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No Oprah? No Scorsese? What were the Golden Globes' most egregious snubs?


The Golden Globe nomination were announced this morning, and in addition to providing a boost to surprise contenders like Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine) for Best Supporting Actress and Ron Howard’s racing movie, Rush, for Best Drama, there were others who were dealt a setback by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

Oprah Winfrey and Lee Daniels’ The Butler? You don’t get a nomination! You don’t get a nomination!

Wolf of Wall Street‘s Martin Scorsese, who won in 2011 for directing Hugo and has been nominated in the category seven other times? Feel free to make other plans on Jan. 14.

Saving Mr. Banks earned just one nomination (Emma Thompson), with the HFPA ultimately deciding that Captain Phillips would be Tom Hanks’s prize.

And what about James Gandolfini for Enough Said? Back in September, an HFPA member hinted to EW that Gandolfini’s prospects for a Best Supporting Actor nomination weren’t too great, you know, because he’s not able to attend. Well… you can’t say the HFPA are liars.

What was your least favorite snub from the Golden Globe movies nominations? Sound off in the comments. (And check out our list of TV snubs and surprises!)

Emmys 2013: Edie Falco pays tribute to James Gandolfini -- VIDEO

In the fifth and final special “In Memoriam” tribute at tonight’s Emmy Awards, four-time Emmy winner Edie Falco delivered an emotional farewell to her longtime colleague and friend James Gandolfini — who died suddenly of a heart attack this past June.

Falco painted a portrait of a gentle, compassionate man who was nothing like the brutal mobster he played on HBO’s The Sopranos. “If you needed anything at all, ever, Jim was there to take care of it before you even had a chance to ask,” Falco said, visibly fighting tears. “You all knew James Gandolfini the actor. I was lucky enough to know Jim the man for 10 years as his close colleague and his pretend life partner, and for many more years as his friend. And it’s Jim the man, the very dear man, that I will miss most of all.”

See Falco’s speech below — but be sure to grab a hanky first.


Fourth of July TV listings: James Gandolfini's Iraq war doc, marathons of your favorite shows, and more

Happy 237th birthday, America — let’s celebrate with TV marathons and specials!

Although we encourage enjoying the sunshine with a hot dog and a cold beverage in hand, you never know when some channel-flipping assistance may come in handy. With this list of choices, there is something for everyone — kid-friendly binge-watching, cable favorites such as The Walking Dead, and Independence Day classics like … Independence Day.

In the event of gloomy weekend weather, a nasty sunburn that sends you indoors, or simply the need for new drinking-game inspiration, check out all the TV marathons and specials happening this Fourth of July weekend:

After another expletive-filled rant, Alec Baldwin begs off Twitter -- again

While a crowd of hundreds mourned the late James Gandolfini at his Manhattan funeral yesterday morning, Hilaria Baldwin — who attended the service along with her husband Alec — was tweeting up a storm.

At least, that’s what the august Daily Mail claimed in an article posted Thursday afternoon. From timestamps on tweets in Hilaria’s feed, the paper deduced that the seven-months-pregnant yoga instructor had sent a message about her upcoming first wedding anniversary just as the funeral was about to start and two re-tweets while it was already underway.

Hilaria later denied the charges, tweeting that she doesn’t believe in bringing phones to a funeral — “I never did and I never would.” (A source tells EW that Hilaria left the service early because it was very warm inside the church.)

She also said that the Daily Mail had misinterpreted the timestamps on her messages: “When someone tweets something at a certain time, and you retweet it later, it posts the TIME the first person tweeted.”

And then Hilaria’s other half stepped into the fray.


This Week's Cover: The 100 All-Time Greatest... everything!


Every week, Entertainment Weekly gives you tips on the latest, greatest ways to spend your limited time and money. With our new special issue, The 100 All-Time Greatest, we take on nothing short of entertainment history. This is a keepsake issue to inspire (and, yes, enrage) you for a long time to come. You’ll find the 100 best movies, TV shows, albums and novels ever, as well as the 50 greatest plays of the last 100 years and more.

