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June 18, 2019 at 11:24 am #1202942956
See, interestingly, I think that this means more for their shows getting into program categories than for individual nominations for Jeong or Carden. I’d love to see Jeong announced as host too.June 17, 2019 at 10:27 am #1202941715
I think that, if anyone is going to be namechecked in that category, it’s going to be 17 time Emmy nominee and 4 time Emmy winner Alfre Woodard for a Netflix movie that probably hardly anyone has seen. With only Adams, Arquette, and Williams really locked in, Woodard’s name, like Britton’s and Margulies’s, really looks comfortable for Emmy voters. I’m not quite ready to predict her, but I just threw her into my Gold Derby TV Award nominations for fun.June 10, 2019 at 11:07 am #1202931232
Only 21 Television Movies on the ballot. At this rate, it’s going to have to fold back into one longform category with Limited Series soon. Melanie Lynskey went supporting for Castle Rock, and no Gabriel Byrne or Matthew Goode on the longform acting ballots. And Don Cheadle, Adam Driver, Sandra Oh, and Paul Rudd are all on the guest acting ballots for SNL, even thought not on the GoldDerby list. Emma Stone isn’t there, but it’s still much more than I was expecting!June 9, 2019 at 8:09 pm #1202930281
I was perfect for all of the design categories, but then things started coming undone for me with Hadestown over Oklahoma for Orchestrations and Ain’t Too Proud over Kiss Me Kate for Choreography.
I really liked the clustering of the play acting categories together, but then making us wait so long for leading actor was rough, as the show then moved onto the musical categories, with so many trailblazers winning, which was great to see.
James Corden is such a great host and I really enjoyed everything he did, especially the Be More Chill tribute with Bareilles and Groban. #Iconiswasrobbed. I did find it odd how some shows had introducers, and strange ones at that (Jane Krakowski for Tootsie? Kristin Chenoweth for The Prom?), and others didn’t. Playwrights talking about their plays is a nice touch to get those shows representation, though.
And while it was rough to see The Prom get shut out, it was still a very entertaining show all around!June 3, 2019 at 10:46 am #1202921840
Yeah, I was also thinking that Laura Dern is the main reason for the Lynch choice, but I’m alright with that. Susanne Bier and Kimberly Peirce being on the board probably helped Wertmuller get recognized too. But the big surprise has to be Wes Studi getting selected, as Buffy Sainte-Marie has long been the only indigenous person to be an Oscar recipient and Studi hasn’t had much of a career since the early 90s, so I wonder what’s brought on attention tom him now. And congrats to Geena Davis, but I feel like the term “humanitarian” has softened in the last few years. I get that equity in gender representation is important, but I just feel like it’s a long way from Audrey Hepburn’s UNICEF missions and Elizabeth Taylor’s AIDS activism.May 23, 2019 at 10:10 am #1202905910
Gibbs wasn’t in enough of the program to qualify in longform because of the Ellen Burstyn rule.May 23, 2019 at 6:36 am #1202905633
I think that this should be a contender for Outstanding Variety Special (Live). Kimmel could finally win an Emmy and frankly I think that this is the first time he’d deserve one. My only problem with the surprise Gibbs appearance (for which I wish there was some way for her to get Emmy attention, but, alas, no individual performance in a variety program category means no place for her to enter for a performance like this) is the treatment of Machado. I don’t think she would have been right for Florence, but she could have played Carmen, the replacement maid who showed up when there was an attempt to spin Florence off from The Jefferson, if producers chose to do one of those episodes. Plus, it would have been nice to get some publicity for the #SaveODAAT movement.May 21, 2019 at 11:46 am #1202903385
Farmiga has a clearer path to a nomination in a fairly open category with no internal competition on the ballot.May 21, 2019 at 11:11 am #1202903292
And Huffman’s out of the predictions center too, leaving only Farmiga from WTSU in supporting actress, which seems to be a good strategy to me.May 16, 2019 at 5:45 am #1202896084
This has to be the dullest (safest?) series of fall lineups in history. No bold schedule moves. No really exciting new shows. Several 2 hour newsmagazine and reality show blocks. And cautious programming with many short run episode commitments and plenty held for mid-season. This really feels like the end of network television to me, and this was probably inevitable, but sad nonetheless.May 10, 2019 at 5:18 am #1202887789
The Saturday Night Live guest submissions are hilarious as always. I will have to take Steve Carell, Sandra Oh and Emma Thompson out of my predictions. Why would you even submit Halsey over Emma Stone? They are putting guest-eligible Alec Baldwin in supporting again.
I agree with all of this.
I can’t believe they are doing their female hosts such a disservice again this year. Future Self was one of my favorite sketches of the year and I expect Emma Thompson will bring it tomorrow night, assuming the writers allow her to do her thing, but I can’t think about a single time I laughed during anything Rachel Brosnaham or Halsey did. If Oh and Thompson don’t follow Tiffany Haddish’s lead and just submit themselves, I think that this should easily pave the way for an Awkwafina win, and I’d be alright with that.
But even the male submissions are off, not submitting former Emmy nominee Adam Driver, who already has Oscar and Tony nods this year and so will miss out on a chance to Metcalf if he doesn’t submit himself, or Paul Rudd, whom I’m also highly anticipating. Plus, Baldwin definitely should have gone guest this year. He hasn’t even been much of an entity in the 7 episodes he’s been in this year so far. And there’s hardly been any coverage of the 2020 Presidential candidates so far, so, if the show doesn’t pick up its game in these last 2 episodes of the season, I can see its nomination total dropping a lot this year.May 2, 2019 at 10:34 am #1202877190
That makes me worried that she’ll vote split between this and Chernobyl.
She’s had so many close calls with the Emmys in prestige productions over time, from The Life and Death of Peter Sellers to The Memory Keeper’s Daughter to Appropriate Adult to The Secret Life of Marilyn Monroe to The Dresser to Genius to Little Women. It reminds me a little of Miranda Richardson being constantly overlooked before she finally got nominated as a narrator.May 1, 2019 at 8:14 am #1202875679
Next year’s Daytime Emmy winner?May 1, 2019 at 5:52 am #1202875481
I know Margaret Qualley is getting the supporting actress push from the show and I’m glad she finally made her long-awaited series debut in last night’s 4th of the 8 episodes with much more likely from her down the road, but I think Aya Cash really deserves a push for her heartbreaking work. I knew absolutely nothing about Joan Simon before this show, but Cash is really stunning as Verdon’s confidante and fellow “long-suffering wife” with talent of her own. Plus, with Cash highly unlikely to be rewarded for her completely different work in You’re The Worst in its final season with an incredibly competitive category there, this would be a great place to reward her for showing her range if possible.