70th Primetime Emmy Awards: Comedy (Supporting Actors, Lead Actors & Outstanding Series)

And last but not least…. Comedy! Supporting Actors and Actresses, Lead Actors and Actresses and Outstanding series!

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Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Comedy Series

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What a great group of ladies!!!

Aside from Laurie Metcalf, I’m very familiar with all these performances and they’re great!

Let me start by saying I don’t understand Glow. I like it but I don’t get it. Alex Bornstein was amazing on The Marvelous Mrs Maisel and Megan Mullally is a legend.

The three SNL ladies are brilliant but my pick is Kate.

Kate McKinnon had a fantastic season on SNL and she can literally play any person. She has no limitation.

2017 Winner: Kate McKinnon, SNL

My Winner: Kate McKinnon, SNL



Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Comedy Series

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I don’t know Louie Anderson and I don’t even know Baskets. Sorry.

But I do know the other actors and their performances!

Alec Baldwin’s Trump impersonation has become iconic and, speaking of SNL, YAY Kenan Thompson! His first nomination!

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt’s season 4 is mind-blowing! So good! Tituss Burgess’ performance was so funny! I loved him! Brian Tyree Henry was also unbelievable on Atlanta‘s “Barbershop”! It was so funny!

I can’t decide between Henry Winkler and Tony Shalhoub. They were so unique on their own show and they were both amazing.

I just can’t…

Also, where is Andre Braugher? Where is his nomination? He needs it. He deserves it.

on top of that… WHAT ABOUT ZACH WOODS? He killed it as Jared Dunn! I’m so pissed about this.

2017 Winner: Alec Baldwin, SNL

My Winner: Henry Winkler / Tony Shalhoub



Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series

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I don’t get “Moms” and I don’t get “Grace and Frankie”. Sorry Allison Janney and Lily Tomlin. I’m just putting it out there.

I loved Pamela Adlon on Better Things. The show is great, so different and a comedy but not really. It deals with intense things.

Tracee Ellis Ross. I love her. I love her. So much. She is such an interesting person and her portrayal of Dr. Bow Johnson was so good. I need to mention the post-partum depression episode. She was magnificent.

My pick for the Emmy has to be Rachel Brosnahan. I fell in love with her and “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”. She was incredible on the show and she deserves it.

2017 Winner: Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep

My Winner: Rachel Brosnahan, “The Marvelous Mrs Maisel”



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I do not watch Shameless (yet) and I don’t like Larry David’s Curb Your Enthusiasm. I don’t want a Bernie Sander’s lookalike to yell at me for 30 minutes.

And now it gets tough. Anthony Anderson has been amazing as Dre Johnson but I feel like we need to concentrate on Donald, Bill and Ted.

Season 2 of Altanta was so weird, so strange and so amazing. Ted Danson as Michael on The Good Place was iconic and he gave such a terrific performance.

And Bill Hader. Wow. Barry sounds like it shouldn’t work but it super does. It’s genius.

2017 Winner: Donald Glover, Altanta

My Winner: Bill Hader / Ted Danson (Sorry Donald).



Outstanding Comedy Series

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I don’t get Curb Your Enthusiasm and Glow. I will watch season 2 of Glow but I think it is not for me.

Now, how can I choose between these? Silicon Valley was hilarious and Blackish talked about so many important and socially relevent topics.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt was so incredibly funny this season! I was not that into it in the past but WOW!

Atlanta killed it. It was so weird and so innovative. So NEW.

The Marvelous Mrs Maisel was a breath of fresh air in an otherwise quite dark comedy environment. It was so bright, fun and hilarious.

And now onto Barry. A show about a sniper who wants to become an actor. How can it work?, you ask. It can, it does and it’s magnificent.

2017 Winner: Veep (HBO)

My Winner: The Marvelous Mrs Maisel / Barry



That’s it!

Here are all my lenght-y and rant-y opinions about the Emmys!

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Georgia

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Barry Season 1 – Review

Bill Hader in Barry (2018)I saw the promo for the show quite some time ago and I’ve been excited to see it ever since. It looked so weird, entertaining and with the darkest humour ever.

It is written, directed, created and produced by SNL alum and master impressionist Bill Hader and produced by Alec Berg who also is the executive producer of “Silicon Valley”.

The show is about a hitman (Hader) is assigned to kill this man, and this guy belongs to a theatre group in Los Angeles. Out of the blue, this ex-marine struggling with depression and PTSD, decides he wants to become an actor and that he’s actually talented enough to be one. Which he is definitely not. He joins a theatre group and meets all kind of different people, in particular Sally and he gets infatuated by her.

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On top of this, Bill has amazing co-stars: Henry Wrinkler, Stephen Root, Sarah Goldberg, D’arcy Carden and more!

I’ve watched basically every interview Bill Hader has given, and he sad that he wanted to make the killing and the shooting seem as realistic as they could. When people are shot, and bloody is shown, it isn’t supposed to look fake for a comedic effect.

They wanted to make it true. And it is.

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I had caught a glimpse of his dramatic range when he played Amy Schumer’s love interest in “Trainwreck” and again in this show. He is unbelievably good. I loved his performance. He was amazing.

Still, despite all the heavy topics, the show is so funny. My favourite characters have to be the two Chechen mobsters. They were hilarious. They had the best lines and the best delivery… I laughed out loud a couple of times. So good.

I loved Fuches and Barry’s relationship. It reminds me of the one Homeland’s Peter Quinn and Dar Adal had, although theirs is somehow less creepy.

Another great quality is how fake and unbearable Sally is. We, as the audience, can see her for how she is, a self-absorbed, arrogant and pretentious actress ready to stomp on anybody to succeed; on the other hand, Barry has a completely different perspective and does not see this side of her. I love that. So much. This gave us an insight on how Barry sees the world and other people. Truly magnificent.

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It is an already very tense show and they decided to build it even further by creating a connection with the Detective in charge of investigating the murder of one of the students in the acting class.

Spoiler alert…. Barry killed him.

I cannot really stress this enough. It’s such a great show. The premises is totally weird but somehow it works.

Last but not least, I am in love with the extremely short opening title: it’s a song called “Change for the World” by Charles Bradley and I am obsessed with it. It immediately went into my “soundtracks” playlist.



Have you seen Barry? Did you like it?

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xxx

Georgia