February 25, 2020 at 6:09 pm #1203360495
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:
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?February 25, 2020 at 6:56 pm #1203360556
This is probably going no where. Netflix has like 3 other miniseries that’ll be higher priorities for them.February 25, 2020 at 7:13 pm #1203360572
I can’t wait to see thisFebruary 26, 2020 at 4:02 am #1203360854
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.February 26, 2020 at 5:14 am #1203360894
I see her securing a nod. No threat to win because Blanchett.February 26, 2020 at 7:55 am #1203361058
Spencer looks fantastic! Great trailer and early Emmy contender.February 28, 2020 at 4:45 am #1203363538
I am very much looking forward to this! Have been since it’s announcement!!March 18, 2020 at 2:51 pm #1203386096
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.March 23, 2020 at 7:59 pm #1203392096
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?March 23, 2020 at 8:09 pm #1203392104
Spencer and Haddish are only seven years apart in age. :-/March 23, 2020 at 8:16 pm #1203392111
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 realisticMarch 23, 2020 at 9:11 pm #1203392128
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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