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May 14, 2021 at 12:46 am #1204254525
But being in films produced by Rudin and directing films produced by him isn’t the same thing.
She produced The Tragedy of Macbeth with Rudin.
FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")May 14, 2021 at 12:33 am #1204254502
The way 20 minutes into the first episode Krysta Rodriguez already deserves an Emmy nomination.
FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")May 14, 2021 at 12:13 am #1204254483
Halston reviews are out!
FYC Emmys: "The Crown" in all categories, "I May Destroy You" in all categories, "It's a Sin" in all categories, "Small Axe" in all categories, Billie Piper ("I Hate Suzie"), Yvonne Strahovski ("Stateless") and Ruth Wilson ("His Dark Materials")May 13, 2021 at 10:53 pm #1204254405
It’s way too early to post my predictions here because of the committees but I’m really excited to see what they do next year. I know most people hated them but I think their nominations were really inspired.
You can still post Film and Screenplay predictions 😉
I agree with you though. It was great seeing so many passions breakthrough. I hope more make the cut next year although I’m sceptical with how many big releases will likely fill up the slots on the long-list.May 13, 2021 at 10:50 pm #1204254403
Well Rudin didn’t make Nomadland so it’s not that surprising that it didn’t come up.
Frances McDormand had worked with Rudin for a very long time as well (and on The Tragedy of Macbeth).May 13, 2021 at 10:27 pm #1204254385
HBO had submitted Lovecraft for a few of the guilds in limited so I wondered if it was plausible for them to move it at the Emmys like they did with Watchmen and Netflix did with The Haunting of Hill House. But they’re options are really dire in drama this year considering they don’t really have any show that inspires any passion and has wide visibility. Whilst they have I May Destroy You, Mare of Easttown, It’s a Sin aand The Undoing in limited and they appear to be campaigning all four.May 13, 2021 at 10:23 pm #1204254379
I don’t think the Scott Rudin factor is going to play much of a role with either The French Dispatch or The Tragedy of Macbeth. Frances McDormand and her husband have worked for many years with Scott Rudin and he was a producer on The Tragedy of Macbeth yet it’s not like the controversy hindered her or Nomadland‘s chances at winning Actress and Picture in the midst of this story.
By February how much will this story be in conversation for it to be a realistic hurdle for Macbeth or The French Dispatch?May 13, 2021 at 10:15 pm #1204254371
I am sorry if this has already been discussed here before, but am I the only one who finds it really annoying the fact that the Hamilton cast is eligible for the Emmys for a Tony-winning play that was simply taped and released on a streaming platform? I get so bothered that it makes me not want to put any of them on my predictions, but I know that Hamilton is going to happen anyway..
I agree. I mean in what way is it even television at all?May 13, 2021 at 2:11 pm #1204254010
I think Michaela is safely in directing and that she might even be ahead of someone like Matt Shakman.
Every year there is a show that is automatically assumed to be a non-factor in directing due to the writing being disproportionately showier and buzzier (Schitt’s Creek, Fleabag, Killing Eve). But also Coel’s direction does have passion. She missed DGA but her show suffered from foreign bias and was actually ineligible there but she got into such a crowded field at BAFTA. and although the directors branch aren’t as auteur driven as the writers, I think the fact that there were so many headlines around this year being the first time two women were nominated for Best Director at the Oscars that there is going to be more of a drive for female led shows to receive nominations. Especially those helmed by women. That plus the narrative Coel has if she receives writing, directing, acting and producing nominations makes me feel somewhat confident in I May Destroy You making the cut there. Especially if “Ego Death” is the submission.
She won’t win directing of course though. Writing is the one to look out for her in when it comes to a potential win.May 13, 2021 at 2:02 pm #1204254001
Pls Clayton Davis’ predictions are funny to read. He has Daniels and Rock too high and he doesn’t even have Milo Ventimiglia in his top 20!May 13, 2021 at 1:17 pm #1204253963
Who should then take his place?May 13, 2021 at 12:50 pm #1204253945
Yes! Season 4 might go down as my favorite television season ever. I heard it peaks here which is a bummer that the best may be behind me but can’t complain after a season that great
So you’ve seen one of the greatest episodes of television ever:
I love The Good Wife and Julianna Margulies was very good in the second season but man Moss gave one of the most dynamic single episode performances I have ever seen in “The Suitcase”. Criminal snub! Between that performance, Hendricks’ in “A Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency”, Hamm’s in “The Wheel” and “The Suitcase” and a bunch of others that come later on in the show’s run, I dare to wonder how well the actors would have done under the plurality voting system. I binged The Leftovers recently and that show’s ensemble is the only one that comes close to besting this one for me personally as the greatest on television ever. It’s a shame that people like Melinda Page Hamilton weren’t even submitted by AMC because I thought she was incredible with what she was given in both the second and fourth seasons. The writers just somehow managed to juggle this large electric ensemble around and give a multitude of performers, even those with the most minor roles, a piece of nomination worthy material without deflecting too much from the leads.
Season 4 is also my favourite season of television ever (Season 3 is not that far behind with “A Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency” and “Shut the Door… Have a Seat”) and won in my decade awards in drama series. The show does peak in quality there but that’s not to say season 5, 6 and 7 aren’t still excellent. Far from it! I apologise if this ends up overhyping it but the writing is stronger than most shows can dream of by this time in their run. Season 5 is still excellent and win worthy (you’re not ready for some of the performances in that one!) I did still enjoy season 6 but I was a little bit fatigued around then. Season 7 part 1 is better but I thought season 7 part 2 was incredible (especially the episodes “Lost Horizon” and “Person to Person”). Thank god Hamm won. The fact that GoT won Writing and even Series over Mad Men that year was a joke. Although I’m glad the writers showered the show with more love than the other branches (3 consecutive writing wins isn’t something to frown upon) it’s just kind of infuriating my two favourite episodes of the show didn’t win lol. But whatever.May 13, 2021 at 12:23 pm #1204253925
Ben Whishaw coming for a nod?May 13, 2021 at 12:06 pm #1204253895
Actress really is a mess. Aduba is an actors branch favourite and Moss is in a show they’re familiar with but in a year like this why are they going to gravitate to shows that dark? Moss feels so uncertain because on the one hand she could be very easily another Viola Davis/Tracee Ellis Ross and make it back in after being dropped the previous year. But at the same time she could end up like Larry David and not get in even in a weak year. Jurnee Smollett feels like she has no passion. Sarah Paulson is another actors branch favourite and she has a baity role but I feel like very few people really care about her performance (I do think she is worthy of a nomination personally). Cynthia Nixon and Sophie Okonedo feel like they have more going for them in their categories. Mandy Moore is a big mystery. On the one hand she could easily return but on the other This is Us couldn’t even break in at SAG in ensemble with the weak competition and it’s almost impossible to tell anything from its Emmy performance. I’m still predicting Ventimiglia to return though. Billie Piper gives the performance with the most passion outside of Corrin and Rodriguez and we do know people in the industry are watching it (we’ve seen a range of performers from George Clooney to Natasha Rothwell rave about the show so it could be one of those shows that’s disproportionately popular within the industry). But then again HBO Max haven’t even bothered to put the show on its FYC site which makes me question if they will even submit it.
Honestly right now I feel quite content keeping Phoebe Dynevor and MJ Rodriguez in 3rd and 4th place.
Dynevor has been campaigning hard and whilst I’ve been trashing her performance and have been sceptical of her having enough passion to make the cut, I do think she has stronger chances than we think. She’s less of a breakout than Rege-Jean Page but the first thing she booked was the lead role in a film with Matthew Goode. She’s one of the bigger stars of the show on social media. But most importantly she’s in a show that is arguably top 3 in series, one that almost everyone and their mother watched and one that got 2 SAG nominations (a rarity for a first season show). If the show plays well with the actors branch I think she can easily slip in.
MJ is more of a hope-diction but she feels somewhat visible right now? Even though Pose itself doesn’t feel so visible. Maybe it’s her casting in that new Apple show. She seems to be a performer in a similar situation to Mandy Moore in the sense that she’s always lurking somewhere in the top 15 and with a weaker field and there not being much passion taken for “newer contenders” she slips in. I think the narrative around the historic nature of a potential nomination for her and her having a “last chance narrative” amalgamated with the campaigning she has been doing helps her chances and whilst Porter seems to be gaining a lot of heat and is probably ahead at TCA, it wouldn’t surprise me if she slipped in and over him.May 13, 2021 at 11:52 am #1204253830
im also watching this right now about to be done with season 4. You’re for sure entitled to your wrong opinion!