Zooey the Dreamer
studying theatre directing and obsessed with creative writing, theatre and performance, moviemaking, Fellini, Truffaut, photography, Jung, traveling, Meryl Streep, philosophy, art history and New York.
Jan 12, 2012
Oct 27, 2020
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October 16, 2020 at 3:18 pm #1203783224
Redmayne was the weak link for me. He just felt off.
In my view, Sacha Baron Cohen is the standout. I can’t see a Langella nod at this point. The character is so vile that I can’t bring myself to vote for him.
Rylance is fine but feels too shallow as a character and there’s nothing personal there. Strong is fun. Yahya is terrific in his brief monologue but he’s a little bit more than a cameo.October 16, 2020 at 11:18 am #1203782603
I don’t think Langella has a shot. The character is so vile. I love Langella, yet I would not vote for him. I just don’t like the thought of voting for that character.
Actually, I think Sasha Baron Cohen is the MVP. I loved that performance. He truly surprised me. Yahya has so little screen time and even his monologue is very brief.October 15, 2020 at 10:04 am #1203780628
I guess this will be the first in Tony history that a play wins score. Cool.October 15, 2020 at 10:03 am #1203780624
Actually in order of likelihood:
3. LawrenceSeptember 26, 2020 at 12:17 am #1203735930
Yeah but The Good Place got dropped at WGA in a competitive year where incumbent WGA champions Veep and Maisel , the acclaimed second season of Barry, two time Writing nominee in one year Russian Doll and breakout Spring writing hit Pen15 were all eligible.
Yes The Good Place got dropped at WGA last year but it’s very clear that it has an easier path to a nomination now Veep, Maisel, Barry and Russian Doll will be ineligible next year and that Schitt’s Creek is ineligible anyway because it’s Canadian. No one said it was above Pen15 (which at the moment I think is the frontrunner at WGA) and I think three time nominee this year What We Do in the Shadows is ahead of it and so is The Great but I highly doubt it’s behind Curb Your Enthusiasm (which despite being on HBO in a weaker field got dropped from the actors branch and failed to get into writing or directing) or Dead to Me (which despite high viewership and airing at the perfect time with a well received season failed to follow up its New Series WGA nom with an Emmy nom for Writing).
I mean saying The Good Place can’t get in at WGA or SAG this year because it got snubbed previously or dropped is like saying despite it getting its Emmy winning supporting player shut out from SAG in a weak field in favour of Sandra Oh that Westworld is ahead of Killing Eve in ensemble or that there is no way This is Us can get into ensemble again this year over Lovecraft Country, Perry Mason, Ratched, Utopia or We Are Who We Are because it missed last year in an ultra-competitive field.
If The Favourite was not eligible for WGA, why would The Great be?September 24, 2020 at 4:06 am #1203731437
Here they are. I’ve actually seen three of these, with Delhi Crime the one I haven’t seen.
Charité 2- Season 2
UFA FICTION GmbH
Idiotlamp Productions / Netflix
Ivanhoe Pictures / Golden Karavan / Poor Man’s Productions / Netflix
El Jardín de Bronce (The Bronze Garden) – Season 2
HBO Latin America Originals / Pol-ka
ArgentinaSeptember 21, 2020 at 12:04 pm #1203725927
I’m still mad because of that Olivia de Havilland snub. This was ugly. The woman was one of Hollywood’s biggest stars ever. And it isn’t as if she wasn’t somebody who had done plenty of TV. According to IMDB, she was in three big miniseries (one of which brought her an Emmy nomination), she was in five TV movies, and she had guest appearances on several TV shows. Add to that her stature in the film community and the snub is really ridiculous. The Academy really disappointed with this one. This is a huge injustice.September 21, 2020 at 1:39 am #1203724614
No vote splitting and both series and casting nods. Why was it soo hard to fathom? None of the other nominees checked all these boxes.
It’s hard to fathom not because of stats but because of quality. Visually it’s mediocre at best. And yes, directing is so much more than the visual, but this episode – while solid in terms of writing – is not even close to an episode that stands out based on its directing.September 20, 2020 at 7:33 pm #1203723250
Jeremy, YES!September 20, 2020 at 7:08 pm #1203723000
Where was Olivia de Havilland?!??!?!?! They couldn’t have done that!September 20, 2020 at 5:56 pm #1203721989
ANNIE!!!!! I just knew it! I knew this in my heart! I didn’t care about any other comedy winner tonight! OMG! YES!September 20, 2020 at 5:36 pm #1203721645
USTVNow. Set up a free account and there you go.September 19, 2020 at 6:49 am #1203717518
I’m going with:
Succession, Schitts Creek
Strong (whom I adore and maybe it’s wishful thinking), Linney, Garner (whom I love), and Crudup (who’s the best thing about this show), and Succession twice, even though I have a feeling about that Fire Pink episode.
O’Hara, Eugene Levy, Tony Shalhoub, and my personal I-don’t-care-if-she-loses-I’m-predicting-her Annie for acting; then, Maisel for directing and Schitts Creek for writing. I don’t buy Schitts Creek in directing. Fleabag had a very distinctive style. This one feels like if it was captured by accident. Visually it’s kinda bland.
For limited: Watchmen all around, with Aduba supporting actress. I’m torn in supporting actor. Gossett, Jr. is your typical Emmy winner in the category but that actor playing him as a young man just feels right.
And same as with Annie, I’m sticking with Mescal.September 13, 2020 at 5:17 am #1203702833
Absolutely! I mean at the Oscars people from Best Picture nominees aren’t allowed to present Best Picture. The Emmys should do the same.
So not true.
I remember Jack Nicholson presenting Best Picture to The Departed.
Michael Douglas presented Best Picture in the year of Gladiator (when he was in Traffic, winner of 4 Oscars that year).
Judging from a wikipedia article:
Jack Nicholson presented in 1992 when he was in Best Picture nominee A Few Good Men.
John Huston presented in 1985 when his film was nominated and lost to Out of Africa. This must have been particularly hurtful.