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October 3, 2019 at 9:50 am #1203119242
Along with Fleabag, Succession is the most mentioned show. A PGA nomination seems likely this year.October 3, 2019 at 9:06 am #1203119188
<p style=”text-align: left;”> </p> To me it seems like you’re hoping for this to happen rather than giving us concrete reasons as to why it’s a likely outcome. I am baffled by how people are STILL underestimating this show in the acting races, especially after it just won TWO acting awards this year. It can absolutely get in two actresses next year even if the competition is stiff. But to your question: I ADORE Strahovski and she’s flipping brilliant, but Dowd brings so much to Aunt Lydia, most of which she gets zero credit for. When she’s onscreen, she IS Aunt Lydia; she completely disappears into the role. Her speech pattern, her gait, her face, her everything changes. And while she might not have a lot of screen time, she is giving it her all whenever she’s in a scene. This season she had two gigantic showcases with episodes 4 and 8, both of which are masterclasses in acting IMO. Lydia’s backstory overall was a disappointment, but Dowd still delivered all the goods. That’s not to say that Strahovski wasn’t as good, because she was.
Actually the reason why I think they won’t be nominated together is because how intense the competition is. Dern, Streep, and Bonham Carter are basically locked and we are left with three slots. Newton is near-certain if she has the same amount of screen time and material. Then there are contenders like Witherspoon, Garner, Brown, Woodley, Kravitz, or someone we don’t even know yet in addition to Dowd and Strahovski. (I assume you agree with me that Samira Wiley is not even in the conversation). I am not even mentioning contenders like Indya Moore which are deserving but stand no chance at all.October 3, 2019 at 5:30 am #1203118808
I have to say that despite having such a limited material I’m suprised by how Ann Dowd managed to cultivate fans for her performance, especially considering that another supporting actress from the same show, Yvonne Strahovski, always had way more to do. There’s simply no way for The Handmaid’s Tale to occupy two slots in supporting actress (even a single nomination is not that safe), and I can’t seem to understand why would that nominee be Dowd instead of Strahovski. Don’t get me wrong as an actress Ann Dowd is amazing, but the role of Aunt Lydia is simply not her defining role.October 2, 2019 at 11:33 am #1203117798
Murphy needs to take a break from writing, while I enjoyed episode 1 which he wrote I agree that his shtick is incredibly tired, and quite honestly he doesn’t write sustainable characters/stories. He is a much better director. The Murphy work that is proclaimed to be the greatest are the two editions of American Crime Story, which he didn’t write. He just doesn’t write sustainable character’s or plots, as evidenced by Glee after Season 1 (or really Season 1A), Scream Queens season 2, middle episodes of the Politician, The New Normal, etc.
He wrote Feud which many really liked.October 1, 2019 at 1:27 pm #1203116225
And I would sacrifice a kidney to see Succession win Drama Series! None of your favorite shows are delivering A+ quality like it. None.
I am catching up with its second season and cannot believe how good it is. It’s the best written show right now. Period. This is coming from someone who wouldn’t give its first season best drama and writing award.October 1, 2019 at 8:57 am #1203115860
I feel like JLD has the upper hand on PWB for Comedy Actress based on the respect the former has in the industry. I do think that Fleabag is the frontrunner for Comedy Ensemble, though.
SAG has never been passionate for JLD as Emmys did, and we all know what happened this year.October 1, 2019 at 1:27 am #1203115328
I think these four shows are locked in comedy: Barry, Fleabag, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Politician.
Btw, I said The Handmaid’s Tale should be snubbed this year in ensemble because only Moss had material this season. Shows should be recognized in ensemble when the majority of the cast is outstanding.September 30, 2019 at 4:03 am #1203113276
Lange has revealed that she won’t be returning and she is now starring in a 10-part limited series as Marlene Dietrich. Of course, it is produced by Ryan Murphy. Meanwhile, I would say Paltrow is safe to return as she is playing the mother of Ben Platt and her husband is Brad Falchuk.September 28, 2019 at 3:39 pm #1203110765
Especially after The Irishman, Al Pacino seems the most likely contender to continue the trend in lead actor in a drama series.September 27, 2019 at 4:02 pm #1203109053
I really wish I didn’t love this show. Because like with Glee and with Scream Queens it’s gonna be really surprisingly hard every time somebody just doesn’t get it.
The third episode basically matched the pilot. I adore how this world embraces the camp. It’s so deliciously surreal. The way I see it: the world is ridiculous, the characters are ridiculous but the stakes are completely real and that’s why it works.
Exactly. I don’t want to spoil it, but all of the ridiculousness reaches a meaningful point by the season finale, and you’ll understand why. After the fifth episode, the show’s plot go totally off the rails, but once you watch the eight episode everything makes sense and you totally forgive those (at least what happened with me).September 27, 2019 at 3:54 pm #1203109037
Ratched will not be eligible:September 27, 2019 at 1:38 pm #1203108694
I have just finished watching the season. I think it started really great, however “The Assassination of Payton Hobart: Part 1 & 2” featured quite sloppy writing, and the season’s arc was poorly resolved. And then came the season finale which was the best season finale I’ve seen in a long time. The season finale manages to explain some of the questioning directions in the storyline, so at the end I’ve came to really adoring this season. This is also one of the rare Netflix shows that makes you feel like it’s created for multiple seasons, so many Netflix shows are close-ended nowadays. What I fear is that with their directing and writing submissions they will oversubmit, I think that’s why Pose has missed those categories at this year’s ceremony. “Vienna” really is the comedy episode of the year alongside Barry‘s “ronny/lily” and Fleabag‘s “Episode 1”.