Friday, September 15, 2017

Play the Game


Somewhere between my third margarita and me Sammy Jo'ing his unfinished (too warm, he whined!) , and then the eventual beer, I somehow agreed to be Mike's (should I even bother linking a long forgotten about blog.....because he can't remember his password??) dessert enabler by doing the 2017 Emmy awards thingy.....no year...no trademark.

I'm not winning this one. I watch TV, but not Emmy TV.

While I know all contests (and friendships) are a game of chance, this one (the contest, not as much the friendship....though it is always on shaky ground) is a complete shot in the dark.

As mentioned, this is just a way for Mike to get dessert delivered to his door, because he cannot be bothered to go to 7-11 for his 3-pack of Suzy-Qs.

Like I said:  100% guesses.   .....maybe with some comments along the way.


DRAMA SERIES
Nominees: "Better Call Saul"; "The Crown"; "The Handmaid's Tale"; "House of Cards"; "Stranger Things"; "This Is Us"; "Westworld."   (because I "heard" it was good.)
ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES
Nominees: Matthew Rhys, "The Americans"; Bob Odenkirk, "Better Call Saul"; Kevin Spacey, "House of Cards"; Liev Schreiber, "Ray Donovan"; Sterling K. Brown, "This Is Us"; Milo Ventimiglia, "This Is Us"; Anthony Hopkins, "Westworld."  (I dunno. Because it's Hannibal?)
ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES
Nominees: Keri Russell, "The Americans"; Claire Foy, "The Crown"; Elisabeth Moss, "The Handmaid's Tale"; Robin Wright, "House of Cards"; Viola Davis, "How to Get Away With Murder"; Evan Rachel Wood, "Westworld."  (because she was good.  I wouldn't rule out Moss.)
SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES
Nominees: Jonathan Banks, "Better Call Saul"; John Lithgow, "The Crown"; Mandy Patinkin, "Homeland"; Michael Kelly, "House of Cards"; David Harbour, "Stranger Things"; Ron Cephas Jones, "This Is Us"; Jeffrey Wright, "Westworld."  (because I didn't see any of the others.)
SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA SERIES
Nominees: Ann Dowd, "The Handmaid's Tale"; Samira Wiley, "The Handmaid's Tale"; Uzo Aduba, "Orange Is The New Black"; Millie Bobby Brown, "Stranger Things"; Chrissy Metz, "This Is Us"; Thandie Newton, "Westworld."
COMEDY SERIES
Nominees: "Atlanta"; "black-ish"; "Master of None"; "Modern Family"; "Silicon Valley"; "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"; "Veep."   (I wish Silicon Valley or Master of None would take it.....but I don't think they shall.  ....and is it just me or is Modern Family o-v-e-r?  Veep is still worthy.) 
ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES
Nominees: Donald Glover, "Atlanta"; Zach Galifianakis, "Baskets"; Anthony Anderson, "black-ish"; Aziz Ansari, "Master of None"; William H. Macy, "Shameless"; Jeffrey Tambor, "Transparent."  (I'd like to see Ansari win, but one should never bet against a transgendered character.....ever.)
ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES
Nominees: Pamela Adlon, "Better Things"; Tracee Ellis Ross, "black-ish"; Jane Fonda, "Grace and Frankie"; Lily Tomlin, "Grace and Frankie"; Allison Janney, "Mom"; Ellie Kemper, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"; Julia Louis-Dreyfus, "Veep."   (c'mon! It's fucking Selina Meyer.)
SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES
Nominees: Louie Anderson, "Baskets"; Ty Burrell, "Modern Family"; Alec Baldwin, "Saturday Night Live"; Tituss Burgess, "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt"; Tony Hale, "Veep"; Matt Walsh, "Veep."   (I ain't bettin' against Baldwin's SCROTUS.)
SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY SERIES
Nominees: Vanessa Bayer, "Saturday Night Live"; Leslie Jones, "Saturday Night Live"; Kate McKinnon, "Saturday Night Live"; Kathryn Hahn, "Transparent"; Judith Light, "Transparent"; Anna Chlumsky, "Veep."  (this is for the win, not the want. Still want Chlumsky to win.)
LIMITED SERIES
Nominees: "Big Little Lies"; "Fargo"; "Feud: Bette and Joan"; "Genius"; "The Night Of."  (because the camp of Bette and Joan can only take one so far.)
ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Nominees: Ewan McGregor, "Fargo"; Geoffrey Rush, "Genius"; Riz Ahmed, "The Night Of"; John Turturro, "The Night Of"; Benedict Cumberbatch, "Sherlock: The Lying Detective"; Robert De Niro, "The Wizard of Lies."   (because it's Ewan. And De Niro was blah.)
SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Nominees: Alexander Skarsgard, "Big Little Lies"; David Thewlis, "Fargo"; Alfred Molina, "Feud: Bette and Joan"; Stanley Tucci, "Feud: Bette and Joan"; Bill Camp, "The Night Of"; Michael Kenneth Williams, "The Night Of."  (because I just don't know.....or care.)
ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE     
Nominees: Felicity Huffman, "American Crime"; Nicole Kidman, "Big Little Lies"; Reese Witherspoon, "Big Little Lies"; Carrie Coon, "Fargo"; Jessica Lange, "Feud: Bette and Joan"; Susan Sarandon, "Feud: Bette and Joan."  (maybe Reese Withherfork can EGOT someday.)
SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE
Nominees: Regina King, "American Crime"; Laura Dern, "Big Little Lies"; Shailene Woodley, "Big Little Lies"; Judy Davis, "Feud: Bette and Joan"; Jackie Hoffman, "Feud: Bette and Joan"; Michelle Pfeiffer, "The Wizard of Lies."   (I adore Jackie Hoffman, but.......)
TELEVISION MOVIE
Nominees: "Black Mirror," ''Dolly Parton's Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love," ''The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"; "Sherlock: The Lying Detective," ''The Wizard of Lies."  (I know Mike will pick Dolly, because well, he's a breast man, but....not me.)
VARIETY TALK SERIES
Nominees: "Full Frontal With Samantha Bee"; "Jimmy Kimmel Live"; "Last Week Tonight With John Oliver"; "The Late Late Show With James Corden"; "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert; "Real Time With Bill Maher."  (all are worthy - but Colbet's been more critical of Dump. That will by a lot of Hollywood votes.....and everyone knows girls can't be talk show hosts!)
VARIETY SKETCH SERIES
Nominees: "Billy on the Street"; "Documentary Now!"; "Drunk History"; "Portlandia"; "Saturday Night Live"; "Tracey Ullman's Show."  (I want it to be "Billy on the Street", but SNL had Baldwin and Melissa McCarthy)


