer; Eric Conn, mastering engineer (Andrew Duhon)
Random Access Memories — Peter Franco, Mick Guzauski, Florian Lagatta & Daniel Lerner, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Daft Punk) – WINNER
Producer Of The Year, Non-Classical
Rob Cavallo
Dr. Luke
Ariel Rechtshaid
Jeff Tweedy
Pharrell Williams – WINNER
Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical
Days Turn Into Nights (Andy Caldwell Remix) — Andy Caldwell, remixer (Delerium Featuring Michael Logen)
If I Lose Myself (Alesso Vs. OneRepublic) — Alesso, remixer (OneRepublic)
Locked Out Of Heaven (Sultan + Ned Shepard Remix) — Ned Shepard & Sultan, remixers (Bruno Mars)
One Love/People Get Ready (Photek Remix) — Rupert Parkes, remixer (Bob Marley And The Wailers)
Summertime Sadness (Cedric Gervais Remix) — Cedric Gervais, remixer (Lana Del Rey) – WINNER

SURROUND SOUND

Best Surround Sound Album
Live Kisses — Al Schmitt, surround mix engineer; Tommy LiPuma, surround producer (Paul McCartney)
Sailing The Seas Of Cheese (Deluxe Edition) — Les Claypool & Jason Mills, surround mix engineers; Stephen Marcussen, surround mastering engineer; Les Claypool & Jeff Fura, surround producers (Primus)
Signature Sound Opus One — Leslie Ann Jones, surround mix engineer; Michael Romanowski, surround mastering engineer; Herbert Waltl, surround producer (Various Artists)
Sixteen Sunsets — Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Jim Anderson & Jane Ira Bloom, surround producers (Jane Ira Bloom)
Sprung Rhythm — Daniel Shores, surround mix engineer; Daniel Shores, surround mastering engineer; Dan Merceruio, surround producer (Richard Scerbo & Inscape)

FIELD: PRODUCTION, CLASSICAL

Best Engineered Album, Classical
Hymn To The Virgin — Morten Lindberg, engineer (Tone Bianca Sparre Dahl & Schola Cantorum)
La Voie Triomphale — Morten Lindberg, engineer (Ole Kristian Ruud & Staff Band Of The Norwegian Armed Forces)
Roomful Of Teeth — Mark Donahue & Jesse Lewis, engineers (Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth)
Vinci: Artaserse — Hans-Martin Renz, Wolfgang Rixius & Ulrich Ruscher, engineers (Diego Fasolis, Philippe Jaroussky, Max Emanuel Cencic, Daniel Behle, Franco Fagioli, Valer Barna-Sabadus, Yuriy Mynenko & Concerto Köln)
Winter Morning Walks — David Frost, Brian Losch & Tim Martyn, engineers; Tim Martyn, mastering engineer (Dawn Upshaw, Maria Schneider, Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra) – WINNER
Producer Of The Year, Classical
Manfred Eicher
David Frost – WINNER
Marina A. Ledin, Victor Ledin
James Mallinson
Jay David Saks

