July 3, 2015 at 10:44 am #352201
Oscars get more attention and are still considered more prestigious for some reason, even though a lot of movie talent has fled to TV and streaming where there are more opportunities and more freedom. The debate between whether TV is better than movies has been had multiple times, but to expand on that, would this year’s Oscar winners and nominees have stood a chance against the likely field of Emmy candidates?
Would Julianne Moore be flattened by Viola Davis, Taraji P. Henson, Frances McDormand, Julia Louis-Dreyfus?
Could Eddie Redmayne have beaten the performances by Jon Hamm or Jeffrey Tambor?
Could Jonathan Banks go head-to-head against JK Simmons? (Also, can someone please make a movie or TV show starring Banks and Simmons as buddy cops or something? That sounds awesome.)July 3, 2015 at 11:26 am #352203
3/4 easily would’ve beaten the assumed nominated people you’ve mentioned and would be frontrunners in both drama and miniseries/movie. Eddie, J.K., and Julianne had the roles that are baity for awards (illness and antagonist). Eddie would’ve taken either categories fairly easily. Julianne would’ve taken drama actress in a walk, but would face competition in mini/movie. J.K. would’ve won mini/movie in a landslide, but face a formidable competitor in Jonathan Banks. Patricia would get in both categories with her previous win and good buzz for the performance, but subtle performances usually don’t win Emmys.July 3, 2015 at 1:29 pm #352204
what eastwest saidJuly 3, 2015 at 2:16 pm #352205
Yes. Eddy Redmayne, Julianne Moore, J.K Simmons and Patricia Arquette would’ve beaten any actor in the drama category.July 3, 2015 at 2:21 pm #352206
I’m not so sure about Julianne Moore. So much of her Oscar win was about just giving her an Oscar already. I thought she was deserving for “Still Alice,” but I’m not sure that performance would hold up against the best of the best actresses on TV this year.
What about “Birdman”? I loved it, but not sure it could defeat some of the top dramas, comedies, or movie/minis this season in a head-to-head.July 3, 2015 at 3:00 pm #352207
Many of those hateful critics equated “Still Alice” to a Lifetime movie. I think that was the reason she lost one of their awards that had Patricia winning in her place. I think that’s why her work would play better here than the Oscars, since it would’ve not had “it’s her time already” aspect attached to the performance.July 3, 2015 at 3:03 pm #352208
Many of those hateful critics equated “Still Alice” to a Lifetime movie. I think that was the reason she lost one of their awards that had Patricia winning in her place. I think that’s why her work would play better here than the Oscars, since it would’ve not had “it’s her time already” aspect attached to the performance.
And she won for Game Change at the Emmys for a more inferior role. How can she not win for still alice.July 3, 2015 at 4:07 pm #352209
Oh please, Viola Davis or Taraji P. Henson would easily win against Julianne Moore. Their characters are more iconic, more noticed, they are memorable. Julianne’s character isn’t. And the performances of both Viola and Taraji are more suggestive and stronger. She would lose to Frances McDormand as well. Frances would an Oscar for her performance. Eddie Redmayne, now this is tough. I believe he could be beaten by Bryan Cranston, if he were in contention, but I’m not sure now. I’d probably still put my money on Hamm or Spacey. He would definitely lose against Tambor, but win against Jenkins. J. K. Simmons would win an Emmy as well as the Oscar. Patricia Arquette would lose to everyone in the Drama Supporting Actress category, Maggie Smith would win the Emmy, or Christine Baranski. This is Dame Maggie’s carreer performance and will be strongly remembered. The Dowager Countess is one of the most remarkable and strongest characters of the last century. Patricia would also lose to Sarah Paulson or Kathy Bates in the Movie/Mini category.July 3, 2015 at 4:53 pm #352210
Tira ji P. Henson would never win against Julianne Moore. She doesn’t even have a great episode submission that can guarantee her a win. If she gets nominated, it will be because of momentum not performance.July 3, 2015 at 5:55 pm #352211
Tira ji P. Henson would never win against Julianne Moore. She doesn’t even have a great episode submission that can guarantee her a win. If she gets nominated, it will be because of momentum not performance.
All. Of. This. The closest thing she has is maybe the Pilot, but she won’t even win with it.July 3, 2015 at 6:01 pm #352212
Julianne would win in Best Actress – Drama or Tv Movie
J.K. Simmons would win.
Patricia Arquette would lose.
Redmayne could win. I think if he had to go against Tambor, he’d lose.July 3, 2015 at 10:16 pm #352213
Going off on a tangent, something that I have wondered is how
the Oscars would play out with the Emmy voters and system.
Particularly in Best Actor the last two years, I think that it would
have resulted in different winners, namely Benedict Cumberbatch and
Leonardo DiCaprio because the Emmys love loud performances and do not
care for illnesses so much. Jared Leto also would not have played as
well, but I am not sure about who the alternative would have been there.July 4, 2015 at 9:09 am #352214
Oh c’mon, Cumberbatch would not have beaten Redmayne under any voting system. You were the last person to jump on the Redmayne bandwagon, so it is clear that you don’t find the performance as especially deserving.
Didn’t Ruffalo have the loudest performance in the movie/mini actor category last year? Some notes must have rung false for Emmy voters to reject it, a definite possibility for Cumberbach and ‘The Imitation Game’. I will grant you that the race would be closer between the two, as momentum and precursors would not have mattered as much.
DiCaprio vs. McConaughey is an interesting case, because Emmy voters opted for an amazing tape (Cranston) over McConaughey, even when the critics were rubberstamping him! That one is a toss-up.
All of this year’s Oscar winners have a good shot, except for Arquette. She’d be toast, depending on the combination of ‘OITNB’ girls that get in.July 4, 2015 at 10:02 am #352215
Cumberbatch was louder and more expressive. And Ruffalo lost to him because the Emmy voters have an affinity for him even when he is not crying and throwing things across the room like in The Imitation Game.July 4, 2015 at 10:33 am #352216
Ruffalo would not have been an Oscar contender for TNH. Had that been a theatrical release it’d been incredibly divisive (not that it still wasn’t). And Ruffalo has no overdue Oscar factor.
Moore gave my favorite female performance in film last year. But I’d take McDormand or sister Gyllenhaal over her. But they were in miniseries. Kinda difficult to compare it to a straight up movie. Also hard to say that Moore have won the Emmy for Still Alice. It is awards bait, but she recently won an Emmy for a movie/miniseries. That would have come into play.
Have no clue about Cummberbatch vs Redmayne.
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