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June 17, 2020 at 5:35 pm #1203539459
The victim-blaming bullshit that someone could be just asking for their baby to be kidnapped (by virtue of “the level of neglect” inherent in a baby having been kidnapped) is among the most offensive and problematic takes that I have read in this forum.
That’s just an unfair way to address to what was said earlier on this thread.
What I found actually problematic was people judging Bebe for “choosing” to leave her baby.June 17, 2020 at 3:44 pm #1203539334
Wasn’t Ahmed over DeNiro the one real upset? Or not even that one?
It’s not like B. Vance and Cumberbatch beating Cranston and Ruffalo, respectively, came out of nowhere.
But yes, it may mean something, who knowsJune 17, 2020 at 1:29 pm #1203539014
10 minutes? Suspicious…
Given what’s been happening lately, maybe we should change the format and only consider the votes actually posted on the threads.June 17, 2020 at 1:11 pm #1203538979
Beware, the following argument is extremely tiring.
You’ve been warned.
But the current scenario might be what Aaron Paul needs to win getting carried by the – apparently – never-ending Breaking Bad residual love. I know it was kinda the same argument for Bob Odenkirk last year in drama, even though he had more of a winner performance than Aaron this year, but we don’t have a Billy Porter, not even a Jason Bateman type of passion here.
If we had a line up of somewhat filler nominees* in drama supporting actor such as: Jonathan Banks, Jon Voight, Jim Carter, Michael Kelly, Chris Sullivan and Matt Smith, Banks could grab a win out of BrBa residual love for any of the seasons he was nominated for BCS.
*I’m aware those guys were never eligible in the same year nor all are currently
So why not Paul? I’m not necessarily prediciting him though.June 17, 2020 at 2:02 am #1203537956
Mr. Robot, “407 Proxy Authentication Required”June 16, 2020 at 7:55 pm #1203537553
Directing can have really strange choices, it often has nominees that are not drama series nominees, only in the last few years we have seen there a double nomination for Ozark (season 1 was not a drama nominee), Homeland (season 6), Ray Donovan (season 3), The Knick (for both seasons that had) and Boardwalk Empire (the affair of the directing branch with it is legendary, it got only two noms for series, both with victories in directing for Scorsese and Tim Van Patten, but Tim Van Patten algo got nominations for all other seasons after – season 3, season 4 and season 5, Jeremy Podeswa was also nominated for season 1). What are going to be the equivalents of those?
Boardwalk Empire is probably the best directed show of the century.
i might be biasedJune 15, 2020 at 7:56 pm #1203535732
I would be thrilled if Pose got in Drama. Hell, I think that even the cast of Big Little Lies would want Pose to get in over them. It’s so much important to have a show that relevant getting recognized. It would be so deserving, season 2 was great.
Just picture yourselves five, ten years from now, looking back at 2020. What would be more important to get some real recognition in times like these we’re living in, shows like Westworld, The Outsider, Stranger Things, or a show like Pose?
Pose is not undeniably one of the seven best drama series that aired in the last 12 months. But we only have 4, maybe 5 shows that must get in at all costs.
If only Angelica Ross was eligible to be submitted in Guest Actress. I would stan her nomination and win so much.
I might be in the minority right now, but would it be really such a crime to have Comer and Whiterspoon snubbed for MJ Rodriguez?
We see those household names. We see white people having juicy material to work with and by default we predict them. Yeah, I know, this is a prediction site, so, of course, we are just trying to predict correctly.
The things is, we kept seeing those unnecessary Jim Carter noms year after year and just assumed that voters must’ve really liked the show. “It was probably the ‘british block’ or something.” We try to make some sense out of those things. I just hope, really hope, that this kind of goodwill reach a show like Pose instead of one like Downton Abbey, you know? They would be so much more deserving than Jim Carter.
I know… the Jim Carter comparison was random AF lolJune 13, 2020 at 10:40 am #1203531281
I think Luca`s point is that THT has previous goodwill from the academy so voters would probably stick until the end of the season, watch the well received finale and then maybe nominate the show.
THT would come from a shaky start to a decent finish being a drama series winner while TMS doesn`t have that pedigree.
I`m yet to watch THT S3 though.June 11, 2020 at 6:14 pm #1203528858
The battle between Unorthodox and Normal People vs Little Fires Everywhere and Hollywood is giving me a headache. Will the Academy embrace the first two as favorites of the people and as two very daunting and original shows or it will embrace the big and flashy industry names, sets and budgets of the other two, even if their quality is put on question?
My gut says the academy will end up picking Normal People and LFE.June 11, 2020 at 6:08 pm #1203528851
Porter benefited a lot from Pose Season 2 being aired from June to August. I think Bateman is stronger now.June 11, 2020 at 6:05 pm #1203528846
Having said that if we had the tape system Lead Actress would go to Linney with Kidman as an upset I completely forgot that Jodie Comer had an entire episode of Killing Eve to herself where none of the other principal actors appeared and she gave one of her best performances on the show. Had we had the tape system I’d say it would be Linney vs Comer.
That being said I do think Comer (and Porter if he gets into Drama Actor) could repeat. Both seem to have the passion to win but have trouble getting nominated and considering both gave arguably just as good performances this season in comparison to their last I would be very cautious of ruling them out if they are nominated.
Under the tape system Viola Davis would be competitive for the win, once nominated. Her tape is exactly what that system loved to reward. And if you consider the social relevance right now of everything she said in that speech on the finale… No doubt she would be competitive.
As for Comer – still talking about the tape system – she was on fire this season but I don’t think they would give her two wins in a row. She’s not on Close or Danes level of “undeniability”.May 30, 2020 at 2:39 pm #1203509380
No one said that just because Succession won writing last year nothing else can win this year. The Crown imo is the only show that stands the tiniest of chances at beating Succession (and I’m not saying Succession will win because it won last year but if it won last year for a less buzzy season when it was probably 4th-6th in Drama Series then it has a better chance at winning when it is the frontrunner for Drama Series and has a buzzier season).
I’d rank writing like this :
2. The Crown
3. Better Call Saul
4. The Outsider
5. The Handmaid’s Tale
6. Stranger Things
7. Big Little Lies
9. Killing Eve
10. Better Call Saul
No way Ozark is behind Big Little Lies, Stranger Things and The Outsider.May 25, 2020 at 10:48 am #1203499980
I’m predicting Newton cause I’m done pretending the voters aren’t lazy. Too much frustration in the past.
I don’t think it will matter much for her (or maybe Harris/Wright) the fact that season 3 flopped because a bunch of voters wouldn’t watch the show anyway but still would feel pretty guilty for not checking Newton’s box.
Will these voters be enough? I don’t know, ask Jonathan Banks.May 25, 2020 at 4:54 am #1203499601
Wtf are you talking about I haven’t even started watching s3 of the show. I can’t point out that the network airing it seems to campaign it more than the competitors with their own programs atm? If anything you are the one looking like Guest 2018 with your pointless threads or long essays to push your narratives like with Succession in acting.
Plot twist: we all are Guest2018.