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August 15, 2019 at 10:45 am #1203025238
Lena Headey as Cersei is arguably the best female television performance of the decade, she is by far the best actress on GOT, and she definitely should have at least 2-3 Emmys right now but the idea of her winning for season 8 is ludicrous.
The hyperbole train has rolled into the station, I see.
Odenkirk has given one of the greatest performances to grace television this decade. While I’m not expecting it this year, Saul Goodman will win an Emmy.
Unless it gets a dramatic uptick in buzz or Lead Actor becomes a ghost town, I don’t see it. His performance is not one that critics have gathered around like Hamm, Rhys, Maslany, etc.August 15, 2019 at 10:40 am #1203025231
I watched the Supporting Actor submissions from Barry. One thing that I have to say is that Titus Burgess from Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Dan Levy from Schitt’s Creek, and Sean Hayes from Will & Grace would have been deserving nominees over some of the nominees from Barry.
Sean Hayes is really bad to overact and Burgess is unbelievably overrated. Levy’s fine, but he deserves a writing or directing nomination more than acting.
The men of Barry were all very deserving of their nominations.August 14, 2019 at 5:14 pm #1203024194
I’m pretty sure the answer to your question is the Oprah Winfrey Network. It’s not exactly a popular channel or one that voters are likely to watch, and chances are that most people don’t know that the shows exist.
How boring if the Emmys turn into The FX, Netflix, and HBO Awards. At the main Emmy ceremony this year, there will be shows nominated from Pop, BBC America, truTV, IFC, and TBS – not exactly brimming with award favorites or Live + Same Day ratings. So I don’t buy “nobody knows it exists,” especially when OWN shows are drawing bigger linear ratings than the likes of Black Monday, Schitt’s Creek, non-Game of Thrones inflated episodes of Barry and Veep, Fosse/Verdon, etc., as well as comparable ratings to shows like Pose. They would also be above Killing Eve if AMC Networks didn’t simulcast that show on both AMC and BBC America.
More people need to know that the OWN Network exists. There’s even going to be a anthology series that Ava DuVernay is going to have on that network next year titled Cherish the Day starring Cicely Tyson. Those shows need to be campaigned more because they are really good.
Dawn-Lyen Gardner should’ve already had a Lead Actress in a Drama Emmy for Queen Sugar.August 14, 2019 at 10:53 am #1203023694
Lizzo’s music sucks. She can sing and she’s a great performer, but it feels like she writes her songs looking for viral Instagram captions, Twitter hashtags, and slogans for t-shirts sold at Target. Corny beyond belief and really desperate audience pandering, IMO.
Beyonce’s music has been bad for over half a decade. Her songwriting devolved in the self-titled era, but everything else was still fun and enjoyable. Lemonade was a shameless publicity stunt where the music was unbelievably boring and formless; its acclaim rested solely on the visuals driving the political/substantive narrative. Everything is Love was rote, bloated artistic complacency. The less said about that Lion King soundtrack the better.August 13, 2019 at 10:28 am #1203022008
I started watching Escape to Dannemora, The Act and Fosse/Verdon (and Succession) simultaneously and I like all of them a lot. I watched the first episode of Dannemora and then I watched the first of The Act and I was blown aways by Patricia Arquette, I completely forgot that she is the same actress, she is that good. Also, I felt in love with Michelle Williams’s performance since the first episode of F/V where she is more supporting to Rockwell, you were not exaggerating at all, she is a Goddess, but the same thing goes to Joey King, she does so much in the first episode of The Act, in my opinion, she is even better than Arquette, she is a revelation and has the hardest role of all of them, what an actress. I also loved Rockwell, he is very transformative, this role is so different form the bad/dumb/weird guys he is famous for. I watched A Very English Scandal recently and I never commented it here, but is also superb, Grant is so underappreciated, Whishaw is a master in showing vulnerability, their first sex scene is one for the ages, funny, dramatic and awkward all at once, like real life really…
I am so impress with Limited this year, we are lucky to live in an year with so much quality. For me Sharp Objects is the only one that is not gem. It will be difficult for voters, but I do not foresee a swept, the quality is too high, Chernobyl and WTSU are masterpieces, I love both of them.
Both Grant and Whishaw should easily win their categories, but A Very English Scandal has much less hype than the other limited nominees and I don’t think Amazon is pushing it that hard. A shame if neither is rewarded for such great work.August 12, 2019 at 5:59 pm #1203021235
This ^ There is a difference between those of us who appreciated the show for what it was and those who were insisting it was going to run the awards trail, obviously that’s not the case, but that doesn’t mean the quality isn’t there.
It is ironic that the technical aspects of the show and Zendaya are praised even by those who don’t care for it, yet if a show is “prestige” uneven writing is often excused because of the show’s stature. I will say I think Euphoria S1 as a whole is better than BLL Season 2, but BLL Season 2 ep 2 is better than any particular Euphoria episode. Both have narrative issues, but at least Euphoria was confident in its aesthetic, tone, and direction, where as the aesthetic BLL Season 2 felt like a watered down, carbon copy of the vibe and aesthetic of Season 1.
