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Primetime Emmys 2021

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In the year preceding the nominations, when many people had to stay indoors, the Emmy voters apparently watched a total of five shows.

Streaming services have smashed networks. The Crown and The Mandalorian have the most noms. Lovercraft Country made in the best drama because the voters likely ignored the bad episodes. It also made it in the VFX category because somehow its effects were on par with the likes of The Mandalorian and WandaVision. Cobra Kai, one of my favorite recent shows, is apparently a comedy. Who knew? The Mandalorian again manages to have its cake and eat it.

But the most teeth gnashing nom I spotted is in the Guest Actor in a Drama Series - Don Cheadle for Falcon and the Winter Soldier. Yep, for delivering a couple of lines with his hands in his pockets. I don't know the rules, but I don't know, maybe CARL LUMBLY actually deserved this one. Yes, he appeared in two episodes, but both were pretty limited.

Here is the complete list. https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/emmy-nominations-announced-updating-live-152925426.html

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It's a really weird and not very impressive list of drama nominees.

Best limited series is way more impressive.

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Emily in Paris got a nomination, how?

26 minutes ago, Mark Antony said:

Those best drama nominees :ack:

golden age is well and truly gone 

Yeah, it was only a matter of time before "Peak TV" became bog standard TV.

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JFC did they just nominate anyone eligible from The Crown.  I like the show, and other than the Mandalorian it's just about the only nominated show I watch, but come on.  Claire Foy got a guest actor nod for reading a two minute speech - although admittedly that's like a five act play compared to Cheadle's role as Rhodey.

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While I too gave the list a weird look (and not that I take the Emmys too seriously since they snubbed the Wire and Deadwood).. but what was everyone really expecting out of the last year? Given global events, you have to assume this is an outlier year instead of an indication of trend (even if some of the productions were completed before lock-downs began). To put it another way, what drama/comedy/actor/actresses from the shows last year (or whatever the specific qualifying window of time is) would you have nominated vs the ones on that list?

Queen's Gambit is a lock for me in anthology actress and anthology series  --- though to be fair, that and The Boys are the only shows I've seen across any category. Maybe costume too but I haven't seen the other period shows competing and that's probably tough competition. 

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14 hours ago, WarGalley said:

While I too gave the list a weird look (and not that I take the Emmys too seriously since they snubbed the Wire and Deadwood).. but what was everyone really expecting out of the last year? Given global events, you have to assume this is an outlier year instead of an indication of trend (even if some of the productions were completed before lock-downs began). To put it another way, what drama/comedy/actor/actresses from the shows last year (or whatever the specific qualifying window of time is) would you have nominated vs the ones on that list?

Surely, in a category where a show gets three separate nominees, another show could have replaced one of those. 

I would have nominated The Expanse for a few things, but the Emmys, like the Oscars, seldom cares about actual SF, it cares about the popular kind. His Dark Materials had some pretty good acting, music, and visuals. (Decent writing)

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Meh at these Hamilton* nominations, particularly because it meant Ethan Hawke missed Best Actor, which he should be a lock to win.

* Not that I disliked it by any means, but it already got all the awards it deserved- the Tonys.

 

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I'd like to blame the pandemic shutdowns for it, but it was an underwhelming year for entertainment in general.

That's the kindest observation I can muster.

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At least Jessica Walter finally got acknowledged for her voice work as Mallory Archer.

Too bad it only happened posthumously.

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RE: Carl Lumbly, I've seen that his screen time would have put him into Supporting Actor. The Cheadle thing is head scratchy nonetheless.

Actress in a Limited Series is fierce. Also fiercely pulling for Pose.

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I mean, I liked The Mandalorian (at least the first season, haven't got around to continuing), but despite the initial promise of being "elevated" Star Wars, it really isn't. Made me find Giancarlo Esposito boring, which is an achievement. 

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