70th Primetime Emmy Awards: Drama (Supporting Actors, Lead Actors and Outstanding Series)

Even more drama!

Check out the other categories in the Drama section: Writing, Directing and Guest Actors! And the other categories!

70th Primetime Emmy Awards: Comedy (Writing, Directing and Guest Actors) and 70th Primetime Emmy Awards: Limited Series, Variety and Reality.

Now let’s talk about some dramas!



Outstanding Supporting Actress In A Drama Series

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Of course. Like I can decide a possible winner. Sure.

I’m not a huge fan of Millie Bobby Brown and even though Lena Headey was brilliant as usual, there are performances that impacted me more.

Ann Dowd was spectacular as always and Alexis Bledel made me feel so many emotions. This role was made for her and she gave it 110%.

I’m undecided between Yvonne Strahovski and Vanessa Kirby, but even though I am a little bit in love with Vanessa and Princess Margaret, I think the Emmy should go to Yvonne.

She was mesmerizing.

2017 Winner: Ann Down as Aunt Lydia, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

My Winner: Yvonne Strahovski as Serena Joy, “The Handmaid’s Tale”



Outstanding Supporting Actor In A Drama Series

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Another tough category. Wow.

I love the Game Of Thrones guys. I do. I have a crush on Nikolaj Coster-Waldau.

Mandy Patinkin is a treasure and I love him and David Harbour was unbelievable amazing as Jim Hopper.

I can’t decide between Matt Smith and Joseph Fiennes. I really want Matt to win. I think he deserves it so much but the other nominees are so amazing as well.

Out of loyalty I’m gonna go with Matt.

2017 Winner: John Lithgow as Winston Churchill, “The Crown”

My Winner: Matt Smith as Prince Philip, “The Crown”



Outstanding Lead Actress In A Drama Series

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I’m not familiar with Tatiana Maslany and Keri Russell’s performances, to be fair.

Also, Sandra Oh is the first Asian-American woman to be nominated for an Emmy as Lead Actress. And she deserves it so much. Her performance in Killing Eve was perfect.

Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II was as brilliant as always and Elizabeth Moss literally tore my heart out of my chest. I can describe her performance as heartbreaking. She broke my heart.

I can’t really talk much about Evan Rachel Wood as Dolores because I was so concentrated on understanding the plot and I lost track of everything else.

2017 Winner: Elisabeth Moss as June / Offred, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

My Winner: I’m picking two winners because this is my blog so my rules: Elisabeth Moss as June / Offred, “The Handmaid’s Tale” and Sandra Oh as Eve Polastri, “Killing Eve”.



Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series

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So….. I was not that impressed by this category. For some reason, I thought this category would not include these people.

I don’t really know Jason Bateman and Matthew Rhys but I like all the other performances.

I can’t really decide. As I said before, I did not understand a single thing that happened on Westworld so, to sum up my choice is between Milo and Sterling.

I can’t choose. I don’t really have an opinion here. (surprise surprise. As you can see, I am very opinionated. And not just about TV).

2017 Winner: Sterling K Brown as Randall Pearson, “This is Us”

My Winner: Sterling K Brown or Jeffrey Wright (Sorry Milo).



Outstanding Drama Series

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Well, well, well… The BIG category.

If I follow my instincts, my gut says “The Handmaid’s Tale”. Season 2 was heartbreaking and so intense.

But what about “The Crown”? And “Stranger Things 2”? That was so good! And so much better than season 1! Like, so much better. Even I watched it twice!

In these posts, I’m coming off as a non-Game of Thrones-fan. And I like the show… I’m jut so tired of it and there were some things I was no on board with. I’m tired of it. Thank God the next one is the last season.

This is Us broke my heart in a million pieces and it’s an amazing depiction of family life and deep issues every one of us faces in their lives.

Westworld is like… so well written, so well-directed and so well acted, but I don’t know what it is about and what it all means. It makes no sense.

I’m sure “The Americans” is amazing but I stopped at season 2. It was not for me.

