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SAG Awards 2015: Winners often go on to win Oscars

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The Screen Actors Guild awards have become an accurate predictor for the Oscars, largely because actors’ union members who vote in the SAG comprise the Academy’s largest voting block.

If the winners of Sunday night’s Screen Actors Guild awards seem particularly excited on their way up to the podium, it isn’t completely an act.

Cate Blanchett accepts an award at the 2014 Screen Actors Guild Awards. She went on to win best actress at the Academy Awards. -- Image credit: WIRE

Now in its 21st installment, the SAG awards have been an accurate predictor of next month’s acting Oscars, largely because the 111,228 actors’ union members who vote for the SAG-gies comprise the Academy’s largest voting bloc.

Last year’s Academy Award winners — best actor Matthew McConaughey, best actress Cate Blanchett, and supporting actors Lupita Nyong’o and Jared Leto — all took home SAG statuettes first.

The ensemble category, however, have been less of a barometer of Oscar gold: The cast of “American Hustle” took the SAG trophy last year — but then watched as “12 Years a Slave” won the Academy Award for best picture.

This year’s SAG awards had the requisite pre-show controversy, thanks to a nominees list without Bradley Cooper and the ensemble cast of “American Sniper.”

Going into Sunday night, industry watchers considered the outstanding leading male actor too close to call between Michael Keaton (“Birdman”) and Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”). Benedict Cumberbatch (“The Imitation Game”), Steve Carell (“Foxcatcher”) and Jake Gyllenhaal (“Nightcrawler”) rounded out that category, but were considered longshots.

“As an actor you pour everything you have into every role you do, there’s something alchemic that’s happens a film, you don’t know how it will be received,” Redmayne, who plays the ALS-stricken physicist Stephen Hawking, said as he entered Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. “And the fact that so many people seem to.

Julianne Moore (“Still Alice”) was considered the favorite for the leading actress award, though Reese Witherspoon (“Wild”) had earned some buzz. Though she was shut out for an Oscar nom, Jennifer Aniston (“Cake”), can take solace in the old adage, “It’s an honor just to be nominated” (albeit for a SAG). Rosamund Pike (“Gone Girl”) and Felicity Jones (“The Theory of Everything”) were the other two nominees.

J.K. Simmons (“Whiplash) and Patricia Arquette (“Boyhood”) are considered the overwhelming favorites in the supporting actor categories.

Considerably more drama awaited on the television side, where the above-the-marquee talent vying for the best actor in a drama series included Steve Buscemi (“Boardwalk Empire”), Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”), Woody Harrelson and McConaughey (“True Detective”) and Kevin Spacey (“House of Cards”).

Claire Danes (“Homeland”), Viola Davis (“How to Get Away with Murder”), Julianne Margulies (“The Good Wife”), Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”), Maggie Smith (“Downton Abbey”) and Robin Wright (“The Good Wife”) are up for best actress in a drama series.

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Lea Michele is set to star in Fox’s upcoming comedy-horror anthology, ‘Scream Queens’

Published by EOTM News Editor on January 17th, 2015 - in Breaking News, Entertainment News, Pop Culture, TV

By Tanya Blake

The upcoming anthology, from Glee and American Horror Story creator Ryan Murphy, will premiere in autumn 2015. The first season will consist of 15 hour long episodes with the plot centering on a series of murders on a college campus, according to Billboard.

Lea MicheleLea Michele will be joined by Emma Roberts (American Horror Story), Jamie Lee Curtis (True Lies), Joe Manganiello (True Blood), Abigail Breslin (Little Miss Sunshine) and Keke Palmer (Akeelah and the Bee). Ariana Grande has a recurring role on the show, returning to television since her last appearance in Nickelodeon’s Sam & Cat in 2014.

Scream Queens will see Murphy reunited with a number of actors and crew members who have previously worked on his other projects including Glee and American Horror Story. Michelle, who starred in Murphy’s Glee, is currently filming the final season and Scream Queens will be her first role after the hit musical-comedy series. Murphy has also previously worked with Roberts on American Horror Story‘s third and fourth seasons. Scream Queens will also see Glee and American Horror Story co-creator and producer Brad Falchuk and Glee producer Ian Brennan.

