Home / Tag Archives: barry

Tag Archives: barry

Review: ‘Barry’ is back for season 2 and as lethal as ever

Bill Hader in HBO’s Barry. (Photo: HBO/Isabella Vosmikova) In 2017, when Bill Hader signed on with HBO to create, write, direct and star as the titular character in a new show, Barry, we were all expecting something along the same lines as the Saturday Night Live alumni; more zany, excessive characters that defined his comedic career. Very few were anticipating …

Read More »

2019 Emmys: Veep is back, can it reclaim the comedy crown from Mrs. Maisel?

Veep (photo: Colleen Hayes/HBO) and The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (photo: Amazon Prime Video) Last year, the freshman season of Amy Sherman Palladino’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, from Amazon, dominated the 2018 Emmys winning Comedy Series, Directing and Writing (both for ASP, a first for a woman), Lead Actress and Supporting Actress among its eight wins. Its domination with other awards …

Read More »

Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Predictions: Television

The 25th Screen Actors Guild Awards are tomorrow night and I’ve already revealed my predictions for Motion Picture and now have my TV ready to go. Voters seemed a bit lazy here this year with some categories so stacked with double nominees from the same show that some, especially in comedy, only made room for three programs represented. There’s a …

Read More »

2019 Writers Guild Awards: ‘Barry’ lead television nods; ‘Succession,’ ‘Sharp Objects’ nominated

HBO’s Barry grabbed three nominations from the Writers Guild of America The Writers Guild of America West (WGAW) and the Writers Guild of America, East (WGAE) have announced nominations for outstanding achievement in television, new media, news, radio/audio, and promotional writing during 2018. The Americans, Better Call Saul, The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale (last year’s champ) and newcomer Succession are …

Read More »

‘Game of Thrones,’ ‘Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ top 70th Primetime Emmy Awards

Game of Thrones managed another Drama Series win after losing both writing and directing for a total of 10 wins including its haul from last week’s Creative Arts Emmys. The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel made a near sweep of the comedy awards, taking home Lead Actress for Rachel Brosnahan, Supporting Actress for Alex Borstein, writing and directing for show creator Amy Sherman-Palladino …

Read More »

Creative Arts Emmys Night 1 Predictions

The 2018 Creative Arts Emmy Awards will be presented this weekend in two parts – on Saturday, September 8th and Sunday, September 9th. These cover the wide array of technical and ‘below the line’ categories like Stunt Coordination, Music Supervision or Single-Camera Picture Editing bu they also give us the Guest Acting categories.  Although the Creative Arts Emmys event is …

Read More »

2018 Emmy Winner Predictions: Drama, Comedy, Limited Series and TV Movie

The fight for the top series categories is going to be a tough one this year as The Handmaid’s Tale will have to defend its title against two-time champ Game of Thrones, which it didn’t have to battle last year. While each show’s last season took some critical hits, and both aired only shortened seasons within the eligibility period, I’m …

Read More »

2018 Emmy Winner Predictions: Writing and Directing Categories

There are some very contentious categories in writing and directing this year, especially in Comedy and Drama Series. In Comedy Series Writing it feels like a fight between the second season of Atlanta and first season The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel. Atlanta creator Donald Glover won directing last year, but lost writing. It might happen again, and in fact I’m predicting …

Read More »