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June 18, 2019 at 5:52 am #1202942595
I’m watching the first season of Gentleman Jack and boy this show is good.
I have heard only good things about it and it’s on my watch list. Also, Sophie Rundle is in this show, who is having quite the year with Gentleman Jack and of course Bodyguard. Although her character was my least favourite in Bodyguard, I really like Rundle and I do think she is a talented actress. Hope she is in more stuff in the future!June 18, 2019 at 5:45 am #1202942590
Saw this on Reddit and couldn’t resist lolJune 17, 2019 at 2:26 am #1202941171
In miniseries categories, since one person has written all episodes, they don’t have to submit one, they’re considered for all of them.
Oh thanks, that explains it. In that case, Craig Mazin is even more deserving of the Best Writing award. There is not a single flaw in the writing of that show and even when it deviates from what happened in reality, Mazin has very legitimate reasons for changing a few things and it only enhances the overall viewing experience.
Will tackle When They See Us next. What a season for miniseries!June 17, 2019 at 1:58 am #1202941154
Maybe I am missing something, but I can’t tell which episode was submitted for Chernobyl in Writing. I am really hoping for the last episode. I re-watched it yesterday and I have also finished listening to all of the podcasts.
I can only repeat – this show is a masterpiece from start to finish, especially episode 5. Absolutely masterful dialogue during the trial as well as that heartwarming conversation between Legasov and Sherbina outside on the bench. I am still so impressed by how well the science behind the explosion was explained. Better than in any documentary I had seen prior. This just has to take Writing!June 17, 2019 at 1:45 am #1202941149
I know it’s only been a year but wouldn’t it be nice if we continued to have the actual best performance on television winning leading drama category (same goes for actress)?
I’ll have Richard Madden in Lead Actor, thank you very much. Ali can take Limited Lead Actor for all I care (though personally I am rooting for Jared Harris).June 16, 2019 at 10:21 am #1202940504
It doesn’t matter which GoT supporting actresses are getting nominated, none of them are winning.
The only scenario I can see of a GoT supporting actress winning is if Williams is the only one nominated, if the others are all snubbed (thus no vote splitting) and if GoT is given a farewell sweep despite the bad critical reception. All of which unlikely in my book.June 16, 2019 at 9:25 am #1202940455
What about the stupidest Lannister?
Damn, I knew I would forget someone. Actually, that might be indicative of Coster-Waldau’s performance. He was good, but nothing extremely outstanding or memorable I would say. That said, Supporting Actor is quite empty and he has been nominated before. So he is likely getting in as well.
So that makes 5 GoT acting noms and 1 win (Dinklage).June 16, 2019 at 9:07 am #1202940441
Right, let’s play a GoT performers elimination game then.
Harrington has only one facial expression and couldn’t elevate any material even if he tried. Turner is bland, wooden and has virtually no charisma. She had one good scene this entire season and that was the funeral part. That lasted what, no more than 5 min? In addition, neither of them is out there campaigning. Harrington has personal problems and Turner is preoccupied with that trainwreck Dark Phoenix and a couple of PR disasters. I highly doubt they are getting nominated.
Christie has a couple of fierce battle scenes plus a couple of dramatic / emotional ones. She did well in those, but still, the screen time isn’t there, she doesn’t have particular high name recognition and HBO is not even campaigning her. I doubt she is getting nominated.
Headey is a talented actress and has done good work throughout the show. But the writers did her dirty and the screen time absolutely isn’t there. If she wasn’t a 4-time Emmy nominee and if she hadn’t nailed that one good scene she was given by the writers, she wouldn’t even be nominated. That said, I do think she will end up getting in, purely due to name recognition and previous work.
Williams has decent material and decent amount of screen time. Her performance was good and she received quite a lot of buzz. HBO is campaigning her and there are a few articles / reviews specifically singling her out, saying she should be in the Emmy conversation. I am confident that she will make it in.
