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August 4, 2020 at 10:40 am #1203626283
I don’t think the Country category will welcome back Taylor Swift until she goes back and does a Country album again or at least a proper Country single. Otherwise she would have been nominated last year in Country Duo for her collaboration with The Chicks.
I will be curious to see if she can somehow pull off a nom in the Americana categories… I would think not, but the album is called “folklore.”
Generally speaking now having given this project a week to digest, I would say things are looking good for Taylor to get some major noms. She did the one thing the Academy wants artists at her level to do: switch it up and do something different.
For now, I would predict her, however I would beware that the Blue Ribbon Panel could easily block her from getting a General Field nom if there is an artist they really want to honor and don’t want her to steal votes from. BLM definitely had an impact on Emmy nominations this year and I could see it happening for the Grammys as well.August 3, 2020 at 7:47 pm #1203625379
Voters definitely had PoC actors on their minds when casting their ballots for nominations. Will they do the same when voting for winners???
Could the winner’s list look like this?
Lead Actor: Sterling K. Brown – This is Us
Lead Actress: Sandra Oh – Killing Eve
Supporting Actor: Giancarlo Esposito – Better Call Saul
Supporting Actress: Thandie Newton – Westworld
Guest Actor: Ron Cephas Jones – This is Us
Guest Actress: Cicely Tyson – How To Get Away With MurderAugust 1, 2020 at 11:15 am #1203620727
If we were to have a R&B contender in AOTY it’s most likely going to be the Weekend-as the only the candidate and future nominee. Then I would push Summer in 2nd Place.
Agreed. I don’t really see any other R&B album making it in besides by The Weeknd or Summer Walker. If there were to be a surprise R&B nominee I can’t see Chloe x Halle being it. Their album came and went with little impact and their single “Do It” underperformed. I think the industry really likes them and their potential, but they haven’t broken through with a hit record or album yet. They already have 2 Grammy noms to their name, but I can’t see them scoring more without at least a minor hit… let alone scoring a nom in the General Field.July 31, 2020 at 10:36 am #1203618633
seems like cardigan is going #2 after all 🙁
I will warn that this prediction didn’t include Thursday’s release of the alternate version of “Cardigan” which included a 24-hour sale of a limited cd/vinyl single on the artist’s website in addition to new steaming/download sales.
That MIGHT have pushed it to #1. Hard to tell… I know that’s what her label was going for with that move.
I still think it might narrowly miss bc of “Rockstar’s” massive radio advantage, but without knowing Thursday’s “special” sales it will be hard to tell.July 30, 2020 at 1:56 pm #1203616040
Yea, if anything the snubbing by MTV of Dua and Harry is probably going to help them at the Grammys.
You also need to remember that the Grammys start their process of selecting performers very very early… sometimes making them exclusive to the show. I bet MTV asked Harry and Dua if they would be willing to perform at the VMAs and they declined, hence… no major noms. Just a theory.July 30, 2020 at 1:47 pm #1203616000
MTV VMAs keep getting worse and worse. I wish they would just honor the best music videos and leave it at that instead of trying to cater to artists they want to perform for their television program. People would respect them then.
It’s 2020, we don’t need to see Eminem in Video of the Year. His album/music came and went. I guess he must be being gone after for the Vanguard Award. We also didn’t need to see Taylor and Billie.
Pop is a mess. No Dua or Harry, but Jonas Brothers? Sure.
R&B is a mess. No Summer Walker, Teyana Taylor, Kehlani or Jhene Aiko, but Alicia Keys. Really? MTV is stuck in the early 2000s.
Where are the stunning visual videos that could have been highlighted from lesser known artists??July 29, 2020 at 11:55 am #1203612800
Last year’s main Drama acting winners were all passion picks by voters:
Actor – Billy Porter
Actress – Jodie Comer
Supp. Actor – Peter Dinklage (No “passionate” choice to pick, so repeat)
Supp. Actress – Julia Garner
With that in mind… these predictions…
Actor – Jeremy Strong (over Jason Bateman or Brian Cox)
Alt. Steve Carell (actors seem really passionate about him)
Actress – Jennifer Aniston (over Laura Linney or Olivia Colman)
Alt. Zendaya (the coolest acting nom might lead to a win)
Supp. Actor – Billy Crudup (he is the presumed frontrunner)
Alt. Any of the Succession men (although hard not to see them splitting support)
Supp. Actress – Sarah Snook (over Helena Bonham Carter)
Alt. Laura Dern (if people are still crazy about her: “I will not not be rich!”)
