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October 11, 2019 at 2:54 pm #1203132581
Will Jean Smart get a lot to do here? She’d be my main reason for tuning in.October 9, 2019 at 5:43 pm #1203130058
2. Murder House
3. Freak Show
8. CultSeptember 30, 2019 at 6:13 pm #1203114847
Blanchett is the most realistic (perhaps Maggie Smith, too, if Downton gets her a nom), but I’d love to see Dianne Wiest in something worthy of her talents!September 25, 2019 at 12:10 pm #1203102155
Worst Acting Winners of the Decade:
3. Damian Lewis, Homeland
2. Laura Linney, The Big C
1. Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Whaaa? All of these wins are very good, especially Laura Linney and Damian Lewis. Linney should have also won for Season 1 in the comedy category, too.September 23, 2019 at 7:01 pm #1203098922
I think a lot of people (myself included, especially) fall for programs with baity performances. WTSU was a fever dream of baity, scene-chewing performances…which is why I preferred it over “Chernobyl” but that always isn’t important to voters.September 23, 2019 at 9:57 am #1203098083
I’m very curious about this series, given all of its wins last night.
It’s surprising that the first season received no nominations, and yesterday the Emmys went crazy for it. That usually doesn’t happen (going from zero to a ton of acclaim). I will add it to my watch list.September 23, 2019 at 9:54 am #1203098075
Patricia Arquette for “The Act”September 20, 2019 at 6:19 pm #1203089930
The only time limit define I see written to provide any guideline would be the 5% rule for supporting performances in miniseries. Aka the Ellen Burstyn Mrs. Harris rule.
Random, but related tangent: It’s sad “Mrs. Harris” often gets remembered for the Ellen Burstyn controversy. It’s a wonderful film, and I stand by this: it’s Annette Bening’s best performance (and this is coming from someone who believes she should have a couple of Oscars on her mantle, too).September 16, 2019 at 5:43 pm #1203081083
This show is literally phenomenal and definitely ignites a rage. Wow, so good–I watched in one sitting. Merritt Weaver, Toni Collette, and Kaitlyn Dever (well, the entire cast) were exceptional.
Merritt Weaver was truly on her A-game: she gave a nuanced, focused performance that left an impression. I still can’t believe from my early years of being a “Nurse Jackie” fan that Weaver has come so far. She’s THAT good here. She will be deserving of another Emmy win if nominated.September 13, 2019 at 10:58 am #1203073122
Ellen Burstyn, “Requiem for a Dream”
Sissy Spacek, “In the Bedroom”
Cate Blanchett, “Blue Jasmine” and “Carol”September 11, 2019 at 6:42 am #1203069008
Didn’t Meredith Baxter already do an expert job playing Betty Broderick (with an Emmy nom to boot)?September 9, 2019 at 10:08 am #1203065516
Huffman would have won the category easily with Episode 1 as her tape.
Her performance was just as good as her Season 2 “American Crime” performance (which is the best work she’s done in her career, in my opinion).August 31, 2019 at 1:20 pm #1203050860
Not sure how much tapes matter, but I’m surprised Arquette went with Episode 2 of “The Act,” and not episode 4. Episode 4 was the scene were she smashed the computer. I think Episode 4 contains Arquette’s best acting moments in her entire career. It’s extremely baity and scene-chewey, but she is incredible.August 27, 2019 at 12:11 pm #1203043130
Linney was amazing in “The Savages.” I thought Hoffman was just as good, too.
The real question is how did Linney lose with a made-to-measure tape with the pilot of “The Big C.” Probably a comment for the television message board, but she gave one of the best performances this decade in that category with the pilot. Sure, she won later for the role, but the pilot was one of the best tapes. Other performers that year (Plimpton and Poehler, in particular) were also just as good. This will remain one of my biggest snubs overall with the Emmys.