After dropping upwards of 40 pounds for his role in “The Normal Heart,” it’s all about love and family right now for Matt Bomer.
Bomer, 36, was “blown away and just so grateful” when his name was announced today as an Emmy Award nominee for best supporting actor for his portrayal of Felix in the HBO adaptation of Larry Kramer’s 1985 play about the onset of the HIV-AIDS crisis among the gay population in New York City.
After the “White Collar” star dropped to an astonishing 130 pounds for the role to show how the disease can ravage the human body — which meant shedding the chiseled features he usually shows off in his hit TV show or movies like “Magic Mike.”
Even though it was a long, difficult road to this apex point — Bomer said all the hard work culminated in one call this morning from his husband Simon Halls.
“I’m in New York and was getting ready to go to work on ‘White Collar.’ I got a phone call from my husband and he shared the news with me,” Bomer said. “It was so great to get to share that moment with him, because I had to separate myself from my family for a while to play this role. I’m sure when I was 130 pounds, I wasn’t always in the best mood, so it was nice to get to share a happy moment with him.”
At first, Bomer admitted he couldn’t even grasp the gravity of an Emmy nomination.
“I couldn’t even speak for the first minute,” he said. “I was overcome with gratitude, just the moment was so profound for me. I’ve been working in TV for 13 years and to have this moment, I was completely overwhelmed and had to collect myself for a bit. Simon knew firsthand how hard I worked on this role, how much we put into it, myself as an actor, and us collectively as a family. it was just really great to get to share that moment with him.”
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Two Carnegie Mellon University alumni – Zachary Quinto of Star Trek and Broadway’s The Glass Menagerie and Matt Bomer of The Normal Heart and White Collar – will debut an exclusive educator honor at this year’s Tony Awards on Sunday, June 8 on CBS.
On stage at Radio City Music Hall during the live broadcast, Quinto and Bomer will introduce the creation of the “Tony Honor for Excellence in Theatre Education presented by Carnegie Mellon University,” which is the first, national recognition program to honor kindergarten through high-school (K-12) theatre educators. This follows the university’s announcement in April that it will collaborate with the Tony Awards as its first, exclusive higher education partner. Nominations for theatre educators will be accepted online this fall and the first recipient will be honored on stage at the 2015 Tony Awards.
The 2014 Tony Awards, hosted by Hugh Jackman, will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City on Sunday, June 8, on CBS. The 68th annual Tony Awards are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing.
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Nominations for the Critics’ Choice Television Awards were announced Wednesday morning and “The Normal Heart” scored a leading five nods apiece. The fourth annual awards, held by the Broadcast Television Journalists Association, will be hosted by Cedric the Entertainer at the Beverly Hilton Hotel June 19. The ceremony will air on the CW at 8 p.m. ET that night.
An Adventure in Space and Time (BBC America)
Burton and Taylor (BBC America)
Killing Kennedy (National Geographic Channel)
The Normal Heart (HBO)
Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
Matt Bomer, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Warren Brown, Luther (BBC America)
Martin Freeman, Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
Colin Hanks, Fargo (FX)
Joe Mantello, The Normal Heart (HBO)
Blair Underwood, The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)
You can view the entire list here.
Matt will be appearing on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday, May 30, 2014.
And in case you missed it, Matt tweeted from his verified account for the very first time. So exciting!
— Matt Bomer (@MattBomer) May 23, 2014
Outfest – the Los Angeles-based nonprofit organization promoting equality by creating, sharing, and protecting LGBT stories on the screen – announced today its galas, including Opening and Closing Night, for the 32nd Outfest Los Angeles LGBT Film Festival. The nation’s leading LGBT festival and the oldest film festival in the city of Los Angeles, will be held July 10th to 20th, 2014.
Outfest Los Angeles 2014 will open with “Life Partners” – Susanna Fogel’s astute and cleverly written feature debut, starring Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, Adam Brody, Kate McKinnon and Gabourey Sidibe. “Life Partners” will screen at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles on July 10 at 8:00pm.
“The 2014 [Outfest Los Angeles] Galas represent some of the most acclaimed and thematically diverse films of the year,” says Kirsten Schaffer, Executive Director of Outfest. “These films are intimately familiar and yet surprisingly unique, showing us how much undiscovered territory there is in the world of LGBT cinema.”
Other gala screenings include: Writer/director/actress Desiree Akhavan’s “Appropriate Behavior” (U.S. Dramatic Centerpiece); Sundance award winner “Lilting” by Hong Khaou (International Centerpiece); Teddy Award and FIPRESCI prize winning “The Way He Looks” by Daniel Ribeiro (International Centerpiece); and the Vancouver Film Critics Circle winner “My Prairie Home” (Documentary Centerpiece).
Outfest Los Angeles 2014 will close on July 20 at the Ford Amphitheatre with the irreverent comedy “Space Station 76,” co-written and directed by Jack Plotnick and starring Matt Bomer, Patrick Wilson, Liv Tyler and Jerry O’Connell.