CLASSICAL

Best Orchestral Performance
Atterberg: Orchestral Works Vol. 1 — Neeme Järvi, conductor (Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra)
Lutosławski: Symphony No. 1 — Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor (Los Angeles Philharmonic)
Schumann: Symphony No. 2; Overtures Manfred & Genoveva — Claudio Abbado, conductor (Orchestra Mozart)
Sibelius: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4 — Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra) - WINNER
Stravinsky: Le Sacre Du Printemps — Simon Rattle, conductor (Berliner Philharmoniker)
Best Opera Recording
Adès: The Tempest - WINNER
Britten: The Rape Of Lucretia
Kleiberg: David & Bathsheba
Vinci: Artaserse
Wagner: Der Ring Des Nibelungen
Best Choral Performance
Berlioz: Grande Messe Des Morts — Colin Davis, conductor (Barry Banks; London Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Choir & London Symphony Chorus)
Palestrina: Volume 3 — Harry Christophers, conductor (The Sixteen)
Parry: Works For Chorus & Orchestra — Neeme Järvi, conductor; Adrian Partington, chorus master (Amanda Roocroft; BBC National Orchestra Of Wales; BBC National Chorus Of Wales)
Pärt: Adam’s Lament — Tõnu Kaljuste, conductor (Tui Hirv & Rainer Vilu; Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir; Sinfonietta Riga & Tallinn Chamber Orchestra; Latvian Radio Choir & Vox Clamantis) – WINNER
Whitbourn: Annelies — James Jordan, conductor (Ariana Zukerman; The Lincoln Trio; Westminster Williamson Voices)
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Beethoven: Violin Sonatas — Leonidas Kavakos & Enrico Pace
Cage: The 10,000 Things — Vicki Ray, William Winant, Aron Kallay & Tom Peters
Duo — Hélène Grimaud & Sol Gabetta
Roomful Of Teeth — Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth – WINNER
Times Go By Turns — New York Polyphony
Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Bartók, Eötvös & Ligeti — Patricia Kopatchinskaja; Peter Eötvös, conductor (Ensemble Modern & Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Corigliano: Conjurer – Concerto For Percussionist & String Orchestra — Evelyn Glennie; David Alan Miller, conductor (Albany Symphony) – WINNER
The Edge Of Light — Gloria Cheng (Calder Quartet)
Lindberg: Piano Concerto No. 2 — Yefim Bronfman; Alan Gilbert, conductor (New York Philharmonic)
Salonen: Violin Concerto; Nyx — Leila Josefowicz; Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor (Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra)
Schubert: Piano Sonatas D. 845 & D. 960 — Maria João Pires
Best Classical Vocal Solo
Drama Queens — Joyce DiDonato (Alan Curtis; Il Complesso Barocco)
Mission — Cecilia Bartoli (Diego Fasolis; Philippe Jaroussky; I Barocchisti)
Schubert: Winterreise — Christoph Prégardien (Michael Gees)
Wagner — Jonas Kaufmann (Donald Runnicles; Markus Brück; Chor Der Deutschen Oper Berlin; Orchester Der Deutschen Oper Berlin)
Winter Morning Walks — Dawn Upshaw (Maria Schneider; Jay Anderson, Frank Kimbrough & Scott Robinson; Australian Chamber Orchestra & St. Paul Chamber Orchestra) – WINNER
Best Classical Compendium
Hindemith: Violinkonzert; Symphonic Metamorphosis; Konzertmusik — Christoph Eschenbach, conductor – WINNER
Holmboe: Concertos — Dima Slobodeniouk, conductor; Preben Iwan, producer
Tabakova: String Paths — Maxim Rysanov; Manfred Eicher, producer
Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Lindberg, Magnus: Piano Concerto No. 2 — Magnus Lindberg, composer
Pärt, Arvo: Adam’s Lament — Arvo Pärt, composer
Salonen, Esa-Pekka: Violin Concerto — Esa-Pekka Salonen, composer
Schneider, Maria: Winter Morning Walks — Maria Schneider, composer – WINNER
Shaw, Caroline: Partita For 8 Voices — Caroline Shaw, composer (Brad Wells & Roomful Of Teeth)

MUSIC VIDEO/FILM

Best Music Video
Safe And Sound — Capital Cities (Grady Hall, video director; Buddy Enright, video producer)
Picasso Baby: A Performance Art Film — Jay Z (Mark Romanek, video director; Shawn Carter & Aristides McGarry, video producers)
Can’t Hold Us — Macklemore & Ryan Lewis Featuring Ray Dalton (Jon Jon Augustavo, Jason Koenig & Ryan Lewis, video directors; Tricia Davis, Honna Kimmerer & Jenny Koenig, video producers)
Suit & Tie — Justin Timberlake Featuring Jay Z (David Fincher, video director; Timory King, video producer) – WINNER
I’m Shakin’ — Jack White (Dori Oskowitz, video director; Raquel Costello, video producer)
Best Music Film
Live 2012 — Coldplay (Paul Dugdale, video director; Jim Parsons, video producer)
¡Cuatro! — Green Day (Tim Wheeler, video director; Tim Lynch, video producer)
I’m In I’m Out And I’m Gone: The Making Of Get Up! — Ben Harper With Charlie Musselwhite (Danny Clinch, video director; Ben Harper, video producer)
Live Kisses — Paul McCartney (Jonas Akerlund, video director; Violaine Etienne, Aron Levine & Scott Rodger, video producers) – WINNER
The Road To Red Rocks — Mumford & Sons (Nicolas Jack Davies & Frederick Scott, video directors; Dan Bowen, video producer)
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ABC entertainment head Paul Lee says soaps are the network's "brand" at 2014 TCA Winter Press Tour

January 18, 2014
With ABC's newest show pilots slated for spring and summer out for review by TVcritics, Paul Lee, President of ABC Entertainment met with the press at the ABC portion of the Winter Press Tour to share his thoughts on the network's body of shows. As he gave his "State of the Union" for sorts on how the shows currently on the lineup are fairing, Lee feels that serialized dramas such as "Scandal," are the network's bread and butter.

When asked about the now canceled "Body of Proof" starring Dana Delaney, which was a procedural, Lee noted that he hopes the new drama "Mind Games" would be the show that could capture audiences in a serialized way. Lee admits that he didn't think that "Body of Proof" could grow anymore in its time slot. He also feels that serials can be allowed a little more time to find an audience as it plays on other sites such as abc.com or Netflix.

"I do think that we're entering a period that we can afford to be a lot more patient, and I for one absolutely welcome that," Lee said of launching shows where 7-day ratings, for example counts. "'Scandal'" was the poster child for this ‑‑ to have a show that's really excellent but people don't discover until maybe they watch on it abc.com or Netflix allows you to be more patient and to have shows that stay there for longer.

