Now Presenting Our 2017 SAGawards Nominees

I can’t believe it’s already SAG Awards time! The Oscars are just around the corner and I can’t wait to get to LA to celebrate all week. Tonight, I’ll be watching from home but I look forward to tweeting with all of you! Who are your favorites? What are your predictions? Do we think the speeches will be as controversial as they were at the Globes?

Here is a cheat sheet of nominees for us to follow. I’d love to hear your thoughts on here and of course later on Twitter!

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role

Casey Affleck, “Manchester by the Sea”

Andrew Garfield, “Hacksaw Ridge”

Ryan Gosling, “La La Land”

Viggo Mortensen, “Captain Fantastic”

Denzel Washington, “Fences”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role

Amy Adams, “Arrival”

Emily Blunt, “The Girl on the Train”

Natalie Portman, “Jackie”

Emma Stone, “La La Land”

Meryl Streep, “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

Mahershala Ali, “Moonlight”

Jeff Bridges, “Hell or High Water”

Hugh Grant, “Florence Foster Jenkins”

Lucas Hedges, “Manchester by the Sea”

Dev Patel, “Lion”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Supporting Role

Viola Davis, “Fences”

Naomie Harris, “Moonlight”

Nicole Kidman, “Lion”

Octavia Spencer, “Hidden Figures”

Michelle Williams, “Manchester by the Sea”

Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

“Captain Fantastic”


“Hidden Figures”

“Manchester by the Sea”


Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Riz Ahmed, “The Night Of”

Sterling K. Brown, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”

Bryan Cranston, “All the Way”

John Turturro, “The Night Of”

Courtney B. Vance, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Television Movie or Miniseries

Bryce Dallas Howard, “Black Mirror”

Felicity Huffman, “American Crime”

Audra McDonald, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill”

Sarah Paulson, “The People v. O.J. Simpson”

Kerry Washington, “Confirmation”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown, “This Is Us”

Peter Dinklage, “Game of Thrones”

John Lithgow, “The Crown”

Rami Malek, “Mr. Robot”

Kevin Spacey, “House of Cards”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Drama Series

Millie Bobby Brown, “Stranger Things”

Claire Foy, “The Crown”

Thandie Newton, “Westworld”

Winona Ryder, “Stranger Things”

Robin Wright, “House of Cards”

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”

Tituss Burgess, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Ty Burrell, “Modern Family”

William H. Macy, “Shameless”

Jeffrey Tambor, “Transparent”

Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Comedy Series

Uzo Aduba, “Orange is the New Black”

Jane Fonda, “Grace and Frankie”

Ellie Kemper, “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, “Veep”

Lily Tomlin, “Grace and Frankie”

Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series

“The Crown”

“Downton Abbey”

“Game of Thrones”

“Stranger Things”


Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series

“The Big Bang Theory”


“Modern Family”

“Orange is the New Black”


Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Comedy or Drama Series

“Game of Thrones”

“Marvel’s Daredevil”

“Marvel’s Luke Cage”

“The Walking Dead”


Outstanding Action Performance by a Stunt Ensemble in a Motion Picture

“Captain America: Civil War”

“Doctor Strange”

“Hacksaw Ridge”

“Jason Bourne”

“Nocturnal Animals”

Your 2017 Golden Globes Nominees

It’s that time again! Golden Globes and awards season. There are so many talented people nominated this year and I feel like we are really stepping up the game with the addition of competition from cable networks and online streaming but I don’t think we can count network TV out, ever. Just look at the amazing shows we enjoy. I’m hoping the trent of improvement continues and the trend of Social TV strengthens. I enjoy live tweeting with all of you during our favorite shows and especially throughout awards season.

I will be tweeting the Golden Globes tonight from red carpet and throughout the show using #etalkGLOBES from home but I will be headed to LA for Oscars and lots of other fun stuff this year. I hope you all continue to follow along and participate in the events and festivities.







Here are our nominees for tonight. See you online!!


