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May 9, 2022 at 6:28 am #1204946871
I guess this is going to be the reactions thread too. A Strange Loop leads with 11, followed by MJ and Paradise Square with 10. SIX “only” managed 8, but I think so many original musicals leading with more nominations weakens its status.
Among musical revivals, I can’t believe Funny Girl only mustered that 1 nomination for Jared Grimes and am shocked that Katrina Lenk wasn’t nominated, but still think that Company is fairly safe to win the main category.
And among plays, The Lehman Trilogy appears far and away in the lead in its categories, with for colored girls leading among revivals, and most other plays received scattered nominations, although good for POTUS for making a late showing with 3 nominations!May 5, 2022 at 4:00 pm #1204943472
Ah, I hadn’t thought about how now Letts and Williams are featured, but I guess that’ll help the Lehman brothers possibly all get into the lead category now.May 5, 2022 at 2:20 am #1204942598
Even if not presenting, I would also really like to see an “Anita” gathering, but include Debbie Allen, Karen Olivo, and especially Yesenia Ayala. I’m not usually a fan of “random” dance numbers, but giving these women a chance to show their moves would really be a beautiful moment.May 4, 2022 at 11:28 am #1204941948
Wonderful choice! Even if DeBose doesn’t win the guest actress in a comedy series Emmy this year for hosting SNL, she’ll have a very good shot for variety special (live) next year. And it’ll be extremely interesting if this triple threat who started her professional career on the stage completes the EGO in EGOT, including for hosting the Tonys, before ever winning a Tony herself.April 19, 2022 at 7:12 am #1204923511
It’s actually even happened more recently than the Teresa Wright one someone else mentioned. Barbara Babcock won Lead Actress in a Drama for guest starring on Hill Street Blues in 1981. In 1992, they allowed Guest performances to be submitted in either Lead or Supporting I believe. Christopher Lloyd won Lead Actor in a Drama for guest starring in Road to Avonlea, and that same year Kirk Douglas was nominated for starring in 1 episode of Tales from the Crypt and Harrison Page for guest starring in Quantum Leap was nominated alongside Scott Bakula for it. That year also saw Shirley Knight nominated in Lead Actress for guest starring on Law & Order. Now that they have a specific category for guest performances, it doesn’t happen really.
My favorite is still Ruth Gordon winning in lead actress in 1979 for a guest spot on Taxi (the same year that Mariette Hartley won in lead for a guest spot on The Incredible Hulk!), and then Taxi getting a nomination for Eileen Brennan 2 years later and then a win the very next year for Carol Kane’s return. I think the wins for James Coco and Doris Roberts in supporting for their amazing one time guest spots on St. Elsewhere finally pushed the academy over to creating the guest categories, but, clearly, in a world of recurring guest performances, there’s still a lot of sorting out to be done.April 19, 2022 at 7:06 am #1204923494
I know it’s perhaps the most ultra competitive category of the comedy field but has anyone considered the possibility of Rosie Perez getting back in? Critics seem to have embraced The Flight Attendant even more this go round (season 2 currently has an 80 score on Metacritic), the show is airing at the heart of this Emmy season which could give it a boost in recency bias but also she just seems to be very beloved. For example before this whole Will Smith debacle happened I remember there was a lot of excitement towards the White Men Can’t Jump presenting reunion that was going to happen at the Oscars and a lot of the press towards that was focused on how this was the first time Perez had been invited back to the Oscars since her nomination as she had mentioned in the past how she was upset by never having been invited back as an attendee.
Perhaps I’m overestimating her as a result of trying not to underestimate her because her first season performance wouldn’t come close to getting into my own personal lineup. But I just wonder if this could be a Fiona Shaw situation where we assume she only happens in a weak field when the show is top 3 in series but both her support and the support of the show is strong enough for her to even happen in the most stacked of fields over coattails in bigger series contenders. For all we know she could have been top 4 and even ahead of the SNL women in the nominating round of voting last year.
