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July 7, 2019 at 1:15 pm #1202965068
Have you heard anything on Bodyguard by any chance?July 5, 2019 at 11:01 am #1202963253
Nobody from Game of Thrones deserves a nod in acting this year.
Dinklage and Williams are deserving due to a combination of decent amount of screentime, solid material and good performances.
I don’t really consider anyone else particularly deserving, though I predict Headey, Clarke and Coster-Waldau to get in anyway.July 4, 2019 at 4:56 am #1202962076
Will be rooting for these particular ladies, despite the odds:
Jessie Buckley (Chernobyl)
Keeley Hawes (Bodyguard)July 4, 2019 at 4:47 am #1202962070
I think there is an obvious alternative to GOT in Better Call Saul, despite you all insisting one of these new shows is gonna somehow come out and immediately beat GOT.
I agree. If anything, Better Call Saul has the highest critical acclaim out of all contenders and at least a decent amount of buzz. It’s a solid hit with general audiences too.
That’s not the case for either Pose or Succession as said in my last post. Neither has caught on much with general audiences and neither can be called huge hits, despite their critical acclaim. FX doesn’t inspire much confidence either and HBO already has GoT in the running.
Bodyguard and Killing Eve have the most buzz and are hits with general audiences. Reviews are solid too, but they are either completely or quite untested at the Emmys. Bodyguard might resemble Homeland Season 1 a bit too much and Killing Eve is a fun, well-acted show, but where is the prestige?
Homecoming is dead in the water and Ozark would be the most boring winner ever.
In short, I have resigned myself to the fact that GoT is winning by default, unless a contender utterly surprises come nomination announcement.July 4, 2019 at 2:35 am #1202962005
Elisabeth Moss (Mad Men, THT)
Bryan Cranston (BB, Malcolm in the Middle)
Kerri Russel (The Americans, Felicity)
Richard Madden (GoT, Medici, Bodyguard)
Claire Foy (The Crown)
Jared Harris (Mad Men, The Crown, Chernobyl)July 3, 2019 at 3:04 am #1202960527
Winning because of politics? Oh yes there’s totally no show this year that if it surprised in the nominations could become a frontrunner almost solely because of its politics.
The politics angle comparison between THT and Pose is not wrong.
However, THT has had MUCH greater cultural impact and buzz and I strongly suspect way higher ratings than Pose. THT Season 1 was everywhere from reviews and think pieces to protesters all over the world wearing Handmaid costumes etc. FX did well by releasing Pose Season 2 at just the right time, but it’s only just now getting some traction. Even so, it’s still a niche show with narrow appeal and the biggest challenge is to get enough Academy voters to watch it.
Neither Pose nor Succession have resonated much with general audiences and neither could be called huge hits. They both have less than 10 000 votes on IMDb. Despite their critical acclaim they just don’t feel like shows that could upset with lots of wins, let alone beat GoT in Best Drama.June 30, 2019 at 3:34 pm #1202957046
The only Lead Actor contenders actively campaigning and getting a fair amount of publicity are Billy Porter and Richard Madden. I would be surprised if one or both of them miss.
It could happen of course. Bodyguard and Pose are in the exact same boat, which is that they are new shows and we do not have any idea how many Academy voters watched and took a liking to them.
Then again, if voters watch Pose, that would create a whole other problem for Porter: In Season 1, he is just not a Lead.June 21, 2019 at 4:24 pm #1202947498
Back on topic, Danny Boyle just said in the Guardian that Pattinson should be the next Bond. Seriously, where has he been in the past three weeks?
Although I have been thinking is it really so impossible for actors taking on 2 franchises? Jennifer Lawrence had the hunger games and X-Men while still taking on more prestige projects.
Still, seems unlikely that EON would go for that in the case of Bond.June 21, 2019 at 4:17 pm #1202947494
The winner is usually from a show nominated for Drama Series — so by that logic Madden is not winning.
Jeff Daniels says hi!
Also people shouldn’t conveniently forget that:
a) season 2 of Pose is not eligible this year. Porter was much more supporting than lead in season 1 and doesn’t have the performance or screen time to rival those of CLEAR leads (Madden, Odenkirk, Bateman)
b) yes, Porter got a lot of press recently. So has Madden. And that’s nothing compared to the press Madden is going to receive as soon as Marvel presents him as one of the new leads of the MCU. Next to Angelina Jolie no less. That’s very likely to come at SDCC – 3 days after nomination announcement and not long before final round voting. Don’t know how any of the other contenders are going to top this in terms of “being everywhere”.June 21, 2019 at 5:35 am #1202946530
Joining in the Madden thirst thread, as much as I would love to see THIS:
I am just trying to be realistic (unlike Headey stans, who seem to be incapable of that). Marvel got him first. EON should have been faster.
Anyway, just a friendly reminder that we will soon be blessed with THIS:
That’s not too shabby either I would say.June 20, 2019 at 8:21 am #1202945532
I really hope they don’t choose a female bond. I just think that replacing every Male part with women is just getting silly. I’m ok with a female doctor who but I think a female JAMES bond would be kinda stupid
Fortunately, Broccoli has already ruled this out.
Taylor-Johnson and Matthew Lewis are definitely at the lowest end of the age spectrum. I like them, but I think they are too young.
Same for Egerton, but in any case, he has already said he doesn’t want to take on another spy-like character after Kingsman. Instead, he has thrown his support behind Madden, whose name is still thrown around the most out of all possible contenders. Bit surprising considering the Marvel news. Then again maybe not, if he keeps dressing up like this:June 20, 2019 at 7:52 am #1202945476
A lot of people have no clue who he is
Which would speak in Turner’s favour I think. None of the previous Bonds had a particularly high profile when they took on the role. So Turner and Heughan would fit the bill in terms of profile, acting talent, looks, nationality and age.
The others are either:
too famous / part of other franchises: Hardy (Sony / MCU), Cavill (DCEU), Hiddleston (MCU), Madden (MCU)
too old: Lewis (48), Fassbender (42), Elba (46)
not tough looking or talented enough: Norton, Harington
Then of course Barbara Brocolli / EON seem to be quite conservative, so that speaks against non-white actors Golding, Patel and Boyega and Evans who is openly gay.June 20, 2019 at 3:46 am #1202945232
Henry Golding would indeed be a good choice if they are going for a non-white actor.
If they are sticking closer to the books in which Bond is described as half-Scottish, then perhaps Sam Heughan.
Personally I would love to see Richard Madden in the role, but between Marvel and quite possibly 1-2 more seasons of Bodyguard he might have too big a profile and would be too busy to take it on anyways. And then of course if he wants to take on more prestige / smaller projects in between his bigger roles, Bond would be the wrong move. We will see – should be an exciting race though.June 19, 2019 at 12:30 pm #1202944547
I hope it’s not realistic. Netflix surely has put on a good campaign for Bodyguard in recent weeks, so hopefully voters will watch it as well as general audiences. Like I said, I still have faith. But I am acknowledging the possibility that not enough Emmy voters watch and take well to the show (and by default Madden) despite it being an audience hit. This seems to have been the case for the TCA.June 19, 2019 at 11:52 am #1202944487
If they snub Madden, it will not be because he’s not deserving. And if Porter wins, it will not be because he’s so much better than the others.
If the Emmys snub Madden too (which I very much doubt) then it’ll be because not enough voters will have watched his show.
A Porter win in Lead Actor would be ridiculous. His wasn’t even a lead performance and he is basically playing himself. Besides, he has to get nominated first too!
My money is still on Bodyguard making a bigger impact at the Emmys than Pose. It’s a much bigger ratings hit and has the better network behind it.