I love all award shows, but something about the Primetime Emmy Awards just mean a lot more to me. My favorite TV shows are Seinfeld, Arrested Development and The Simpsons. Jerry Seinfeld is my idol and has inspired me in so many ways
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August 24, 2018 at 12:28 pm #1202616258
Good evening everyone
Glenn Close is winning. Put it in the books
ThanksNovember 2, 2016 at 6:24 am #1201943626
But there have been some holiday classics released around this time, but yet, despite hundred of Christmas movies over the last century, only two have ever been nominated for Best Picture – Its A Wonderful Life and Miracle on 34th Street.
I miss Macbeth.
That acknowledged, he is wrong. Two Best Picture winners are set at Christmas – Going My Way and The Apartment.
In the 1944 Best Picture winner, Best Actor Bing Crosby and Best Supporting Actor winner Barry Fitzgerald are priests collaborating to save St. Dominic’s, a failing Manhattan parish. The final sequence takes place at Christmas with a touching reunion of long separated family members. Given the numbers of people in the audience in 1944 who were long separated from loved ones by the war and some who would never be reunited, those last moving moments of a tender embrace must have been emotionally therapeutic. For its efforts, Going My Way was rewarded seven Oscars and huge box office receipts.
In 1960, The Apartment is for the time a cutting edge dark comedy about sexual politics. Over the Christmas holidays, employees of an insurance firm in a New York high rise understand they are merely pawns of thoughtless men at the top. In their despair, these two abused coworkers discover one another and find a new beginning to match the New Year. The film won five Oscars and received additional nominations for three of its actors.
I stand corrected 🙂 and I agree on both counts. Both are excellent and brilliantJuly 14, 2016 at 3:35 am #1201869225
Is there a reason why the Emmy odds are in such bizarre order? I want to see a Top 6 / Top 10 of who is being predicted, category by category.April 16, 2016 at 1:17 am #1201746570
FYC: Steve Martin.
Love him, but there is no way he gets any awards consideration with this tiny role. It is more like an amusing recurring cameo.April 8, 2016 at 10:06 pm #662821
Glenn Close: The American Peter O’Toole
Oh god no – Peter O’Toole was a nuanced and versatile actor that could do absolutely anything. Glenn Close is just an over-acting, ridiculously hammy actress. Please don’t put them in the same group – O’Toole doesn’t deserve that comparison.
I would be more than happy to see Close win a competitive award, but she doesn’t deserve to be honored as one of the greatest actresses. The fact that she hasn’t won yet isn’t because she was screwed over so many times, but rather because she was never really the best in the category.
Sorry about it.February 12, 2016 at 9:07 pm #358047
I am pretty certain Peyton Manning will return to host SNL later this month. They were just waiting to see if it would be him or Cam Newton as the winning Super Bowl quarterback. That is the only logical reason why they haven’t already announced the February 20 host yet.
Ugh I hope not – athletes hardly ever do well (and the only athlete who has ever made an effort was, strangely, Eli Manning)
They have already had Ronda Rousey and her terrible comedic skills last month – we don’t need another.January 22, 2016 at 2:12 am #349889
We all knew NPH would obviously end up doing it, but it doesn’t make it any less horrible. Ugh, I can’t wait for that little elf to ruin which could’ve been a truly menacing character under Hader or Adrien BrodyJanuary 18, 2016 at 12:02 pm #211311
Does this really warrant a thread?January 16, 2016 at 5:57 am #204292
Can the films be from any country? Or just American?
Only American releases, however international films are eligible in the Foregin Film Category
The funniest thing is that Géza Röhrig’s beautiful performance got in anyway (and please note that it is “Géza Röhrig”, not “Geza Rohrig” 😀 )
Otherwise, interesting nominations, but too safe most of the time – I wanted to see some more daring nominees! 🙂January 2, 2016 at 10:08 pm #204492
I am sure all of you are aware that 2015 was a great year for science fiction, horror and action movies. Let’s recognize and reward them together!
Picture – Ex Machina
Supporting Actor – Nicholas Hoult – Mad Max: Fury Road
Supporting Actress – Alicia Vikander – Ex Machina
Supporting Actress – Rebecca Fergusson – Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation
AND, FYC – please add It Follows into screenplay categories!!
Yeeeesssss!!! With the sole exeption of It Follows, I wholeheartedly support these FYC’s!!!
I wanted to put in Nicholas Hoult and Rebecca Ferguson too, on both my Ballot and FYC post, but you can only do so many. 🙂
Yeah, don’t test them – they are serious about deleting any post that has more than 5 FYC contenders on it. They deleted my list, which is unfortunate because I believe I had a very good spread of obscure and mainstream contenders there that I believed should be recognized.
But GoldDerby seems to be naturally reductive these days, where the idea of “less is more” reigns for some reason (I still don’t know why we have to limit our FYC choices – its not like we are asking for all of them to be added), but I digress – so here are my FIVE contender choices that I believe should be considered:
Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne and Miranda Hart in Spy
Lola Kirke and Greta Gerwig in Mistress America
Jacob Tremblay and Brie Larson in Room
Colin Farrell in The Lobster
Harrison Ford in Star Wars, Episode VII: The Force AwakensJanuary 1, 2016 at 2:45 pm #204477
You are welcome to promote and campaign for some of your favorites in this thread, but please keep that list small (maybe 5 or 6 people or films that cause the most passion for you). DO NOT post more than that or your post will be deleted.
Why? If we want to support 10 people, why aren’t we allowed to? I’m confused by this…its not like we are going to cause anyone to have a heart attack by supporting our favorites. If I had 20 favorites, why can’t I support them all?
Well, you guys certainly stick to your word – my list – with 18 contenders (but like maybe 5 – 6 different films) was deleted.
Nice to see the good old fashioned GoldDerby spirit alive and well! Delete and don’t explain why you deleted it (I did ask why we had to limit our FYC to such a small list – no response obviously).
Honestly, do you guys care AT ALL about keeping users around?January 1, 2016 at 12:57 pm #200987
Enjoy feeling high and mighty.
Well, if there is one user who deserves to feel high and mighty, it is OnTheAisle, who is one of the most knowledgable users here, and he’s true. We weren’t talking about predicting him, we were talking about his performance, so that doesn’t matter that you are wondering why people are predicting him, because we weren’t talking about that…January 1, 2016 at 12:35 pm #200985
I have no idea why people continue to bring up Love & Mercy in Oscar conversations. Paul Dano is ninth at best.
Well, he may be ninth (I think he’s more 6th – 8th), but he is in a category with 11 potential nominees, so your statement is actually not that contrarian!January 1, 2016 at 11:34 am #200981
Dano won’t show up anyway, so we shouldn’t worry too much about where he is place.
Gosh, I hope this is not correct. I was knocked out by Dano. In a role where a lesser actor could have chewed scenery, Dano conveys the terror and loneliness of mental anguish quite believably.
After strong performances in There Will Be Blood, Little Miss Sunshine, 12 Years a Slave and Prisoners, Dano is due for a nomination.
Its odd, because I absolutely agree that he is most definitely overdue for a nomination, and I have probably been his biggest fan here on GD since I joined, defending him in everything, but the one time he gets close to a nomination, I don’t like him much – its very bizarre. He was good, but I am not sure I actually found him deserving.