The 2022 nominations are out, and, per usual, some people are celebrating while others lament their snubs

The 2022 nominations are out, and, per usual, some people are celebrating while others lament their snubs

“Succession” and “Ted Lasso” dominated major categories. Reacting to his nod for outstanding lead actor, Jeremy Strong said, “It is the role of a lifetime and an immeasurable gift to be part of making this show. I am so proud of my fellow ensemble members and the whole ‘Succession’ family. A wholehearted congratulations to all of my fellow nominees. And as we are in the midst of filming season 4 right now, I’ll just say this: Dad – It’s On.” While many beamed, shows like “Yellowstone” and “This Is Us” were snubbed, as was Selena Gomez in the acting categories (she was nominated as a producer for “Only Murders in the Building.”) Her co-stars Steve Martin and Martin Short were recognized.

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Bad Blood? Mickey Rourke is firmly in the “meh” camp in regard to Tom Cruise and his box office draw. While appearing on “Piers Morgan Uncensored,” Mickey was asked his feelings about “Top Gun: Maverick,” which has raked in more than $1 billion at the global box office. “That doesn’t mean s*** to me. The guy’s been doing the same f****** part for 35 years. I got no respect for that,” Mickey said, dubbing the “Mission: Impossible” actor “irrelevant.” He added, “I don’t care about money and power. I care about when I watch Al Pacino work and Chris Walken and [Robert] De Niro’s early work and Richard Harris’s work and Ray Winstone’s work. That’s the kind of actor I want to be like. Monty Clift and [Marlon] Brando back in the day.”

“Sopranos” staple Tony Sirico was laid to rest on July 13 in South Brooklyn, New York. The funeral was broadcast via livestream. Tony, who played Paulie “Walnuts” Gualtieri on the hit HBO show, often played a gangster on screen, having done so in “Gotti” and “Goodfellas” too. “The Sopranos” co-stars Lorraine Bracco, Stevie Van Zandt and Joseph Gannascoli all attended the funeral service. Read More