BBC Home Entertainment released a video showing a bit about how Tatiana Maslany becomes 7 different characters in Orphan Black.
This Veronica Mars movie sneak peak was released at the recent San Diego Comic Con (SDCC). In case you aren’t aware of the back story, the money for this movie was raised in a Kickstarter project. The funding goal was raised in almost seconds (just a slight exaggeration). The Kickstarter project raised millions beyond its goal. It is one of the biggest fan-driven fund raising events to date and the start of a new trend in how movies get made.
Fans will get their movie in 2014.
If you missed Veronica Mars when it was a TV series years ago, it’s available via streaming services, and it’s worth watching. She’s a high school girl who helps out in her dad’s detective agency. I know, high school kids – I’m so beyond that – but it’s a good show.
There is some fan insanity going on in San Diego this weekend. Here are some interesting tweets about some of my favorite shows and stars from the event.
From the SyFy show Defiance cast member Jaime Murray. Jaime Murry is also in another favorite show of mine, Warehouse 13.
— Jaime Murray (@MsJaimeMurray) July 19, 2013
Jaime Murray posted lots of pics. Check her Twitter feed for a lot more, like this one referencing Warehouse 13. You may be able to find one similar to this of her giving her co-star Joanne Kelly a smooch, something we have yet to see on Warehouse 13.
— Jaime Murray (@MsJaimeMurray) July 20, 2013
Here’s one from Lost Girl star Ksenia Solo, who puts a lot of photos on Instagram.
From a fan of The Hunger Games.
Here’s what the fans camped out all night to see.
— Catching Fire (@TheHungerGames) July 19, 2013
A lot of happy fans got to stand beside their favorites.
— Jessica Courtemanche (@CourtemancheJ) July 20, 2013
Here’s a video of a session with Orphan Black cast members. Since this video is long, I’ll end with it.
— Orphan Black (@OrphanBlack) July 20, 2013
Do a Twitter search on #SDCC for thousands more tweets like these.
The 2013 Emmy Nominations were announced. The noms I most care about were in the Outstanding Lead Actress category. Here are the nominees.
- Vera Farmiga as Norma Bates in Bates Motel
- Michelle Dockery as Lady Mary Crawley in Downton Abbey
- Claire Danes as Carrie Mathison in Homeland
- Robin Wright as Claire Underwood in House of Cards
- Elisabeth Moss as Peggy Olson in Mad Men
- Connie Britton as Rayna James in Nashville
- Kerry Washington as Olivia Pope in Scandal
What a great list. I love all these actresses and all these performances and all these shows.
Well, I can’t stand Mad Men. I lived through the 50s once – I don’t need to suffer all that patriarchy again. But I loved Elizabeth Moss in Top of the Lake so I’m happy she was nominated for that, too.
Claire Danes, Connie Britton, Kerry Washington – I lurve them to bits. And a big Hurrah for Kerry Washington for letting herself be filmed with wet hair in the shower with Tony Goldwin and for being the first African American woman nominated in this category in years. I hope she wins.
But, really TV academy people, Emmy nomination people, where the hell is Tatiana Maslany from Orphan Black? She really should be on that list. She doesn’t have to win, but cripes, she should have been nominated.
She really should.
Like REALLY should.
Are you happy with the Emmy nominations? What’s your particular favorite category of nominees?
If you’d like to see a complete list of all the women nominated in every category, check out Looking at the 2013 Emmy Nominated Women at Women and Hollywood.