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January 15, 2021 at 6:21 pm #1203985756
Kingsley Ben-Adir is indeed fricking incredible with power and righteousness that was both subtle and towered over the entire film.
This might be one of the greatest Best Actor years in recent memory. Delroy Lindo, Chadwick Boseman, Riz Ahmed, Steven Yeun, and now Kingsley Ben-Adir have given incredible performances that nail both the subtle and the big moments. I know probably only 2 or 3 of them will actually end up being nominated but I cant remember the last year there were 5 best actor contenders with performances I coudlnt stop thinking about AND actually have a chance of being nominated.January 11, 2021 at 8:52 pm #1203978501
Kristen Wiig and Oscar Isaac!!!December 30, 2020 at 12:17 pm #1203953505
Dare I say Nick Offerman for Parks and Recreation?
He gave the male favorite performance on the show and was the male face of the show. Supporting actor was so hard to break through during the peak of Parks and Rec emmy love (seasons 3 and 4) due to the Modern Family guys. I know Rob Lowe submitted lead in those seasons but I dont think he would have siphoned votes away from Offerman. He might’ve been able to get a lead actor nomination in 2011, 2012, or 2017.December 30, 2020 at 12:06 pm #1203953490
No one told me that Beaver’s Nose was gonna be one of the best tv performances of year!!! A true spectacle in directing and editing. Nicholas Hoult tore through the finale too, playing a full range of emotions while never breaking from the tone of the show. Seriously, this show wouldn’t work if every actor didnt understand perfectly the hyper-specific tone of this show and they do! For that reason I think it should win SAG ensemble.December 17, 2020 at 8:58 pm #1203928475
1. I May Destroy You
3. What We Do In the Shadows
4. Better Things
6. Lovecraft Country
7. Good Lord Bird
8. Better Call Saul
9. Bojack Horseman
1. Hank Azaria, Brockmire
2. Michaela Coel, I May Destroy You
3. Ethan Hawke, Good Lord Bird
4. Daisy Haggard, Breeders
5. Matt Berry, What We Do In the Shadows
6. Ramy Youssef, Ramy
7. Martin Freeman, Breeders
8. Jurnee Smollett, Lovecraft Country
9. Pamela Adlon, Better Things
10. Charlotte Nicdao, MythicQuest: Ravens Banquet
1. Fiona Shaw, Killing Eve
2. Amanda Peet, Brockmire
3. Regina Hall, Black Monday
4. Michael K Williams, Lovecraft Country
5. Poorna Jagannathan, Never Have I Ever
6. Jamie Chung, Lovecraft Country
7. Emma Corrin, The Crown
8. Steve Way, Ramy
9. Paapa Essiedu, I May Destroy You
10. Aunjanue Ellis, Lovecraft Country
1. On the Run, What We Do In the Shadows
2. Ego Death, I May Destroy You
3. Bagman, Better Call Saul
4. East/West, Fargo
5. I Am., Lovecraft Country
6. No Dad, Breeders
7. Union Negotiations, Brockmire
8. Sundown, Lovecraft Country
9. View From Halfway Down, Bojack Horseman
10. Uncle Nasseem, RamyNovember 27, 2020 at 9:20 pm #1203878874
2) What hyping up every year and underperforms in acting every year are you talking about? Last year yes The Crown under-performed for its least acclaimed season that hardly anyone watched. But when The Crown s2 no one was overhyping it. People went to the lengths of predicting Chrissy Metz and Justin Hartley over Vanessa Kirby and Matt Smith and some had it in 6th in Series by the time of the ceremony when in reality it almost won over Game of Thrones. This year it has the most acclaimed season of a Drama Series this cycle (and probably will have one of the most by the end of it if not the most), is a season that a lot are calling the show’s best and is one actors, writers and directors and other notable people in Hollywood have raved about online saying it deserves to win all the awards. Just because it under-performed during the first season of this new era (a complete reboot for the show) it doesn’t mean it will again.
Season 1 it missed Jared Harris, Vanessa Kirby and Matt Smith
Season 2 it misses Jodie Balfour (who was absolutely incredible) and Matthew Goode
Season 3 it missed Tobias Menzies and Josh O’Connor
And I’ve been on the forums for a while and literally everytime the Crown comes out, it monopolizes chatter for at least a month after here and then months later when nominations come out buncha actors missed. Thats what I mean by overhype.
