CHICAGO – “Drinking Buddies” director Joe Swanberg’s latest release of the same star wattage is “Happy Christmas,” an even lower-fi story than the Olivia Wilde beer comedy, steered even more by the casting that it was able to assemble. However, with this movie Swanberg doesn’t so much worry about having a story that could be confused with a more mainstream romantic comedy if it were to have a bigger budget.
Submit Your Comments For WGN Radio: Turn TV Favorites Into Emmy Nominees With WGN
CHICAGO – Brian Tallerico, content director and TV critic for HollywoodChicago.com, will appear on Bill Moller’s program this Saturday on WGN Radio 720 AM in Chicago. The show plays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every weekend. It’s the time of year when the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences puts together its list of favorites for Emmy nominations. With ballots due this month, who do you think should be nominated?
Unlike most years, there are a lot of options out there. Are you a fan of basic cable hits like “Mad Men,” “The Walking Dead,” “The Closer,” “Justified,” “Sons of Anarchy,” “Southland” or “Men of a Certain Age”? Do you bow at the altar of pay cable and watch every episode of “Dexter,” “Boardwalk Empire,” “Game of Thrones,” “Entourage” and “Shameless”? Are you more of a comedy fan and want to make a case for the stars of “Community,” “The Office,” “Raising Hope,” “Glee” or “Modern Family”? Or have we missed your favorite entirely?
Leave your picks for any Emmy category – Best Comedy Actor, Best Drama Actress, Best Mini-Series, etc. – in the comments section below. And listen to the WGN Radio show on June 4, 2011 for your chance to call in. If you can’t get through, use the comments section below to make your case. As our Emmy coverage continues this entire Summer, you can do your part by stumping for your favorite performers or series. Don’t miss this unique opportunity!