Archive for September, 2013
Elephants are among the Earth’s most majestic and intelligent creatures – but for hundreds of years, they have suffered under the hands of humans. We have poached them for their tusks, chained them up in captivity, and destroyed their natural habitats. Narrated and executive produced by Oscar® nominated actress Lily Tomlin and directed and produced by Emmy® winner Amy Schatz, An Apology to Elephants is an HBO® family documentary that illustrates how elephants live in the wild – from their matriarchal structure to their truly impressive memories – and examines the problems and issues that arise when they are brought to live in captivity in zoos and circuses. This film traces our long history with elephants and features beautiful nature footage, juxtaposed with disturbing behind-the-scenes video of the cruel ways that circuses break down elephants’ spirits in order to get them to perform. The film also shows how people have been striving to spread awareness and improve the conditions for the scores of elephants still living in North America.
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HBO® is proud to introduce a new half-hour comedy series starring, co-written, directed and executive produced by Stephen Merchant (Extras®, The Ricky Gervais Show®) about a bumbling English transplant who struggles to find love in the city of dreams: LA. Order the Hello Ladies™ Season 1 Poster from this new series and tune in on Sunday at 10:30pm following Eastbound & Down®!
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Seek true inspiration from your favorite inhabitants of Bon Temps when you shop our True Blood™ Halloween Gift Guide including costumes, accessories, and décor! #ShowYourFangs when you order the official True Blood™ Fangs and go as Erin Northman by wearing the True Blood Fangtasia Life Begins at Night T-shirt in Red as seen on True Blood®.
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The phoenix rises again this Sunday night on HBO® at 10:00 PM. Celebrate the return of Kenny Powers and the premiere of Season 4 of Eastbound & Down® with new arrivals including the Duffel Bag and Baseball Bat Stylus Pen. Show all of your friends you haven’t forgotten the greatness of Kenny and tune in this weekend to see what’s in store.
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For Jim McGreevey, August 12, 2004 was, in his words, “a train wreck.” That was the day the New Jersey governor, after his affair with a man was exposed in the media, famously announced his resignation and declared himself “a gay American” on live TV. After his political downfall and the ugly divorce that followed, McGreevey found himself stripped of the trappings of his former life, and at an existential crossroads. In Act One of his life, as he calls it, he married twice, fathered two daughters, and reveled in the power and perks of political office. Fall to Grace® chronicles Act Two, in which an older, grayer McGreevey is living a simpler life, and is in the midst of a spiritual quest that has led him to a deeply rewarding place. For Alexandra Pelosi’s camera, McGreevey opens up about how the political limelight fed his ego and addiction to adoration – an addiction that ultimately “brought no more permanent happiness than heroin provides a junkie,” he says from a large suburban home he shares with his partner and several dogs. People with this need, continues McGreevey, are often drawn to politics, Hollywood or the ministry, which is now where he aspires to be.
Protect yourself from the rain with the new Tru Blood Beverage Umbrella featuring the Tru Blood Bottle logo. A lot of blood has been poured these days in Bon Temps and all over the world with the contamination of Tru Blood stock. Keep yourself safe and dry with this new umbrella and other new arrivals today!
The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences announced the winners of the 65th Primetime Emmy® Awards this evening. HBO received 7 Emmys tonight, bringing the total number of wins to 27, more than any other network. Cinemax® received 1 win at last week’s Creative Arts ceremony. This is the twelfth consecutive year HBO has received the most wins out of any network.