Concluding, I don’t know. They are all Emmy worthy shows. I think I might be disappointed only if Westworld wins. Because I am so annoyed with it. Like, so annoyed.

2017 Winner: The Handmaid’s Tale

My Winner: every one but Westworld.



Here we are!

The Emmys are almost here! Remember to watch the ceremony on September 17th on NBC! Hosted by Michael Che and Colin Jost.

Check out my Twitter! Vote in the polls and let me know who YOU think should win!

xxx

Georgia

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70th Primetime Emmy Awards: Drama (Writing, Directing, Guest Actors)

[Disclaimer! I wrote all of these posts before the Creative Emmy awards on Saturday 08th and I made some errors in the publishing order. I have inserted the winners at the bottom of the page.]

And now it’s all about the drama!

Check out my previous Emmy 2018 posts:

Now let’s get into it!



Outstanding Writing For A Drama Series

  • Game of Thrones, “The Dragon And the Wolf” written by David Benioff & D.B. Weiss
  • Killing Eve, “Nice Face” written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge
  • Stranger Things, “Chapter Nine: The Gate” written by The Duffer Brothers
  • The Americans, “Start” written by Joe Fields & Joe Weisberg
  • The Crown, “Myster Man” written by Peter Morgan
  • The Handmaid’s Tale, “June” written by Bruce Miller

Aside from “The Americans”, I’ve seen every single episode and it’s tough. They are all brilliantly written.

Plot wise, I was not impressed with the Game Of Thrones episode. I’m tired of it.

I can’t decide. I was so impressed by Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s writing in Killing Eve, but also The Handmaid’s Tale’s “June”…. It’s so hard!

2017 Winner: The Handmaid’s Tale “Offred (pilot)” Teleplay by Bruce Miller

My Winner: Killing Eve, “Nice Face” written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge



Outstanding Directing For A Drama Series

  • Game Of Thrones, “The Dragon And the Wolf” directed by Jeremy Podeswa
  • Game Of Thrones, “Beyond The Wall” directed by Alan Taylor
  • Ozark, “The Toll” directed by Jason Bateman
  • Ozark, “Tonight We Improvise” directed by Daniel Sackheim
  • Stranger Things, “Chapter Nine: The Gate” directed by The Duffer Brothers
  • The Crown, “Paterfamilias” directed by Stephen Daldry

I have not seen Ozark but I am very familiar with the rest of the shows.

To be fair, I think Game of Thrones was the most impressive and the shock factor was fundamental. It was incredibly well-crafted and the magnitude of the set blew my mind.

I’m sorry to the other nominations.

(Also, there were no women in this category? Or non-white people?

2017 Winner: The Handmaid’s Tale, “Offred (pilot)” directed by Reed Morano

My Winner: Game Of Thrones, “Beyond The Wall” directed by Alan Taylor



Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series

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I’m not familiar with Viola Davis and Cicely Tyson’s performances. I stopped watching Scandal and never went past the pilot of “How To Get Away With Murder”.

But to me, the performance that captivated me was Samira Wiley in The Handmaid’s Tale. She was incredible and I think she deserves the Emmy.

2017 Winner: Alexis Bledel as Emily, “The Handmaid’s Tale”

My Winner: Samira Wiley as Moira, “The Handmaid’s Tale”



Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series

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Ohohohohohoh…. This is hard. Like, really really hard.

I loved every single one of these performances. They were all so good.

I can’t decide. For me, the most memorable performance was Cameron Britton’s on Mindhunter. He was terrifying. I was so scared.

Ron Cephas Jones made me cry so much, though. So. Much. I bawled like a maniac every time he popped up on my screen.

And Matthew Goode! He was brilliant as Tony! And the Doctor on This is Us! Uuuuuugh!

I’ll be happy for whoever wins.

2017 Winner: Gerald McRaney as Dr. K, “This is Us”

My Winner: Everyone



Here we are!

Check out my Twitter! Vote in the polls and let me know who YOU think should win!

UPDATE!

Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series: Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us.

Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series: Samira Weily, The Handmaid’s Tale

xxx

Georgia

Homeland season 7 PREMIERE – Review

SPOILER ALERT! This blog post contains spoilers for all seasons of Homeland.

Just like last year, I decided to put my thoughts on Homeland on paper and review the first episode of the show’s seventh season.

The Finale of season 6 left me devastated. I can’t believe how relevant and pertinent the show still is.

Season 6 dealt with a new president elect (A WOMAN!!! But don’t rejoy because she’s the worst), fake news, an Alex Jones’ radio host, friction with the intelligence community, islamophobia and sadly so much more.

Season 6 was painfully realistic. It resembled closely (maybe too much) the political and social landscape of today’s America. President Elect Keane’s deligimization of the intel community and other sectors of the US government.

Doesn’t that remind you of anyone? Maybe residing in the White House right in this moment.

I thought so.

Even though they shot and wrote the show before the back shit crazy events occurred (The Delegitimisation of the FBI and the intelligence community by the sitting US president, The war against reality truth and facts, and so much more), “Homeland“ pains very much divided nation, people on opposite sides fighting each other and believes that seem to come from another historical Era.
It has always been politically relevant and I’m so curious to see what they going to do with this seventh season.

In the aftermath of President Keane‘s election and wave of arrests she ordered against her own intelligence community, people are trying to navigate on which side they want to stand.

On a more personal note, Carrie is also dealing with the tragic loss she had at the end of season six (I will not talk about it because it upsets me too much), her living situation with her sister and her husband, and of course her medical condition.

On the show, the fight isn’t between Republicans and Democrats. In our reality, it is quite

clear where people stand and what they think about the events of the last year. On the show, the lines are blurred. On one side you have a president who locked up her own federal agents and is not trusted by more than half of the country. One the other side you have people fighting against her, but what they preach isn’t exactly better than what she believes in.

O’Keefe, who is the counterpart of right-wing radio show host Alex Jones, and his views increase the distrust among the American people. Him and his followers are saying to be part of “The Resistance”, just like the term the Democrats are using to fight against Trump.

So where is the parallel? Is there one?

To be perfectly candid it’s kind of hard for me to fully understand what goes on homeland, just like with “HouseOfCards”. It’s not easy to follow, especially now that’s all about political power.

And I have a couple of criticisms. Although putting a woman in the White House, as president, after the events of last years presidential election, felt like a good idea I’m now having doubts.
Hillary Clinton Was president now, maybe having a fictional and ambiguously suspicious counterpart would’ve been a good idea, but I’m afraid that showing a flawed and unprepared female president could deter people from electing one. It’s probably my naive point of you, and I am almost sure this won’t impact the publics opinion, but personally I wouldn’t have risked it.

Nonetheless I am ecstatic that “Homeland” is back. I am already planning to rewatch season four (which is probably my favourite season EVER).

I genuinely hope that you will enjoy this season and feel free to let me know your thoughts on the premiere and on the second episode.

Xxx

Georgia

 

Top 10 Tv Shows Main Title Intro

When a TV show has a nice and catchy theme, it’s always more enjoyable. At least for me, it is.

Here I have collected my favourite themes, songs that I actually listen to and I have on my phone.

  • Homeland

Composed by Sean Callery, Homeland’s theme is stunning. If you’re into jazz, this is exactly the song for you. This was inspired by polish trumpeter Tomasz Stankò, whose music was used multiple times on the show.In every single season, the theme changes. The main title is a mashup of scenes and dialogues from the episodes, jazz trumpeters, speeches from different presidents and some weird shit about a maze and a girl with a lion mask. I Love it. Check out Terminal 7 by Stankò, it’s spectacular.

  • True Detective

I loved this series. Loved loved loved. Season 1, of course. Don’t make me talk about the second one because that was bullshit. But the first season blew my mind. And so did the main title. It’s not just the song that reminds us of that deep and rural southern part of the US, but the images. It’s creepy. Totally creepy. It’s called “Far From Any Road” by The handsome Family. There are disconnected scenes from the show, images blend together, they look like smoke and are see-through. The format has been used countless of times after this. I had never seen anything like it before. The song itself it terrifying and creepy but soooo good! It transports you into the show and moreover into the atmosphere of the place. AMAZING.

