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Billions, Damian, Maggie…oh my!
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 1, 2021
The International Press Academy (IPA) today announced its nominations for the 25th Satellite™ Awards in Motion Pictures and Television, along with Special Achievement Award Recipients.Damian has been nominated for a Satellite Award in the category ‘Actor in a Series, Drama/Genre’ for his role in Billions as Bobby Axelrod. Billions and Maggie Siff have also been nominated! See the categories below.
Actor in a Series, Drama/Genre
Jason Bateman Ozark Netflix
Matthew Rhys Perry Mason HBO
Bob Odenkirk Better Call Saul AMC
Damian Lewis Billions Showtime
Rene-Jean Page Bridgerton Netflix
Tobias Menzies The Crown Netflix
Television Series, Drama Ozark Netflix Billions Showtime The Crown Netflix Better Call Saul AMC P-Valley Starz! Killing Eve BBC America
Actress in a Series, Drama/Genre
Sandra Oh Killing Eve BBC America
Laura Linney Ozark Netflix
Maggie Siff Billions Showtime
Caitriona Balfe Outlander Starz!
Olivia Colman The Crown Netflix
Phoebe Dynevor Bridgerton Netflix
Nominations are derived from advanced screenings, worldwide film festivals (including BAFTA, Cannes, Sundance, Telluride, TIFF) as well as from screeners to journalists and/or sanctioned lists available by the stated deadline. The winners will be announced on February 15.
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by Torin Douglas | Broadcasting Press Guild | February 13, 2020
Nominations for the 46th annual BPG Television and Radio Awards have now been released. The BPG Awards honor work that has been commissioned or premiered in the UK and screened in 2019. Prized by programme-makers, the nominations are chosen independently by TV and radio correspondents, critics and previewers.
Television nominations for this year’s BPG Awards in the Best Documentary Series category are Thatcher: A Very British Revolution (BBC Two), shortlisted alongside Damian Lewis: Spy Wars (A+E Networks), and three BBC One series: Seven Worlds, One Planet; Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret History; and The Repair Shop.
The BPG Awards lunch will be held at Banking Hall in London on Friday, March 13, 2020. The awards lunch will be attended by the winners, BPG members, leading broadcasting executives and sponsored for the fourth year by Virgin Media.
Congratulations to Damian Lewis and his brother Gareth Lewis on the nomination!
Written By GingersnapComments Off on Run This Town Nominated for Three Canadian Screen Awards – Feb 18, 2020
Art Direction, Make-Up, Sound Editing
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | February 18, 2020
Today The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television announced the nominees for the 2020 Canadian Screen Awards and Run This Town was nominated for three awards: Achievement in Art Direction/Production Design, Achievement in Make-Up, and Achievement in Sound Editing. Congratulations to the entire cast and crew!
Canadian Screen Awards Gala Honoring Cinematic Arts
The awards for the categories that Run This Town is nominated for will be held the morning of Sunday, March 29, 2020 at the Four Seasons Hotel located at 60 Yorkville Ave, Toronto, Canada.
Canadian Screen Awards Broadcast Gala
The 8th annual Canadian Screen Awards will be held on Sunday evening, March 29, 2020 at the performing arts venue Meridian Hall in Toronto, Canada to honor achievements in Canadian film, television, and digital media production in 2019. This ‘Broadcast Gala’ event will be televised on CBC network. Check your local listings.
For more information, please visit The Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television website here
Written By GingersnapComments Off on Billions Nominated for GLAAD Media Award – Jan 25, 2019
GLAAD To Be Nominated
by Gingersnap | damian-lewis.com | January 25, 2019
The cast and creators of Billions have been nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series. Other nominees in the same category include Black Lightning, Grey’s Anatomy, Handmaid’s Tale, Instinct, Pose, Shadowhunters, Star, Supergirl, and Wynonna Earp. The 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards will be held Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles and Saturday, May 4, 2019 at the New York Hilton in New York City . The GLAAD Media Awards recognize and honor media for their fair, accurate and inclusive representations of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer community and the issues that affect their lives. For more information, visit GLAAD.