In this instance, BLL also has more snob appeal due to its creative team. Plus it’s built around middle-aged white actresses, which are Gold Derby catnip.August 12, 2019 at 11:57 am #1203020849
From what I’m observing Mondays became the place for international productions and/or one-and-dones (My Brilliant Friend, Gentleman Jack, Chernobyl, Years & Years, Our Boys, His Dark Materials) and shows without awards pontential where they can end their runs quietly (Divorce, The Deuce).
If HBO lacks believe in Mrs Fletcher, it will end up airing on Mondays rather that Sundays.
My Brilliant Friend aired half its first season on Sundays.August 11, 2019 at 12:10 pm #1203019586
Glow isn’t that small a show. It has about 31 000 reviews on IMDB which is three times more than something like One Day at a Time.
GLOW is also more expensive than One Day at a Time since it’s a period single cam with a lot of stunt work.
Obviously it’s tough to get a real read on Netflix’s ratings considering how little information they release and how targeted said information is, but Variety wrote an article last year about their numbers.
The GLOW season 2 premiere was watched by 1.3 million U.S. viewers in its first three days. By comparison, the Stranger Things season 2 premiere was watched by over 15 million, while 13 Reasons Why season 2 opened to over 6 million.
It has a high concentration of viewers in the 18-49 demo, but Netflix doesn’t care about stuff like that.
Where Netflix has a 2-3 season edict for most of its shows, I don’t think GLOW is a big enough show in terms of acclaim or viewership to make it any further.August 11, 2019 at 9:14 am #1203019383
PREACH. Gina Rodriguez’s snubs throughout her whole Jane the Virgin run are heartbreaking. Hopefully she’ll snatch that narrator Emmy for the spin-off.
The spinoff wasn’t ordered to series and Jennie Snyder Urman doesn’t seem like she wants to make another one.August 9, 2019 at 5:10 pm #1203017900
Imagine winning 9 Emmys for a show (6 straight for acting, 3 for producing) to go with the 2 you already won and still campaign with a desperation that would make Sally Kirkland blush.
She did a photo shoot?
Some people on here need to get a grip.August 8, 2019 at 1:47 pm #1203016114
Yep, I’ve been trying to watch loads of them but I can’t find them. Veep, Barry, Succession, just to name a few. Not from this year but I’m eager to watch The Comeback with Lisa Kudrow but I can’t find it anywhereAugust 7, 2019 at 2:38 pm #1203014734
Interesting that every season of American Crime Story has been set during the 1990s.
Murphy and company skew toward the more sensational and prurient, so it isn’t terribly surprising that the Hurricane Katrina season fell through, though I’m curious what comes next.
If they want to stay in the ’90s, JonBenet Ramsey seems like a very Ryan Murphy-friendly topic.August 6, 2019 at 10:00 am #1203012507
Swarovski is done. THT isn’t popular anymore. Unless the writers realise that her character is not series regular-worthy anymore and write her as guest, she isn’t receiving any further recognition for the show.
THT got 11 Emmy nominations based on 3 episodes and Hulu said at TCA that season three was the most watched season yet.August 3, 2019 at 5:10 pm #1203008963
This season is such a big disappointment.
Season one (which I loved) was able to thread the needle nicely between melodrama and grounded realism, all the while hanging on to a sliver of hope. This season is simultaneously 100x cornier and dourer, a deluge of didactic trauma porn, self-indulgent musical numbers, and poorly paced, extraordinarily thin narrative.
Candy’s death was insulting on a number of levels. Frederica is yet another Ryan Murphy-ized old white woman whose racism and homophobia is played for laughs. Angel/Papi came from nowhere and feels like Janet Mock turning Angel into something of a self-insert. Elektra’s way more one dimensional than season one. To beat it all, the balls themselves, which were transcendent in season one through the visuals, structure, and storytelling opportunities they provided, are an after thought despite episodes that are 15 minutes-ish shorter than last season.
Also, the way the show has amped up the melodrama hasn’t done Porter’s performance any favors. He was stage-y in season one, but the tone and direction were able to channel that in a very positive way. This season his performance is over the top and shrill to me.
Rodriguez is good but hasn’t had a whole lot to really do. Moore and Jackson are both weaker than last year. Swain is bad. The best performance this season is honestly Angelica Ross, but no way she gets nominated.August 3, 2019 at 4:34 pm #1203008923
Comer by a lot. I can’t see many (any?) actresses being able to bring what she brings to the show, whereas I think Oh’s part could’ve been filled by a number of actresses and the show not be worse for wear.
Oh’s fine in Killing Eve, but her award attention for the show is based on reputation and this being her big return to TV.