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April 3, 2019 at 4:15 pm #1202839078
Sterling K. Brown is a big factor again in the Drama Actor race. The writers gave him great stuff in the last few episodes of the season and, of course, he soared. They didn’t give him that great material in season 2.
If Jason Bateman wins the prestigious Drama Lead Actor Emmy this year for his nothing performance that shouldn’t even be considered for awards btw, I’ll take the next flight to LA right after the Emmys in September, and I’ll burn down the Academy.
I really like Ozark, and I really like Bateman, but I don’t really get why he should win awards for his performance. He’s basically Michael Bluth in a more dramatic situation. Laura Linney got more material in season 2 and stole the show (obviously). And it seems as though (and I hope so) they are setting her up to be the kingpin in season 3. If the Emmys have Bateman win and not even nominate Linney, there’s something really wrong.April 3, 2019 at 4:09 pm #1202839074
Susan Kelechi Watson HAS to submit the episode that focused on her. She was great in the Randall and Beth episode, but come on, the one where she went to visit her Mom was absolutely stunning. She HAS to be an Emmy nominee this year, right? She should have been a nominee for season 2, but this season she was just too amazing to ignore. She better be nominated.
On the same note, the writers FINALLY gave Sterling K. Brown Emmy-worthy material again. He honestly didn’t have any in season 2. The show tried to develop Kevin and Kate a lot so they didn’t give the heavy lifting to Sterling and the show slightly suffered. With these last few episodes of season 3, that was proven once again. Don’t get me wrong. This entire ensemble is very solid. Justin and Chrissy are good. Milo and Mandy are fantastic. But it’s taken to a whole other level when Sterling gets to shine. That’s just the reality. He’s absolutely back in the race with the R&B episode.
I agree that a couple things were a little all over the place in season 3, but it was mostly stellar. This was better than season 2. There was stuff I didn’t love. Kevin relapsing again (even though it’s realistic), but I agree that storyline seemed to disappear fast.
I don’t think the show can win Drama Series, but the show should push HARD for Sterling to win again, and Susan can WIN if she’s nominated.February 17, 2019 at 3:50 pm #1202779550
The finally 6 episodes of “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” were OUTSTANDING. The best run the show has ever done. I hope Jane Krakowski can get back in because she could win.February 17, 2019 at 3:45 pm #1202779546
Yeah, “A Star Is Born” won’t be remembered other than the Visual Media category.
I LOVE Maggie Rogers’ album.
And Ariana deserves an AOTY nom for “Thank U Next”. I mean the chart performance of the singles is very impressive. And it’s a great cohesive album.February 15, 2019 at 6:58 pm #1202777958
That Best Lead Actor in a Film category is a fantastic lineup (I mean, eye roll, at Denzel but pretty cool he’s nominated alongside his son).
Surprised Regina Hall wasn’t nominated for “Support The Girls”.
And interesting that Sanaa Lathan has survived Beyonce bite-gate and got 2 noms. LOL.February 15, 2019 at 6:52 pm #1202777952
Episode 2 this season was an insane showcase for Catherine O’Hara. That cold open alone (of her returning from her work trip) should win her an Emmy.
Granted, saying that, I’m well aware, the phenom that is JLD is coming back with the final episodes of Veep. She probably obliterate everyone.
February 15, 2019 at 6:44 pm #1202777948
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Country radio is a mess. They weren’t playing Dixie Chicks when they swept the Grammys. Even MIRANDA LAMBERT struggles to have a major radio hit on country radio. Chris Stapleton didn’t much play for “Traveller”. It’s insane. They just play bro music.
February 15, 2019 at 3:48 pm #1202777850
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I thought the first half of season 4 was the worst they have ever done. Then WOW. They came back with their 6 best episodes EVER. Every script was stellar. The use of the recurring characters was great. I’d say the show deserves to be a heavy contender to WIN Best Comedy Series, and Titus Burgess and especially Jane Krakowski deserve to finally win statues. They were both perfection.February 11, 2019 at 5:32 pm #1202772713
This is the most assured acting category of the year. Glenn is winning. Case closed.February 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm #1202772712
I don’t understand how Cooper, Dafoe or Viggo would be pulling an “Adrien Brody” if they won.
Nicholson and Day-Lewis. 2 veteran actors who had won twice before. Younger actor in an EXTREMELY baity role in an EXTREMELY baity role that was right up the old guard of the Academy’s alley.
Rami Malek. Young actor with first Oscar nomination playing a real-life musician.
Are you thinking Malek and Bale are as neck-and-neck as Nicholson and Day-Lewis? They aren’t.
Malek is way out front. And if anyone beats Malek, it’s Cooper, because he no longer splits votes in Director. If they want to award Cooper (and ASIB outside of Song), it’s here.
I don’t get the comparison at all.February 11, 2019 at 5:23 pm #1202772706
Questionable first wins? Huh? Weisz steamrolled that award season for good reason. She was absolutely brilliant in The Constant Gardener. Her passionate, fiery performance fuels the second half of that film AND SHE’S NOT EVEN ON SCREEN. I’m assuming the basis of this is that you wanted Amy Adams to win for Junebug, but sorry, no one was saying Rachel Weisz was undeserved winner that year.
And Mahershala Ali? Come on. The man did absolutely incredible work in his limited screen time. His scenes still haunt me in that movie, and it’s actually when he has no dialogue.
