January 24, 2017 at 4:07 pm #1201994477
I was surprised to see there hasn’t been a thread for this one yet. It has perennial Emmy nominees Bryan Cranston and Margo Martindale in supporting roles with pretty strong episode submissions if they snag a nomination. Does anybody think this show has a shot to make some noise?January 24, 2017 at 5:35 pm #1201994528
I’ve been bingeing this on my commute home every night and I’m surprised by how much I’m enjoying it! I only have three episodes left, but I’m liking it more than I thought I would. This is quite a great ensemble, and there’s great work being done by Bryan Cranston, Margo Martindale, and especially Giovanni Ribisi. The story is fun and moves very fast, which makes this an easy watch. There are some storylines and characters that I really dislike, but they outweigh the stuff that really works for me. I’m excited to finish. As far as awards prospects, maybe they would get some recognition if Amazon launches a big campaign behind the show, but I’m not sure if that’ll happen. I definitely saw more TV ads for this show than I did for almost any other Amazon original series, and it has a lot of built-in Emmy pedigree with David Shore, Cranston and Martindale among the talent involved, but that doesn’t translate into anything if history is to be relied on. It would be worthy of a decent campaign. At the very least, the Golden Globes should give it some love considering their strange adoration of Amazon original programming.January 26, 2017 at 2:13 pm #1201996223
I agree I just finished the finale and I can definitely see this being Amazon’s drama to put the heavy campaign into. Besides transparent Amazon hasn’t really been able to break through at the emmys. Bryan Cranston would probably be the favorite to win in the supporting actor category if he can land the nomination. He really sinks his teeth into the material.January 26, 2017 at 3:37 pm #1201996239
I watched the pilot and I really enjoyed it. Martingale and Cranston seem like obvious nominations. I really enjoyed Marin Ireland. Ireland is one of the most underappreciated actresses in my opinion. She is so great in everything she is in. The fact that she has never gotten an Emmy nomination for Homeland is terrible. She didn’t get a single major nomination for Homeland from any group which is so annoying. Hopefully she can surprise for this show. I’ve only seen the pilot though so hopefully she has more to come.January 26, 2017 at 6:32 pm #1201996327
I love this show. It definitely seems like the first Amazon drama that has a real chance of having some sort of impact during awards season. 100% on RT is pretty good for amazon. Sure, I don’t think the show is anything spectacular, but it is tremendously entertaining and the cast is great.
While Bryan Cranston’s character may not be all that complex, his performance is undeniably good. I think he has a real shot at a nomination, especially since he produces the show as well. And with the way the supporting actress category is and their love for Margo, I can see her getting in also.January 26, 2017 at 7:10 pm #1201996338
If Cranston does indeed score a nomination, he’s gonna be tough to beat in the Supporting category. His 10 minute monologue at the end of Ep 4 is perfectly executed, and would be a great tape submission. And as much as the Academy loves Martindale, I could easily see her scoring a nom as well, especially with GoT being out of contention. Ribisi shouldn’t be overlooked, he’s fantastic. Gonna be tough for him to break through though.January 26, 2017 at 9:17 pm #1201996392
I loved Cranston but for some reason Peter Gerety was the big Supporting Actor standout to me.January 26, 2017 at 11:04 pm #1201996412
Yeah Gerety was fantastic and totally deserving of a nom, but he’s a longshot. The Academy will have to have seen the show for him to have a chance, whereas Cranston and Martindale can get in just by namecheckingJanuary 27, 2017 at 6:23 am #1201996524
I know it’s early but with Gus coming to Better Call Saul this year there is potential for a Cranston v Banks v Esposito showdown in the supporting actor race. Although it’s possible Esposito goes guest I have no idea how heavily he’s involved.January 27, 2017 at 6:34 am #1201996535
I know it’s early but with Gus coming to Better Call Saul this year there is potential for a Cranston v Banks v Esposito showdown in the supporting actor race. Although it’s possible Esposito goes guest I have no idea how heavily he’s involved.
LOL and imagine if Aaron Paul gets a nomination for the path.March 5, 2017 at 1:37 pm #1202029799
Bryan Cranston is the most likely nomination. Martindale may get in, depending on her role in The Americans this season. I would love to see Series, Ribisi, and most of all Gerety get in, but those are longshots.March 5, 2017 at 3:55 pm #1202029858
Yeah Cranston has everything he needs to score the nomination, his Emmy history, his star power, and of course that lovely monologue from episode 4. He was originally only supposed to be a villain of the week type deal when this was picked up by cbs. Thank goodness they passed the buck to Amazon.May 3, 2017 at 8:26 pm #1202083831
Cranston said in an inteveriew on Indiewire that he didn’t submit so that the other supporting actors have a chance and that he has already had his fair share. He is still a producer though so he is not completely out of the race.