[WATCH] ‘Westworld’ recap: ‘Chestnut’ showcases Thandie Newton and Ed Harris

“Chestnut,” the second episode of “Westworld,” included a standout performance by Thandie Newton as Maeve Millay, the town madam, and a shootout involving Ed Harris‘ character, the mysterious Man in Black. Each week I will be chatting via webcam with Gold Derby contributors about the newest episode and its awards prospects. This time around, I am joined by Riley Chow, Tom O’Brien and Amanda Spears to analyze the best performance and all the plot points (watch above).

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Chow points out why the show is in a strong position in the upcoming winter awards cycle: “The Globes really latch onto whatever is new, just because it’s new. ‘Westworld’ is new; so I think it will do just fine.” And O’Brien declares, “I could really see a show like  ‘Westworld’ hitting with foreign journalists because it seems exotic to them and production values are amazing.” 

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Spears readily concurs. “As far as Globes are concerned since most of the cast are well known actors. I think Hopkins and the series will get in.” O’Brien reminds us that “Golden Globes are slaves to celebrity.”

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