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April 3, 2020 at 7:56 am #1203407904
Even I have to admit it is massively wishful thinking on Kevin’s part; we have the unpleasant and stark potential for the winner of best comedy actress to really be an undisguised Lifetime Achievement Award *coughOHaracough*, and that’s no way to do business.
I’m sorry, but what?? Are you really saying that if O’hara wins is just an achievement award? You clearly haven’t seen the show or didn’t really pay attention to anything at all. O’hara should have won 2 comedy actress as of now. What she does on the show is in another level.
And before anything related to whether I like TGP to compare it with Schitts: I LOVE TGP. But I’m also a realist to say that Bell deserves a nomination, but not a win. The show deserves a best series nomination, but no the win. As much as I would like it to happen, this season was kinda blah compared to the others and things didn’t happen until later on. The finale should win, but as should the writing in schitts, which is also superb.
If anything, any win to TGP would be an “achievement award” to broadcast tv, the way you are putting it.
Octavia Spencer rulesMarch 30, 2020 at 11:37 pm #1203402167
Eva Green – Penny Dreadful
I don’t even have words to describe how perfect she was on the show. Also, I don’t even have words to describe how robbed she was in awards terms.
Octavia Spencer rulesMarch 29, 2020 at 3:43 pm #1203399859
I get where you’re coming from, I don’t think the show’s invincible. But I do believe it’s the frontrunner for a reason. The love for it’s second season is insane. I don’t think people on here will disagree with me when I say it’s the most universally acclaimed show in contention this year, and I’m including the comedy and limited series categories when I say that. It’s not the most popular show, but the enormous buzz for it is definitely getting more and more people to start watching.
Which show is the number 2 in acclaim and buzz? Watchmen?
Now, I know that Succession is a beloved show right now and its run is much like Fleabag in terms of generated buzz, but I believe that what pushed Fleabag to take it all was Phoebe Waller-Bridge. She was the face. Succession doesn’t have a face to push it. And I get that it is hot in buzz, but I see that they already got their peak this season, so from now on I don’t see it increasing even more. Which could happen with shows airing closer to the deadline and fresher in voters mind. Also, Succession doesn’t have love in a lot of categories outside writing and maybe directing. And not even that, since its lost at DGA to Watchmen. Which, for me, is very telling and a red flag.
Octavia Spencer rulesMarch 29, 2020 at 2:24 pm #1203399749
Ok, I finished Ozark s3 and: Can we just give Laura Linney her fucking emmy already and hand a 2nd one to Julia? I’m mesmerized with what both of them did this season. Janet and Tom Pelphrey would be awesome nominees also.
Even Jason Bateman, who I’m not a big fan and personally didn’t think he deserved his nods for s1 and s2, was great this season. If both Cox and Strong get in and vote split, Bateman could take it.
This race just became even more interesting, and with its critical acclaim, Ozark could pull of big wins, even series. If the academy go big in nominations for them and with the love the actors have for the show, which as of now lacks for Succession, they could push it to take the win.
Octavia Spencer rulesMarch 25, 2020 at 10:13 pm #1203394667
Since Westworld doesn’t have a clear guest actor as of right now, if Rodrigo Santoro is eligible, could HBO try to push him to grab that spot they had in s2?
Octavia Spencer rulesMarch 18, 2020 at 8:34 pm #1203386384
I’ve been waiting for this series to launch since I first heard of it, and my expectations were so high for it. And honestly, it surpassed what I was waiting for.
Reese and Kerry are amazing in it and every scene that they share together I’m on the edge of my seat. The scene on the couch between the two of them is pure gold! I can’t wait to see them getting everything they deserve come awards season.
Octavia Spencer rulesMarch 17, 2020 at 7:01 pm #1203385095
Amy Poehler denied a win for Parks and Rec
Octavia Spencer rulesMarch 15, 2020 at 10:09 am #1203381977
If Phoebe goes guest for Run, she could cancel herself with SNL, since she’s an early frontrunner for it. If Run is a hit, what would she choose if she has a choice? With SNL would be easier a nomination, but Run is HBO, so..
