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November 18, 2019 at 11:29 am #1203185269
Okay, so even he is giving interviews on it now. It is what it is—people want to talk about the show, so they are actually talking about the show. This is worse with movie trailers because they tend to give away half of the movie, whereas this only gives away half of the first episode. And there are bigger twists later.November 18, 2019 at 7:59 am #1203184838
That is indeed the twist that the show treats as a twist and that the cast has treated as such, but has featured extensively in all promotional videos. I felt a lot of unease in a good way during the first episode because I did not know the nature of that setup.November 18, 2019 at 7:50 am #1203184819
Predicting ties is cheating. If I took out Bob Odenkirk, people would tell me that I am crazy because he has never missed. People are going to be snubbed this year. To all of you who are hot on Succession, I look forward to your lead actor predictions that somehow squeeze in both of its leads. I did not realize that The Outsider is now a drama and actually is confirmed for this season. I should swap out Perry Mason for it because that might not air in time. Just because Tatiana Maslany was celebrated for one meaty role, I am not convinced that she will be nominated for every role. Hunters looks like a bomb to me and I am not counting on The Eddy making eligibility or otherwise being a factor.November 17, 2019 at 4:59 pm #1203183808
Give me some credit here, guys. Of course John Lithgow is not getting into supporting for his cameo—he is second-billed in the Perry Mason press releases.November 17, 2019 at 3:19 pm #1203183737
Yep. (It is now a drama per press releases and promotional videos.)November 17, 2019 at 1:46 pm #1203183621
Drama Series: Better Call Saul, Big Little Lies, The Crown, Ozark, Perry Mason, Stranger Things, Succession
Writing: Jesse Armstrong, Peter Gould & Thomas Schnauz, Rolin Jones & Ron Fitzgerald, David E. Kelley, Damon Lindelof, Peter Morgan
Directing: Andrea Arnold, Jason Bateman, Stephen Daldry, Mimi Leder, Mark Mylod, Tim Van Patten
Lead Actor: Jason Bateman, Sterling K. Brown, Tobias Menzies, Bob Odenkirk, Billy Porter, Matthew Rhys
Lead Actress: Jennifer Aniston, Olivia Colman, Nicole Kidman, Regina King, Laura Linney, Elisabeth Moss
Supporting Actor: Jonathan Banks, David Harbour, John Lithgow, Josh O’Connor, Aaron Paul, Bradley Whitford
Supporting Actress: Helena Bonham Carter, Laura Dern, Julia Garner, Thandie Newton, Yvonne Strahovski, Meryl StreepNovember 17, 2019 at 1:22 pm #1203183591
I assume that they push him supporting, but it is not outside the realm of possibility that they submit him as a guest, seeing as they got Mahershala Ali and Molly Parker nominated as such, despite having fourth and fifth billing in the relevant season out of the huge House of Cards ensemble—and they already had multiple Oscar nominees pushed in guest actress, without anyone in supporting actress really.November 17, 2019 at 11:39 am #1203183442
Interesting that Josh O’Connor is in so little of the season and so deep in the credits order when the posters push him as a co-lead ahead of Tobias Menzies (and way ahead of Helena Bonham Carter).November 16, 2019 at 11:47 pm #1203182740
So how about Crudup singing? Does it secure him nominations?November 16, 2019 at 10:51 pm #1203182728
PBS did this weird thing for a while where they recut Downton Abbey so that there were fewer, but longer episodes with time jumps and maybe some things out of order. So for the second season for example, the first eight episodes became six episodes and then the Christmas special was the seventh episode.
This is also the main reason why the first season was able to compete as a miniseries at the Emmys. They were already filming the second season by the time that they even submitted the first for Emmys after all. But PBS recut the seven episodes of the first season as four feature-length instalments, so it did not have the requisite six episodes to qualify as a series.November 16, 2019 at 2:45 pm #1203182370
Click here for my Golden Globes spotlight article:
I urge you not to watch the trailer or the teasers at least until after you watch the first episode. The cast has been going out of their way in interviews not to spoil things that the trailer and teasers just give away and I am thankful that I knew nothing going into the show because the experience of the first episode and its mood would not have been what they were for me if I had seen the promotions. The trailer also has a few things even from the finale, which does not air until January 20th.November 16, 2019 at 12:18 pm #1203182251
I saw Marriage Story at the Vancouver International Film Festival a month ago. The audience laughed at the mere first image of Laura Dern because I suppose that everyone has seen Big Little Lies. There was weird groaning at the first sight of Alan Alda, perhaps because he is old enough now that the average audience member does not know him.November 16, 2019 at 11:57 am #1203182227
Some takes that I did not have time to mention in the slugfest that is coming soon:
– Big Little Lies is getting nominated for best drama. It is not that I really believe in its chances, but working backward, it cannot miss. We know that it is getting Meryl Streep. Laura Dern was better than her, is in the same category and is a huge Globe favourite in her own right, so she is safe too. And if the show is strong enough to get multiple nominations in the same category, how would it not be able to get Nicole Kidman? Then the show has to get into series because nothing ever gets three acting nominations and somehow manages to miss series. It is not even that far-fetched that it would get nominated again, seeing as it won four awards last time out of six nominations, not to mention that the Globes nominated China Girl.
– I saw Godfather of Harlem FYC ads on Deadline, so I suppose that I should swap out Liev Schreiber for Forest Whitaker.
– Zendaya is a classic nominee, but I think that there is just not space. It is like the movie/limited lead actress category at the Emmys. There is sometimes room for a bunch of name-checks for people in shows with no other nominations and there is sometimes not at all.
– Barry is not getting nominated for series and Bill Hader is not winning. The Globes do not care about it or they would have awarded him. Besides, the Emmys confirmed that it is Atlanta 2.0 and what happened to Atlanta at the Globes? Despite a better season, it fell out of series for its second season.
– Schitt’s Creek might be nominated, but I feel like the Globes would have found it on their own if it was going to get nominated, like how they found The Good Place last year before the Emmys could. Critics’ Choice, TCA and the Emmys all found Schitt’s Creek last season, so I am taking its Globes omission last time as a rejection.
– That last limited slot is indeed tricky. I am going with True Detective. Its Emmy nominations suggest that visibility was high and again, they nominated China Girl.
– Russell Crowe is not getting nominated because The Loudest Voice is getting totally overshadowed by Bombshell just like All the Money in the World totally overshadowed Trust.