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September 23, 2020 at 12:26 pm #1203730393
1. Melissa McCarthy
2. Rachel Weisz
3. Sally Hawkins
4. Lesley Manville
5. Emma Stone
I find the other five performances (Metcalf, Adams, Harris, Williams, Pugh) EXTREMELY overrated.September 19, 2020 at 7:30 pm #1203719256
I’m canceling the Emmys this year for denying Cicely Tyson’s moment because they are in love with Cherry Jones who obviously needed a third career Emmy in 11 years.
What a trash group of voters.September 19, 2020 at 5:22 pm #1203718391
Stylish, colorful costumes, impeccable production design & the equipment reminiscent of the spirit of the era. Nice cinematography. Paulson is good, but something is missing from her portrayal. The character is not similar to the Nurse Ratched I know, which is a big mistake in my book because they are basically trying to sell the series with that name and iconic legacy…The story is a bit slow, I think good editing could have helped make the experience more lively. 40 minutes would be plenty for an episode because, for example, the first episode is 56 minutes, which is just too much for such a long, and yes, sometimes even boring TV Show.
I honestly don’t think that this will be a huge Emmy contender outside of the creative categories. Here I am thinking this not only of my critical judgment but as we have seen in the case of shows like Mrs. America (which is a much more inviting, much more topical with bigger names and more popular actors), the TV Academy simply does not follow through most shows even during the lockdown, so if they would only watch the first few episodes of this series, it’s not really promising for its Emmy chances. The first episode in particular was just mediocre all around.September 6, 2020 at 2:08 am #1203688890
Tyson but I would love for an action hero to be honored. Sylvester Stallone Pam Grier Jet Li Jackie Chan Arnold Schwarzenegger
Stallone and Schwarzenegger?
I mean, I don’t dispute that they are familiar names and they have a lot of fans because of their trashy fun (action) movies, but I think you could find at least hundreds of other names who had better careers/filmographies and more talent. They should be rewarded the Razzie Lifetime Achievement Award instead of this.September 6, 2020 at 1:58 am #1203688881
Meryl Streep really doesn’t need more awards. And she is only in her early 70’s.
Give it to Cicely Tyson! And the guest Emmy, too! 🙂
Also, yes to the Ellen Burstyn mentions! She has no SAG wins. It’s criminal.September 5, 2020 at 9:13 am #1203687686
André Braugher, no question.September 5, 2020 at 2:44 am #1203687433
Julia Louis-Dreyfus is overrated as hell.
There’s nothing wrong with someone winning a couple of Emmy Awards in categories that aren’t that strong. But over the past decade, a number of performances have been left unrewarded that would have deserved recognition OVER her.
Louis-Dreyfus was good at Veep, and while I wouldn’t list her performance as one of my favorites, I admit she deserved an award or two for the show. But the idea that Laura Dern, Amy Poehler, Lisa Kudrow, or Laurie Metcalf couldn’t win because of the Television Academy’s sick fascination with Julia is downright insane.
I don’t want to trash Julia, just draw attention to the laziness of the Television Academy, and the fact that they wasted at least 4-5 awards on her alone, instead of rewarding just as good or even better performances in the last decade.
Dr. Jenna James.
and a bunch of others.
A couple of iconic characters really deserved to write into the Emmy history and it’s upsetting that they couldn’t.August 31, 2020 at 6:46 am #1203677324
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Granted, but it would describe Taron Egerton as a person. Also, I feel like this is more about the love for Elton as a musician than Taron’s actual performance and that kind of judgment already gave us the worst Best Actor winner of the century. Taron was better I guess? but let’s not act as if Malek wasn’t praised to heaven’s gates despite his ridiculous performance…
Why would Taron Egerton be irrelevant as a person? I don’t understand your logic.
I loved his portrayal because he was excellent, not because he played Elton. I found Rami Malek’s performance bad, but I love Queen.August 26, 2020 at 11:03 pm #1203669571
I would have easily taken Egerton over any of the nominees, except for Adam Driver. It was truly a committed performance that was just unfairly snubbed. “Irrelevant” is not a word that would describe Egerton’s talent or his portrayal as Elton John for sure.August 26, 2020 at 10:37 pm #1203669553
Ronan is 26-years-old and she has 4 Oscar nominations (three of which she has earned in the last five years). I don’t think it would be a problem at all if she missed out now, because unless she’s the new Streep, who gets this type of attention for most of her projects, it’s good for her narrative to be ‘snubbed’ sometimes.
In addition, I feel that Ronan is still popular and recognized among the Academy members, not to mention that she has plenty of future opportunities, but Winslet is now waiting for that certain second career buzz that Kidman (Lion, Big Little Lies), Moore (Game Change, A Single Man, The Kids Are All Right) and Blanchett (Blue Jasmine) have also received after a key role.August 26, 2020 at 8:43 am #1203668460
Why so little love for Streep? I thought she was creepy and nuanced and really different for the first time in ages. I was super impressed by her. Is it because she’s won enough? Snook’s American accent is on point though. Australia represent. (Macfadyen and Snook both have perfect accents)
Streep was a good addition to the second season of Big Little Lies, but I feel like Laura Dern got richer material in which she could show herself better (and let’s face it, she was iconic – “I will not not be rich.”), and besides, Shailene Woodley was perhaps the MVP, who provided a powerful performance even with little screen-time. I wasn’t impressed with either Nicole or Reese.August 26, 2020 at 8:31 am #1203668443
Kate Winslet looks really good!August 26, 2020 at 8:28 am #1203668433
1. Babel (Both excellent, one of them should have won)
2. The Help (Both excellent, I’d also nominate either Tyson/Janney/Dallas Howard as a third nominee from the cast)
3. Almost Famous (Both great)
4. Doubt (Both great – and Adams is pretty underrated here)
5. Gosford Park (Both good, I’d replace Mirren with Watson, though)
6. The Fighter (Both good)
7. Up in the Air (Both good)
8. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Woody is okay, Sam is excellent)
9. Chicago (Didn’t care for CZJ)
10. The Irishman (Didn’t care for the film)August 26, 2020 at 8:22 am #1203668417
The fact Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe missed whilst Felicity Huffman made it in for American Crime is a joke. Felicity Huffman, American Crime. That sounds about too realistic now lol.
Watch American Crime. Felicity Huffman deserved every single nomination for that show. Her performance was TV Goat, and I don’t care if it’s not “cool” to say good things about her today – she is an excellent actress with an excellent TV work.