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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May 21, 2019 at 3:01 pm #1202903703
For “When They See Us” I can’t quite say yet – not until I’ve seen all four episodes – and for “Chernobyl” its really difficult, too. Skarsgard, Harris, and Watson are all great, but the show is more story-driven than character-driven that I wouldn’t be surprised if it got zero acting nods. Skarsgard has the loudest character, but it’s pretty one-note.
The one problem “When They See Us” could have, IMO, is that the cast is HUGE. There are so many deserving contenders in that premiere already. And tbh, if it weren’t for the scandal, I’d call Huffman a safe bet.
Emmys 2019 FYC: Lena Headey ("Game of Thrones"), Cicely Tyson ("HTGAWM"), Viola Davis ("HTGAWM"), Richard Madden ("Bodyguard"), "Bodyguard," "The Haunting of Hill House" & "Escape at Dannemora" in all categoriesMay 21, 2019 at 2:05 pm #1202903607
I’ve seen the entirety of “Chernobyl” (not allowed to say anything about it though) and the first episode of “When They See Us” – I think both are getting into limited series.
Emmys 2019 FYC: Lena Headey ("Game of Thrones"), Cicely Tyson ("HTGAWM"), Viola Davis ("HTGAWM"), Richard Madden ("Bodyguard"), "Bodyguard," "The Haunting of Hill House" & "Escape at Dannemora" in all categoriesMay 21, 2019 at 12:55 pm #1202903443
Starts with two “100” on Metacritic.
Emmys 2019 FYC: Lena Headey ("Game of Thrones"), Cicely Tyson ("HTGAWM"), Viola Davis ("HTGAWM"), Richard Madden ("Bodyguard"), "Bodyguard," "The Haunting of Hill House" & "Escape at Dannemora" in all categoriesMay 21, 2019 at 12:48 pm #1202903432
I have checked now multiple times to make sure that the embargo has really lifted, but the reviews are officially out. It starts at 90, 90, and 75 on Metacritic – looks good!
I’ve seen the first episode, and it’s harrowingly brilliant. DuVernay knows how to make something feel incredibly raw and realistic, which is clearly visible here. I don’t want to say too much about the episode because people should go in unbiased, but it’s hard to point out the acting standouts for me because the entire cast absolutely nailed it. The five boys are all particularly incredible, especially the youngest (Asante Blackk). Both Farmiga and Huffman play pretty one-note characters (so far), but Huffman would have easily gotten in had it not been for the scandal, at least in my opinion. Curious to see what Niecy Nash still does because she barely had screen time in this episode; Huffman was more of a lead. As for score, cinematography, editing, and so on, there’s not much I can say yet, but the cinematography is quite stunning, especially towards the end of the episode. There’s also a lot of editing.
Riley is much better than me at putting his reactions into words; I am sure he’ll share his thoughts soon.May 21, 2019 at 1:11 am #1202902728
Dinklage has supporting actor so locked up, it’s not even funny. He really gave an incredible performance this season. I’ve moved Clarke up to my #2 slot, because she’s really had a lot to do, and has displayed an incredible range of emotion this season. Headey and Williams are in #2 and #3 in my predictions; I wish I could put Headey in #1, but the vote-splitting gives me pause. I am unsure about Turner, but that field is so barren that they might just check her off.May 21, 2019 at 12:29 am #1202902695
Joey King is aware that she’s now in our top 6:May 20, 2019 at 3:17 pm #1202902109
Even though I thought GoT s8 was very mediocre, I would be somehow OK with it winning Best Drama because the production, cinematography, CGI was amazing. But it should absolutely not win Best Writing. Also, Netflix, Hulu etc. look like clowns since they postponed their shows because they were afraid of GoT, and now it seems like they could have had a chance of winning. I also have to wonder if HBO pushed Big Little Lies s2 to summer because they thought it would be a legitimate threat to GoT, knowing the quality of s8.
My thoughts exactly. I”d still rather have GOT than Killing Eve or Ozark.May 20, 2019 at 2:49 pm #1202902022
I am still excited for the spin-offs, because it will also have new wrtiters. Please get Ramin though again!May 20, 2019 at 2:38 pm #1202901991
I love how Aquette is fangirling.May 20, 2019 at 2:31 pm #1202901975
I just wanted to stress that i didn’t mean what I said about D&D before. They’re still just normal human beings, and I won’t ignore what they did for me in thr first six seasons. But I am so disappointed with this series finale, and these last two seasons; this final season could have been THE season of TV, but now it will go down as one of the most disappointing. This show was so complex, interconnected, and intriguing when it first started. All these theories ended up being pointless whatsoever, which is fine, but then give us something plausible instead. They watered the story down because they thought they’d make it palpable for audiences. But it turns out that audiences love complex writing, and not fanservice. You don’t know what you like until you see it, right?
I hope they learn from the backlash and take a step back before completing the Star Wars movies. They do really need to prove themselves with those.May 20, 2019 at 1:24 pm #1202901876
That’s like… not really fair, darlings. I mean, I wasn’t a fan of this ending but a 4,5… I mean, every single Zoey 101 is rated higher.
Best comment of the day.May 20, 2019 at 1:08 pm #1202901843
The only good thing to come from this finale is that Lena Headey will be eligible for SAG ensemble!!May 20, 2019 at 1:05 pm #1202901830
Ew, I forgot THT is eligible for its atrocious final 3 episodes. Well, at least their finale wasn’t as embarrassing as GoT’s, but ofc one is a season finale and the other is a series one.
They submitted Holly, not The Word for writing.May 20, 2019 at 12:57 pm #1202901814
We all need to mobilise with one writing competitor to stop David and Dan. Who shall it be?
I want The Handmaid’s Tale, and I know I am the only one, so I don’t know. Please no to Killing Eve and Ozark, too. Maybe Bodyguard?May 20, 2019 at 12:53 pm #1202901801
Yeah and I meant in that category for MM and THT