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April 18, 2021 at 2:58 pm #1204207972
Can you say that about the ASC when they did not award Nomadland? I am proud to have predicted that upset and I bet against The Queen’s Gambit on similar lines that its cinematographer was too new to the elitist ASC membership to be properly respected by them, but The Queen’s Gambit is just unstoppable.April 16, 2021 at 1:39 pm #1204204285
You can chalk up some of the lack of reviews for The Mosquito Coast to Apple having moved up the embargo lift date and time, as it was not originally supposed to be until next week. It is a fun show to watch! There are not too many adventure shows out there. This is unfortunately just a popcorn show though, as the writing is not there.
I never got a handle on Melissa George’s character. Justin Theroux was better in The Leftovers and his eight-pack does not make a single appearance! There are a couple of times where you can tell that he is shirtless in the scene, but the frame basically ends at his neck. The kids are outstanding though, with Logan Polish as the daughter best in show.
The score by Antonio Pinto is the other highlight and might deserve the Emmy. Cinematography is quite stylized and this is generally a warm, lush show, but I had to dock points for night scenes where I could not see anything.
This is kind of a prequel to the movie, which I have not seen, but the title is not even mentioned once in the first season. Kind of hilarious that the Mosquito Coast figures so prominently in the opening credits sequence because that is that is the only time that you see it. The main characters are on the run, but it is never said in the actual show what their destination is (and it is possible that they do not even know).April 16, 2021 at 9:18 am #1204203762
Same as the Emmys.
Normal People also won. What We Do in the Shadows is making gains.April 15, 2021 at 1:53 pm #1204202762
Carey is getting Norbit-ed.April 15, 2021 at 12:59 pm #1204202656
I am kicking myself that I forgot about the DGA’s obsession with HBO. They continue to nominate Curb Your Enthusiasm and Real Time, even though the Emmy directors’ branch has moved on. Chernobyl is the only foreign production that has been able to break through. The drama lineup last year was entirely HBO. They denied The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel repeatedly for Barry and Veep.April 15, 2021 at 12:51 pm #1204202642
The unwritten rule for orphaned episodes (per The Handmaid’s Tale) is supposed to be that it reverts to contract, which is part of why I disagree with the qualification of these as orphaned because they are not part of the first-season order. Domingo is not a series regular on the regular series, so he should be eligible as a guest here, but we have been told that the specials are ineligible in acting, so maybe the academy is interpreting him as a regular for the single episode, as he was credited. It makes no sense and I do not agree with it, but the bottom line is that I do not think that he will be on the ballot.April 15, 2021 at 8:16 am #1204201993
The Good Wife? The Leftovers!April 14, 2021 at 2:16 pm #1204200766
Just got screeners for the complete season, which releases May 28th. Reviews are embargoed until May 26th.April 14, 2021 at 11:50 am #1204200465
Just got the eighth episode, so that will factor into reviews as well when the embargo lifts next week at 9 a.m. Pacific on Friday.April 14, 2021 at 8:37 am #1204200121
Why is The Handmaid’s Tale not submitting Reed Birney?April 14, 2021 at 8:03 am #1204200052
I like how there has been zero discussion here about whether Fiennes actually is a lead, since we all know.April 13, 2021 at 12:05 pm #1204198453
Supporting submissions need to fall only three percent for us to lose the eighth slots.April 12, 2021 at 2:55 pm #1204196450
1. Judas and the Black Messiah
2. Promising Young Woman
3. The Father
5. Sound of Metal
8. The Trial of the Chicago 7April 12, 2021 at 2:40 pm #1204196414
If Doctor Who is ineligible for TV movie (which on a literal basis it should be considering it’s an individual episode of a long-running sci-fi drama) then are we even getting 5 nominees in that category
Amazon alone is submitting at least ten, which is half the number that you need to trigger a fifth nominee. It does seem like HBO Max will not be running An American Pickle though and I bet that HBO submits Coastal Elites for variety special instead if it submits it at all.