Clarke did better than expected with the shitty material she was given. Still, she always looks like she is trying too hard. It’s one of those “look at me, I am acting!” performances instead of playing the character organically. Worst of all, most of the controversy is centered around her character. This isn’t her fault, but it will still influence voters who will have a hard time emphasising with her character and indeed with her performance. That said, Clarke is actively campaigning and she has had some good PR lately. Should be enough for a nomination.
Dinklage is an Emmy darling, who received the best material from the writers and pulled it off with his usual talent and charm. He is winning, nothing more needs to be said here.
So I am predicting 4 acting noms for GoT in the main categories and 1 win. But no more than that.June 15, 2019 at 10:47 am #1202939225
I finished Season 2 of Killing Eve yesterday.
There is definitely a drop in quality compared to Season 1, but I still found the show clever and entertaining.
As for the performances, I don’t understand why a lot of people are so against Oh winning the Emmy. She has great comedic timing, she nails all of her dramatic moments and she plays a likeable and relatable character. Of course she doesn’t get to show off 5 different accents per episodes or cool CGI dragons, but her role is still the most versatile of the bunch and she owns every moment of it. And that’s even without mentioning how much PR she is getting lately and that she is pretty much the most overdue actress currently in the business.
Unpopular opinion here, but I am still rooting for Oh to win Lead Actress.June 13, 2019 at 6:24 am #1202935817
Succession was the ONLY new drama that the Writers Guild nominated.
This. I haven’t even seen Succession yet but there is no denying that the support from the industry is there.
While we can’t know yet how the Academy will take to Bodyguard, Netflix very smartly bet everything on the excellent pilot with one of the best and most praised opening sequences ever. Also, the British block (and those who are a fan of British TV) will be familiar with Jed Mercurio.
I honestly can’t see any other serious contenders for Drama Writing.June 13, 2019 at 2:01 am #1202935531
Could This is Us be snubbed in Series?
I am still facing the ongoing dilemma of who will take the last spot in my predictions – Succession or Pose? Honestly, I think there are very good arguments for both and I just don’t see any passion whatsoever for This is Us.
Thinking of changing my lineup to this:
- Better Call Saul
- Killing Eve
I also think one of Ventimiglia and Brown may be replaced by Brian Cox.June 12, 2019 at 9:34 am #1202934584
My top 3 Drama choices:
The Handmaid’s Tale – Holly
Bodyguard – Episode 3
Game of Thrones – The Long NightJune 12, 2019 at 9:03 am #1202934513
Bell is by far the best supporting actor in this film.
Why? Bell plays a likeable character and he was well cast, but he did nothing noteworthy or special in the movie. In fact, I thought he was pretty one-note throughout. Granted that was more due to the writing and the fact that Taupin wasn’t very well developed as a character, but still.
John Reid wasn’t exactly fleshed out either to be fair, but at least Madden was both devilishly charming and evil, showing more range than Bell in his scenes. He had no less than 3 big argument scenes with Elton John in which he proved to possess great screen presence, a certain fierceness about him and excellent chemistry with Egerton. In comparison to that, Bell’s role (and his acting) was not bad by any means but pretty forgettable.June 12, 2019 at 2:23 am #1202934169
Spot on timing convinced me to predict Indya Moore, MJ Rodriguez, and Sandra Bernhard in addition to Billy Porter. Bernhard does not deserve a nomination, but the premiere could give her buzz, and the category is empty. She was fantastic.
I don’t really get the logic behind that. Season 2 isn’t eligible for this year’s Emmys, so all noms will be based on Season 1 material.
MJ Rodriguez and Indya Moore are almost complete newcomers in a show featuring a large ensemble cast. Rodriguez is going up against at least 6-7 clear Lead Actresses with much higher name recognition as her and Moore has to go up against no less then 3 HBO / GoT and 2 Netflix actresses in her field. Bernhard was only Guest in Season 1 and I don’t really consider that category empty either.
I mean there is no denying that Pose season 2 airing now increases overall visibility for the show. I wouldn’t be surprised if it makes it into Series. I have Porter in my predictions, but even he is a stretch. He may be Lead in Season 2, but he wasn’t in Season 1, so I actually would have preferred him in Supporting.