  • Game Of Thrones

Composed by the brilliant and talented Ramin Djawadi, “Game of Thrones” is a must. It’s epic, catchy and powerful. For an into, it’s soooooo long but if you even think about skipping it, you are no true Game of Thrones fan. Whenever I listen to it, I always feel like Khaleesi on her dragons trying to conquer Westeros. And this is only the main title. If you look up the entire soundtrack, it’s equally perfect. My personal favourites: season 6. Mind-blowing-ly beautiful. (Not sure that’s a word…)

  • The Affair

At first I was NOT into it. It was too weird. Even for me. I couldn’t understand the lyrics and the images were just confusing. A lot confusing. But after a while, it got into my head. And I fell in love with it. It’s sad and powerful. Knowing what happens on the show, the lyrics and the sequence of images is really intriguing. I love singing along to it when I’m home alone. It’s liberating. I definitely have to check out more songs by Fiona Apple.

  • Westworld

Even though I’m not a huge fan of the show (I finished it a couple of weeks ago and I wasn’t impressed), the music is obviously amazing. And why is it obviously amazing, you ask? Because it was written by the same composer of “Game of Thrones”, Ramin Djawadi. This man knows how to write amazing music to tv shows. Love him. The music is delicate but at the same time sad and scary. I noticed that this year, a lot of shows had a recurring theme: from the minuscule details to the big final picture, the figures moving in slow-motion and the black-and-white theme.

  • You’re The Worst

Aside from being one of my favourite shows of 2016, the intro of this series is adorable. It captures the essence of the characters and it’s fun. It’s a perfect song to dance around to and miles away from the previous gloomy ones. It’s pretty raw, not very will mixed but I love it. It makes me happy.

  • Suits

Suits has very particular music and an unbelievable catchy main title song. There is a lot of music from unknown artists and covers. It’s specific to every scene and always on point. There is soul, funk, R&B and blues with a pinch of jazz. It’s not something that you hear everyday. But the theme is just… Wow. It makes you want to bob your head up and down and dance. I love it.

HERE you can check out an interview with Gene Klein, producer of the show, Patrick J. Adams, Meghan Markle and Rick Hoffman about the music in the show.

  • Gilmore Girls

From episode 1, I fell in love with the theme. It’s so catchy, so happy, but to me, it brings back painful memories and suffering. This show destroyed me. Completely shattered me to pieces. But it’s such a good tune! You can sing along, dance around and for 3 minutes forget about everything and just think how quickly Jess stole your heart with his bad-boy attitude. I didn’t think I would have loved the show as much as I did. Carole King, you created an amazing song.

  • Sherlock, “The Game is On”

Yeah, sure, Sherlock’s main theme is nice. But not really the best. The tune that obviously stands out is “The Game is On”, Sherlock’s personal theme. I have learnt it with the piano but it’s not quite there yet. I need more practice. I love this tune… It’s basically Sherlock Holmes in music. And it’s catchy! I have spent more time than I want to admit, trying to carry the tune. Absolutely perfect. Congrats to David Arnold and Michael Price for composing it!

  • Doctor Who

I know… it may seem stupid, but it’s so catchy. And so unique. Since 1963 it has been a staple in British television culture. It’s so ridiculous and strange that it’s absolutely hilarious to sing a long. Especially off-tune. And it’s incredibly fascinating seeing how it was made in 1963. My friend and I love to sing it… there’s the dundundundun, dundundundun and the uhuuuihiiiiiiiiiuhuuuuu!!! How can you NOT sing alone!



Hope you liked this post! I have been obsessing over score music and soundtracks for a long time! I have Harry Potter, Game of Thrones and Doctor Who on my phone. And let’s just say it: Game of Thrones is depressing.

Let me know if you have any recommendations!

Georgia   🙂

 

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