"We didn't think that "Body of Proof" could grow and we wanted to take two or three swings this season," Lee continued. "We think "Mind Games" is a great example of that, where we could really grow that in that slot, but that is a procedural. To your point, we're not trying to do another serialized show [in that time slot].

Lee also hopes to expand even further on the net's serialized shows, which with "Scandal," "Revenge," "Once Upon a Time," "Grey's Anatomy" and "Nashville," have become the network's most successful format.

"We made it our mission to try and reinvent the soap as we came in," Lee said.
 "We started with"Revenge" and moved on to "Scandal" and "Nashville." It's something that we think fits perfectly with this what I call "Smart with heart" brand and we certainly have some really, really cool soaps that we're developing for next year. So we love soaps. We think they can be classy, which they never had that aura of being. But, look, "Castle" is one of the greatest assets on the network. Love to have it. And if "Mind Games" can become that, we'll be thrilled."

Lee also sited the success of ABC's fall schedule with a look at November sweeps and how the shows grow from their original overnight rating. "Not every show that we do works," Lee admits. "But we've now built up, you know, "Revenge" and "Once" and "Scandal" and "Nashville" and "Middle” and "Modern," and because our audiences are so passionate about those shows, because we have an upscale audience, we get a bigger bump than most of the other networks do, and that's what drives those numbers to grow...shows like "Nashville," when you look at its overnight number ‑‑ you know, and it does a mid 1s. It doesn't look like a great number ‑‑ that show grows 75 percent and does a mid 3s, and many other shows 4s and 5s that go through that. And as you start to look across our schedule as we rebuild it, we now really have building blocks on every night."

The network head also has set his focus on a few time slots that they haven't been able to successfully fill, such as Tuesday at 10:00 p.m, Thursday at 8:00 p.m. and Sunday at 10:00 p.m. Lee had hopes that "Marvel's Agents of the S.H.I.E.L.D" would be the show to start off Tuesdays.

"In these broadcast jobs, you've got to add a couple of assets a year," Lee said. " If you don't do that, you sort of pay for it in the next year, and we really feel now with "S.H.I.E.L.D." and "Goldbergs," we've got a couple of assets that can stay on the network for a very, very long time."

On "S.H.I.E.L.D.," Lee said, "There's going to be this really cool arc to the end of the series ‑‑ to the season -- to the end of the season, and you're going to find out who the Clairvoyant is, and it's going to be very, very cool. So we're very excited about the creative now as we go to the back nine of "S.H.I.E.L.D." We're feeling very, very good about that."
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'Legit' Season 1 now available on Blu-ray and DVD

January 14, 2014



 Season 1 of the FX comedy "Legit" is now available on Blu-ray and DVD.
"Legit" is the kind of show that you laugh at but are too erased to admit that you find it funny. The series is constantly pushing the envelope farther than any show dares to go. The show stars Jim Jefferies as an edgy, stand-up comic living in Los Angeles, struggling to make his life and career more "legit." He ends up spending most of his time taking his roommate,Steve, and his roommates brother, Billy, on some of the most outrageous road trips ever. One problem with this scenario is that Billy has Muscular Dystrophy is in a wheel chair.  
Jim and Steve constantly break Billy out of the health care facility that Billy is assigned in order to help him complete his bucket list. The bucket list however reads like a day in the life of the cast of  "The Hangover." Jim takes comedy to a whole new level when he, Steve and Billy take the ultimate road trip,  whether it’s visiting a Las Vegas brothel, partying with the mentally-challenged or trying to pick up women at a gay bar. If you like dark humor, really dark humor, this is for you. Also starring DJ Qualls as Billy and Dan Bakkedahl as Steve.

Special Features of the DVD Include:
Commentary on all episodes featuring Jim Jefferies, Peter O’Fallon and Dan Bakkedahl
Deleted Scenes
Gag Reel
Jim Jefferies’ Journey
Rodney Autotune
Pilot – Director’s Cut

LegitSeason 1 Blu-ray
Street Date: January 7, 2014
Prebook Date: December 11, 2013
Screen Format: Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio: English 5.1 DTS HD-MA
Subtitles: English / Spanish / French
Total Run Time: 286 minutes
U.S. Rating: TV-MA
Closed Captioned: Yes

LegitSeason 1 DVD
Street Date: January 7, 2014
Prebook Date: December 11, 2013
Screen Format: Widescreen 1.78:1
Audio: English 5.1 DD
Subtitles: English / Spanish / French
Total Run Time: 286 minutes
U.S. Rating: TV-MA
Closed Captioned: Yes

 Click on the link to order your copy:  LEGIT: SEASON 1
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'Salem' -- first look trailer of WGN America's original series

Take a look at the first trailer from WGN America's upcoming original series called "Salem" set to debut next year, the show is set in the volatile world of 17th century Massachusetts, it explores what really fueled the town’s infamous witch trials and centers on Mary Sibley (Janet Montgomery), the beautiful, ruthless but vulnerable wife of an ancient, ailing but very wealthy Salem town Selectman. The series is exec produced by Prospect Park’s Josh Barry and Jeff Kwatinetz. The cast includes Seth Gabel, Shane West, Ashley Madekwe, Xander Berkeley, Tamzin Merchant and Elise Eberle.
  



