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Aug 29, 2011
Walton to Present at the 2011 Primetime Emmy Awards

Written by Carol

Paul Reubens, Chris Colfer and Rebecca Romijn are among the latest presenters named for the 2011 Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards, the Television Academy announced on Monday.

Typically, the show pairs actors with a writer or showrunner. Colfer will appear with “Glee” writer Brad Falchuk and Romijn with Paul Scheer from “NTSF:SD:SUV.”

Other new pairings include Walton Goggins and Graham Yost (“Justified”), Priscilla Presley and Steve Binder (“Elvis’ ’68 Comeback Special”) and H. Jon Benjamin and Adam Reed (“Archer”).

Reubens, the writer and star of “The Pee-wee Herman Show on Broadway,” was not paired with anyone in the announcement.

The Creative Arts Primetime Emmy Awards will take place on Saturday, September 10 at the Nokia Theatre in downtown Los Angeles.

Previously announced presenters include Jon Cryer and Chuck Lorre (“Two and a Half Men”), Alison Brie and Dan Harmon (“Community”), and Jeff Probst and Mark Burnett (“Survivor”).

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Aug 15, 2011
Walton Joins The Cast of ‘G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation’

Written by Carol

Exclusive: Paramount’s “G.I. Joe 2: Retaliation” has just enlisted Walton Goggins, adding the Emmy-nominated “Justified” star to its rebooted cast.

Goggins will play Warden Nigel James in the action sequel, directed by Jon Chu (“Justin Bieber: Never Say Never”).

Though much of the key cast is gone from the first installment, Channing Tatum returns, joined by newcomers Dwayneexcited. Johnson and Adrianne Palicki. Bruce Willis is also in talks for a role.

Script was written by “Zombieland” co-authors Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick.

Production begins later this month in New Orleans, with Paramount eyeing a June 29, 2012, start date.

Goggins, recently cast in Steven Spielberg’s Abraham Lincoln biopic as progressive Democrat Wells Hutchins, is nominated for a supporting actor Emmy for his role as Boyd Crowder on FX’s “Justified.” He also appeared in “Cowboys & Aliens” and stars in the September release “Straw Dogs.”

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Editor Thoughts: Personally, I was not looking forward to this movie considering I thought the first one was disappointing, but now with it possibly being so much different from the first I find myself more interested. It doesn’t hurt to have Dwayne Johnson, Channing Tatum and now the possibility of Bruce Willis too? And then to add Walton to the cast, well, needless to say I’m definitely excited.

Jul 29, 2011
Early Reviews from ‘Cowboys & Aliens’

Written by Carol

I’ve collected some blurbs of where Walton was mentioned in a few ‘Cowboys and Aliens’ reviews from early screenings. The movie, however, is out today in Canada, United States and India.

Be sure to check out the listing of release dates worldwide here: @IMDB

The Detroit News: “Walton Goggins steals every scene as a nervous outlaw”

Metro Weekly: “Walton Goggins and the other character actors who surround Ford and Craig shine. ”

Gapers Block: “Cowboys & Aliens gets bonus coolness points for having Walton Goggins in its midst as an old acquaintance of Jake, from a time when his memory was a bit sharper.”

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

Written by Carol

“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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