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2019 Emmys: The Limited Series race

What Limited Series will receive an Emmy nomination? Since 2010 only three networks have won Best Limited Series: FX, HBO and PBS (this includes 2011-2013 when the category was combined with TV Movie). But other networks and streaming services will try and stop the trio’s stranglehold. And for HBO this is personal with nine previous wins they’re one away from …

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2019 Emmys: Lead Actress in a Limited Series/Television Movie

Starting in the early aughts, fed up with limited roles for women over 40 (nonetheless over 50), television has become a respite from Knowing Aunts and Quirky Shopkeepers roles for many of the biggest female movie stars of the 70s and 80s.  In 2007, two-time Oscar winner Sally Field made a television comeback – and earned an Emmy for – …

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Emmy Podcast #24: The Comedy Series categories with guest Amanda Spears

In our first Emmy podcast of the 2018/2019 season, I am joined by Amanda Spears, who has been detailing her Emmy predictions here over the last few weeks. In this episode we tackle the Comedy Series categories and the battle that seems to be between Veep‘s final season and the second season of the history-making winner from last year, The …

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2019 Emmys: Who will fight with Henry Winkler for Best Comedy Supporting Actor?

Henry Winkler (r) with Bill Hader in Barry (HBO) No win in the 2018 Emmy season was more joyous than television veteran, Henry Winkler winning Best Comedy Supporting Actor for Barry, which saw all of Winkler’s fellow nominees joining in giving him two standing ovations. Can Winkler get another memorable moment and win a second Emmy for Best Comedy Supporting …

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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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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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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 …

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