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July 6, 2020 at 9:24 am #1203570269
Also, I’m really not understanding the Jean Smart doubt. That woman has 3 wins out of 8 noms, one of which was for a cancelled sitcom (Samantha Who?). She doesn’t need Globe or SAG to get the Emmy nom and for all of the talk of Toni Collette being a lock (she is), Smart plays a very similar role, yet somehow she’s being considered on the cusp.
Yeah, it’s bizarre how Smart isn’t often considered win-competitive when she obviously isJuly 5, 2020 at 7:34 am #1203568631
I’m so torn about Thandie Newton!
It is bizarre how people really didn’t hesitate to drop Comer and Porter in lead but are still keeping Thandie in when her win was longer ago and Westworld has since been totally rejected by the acting branch, plus it came back with a poor and fairly buzzless season in which she herself said she was frustrated with her material. Porter (while I’m sure he’s deserving) has the political atmosphere and is still himself a media presence, even if Pose isn’t. Jodie stuck around for the winter awards and despite a pretty bad season of the show did have her solo episode which gave her some clout. I’m not saying either of those two are getting in, they’re for sure not locks, but I don’t see how you can totally count them out but keep Newton included solely based off her past win. I know its a field of 8 rather than 6 so she’s still a threat but I don’t feel weird keeping her out.July 4, 2020 at 8:33 pm #1203567157
The Hsu talk is to me just evidence of how damn frustrating this check off-voting system is…she was perfectly serviceable, but the literal fourth best supporting female performance on a show doesn’t need buzz, especially when Yvonne Oriji or Hiam Abbas or D’Arcy Carden or other actual scene stealers get overlooked bc they’re not on a mammoth. It’s Sophie Turner and Fiona Shaw over Rhea Seehorn all over again.July 4, 2020 at 1:11 am #1203566010
I really don’t think its biased to say that for the past two months Normal People has had more buzz than Hollywood and I Know This Much is True combined.July 3, 2020 at 8:19 pm #1203565867
I’m going to assume this is addressed but I can’t help but wonder why a refugee story has a white protagonist?July 3, 2020 at 4:35 am #1203564585
As someone who would prefer to see a handful of others get in before Washington and Witherspoon, the consensus five feels too strong. I want to predict Dever and Haas (and Edgar Jones) but there’s no way of rationalizing it.
Moving on to lead actor, when I was taking out Aaron Paul just now due to the field of five, I started to consider that Ruffalo could miss. I know he was the frontrunner just two months ago, but his show was such a bomb….and did we not just see Al Pacino miss for a biopic when he was the default frontrunner for a few months? Not going to predict it yet, but think I would consider Irons, Crowe, and Jackman far safe at this point…July 2, 2020 at 1:01 pm #1203563636
Marc Evan Jackson was in 7/13 episodes of the Good Place season 4 and is thus ineligible for guest, how do you of all people not know that?July 2, 2020 at 10:52 am #1203563365
I said I would predict it if and only if Bagman alone gets nominated and Succession, Crown, and Ozark got two nominations. You can chalk it up to delusional stanning all you want, but this branch loves a name check, and none of the frontrunners have names and could likely vote split. Until then, Succession is still out front.July 2, 2020 at 10:29 am #1203563271
I’ve made this argument several times but lets do it again post-ballots. Directing wins go to the writing winner or “names”, whether the names be an Oscar-nominated film director, a famous actor, or the show runner of the show. Judging by this, Succession is out front for directing because its clearly taking writing and previous directing winners don’t have the names like they used too. That said, Succession could now vote-split, so things are complicated. If the big shows are double nominated and Bagman alone for BCS gets in, I may predict it to win on the strength of Gilligan alone (and it would be a deserving passion pick). It may sounds ludicrous, but the directors are just sooooo name checky. I think its pretty likely for both Ozark and The Crown to get two in, and don’t see either of them prevailing if that is the case, particularly the former without the strength of Bateman.July 1, 2020 at 3:54 pm #1203561691
There is literally not a single category more locked for Emmy night than Succession taking writing.July 1, 2020 at 2:01 pm #1203561302
How many times did BCS submit in directing?July 1, 2020 at 1:54 pm #1203561284
Looking good for Mike Schur to get The Good Place a writing win.July 1, 2020 at 1:34 pm #1203561217
Better Call Saul submitting six times in writing I’m going to fucking scream