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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October 14, 2019 at 6:39 am #1203135731
Liza Weil is coming for her Emmy.October 14, 2019 at 6:28 am #1203135719
What did she do for you in the film that makes you have her on this list? I thought the daughter was way better acting wise , even young Lupita
Personally, I thought she gave the second best performance of the movie. THAT scene was freakin’ amazing. Her versatility was absolutely at display in this movie!October 14, 2019 at 5:21 am #1203135643
Elwood just said in his article that Diane Lane, Cara Delevingne, Andie McDowell, Gloria Allred were all at the screening. Industry will go nuts for Bombshell.
Well, I’d be more than happy if it does well across the board. I have been looking forward to this for quite a while now! I was just very worried, by the comments here alone, that it’d be controversial. If it isn’t, then yay!October 14, 2019 at 4:59 am #1203135628
Can you explain to me how a movie about Divorce will have more appeal than a movie about the Me too movement?
Because I can already see a specific group of people hating on “Bombshell.” Don’t forget the day and age we live in now. I’m not saying MS will go untouched, but I don’t see as much controversy brewing around that one. Let’s just hope I am wrong!October 14, 2019 at 1:55 am #1203135490
I haven’t said all that much about the Oscar races this year, but I am putting my money on Johansson at the moment. I’m not making the same mistake as last year, betting on an overdue narrative to carry someone across the finish line. I LOVED Glenn Close’s performance, but “The Wife” being such a middle-of-the-road movie just did her no favors; her being the sole nominee cost her the win. Both AMPAS and the TV academy have recently shown that they just aren’t all that sentimental, so I don’t think Zellweger’s comeback narrative is going to get her all that far. Plus, “Judy” will not be a BP contender, whereas “Marriage Story” will. And “Marriage Story” will have much more broad appeal than “Bombshell,” I’m guessing. I do, however, think that Ronan could still crash this race and shock us all.October 14, 2019 at 12:10 am #1203135391
I thought Robbie was an absolute revelation in “I, Tonya,” and quite frankly, was very deserving of that Best Actress Oscar. That mirror-makeup scene is some of the best onscreen work of this decade IMO; it takes an actor with real dramatic chops to pull that off as well as she did, at least IMO. I’m sorry for her that her beauty may be impeding/have impeded her awards chances because it’s so ridiculous. We see slap-the-stud all the time at the Emmys, but I do feel like AMPAS has been a bit better with that (after all, Timmy is an Oscar nominee – thank god).October 14, 2019 at 12:04 am #1203135384
Merritt Wever surprises us a lot so you never know Let’s just hope they pronounce her name right.
Oh don’t even… I get so angry when you know which category you’re presenting in advance and then STILL can’t pronounce their names; it’s rude and somewhat condescending. Yeah, John Legend…October 13, 2019 at 11:38 pm #1203135341
Lithgow is marvelously vile. Ewww. His Roger is soooo creepy and disgusting. The prosthetic makeup transformation turns him into a monster. So it’s a big (and wonderful) performance, but not really awards bait, I don’t think
Hmm okay – thanks for the insight! It’ll probably be too tough to swallow, I’m guessing. And you’re right, most groups just don’t go for these types of performances (and characters). If he were contending at the Emmys, he’d probably be a slam dunk though.October 13, 2019 at 11:27 pm #1203135330
Yeah. And she looks impeccably Barbie-perfect on screen at all times — enough so that Roger Ailes preys on her throughout the last half of the film. She plays a fictional character who represents lots of the young lovelies he typically preyed on in the workplace. Margot has lots of wonderfully sensitive scenes that she nails beautifully and she gets tons of screen time. But it’s not a pretentious role – like academy voters usually prefer. However, this can be one of those frequent exceptions. Margot can very well be nominated for Bombshell.
How’s Lithgow as Ailes? Will he be a factor in supporting actor or can I comfortably rule him out? That category is getting so crowded, hot damn.October 13, 2019 at 10:50 pm #1203135291
Bombshell needs to get those screeners out.October 13, 2019 at 9:07 pm #1203135193
Guest Acting GUEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES (so far)
- Maya Rudolph – The Good Place
- Phoebe Waller-Bridge – SNL
- Jane Lynch – The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
- Bette Midler – The Politician
- Judith Light – The Politician
- January Jones – The Poltician
GUEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES
- Woody Harrelson – Saturday Night Live
- Larry David – Saturday Night Live
- Sterling K Brown – The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
- Adam Scott – The Good Place
- David Harbour – Saturday Night Live
- Dylan McDermott – The Politician
GUEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES
- Charles Dance – The Crown
- Ron Cephas Jones – This is Us
- Christopher Meloni – The Handmaid’s Tale
- Martin Donovan – Big Little Lies
- Denis O’Hare – Big Little Lies
- Jason Watkins – The Crown
GUEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES
- Laila Robins – The Handmaid’s Tale
- Crystal Fox – Big Little Lies
- Holly Hunter – Succession
- Cherry Jones – Succession (or The Handmaid’s Tale)
- Phyllicia Rashad – This is Us
- Elisabeth Reaser – The Handmaid’s Tale
These predictions kind of show that you haven’t actually watched like half of these shows (which is totally fine!!). Alexis Bledel at the very least is getting in before those Handmaid’s gals you mentioned; she’s been nominated twice, has won once before and had heartbreaking material. I mean, you chose those that literally had zero to do. Plus, as far as I can remember, Crystal Fox was in 6 of BLL’s 7 episodes – Becky Ann Baker will be their submission, if at all. Cicely Tyson has gotten in for 4 of Murder’s past seasons, so why shouldn’t she get in next year, especially with this being the final season? And The Crown has gotten one guest nod so far, so I don’t see it all of a sudden getting two actors in. Watch O.T. Fangable and/or Max Minghella take a slot.
I worry it’s going to suffer a similar fate and be shut out by the winter awards so Netflix don’t push it. (Although realistically they’ll probably push it regardless because of Wever and Collette and a more Emmy friendly genre)
The difference is that, as you say, its subject matter is much more in the industry’s wheelhouse. I’ve seen so many celebs praise this show on Twitter (Ik that doesn’t matter, but still), which people weren’t doing about Hill House. And yes, the star power of Collette and Wever should get it somewhere. If it doesn’t, I swear…October 13, 2019 at 1:43 pm #1203134750
Last year it was “The Haunting of Hill House” that came out of nowhere and became my favorite show of the year. Now it’s “Unbelievable.” And I swear to God if Netflix pushes it as little as they pushed Hill House. I swear.October 13, 2019 at 11:40 am #1203134590
I know everyone here wants Michelle Williams to win Limited Actress, but I want Merritt Wever to win so badly! It’s maybe my favorite performance of the year. It’s not gonna happen, but my god would she be deserving.October 12, 2019 at 12:53 am #1203132945
Okay, Toni Collette is great in Unbelievable, but putting her above Merritt Wever in your predictions is just strange. Wever has not only been cited as the standout, but she’s also a two-time winner.