The Golden Globes announced their nominees this morning and there is some bulllllllllshit in here. (Forgive the formatting here — this was a cut and paste job because there’s SO MUCH TO GET TO TODAY.)
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
- BIG LITTLE LIES
- THE CROWN
- KILLING EVE
- THE MORNING SHOW
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
- JENNIFER ANISTON – THE MORNING SHOW
- OLIVIA COLMAN – THE CROWN
- JODIE COMER – KILLING EVE
- NICOLE KIDMAN – BIG LITTLE LIES
- REESE WITHERSPOON – BIG LITTLE LIES
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – DRAMA
- BRIAN COX – SUCCESSION
- KIT HARINGTON – GAME OF THRONES
- RAMI MALEK – MR. ROBOT
- TOBIAS MENZIES – THE CROWN
- BILLY PORTER – POSE
BEST TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
- THE KOMINSKY METHOD
- THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
- THE POLITICIAN
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
- CHRISTINA APPLEGATE – DEAD TO ME
- RACHEL BROSNAHAN – THE MARVELOUS MRS. MAISEL
- KIRSTEN DUNST – ON BECOMING A GOD IN CENTRAL FLORIDA
- NATASHA LYONNE – RUSSIAN DOLL
- PHOEBE WALLER-BRIDGE – FLEABAG
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A TELEVISION SERIES – MUSICAL OR COMEDY
- MICHAEL DOUGLAS – THE KOMINSKY METHOD
- BILL HADER – BARRY
- BEN PLATT – THE POLITICIAN
- PAUL RUDD – LIVING WITH YOURSELF
- RAMY YOUSSEF – RAMY
BEST TELEVISION LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
- THE LOUDEST VOICE
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
- KAITLYN DEVER – UNBELIEVABLE
- JOEY KING – THE ACT
- HELEN MIRREN – CATHERINE THE GREAT
- MERRITT WEVER – UNBELIEVABLE
- MICHELLE WILLIAMS – FOSSE/VERDON
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES OR A MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
- CHRISTOPHER ABBOTT – CATCH-22
- SACHA BARON COHEN – THE SPY
- RUSSELL CROWE – THE LOUDEST VOICE
- JARED HARRIS – CHERNOBYL
- SAM ROCKWELL – FOSSE/VERDON
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTRESS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
- PATRICIA ARQUETTE -THE ACT
- HELENA BONHAM CARTER – THE CROWN
- TONI COLLETTE – UNBELIEVABLE
- MERYL STREEP – BIG LITTLE LIES
- EMILY WATSON – CHERNOBYL
BEST PERFORMANCE BY AN ACTOR IN A SUPPORTING ROLE IN A SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOTION PICTURE MADE FOR TELEVISION
- ALAN ARKIN – THE KOMINSKY METHOD
- KIERAN CULKIN – SUCCESSION
- ANDREW SCOTT – FLEABAG
- STELLAN SKARSGÅRD – CHERNOBYL
- HENRY WINKLER – BARRY
Look. I’m not going to spend a lot of time screaming about this because the Golden Globes are stupid and should be ignored. But where the HELL is Russian Doll? What about Veep? Where’s When They See Us? You’re going to give nominations to The Loudest Voice in the Room but not When They See Us? Where is Schitt’s Creek? Or Watchmen, for fuck’s sake? All I’m saying is that this is a VERY white list. Very white. So white. The whitest.
I MEAN, Big Little Lies? The Politician? The Kominsky Method? ARE YOU SURE? ARE YOU VERY SURE?
Also, I’ve bitched about this before but how are you going to compare Henry Winkler’s performance in Barry to Stellen Skarsgard’s in Chernobyl? Come on now.
The Critics Choice nominees also came out and it’s better — in large part because they allow more than five nominees in the categories — but Russian Doll STILL gets snubbed which is some Grade A nonsense.
Y’all, Amy Sedaris was on The Mandalorian. I won’t say much more for fear of spoiling something, but if you’d like to see more, here you go.
Netflix’s Twitter account created some chaos on Twitter this weekend, and y’all nasty.
what’s something you can say during sex but also when you manage a brand twitter account?
— Netflix US (@netflix) December 5, 2019
Manifest is returning soon enough. Here’s what we know about the upcoming season of the most ridiculous show on network TV. Wake me up when CGI wolves are involved.
Please stop calling this man’s office:
— South Park (@SouthPark) December 7, 2019
Julia Louis-Dreyfus regrets Elaine’s wardrobe on Seinfeld, but as a woman who lived through the 90s, YOU HAVE NOTHING TO BE ASHAMED ABOUT, HONEY.
An update on Mrs. Fletcher: the creator and star are all for a second season if HBO is up for it.
STEVE HARVEY. DAMMIT.
— J E F F R E Y 🎤 (@jepoydizon95) December 9, 2019
Fox News’ Pete Hegseth was banned from Twitter after he posted the Pensacola shooter’s manifesto. This is an interesting story, because on the one hand, the manifesto is newsworthy, as there is some question (but not really) about whether this was terrorism or not. On the other hand, it is spreading a terrorist manifesto, even if it was done so in a critical way. Social media is hard!
Simon Cowell is lawyering up. Gee, why?
For you old school Real Housewives of Beverly Hills viewers: The Sultan will not be marrying his younger girlfriend, Shiva, after all.
I’m just going to leave this here. If you know, you know.
Goddammit, Chris Soules, go away. Absolutely not, dude.
It’s a super busy day today: the House Judiciary Committee is holding (maybe) its final hearing on the Ukrainian affair as I type this. They are hearing from the Republican and Democratic counsels for the Intelligence Committee, the lawyers who helped conduct the hearings last month.
