David Buchanan first started writing for Gold Derby in 2013, seeking an outlet for his obsession with theatre and the Tony Awards and advocating 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 pursuing a PhD in English.
Nov 05, 2010
Oct 23, 2019
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October 19, 2019 at 8:12 pm #1203144274
For those of you who’ve seen it, how was Randy Newman’s score? He hasn’t been nominated for Score in almost 20 years, so I’m wondering if this will get him back in the race since the film’s in the conversation for BP.
Formerly known as PianoMann.October 15, 2019 at 12:04 pm #1203137917
The snubs for The Good Wife and Olive Kitteridge are pretty awful, to me. Though if I had to pick one nominee from each, it would be the ones we have (Baranski and McDormand), so there’s that at least.
Formerly known as PianoMann.October 12, 2019 at 5:35 pm #1203133833
Agreed. A great start to the seventh year this year after an excellent sixth season. I know folks begrudge his three wins for Alan Shore, and I know the show is a now-passé network procedural, but Spader not receiving a single Emmy nomination for this role is quite an oversight.
Formerly known as PianoMann.August 6, 2019 at 7:55 am #1203012379
Solid series finale. Yes, it was a tad slight and predictable, though I don’t know how else they might have brought it to a close. I think my biggest frustration is that it seemed to unravel a lot of Frances and Robert’s journeys in this abbreviated third season. Couldn’t we have reached this same (fitting) conclusion without upending so much of the identity of the show’s first two seasons? Nevertheless, I like where it ended and would’ve really enjoyed seeing more of these characters.
Formerly known as PianoMann.July 23, 2019 at 3:54 pm #1202992737
Not a surprise, but Julia clearly chose her best episode. The series finale is one of her best performances, ever.
Formerly known as PianoMann.July 22, 2019 at 8:32 pm #1202990896
After a rather clunky premiere episode, the season has really taken off in the subsequent weeks. I agree the third episode was the highlight so far, but most of episodes two, three, and four have recaptured the tone of the previous seasons. They’re really landing the humor and the emotional depths of Frances and Robert, even if some of the supporting characters are floundering a bit. I felt a little apathetic about the show ending after the first episode, but now I’m sad there are only two episodes left. I’m not sure how they’re going to wrap things up (I assume they wrote the season finale as a series finale, but perhaps not), but it seems like they have a lot to cover in only two more half hours.
Formerly known as PianoMann.July 18, 2019 at 8:07 pm #1202984232
TVLine confirms that Rose Leslie has officially exited the series, with the season three finale serving as her last episode:
I always liked Leslie on this series and I’m sad to see her go, but the decision makes a lot of sense given the direction of the show from its second season onward. Had the original premise remained, I’m sure she would’ve been a continued fixture, but they haven’t had an integral use for Maia since the first season. I also really like the way they wrapped the character, and assuming they parted on good terms I think they could have Maia and Roland back as guests down the road.
Formerly known as PianoMann.July 16, 2019 at 8:59 am #1202977705
Does anybody has the number of nominations per program?
Formerly known as PianoMann.July 2, 2019 at 9:22 am #1202959160
I agree this episode felt like an entirely different show. I don’t understand the impulse to totally upend Frances’s life from the end of season two to the beginning of season three. She moves out of the house because she and the kids “needed a change”? They burned out her studio so she could take a job at an aviary society? These don’t seem character motivated to me, but I guess we’ll see how they figure into the season arc. I’m glad to have the show back and these character and actors together again, but the premiere fell pretty flat. Hopefully the next five pick up.
Formerly known as PianoMann.June 12, 2019 at 10:17 am #1202934684
I really liked Creel, Stachel, and De Shields of this group, and just narrowly voted for Creel.
Formerly known as PianoMann.June 12, 2019 at 10:16 am #1202934677
Not my favorite group of winners, but Ruthie Ann Miles stands out for me.
Formerly known as PianoMann.June 12, 2019 at 10:14 am #1202934670
This list of winners is truly an embarrassment of riches! I really like both of Light’s performances as well as Houdyshell, Nixon, and Metcalf’s. Ultimately, I voted for Light in Other Desert Cities.
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