Best Picture, Drama

Hacksaw Ridge

Hell or High Water


Manchester by the Sea


Best Actor, Drama

Casey Affleck – Manchester by the Sea

Joe Edgerton – Loving

Andrew Garfield – Hacksaw Ridge

Viggo Mortensen – Captain Fantastic

Denzel Washington – Fences

 Best Actress, Drama

Amy Adams – Arrival

Jessica Chastain – Miss Sloane

Isabelle Huppert – Elle

Ruth Negga – Loving

Natalie Portman – Jackie

Best Picture, Comedy/Musical

20th Century Women

Florence Foster Jenkins


Sing Street

La La Land

Best Actor, Comedy/Musical

Colin Farrell – The Lobster

Ryan Gosling – La La Land

Hugh Grant – Florence Foster Jenkins

Jonah Hill – War Dogs

Ryan Reynolds – Deadpool

Best Actress, Comedy/Musical

Annette Bening – 20th Century Women

Lily Collins – Rules Don’t Apply

Hailee Steinfeld – Edge of Seventeen

Emma Stone – La La Land

Meryl Streep – Florence Foster Jenkins

Best Supporting Actor

Mahershala Ali – Moonlight

Jeff Bridges – Hell or High Water

Simon Helberg – Florence Foster Jenkins

Dev Patel – Lion

Aaron Taylor-Johnson – Nocturnal Animals

Best Supporting Actress

Viola Davis – Fences

Nicole Kidman – Lion

Octavia Spencer – Hidden Figures

Naomie Harris – Moonlight

Michelle Williams – Manchester by the Sea

Best Director

Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals

Mel Gibson – Hacksaw Ridge

Barry Jenkins – Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan - Manchester by the Sea

Original Score, Motion Picture


La La Land



Hidden Figures

Best Foreign Language Film




The Salesman

Toni Erdmann

Best Animated Film



My Life as a Zucchini



Best Screenplay

Damien Chazelle – La La Land

Tom Ford – Nocturnal Animals

Barry Jenkins - Moonlight

Kenneth Lonergan – Manchester by the Sea

Taylor Sheridan – Hell or High Water

Best Original Song, Motion Picture

“Can’t Stop the Feeling” – Trolls

“City of Stars” – La La Land

“Faith” – Sing

“Gold” – Gold

“How Far I’ll Go” – Moana


Best Comedy/Musical



Mozart in the Jungle



Best Drama

The Crown

Game of Thrones

Stranger Things

This is Us


Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

American Crime

The Dresser

The Night Manager

The Night Of

The People vs. OJ Simpson

Best Actor, Drama

Matthew Rhys – The Americans

Billy Bob Thornton – Goliath

Rami Malek – Mr. Robot

Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul

Liev Schreiber – Ray Donovan

Best Actress, Drama

Caitriona Balfe – Outlander

Claire Foy – The Crown

Keri Russell – The Americans

Winona Ryder – Stranger Things

Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld

Best Actor, Comedy

Gael Garcia Bernal – Mozart in the Jungle

Anthony Anderson – Black-ish

Donald Glover – Atlanta

Nick Nolte – Graves

Jeffrey Tambor – Transparent

Best Actress, Comedy/Musical

Rachel Bloom – Crazy Ex-Girlfriend

Julia Louis-Dreyfus – Veep

Sarah Jessica Parker – Divorce

Issa Rae – Insecure

Gina Rodriguez – Jane the Virgin

Tracee Ellis Ross – Black-ish

Best Actor, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Riz Ahmed – The Night Of

Bryan Cranston – All the Way

John Turturro – The Night Of

Tom Hiddleston – The Night Manager

Courtney B. Vance – The People v. O.J. Simpson

Best Actress, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

Felicity Huffman – American Crime

Riley Keough – The Girlfriend Experience

Sarah Paulson – The People v. O.J. Simpson

Charlotte Rampling – London Spy

Kerry Washington – Confirmation

Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Sterling K. Brown – The People v. O.J. Simpson

