Sunday, September 22, 2019
I had given us both an out on this year's Emmy shindig, but my winning the Oscar thing this year must still sting. As it should.
This one isn't going to go to well for me. Maybe for us. I haven't seen a lot of these. I haven't heard of many of them either.
I thought about just saying, "they're all winners in my book!", that way, I cover my bases and no matter who wins, I win.
Pretty sneaky, sis!
But Mike would call 'foul' or maybe 'fowl'. Stupid homonyms. So it's basically pin the tail on the TV show. If I lose, I won't feel too bad. If I win, I'll gloat like no one's business.
While the list below seems extensive, it was more so, until I found out we didn't need to worry about the Creative Arts Emmys, which were last week. .....and just to nitpick, isn't acting, writing and directing creative and arty?
This works to my advantage, as I know Mike would have voted all things RuPaul and Queer Eye. There is a fine line between being gay and being gay! But he found that line and pranced right over it.
Full disclosure: I started this fully sober. I'm not ending it that way. Mike is aware of this. I'm not absolving myself of my decisions due to alcohol, unless I lose, then all bets are off.
Well........on with the guess-fest, shall we?
Outstanding Drama Series Better Call Saul Bodyguard Game of Thrones Killing Eve Ozark Pose Succession This Is Us
If it were up to me, it'd be Succession. But it's not up to me.
Outstanding Comedy Series Barry Fleabag Russian Doll Schitt’s Creek The Good Place The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel Veep
It's frickin' Veep, the final season It's frickin' hilarious.
Outstanding Limited Series Chernobyl Escape at Dannemora Fosse/Verdon Sharp Objects When They See Us
Don't bet against a show about race and Rape. SVU hasn't been on for two decades for nothin'.
Outstanding Drama Actor Bob Odenkirk (Better Call Saul) Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) Jason Bateman (Ozark) Sterling K. Brown (This Is Us) Milo Ventimiglia (This Is Us) Billy Porter (Pose)
I've never seen 35 seconds of this show. But fandom will win out.
Outstanding Drama Actress Emilia Clarke (Game of Thrones) Robin Wright (House of Cards) Viola Davis (How To Get Away With Murder) Sandra Oh (Killing Eve) Jodie Comer (Killing Eve) Mandy Moore (This Is Us) Laura Linney (Ozark)
How how I love Linney. How I hate she won't win.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series Jonathan Banks (Better Call Saul) Giancarlo Esposito (Better Call Saul) Alfie Allen (Game of Thrones) Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Game of Thrones) Peter Dinklage (Game of Thrones) Michael Kelly (House of Cards) Chris Sullivan (This Is Us)
Ummm. Sure. Because he was great in the Boss?
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series Lena Headey (Game of Thrones) Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones) Sophie Turner (Game of Thrones) Maisie Williams (Game of Thrones) Fiona Shaw (Killing Eve) Julia Garner (Ozark)
I'm thinking Harry Potter's horrible aunt will win only because the 43 GoT actresses will cancel each other out.
Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series Game of Thrones “The Last Of The Starks” Game of Thrones “The Long Night” Game of Thrones “The Iron Throne” Killing Eve “Desperate Times” Ozark “Reparations” Succession “Celebration” The Handmaid’s Tale “Holly”
Oh, how the f*#k should I know? I'm just hoping Mike doesn't either.
Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Better Call Saul “Winner” Bodyguard “Episode 1” Game of Thrones “The Iron Throne” Killing Eve “Nice And Neat” Succession “Nobody Is Ever Missing” The Handmaid’s Tale “Holly”
You'd think GoT, but it's the final episode and everyone seemed to be so-so on the ending. It might knock it out of contention. I have absolutely nothing to back up my selection.
Outstanding Comedy Actor Bill Hader (Barry) Don Cheadle (Black Monday) Anthony Anderson (Black-ish) Eugene Levy (Schitt’s Creek) Ted Danson (The Good Place) Michael Douglas (The Kominsky Method)
It'll be Hader. I still haven't seen Barry, but it has good buzz.
