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CW's new summer hit "Significant Mother" deserves not just your eyeballs but some award attention. After debuting on Aug.3, it has improved with every outing. In sports, it is said you make the biggest improvement from your first game to your second. With "Significant Mother," I'd say that leap happened after the second episode. Why?
It's well known to Oscar watchers that the motion picture academy has a preferred type. Tick the right boxes and watch the Academy Awards roll in: biographical subjects, noble adversity, heroic triumph (or tragic sacrifice, depending on your mood) – and a physical transformation doesn't hurt. But what about the Emmys? The breadth and quality of TV drama seems to increase every year, but is there an archetypal Emmy-winning drama?
, Matt Damon
, Johnny Depp
, Ryan Gosling
, Glenn Close
, Tom Cruise
, Emma Stone
, Brad Pitt
, Michael Fassbender
, Bradley Cooper
, The Revenant
, Oscars 2015 Nominations - Best Actor
Leonardo DiCaprio has legions of fans who have long been clamoring for him to win an Oscar. He's still looking for his first victory, but as user AMG points out in our movie forums, "His role in 'The Revenant' could see him finally take home the gold statuette." Indeed, our current Oscar odds have him in first place, just ahead of last year's champ Eddie Redmayne ("The Danish Girl"). As AMG notes, should DiCaprio win after four losses, "The internet would literally break (and not like that molecular hairline fracture [Kim Kardashian] tried to cause). So if he did win, who would the internet be fan-boying over to seal the deal next? Bradley Cooper? Ryan Gosling? Emma Stone? Johnny Depp?"
With Quentin Tarantino's upcoming "The Hateful Eight" doing so well in our Oscar prediction center, we took to our movie forums to find out what film from his playbook marks his greatest achievement to date. While this Hollywood heavyweight is a two-time Oscar winner for writing -- "Pulp Fiction" (1994) and "Django Unchained" (2012) -- he's yet to win for directing. However, Gold Derby's Oscar Experts, Editors and Users think that may finally change, as they rank Tarantino third to win Best Director for "The Hateful Eight." (Make your own Oscar predictions now.)
, John McGuire
, Julie Chen
, Steve Moses
, Shelli Poole
, Becky Burgess
, Jackie Ibarra
, Big Brother 17 'Week 10' - Which 2 houseguests will be nominated for eviction?
, Big Brother 17 'Week 10' - Which houseguest will be evicted?
, Big Brother 17 'Week 10' - Who will win 'Big Brother'?
, Big Brother 17 'Week 10' - Who will win HOH competition?
, Big Brother 17 'Week 10' - Who will win the Veto competition?
, Big Brother 17 'Week 10' - Will the Veto be used?
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"Dancing With the Stars" recently announced the pros who will be competing in season 21 of the dance competition this fall on ABC. And the list of celebrities who will join them on the dance floor continues to grow. The latest additions are actress Alexa PenaVega, of "Spy Kids" fame, and her husband Carlos PenaVega, a star of the Nickelodeon series "Big Time Rush" and a member of the band of the same name.
, Bruno Mars
, Taylor Swift
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, Thinking Out Loud
, Never Catch Me
, Ed Sheeran
, Kendrick Lamar
, Uptown Funk
, Bad Blood
, Locked Out of Heaven
, I Knew You Were Trouble
, MTV Video Music Awards 2015 - Video of the Year
Taylor Swift swept the MTV Video Music Award nominations with nine bids, including seven for her stylish sci-fi video "Bad Blood." It's up for Video of the Year, Best Collaboration (for Swift and featured artist Kendrick Lamar) and five professional awards: Best Direction, Best Art Direction, Best Cinematography, Best Editing and Best Visual Effects. Is she a lock to win the top prize? And if not, who could beat her?
In April, composer Kevin Kliesch won a Daytime Emmy for his work on the Disney animated series “Sofia the First." Now he is nominated for a primetime award for his work on the telefilm “Sofia the First: The Curse of Princess Ivy." As he jokes during our exclusive audio chat (listen below), “The Daytime Emmy is sitting on my piano and she’s waiting for her sister to arrive.” In our candid conversation, we talk about several aspects of his work on the hit show, which revolves around a common girl thrust into royalty after her mother marries the king.