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  1. Golden Globes Nominations Best motion picture, dramaThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriThe Shape of WaterDunkirkThe PostCall Me By Your Name Best actor in a motion picture, dramaGary Oldman, Darkest HourDaniel Day-Lewis, Phantom ThreadTimothée Chalamet, Call Me By Your NameTom Hanks, The PostDenzel Washington, Roman J. Israel, Esq. Best actress in a motion picture, dramaFrances McDormand, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriMeryl Streep, The PostSally Hawkins, The Shape of WaterJessica Chastain, Molly’s GameMichelle Williams, All The Money in the World Best motion picture, musical or comedyLady BirdGet OutThe Disaster ArtistThe Greatest ShowmanI, Tonya Best actor in a motion picture, musical or comedySteve Carell, Battle of the SexesAnsel Elgort, Baby DriverJames Franco, The Disaster ArtistHugh Jackman, The Greatest ShowmanDaniel Kaluuya, Get Out Best actress in a motion picture, musical or comedySaoirse Ronan, Lady BirdMargot Robbie, I, TonyaEmma Stone, The Battle of the SexesJudi Dench, Victoria and AbdulHelen Mirren, The Leisure Seeker Best supporting actress in a motion pictureLaurie Metcalf, Lady BirdAllison Janney, I, TonyaMary J. Blige, MudboundHong Chau, DownsizingOctavia Spencer, The Shape of Water Best supporting actor in a motion pictureWillem Dafoe, The Florida ProjectArmie Hammer, Call Me by Your NameRichard Jenkins, The Shape of WaterChristopher Plummer, All the Money in the WorldSam Rockwell, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriBest animated feature filmCocoThe BreadwinnerLoving VincentFerdinandThe Boss Baby Best original score, motion pictureThe Shape of WaterThree Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriDunkirkPhantom ThreadThe Post Best director, motion pictureGuillermo del Toro, The Shape of WaterMartin McDonagh, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, MissouriChristopher Nolan, DunkirkRidley Scott, All The Money in the WorldSteven Spielberg, The Post Best motion picture, foreign languageFirst They Killed My Father (Cambodia)A Fantastic Woman (Chile)In the Fade (Germany)The Square (Sweden)Loveless (Russia)
  2. GOLDEN GLOBES 2018 - NOMINATIONS Best TV series, drama The Crown Game of Thrones Stranger Things This Is Us The Handmaid’s Tale Best actor in a TV Series, drama Sterling K. Brown, This is Us Freddie Highmore, The Good Doctor Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan Jason Bateman, Ozark Best actress in a TV series, drama Caitriona Balfe, Outlander Claire Foy, The Crown Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Deuce Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale Katherine Langford, 13 Reasons Why Best TV series, comedy Black-ish The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Master of None Will & Grace SMILF Best actor in a TV series, comedy Anthony Anderson, Black-ish Eric McCormack, Will & Grace Aziz Ansari, Master of None Kevin Bacon, I Love Dick William H. Macy, Shameless Best actress in a TV series, comedy Frankie Shaw, SMILF Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Alison Brie, GLOW Issa Rae, Insecure Pamela Adlon, Better Things Best TV movie or limited series Big Little Lies Feud: Bette and Joan Top of the Lake: China Girl Fargo The Sinner Best actor in a limited series or TV movie Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies Kyle MacLachlan, Twin Peaks Ewan McGregor, Fargo Jude Law, The Young Pope Geoffrey Rush, Genius Best actress in a limited series or TV movie Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan Jessica Biel, The Sinner Best supporting actor in a limited series or TV movie Alfred Molina, Feud Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies David Thewlis, Fargo David Harbour, Stranger Things Christian Slater, Mr. Robot Best supporting actress in a limited series or TV movie Laura Dern, Big Little Lies Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale Chrissy Metz, This is Us Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies
  3. Well, I know quite a lot of movie goers and critics who were amazed by Sense8, so I feel it is not about high expectations of someone, it is just that the show didn't speak to you as it spoke to many of us. But, hacking in Mr Robot is the MAIN element, the one you can't have the show. In Sense8, it is moving a plot, but is not essential element as it is in Mr Robot. Mr Robot's hacking can be compared with medicine in Greys Anatomy, law in The Good Wife etc.
