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2014: A Recap



Here’s a recap of what was 2014 in Baltimore


Comings and Goings:



Megan Pringle returned to local TV, landing at WBAL. Kai Jackson announced that he will also be returning to TV, this time at FOX 45.

Marianne Banister, Rick Boone, Brandi Proctor, Joce Sterman, Don Scott, Jenn Marino, Mary Anne Perry said goodbye.

We wrapped our arms around, and welcomed: Joanna Campbell, Trang Do, Catherine Hawley, Karen Campbell, Marcus Washington, Rick Ritter, Adrienne Green, Mary McKenzie, Larry Collins, & Tracy Leong!


Maryland Based Productions Flourish


“VEEP” and “House Of Cards” continue to dominate critics “Best Of” lists as well as Hollywood awards. “VEEP” was honored with several nominations at this years Emmy and SAG awards, taking home the Best Actress prize at both ceremonies for Julia Louis Dreyfus. Robin Wright shocked everyone by nabbing the Golden Globe for Best Drama Actress, while “Breaking Bad” swept the Series and Actor races.

“Philomena”, which filmed in Montgomery County, reaped Judi Dench a Golden Globe, SAG, and Oscar nomination. The film also nabbed a Best Picture nomination at the Globes and the Oscars.

Indie film “Sally Pacholok” shot in the area this year as well. That will be released in 2015.




On March 11th, Zach Lederer passed away at the age of 20. Zach was diagnosed with brain tumor at age 11.  It then returned when he was 17. Zach was an inspirational figure not just locally, but nationally. The picture of him making a strongman pose, later dubbed “Zaching”, went viral and inspired many fighting  cancer.

Here’s a gallery of local and national celebrities Zaching:

Donate to the Zaching Against Cancer Foundation:


“Star Spangled Spectacular”


This year, Baltimore was in the national spotlight, celebrating the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner! The region was engulfed in red, white, and blue,  and fireworks too. Tall ships were brought in from all over, while the Blue Angels entertained thousands and shook many houses.


The fun ended with a huge concert and fireworks display at Pier Six and Fort McHenry starring Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, Train and Kristin Chenoweth among others. John Lithgow and Jordin Sparks hosted the event.


“Orioles Magic”


When you think of 2014 in Baltimore, you think of Orioles Magic. The O’s went on to the win the AL East Division, making it all the way to the ALCS, where they fell to the Royals. Saying they were a very fun team to watch this year is an understatement. They brought magic back to this city. After every win, or after every rally, there was orange electricity in the air.

No longer are we a city that just bleeds purple.

Golden Globe Nominations


“House Of Cards” scored three nominations this morning for Best Drama Series, Lead Actor/Drama, and Lead Actress/Drama.

Julia Louis Dreyfus was nominated for Best Actress In A Comedy/Musical for “VEEP”

Edward Norton was nominated for Best Supporting Actor In A Motion Picture for his role in “Birdman.”

William H. Macy was nominated for Best Comedy/Musical Actor for his role in “Shameless.”

“The Wire” alumnus, Dominic West” received a nomination for Best Actor/Drama for his role in “The Affair.”

“House Of Cards” and “VEEP” lead SAG Nominations


Maryland filmed shows “House Of Cards” and “VEEP” led the TV categories in nominations for the SAG Awards this morning.

“House Of Cards” is nominated for Best Ensemble In A Drama Series. Stars Kevin Spacey & Robin Wright are also nominated for Lead Actor/Drama and Lead Actress/Drama respectively.

“VEEP” scored nominations for Best Ensemble In A Comedy Series, while Julia Louis Dreyfus was nominated for Lead Actress In A Comedy Series.

Baltimore native, Julie Bowen, received a nomination for being part of “Modern Family”, which is up for Best Ensemble In A Comedy Series.  She also received a solo nomination for Lead Actress In A Comedy Series.

On the film side, Edward Norton received two nominations: one for Best Supporting Actor for his role in “Birdman”, and another nomination for the same film for Best Ensemble In A Motion Picture.

NAACP Image Award Nominations


A slew of local celebrities just scored NAACP Image Award nominations!

