February 28, 2012 at 2:09 pm #240420
It’s a little early considering the series premiers on April 22nd, but HBO just released the first trailer for VEEP:
Looks like Julia Louis-Dreyfus is as sharp as ever!
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.February 28, 2012 at 2:29 pm #240422
That had a telefilm vibe.. Maybe I think that cause of Game Change, not sure. I wish JLD well!February 28, 2012 at 2:45 pm #240423
Hope JLD does well too (but not well enough to topple Amy Poehler’s momentum). This looks like the perfect role for her.February 28, 2012 at 2:47 pm #240424
Whta momentum do you think Poehler has suddenly? If she didn’t win last year, much like the show, she isn’t winning for the role.February 28, 2012 at 2:58 pm #240425
Perhaps momentum was the wrong word, but everybody seems to be predicting her.February 28, 2012 at 3:04 pm #240426
I find it hard to believe, considering the trends of late, that if Louis-Dreyus submits the pilot, and is as good as we think she’ll be, that she won’t win.
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.February 28, 2012 at 3:05 pm #240427
^Call up Laura Linney and have a little chat about that. But then again, Linney is no Louis-Dreyfus.February 28, 2012 at 3:08 pm #240428
Very true about Linney! Cable dark-comedies have been quite popular in the category, Linney excluded, but the last three winners have all been for the first season of the series.
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.February 28, 2012 at 3:12 pm #240429
exactly, Laura has 3 Emmys, Dreyfus has only 2.February 28, 2012 at 3:15 pm #240430
Linney has 3 Emmy wins in 4 nominations, while Dreyfus has 2 Emmy wins in 12 nominations. Linney may have a better win percentage, but Louis-Dreyfus is absolutely a favorite of the Academy.
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.February 28, 2012 at 3:20 pm #240431
And aren’t 2 of linneys emmy’s for drama/miniseries or whatever. all of Julias were comedies.February 28, 2012 at 3:22 pm #240432
Wild Iris (’02) and John Adams (’08)February 28, 2012 at 3:25 pm #240433
Linney got really hurt by the backlash against Showtime dramedies in general and The Big C in particular (only got in for her and Elba). Of the voters who hadn’t soured on those shows I would imagine Falco split at least some of that support with Linney, and then you throw in McCarthy having the Bridesmaids factor behind her and you have an upset win.February 28, 2012 at 3:26 pm #240434
Considering Linney lost what was an incredibly strong bid (in terms of buzz) last season, I find it hard to believe she’ll ever have that opportunity to win in this category again, unless The Big C makes significant improvements in quality and critical response.
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