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  • Kellyemm
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    #1203111735

    It’s somewhere in between. It has a base of support which was demonstrated by its writing win, but it really should’ve gotten at least a supporting actor in. It even missed guest actor for Cromwell. The acting branch needs to catch up on it because it’s going to be shut out of SAG on current evidence.

    I feel much more strongly about Succession as an overall show/ensemble than I do about a particular actor/actress at this stage – Strong, Culkin, McFadyen, Snook, Cox. Anyone. If I compare it to a lot of other shows – geez, I was tuning into BLL literally for Meryl or Reese and in the last season of GoT for Dinklage and Coster Waldau and Christie etc. If there’s anyone oddly that I completely adore it’s J.Smith-Cameron. I think she’s sensational as Gerri and has been handling this story with Culkin brilliantly.

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    I feel much more strongly about Succession as an overall show/ensemble than I do about a particular actor/actress at this stage – Strong, Culkin, McFadyen, Snook, Cox. Anyone. If I compare it to a lot of other shows – geez, I was tuning into BLL literally for Meryl or Reese and in the last season of GoT for Dinklage and Coster Waldau and Christie etc. If there’s anyone oddly that I completely adore it’s J.Smith-Cameron. I think she’s sensational as Gerri and has been handling this story with Culkin brilliantly.

    My comment was more about the relative lack of competition in supporting actor and guest actor. I completely agree that the ensemble as a whole is great, but that makes it far more difficult to predict which of the cast voters will rally around. Next year I wonder if they’ll repeat category placements (Snook, Cox and Strong all in lead).

    For Your Consideration:

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

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    mafro987
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    It’s an ensemble show just like Modern Family hence they should all campaign in supporting.

    The studio won’t pursue that strategy though. I think they should because one of Cox/Strong would be a lock in supporting (maybe even both) and Snook would have a chance. If they repeat category placements I see Succession support splitting between Cox/Strong in lead and Culkin/Macfadyen in supporting again.

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    Best International Feature: Instinct (The Netherlands)
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    I have to ask, from an objective standpoint, is the Succession buzz real? Obviously I hope so as I think Season 2 has been the best drama of the year by a fairly significant margin, but I can’t tell if all this talk regarding a breakout year is simply me hearing what I want to hear or if its true. Joyce was mentioning how Succession was going to rock the next Emmy cycle in the Emmy post show, even comparing it to Fleabag, and I think Scott Feinberg recently said Succession will be the “successor” to GOT as HBO’s awards darling, but despite this, ratings are in about the same place as last season, and there has been little to no cast presence in the media. I want to bet high on Succession for the end of the year awards, but I also don’t want to get my hopes up.

    Season 1 was supposed to be a huge thing aswell and failed to get any actors in. Considering it’s only airing now, it’s possible it gets forgotten. Although I think it will get a few nods more than s1, one Lead Actor and one Supporting Actor but that’s it. Sarah Snook has absolutely no chance at all in Lead.

    Also, as I said in another thread, s2 airing right now was used to justify s1’s writing win and yet the show failed to win directing over Jason Bateman, which makes me think it could only stay a writers show and that’s only the place the buzz from s2 is coming from and, therefore, is overrated.

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    Have Kendall’s ex-wife and kids just totally disappeared? I can’t recall this being addressed and they were fairly regular in S1. I mean, I don’t think it would be an interesting storyline to follow, it’s just weird it hasn’t been mentioned (unless I’m forgetting something).

    Rava hasn’t appeared all season long. Kendall tried calling her a few times earlier in the season. The kids were in one episode where the entire family was at one of their theme parks and Kendall couldn’t convincingly hug them.

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    Just when we thought Shiv was down and out she finally makes a smart move, but I doubt it goes exactly to plan. Holly Hunter was great yet again, though the role is perhaps too limited to get awards attention unless she has some fireworks in the final two episodes which is definitely a possibility. I can already tell next week is going to be series highlight.

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

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    CAN JEREMY STRONG SUBMIT HIS EMMY TAPE INCLUDING RAPPING.

    Please discuss

    Capitalisation intended.

