January 17, 2017 at 10:37 pm #1201989998
Let’s not act like the category Jude Law is competing in is stacked full of great performances. He is more than worthy of winning the Emmy for Limited Series Actor from the shows that have aired so far (although it absolutely should be in Drama where it would have less chance of above the line nominations).
For Your Consideration:
Best International Feature: Instinct (The Netherlands)
Best Actress: Carice van Houten (Instinct)January 18, 2017 at 3:01 am #1201990073
This is back in limited series again? Show Me A Hero vol.2 here we come. It is actually easier for this show to get nominated in drama categories than it is in Limited Series categories. I hope HBO realizes that and pulls a Horace and Pete. Supporting Actress category is basically empty, Law can get in Lead Actor and even Cromwell with his nothing of a performance can get in in Supporting Actor, with Sorrentino getting a directing nom. Others are basically impossible to really hard but with Fargo, Feud, Big Little Lies and The Night Of this doesn’t have the same chance of getting nominatedJanuary 18, 2017 at 7:11 am #1201990117
Well the academy seems to be at least slightly more stringent with enforcing category placements for new shows so hopefully they will force it to compete in drama where it belongs.
In limited, this would probably be HBO’s third priority at best (after The Night Of and Big Little Lies) but would probably be in their #2 spot in drama (after Westworld but before The Leftovers) so if I were HBO, I think drama would be a surer bet. Law and Directing (as well as a ton of below the line mentions) are all very much within reach imo.January 30, 2017 at 4:03 pm #1201999472
I know that The Crown seems like a no-brainer winner for Costume Design but last night particularly (not to mention the stellar work all season long) made an excellent case for The Young Pope to pose a strong threat. I can understand if the strangeness of the show turns a lot of mainstream voters off (even though, personally, I am very much enjoying the ride) but I really hope that it does not come at the expense of recognizing the indisputably stellar craft work the show has shown so far.February 8, 2017 at 3:33 pm #1202006035
Finished this last week. I am becoming less sure about this being reshuffled to drama:
– The season ends with a “The End” title card, which seems fairly definitive.
– Without saying too much for those who are still watching, the season ends with characters in places that they would not normally for a series that is supposedly continuing.
– It has been four months since we heard that Paolo Sorrentino was writing the second season and we have heard nothing. They are not shooting until next year anyway, so maybe HBO will still be able to claim that it is a limited series by Emmy submissions time.
– HBO is still promoting it as a “limited series”.
Does HBO even want a second season? Their burning off of the first season demonstrated a lack of confidence and the series has predictably bombed in the ratings. Post-premiere, it is averaging 0.5 million viewers and a 0.1 rating. (Vinyl was 0.6 million with a 0.2 rating.) Is it possible that The Young Pope continues as a European production by Sky (as it was a hit for them), but HBO pulls out as co-producer? Does that ever happen? Or does HBO just not have that much invested in it, hence the careless scheduling?
As for the show itself, it really is like The Knick in that some very interesting things are being done from a directorial and crafts standpoint, but the writing is just not there. Except in this case, the director is the writer. Sorrentino’s directing needs to be reined in a bit too though. He seems to make a lot of choices for little reason other than to be audacious. We see this all the time in movies and television where the auteur gets so big that they are rewarded with no oversight and the product suffers. Never thought that “Never Be Like You” would be employed like that though—and that I would enjoy it.
My goodness, Jude Law had a lot of Emmy-bait monologues. There was a shift in the season. He was largely just Frank Underwood in the Vatican for the first half of the season, then he spent a lot of the second half unsure of his identity, image, motivations and so on. It was less engaging. Voiello kind of disappeared. Diane Keaton never got a showcase. With different editing, James Cromwell could have been eligible as a guest and would have had a good tape with the penultimate episode.May 16, 2017 at 7:45 am #1202094417This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.May 16, 2017 at 7:54 am #1202094427
HBO only stated, “Casting for the title role, as well as additional roles, will begin soon. More information will be provided when available.”
Damn, so no Jude Law I guess. Very unsure about this but will definitely have to check out. The Young Pope was one of the boldest, most bizarre things I have ever seen and was elevated even further by an incredible performance by Law. It’s going to be very disappointing when this blanks at the Emmys.May 16, 2017 at 8:07 am #1202094447
Still, will there be a second season of The Young Pope, or The New Pope is its new season? I’m saying this because Sorrentino already wrote a second season of it.May 16, 2017 at 8:17 am #1202094457This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.May 16, 2017 at 9:42 am #1202094567
Justin Theroux would be great for this.May 16, 2017 at 9:58 am #1202094579
The Variety report seems to have the most details. This fits the anthology bill now, making this not a category fraud. Not looking forward to this myself; I feel like Paolo Sorrentino has said all that he has to say about this subject.May 16, 2017 at 3:14 pm #1202094851
At least I have something to knocked off the night of from my personal list, but I’m not really interested in a new season that isn’t about Lenny. I think there could have been more to his story but an anthology about popes just isn’t intriguing.
#FreeTheBannedFourJuly 3, 2017 at 11:00 pm #1202141075This post was found to be inappropriate by the moderators and has been removed.July 4, 2017 at 3:39 am #1202141263
I finally finished. I thought it was decent but a bit too up its butt for me. I do hope Jude Law wins though. He was great. And all of the supporting cast. There were a lot of actors that would be great nominees even though I don’t know there names and am too lazy to look them up, outside of Cromwell and Keaton of course. I loved the PR lady and the cardinal that was conflicting with him at first. The best episode by far for me was the Africa episode. I look foward to The New Pope
I secretly wish that Diane Keaton will be able to sneak in
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