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Jul 24, 2011
Red carpet report: ‘Cowboys & Aliens’ premiere

Written by Carol

You see Walton very briefly at the 1:00 mark right after Harrison Ford. :)

Walton Goggins also had a chance to revisit the genre on a break from his day job on the faux-Western FX series Justified. “I’m just happy that I have a face that can look like a cowboy if I need to,” he said.

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Jul 19, 2011
Walton Chats with The Matthew Aaron Show

Written by Carol

Check out the interview Walton did just earlier tonight with The Matthew Aaron Show below.

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Jul 14, 2011
NYTimes: No Best Drama Nod but No Complaints

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“Justified,” the Kentucky crime drama on FX, is appearing on various Emmy snub lists, but don’t expect to hear any complaining from Walton Goggins, the excitable actor who plays a cagey ex-con on the series.

“We’re over the moon, man!” he said, more profanely than can be presented here, in an enthusiastic telephone interview on Thursday.

Mr. Goggins’s euphoria was fueled by his first Emmy nomination, for best supporting actor in a drama, as well as by nods for co-stars like Timothy Olyphant, who was nominated in the lead acting category. “When they announced Tim’s name on the telecast, I started screaming so loudly I woke up my son,” Mr. Goggins said.

Margo Martindale, who played a charismatic criminal matriarch in the second season, received a supporting actress nod. Jeremy Davies was nominated as a guest star.

Jul 14, 2011
More on Walton’s Reaction to Emmy Nomination

Written by Carol

Here are a few more quotes from Walton about his Emmy nomination this morning.

Chicago Tribune:
Walton Goggins was typically humble Thursday when reacting to his supporting actor Emmy nomination for “Justified.”

“At a time in television where such extraordinary performances are being given, I’m just grateful to be included, humbled and grateful,” Goggins told me via e-mail.

Palm Beach Pulse:
“Is it weird that I’m having champagne and eggs right now?” — Walton Goggins, nominated for supporting actor in a drama series for FX’s “Justified.”

Los Angeles Times Blog:
Congratulations on the good news.
I feel like I’m floating in a vat of liquid gratitude. It’s surreal. This may never happen again in my lifetime but to go through this experience now, it doesn’t get better than this.

Cable networks did very well this morning.
I’ve been with FX for a decade [first with “The Shield”]. I’ve been in the front row of everything they’ve accomplished. I’m pinching myself.

What has been the appeal of “Justified”?
People in this business were taken with this world, which is not exactly explored in entertainment. It’s like reading a novel. I think Margo Martindale had a lot to do with our show getting a lot more attention.

Jul 14, 2011
Walton Talks to Entertainment Weekly About Emmy Nod

Written by Carol

For fans of The Shield, today’s nomination for Walton Goggins probably felt ridiculously past due. The actor never got the attention he deserved for co-starring as Det. Shane Vendrell in the FX cop drama The Shield, but he was no less thrilled about today’s nod from the TV Academy for his portrayal of Boyd Crowder in the cabler’s Justified. The drama earned four nominations in all, including one for star Timothy Olyphant.

Ironically, Goggins admits that he was “deep in sh–” when he learned of his nomination. Yep, he was changing his child’s diaper when he got the call. Goggins gave us the tick-tock: ”I woke up at 5:15, got a cup of coffee, sat down at 5:30, watched the broadcast, yelled when they said Tim’s name, started screaming, my son wakes up, he’s screaming for completely different reasons, fiancée wakes up, we’re dealing with the baby, changing the diaper, and I get the call. I was deep in sh–!

“I woke up out of respect for the Academy and the actors and the sheer possibility,” Goggins continued. “I got so excited when Tim was nominated, I kind of forgot that it was even a possibility for me. It was like watching my buddy Michael Chiklis getting nominated way back for The Shield. So I was thinking about calling Tim so I kind of forgot. The work being done in TV right now, and really, during the past 10 years, has been so good. I’m grateful to have been given the opportunity from actor’s standpoint with these two shows. And now to be invited to the party in this way? I hope they don’t rescind the invitation.”

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Jul 14, 2011
Walton Nominated for an Emmy!

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As I’m sure all Walton fans would agree with me by saying that this nomination has been a long time coming for Walt, and we’re very happy it came this year. In addition Walton’s co-star Timothy Olyphant was also nominated for Outstanding Actor in a Drama as well as Margo Martindale for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama and the talented Jeremy Davies for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama, all of which are for Justified. How great is that? Congratulations Walton!

OUTSTANDING SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Josh Charles, The Good Wife
Alan Cumming, The Good Wife
Walton Goggins, Justified
John Slattery, Mad Men
Andre Braugher, Men of a Certain Age

The Emmys will be held Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Fox is broadcasting this year’s show, with Glee Emmy winner Jane Lynch serving as host.

Jul 11, 2011
Walton Joins The Cast Of ‘Lincoln’

Written by Carol

Deadline.com is reporting that Walton as signed on to play Wells A. Hutchins in Steven Spielberg’s ‘Lincoln’ which is set for a late 2012 release. You can read more below:

Walton Goggins has joined the cast of director Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln. He will play Ohio Congressman Wells A. Hutchins, a progressive Democrat who goes against his party and votes in favor of the Thirteenth Amendment to abolish slavery. He will co-star alongside Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln; Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln; and David Strathairn, who recently joined the cast, as Secretary of State William Seward. The DreamWorks film — with a screenplay from Tony Kushner based on the bestselling book Team of Rivals by Doris Kerns Goodwin — is set to begin production in the fall in Virginia and will be released in late 2012 through Disney’s Touchstone label.

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Jul 5, 2011
Q+LA: Walton Talks with Los Angeles Times Magazine

Written by Carol

Goggins, it seems, is one of those actors whose face grabs the camera and won’t let go. His deep-set eyes, lean build and finger-in-the-socket haircut make him look like he could go off at any minute. In real life, the 39-year-old is anything but volatile. A passionate photographer and avid reader, Goggins takes the works of W. Somerset Maugham along on his world travels. (He and writer-director Nadia Conners named their child Augustus Somerset—after the author.)

Since coming to town from Georgia, Goggins has landed steady work in films ranging from The Apostle to The Bourne Identity. Now the parts are getting bigger. Working around his Justified schedule, raising the new baby and remodeling his 1927 Hollywood house, Goggins shot a role in Universal’s sci-fi thriller Cowboys & Aliens, which opens July 29. He’s also in Rod Lurie’s Straw Dogs remake, coming in September, and recently filmed his part in 2012’s independent drama Officer Down.

Goggins currently sports barely visible braces to correct a long-ago Little League accident that knocked out some teeth. As might be expected from someone who makes his living being stared at, he had become a little self-conscious about his appearance. Just not enough to keep from smiling.

This is two hit FX series in a row for you now. Do you feel like more of a cable actor than a broadcast actor?
I think broadcast would probably say that. [Laughs.] You know, when I first moved out here 20 years ago, the people working in television were more often than not conventionally good-looking. They had a safety about them that I don’t have.

But there’s always a place in Hollywood for interesting-looking character actors.
Oh, absolutely. I think that’s why I was able to make a living in movies. And this kind of programming we’re doing—serialized storytelling—started with The Sopranos. It was almost as if independent film began to find an alternate home on cable. It was a prime opportunity for someone like me.

Was the Georgia you grew up in anything like Justified’s Harlan County, Kentucky?
No, but there are people I grew up with from the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains that would give any person on Justified a run for their money in the scary department.