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July 7, 2020 at 4:44 pm #1203572932
What I have come to learn is that representation on screen comes from the top down. Consider Succession, which is more diverse than a lot of shows behind the scenes. More than half of this season’s directors were women or minorities. The middle four episodes of the first season were credited to four different women. You see names like Andrij Parekh and Susan Soon He Stanton. Yet there is scarcely another show where the main characters are more predominantly white men. Television is a showrunner’s game, so either the showrunners themselves need to be diverse or they need to be like creators such as Sam Boyd with Love Life, Alex Garland with Devs, Stephen Knight with See, Damon Lindelof with Watchmen or Jack Thorne with The Eddy and be bold enough not to just write about themselves.July 7, 2020 at 3:47 pm #1203572869
I’ll just say something here: How many latino big contenders we have this year? Because honestly I can’t remember a single one despite they being part of 18% of the US population.
Jennifer Lopez might have had an outside shot in comedy guest actress, but Saturday Night Live did not submit her. So yeah. I might be forgetting someone, by which I mean literally one person.
EDIT: Fred Armisen for Curb Your Enthusiasm, Tony Dalton for Better Call Saul and Rodrigo Santoro for Westworld might be in their categories’ top fifteens!July 7, 2020 at 3:02 pm #1203572788
We are also rightly not considering Cherry Jones.July 7, 2020 at 1:42 pm #1203572502
Speaking of ballot advantages, I’m predicting Macfadyen and McTeer not to get in because of their placement, despite being part of perhaps the two biggest shows. What are your thoughts?
McTeer pops out because her same (cropped) picture appears twice, with her submission for Sorry for Your Loss. Macfadyen is a big loser from the ballot though, partly because his picture submission is bad.July 6, 2020 at 10:35 pm #1203571491
Observations from finally going through the whole performers ballot:
– I did not realize that I was not predicting anyone after Eugene Levy in comedy lead actor. I feel like Thomas Middleditch might be helped most by the reverse ballot. That is about when I imagine voters would start to panic that they had not checked anyone off (or that it had been a long time since Ramy Youssef).
– Drama lead actor has a lot going on at the start and then a very long middle without anyone really of note, basically after Brian Cox. The beneficiary is Ben Mendelsohn, who borders Tobias Menzies. I do not think that it really helps anyone who is going reverse-alphabetically after those two.
– Might have to drop Nicole Kidman for Jodie Comer.
– There are a lot of bad pictures, but Shira Haas is one of the worst.
– Why is James Marsden credited only “as Steve Wood”? Even Bob Odenkirk lists “Gene Takovic” and that is just an alias, not a whole character.
– Ncuti Gatwa is tempting. I feel like he stands out as a fresh choice.
– How is it still “A” on the fourth page of drama supporting actor?
– Nicholas Braun’s picture could have leaned more into his cousin Greg persona. Will have to move him down.
– The limited supporting actor ballot is overall pretty blah. If I were predicting Amit Rahav, I would feel better about that. The blahness might make it easier for Watchmen to run the category, but those performances are also not showstoppers, so maybe we do get someone truly random.
– Comedy supporting actress is also blah. Would not be surprised now if Anne Hathaway popped up. There was life in that performance. I need to figure out what to do about not predicting anyone before Annie Murphy in the backward ballot.
– Good on Jessica Frances Dukes for working a character description into her submission, with “as Special Agent Maya Miller” to remind people. So many are listed with only a first name, i.e. “as Maya”.
– People that I scrolled over accidentally: Mandy Patinkin, Laura Dern
– Got to love when people have multiple performances and instead of using a different picture or the same one, they use the same one, but zoom in slightly.
– Drama supporting actress is when I am losing my patience with these massive ballots.
– Must have scrolled over Thandie Newton; I will get her when I go through backward.
– Predicting Meryl Streep and not Yvonne Strahovski is seeming harder to justify.
– Not voting for Margo Martindale is also seeming hard to justify. Maybe I need to drop Allison Janney too and just have five Mrs. America women with Jean Smart. Or maybe I need to drop Rose Byrne, just because her performance was more divisive than Martindale’s? It does not matter that it had more passion. I need to ponder this category.
– Christopher Meloni is actually not looking so bad on this ballot. Maybe he finally comes back. I continue to have a bad feeling about Gerald McRaney. Maybe Martin Short?
