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January 28, 2019 at 5:56 pm #1202753404
This is really the only place I’ve ever seen the “Sterling K Brown is full of himself” idea being pushed. To me, he’s only ever come across as someone who is thoughtful, unwilling to be pushed around, and kept diligently chugging away in until his big break in The People vs OJ. If you don’t like his noms for This is Us, okay, that’s fair. But it’s really funny how this supposed unlikeable raging egotist keeps getting nominated by his peers for awards when he isn’t an influential producer or a certified moneymaker. 🤔
Then again, “unlikeable and full of himself/herself” seems to be the default insult to lobby at whichever actor has fallen out of favor at the moment (see: Anne Hathaway, Jennifer Lawrence, countless other examples), even if their behavior hasn’t changed or they’re just acting like regular people would in that situation.January 14, 2019 at 9:05 am #1202733801
Speaking of Sharp Objects, I can’t believe that it lost to ACS:V. Such as shame that QUALITY lost to…that. Hoping the Emmys rectifies that as well.
If you’re hoping for an Emmy showdown, you’re bound to be disappointed because Versace already won their Emmys in the last round. I’m actually not sure who our current Limited Series frontrunner is at the moment because Sharp Objects, A Very English Scandal, and Escape at Dannemora all look like contenders based on the acting nominations they’ve landed across different awards bodies.January 7, 2019 at 12:06 pm #1202724574
A Very English Scandal will probably earn a nod or two in Limited Series as well, especially after Ben Whishaw’s Golden Globe win, but the reception for that show seems to have been fairly muted in the US despite its good reviews.January 6, 2019 at 5:36 pm #1202721558
The animation for Spiderman seemed almost amateurish vs the rest of the field, IMO.
I can only speak for myself, but I was way more blown away by the creativity and vividness of the animation in Spider-Man than Ralph or Incredibles 2 while sitting in the theater. Whoever storyboarded that film has a gorgeous sense of framing. It’s stylized for sure though, and maybe YMMV, but don’t write it off just because of the trailers.
This is all off-topic though, since this is the television thread. I’ll be happy to discuss more if you like, in the proper thread.January 6, 2019 at 5:24 pm #1202721449
Upset alert. SpiderMan? Over Ralph Breaks the Internet?
That’s not really an upset. Spider-Man has a better Rotten Tomatoes rating and IMDB rating than Ralph and it made a decent chunk of change. It was also predicted as having better odds on this site.
Edit: I saw both, and yeah, Spider-Man definitely deserves it over Ralph
December 18, 2018 at 8:44 am #1202705111
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I would love for Jon Jon Briones to get some recognition for his Modesto Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace. I thought he was fantastic there.December 12, 2018 at 12:53 pm #1202699581
Shum is also “SAG Ambassador” this year, whatever that means. Not that this title gave him special preference or anything, but maybe it raised his profile some. B/c it certainly wasn’t his five seconds in “Crazy Rich Asians” that should have made him ineligible in Ensemble. I’m pretty sure he had his own title card though, which means his agent has some serious game.
I’m not sure why he’s eligible for Ensemble but I understand why he might’ve had a title card. His character’s role was originally bigger and got whittled out of the film when they decided to focus solely on Astrid’s character development instead. I’m pretty sure the title card and his high billing are contractual remnants from the original script that the producers were obligated to honor.December 6, 2018 at 10:08 am #1202691508
i feel bad for Showtime for being underrepresented there, to me it always seems like they are always trying the most. And they produce some very good stuff
I agree. Showtime feels scrappy too and they do have good shows. I like seeing them land noms as well.December 6, 2018 at 9:38 am #1202691439
FX is closing out this year strong between the AFI list and their Golden Globes haul. I always like seeing them do well because they feel scrappier than their rivals. They seem to have a smaller budget and less shows overall than streaming behemoths like Netflix and their strategy seems to be based around carefully curating and cultivating what shows they do have.December 6, 2018 at 7:48 am #1202691306
I never bought The Haunting of Hill House being a thing.
Back in the old predictions thread, I wondered if the Golden Globes currently have a bit of an anti-horror bias because they don’t like Stranger Things and American Horror Story as much as the Emmys do, so I was prepared for them to snub The Haunting of Hill House as well.December 4, 2018 at 11:26 am #1202689108
Wow, AFI really loves their FX shows. There’s four of them on their list: The Americans, The Assassination of Gianni Versace, Atlanta, and Pose.November 20, 2018 at 3:31 am #1202678717
It is really good that they cast unknown actresses for Liza Minnelli and Shirley MacLaine, because it means that they are looking for accuracy and quality.
I totally get what you mean, but on the other hand, it’s kinda funny hearing Laura Osnes being called an unknown because she’s been prominent on Broadway for a while now. She was Tony-nominated for the musical Bonnie and Clyde in 2012 (which she starred in alongside Supergirl‘s Jeremy Jordan!). Here’s hoping this is her big break into tv!