Louis C.K. Earns Two Writers Guild Award Nods for Penning FX’s “Louie”

Louis C.K. continues writing his way into Hollywood’s good graces…

The 47-year-old Mexican American actor/stand-up comedian and multiple Emmy-winner has picked up two Writers Guild Award nominations for penning his highly acclaimed FX comedy series Louie.

Louis C.K.

Louis C.K.’s series, which he writes, directs and stars in, will compete against Orange Is The New Black, Silicon Valley, Transparent and Veep in the Comedy Series category.

Louie picked up his first WGA Award in this category in 2013.

He’s also competing in the Episodic Comedy category for penning the show’s “So Did the Fat Lady” episode.

The Writers Guild Awards honor outstanding writing in film, television, new media, videogames, news, radio, promotional, and graphic animation categories.

The Writers Guild of Americ will present its awards jointly at simultaneous ceremonies on Saturday, February 14, 2015, in Los Angeles at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza and in New York City at the Edison Ballroom.

Here’s a look at Louis C.K.’s nominations:


Louie, Written by Louis CK; FX
Orange Is the New Black, Written by Stephen Falk, Sian Heder, Tara Herrmann, Sara Hess, Nick Jones, Jenji Kohan, Lauren Morelli, Alex Regnery, Hartley Voss; Netflix
Silicon Valley, Written by John Altschuler, Alec Berg, Matteo Borghese, Jessica Gao, Mike Judge, Dave Krinsky, Carson Mell, Dan O’Keefe, Clay Tarver, Rob Turbovsky, Ron Weiner; HBO
Transparent, Written by Bridget Bedard, Micah Fitzerman-Blue, Noah Harpster, Ethan Kuperberg, Ali Liebegott, Faith Soloway, Jill Soloway; Amazon Prime
Veep, Written by Simon Blackwell, Kevin Cecil, Roger Drew, Sean Gray, Armando Iannucci, Ian Martin, Georgia Pritchett, David Quantick, Andy Riley, Tony Roche, Will Smith; HBO


“The Cold” (Modern Family), Written by Rick Wiener & Kenny Schwartz; ABC
“Landline” (New Girl), Written by Rob Rosell; Fox
“Low Self Esteem City” (Orange Is the New Black), Written by Nick Jones; Netflix
“So Did the Fat Lady” (Louie), Written by Louis C.K.; FX
“Three Dinners” (Modern Family), Written by Abraham Higginbotham & Steven Levitan & Jeffrey Richman; ABC
“The Wilderness” (Transparent), Written by Ethan Kuperberg; Amazon Prime

Longoria to Be Honored with Humanitarian Prize at Women In Film Crystal + Lucy Awards

Eva Longoria is a Latina with heart… And, now she’s being recognized for her efforts to give back to the community.

The 39-year-old Mexican American actress, producer and philanthropist will be honored at the Women In Film 2014 Crystal + Lucy Awards, which honor exemplary women in the entertainment industry.

Eva Longoria

Longoria, who was named Philanthropist of the Year by The Hollywood Reporter in 2009 for ‘her commitment to Latino causes and giving back to the community will receive the 2014 Norma Zarky Humanitarian Award.

The former Desperate Housewives star serves as the national spokesperson for Padres Contra El Cancer, a nonprofit committed to improving the lives of Latino children with cancer and their families. She came to Padres in 2003, when she began visiting hospitalized children.

In 2006, Longoria founded Eva’s Heroes, a nonprofit in her hometown of San Antonio. It provides an after-school program with an inclusive setting for individuals with developmental disabilities.

She also serves as exec producer, in collaboration with nonprofit producer Shine Global, on The Harvest, a documentary focusing on the plight of the 500,000 child farm workers in America, most of whom are Latino.

The Crystal + Lucy Awards will be presented on Wednesday, June 11 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza.

Cuarón Receives First-Ever Directors Guild Award Nomination

It’s a special first for Alfonso Cuarón

The 52-year-old Mexican filmmaker has earned the first-ever Directors Guild Awards nomination of his career from the Directors Guild of America.

Alfonso Cuaron

Cuarón, one of Entertainment Weekly’s Entertainers of the Year in 2013, earned the nod for his critically acclaimed 3D sci-fi thriller Gravity.

The talented director is up against Captain Phillips helmer Paul Greengrass, 12 Years a Slave‘s Steve McQueen, American Hustle’s David O. Russell and Martin Scorsese, who received his 11th DGA nom for his current film, The Wolf of Wall Street.

The nominees in the TV and commercials categories will be announced Thursday, while the documentary nominees are set to be unveiled Monday.

The winners will be announced at the 66th annual DGA Awards ceremony, taking place January 25 at the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza in Los Angeles. Glee’s Jane Lynch is set to host.