At the SAG Awards, the stars get a few precious minutes to make their acceptance speeches. But that’s not their last say of the night. Next, they’re off to the press room backstage at the Shrine Auditorium. Read on for what the winners told reporters once they stepped offstage at the show on Sunday night – including Ben Affleck on Argo’s win in the top film category, Jennifer Lawrence on what she would tell her 14-year-old self and Bryan Cranston on what he hopes makes it into his obituary.
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Bookended by the Screen Actors Guild awards and the Super Bowl, this week has something for everyone, including a cute groundhog named Phil, who with any luck will be getting up early on Saturday with news about warmer weather ahead. There’s also a new zombie flick, the end of a favorite series, and a new one to add to your DVR. Check out our picks for the week below and tell us what you’re watching. Have a great week!
SAG Awards, TBS and TNT, 8 p.m. ET
One year after the mega-merger of SAG-AFTRA, Hollywood actors gather to honor each other for their work without pesky politics getting in the way. Who will win? Les Misérables and Lincoln lead the film acting nominations; Homeland and Mad Men are favorites for TV. Check back to EW.com for live coverage Sunday night.
RuPaul’s Drag Race season premiere, 9 p.m., Logo
Sashay your way into season 5 of the hit show on Logo.
Hotel Transylvania out on DVD.
Get spooked by Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg as this new version of Dracula has the famed vampire inviting other ghoulish friends over for a party — fright and animated high jinks ensue.
The Americans premieres, FX, 10 p.m.
Keri Russell flashes back to the ’80s in this new show about Russian spies next door. How retro!
30 Rock series finale NBC 8 p.m.
It’s really over. Say one final TGS farewell to Liz, Tracy, Jack, Jenna, Kenneth, and the gang.
Warm Bodies opens in theaters.
The poster tag line reads “guys love a girl with brains” and it couldn’t be more true than in this fun, oddball zombie rom com. Yes, zombie rom com, just go with it.
Groundhog Day. Again!
It’s Groundhog Day and it’s the weekend, so fire up the DVD player and watch one of the best comedies of all time in honor of Punxsutawney Phil. Bill Murray will make even a dark February day seem brighter. Or get up early and tune in to the real-time news to find out if the groundhog sees his shadow.
Super Bowl XLVII, CBS, 6:30 p.m.
The Baltimore Ravens will face off against the San Francisco 49ers. With the brother vs. brother coaching showdown and some great playoff games that led up to tonight’s championship, the game is set to be an exciting one. Oh, who are we kidding, we’re in it for Beyoncé and the commercials.
30 Rock is going out with a bang. Or a least with a wonderful tribute to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. In an effort to find his successor, Jack reinstated Kenneth the page to give a special VIP tour to the five final candidates for the position. The contenders (conveniently named Charlie, Veruca, Mike, Augustus, and Violet) were led to believe the tour was just a formality, but it was really the last part of the interview. Enter “NBC’s TV version of Willy Wonka starring Bob Uecker.” READ FULL STORY
It’s the final countdown! In “Florida,” Jack was still riding the high of defeating Kaylie Hooper to claim his rightful spot as Kabletown CEO. But since the promotion wasn’t official just yet, he was tying up some loose ends. That included a trip to Florida to take care of his mother’s estate. He invited Liz to accompany him, and she agreed in an effort to be more spontaneous. But the mentor/mentee got quite a shock when they discovered that Colleen’s live-in nurse, Martha, was much more than a nurse. At first, Jack believed his mother had been scammed. But twist!
Mrs. Silly Colleen had really taken a female lover, and just failed to tell Jack. READ FULL STORY
Alec Baldwin agrees with lots of fans — season five of 30 Rock wasn’t the show’s best.
As the show prepares to air its final episode Jan. 31, Baldwin spoke with Rolling Stone as part of a 30 Rock cover story, and — in typical Baldwin form — spoke out about what he perceived as a relative shortcoming. “It was the low point,” Baldwin told the magazine about season five of the comedy. “Though even anemic 30 Rock writing is still better than everybody else’s writing. I go, ‘I’m going to get the f*** out of here, I’m done,’ because I’m an employee, I don’t have any say. So season 5 ends, and I’m saying ‘Next year, I’m done,’ then I come back, and season 6 is really good, we all had fun again.”
Although Baldwin didn’t think very much Reaganing was going on during season 5, that season certainly had some great moments, bringing fans most of Liz Lemon’s relationship with Carol (Matt Damon), as well as the first Queen of Jordan “reality” show, and, actually, the term “Reaganing.” And while Baldwin ultimately decided to got back on board — and later in the interview said he would have been up for even a “season 9, 10, 11″ – he recognized that Fey’s decision to end the show now was the right choice. READ FULL STORY
Just because most people don’t do a Golden Globes pool doesn’t mean you can’t predict if Homeland will build on its Emmy domination. Let’s take the 11 TV categories to a vote. Remember, this is who you think will win, not necessarily who you want to win. READ FULL STORY
Can anything get in the way of Lincoln‘s momentum? Could Smash possibly upset the Best TV Show — Comedy or Musical category? Who cares! The real reason to watch the Golden Globes this Sunday is to see three glorious hours of Tina Fey and Amy Poehler doing what they do best: Hanging out together and making us laugh.
Ever since meeting in an improv class nearly 20 years ago — back when Tina “had only recently learned that you can pluck your eyebrows” and Amy got $15 dye jobs that made her hair “the color of white lined paper” — Pohler and Fey have enjoyed a best-friendship that’s the envy of non-Tinas and Amys everywhere. (2012′s Night of Too Many Stars even auctioned off the chance to be the pair’s third BFF for the night; the winner, predictably, had an amazing time.) Naturally, the pair frequently work together onscreen — proving that as funny as they are individually, Amy and Tina are better together.
So here’s a chronological list of their greatest clips — starting with one of SNL‘s best commercial parodies: READ FULL STORY
Tina Fey, Alec Baldwin, Tracy Morgan, Jane Krakowski, and Jack McBrayer, all hanging out with Jimmy Fallon and telling behind-the-scenes stories about 30 Rock? And at some point, every one of them does a Tracy Morgan impression?
I want to go to there.
Last night, the principal cast of the celebrated NBC sitcom — 97 Emmy nominations, nerds! — visited Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, getting together for the first time since 30 Rock‘s wrap party in December. Their whole 26-minute appearance is worth watching, especially for the backstage tidbits. In the first part of the interview, for example, Jordan — er, Morgan — enthuses about that legendary wrap party, likening it to a Caligula-style orgy and saying that it gave him an opportunity to make out with every member of the show’s cast and crew. (Fallon: “Even with Alec?” Morgan: “Especially with Alec! I’m pregnant right now!”)
The end is nigh, nerds! As a part of her lifelong quest to have it all, Liz started fertility treatments. But of course the hormones from the injections made her extra crazy and forced Lemon to reconsider her options: She could go it the old-fashioned way, wait at least another four years to adopt a newborn, or adopt an older child. (An older kid? Gross!) Ultimately, with some unlikely help from Tracy, she decided that maybe she could handle an older child. So it seems that Liz Lemon might end up with a kid by the season’s end after all. READ FULL STORY
Don’t let those eggheads at NASA try to fool you: The world will end on 12/21/12, just as the Mayans predicted centuries ago. (An actual excerpt from their prophetic tablet: “That’s great, it starts with an earthquake, birds and snakes, an aeroplane — Lenny Bruce is not afraid.” Such an advanced culture!)
How do I know the end is near? Because the signs of an imminent apocalypse have been coming all year — signs like these:
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