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July 1, 2016 at 9:19 am #1201859607
FYC: Jonathan Pryce-Game of Thrones in Supporting Actor(who is probably the only deserving performer from the show this year in that category. Faultless performance from start to finish.)
LOL at the Bella Ramsey mention.
GoT series regulars who are eligible for the guest category this year;
-Iain Glen(Jorah Mormont)
-Rory McCann(The Hound)
-Essie Davis(Lady Crane)June 4, 2016 at 4:37 am #1201847212
Watch out for “Blood of My Blood” winning the editing Emmy. Not only did it start with that vision super-cut, but Yan Miles won the Emmy, BAFTA and ACE for the last season of Sherlock and that name recognition bodes well in the popular vote system.
I don’t think any of these were determined by popularity vote and I doubt he actually has the name recognition to fit the criteria. This has been his 3th or 4th high profile work.
That was only for one show.
So Diana Rigg either gets killed or leaves the KL out of the blue(again) in the next episode just when thigs start to get tricky ? She’s been in the previews and can’t be in more than 5 episodes since HBO submitted her for the guest category. Doubt she dies, but boo on them if they actually changed the script to make her eligible because it looks like it wouldn’t make sense in the story.
Now we’re at it, van Sydow was terribly underused and would be a COMPLETE name check if he gets the nomination. Please no, Emmy voters. I know it’s not the hardest category there is, but I’m sure you could find more deserving contenders from the shows I don’t watch.June 4, 2016 at 4:23 am #1201847209
Usually it’s the last scene of the episode that saves the day for GoT. But this time it was the complete opposite. The focus was tight, and the script was passable. A lot could have been saved if they ended the episode with Arya blowing out the candle. Her story started to get ten times more interesting once she started to interact with that theater troupe. They should have interpreted the RW, as well.
With that being said, gosh, can Dany be any more boring? I guess we needed her giving a speech at the top of a dragon in somewhere, and a scene that she convinces/commands Dothraki to Westeros on screen, but why this way?
The only thing I liked about that irrelevant scene is that it somehow planted to seed(or highlighted this thickly for the first time) ”evil-ish Dany” for the future. Or that’s how I wanted to read. I mean, if one can take his eyes from the dragons and literally reads those subtitles when she talks in that language, leading three magical beasts and thousands of rapist savages to another country that has recently been broken by war and famine just because she thinks that common people would grass their animals better with her sitting on that iron chair can’t be any good by any logical perspective. Bu that’s how the brains of most of the nobles work in this show, anyway.
Gilly is just perfect.May 29, 2016 at 9:48 am #1201842041
Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt isn’t satire, it’s just dumb.- and irritating.May 29, 2016 at 9:42 am #1201842039
yeah, you can’t really consider anything on AMC or FX as being on a network that prevents it from getting the Emmys attention it “deserves.” Both networks have proven success with Emmys. In many ways, American Horror Story is a much harder Emmys sell than The Americans and yet…
A bad comparison. A few acting nominations for Jessica Lange(and maybe a guest nom. for Bassett in S3) would all the AHS has gotten if it were competed in Drama series. It’s a show that couldn’t even get into Writing/Directing for 3 years for the sake of things like Hello Ladies, The Ring of Fire and many more low-profile contenders in the easier genre.
In the same sense, The Americans would have easily been a perennial nominee in the Miniseries category. Obviously there is more awareness in the industry for The Americans than Sundance’s The Honourable Woman.
FX has produced a lots of acclaimed dramas in the last decade or so.
From The Shield to Justified, Sons of Anarchy, Nip/Tuck, Rescue Me, The Americans.
It’s not a coincidence that the ones that have competed in the Miniseries category turned out to be the most Emmy nominated ones, though I think Fargo still would have gotten its fair share of nominations-maybe similar the ones that BCS got last year- not very sure about its Drama Series bid, though.May 29, 2016 at 9:15 am #1201842036
Laverne Cox can’t act shit. I don’t put an actor’s background in front of their talent like media and TV Academy, so no to her. And Prepon is just blah.
-Mulgrew, Brooks, C.Moore, Wiley and Stone.
E.Clarke is incosistent and Christie doesn’t have a great range as an actress even though her character is so rootable. Swap one of them with Natalie Dormer and we’d be fine.May 29, 2016 at 9:01 am #1201842035
1. Game of Thrones
2. Mr Robot
4. House of Cards
6. Orange Is The New Black
7. Orphan Black
8. The Walking Dead
9. How To Get Away With Murder
and also Limited Series (since there were so many fabulous ones)
2. American Crime Story- The People Vs. Oj
3. The Night Manager
5. American Crime
Just because Emmy rules dictate otherwise, doesn’t mean you have to consider it a limited series.
From narrative and storytelling perspective Luther is no different than Orphan Black, HGAWM or any other regular shows you mentioned above.April 23, 2016 at 9:15 am #1201819887
That you can only vote for 2 two things rule is so cool.
