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June 5, 2018 at 12:48 pm #1202559281
I am sorely disappointed when I see the likes of Millie Bobby Brown showered with nominations when Williams got nothing for doing a far better work at the same age in a much better show.
They have the same amount of Emmy nominations.
I meant around the same age. It took Williams six years to land a nomination at the Emmys. Moreover, I wasn’t just talking about the Emmys. Take MBB’s double SAG noms for example. No actress from GoT (even Lena Headey!!!) has ever received a nomination there.
P.S. I’m talking about Individual nominations of course.June 5, 2018 at 12:12 pm #1202559247
Tessa Thompson plays her character in Westworld better than Maisie Williams does in Game of Thrones (why is that performance award-worthy?).
Because other people don’t share your opinion. I personally find her screen presence magnetic. She, alongside Headey and Dinklage, is my favorite actor currently working on Game of Thrones. Her work in the fourth season of Thrones is, in my opinion, her best (writing played a hand of course) and deserved a nomination at the Emmys. I am sorely disappointed when I see the likes of Millie Bobby Brown showered with nominations when Williams got nothing for doing a far better work at the same age in a much better show.
June 5, 2018 at 7:34 am #1202559109
- This reply was modified 1 year, 8 months ago by Mukund.
Since the race is THT vs GoT, I took a moment to compare the grades on imdb for each season. GoT’s s7 has an average of 9.2/10, while THT has an average of 8.7/10 so far. Of course, they’re kind of incomparable as THT’s ep have an average of 1k voters, while GoT has like 50k voters. Imdb doesn’t matter, and a lot could change with the following 3eps of THT. Just saying. After all, based on imdb’s rankings, Better Call Saul, Stranger Things and Westworld were the top 3 shows of last year’s Oustanding Drama Series line-up.
Yeah IMDb really doesn’t matter haha, not even remotely.
Just cuz u stan hard for THT, it doesn’t mean it’s actually the best drama. BCS blew the competition last year simply because its writing is much superior.
I think BCS should have won Writing in a Drama Series for Chicanery. No other show deserved it last year. I am glad it got some recognition at the WGA atleast. But as a Series winner, I was fine with THT’s win. It was just it’s sweep in the other categories which it didn’t deserve, like Supporting Actress, Writing and if I am being honest, even Directing (my pick would have been the Duffer Brothers) that was disappointing.June 3, 2018 at 5:30 am #1202558032
Sadly, with that, the last of TV’s truly great dramas has gone.
Game of Thrones is yet to end, I believe.
Anyone that appreciates good writing wants that show to end as soon as possible. I do think The Deuce has a lot of potential though, and haven’t seen The Expanse.
Why you would want a show to end just because you don’t like? And I think is ridiculous just valorize the writting in a show. Game of Thrones have a lot of flaws in this segment, but they always did an amazing job in the others parts, they expand what a series could be and become something that others series could not.
I completely agree with you, Reis, especially the last part. It’s irritating when people act like it’s the worst written show on TV. The Sopranos is, for me, the best written show ever because of how consistently well written it was. While I agree Game of Thrones isn’t as consistently well written as many (including myself) would like it to be, I still think it has really great and well written moments which make it stand out among it’s peers. Season 7 is my least liked of the entire series because it felt more like a Hollywood blockbuster (albeit a good one) than the previous six seasons and I can see where some people’s criticism comes from but dismissing it altogether is wrong.
Writing IS the foundation of a good series and I feel that GoT is well written but sometimes uneven in terms of its writing (like any other show) but saying that ‘Anyone that appreciates good writing wants it show to end as soon as possible’ is ignorant. There are also other aspects of a show like directing, acting , score, editing, cinematography and whatnot that are still integral to a show’s success. These are the places that Game of Thrones truly excels and where it handily beats most of the other shows. The characters, too, can make or break a series. Game of Thrones has well written, nuanced, complex and refreshing characters which have invaded the pop culture like no other show ever before. It HAS proven that it deserves a place among the other great drama series and it’s sad that some people can’t see that.
