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With all the madness of San Diego Comic Con about to burst – Psst! Follow our SDCC coverage here – you’d think they could have held off on the announcement of the Primetime Emmy nominations by at least a week. I mean, come on, don’t they realize we have toy exclusives to report on!

But announced them they have, and as expected, a few standout series are leading the pack. Game of Thrones has nabbed 16 nominations including Best Outstanding Drama Series,  Peter Dinklage for Outstanding Supporting Actor (Still supporting!? What does this guy gotta do to get recognized as a lead actor!?), Emilia Clarke for Outstanding Supporting Actress (Okay… beginning to think no one from GoT is considered a lead, and that’s bullshit.), Outstanding Guest Actress for Dame Dianna Rigg, and Outstanding Writing for “The Rains of Castamere” by David Benioff and D.B. Weiss.

Sadly though, Thrones didn’t get the most noms, that title goes to American Horror Story: Asylum with its 17 nominations. Other big nomination earners were Breaking Bad with 13, Mad Men and Downton Abbey with 12, Homeland with 11, and Boardwalk Empire with 10. Netlflix’s House of Cards, proving you don’t need to air on television in order to get nominated, picked up nine.

On the comedy side of things, SNL leads with 15, followed by 30 Rock with 13, Modern Family with 12, and The Big Bang Theory with eight.

You can find the complete list of nominations of the Emmy’s website. Who’d you like to see win? Who do you think got snubbed?

Sources: Deadline, Coming Soon

Yet another year is coming to a close.  This means we’ve got yet another Top [insert number here] list of [insert year here].  In this case, it’s the American Film Institute‘s awards for the top 10 motion pictures and the top 10 television programs of 2012.

The list includes many of the expected film titles like The Dark Knight Rises and Les Miserables.  Same goes for the TV series; we’ve got Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Mad Men, Modern Family and The Walking Dead to drop some big names.  Fun fact for y’all: Mad Men is now the most recognized AFI Awards TV honoree in history after 5 straight years on that list.  I guess everybody loves themselves some Hamm, eh?  Eh?

Anyway.  Jump the chasm for the full list! (more…)

Last night’s season premiere of The Walking Dead was not only lauded by many critics as a return to form for the series after a lackluster season 2, but it also broke some records in viewership. Here’s a press release from AMC explain with what, why and how:

The biggest show of the fall season among Adults 18-49 is on AMC. Last night, AMC premiered season three of “The Walking Dead” and outdelivered cable and broadcast hits including “Hatfields & McCoys,” “Jersey Shore,” “Modern Family,” “The Big Bang Theory” and “The Voice.”

The 9pm ET premiere garnered 10.9 million viewers and a 7.4 HH rating making it the highest rated episode in series history, and growing more than 50% over last season’s premiere. The season 3 premiere now reigns as the biggest telecast for any drama series in basic cable history among all viewers. “The Walking Dead” encored at 10pm with 3.5 million viewers and midnight with 850,000 viewers delivering 15.2 million viewers for the night.

Or to put in different terms, as Hitfix’s Daniel Fienberg pointed out on Twitter, the premiere of The Walking Dead was watched by more people than the premieres of Mad Men, Breaking Bad, The Killing and Hell on Wheels combined with still lots of viewers left over. You people just can’t get enough of your zombies can you?

The Walking Dead airs Sunday on AMC (as if you didn’t know).

Source: Coming Soon

Compilations, montages, supercuts. Whatever you want to call them, lately, they’re everywhere. I like calling ’em supercuts. It’s fun to say. Supercuts. Suuuppeeerrcuts. See?

Anyway, supercuts are videos comprised of only one thing from either movies, television, video games or cartoons repeated over and over and over again. There are Star Wars supercuts, My Little Pony supercuts, Game of Thrones supercuts, Quentin Tarantino supercuts, and even a supercut focusing on the “Spielberg Face.” Basically, if some savvy video editor starts to notice recurring cliches, lines, or even camera shots they’re going to edit ’em all together into one massive supercut.

Here we’ve got a superb collection of 25 supercuts spanning all kinds of things. Check ’em out and let us know which is your favorite! I know we haven’t included every excellent supercut so if you’ve got a favorite we missed share it in the comments below and help us make this an ultimate collection.

Every Single Fucking Dude from The Big Lebowski [TannerStraus]

He’s just, “the Dude,” y’know? What an enviable title, who wouldn’t want to be known by one and all as, “the Dude”? This style of supercut is pretty common, an edit of one word or phrase repeated again and again, but there’s something about hearing “Dude” continually repeated I find calming. It’s good for my zen.

