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November 22, 2020 at 3:47 pm #1203855362
I had no idea what the Volpi Cup even was before this year.
Masterful self own.
Justice for Rhea SeehornAugust 1, 2020 at 2:52 pm #1203621047
Sorry if this has been asked before, but I took a break from these forums because they can get toxic, but now that I’m back, I’m curious why more people are changing predictions to have Strong ahead of Cox. Cox gave a much showier performance, is an industry vet, and in my opinion, his season 2 performance was better than Strong. Yes Strong had the better performance in season one, but the writing win last year does suggest that at least some voters watched season one either when it came out, or during last year’s Emmy voting, so now that they’re on season two, Cox seems stronger.
Justice for Rhea SeehornJune 30, 2020 at 8:30 am #1203558624
I’m watching The Americans right now and three episodes into season five, it got me thinking how close it was to winning in 2018 for its final season. I really don’t know who was in 2nd place as there are really good arguments three different series.
The Americans, Lead Acting and Writing win, acclaimed final season, narrative of going under the radar for so long to multiple nominations, heightened relevance with the Russia. However, unable to get directing, Noah Emmerich, Holly Taylor, or even Margo Martindale in. The two supporting actresses might of split votes, but considering Martindale won in season three for ordering dinner off a menu, she should of been able to get in here.
The Crown, Won lead actress and directing, got all actors they pushed for nominated plus writing, second season considered on par or better than the first.
The Handmaid’s Tale, fresh off sweeping for its first season, it exploded in nominations for the second, however it was unable to win anything other than guest actress, and the latter half of the season got divisive reviews.
Justice for Rhea SeehornJune 16, 2020 at 10:40 am #1203536642
I think This Is Us probably came to the conclusion that Hartley is never getting nominated, so they might as well place him in the proper category (I haven’t seen the show, but many people say he’s a lead), or to help Sullivan’s chances and make rom for Blackk. I’m really baffled as to why Jimmy Kimmel Live submitted Brie Larson, Fred Willard and Pete Buttigieg (why?) as guest actors.
Justice for Rhea SeehornJune 15, 2020 at 11:19 am #1203534397
Culkin for season one, MacFadyen for season two.
Justice for Rhea SeehornJune 10, 2020 at 1:46 pm #1203526391
Imagine being in the situation we’re in right now, and saying that a film about systemic racism in the criminal justice system, is irrelevant, or that nobody is talking about it, when if you go on Twitter, so many people are recommending it as something to help understand the current situation. Anyways, Beale Street was, in my opinion (emphasis on my opinion) the best film of 2018, the 5th best film of the decade (yes better than Moonlight) and Regina King deserved her Oscar. I feel Stone was better, but she (and Weisz) was an obvious lead (although I consider Colman to be supporting, and had she gone supporting, she’d be my win, with King in a strong second).
Justice for Rhea SeehornJune 8, 2020 at 4:57 pm #1203522622
I feel I should point out, that Watchmen did get some pushback for its politics. While it did a lot of things right, there were a fair amount of black leftists that felt its premise of a cop taking down white supremacists was misguided, as frankly, police often are part of it. SPOILER ALERT: I know in the end that was part of the show as well, but some argued it reduced the issue to a personal issue instead of a systemic one. I doubt emmy voters will consider this though, just thought it should be pointed out in this thread.
Justice for Rhea SeehornJune 7, 2020 at 5:30 pm #1203520841
I actually haven’t seen either show, so I can’t comment on the quality of either one, but if the general consensus on here is that SC had one of its best seasons while TGP had one of its weakest ones, I’ll definitely keep SC slotted in second place (again, I still think Maisel is winning).
Justice for Rhea SeehornJune 7, 2020 at 2:14 pm #1203520687
Not quite understanding why people are assuming O’Connor will go lead and Menzies will go supporting in season four of The Crown. Yes, the Diana storyline will probably be a major part of next season, but Smith only went supporting for season two because he didn’t have any internal competition from Lithgow and Harris, despite having more material than he did in season one. If we’re going on past seasons, you could argue that Lithgow had more material than Smith did for season one, but they still submitted Smith in lead.
Justice for Rhea SeehornJune 7, 2020 at 1:54 pm #1203520661
Anyway, if any comedy series is going to benefit from a “this is their last chance” mentality, it’s Schitt’s Creek.
Guest2018 is obviously a delusional fanboy but I do think it’s possible TGP might have the last chance mentality over Schitt’s Creek. Considering the Emmys completely ignored it until season five, compared to TGP receiving two acting nominations in season two, and four nominations total for season three (not counting the interactive special nomination) there are signs that voters might be more sentimental to it than Schitt’s Creek, but maybe I’m wrong. I still think Schitt’s Creek is ahead of TGP but just barely (although I’m not sure it matters a whole lot because I think Maisel is solidly in first place).
Justice for Rhea SeehornMay 27, 2020 at 10:45 am #1203503567
Plus the way The Crown does its opening credits is you’re only listed if you’re in the specific episode. Even if you’re part of the main cast like John Lithgow, he still wasn’t credited for “Gloriana” as he did not appear in it. So it’s hard to know if Harris would qualify even under the old system.
Justice for Rhea SeehornMay 23, 2020 at 10:00 pm #1203497781
I’m wondering if we’re underestimating Jason Watkins for The Crown. He is being pushed by Netflix and if voters are watching this season and check off Bonham Carter, Colman, Dance, Menzies, O’Connor and Lapotaire, I can’t imagine them leaving him off.
I think it’s unlikely, considering supporting actor is a stacked category and so many shows have multiple contenders in it, and he wasn’t talked about as much (which is a shame, as I thought he was better than O’Connor.) I think The Crown will probably get one actor in each category, although I’m still not sure if O’Connor gets nominated.
Justice for Rhea SeehornMay 22, 2020 at 12:07 pm #1203495721
The Leftovers and Show Me A Hero which in my opinion, was the best limited/miniseries of the decade. It deserved nominations for directing, Winona Ryder, LaTonya Richardson Jackson and Alfred Molina (although his category was stacked with great performances from People v OJ Simpson, Fargo, and Hugh Laurie in The Night Manager) and deserved to win Best Limited Series, Writing and Lead Actor for Oscar Isaac.
Justice for Rhea SeehornMay 19, 2020 at 7:00 pm #1203490751
Jared Harris for the first season of The Crown – not only should he have been nominated, he should of won even in supporting. John Lithgow was great, and he was third in my lineup, but Harris was just magnificent in the one and a half episodes that focused on him, and his little bits in episodes 3 and 5 (and 10 to a lesser degree).
Corey Stoll for the first season of House Of Cards – while the show’s quality declined after season 2 (save for season 4 which was pretty good) those first two seasons were great, and it was actually the show that got me into “prestige tv”. Stoll was the emotional heart of season one (especially for a show that was usually more focused on shocks and thrills than genuine emotion). I remember I was binging the season but I actually had to take a break after chapter 11 because I was so overwhelmed by what just happened.
Dean Norris for seasons 3, 4, and 5 part two of Breaking Bad – Hanks journey from stereotypical macho tough guy cop who makes inappropriate jokes to man injured physically and emotionally to seriously skilled detective was one of the few aspects of Breaking Bad that’s not talked about as much unfortunately. It’s a great character arc and Norris played it wonderfully, hopefully the academy makes up for it with a guest nomination for BCS.
Justice for Rhea SeehornMay 18, 2020 at 9:43 pm #1203489209
I think it went like this that year :
Considering The Americans missed drama series that year, I’d say Wood (and possibly Wright, since House Of Cards got in despite a pretty bad 5th season) was ahead of Russell.
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