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    Ivo Stoyanov
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    This show could have used a weekly release so well, what a horrible idea to release it like that. Viewership is a disaster, only critics care for it so far. Even Small Axe was visibly more popular.

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    I don’t think this is a show people would have watched weekly. Something like Mare has a mystery that keeps the conversation going. This? Not really. Not to mention most people find the middle episodes problematic so releasing it weekly would have risked losing viewers along the way.

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    Haven’t seen a single person talk about this

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    Finished this last night and… Wow. This is definitely my personal favourite of the miniseries’ that have aired (so far). Thuso Mbedu should, without a doubt, be winning and while I loved Lily Rabe’s performance, I doubt she’ll happen. She only had one actual episode that she was in, and probably had the third or fourth highest amount of screen time of the characters in that episode, so I don’t think there’ll be an overwhelming sense of urgency to award her. Whereas someone like Sheila Atim could benefit if voters actually watch this all the way through. Her performance was the absolute heart and soul of that last episode (and it is a big if) but if voters watch the show in its entirety I don’t know how they wouldn’t see the beauty of her character and the necessity in recognising a performance like hers.

    Emmy FYC!!: Chloe Sevigny (We Are Who We Are), MJ Rodriguez (Pose), Billy Porter (Pose), Emma Corrin (The Crown), Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Maya Erskine (Pen15), Anna Konkle (Pen15), Naomi Ackie (Master of None), Thuso Mbedu (The Underground Railroad), Kate Winslet (Mare of Easttown), Michaela Coel (I May Destroy You)

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    Haven’t seen a single person talk about this

     

    Ssdly same, idk if this was even promoted enough by amazon

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    I don’t think this is a show people would have watched weekly. Something like Mare has a mystery that keeps the conversation going. This? Not really. Not to mention most people find the middle episodes problematic so releasing it weekly would have risked losing viewers along the way.

    Disagree, the plus would have been to watch it in small pieces, in small dosis, since it is dramatic and depressing, this tactic did wonder for The Handmaid’s Tale and for Chernobyl. You do not need mystery for that.

    Now, most people see this as a chore, as a boredom, they know that is supposedly good, but that it is the only plus that it has and is not working at all so far. It helped Small Axe at least a little bit, this one is virtually non-existing.

    The little viewership for Mrs. America, although again, it was like The Queen Gambit in comparison to that, made it underperform at the Emmys. Strictly political shows about feminism and racisms are very, very difficult to sell, people are tired of them. This one did a HORRIBLE job selling itself.

    They should all learn from The Handmaid’s Tale that easily became one of the biggest drama ever worldwide.

    Mark my words, there is no place for both Small Axe and this, one is a goner. I May Destroy You is also in danger, so it is a It’s Sin. Queen Gambit and Mare are locks. Undoing and Wanda are dead at least if really no one bother to watch both Small Axe and The Underground Railroad.

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    I May Destroy You is also in danger,

    No.

    FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")

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    Ssdly same, idk if this was even promoted enough by amazon

    They did and they are still doing it, a lot of advertisement, but another story about slavery needs more than the arrogance of Jenkins in every single interview he does.

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    No.

    Hope so, it is my favorite show of any genre along with It’s a Sin, but we saw the danger of the 5 slots last year.

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    This definitely should’ve been released on a weekly basis, not only because of its theme, but also because it will maintain a longer and more fruitful Emmy campaign. Streaming platforms should’ve realized by now that their Emmy priorities must be released weekly.

    Every HBO series becomes a serious contender after amassing more and more viewers week by week. Dropping a whole season on May 31st like Netflix used to love to do is becoming a death kiss.

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    Hope so, it is my favorite show of any genre along with It’s a Sin, but we saw the danger of the 5 slots last year.

    It’s a Sin very much is in danger (it still stands a chance at multiple noms but I won’t be surprise if it’s shut out completely due to the field being incredibly competitive) but I May Destroy You has pretty much all the guild nominations it needed to reinforce its place.

    It’s top 3 imo.

    FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")

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    It’s a Sin very much is in danger (it still stands a chance at multiple noms but I won’t be surprise if it’s shut out completely due to the field being incredibly competitive) but I May Destroy You has pretty much all the guild nominations it needed to reinforce its place.

    It’s top 3 imo.

    Good point, however, those are not the Oscars. The Guilds only cover HALF of the contenders. And again, we have the new rules that limit the slots to worry.

    Unbelievable did well with the Guilds and if the new rules were non-existent, Dever, Wever and Directing would have been nominated, but they did happen, along with a bunch of new shows that were not present at the winter awards.

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    Unbelievable did well with the Guilds and if the new rules were non-existent, Dever, Wever and Directing would have been nominated, but they did happen, along with a bunch of new shows that were not present at the winter awards.

    Unbelievable was not nominated anywhere at the guilds outside of SAG, WGA and PGA. Neither Dever nor Wever were even nominated at SAG.

    By comparison I May Destroy You has not only been nominated for both PGA and SAG (for its lead) but also for some secondary guilds like CDG and MPSE (all whilst being ineligible for some groups like DGA) and there is more urgency to award it in the industry than Unbelievable as evidenced by its Globe shut out. It’s not missing the series nomination.

    Anyway we should continue this conversation on the Emmy thread not The Underground Railroad one.

    FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")

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    Masterpiece.

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    What an amazing piece of television work, in every aspect!!

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