Hit the jump for more superb supercuts! (more…)

Obviously, The Walking Dead has stolen your heart when it comes to Sunday nights on AMC, and it’s weird to have that space being shared by Mad Men.  Both shows are good, but they would both be better with a little more Don or a little more zombies.  So… Barely Political has mashed the best of both worlds into one awesomesauce video.

Check it out to see Don Draper eat some mo’fuckin’ brains.

Source: The Mary Sue

AMC has brought us the best that TV has to offer i.e: The Walking Dead, Breaking Dead, and Mad Men, and now it will get some competition as another channel brings sci-fi to your work-week. O.C.T (Occult Crimes Taskforce) graphic novel, will be getting its chance to shine on A&E. Hollywood Reporter states that Gale Anne Hurd, who is producing AMC’s hit zombie show, The Walking Dead,  is on staff for this next sci-fi bombshell. If y’all aren’t paying attention to this show yet, then wait until you hear who the lead is.

Eva Mendes? Angelina Jolie? Nope and nope. Rosario Dawson, best known for her roles in Clerks II and Sin City, will be taking home the headline role. Here is the plotline for the upcoming series O.C.T:

The task force, which was established after the Civil War to make the New York City streets safe from practitioners of Black Magic, demons from another dimension and all manner of supernatural malcontents.
Like the graphic novel, co-created by Dawson and David Atchison, O.C.T. will center on the character of Sophia Ortiz, a new member of the bureau who uses magic, spells, ghosts, the undead and the unnatural. At the heart of the story is an ongoing struggle between the O.C.T. detectives and an organized demon-force attempting to take over Manhattan. 

After lending her image for the graphic novel, I’m not surprised that with an assured free schedule, she’d be able to play the role. I may not have have read the graphic novel, but I’m sure this kick-ass chica will be able to bring out an amazing performance. Of course, bets I’m sure will be made on whether we will see some skin. Otherwise, what are your thoughts on the addition of this sci-fi show to A&E


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So how’s about that premiere, bastards? Did anybody watch it? Personally, I think it was a slow start to the season but lots of seeds were planted and things are being paced in the typical Mad Men fashion.

YouTube dudes, thefinebros, put together an 8-bit interactive video game to pay tribute to the show beginning its 5th season.  Guys, it’s a choose-your-own-adventure game!  The most poignant moment is when Roger says, “When aren’t we drinking?”

Y’all really need to check it out.

Obviously, Don never shows that much self awareness but it’s still damn entertaining! The music is fuckin’ annoying, though.

Source: The Mary Sue

‘Mad Men’ Season 5 Teaser Trailers

AMC‘s critically acclaimed Med Men is not a show that we would typically feature here at Nerd Bastards. It’s a bit out of a nerdy wheelhouse. However,  it’s so fucking good that we can’t help but mention it.

Madmen takes us into a Manhattan advertising agency before and during the Vietnam war. The men wear snappy suits, smoke like chimneys, and drink like fish. The women, oh the women, they dress and have curves. The show deals with so many issues such as race, marriage and parenting. The brilliance is all in the subtext. Many lines have double or even triple meanings.

While I could go on and on praising the show, I’ll simply say the style, writing and acting is truly phenomenal. This is one of those must watch shows.

Anyway, AMC has released a bunch of promo trailers for Mad Men season 5 announcing that all of our favorite characters will be back to bring on the drama. The characters included in the teasers are for Joan (Christina Hendricks), Roger (John Slattery), Peggy (Elisabeth Moss), Betty (January Jones), Pete (Vincent Kartheiser), and of course, Don (Jon Hamm).



A while back we talked about AMC doing an aftershow for their hit zombie series The Walking Dead, similar to what they’ve been doing after episodes of Mad Men. The thought of a recap show of what you’ve just been watching is kind of a drag, but when the network spoke of having comedian and Web Soup host Chris Hardwick behind the desk interests picked up.

Hardwick is already a busy guy, with his notoriety shooting through the roof thanks to his bi-weekly podcast, his new stint as the host of the BBC America Comedy block, his new talk show hosted on the same network, not to mention the work he’s already done with The Nerdist. He’s a busy man, but more one show couldn’t hurt especially when the living dead are involved.

Chris talked about the new hosting gig saying:

“As an enormous fan of both The Walking Dead comic and television show, I pretty much begged for this job…Dissecting the moves of Rick Grimes and the remaining survivors after every episode is something I would be doing with my friends anyway, so the fact that AMC is actually paying to do so is a bonus.”

The new show will feature Hardwick in a variety of situations: talking to cast members, fans and enthusiasts about that week’s actions of Rick Grimes and his band of survivors. So it will be like any other recap show, it’ll just feature more blood and talk about gore. As for whether or not this concept will actually take off it remains to be seen, but with such a strong show being host by such a crazed fan everything should turn out fine.


Via: You Bent My Wookie