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Golden Globes: watch Amy and Tina's opening monologue

January 13, 2014
At last night's Golden Globes, hosts Tina Fey and Amy Poehler returned for the second year in a row. If you missed it, here it is again.


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Trailer: 'Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon'

January 11, 2014
Here is a new trailer for the upcoming "Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon.



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Starz: 'DaVinci's Demons' and 'Black Sails' -- trailers


Starz has released trailers for the sophomore season of their series "DaVinci's Demons" and for the new series "Black Sails." "Da Vinci's Demons" premieres Saturday, March 22 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/Pacific. "Black Sails" is set to debut on January 25th at 9:00 p.m. Eastern/Pacific.

“Da Vinci’s Demons” is a historical fantasy, following the untold story of the world's greatest genius during his turbulent youth in Renaissance Florence. Brilliant and passionate, the twenty five-year old da Vinci is an artist, inventor, swordsman, lover, dreamer and idealist. As a free thinker, with intellect and talents that are almost superhuman, he struggles to live within the confines of his own reality and time. Season two of the show finds finds Florence thrown into chaos in the wake of the Pazzi conspiracy. Lorenzo is gravely ill and Leonardo da Vinci must push the limits of his mind and body to defend the city against the forces of Rome. While the Medicis go to unthinkable lengths to deal with new threats, da Vinci continues on his quest to find the fabled Book of Leaves and uncover the secret history of his mother. He'll come to realize that he has lethal competition in his quest -- new enemies who may be even worse than the forces of Pope Sixtus. His search will take him to faraway lands and force him to reevaluate everything he knew about the world and his own history.

Check out the season two trailer below:



"Black Sails” is an eight-episode drama that transpires during the golden age of piracy. New Providence Island is a lawless territory, controlled by history’s most notorious pirate captains including the most notorious and feared of all, Captain Flint. It is a world teeming with pirates, prostitutes, thieves and debauchery, a place defined by both its enlightened ideals and its stunning brutality.

Check out a trailer below:




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NAACP Image Awards nominees (Complete List):

January 10, 2014
The nominees for THE 45TH NAACP IMAGE AWARDS were announced today during a live press  conference at the TV One presentation to the Television Critics Association during its Winter 2014 Press Tour.
Winners will be announced on Friday, February 21 during the Awards Ceremony for non-televised categories. The remaining categories will be announced LIVE on stage during the two-hour star-studded TV One telecast on Saturday, February 22 (9:00 p.m. ET/PT tape-delayed). The telecast will also include a one-hour pre-show airing live from the red carpet (8:00 p.m. ET/PT tape-delayed).

 Following is the list of categories and nominees Tor the 45TH NAACP Image Awards:

TELEVISION

Outstanding Comedy Series

"House of Lies" (Showtime)

"Modern Family" (ABC)

"Real Husbands of Hollywood" (BET)

"The Game" (BET)

"The Soul Man" (TV Land)


Outstanding Actor in a Comedy Series

· Andre Braugher - "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" (FOX)

· Cedric The Entertainer - "The Soul Man" (TV Land)

· Don Cheadle - "House of Lies" (Showtime)

· Dulé Hill - "Psych" (USA Network)

· Kevin Hart - "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (BET)



Outstanding Actress in a Comedy Series

· Aisha Tyler - "Archer" (FX Networks)

· Mindy Kaling - "The Mindy Project" (FOX)

· Niecy Nash - "The Soul Man" (TV Land)

· Tasha Smith - "Tyler Perry's For Better or Worse" (OWN)

· Wendy Raquel Robinson - "The Game" (BET)



Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

· Boris Kodjoe - "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (BET)

· Jerry "J B Smoove" Brooks - "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (BET)

· Morris Chestnut - "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime)

· Nick Cannon - "Real Husbands of Hollywood" (BET)

· Tracy Morgan - "30 Rock" (NBC)



Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

· Anna Deavere Smith - "Nurse Jackie" (Showtime)

· Brandy Norwood - "The Game" (BET)

· Nia Long - "House of Lies" (Showtime)

· Rashida Jones - "Parks and Recreation" (NBC)

· Sofia Vergara - "Modern Family" (ABC)



Outstanding Drama Series

· "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)

· "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)

· "Scandal" (ABC)

· "The Good Wife" (CBS)

· "Treme" (HBO)



Outstanding Actor in a Drama Series

· James Pickens, Jr. - "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)

· LL Cool J - "NCIS: Los Angeles" (CBS)

· Michael Ealy - "Almost Human" (FOX)

