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Amanda Spears

Film and television fanatic. Awards expert. Proud founder of #PresentAll24. Freelance entertainment writer. Part time podcast guest. All time dog-mom.

2019 Emmys: Who will join Bill Hader in the Emmy lineup for Best Comedy Actor?

Unlike the dragon scorched wasteland that is the Drama acting races, the comedy field is filled to the brim with possible nominees and potential winners with only last year’s Best Comedy Actor winner Bill Hader (Barry) a sure thing for a nomination.  Also attempting a return: Anthony Anderson (Black-ish); Ted Danson (The Good Place) and William H. Macy (Shameless). Both …

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2019 Emmys: Who will make the ultra-competitive Best Comedy Actress lineup?

Only two actresses matter and both are returning champions—last year’s winner Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) and six-time winner Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep) returning to her signature role after beating breast cancer. But the Television Academy will insist on there being six nominees. Brosnahan bested last year: Pamela Adlon (Better Things); Allison Janney (Mom); Issa Rae (Insecure); Tracee Ellis Ross (black-ish) …

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Review: No sophomore slump for season two of ‘Killing Eve’

Sandra Oh and Jodie Comer in Killing Eve (BBC AMerica) We’ve all been there. Loving a show’s first season only to be disappointed by its second. This scenario only becomes heightened after a show like Killing Eve came out of almost nowhere. Add to this its network, BBC America, had only one previous prestige show – Orphan Black – where …

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2019 Emmys: The Drama Acting Races

Amanda Spears returns for more Emmy coverage and thoughts, this time taking on the Drama acting races. LEAD ACTOR Game of Thrones’ final season looms so large over the Drama categories at the 2019 Emmys that many series’ have decided to sit this cycle out. The one category that hasn’t been too badly affected is Best Drama Actor. Best Drama …

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