Posts by Savanna New

Savanna New

About The Author

Savanna New is a French teacher with Master's degrees in both French and education. After abandoning her Southern roots and spending five years living a peaceful, eco-friendly existence among the evergreen forests of the Pacific Northwest, she decided to give urban jungle life a whirl and now resides in New York City. Aside from teaching and all things French, Savanna's passions include literature, musical theatre, outdoor markets, and Smart Cars. Oh, and she likes movies, too. Especially ones that make her cry.
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Road to the Emmys: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

There hasn't been a repeat winner in this category in more than two decades. Could Peter Dinklage be the one to finally break that pattern?

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SYTYCD: The Top 20 Perform

This week on So You Think You Can Dance, the Top 20 coupled up and took to the stage to compete against each other for the first time.

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Recap: 2012 Tony Awards

Once, Porgy and Bess, and Death of a Salesman were among the big winners at the 2012 Tony Awards ceremony last night.

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Road to the Oscars: Best Animated Short

This year's "Road to the Oscars" series continues with Savanna New's analysis of the nominees for Best Animated Short.

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Cassandra Clare and Her ‘Mortal Instruments’

With the Harry Potter franchise's reign at an end and the Twilight sunset looming, the question floating in everyone's mind is: What's next? One title that should absolutely be on your radar is The Mortal Instruments, an urban fantasy series written by bestselling young adult author Cassandra Clare, who was gracious enough to answer a few questions recently about her life, her career as a writer, and her epic series, the first book of which will hit theaters in film form next year.

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Road to the Emmys: Outstanding Reality Competition Program

Our Road to the Emmys series continues with a look at this year's nominees for Outstanding Reality Competition Program. With The Amazing Race’s reign finally over, will Top Chef score a second win in a row, or could a powerful episode vault Project Runway to Emmy glory?

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‘SYTYCD’: The Top 6 Perform

With the finale just a week away, the remaining six contestants on So You Think You Can Dance gave us all they had last night, hoping to earn a coveted spot in the final four. There were a lot of highlights, one very orange lowlight, and several memorable quotes from Nigel Lythgoe, who seems more confused than ever about who he wants to see win.

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‘SYTYCD’: The Top 8 Become 6

With the elimination of two more contestants on So You Think You Can Dance, the Top 8 becomes a Top 6. But with nonstop critical and popular adoration (and now a job offer from Lady Gaga), one dancer has already won according to Savanna New.

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‘So You Think You Can Dance’: Week One Results

So You Think You Can Dance history was made -- in more ways than one -- during the first live results show of Season 8 on Thursday night, which featured a performance by Grammy nominee Keri Hilson and an exclusive look at Lady Gaga's new music video. Who was safe? Who went home?

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2011 Tony Awards Results

The 65th Annual Tony Awards were hosted by Neil Patrick Harris this Sunday night in New York City and, somewhat comfortingly, offered little in the way of shocks and surprises. In case you opted to watch the NBA Finals instead and missed the ceremony, Savanna New is here with a run-down of all the big winners.

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Harrelson cast as Haymitch in ‘The Hunger Games’

After months of hand wringing and feverish speculation, Hunger Games fans finally know who will be playing Katniss Everdeen’s perpetually inebriated (but secretly wise) mentor, Haymitch Abernathy, in the film adaptation of the first book in Suzanne Collins’ dystopian trilogy.

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2011 Tony Award Nominations Announced

The nominees for the 2011 Tony Awards were announced this morning. "South Park" creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone's musical "The Book of Mormon" led the way with 14 nominations. It was followed by "The Scottsboro Boys" with 12, and "Anything Goes" with nine. Several big name actors received nominations, including Al Pacino, Edie Falco, Frances McDormand, and Vanessa Redgrave.

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Who Will Climb ‘The Dark Tower’?

In light of the recent announcement that Javier Bardem is set to star as world-weary gunslinger Roland Deschain in Ron Howard's upcoming film and television adaptations of Stephen King's epic seven-book series, The Dark Tower, Savanna New shares her top picks for the supporting roles of Eddie Dean, Susannah Dean, Jake Chambers, Oy, and the Man in Black.

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Q&A with Austen Author Lynn Shepherd

With public interest in Jane Austen adaptations at an all-time high, Savanna New interviews Austen author Lynn Shepherd, whose novel, "Murder at Mansfield Park," asks the question: "Ever wondered what it would have been like if Jane Austen had turned her hand to murder?"

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Review: New ‘Jane Eyre’ Not Afraid of the Dark

There have been 18 feature films and nine tele-films on Jane Eyre. But this new one has the potential to be the definitive film version of Charlotte Brontë's classic novel, says Savanna New.

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