December 10, 2017 at 2:49 am #1202434725
really hoping that Vanessa Kirby gets some recognition. Claire does great in the lead role and unfortunately that means she steals the awards chatter from Vanessa but seriously Vanessa deserves to be included in the conversation also. Vanessa was great in season 1 but next level in season 2!December 10, 2017 at 3:00 am #1202434729
Goode would qualify for guest actor I guess so possibly. I was viewing him as a supporting actor, which he would have no chance in. But in guest he has a very good chance. He’s been in a lot of good projects (Downton Abbey, A Single Man, The Imitation Game) so he’s not necessarily a completely unknown face. I’d include him then.
Aw that is a bummer, I thought we’d see him for at least 7 or 8 episodes. Anyway, I’m fine with a Guest nomination as well. He was snubbed for The Good Wife.December 10, 2017 at 3:37 pm #1202435556
Watched the first 2 episodes. Stellar stuff. At this rate, it could win Drama Series this year (which Stranger Things and This Is Us [at this point] won’t).December 10, 2017 at 6:11 pm #1202435699
VANESSA KIRBY DESERVES ALL THE AWARDS! (though I felt she was mostly in the background except for the Beryl episode)December 10, 2017 at 6:13 pm #1202435702
really hoping that Vanessa Kirby gets some recognition. Claire does great in the lead role and unfortunately that means she steals the awards chatter from Vanessa but seriously Vanessa deserves to be included in the conversation also. Vanessa was great in season 1 but next level in season 2!
Claire does magic. There are times she seems like screaming on the inside but really keeps her cool like omg.
But yeah, since season 1, Vanessa has been turbulent. Would love to see her win.December 11, 2017 at 3:37 am #1202436011
Just seen episode 4. It is is going to be quite frankly disgusting when Vanessa Kirby is not an Emmy winner (let alone nominee) next year. This is basically the definition of what should be an Emmy-winning episode, giving everything from devastation to intrigue to authority. The scene of her drunkenly destroying her bedroom and the aftermath the following morning is simply incredible. The first 3 episodes could not have belonged more to Foy and Smith but with this puts Kirby right up there with them.
Grade: ADecember 11, 2017 at 9:58 am #1202436812
I’m now on episode 6 and it’s my favorite episode so far this season.December 11, 2017 at 9:59 am #1202436815
Only two into it so far and I simply love this show
Check out my Store.December 12, 2017 at 9:45 am #1202437824
Just watched Beryl and Vanessa Kirby was incredible. She deserves a nomination. I’m really loving this season so far. I can’t really binge it, because there is a lot to digest in every episode, but I’m totally enamored with this season. So far I’m liking it more than S1.December 12, 2017 at 1:53 pm #1202438036
If Lithgow or Harris get anywhere near nominations it will be unbelievable. They are both cameos (at best!- I think Lithgow got one line and even that was basically half grunt). Alex Jennings is the more notable guest actor contender here, having also been forced out of eligibility last year. He’s great and his scenes with Foy are electric.December 15, 2017 at 5:50 am #1202440964
Finished. By some miracle, this season managed to surpass the last in it’s quality, without a single weak episode and at least six knockouts.
Firstly, to Foy, I know it’s obvious for me to say it at this point but she is just magnificent and it’s been an utter privilege to watch what will surely become known as one of the greatest TV performances of the century. She has at least three formidable episodes (“Misadventure”, “Dear Mrs Kennedy” and “Mystery Man”) and whilst I am delighted that Olivia Colman will be joining next season, the idea that the show can possibly continue without Foy’s shattering portrayal is saddening.
Matt Smith goes toe-to-toe with her as much as he possibly can across these 10 episodes and is also quite brilliant, particularly in the early episodes and the finale. I’d love to believe he can get an Emmy nomination next year (along with Vanessa Kirby who I’ve already raved) as it would be so deserved.
More specifically, Emmy-wise, my guess is that directing they will go for “Dear Mrs Kennedy” as it is Daldry at his finest here but if they decide to spread the net a bit I’d love to see “Marionnettes” nominated in both directing and writing as the highlight of the season. Frankly though, Peter Morgan can choose almost any episode for writing and I’d be happy.
With this, I doubt that any show will surpass The Crown in my estimations this year. It’s just in a different league and I hope it remains there with the new era incoming with season 3 and Colman.
Season MVP: Claire FoyDecember 15, 2017 at 8:05 am #1202441130
Excellent season. A shame that due to timing it’s being left off of most “best of the year” lists.
I am wondering if, even though there isn’t a supporting performance as commanding as Lithgow’s, it could pick up any additional acting nods beyond Foy next year. Kirby and Smith seem the most likely with a potential guest nom for Goode? I felt that it somewhat underwhelmed with nominations last year by not getting in Harris so I’m unsure.
I wonder if they are going to submit only one episode each for writing and directing like they did last year. Pretty sure Peter Morgan wrote every episode so it’s just up to what they choose to submit. Fresh off finishing the season, I think maybe Marionettes?
If they go with just submitting Daldry episodes for directing than the choice is between Dear Mrs. Kennedy and Paterfamilias. I think I personally prefer Paterfamilias and it is more directorially showy with the different settings and time periods.December 15, 2017 at 4:14 pm #1202441376
The entire season was a complete smash. Every episode was so well done and such a brilliant story to tell. While pretty much everything is perfect the award of best performance is Vanessa Kirby she was simply stunning in the role, literally chewing up every scene I was so impressed at the way she took on the character of Margret making her more than just a rebellious charcuter. Claire Foy was also amazing I like espicially the way she used her face and breathing to act out the more emotional roles. Matt Smith really stepped it up from season one. He was good but now he’s fantastic really digging deep for those important moments. If they do not at least get Foy, Kirby, and Smith nominated at the Emmys it would be a travesty. Because it is some of the best acting that has been done this year.December 15, 2017 at 7:53 pm #1202441446
Awesome season. I loved it as much as I did season 1. Claire Foy’s performance is something else. I have never seen an artist express so much emotion with so little movement. She is a queen of subtle
On the subject of permeances. Michael C Hall was horrific as JFK. His performance was borderline cartoonish. The actress who played Jackie wasn’t my cup of tea but she was miles ahead of Michael C Hall.
As much as I enjoy Vanessa Kirby’s performance, I find Margaret unsympathetic. Kudos to the writers and performer if that is the intention.December 21, 2017 at 3:41 am #1202445899
Finished through episode 3. Riveting opening installments so far. Peter Morgan’s screenplays are as biting as anything from last season. Claire Foy is just every fucking thinggg, which should be of no surprise to anyone at this point. I’m somewhat surprised how compelling Matt Smith is early on, particularly in “A Company of Men.” No John Lithgow will be a difficult and vast void to fill, but nevertheless, I can’t wait to delve into more shortly.
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