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    Forgive me if there’s already a thread for this but I couldn’t find one!

    The trailer came out a couple days ago for Octavia Spencer’s netflix miniseries Self Made:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEKUSDNjeiw
    Stars Spencer, Blair Underwood, Tiffany Haddish, and Carmen Ejogo

    Call me biased (I’m a big Spencer fan) but I actually think this looks really good! I know the limited series categories are STACKED this year, but Spencer has proven herself to be an awards darling of late (3 Best Supporting Actress noms, PLUS producing a Best Picture winner all in under 10 years) so I think she should always be considered a threat, and she looks great in this. If it’s successful enough I could even see Haddish making it in too as her role looks pretty prominent, and maybe the Series as a whole. Plus Blair Underwood, with 2 golden globe noms and 1 critics choice nom all for TV is probably overdue for his first emmy nomination.

    Anyone else looking forward to this?

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    Jays
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    This is probably going no where. Netflix has like 3 other miniseries that’ll be higher priorities for them.

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    Emmyfan
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    I can’t wait to see this

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    Tjuz
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    It looks a bit too sappy and sweet to me. Almost more like a high-budget Lifetime movie than a serious look at the story of C.J. Walker. I’m not sure it’ll resonate with me, but maybe the actual show will turn out to be different.

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    M: The Original
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    I see her securing a nod. No threat to win because Blanchett.

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    Atypical
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    Spencer looks fantastic! Great trailer and early Emmy contender.

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    DCurrie
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    I am very much looking forward to this! Have been since it’s announcement!!

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    M: The Original
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    Early response isn’t good. I disliked the trailer because it looked like a Disney version of this woman’s life who actually ran a whore house.

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    Rich Landry
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    I am almost done with episode 3 but man has this been a challenge to get through. There was no reason for this to be 4 episodes. This overall feels like a 90s Disney or Lifetime movie. I am really disappointed in this. Also….Tiffany Haddish as her daughter?

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    Atypical
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    Spencer and Haddish are only seven years apart in age. :-/

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    Deemy
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    Spencer and Haddish are only seven years apart in age. :-/

    Well to be fair she had her when she was 14.

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    Octavia was terrific, her best performance to date. But that’s pretty much it. Tiffany was the worst part about all this. She needs to stay away from period pieces, it’s just not realistic

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    Spencer and Haddish are only seven years apart in age. :-/

    Yet Spencer looks like somebody’s mama.

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    M: The Original
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    Octavia was terrific, her best performance to date. But that’s pretty much it. Tiffany was the worst part about all this. She needs to stay away from period pieces, it’s just not realistic

    Laughs. I think Tiff was miscast but the movie itself was so problematic that was the least of its problems.

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    Atypical
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    Well to be fair she had her when she was 14.

    Still a major casting error.

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