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August 13, 2020 at 10:56 am #1203643973
The Undoing looks soooo good. I can’t wait for it. Kidman will get her dues, as will Grant and Ramirez/Sutherland. The person in that cast who has been disgracefully ignored by awards associations for nearly a decade for NO GOOD REASON is Lily Rabe. I’d love for her to get some attention for this show.August 12, 2020 at 4:17 pm #1203642574
I do think the younger actors were done dirty on Hollywood. This premise had soooo much potential but the characters were just boring. You can’t watch Samara Weaving in The Babysitter and Ready Or Not and tell me the girl can’t knock it out of the park. She wasn’t given the chance to on Hollywood. Criss and Piking were the only two of the younger cast who didn’t annoy me in the show. But I didn’t find their characters interesting.August 12, 2020 at 4:05 pm #1203642564
I have a hunch that Allison Janney will join this club very soon.August 12, 2020 at 2:05 pm #1203642267
Exactly! They aren’t similar at all. Friends of mine have said “Oh, that shows great but why would she typecast herself and basically play Madeline?” and I’m like CBVVBRGBHDEHVEBJHQDFBEW. Both are rich mothers with fiery tempers and I can only imagine Witherspoon played into that and wanted there to be an initial similarity. Elena is manipulative, deceitful, vindictive and calculating. Yet even when she’s telling her daughter she wishes she never had her, meeting up with her ex and flirting with the idea of infidelity, digging into Mia’s past and threatening to expose her biggest secret, trying to pay Bebe into not pursuing custody of Mei-Ling, forcing her way into Pearl and Mia’s lives for no other reason than the fact that they’re black etc etc…she’s warm and caring and… likeable.
In another actors hands, Elena could have been a cold bitch, which could have worked just the same for the story. But Witherspoon brought such subtlety and nuance to a character that also allowed her to be dynamic and vibrant at the same time. She was layered and multifaceted, but ultimately became the ‘villain’ of the two.
The voters obviously just wanted to take her down a peg. To nominate multiple costars from each of her shows but leave her out? Pathetic. And intentional. There’s no way she “just wasn’t the one they preferred”. They just chose to spite her.
For anyone who sees my posts, I’m sorry that all I do on here is rant and rave about Reese. I promise I’ll get over these snubs and be more productive. Maybe.August 12, 2020 at 1:49 pm #1203642219
Wow, I had no idea the field was that small for performers breaking into all 3!
I really, really want that Emmy to go to Laura Linney or Jennifer Aniston. That way Linney can become the second/third to join that club or Aniston can become the second person ever to win Leading trophies for Comedy and Drama (Edie Falco being the first).August 12, 2020 at 7:31 am #1203641512
I hate seeing Washington’s performance being trashed as a result of Witherspoon’s snub. It’s inevitable though when only one makes it in, people take it out on the other. Kerry Washington DESERVED that nomination, she was fantastic on the show and came at the role with her all. But never let it be said that Reese Witherspoon deserved her snub. It’s an utter disgrace and slap in the face to her. Both should have been in the race.
To go from having 3 buzzed shows in heavy contention; 1 being thought of as a lock for an acting nod (LFE) and the other two being seen as relative locks for producing nods, with a strong chance of her getting nominated for one as an actor. She could have made TV history as someone with 3 producing nods in year (on top of multiple acting nods and the title of being the first actor ever to lead 3 shows in a single Emmy cycle). And they paid her dust.
It’s insulting and patronising to Witherspoon for me to write this, I know. I’m under no impression she is upset by her snubs. She is going to continue to thrive in her career and sang praises to all of her cast mates who were rewarded. Their achievements only benefit her company. However, as a massive fan of her work and her career (and all of the other nominees in her caregories), I think it’s ridiculous she wasn’t acknowledged for her acting (even once) this year.
Fingers crossed Aniston and Washington take the trophies. If not Reese, then her brilliant costars.August 5, 2020 at 6:51 am #1203627551
1. Mad Men is one of the most boring, uninteresting tv shows ever. Nothing compelling about it.
2. Game of Thrones and Breaking Bad (while I see the appeal) are both very overrated.
3. Smash (NBC) was a great show with brilliant performers and cancelled way before it’s time.
4. Season 4 of Angel is the best season of the series.
5. Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman should have alternated award wins as both deserved trophies for BLL.July 30, 2020 at 2:50 pm #1203616287
I’m only definite for drama right now.
