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

10 Books I Loved in 2017

I am subscribed to the lovely Sanne’s “booksandquills” youtube channel and she posted the top 10 books she read in 2017. So, I decided to do it as well.

Here is my list of the top 10 books I’ve read in 2017!

  • The Hating Game

25883848A great contemporary romance about two co-workers up for the same promotion that discover that they don’t hate each other as much as they thought.

I loved it. Read it in two days and it became an instant favourite. I hope that they’ll make it into a movie adaptation because this was a perfect romantic comedy.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


  • Milk and Honey

https://images.gr-assets.com/books/1491595510l/23513349.jpgI never thought I would ever like a poetry collection as much as I loved this one.

It was raw, beautiful, deep and personal. I really enjoyed it. I also read Rupi Kaur’s other collection and I liked it. This, in my opinion, is the best one.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


  • We Should All Be Feminists & Dear Ijeawele

Dear Ijeawele Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie - Book23301805I had never read any feminist literature before and “We should all be feminists” is an amazing start. It’s easy to understand, it covers feminism’s most important topics and it is a great introduction for a newbie to the matter.

I also read “Dear Ijeawele” and I liked it even more than the other one. It was as informative as I thought it would be. It’s a great read for everybody but it’s fundamental for new parents or parents who want their children (girls AND boys) to be raised as feminists.

I absolutely recommend both of them. Please read them.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ / ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


  • Dante and Aristotle Discover The Secrets of the Universe and The Inexplicable Logic of My Life

Aristotle and Dance discover the secrets of the universe Benjamin Alire Saenz - book23447923I read “Dante and Aristotle” while on my beach holiday and I loooooved it! I think I read it in less than two days. One evening I was out in the terrace, a soft breeze in my face, Tom Rosenthal’s music in my ears and I read. So much.

I have this wonderful memory of that evening and I really really liked the story.

Just like with Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s books, I actually enjoyed the second one more than the first one.

“The Inexplicable Logic of my life” was so full of love, loss, grief, acceptance. I absolutely adored it. There wasn’t any romance in it, just family love and great great friendships.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ / ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


  • The Handmaid’s Tale

20528642I didn’t actually read this book because I listened to it. “Homeland”‘s Claire Danes was the narrator and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to read this book.

I probably would have loved the book anyways, but having her read it to me, make the experience so much better.

In this world-wide political climate, it’s more important than ever. Women’s oppression is sadly such a real and common issue.

⭐⭐⭐⭐


  • Eleanor Oliphant Is Completely Fine

31434883I saw somebody talking about this book on Youtube, I put it in my TBR and I casually started reading it.

I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did. I loved the clarity and the honesty with which Gail Honeyman wrote Eleonor’s feelings, emotions and thoughts.
Her honest moments were the best.
I love the fact that she decided not to go down the “romantic relationship with the other character of the opposite sex” road. It would have ruined the entire book.

⭐⭐⭐⭐


  • The Hate U Give

32075671This book was so hyped on Booktube and it doesn’t disappoint. It’s about a girl who witnesses one of her friends being killed by the police and the aftermath of the event.

I was inspired by the “Black Lives Matter” movement and it’s so incredibly important.

It’s an amazing story that deals with loss, death, activism, racism, standing up for what you believe in, injustice and justice.
The characters are so well written and the story is truly compelling.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


  • What Happened

34114362I love this book. I was very well written, it read like a novel instead of a memoir. I thought Hillary Clinton did a great job. At times, her political self was a little bit too present: she sounded too much like she was still running for the precidency.

Of course, not living in the US, I don’t have a a perception of the problems affecting the country and I’m not an expert in politics and in the economy. I know very little about it, but I agreed with Hillary’s view of the world.

I leant about all the issues she cares about, the hard choices she had to make in her life and the problems she has been facing ever since she was a young woman in her 20s.

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐


I’m 3 months late, but here are my favourite books of 2017!

Let me know yours! I’d love to discuss!

xxx

Georgia

75th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2018 – TV NOMINATIONS

I’m ashamed. I was so in my own world that I almost forgot about television. I literally forgot the Golden Globes where on tomorrow. I didn’t even know who was hosting! (the lovely Seth Meyers!) and I haven’t written a lot about television in this past months. But I’m here!

