Luca Giliberti is a Contributing Writer, movie and television lover, and an awards fanatic. He earned bragging rights by coming in second at predicting the 2018 Emmy nominations. He jumped up and down when Viola Davis (“HTGAWM”) won her first Emmy, cried tears of happiness when Darren Criss (“Versace”) won his, and shouted “Praise be!” when Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”) finally received hers. He will never forgive Oscar voters for denying Timothée Chalamet (“Call Me By Your Name”) Best Lead Actor at the 2018 Oscars – one his all-time favorite performances. Oh, and he’s still waiting for Lena Headey to win that Emmy for “Game of Thrones.” He loves Viola Davis and won’t apologize for wanting her to win every award.
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March 28, 2020 at 5:08 pm #1203398744
If someone wins for a lesser performance than their usual stamdard and the completion has a better performance then said lesser performance. That should be deemed as unworthy. There’s too many good actors that had been snubbed and it’s annoying when people go with the status quo because it’s seen as the norm.
This is exactly my point. Well said. (Which is why, for instance, Dern’s Oscar win does bother me a bit since her BLL S2 was FAR superior, and she definitely won’t win for that :/ )
Emmys FYC - "Unbelievable" and "The Handmaid's Tale" in all categories; Viola Davis in Best Drama Actress for the final season of "HTGAWM."March 28, 2020 at 4:52 pm #1203398730
I’m rooting for her and I’m not doing so out of any narrative. I just think she gave a great performance. And you shouldn’t say someone’s unworthy of a win just because they’ve been better in other stuff.
Emmys FYC - "Unbelievable" and "The Handmaid's Tale" in all categories; Viola Davis in Best Drama Actress for the final season of "HTGAWM."March 28, 2020 at 4:11 pm #1203398696
I honestly don’t understand how even fans of Colman’s would want her to win for this particular performance in this particular season. She’s given sooooo many better performances (when she had better material). I mean, even Broadchurch, in which she gives one of her best performances EVER. This drama actress race is simply too stacked for someone to win for such an underwhelming season. And please don’t tell me she’s overdue. She isn’t Moss, who had 9 freaking noms when she won; she has two (!), one of which was nothing but a coattail nomination.
Emmys FYC - "Unbelievable" and "The Handmaid's Tale" in all categories; Viola Davis in Best Drama Actress for the final season of "HTGAWM."March 28, 2020 at 3:03 pm #1203398595
I am still waiting for Dead to Me’s premiere date…March 28, 2020 at 2:46 pm #1203398578
I’m still not buying into Anniston or the show being that big of a contender. The Morning Show doesn’t seem to be popular with critics or audiences. I see Anniston and Crudup making the cut, but I don’t see the show dating well in the other categories in such a crowded year.
A million times this. I don’t buy it at all. I can even see Aniston winning, but this whole overperformance thing people are predicting – I don’t buy it. Maybe 10-15 years ago, but not now.March 28, 2020 at 2:31 pm #1203398567
Hey, if drama actress is indeed Aniston vs. Linney, I am fine with whatever happens. They’re both terrific. As long as it isn’t Colman.March 28, 2020 at 2:08 pm #1203398544
The reason why we’ve falsely predicted some acting races recently is because we bought into stupid narratives, whether that was for Sandra Oh, Lena Headey, When They See Us and so on. Sometimes narrative and merit clash, like for Moss in 2017 and Davis in 2015, but Emmy voters vote for what they like. It’s as simple as that. Oh is a 10-time nominee, but of course they’re gonna give it to Comer because they loved her work even more. They’re gonna give it to Julia Garner because they didn’t care for Lena Headey’s work in S8 and just genuinely loved Garner’s work on Ozark. They will reward Patricia Arquette over Patricia Clarkson, despite the latter being the frontrunner, because they loved the former’s work more. Hence, people don’t always need narratives to win, and neither does Linney. Heck, most Emmy voters probably don’t even know about these narratives. There are, of course, exceptions, but let’s not buy into too many narratives again.March 28, 2020 at 9:23 am #1203398346
I just watched the penultimate episode of the second season and it would be criminal to not nominate Nicole Kidman. She’s so amazing in this role and I’m amazed by this whole court fiasco.March 28, 2020 at 7:58 am #1203398238
Did anyone else feel like tonally the trailer looked a lot like S1? The bright colors are back, as are the breezy locations. S2 was kind of grey and dull, visually, I found.March 28, 2020 at 7:20 am #1203398221
Drama Series Succession Ozark The Crown The Handmaid’s Tale Big Little Lies The Morning Show Killing Eve Lead Actress Olivia Colman Jennifer Aniston Jodie Comer Laura Linney Nicole Kidman Elisabeth Moss Sandra Oh Lead Actor Jason Bateman Bob Odenkirk Billy Porter Brian Cox Sterling K Brown Steve Carrell Supporting Actress Meryl Streep Helena Bonham Carter Julia Garner Laura Dern Thandie Newton Yvonne Strahovski Ann Dowd Supporting Actor Billy Crudup Jonathan Banks Kieran Culkin Bradley Whitford David Harbour Joseph Fiennes
These are pretty spot on. Wow.March 28, 2020 at 7:15 am #1203398211
I have moved Linney into #1 in Best Actress, just for now. I feel like this will end up being a battle between her and Aniston. Last year, the Killing Eve women stole everyone else’s thunder (my assumption is that Oh was probably in second), but I think this might just be Linney’s year. I mean, she’s an absolute Emmy favorite who is giving a big, meaty performance in a show that actors and TV academy as a whole love, which happens to be having its most acclaimed season during a worldwide pandemic and is airing just two months before the eligibility period ends. If voters ultimately choose Colman over all these much more deserving performances (IMO), I will be very disappointed. But they haven’t disappointed in this category for many, many years now. Every single winner from perhaps this past decade (?) gave a win-worthy performance. I mean just look: Segdwick (2010), Margulies (2011), Danes (2012-13), Margulies (2014), Davis (2015), Maslany (2016), Moss (2017), Foy (2018) and Comer (2019). Colman’s performance doesn’t fit that mold.March 28, 2020 at 6:47 am #1203398177
I feel like Dern is only missing if Big Little Lies is shut out. Same goes for Streep. It’s a shame in many ways because if only one of them missed, I’d predict the other to win.
At this point I feel like the industry has given up on BLL, which makes me really unhappy. The way season 2 was treated was downright ridiculous, and I will say that several sites (not ours) helped feed that narrative, especially after the Andrea Arnold news broke (which was completely misconstrued). I get that the writing had some issues, but I still feel like it’s one of the most honest and nuanced shows on TV. They go to places that other shows would never dare to go. I get everyone loves The Crown, but I also don’t understand how this cast didn’t win SAG ensemble. If you want to come up with a better cast, then I’d like to see that. Kidman, Witherspoon, Dern, Streep and Woodley at the very least deserve Emmy noms, but I fear we might only see 1-2 of them (perhaps 3) get in, since the hype around this show seems to be gone. Neither Dern nor Streep should miss, let alone Kidman, who gave one of the most nuanced (sorry to overuse that term) performances of the year. For that reason, even if just one of Streep or Dern is nominated, I don’t see how they win. I hope to be proven wrong. BLL has reshaped the TV landscape, whether people want to recognize that or not.
March 27, 2020 at 4:19 pm #1203397568
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I know you don’t like her, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t happening 😉 I’m not predicting her and my comment wasn’t literal (yet everyone takes everything literally here), but writing her off is premature, too.