Finn Wittrock was thrilled when he won a role on Ryan Murphy's television production of "The Normal Heart," but then when Murphy came up to him on set one day and flat-out offered the 30-year-old actor a role on his other project -- "American Horror Story: Freak Show" -- well, he just had to do a reality check. "Uh, is this real life?" the newly minted Emmy nominee wondered.
It was indeed, but it...Read more
As spoiled child-turned-murderous villain Dandy Mott on "American Horror Story: Freak Show," Finn Wittrock gave a whole new meaning to bloodbath.
The 30-year-old actor joined the ranks of the FX anthology horror series in its fourth season as the rich, friendless sociopath who becomes the protege to deranged, toothy Twisty the Clown. Dandy, very quickly, embarks on a murder spree -- with his mother...Read more
The eventual best picture Oscar winner played or premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival from 2007 to 2013. Then last year, "Birdman" bypassed the Canadian event in favor of a closing slot at the New York Film Festival. Fox Searchlight figured that after earlier high-profile dates at the Venice and Telluride festivals, it was better to slot the New York-centric "Birdman" in the city where...Read more
We take pride in the accuracy of our predictions here at the Gold Standard, so when something goes awry, rather than resort to finger-pointing and name-calling, we like to take a deep look at ourselves and say, "How did we miss that?"
Having had a little time to mull over the Emmy nominations, let's look at a few of our more high-profile picks and what may have caused the voters to look a different...Read more
Tony Hale spoke to The Times on Thursday morning about his Emmy nomination for his portrayal of poor Gary Walsh, the sycophantic, abuse-tolerant, Selina-pleasing aide in HBO's comedy "Veep." The series collected nine Emmy nominations overall including one for best comedy series.
How are you feeling?
It’s been a great day. My wife and I, we have our screaming session when it’s announced. My poor daughter,...Read more