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<p>Sandra Bullock in &quot;Gravity&quot;</p>

Sandra Bullock in "Gravity"

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'Gravity,' 'Hobbit,' 'Falling Skies' and 'Game of Thrones' lead 2014 Saturn nominations

No surprise Cuarón's Oscar power player leads a list of genre nods

No surprise given its overall position in this year's film awards season that "Gravity" would dominated a list of genre award nominations, in this case those for the 40th annual Saturn Awards. The film picked up eight nods, as did Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug." On the TV side, it was "Breaking Bad," "Falling Skies" and "Game of Thrones" leading the way with five nominations each. Only question: How the hell did "Gravity" miss out in the music category? Oh well. Check out the full list of nominations below and keep track of the rest of the season at The Circuit.

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Oscars Lowdown 2014: Best Production Design - Will 'Gatsby' bling its way to the win?

Oscars Lowdown 2014: Best Production Design - Will 'Gatsby' bling its way to the win?

Baz Luhrmann's sparkly vision faces four Best Picture nominees

In the lead-up to the 86th annual Academy Awards on March 2, HitFix will be bringing you the lowdown on all 24 Oscar categories with multiple entries each day. Take a few notes and bone up on the competition as we give you the edge in your office Oscar pool!

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Viola Davis to star in Shonda Rhimes’ 'How to Get Away With Murder'


Viola Davis to star in Shonda Rhimes’ “How to Get Away With Murder”
She’ll join fellow former “The Help” star on the Fox legal drama pilot.


Rashida Jones’ parents -- Quincy Jones and Peggy Lipton -- are joining her TBS pilot “Tribeca”
They will play her fictional parents on the cop comedy. Also, Lisa Kudrow and Alfred Molina may also appear.


“Supernatural” spinoff taps Sean Faris
The “Pretty Little Liars” and “Life as We Know It” alum will play a rich werewolf on “Supernatural: Tribes.” PLUS: “Body of Proof’s” Geoffrey Arend joins “Madam Secretary."


Is it too late to add Harold Ramis to Oscar’s In Memoriam segment?
The In Memoriam segment is likely completed already, and yet there will be hackles if Ramis, Cory Monteith and Sid Caesar aren’t included.


Liam Neeson is the latest big name added to “Entourage” movie
Neeson, who’s busy promoting his new movie “Non Stop,” was spotted filming on set today.


Advice for Seth Meyers: Stop being nice, stop doing the same old thing — late-night is war!
As Verne Gay notes, "late night is war -- TV war, and pleasantness is not going to be a winning strategy. Late night really is late night -- with the only sentient beings watching inebriated college boys and insomniacs. This is the crowd that you want to be daring in front of, mostly because you have nothing to lose. (And they won't remember the next morning, anyway.) Plus, consider what you're up against in the overall genre - 'The Daily Show,' which is consistently excellent, and 'The Colbert Report' too. You not only have to bring your
game every night - but a better game.”


Lena Dunham on “SNL”: Here are some of her likely sketches
“Lena Bieber”? “True Girls Detective”? “Boys!” PLUS: Inside the “Girls” hairstyles, is Marnie the worst character on TV?, and Richard E. Grant talks Jessa.


Tim Gunn feels “conflicted” about using transgender models on the runway
"The fact that fashion designers would put basically adolescent-shaped boys or men in women's clothes is head-scratching for me because, anatomically, women and men have different shapes,” says the “Project Runway” star.


Claim: The Supreme Court is scared of Jon Stewart
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin says the main reason Supreme Court justices don’t want cameras in their courtroom is because they fear being mocked on “The Daily Show.”


Seth Meyers is kicking off his “Late Night” with one of the most diverse writers’ rooms
David Letterman never had a black person write for him in 32 years. Meyers has two black writers.


Al Roker slams Conan: I miss him on “real TV”
The “Today” weatherman, who used to be Conan’s frequent guest on “Late Night,” says Conan these days is on “this web thing.”


“Portlandia’s” Fred Armisen & Carrie Brownstein answer Reddit questions, address “SNL” butt-touching
"I think the question is, have I ever NOT touched Bill Hader's butt?” says Armisen. PLUS: Armisen and Brownstein intend to do a Season 5.


“Bachelorette” winner calls Juan Pablo “by far the sleaziest ‘Bachelor’”
"He basically just hooks up with the girls,” says Jef Holm. PLUS: Will Andi Dorfman become “The Bachelorette”?


Is “House of Cards” really a hit?
Can the Netflix series be called a hit with two million, three million or five million viewers?