The casting announcement was made by Fox on Saturday (17th January) at the Television Critics Association press tour in California. Fox also announced the cast members for its upcoming musical Grease: Live. Julianne Hough (Dancing with the Stars) and Vanessa Hudgens (High School Musical) will star as Sandy and Rizzo, according to Variety.

Scream Queens is expected to air later this year and Grease: Live in January 2016

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ — OMG, let’s Talk about it!

Published by EOTM News Editor on March 31st, 2014 - in Celebrity News, Entertainment News, Trending

After nine seasons of running gags, touching scenes, flashbacks and flash-forwards, the series finale of "How I Met Your Mother" airs on March 31. So we couldn't possibly name only 20 most memorable moments from the show, could we? Challenge accepted! - Photo: Eric McCandless/FOX

‘How I Met Your Mother’ Finale (via ABC News)

Neil Patrick Harris and fellow castmates get ready for their final episode after nine seasons.



Nick Cannon Sparks White face Controversy

Nick Cannon Sparks Whiteface Controversy (via ABC News)

TV personality Nick Cannon takes heat for posting an Instagram photo of himself in whiteface.



45th NAACP Image Awards Nominations: Interview with Bill Duke [@RealBillDuke]

Published by EOTM News Editor on February 14th, 2014 - in Awards Shows, Celebrity News, Entertainment News

Bill Duke shares Valentine’s Day plans along with thoughts on George Zimmerman possibly fighting DMX in a celebrity boxing match.

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Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson, Wayne Brady Announced As Performers For “BET Honors”

Published by EOTM News Editor on February 10th, 2014 - in Awards Shows, Entertainment News, Press Releases
Mariah Carey, Jennifer Hudson, Janelle Monae, Tamar Braxton, Smokey Robinson, Karen Clark Sheard And Wayne Brady Announced As Performers For “BET Honors” (via PR Newswire)

REV. AL SHARPTON, JOE MORTON, LUDACRIS AND MACK WILDS SCHEDULED TO PRESENT “BET HONORS” PREMIERES MONDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2014 BET Networks logo. (PRNewsFoto/BET Networks) NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ – BET Networks announced today that Mariah…



Did Diddy Propose to Cassie; See the Suspected Bling

Via ( — So to answer my question, I’ma’ go with a resounding YES.


Diddy posted a picture with the caption, “Baby do you like it? I just want to get you wat you Like ! I just wanna Mk you smile :) #takeDat”

Diddy & Cassie - Photo credit: Getty

Coincidentally, Cassie was spotted with a new rock on her engagement ring finger.  You ever notice that what a girl finally gets their rock their hand is always up and out?  I’m not mad at her, I’d be doing the same damn thing.


This is funny because who would think that Diddy would ever pop the question? He always maintained the stance as a bachelor and he’s held it down proudly.

“It definitely would be a dream come true for me to just one day be ready for that (marriage). I’m not really looking because I know the responsibility that comes with that, and I think that a lot of people, they jump into that and they’re not honest with themselves. I’m brutally honest with myself. I don’t want to get married and not make that woman be the best. I’ve been close to it, and when I’m ready, I’ll make the announcement, but when I do it, I’m doing it forever.”

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‘Shipping Wars’ Star Roy Garber dies

Published by EOTM News Editor on January 19th, 2014 - in Breaking News, Celebrity Deaths, Entertainment News

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‘Shipping Wars’ star Roy Garber has died, he was 49. The actor passed away on Friday night after suffering a heart attack, according to TMZ.

Roy Garber -- Photo: Ian Spanier

Garber was rushed to a hospital in Texas and passed away shortly after. According to multiple media reports the actor has suffered with heart conditions for some time.

He leaves behind a longtime girlfriend and a son.

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The A&E family released a statement stating they were, “”deeply saddened by the loss.”

SAG Awards: ‘American Hustle,’ ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Continue Awards Momentum

Cuba Gooding Jr. and Jennifer Lawrence - Getty Image

SAG Awards: ‘American Hustle,’ ‘Dallas Buyers Club’ Continue Awards Momentum (via Fandango Movie Blog)

By: Derrick Deane on January 18, 2014 at 7:05PM And the winners are… The awards season rolls on with the Screen Actors Guild Awards tonight in Hollywood. The winners for this actors-only award show are selected by the performer’s peers. So who won…