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October 4, 2018 at 2:03 pm #1202646385
Finally the cross-over is in full effect and I’m LIVING for it.September 30, 2018 at 12:18 am #1202643519
The cold Open was hilarious – Matt Damon, Rachel Dratch and Aidy Bryant were perfectly casted and did a great job.
Didn’t like McKinnon as Graham since it was basically a gimmick and she just didn’t do a good impersonation.
I also hate how good Cicely Strong is but still doesn’t get that Emmy nomination she should have gotten by now.
Good Weekend Update, but maybe it’s coloured by how much I hated them at the Emmys so anything by comparison would look good?
Oh and Adam Driver for Comedy Guest Actor please – if he gets that Oscar nomination I’m easily predicting him.September 24, 2018 at 10:23 pm #1202640854
Yeah Regina King was stunning in Seven Seconds and most deserving of the category, right next to Dockery. So the win was completely earned and justified.September 20, 2018 at 3:22 am #1202637776
Did you really like it? I’ve been hesitating to see the pilot of that show due to the mixed reception it got. The premiere is on YouTube, but why do you think he will be such a big Emmy contender? I love Jim Carrey by the way and think he got robbed of an Oscar for The Truman Show.
The show in itself isn’t all that great, but Carrey really is amazing. We’ve never seen him like this so in a way it’s a transformative performance as well. He’s a lock to win the Globe and I think he is getting nominated for SAG (not sure about him winning SAG though).
So while I’m not so sure about how the show will do at the Emmys, I am confident in his chances of winning.
I would also keep an eye out on Keener for supporting actress, depending on what she does during the rest of the season.September 20, 2018 at 2:59 am #1202637756
Even though its early, I feel fairly confident that we are seeing Jim Carrey win for KiddingSeptember 20, 2018 at 2:48 am #1202637751
Seriously, with those old small panels and preferential ballot I think Pamela Adlon would have sadly crushed Rachel Brosnahan. I loved Adlon and she would have been a worthy winner too, but Brosnahan’s win is a perfect example of why this new voting system is infinitely superior to what was before. Cultural impact and freshness are valued way more, with a larger body voting leading to more consensus picks, less undeserved repeats.
Steve Carell would easily have won in a landslide for The Office’s final season. Perhaps Michael C. Hall would have won for Dexter Season 4 when the show was at its peak in Emmy recognition. So many lost opportunities for recognition of critically acclaimed and culturally buzzed shows and performances over the years…
I still think Cranston would have won with that dynamite Breaking Bad Pilot under this current system as the definition of a passion pick. Alan Taylor would likely have won for the series premiere of Mad Men going along with the shows general sweep, rather than that House episode win confusing a lot of people, whether that was a worthy winner or not. Still, better they fixed that mess with this current system rather than letting so many more great TV years go to waste.
Far too many of the “inspired” choices the Emmys used to make (Jeff Daniels for The Newsroom, Spader beating Gandolfini for The Sopranos’ final season, etc.) under the old system just made them look tasteless and irrelevant, out of touch with what was popular in the TV landscape. The “upsets” seen this year like Foy over Moss and Wiley over Rigg make sense at least, taking their submitted episodes and industry buzz into consideration.
Call me crazy, but I think under this current voting system Twin Peaks might possibly have swept the Emmys for its first season over L.A. Law considering the buzz at the time, winning for MacLachlan (Sorry Columbo), Series, and most likely Directing for Lynch’s Pilot.
You shouldn’t need to be in a popular show in order to win an acting Emmy. Baskets, Orphan Black, Seven Seconds, all won acting Emmys for their shows 1 and only nomination. I could go on and on about how much more progressive and efficient the results of this new system are, but that would take all night so I will stop now.
To add to this, any system that rewarded Ty Burrel over Jesse Tyler Ferguson for Message Received in 2014, in a system that allegedly had episodes mattering (LOL) is a system I’m glad we don’t see anymore.September 19, 2018 at 1:44 pm #1202637228
Also I heard Riley make this point in a slugfest, about how if episodes mattered we would have seen Sterling K Brown or Elisabeth Moss win.
But I just want to point out that our knowledge of what have been Emmy winning submissions has to take into account the fact that those voters voted using a Preferential ballot and they were just 70-80 voters who mostly skewed older, whiter and straighter. So it’s probably not fair to compare what they awarded Emmys too (speeches, broader comedy, more baity) to a wider, younger more diverse voting pool of thousands that uses a plurality vote.
What constituted the best episode has itself changed, and in this new system I can see how Rhys, Foy and Newton would be considered to be the best tapes, unlike the older systems that would have given it to Brown, Moss and Dowd.September 19, 2018 at 1:37 pm #1202637223
All I am saying is we shouldn’t completely rule out the importance of episode submissions. In close races that may have come down to a handful of votes, the episodes could have made all the difference. I certainly believe that Newton being so good in her episode and speaking Japanese helped her edge past those THT ladies (who of course would have split votes to an even greater degree if their episodes were watched by some voters)September 19, 2018 at 1:35 pm #1202637221
Foy is magnificent but Moss gives the bigger performance.
But like I said, I don’t think Moss would have won against Foy even if the voters were forced to see the episodes because Foy had a better episode and she is playing the Queen.
Moss’s tape was baity enough to win in the old system, but I guess voters would have wanted to go for something less baity? Like they did with so many winners this year.September 19, 2018 at 1:31 pm #1202637219
For the love of god, no. The idea that anyone (except us, of course) could sift through a hundred-plus submissions is too absurd.
But what about going through the episodes for just a few categories? Like maybe just the lead categories? or how about going through the categories for one genre – like maybe someone was fine voting on comedy without seeing the episodes but decided to vote on drama after seeing the episodes?September 19, 2018 at 12:02 am #1202636669
A lot of people seemed to feel Brandon Victor Dixon could upset after Jesus Christ Superstar’s clean-up at the Creative Arts, but I listened to my gut and stuck with Jeff Daniels.
The Dixon prediction is one I regret making and getting wrong. Jeff Daniels had TWO nominations, and I should have known that that would only consolidate the support behind him for Godless.
I got carried away by the Creative Arts into thinking Dixon was taking this.
I also want to point out that the Guest Categories were incredibly misleading this year, and I would like everyone to take them in isolation in the next coming years. The Guest categories made it seem like THT is at least taking lead actress, McKinnon might have enough support to take supporting actress and that Atlanta has support to take Henry and Glover for sure.September 18, 2018 at 11:56 pm #1202636665
I think the Acting Branch not liking Game of Thrones apart from their irrational love for Dinklage is why I won’t be predicting Harrington – though he is definitely getting nominated.
It’s exciting to see who will win this next year, as Brown is not winning again for This is Us and Rhys is ineligible.September 18, 2018 at 5:04 am #1202635775
Given the Samira Wiley win, its incumbent status, its triple nominations and that it has an actual history of winning at the main telecast unlike Westworld, vote-splitting seems to have cost The Handmaid’s Tale in supporting actress.
It surely hurt, but I also feel like Fiennes and especially Moss losing without a co-star – not to mention THT losing series, writing AND directing – makes me feel like that there was also a lack of support that probably pushed someone like Newton to take this. I won’t be surprised if Kirby and Heady came 2nd and 3rd.September 18, 2018 at 4:56 am #1202635771
Regina King at 50/1 odds with a super bet.
I never understood how or why Laura Dern was the so called frontrunner. I mean what evidence did we have for that to be true? The Tale severely underperformed and the only other nomination it had was for TV movie which isn’t saying much since even Patenro and Flint got in there. Goldderby making her the frontrunner was just ridiculous and Biel was never winning. So it came down to Dockery vs King for me and I went with the latter because there seems to be an insane and irrational love for her.
The Crown at 50/1 odds for Directing with a Super Bet.
After it won Casting AND Cinematograohy, and after it was obvious that GOT will split the vote here, this become almost like a lock for me.
Maybe not an upset since he actually was leading the odds here, but I know many were still going with the safe choice Brown. It was obvious to me that with the underperforming of This is Us with nominations and with Milo having a superior year, the Stars had aligned for Rhys to take this.
START for writing
The writing branch being the most sensible one made this an easy call for me.