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May 16, 2019 at 8:56 am #1202896450
Thanks for the update @ChrisBeachum.
I am actually pretty confident that both McShane and Olyphant are getting into lead actor.
I currently have Weigert and Gunn in supporting actress as well, more for placeholders than anything else but sounds like, at least in Weigert’s case, that prediction will end up sticking.
Also predicting this to win movie btw.
Anyone else going heavy on Deadwood?May 16, 2019 at 9:19 am #1202896459
I have it in every category apart from Malcolmson/Parker for lead actress. I’ll make a decision on whether to drop Rockwell for Olyphant after I see it.
FYC: Carice van Houten, ‘Instinct’, Best ActressMay 16, 2019 at 10:45 am #1202896559
I really believe it could win for TV Movie, writing and Gerald McRaney. It has strong chances to get nominated for directing, Olyphant, McShane, Malcomson (big role) and maybe Weigert.May 23, 2019 at 9:52 am #1202905888
I have always been intrigued by the prospect of watching only the pilot and finale of something and that is what ended up happening here, with my having seen the pilot maybe a decade ago. I was totally lost. This does not work as a standalone movie at all, which is fine by the way because this should be for the fans, but that might affect its Emmy chances with the academy having admitted so many millennials in recent years. (I did appreciate a surprise uncredited cameo though.) The short run hurt Deadwood‘s legacy and it has fallen in the pantheon of great modern television dramas from third to at least fifth, so I am not sure that many have bothered to catch up during the off years.
I went into this season thinking that Black Mirror would cruise to another win, but the buzz on Deadwood became strong and I am pretty set on David Milch winning writing at this point just because of his Alzheimer’s. That Parts Unknown sweep last year was something. But reviews are a bit soft so far and this being indecipherable to the uninitiated has me doubting this again. I also went into this season thinking that this would be a non-factor above the line outside of the pathetic movie category, but the buzz got me to add Ian McShane (and Robin Weigert just because that category is such a mess that Emily Watson has basically reached lock status when the category has consistently ignored her for similar work). But he did not have a ton to do here. I mean, he spends half the movie in bed and even when he is out of it, he is largely just looking down on the action from his balcony. His category has gotten a lot more crowded too. Timothy Olyphant is the one who gets to shoot people and cry. Intercut flashbacks show that Olyphant has aged much better than McShane.
Always hard to tell if the Emmys are just going to nominate who they want instead of the performances that make sense based on the content of the programs (like Michael Stuhlbarg and John Leguizamo last year), but based on material, the only people who are competitive for nominations should be Olyphant, McShane, Weigert, Gerald McRaney and Paula Malcomson, which is exactly what Chris said above. Nobody is a lock though and nobody wowed me. Despite being one of the five cast members who are not just billed alphabetically (with everyone aforementioned by Weigert), Molly Parker has nothing to do except look forlorn. Anna Gunn is in the same situation. Kim Dickens has such a small role that I am almost surprised that she is even eligible. I suppose that John Hawkes does stuff, but that is a low bar for an Emmy nomination. McRaney is the big bad and he is up to the task, but I did not get the sense that this was particularly challenging for him and he has a stacked category. I do not have either Eric Lange or Stellan Skarsgård, so it would be kind of weird for me to add McRaney when I do not see Deadwood being as strong as those programs and he was never nominated for the original run. Weigert definitely has a supporting role, but I suppose that she is a fun character. Malcomson is neither a name nor the face of the show, so she needs Deadwood to strong enough in its own right to sweep her up.
The cinematography by Homeland‘s David Klein and the directing by Daniel Minahan seemed pedestrian and it was jarring for me how stagey it was. I interviewed Minahan last year for his directing and producing of The Assassination of Gianni Versace, but he had not even signed on to this at that time. “The Movie” does not appear on screen. Nic Pizzolatto’s contribution is uncredited. Carolyn Strauss could sweep the Emmys this year, as executive producer of Outstanding Drama Series Game of Thrones, Outstanding Limited Series Chernobyl and Outstanding Movie Deadwood. David E. Kelley of course won both his two in 1999, but this seems like it would be a first. Seems like she was really hands-on with all of them, as opposed to getting a vanity credit like Olyphant and McShane here.June 1, 2019 at 12:54 pm #1202919495
Surprised nobody is talking about this. I feel like this movie over-delivered. Not just a good TV movie but a good movie period. Hoping Olyphant can break in with a nomination this year. He was terrific. Everyone was, really. But Timmy’s my guy.June 2, 2019 at 5:38 am #1202920277
Does Paula Malcomson placement in lead make sense?June 2, 2019 at 12:19 pm #1202920584
Yeah, I would say so. She could go either way but she has a pretty big arc in the movie.June 2, 2019 at 11:23 pm #1202921145
She could go either way. Molly Parker makes no sense in lead though.June 3, 2019 at 7:41 pm #1202922454
Agreed. She has a couple of very nice scenes and a somewhat heroic moment but you have to treat heroism as a spectrum and imagine the lowest end of heroism.June 23, 2019 at 7:26 am #1202948588
Finally watched it today. I wanted to rewatch all three seasons again, before I watch the movie.
The first 10-15 minutes were rough. lol I had to turn it off, go to sleep and try again later. Everything felt so artificial. Overall, as a sentimental journey, it worked okay. But I guess that’s it. That was the only level where this movie made any sense to me. After seeing it, I’m not sure the show needed this epilogue.
I’m, a huge fan of Deadwood, and I think even with only three seasons it is truly an amazing monument. But I don’t think I will be coming back to this movie as often as to some of the episodes from s.1-3.
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