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Emmys 2019 Who Would You Choose : Best Directing in a Drama Series
The Iron Throne, Game of Thrones
7 votes (14.58%)
The Last of the Starks, Game of Thrones
0 votes (0.00%)
The Long Night, Game of Thrones
28 votes (58.33%)
Holly, The Handmaid's Tale
0 votes (0.00%)
Desperate Times, Killing Eve
6 votes (12.50%)
Reparations, Ozark
0 votes (0.00%)
Celebration, Succession
7 votes (14.58%)
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    The Academy Award winner vs the most hated on the internet.

    FYC GG : The Crown, Jodie Comer ("Killing Eve"), The Politician, Years and Years, Maura Tierney ("The Affair"), Russell Tovey ("Years and Years")
    FYC CC : His Dark Materials, Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials"), Jodie Comer ("Killing Eve"), Russell Tovey ("Years and Years")
    FY SAG : The Crown, The Politician, Years and Years
    FYC BAFTA : His Dark Materials, Years and Years

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    Riley
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    The easiest pick of them all: “Celebration” was the best pilot that I have seen in years, probably at least since Homeland in terms of drama series.

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    The easiest pick of them all: “Celebration” was the best pilot that I have seen in years, probably at least since Homeland in terms of drama series.

    Looking on the director aspect alone, what makes you say it was more of a directorial achievement than what Sapochnik did in the Long Night?

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    Pulp
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    Game of Thrones actually gets my vote for once! Succession would be a great winner as well, but I didn’t think the Pilot was that great, I thought the show got better as it went on. I wish Adam Arkin was nominated instead of (or at least with) McKay.

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    DvirBA
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    Seriously?

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    Riley
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    If I did not (or could not) see an episode, it is not going to be in contention for me for Outstanding Directing. There are other reasons too, but that is like the lowest possible bar.

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    If I did not (or could not) see an episode, it is not going to be in contention for me for Outstanding Directing. There are other reasons too, but that is like the lowest possible bar.

    I think “not seeing the episode” is a little bit of an overstatement.

    Also, and I don’t mean it cynically, you are like one of the biggest Emmy experts that actually visit the forum, so I don’t think I’m telling you anything new by saying the director and cinematographer are not the same job (or the dozen other jobs on set that actually deal with lighting). Sapochnik did his job brilliantly.

    Not talking specifically about you, but It’s just a little baffling that everyone always tell me I’m biased when it comes to GoT while they don’t realize bias can go both ways. Some people here are making excellent analysis of everything, but when it has “Game of Thrones” on it they don’t give credit even when credit is due.

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    4 frames from a 82 minutes episode.

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    Here is a link to the HBO streaming site so that you can find more.

    I don’t think I’m telling you anything new by saying the director and cinematographer are not the same job (or the dozen other jobs on set that actually deal with lighting).

    I guess that I would be telling you something new then if you think that the director does not have control over lighting or the look of an episode.

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    I guess that I would be telling you something new then if you think that the director does not have control over lighting or the look of an episode.

    Last time I checked, the director of course has the highest authority on the film set, and he oversees everything, but the Director of Photography is directly the chief of the camera and lighting crew of the film.

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    Riley
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    You just said that he has the highest authority and oversees everything.

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    I also said the DoP is the person that directly handles the lighting crew.

    Some people here are making excellent analysis of everything, but when it has “Game of Thrones” on it they don’t give credit even when credit is due.

    This again, pretty much

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    Riley
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    I give Miguel Sapochnik credit for overseeing the choreography of fight sequences of no consequence. All that I will say about the accusation of bias is that it is not really worth responding to.

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    Well I guess this discussion is not going anywhere..

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