The Broadcast Television Journalists Association (BTJA) today announced nominations for the 3rd annual Critics’ Choice Television Awards, which will be held the evening of Monday, June 10, 2013 at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. For the first time the award show will be webcast live on UStream at: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/critics-choice-television-awards.
Zach was nominated for his outstanding work in the last American Horror Story season as Dr. Oliver Thredson.
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE OR MINI-SERIES
• James Cromwell (American Horror Story: Asylum) – FX
• Peter Mullan (Top of the Lake) – Sundance
• Zachary Quinto (American Horror Story: Asylum) – FX
• Sebastian Stan (Political Animals) – USA
• David Wenham (Top of the Lake) – Sundance
• Thomas M. Wright (Top of the Lake) – Sundance
Zachary Quinto is enjoying a rare moment of downtime, relaxing near the pool like many people in Los Angeles on this sunny day.
But it’s a brief respite; tomorrow begins a whirlwind tour that includes stops in Moscow, Tokyo, and Australia. The travel is to promote a little film called “Star Trek Into Darkness,” the sequel to the 2009 reboot of the franchise in which Quinto starred as half-Vulcan Spock. That film proved to be a worldwide hit and solidified Quinto’s seemingly meteoric rise from TV to movie star.
In many ways, Quinto was the perfect choice to play Spock—and not just because of the eyebrows. The actor is calm, intelligent, and yes, logical. Take his decision to move to Los Angeles instead of New York on graduation from Carnegie Mellon University in 1999. “I always thought I would live in New York; I never thought I would live in L.A.,” he says. “But we did showcases on both coasts before graduation, and L.A. just provided more interest. To be honest, I moved here because a bunch of people told me to.” Or his choice to jump into producing, forming the production company Before the Door with two friends from Carnegie Mellon and choosing as their first project the Oscar-nominated “Margin Call.” Says Quinto, “I recognized an opportunity when I got ‘Star Trek’ that I knew would not last forever. It was a window, and I needed to do something in that window to set up an infrastructure that allows me to harness its power to make work—whether for myself or other people.”
WASHINGTON — When Zachary Quinto quietly entered the headquarters of the Motion Picture Association of America for a special screening of “Star Trek Into Darkness” on Wednesday, the scene was nothing short of a “House of Cards” episode. DC movers and shakers sipped cocktails and nibbled on hors d’oeuvres as they mingled with a smattering of congressional lawmakers. Some momentarily turned away from their conversations to snap photos of Quinto from their smartphones, before going back to hobnobbing.
Spotted in the crowd were Maryland Rep. Steny Hoyer, the House minority whip, and Rep. Jerrold Nadler of New York. Hoyer told reporters he was “a big space fan,” though he and Nadler have attended MPAA events before (since 2011, the group has been led by former Democratic senator Chris Dodd).
It came as no surprise that Quinto was comfortable in their presence, at one point quipping to a relative he had to “go greet the congressman.” The 35-year-old actor has never been one to shy away from political causes. He served as a fierce advocate for LGBT rights after coming out in 2011 and campaigned for President Barack Obama’s reelection in 2012.
Zach did an interview to ABC’s Popcorn in which he discusses playing Spock, J.J. Abrams’ directing Star Wars, and overcoming bullying as a child. Check it:
In another busy week, Zach was guest on Conan show in a very funny interview, as you can see in the clips below. Screencaptures are also up in the gallery:
Last May 15th Zach was guest on Chelsea Lately, to promote Star Trek. You can find screencaptures up in the gallery (not in its best quality, but promise I’ll replace when a better video surfaces), plus watch the interview below: