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May 22, 2020 at 1:01 pm #1203495805
The WB’s 90s supernatural dramas.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer- Sarah Michelle Gellar should be a multiple Emmy winner with this role. The fact she and the series were never nominated for Best Actress and Best Drama is unforgivable. Supporting cast members like Anthony Stewart Head, Alyson Hannigan, Emma Caulfield and James Marsters all had episodes that would secure them nominations and wins throughout the series. It had brilliant guest performances in Juliet Landau, Eliza Dusku, Harry Groener, Lindsay Crause, Nathan Fillion, John Ritter and so many more. Buffy definitely gets its credit as an iconic show and one of the best ever, but its lack of awards recognition is unfair.
Angel- Similar to Buffy, its leading cast and the series itself all have episodes worthy of Emmy recognition. David Boreanaz, Charisma Carpenter, Alexis Denisof, J. August Richards and Amy Acker all had Lead or Supporting worthy showcases and the guest actors like Stephanie Romanov went completely unnoticed (Romanov should have been a series regular but that’s another argument).
Charmed- While the show was not something that sustained its Emmy worthy status for its entire run, season 3 and 4 are definitely brilliant seasons of television and the core actors all had gave fantastic performances when the writers wanted to create a dramatic show. Shannen Doherty, Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs and Rose McGowan all should have been nominated throughout the run. Combs’ performances in 4×01 and 4×03 are some of the best depictions of grief I’ve ever seen. Doherty’s final episode (3×22, which she directed) should have earned her two individual nominations that year. Milano was used for a lot of the shows comedic purposes but man when they gave her dramatic material, she delivered every single time (3×14 was a great episode for her, and her entire arc at the end of season 4 was an excellent showcase). Rose McGowan’s turn in 4×10 when she retells the story of how her parents died and goes back in time to stop it was amazing work. I can forgive the series being overlooked, but the 4 leads should not have been treated the way the Academy (and The WB) treated them.May 20, 2020 at 3:49 pm #1203492404
Julianna Margulies.May 20, 2020 at 9:17 am #1203491600
Such a hard group to rank! Especially when some years had an entire group of deserving performances (2017 was insane). While she didn’t win, my personal favourite and pick would be Reese Witherspoon for Big Little Lies. And to begin this decade, I would choose Witherspoon for Little Fires Everywhere.May 19, 2020 at 6:25 pm #1203490735
There are so many but in terms of a show where literally everyone or almost everyone was nominated except for one, it was have to go to Courteney Cox.May 17, 2020 at 7:42 am #1203485984
Darlings, Pope Francis has spoken!!!!
I can’t believe people are questioning Kidman’s chances. Time may have passed since Big Little Lies aired but Nicole is coming full force for this one now that The Undoing in delayed. But she isn’t alone, Reese is coming in with her.May 16, 2020 at 5:39 pm #1203485380
I think this is the year Cardellini also breaks through. And one of them should win as well.
Last years comedy actress was stacked, but I thought it was really unfair that Cardellini went without awards recognition at every ceremony. She deserves to be nominated this go around (I would like Applegate to win this year though, then Cardellini for season 3). Marsden also deserves more recognition. He and Cardellini have both had such brilliant careers in Hollywood, yet have gone largely unnoticed by awards voters.May 16, 2020 at 5:32 pm #1203485372
Depending on the episode, there’s also the possibility that I was already asleep by the time the sequence arrived.
Hahahaha! If you mean season 2, I’m right there with you; if you mean season 3 then LEAVE.
That said, it’s the first thing I noticed when season 3 started because it was blue, had more birds and I preferred the light “dunnn” tune where Evan Rachel Wood’s name used to appear (it’s now when Newton’s name appears…I’m sure you’ll rush to hear what I mean).May 16, 2020 at 5:28 pm #1203485360
I only watched the first season of THT and always thought Brewer was so great in it. I’ve actually seen her in several different projects and she always gives it her all. She appears in about 3 minutes of Hustlers and nearly stole the show (I watched it last week and now fully understand the JLo Oscar snub outrage).May 16, 2020 at 7:00 am #1203484588
I really want to predict Viola Davis, but I don’t know who to take out.
