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March 20, 2018 at 5:43 pm #1202516542
It’s only fitting that the year after Mark Cendrowski has been elected as the new governor of directing branch an obligatory multi camera slot is put into motion.
But after last years ”everyone can nominate as many people as they like” rule that is implemented which no other organization uses and could only open the door for more name checks they were supposedly trying to avoid, nothing coming from TV Academy can turly surprise me.March 15, 2018 at 2:36 am #1202513494
Alfie Allen and Michelle FairleyMarch 14, 2018 at 12:25 am #1202512883
Well, fwiw, according to the longlists they used to publish, Dallas Howard made the BAFTA Top 6 that was determined by the acting branch. So I disagree that she was just a “forums” thing, she also had to be close at the Oscars.March 1, 2018 at 2:59 pm #1202503637
Even Jenji Kohan admitted that it was a weaker season but the change of concept in the prison dynamics was needed for viewers like me who started to feel like the show was starting to lose its direction under its scope. The prison riot is the craziest and juiciest story that can happen in this show’s universe so I didn’t mind the over-extended time devoted to that. Still thinking this concept should have been used for either penultimate or the final season to make what would come after it more realistic, although I understand the need of capitalizing on the country’s political climate atm.
Mulgrew was my MVP and the most interesting she’s ever been since s2. Brooks was good but I feel the cheerful and reckless side of the character was more suited for the actress in general until they passed that part on C.Moore to give her the matriarchal role among blacks. Why doesn’t Michelle Hurst come back again?
The last scene stuck in my mind for 2 days. The next season should be interesting with the possible interrogations and trials of inmates by seeing who’ll turn on who.March 1, 2018 at 2:33 pm #1202503620
Lead Actress is too stacked for Clarke to get in. Even though Harington has the least support among the nominated cast members, there’s no solid option I can find to put it in the 6th spot, so he might be in by default. Franco once again misses another easy nom this year because of the allegations. Can Harbour go lead?
I think GoT will easily be down to 1 Supp actress at max this time but either that or Westworld will likely get an additional Supp actor nom if Kelly isn’t eligible to fill the empty slots.
Either Ozark or The Americans for the final Drama slot.March 1, 2018 at 2:11 pm #1202503606
If Rhys was given more to do, he would be a threat to win, so this is disappointing. Russell should be safe, but I have the idea of Maslany getting snubbed instead. Similar like Rami Malek. First time nomination and win and then snubbed. There’s also the fact that the show ended last summer.
I also don’t have her getting in due to the assumption that her win being more based on narrative than people’s admiration for the show and that voters probably feel like they’ve fulfilled their duty now(unfortunately). It was her second nomination, not the first, though.February 18, 2018 at 9:50 pm #1202496658
Three Billboards mostly doing good in awards that are voted on by foreigners will give me a pause from predicting it. How I wish it had been eligible at WGA. There really is no reason why it couldn’t win at PGA though. TSoW wasn’t as big of a moneymaker as LLL and Gravity and wasn’t actually about money like The Big Short, so what gives.February 18, 2018 at 9:47 pm #1202496657
Baby Driver should be the easy go-to choice now but I guess I’ll continue to be swayed by the idea of I, Tonya, Dragon Tattoo’ing its way to a win here since how the fast-paced nature of Baby Driver also applies to that film and that they haven’t had the opportunity to compete against each other at BAFTA.
They both barely missed a BP nom.Tattoo had more tech noms and a DGA nom but I, Tonya is more palpable and has an acting sweeper that will make sure everyone watch the film. Dunno. Want somebody to discourage me.
February 14, 2018 at 10:44 am #1202493835
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Last years WGA Episodic Comedy winner wasn’t nominated at the Emmys. The category is not a reflection of general popularity of a show.February 3, 2018 at 11:14 pm #1202486818
All the other awards can be won by buzz and hype. At SAG, it’s craftspeople voting for the craft. As far as the actual craft of acting goes, if you sweep all these other awards, and your fellow actors don’t vote for you, then it means they didn’t buy into the hype. Affleck losing SAG to Washington was a huge deal. As far as actors were concerned, Washington gave the best performance of the year. If only the Actors Branch of AMPAS were allowed to vote for the winner, I suspect Denzel would easily have won the oscar. In all honesty, critics may have actually done Denzel a huge favor by undeservedly promoting Affleck’s performance over his. Actors saw through it, and as a result now Denzel basically has enough power within the Actors branch to probably break Jack Nicholson’s nomination record with the Academy.
Since you’re being so literal with your examples, you really need to look it up what makes up the membership of AFTRA which is almost the half of SAG voting body now. (clue: weathersman, dancers, recording artists and more.)
And even taking AFTRA out of equation, a guild as enormous as SAG which is mostly filled with inexperienced actors that have only been extras in their lives can’t really be giving out ”the one acting award that can’t be questioned”. I’m willing the bet the ratio of the qualified actors that are allowed to vote at Oscars(1,2k actors among 6k voters in general) are greater than the ones that make up the SAG-AFTRA membership(among 160k people)January 11, 2018 at 5:07 pm #1202464703
I don’t think the directors branch is as idionsyratic as they used to be, after the Academy broadened the membership in the last few years (proven by Gibson’s nom) ,to make Baker or Guadagnino happen.
So yeah, the DGA 5.
January 11, 2018 at 2:21 pm #1202464534
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I won’t be not predicting Streep until nomination morning no matter what happens in the next two weeks but I find the “She’s gotten in for everything, of course she will get in for a highly regarded movie” arguments somewhat unfair. She had been known to be impressing the industry with her versatility and the daring roles she’s chosen to play and that had been her ticket to the evey award show so far.
The Post is different, this time she’s chosen the film and the director but the role isn’t anything to write home about and is subdued on the level of only snotty critics can get behind, therefore her chances are more dependent on her film’s chances than the previous years. And if the film isn’t as big as we’d assumed…January 11, 2018 at 1:52 pm #1202464504
Three nods for GoT’s 7th season is… odd. I guess being aired in the second part of the year always help with DGA. Remember when they gave 2 noms to Homeland S4?
It already needs to do much better at guilds than it did previous years to prove 9 monts later it won’t be a no1curr at the Emmys.
January 3, 2018 at 1:40 pm #1202454760
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All of the things you’ve mentioned about his performance (tics, technics, range), while are true and it’s a good one, are already the reasons how he was able to get nominated for such an unsuccesful movie in the first place. But for winning, you need more than that.
Saying Chalamet would only be in fourth place here is a tad reaching. It feels like you give SAG more credit than it actually merits. If ”actors” really factored the hardship and commitment that much when they’re voting we wouldn’t have seen such high correlation between SAG and other award bodies. It’s a mixture of buzz, the performance, the film, timing (and maybe ”respect” if it’s SAG) like it always has been. Denzel only ticks two of those boxes max and he will be lucky if that is enough to push him to the Oscar nomination.