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September 20, 2020 at 10:44 pm #1203724434
72nd Primetime Emmy Awards didn’t change much in terms of Triple Crown of Acting with the exception of Tony winner Billy Crudup being 2/3 on his way after winning an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for “The Morning Show”.September 19, 2020 at 11:49 am #1203717922
Don’t think I’ve ever seen a Bhutanese film. Might go in my watchlist just for the sake of it.
Based on the praise, I’m expecting Mexico to submit Nuevo Orden, India to submit The Disciple, Taiwan to submit Days, and Japan’s probably going to go with Wife of A Spy or Under The Open Sky.
Everything’s still way up in the air for this category though. This is probably the first time I can remember there not even being an inkling as to who has a chance. Isn’t a frontrunner in sight. Usually Cannes and TIFF give an idea, but they were both stinted this year. Other festivals have been leaning towards American and Iranian films this year, but America obviously isn’t eligible, and the Iranian films that are winning aren’t exactly pro-Iran, and I can’t see most of them being submitted.
No idea this year.
“The Hunt” was among the best nominees in this category last decade. I’m interested in watching their next collaboration. 🙂September 6, 2020 at 11:58 am #1203689496
Deanna Durbin & Eric Dane
BUMP!September 6, 2020 at 11:56 am #1203689492
I’ll go with only nominees:
BEST PICTURE: Parasite
BEST DIRECTOR: Sam Mendes, 1917
BEST ACTRESS: Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
BEST ACTOR: Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Florence Pugh, Little Women
BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR: Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: Rian Johnson, Knives Out
BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: Anthony McCarten, The Two Popes
BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: Klaus
BEST INTERNATIONAL FEATURE: Corpus Christi, PolandAugust 28, 2020 at 5:35 am #1203671556
You should have included this year for “Succession” and “The Crown”. I guess you’re not doing guest?August 16, 2020 at 1:34 pm #1203649242
Drama Series: “Better Call Saul”
Lead Actress: Laura Linney, “Ozark”
Lead Actor: Jeremy Strong, “Succession”
Supporting Actress: Helena Bonham Carter, “The Crown”
Supporting Actor: Bradley Whitford, “The Handmaid’s Tale”
Guest Actress: Cicely Tyson, “How to Get Away with Murder”
Guest Actor: Andrew Scott, “Black Mirror”
Comedy Series: “The Good Place”
Lead Actress: Christina Applegate, “Dead to Me”
Lead Actor: Anthony Anderson, “Black-ish”
Supporting Actress: Betty Gilpin, “GLOW”
Supporting Actor: Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”
Guest Actress: Angela Bassett, “A Black Lady Sketch”
Guest Actor: Fred Willard, “Modern Family”August 11, 2020 at 4:18 am #1203639527
Can’t wait to see how the movie is going to do at this year’s Venice Film Festival. When Blanchett was jury president at Cannes FF they awarded 3 movies that went on to receive Oscar nominations in this category.
You’d think that Paweł Pawlikowski winning Best Director for “Cold War”, in retrospect, paved the way for him to be in the running for Best Director Oscar nomination which he eventually got in that wide open field.
Good on Poland for being the first to submit. That bodes well for the quality of the film. I’m happy to see it in competition in Venice. Małgorzata Szumowska is a great director as well. Fingers crossed.August 5, 2020 at 12:47 pm #1203628240
The Runaway Jury by John Grisham
There’s already a movie, did you know? Who’s gonna be better than Gene Hackman and Dustin Hoffman?
Check out the BBC version with Charles Dance and Aiden Turner. It’s amazing. It’s a three-parter that came out in 2015. I believe it’s on Amazon Prime.
I had my reservations about the plot but it was a good miniseries. Still believe – unlike with “The Runaway Jury” – it could be a pretty amazing motion picture. The main plus of the miniseries is the fact that it’s (nearly) the same ending as in the book and not play version. The main minus is the fact that the reason to kill other guests was changed and it didn’t make much sense.