Drama Series: Ozark (should have been Big Little Lies)
Lead Actress: JENNIFER ANISTON (I would have loved either Aniston, Witherspoon or Kidman)
Lead Actor: Brian Cox
Supporting Actress: Laura Dern/Meryl Streep (am I the only one who thinks Julia Garner is great, but Ruth as a character is nowhere near as incredible and undeniable as she is made out to be? I don’t mean this to knock Garner at all because she is so talented, but to act like what she’s given is comparable to Dern or Streep?? I really don’t see it)
Supporting Actor: Mark Duplass (I really can’t believe Pelphrey missed this. Duplass has been criminally overlooked critically for so long, I hope be takes this one)July 29, 2020 at 3:57 pm #1203613590
I think realistically it would have been Nicole Kidman? She got in at the Globes and CC, I never thought she would be in danger here. It’s really sad that BLL was shut out so badly. With certain shows, the shock factor of a snub can be exciting, but a show like Big Little Lies just doesn’t come around very often and the performances were a masterclass. I bet if it scored more (deserved) nods that they would have announced a third season. Cause we know it’s happening.
It seems to be a bit of a pattern now with the Emmys; snubbing Oscar winners and A-list stars to show that they aren’t impressed by an actors status or resume anymore. I think that’s all well and good- amazing actually- but only when the actor doesn’t have the performance to warrant a nomination or win.
Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon x3, Viola Davis, Chirs Evans, Rose Byrne etc etc. Last year with Julia Roberts, Emma Stone and George Clooney.July 28, 2020 at 1:44 pm #1203609710
Why are some people saying that Nicole Kidman deserved to be snubbed? Lol, what show did you watch?July 28, 2020 at 1:40 pm #1203609686
I find it so surprising how divisive Washington is on this board when it comes to LFE. I thought she was bloody brilliant and earned that rightful nomination. I want her to win now!
I am the most furious person out there at the fact Reese got shat on today for no reason other than the fact she served them 3 winning dishes and they wanted to take her down a peg. There is no explanation for her missing. She has the name, she has the visibility, she has the buzz and she HAS THE PERFORMANCES. I thought at worst they could snub her for TMS and BLL but the fact they snatched her LFE nomination from her too is genuinely disgraceful. And we should all be writing in a complaint.
I…haven’t seen Watchmen so obviously I can’t comment on King’s (always brilliant) work, but do you think they’d have her collect a FOURTH Emmy in such a short time span? Or will it just make them want to give her it even more?
It also sucks that Hong Chau didn’t make it in. Everyone seems to have loved her in Watchmen and didn’t discuss her work in Homecoming all that much. I thought she was so great in Homecoming and wanted to see her nominated somewhere.July 28, 2020 at 9:55 am #1203608400
THESE. ARE. A. MESS.
Big Little Lies missing for Drama Series, Reese Witherspoon and Nicole Kidman…What? Of course awards shows have always had many factors that go into deciding who and what is nominated, but these are inexcusable snubs. HBO messed up with the release date, but the Academy should have corrected it. No one could ever convince me that they weren’t deserving.
The Morning Show missing series, getting four actors in, yet missing for Reese Witherspoon? With so many nominations it should have gotten both of those and Gugu Mbatha Raw.
Little Fires Everywhere getting its deserved nominations for Limited Series and Kerry Washington, but snubbing Witherspoon (AGAIN) in the category she was all but guaranteed a nomination for. Reese will be just fine but they’ve snubbed an actor on 3 occasions when she gave 3 deserving performances on 3 popular shows.
Tom Pelphrey not getting nominated when he should have swept for his amazing work in Ozark.
I never even watched all of Unbelievable but am so confused at the snubbing of Wever and Dever?!
Westworld got done dirty. Wood and Thompson deserved to get in. Jeffrey Wright is fantastic but the writers slept on his character this season and gave him nothing to do. Ed Harris was absent for the first while but was brilliant when William showed up.
I haven’t seen Mrs America but weren’t Rose Byrne and Sarah Paulson the most predicted? What the hell?
With Hollywood…in what world was Jeremy Pope the lead in that show??
Overall, I love shocks and surprises, but these are just all over the place. WITHERSPOON and KIDMAN primarily!!!July 28, 2020 at 6:53 am #1203607075
Tessa Thompson- Westworld
Adam Scott and Shailene Woodley- Big Little LiesJuly 26, 2020 at 5:42 pm #1203604575
Okay……So with the exception of Succession (which I’m aware will most definitely be nominated and competitive for the win), I’ve either seen the entire season/seen the majority of episodes from all of the major contending shows.
I hope you’re all sitting and ready for this:
1- ‘Big Little Lies’ is better than all of them.
2- Reese Witherspoon deserves two slots in Drama Actress and is guaranteed one of the 6 slots.
3- ‘Westworld’ will certainly be receiving nominations again.July 26, 2020 at 4:57 pm #1203604504
I think it’s pretty much the actress races that are most difficult this year. I feel like a lot of the male contenders are simple-ish to narrow down to a selection of deserving candidates. But there are simply not enough slots for the actresses and too many are going to be disgracefully snubbed. I need to face the reality that Reese may not get 3 lead nominations on Tuesday and that will result in a lot of broken windows. In both our houses.