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    We’re not worthy of this brilliance! Finally Shiv smartens up and makes a strategic move to affirm her own best interests. It’s too bad that Holly Hunter is out of guest actress contention, b/c I would have applauded a nomination there. Rhea is giving me everything, bitches! I need to see the scene again between Rhea and Marcia. Hiam Abbass has been patiently waiting for a scene like this all season long. “I’m bored. You’re boring me!” Rhea plays everyone, and at least the Roy boys are too dumb to realize what’s happening. The ensemble work for this episode was amazing! Logan’s 50th anniversary party in Dundee brought together so many moving pieces and chances for characters who don’t normally interact a chance to do so. My eyes will never be able to unsee Kendall rapping “L to the OG” to his father or the awful way he broke up with his new infatuation. Tom trying to “hurty-flirt” with Rhea was priceless. The whistleblower storyline (what topical realness?) is exciting. Ewan has to be the backer, right? Him or Sandy? James Cromwell was excellent again, and I hope he gets into guest actor next year. He should have made the cut this year. “Grexit,” hilarious lol. Roman and Gerri’s relationship still confounds me, but Kieran Culkin and J Smith-Cameron are so standout together that I just roll with all of their scenes. Sad that only two episodes remain, but hopefully they will both end the season on a high note. This is coming for many Emmy nominations next cycle, and Brian Cox has a winning submission on his hands with “Hunting.” Underestimate him and the series at your own peril.

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    Honestly, give this show all the awards. This is one of the best seasons of television i’ve seen… like ever. Shiv is coming like a dark horse! Kendall was enjoyable and Roman was a mess lmao he bought the wrong soccer team… so embarrassing. I’m actually scared of Marcia. This show deserves all accolades guys. Especially for writing and acting. I need to see multiple nominated episodes in Writing at next year’s Emmys. Brian Cox had tender moments, which I’ve found very rare. He played them very well. This was a great episode for him.

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    Inside the Episode 2.8:

    https://youtu.be/TUCFdIh1W6o

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    We’re not worthy of this brilliance! Finally Shiv smartens up and makes a strategic move to affirm her own best interests. It’s too bad that Holly Hunter is out of guest actress contention, b/c I would have applauded a nomination there. Rhea is giving me everything, bitches! I need to see the scene again between Rhea and Marcia. Hiam Abbass has been patiently waiting for a scene like this all season long. “I’m bored. You’re boring me!” Rhea plays everyone, and at least the Roy boys are too dumb to realize what’s happening. The ensemble work for this episode was amazing! Logan’s 50th anniversary party in Dundee brought together so many moving pieces and chances for characters who don’t normally interact a chance to do so. My eyes will never be able to unsee Kendall rapping “L to the OG” to his father or the awful way he broke up with his new infatuation. Tom trying to “hurty-flirt” with Rhea was priceless. The whistleblower storyline (what topical realness?) is exciting. Ewan has to be the backer, right? Him or Sandy? James Cromwell was excellent again, and I hope he gets into guest actor next year. He should have made the cut this year. “Grexit,” hilarious lol. Roman and Gerri’s relationship still confounds me, but Kieran Culkin and J Smith-Cameron are so standout together that I just roll with all of their scenes. Sad that only two episodes remain, but hopefully they will both end the season on a high note. This is coming for many Emmy nominations next cycle, and Brian Cox has a winning submission on his hands with “Hunting.” Underestimate him and the series at your own peril.

    I feel like Shiv thinks she’s taken control but somehow this is actually going to blow up in a way that isn’t good for her/them. Just not sure how.

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    I feel like Shiv thinks she’s taken control but somehow this is actually going to blow up in a way that isn’t good for her/them. Just not sure how.

    If Rhea indeed implodes from being the face of the cruises scandal drama, then sure, whoever is left in the aftermath (let’s hope Shiv cashes in her coupon as CEO, but I’m not convinced yet) won’t have all that much to lead. It’s not like the proxy fight is resolved either. But at least Shiv moved strategically in service of her best interests when her brothers proved to be useless, so good on her.

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    Episode Title: “DC”

    Synopsis: With the shareholders meeting imminent and Waystar Royco in a precarious position after a whistleblower makes headlines, Logan, Kendall, Gerri, and Tom testify before Congress and face tough questions from a determined Gil Eavis. Shiv speaks candidly to Kira, a victim who is set to be a key witness. In Turkey, Roman’s business pitch takes a chilling turn.

    Discuss.

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    This is gonna get so many Emmy nominations next year! Get ready, bitches!

    I can’t decide if I love or hate Shiv right now. Sarah Snook really did THAT tonight!

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    Two episodes behind, I think I said it once, but yeah, it’s the type of a show that awards and critics needed and wanted. Something that will fill the void after Mad Men, The Amaricans and GOT etc. Something that gives the crowd everything: memes and gifs and think pieces and has this “prestigue” vibe.

    I wouldn’t say it’s my fave show at the moment, far from it. But yeah, I will be VERY surprised, shocked even, if it won’t be big in nominations next year. Pretty much every member of this fantastic cast deserves a nom. Especially Matthew Macfadyen.

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