(Of course this hypothesis is assuming The Flight Attendant retains its nomination slots in series and actress which I understand is not something that is a consensus prediction on here.)
I’m usually team Rosie, and I’m even more sympathetic after she mentioned that Harrelson and Snipes showed up high to present with her, but this also appears to be a really competitive field for comedy supporting actress, so I don’t have her right now, but ready to move her in if she’s got some good stuff to do this season. I feel like Waddingham and Temple have been fairly locked in and Einbinder will be (I still have her lower just because the season premiere date was just confirmed), but the SNL women just haven’t done much (McKinnon and Strong taking off for several episodes, plus there being more cast members, hasn’t helped) and Abbott Elementary could be hit or miss here, so there is still plenty of fluidity in the race before even trying to figure out how past nominees Beetz, Borstein, Goldberg, Hinkle, and Orji might also factor in.April 6, 2022 at 1:41 pm #1204906555
Netflix’s FYC website just updated and Winona Ryder is still listed as a lead submission for Stranger Things Season 4 (possible spoilers in the guest categories):March 27, 2022 at 8:36 pm #1204883554
I’m not sure what the point of having 3 hosts and prerecording 8 categories was if the hosts were just going to make themselves scarce and the show still ran long. Except for a few speeches, this was not a show to remember at all. I’m looking forward to next year already, when hopefully they’ll have a podium and a script editor.March 27, 2022 at 7:36 am #1204878799
Wow, the Razzies have gone really lowkey. It was so much easier for me to finish in first place last year with so many political choices. The Razzies hate for poorly adapted musicals is one thing, but I am really surprised that they hit Diana The Musical so hard, especially to the exclusion of dishonors for Dear Evan Hansen. Karen and The Woman in the Window also sounded way worse, but they ended up avoiding awards for the sake of knocking Space Jam 2. Oh, well. At least I picked the right worst Bruce Willis performance!March 24, 2022 at 8:44 am #1204873406
I truly cannot remember the last time we discussed Anne Hathaway as an awards contender for anything. Ever since she won her Oscar, it sure feels like she has laid off the prestige/awards bait projects she was previously so often a part of.
She’s also had 2 children, and then the pandemic hit, in that time, so maybe she hasn’t had quite the flexibility to search for higher prestige projects that she might have otherwise had.March 22, 2022 at 3:29 pm #1204869466
If Frances doesn’t return, it really needs to be a previous Best Actress winner. They have typically done that in the past three decades when someone couldn’t make it back.
My choices would be Halle Berry (20), Jodie Foster (30) or Sophia Loren (60) since they are each celebrating anniversary years of their wins. Jodie would be cool since it’s presumed Anthony Hopkins would present Best Actress. Maybe the two of them could present both categories together?
I am really curious about what the hold up with Frances might be. It’s already been speculated that she’s the “one of last year’s acting winners” who would be precluded from attending if vaccination proof was required in THR’s story from last month and I’d think she’d want to be there to support the nominees from TTOM (although maybe we don’t talk about Bruno…), so, as “wacky” as she may be, a solid appearance (or at least an explanation) would be nice just for reassurances.
And I’d support Berry as a sub for McDormand, although it may get awkward, as Will Smith already said he’d want her in his “harem” and she also famously shouted out Jada in her acceptance speech.March 15, 2022 at 4:06 pm #1204852479
Brenda Vaccaro-Jacqueline Susann’s Once Is Not EnoughMarch 13, 2022 at 6:59 pm #1204848232
Was this the Critics’ Choice Awards or just an extended version of the SAG awards?
I assume they gave the film acting awards early so that it would be before midnight in London at the end of a very long day. And even among the actors who were there, the winners whose speeches I was looking forward to most (Jennifer Coolidge, Jessica Chastain, Sarah Snook, Kate Winslet) weren’t even there. Mostly, I was interested in Belfast winning here rather than at BAFTA, West Side Story winning editing when not even Oscar-nominated in that category, and Ari Wegner winning for cinematography (I hope that one repeats at the Oscars)!Not now