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  • Atypical
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    This is a major one. The book was excellent, so I hope this film does it justice.

    http://deadline.com/2016/05/oprah-winfrey-star-in-the-immortal-life-of-henrietta-lacks-hbo-films-1201747653/

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    tylerbeals1
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    Wow this is amazing! I absolutely loved that book, and I hope they can make an excellent film. I am very intrigued by this news.

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    GusCruz
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    We’ll see. I particularly don’t like her as an actress. She gave such a hammy performance in The Butler.

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    We’ll see. I particularly don’t like her as an actress. She gave such a hammy performance in The Butler.

    Love her as an actress boyfriend. I live for it. She’s my Cher.null

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    Another image from the movie.

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    Atypical
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    Teaser trailer is now out. Oprah looks sensational and is very much in the derby this year.

    Premieres on Saturday, April 22, 2017 @ 8 PM on HBO.

    Directed by George C. Wolfe

    Also starring: Courtney B. Vance, Rose Byrne, Renée Elise Goldsberry, & Reed Birney.

    Teaser trailer: http://youtu.be/qPDh5OwvXME

    Discuss.

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    Anonymous
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    WOW! I think Oprah might be our new frontrunner.

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    Carlo
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    Jessica Lange, Susan Sarandon, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, Felicity Huffman, Regina King, Carrie Coon, Michelle Pfeiffer and…Oprah!

    This race will be HELL

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    Riley
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    Not predicting Oprah after that trailer is crazy and yet, I do not have her.  An April movie is not going to be relative priority viewing.

    Then again, Key got nominated without Peele twice.  Frankie got nominated without Grace twice.  Maybe Bette can get pushed out because of her politics?  Maybe Big Little Lies misses because I think that it is also a bit further down as an Emmy priority than the likes of Feud.

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    Atypical
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    The major HBO telefilms usually get three placements: February, April, & May. It’s most telling when something doesn’t get in during those times. Sometimes a major miniseries can overcome that in the fall. “Confirmation” premiered in April of last year and it was remembered enough for nominations. This film has more going for it in both pedigree and content than that one did.

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    Riley
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    Confirmation only got Kerry Washington and movie.  Movie is not an issue because that category is a wasteland.  But I doubt that Washington would have gotten nominated this year and I think that it is telling that Confirmation could not get writing, directing or even the likes of hairstyling or Wendell Pierce in supporting for an arguably lead performance.  The airdate of The Wizard of Lies suggests that HBO believes more in its potential, so I am expecting it to be a bigger player than this and I already have The Wizard of Lies missing key categories.

    With continuing series infiltrating the longform categories, there are fewer and fewer slots for movies.  I mean, last year was the first year since 1988 (their first year of eligibility) that HBO did not win an Emmy in any category for its movies.  Last year was also the first time since 1991 that an HBO movie was not nominated for writing, the first time since 1992 that one was not nominated for casting (and there were no nominees that year, only a winner) and the first time since 1998 that one was not nominated for cinematography.  Bryan Cranston, Jay Roach and 78 on Metacritic was no flop combination either.

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    Atypical
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    I’m not concerned about it. April is close enough proximity for fine Emmy consideration. I’d be more worried if it aired in the summer or shuttled off in December. That’s truly low voter-watching priorities, even with the added convenience of screeners.

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    Royal Night
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    Has it been confirmed that Oprah is lead? Based on the book, I could see Oprah in supporting and Byrne in lead.

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    pulp50
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    I really don’t think Oprah will be a big contender in such a tight race, it’s not like she’s ever been a really highly acclaimed actress, she’s gotten a few awards and nominations here and there due to her name but that won’t be enough this year. Byrne probably has a better chance scoring a supporting nod.

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