FYI, if you’re as clueless as me, the Golden Globes air tomorrow January 7th on NBC at 5:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 p.m. EST.

I haven’t seen any (or almost any) of the movies that are nominated so I’m going to entirely skip that section. I’ll, of course, be concentrating on TV.To be fair, there are a lot of shows I haven’t seen yet. Mostly due to the studying, the busy holidays, overall lack of time and… oh yeah! I forgot about the existence of the awards! At least last year I remembered that the nominations were being announced!

Anyway, I’ll be showing the categories and guess which one will win! Just like the Emmys in 2016!

Also, can we just say it? These Globes are hella white! Very little diversity here… I’m kind of disappointed.

Without much further ado, let’s dive into it!


Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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At least in this category I’ve seen everything except Michelle’s Pfeiffer performance. Frankly, seeing how the Emmys went, it’s probable that Anne Dowd will win.

I’d also like both Chrissy Metz and Shailene Woodley to win because their performances was really good and unexpected, especially in Shailene’s case.


Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

supp role lim TV actor .PNGI loved Alexander Skargard’s performance in Big Little Lies. He was truly excellent. However much I like David Harbour and Christian Slater on their respective shows, I think it should go to Skargard.

Haven’t seen Fargo and I stopped watching Feud after the second episode.


Best Performance by an Actress in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

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I recently saw Rachel Brosnahan’s performance in The Marvellous Mrs Maisel and I ADORE her! I didn’t even recognize her! She was the prostitute Doug was obsessed with on “House of Cards”!

“Better Things” this year was really good. Some episodes were so inspiring and fun, while others were a little bit meh. I’m not familiar with the other shows… “Glow” is in my watch list, as well as Insecure. I HAVE TO WATCH THEM!!!


Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series – Musical or Comedy

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How can I decide between Aziz, Eric McCormack and Anthony Anderson? (I haven’t seen the other two).

Frankly, I’d go with Aziz. Season 2 of Master of None was amazing. I absolutely loved it. Although Black-ish themes and social issues are so important and Will and Grace has been sooooo political! I’ll still laughing about that Mike Pence portrait at the conversion camp in episode 4. AMAZING.

I can’t choose. I just… I can’t.


Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series – Drama

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Claire Foy.

The other actresses are probably amazing but aside from Katherine Langford and Elizabeth Moss, I haven’t seen the other women’s performance.

So… Claire Foy.


Best Performance by an Actor In A Television Series – Drama

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Sterling K Brown.

No questions. No Doubts.

(and because I haven’t seen the other shows. Like… none of them)


Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

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Nicole Kidman

The only one I haven’t seen was “The Sinner” but Kidman’s performance was PERFECT. She was so good. But she won at the Emmys, so maybe they’ll decide to give the award to somebody else. I don’t know. For me, it’s Nicole.


Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television

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No idea.


Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television

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No idea.

Personally I’d go for Big Little Lies, since it’s the only one that I finished watching.


Best Television Series – Musical or Comedy

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This is impossible. How can I choose?! I haven’t seen SMILF but even without taking it into consideration, it’s impossible.

For the quality, I’d say The Marvelous Mrs Maisel. For the cinematography, Master of None. For the political commentary, Will and Grace and Black-ish. For laugh out loud comedy, Will and Grace. For social issues, Master of None and Black-ish and Will and Grace.

So… I can’t.

Best Television Series – Drama

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No.

No.

No.

Game Of Thrones was explosive this season. And not because of the plot (which was a bit meh). Stranger Things 2 left us TV lovers talking about it for AGES. This is Us was great. (It got too cheesy for my taste. I’ll still watch part B of season 2, but there are things that bothered me) and The Crown was sooooooooo fantastic! The Handmaid’s Tale gave us a social and political commentary that is unbelievably relevant.

I can’t decide. I’d be happy either way. (Well, not really if This Is Us wins. Sorry, I love the show so much but it’s not on the same level as the other ones)



Can’t wait for Sunday! I’ll be up all night watching it! Let me know what you think about the nominations and who you think is going to win.

Have a wonderful day and Happy Golden Globes night!

xx

Georgia