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September 19, 2020 at 11:48 am #1203717920
I do not have Euphoria in makeup kind of because of snob appeal. Impressive as the design might be, it is makeup that is supposed to be believable that teenagers could apply to themselves, which makes the scope inherently limiting, at least in theory. I do not remember makeup in The Handmaid’s Tale, but the show is otherworldly. It arguably should not even qualify as contemporary and borderline category fraud never hurts. Could just be the two-time guild winner Big Little Lies, but they were also a two-time guild winner in hairstyling and were snubbed, so I cannot bet on them.
Last year’s winning choreography sequence would beat all of the nominees this year. If the Stranger Things letters can win title design, so can Watchmen‘s. Westworld beat Stranger Things previously for sound mixing, but Westworld is sinking and Stranger Things‘ sound design has gotten more impressive, so that is why I have it there. Sound editing and mixing are getting paired a lot this year too.
I am not sure why The Crown has not won hairstyling yet and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel won last year over Game of Thrones, so it should be able to default to a win. The Crown has the best track record in cinematography, but we keep getting new winners and they occasionally award The Man in the High Castle out of nowhere, so it is ripe for an upset. Maybe “Boss Fight”? This would be a random time to award Westworld, but it is the kind of show that they have liked traditionally.September 19, 2020 at 11:25 am #1203717895
Ozark episodes could split the vote, paving the way for it to upset.
There is not going to be an Ozark vote-split. Either it wins or it does not. Nobody is choosing Ben Semanoff or “Su Casa Es Mi Casa” over Alik Sakharov or “Fire Pink” on merit, stature, campaign, anything.September 19, 2020 at 1:30 am #1203717335
BoJack Horseman (Netflix)
We Are the Dream (HBO)
P&G: “The Look”
DOCUMENTARY OR NONFICTION SERIES
The Last Dance (ESPN)
MERIT IN DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKING
The Cave (National Geographic)
El Camino (Netflix)
UNSTRUCTURED REALITY PROGRAM
VARIETY SPECIAL (PRE-RECORDED)
Sticks & Stones (Netflix)
CASTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES MOVIE OR SPECIAL
CHOREOGRAPHY FOR VARIETY OR REALITY PROGRAMMING
World of Dance: “Dos Jueyes” & “El Ray Timbal”
CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES (ONE HOUR)
The Crown: “Aberfan”
Unorthodox: “Part 2”
The Handmaid’s Tale: “Mayday”
DIRECTING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
Live in Front of a Studio Audience: “All in the Family” and “Good Times”
GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
Saturday Night Live: Eddie Murphy
GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: Wanda Sykes
GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
This is Us: Ron Cephas Jones
GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
How to Get Away with Murder: Cicely Tyson
HOST FOR A REALITY OR COMPETITION PROGRAM
Drag Race: RuPaul Charles
INTERACTIVE EXTENSION OF A LINEAR PROGRAM
Westworld: Free Will is Not Free
LIGHTING DESIGN/LIGHTING DIRECTION FOR A VARIETY SERIES
Saturday Night Live: “Host: John Mulaney”
MAIN TITLE DESIGN
MUSIC COMPOSITION FOR A SERIES
Succession: “This is Not for Tears”
PERIOD AND/OR CHARACTER HAIRSTYLING
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: “A Jewish Girl Walks into the Apollo…”
PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A NARRATIVE PERIOD OR FANTASY PROGRAM
The Crown: “Aberfan”
SINGLE-CAMERA PICTURE EDITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES
What We Do in the Shadows: “Resurrection”
SOUND EDITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR SPECIAL
Watchmen: “This Extraordinary Being”
SOUND MIXING FOR A COMEDY OR DRAMA SERIES (ONE HOUR)
Stranger Things: “The Battle of Starcourt”
STUNT COORDINATION FOR A DRAMA SERIES, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
The Mandalorian season 1
WRITING FOR A VARIETY SPECIAL
Sticks & StonesSeptember 18, 2020 at 9:13 pm #1203717194
Drama & Comedy Directing:
With Succession winning casting and editing, I did switch to it in directing, but we just saw last year the drama series winner win casting and editing, only to lose directing in a vote-split to Ozark. Why would history not repeat itself? There is a reason why I was predicting series and casting for Succession and directing for Ozark. The odds ignored the vote-splits that materialized in the category the last two years and this is the first time in that stretch that I am too. I had editing for Ozark too, but acknowledged that it could lose through vote-splitting. Hopefully we see unexpected strength for Ozark (cinematography and sound) or Succession (guest) tomorrow. I also have issues with the Succession directing on merit and showiness, but I suppose that Ozark just won.
