‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ — Two-headed woman is truly freaky

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“American Horror Story: Freak Show”

mikeboy898: It seems like Sarah Paulson‘s character will be a pretty big, juicy narrative in that her 2-headed “freak” is the one that Jessica Lange‘s character considers her prized possession. I’m sure Kathy Bates has a similar type of role as she did in “Coven,” if not bigger. Also looking forward to Evan Peters‘ character. Loved his role in both “Murder House” and “Asylum.”

espnfan: I believe people are mostly worried because Ryan Murphy and his team have a track record of ruining shows after a certain amount of seasons. Usually his shows start to fall apart after two or three seasons and never recover. “Nip/Tuck” had the disasterous Carver storyline in season 3 and never recovered.  “Glee” started to falter in season 3 and never got any better.

Oscars mystery: Why do we care more about Best Actress race than Best Actor?

seabel: I do think it has something to relate with “being a woman.” For example, since awards are televised, fashion plays a big part in terms of someone’s success. We just had a hell of a season with glamour queens Cate Blanchett and Lupita Nyong’o. You can’t play fashion with a man because they always wear the tuxedo (Unless you count the “South Park” guys).

BrokenFan: Getting right down to the bone, the majority of the men who care about any of this award stuff at all are gay, and they tend to pick ponies and have diva-competitions, kinda like sports teams, which I guess derives from the subconscious misogynistic views about women: seeing them as objects and things to be pitted against one another.

KyleBailey: I think women year after year give more impressive performances than men. Though in years like last or this year where you can name more men for contention, a female performance seems to shine above them all. I personally loved the 2011 race. Viola Davis, Meryl Streep, Rooney Mara, Glenn Close, Michelle Williams, Tilda Swinton, and so many others that were in that year’s race were really strong.

What are some of your wild, left-field Oscar hunches right now?

SxECanadianFanSxE: I’m strongly considering “Whiplash” for a Best Picture nomination. Also, “Top Five” could be a player at the Globes.

Beau S.: In his year of daring, brilliant American cinema (based on what we’ve heard about “Birdman,” “Foxcatcher,” “Inherent Vice,” “Interstellar,” “Selma” and “Gone Girl”) are the voters really going to go with British Oscar-bait again (based on what we’ve heard about “Imitation Game” and “Theory of Everything”)? Probably. But I do think both are being a bit overestimated.

MacBeth: “Inherent Vice” to get into Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress and Best Adapted Screenplay, winning at least three of those. People are really underestimating “Inherent Vice,” and since the news broke out (two years ago?),  I have been fervently saying we should watch out for this film – it is by one of the most respected directors working today, and with the exception of “Punch-Drunk-Love,” every single one of his films since “Boogie Nights” has gotten at least one acting nomination.

2014 SAG Award TV Nominations Predictions

jbboy11: I’m rather confident “True Detective” will NOT get an Ensemble nom. I don’t care that McConaughey (who will absolutely get an individual nom) and Harrelson (who will likely get an individual nom) are the heads of the cast. It just doesn’t seem to have enough broad appeal. Also, remember it was skunked at the Emmys and the SAG nom committee is a random sampling of the whole voting body. So, surprises can happen and sure things aren’t so sure. We’ll see.

outsider: “True Detective” absolutely doesn’t deserve a nomination for its ensemble, but it is a strong contender to receive one because of its buzz. “True Detective” can definitely get in. In any case, it has better chances than “Masters of Sex” and “American Horror Story: Freak Show” even though I would love to see a nomination for “AHS.”

Emmys2011: Sucks if “OITNB” can´t switch to comedy. It makes me feel weird to have it in different categories for every award. Stick to one, whether it’s the right one or not. And in my opinion……well…….I no longer care, I´ve grow to accept it as a “comedy.”

Brooklyn Nine-Nine Season 2

Tyler the Awesome Guy: Great first episode. Loved the run of Terry acting like a seven-year-old.

bondzzz: Not the best of episodes but still a solid one. Some great comic moments for me. The car keys scene, the lisp scene and the drunken sex scene repeat.

moviefan61794:  A solid return for the show. I really fell for this one last year (Samberg was my personal winner last year, with Lo Truglio and Peretti getting “nominations”), and while this episode didn’t compare with their best from last season, it was confident. I’m excited for this second season and I hope the show gets some Emmy respect this year.

2015 Grammy Awards-Part 2

james14: Taylor Swift will very likely win zero awards this year – she’s a contender for nominations in ROTY/SOTY, Pop Solo, and (maybe) Country Group, but is far from the frontrunner in any of these categories. She’ll be likely to contend for more awards in 2016 when a full album is eligible; a win this year would be an extreme longshot in any of the categories she may make it into.

Final 2: Taylor will probably grab about 3 nominations and win nothing. She’s got “Shake it off” that will probably be submitted to R/SotY, Pop Solo and Music Video (She Might Take That One). “Red” in Country Solo or Duo/Group (highly unlikely she gets nominated in the country field) and “Sweeter Than Fiction” in Visual Media. I’m guessing a SotY Music video and Song from Visual Media. With maybe a win in Music Video. Next year she’ll have a better shot.

“The Voice” (Season 7)

24Emmy: Gwen Stefani and Pharrell Williams have been great additions to the chemistry of “The Voice’s” blind auditions. I’ve liked a couple artists a lot, so there’s a decent chance I might keep watching past the fun auditions.

Atypical:Luke Wade‘s audition was one of the best blind auditions I’ve ever seen on the show to date. I almost thought that he was a ringer at one point. Hope he manages to make it far in the competition this season. I’m also loving Pharrell as a new coach so far. He quietly commands attention whenever he speaks, and he has the chops to back up his claims in a way that the other three coaches can’t quite do (yet).

Official “The View” Thread

Graeme ONeil: I’m loving this season. I’ve actually started DVRing it every day.  Whoopi is the most energetic/involved she’s ever been on the show. Rosie has turned on a switch with her. It’s great to see the two of them together and you can tell how much fun they are having with each other.

thesmartone: I, too, am really liking this season. It’s the first time in a LONG time that they all give their opinions, and don’t talk over each other/interrupt each other, which was one of the complaints many people had about the show before. I think Nicole is starting to find her place and get comfortable being there. We have to remember Nicole has never had a job like this before.


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