Hey those are really good points! With 8 nominees, and no Succession, Crown can probably get a supporting actor nomination. You will probably be right on thatNovember 27, 2020 at 5:03 pm #1203878417
I honestly believe HBC’s performance in it is one of her career best (I know it sounds like I’m using career best incessantly because of what I said about Lindsay Duncan the other day without knowing she was in The Leftovers but I genuinely mean it here).
It’s a performance that is both subtle and loud and HBC doesn’t play her over the top. She’s played her with a lot of empathy without being afraid to touch Margaret’s quirkiness. Just like Kirby did (although imo even better than what Kirby did).
I agree with you whole-heartedly, and I wish HBC got hers over Julia Garner. Cri de Coeur and her arc in it sorta works as a thesis for the entire premise of the show, and it should’ve been their writing submission.
And since you brought it up, Lindsay Duncan absolutely slaps in The LeftoversNovember 27, 2020 at 4:57 pm #1203878400
Bold of you to think that considering how weak the Emmy field is…
(1)The Crown underperforms for acting every year despite people hyping it up every year the month after it comes out.
(2)I think there will be under 8 nominees in the category since there will be less submissions.
(3)Handmaids Tale and Morning Show are popping with supporting actors, beloved by acting branch and confirmed coming back.
(4)Succession is the same except it is only likely coming back.
(5)Tom Pelphrey was snubbed just last year.
All those reasons make me think that Josh O’Connor will be snubbed. I also think Gillian Anderson might be tooNovember 26, 2020 at 7:03 pm #1203876337
Ethan Hawke, incredible should sweep and might even deserve TCA
Special notice needs to go to Joshua Caleb Johnson who also deserves a LEAD nomination and had a much harder part to play, had to be subtle and sell his character reconstruction.
And though the part was small, Daveed Diggs crafted the most interesting portrait of Frederick Douglas i’ve ever seen. He felt heart-wrenchingNovember 26, 2020 at 6:59 pm #1203876323
I’ll preface this with saying that, since tapes dont matter, Im giving the episode where I thought each gave the best performance (not the best arc, tape, most screentime)
Of Whom I think Will Be Nominated
Olivia Colman- Fagan
Emma Corrin- War
Gillian Anderson- War
Helena Bonham Carter- The Hereditary Principle (lol)
Of Whom I think Will be Snubbed
Josh O’Connor- Avalanche
Tobias Menzies- Gold StickNovember 26, 2020 at 6:41 pm #1203876308
This is going to be unpopular (so unpopular that i feel like im wrong and i gotta rewatch) but i didnt really see the hype behind Emma Corrin after fairytale. After Terra Nullius i was able to get around supporting a nomination but still wasnt completey on board.
But then the last ten minutes of War, especially her final conversation with Phillip, and ESPECIALLY the last shot of her in the photograph, just stuck with me. And I finished the show like two weeks ago and it has still stuck with me. I was wowed. When I end up thinking about a performance for this long it normally ends up being my personal winner for the year, and this is no different.November 13, 2020 at 3:32 pm #1203835409
Simply This Extraordinary Being
I just dont think there is a better answer, maybe Finding Frances
Other great choices include Crazy Whitefella Thinkin, G’Day Melbourne, Certified, and It’s a Matt, Matt, Matt, Matt WorldNovember 12, 2020 at 2:32 pm #1203832510
Amy Poehler for Inside Out is an all-timer and would’ve been an excellent Oscar lead actress WINNER
and idk if it counts but Bradley Cooper in Guardians of the Galaxy gives a much much better performance than he needed toNovember 12, 2020 at 8:13 am #1203831551
2020. I May Destroy You
2019. Russian Doll / Fleabag
2018. Bojack Horseman
2017. The Leftovers / One Mississippi
2016. The Americans
2020. Hank Azaria, Brockmire
2019. Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
2018. Matthew Rhys, the Americans
2017. Carrie Coon, the Leftovers
2016. Keri Russel, the Americans
2015. Regina King, the Leftovers
2020. Sam dances with Ruben Rubasa
2019. The Hot Priest Yells “gah” at the Camera
2018. Stan watches the Jennings leave the parking garage
2017. Matt chains up God by the lions
2016. Rebecca’s ode to self-loathing
2015. “It’s just a flying saucer Ed” / Kevin sings Homeward Bound
2020. The View from Halfway Down
2019. I’m Almost Over You (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend)
2018. Teddy Perkins
2017. I’m Alive (One Mississippi)
2016. Travel Agents
2015. Leslie and Ron / Emotional Consequences of Broadcast Telivision