I have Ramy in directing, but it is so hard to justify with Ramy not making a series field of eight and with Schitt’s Creek being the series winner. Freaking David Lynch for series/casting-snubbed Twin Peaks did not really come close to winning over the relevant series winner in directing a couple of years ago. But the directors have clearly gone in a different direction this year by acknowledging both Ramy and The Great, plus Modern Family. Maybe this just a slam dunk for Schitt’s Creek, since they had to go so far down the line to find nominees?
But I do not see how it can be a slam dunk when directors clearly has enough standards that they are yet to award Last Week Tonight, even though it is so far ahead of all other variety shows in a general sense, even Saturday Night Live. So they do sidestep their favourites if there is just nothing there directorially. The other thing is that it is basically only Ramy and Schitt’s Creek that I am considering. I question passion for The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel among directors, seeing as how it has lost DGA three times now and only won the Emmy when Atlanta was vote-splitting. Then again, the Creative Arts showed us repeatedly that the Emmys are very capable this year of defaulting to things after having moved on from them.September 18, 2020 at 6:59 pm #1203717065
The embargo for “feature coverage” lifts October 12th, so I will share information then about how big roles are and that kind of thing.September 17, 2020 at 1:49 pm #1203713552
Feinberg’s tweet says that they are a male Emmy-winning producer.September 17, 2020 at 1:42 pm #1203713531
I don’t think anyone called you a dumb hater.
I know that you did not, but “lol, what? This is dumb. Why are there so many Crown haters on here?” is a response above to a quoted post of mine.
This doesn’t make any sense at all. So if Succession or Ozark win Casting, they both win directing. But if The Crown wins casting, It can’t win directing?! Can someone explain this logic?!
I do not see The Crown as strong enough to win directing, but I acknowledge that Ozark and Succession might be weak enough to lose casting. It does not sit that well that they both lost to Game of Thrones last year, given that Game of Thrones had lost the previous season, went on to lose directing and had no basis for a win on merit. That Succession was a new show that had won DGA and won writing should have positioned it well and that Ozark had won CSA and won directing and an acting award should have positioned it well, so there is a chance that these two are just disproportionately weak in this race. I can also see The Crown being disproportionately strong in casting, since they have a whole new cast (and won last time against heavy competition).September 17, 2020 at 1:08 pm #1203713423
Got four episodes. Reviews embargoed until Monday, November 9th at 6 a.m. Pacific. Looks like we are getting the other six episodes before October 12th. Releases November 15th.September 17, 2020 at 12:44 pm #1203713376
As someone who predicted The Crown‘s win for directing last time (since July that year) when 96% of Gold Derby did not, I reserve the right not to predict it this time. That 96% included Rachel, all of the other editors, all of the top-24/all-star users and all of the Experts until the Creative Arts (one of them switched after). But sure, I am a dumb hater.September 17, 2020 at 12:32 pm #1203713355
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In related news, I had to use the block function on Twitter for the first time today, so that was creepy.September 17, 2020 at 12:24 pm #1203713330
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I almost stopped reading early on, but I ultimately kept going and I was won over by how much he watched. Might like to see these be less “brutally honest” in the future though. Do we need to see people giving into their worst instincts like that?
This might be fake news though. Only the documentary branch votes on the documentary series race and they are allowed to vote for as many nominees as they like, so “I can’t vote for that over The Last Dance” does not really track.September 17, 2020 at 12:12 pm #1203713299
The drama in the music forum is one thing, but the real reason that I mostly stay out, aside from the Billboard thread, is that the Grammys do not interest me. It is the same reason why you will not find me in the theatre, daytime TV, reality TV or video game forums. Whether people find it sufficient or not, I am happy to do the (voluntary) moderating that I do in the television forum (and the movie one during more peak season) because I am there anyway. So I encourage you to reach out to Tom if you want to pick up the slack here, which I feel like is even a request that he has put out here before. He is a busy man, so it has been a while.