Exactly. The only thing I can think of standing in Davis’ way is that she has been rewarded for this role and they might not want to do so again. However, why not nominate such a fantastic performer on their final outing? I haven’t seen KE season 3, so I cant speak to Comer and Oh (both are undoubtedly as amazing as before), but it could seem likely that if they drop one, they drop the other and Comer wouldn’t be the first to win the category then be shut out the following year. Moore managed to break in during a crowded year on her third attempt and should not be overlooked.
I think Witherspoon (for either show), Kidman, Aniston, Linney, Colman, Davis, Moore and Wood could be a crazy 8 person lineup.May 16, 2020 at 6:51 am #1203484584
Is Big Little Lies ineligible for this category because the changes from season 1 to 2’s titles are so small? I cant believe they weren’t nominated in 2017 for Main Title Design. It’s not animated design, but it’s still a beautiful introduction.
Also, a show that was across the board shut out of the Emmys but that had brilliantly designed credits: Tell Me A Story on CBS All Access.May 15, 2020 at 4:27 am #1203482559
CHRISTINA APPLEGATE FOR THE WIN. She’s been working on comedic television every decade since the 80s. Why has she not got a leading Emmy yet???May 15, 2020 at 4:25 am #1203482554
Neither of them are in danger. LFE is recent, popular and both were fantastic in it and will get their deserved nominations. Reese will also be nominated twice in Drama Actress. She’s making history this year, buckle up.May 10, 2020 at 9:06 am #1203474359
I would understand them not wanting to campaign for her during the media storm surrounding the admissions scandal, but I thought it was a little pathetic for Huffman not be submitted. She made a mistake (some people think what she did is catastrophic- I personally could not care less but that’s not the point) and owned up and accepted her punishment. She would have been locked for a nomination. I loved Arquette and think she may still have prevailed in the end, especially since Williams seemed destined to take the Lead Emmy that Arquette was previously locked to win before Fosse/Verdon aired.
So yeah, Huffman would have nominated. No question. She has done the right thing in light of what happened and I think she will be back to work when the world gets back to a sense of normality.May 8, 2020 at 2:52 pm #1203472181
I don’t think there’s any standalone episode for Witherspoon that’s as buzzy as Mbatha-Raw’s; as packed as supporting actress is, leading actress isn’t much better, and Witherspoon has to fight it out with a better-reviewed co-star who’s got the bigger scenes and flashier role.
I do think Witherspoon has the a tape with “That Woman” (episode 4) when Bradley starts her first day on TMS.
But then again, I’m not sure how voting actually works. Do voters get an unlimited amount of actors they can vote for nominations and the 5-8 actors who get the most votes are the nominees for the ceremony? Those actors then chose a single episode they feel best showcases their performance and then the voters decide from those tapes (and overall preference) who wins? But if an actor is competing in Limited/Movie, then the entire project is what the voters base it on?
With Witherspoon though, in terms of tapes, I think “The End of the World” for Big Little Lies and “That Woman” for The Morning Show are her Emmy tapes if she is nominated.May 8, 2020 at 10:07 am #1203471601
Honestly, the actress most on my mind after finishing the show was Gugu Mbatha-Raw. I hadn’t heard of her before this but she was amazing in episode 8 onwards Which category is she under drama supporting or guest ?
Initially I thought Witherspoon would submit Supporting and overshadow any campaigning Apple may make for Mbatha Raw, but with Witherspoon going Lead, it certainly helps her. The problem is that her category is quite possibly the busiest of the year.
4 from Big Little Lies, 2 from Ozark, 3 from The Handmaids Tale, 2 from Westworld, Shaw from Killing Eve and Brown from Stranger Things are all returning/looking to compete. Mbatha Raw has the tape (episode or 10) but the problem is hoping that voters stuck around long enough to see her showcase. Witherspoon, Aniston, Crudup, Carrell and Duplass all got to shine early on, whereas Gugu had to wait till the end.
Of that category, and while I feel like they are pretty much safe, I only care about Dern and Streep getting rewarded for BLL. Woodley and Kravitz had the submission tapes too, but I don’t see all of them getting in, unfortunately. I’d also love to see Tessa Thompson get in for episodes 3 or 6 of Westworld.