I hope they don’t nominate GoT out of habit after seeing only 5(or 4?) episodes. Same goes to SV and Veep, though both of them were snubbed last year and weirdly the former hasn’t even nominated once-even in New Program category.April 18, 2016 at 11:04 am #1201818228
Yeah, that’s not the case with this show. She’s a co-lead in practically every episode, sometimes the dominant lead. If Parsons and Galecki both go lead (as they should) there’s no excuse for Janney.
Yes, and this show is nowhere near the level of ensemble show TBBT is.
An ordinary episode is either built around Bonny or Christie or both. With Violet gone, the closest we get to a supporting character in this show… I don’t know? Marjoire? Christy’s husband? And both of them serve more as a recurring character than a series regular.
No rocket science, I guess. Mom follows a similar format as other CBS sitcoms as far as character placements goes. Like 2 Broke Girls, The Odd Couple or Mike&Molly. There’s no show without either of them.April 18, 2016 at 10:34 am #1201818224
And while I agree with montana about this all topic, I don’t think Jon Hamm was the ONLY reason why they opted to change the system, therefore I’m not sure how much affect him being gone would have.
With the old system, them watching the tapes, Jeffrey Tambor’s chances would be… what less than %5? He literally did nothing in his overly dramatic submitted episode where he only had 4 minute screentime aside from the obvious woman clothes gimmick.(I don’t know if Emmys ever awarded something this dramatic in comedy category in their history) and of course more and more criticisim from media would be on their way for not awarding his ”career-defining work” and going with something broader like Anthony Anderson’s performance. And Viola Davis? It wasn’t the best in the bunch, but tape system produced weirder things, so it could have happened either way. But no one in Academy’s board regret their decision because of her win, since it gave them the story of the year. And that’s what everyone cares.
They even used panels to determine the nominees between 2006-2009 and I remember reading an article about explaining why they chickened out and stepped back from that where they said ”It’s just easier to explain”
And that’s the truth. No matter what happens, throwing the ball to everyone and not a bunch of mysterious people voting from their home, makes easier for them to get away with the results.
People will start winning because of their health issues, marriage difficulties, stories and they will give good speeches in front of millions, too. And social media will be kept happy.April 18, 2016 at 10:20 am #1201818221
I would say it’s just a popularity contest, but Veep doesn’t have the biggest audience compared to some of its competitors. Nor does Tranpsarent. Both were dominant of the Comedy categories last year.
Of course it was never gonna be like People’s Choice.
There are around 17.000 Emmy voters (and who knows how many of them bother to vote every year in each and every single category since just like Oscars, voting privelege is for life. I’d guess it’s little more than half. ) so ”in theory” even something like HBO’s Looking which only drew 0.1 m per week when it’s on the air (one of the least seen shows in big networks) could have stood a chance if it was seen by right people.
By popularity contest, it means that we will mostly see the similar results as we saw at guilds, just like Oscars. There will hardly be any surprises. Big ratings wouldn’t hurt-unless a voter wants to be edgy and especially avoids to vote for a commercial success- but they have never been the sole factor.
April 18, 2016 at 1:35 am #1201818158
Drama guest actor is MUCH weaker than drama guest actress…it’s hard to find six contenders really deserving.
I feel like that is always the case with guest categories(esp in comedy) Men are boring.
But I wouldn’t say guest actress is much different than that. Yes, it’s easier to find more contenders based on their recent nominating habits but that doesn’t mean they all actually deserving. Burstyn was the only one that people were actually impressed.April 16, 2016 at 2:03 pm #1201746652
But she doesn’t deserve to be nominated either way. She amused me a-more than a few times, but enough is enough with the hammy role she’s been given to play. Yes, I know it’s a mediocre studio sitcom, so everything has to be broad and big. But I don’t care. If they can move over from those procedural dramas, it’s about damn time they should be done with these laugh track shows.
It’s 2016. Change or die.April 4, 2016 at 9:29 am #661935
It’s not like it have been doing very strong showing in those either nor that it needed any big advertising after this point, as an established show in its sixth season.
Guilds main purpose is to help us shape the Emmy race.
I think that it’s a good move for its Emmy odds, which should be the focal point. Being more recent is always an advantage. Wonder which time slot will it air? Maybe they replace it with Shameless?
There was a good possibility that SAG will nominate the same 5 women again next year for the 3rd year in Danes’ category. At least we know that’s not going to happen now. Also there will be 2 open slots in Ensemble category. BCS? Vinyl? Mr.Robot, if it’s gonna be a top player?April 3, 2016 at 12:07 am #661736
Ah, and as for the show, it serves as a good documentary and an acting showcase.
But I can’t put it in the same sentence with something as original, unique and as Fargo.
Just like the movies in Oscar contention, I have respect for baity real life adaptations. But will always be on the same team with more inspiring and creative things. Nothing about this show’s making stands out in its own way to make me remember it a year from now on. But it helped me and my brother to see things through in a more clear way about this event which occured while we were so little. So, yey I guess.