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SAG Award winners announced

The Help swept the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, winning the prizes for Best Cast, Best Actress (Viola Davis), and Best Supporting Actress (Octavia Spencer). In the night’s biggest surprise, The Artist‘s Jean Dujardin bested The Descendants‘ George Clooney for Best Actor. Below is the entire list of winners.

Best Cast, Motion Picture The Help

Best Actress, Motion Picture Viola Davis, The Help

Best Actor, Motion Picture Jean Dujardin, The Artist

Best Cast, TV Drama Boardwalk Empire READ FULL STORY

Ricky Gervais on Golden Globes jokes: 'I don't care what people think'

Ricky Gervais told reporters on Friday that he “doesn’t care what people think” when he hosts the Golden Globes for a third time on Sunday.

In Pasadena to promote his new HBO mockumentary Life’s Too Short, Gervais quipped that he only does things “that can end my career” and how making cutting-edge jokes represents his “extreme sport now.”

“My conscious never takes a day off,” said Gervais. READ FULL STORY

Will Smith to host Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards

Will Smith better get out his rain gear. The star has been invited to host Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards, a show known for sliming its celebrities. This year is a special broadcast, as the ceremony is celebrating its 25th anniversary. It will be Smith’s first time hosting the show, though he’s won 10 Blimp Awards in the last 20 years and been nominated for five more. Marjorie Cohn, Nick’s president of original programming and development and an executive producer of the show said Smith was an obvious choice. She called him “the biggest movie star in the world … a larger than life presence who knows how to play big,” and added, “We’re excited he’ll be taking the stage for the biggest, loudest, messiest spectacle in the show’s 25-year history.”

The show will air March 31.

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Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore nominated for Directors Guild Awards

Some notable onscreen names are being recognized for their behind-the-camera achievements with this year’s Directors Guild Award nominations. READ FULL STORY

Paul Scheer, Rob Huebel to host Critics' Choice Movie Awards on VH1

It’s always good to get two-thirds of Human Giant back togetherRob Huebel (The Descendants) and Paul Scheer (The League), who starred in the 2007-08 MTV sketch series with Aziz Ansari (Parks and Recreation), have been tapped to host the Critics’ Choice Movie Awards on VH1, the Broadcast Film Critics Association announced today. The Critics’ Choice Awards — along with the Screen Actors Guild Awards — is considered to be among the best predictors of an Academy Award nomination. The ceremony will air live on Jan. 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, and indie pop act Fitz and the Tantrums will serve as the house band.

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'Boardwalk Empire,' 'Breaking Bad' top WGA nominees

Writers behind such HBO dramas as Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones were nominated for the 2012 Writers Guild Awards, announced today. Scribes for the AMC drama Breaking Bad also received multiple nods, as did NBC’s 30 Rock and ABC’s Modern Family.

Here is a partial list of nominees. Statues will be handed out Feb. 19 in Los Angeles and New York City. READ FULL STORY

Netflix, Showtime looking at new 'Arrested Development' limited series

Arrested Development may get another lease on life on the small screen: EW has confirmed that the producers of Arrested Development — the critically-acclaimed but short-lived comedy from Mitchell Hurwitz — are in talks with Showtime and Netflix about airing a limited number of original episodes that will update fans on the Bluth clan.

Hurwitz told attendees at the New Yorker Festival Sunday in New York that he wanted to shoot nine to 10 episodes that would air next fall and catch audiences up on the characters’ lives since the series ended in 2006 on Fox. The episodes would be produced by 20th Century Fox TV, which was responsible for the original single camera series that starred Jason Bateman, Michael Cera, and Portia DeRossi. READ FULL STORY

NBC secures Golden Globes broadcast

As it became clear the dispute over television rights for the Golden Globes wouldn’t be settled in time to prepare next year’s broadcast, a deal was brokered. While the face-off between the Hollywood Foreign Press Association and Dick Clark Productions has been delayed until the start of October, the HFPA has confirmed that the two organizations made a one-year deal with NBC to broadcast the event on Jan. 15, 2012. The non-jury trial, which is expected to take about two weeks, was also handed over to Judge A. Howard Matz, a senior judge of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. Though there have been rumors about an out-of-court settlement, HFPA sources denied that possibility.