Hugh Laurie – The Night Manager

John Lithgow – The Crown

Christian Slater – Mr. Robot

John Travolta – The People v. O.J. Simpson

Best Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or Motion Picture Made for Television

Olivia Colman – The Night Manager

Lena Headey – Game of Thrones

Chrissy Metz – The Is Us

Mandy Moore – This Is Us

Thandie Newton – Westworld

Why I should be the ETawardsfan

Ever since I can remember, even before I could walk and talk, I have been a fan of Hollywood and entertainment. It truly started with TV, reruns of shows like I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched. I was in awe of the special effects and the way the actors brought these magical characters to life. The fact that they played their parts and convinced you they were real, even though you knew it was all just “smoke and mirrors” (literally). I was also fascinated by the back story of shows like I Love Lucy. Lucille Ball was not only a gem of an actress, a true beauty, but also a powerful force in Hollywood at a time where not many women were.

I was lucky, my parents had great taste in TV and music, as well as movies. I was introduced to films like Star Wars and Grease, The Godfather along with actors such as James Cagney and Jimmy Stewart from a very young age. The music of Fleetwood Mac and the Beatles regularly played throughout the house. When I was older, I was permitted to stay up to watch award shows as long as they ended on time (and I actually got to see them when they went over by pleading or making a deal).

At dinner time we watched reruns of All in the Family and The Jeffersons along with Entertainment Tonight. I knew who Mary Hart was and would even pretend to be her cohost. When Oprah Winfrey premiered her talk show, I was in high school and would rush home to do my homework while watching (I got straight A’s all throughout school, by the way).

Long before Twitter and Facebook I was the one who sparked conversations about the TV shows I had watched the night before, the new albums, and the new films that were coming out. In school it was our schoolyard and after school conversation, when I started working it became my water cooler talk.

When I was introduced to Social Media by seeing Ashton Kutcher on Oprah, I was hooked immediately. It became my GLOBAL water cooler and has been ever since. I have made so many amazing connections with my favorite actors, directors, producers, writers, musicians, and more!

I have had the privilege of attending award show events, working red carpets, attending film premieres and live tweeting them all! I have even live tweeted with the cast of shows like Scorpion on their premiere night from viewing parties where I got to meet them all.

Social TV and being a Social TV correspondent is not just an interest of mine, nor is it a job for me. It is who I am, what I feel most comfortable doing. Sharing my experiences and ideas with like-minded people and fans is something that makes me come alive and feel like I am part of something so much bigger than myself. I have a great respect for the talented individuals who bring us our entertainment and I think that shines through with all I do.

You can find me on Twitter as @teeco71 as well as Instagram, Vine, Facebook, etc!

Why Social TV?

For me, TV has always been social. I have always shared my favorite shows with my friends and family, discussed the latest episodes, and speculated about future story lines. I have been the same way with books, film, and any form of entertainment I truly cherish. When reading a particular book, I have always been the type to run out and buy a copy for someone I think will enjoy it or who may need to read it.

As a young boy, I really did pretend I was a co-host on Entertainment Tonight. I would imagine I was interviewing my favorite celebrities, sharing some witty banter with Mary Hart, and even being interviewed myself. I would fall asleep thinking of attending parties, red carpets, premieres, and charity events. Yes, some thought I was strange but I have always been fascinated with all of it. There was a time, when I was pretty young, that I had envisioned being a talk show host, a writer, an actor, and a singer. I was just a tad obsessed with it all.

When I first got involved with social media I felt it was a great outlet for someone like me and I could be part of certain things I had dreamt of on a small scale. Back then, we weren’t calling it “Social TV” but I sure was participating in it. As far as I can remember, The Insider (and my good friend Bryan Moore) was the first show I heard using the term but I could be mistaken. I’m sure someone will correct me if I am wrong.

The thing I love about Social TV is that it allows me to express my deep appreciation for the world of television, the actors, the writers, and everyone involved. As I mentioned, I have had this odd kinship with it since I was pretty much able to understand what I liked. Even to this day, there are certain television shows that I can turn to for comfort and that make me feel good or safe.