– Comedy guest actress remains a mess. I feel like nothing in Jane Lynch’s ballot description was actually depicted on screen in Space Force. I feel like Isla Fisher had a memorable role, but is Curb Your Enthusiasm too old?July 6, 2020 at 8:31 pm #1203571403
That theory holds water, except for the part where they have fixed the series categories at eight.July 6, 2020 at 12:55 pm #1203570716
There isn’t a consensus, but if I were to lean on another Watchmen actor it would be Abdul-Mateen. This is more of an arbitrary reasoning on my part, but I think some of the ‘surprises’ in recent memory come as a result of that actor/actress being more central to the storyline aka acting opposite of and tied into the main(s) of the story whose spots are more secure in their categories. The mothers in When They See Us.
The mothers were more central than their sons?July 6, 2020 at 7:41 am #1203570165
Getting nominated in guest is not the same as getting nominated in lead or supporting.July 6, 2020 at 1:07 am #1203569827
Okay, changed the Euphoria episode. I am not entirely sure that “Household” advances past the popular vote. It is a crowded category—did not even list stuff like Westworld—and I would think that Zoë White would have a better chance of being a semifinalist on name alone.July 5, 2020 at 11:42 pm #1203569787
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES (ONE HOUR):
1. The Crown: Adriano Goldman, “Aberfan”
2. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel: M. David Mullen, “It’s Comedy or Cabbage”
3. The Handmaid’s Tale: Colin Watkinson, “Night”
4. Legion: Dana Gonzales, “Chapter 20”
5. The Outsider: Igor Martinovic, “Fish in a Barrel”
6. The Handmaid’s Tale: Zoë White, “Liars”
7. Euphoria: Marcell Rév, “Shook Ones”
8. Carnival Row: Chris Seager, “Grieve No More”
9. The Man in the High Castle: James Hawkinson, “Hexagon 64”
10. Stranger Things: Tim Ives, “Suzie, Do You Copy?”
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A SINGLE-CAMERA SERIES (HALF-HOUR):
1. The Mandalorian: Greig Fraser & Baz Idoine, “The Reckoning”
2. What We Do in the Shadows: DJ Stipsen, “The Curse”
3. Ballers: Rodney Taylor, “Municipal”
4. Insecure: Ava Berkofsky, “Lowkey Lost”
5. GLOW: Chris Teague, “Freaky Tuesday”
6. The End of the F***ing World: Benjamin Todd, “Episode 8”
7. Homecoming: Jas Shelton, “Giant”
8. Insecure: Kira Kelly, “Lowkey Happy”
9. Servant: Michael Giolakis, “Jericho”
10. Insecure: Michelle Lawler, “Lowkey Trying”
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A MULTI-CAMERA SERIES:
1. Will & Grace: Gary Baum, “Accidentally on Porpoise”
2. The Ranch: Donald A. Morgan, “It Ain’t My Fault”
3. Family Reunion: John Simmons, “Remember Black Elvis?”
4. One Day at a Time: Wayne Kennan, “Supermoon”
5. Mom: Steven V. Silver, “Hiddledy-Piggledy and a Cat Show”
6. Man with a Plan: Gary Baum, “The V-Word”
7. The Conners: Donald A. Morgan, “A Kiss is Just a Kiss”
8. The Neighborhood: Christian La Fountaine, “Welcome to the Vow Renewal”
9. Mad About You: Patti Lee, “Erotica and Expulsion”
10. Indebted: Wayne Kennan, “Everybody’s Talking About the Tooth Fairy”
OUTSTANDING CINEMATOGRAPHY FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE:
1. Watchmen: Gregory Middleton, “This Extraordinary Being”
2. Watchmen: Andrij Parekh, “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice”
3. The Terror: John Conroy, “A Sparrow in a Swallow’s Nest”
6. El Camino: Marshall Adams, “A Breaking Bad Movie”
5. Watchmen: Xavier Grobet, “Little Fear of Lightning”
6. Mrs. America: Jessica Lee Gagné, “Gloria”
7. Mrs. America: Chris Teague, “Houston”
8. Defending Jacob: Jonathan Freeman, “After”
9. The Plot Against America: Martin Ahlgren, “Part 1”
10. Normal People: Suzie Lavelle, “Episode 5”