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October 27, 2012

HBO’s True Blood and Several Cast Members Are 2012 Fright Night Awards Nominees

HBO_True Blood_CastThe first annual Fright Night Awards (www.frightnightawards.com), supporting Cancer Bites (www.cancerbites.tv), features twenty-one categories that encompass film, television, and celebrity costumes, among others. Both the voting and the awards show itself are virtual, taking place entirely online. HBO’s popular series True Blood is nominated for Favorite Supernatural TV Show while Alex Skarsgård (Eric Northman), Joe Manganiello (Alcide Herveaux), Deborah Ann Woll (Jessica Hamby) and Stephen Moyer (Bill Compton) are all nominated in individual categories.

Cancer Bites has enlisted the help of the nation’s leading blood cancer patient advocacy organizations in its multi-level campaign to; increase funding research to find effective new treatments and cures; connect patients and their families to free educational information; and provide support services for patients at every stage of their cancer journey.

The winners of the 2012 Fright Night awards will be announced October 30th. Fans are encouraged to vote for their favorites at www.frightnightawards.com, as well to spread the word about the Cancer Bites cause and program. True Blood fans can not only cast their vote for the show itself, but for the nominated cast members. Debora Ann Woll is nominated for Favorite Female TV or Movie Vampire; Joe Manganiello is a nominee in the category of Favorite Movie or TV Werewolf; and both Alex Skarsgård and Stephen Moyer are nominated in the category of Favorite Male TV or Movie Vampire.

Be sure to register and vote for True Blood and its cast members. Let’s go for sweep of the awards!

 

Source: 2012 Fright Night Awards

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True Blood Stunt Crew Named Outstanding Stunt Ensemble by the Screen Actors Guild

February 2, 2011

True Blood Beats Out Stiff Competition

SAG Awards LogoOn Sunday January 30th, 2011 the Screen’s Actors Guild (SAG) held its 17th annual awards ceremony.  Last month, it was my pleasure to write an article announcing that the stunt crew of True Blood received a nomination from SAG for their work during season three for an Outstanding Performance by A Stunt Ensemble in a Television Series.

The crew of stuntmen and women faced stiff competition having been nominated along with Southland, CSI: NY, Burn Notice, and Dexter according to the official SAG awards website. But the fellow nominees were no match for True Blood. Hollywood News.com reports that our now Outstanding Stunt Ensemble received their award during the awards pre-show on TNT.tv and TBS.com.

True Blood joins motion picture counterpart Inception in winning the Outstanding Performance by a Stunt Ensemble Award.

And the Winners Are

TBN would like to recognize the members of the True Blood stunt ensemble and congratulate you all on a job well done:

Heidi Pascoe, Jeff Danoff, Ben Scott, Crystal Michelle, Mark Aaron Wagner, Matt Flanagan, Mike Massa, Michael Gaines, Marc Schaffer, John-Clay Scott, Kevin Derr, Oliver Keller, Brian Patrick Collins, Jeffrey G. Barnett, Nick Brandon, Charlie Brewer, Jason Gray, Rene Mousseux, Erik Rondell, Ann Scott, Austen Brewer, Timothy Eulich, Jessica Harbeck, Justin Sundquist, Matthew Taylor, Stella Angelova, Heather Arthur, Pat Banta, Craig Baxley Jr., Joe Bucaro III., Jess King, Brian Munce,Chris Palermo, Tim Sitarz, and Scott Workman.

We couldn’t be happier for you! Congratulations again and we can’t wait to see all of your hard work in season 4!

Sources: Screen Actors Guild Awards– “The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards ®”
IMDB– “True Blood Full Cast and Crew Credits”
HollywoodNews.com– “Inception” and “True Blood” Win Best Stunt Ensemble Awards

(Photo Credit: The Screen Actors Guild)

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Vote for ‘Dead In The Family’ in Goodreads Choice Awards 2010

November 30, 2010

10th Book in Sookie Stackhouse Series Nominated for Four Awards

Dead in the Family Cover

Fans of the Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlaine Harris can help Harris get even more recognition for her wonderful work.  Voting is open for Goodreads.com’s Choice Awards for 2010 and ‘Dead In The Family’ has been nominated in four categories.  Click on the category to go to the Goodreads website and vote today!

