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February 24, 2020 at 12:26 pm #1203359006
I would really love if Insecure made a comeback at the Emmys! I agree that it’s kind of late in the game for it to all of the sudden increase in noms, but it would be nice if at least the show was recognized once again with a Lead Actress nom for Issa Rae (her profile has increased significantly in the past year) and maybe for its writing and directing.
Who else could surprise in Comedy?
Any shot for Jim Carrey and his show Kidding??? Hard to imagine the likes of Carrey, Catherine Keener, Judy Greer, Frank Langella and Michel Gondry being ignored by an awards body, but I know Season 1 went unnoticed.February 23, 2020 at 2:26 pm #1203357805
Early Prediction for Best Director:
1. Spike Lee – Da 5 Bloods
2. Steven Spielberg – West Side Story
3. David Fincher – Mank
4. Ron Howard – Hillbilly Elegy
5. Chloe Zhao – Nomadland
I think given the subject matter of his film and his legendary status as a filmmaker, Spike will receive his 2nd Director nom and might even have a shot at the win. Spielberg is daring to do something he has never done before (a musical) and is remaking one of the biggest classics. If his film succeeds, he will definitely be a contender. Fincher is doing a very Academy-friendly film, so that could help him. Howard will have Netflix behind him and will he looking for his first nom since 2008. Given the demand for recognition of female directors and the fact that Chloe’s last film The Rider was stunning, I’m hoping that Frances McDormand’s performance in Nomadland will lead to Zhao being recognized.
I’m assuming that Nightmare Alley will not be ready in time for this year.
I also think everyone might be jumping the gun on films like The French Dispatch (which could be really weird and only a screenplay contender) and Dune (could be way too sci-fi for voters).February 21, 2020 at 10:39 am #1203355468
The Crown (Netflix)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Big Little Lies (HBO)
There were 8 nominees last year. Don’t see why it wouldn’t/couldn’t happen again. There is no way POSE is returning. Killing Eve could still get in if it has resurgence in quality. The 2 weak links are Better Call Saul (been on a long time not to have won anything) and Big Little Lies (aired forever ago, other HBO shows have more buzz and the Emmys don’t owe them anything after giving them so many awards for the miniseries). Not sure if Stranger Things love is still there.
LEAD ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Sterling K. Brown – This Is Us
Milo Ventimiglia – This Is Us
Bob Odenkirk – Better Call Saul
Jason Bateman – Ozark
Brian Cox – Succession
Jeremy Strong – Succession
Jeffrey Wright – Westworld
I think at least 7 men will be nominated this year since the category is so stacked with contenders. I think Billy Porter, along with Pose, will be dropped by the Emmys. After 3 consecutive years, I can’t bet against the 2 This Is Us men showing up. I think Succession will also have its 2 leads get in. Westworld might make it 3 pairs… I just wonder where the show’s actors will be placed. Ed Harris is still a contender. Tobias from The Crown could get in, but his performance feels more supporting when comparing it to the other men on the list. Bateman could be dropped though in favor of honoring him in Directing instead.
LEAD ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Olivia Colman – The Crown
Elisabeth Moss – The Handmaid’s Tale
Jennifer Aniston – The Morning Show
Regina King – Watchmen
Jodie Comer – Killing Eve
Evan Rachel Wood – Westworld
This category is going to be bloodbath! There will be snubs! Sarah Snook might ride Succession’s coattails to a nom, but not sure yet. Nicole Kidman, Sandra Oh, Laura Linney, Reese Witherspoon and Mandy Moore are all big names and past nominees that could get nominated as well. I’d personally love to see Christine Baranski finally included and recognition for MJ Rodriguez and Zendaya but there is no shot for any of them.
SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
Billy Crudup – Morning Show
Tim Blake Nelson – Watchmen
Kieran Culkin – Succession
Aaron Paul – Westworld
Jonathan Banks – Better Call Saul
David Harbour – Stranger Things
This category isn’t as competitive. I’m predicting mostly new blood. Once again, not sure where the Westworld men will compete, but I expect them to take some slots. Succession could be bigger with more supporting noms for Matthew MacFayden and Nicholas Braun. Adam Scott could surprise here from Big Little Lies. Joseph Fiennes could return too.
SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
Julia Garner – Ozark
Thandie Newton – Westworld
Jean Smart – Westworld
Laura Dern – Big Little Lies
Meryl Streep – Big Little Lies
Yvonne Strahovski – The Handmaid’s Tale
Helena Bonham Carter – The Crown
Another impossible bloodbath. I think Julia and Thandie will return with noms after their previous wins. Helena for sure gets in. After that, I’m not so sure. Big Little Lies might only have one nominee… not sure who (although it deserves to be Dern). Handmaid’s might get 1-3 noms. I think Yvonne had the biggest role though. Jean Smart is an Emmy favorite and kills it with her performance, so I think she’s getting in. This Is Us could surprise with a nom for Metz or Watson.February 21, 2020 at 9:50 am #1203355309
Disappointing news that the fourth season will be the last for Delroy Lindo:
He’s attached to star in a new pilot and cannot work out the schedule to do both, though he may return as a guest start to Good Fight–or a series regular if the pilot does not go to series. I adore Delroy on the series and hope he gets great material and recognition for his final season on the series.
On a good note, I hope it’s positive news that they’re already discussing contracts for Season 5?
I do appreciate that they are leaving the door open for him to return either full-time (if his new show bombs) or as a guest actor. He has a really strong presence on The Good Fight and as an actor this has been one of Delroy’s best roles/performances to date. It will be sad to see him go.
Speaking of leaving the door open, I’m still holding out hope that Julianna Marguiles will make a guest appearance… maybe even as a surprise this season?? I feel like CBS will want to eventually make that happen to clean-up the PR mess of not willing to pay her enough last year. We shall see.February 20, 2020 at 10:13 am #1203353918
Idk why people are confusing the Grammy forums for the MTV or Teen Choice forums.
Popularity does not equal Grammy noms.
Selena Gomez will never happen. She’s a nice celebrity and her album was well crafted, but she is not a respected musician, singer or artist. Being a respected celebrity and artist are 2 very different things.
The awards body that spotlights and honors artists like Brandi Carlile is not going to honor Selena Gomez. Period.
Additionally Harry Styles shouldn’t be brought up in the same category as Selena Gomez. He is actually an artist that plays instruments and can sing live. He’s proven that his mature sound since leaving his former boy band was not a fluke by creating a 2nd critically acclaimed and adult album. He is championed in the music industry be legends including Stevie Nicks. Even with all that, he’s not assured any Grammy noms next year, but he stands a decent shot at a Pop Vocal Album nom if he submits there.February 19, 2020 at 10:19 am #1203352009
The biggest “surprise” that is probably inevitable but that still no one will see coming is Genius getting in for series again.
Fool me once… twice… but not 3 times! Lol.
So it seems Cynthia Erivo looks good to get 2 Emmy noms this year:
Lead Actress in a Limited Series – Genius: Aretha
Supporting Actress in a Limited Series – The OutsiderFebruary 17, 2020 at 4:01 pm #1203349916
Looks like we could have Aretha Franklin vs Billie Holiday in Lead Actress next year!
Oscar nominated director Lee Daniels returns with The United States vs. Billie Holiday. The film centers on how the singer was a target by the Federal Department of Narcotics led by a federal agent with whom she had an affair. Sounds interesting to me! The film is in post-production, so I think it’s very likely to be released this Fall.
Grammy nominee Andra Day plays Billie, in what I am assuming is her acting debut. Daniels knows how to pull great performances out of his actors and the role of Billie Holiday has been Oscar nominated before (Diana Ross in Lady Sings the Blues), so Andra could end up being a contender.February 15, 2020 at 7:24 am #1203347607
Yea, Justin Bieber really disappoints on his new album. I’m surprised Scooter allowed this to happen. His vocals are great and mature, but man is the songwriting awful! Every song is about his new marriage and sounds corny and repetitive. The album should have been titled “PDA” because that is essentially what this project is… and just like with most public displays of affection, no one wants to see or hear it.
