January 21, 2017 at 3:41 pm #1201992076
I always think about how poorly Arrested Development did at the Emmys after releasing May 26th, then it went on to PGA and SAG Ensemble nominations several months later, suggesting that people just needed more time to see it.
But if they hype it up well, it could work.
Or maybe they’re so confident about The Crown that they’re doing this on purpose, which I doubt.April 12, 2017 at 9:00 pm #1202065018
None of the eight nominated performances from the fourth season of House of Cards were victorious at the Emmys last year, which made for the largest acting shutout in nineteen years, since 1997 when the third season of ER went home without an acting trophy, despite eleven nominations. The largest acting shutout since 1997 had been in 2012 for the fifth season of Mad Men, which had seven nominations spread across all six drama acting categories and which notably contributed to its total shutout from seventeen nominations—the greatest overall shutout in Emmy history.
House of Cards had had much to celebrate when nominations were announced a few months earlier, as it had received the most acting nominations for a program in seven years, since the third season of 30 Rock reaped ten on the comedy side in 2009. Comparing only dramas, House of Cards scored more acting nominations than any in fourteen years, since 2002 when Six Feet Under scored nine for its first year and The West Wing twelve for its third.
The House of Cards acting shutout was especially surprising because the series was thought to be competitive in four of its five acting categories. Lead actor Kevin Spacey had won the equivalent Screen Actors Guild Award earlier the same year, in direct competition with the actor who would ultimately claim the Emmy: Rami Malek (Mr. Robot). Lead actress Robin Wright was not favored over her category’s incumbent winner Viola Davis (How to Get Away with Murder), but she was heavily favored over the nominee who ultimately bested both of them: Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black). Guest actor Reg E. Cathey had won the same award the year before—the show’s only Emmy in nineteen acting nominations to date now. Although Cathey was not predicted to repeat opposite Max Von Sydow (Game of Thrones), he was favored over eventual winner Hank Azaria (Ray Donovan). Most surprising was the loss by guest actress Ellen Burstyn, who had won the category in 2009 (Law & Order: Special Victims Unit), the last time that she was nominated in it. Unlike the other nominated House of Cards performances, Burstyn actually was favored to win in the aggregate predictions of Gold Derby’s Experts, Editors and Users; she lost to Margo Martindale (The Americans). The other House of Cards nominees were supporting actor Michael Kelly, guest actors Mahershala Ali and Paul Sparks and guest actress Molly Parker.
The acting losses contributed to a total shutout for House of Cards at the Emmys last year. Its thirteen losing nominations represented the greatest shutout at the Emmys in four years since the aforementioned Mad Men shutout in 2012 when 30 Rock simultaneously lost all fifteen of its bids. The shutout made the fourth season the first of House of Cards not to win an Emmy. The first season (nine nominations) won Emmys for directing, casting and cinematography in 2013. The second (thirteen nominations) won for its sound mixing in 2014. The third (ten nominations) won for its music composition and Reg E. Cathey.
House of Cards returns with its fifth season on May 30. Gold Derby confidently predicts repeat nominations for Kevin Spacey, Robin Wright and Michael Kelly, as well as the continued snubs of its supporting actresses. It ranks seventh for Best Drama Series, which has seven slots.April 12, 2017 at 9:15 pm #1202065032
^^^Depends if this is truly the final season, otherwise it get shut out again of any acting wins. Spacey and Wright are probably going to get awards, but only for the final season.April 12, 2017 at 9:42 pm #1202065051
It probably won’t unless it ends up being a lot better than season 4. It feels like the time for Spacey and Wright to win has passed. In the final season, there could be enough good will for them to go out on wins but probably only if it’s last season is really good. I’m not sure if they’ve ever loved this show enough to care if it’s the final season or not though.April 18, 2017 at 2:23 pm #1202070044
Kevin Spacey is finally gonna win an Emmy! Not for playing Frank Underwood. But as a producer for hosting the Tonys!April 18, 2017 at 2:54 pm #1202070067
Kevin Spacey is finally gonna win an Emmy! Not for playing Frank Underwood. But as a producer for hosting the Tonys!
If the Tonys can start winning in Special Class Programs again. They’ve lost the past two years to “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and “Grease Live!” Poor Kevin Spacey! Fake tears. (I do think he’ll win here for the series finale tho.)May 1, 2017 at 11:57 am #1202081675
I normally avoid official trailers because of spoilers, but I am too excited for House of Cards and watched the trailer that dropped this morning. The new season looks awesome.
Joel Kinnaman was in it a lot more than I expected. Maybe he is not going to be guest-eligible as I have been predicting. Then again, Kate Mara was all over the trailer for the second season. Kinnaman has been leading Altered Carbon in Vancouver since November and House of Cards filmed through February, so I would think that he would drop out at some point.May 4, 2017 at 12:26 pm #1202084372
This is the first year with a new show runner right? That might be a good thing since last year wasn’t good. I loved this trailer, makes Frank seem more like he was back in the beginning.May 4, 2017 at 12:54 pm #1202084388
One Nation underwood sounds like a porn parody.May 4, 2017 at 2:23 pm #1202084452
Last year was the worst season by far so I’m interested to see whether they can recover.May 4, 2017 at 3:20 pm #1202084493
It’s so weird — I disliked S3, but thought S4 was so good. It was maybe my favorite season or at least tied for S1. It seems a lot of people didn’t like S4.May 4, 2017 at 7:26 pm #1202084580
I don’t know what to do with Robin Wright I think it’s gonna be based of how good she is this season the catagory is so stacked her last years submission woudnt make it In this year.