April 14, 2020 at 4:06 pm #1203427076
Thought I’d start the thread for this.
I quite enjoy Episode 2, I think MacFadyen has enough juicy material to get an Emmy nom.
Also Michael Sheen. That man is the king of impersenations.
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")April 14, 2020 at 4:18 pm #1203427107
I went to the bathroom while it was still on and honest-to-god thought it was the actual Chris Tarrant speaking.
Sheen is a master of voice work.April 15, 2020 at 8:00 pm #1203429185
This was fun entertainment, but cheesier and less prestigious than expected, so I do not see the Emmys taking it seriously enough for series, directing or anything below the line, nor do I expect a massive campaign to compensate as I do with what I have in its place. I am keeping it in writing on the basis of it being British, good and airing at the right time. Matthew Macfadyen was much more layered than Sian Clifford and his category might have a bit more wiggle room anyway. But maybe Fleabag goodwill rules the day, with not only Clifford being nominated, but Macfadyen getting bumped by Andrew Scott. No fault of his won, Michael Sheen ended up just being a caricature as opposed to a character with his limited material, so I will have to replace him, but there is not really anyone waiting in the wings. He is due for another nomination, but that it has taken him so long to get it suggests that he is less of a name-check than John Turturro for example.April 16, 2020 at 1:50 am #1203429557
If the supporting actress category wasn’t set to be overwhelmed by Mrs. America ladies, I would be taking Helen McCrory very seriously after her performance in the finale.
I don’t see Sian Clifford or Michael Sheen getting in. Will keep an eye on the show reception for whether or not to predict Macfadyen.April 19, 2020 at 3:27 am #1203434948
I watched it, I thought it was pretty enjoyable.
Clearly Helen McCrory and Michael Sheen were the MVP’s.
FYC TV: Stateless | We Are Who We Are | Cate Blanchett in Stateless | Paapa Essiedu in I May Destroy You
FYC Movie: Boys In The Band | Toni Collette in I’m Thinking Of Ending Things | Jim Parsons in The Boys In The Band | Shailene Woodley in Endings, Beginnings | Zoey Deutch in Buffaloed | Sebastian Stan in Endings, BeginningsApril 19, 2020 at 4:32 am #1203434980
Helen McCrory is one of the most underrated actresses we have. She kills every role she gets.
I think Writing, Sheen (his category is truly empty) and Macfadyen are the strong chances this show has above the line. The actress categories are too packed and if A Very English Scandal couldn’t get into Series I doubt this can.
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Best International Feature: Instinct (The Netherlands)
Best Actress: Carice van Houten (Instinct)April 19, 2020 at 7:47 am #1203435110
Is this show still eligible for this year’s Emmys? AMC rescheduled it to May 31st, June 7th and 14th airing.April 19, 2020 at 7:55 am #1203435116
Theyve changed the rules so as long as a show debuts by May 31st, all episodes airing in June are also elegible
6th Place WGA 2021
12th Place VES 2021
61st Place BAFTA nominations 2021May 31, 2020 at 8:19 pm #1203510885
I just watched episode 1 and it was more intriguing than I thought. I didn’t know what tone it would take. I liked the tone it took. The family stuff was more somber and the show was looser and funnier. Does Michael Sheen get more during the major’s time in the chair. I think a performance like this could gain some awards traction. I could see it getting a directing nom for Frears.
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