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June 11, 2018 at 11:35 am #1202563179
This episode was stunning. Cannot wait for next week.June 11, 2018 at 1:12 pm #1202563319
This might be a spoiler, but in the Emmy ballots, Ben Barnes’ episode submission for Guest Actor is the season finale. That could point to some big Logan stuff ahead, since I thought he was quite decent in “Reunion” and could’ve been submitted for that.
If you don’t want to go through all the ballots, here are the show’s major submissions.
Lead Actor: Jeffrey Wright, Ed Harris
Lead Actress: Evan Rachel Wood
Supporting Actor: Anthony Hopkins, James Marsden, Zahn McClarnon, Simon Quarterman, Louis Herthum, Luke Hemsworth, Clifton Collins Jr.
Supporting Actress: Thandie Newton, Tessa Thompson, Katja Herbers (Grace)
Guest Actor: Jimmi Simpson for “Reunion,” Peter Mullan and Jonathan Tucker for “The Riddle of the Sphinx,” Hiroyuki Sanada and Leonardo Nam (Felix) for “Akane No Mai,” Ben Barnes for “The Passenger”
Guest Actress: Rinko Kikuchi for “Akane No Mai,”
Writing: The Riddle of the Sphinx, Akane No Mai, Kiksuya, Vanishing Point, The Passenger
Directing: Journey Into Night, The Riddle of the Sphinx, Akane No Mai, The PassengerJune 11, 2018 at 1:27 pm #1202563332
Here are the other episodic submissions for various technical categories. It’s no surprise that the big ShogunWorld episode is getting pushed a lot and could be a serious contender for the most nominated episode of the year.
The Riddle of the Sphinx: Cinematography, Prosthetic Makeup
Akane No Mai: Art Direction, Cinematography, Costumes, Hairstyling, Non-Prosthetic Makeup, Sound Editing, Sound Mixing
Les Ecorches: Cinematography
Kiksuya: Picture Editing
The Passenger (finale): Picture Editing, Special EffectsJune 11, 2018 at 1:42 pm #1202563343
I want Peter Mullan and Rinko Kikuchi to get nominated so bad.June 11, 2018 at 2:33 pm #1202563415
I think it’ll get double nominated in Writing and Directing for The Passenger. I also have Wright, Wood, Harris, Newton, and Hopkins all getting in. Simpson and Mullan in the guest categories as well. Zahn McClarnon and Rinko Kikuchi deserves nominations as well.June 12, 2018 at 12:32 am #1202563764
I am not feeling this season. The next episode is both Ed Harris’s and James Marsden’s tape. Sela Ward checks a lot of Emmy-bait boxes. What is the plan for Anthony Hopkins? Will he just be a ghost and in flashbacks forever? Why was he not in the first half of the season, despite the numerous Ford scenes with body doubles and camera trickery?June 12, 2018 at 7:32 am #1202563842
Slightly disappointed that they are not going with Kiksuya in a lot of the tech categories. I thought it was overall stronger than the Shogun episode. I would LOVE to see McClarnon nominated (also to make up for his Fargo snub) as his acting has been my favorite this season but it doesn’t seem likely. I’m actually quite enjoying this season – maybe even more than the first. I wish they had a better submission strategy but I currently have them snubbed in both writing and directing.June 12, 2018 at 8:31 am #1202563860
The show has no hope in writing, directing or editing and I think that it is vulnerable across the board in acting. Jeffrey Wright would have been a lock in supporting. It is tricky because nobody expected the Emmys to like the show like they did, so we need to take any apathy here with a grain of salt. Then again, I was higher on Westworld‘s chances last year than pretty much everyone, so maybe I have some credibility and should trust myself if I feel a reckoning coming.
It has finally stabilized in the ratings, ticking up this week to its best in three weeks. That the show is such a relative DVR performer does not bode well for anything that happens in these hanging episodes because the Emmy voters might not see it until just after they turn in their ballots.June 12, 2018 at 8:37 am #1202563870
Not only Westworld, bu Game of Thrones was a mess in the submitions.June 12, 2018 at 8:42 am #1202563875
I disagree. Game of Thrones is popular enough that it can afford to submit a bunch in directing, writing and cinematography and still get nominated. Plus it only submitted one in writing and none of its actors self-submitted, so maybe for the first time, the eight performances that HBO submitted are the only ones from Game of Thrones on the ballot. Westworld has twenty.June 12, 2018 at 9:23 am #1202563910
I’m not sure where this is going. If they find the door, then what? Are they gonna start conquering the real world. This show is at risk at actually becoming really bad in the seasons to come. Do they even have a season count plan?June 12, 2018 at 9:27 am #1202563916
Riley, what do you think of MacLaron’s chances. Do you see him as a supporting dark horse?June 12, 2018 at 10:01 am #1202563959
No chance.June 12, 2018 at 1:00 pm #1202564117
I’m not sure where this is going. If they find the door, then what? Are they gonna start conquering the real world. This show is at risk at actually becoming really bad in the seasons to come. Do they even have a season count plan?
They’ve mentioned a five-season plan before the show premiered.
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