Favorite Book of 2010

Paranormal Fantasy

Favorite Heroine – Sookie Stackhouse

Favorite Hero – Eric Northman

Be sure to cast your votes in all four categories!

Source:  Goodreads.com

(Photo Credit: Charlaineharris.com)

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True Blood Receives Another Scream Award Nomination

October 2, 2010

Alexander Skarsgard Nominated for Best Television Performance

True Blood Cast Season 3 PosterSpike TV‘s 2010 Scream Awards, taping October 16, 2010, has added another category for Best Television Performance and True Blood‘s  Alexander Skarsgard is among the nominees in this category.  True Blood had already earned 10 nominations for the awards, with Skarsgard also being nominated for Best Horror Actor.  The Scream Awards honor the year’s best in sci-fi, horror, fantasy and comic book genres.  Nominees are chosen by an advisory board of Hollywood and genre leaders such as Tim Burton, Wes Craven and Quentin Tarantino.  The award show will featuring exclusive World Premieres from some of the most anticipated movies of 2011. The two-hour show will premiere on Spike TV on Tuesday, October 19 (9:00–11:00 PM, ET/PT).  

Below are the categories that True Blood has been nominated in and with the hotlinks to take you directly to the category to vote for True Blood to win the Spike TV’s SCREAM 2010 Awards! 
  
 

 THE ULTIMATE SCREAM 

  • Alice in Wonderland
  • Avatar
  • District 9
  • Inception
  • Iron Man 2
  • Kick-Ass
  • Lost
  • True Blood
  • The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
  • Zombieland
 BEST TV SHOW

 BEST HORROR ACTRESS  Julie Benz, Dexter 

  • Emily Blunt, The Wolfman  
  • Charlotte Gainsbourg, Antichrist  
  • Milla Jovovich, The Fourth Kind  
  • Anna Paquin, True Blood  
  • Emma Stone, Zombieland

 BEST HORROR ACTOR   

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR 
  • Don Cheadle, Iron Man 2  
  • Sir Ben Kingsley, Shutter Island  
  • Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Inception  
  • Mark Ruffalo, Shutter Island  
  • Sam Trammell, True Blood

  BEST BREAKOUT PERFORMANCE FEMALE   

  • Deborah Ann Woll, True Blood  
  • Gemma Arterton, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time  
  • Morena Baccarin, V
  • Lyndsy Fonseca, Kiss-Ass  
  • Chloe Grace Moretz, Kick-Ass  
  • Mia Wasikowska, Alice in Wonderland  
BEST ENSEMBLE  
  • Inception  
  • Iron Man 2  
  • Kick-Ass  
  • Lost  
  • True Blood  
  • Zombieland  
MOST MEMORABLE MUTILATION  
  • Body Dissolved by Hydrochloric Acid (The Needle Trap) – Saw VI  
  • Forced to Cut Off Own Flesh and Arm ( The Pound of Flesh Trap) – Saw VI  
  • Heart Cut Out of Chest, Cut Up into Souffle and Fed to People – True Blood  
  • Scalped With Hunting Knife – Inglorious Bastards  
  • Surgically Transformed into Human Centipede – The Human Centipede (First Sequence)  
  • Zombie Shot in the Mouth by Flare Gun – George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead  
HOLY SH!T SCENE OF THE YEAR  
  • Damon Macready Shoots Little Daughter Mindy in Chest, Kick-Ass  
  • The Destruction of Los Angeles, 2010  
  • Dren Mates with Clive, Splice  
  • Freight Train Drives Through City Street, Inception  
  • Head Twisted 180 Degrees During Sex, True Blood  
  • Paris Street Folds Over Onto Itself, Inception  
BEST TELEVISION PERFORMANCE  

Voting has already begun.  Be sure to vote every day!  To vote in all categories click here.  You can also vote from your mobile device.  Click here to get started!

Source: askarsgardnews.com – Sneaky SCREAM Awards! Vote for Alexander Skarsgard in Second Category.

Spike.com – Scream 10-19-10

(Photo Credit: HBO Inc.)