Written By GingersnapComments Off on What the Emmy Nominations Got Right and Wrong – July 13, 2018
Consistently Great Show That Somehow Remains Off the Emmy Radar
by Mark Dawidziak | Cleveland.com | July 13, 2018
Said it before but this bears repeating, particularly on top of Thursday’s nominations for the 70th annual Emmys: There isn’t an awards system yet conceived on this planet that is not in some ways deeply flawed. I’ve done my time marching in this particular procession. That edict on awards also includes the Television Critics Association Awards, which I’ve been voting for each year since their inception in 1985. Do those awards have their admirable strengths and annoying weaknesses? Indeed, they do.
The same goes for the Emmys, which, year after year, get some things wonderfully right and some things terribly wrong. And nowhere do things go more right and wrong than with the nominations. No question, these nominations embrace some of the highest-quality programming TV had to offer during the 2017-18 season. But did Thursday’s announcement by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences also yield the usual outrageous number of snubs, oversights and omissions? Oh, yeah.
Written By GingersnapComments Off on When Will Billions Get the Emmy It Deserves? – July 12, 2018
The Showtime series is one of the best dramas on television. So where the fuck is its Emmy?
by Eve Peyser | Vice | July 12, 2018
On Thursday morning, the nominees for the 2018 Emmy Awards were announced, and sadly for anyone who cares about honoring the art of television, Billions was once again snubbed. The Showtime drama, which just wrapped up its third season, stars the legendary Paul Giamatti as Chuck Rhoades, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, who is hellbent on bringing down Bobby Axelrod (Damian Lewis), a billionaire hedge fund manager who unapologetically plays dirty. The twist? Rhoades’s wife, Wendy, works for Axelrod as a performance coach, a therapist who works at his firm whose job is to help the employees earn as much as they can through psychoanalysis.
Billions is the story of two ruthless geniuses and their intricate scheming as they bend the law in order to settle personal feuds. Full of poetic and scholarly dialogue, the show ascends above the average TV drama because the writing is as smart as the characters. Giamatti’s performance is ferocious, and his character often speaks in grandiose allegories. His dialogue is iconic, overwrought in the way only the best, highest-shelf prestige TV dialogue is overwrought: “A good matador doesn’t try to kill a fresh bull. You wait until he’s been stuck a few times,” Rhoades explains in the pilot. “Calculation is not something to be scoffed at. It’s a tool. A tactic. And I use it proudly and often,” he says in season three.
Written By GingersnapComments Off on Emmys 2018: 10 Biggest Snubs – July 12, 2018
From Billions to an ‘Atlanta’ MVP – The Most WTF Snubs in this Year’s Emmys Nominations
by Brian Tallerico | Rolling Stone | July 12, 2018
The annual Emmy square dance is here – per usual, it’s a routine of three steps forward, two steps back.
This year even allowed more room than usual for the unexpected as several major players from last year – Veep, Master of None, Better Call Saul, House of Cards – took this awards season off.
And to be sure, the Television Academy has undeniably improved in their taste as a voting body over the years. Still, they still had us scratching our heads a few times. Where the hell is Will and Grace? And Bojack Horseman? And Brendan Fraser in Trust? And … and…
So with all 122 (!!) categories announced, let’s pick out the most notable snubs of the year. From Billions to Alison Brie, these were the M.I.A. nominees that shoulda been contenders.
Showtime had a rough morning. Sure, Shameless star William H. Macy got in again, but regular nominees like Homeland‘s Claire Danes and Ray Donovan‘s Liev Schreiber will have to save their sound bites. (See also: our Twin Peaks entry) But the real crime was completely ignoring the chance to finally invite Billions to the party. With shows like Better Call Saulmissing from the ballot, why not turn to a show that’s only gotten better each year, turning in its best season to date earlier in 2018? Even just a single nod or two for great performers like Damian Lewis and Asia Kate Dillon could have opened a few doors for more nominations in the future. Get this one right, next year, Emmys. It’s starting to get embarrassing.
