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September 10, 2020 at 10:57 am #1203697277
this board has this obsession with Schitt’s Creek which I’ll never fully understand (cute show, not emmy-worthy imo)
Agreed. Outside of O’Hara and Murphy, there’s really nothing that separates Schitt’s Creek from every other run-of-the-mill network comedy for me. Fun but largely unimaginative in both conception and execution.
People come for Eugene but I feel Dan’s shortcomings as an actor are more than often masked because people find his character more fun. He is the weakest among the core cast and he always struggles with the more emotional aspects of his character IMO. I really hope he doesn’t win but then again PWB just swept with a performance that was outacted by all the other nominees in her category so…August 31, 2020 at 12:25 pm #1203678232
Recently watched it and I hope they at least do away with the unnecessary padding this time around.August 27, 2020 at 7:19 am #1203669878
Obviously they are not totally irrelevant but its not like in Unorthodox where you see the situation from different perspectives
But Unorthodox also largely focuses on Esty and Yanky only. I don’t think a couple of scenes with Moishe and Leah make it any more of an ‘ensemble’ show and thus, a more prominent casting pick than something like Normal People tbh.August 27, 2020 at 6:35 am #1203669834
Each of the other characters (although superbly acted by the actors with whatever material they had) are irrelevant to the story.
They are not though. Connell and Marianne’s relationship with their friends and family is an important part of their characters, and indirectly or sometimes directly influences their relationship with each other. In some cases, they are even responsible for driving the story forward, like with Connell’s depression.
Normal People does focus solely on its two leads and isn’t concerned with developing or bringing attention to the supporting characters but that doesn’t mean they aren’t relevant to the story or the show.August 7, 2020 at 5:30 am #1203631936
International Cinephile Society.
I guess it might not exactly be what you were referring to since its members include film academics and journalists as well, and not just critics, but ICS always has more exciting and varied picks (especially in nominations) than any of these critics groups. It certainly breaks the monotony of seeing the same group of people being awarded/nominated everywhere else.July 31, 2020 at 7:59 am #1203618212
Actor: Brian Cox (Succession)
Actress: Laura Linney (Ozark)
Supp. Actress: Sarah Snook (Succession)
Supp. Actor: Matthew Macfadyen (Succession)
Directing: Prisoners of War (Homeland)
Writing: This Is Not For Tears (Succession)
Guest Actress: Alexis Beldel (The Handmaid’s Tale)
Guest Actor: Giancarlo Esposito (The Mandalorian)
Actor: Ted Danson (The Good Place)
Actress: Christina Applegate (Dead To Me)
Supp. Actor: Andre Braugher (Brooklyn Nine-Nine)
Supp. Actress: Yvonne Orji (Insecure)
Directing: The Great (The Great)
Writing: The Great (The Great)
Guest Actor: Dev Patel (Modern Love)
Guest Actress: Angela Bassett (A Black Lady Sketch Show)
Limited Series: Watchmen
TV Movie: Bad Education
Actor: Paul Mescal (Normal People)
Actress: Regina King (Watchmen)
Supp. Actor: Louis Gossett Jr. (Watchmen)
Supp. Actress: Jean Smart (Watchmen)
Directing: Episode 5 (Normal People)
Writing: Episode 3 (Normal People)July 31, 2020 at 5:25 am #1203617933
I only see a path for Snook to get that deserved win at the moment. Most shows that exploded in acting nominations (GoT S8, WTSU, THT S2) couldn’t manage multiple wins so this would be in line with that. I do hope at least Cox manages to win as well though.July 29, 2020 at 11:27 am #1203612710
There are many but the ones that hurt the most are Normal People in Series and Daisy Edgar-Jones as I feel they were fairly close to getting those noms.July 28, 2020 at 10:56 am #1203608809
The more time I spend looking at these nominations the more frustrated I am with how bad and seemingly random they are in general. Even for shows I’m rooting for. Like I love Succession but that Braun nomination was beyond unnecessary and undeserving. Watchmen gets five acting nominations but Chau and Nelson aren’t a part of them?July 24, 2020 at 5:06 pm #1203601096
Critics were really passionate about Unorthodox. The fact that something like LFE, which had a much softer reception got in over it is obviously not good for it. I don’t think there’s any way you can ignore that. Not to mention someone like Ruffalo in a show with middling reviews got nominated over Haas, whom all the critics who had watched the show were praising to high heavens.
If visibility with the critics was potentially an issue, then I don’t see how it won’t be an even bigger problem at the Emmys, especially with their existing nomination system.July 18, 2020 at 12:34 am #1203590096
TMS was a complete mess. This show literally had Hannah as a background character with almost zero focus or character development for the first seven episodes until she needed to be the victim. And when that purpose was served, they unceremoniously killed her and just used her death as a device to further Alex’s character and storyline, someone who was culpable to a certain degree to what was going on. The entire storyline was manipulative and disgusting and dealt with this topic with zero nuance or sincerity.July 17, 2020 at 12:37 pm #1203589506
Damn. Succession just won the Writing BAFTA, stopping Chernobyl’s near sweep. So well deserved.July 9, 2020 at 6:24 pm #1203579095
4. Bonham Carter
(Haven’t seen Seehorn yet)July 9, 2020 at 2:27 pm #1203578667
That Seehorn nomination is the definition of inspired.
If you want to talk about going out of the box then that would be nominees like Zoe Kazan, Sex Education, My Brilliant Friend, Elisabeth Olsen, one of the Normal People leads, Maggie Gyllenhaal or The Deuce in general or any show/performer that isn’t in the conversation but deserves to be.
Nominating a performer from a show that has multiple wins and nominations from this body and is already being predicted for an Emmy nomination isn’t inspired, regardless of the quality of his/her performance.