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True Blood Nominated for Golden Reel Award

January 23, 2010

True Blood has been nominated for a Golden Reel Award by the Motion Picture Sound Editors (MPSE) who each year present the MPSE Golden Reel Awards, which acknowledges and recognizes the year’s best work in the various areas of sound editing: Dialogue & ADR, Effects & Foley, and Music both for film and television.  This year True Blood has been nominated in the category for “Best Sound Editing: Short Form Dialogue and ADR in Television“. The nominees in the category are as follows:

CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION “Mascara”
CSI: MIAMI “Point of Impact ”
CSI: NY ”
Manhattanhenge – #609″
ER “I Feel Good”
FLASH FORWARD “Riptide”
FRINGE “Unleashed”
LOST “The Little Prince – #504”
TRUE BLOOD “Beyond Here Lies Nothin – #212”

The 57th Golden Reel Awards will be held on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel & Suites, Los Angeles, California.

Congratulations to True Blood for the well deserved recognition and good luck!

SOURCE:  mpse.org

(Photo credit:  mpse.org)

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True Blood Attends AFI Luncheon

January 16, 2010

On January 15, 2009, the American Film Institute held their 10th Annual AFI Awards Luncheon (sponsored by Hewlett-Packard) at the Los Angeles’ Four Seasons Hotel, which honored artists from behind and in front of the camera. Several True Blood stars were in attendance at the luncheon, which was an honoree-only affair. (In addition to the sponsoring the luncheon, Hewlett-Packard creates new scholarships to the AFI Conservatory, so this helps more than the attendees.)

Since True Blood won an AFI Award for Top 10 Shows of 2009, the cast was well represented. In attendance at the luncheon were Sam Trammell, Michelle Forbes, Carrie Preston, and Deborah Ann Woll.


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True Blood Nominated for an ADG Award

January 8, 2010

The Art Directors Guild have announced their nominees for the Excellence in Production Design Awards and Production Designer Suzuki Ingerslev from Alan Ball‘s hit HBO TV vampire series “True Blood” has been nominated. Suzuki Ingerslev has been nominated for Season 2, Episode 5 of “True Blood — Never Let Me Go” in the category of One hour Single-Camera Television Series. The other nominees in the category are:

  • GLEE – Episode Pilot – MARK HUTMAN
  • MAD MEN – Episode: SOUVENIR – DAN BISHOP
  • PUSHING DAISIES – Episode: KERPLUNK – MICHAEL WYLIE
  • TRUE BLOOD – Episode: NEVER LET ME GO – SUZUKI INGERSLEV
  • UGLY BETTY – Episode: THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE MODE – MARK WORTHINGTON

The Excellence in Production Design Award are awarded to members of the Art Directors Guild (IATSE Local 800) to recognize the highest achievement from within their own ranks in the area of art direction. The awards ceremonies will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at the International Ballroom of the Beverly Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles, California. Also this year Warren Beatty is the recipient of the ADG’s Outstanding Contribution to Cinematic Imagery Award. Terence Marsh earns the Lifetime Achievement Award and production designer Michael Baugh earns the Creative Leadership Award. The ADG is also inducting several acclaimed production designers into its Hall of Fame including Malcolm F. Brown, Bob Keene and Ferdinando Scarfiotti.

Suzuki Ingerslev a graduate from U.C. Berkeley with a B.A. in Architecture, she turned her attention to film and television and worked as an Assistant Art on various projects such as “Saved by the Bell,” “The Replacement Killers,” “Teaching Mrs. Tingle,” “Mad TV” and “Days of Our Lives: Winter Heat.” Later on she became Art Director for “State of Grace,” “Tracey Takes On” and “Six Feet Under” and has had the pleasure of working with Alan Ball, Mark Wahlberg and Brian Grazer. Suzuki’s workmanship has been recognized by the Academy earning her 7 nominations for an Emmy for her various works including HBO’s “Six Feet Under”, “Shark,” and “Tracy Takes On.”

We have had the pleasure of interviewing Suzuki where she explained, in detail the complexity involved in creating the scenes and making the world of Bon Temps come alive for audiences each week on True Blood.

