December 3, 2020 at 1:08 am #1203891145
Discuss who you think will win (and how you are ranking this category).
– Cate Blanchett, Mrs. America:
PROS: HFPA darling (was nominated for Where’d You Go Bernadette?) and 2 time Oscar winning film star in their first television role. Transformative performance in a timely show that is THE most acclaimed limited series of the season.
CONS: She lost the Emmy and so did her show. She also plays a monster.
– Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
PROS: Her show was “the show of the Summer”, has generated huge buzz in both the British and American industries, her show is an auteur one (Coel also wrote, directed and produced), it’s a timely show and is British. Her show also has people like Jane Fonda, Adele, Seth Rogen, Phoebe Waller-Bridge and more coming to support it. Her show also has had sustainable buzz which not many shows have this season. She also is a fairly high profile name in the British industry having created the BAFTA winning Chewing Gum. The show has also provoked strong conversations around institutional racism and consent.
CONS: Her show doesn’t have huge audience buzz and this is her breakthrough performance in the US.
– Daisy Edgar-Jones, Normal People
PROS: Her show was a massive international audience hit on both sides of the Atlantic and like I May Destroy You still has sustainable buzz. She has also been cast in a bunch of high-profile film and TV projects with Adam McKay, Reese Witherspoon and more. A young ingenue who is also British in a British import that has (like I May Destroy You) provoked headlines about its mature content. Could win if her show sweeps.
CONS: She got snubbed at the Emmys and could be overshadowed by her co-star Paul Mescal (who is considered by most to be the bigger breakthrough success story).
– Shira Haas, Unorthodox
PROS: Her show was a surprising audience hit, she has the performance and she got herself all the way to an Emmy nomination. Her show also won Directing which suggests it was closer to winning Series than previously thought at the Emmys.
CONS: Her show aired a while ago and she is an unknown. Unlike Daisy Edgar-Jones she hasn’t been cast in any high profile American projects. She also lost her Emmy.
– Nicole Kidman, The Undoing
PROS: Like Blanchett she is a HFPA darling but also her show has become a massive hit and the biggest international audience hit of any non-Netflix show this year. A likely Series nominee her show also stars Hugh Grant and Donald Sutherland and has David E. Kelley and Susanne Bier behind the scenes. Her show is also HBO’s most high profile show this year.
CONS: She already has won a Globe in this category recently so there is no novelty factor around her being on television. The show is bad received mixed reviews from critics.
– Amanda Peet, Dirty John
PROS: Massive transformative performance and one of the most acclaimed performances of the year. Her performance IS the show and is responsible for a bulk of the acclaim the show has received. Her show also is an audience hit also starring HFPA darling Christian Slater. The previous instalment of this anthology got nominated at the Globes for its lead performer.
CONS: A stacked field may not guarantee her a nomination and her show also aired a long time ago and hasn’t had sustainable buzz.
– Anya Taylor-Joy, The Queen’s Gambit
PROS: Her show is the biggest one this cycle of all comedies, dramas and limited series. She is a big rising film star in Hollywood, has a potential Comedy Globe nomination in sight on the film side and her performance has a lot of acclaim. The show also is the most watched limited series on Netflix ever.
CONS: Her show could end up being the Chernobyl of this season (its actors get nominated, it wins for its buzziest supporting player at the Globes but only wins technical, writing, directing and Series at the Emmys and other awards).
– Letitia Wright, Small Axe : Mangrove
PROS: Timely performance from a film actor in a high profile Amazon anthology whose episodes have been noted for being better than the films being in contention for Best Picture at the Oscars. She is Amazon’s main push in this category. Show has big buzz with the British industry.
CONS: The buzz for her show with audiences is small and it could end up having a similar awards fate to other non A Very English Scandal Amazon shows in the Limited Series categories.
FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"December 3, 2020 at 2:07 am #1203891166
When did playing a bad person become a con? Quite the contrary, people are more attracted to villainous performances.
In the case of Blanchett I’d say it is a con.
I guess I should have phrased myself better. Blanchett plays someone who many consider to be a monster and with Phyllis Schlafly’s honorary daughter heading into the Supreme Court I think Blanchett playing Schlafly could be a con.
FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"December 3, 2020 at 2:08 am #1203891168
Person who voted for Daisy Edgar-Jones could you explain you thought process behind it. I’m intrigued as I’ve been considering her too.
FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"December 3, 2020 at 3:16 am #1203891203
Anya will win.December 3, 2020 at 3:27 am #1203891226
It’s between Anya and Michaela for me.December 3, 2020 at 5:00 am #1203891337
Whoever wins limited series actress, The show will win limited series. If kidman win, undoing will win. If Joy wins, gambit will win.
Its either Joy or kidmanDecember 3, 2020 at 9:09 am #1203891918
Kidman probablyDecember 3, 2020 at 10:14 am #1203892140
As some others have said, it’s between Joy and Kidman. Leaning towards Joy for now, but I think it will probably be pretty close and could go either way. Kidman is Globes royalty and The Undoing is a monster hit. Those factors help her a lot.
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