Wherein I read things, laugh [or not], and pass them on to you…
Stargate Universe pulls in 8 nominations! Also, a few more of my fave series didn’t do too badly either
1) Best Male Performance in a 2011 Science Fiction Television Episode
- David Blue -Stargate Universe -Gauntlet
- Robert Carlyle -Stargate Universe -Twin Destinies
- Jim Beaver -Supernatural -Death’s Door
- Misha Collins -Supernatural -The French Mistake
2) Best Female Performance in a 2011 Science Fiction Television Episode
- Alaina Huffman -Stargate Universe -Epilogue
- Ming-Na -Stargate Universe -Epilogue
- Karen Gillan -Doctor Who -The Girl Who Waited
3) Best Science Fiction Television Series of 2011.
- Stargate Universe
- Doctor Who
- The Walking Dead
7) Best Technical Accomplishment in a 2011 Science Fiction Film or Television Production.
- Stargate Universe, Music (Joel Goldsmith)
- Supernatural “Meet The New Boss”, Visual Effects (Ivan Hayden)
- The Walking Dead, Special Effects Makeup (Gregory Nicotero)
- Supernatural The French Mistake (Ben Edlund)
8) Best Overall 2011 Science Fiction Film or Television Script.
- Stargate Universe Twin Destinies (Brad Wright)
9)Outstanding Canadian Contribution to Science Fiction Film or Television in 2011.
- Stargate Universe
• The Hobbit Gets A Beautiful New Comic Con Poster
• Of course it is possible to be popular and good. Those who hate Stephen King aren’t reading closely enough – It’s hard to understand why someone would want to write a 4,500-word essay about an author’s life work and then boast about how unacquainted you are with the details of that work. It’s clearly the idea of Stephen King that gets under Allen’s skin.
• The Walking Dead takes over AMC this weekend with a full series marathon that starts on Saturday and includes behind-the-scenes featurettes from the Season 3 production then culminates on Sunday with a live Talking Dead primetime special during which you’ll actually see a scene from Season 3. Click here for more details on the weekend or just check out the full schedule of the on-air marathon.
• Bryan Cranston Teases ‘Breaking Bad’ Season 5 – Walter White and Jesse Pinkman get at least one new partner. And possibly more…
• Woman hits husband with bag of ice cream: PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla., July 7 (UPI) — A Florida woman is facing charges after allegedly whacking her husband, who she said is a philanderer, on the head with a bag of ice cream, authorities say. An affidavit stated Dawn Elaine Barran, 45, happened upon her husband with his “current girlfriend” July 1 in a Walgreens in Port St. Lucie, TCPalm.com reported. Barran allegedly got into an argument with her husband and then swung the bag of ice cream, connecting squarely with his head. The confrontation continued outside the drugstore, with Barran allegedly chasing her husband, pulling at his shirt and punching him, the affidavit stated. TCPalm.com said Port St. Lucie police arrested the wife and charged her with misdemeanor battery. [upi/07 Jul 2012]
• There’s something pretty fucking condescending about a person who has never experienced the pressures of female beauty ideals telling women that the symptoms of those pressures are no big deal.
Since leaving the White House, former President George W. Bush and his wife Laura Bush have pursued humanitarian work abroad in an area that has become particularly contentious for Republicans at home: women’s health. The Bushes recently opened a women’s health clinic in Zambia, a country that has the second highest rate of cervical cancer in the world.
The former president made a push for bipartisan initiatives to combat HIV/AIDS during his time in office. In the years since, he has raised over $85 million for cervical cancer programs. Bush explains his commitment to women’s health in moral terms:
BUSH: We care because we believe that to whom much is given, much is required. And those of us, who live in America, live in the most blessed nation ever and therefore when we see suffering, we ought to act. But the saddest thing of all is to know a lady’s life has been saved from AIDS but died from cervical cancer. And so starting in Zambia, the Bush Center, along with our partners, are going to put on a cervical cancer crusade to save lives.
[thinkprogress/Tara Culp-Ressler/06 Jul 2012]