· Shemar Moore - "Criminal Minds" (CBS)

· Wendell Pierce - "Treme" (HBO)



Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series

· Chandra Wilson - "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)

· Kerry Washington - "Scandal" (ABC)

· Khandi Alexander - "Treme" (HBO)

· Nicole Beharie - "Sleepy Hollow" (FOX)

· Regina King - "SouthLAnd" (TNT)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

· Columbus Short - "Scandal" (ABC)

· Guillermo Diaz - "Scandal" (ABC)

· Jeffrey Wright - "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)

· Joe Morton - "Scandal" (ABC)

· Michael Kenneth Williams - "Boardwalk Empire" (HBO)



Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

· Archie Panjabi - "The Good Wife" (CBS)

· Debbie Allen - "Grey's Anatomy" (ABC)

· Diahann Carroll - "White Collar" (USA)

· Taraji P. Henson - "Person of Interest" (CBS)

· Vanessa L. Williams - "666 Park Avenue" (ABC)



Outstanding Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

· "Being Mary Jane" (BET)

· "Betty & Coretta" (Lifetime)

· "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story" (VH1)

· "Luther" (BBC America)

· "Muhammad Ali's Greatest Fight" (HBO)



Outstanding Actor in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

· Chiwetel Ejiofor - "Dancing on the Edge" (Starz)

· Danny Glover - "Muhammad Ali's Greatest (HBO)

· Idris Elba - "Luther" (BBC America)

· Malik Yoba - "Betty & Coretta" (Lifetime)

· Omari Hardwick - "Being Mary Jane" (BET)



Outstanding Actress in a Television Movie, Mini-Series or Dramatic Special

· Angela Bassett - "American Horror Story: Coven" (FX Networks)

· Angela Bassett - "Betty & Coretta" (Lifetime)

· Gabourey Sidibe - "American Horror Story: Coven" (FX Networks)

· Gabrielle Union - "Being Mary Jane" (BET)

· Keke Palmer - "CrazySexyCool: The TLC Story" (VH1)



Outstanding Actor in a Daytime Drama Series

· Aaron D. Spears - "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)

· Kristoff St. John - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)

· Lawrence Saint Victor - "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)

· Redaric Williams - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)

· Tequan Richmond - "General Hospital" (ABC)



Outstanding Actress in a Daytime Drama Series

· Angell Conwell - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)

· Christel Khalil - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)

· Karla Mosley - "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)

· Kristolyn Lloyd - "The Bold and the Beautiful" (CBS)

· Tatyana Ali - "The Young and the Restless" (CBS)





Outstanding News/ Information - (Series or Special)

· "Justice for Trayvon" (BET)

· "Mandela: Freedom's Father" (BET)

· "Oprah: Where Are They Now?" (OWN)

· "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr." (PBS)

· "Unsung" (TV One)


Outstanding Talk Series

· "Oprah's Lifeclass" (OWN)

· "Oprah's Next Chapter" (OWN)

· "Steve Harvey" (Syndicated)

· "The Arsenio Hall Show" (Syndicated)

· "The Queen Latifah Show" (Syndicated)


Outstanding Reality Series

· "Iyanla: Fix My Life" (OWN)

· "Shark Tank" (ABC)

· "Sunday Best" (BET)

· "The Voice" (NBC)

· "Welcome to Sweetie Pie's" (OWN)



Outstanding Variety Series or Special

· "12 Years A Slave: A TV One Special with Cathy Hughes" (TV One)

· "Black Girls Rock!" (BET)

· "Key & Peele" (Comedy Central)

· "Mike Tyson: Undisputed Truth" (HBO)

· "Oprah's Master Class" (OWN)



Outstanding Children’s Program

· "2013 HALO Awards" (Nickelodeon/TeenNick)

· "A.N.T. Farm" (Disney Channel)

· "Dora the Explorer" (Nickelodeon)

· "Postcards: Mandela" (The Africa Channel)

· "Wynton Marsalis: A YoungArts MasterClass" (HBO)



Outstanding Performance in a Youth/ Children’s Program - (Series or Special)

· China Anne McClain - "A.N.T. Farm" (Disney Channel)

· Eric I. Keyes, III - "Live Life and Win!" (Syndicated)

· Fatima Ptacek - "Dora the Explorer" (Nickelodeon)

· Karan Brar - "Jessie" (Disney Channel)

· Zendaya - "Shake It Up" (Disney Channel)



RECORDING

Outstanding New Artist

· Ariana Grande (Republic Records)

· Candice Glover (19 Recordings/Interscope Records)

· K. Michelle (Atlantic Records)

· RaVaughn Brown (Columbia Records)

· Zendaya (Hollywood Records)



Outstanding Male Artist

· Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)

· Charlie Wilson (RCA Records)

· John Legend (Columbia Records)

· Justin Timberlake (RCA Records)

· Robin Thicke (Star Trak/Interscope)



Outstanding Female Artist

· Beyoncé (Columbia Records)