Every year, the LGBTQ advocacy organization honors films, TV shows, movies, music, and comic book artists “for their fair, accurate, and inclusive representation of the LGBTQ community and the issues that affect their lives.”
It was announced on Friday at the Sundance Film Festival that Billions has been nominated for the 29th annual GLAAD Media Award in the ‘Outstanding Drama Series’ category. The GLAAD Media Award ceremonies will be in Los Angeles on April 12, 2018 and in New York on May 5.
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VOTE NOW: Best of TV Awards 2017
by Gingersnap – damian-lewis.com – December 22, 2017
Hyped by some fans as “Canada’s People Choice Awards,” the annual Canadagraphs ‘Best of TV Awards’ nominees have been announced. And Damian is in the running for his portrayal of Bobby “Axe” Axelrod in the Showtime hit series Billions. Round one is now underway so cast your vote for Damian in the Best Action or Drama Actor category for Billions. Let’s do this Damian Lewis fandom!
Round 1- Unlimited manual voting is permitted. Any use of a bot voting system will be deleted.
Round 2 & 3 – One ballot per person (person = IP address)
We will announce when rounds two and three begin, so stay tuned!
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Billions of Recognition at the Critics Choice Nominations
by Gingersnap – damian-lewis.com – December 6, 2017
It seems every project Damian touches or is a part of turns to gold…or should I say, billions? Whether he’s receiving recognition for his work individually or collectively, he sure can pick them! And while we love when he’s in the spotlight receiving the recognition he deserves, we also know he is proud of his fellow colleagues who he gets to work with 6 months out of the year on the set of Billions.
Today two of his Billions co-stars were nominated by the Critics Choice Awards – Paul Giamatti for Best Actor in a Drama Series for his portrayal as U.S. District Attorney Chuck Rhoades – and Asia Kate Dillon for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for their portrayal as Taylor Mason, the whip-smart hedge fund intern of Damian’s ‘Bobby Axelrod’ on the show.
Asia spoke of their work with Damian on Billions back in June of this year at the Split Screens Festival. How does it feel to work with Damian Lewis? Fan Fun with Damian Lewis writes:
“I was not rattled. He is so generous and considerate and kind and compassionate and down to earth.”
Asia says Damian has the ability to totally engage with you but then when they say “roll” he just snaps into it, feeling and reacting truthfully to the moment in the imaginary circumstances of the world. Having a partner as generous as Damian makes the experience extraordinary, they say, because they can only be as good as their screen partner allows them to be.
“Because Damian has such an ability to listen and react truthfully in the moment, I’m able to be totally absorbed in that world and that is a great joy.”
So it comes as no surprise Asia is nominated for Best Supporting Actor when they work with the likes of Damian Lewis!
Back in June Damian tweeted support of his co-worker Asia:
Sunday pub lunch in London and look who showed up on the cover of The Times magazine. I might have to promote them. pic.twitter.com/UyS9t6kkT7
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Damian Lewis Nominated for a Golden Globe: Wolf Hall
by Damianista – Fan Fun with Damian Lewis – December 10, 2015
Damian Lewis has just received a Golden Globe nomination for his fantastic portrayal of Henry VIII in Wolf Hall.
Wolf Hall has received 3 Golden Globe nominations — Best TV Mini Series or Movie, Best Actor in a Mini Series or TV Movie (Mark Rylance), and Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Mini Series or TV Movie (Damian Lewis). Congratulations to everyone involved in the making of one of the best, if not the best, mini-series that ever happened to TV.
A little note about the Golden Globe Awards: The awards, given by the 93 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association (HFPA), recognize excellence in film and television. Damian has got a nod in the Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-series or Motion Picture Made for Television category. The other nominees are Alan Cumming (The Good Wife), Ben Mendelsohn (Blood Line), Tobias Menzies (Game of Thrones) and Christian Slater (Mr. Robot).