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May 10, 2021 at 2:30 pm #1204249770
Hacks is getting raves. https://ew.com/tv/tv-reviews/hacks-review-hbo-max-jean-smart/ https://variety.com/2021/tv/reviews/jean-smart-hacks-hannah-einbinder-hbo-max-review-1234967197/ Smart could win for this.
Starts with a 92 on Metacritic…May 10, 2021 at 4:24 am #1204248928
The limited field last year was not more competitive than this year’s…
The way only Watchmen and Unorthodox would be competitive for a series nomination this year. It would be a reach to say last year was more competitive than this year, let alone far more competitive smh.May 9, 2021 at 7:42 am #1204248113
An interesting question is whether The Queen’s Gambit beats Watchmen’s nomination count (26). The show is even stronger than Watchmen was going into nominations, but the ensemble isn’t as strong and I don’t think it will get the number of acting nominations Watchmen did.
It won’t. It doesn’t have the advantage of having multiple submissions and hence, nominations in stuff like directing, editing, cinematography like Watchmen. And as someone said, it’s basically a one woman show and the competition is strong enough to keep out the smaller irrelevant actors.May 9, 2021 at 6:35 am #1204248032
Right, but The Underground Railroad wasn’t eligible at all of those Who knows how things would have gone then.
Tbf The Queen’s Gambit did beat Watchmen at multiple guilds and that was the biggest show at the Emmys in terms of both wins and nominations in over a decade (bar Game of Thrones). So I think we can make a fair guess that nothing much would’ve changed for it even with that.
PS: Before some can claim TQG’s wins were because of it being fresher in voters’ minds, I’d remind them that the likes of The Crown S3 and The Marvelous Mrs Maisel won at the same guilds this year.May 8, 2021 at 3:26 pm #1204247250
Atlanta was truly at its peak that year and it couldn’t even repeat in Actor, even with the Teddy Perkins episode. I don’t see it being win competitive for series with strong competition.May 8, 2021 at 3:08 pm #1204247228
Those The Crown FYCs are *chef’s kiss*.May 8, 2021 at 3:03 pm #1204247223
The only times in which a show has missed the guest categories since 2016 were Game of Thrones season 6 and Schitt’s Creek last year and both of those losses were excusable.
Game of Thrones S6 did have a guest nom; for Max von Sydow. So, Schitt’s Creek is the only series winner without guest nominations in the last five years. And lbr they were no names with nothing performances so it was easily foreseeable.May 8, 2021 at 7:19 am #1204246817
The JLD getting nominated gag was fun but yeah I don’t see her happening for this. If any cameo is gonna get nominated, it’ll be Claire Foy for reprising her Emmy winning role in the series frontrunner.May 6, 2021 at 3:48 pm #1204245261
I think In Treatment is very much in play for a writing nomination. It is very writer-ly and is a probable series contender which neither IHS or FAM are. It might not be much but it did win the WGA New Series award so there’s some favourable history there as well. And it used to miss in a time where there were 5 slots instead of the current 7, with heavy competition (see Mad Men occupying 4/5 slots once) so those snubs are forgivable in my mind. Being HBO’s biggest contender here helps too as Lovecraft is DOA.May 5, 2021 at 3:23 pm #1204243975
They award multiple shows.May 5, 2021 at 2:00 am #1204243176
Hard agree with whatever wolfali wrote. Arquette did lose to Williams after her winter sweep but people forget that Fosse/Verdon was also much stronger than Escape at Dannemora.
A series winner isn’t gonna lose for its winter-awards-sweeping lead. Under the current system, only Game of Thrones S6 and Chernobyl didn’t have their lead/strongest actors win (2/15) and both of those losses were easily understandable.
Predicting TQG without Anya is like predicting Fleabag without PWB or Schitt’s Creek without O’Hara. They are their shows.April 30, 2021 at 9:26 am #1204236201
Good thing because The Crown can easily win Music Composition this year. Martin Phipps never got nominated anywhere last season and still made the Emmys. Whereas this season, he has been showing up everywhere so there’s already a huge jump for him in support. Lovecraft Country is a strong contender but the show itself feels weak. The Mandalorian is a nomination lock but I feel it won’t be repeating.
The Queen’s Gambit has been sweeping the music awards but The Underground Railroad is supposedly Britell’s career best work according to multiple people. There’s a lot of hype for him too so that will make for an interesting race as well.April 29, 2021 at 4:25 pm #1204235478
With its current 57 score on Metacritic, THT S4 will be the lowest rated season in at least a decade to get a drama series nomination. It was already on its way out last year so can it still hang on just because of the weaker competition?