I’d go with “Crime and Punishment”. I’m shocked that Russian industry didn’t bring a definitive version of this masterpiece. Could as well be limited series in English.August 5, 2020 at 8:18 am #1203627663
I think it’s the only show that filled all available spots in any Emmy acting category:
Supporting Actor in a Drama Series 1982:
Tauren Blacque as Det. Neal Washington
Michael Conrad as Sgt. Phil Esterhaus* (also won in 1981)
Charles Heid as Officer Andy Renko
Michael Warren as Officer Bobby Hill
Bruce Weitz as Det. Mick Belker
For that alone I think it’s worth checking out if you have an opportunity.August 5, 2020 at 4:20 am #1203627468
Thanks. I hadn’t seen it.August 4, 2020 at 9:54 am #1203626197
A majority of productions is currently shut down due to pandemic. Which shows will air new episodes to compete in the next Emmy eligibity cycle? I know about “The Crown” season 4 being ready for late 2020 but what else, really?August 2, 2020 at 6:46 am #1203621866
I noticed that Wyatt and Charlotte did not interact at all in s3, which is weird because it seemed as though they were being set up as a possible couple. I’m not sure what the point was to hook Wyatt and Darlene up, unless it’s something that will be explored in s4.
Yeah, I kept waiting for that to happen and it didn’t. First Wendy didn’t tell Charlotte that it was Wyatt who prevented them from getting Zeke from Darlene which I think she would be pretty interested in. Then there was not even a reaction shot of Charlotte when Wyatt showed up with Darlene at the big night. Given how important Charlotte/Wyatt pairing was in the previous seasons, it seems like a major oversight.
I think that season 3 was easily the best season on terms of being the best paced and high on adrenaline. A lot of truly unpleasent characters from previous seasons were eliminated and it brought some freshness. I think pale cinematography was replaced by… orange? That was my impression but I think it was for the best.
– why would Wendy accept her brother in when she knew that he’ll get her in trouble eventually?
– why did Helen wanted Ellen around when it was easy for her to discover what she’s doing?
– why did Charlotte abandon her fight for independence and became a trusted sidekick instead?
The main reason is PLOT neccessity, I guess, but still…
Wyatt reminds me of “Stranger Things” characters – he’s basically Jonathan Byers with looks of Steve Harrington. Him and Darlene… wow, just wow. It was bold and I’m not sure it paid off, though.August 1, 2020 at 3:04 pm #1203621067
She was borderline. There were better performances in that movie that went almost entirely unrecognised by the academy. By all accounts she is likely to be recognised again this year. I wouldn’t say her omission said they were ‘over her’ as much as she just won’t get in for everything. Especially when it’s not her best work.
For what?July 31, 2020 at 8:59 am #1203618424
Best Comedy Series: The Good Place
Lead Actor: Ted Danson – The Good Place
Lead Actress: Christina Applegate – Dead to Me
Supporting Actor: Andre Braugher – Brooklyn Nine-Nine
Supporting Actress: Betty Gilpin – GLOW
Guest Actor: Fred Willard – Modern Family
Guest Actress: Maya Rudolph – The Good Place
Comedy Writing: Whenever You’re Ready – The Good Place
Comedy Directing: Finale Part 2 – Modern Family
Drama Series: Better Call Saul
Lead Actor: Jeremy Strong – Succession
Lead Actress: Laura Linney – Ozark
Supporting Actor: Giancarlo Esposito – Better Call Saul
Supporting Actress: Julia Garner – Ozark
Guest Actor: James Cromwell – Succession
Guest Actress: Cicely Tyson – How to Get Away with Murder
Drama Writing: Bagman – Better Call Saul
Drama Directing: Fire Pink – Ozark
LIMITED SERIES/TV MOVIE
Best Limited Series: Unbelievable
Best TV Movie: Bad Education
Lead Actor: Hugh Jackman – Bad Education
Lead Actress: Cate Blanchett – Mrs America
Supporting Actor: Tituss Burgess – Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt…
Supporting Actress: Toni Colette – Unbelievable
Limited Writing: Episode 1 – Unbelievable
Limited Directing: Normal People