* “House Of Cards” scored a nomination for Best Drama Series

* Jada Pinkett Smith scored a Best Supporting Actress/Drama  nomination for “Gotham”

“The Wire” alumnus Wendell Pierce was nominated for Best Supporting Actor/Motion Picture for “Selma”

* “Homicide” alumnus Andre Braugher was nominated for Best Actor In A Comedy Series for “Brooklyn Nine Nine”



BMB’s Golden Globe TV Predictions


Welcome to my Golden Globe Predictions! I’ll rank each show/actor in likelihood of a nomination, and add a spoiler nominee that will inevitably screw up my predictions!


Best Drama Series

“House Of Cards” (Netflix)
“Game Of Thrones” (HBO)
“The Good Wife” (CBS)
“Mad Men” (AMC)
“Downton Abbey” (PBS)

Spoiler: “The Affair”, “How To Get Away With Murder”, “Homeland”

Best Drama Actor

Kevin Spacey “House Of Cards”
Clive Owen “The Knick”
James Spader “The Blacklist”
Dominic West “The Affair”
Michael Sheen “Masters Of Sex”

Spoiler: Jon Hamm, “Mad Men”,  Jeff Daniels “The Newsroom”,  Liev Schreiber “Ray Donovan”


Best Drama Actress

Viola Davis “How To Get Away With Murder”
Julianna Marguiles “The Good Wife”
Ruth Wilson “The Affair”
Robin Wright “House Of Cards”
Kerry Washington “Scandal”

Spoiler: Lizzy Caplan, “Masters Of Sex”,  Tatiana Maslany “Orphan Black”,   Connie Britton “Nashville”

Best Comedy Series

“Orange Is The New Black” (Netflix)
“Modern Family” (ABC)
“The Big Bang Theory” (CBS)
“Louie” (FX)

Spoilers: “Brooklyn Nine Nine,” “Transparent”

Best TV Comedy Actor

Jeffrey Tambor “Transparent”
Jim Parsons “The Big Bang Theory”
Ricky Gervais “Derek”
Andy Samberg “Brooklyn Nine Nine”
Matt LeBlanc “Episodes”

Spoilers: Anthony Anderson “Blackish”,  Johnny Galecki “The Big Bang Theory”

Best TV Comedy Actress

Julia Louis Dreyfus “VEEP”
Taylor Schilling “Orange Is The New Black”
Lisa Kudrow “The Comeback”
Amy Poehler “Parks and Recreation”
Lena Dunham “Girls”

Spoilers: Wendi Mclendon-Covey “The Goldbergs”,  Mindy Kaling “The Mindy Project”


Actor/TV Movie

Matthew McConaughey “True Detective”
Billy Bob Thornton “Fargo”
Benedict Cumberbatch “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Mark Ruffalo “The Normal Heart”
Woody Harrelson “True Detective”

Spoilers: Martin Freeman “Fargo”


Actress/TV Movie

Frances McDormand “Olivia Kitteridge”
Jessica Lange “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Cicely Tyson “A Trip To Bountiful”
Maggie Gyllenhaal “The Honourable Woman”
Sarah Paulson “American Horror Story: Freak Show”


TV Supporting Actor

Bill Murray “Olivia Kitteridge”
Matt Bomer “The Normal Heart”
Martin Freeman “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
Jon Voight “Ray Donovan”
Josh Charles “The Good Wife”

Spoilers: Peter Dinklage “Game Of Thrones”,  Ty Burrell “Modern Family”


TV Supporting Actress

Julia Roberts “The Normal Heart”
Kate Mulgrew “Orange Is The New Black”
Allison Janney “Mom”
Kathy Bates “American Horror Story: Freak Show”
Uzo Aduba “Orange Is The New Black”

Spoilers: Maggie Smith “Downton Abbey”,  Bellamy Young “Scandal”


TV Movie/Miniseries

“True Detective”
“The Normal Heart”
“American Horror Story: Freak Show”
“Olivia Kitteridge”

Spoilers: “Sherlock: His Last Vow”, “The Missing”

Find out Thursday morning if my predictions were correct!