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June 14, 2021 at 7:45 am #1204299974
I think we should use another way of tabulating this. Just saw Coel votes jump from 4 to 10 within less than a minute and I’ve been experiencing that a lot with these polls recently so I’m not sure how much we can trust them to be genuine.June 13, 2021 at 5:58 am #1204298740
I have not seen a more stupid thing than labelling an 18 hour+ show a movie because you are too pretentious to like ‘television’. TV has been kicking film’s ass for a while and the sooner people accept that, the better it’ll be.June 13, 2021 at 5:49 am #1204298738
Ideally, they would both get in. I don’t like the fact that it’s presented as an either/or scenario.
I think both will get in but I’m not sure which one is stronger. The top 3 is set with TQG, IMDY and MoE imo. I don’t have much confidence in WandaVision. The marvel novelty has already worn off and the critical + audience reception decreased as the show went on. Beyond that there’s really nothing that I think has a shot.June 13, 2021 at 4:22 am #1204298701
Speaking of TUR, can someone explain why these forums put the former so far ahead of something like Small Axe? Because the only advantage that TUR has over it is the recency bias it seems and I’m not sure if that holds any significant weight when all three of our series winners look to be shows from last year.June 1, 2021 at 5:49 am #1204281454
The fact that Comer is one of the only performer to be nominated multiple times back to back at BAFTA for playing the same character shows how incredibly tape friendly her performance is. She would have easily won in 2019.
It would have been a no brainer if it was tape based.May 31, 2021 at 10:37 am #1204280388
They just made different interviews with multiple outlets. In the interview I linked he says he doesn’t have an idea now but he is open to it (BLL again)
If they actually had even the slightest plans/intention to continue, HBO wouldn’t allow them to be this open about it. The response here is genuine whereas with BLL, after being against the idea, they switched to the possibility after Emmy noms and wins were announced. There was already quite a lot of backlash back then and I doubt HBO would want that again.
There’s also the point that everyone agrees Mare would be much better off in drama than limited, in both wins and noms. HBO also has more incentive to put it in drama where they don’t have a solid contender like IMDY in limited so all of this is highly unlikely as well since HBO will gain nothing from it.May 31, 2021 at 10:14 am #1204280311
Mare of Easttown about to pull a big little lies, imagine how tired we are.
Looks like clickbait when he also said this:May 15, 2021 at 9:22 am #1204256239
I don’t understand since when critics became a definitive barometer to decide the quality of something. They have their own biases, preferences and mentality (see the Murphy discourse from yesterday). For example, The Leftovers S2 is one of the best seasons of television I have ever seen, yet it just has an 80 on Metacritic and didn’t even make the top 5 on the year end lists. Fargo S2 has a 96 and was #1 that year, with more than double the number of points that Leftovers had. Am I supposed to believe Fargo was better simply because a bunch of people said so? I certainly don’t think Fleabag was the best comedy of the last decade or that Breaking Bad was anywhere near as good as it’s made out to be.
Today’s film (& TV) journalism is in shambles where the large majority of the people involved are incapable of any meaningful analysis or thinking skills. Placing too much value on their opinion seems naive and a waste of time for everyone involved.
PS: And please no more talks about the ‘importance’ of a show/film. God knows how much mediocrity has been nominated because of this thinking.April 27, 2021 at 11:54 am #1204231861
Surprised and elated to see Hopkins leading since I expected the DDL cult to hijack this lol. There’s a simplicity that Hopkins always brings to his performances which always drew me to him. This late career surge is exciting since I’ve always felt him to be quite underappreciated by cinephiles. His work in The Remains of the Day is unrivalled. His ability to say things with so little truly encapsulated his usual mastery. Shame he had to lose to a mediocre actor like Tom Hanks that year. Utterly disgraceful.
DDL tends to be too bombastic if that’s the right word, even in his earlier work, so he has been a hit or miss case for me but I can see his allure. He is genuinely great when he reins it in and lets the character speak for himself. Sadly that has been rarer in his recent, more popular work.April 18, 2021 at 1:18 pm #1204207810
Darling they didn’t want to see a dead Black man win the Oscar on his last chance and are trying to sabotage that so they gave it to the old white man in the category over multiple PoC.. it’s not a good look for them but it’s also not surprising and don’t even get me started on them giving the Best Actress to an old White woman over 4 Black actresses… they’re garbage.
The same old white actress that was #1 on your GD ballot during nominations? Aren’t you voting for Mulligan and Bakalova (over a Korean frontrunner) to win?
Where was this desire to recognise pocs when historically you were just voting for white women yourself in the lead categories based on your GD award history?
This fake outrage is the reason why we can’t have actual conversations around race here because people (mostly white) use it to further their own agendas. You are not the first to do this, nor you will be the last alas.April 12, 2021 at 2:26 am #1204195211
This may come as a surprise but BAFTAs were actually the first major award body (before the Oscars, Globes, NYFCC, NBR) to award a Black actor the Lead trophy. They are also the only ones to award an actor of East Asian descent the same as far as I’m aware.April 11, 2021 at 11:10 pm #1204195099
This is ridiculous: Diana Rigg was not featured in the BAFTAs “In Memoriam” section. In a statement to Variety, BAFTA said: “BAFTA’s committee considered Dame Diana Rigg to be better known for her work in TV, so she will be included in BAFTA’s TV Awards broadcast this year.” How difficult would it have been to include her in BOTH!
Weird excuse considering they had no problem with having for example Cicely Tyson there, when she similarly had a much more extensive tv history than film. Can’t believe we lost these two legends in the same year.March 24, 2021 at 1:10 pm #1204155829
For sure. But the conversation is at a whole new level of disrespect surrounding Boseman. Talking about his wife and all. It’s classless.
Absolutely. The kind of behaviour spread by a couple of posters here is appalling to say the least, especially the level of indecency and disrespect nowadays, whether it be in the supporting actress thread targeting Glenn Close or here doing the same with Chadwick. I am disappointed the mods (if they even exist) haven’t done anything regarding this. People get away with shit too easily here.March 24, 2021 at 10:17 am #1204155387
There’s this cult-like agreement that it’s fact Hopkins gives the best performance of the season; meanwhile you don’t see any of this coming from people who think Lindo has the best, or Mikkelsen, or Rahim, or Ben-Adir. You’re just tainting Hopkins’ name when you do this; not that he can control his stans. It is, in a no world, a crime if Boseman beats Hopkins. Get out of here with that herd mentality. You’re enabling each other and doing it in a very disrespectful way.
I think the kind of mentality and the things that happen with Boseman vs Hopkins (and lowkey Ahmed too) is the same as what always happens on these forums. Whether it be with Phoenix vs Driver or Oldman vs Chalamet. I’m obviously not talking about the couple of trolls that disrupt the conversation here.
When people realise that their faves are the top contenders then they become more vocal and the stanning becomes more extreme. You don’t hear the same things about the people you mentioned because they are barely in the conversation now after the multiple snubs and them not even being nominated. All this is not something that’s exclusive to this race this year, nor has it ever been. Not exactly advocating this behaviour but it is what it is.