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  • Tom O’Neil
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    Ryan Murphy and FX are such huge fans of Gold Derby that they recently murdered one of our writers on “American Horror Story: Hotel.” (And we LOVED IT.) A few days ago they invited several of our editors (Chris Beachum, Marcus Dixon and me) over to the Fox lot for a private screening of the first two episoes of “American Crime Story: OJ Trial.” WE WERE SLAIN. We all agree — it’s gonna SWEEP the Emmys. 

    Cuba (as OJ) and Sarah Paulson (as Marcia Clark) steal the screen. I hate Travolta personally, but he really nails Shapiro. 

    Ryan called us after we saw it to ask what we thought. He’s an awards nut so he basically understands how important it is, when competing for awards, to have famous people successfully portray other famous people. (Think of recent Oscar wins by Eddie Redmayne, Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren — or Michael Douglas winning Emmy as Liberace.) Voters are suckers for that. And now he’s got a miniserie packed with them. None of the portrayals are cartoonish — and they all have emotional depth and humanity. Impressive.

    FX will OWN the mini category next year with AHS, ACS and Fargo. Yikes!
     

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    Echo469
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    Thank you for sharing.   The promos running on FX are certainly intriguing.   I kind of feel sorry for Travolta, and he looks HORRIBLE in the teasers.   But the guy can act, and maybe this will lay the groundwork for another comeback.

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    Doubtful.

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    SupaDupa Fly
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    Doubtful.

    Right. I’m expecting the 1st 2 or 3 episodes to be good. Then, it goes downhill from there like all his other shows.

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    Christopher Kolasa
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    Awesome guys!  So exciting For ya’ll!!  love juicy behide the scenes tidbits!
    I can’t wait for the series either!
    Sooo in love with this anthology way of storytelling.

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    Chris Beachum
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    They tell us the sixth episode might be the best thing Ryan Murphy has ever done. Can’t wait to see that one and all of the others. Those that are skeptical, just wait and you’ll believe.

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    They tell us the sixth episode might be the best thing Ryan Murphy has ever done. Can’t wait to see that one and all of the others. Those that are skeptical, just wait and you’ll believe.

    I believe you!!! This is the genre Murphy can truly succeed because it doesn’t rely on the strong writing but more on the ensemble and history of it all. Murphy succeeds at directing exceptional performances. This will be his vehicle.

    I hope if there is a season two he does The People vs Lizzie Borden. I did a play called Murder Americana: The People vs Lizzie Borden. It seems like a wonderful thing for Murphy to do. Also he will do such a better job than the Lifetime attempts. 

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    jf123
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    If this gets in the Emmys this year, it better replace AHS in a lot of categories because Hotel is looking like it’s gonna be in at least my Top 5 for my Worst TV of 2015 list

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    I feel like Gold Derby in general is a lot more forgiving and/or intrigued by Ryan Murphy’s output than I have been in the past, so I’m taking this with a grain of salt for now. But I’m happy to hear it has you guys impressed so far, and am certainly interested in it than I had been at any point before now. 

    And hooray, hooray for Sarah Paulson.  

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    24Emmy
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    Ryan Murphy and FX are such huge fans of Gold Derby that they recently murdered one of our writers on “American Horror Story: Hotel.” (And we LOVED IT.) A few days ago they invited several of our editors (Chris Beachum, Marcus Dixon and me) over to the Fox lot for a private screening of the first two episoes of “American Crime Story: OJ Trial.” WE WERE SLAIN. We all agree — it’s gonna SWEEP the Emmys. 

    Cuba (as OJ) and Sarah Paulson (as Marcia Clark) steal the screen. I hate Travolta personally, but he really nails Shapiro. 

    Ryan called us after we saw it to ask what we thought. He’s an awards nut so he basically understands how important it is, when competing for awards, to have famous people successfully portray other famous people. (Think of recent Oscar wins by Eddie Redmayne, Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren — or Michael Douglas winning Emmy as Liberace.) Voters are suckers for that. And now he’s got a miniserie packed with them. None of the portrayals are cartoonish — and they all have emotional depth and humanity. Impressive.

    Wouldn’t it be wise to wait for HBO’s All the Way and Confirmation to say that?

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    vinny
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    I was a bit hesitant to watch ACS (American Crime Story) but after reading this I will definately watch. Let’s get Paulsen that Emmy!

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    Remember when The Normal Heart was about a Very Important Subject, had Big Stars, got a bunch of noms, and got great critical reviews…then only managed one mildly notable Emmy thanks to re-separated TV Movie/Miniseries categories?

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    eastwest
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    I don’t think House of Hone Box Office will have anything to worry about considering their entries, but John John and co are on similar playing fields with their hauls the past two years. I haven’t seen any of “AHS: Hotel”, but it looks like madness. What I see in my crystal ball playing out is FX pushing “Fargo” and this considering the reviews from here and THR from these industry sneak peeks. I can see this being done well since Ryan has proved to me he can be just as deep as he is superficial with his works with “The Normal Heart” and “The New Normal” being exhibits “A” and “B”.

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    Exciting news! Looking forward to seeing this!

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    Marcus Dixon
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    My expectations were pretty low going in considering I don’t know much about the trial and was worried with some of the casting choices (not Sarah though). However: I. Was. Blown. Away.

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