Octavia Spencer rulesMarch 7, 2020 at 9:51 pm #1203374536
What do you guys think are the chances of Rita Moreno securing a nod? With the buzz the series received after its salvation, the field is a little open and with the season finishing closer to the deadline, maybe she could do it. It’s a long shot, but I’d love to see her getting all the love she deserves for her work there.
Octavia Spencer rulesMarch 6, 2020 at 4:42 pm #1203373607
Given that Cate Blanchett has never, ever been nominated for an Emmy before, the TV Academy probably sees this as a very rare chance to award a primarily movie actress. The Emmys just love it when the primarily movie actors (Meryl Streep, Kate Winslet, Nicole Kidman, Al Pacino, etc.) take on television projects and usually shower them with awards.
It really depends on the person. I mean, both Winslet and Kidman only won on their 2nd try. Streep and Pacino were undeniable when they won. But If you pay attention, it’s easier to get a nom than a win nowadays when you’re a movie legend. Sometimes not even that, since many are migrating from movies to try some tv role and are forgotten by the time the voting begins, since a lot of them are on the ballot. Even Pacino couldn’t get nominated recently in a easy year for him to grab a nom. So, it really depends if the performance is enough praised. Unless you’re King…
Every time I think a movie legend would be an easy name to give a win, I remember poor Susan Sarandon. 5 times nominated and never a win. Her first nom was for freaking Friends, and still she wasn’t able to get it.
Octavia Spencer rulesMarch 6, 2020 at 8:14 am #1203373224
Regina King was great that season, but her win represented exactly the opposite of what I have said has largely happened at the Emmys in recent years, in which they make sure to award the best-in-show before getting to the rest of the cast. Nobody came out of American Crime being wowed by King first and foremost. Connor Jessup and Lili Taylor were the most popular picks, followed by Felicity Huffman and Joey Pollari. King was fully up to her task; she just did not have the material that those others did, playing the mother of a character who was not even part of the central inciting relationship. That ensemble was uniformly strong; André 3000 for example held his own opposite King as her husband. I would not say that anyone has a problem really with that performance or even thinks that it is not worthy of an Emmy on its merits, but that win has not been particularly well regarded because her being the sole winner from that cast stunk of the Emmys not really watching the show and instead just checking her name. This also cheapened her first win in retrospect.
Ok, I agree with must of it. But if they didn’t watch the show, how come Lili Taylor was nominated? I don’t think she is a namecheck. The only way of her being on that lineup was that they cared for her role. I remember that people thought that her going lead would potentially kill her chances of a nom with Huffman there. That was a weak year, but still…
Octavia Spencer rulesMarch 5, 2020 at 6:29 pm #1203372592
Honey, she deserves one Emmy only, the one she won for American Crime S1. She must return the other ones… t
Not really. Although she didn’t have much to do and much screen time in American Crime S2, she was fabulous in every scene she was in. The only one who outshined her that season was Connor Jessup, who, btw, was robbed of a nom and a win.
If not her, who should’ve won that year? I love Bates and Paulson, but both had better characters in prior seasons. Bates was screwed up with that script and Paulson… Melissa Leo was in a TV movie and nobody cares about it anymore or at that time. Colman had the performance, but wasn’t known in the US at the time. The only one who had a real shot if you look it up was Jean Smart, she had everything aligned for her win, but something stopped it.
Interesting to note that now she is on a show with Regina King and if Watchmen is a hit at the Emmys, she could take it.
Octavia Spencer rulesMarch 5, 2020 at 9:58 am #1203372146
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Yeah I’m shocked at all the flack Bonham Carter has been getting on here, did people watch episode 10? It’s remarkable. She’d be a great winner.
Carter deserved an Emmy for every scene she had with Olivia.
Octavia Spencer rulesMarch 5, 2020 at 9:55 am #1203372144
Just watched the new Ozark trailer I can’t wait for this show to sweep the acting categories.
Laura Linney coming to snatch a nomination and later on the trophy, and make everyone who isn’t predicting her right now go crazy. Queen.
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