James Ellroy hated “The Wire”: It’s BS with “bad writing”
Says the noted crime writer: "I watch TV shows at a friend’s house most Friday nights. I think 'Deadwood' and 'Mad Men' were intermittently quite wonderful, but often shoddy and veered into incoherence. I saw one or two episodes of 'The Wire' and thought it was bullsh*t. Bad writing. And I have no sympathy for the underclass.”


Ken Jennings interviews “Jeopardy!’s” Arthur Chu
"At this point,” Chu tells Jennings, "it almost is a fake controversy–the comments on nearly every single article about how I’m a 'hated villain' on ‘Jeopardy!' are 99.9999% people supporting me, defending me and calling out the “haters” for being jerks and hypocrites.” PLUS: Watson also used game theory, and Chu describes the audition process as being a “freak show” where the 5% most telegenic people get through.


Will “True Detectives” get 2 female detectives next season?
Creator Nic Pizzolatto hinted at it in a tweet he has since deleted.


Jenna Fischer is pregnant
The former “Office” star is expecting her 2nd child.


Jimmy Kimmel’s pregnant wife tweets a photo of her lying on the bathroom floor
“Being pregnant has been FUN!” tweets Molly McNearney. To which the also-pregnant Jenna Fischer — who, like McNearney, is from St. Louis — tweeted “Let’s talk."


Why Jimmy Fallon is less edgy than Jay Leno
Fallon wants to please everybody, so the result is being less opinionated.


Meyer Lansky’s daughter was shocked to learn her dad was portrayed on “Boardwalk Empire”: “It’s awful”
“The episode with the drugs — they were anti-drugs,” says Sandra Lansky. "Charlie got in trouble one time with drugs, and promised he never would again.” PLUS: NYC is promoting “Boardwalk Empire” costume designers.


“Vampire Diaries” cast and crew remember a crew member killed in a movie train accident
Sarah Jones was killed last week while filming “Midnight Rider” in Georgia.


Here’s your 1st look at “Friends With Better Lives” starring James Van Der Beek
Brooklyn Decker and Kevin Connolly also star in the sitcom about friends that premieres after the “How I Met Your Mother” finale.


Ellen & Minnie Driver “audition” for “Downton Abbey”
Watch them go back to the early 20th century.


AMC is presenting Don Draper’s “Mad Men” journey in 2 minutes
There will also be two-minute recaps for the other major characters. PLUS: Saturday Evening Post gives “Mad Men” the Norman Rockwell treatment.


Sports Illustrated posts pics of the very young teenage Rob Lowe
Here’s Lowe — who turns 50 next month — in his first acting composite sheet.


Ex-“Mob Wives” star accusing “Graft Theft Auto V” of using her image
Karen Gravano is demanding $40 million in her lawsuit.


ABC’s “Mind Games”: Too complicated?
“Lone Star” and “Awake” creator Kyle Killen is attempting his third network show, with stars Christian Slater and Steve Zahn. But viewers may need a lot of patience for a 10 pm show, especially one on ABC. PLUS: “Mind Games” is exhausting to watch, an off-putting misfire, and it’s time for Killen to take his approach to cable.

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"Honey Boo Boo," "True Blood," "Homeland"

"Honey Boo Boo," "True Blood" and "Homeland" 

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10 TV shows we once loved but have overstayed their welcome

'Homeland,' 'True Blood' and more just need to go, now

"Glee" creator Ryan Murphy has announced that next season -- the series' sixth -- will be the last for the show. Unfortunately, that news comes not a moment too soon. Even diehard fans have tired of the weak storylines, and the death of star Cory Monteith last year created a hole in the series that simply can't be healed. 

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<p>The Operating System communication device from &quot;Her.&quot;</p>

The Operating System communication device from "Her."

Credit: Warner Bros.

K.K. Barrett on creating the world of 'Her' with Spike Jonze

Why creating the film's smallest design element was the toughest task

If there is one unsung hero of Spike Jonze's "Her" its production designer K.K. Barrett. Well, as unsung as an Academy Award nominee can be. Barrett has collaborated on everyone of Jonze's films and his work on "Her" may be his best. From a futuristic Los Angeles to the intricate work to get Samantha's operating system just right, "Her" takes place in a world that is far more intricate than it may seem.  And much of that is due to the work of Barrett and his co-nominee, set decorator Gene Serdena.

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<p>The PGA&nbsp;Awards winning producers of both &quot;Gravity&quot;&nbsp;and &quot;12 Years A&nbsp;Slave.&quot;</p>

The PGA Awards winning producers of both "Gravity" and "12 Years A Slave."

Credit: PGA

Contender Countdown: Voting is over, but who will win Best Picture?