  4. Really? The way hacking is portrayed in Sense8 doesn't differ from the way it is presented in almost every other show. But the way hacking is portrayed is almost irrelevant to the real point of the show, which, in all honesty, seems to be completely missed by you. I wouldn't say that the show is black and white. We have seen the other side of almost every adversary. For example, in season 2, we see that Nomi's family is not like some pack of big bad homophobic wolves. Wolfgang is supposed to be the modern antihero (a la Walter White, Don Draper, Gregory House etc.). True, we are supposed to feel for these characters and to sympathize with them, but it is not like we are presented with 8 saints who are above reproach. They are all people who we can identify with, to greater or lesser degree. Perhaps they would not be friends, but there is something that connects them. It is a weird, colorful family with all the individual baggage they have all brought to their cluster. In my opinion, this show was a breath of fresh air on the TV scene. It is sorely missed. And the fact that the show' cancellation caused such an uproar speaks a lot about its impact. But, then again, it's all in the eye of beholder.
  5. IMO, no. Especially since these days, it is more smart move than real category placement. Downton Abbey started as Limited Series, and at the end, it had 6 seasons. Big Little Lies are also expected to have Season 2. So, for some, like American Horror Story, it is more of a "easier fight for awards" than "it's a different category" My OCD had prevented me from abandoning many shows and TBBT is a prime example of that. Modern Family still has its moments but TBBT has long overstayed its welcome. I am very glad to see that "The Good Fight"'s cast is getting some love, but sad about "The Americans". Matthew Rhys was truly outstanding the last season.
  6. Critics Choice Awards Nominations BEST DRAMA SERIES“American Gods” (Starz)“The Crown” (Netflix)“Game of Thrones” (HBO)“The Handmaid's Tale” (Hulu)“Stranger Things” (Netflix)“This Is Us” (NBC) BEST ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Sterling K. Brown – “This Is Us” (NBC) Paul Giamatti – “Billions” (Showtime) Freddie Highmore – “Bates Motel” (A&E) Ian McShane – “American Gods” (Starz) Bob Odenkirk – “Better Call Saul” (AMC) Liev Schreiber – “Ray Donovan” (Showtime) BEST ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES Caitriona Balfe – “Outlander” (Starz) Christine Baranski – “The Good Fight” (CBS All Access) Claire Foy – “The Crown” (Netflix) Tatiana Maslany – “Orphan Black” (BBC America) Elisabeth Moss – “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu) Robin Wright – “House of Cards” (Netflix) BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A DRAMA SERIES Bobby Cannavale – “Mr. Robot” (USA) Asia Kate Dillon – “Billions” (Showtime) Peter Dinklage – “Game of Thrones” (HBO) David Harbour – “Billions” (Netflix) Delroy Lindo – “The Good Fight” (CBS All Access) Michael McKean – “Better Call Saul” (AMC) BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A DRAMA SERIES Gillian Anderson – “American Gods” (Starz) Emilia Clarke – “Game of Thrones” (HBO) Ann Dowd – “The Handmaid’s Tale” (Hulu) Cush Jumbo – “The Good Fight” (CBS All Access) Margo Martindale – “Sneaky Pete” (Amazon) Chrissy Metz – “This Is Us” (NBC) BEST COMEDY SERIES “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) “Black-ish” (ABC) “GLOW” (Netflix) “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon) “Modern Family” (ABC) “Patriot” (Amazon) BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES Anthony Anderson – “Black-ish” (ABC) Aziz Ansari – “Master of None” (Netflix) Hank Azaria – “Brockmire” (IFC) Ted Danson – “The Good Place” (NBC) Thomas Middleditch – “Silicon Valley” (HBO) Randall Park – “Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC) BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES Kristen Bell – “The Good Place” (NBC) Alison Brie – “GLOW” (Netflix) Rachel Brosnahan – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon) Sutton Foster – “Younger” (TV Land) Ellie Kemper – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix) Constance Wu – “Fresh Off the Boat” (ABC) BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A COMEDY SERIES Tituss Burgess – “Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt” (Netflix) Walton Goggins – “Vice Principals” (HBO) Sean Hayes – “Will & Grace” (NBC) Marc Maron – “GLOW” (Netflix) Kumail Nanjiani – “Silicon Valley” (HBO) Ed O’Neill – “Modern Family” (ABC) BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A COMEDY