David Buchanan first started writing for Gold Derby in 2013, seeking an outlet for his obsession with theatre and the Tony Awards. In 2016, David joined Gold Derby as a Contributing Writer, in part to advocate for a long-overdue second Emmy Award for Christine Baranski. While he reached the pinnacle of his Gold Derby career in 2017 when he placed first in the Tony nominations predictions contest––a feat he seems unlikely to ever match––he has yet to singlehandedly secure Baranski her second Emmy, so the quest continues. In addition to covering theatre and TV for Gold Derby, David is currently a PhD candidate in English.
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June 27, 2022 at 2:23 pm #1204997894
I’m not predicting her (I have the predictions centre top 6) and she doesn’t even give my 3rd favourite guest performance on this season of The Good Fight but seeing the prospect of Elaine May getting nominated for her Ruth Bader Ginsburg performance being ranked so high in the prediction centre odds is really giving me life right now.
I’ve been burned so many times predicting Good Fight guest contenders… but especially since she just received the honorary Oscar this year, I feel like there’s some chance folks might see her name on the ballot and vote for her. I wouldn’t complain.
Formerly known as PianoMann.June 21, 2022 at 8:29 pm #1204992258
Even thinking in watching New Adventure of Old Christine next.
She’s so delightful in that series. She won the Emmy for the second episode, so you’ll know pretty early on if you’ll like it. Her best is probably the season three finale, just a phenomenal sitcom performance.
Formerly known as PianoMann.June 16, 2022 at 3:01 pm #1204986969
So The Good Fight just didn’t submit anything to Directing
I’m pretty sure they always only submit Robert King’s episode, and he chose to submit for Evil instead. I wish they had submitted Brooke Kennedy for “Previously On…,” but it wouldn’t matter in the end anyway, so no big loss.
Formerly known as PianoMann.June 16, 2022 at 12:13 pm #1204986666
I can’t open the Writing one, either, although I can access all of the others. Go figure.
Formerly known as PianoMann.June 16, 2022 at 12:12 pm #1204986662
I just saw this and I’m STUNNED. Maybe she didn’t want to put her name forward although I’m sure she’s been doing quite a bit of press?
It seems inexplicable to me because she has one of the biggest names of the supporting cast, and it’s not like the show didn’t submit others to try to push one candidate. Really baffling to me!
Formerly known as PianoMann.June 16, 2022 at 11:53 am #1204986600
How is Bebe Neuwirth not even on the ballot for Julia?
Formerly known as PianoMann.June 16, 2022 at 10:41 am #1204986402
Last year it was James Burrows who was nominated for B Positive.
Widdoes was nominated for Mom last year, though. I think it helps him that Burrows isn’t competing in this category this year and voters obviously know of and just recently recognized Widdoes’ work.
Formerly known as PianoMann.June 16, 2022 at 9:11 am #1204985938
Elaine May is on the guest ballot. Please give this legend her first Emmy nomination.
Formerly known as PianoMann.June 16, 2022 at 8:34 am #1204985645
The Writing ballot only has the comedy categories right now. They must have uploaded the wrong version.
Formerly known as PianoMann.June 16, 2022 at 8:30 am #1204985596
They’re available now.
Formerly known as PianoMann.June 15, 2022 at 7:35 pm #1204984866
Loved the premiere! The 21 grams experiment was a really engaging case, especially with the Frankenstein-esque angle they added. Great to see Wallace Shawn pop up here since he’s so often on the Kings’ other shows, and I hope he sticks around. This was also beautifully directed by Robert King. Of course, Mike and Katja continue to be so terrific together, too. Cannot wait for the rest of the season.
Formerly known as PianoMann.June 13, 2022 at 4:54 pm #1204982481
My only brag of this year is Phylicia Rashad, who I think I had in first ever since they announced that she was placed in the Featured category. In such a divided field, it made sense they would award her, and her reviews for that show were almost as good as anybody else’s from the whole season. I tried to convert people, too!
Formerly known as PianoMann.June 2, 2022 at 8:41 pm #1204971262
As much as I adore Jean Smart and think her performance in Season 2 absolutely warrants a second win, I would vote for Hacks in Series and Sarah Lancashire in Actress. But given the genre sweeps we’ve seen in comedy and drama in 2020 and 2021, respectively, a lot of voters probably wouldn’t split like that.
Formerly known as PianoMann.June 2, 2022 at 7:13 pm #1204971220
Hoping Susie Essman gets in, an overdue Emmy nom
Me too. I think she’s much more deserving for Curb this year than Hacks, but Hacks is going to explode and I think her work on Curb will really bolster her chances of a guest nomination.
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