· India.Arie (Motown Records)

· Janelle Monáe (Bad Boy/Atlantic)

· Ledisi (Verve Records)

· Mary J Blige (Verve Records/Interscope)

Outstanding Duo, Group or Collaboration

· "#Beautiful" - Mariah Carey feat. Miguel (Island Def Jam)

· "Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell (Star Trak/Interscope)

· "Fire We Make" - Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (RCA Records)

· "Hurt You" - Toni Braxton feat. Babyface (Motown Records)

· "Suit & Tie" - Justin Timberlake feat. Jay-Z (RCA Records)



Outstanding Jazz Album

· "Summer Horns" - Dave Koz, Gerald Albright, Mindi Abair, Richard Elliot (Concord Records)

· "The Beat" - Boney James (Concord Records)

· "The Messenger" - Kevin Eubanks (Mack Avenue Records)

· "The Morning After: A Musical Love Journey" - Najee (Shanachie)

· "The Songs of Stevie Wonder" - SFJAZZ Collective (SFJAZZ Records)



Outstanding Gospel Album - (Traditional or Contemporary)

· "20 Year Celebration Volume 1 - Best For Last" - Donald Lawrence (Quietwater Entertainment/eOne Music)

· "Azusa: The Next Generation" - Hezekiah Walker (RCA Inspiration)

· "Best Days Deluxe Edition" - Tamela Mann (Tillymann Music)

· "Good God" - Shirley Caesar (eOne Music)

· "Music From the Motion Picture Black Nativity" - Various (RCA Inspiration)



Outstanding World Music Album

· "Coming from a Lady" - Lady Ele (13 Black Records)

· "Live At The Royal Albert Hall" - Emeli Sande (Capitol)

· "Natalie Cole en Español" - Natalie Cole (Verve Records)

· "Sing To The Moon" - Laura Mvula (Columbia Records)

· "The Standards" - Gloria Estefan (Masterworks)



Outstanding Music Video

· "Cocoa Butter" - India.Arie (Motown Records)

· "Fire We Make" - Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (RCA Records)

· "Made To Love" - John Legend (Columbia Records)

· "Q.U.E.E.N." - Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu (Bad Boy/Atlantic)

· "Treasure" - Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)



Outstanding Song

· "All Of Me" - John Legend (Columbia Records)

· "Blurred Lines " - Robin Thicke feat. T.I. & Pharrell (Star Trak/Interscope)

· "Fire We Make" - Alicia Keys feat. Maxwell (RCA Records)

· "Q.U.E.E.N." - Janelle Monáe feat. Erykah Badu (Bad Boy/Atlantic)

· "Treasure" - Bruno Mars (Atlantic Records)



Outstanding Album

· "20/20 Experience - The Complete Experience" - Justin Timberlake (RCA Records)

· "Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke (Star Trak/Interscope)

· "Love In The Future" - John Legend (Columbia Records)

· "Love, Charlie" - Charlie Wilson (RCA Records)

· "The Electric Lady" - Janelle Monáe (Bad Boy/Atlantic)


LITERATURE



Outstanding Literary Work - Fiction

· "A Deeper Love Inside: The Porscha Santiaga Story" - Sister Souljah (Atria/Emily Bestler Books)

· "Anybody's Daughter" - Pamela Samuels Young (Goldman House Publishing)

· "Little Green: An Easy Rawlins Mystery" - Walter Mosley (Doubleday)

· "Never Say Never: A Novel" - Victoria Christopher Murray (Touchstone/Simon & Schuster)

· "Who Asked You?" - Terry McMillan (Viking)



Outstanding Literary Work - Non-Fiction

· "Bartlett's Familiar Black Quotations: 5,000 Years of Literature, Lyrics, Poems, Passages, Phrases, and Proverbs from Voices Around the World" - Retha Powers (Little, Brown and Company)

· "Envisioning Emancipation: Black Americans and the End of Slavery" - Deborah Willis, Barbara Krauthamer (Temple University Press)

· "High Price: A Neuroscientist's Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society" - Carl Hart (HarperCollins, Harper)

· "Letters to an Incarcerated Brother: Encouragement, Hope, and Healing for Inmates and Their Loved Ones" - Hill Harper (Gotham Books)

· "The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross" - Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Donald Yacovone (SmileyBooks)


Outstanding Literary Work - Debut Author

· "Better Than Good Hair - The Curly Girl Guide to Healthy Gorgeous Natural Hair!" - Nikki Walton with Ernessa T. Carter (Harper Collins- Amistad)

· "Ghana Must Go" - Taiye Selasi (The Penguin Press)

· "Nine Years Under" - Sheri Booker (Gotham Books)

· "On The Come Up" - Hannah Weyer (Nan A. Talese/Doubleday)

· "The Returned" - Jason Mott (Harlequin MIRA)



Outstanding Literary Work - Biography/ Auto-Biography

· "Buck: A Memoir" - MK Asante (Spiegel & Grau)