I will have more to say about this tomorrow once the hearing concludes, but basically, this is just another chance to tell a cohesive story about what happened before the Judiciary Committee completes the articles of impeachment and sends them to the House for a vote. President Chickenshit was invited to participate in this hearing and defend himself but he’s too busy, trapped in a bathroom somewhere, flushing the toilet over and over again.
Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, said this “maybe” the final hearing and noted that while the vote schedule hasn’t been set, it’s possible they could vote on impeachment by Thursday or Friday.
I’m guessing it won’t happen until next week, but STAY TUNED.
DUELING GIULIANI REPORTS! This is a long article about Rudy Giuliani and his role in leading President Dum-Dum to impeachment. And here the Washington Post reports that Attorney General Bill Barr warned President Don’t Tell Me What to Do that Giuliani was a liability for the White House and that he wasn’t being well-served by America’s (Dumbest) Mayor. Could this be the famous “animated conversation” that Barr and President Screamy was having a few weeks ago? Or was it related to the next item:
The Justice Department’s Inspector General released a 400-page report on the start of the Russia investigation — you know, the one that was launched by the Deep State to take down Then-Candidate Fraudster — and it found that whaddya know, there was “no documentary or testimonial evidence” of political bias, and the FBI had an “authorized purpose” to launch the investigation. The Inspector-General did find that there was some sloppiness in individual agents’ actions but that there was no grand conspiracy. Attorney General Bill Barr and President QAnon are having a rough day.
MORE TOMORROW, once we have our hands around today’s events.
- An Aladdin spinoff is in the works at Apple TV+.
- The series about the Los Angeles Lakers from Adam McKay has been ordered at HBO.
- Cheer, a six-episode docuseries, has been ordered at Netflix.
- The Rachel Hollis Show has been ordered at Quibi.
- Chicago Fire and Friday Night Lights will be streaming on IMDb TV.
- Midnight in Mexico is being adapted into a series.
- Jesse Armstrong, the creator of Succession, has signed an overall deal with HBO.
- Finn Jones and Pico Alexander are joining Dickinson on Apple TV+.
- Ryan Dorsey is joining Stumptown.
- Paul Schulze will recur on Tommy on CBS.
- Sung Kang is joining the cast of Lisey’s Story on Apple TV+.
- Matt Long has been promoted to a series regular on Manifest. So I guess he didn’t get shot at the end of season one.
- Will Yun Lee will return to Altered Carbon on Netflix.
Mark Your Calendar
- The Boys returns on Amazon in 2020.
- Homeland will return for its final season on February 9.
- Chilling Adventures of Sabrina returns on January 24 on Netflix.
- White House Christmas 2019 will air on HGTV on December 15.
- Money Heist 4 will premiere on Netflix on April 3.
- Love & Hip Hop: New York returns on VH1 on December 16.
Caroll Spinney, Better known as Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch. This one hurts.
Big Bird (Caroll Spinney) performing “Bein’ Green” during Jim Henson’s memorial service.
Thank you, Caroll. 💚 pic.twitter.com/mq1lzdTfqy
— 🎄Muppet History 🕎 (@HistoryMuppet) December 8, 2019
— Michael de Adder (@deAdder) December 9, 2019
René Auberjonois, Actor known for his roles in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Boston Legal, and for me, his most memorable role, Benson
I have just heard about the death of my friend and fellow actor @reneauberjonois. To sum up his life in a tweet is nearly impossible. To Judith, Tessa & Remy I send you my love & strength. I will keep you in my thoughts and remember a wonderful friendship with René.
— William Shatner (@WilliamShatner) December 8, 2019
This is a terrible loss. Star Trek fans knew him as Odo from Deep Space Nine. We knew him as René. He was a wonderful, caring, and intelligent man. He shall be missed. When I look out to the stars, I shall think of you, friend. https://t.co/IE2gtivRcg
— George Takei (@GeorgeTakei) December 8, 2019
Rob Leibman, Tony-winning actor for Angels in America, and Rachel’s father on Friends, among many other roles
Robert Walker Jr., Actor in a number of TV series, including Star Trek, Dallas, The Fall Guy, and The Six Million Dollar Man
Claude Earl Jones, Actor in a number of movies and TV series, including Bride of Re-Animator, Seinfeld and Dallas
Denise D’Ascenzo, An Emmy-winning anchor for WFSB in Connecticut
Juice WRLD, Rapper
Zaza Urushadze, Georgian filmmaker
Batwoman: Kate and Kara seek out Bruce Wayne in the “Crisis” crossover and fall finale. 7 p.m., The CW
Black Lightning: The Pierce family fears for Jennifer’s life in the “Crisis” crossover and fall finale. 8 p.m., The CW
Beat Shazam: A holiday version of the Name That Tune rip-off. 7 p.m., Fox
Impeachment hearing: The last of the House hearings on impeachment before they vote. 8 a.m., all news channels
- Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon: Timothée Chalamet, Ashley Graham, Bong Joon Ho, Summer Walker
- Late Night with Seth Meyers: Quentin Tarantino, Aisling Bea, Michael Lewis, Coady Willis
- The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: Saoirse Ronan, Tom Brokaw
- The Late Late Show with James Corden: Billie Eilish, Ali Wong, guest host Alicia Keys
- Jimmy Kimmel Live: Jack Black, Michelle Wolf, Allen Stone
- The Daily Show: Kelly Marie Tran
- Conan: Laurence Fishburne
- Lights Out with David Spade: Rick Ingraham, Brendan Schaub, Megan Gailey
- Watch What Happens Live: Elizabeth Hurley, Stephen Dorff
- A Little Late with Lily Singh: Tony Shalhoub, Ne-Yo
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