2nd Alt. Julia Garner (if they are still crazy for her)July 28, 2020 at 10:39 am #1203608716
It’s really tough to see the nominations this year, because voters had the time to watch more than they usually do and I guess either chose not to or continue with their lazy voting trends.
Judging tape system panel return please!July 28, 2020 at 10:10 am #1203608506
I mean who knows, but also I brought up the probable narrative here before. Even if people aren’t as excited about Stranger Things as they used to be, nobody has ill will towards it, in fact everyone still generally likes it and finds it enjoyable. Compare that will BLL, where there was an active backlash/disliking for the second season despite respect for performers. Hence these nominations
That’s true.July 28, 2020 at 10:07 am #1203608478
Just realized… so Stranger Things made it back into Drama Series, but wasn’t nominated in Supporting Actor, Supporting Actress, Writing or Directing???????????????
How did it have the support to return then??? These noms are confusing.July 28, 2020 at 10:01 am #1203608446
I forgot to say that at least I am happy for all of the Unorthodox love!!! Got into Miniseries and Shira Haas in Lead Actress! So cool!
Sad about the Unbelievable ladies missing out though, especially Dever, but someone was getting snubbed in that category. In favor of Octavia Spencer though? I had predicted her when her miniseries first came out on Netflix and I watched it, but as time passed there were way too many contenders. Who would have known?July 28, 2020 at 9:52 am #1203608374
The Morning Show’s nominations are confusing. So it gets into Directing, Writing, Lead Actor, Lead Actress, 2x Supporting Actor, but not Drama Series??? I don’t necessarily think it deserved to get into Drama Series, but how do you score all those major noms and not get in??? (Over The Mandalorian???).July 28, 2020 at 9:46 am #1203608322
Happy for the over-performance by Succession! Also cool to Zendaya and Insecure nominated!!! But other than that…
After some of the nominations this year, I think the Emmys need to go back to juried panel / tape submission process to select the nominees.
The Mandalorian in Drama Series???!!! Umm… what? Like, it’s a cute show, but over something like The Good Fight which had no chance. This popular vote thing needs to go.
Also, I’m really not understanding the Killing Eve love. Maybe voters haven’t watched past Season 1 and just assume the quality is there??? …because its not. In no way did the show deserve 2 of Lead Actress slots and a Drama Series nom.
There were also some major acting snubs that didn’t make sense… No Bob Odenkirk or Jonathan Banks from Better Call Saul, but Giancarlo got nominated for what felt like more of a guest role this season? No Tim Blake Nelson from Watchmen, but 3 of his cast got into his category???
I’m surprised Ozark underperformed in acting, but then scored all of those writing noms.
What We Do in the Shadows was something I was considering, but I felt like no one on these forums were talking about it. 3 writing nominations for this show and none for Maisel?????
And then Schitt’s did really good… it made it into every category, but it could have done even better. Still, it looks to be the lead contender in Comedy.July 27, 2020 at 1:06 pm #1203605884
Album of the Year: Kendrick Lamar
Just waiting for it to drop. Wink.
Meanwhile… A white pop/alternative female artist isn’t winning 2 years in a row… especially after dominating all 4 GF categories last year (and the Grammys being criticized for it). Sorry, but Fiona and Taylor aren’t happening in AOTY. That’s also a no for Dua and Gaga.
The Weeknd stays the current frontrunner to win.July 27, 2020 at 9:43 am #1203605531
I put Silicon Valley back into Comedy Series. Idk… Comedy Series is hard to predict those last 3 spots!
Ramy – Will it really explode with noms this year?
The Kominsky Method – Underperformed last year despite buzz and winning the Globe. What changed this year?
Better Things – Is there really the kind of passion for this show for it to get its first Series nom for a later season? I don’t see this as a show with the same kind of fandom as Schitt’s Creek, Friday Night Lights or The Americans.
Despite bad reviews, will one of the space shows really be nominated? (Space Force or Avenue 5?)
Or will the Emmys go for fresh new shows like The Great and/or Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist??
Comedy Series should have stuck with 6 nominees this year.