· "Duke: A Life of Duke Ellington" - Terry Teachout (Gotham Books)

· "Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker" - Stanley Crouch (HarperCollins, Harper)

· "Mom & Me & Mom" - Maya Angelou (Random House)

· "The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks" - Jeanne Theoharis (Beacon Press)



Outstanding Literary Work - Instructional

· "Do I Look Like An ATM? A Parent's Guide to Raising Financially Responsible African American Children" - Sabrina Lamb (Chicago Review Press)

· "Plan D: How to Lose Weight and Beat Diabetes (Even If You Don't Have It)" – Sherri Shepherd with Billie Fitzpatrick (HarperCollins, It Books)

· "Recruiting and Retaining Culturally Different Students in Gifted Education" - Donna Y. Ford, Ph.D. (Prufrock Press Inc.)

· "The Entrepreneur Mind: 100 Essential Beliefs, Characteristics, and Habits of Elite Entrepreneurs" - Kevin D. Johnson (Johnson Media Inc.)

· "The Vegucation of Robin: How Real Food Saved My Life" - Robin Quivers (Avery)



Outstanding Literary Work - Poetry

· "Chasing Utopia: A Hybrid" - Nikki Giovanni (HarperCollins, William Morrow)

· "Hum" - Jamaal May (Alice James Books)

· "The Cineaste: Poems" - A. Van Jordan (W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.)

· "The Collected Poems of Ai" - Ai (W.W. Norton & Company, Inc.)

· "Turn Me Loose: The Unghosting of Medgar Evers" - Frank X Walker (University of Georgia Press)

Outstanding Literary Work - Children

· "I'm A Pretty Little Black Girl!" - Betty K. Bynum (Author), Claire Armstrong-Parod (Illustrator) (Dream Title Publishing)

· "Knock Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me" - Daniel Beaty (Author), Bryan Collier (Illustrator) (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

· "Martin & Mahalia: His Words, Her Song" - Andrea Davis Pinkney (Author), Brian Pinkney (Illustrator) (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)

· "Nelson Mandela" - Kadir Nelson (HarperCollins Children's Books/Katherine Tegen Books)

· "You Never Heard of Willie Mays?!" - Jonah Winter (Author), Terry Widener (Illustrator) (RH Childrens Books; Schwartz & Wade)



Outstanding Literary Work - Youth/Teens

· "Courage Has No Color, The True Story of the Triple Nickles: America's First Black Paratroopers" - Tanya Lee

Stone (Candlewick Press)

· "God's Graffiti: Inspiring Stories for Teens" - Romal Tune (Judson Press)

· "Invasion" - Walter Dean Myers (Scholastic Press/Scholastic)

· "Raising the Bar" - Gabrielle Douglas (Zondervan)

· "Serafina's Promise: A Novel In Verse" - Ann E. Burg (Scholastic Press/Scholastic)



MOTION PICTURE



Outstanding Motion Picture

· "12 Years A Slave" (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)

· "Fruitvale Station" (The Weinstein Company/Forest Whitaker's Significant Productions, OG Project)

· "Lee Daniels' The Butler" (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)

· "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" (The Weinstein Company/Distant Horizon, Origin Pictures, Pathé, Videovision Entertainment)

· "The Best Man Holiday" (Universal Pictures)



Outstanding Actor in a Motion Picture

· Chadwick Boseman - "42" (Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)

· Chiwetel Ejiofor - "12 Years A Slave" (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)

· Forest Whitaker - "Lee Daniels' The Butler" (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)

· Idris Elba - "Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom" (The Weinstein Company/Distant Horizon, Origin Pictures, Pathé, Videovision Entertainment)

· Michael B. Jordan - "Fruitvale Station" (The Weinstein Company/Forest Whitaker's Significant Productions, OG Project)



Outstanding Actress in a Motion Picture

· Angela Bassett - "Black Nativity" (Fox Searchlight Pictures/Mavin Pictures/Wonderful Films)

· Halle Berry - "The Call" (TriStar Pictures)

· Jennifer Hudson - "Winnie Mandela" (Ma-Afrika Films (PTY) LTD and Equinoxe Films Inc.)