We decided early on not to react to anybody else’s list — and not to try to make “statements” we didn’t really believe in. If we decided that Casablanca was the best movie of all time, then it would be number 1, whether or not people had said it before. By the way, Casablanca is NOT the best movie of all time, but it comes in at a still-impressive No. 3 on our list.

Broadway marquees to dim to honor James Gandolfini

Broadway theaters will dim their marquee lights Wednesday night in memory of James Gandolfini, the Sopranos star who earned a Tony Award nomination in 2009.

The Broadway League said Tuesday the lights will be dimmed for one minute at exactly 8 p.m. ET.

The 51-year-old actor died Wednesday in Rome and a funeral will be held Thursday at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine in New York City.

Gandolfini received a Tony nomination for his role in the award-winning “God of Carnage.” He also appeared on Broadway in “On the Waterfront” in 1995 and “A Streetcar Named Desire” in 1992.

James Gandolfini: He did for television what Marlon Brando did for the movies

Gangster movies, I mean the classic ones from the Hollywood studio-system days, now seem (at least to me) rather quaint, the same way that old Westerns do. Guys in fedoras with Tommy guns, snarling threats at the “coppers.” Back in their time, though, movies like Scarface and Little Caesar and White Heat had more than a touch of scandal about them. They were highly controversial, attacked by censors because they were considered dangerous. And the reason they were considered dangerous was basic and primal: They showed really bad guys doing really bad things (stealing, beating up rivals, smacking women around, killing people), but all those activities were staged with so much style and verve and movie-star glamour that they were made to look like things that the audience might want to do too. Sure, a movie like the 1932 Scarface doesn’t come right out and “advocate” crime. Yet Al Capone, or at least a character based on him, is the movie’s hero. And if we’re not rooting for him, who are we rooting for? When James Cagney shoved that grapefruit into Mae Clarke’s face in The Public Enemy, it was brutal, harsh, ugly — but the whole point is that it was Cagney doing it, so the brutality (and, yes, the misogyny) had a certain twisty-lipped 1930s early-rock-star bravado. These are movies that took the last men on earth who should have been role models and, in effect, dared to turn them into role models. READ FULL STORY

Remembering James Gandolfini -- VIDEO

There’s a silver lining when great performers die. Even though, at 51, the world was undoubtedly robbed of James Gandolfini too soon, he is preserved in a very real way in the movies and television shows that endeared us to him.

We’ve written a lot about Gandolfini over the past 20 hours and will continue to do so to remember and honor his life and talents. But, when it comes down to it, Gandolfini can do that himself, too. So, EW created a little video tribute, chronicling some of Gandolfini’s best performances over the years.

John Travolta on James Gandolfini: 'He was a people person first and then everything else' -- VIDEO

John Travolta went on Good Morning America to talk about his new film Killing Season, but first he shared memories of his late friend James Gandolfini.

When Travolta’s son Jett died in 2009, Gandolfini stepped up to make sure the Travolta family had plenty of support.

“James went out of his way to come to Florida and he would not leave Florida until I was okay, or he felt that I would be fine,” Travolta remembers.  “After a week I said, ‘Jim you can really,  you know, we’ll be fine.  I’ve got a lot of support here. But the idea that in our profession someone would go out of their way and not want to leave you until he felt you were okay, that’s the kind of soul that James Gandolfini was. He was a people person first and then everything else.”

Travolta also discussed how his career helped influence Gandolfini to go into acting.

Watch the interview below:


James Gandolfini's best 'Sopranos' lines: The Tao of Tony

While James Gandolfini died Wednesday at the far-too-young age of 51, the actor left behind a body of work that belies his only half-century of life. And nothing stands out in that career quite like Gandolfini’s near-decade embodying Tony Soprano on HBO’s The Sopranos.

David Chase’s groundbreaking series about the complicated mob boss was powerful for many reasons, none more so than Gandolfini’s delivery of Chase’s dynamic dialogue. During six seasons and 86 episodes, Gandolfini’s Soprano unspooled a life philosophy through impatient (but ultimately loving) interactions with his family, gruff instructions to his underlings and reluctant therapy sessions with Dr. Melfi.

Here is Life According to Tony Soprano, in his 16 best quotes:

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