The complete lineup for Outfest Los Angeles 2014 will be announced at the beginning of June.
One of USA Network‘s signature series, drama White Collar, is poised to wrap its run with a six-episode sixth and final season. There is no official word yet, but I hear the network and series producer Fox TV Studios are finalizing the deal. The size of the order looks like a compromise between a movie/mini-series conclusion USA had been considering and a full-length season, sought by producer FfvS. Season 5 ended with a cliffhanger involving the abduction of Neal Caffrey (Matt Bomer). All of USA’s other established series — Monk, Burn Notice (also produced by FtvS), Psych and In Plain Sight — also had received a proper send-off. Moved to fall for the first time since its first season, White Collar got dinged up against in-season competition but rebounded in January when the conclusion of Season 5 averaged 2.8 million viewers in Live+Same Day, up 22% from fall, and 955,000 adults 18-49, up 32%.
With ratings still solid, the renewal negotiations zeroed in on the show’s economics. At this point in the run of a series, a network is responsible for the full production cost. With a well-known cast and extensive location shoots in New York, White Collar is an expensive show. What’s more, it is not owned by USA. USA parent NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment has made owning content a priority with the appointments of Jeff Wachtel and Dawn Olmstead to spearhead in-house production efforts. The network has a lot of projects in the pipeline and has been going through a portfolio changeover, replacing its older shows with new ones. From a business perspective, continuing White Collar at the current price tag might not have made a lot of sense for USA. But from a legacy standpoint, the show — which boasts one of the network’s most recognizable stars in Bomer and is one of is USA’s best critically received series — deserved a proper conclusion. (FtvS also had been willing to shoulder the cost of a final season and was open to a lower license fee.)
Matt’s new film “Space Station 76″ will be premiering at SXSW Film 2014 between March 7-15, 2014 in Austin, TX. For more information about attending, please click here.
SPACE STATION 76 is a comedic drama about a group of people (and several robots) living on a space station in a 1970’s-version of the future. When a new Assistant Captain arrives, she inadvertently ignites tensions among the crew, prompting them to confront their darkest secrets. Barely contained lust, jealousy, and anger all bubble to the surface, becoming just as dangerous as the asteroid that’s heading right for them.
Check out the “Space Station 76″ page on their website here.
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The People’s Choice Awards 2014 will air January 8, 2014 on CBS.
Congratulations Matt! We’re so happy for you.
Matt Bomer will portray screen legend Montgomery Clift in a newly announced biopic. IMDB listed the role on Bomer’s filmography a few days ago, and a producer associated with the film confirmed the news on Wednesday.
When curious fans asked about the casting rumor on Twitter, producer Michael Din responded to say that Bomer has indeed landed the lead role in the movie, titled “Monty Clift.” Din said the project will begin shooting in 2014, and IMDB lists “Clift” as a 2015 release. Producers also reportedly confirmed the casting news to ET.
The movie’s IMDB page indicates the biopic will center on Clift’s relationship with Elizabeth Taylor following the filming of 1951′s “A Place in the Sun.” (The Oscar-nominated actor carried on a relationship with choreographer Jerome Robbins.)
Source: The Huffington Post
DreamWorks Animation is hard at work filling out the voice casts for two of its upcoming animated features with big name stars joining the ranks of both “B.O.O. (Bureau Of Otherworldly Operations)” and “Penguins of Madagascar.” In two separate scoops, The Wrap reports that Matt Bomer and Rashida Jones will join Seth Rogen and Melissa McCarthy in ‘B.O.O.’ while John Malkovich and Benedict Cumberbatch will become part of “Penguins of Madagascar,” an offshoot of the bizarrely popular “Madagascar” franchise. DreamWorks Animation has always had a history of casting insanely popular, of-the-moment stars in its animated features, and these decisions seem to reinforce that.
In ‘B.O.O.,’ Rogen (according to The Wrap), “stars as a new ghost named Jackson Moss who works as an agent at B.O.O., a top-secret government agency that protects humans from evil hauntings. When he and his partner Watts (McCarthy) uncover a plot to destroy B.O.O., they must use their skills to defeat the agency’s Most Wanted Haunter and his powerful ghost army, and save the world.” Sounds needlessly convoluted! According to the same report, “Jones will play Rogen’s ex-wife, while Bomer will play her new husband, who’s the perfect step-dad to Rogen’s son.”
The movie will be directed by Anthony Leonidis, whose previous film “Igor” set the world record for number of S&M jokes in a movie supposedly made for children, from a script by Tom Wheeler, who wrote the under-appreciated “Puss in Boots” for DreamWorks Animation. Bomer has roles coming up in both “A Winter’s Tale” and “A Normal Heart,” while it has recently been announced that Jones will be leaving “Parks and Recreation” in the middle of next season.
“The Penguins of Madagascar” is currently scheduled for a March 27th 2015 release date while “B.O.O. (Bureau of Otherworldly Operations)” spooks theaters nationwide on June 5th 2015.
Source: The Wrap