SERIES Mayim Bialik – “The Big Bang Theory” (CBS) Alex Borstein – “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” (Amazon) Betty Gilpin – “GLOW” (Netflix) Jenifer Lewis – “Black-ish” (ABC) Alessandra Mastronardi – “Master of None” (Netflix) Rita Moreno – “One Day at a Time” (Netflix) BEST LIMITED SERIES “American Vandal” (Netflix) “Big Little Lies” (HBO) “Fargo” (FX) “Feud: Bette and Joan” (FX) “Godless” (Netflix) “The Long Road Home” (National Geographic) BEST MOVIE MADE FOR TV “Flint” (Lifetime) “I Am Elizabeth Smart” (Lifetime) “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” (HBO) “Sherlock: The Lying Detective” (PBS) “The Wizard of Lies” (HBO) BEST ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV OR LIMITED SERIES Jeff Daniels – “Godless” (Netflix) Robert De Niro – “The Wizard of Lies” (HBO) Ewan McGregor – “Fargo” (FX) Jack O’Connell – “Godless” (Netflix) Evan Peters – “American Horror Story: Cult” (FX) Bill Pullman – “The Sinner” (USA) Jimmy Tatro – “American Vandal” (Netflix) BEST ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV OR LIMITED SERIES Jessica Biel – “The Sinner” (USA) Alana Boden – “I Am Elizabeth Smart” (Lifetime) Carrie Coon – “Fargo” (FX) Nicole Kidman – “Big Little Lies” (HBO) Jessica Lange – “Feud: Bette and Joan” (FX) Reese Witherspoon – “Big Little Lies” (HBO) BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV OR LIMITED SERIES Johnny Flynn – “Genius” (National Geographic) Benito Martinez – “American Crime” (ABC) Alfred Molina – “Feud: Bette and Joan” (FX) Alexander Skarsgård – “Big Little Lies” (HBO) David Thewlis – “Fargo” (FX) Stanley Tucci – “Feud: Bette and Joan” (FX) BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS IN A MOVIE MADE FOR TV OR LIMITED SERIES Judy Davis – “Feud: Bette and Joan” (FX) Laura Dern – “Big Little Lies” (HBO) Jackie Hoffman – “Feud: Bette and Joan” (FX) Regina King – “American Crime” (ABC) Michelle Pfeiffer – “The Wizard of Lies” (HBO) Mary Elizabeth Winstead – “Fargo” (FX) BEST TALK SHOW “Ellen” (NBC) “Harry” (Syndicated) “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” (ABC) “The Late Late Show with James Corden” (CBS) “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” (NBC) “Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen” (BRAVO) BEST ANIMATED SERIES “Archer” (FX) “Bob’s Burgers” (FOX) “BoJack Horseman” (Netflix) “Danger & Eggs” (Amazon) “Rick and Morty” (Adult Swim) “The Simpsons” (FOX) BEST UNSTRUCTURED REALITY SERIES “Born This Way” (A&E) “Ice Road Truckers” (History) “Intervention” (A&E) “Live PD” (A&E) “Ride with Norman Reedus” (AMC) “Teen Mom” (MTV) BEST STRUCTURED REALITY SERIES “The Carbonaro Effect” (truTV) “Fixer Upper” (HGTV) “The Profit” (CNBC) “Shark Tank” (ABC) “Undercover Boss” (CBS) “Who Do You Think You Are?” (TLC) BEST REALITY COMPETITION SERIES “America’s Got Talent” (NBC) “Chopped” (Food Network) “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC) “Project Runway” (Lifetime) “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1) “The Voice” (NBC) BEST REALITY SHOW HOST Ted Allen – “Chopped” (Food Network) Tyra Banks – “America’s Got Talent” (NBC) Tom Bergeron – “Dancing with the Stars” (ABC) Cat Deeley – “So You Think You Can Dance” (FOX) Joanna and Chip Gaines – “Fixer Upper” (HGTV) RuPaul – “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)
  7. The self-proclaimed more diverse part of the industry is also preparing for the winter award circuit. The summer belongs to Emmys, while the winter is for critics, guilds and foreign press to tell us what we should be watching. There are numerous awards, but for the sake of our well-being, we shall focus on the three most prestigious awards: Critics Choice Awards (Nominations) Golden Globes (Nominations) Screen Actors Guild Awards I will be updating the thread with the news and you are free to complain how in God's name they didn't include your favorite show and yet "Game of Thrones" is there
