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  • ginnala
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    I would laugh if Netflix loses Drama series again.

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    Some aspects of this season reminded me of the fourth season of Veep.

    That was a sublime season of television as well. Veep at its peak was unsurpassable.

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    I think there’s a really good chance its in second. The Crown vs. Succession feels like a battle similar to Comedy Series in 2018 and 2019. The Crown is The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: the period piece with meticulously crafted technical aspects and craftsmanship that skews older. Succession is Fleabag/Atlanta, the cooler, critical darling, show of the minute, pride of discovery type of show. The flaw in this argument is that there’s a very real chance The Crown has a higher meta critic than Succession S2, and will probably overall have more critical support relative to Maisel. Nonetheless, unless another drama shakes this up, I see the race being Succession vs. The Crown, aka hip/buzzy vs. crafts/classical. We’ll have to see if Succession’s fate is that of Atlanta or Fleabag.

    The Crown and Succession are literally my two favourite dramas on air right now and I don’t know how I’ll pick one over the other next year.

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    I think there’s a really good chance its in second. The Crown vs. Succession feels like a battle similar to Comedy Series in 2018 and 2019. The Crown is The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: the period piece with meticulously crafted technical aspects and craftsmanship that skews older. Succession is Fleabag/Atlanta, the cooler, critical darling, show of the minute, pride of discovery type of show. The flaw in this argument is that there’s a very real chance The Crown has a higher meta critic than Succession S2, and will probably overall have more critical support relative to Maisel. Nonetheless, unless another drama shakes this up, I see the race being Succession vs. The Crown, aka hip/buzzy vs. crafts/classical. We’ll have to see if Succession’s fate is that of Atlanta or Fleabag.

    This makes sense… I hope it’s Fleabag

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    ginnala
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    I’m thinking succession could win the globe. They have already awarded The Crown so I can see them not doing this year. Of course there is a also The Morning Show.

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    Succession would definitely be Fleabag, not Atlanta, if we’re making those comparisons.

    Honestly, at this point the drama race being between Succession and The Crown, I could see it winning. And I guess it could’ve been a strong competitor this year if it had premiered its second season earlier, thus garnering more buzz during voting.

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    I had to watch it again. That episode was a better viewing experience than any of the Best Picture Oscar contenders this year (maybe sans Parasite?). I can definitely see the HFPA wanting to give it a first series win, but the possibility of a SAG shut out remains – I just can’t see it rocketing from 0 recognition for its actors at the Emmys to getting ensemble and individual SAG nominations. The critical buzz and build up to season 3 should give it enough legs to remain in contention, mainly because nothing else will get close to the quality of Succession.

    For Your Consideration:

    Best International Feature: Instinct (The Netherlands)
    Best Actress: Carice van Houten (Instinct)

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    The genius mind of Jesse Armstrong! Like, Kendall betrayed Logan AGAIN?!?! Was this the ploy all along between them? That smile at the end was like some next level, “Godfather” we’re-not-worthy shit that’s too much to fully take in right now. The Emmy writing win was only the beginning, and like I said before, it’s just enough validation for the rest of the awards bodies to fully embrace it, starting with the Globes through the SAGs, CC, TCA, etc. The writers branch will collectively jizz over this show for years to come, unless something else really wows them right out of the gate. I didn’t think anyone could top Brian Cox in “Hunting,” but now I want to see Jeremy Strong recognized in lead Actor as well. It was his season through and through. You wanted a (metaphorical, not literal) killer Logan? Well, now you have one. Kieran Culkin has impressed me from the beginning, and this episode would make an incredible tape for him. It’s also a convincing submission for Matthew MacFayden, who I had so many issues with in season 1, delivering so well here in finally growing a backbone against Shiv. The show has mastered the art of the “dinner table” scene to a T. There should be a revolt if this show can’t get into SAG Drama Ensemble. Soooo glad Greg’s papers served a genuine purpose and wasn’t a Chekhov’s gun situation. I’m really hoping Sarah Snook isn’t overlooked, though making the cut in lead will be a fight. I’m hoping that Holly Hunter’s name recognition will make her viable in supporting actress. I could have watched another ten episodes of “Succession,” but that would have lowered the quality considerably. The bar for Drama Series has been officially set and raised from the nonsense that just won last month. Onto season 3!