· Kerry Washington - "Tyler Perry Presents Peeples" (Lionsgate)

· Nicole Beharie - "42" (Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)



Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture

· Cuba Gooding Jr. - "Lee Daniels' The Butler" (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)

· David Oyelowo - "Lee Daniels' The Butler" (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)

· Morris Chestnut - "The Best Man Holiday" (Universal Pictures)

· Terrence Howard - "Lee Daniels' The Butler" (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)

· Terrence Howard - "The Best Man Holiday" (Universal Pictures)



Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture

· Alfre Woodard - "12 Years A Slave" (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)

· Lupita Nyong'o - "12 Years A Slave " (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)

· Naomie Harris - "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" (The Weinstein Company/Distant Horizon, Origin Pictures, Pathé, Videovision Entertainment)

· Octavia Spencer - "Fruitvale Station" (The Weinstein Company/Forest Whitaker's Significant Productions, OG Project)

· Oprah Winfrey - "Lee Daniels' The Butler" (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)



Outstanding Independent Motion Picture

· "Blue Caprice" (Sundance Selects)

· "Dallas Buyers Club" (Focus Features)

· "Fruitvale Station" (The Weinstein Company/Forest Whitaker's Significant Productions, OG Project)

· "The Inevitable Defeat of Mister & Pete" (Codeblack Films/Lionsgate/iDeal Partners/State Street)

· "The Trials of Muhammad Ali" (Kartemquin Films)



Outstanding International Motion Picture

· "Call Me Kuchu" (Lindy Hop Pictures LLC)

· "High Tech, Low Life" (Argot Pictures)

· "La Playa D.C." (Burning Blue)

· "Lion Ark" (ADI Films)

· "War Witch" (Item 7)


DOCUMENTARY


Outstanding Documentary - (Theatrical)

· "20 Feet from Stardom" (Tremolo & Gil Friesen Productions)

· "Call Me Kuchu" (Lindy Hop Pictures LLC)

· "Free Angela and All Political Prisoners" (Codeblack Films/Lionsgate)

· "Girl Rising" (The Documentary Group)

· "The New Black" (Promised Land Film)



Outstanding Documentary - (Television)

· "Beyoncé: Life Is But a Dream" (HBO)

· "Dark Girls" (OWN)

· "Richard Pryor: Omit the Logic " (Showtime)

· "Venus Vs." (ESPN)

· "Whoopi Goldberg Presents Moms Mabley" (HBO)



WRITING



Outstanding Writing in a Comedy Series

· Erica Montolfo-Bura - "The Game" - In Treatment (BET)

· Karin Gist - "House of Lies" - Sincerity is an Easy Disguise in This Business (Showtime)

· Mara Brock Akil - "The Game" - The Blueprint I & II (BET)

· Ralph Farquhar, Chris Spencer - "Real Husbands of Hollywood" - Rock, Paper, Stealers (BET)

· Vincent Brown - "A.N.T. Farm" - influANTces (Disney Channel)



Outstanding Writing in a Dramatic Series

· Aaron Rahsaan Thomas - "SouthLAnd" - Babel (TNT)

· Chitra Elizabeth Sampath, Damian Kindler - "Sleepy Hollow" - Sanctuary (FOX)

· Janine Sherman Barrois - "Criminal Minds" - Strange Fruit (CBS)

· Karin Gist - "Revenge" - Mercy (ABC)

· Sara Hess - "Orange is the New Black" - Blood Donut (Netflix)

Outstanding Writing in a Motion Picture - (Theatrical or Television)

· Alfonso Cuarón, Jonás Cuarón - "Gravity" (Warner Bros. Pictures)

· Brian Helgeland - "42" (Warner Bros. Pictures/Legendary Pictures)

· Danny Strong - "Lee Daniels' The Butler" (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)

· John Ridley - "12 Years A Slave" (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)

· Ryan Coogler - "Fruitvale Station" (The Weinstein Company/Forest Whitaker's Significant Productions, OG Project)



DIRECTING

Outstanding Directing in a Comedy Series

· Anton Cropper - "House of Lies" - Sincerity Is an Easy Disguise in This Business (Showtime)

· Eric Dean Seaton - "Mighty Med" - Saving The People Who Save People (Disney XD)

· Millicent Shelton - "The Hustle" - Rule 4080 (FUSE)

· Paris Barclay - "Glee" - Diva (FOX)

· Stan Lathan - "Real Husbands of Hollywood" - Rock, Paper, Stealers (BET)



Outstanding Directing in a Dramatic Series

· Carl Franklin - "House of Cards" - Chapter 11 (Netflix)

· Ernest Dickerson - "Treme" - Dippermouth Blues (HBO)

· Millicent Shelton - "The Fosters" - Clean (ABC Family)

· Regina King - "SouthLAnd" - Off Duty (TNT)

· Rob Hardy - "Criminal Minds" - Carbon Copy (CBS)

Outstanding Directing in a Motion Picture - (Theatrical or Television)

· Jono Oliver - "Home" (The Home Film Group)

· Justin Chadwick - "Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom" (The Weinstein Company/Distant Horizon, Origin Pictures, Pathé, Videovision Entertainment)

· Lee Daniels - "Lee Daniels' The Butler" (The Weinstein Company/Lee Daniels Entertainment, Laura Ziskin Productions, Windy Hill Pictures, Follow Through Productions, Salamander Pictures, Pam Williams Productions)

· Malcolm D. Lee - "The Best Man Holiday" (Universal Pictures)

· Steve McQueen - "12 Years A Slave" (River Road/Plan B/New Regency/Fox Searchlight Pictures)
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