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May 15, 2019 at 4:37 pm #1202895530
I’m more interested by character-driven series and colorful performances, so “Chernobyl” isn’t doing it for me yet. The fact that the only Academy Award-nominated performer didn’t even show up in the first episode was somewhat of a letdown. I’d rank “The Act,” “Dannemora,” “Sharp Objects,” and “Fosse/Verdon” ahead, but I think I’m in the minority here.May 15, 2019 at 4:32 pm #1202895524
This season is very odd. The last episode was fantastic and thrilling, but there is seems so much that isn’t plausible. This week’s AV Club review really nailed down how I felt. Jodie Comer is outstanding, however.May 14, 2019 at 9:18 am #1202893492
Her Oscar clip is the proof.
What Oscar clip? She’s just shown smiling for one second https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_b5xav1jls (at 1:28). That’s basically all Jackie Weaver did in SLP: smiling and have sort of a frantic nervousness. Sure, it was cute for the film, but in no way would have cracked my list for supporting actress. Helen Hunt (in an amazing, underrated, under-appreciated performance) and Sally Field were both aces that year, along with Adams and the winner, Hathaway.May 9, 2019 at 9:08 pm #1202887491
Jacki Weaver in “Silver Linings Playbook.” She was so good in “Animal Kingdom” a few years before, but she literally did nothing in SLP.May 8, 2019 at 1:55 pm #1202885438
^Sally Field isn’t much memorable from that cast, performance-wise, Sonoya Mizuno is ahead of her. But the latter doesn’t have the name-check factor anyways. Elizabeth Perkins is ineligible. And although I agree on Smart, I feel like her show is underwatched. She’s an Emmy darling nonetheless so she may end up getting nominated after all.
My point, Carmen Ejogo feels like a safe bet.
I was just talking in terms of performance, knowing Perkins is ineligible (why couldn’t she just get a few more scenes in “Sharp Objects” is beyond me).
I disagree on Sally Field not being memorable–sure she wasn’t the star, and it’s probably a performance she could do in her sleep, but she was a standout.
Jean Smart, on the other hand, was given a “tape” (if tapes matter) where she single-handedly gave an outstanding performance, front-and-center the entire episode. Not that she’d beat Arquette or Clarkson, but it’s very baity.May 8, 2019 at 7:45 am #1202884969
The category isn’t exactly overflowing with options. She feels like a good bet to me – more so than anyone from the as yet unseen, untested and late-breaking When They Us…for example.
I feel like Jean Smart (with one heck of an amazing tape–near career-best performance for her), Elizabeth Perkins, and Sally Field are all miles above Carmen Ejogo in terms of performance.May 6, 2019 at 4:15 pm #1202883149
It’s funny how this season of The Good Fight keeps ending up in the press. I didn’t realize the “CBS Censor” in last week’s episode was a real thing. I thought it was just something from the writers.
I already fast-forward through the cartoons, which have just been annoying, so I’m happy to not have one this week.May 5, 2019 at 6:51 am #1202880438
This was phenomenal and such a great binge watch (I watched in one sitting). It’s like “Grace and Frankie” meets “How to Get Away with Murder” by way of “Big Little Lies.” Applegate and Cardellini were stellar and had amazing chemistry. Can’t wait for the hopeful season 2.May 2, 2019 at 6:03 pm #1202878050
To be honest, I liked “The Act” more than “Dannemora” and “Sharp Objects,” even though both latter series are “professionally” better/well done than “The Act” (and I loved both of them, too). I was gripped from the beginning, and the acting was just outstanding.
I don’t see Joey King toppling Arquette (who deserves to win for lead actress), but Arquette should easily win both Emmys for lead and supporting actress. I found Arquette stronger here than “Dannemora,” especially with episode 4 as a tape (the computer smashing episode). This was a career-best for Arquette (better than “Medium” and “Boyhood”).April 29, 2019 at 11:08 am #1202872457
Honestly, “Apocalypse” does not deserve any nominations for any of the male cast (save for maybe Cody Fern, but that’s a maybe).April 25, 2019 at 7:27 am #1202866133
Is Renée Zellweger a contender with her new Netflix anthology series launching on May 24?April 23, 2019 at 12:38 pm #1202863703
Maybe not, but Charles Dance, David Bradley, Tobias Menzies, Clive Russell, and other decently well-known actors weren’t even submitted, and plenty of actors who are lower-profile than them get nominated all of the time.
HBO probably won’t prioritize “decently well-known actors” (and even I don’t recognize some of these names). Max von Sydow and Diana Rigg are big names. All I’m saying is if Shirley Knight or Alfre Woodard (big guest actor names) guest started here, they would be high on the contender list.April 22, 2019 at 12:16 pm #1202862202
Because the guest names aren’t as big as Shirley Knight, Alfre Woodard, or Margo Martindale?April 18, 2019 at 6:06 pm #1202858354
I can’t still get over how great Patricia Arquette is on “The Act.” Her performance is so dang good. And yeah, Margo Martindale can chew the scenery whole like no one else (see also her amazing 30 second performance in last season’s “Good Fight” finale).