Dreaming of a tie

The polls are closed. The votes are being tabulated. Six months after "Gravity" and "12 Years A Slave" premiered within a few days of each other we still don't know for sure which film will win the most coveted film prize in the world, the Academy Award for Best Picture. After 86 editions of Oscar, this race will go down as one of the top 10 closest ever.

Pretty amazing, isn't it?

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Oscars Lowdown 2014: Best Adapted Screenplay - Can '12 Years' fend off 'Philomena?'

Oscars Lowdown 2014: Best Adapted Screenplay - Can '12 Years' fend off 'Philomena?'

Why, oh why, can't 'Before Midnight' be the sure-fire winner?

In the lead-up to the 86th annual Academy Awards on March 2, HitFix will be bringing you the lowdown on all 24 Oscar categories with multiple entries each day. Take a few notes and bone up on the competition as we give you the edge in your office Oscar pool!

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'Law & Order: SVU' gets Katie Couric grill 'journalist' Alec Baldwin


“Law & Order: SVU” gets Katie Couric grill "journalist" Alec Baldwin
Couric will play a talk show host, while the media-hating Baldwin will play a controversial newspaper columnist in the episode directed by Mariska Hargitay.


Justin Long to play a “Sober Companion” on Fox

The former “Ed” star will play a court-appointed sober companion whose job is to keep his clients clean.

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Matthew Perry’s 'Odd Couple' remake gets a CBS order


Matthew Perry’s “Odd Couple” remake gets a CBS order
The former “Friends” star will try to make another sitcom comeback playing messy Oscar Madison.


Seth Meyers opens to 3.4 million, Jimmy Fallon is still getting impressive ratings
Meyers’ “Late Night” launched to 3.4, which is up from the 2.8 million who saw debut nearly five years ago. Meanwhile, Jimmy Fallon, without an Olympics lead-in attracted 6.3 million on Monday.


The Sochi Olympics had the lowest-ever ratings among young viewers
The 18-49 demo ratings are dead last — No. 2 is the 2006 Torino games.


“Pretty Little Liars” star gets engaged to a “Suits” star
Troian Bellisario and Patrick J. Adams had been dating for three years.

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Syfy cancels 'Being Human'


Syfy cancels “Being Human”
The remake of the UK hit sci-fi series will end after the current Season 4, and the cast has already posted a video thanking fans.

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<p>Joshua Oppenheimer after receiving the BAFTA for Best Documentary.</p>

Joshua Oppenheimer after receiving the BAFTA for Best Documentary.

Credit: AP Photo

Joshua Oppenheimer on what awards really mean for 'The Act of Killing'

We sit down with his Oscar nominee to discuss his uniquely cathartic documentary

By the time Oscar night rolls around on Sunday, it'll have been over 18 months since "The Act of Killing" -- Joshua Oppenheimer's searing, inventively constructed documentary about Indonesia's vast anti-Communist genocide of the 1960s, and its ongoing aftermath in the country today -- had its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival. Since then, the film (which boasts Werner Herzog and Errol Morris among its executive producers) has become one of the most celebrated non-fiction films of recent years, racking up critical plaudits and awards, topping Sight & Sound's poll of 2013's best films and, of course, scoring an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature.

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Ashley Judd signs on for NBC’s 'Deception'


Ashley Judd signs on for NBC’s “Deception"
She’ll play the matriarch of a Texas megachurch.


"Entourage" movie will premiere in summer 2015

A release date has been set for June 12, 2015.


Greg Grunberg is returning to ABC
The former “Heroes” and “Alias” star is joining “Warriors,” playing an OBGYN and surgeon who is bound to a wheelchair. PLUS: “Mad Men’s” Ben Feldman joins Rashida Jones’ NBC pilot, “ER’s” Erik Palladino joins ABC’s “Agatha,” “Dead Like Me’s" Callum Blue is added to TNT’s “Proof,” and “Parenthood’s” Matt Lauria joins DirecTV’s “Navy St."


“Dallas” returns down in the ratings, but not as down as last year

The TNT reboot, which launched to 6.9 million viewers, returned last night to 2.7 million.


Conan O’Brien is back for more “Carson on TCM”

Next month will feature vintage “Tonight Show” interviews with Lucille Ball, Gregory Peck, Sally Field, Diane Keaton, James Stewart and Jack Lemmon.


Piers Morgan denies being nasty to his CNN staffers

An anonymous staffer claims to the NY Daily News that Morgan "was always such an a------ to people working for him."


“Modern Family’s” Jesse Tyler Ferguson auditions for Paula Abdul on Australia’s “SYTYCD"
Ferguson dropped by “So You Think You Can Dance” in Australia while filming “Modern Family” Down Under.


Introducing “Full House of Cards”
What if the “Full House” theme was replaced by the “House of Cards” theme?

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