Outstanding Miniseries or Movie
Behind the Candelabra – Jerry Weintraub, Executive Producer; Greg Jacobs, Susan Ekins, Michael Polaire, Producers
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
VEEP – Julia Louis-Dreyfus, as Selina Meyer
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The Newsroom – Jeff Daniels, as Will McAvoy
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Behind the Candelabra – Michael Douglas, as Liberace
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
VEEP – Tony Hale, as Gary Walsh
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series
Boardwalk Empire – Bobby Cannavale, as Gyp Rosetti
Outstanding Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special
Behind the Candelabra – Steven Soderbergh, Directed by
EXCEPTIONAL MERIT IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God – Alex Gibney, Alexandra Johnes, Todd Wider, Jedd Wider, Producers; Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer; Sara Bernstein, Supervising Producer
OUTSTANDING ART DIRECTION FOR A MINISERIES OR MOVIE
Behind the Candelabra – Howard Cummings, Production Designer; Patrick M. Sullivan, Jr., Art Director; Barbara Munch Cameron, S.D.S.A., Set Decorator
OUTSTANDING ART DIRECTION FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
Boardwalk Empire: “Sunday Best” + “Two Impostors” + “Margate Sands” – Bill Groom, Production Designer; Adam Scher, Art Director; Carol Silverman, Set Decorator
OUTSTANDING CASTING FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL
Behind the Candelabra – Carmen Cuba, CSA, Casting Director
OUTSTANDING COSTUMES FOR A MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL
Behind the Candelabra – Ellen Mirojnick, Costume Designer; Robert Q. Mathews, Costume Supervisor
OUTSTANDING DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SPECIAL
Manhunt: The Inside Story of the Hunt for Bin Laden – Sheila Nevins, Executive Producer; Nancy Abraham, Senior Producer; John Battsek, Julie Goldman, Greg Barker, Produced By
OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Behind the Candelabra – Marie Larkin, Department Head Hairstylist; Yvette Stone, Key Hairstylist; Kerrie Smith, Personal Hairstylist; Kay Georgiou, Personal Hairstylist
OUTSTANDING HAIRSTYLING FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES
Boardwalk Empire: “Resolution” – Francesca Paris, Department Head Hairstylist; Lisa DelleChiaie, Sarah Stamp, Key Hairstylists
OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE (NON-PROSTHETIC)
Behind the Candelabra – Kate Biscoe, Department Head Makeup Artist; Deborah Rutherford, Assistant Department Head Makeup Artist; Deborah Lamia Denaver, Key Makeup Artist; Chrissie Beveridge, Personal Makeup Artist; Todd Kleitsch, Personal Makeup Artist
OUTSTANDING MAKEUP FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES (NON-PROSTHETIC)
Game of Thrones: “Kissed by Fire” – Paul Engelen, Department Head Makeup Artist; Melissa Lackersteen, Key Makeup Artist; Daniel Lawson Johnston, Martina Byrne, Makeup Artists
OUTSTANDING PICTURE EDITING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God – Sloane Klevin, Editor
OUTSTANDING PROSTHETIC MAKEUP FOR A SERIES, MINISERIES, MOVIE OR A SPECIAL
Behind the Candelabra – Kate Biscoe, Department Head Makeup Artist; Hiroshi Yada, Jamie Kelman, Special Makeup Effects Artists; Stephen Kelley, Additional Makeup Effects Artist; Chrissie Beveridge, Personal Makeup Artist; Todd Kleitsch, Christien Tinsley, Prosthetic Designers
OUTSTANDING SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Behind the Candelabra – Mary Ann Bernard, Editor
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (ONE HOUR)
Boardwalk Empire: “The Milkmaid’s Lot” –Frank Stettner, C.A.S., Production Mixer; Tom Fleischman, C.A.S., Re-Recording Mixer; George A. Lara, Foley Mixer; Mark DeSimone, ADR Mixer
OUTSTANDING SOUND MIXING FOR A MINISERIES OR A MOVIE
Behind the Candelabra – Dennis Towns, Production Mixer; Larry Blake, Re-Recording Mixer; Thomas Vicari, Scoring Mixer
OUTSTANDING SOUND EDITING FOR A SERIES
Boardwalk Empire: “The Milkmaid’s Lot” – Fred Rosenberg, Supervising Sound Editor; Roland Vajs, Bill Orrico, Sound Editors; Jeffrey Stern, Dialogue Editor; Ruy Garcia, Sound Effects Editor; Annette Kudrak, Music Editor; Steve Visscher, Foley Editor; Marko Costanzo, Foley Artist
OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS
Game of Thrones: “Valar Dohaeris” – Joe Bauer, Lead Visual Effects Supervisor; Jörn Grosshans, Doug Campbell, Visual Effects Supervisors; Steve Kullback, Lead Visual Effects Producer; Stuart Brisdon, Special Effects Supervisor; Sven Martin, Lead Animation Supervisor; Jabbar Raisani, Visual Effects Plate Supervisor, Tobias Mannewitz, Visual Effects Concept Designer; Adam Chazen, Visual Effects Coordinator
OUTSTANDING SPECIAL VISUAL EFFECTS IN A SUPPORTING ROLE – *Cinemax
Banshee: “Pilot” – Armen V. Kevorkian, Visual Effects Supervisor; Mark E. Skowronski, VFX Producer; Jane Sharvina, 2D Supervisor; Rick Ramirez, Jeremy Jozwik, Mike Oakley, 3D Artists; Nick Sinnott, VFX Artist; Gevork Babityan, Andranik Taranyan, Compositing Artists
OUTSTANDING VOICE-OVER PERFORMANCE
An Apology to Elephants – Lily Tomlin as Narrator
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR NONFICTION PROGRAMMING
Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence in the House of God – Alex Gibney, Written by
OUTSTANDING WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
Louis C.K.: Oh My God – Louis C.K., Written by
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Halloween is around the corner and the HBO Shop® has it all! If you are planning to go as your favorite HBO character this year, the Halloween Gift Guide includes character inspiration ideas, accessories, Halloween party items, and much more. Check out the Halloween Gift Guide today for looks from True Blood®, Game of Thrones®, and Eastbound & Down® to name a few!
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