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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.

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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.

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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.

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Billions Nominated for GLAAD Award – Jan 19, 2018

Billions Nominated for a GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding Drama Series

by Chancellor Agard – Entertainment Weekly – January 19, 2018

Source: Twitter @SHO_Billions

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.

For a complete list of the nominees, read the rest of the original article at Entertainment Weekly

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VOTE NOW: Best of TV Awards 2017 – Dec 22, 2017

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!

Vote here

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‘Billions’ of Recognition at the Critics Choice Nominations – Dec 6, 2017

Billions of Recognition at the Critics Choice Nominations 

by Gingersnap – damian-lewis.com – December 6, 2017

Source: Showtime

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.

Source: Showtime

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:

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