The Women Film Critics Circle has spoken up and, as ever, offered some interesting color in a precursor circuit that seems to be all about a few particular names. This is certainly an opinionated and thorough list of contenders. "Augustine," "Enough Said" and "Winnie Mandela" led the way with mentions, though "Mother of George," "Philomena" and "Hannah Arendt" were favorites as well. Check out the full list of nominations below. Winners will be announced on Dec. 16. And remember, keep track at The Circuit.
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The Sportsman Channel has given the former Republican vice presidential candidate a weekly show in which she explores America's outdoors lifestyle. It premieres in April.
USA announces premiere dates for "Psych," "Suits," "White Collar" and "Sirens"
The debut of Denis Leary's "Sirens" will be after the return of "Suits" on March 6.
"Sesame Street" recreates "The Lord of the Rings" with Cookie Monster
It's "The Lord of the Crumbs."
Tim Meadows is ticked off "SNL" did "Bill Brasky" without him
"Sorry 'The Ladies Man' bombed…if it would have done better they wouldn't treat me like a red headed step child," Meadows wrote on Facebook, adding, "I will never watch SNL again" and "F*ck them." Later, he posted, "I feel better and after a Mimosa I take back everything I said before!"
Check out Seth Meyers' 1st "Late Night" poster
The poster announces a 12:35 start time on Feb. 24, though Fallon's "Late Night" currently airs at 12:36 AM.
"Homeland's" Brody storyline would've been better if it wasn't so rushed
Last night's developments would've been better off if it was spread over several episodes. PLUS: This episode proved "Homeland" didn't jump the shark, what's up with all the CIA incompetence?, and there was too much absurdity in this episode.
"Doctor Who's" next season won't be split in half
Steven Moffat says Series 8 will air as one complete run.
ESPN asks its on-air personalities to stop saying "sucks"
"This word is simply not appropriate for ESPN," says a memo to the staff.
New Yorker editor joins NBC's Winter Olympics coverage
David Remnick, an expert on Russia who served as The Washington Post's Moscow bureau chief, will lend his expertise on Russian politics.
"Murphy Brown" cast will reunite on "Katie"
Candice Bergen, Faith Ford and more will mark the 25th anniversary on Friday's show.
The British Independent Film Awards -- effectively the UK industry's answer to the Spirits -- are an unpredictable institution. Some years they reward very much the films they're expected to reward ("The King's Speech" and "Slumdog Millionaire" both took a clutch of awards here), and some years they live up to the "independent" part of their name and go wildly off-script. (A memorable example: nominated for "The Queen," Helen Mirren lost to Kate Dickie in "Red Road.") It all depends on the whims of the jury, and this year's group was clearly feeling rebellious.
Boy, life is never boring in Atlanta, is it? Porsha's suffering from the pretty faints, Cynthia and her ex Leon are debating whether or not to lie to their daughter Noelle about sex or just stick her in a cage until she turns 30, and Kandi's mother is throwing punches in a wedding parlor. That's not even getting to Kenya sobbing in a restaurant.
December is Top 10 season for TV critics, as we look back on the past year to figure out the best (and sometimes) worst shows we saw. 2013 was an extraordinarily deep year in television, one where I could have easily cooked up 3 or 4 different lists without having a dud among them. Yet as I whittled my list (which you'll see next week) down to 10, I had to keep fighting the temptation to find a very high ranking for a 25-year-old TV show: "China Beach," the Vietnam War drama which finally arrived on DVD earlier this year.
Carrie Underwood on her "Sound of Music" critics: "Mean people need Jesus"
"Glory to God tonight...I couldn't be more proud," the former "Idol" winner tweeted. "What a tough thing to pull off and we did it! I am so blessed!!!"
"Teen Mom 3" canceled?
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"Family Guy's" opening credits replaces Brian Griffin with Vinny
Tony Sirico's doggie character is now getting top billing.
Peter Berg confirms: There won't be a "Friday Night Lights" movie
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Watch a preview of Bob Barker's 90th birthday "Price is Right" celebration
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Paul Rudd and One Direction help "SNL' ratings rebound
Rudd was up 20% over the Josh Hutcherson episode. PLUS: Kristen Wiig returns as "SNL" makes fun of "The Sound of Music Live."
"Game of Thrones" video game coming next year
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BBC releases "Sherlock" Season 3 trailer
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Susan Boyle diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome
The "Britain's Got Talent" star learned of her Asperger's a year ago, and says she couldn't be more "relieved and a bit more relaxed about myself."
"Downton Abbey" unveils its Christmas trailer
Love letters, disagreements and royal balls at Buckingham Palace.
Meredith Baxter weds her longtime girlfriend
The former "Family Ties" star tied the knot Sunday with contractor Nancy Locke.
What a week. We knew that the end of year honors from the nation's preeminent critics groups would send a ripple through the best picture race. We didn't know it would send a shockwave.