Forum Replies Created
March 19, 2018 at 10:03 am #1202515694
Since Glenda Jackson is gonna have to do a matinee on that day anyway, hopefully she will be attending. She attended when she was nominated for Macbeth in 1988.
Regarding Laurie Metcalf, if her role could go both ways, I think she will be placed as a lead actress in the end, especially since her status has grown bigger as of late (Lead Actress Tony winner, Oscar nom). But if she is placed in Featured Actress, could she give Denise Gough a run for her money? Maybe just a little bit?April 25, 2017 at 5:45 pm #1202076365
Hitch came out in February 2005 while Kevin James got his first Emmy nom in 2006. This was probably a result of the panel system, which produced a weird set of nominees that year.
Will Michael Stuhlbarg get helped by Call Me By Your Name? The film gets early Oscar buzz, but it won’t be released until November. He could get in based on his work anyway.April 25, 2017 at 1:24 pm #1202076240
Imagine Elvis Presley’s granddaughter/Michael Jackson’s stepdaughter playing Madonna. Can’t get more legendary than that.April 11, 2017 at 5:33 am #1202063163
Cynthia Nixon is an Oscar away from the Triple Crown and EGOT. She has A Quiet Passion this year, but it seems to go nowhere.April 10, 2017 at 1:02 pm #1202062518
From the moment they announced that they would cast an actress to play Diane’s goddaughter, who would be Alicia of the spinoff, I suspected Christine Baranski would not be an actual lead actress. And the poster suggested the show would consist of three lead characters. Christine Baranski is the face of the show, given her status and her history with The Good Wife, but it’s Rose Leslie who ends up being the most leading of all three. A case could be made for Baranski to go supporting, but it’s interesting to note that many lead actress contenders like Evan Rachel Wood, Thandie Newton and Mandy Moore are not much of a lead actress. Winona Ryder was pegged as a lead actress before moving to supporting. Even Claire Foy isn’t that big of the lead since The Crown is a big ensemble show.
I’d love to see more screentime for Diane, but I can’t say she is criminally underused the way she often was on The Good Wife. Erica Tazel/Barbara, on the other hand, is in need of more substantial material. And I hope to see more of Adrian and Barbara’s background and personal lives in season 2. As for the latest episode, in Maia’s flashbacks where Diane mentioned she was defending a client accused of killing a mutual fund manager who was involved with Bernie Madoff, I guessed that was an event in ‘Bang,’ the 15th episode of The Good Wife’s first season.April 9, 2017 at 9:00 pm #1202061661
Kevin Spacey only needs an Emmy to complete the triple crown. Been trying to win for a while now. If he can’t win for House of Cards, maybe a guest spot on an Emmy-darling TV show will do the trick.
Glenn Close has a film coming out this year, but looks like she’s never gonna win an Oscar.March 27, 2017 at 12:08 pm #1202047691
The stake wasn’t that high for the grand jury this time around, but it was still a very good episode and a great setup along the way. Henry Rindell’s storyline was much more compelling when it involved the firm and I loved his scenes with Maia. It was hilarious to see the firm playing the race card and the two AUSAs being powerless to stop it. These last few episodes had probably offered the best appearances by Elsbeth Tascioni with the right amount of kookiness and kicking ass, a great bounceback from her disappointing returns in the final two seasons of The Good Wife. Matthew Perry was great too. So far the show has been consistently strong, even though it hasn’t reached The Good Wife’s peak yet.March 13, 2017 at 6:52 pm #1202036240
In this episode alone, Ana Mulvoy Ten felt like a bigger lead than Felicity Huffman and Regina King, and what a captivating performance by this young actress! Though not as powerful as last year’s premiere, it built a strong set-up and I can’t wait to see how the story unfolds and how these characters are intertwined.February 21, 2017 at 10:48 am #1202017734
So good to have this universe back with many familiar faces returning. It felt more like a sequel to The Good Wife than its spin-off, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. The new cast made a strong first impression. Adrian and Barbara is the new Will and Diane, and the attitude Barbara had towards Diane reminded me of what Diane had felt about Alicia at the beginning of The Good Wife. Loved the budding friendship between Maia and Lucca, and given their history, Diane and Julian Cain deserves to have their scene together separately. The case in the second episode was really good, but like many cases of its predecessor, it had an underwhelming ending. And of course, Christine Baranski did a terrific job leading the show.February 19, 2017 at 10:11 pm #1202016235
Vanessa Kirby has no name recognition, is young and is not going to be anyone’s number-one or number-two vote for The Crown.
Do Emmy voters have to rank their choices during the nomination process like the Oscars? I think they simply tick off the names.
At this point, I predict both Kirby and Hamilton to get in, expecting The Crown to do really well across the board. And I have doubts about Zimmer and Tierney returning. Yes, Ben Mendelsohn did return, but he was helped by the fact that Netflix’s Bloodline had more exposure with two acting nominees. These two ladies could have the same fate as one-and-done nominees like Michelle Forbes (no one expected her and Enos to return anyway) and Kelly Macdonald (kinda surprising since Buscemi still got in and the show still got a drama series nod) who got snubbed to make room for contenders from big shows like the two actresses in Downton Abbey (first year as a drama series) and Anna Gunn (ineligible the year before, finally submitted in the right category that year).
1. Thandie Newton
2. Winona Ryder
3. Vanessa Kirby
4. Victoria Hamilton
5. Chrissy Metz
6. Maura Tierney/Constance Zimmer/Uzo Aduba
And then there is Eileen Atkins. Is her name big enough to overcome limited/guest-star material and get nominated? If Maggie Smith had played this role, she would have gotten in quite easily. But I don’t see The Crown getting three nods anyway.February 16, 2017 at 6:25 pm #1202013725
Perhaps there will be a lot of blood and murders?February 16, 2017 at 6:20 pm #1202013724
Could JLD be surprisingly snubbed? Maybe voters, as much as they love her, feel that she should withdraw herself from consideration after five wins a la Candice Bergen. Or the biggest surprise of all is that she voluntarily withdraws herself!
Tracee Ellis Ross is in the best position to do it at this point. Or wait for the real threat to enter the race in 2018: Emma Stone in Netflix’s Maniac.February 4, 2017 at 6:10 am #1202002725
Nicolas Cage – Leaving Las Vegas
Meryl Streep – Kramer vs Kramer, Manhattan*, The Seduction of Joe Tynan
*NYFCC didn’t include Manhattan.
Anjelica Huston – Prizzi’s Honor
Dianne Wiest – Hannah and Her SistersFebruary 4, 2017 at 5:39 am #1202002716
Emma Thompson – Howards End
Holly Hunter – The Piano