I think “Intentions” featuring Quavo is the only song that has the potential to become a hit. If it does, then I can see it scoring some Grammy love. The album will be ignored though. It will be interesting to see if the label pulls a Justin Timberlake and tries to submit/get him a nomination in R&B song. Maybe with “Get Me” featuring Kehlani?February 13, 2020 at 12:36 pm #1203345754
I can’t wait! I think with the dialing back on the Trump stuff and the writing off of Rose Leslie’s character, this 4th season will be a lot sharper and focused. Not that last season was bad or anything (there were some powerful moments for sure!), but it wasn’t as tight as Season 2.
I’m hoping for some killer material for Christine Baranski, Delroy Lindo (who is rumored to be a potential Oscar nominee for Spike Lee’s new film next year), Audra McDonald and newcomer John Larroquette! I want them to be so good that the Emmys can’t deny them or the series again (wishful thinking). At least the critics notice.February 11, 2020 at 6:09 am #1203342665
Also, I too see Stranger Things being dropped. I think David Harbour and Millie Bobby Brown will still get in though along with maybe a directing nod.February 11, 2020 at 6:07 am #1203342661
The Crown (Netflix)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
Better Call Saul (AMC)
Big Little Lies (HBO)
I think these 7 will all get in. Of this list I think Big Little Lies is the most vulnerable… might be down to that vs Westworld (which could get in still based on acclaim for its 3rd season which has yet to be seen). I do think there will be 7 nominees though. Ozark won 2 major awards last year so I have a hard time imagining that it will be dropped. The Morning Show is not strong enough to get in, but it’s actors will… same with This Is Us.
Side note: Really hoping for a couple of last nominations for Mr. Robot. There’s a decent chance it could get in for Lead Actor and Writing. I would also love to see it recognized in Supporting Actor (Christian Slater), Guest Actress (Gloria Reuben), and Music Score.February 11, 2020 at 5:47 am #1203342648
Selena Gomez will never happen at the Grammys. The voters are real musicians/artists with high snob appeal. She is not a professional vocalist and does not play an instrument. She is the equivalent to someone like J Lo (although Jennifer is a better performer) so if she is lucky, maybe one day she can score a nom as a featured artist on a Dance Recording nominee.
Why are people hating on Dua Lipa? She has a 1,000 percent more of a shot at scoring nominations next year than say Selena. She’s a former 2-time Grammy winner including Best New Artist, made an appearance presenting at this years Grammys and just scored another Top 10 hit with “Don’t Stop Now.”
Post Malone is the only safe bet for General Field nominations so far.
Harry Styles will at least be recognized with a nomination in Pop Vocal Album.
Halsey needed another hit for her new album, but unfortunately that doesn’t seem to be happening so once again she will be ignored by the Grammys.
Justin Bieber will probably score a pair of noms in Pop. Doubt he makes the GF unless a song of his really blows up.
I think Eminem will mostly if not fully be snubbed by the rap committee again.
Roddy Richh will score noms but only in Rap. “The Box” will not make the GF.
In the meantime, still waiting patiently for the real contenders this year: Adele, Beyoncé, Drake, Rihanna, Justin Timberlake and more!February 11, 2020 at 5:28 am #1203342634
Unfortunately it seems that the studio turned The Woman in the Window from a unique Hitchcockian thriller into a summer popcorn flick to dumb down to the masses. Sad, because it could have been a hell of a role for Amy Adams. I am curious to still see it though having read the book.February 11, 2020 at 5:20 am #1203342630
I do think that they need to be able to broadcast the Oscars in a better way internationally. I was unfortunately on vacation this year outside the U.S. and I was only able to watch the Oscars with no sound on a local TNT network. With all the technology that there is today and with the overwhelming amount of people who watch television by streaming, there should have been an option to watch the awards online (without having basic cable). ABC needs to make a deal with Hulu to live stream next year… they can combine the viewership numbers and I bet those numbers would go through the roof!
Additionally, from what I saw, it seemed like a poorly produced show this year. We need someone exciting like a Dave Chapelle to host the Oscars. He would bring in viewers just to see him alone.