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HFPA says Golden Globes ‘show will go on,’ regardless of lawsuit

'Modern Family' cast nabs five Critics Choice Television Awards nominations

Modern Family was nominated for six Critics Choice Television Awards by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Ty Burrell, Ed O’Neill and Eric Stonestreet each picked up Supporting Actor in a Comedy series nods, and Julie Bowen and Sofia Vergara were each nominated for Best Supporting Actress.

The inaugural Critics Choice Awards will be presented June 20 in Beverly Hills and streamed live on VH1.com. (These are not be confused with the Television Critics Association awards, which are given each July by members of the long-standing organization made up of the nation’s TV critics and reporters). For an entire list of all the nominees, click after the jump.

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Spike TV's 'Guys Choice' to reunite 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High' cast onstage, honor Keith Richards -- EXCLUSIVE

In the mood for some tasty waves, a cool buzz, or at least a mini-reunion of the cast of Fast Times at Ridgemont High? EW has learned that the legendary high school comedy will be inducted into the Guy Movie Hall of Fame at Saturday’s taping of Spike TV’s Guys Choice event, with Fast Times cast members Sean Penn, Judge Reinhold, Robert Romanus, Brian Backer, Forest Whitaker, and director Amy Heckerling appearing together onstage in Los Angeles to accept the honor. (Alas, Jennifer Jason Leigh is busy starring in the Broadway production of The House of Blue Leaves and Phoebe Cates is unavailable.) Robert De Niro will present the cast with trophies, in addition to separately handing the Brass Balls award to Rolling Stones guitarist Keith Richards for his musical achievements.

Justin Timberlake, Scarlett Johansson, Jason Bateman, Eva Mendes, and Jason Statham are among the celebrities who will serve as presenters during the show. Previously announced honorees and attendees include Jim Carrey, Jennifer Aniston, Harrison Ford, Mark Wahlberg, and Cameron Diaz. Guys Choice airs June 10 at 9 p.m. ET/PT.

Danish version of 'The Killing' wins BAFTA award

The original Danish television version of The Killing edged out three American dramas — Mad Men, Glee, and Boardwalk Empire — to win the BAFTA award for Best International series. In some of the other major categories honored yesterday, Sherlock was named the Best Drama Series, Steve Coogan (The Trip) won Best Male Performance in a Comedy, and Martin Freeman (Sherlock) won Best Supporting Actor.

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Exec producer Steven Moffat talks ‘Sherlock,’ and lending Martin Freeman to ‘The Hobbit’
‘The Trip’ trailer: Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon hit the road, impersonate Michael Caine
‘The Killing’ Clue Tracker

'Kids' Choice Awards': Goo had it coming, Jim Carrey and Russell Brand!

Watching and listening to an auditorium full of shrieking children may not be the most relaxing way to spend a Saturday night, but nothing beats the sight of an A or even C-level celebrity getting an upper cut of slime on live television. Then again, even a Dolce and Gabbana-wearing Heidi Klum can make a marinade of green goo look amazing, which goes to show how fashionable — if not a little frightening — it has become to participate in Nickelodeon’s annual Kids Choice Awards in Los Angeles. READ FULL STORY

'The Good Wife,' 'Justified' claim Peabody Awards

The Good Wife, HBO’s The Pacific, and Justified were among the record 39 recipients of the 70th Annual Peabody Awards, which honor the best in electronic media. “For 70 years the Peabody Award has defined excellence in electronic media,” said Horace Newcomb, director of the Peabody Awards. “This list of Peabody recipients continues the commitment of the University of Georgia and the Henry W. Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, the stewards of the award. With that commitment, we challenge media makers and distributors to reach higher, try harder and be ever mindful of their central role in public life.”

Recipients included:

The Pacific (HBO)
Men of a Certain Age (TNT)
Reel Injun: On the Trail of the Hollywood Indian (Independent Lens)
The Moth Radio Hour READ FULL STORY

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