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    I’m really hoping Sarah Snook isn’t overlooked, though making the cut in lead will be a fight.

    I’m choosing to think she’s got a real chance due to the buzz of the show, the importance of Shiv this season (before the finale I’d argue she was the real protagonist of it), Shiv being the least despicable, and sticking out amongst the Roys for being the only female. Maybe, if she were moved to supporting, could….she….win….

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    I’m choosing to think she’s got a real chance due to the buzz of the show, the importance of Shiv this season (before the finale I’d argue she was the real protagonist of it), Shiv being the least despicable, and sticking out amongst the Roys for being the only female. Maybe, if she were moved to supporting, could….she….win….

    Snook will have to establish a “lead” presence with Globes and SAG nods first before I can seriously consider her as a lead actress Emmy contender in her ridiculously stacked category.

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    I got Greg? Well we all know he’s gonna end up as CEO at the end so I take it as a compliment /s

    My stanning paid off THIS HARD and I’m dropping the /s

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    This season was so good, probably one of the best seasons on television. I love this show so much but I also want The Crown to finally win. I hope The Crown delivers so we have a full bloodbath next awards season.

    Oscars FYC:
    Ford v Ferrari - Picture, Editing, Cinematography, Sound
    The Farewell - Picture, Actress, Supporting Actress
    The Lighthouse - Supporting Actor, Cinematography
    A Hidden Life - Cinematography

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    I think there’s a really good chance its in second.

    The Crown vs. Succession feels like a battle similar to Comedy Series in 2018 and 2019. The Crown is The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: the period piece with meticulously crafted technical aspects and craftsmanship that skews older. Succession is Fleabag/Atlanta, the cooler, critical darling, show of the minute, pride of discovery type of show. The flaw in this argument is that there’s a very real chance The Crown has a higher meta critic than Succession S2, and will probably overall have more critical support relative to Maisel. Nonetheless, unless another drama shakes this up, I see the race being Succession vs. The Crown, aka hip/buzzy vs. crafts/classical. We’ll have to see if Succession’s fate is that of Atlanta or Fleabag.

    Yeah I can see this comparison – Morgan’s writing is definitely more classical than Armstrong (not sure if that works in favour of the former in the Drama category with an older voting body though). In terms of sustaining buzz, The Crown is a fairly Globes show with the Brits and royalty featuring a new lead they have awarded twice as well so I can see it taking Globes (and maybe SAG) but Succession should come back strongly if they air Season 3 around next season’s voting period. I think it will be very tight, especially if the comments on Crown Season 3 turn out to be true: that it is funnier than previous seasons while featuring a colder Queen and a lot more fights in and around the family.

    Some aspects of this season reminded me of the fourth season of Veep. Example; “DC” = “Testimony” and the whole big name “sacrifice” from the organization… so I guess that makes Logan the Bill Ericsson here lol

    I think it maybe due to Veep being a US derivative of Iannucci’s The Thick of It which Jesse Armstrong co-wrote. It’s from more than a decade ago but public hearings, scapegoats and successors are old hat for Armstrong – for a sample I highly recommend the specials “Rise of the Nutters” and “Spinners & Losers” which are packed full of shameless and desperate backstabbing and sacrificial lambs. Peter Capaldi’s Malcolm Tucker would be the closest equivalent to Cox’s Logan, both Scottish as well…

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    I reached a point where I think I’m gonna block ‘succession’ on twitter. LOL

    People (well, at least the ones online) went seriously crazy for that show.

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    I reached a point where I think I’m gonna block ‘succession’ on twitter. LOL

    People (well, at least the ones online) went seriously crazy for that show.

    My feed is just flooded with cast interviews, reviews and articles on everything from fashion to hot takes to next season speculation. The online media frenzy over this is almost at Fleabag level. (And thoroughly deserved!)

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