It seems that the more popular anything gets, the more criticism it has to face. People didn’t start criticizing The Handmaid’s Tale and Stranger Things until they exploded in a way no one expected them to.
There’s a reason it became such a big phenomenon that received acclaim from both critics and audiences alike.June 3, 2018 at 4:05 am #1202558006
Directing: The Handmaid’s Tale – “June” – directed by Mike Barker Game of Thrones – “The Spoils of War” – directed by Matt Shakman Game of Thrones – “Beyond the Wall” – directed by Alan Taylor Game of Thrones – “The Dragon and the Wolf” – directed by Jeremy Podeswa Stranger Things – “The Gate” – directed by the Duffer Brothers The Crown – “Dear Mrs. Kennedy” – directed by Stephen Daldry (or Westworld “Riddle of the Sphinx directed by Lisa Joy)
I think Homeland will probably take that final spot.June 3, 2018 at 4:01 am #1202558003
Any of those shows could be snubbed if they have bad enough seasons.
House of Cards’ nomination last year proves otherwise.
I would also predict BCS over BLL which I’m pretty sure isn’t going to do nearly as well in drama as it did in limited.
BLL won eight Emmys in a very competitive year, which saw shows like The Night Of, Fargo and Feud compete for the top prize. It’s victory wasn’t in any way easy. Dismissing it after it swept everywhere, albeit in Limited categories, would be foolish. An HBO show with an acclaimed cast that has already proved it’s mettle at these award shows, isn’t gonna be snubbed. Remember, it was nominated at the PGA before either TIU or BCS. I would even say that it was in second place behind THT. I agree it probably won’t win the Series prize, but it would still be competitive in the acting races. And that’s without even mentioning Meryl Streep’s involvement.
I just wanna say that I am in no way bashing or insulting BCS. I am just making educated guesses regarding it’s Emmy chances next year. I am sorry if I came across rude at any point. Thanks for your views on the same.June 2, 2018 at 9:49 am #1202557711
Is there any chance that Highmore makes it in? He deserves it more than anyone else and I am currently predicting him.June 2, 2018 at 9:17 am #1202557691
I want to say that Headey is gonna win
Nothing would make me happier than to see Headey FINALLY win (except probably Sterling K. Brown NOT winning). Cersei Lannister is a character that cannot leave emmy-less.
Yes and yes!! If Lena were to win, I think I would scream so loudly that my neighbors would hear me. Honestly, what is stopping her from winning this year, especially if Maisie isn’t nominated. And YES to Sterling not winning, I would be so happy! Pls give it to anyone else, Milo preferably or in a dream world Freddie Highmore.
Is it weird that I completely agree with everything you said? Ha.June 2, 2018 at 9:15 am #1202557689
I have a few words on production design and cinematography: The Crown, Westworld, Stranger Things, Game of Thrones and The Handmaid’s Tale have to dominate these categories. I mean does it get any better? I would choose THT to win both. You can say whatever you want but every set, every shot on this show is stunning. The colonies looked amazing!
I think Game of Thrones will win it’s 5th Emmy for Production Design, tying it with Boardwalk Empire for the most wins in the category. It won it’s fifth ADG and picked up it’s first Bafta for the same. It would be my personal choice too.
Cinematography is a bit difficult. This is one category which has always eluded Thrones, which is weird considering that it already has the most nominations for Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series (One Hour) (8) and has won THRICE at ACS. It must be noted that this season had the best cinematography yet so I think the emmys will right this wrong and finally award it with a win in this category. Robert McLachlan deserves it for “The Spoils of War”.
The Handmaid’s Tale could repeat, as the cinematography on the show is constantly praised. I don’t see it winning either Production Design or Guest Actress and this feels like it’s best shot at winning at the Creative Arts Emmys.
The Crown which recently won the ASC and the Bafta is also a possible threat.