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August 12, 2020 at 3:42 pm #1203642533
It would be amazing, but need to say that her win for The Big C SEASON 4 in the limited category over Jessica Lange for Asylum still hurts.
Those four hours of The Big C were actually quite great. So sad, bittersweet. The writing wasn’t always solid on that show, but damn did they stick the landing. Especially the last episode…August 11, 2020 at 8:15 am #1203639809
Speaking of which, lemme just say that Jason Bateman is such a mediocre actor.
I think his character is a bit too understated at times, but that still requires an immense amount of control as an actor.
We been knew. Him getting in over Bob Odenkirk is an absolute crime.
Uh, I think most of us would agree that Steve Carell is actually the one who likely stole Odenkirk’s spot. All due respect to Carell…August 10, 2020 at 11:20 am #1203637605
At least the series launched Allison Tolman’s career. Season 1 was my favorite.August 10, 2020 at 9:58 am #1203637257
I don’t hear a peep about Ozark’s massive acting snubs being levelled against Linney and Garner, conveniently… SMH We go from questions like “Did the actors peer group actually watch Ozark, because that snub of the year though”, yet predicting Linney and Garner with utmost confidence. People on here actually thinking Ozark is heading for a sizeable Emmy haul, and I would like to try whatever they are smoking.
Sorry you missed those many posts about that situation. Yes, people have wavered on Linney’s win since nominations came out, and most predictions have Ozark only winning one or two awards as a result.
But please… Do go on.
I actually think Julia Garner can easily repeat for Ozark. Laura Linney I’m not buying. I would like to think Jason Bateman would win the Emmy way before Linney, or at the very least they carry each other to wins in a last season sweep type of thing. However great her performance might be.
And THIS is where I take my leave. Because. Wow. “However great her performance might be, I still think the lead actor should get an Emmy before the lead actress.” Woof.August 9, 2020 at 11:26 am #1203635714
Now that’s really reaching. Then how did they reward Dinklage four times? Laura is already a four-time winner, so I doubt they will start taking her work for granted now. Plus, from what I have heard, her turn in S3 is unlike anything she’s ever done.
I still think they could take her for granted in a flashy new world where a greater social media PR presence is expected, if not required.
But yeah, as someone who had limited exposure to her body of work, it was clear she was operating at another level throughout the whole season.August 6, 2020 at 10:07 pm #1203631686
I do agree with the varied nature of her performance. There is great complexity in Wendy’s need to protect her family, and how it is being overshadowed by her connection with her brother. I think the final scene with Linney crying in the car is impactful, but otherwise I think emotional trajectory of the character is unclear.
This is probably better discussed in the other thread(s), but from the moment the episode kicks off after Ben’s monologue and the trailer park scene, she’s driving the story. They hold on Wendy as Marty breaks the news to her, and she’s the picture of barely contained terror in Helen’s presence.
That holds until she and Ben are on the road. Obviously everyone talks about the last scene, but my close second favorite is at the truck stop when Wendy explodes on Ben. Linney portrays confoundment and rage in one moment, desperation with Marty in another, and tender love and guilt for Ben — all in the space of an otherwise short scene that ends on a long, single-take push on Ben and Wendy.
And then the gas station scene. They went a bit heavy-handed on the shot choice here, but she still sold the hell out of that final dreadful realization of what she ultimately must do.
You couple ALL of that — the desperate pleas with Helen, the brother/sister moments, that damn diner scene and the heartbreaking final scene — with the Walmart parking lot scene, where they end on that chilling reveal that Wendy’s an adrenaline junkie for this crazy shit, and…
… Well, you have something that is more than just an amazing final scene for the actor, but a culmination of three seasons’ worth of character development. And, hopefully, an award-winning piece of television.August 6, 2020 at 9:57 pm #1203631666
I so wish I had your unwavering confidence!August 6, 2020 at 4:02 pm #1203631223
Trust me. I talk to a lot of people outside of this forums and they can’t stop talking about that episode. I was also surprised tbh.
I find it hard to believe that anyone would talk about Su Casa more than Fire Pink or All In, even with that great argument at the beginning. But different strokes.August 5, 2020 at 2:11 pm #1203628485
“Culkin” and “subtle” in the same sentence??August 4, 2020 at 10:37 am #1203626273
Good Aniston and Crudup performances are none of those things.
Crudup employed a total of two, maybe three, facial expressions as his character vacillated between smarmy grins, hysterical laughter and oh-so-serious scheming. The cracks about his mom were obviously meant to hint at an unspoken backstory, but they only confirmed that the character is a sociopath. Big deal, those are a dime a dozen.
Aniston’s general appeal couldn’t save the poor writing in the boardroom scene or the poor acting of her scene partner at the dorm.
I like all the actors in question. I just think, like Colman, they’ve been given a pass in ways that other actors on other shows and platforms would never receive. The only one not immune was Witherspoon.August 4, 2020 at 8:49 am #1203626076
The more I think about Aniston, Carell and/or Crudup winning for their hammy, overwrought, melodramatic performances, the more I want to dip my head in a bucket of wet cement.August 3, 2020 at 12:04 pm #1203624116
But there are people here that want Colman to win?
I mean across the board, at every publication, people were saying her name. At some point it’s gotta become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
In my opinion, with no malice toward Colman, she’s been coasting off of her Oscar win. She’s been graded on a completely different curve than everyone else.August 3, 2020 at 9:31 am #1203623530
It’s about the need for more representation in these forums for both women and POC, and one black woman commenting here doesn’t mean we have the necessary representation on both those quarters. Zendaya was ruled out for a nomination by many posters… We need newer, more diverse opinions and perspectives here, something we were severely lacking when predicting nominations. Many posters including you ridiculed the notion of Killing Eve being a factor, but it got both actresses nominated over Elisabeth Moss. Fiona Shaw came back over Ann Dowd and Yvonne. Most posters just ignored Killing Eve completely. Again, there are too many (white) men commenting here which is giving them a lot of say in forming the narrative and discussions. We just need more women being a part of the discussions here, and we need more POC as well. That’s the point I was making. Not whether black women want to vote for Linney or Zendaya.
So, you say we need more women and POC commenting here. I mention I’m both of those things, and not only do you skip over my post, you dismiss my opinion to another man who’s agreeing with me. Thanks for the support!
I dismissed the notion of Zendaya being nominated even though I really enjoyed her performance on Euphoria. It had nothing to do with HER and everything to do with an industry that supports older women. I thought for sure that Viola Davis would make it in before her because (I thought) the industry skewed older.
Also, we don’t really know how many women or POC comment here because so many reserve their right to be anonymous. But I am sorry that *my* diverse perspective isn’t enough for you. I hope someone else fills that void you’re experiencing in just the precise, perfect way you want.
ETA: Women and POC are just as fallible to missing trends. Killing Eve didn’t have the industry buzz this season, so naturally people didn’t think both actresses would make it again. That’s not some egregious mistake that only white men made this year.