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May 26, 2020 at 6:47 am #1203501430
That was supposed to be “fair”. It’s just a typo. I was on my phone 🙂May 26, 2020 at 5:59 am #1203501350
I don’t know what this means but never mind.
Lol. I was sincerely complimenting you for admitting that you made a mistake.May 26, 2020 at 5:06 am #1203501254
Thanks for being fair! All the best! 🙂May 26, 2020 at 3:41 am #1203501188
1. Michelle Dockery had three nominations for Downton Abbey and one for Godless. That’s 4 nominations overall, that’s more than Henson’s, Russell’s, Foy’s or Maslany’s numbers. And equal with Britton’s and Washington’s results.
2. Other than Kathy Bates, Claire Foy and Tatiana Maslany, none of the other actresses won an Emmy.
3. If you are interested in whether Maslany is going to win another Emmy, my answer is no. But even if she wins a second Emmy, I see more chances for Dockery to win her first for now.May 26, 2020 at 2:51 am #1203501169
How is Michelle Dockery not a poll option? She is way more likely than names like Keri Russell, Tatiana Maslany, Taraji P. Henson or Robin Wright.
From Downton Abbey to Godless to Defending Jacob. It’s clear that Dockery is a very popular name, and based on her recent projects, she is also among the top names for American roles.May 24, 2020 at 5:16 pm #1203499060
My Rankings — Personal Winners
1. Cate Blanchett — PW: Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
2. Renée Zellweger — PW: Keira Knightley (Official Secrets)
3. Natalie Portman — PW: Nicole Kidman (Rabbit Hole)
4. Frances McDormand — PW: Sally Hawkins (Maudie / The Shape of Water)
5. Jennifer Lawrence — PW: Jennifer Lawrence (Silver Linings Playbook / The Hunger Games)
6. Meryl Streep — PW: Tilda Swinton (We Need to Talk About Kevin)
7. Olivia Colman — PW: Rachel Weisz (The Favorite)
8. Julianne Moore — PW: Marion Cotillard (The Immigrant / Two Days, One Night)
9. Emma Stone — PW: Isabelle Huppert (Elle / Things to Come)
10. Brie Larson — PW: Saoirse Ronan (Brooklyn)May 24, 2020 at 5:07 pm #1203499031
After five episodes, I think the series is much better than the critical opinion suggested. Yes, a little general, it doesn’t bring something refreshing in its own genre, yet if one can relate to the doubt that goes through the minds of the characters, the experience can be really interesting.
What I’m disappointed about is that there’s very little talk about Michelle Dockery’s remarkable portrayal and her Emmy chances (I know it’s a strong category, but still). Not only did she hit the right accent here (I was shocked), but I think she is just perfect in her role as a devoted mom. All Evans, Dockery, and Cherry Jones would deserve acting Emmy nominations, big time.May 23, 2020 at 10:01 am #1203497003
I finished the second season and other than maybe Suzy Nakamura, I wouldn’t give anyone a nomination from the guest cast. I don’t really understand the Conroy talk. She didn’t do anything noteworthy in the show.
That being said, Christina Applegate and Linda Cardellini for all awards!May 15, 2020 at 3:37 pm #1203483718
Oh sweet jesus. What a finale. Gonna cut to the chase and say this was the perfect way to end this show. No nice, easy endings for anyone. No getting away with it all. Just messy, compelling, occasionally ridiculous drama. Every ending was a perfect fit for the character. Connor – the one who from the start we were told was the worst person of the group despite the fact that he never was – being the only one to accept that he deserved jail and being willing to sacrifice Oliver for that was perfect. Oliver continuing to be the manipulative little shit he’s always been (remember when he stopped Connor leaving for Stanford?) and that nearly biting him in the ass but not doing so permanently because he did at least try to be a good person was perfect. Michaela – the one who would always have given whatever to get the career she wanted – got exactly that but it was hollow and without friends. Perfect as it would have been so easy for them to have had her switch as well. Bonnie and Frank dying together was perfect. Arguably they are the true love story of the show but they are also the most damaged and the two remaining who had actually killed someone. They couldn’t have run off into the sunset together. And there ending ties into the most perfect of them all: Annalise’s. She has saved all of their assess for six seasons so to have her be the only one to be able to technically continue her life was so crucial. But if the show taught us anything it’s that she would never be free as long as she was supporting them and so in a beautifully shakespearean way Frank and Bonnie had to go. Perfect. Onto more constructive criticism in which I say that Viola Davis joins Jennifer Aniston and Reese Witherspoon at the top of this year’s best actress performances. She has been exceptional throughout the series of course. From “Freakin Whack-a-Mole” to “There’s My Baby” to “Wes” to “Lahey v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania” she has given us some of the best single episode performances ever. And she adds another to the collection here. A wrought, sincere, gut-wrenching and empowering accomplishment in performance. She better be fucking nominated for an Emmy. The only other actor I believe deserve proper recognition here is Cicely Tyson, who has been so good over these six seasons that we’ve almost all just got used to it so forget the fact that it is a sincere privilege to have been able to watch her and Davis together on screen. I said it at the time but when the two of them combined with Washington in the Scandal crossover it was one for the history books and I know that I’ll be looking back at some point in forty years and will be in disbelief that I got to see the three of them on screen together. I’ll feel like I didn’t appreciate it enough but I am appreciating it now. This show has had its ups and downs both in terms of story and in terms of actual quality but I’ve enjoyed the ride. It feels like the end of an era as I say goodbye to a show I’ve known since day one. It’s not sad though. It’s about time.
Really?! So you think Liza Weil’s work is not deserving of Emmy recognition? How about Tom Verica and Marsha Stephanie Blake?May 15, 2020 at 5:19 am #1203482592
She should have won for Sense & Sensibility, Titanic and The Reader. She is criminally underrated compared to Cate Blanchett and Meryl Streep. In my opinion, she definitely should have more Oscars than one.May 15, 2020 at 5:14 am #1203482588
So I guess…being realistic is…
1. Cicely Tyson (sure bet)
2. Viola Davis (a good bet)
3. Tom Verica / Marsha Stephanie Blake (maybe)
4. Liza Weil (dark horse)May 15, 2020 at 1:51 am #1203482450
What I liked:
– Acting (Viola Davis, Liza Weil, Jack Falahee)
– Closure for everyone, but Bonnie and Frank
What I didn’t:
– The 40-minutes-long episode (should have been longer)
– Old age make-up
– Bonnie’s and Frank’s fate (Bonnie deserved so much better)
– That the show is over
Overall, I cried my little heart out on this!May 15, 2020 at 1:30 am #1203482428
Oh God, let Liza Weil get a farewell Emmy nomination for this!
Please, I will never ask for anything else!