When it comes to Weisz winning, I realize people are finally coming on board with this. I’ve been saying it all season. Granted, I was expecting Weisz to win something else. Either the Globe, then the SAG. Neither happened. But there’s still a chance here. She’s the clear choice between her and Stone. There’s no way Adams is happening. Her performance in “Vice” is in no way an Oscar winning performance. The only way she would win is if the overdue narrative stuck. And it hasn’t.
King is absolutely still the favourite but she’s very problematic, for all the reasons that people have talked about. But the other big factor that (hilariously) people aren’t able to talk about is the performances because THEY HAVEN’T ACTUALLY SEEN THE MOVIE (like the previous poster). I find that hilarious that people debate these categories without having seen the movies. That’s why I stopped engaging with the people on Twitter that are so enraged by “Green Book”. Most haven’t even seen it. When it comes to Regina King, it’s an underwhelming role. I saw it a week or so before her Globe win, so the hype was there, and I came out of thinking “she’s going to win an Oscar for that?”. I thought that her first prominent sequence (The pregnancy reveal) was dominated by Aunjanue Ellis, and then Regina’s “big” ending was underwhelming. And Rachel Weisz just blows you away in “The Favourite”. Her timing and line reading was just incredible.
People are making the argument that Marcia Gay Harden won without a SAG nom. I remember seeing “Almost Perfect” when it first came out and NEVER thinking Kate Hudson deserved to win an Oscar for it. Then I saw “Pollock” the night before the Oscars and thought THAT’S an Oscar-winning performance. So yeah, based on performance and impact, Weisz has it. King doesn’t. Obviously, outside factors contribute and what makes sense on paper, but the actual performance is a big factor too.
January 12, 2019 at 6:33 pm #1202731242
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After watching Vice i think that Rachel Weiz should win The Oscar. Amy Adams is not worthy of that distintion
That’s the thing. If voters are watching these movies now, they are going to be underwhelmed by Adams and King’s roles. When no one is underwhelmed by Weisz. That’s why I think she still has a chance at the Oscars, but she’ll have to win the SAG (unlikely) or the BAFTA (likely).January 12, 2019 at 6:24 pm #1202731235
Not sure why so many people named Weisz as a threat to win the Oscar?
She has two big handicaps:
1) She had already won one; and
2) She has an equally game co-star who will undoubtedly steal votes from her.
All three actresses in TF were equally smashing and both Stone and Weisz have won an equal amount of critics awards, 3 vs. 3. So you can’t say that Weisz stood out and that she is the one who will be representing the film.
As amazing as Stone was in “The Favourite” (I think the 3 ladies gave the 3 best performances of the year period), it seems to be that people have more gravitated towards Weisz. Stone is absolutely going to steal votes, but if an actress from “The Favourite” wins, it’s going to be Weisz.
But yeah, who knows what’s going to happen with the Oscar. I just cannot see Amy Adams winning for “Vice”. There’s several people who have a ton of nominations with no win. So far, there’s no narrative happening in Hollywood that Amy NEEDS to win the Oscar this year. There’s simply no passion around her performance.
King seems to be the likely winner, but I found her role extremely underwhelming. It didn’t strike me as an Oscar winning performance at all. But who beats her? I didn’t necessarily think that Weisz would win the Globe, but I at least thought “The Favourite” would show how popular it was at the Globes by winning Best Picture (Musical/Comedy) or at least Screenplay. The fact that it lost both of those is a big tell. Granted, with the controversy surrounding the “Green Book” screenwriter now, “The Favourite” becomes the favourite to win Best Original Screenplay (and deservedly so).
I agree that I think Blunt is likely to win the SAG…but what if she doesn’t even get in at the Oscars? If that happens, we have a scenario like Stallone for “Creed”. He was snubbed for a SAG nomination and an actor who wasn’t even nominated for an Oscar won the SAG award (it’s still ridiculous Elba wasn’t even nominated for an Oscar). People assumed Stallone would win the Oscar, but he didn’t. That could happen to King too. It’s not like “If Beale Street Could Talk” is proving to be an awards-season favourite.December 31, 2018 at 2:06 pm #1202715029
I think “Mission Impossible: Fallout” absolutely deserves a Best Picture nomination. I’ve brought this up in the Best Actress discussion and the point can be made here too. It’s such a problem when it comes to these award season races that movies are determined to be “award” contenders even before anyone has seen them. Heck, often even before a single frame has been shot.
So this year, we have “First Man” and “Vice”. I’m not saying everyone hates these movies. Some people like them. But they were pre-determined to be huge contenders even the projects were first announced so despite having underwhelming reviews, reaction, and box-office, they are STILL in the conversation. It takes so much to derail a pre-determined contender. If they had no hype before they came out, they wouldn’t be on anyone’s radar now. Now, they are hanging on to their pre-release buzz. So odd.
A film like “Mission Impossible: Fallout” is not a typical Oscar contender. It’s the 6th in a series and it’s a pure action film that’s just meant to entertain the heck out of you. So it wasn’t on anyone’s radar before it came out and despite the amazing reviews and best ever box office for the series, it’s STILL on no one’s radar.
I really wish people would stop doing Oscar predictions like a year in advance so we could actually see the films, let the dust settle, and go from there.
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