The Emmys are Sunday night. Winner will be announced on Tuesday. 

Song by: Queen

3 comments:

Deedles said...

Out of all of these shows, the only one I watch is Drunk History. I don't watch award shows but I do enjoy the Fashion Police the day after. I'm old. Time to pull out my Starsky and Hutch dvds.

Anonymous said...

Third margarita? Who was counting? And me thinks he doth protest too much - it was actually Blobby who threw down the gauntlet for as he calls it “Emmy awards thingy”. He is a glutton for punishment, no news to regular readers. And while we never discussed what prize I (i mean, “the winner”) would receive for this year’s contest (I was thinking cold, hard cash), it looks as though Blobby has decided that he (I mean, “the loser”) will provide a dessert of choice to the winner. Fair enough. I’m game.

And while Blobby has copped to his ballot being full of 100% guesses, I spend days doing deep investigative work. Let’s see if my efforts pay off (again). Here goes:

Drama series: Stranger Things. We watched about three episodes before decided we were done. But it seems to be all the buzz, so there’s that.

Actor drama series: Sterling K. Brown, because I wish that was my name.

Actress drama series: Elizabeth Moss, because Blobby went with Claire Foy (who?)

Supporting actor: drama series: John Lithgow.

Supporting actress: drama series: Thandie Newton, or because maybe I wish THAT was my name.

Comedy series: Veep. One more time…

Actor comedy series: Donald Glover, because it’s what all the tab are predicting. I didn’t know a show called “Atlanta” existed.

Actress comedy series: Julie Louis-Dreyfus. I don’t know why I don’t watch this show regularly. I’ve seen a couple of episodes on plane trips and I love JLD. Perhaps too much competing content on The Food Network?

Supporting actor comedy series: Alec Baldwin. Too good of a role not to be rewarded.

Supporting actress comedy series: Kate McKinnon. I still miss Kristin Wiig’s antics on SNL — but Ms. McKinnon’s is my favorite troupe member.

Limited series: Big Little Lies — I think my short attention span is kicking in. This was another one - like Stranger Things - that after three episodes I said “meh”. Or perhaps I knew that Trisha Yearwood was rustlin’ up some grub over on The Food Network.

Actor limited series or movie: Robert DeNiro, because make my words — he’s gonna make something of himself one day.

Supporting actor limited series or movie: Alexander Skarsgard, because, no really, I wish THAT was my name.

Actress limited series or movie: Nicole Kidman, because Blobby went with Reese Witherspoon. But part of me feels icky about not picking Jessica Lange for this category…

Supporting actress limited series or movie: Laura Dern.

Television movie: Black Mirror

Variety talk series: The Late Show with Stephen Colbert.

Variety sketch series: Saturday Night Live, because there are OTHER variety sketch series?

Oh, and about Blobby's choice of photos for his Emmy post? I don't recall a giant Emmy award floating behind us, but after a third cocktail, stranger things have happened at Club Cafe/Club Sashay/Club So Gay.

piseth san said...

Time to pull out my Starsky and Hutch dvds.


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