May 7, 2015 at 5:30 am #348041
I noticed Cory Michael Smith’s name isn’t on the list of potential Supporting Actor for a Limited Series or Television Movie Emmy nominees. I wish to make the case for why he deserves to win the Emmy in that category. He placed the adult depressed suicidal Kevin and he plays the role brilliantly. I still remember his character and his acting choices vividly months after seeing his episode in the 4 part series. His scenes with Frances McDormand’s Olive were standouts. He’s an actor to watch, he really has great talent!
I would very much like to see John Gallagher, Jr. and Cory Michael Smith both nominated in the Supporting Actor category, with the actual Emmy going to Mr. Smith. It’s a longshot but he deserves the recognition.May 7, 2015 at 8:36 am #348043
He is not being submitted by HBO. Maybe he submits himself, but that happens less than you think.May 7, 2015 at 9:03 am #348044
Thanks for the info Boomer. I thought Cory Michael Smith was excellent in Olive Kitteridge, but I cannot see him warranting a nomination for what essentially is a cameo appearance. I am simply not comfortable with a 10-15 minute performance (if even that) getting a nomination. And I feel the same way about Bill Murray. I thought Bill Murray was excellent as well, but he was in so little of the overall series that I am not really comfortable with him being nominated. If either had 15 or so more minutes than it would be a different story, but sadly they do not.
Great performances all around, but they are just to slight for me to warrant a nomination.May 7, 2015 at 9:28 am #348045
I did not know that he would have to submit himself and that HBO did not do so. He is still MY pick for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or TV Special. As for the amount of time: MANY nominees in this category have only a few scenes and “little” screen time. Mark Harmon was nominated for Eleanor & Franklin: The White House Years for ONE scene! 90 minute t.v. specials meant that supporting players would only have 10-15 minutes of screen time often. So I think it’s the QUALITY of the acting that matters. Nevertheless, he’s an actor who I hope we get to see in more roles because he certainly has the talent. There have been winners in the supporting categories that have won for 10-15 minute roles (and I remember him having more like 25 minutes of screen time, but it’s quibbling and it doesn’t really matter: he’s fantastic in his role!)
I hope Bill Murray isn’t nominated, but I fear that he will be and that he will win (huge sigh). He’s uninteresting, makes poor acting choices, and is dull dull dull in his role. It’s the ONLY performance I disliked in Olive Kittredge! (: I’m hoping enough of the voters feel the same way, but for some reason others like him a whole lot more than I do… jmo, that’s all.May 7, 2015 at 9:42 am #348046
Yeah, I think it’s pretty reprehensible that he’s not being submitted. Literally the only reason is because he isn’t a Brand Name. It’s this kind of behavior that enables the rubberstamp mentality that has taken over the Emmys and unfairly narrows down the field. His performance was much better and more memorable than Bill Murray’s, but because he’s not old and well-known HBO isn’t even going to bother? Oh well, at least the Critics Choice acknowledged him (he’d make a worthy winner there too)May 7, 2015 at 9:56 am #348047
I didn’t know exactly how much screentime Cory Michael Smith had, but I believe it’s substantial enough to warrant a nomination and his performance was so impressive that I felt his presence throughout the episode 2. It would really be a shame if Bill Murray gets in while he doesn’t (or isn’t even submitted). It is unfair to compare performances in this category based on screentime when someone from a 2-hour TV movie has to compete with another from a 4-hour or 13-hour miniseries, but it is what it is.May 7, 2015 at 10:06 am #348048
That’s a shame. Cory Michael Smith was stellar in “Olive Kitteridge” and fully merits an Emmy nomination. He deserves it more than the very easy nod that Bill Murray’s going to get instead. I really hope Smith submits himself. He’ll be in my personal awards no question.May 7, 2015 at 10:31 am #348049
I would like to add him to my predictions, so I hope that he submits.
"I don't even believe in god, but I'm going to thank her tonight."May 7, 2015 at 8:18 pm #348050
Despite what everyone here is saying, I still would not nominate Cory Michael Smith. I know shorter performances get nominated all the time, but that does not change my opinion at all. I have a hard time getting behind either Cory Michael SMith or Bill Murray for what were essentially glorified guest appearances. If any supporting male from the show should be nominated, I would actually nominate John Gallagher Jr. over either of them. And I guess I am also the only person who actually enjoyed Bill Murray in Olive Kitteridge. I thought he was fantastic.
The Emmy’s can be really weird in these categories with nominations, so I would not be surprised if the supporting actor nominee from this project ends up being Peter Mullan of all people (provided he is submitted of course).
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