And they’re off (Awards Season)

ETA: The Critics Choice Awards noms are in and things are looking up. No more Jared Leto and Delroy Lindo got his first nom and Chadwick Boseman his second for Da 5 Bloods.


Yes, I am reblogging my own post to add my reaction to the Screen Actors Guild Awards nominations. Let’s go…

Outstanding performance by a cast in a Motion Picture…
Da 5 Bloods, Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom, Minari, One Night In Miami, and The Trial of the Chicago 7 – I’ve seen all but Minari and One Night in Miami (both of which are on my to watch list) – and that’s a solid line up. This is how you do it, Golden Globes.

Female – Lead – Film – Amy Adams, Viola Davis, Vanessa Kirby, Frances McDormand, Carey Mulligan – Adams is the surprise here for me given the almost universal panning of Hillbilly Elegy – though I like her generally and do think she could have (should have?) won an award before now. I think Carey Mulligan will probably get it and, of course, never count out Frances McDormand, but it’s Viola Davis for me.

Male – Lead – Film – Riz Ahmed, Chadwick Boseman, Anthony Hopkins, Gary Oldman, Steven Yeun – first, yay, Glen! second, I’d swap out Gary Oldman for Delroy Lindo here (the case can be made that though Da 5 Bloods was an ensemble film his was the main narrative arc and he the tragic hero plus I just don’t like Mank and may be an Oldman hater). But Chadwick in Ma Rainey is the performance to beat and this will go to him not because it was his last performance but because what a performance.

Female – Film – Supporting – Maria Bakalova for Borat, Glenn Close for Hillbilly Elegy, Olivia Coleman for The Father, Youn Yuh-Jung for Minari, and Helena Zengel for News of the World. I haven’t seen any of these.

Male – Film – Supporting – now this is interesting – Chadwick Boseman for Da 5 Bloods (I mean, I’ve been rooting for it but I didn’t expect it and I hope this is not so that they can not give him his Ma Rainey win and and I hope this didn’t push Delroy Lindo out of the race..but also, yay, you already know I love this performance – just side eyeing SAG), Sacha Baron Cohen for Trial of the Chicago 7 (this was a good ensemble piece but among the ensemble it was a solid performance from him, so okay), Daniel Kaluuya (off of the trailer alone I feel like he’s going to cut through the competition), Jared Leto for The Little Things (off of the trailer, I don’t understand this one but then I’ve never really understood Jared Leto’s appeal – no hate but he’s just never wowed me), Leslie Odom Jr for One Night in Miami (fun fact the only thing I’ve ever seen him in are the Broadway TV series Smash and dark fantasy series Supernatural as a demon…yes, this means I still haven’t seen Hamilton…but One Night is on my To Watch list)

Ensemble in Drama series – Better Call Saul, Bridgerton, The Crown, Lovecraft Country, Ozark – I’ve only seen some of two of these and the only one I plan to continue watching is Lovecraft Country.

Ensemble in a comedy – Dead to Me, The Flight Attendant, The Great, Schitt’s Creek, Ted Lasso (see what I said about the Golden Globes for this one)

Female in Drama series – The Crown and Ozark dominates – I got nothing… but if I had to vote for my fav from the list, it’d probably be Laura Linney (Ozark)

Male Actor – Drama series – this is more mixed – Jason Bateman for Ozark, Sterling K Brown for This is Us (which I used to watch but haven’t in a long time), Bob Odenkirk for Better call Saul, Josh O’Connor for The Crown, and Rene Jean-Page for Bridgerton (this guy has taken over my social media timeline…how’s his acting?)

Actress – Comedy series –
Dead to Me and Schitt’s Creek hog the spots leaving space for only The Flight Attendant…I think I’m team Kaley Cuoco on this one.

Male Actor – Comedy –
Nicholas Hoult, Dan and Eugene Levy, Jason Sudeikis, and Ramy Youssef (I really need to start watching this show)

Mini Series – actress –
Michaela Coel got in for I will destroy you after being snubbed by the Globes; the only other difference from the Globes, I think, is Kerry Washington for Little Fires Everywhere (which I did watch mostly and…sure)

Male – mini series – I don’t have any thoughts …except Daveed Diggs is in here for Hamilton…and I think I’m team it’s not a TV show it’s a stage play recorded for TV…but *shrug*

Stunt ensemble – film – no The Old Guard…but Trial of the Chicago 7 is in…*confused*

Stunt ensemble in Drama series – good choices – The Boys (which I have watched ..not all but some), Cobra Kai (same), Lovecraft Country (same), The Mandolorian (clips), and Westworld (I caught some episodes in season 1…and okay). The Boys, Lovecraft Country, or The Mandolorian, I’d say…but I’m probably wrong…right?

See the full SAG list here


The Golden Globes were announced on Wednesday and I’m miffed. Here’s the breakdown (very off the cuff, so don’t read too much into it).

TV Drama Series

I haven’t seen Ratched or the Ozarks (though the latter has been highly recommended to me…but neither has made it to my must-watch list). I’ve only seen portions of The Crown (still couldn’t get in to it though I got further, I think, than with season 1, my previous attempt), The Mandelorian (mostly YouTube clips though it is on my watch list) and Lovecraft Country (of which I’ve caught only three episodes though it is fast-paced, meaty, and unsettling enough that I know I want to watch more). This isn’t what I’m miffed about (I haven’t seen enough to be invested) but I have a feeling I will be at the lack of acting nods for Lovecraft Country when I get through the…

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