You can enjoy reading our exclusive, two-part interview with Suzuki by clicking here for part 1 and here for part 2. You can also view photos of the set of True Blood that Suzuki was so kind to provide for us by clicking the following links:

True Blood Nominated for Excellence in Production Design Awards Update with Comments and Photos (2009)

Behind the Scenes on True Blood with Suzuki Ingerslev

True Blood: More Exclusive Behind the Scene Photos

Congratulations to your well deserved nomination Suzuki!

SOURCES:

theenvelope.latimes.com

artdirectors.org

(Photo credit: Suzuki Ingerslev)

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True Blood Wins At The People’s Choice Awards

January 7, 2010

Last night True Blood won at The People’s Choice Awards, which aired on CBS, live from the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles, California.  True Blood won for Favorite TV Obsession as selected by you, the fans, who voted online to select the winner.  Although the category was not featured during the telecast and we didn’t have the opportunity to see the cast go up onstage to accept the award, all True Blood fans should be very proud as we let our voices be heard and let the world know that True Blood is one of the best TV shows on television and that we are truly obsessed with it!

To see the complete list of winners click here.

Once again congratulations to True Blood for taking home an award! Next the Golden Globe on January 17th, 2010 where we hope True Blood will walk away with some more awards!

SOURCE: 680News.com

(Photo credit:  peopleschoice)

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True Blood Wins At The Satellite Awards

December 21, 2009

Satellite-AwardTrue Blood won at the 2009 14th Annual Satellite Awards, last night December 20, 2009, which was presented by The International Press Academy and held at the Grand Salon of the InterContinental Hotel in Century City, California.  True Blood – The Complete First Season won in the category: DVD Release of a TV Show Award. Also True Blood was honored with a Special Achievement Award for Best Television Ensemble! Congratulations to True Blood for being recognized for its fabulous work and contribution to the entertainment industry!

SOURCE:  International Press Academy

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Anna Paquin: Double Globen Globe Nomination Reaction

December 17, 2009

anna-paquin-sookieAnna Paquin, who plays telepathic waitress Sookie Stackhouse in HBO’s True Blood, received two separate Golden Globe nominations this year.

Paquin received the nominations for her role as Sookie (for which she won the same award earlier this year) and for her part in the movie The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler. She is known for her performance in The Piano which earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress in 1994, making her the second youngest winner in history at the age of 11. She is perhaps best known for her roles as Rogue in the X-Men movies and currently, as Sookie in the vampire series, True Blood. Anna, who hails from New Zealand, was apparently in bed when she received the news from her publicist. She quips,

“It was 5 in the morning. I was in bed. It was all very surprising. It’s not considered nice to wake people up at 6 in the morning. No one likes that […] But I emailed my family.”

It’s been a hectic period for Anna as shooting has started for True Blood. And as she reveals, although she’s flattered about the nominations, she’s also been preoccupied with the True Blood shoot,

“Honestly, our show just went back two weeks ago, so it’s been pretty hectic […] And, you know, Christmas is coming up and my family is coming into town. I’ve just sort of been focusing on that stuff. It came upon me quite suddenly […] It’s very flattering and a great honour. I’m very happy with what I have. If anything else comes of it, that’s wonderful, but it’s really wonderful already.”

Anna, the consummate actress, acknowledges the contrast between her role as Sookie and as Irena Sendler, the Polish social worker who was responsible for smuggling 2,500 Jewish children to safety during the World War 2. The movie, The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler, is based on Anna Mieszkowska’s book The Mother of the Holocaust Children. Anna Paquin explains,

“That’s what I love about acting. I could be a part of this amazing story about someone so young who could do so much. She was so brave and so strong and incredibly impressive. And then there’s Sookie, who is really flawed, but she really means well and she’s always kind of getting herself into trouble and ends up in these wildly bad situations that she can kind of get herself out of but always ends up needing to be rescued.”

When asked about the perceived snub True Blood received at the Emmys, Anna very generously replies,

“It was our first season […] I mean, come on! We’re still a brand new show. I think it’s amazing that we’re getting noticed and that people are watching it at all. I always say it takes a while for new shows to catch on so any attention people are paying to us is the cherry on top.”

As to where she keeps the statuette from last year, Anna wittily reveals,

“It’s sitting in a cabinet under my sink next to my Oscar.”

SOURCE: LATimes.com

Picture credit: HBO Inc.

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