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The Morning Roundup: Emmy Winners, New Megatron Pics, Mass Effect Movie

Written by: Phoebe Raven, CC2K Staff Writer

Image This morning we have this year's Emmy winners, pics of Megatron in the Transformers sequel, more Foreign Oscar contenders, and news of a Mass Effect live action movie.

The Emmys were once again handed out on Sunday in a ceremony that was the least watched ever and was decried by critics as "hideously awful" from start to finish. But this shouldn't mar the achievements of the shows honored and some of the big winners included people involved in any aspect of  30 Rock. AMC's Mad Men won Outstanding Drama Series, while 30 Rock took home that Emmy in the Comedy category. In a bit of a surprise sweep Bryan Cranston took home the awards for Best Lead Actor in a Drama for his part in Breaking Bad, beating out such heavyweights as Hugh Laurie and James Spader as well as Mad Men's Jon Hamm. Tina Fey, Glenn Close and Jeremy Piven also got their hands on the golden angel.
A list of the winners in the Primetime categories is located at the end of this roundup.
For a list of winners of the Creative Arts Emmys (and can you believe they hand out awards for hairstyles???) click here.


I'm not entirely sure if this next bit is really news or just a big set-up, but it seems Latino Review managed to uncover the first images of Megatron in the Transformers sequel Revenge of the Fallen. If these are real, then they confirm Megatron's return in ass-kicking shape. Click on the thumbnails to enlarge.
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The weekend Box Office was slimly exciting, so in a nutshell: The number one sport went ot the Samuel L. Jackons vehicle Lakeview Terrace (read our very own review here), in spot number two was Burn After Reading in its second week in the running, and Kate Hudson's latest romantic comedy My Best Friend's Girl placed third, falling short on expectations. There you go.

Last week we gave you the first foreign film contenders for the Oscars in 2009, and now we have some more .
France will be represented by Laurent Cantet's Entre les murs (The Class), which won top honors at Cannes. It's a mix of Dangerous Minds and Half Nelson, I'd say, but very relevant to what is happening in France these days.
Norway will send Bent Hamer's O' Horten into the race, a dark comedy about a train driver heading for retirement. The film is also up for the European Academy Awards.
India has its hopes set on Taare zameen par, yet another pic about a teacher and a challenged student.

Image Rachel Bilson has landed her pretty little self a new job , starring in the indie romance Waiting For Forever. She will play a 25-year-old TV actress (uhm, does she even have to act then??), who gets the man of her dreams to give up his job and live with her. Production will start in Salt Lake City any day now.

Also hitting the big screen soon are the aliens from the video game Mass Effect. Apparently Avi Arad, producer of Spiderman and X-Men, has picked up the option to have Commander Shepherd and his alien buddies fight extinction in live action.

And here the full Winner's List of the 60th Primetime Emmy Awards:

• Drama Series: Mad Men, AMC.

• Comedy Series: 30 Rock, NBC.

• Actor, Drama Series: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad, AMC.

• Actress, Drama Series: Glenn Close, Damages, FX.

• Actor, Comedy Series: Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock, NBC.

• Actress, Comedy Series: Tina Fey, 30 Rock, NBC.

• Reality-Competition Program: The Amazing Race.

• Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program: Jeff Probst – Survivor.

• Supporting Actor, Drama Series: Zeljko Ivanek, Damages, FX.

• Supporting Actress, Drama Series: Dianne Wiest, In Treatment, HBO.

• Supporting Actor, Comedy Series: Jeremy Piven, Entourage, HBO.

• Supporting Actress, Comedy Series: Jean Smart, Samantha Who?, ABC.

• Miniseries: John Adams, HBO.

• Made-for-TV Movie: Recount, HBO.

• Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Paul Giamatti, John Adams, HBO.

• Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Laura Linney, John Adams, HBO.

• Supporting Actor, Miniseries or Movie: Tom Wilkinson, John Adams, HBO.

• Supporting Actress, Miniseries or Movie: Eileen Atkins, Cranford (Masterpiece Theatre), PBS.

• Directing for a Drama Series: House – "House's Head", Greg Yaitanes.

• Writing for a Drama Series: Mad Men – "Smoke Gets In Your Eyes" (Pilot), Matthew Weiner.

• Directing for a Comedy Series: Pushing Daisies – "Pie-Lette", Barry Sonnenfeld.

• Writing for a Comedy Series: 30 Rock – "Cooter", Tina Fey.

• Variety, Music or Comedy Series: The Daily Show With Jon Stewart.

• Individual Performance in a Variety or Music Program: Don Rickles – "Mr. Warmth: The Don Rickles Project."

• Directing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: "80th Annual Academy Awards" Louis J. Horvitz.

• Writing for a Variety, Music or Comedy Program: The Colbert Report.

• Directing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: Recount, Jay Roach.

• Writing for a Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special: John Adams, Kirk Ellis.