  8. The Critics’ Choice Awards nominations: BEST PICTURE “The Big Sick” “Call Me by Your Name” “Darkest Hour” “Dunkirk” “The Florida Project” “Get Out” “Lady Bird” “The Post” “The Shape of Water” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” BEST ACTOR Timothée Chalamet – “Call Me by Your Name” James Franco – “The Disaster Artist” Jake Gyllenhaal – “Stronger” Tom Hanks – “The Post” Daniel Kaluuya – “Get Out” Daniel Day-Lewis – “Phantom Thread” Gary Oldman – “Darkest Hour” BEST ACTRESS Jessica Chastain – “Molly’s Game” Sally Hawkins – “The Shape of Water” Frances McDormand – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Margot Robbie – “I, Tonya” Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Meryl Streep – “The Post” BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR Willem Dafoe – “The Florida Project” Armie Hammer – “Call Me By Your Name” Richard Jenkins – “The Shape of Water” Sam Rockwell – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Patrick Stewart – “Logan” Michael Stuhlbarg – “Call Me by Your Name” BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS Mary J. Blige – “Mudbound” Hong Chau – “Downsizing” Tiffany Haddish – “Girls Trip” Holly Hunter – “The Big Sick” Allison Janney – “I, Tonya” Laurie Metcalf – “Lady Bird” Octavia Spencer – “The Shape of Water” BEST YOUNG ACTOR/ACTRESS Mckenna Grace – “Gifted” Dafne Keen – “Logan” Brooklynn Prince – “The Florida Project” Millicent Simmonds – “Wonderstruck” Jacob Tremblay – “Wonder” BEST ACTING ENSEMBLE “Dunkirk” “Lady Bird” “Mudbound” “The Post” “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” BEST DIRECTOR Guillermo del Toro – “The Shape of Water” Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” Martin McDonagh – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Christopher Nolan – “Dunkirk” Luca Guadagnino – “Call Me By Your Name” Jordan Peele – “Get Out” Steven Spielberg – “The Post” BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY Guillermo del Toro and Vanessa Taylor – “The Shape of Water” Greta Gerwig – “Lady Bird” Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanjiani – “The Big Sick” Liz Hannah and Josh Singer – “The Post” Martin McDonagh – “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” Jordan Peele – “Get Out” BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY James Ivory – “Call Me by Your Name” Scott Neustadter and Michael H. Weber – “The Disaster Artist” Virgil Williams and Dee Rees – “Mudbound” Aaron Sorkin – “Molly’s Game” Jack Thorne, Steve Conrad, Stephen Chbosky – “Wonder” BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY Roger Deakins – “Blade Runner 2049” Hoyte van Hoytema – “Dunkirk” Dan Laustsen – “The Shape of Water” Rachel Morrison – “Mudbound” Sayombhu Mukdeeprom – “Call Me By Your Name” BEST PRODUCTION DESIGN Paul Denham Austerberry, Shane Vieau, Jeff Melvin – “The Shape of Water” Jim Clay, Rebecca Alleway – “Murder on the Orient Express” Nathan Crowley, Gary Fettis – “Dunkirk” Dennis Gassner, Alessandra Querzola – “Blade Runner 2049” Sarah Greenwood, Katie Spencer – “Beauty and the Beast” Mark Tildesley, Véronique Melery – “Phantom Thread” BEST EDITING Michael Kahn, Sarah Broshar – “The Post” Paul Machliss, Jonathan Amos – “Baby Driver” Lee Smith – “Dunkirk” Joe Walker – “Blade Runner 2049” Sidney Wolinsky – “The Shape of Water” BEST COSTUME DESIGN Renée April – “Blade Runner 2049” Mark Bridges – “Phantom Thread” Jacqueline Durran – “Beauty and the Beast” Lindy Hemming – “Wonder Woman” Luis Sequeira – “The Shape of Water” BEST HAIR AND MAKEUP “Beauty and the Beast” “Darkest Hour” “I, Tonya” “The Shape of Water” “Wonder” BEST VISUAL EFFECTS “Blade Runner 2049” “Dunkirk” “The Shape of Water” “Thor: Ragnarok” “War for the Planet of the Apes” “Wonder Woman” BEST ANIMATED FEATURE “The Breadwinner” “Coco” “Despicable Me 3” “The LEGO Batman Movie” “Loving Vincent” BEST ACTION MOVIE “Baby Driver” “Logan” “Thor: Ragnarok” “War for the Planet of the Apes” “Wonder Woman” BEST COMEDY “The Big Sick” “The Disaster Artist” “Girls Trip” “I, Tonya” “Lady Bird” BEST ACTOR IN A COMEDY Steve Carell – “Battle of the Sexes” James Franco – “The Disaster Artist” Chris Hemsworth – “Thor: Ragnarok” Kumail Nanjiani – “The Big Sick” Adam Sandler – “The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” BEST ACTRESS IN A COMEDY Tiffany Haddish – “Girls Trip” Zoe Kazan – “The Big Sick” Margot Robbie – “I, Tonya” Saoirse Ronan – “Lady Bird” Emma Stone – “Battle of the Sexes” BEST SCI-FI OR HORROR MOVIE “Blade Runner 2049” “Get Out” “It” “The Shape of Water” BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM “BPM (Beats Per Minute)” “A Fantastic Woman” “First They Killed My Father” “In the Fade” “The Square” “Thelma” BEST SONG “Evermore” – “Beauty and the Beast” “Mystery of Love” – “Call Me By Your Name” “Remember Me” – “Coco” “Stand Up for Something” – “Marshall” “This Is Me” – “The Greatest Showman” BEST SCORE Alexandre Desplat – “The Shape of Water” Jonny Greenwood – “Phantom Thread” Dario Marianelli – “Darkest Hour” Benjamin Wallfisch and Hans Zimmer – “Blade Runner 2049” John Williams – “The Post” Hans Zimmer – “Dunkirk”
