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August 20, 2019 at 9:30 pm #1203032852
I feel like Scarlett Johansson is simultaneously being overestimated and underestimated on this forum. You should never call a performance a lock until you’ve seen it for yourself. It’s currently making me think of how so many people on here were originally convinced that Liam Neeson was gonna win for Silence, or Michelle Pfeiffer was gonna win for Mother. Don’t claim someone’s got in in the bag until all the competition is known. On the underestimating side, too many people are claiming that she’s either not going to get in, or she’ll only be a coattail nomination, despite the fact that early word is she gives a great performance in a possible major contender. As someone who hasn’t seen the film, I currently believe she’ll be nominated. If her role is baity and she delivers, a win could definitely happen.August 20, 2019 at 8:50 pm #1203032823
I’m obviously not the first person to say this, but Guest 2018 needs to stop panning shows that they’ve never seen.August 20, 2019 at 8:46 pm #1203032817
I’m pretty sure Julia Louis-Dreyfus is winning, but Phoebe Waller-Bridge has a shot. Bill Hader is a total lock.August 20, 2019 at 8:29 pm #1203032798
Hands down The Dark Knight. Not only is it by far the greatest superhero movie of all time, it’s one of the greatest films ever made.August 20, 2019 at 8:25 pm #1203032796
I think and hope that Peter MacNicol gets his due. Taking away the nomination for his hilarious work in season 5 was so rude to him. And he should’ve definitely been nominated for season 6. He was probably hurt by only appearing in one (wonderful) scene that year. But now, I think it’s his time. He appeared just enough to meet guest eligibility, many people believe he’s owed, and he gave another awesome turn as Uncle Jeff.August 20, 2019 at 8:18 pm #1203032787
I love Tony Hale, and he’s never not brilliant on Veep. However, this was the smallest, least showy year he’s ever had on the show. I’d completely support a third win if he had enough material, but he didn’t. It was a performance worthy of a nomination, but not a win.
And I couldn’t disagree more with anyone criticizing Tony Shalhoub’s work on Maisel. In the hands of a weaker actor, Abe Weissman would be so much more over the top. Shalhoub has managed to add so many wonderful nuances and tics to his role. And while his character may have quite a few freak outs, there’s still more than a few wonderful quiet moments revolving around him. The part may be hammy, but Shalhoub makes it work in a way that causes it to all feel believable, natural, and most importantly, hilarious.August 20, 2019 at 7:40 pm #1203032726
I was really talking about the people who were getting pressed about her being predicted in this thread, not you. But my point with Dinklage, Harington, and Coster-Waldau is that I don’t really think it being a battle episode matters for the actors if they all lost because of other circumstances, and Harington would have undoubtedly won for one if Dinklage wasn’t nominated.
Good point. The circumstances are very different. It really pisses me off knowing that Harington lost that year because of vote splitting. It would one thing if Dinklage had an amazing year, but that was both Tyrion’s weakest season, and Jon Snow’s greatest.August 20, 2019 at 1:54 pm #1203032191
I’m not trashing Carice van Houten at all. I love her work. I just don’t think she’s winning. Also, I didn’t follow the Emmys then, but I don’t think Peter Dinklage was expected to win with Blackwater. I know Kit Harington was the frontrunner and favorite with Battle of the Bastards, and I also know Nikolaj Coster-Waldau was never seen as a potential winner last year.August 20, 2019 at 12:44 pm #1203032103
I really don’t want Cherry Jones to win this one because I dislike her a lot as a person because of what she did to Sarah Paulson back in the early/middle 2000s when they were dating and Paulson wasn’t the name she’s today. The Tony Awards, the pettiness of Jones in terms of their break-up. She’s a bitter person and I genuinely don’t want her to win. Yeah, personal bias here. Rashad and Jones are the two guest nominees that I have ZERO respect for. I hope either Lange or Van Houten ultimately prevail otherwise I’ll be very pissed.
What exactly did Cherry Jones do to Sarah Paulson?August 20, 2019 at 11:00 am #1203031885
You forgot Fiona Shaw who’s winning Supporting actress in a drama, and is also a comedy guest actress nominee.
You may be right. It’d be one thing if Shaw gave a popular performance on Fleabag, but she only had one scene where she mostly just played straight man to Phoebe Waller-Bridge. She did it very well, but it’s a short and non showy performance. I’m gonna keep this in mind. If I heard more passion for her performance, I’d give her the #1 spot. Drama supporting actress is such a mess this year. Aside from Sophie Turner, everyone woman nominated there has a chance to win. Unfortunately, all of them also have noticeable points against them winning at the same time, which helps make it probably the most competitive category of the night.August 20, 2019 at 10:46 am #1203031858
While Carice van Houten gave a great performance, I don’t currently think she’s winning, even though I’d be very happy if she did. It’s worth noting that battle episodes haven’t work out for Game of Thrones actors in the past. Peter Dinklage lost with Blackwater, Kit Harington lost with Battle of the Bastards, and Nikolaj Coster-Waldau lost with The Spoils of War. It’s also worth noting that all of them had more prominent and showy roles in these episodes than van Houten did in The Long Night.August 20, 2019 at 10:21 am #1203031799
Not sure why someone mentioned Allen as the only GOT actor who was campaigning. It’s worth noting, Peter Dinklage doesn’t need to campaign. He’s likely gonna win no matter what. In the past four seasons, the only time that he needed to campaign was for season 6, and that’s only because Kit Harington’s season was so much showier and more popular than Dinklage’s that year. Dinklage doesn’t have that problem this year. Coster-Waldau had about as showy a year as Dinklage, but that didn’t stop Dinklage from winning last year. Alfie Allen gave a great performance, but he’s only alive for the first three episodes. Peter Dinklage is by far the most beloved actor on the show, and I don’t think anyone else has much of a chance.August 20, 2019 at 10:07 am #1203031779
The idea of Derek Jacobi being on The Crown really interests me. I really need to catch up on that show. Also, as someone who’s no expert on British history, does it currently look like Charles Dance’s role is going to be particularly important? I’m a huge fan and I’d love for him to have another juicy, big showcase. The man’s so good at acting he managed to give a great performance in Last Action Hero of all things. Granted, he had the best written role in that film, but it’s still impressive.