Outstanding Comedy Actress Christina Applegate (Dead to Me) Phoebe Waller-Bridge (Fleabag) Catherine O’Hara (Schitt’s Creek) Natasha Lyonne (Russian Doll) Rachel Brosnahan (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) Julia Louis-Dreyfus (Veep)
Save for Waller-Bridge, whom I don't know, I love all these ladies. But c'mon. JLD. She is fucking awesome.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series Henry Winkler (Barry) Anthony Carrigan (Barry) Stephen Root (Barry) Tony Hale (Veep) Tony Shalhoub (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) Alan Arkin (The Kominsky Method)
Heyyyy. It should be Shalhoub, but it won't be.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series Sarah Goldberg (Barry) Sian Clifford (Fleabag) Olivia Colman (Fleabag) Betty Gilpin (GLOW) Marin Hinkle (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) Kate McKinnon (Saturday Night Live) Alex Borstein (The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel) Anna Chlumsky (Veep)
I SO want it to be Chlumsky (I say that every year she's nominated for "Amy" on Veep. But it won't be. Again. So let Coleman get an Oscar and an Emmy in the same year.
Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series Barry “The Audition” Barry “ronny/lily” Fleabag “Episode 1” The Big Bang Theory “Stockholm Syndrome” The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel “All Alone” The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel “We’re Going To The Catskills!”
Jews + Comedy = Catskills. This seems reasonable enough for a win.
Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series Barry “ronny/lily” Fleabag “Episode 1” PEN15 “Anna Ishii-Peters” Russian Doll “Nothing In This World Is Easy” Russian Doll “A Warm Body” The Good Place “Janet(s)” Veep “Veep”
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series Mahershala Ali (True Detective) Hugh Grant (A Very English Scandal) Benicio del Toro (Escape At Dannemora) Sam Rockwell (Fosse/Verdon) Jared Harris (Chernobyl) Jharrel Jerome (When They See Us)
Ali has two Oscars. He don't need this.
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series Amy Adams (Sharp Objects) Patricia Arquette (Escape At Dannemora) Michelle Williams (Fosse/Verdon) Joey King (The Act) Aunjanue Ellis (When They See Us) Niecy Nash (When They See Us)
While Nash could get it, she has all the Claws money. Like Lola Heatherton, Williams is a triple threat. she acts, dance and acts.
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series Ben Whishaw (A Very English Scandal) Stellan Skarsgard (Chernobyl) Paul Dano (Escape at Dannemora) John Leguizamo (When They See Us) Michael K. Williams (When They See Us) Asante Blackk (When They See Us)
Who doesn't like Whishaw?
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series Emily Watson (Chernobyl) Patricia Clarkson (Sharp Objects) Marsha Stephanie Blake (When They See Us) Vera Farmiga (When They See Us) Patricia Arquette (The Act) Margaret Qualley (Fosse/Verdon)
It's Patricia Frickin' Clarskson. She should win EVERYTHING!
Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special A Very English Scandal Chernobyl Escape At Dannemora Fosse/Verdon “Glory” Fosse/Verdon “Who’s Got The Pain” When They See Us
I want to say Fosse/Verdon, but I don't think that will get me the win.
Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special A Very English Scandal Chernobyl Escape At Dannemora “Episode 6” Escape At Dannemora “Episode 7” Fosse/Verdon “Providence” When They See Us “Part Four”
It's about dance. Fosse dance. These TV folk think they're artsy, so they'll vote what they think is.
Outstanding Television Movie Bandersnatch (Black Mirror) Brexit King Lear My Dinner with Hervé
You don't fuck with Willie S.
Outstanding Competition Program American Ninja Warrior RuPaul’s Drag Race Nailed It! The Amazing Race The Voice Top Chef
I'm going with what will inevitably be Mike's choice. If nothing else we'll tie this one.
Outstanding Variety Talk Series - Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Last Week Tonight With John Oliver The Late Show With Stephen Colbert The Late Late Show With James Corden Jimmy Kimmel Live! The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
I'm betting the long shot.
Outstanding Variety Sketch Series - At Home with Amy Sedaris Documentary Now Drunk History I Love You America, Sarah Silverman Saturday Night Live Who is America?
Not a fan of Sahsa Baron Cohen, but.........he kind of got stupid american assholes in his crosshairs. Yeah, I'm talkin' to you Palin.
Outstanding Directing for a Variety Series Documentary Now! “Waiting For The Artist” Drunk History “Are You Afraid Of The Drunk?” Last Week Tonight With John Oliver “Psychics” Saturday Night Live “Host: Adam Sandler” The Late Show With Stephen Colbert “Live Midterm Election Show” Who Is America? “Episode 102”
Lord, I do love Drunk History.....which is not just Mike telling tales from his past. I mean, it IS, but they didn't make a show of that. Yet.
Outstanding Writing for a Variety Series Documentary Full Frontal With Samantha Bee Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Late Night With Seth Meyers Saturday Night Live The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
It's about writing. And while I love Colbert, Oliver's written material is strong.
Stay put until Tuesday to see who the winner might be............
Song by: Leonard Cohen