How many of us have memories of watching a specific show with our parents, grandparents, or even friends? When we watch these shows now, they bring back all the good memories associated with them. When it comes to sitcoms, there are even shows that literally have me laughing out load even if I have seen the episodes multiple times and I am expecting the punch lines.  Shows like Will and Grace, Golden Girls, Friends, Designing Women are just a few I could name, plus probably quote a few lines from off the top of my head.

Social TV is a no-brainer to me. Award shows, dramas, reality TV, even a talk show are just so much better when you are interacting with like minded people expressing your views and sharing your favorite moments. I particularly love attending events where we have live tweet-ups or covering red carpet events. Of course, being at the actual events are a bit more exciting but even live tweeting an award show with a group of people in person is so much fun! Our banter and interaction makes it so interesting and I have learned so much from my fellow “power tweeters”.

Speaking of my fellow “power tweeters” they have become some of my best friends and people I always look forward to seeing or speaking to. This world of Social TV has opened up so much for me personally, and I am so very grateful for it.

I hope that those of you on Twitter check me out nightly. I pretty much tweet at least one or two shows each night. Sometimes even more! I truly adore the sitcoms on TV Land and the people who work there. I have enjoyed many visits to the sets of Hot In Cleveland, The Soul Man, Kirstie, and The Exes plus I have enjoyed many moments on the sets of the Insider and Entertainment Tonight for events. I was honored to be able to be on red carpets or the One Direction Movie, The Transformers Movie, The Golden Globes, and The Tony Awards. I have been to the offices of TV Land to live tweet shows and have live tweeted recently with the cast of Scorpion on CBS.

It does feel like I am living my childhood fantasies while all of this has come full circle for me. One of the best parts is being able to click with people over what we are watching. I have made so many friends, even many who I haven’t met yet by just conversing during our favorite shows. These conversations have gone way beyond the fandom and have become true friendships. Being able to attend events with other fans is particularly interesting to me. The true fandoms are made up of the kindest, most genuine people who gather to celebrate their favorite entertainers and shows.

If we haven’t met yet, I look forward to running into you someday. If you haven’t tweeted with me during shows, check me out on Twitter @teeco71 and on Instagram I usually post a video of what I am watching each night. Sometimes, I wish I had a few more hours each night to dedicate to television and tweeting. There are so many amazing shows that my poor DVR works overtime so I can keep up.

I even think of some of my favorite shows from before social media and wonder what it would have been like to live tweet during those. Charmed, in particular, is one of those shows that always had this huge active fanbase who were all very active on message boards and websites but Twitter would have given us instant access to each other as well as our favorite cast! I think that would have been an experience to cherish. I really hope they do have a reunion movie so we all get a chance to test my theory soon!

Look for me on social media, say HI and let me know what your favorite shows are, which you love to live tweet, and who you like tweeting with most (show accounts, actors, personalities, friends, etc).

If you follow me on Twitter or we are friends on Facebook, you know my favorites already. Pretty Little Liars, The Vampire Diaries, The Originals, Witches of East End, Once Upon A Time, Scorpion, Hot In Cleveland, The Exes, Scandal, Super Soul Sunday, and many other shows on OWN are just some of them. For reality TV, you really can’t beat BRAVO and that is actually where I first started interacting with people on twitter. Sometimes I feel like I was born to do this because it just comes so naturally to me.

If you ask me why I’m such a fan of Social TV, I’d say for all of the reasons above!



Get Ready to Dance! Ellen DeGeneres Will Host 86th Academy Awards

Get Ready to Dance! Ellen DeGeneres Will Host 86th Academy Awards (via Fandango Movie Blog)

By: Derrick Deane on August 2, 2013 at 9:34AM Shine up those dancing shoes Oscar, Ellen DeGeneres is coming to town. DeGeneres tweeted this morning that she would be hosting the 86th Academy Awards, which are scheduled to air on March 2, 2014. This…

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