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July 3, 2020 at 8:24 am #1203564785
I’m honestly so unimpressed by the male supporting cast of Succession. For me, Strong was male MVP of s1, Cox s2 with Snook being co MVP in both seasons. Those are the only Succession actors I would vote for if I were a voter, with Snook being my priority. Culkin, Braun, Macfadyen and Strong in s2 just give me the impression that they are playing themselves.
Lol Tom probably thinks he is a Darcy. When he’s actually Mr Collins.June 15, 2020 at 6:14 am #1203533806
Really can’t see how there will be major campaigning this year without a vaccine, so that may not be as much a factor. Also, there have been recent winning exceptions to the campaigning trend: Mark Rylance, Olivia Colman etc. You may be able to get around it if voters like the performance enough? Hopkins’ reviews make his performance sound like one for the ages.June 4, 2020 at 6:37 am #1203515858
It doesnt seem like anybody on this forum believes she’s winning though? (except me but I’m a stan lol)June 4, 2020 at 6:31 am #1203515839
Well BBC News is making the snub a big thing in its lunch time news report apparently and the BAFTA chief executive had to specifically address it. Bit much but I guess that’s due to her status in UK.June 4, 2020 at 5:07 am #1203515762
Olivia Colman’s BAFTA snub is shocking. When you don’t even have enough support in your homeland for a nom…
She hasn’t been nominated by BAFTA TV since her 3 wins in 2013/2014, save for Fleabag s1. She only started getting Emmy nominations after 2016. Don’t think there will be much correlation between the 2 for her noms wise at least after winning 3 in 2 years.
BAFTA TV noms are also by panel selection which Andrew Scott probably fell victim to here.June 4, 2020 at 12:20 am #1203515586
It was but not hugely watched.
Eligibility is the 2019 calendar year.
Ah right. Didnt realise the Killing Eve nominations were for season 2.
Poor Andrew Scott. But at least Sian got in. Quite bummed out by the lack of acting nominations for Derry Girls cast. A huge part of the success and charm of the show is due to that cast.May 24, 2020 at 1:40 am #1203498017
Why is nobody predicting Olivia Colman for The Crown. Foy got in twice after winning US awards such as the Golden Globe and SAG. Colman is a BAFTA favourite so I don’t get why they would just forget about her
I think she has a chance but without meaning to be glib about this, her profile is too big for the BAFTA TV panel to be incentivised to nominate her and they are known to use the platform to boost the profiles of UK actors (like they did for her in 2013 after the whole ruckus about Bafta film snubbing her in Tyrannosaur).
Like others said it is why she hasn’t been nominated for her recent TV works (last individual nom was 3 years ago for season 1 of Fleabag) because they have already nominated and awarded her in a very short period of time (2 in one night and 1 more the year after).
I think Menzies has a really good shot at the nom though crowded as the category may be.May 19, 2020 at 8:58 am #1203489791
Think Foy’s Queen is given plenty of moments to “triumph” over Churchill or Phillip or whatever royal staff/ tradition and people love to see those moments because it aligns with their perception that the Queen is a “leader” – debatable whether she had any such power or verve at all but it is a very flattering and sympathetic depiction of the real life figurehead. Makes for great tv when you need the audience to root for the lead though.
Whereas Colman’s Queen is written to be far colder, weary and behind the times due to the middle age theme of season 3 (and to create contrast with her children). I’m not sure if this is set up for the Diana plotlines in s4 but Peter Morgan is on record for describing QEII as a “countryside woman of limited intelligence who would have much preferred looking after her dogs and breeding horses to being queen”, which sort of describes his writing for s3 QEII to a tee.
So the direct comparisons of Foy and Colman, while inevitable, are odd to me cause they are playing pretty different characterisations. Do love Foy though (terrific in Wolf Hall) and hope she gets better roles post-Crown.May 13, 2020 at 7:18 pm #1203480478
I agree Succession is easily ahead of The Crown in directing but was The Crown even eligible at DGA?
I think someone compiled statistics a while back about how British productions rarely get nominated in DGA. Last one may have been Downton Abbey.May 11, 2020 at 9:09 am #1203475945
so she’s such a good person because she let alex bornestein win last year, but she couldn’t be a good person and let Glenn Close win her deserved oscar? please, you can’t be that naive.
Look if it makes more sense to you that she intentionally submitted an episode in which she had less than 5 lines cause that would maximise her chances of winning please go ahead.
Also, frankly I don’t know how much less campaigning she could have done for The Favourite considering she did like maybe 2 events max outside of Globes and Oscars. She hasn’t even attended SAG once.May 11, 2020 at 8:53 am #1203475869
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are you trying to imply that she submitted a bad episode last year because she wanted someone else to win? because it doesn’t make any sense.
Er yes? It’s not a bad episode (there are no bad episodes of Fleabag Season 2), but she’s in it for max 2 minutes. Don’t think someone gunning for a win would do that to themselves considering she had Episode 1 (which was THE episode that swept the season and her character was driving the dinner table scene) and even Episode 6 which centred on her character’s wedding.
What I wonder is if Colman shows up to these Emmys (that is if they happen lol). She has such a good track record of showing up when she wins (GG, Oscar) but not being there when she loses (SAGs, last year’s Emmys).
If it ends up being a press release of the winners and no ceremony…Laura Linney’s chances solidifies lolMay 11, 2020 at 8:10 am #1203475789
That final moment was definitely pretentious. I don’t think Aberfan is perfect as I found the Queen’s storyline a big fat mess there. But you and I both have to concede that Colman’s single tear moment was talked about by both reviewers and audiences enthusiastically and as mentioned, The Crown is very strategic with submissions so I don’t think they’ll submit anything else. Personally, I think Coup is the strongest showcase for Colman, despite it being pretty meh overall.
Actually since Dance will be submitting Coup, with Aberfan and Cri de Coeur, those 3 episodes had the biggest Colman scenes of the season (last scene with HBC was my fav actually with the Queen finally letting go of her restraint all season). Personally thought Coup was her best too with the dining scene with Porchey.May 11, 2020 at 7:55 am #1203475761
Yeah actually thought The Crown submissions are super strategic (also like that they submitted a Jessica Hobbs episode instead of the second male director). Aberfan getting the sole Writing push and Cri de Couer getting the sole Editing push with both likely submissions for Colman and HBC respectively. I know Colman threw away her chance for Fleabag last year with episode 4 submission (she was on record about her nom that she thought it was someone else’s turn) but would be surprised if Netflix allowed her to submit anything other than Aberfan.
I’m shocked that Peter Morgan submitted Aberfan for writing over Moondust (which clearly has his interest in the male midlife crisis thing); think Moondust was also submitted for the Guilds. But yeah think their submissions are geared to maximise noms and possibly help the 2 actresses be competitive for the win. And Lapotaire! They are definitely backing her. Which would be an incredible story if she wins considering what she’s been through the last 2 decades.