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November 29, 2020 at 12:50 pm #1203882615
I just don’t understand the constant snubs for rap artists in general fields. Doesn’t make sense. Particularly, black artists.
At least since the system changed, I’ve become convinced that BRP doesn’t like nominating rap in AOTY because you need fewer votes to win in a field of 8. Look at Igor last year, which definitely would’ve been competitive.
Before that, if they wanted to appear inclusive then they’d usually just put multiple albums in AOTY to split votes, like in 2018/2019. You could even argue that 2015 was an example of this with Urban Contemporary by putting Pharrell against Beyonce.November 28, 2020 at 1:13 pm #1203880288
1) Kendrick, mainly for TPAB but I would’ve been thrilled to see it for Damn.
2) Beyonce, mainly for Lemonade.
3) Radiohead. It’s hard to say when they were most deserving/had the best chance though. I still remember laughing at the video of them watching Raising Sand win AOTY, they really couldn’t have cared less.November 24, 2020 at 11:56 pm #1203870433
I’ve been off the Music forums since the start of the year and also don’t live in the US, so it’s a bit hard for me to know what the buzz and reception for each of the GF nominees is like.
I will say that ever since Taylor won for 1989 I figured she’d win a 3rd AOTY eventually. If Folklore is the album to do it for her, it’ll be interesting to see whether her Grammys performance follows the previous three-peaters.
Frank Sinatra, Stevie Wonder, and Paul Simon managed to receive nominations, but weren’t as successful at winning in any category after their third AOTY prize. Maybe fatigue set in? It’s too many years of history for me to go through now.
I’m not fussed who wins this year, just interested to see whether this is a trend.September 22, 2020 at 1:10 am #1203727097
If Atlanta or What We Do In The Shadows are somehow eligible next year then I think FX has a chance, but it’ll be tough to say until we know about Barry and Maisel.September 21, 2020 at 6:42 pm #1203726734
It was a big call for Tom O’Neill to single out Annie Murphy as the only undeserving winner of the ceremony when clearly everyone here agrees she wasn’t even the worst one for Schitt’s (that’d be Directing, and I’m also one of the people who would argue Murphy has the best character arc of the series)September 21, 2020 at 2:56 am #1203724705
I saw that originally Schitt’s Creek was being called the first Comedy or Drama to sweep the 4 main acting categories, which has now been amended to just the first comedy. Which Drama did this previously?
Sorry if it’s been posted repeatedly, I was at work during the ceremony and couldn’t stay up to date with the forums.September 20, 2020 at 6:40 pm #1203722623
Schitt’s Creek sweeping while Watchmen doesn’t is odd, to say the least. I do love both shows and Unorthodox though!September 20, 2020 at 6:02 pm #1203722070
Schitt’s Creek really pulled off an Angels in America sweep! I wish I’d predicted it but so happy!September 20, 2020 at 12:57 pm #1203720797
I’m gonna let Happy Ending in Directing be my last minute switch. Surely it doesn’t win here without a Writing win too since it’s much more deserving in the latter, but we’ll see what happens. I’m really wondering whether it’s strong enough in either.September 20, 2020 at 5:20 am #1203719894
Drama Series: Succession
Supp Actor: Esposito
Supp Actress: Garner
Writing/Directing: This is Not for Tears
Comedy Series: Schitt’s Creek
Supp Actor: Shalhoub
Supp Actress: Borstein
Writing: Happy Ending
Directing: Comedy or Cabbage
(Suddenly rethinking a lot of the comedy categories but resisting the urge to make last minute changes. Wouldn’t shock me at all to see Eugene win Actor but Writing go to Good Place or Shadows)
Supp Actor: Abdul Mateen II
Supp Actress: Aduba
Writing/Directing: This Extraordinary Being
Last Week TonightSeptember 19, 2020 at 4:44 pm #1203718286
Genndy Tartakovsky’s show on Adult Swim. It won three Emmys (including one for Tartakovsky himself) for individual achievement in animation.
Between this and Samurai Jack S5 winning 4 juried awards, you have to wonder how his shows keep getting blanked in Animated Program.September 17, 2020 at 5:32 pm #1203713900
For me, Music Supervision is still a new and exciting category, so to see Maisel 3-peat is a bit disappointing.
There are so many different directions and choices that voters could be honouring here instead of settling into complacency.
Also I’m not over that 1st season where ASP was nominated and won despite not being a credited music supervisor.September 17, 2020 at 2:58 pm #1203713652
Have people ever considered the possibility that directors can also differentiate between casting and directing? Sure, they go hand in hand sometimes, but maybe it’s just a coincidence? That’s how we got the Stranger Things and Handmaid’s split in 2017, I think.
I think When They See Us is another example of this: casting lots of virtually unknown, talented actors (among some well-used larger names) is a genuine achievement. It makes sense that it could win Casting on merit without Directing or Series (pretty sure I predicted both WTSU and Stranger Things for Directing, but that’s the advantage of hindsight).
I’m not sure directors can always tell the difference though. At least in film, I think some of the recent unexpected nominees at DGA and the Oscars can be explained partly by a desire to recognise the achievement of working with a young newcomer: Benh Zeitlin, Lenny Abrahamson, Garth Davis, even Taika this year.September 13, 2020 at 11:15 pm #1203704621
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I don’t understand why Miakhalifa.mov was Ramy’s submission.
It’s not a directorial showcase, it’s the second lowest rated episode of the season on IMDb, and the next 4 episodes after it are in my opinion the strongest of the season, of which Youssef directed 2.
He’s not going to win just because Donald Glover won Actor and Directing.
I’ll keep it 3rd, but I imagine It’s Comedy or Cabbage and Happy Ending are easily ahead. The Great should be higher though!September 12, 2020 at 11:56 pm #1203702713
This is an interesting read whether you think Schitt’s or Maisel will win Series, whether Maisel is over at the Emmys or dominant as ever or whether Schitt’s is being over or underestimated. https://www.indiewire.com/video/comedy-series-predictions-maisel-schitts-creek-tv-podcast-1234585690/
I normally love this podcast, but I was frustrated by Libby’s argument for putting the ‘Collaboration’ episode of WWDITS first in Writing. I doubt any branches are ignorant enough to vote for whatever is first alphabetically, but above all, the writers definitely aren’t.