News Nuggets: What advice does Bryan Cranston offer to Jon Hamm on departing iconic TV role?

Fellow AMC drama icon Bryan Cranston offers advice to Jon Hamm as he leaves his own show in a few weeks. He says, “It’s hard, man. It’s hard to let it go. It’ll hit you a couple of different ways at different times.” Cranston finished up “Breaking Bad” in 2013, and now Hamm only has seven episodes left for “Mad Men” beginning April 5. Of his often dark character Don Draper, Hamm says, “You’re kind of hoping for redemption, and it’s not forthcoming. To consistenly come in and be the bummer was always like, ‘Oh, that’s not fun.’ But at the same time, it’s been like the greatest obstacle course in the world. A puzzle to figure out.” Hollywood Reporter

Watch a sneak peek of the “Orphan Black” third season premiere slated for April 18 on BBC America. Castor clone Rudy (aka Scarface) is alone in a room with Sarah (Tatiana Maslany) offering threats against her family. Producers call Rudy “a dangerous character who’s very, very smart and very ruthless.” TV Line

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Gwynne Watkins points out that women are dominating the box office in 2015. Even though superhero movies show that the male audience is important, the Hollywood mentality may be changing. The films “Cinderella” (Lily James), “Fifty Shades of Grey” (Dakota Johnson), and “Insurgent” (Shailene Woodley) have been three of the top earners this year, bringing in mostly female audiences. Yahoo Movies

Regarding those male action movies, “Furious 7” is barreling towards a record opening weekend starting this Friday. Tracking services predict the Vin Diesel and Ludacris sequel will open with an astounding $115 million. Reasons for such a big number are the fact that so many male-dominated movies have tanked so far this year and that it is the last film from the late Paul Walker. Variety

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Matt Brennan lobbies Emmy officials to do away with comedy and drama categories. He would like an overall Best Series award with 10 nominees. Each of the acting, directing, and writing categories would also have 10 nominees. This move is in response to recent rule changes attempting to figure out so many programs that are dramedies, like “Orange is the New Black,” “Jane the Virgin,” Shameless.” Thompson on Hollywood

The online entry website for the 67th annual Emmy Awards is now live and ready for submissions. Online voting began last year for the first time, so this is another move in an effort “to activate greater member engagement.” Voting will begin on June 15 with nominations announced on July 16. The Emmys will air live September 20 on Fox with Andy Samberg hosting. Deadline

Triple Oscar winner Ingrid Bergman will grace all official graphics for the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. The honor is part of her 100th birthday celebration and promotes the documentary “Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words” debuting at the May event. Organizers call her “a modern icon, an emancipated woman, an intrepid actress and a figurehead for the new realism.” Filmmakers Joel and Ethan Coen are serving as presidents of the jury. The Wrap

3 thoughts on “News Nuggets: What advice does Bryan Cranston offer to Jon Hamm on departing iconic TV role?

  1. Could there PLEASE be one Best Series category w/ 10 Nominees? That would be fantastic! Also let Animated Programs into the main Emmy categories, like Writing, Directing, and of course Best Series. The separate voice-over category I’m fine w/, because without it no voice-over performance would ever get nominated just like the Oscars, even though both Ellen DeGeneres for Finding Nemo and especially Eddie Murphy for Shrek came close in my opinion. Maybe then South Park, Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, and/or my personal #1 favorite show on TV right now, Steven Universe could win!!! Those genre shows have never had a chance w/ those bullshit “Comedy” and “Drama” labels. So what do you guys think? Please respond w/ your thoughts. Thank You! 🙂

  2. Could there PLEASE be one Best Series category w/ 10 Nominees? That would be fantastic! Also let Animated Programs into the main Emmy categories, like Writing, Directing, and of course Best Series. The separate voice-over category I’m fine w/, because without it no voice-over performance would ever get nominated just like the Oscars, even though both Ellen DeGeneres for Finding Nemo and especially Eddie Murphy for Shrek came close in my opinion. Maybe then South Park, Adventure Time, Gravity Falls, and/or my personal #1 favorite show on TV right now, Steven Universe could win!!! Those genre shows have never had a chance w/ those bullshit “Comedy” and “Drama” labels. So what do you guys think? Please respond w/ your thoughts. Thank You! 🙂

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