  9. It wasn't a good year for LaLa Land. The last year's awards circuit ended in Oscar fiasco, the summer brought the entire line of uninspiring hits and the mastermind of Awards game has been dethroned. But, all the problems aside, the movies are what counts and the award-giving bodies will have a task of giving golden statues to those they feel deserved it. For this thread, we shall focus on 5 awards that are going to given in the next 3 months: Critics Choice Awards (Nominations) Golden Globes (Nominations) Screen Actors Guild Awards BAFTA Oscars Per usual, I will be updating the thread (and opening post) with the news of nominations and winners. The discussion about movies on the lists (and those out of them) are more than welcome. Enjoy the ride... P.S. The TV thread is also coming soon.
  10. I agree. I think that Netflix is playing a very clever game here and so far it has been working well. They are very "adamant" in punishing Spacey, while simultaneously evading the issue of past transgressions and the ignore status it got from them. Just like they didn't care about diversity when they ended Sense8 on the first day of Pride Month, they don't care about this. But they do care about the image. And they have been maintaining it as pristine as possible. Sadly, they have a point. But, what is more terrifying is that this became just a part of another news cycle. I feel as the conversation about this ended the moment we exhausted the pool of discovered predators. And this is not a conversation that can be sidelined. It can not become "new reality", as the girls pointed out in the video, it must be something we are fully aware of. Yes, the world is nasty and we have to know it. Every second of every day. That is the only way we can fight it. Lastly, TBH, I was lamenting Robin Wright, whose performance was equally essential for the show's success as Spacey's. She deserved accolades and praise and now she is stuck in a project that she gave years of her life and eventually, she will get nothing. That is plainly unfair.
  11. Again, and I really have to reiterate this, I truly feel sorry for all those people who worked on HoC set and whose work has been "tainted" by Mr Spacey's actions. This was a series that launched Netflix, their first hit, a series that truly had the impact on how we perceive the politics in D.C. Frank Underwood was in line with many great antiheroes on TV such as Walter White, Gregory House, Don Draper, etc. It is just sad to see it going down like this, but we can't help it. It has to be this way and no other way.
  12. There is nothing worse (or better) when you have to retract your words. And I could not be happier to do so when it comes to this season of Outlander. Simply, all the loose ends and all the unconnected dots rushingly came together in this episode. It felt a bit crammed, but, by God, I shall not criticize the return of John Gray. The way he looked at Jaime, the way Claire looked at him... So, lovingly awkward. I loved it. And then Claire's reaction to slavery. I can only imagine that situation in my head. To be transported in time and see it for yourself. I feel that for many of us, it is just a story, a history, a lesson we learned at some point in school. It is not, to say, real, even though, even today it does happen. That is why this was so poignant. It takes from knowing these things to seeing the slavery, slave markets and all the atrocities that have been done. It was such a poignant way of reminding not just Claire, but all of us, that it is not just some history lesson, but countless lives forever lost in that madness. Lastly, we have Geillis. From the second Young Ian laid his eyes on her, it was a wild, mystical ride. Her presence in Jamaica brings us to that mystical part of Outlander and based on the preview for the next episode, we can expect a wild ride. I am truly excited about the finale.
  13. The real idea is to quantify how much time we waste on TV And of course, judge each other's personal preferences
  14. Well, at some point, everything good comes to an end. While I was watching Ragnarok, I got the feeling that he is a bit redundant. With the new baddie and possible talk of Hela and Ancient One return in Avengers 4, I am not sure what role he has to play.
  15. I concur. This season feels so random and even though there is a story we are supposed to follow, the episodes are not tightly connected as one would think they should be. I truly liked the first several episodes, especially Lord Grey scenes, but now... It is just boring characters on the menu. That said, I seriously had my hopes up when Mamacita saw the zipper. I actually thought that it would lead us to intro about American legends of Outlander. I expected too much and got nothing