Reading Journal 28-01-22

I’ll admit I’m already seeing people posting how many books they’ve read 28 days in to the new year and I’m already feeling left behind. Writing projects, emails, work, Wadadli Pen, etc, are all subject to the realities of time and the need for sleep and the to dos that must be done, and just life. So, here we are. Not a book finished so far this year. It is what it is.

I’ll share my reading progress but three things first.

One is this addition to the guest posts section of my Media page, a listicle I was invited to do by shepherd.com which is a platform that invites authors to do themed book recommendations. I chose to write about teen/YA fiction from the Caribbean, specifically some of my favourites from the Burt Award prize. I was limited to give and listed Children of the Spider by Imam Baksh (Guyana), Daylight Come by Diana McCaulay and All Over Again by A-dZiko Simba Gegele (Jamaica), Home Home by Lisa Allen-Agostini (Trinidad and Tobago), and The Art of White Roses by Viviana Prado-Nunez (Puerto Rico). Author’s country in brackets, the books not necessarily being set in that country nor in any reality we recognize. You can click the link above to see the reasons for my choices (one caveat I have not read all of the Burt (Caribbean) books but I have read most of them and even had the opportunity to select three as a judge one year, and edit one on commission in another case; and have received review copies of some – reviews subsequently posted; click the book titles).

Another is that I’ve received and uploaded my presentation at the Antigua and Barbuda Conference last year to my YouTube channel. It’s entitled About a Girl: A Close Read of Jamaica Kincaid’s ‘Girl’, its stylistic devices and aesthetic intersection with literature in the Antiguan oral (specifically calypso) tradition. I’m not a member of the academy so I was quite nervous about this presentation and about sharing it – but what’s the point of doing it if it’s not shared (to my mind) beyond the comparatively small academic space the conference occupies; so I’m sharing.

The other thing is this review added to the Musical Youth Reviews and Endorsements page just today. It made me laugh and it made me tear up (unexpectedly) because it’s the most intimate critique I’ve read of a book I’ve written years ago now in a long time. I swear as new readers discover this book it’s a reminder of that thing I’ve always said, books are not bread – they don’t go stale. (yes, there are examples of books that are dated but you know what I mean; and in any case, I’m glad MY isn’t one.)

Now, for my sad reading update. I think my last update was in December 2021 (don’t quote me on that) but here’s my progress:

I’m up to page 74 (from 58) of that book I’m reading that’s coming out this year – I’m going to have to move it out of the reading rotation onto the work/priority list if I’m to finish it in time.

I’m at page 101 of Victoire: My Mother’s Mother by Maryse Conde (translated by Richard Philcox), which I started in December, mostly because it’s light enough to be my walking around book.

I’m at page 505 (from 493) of New Daughters of Africa which is unfortunately too thick for walking around and the print too small for when my eyes get wonky at night leaving a very small reading window. But I continue, one story at at time.

I’m at page 80 of The Antigua and Barbuda Review of Books Volume 6 Number 1 2013 and the last research paper read on a colonial era Antiguan newspaperman allowed me to update the Media history page on Wadadli Pen.

I’m at page 33 of Joan Underwood’s First Aid Kit: A Practical Guide to Remedy the Three Most Common Managerial Challenges. Gaining only 3 pages, I think.

I’m at page 72 (up from 61) in Monique Roffey’s Mermaid of Black Conch.

I’m at page 266 (up from 242) of the unpublished Barbuda thesis.

That’s it.

Book Review – Musical Youth by Joanne C. Hillhouse

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I discovered Joanne C. Hillhouse’sMusical Youth‘ sometime back and read it yesterday.

The story told in ‘Musical Youth‘ happens in Antigua, one of my favourite places in the world. I’ll tell you why later 😊 Zahara is in high school. She loves playing the guitar. Her mom is no more, she doesn’t know her dad, and her grandma brings her up. Grandma is tough and strict. Zahara becomes friends with Shaka Zulu. Shaka is also in high school and he is an aspiring musician too. Shaka’s father is no more and he has been brought up by his grandpa and his mother. Soon Zahara’s and Shaka’s friendship becomes more than friendship. As the story moves forward, we learn more about these two young people’s families and friends, Zahara’s relationship with her grandmother, Shaka’s relationship with his grandfather and how his grandfather inducted him into music…

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Trending 23-01-22

I did a site trending post a week ago and here we are again. What have visitors been vibing with on the site this past week (home page aside) and is it any different from last week? Inquiring minds …and all that. And is this my Sunday Post link up? Yes it is.

CREATIVE SPACE #2 OF 2022: THE CII™ OF PUBLIC SECTOR DRESS CODES

This is the latest installment of my CREATIVE SPACE column which runs in the Daily Observer newspaper here in Antigua and Barbuda, and on the blog, every other Wednesday. This week it looked at the Colonial Impractical Inconsistency of codes of dress forbidding acccess to people in “arm-sleeve (i.e. bare arms)” and other less than scandalous wear to government (i.e. people-owned) buildings like the post office, passport office, transport board where you renew your driver’s license – an incident involving the latter being the straw that broke the donkey’s back prompting me to write about this, first in a blog post (The Right to Bare Arms: a Reflection on Antiquated Attitudes and the Female Body (in the Caribbean)) that was the top trending post last week (and fifth trending this week). Now in this newspaper article which takes the top spot this week. I’m glad people are reading. I hope people are sharing. This is a Caribbean-wide issue and I hope to move the meter on this a little bit if not topple the whole “draconian”, as a lawyer I consulted put it, practice. At minimum, spark a conversation.

CREATIVE SPACE

The column’s main page where new installments are first posted – so this being number two is good, as it suggests that people are either reading about the CII™ of public dress codes here or above.

Musical Youth

The cover image of my book Musical Youth is the third trending thing on the site this week. Seems a good time to remind you if you’re looking for a teen/YA book (for a teen in your life, local library, book club, youth group, area bookstores etc) that this one was first runner up for the Burt Award for teen/young adult Caribbean literature and received a starred review from Kirkus which named it one of its top indies of 2020. Critics, bloggers, and readers continue to discover it and I remain grateful for them boosting it. Recently, this has included RunWrightReads, a popular Caribbean-American booktuber and bookstagrammer who mentioned it in two roundups near the end of 2021.

She said, “I also really love Joanne Hillhouse’s YA novel Musical Youth which focuses on the experience of children learning about colourism and how colourism is manifested in their communities. And one of the things that we all loved talking about in the book club was how this author chose to show male friendship and it was just wonderful. It was a wonderful read because of so many things.”

Read or view these and other views and endorsements for Musical Youth

Freelance Writing, Editing, Workshop/Course Facilitation, and Coaching Services

Yes, I am a freelancer and both open to opportunities to work on projects and making opportunities to create my own projects. So, if people are reviewing my online CV towards either of those possibilities, that’s good.

I already mentioned this week’s fifth trending post (#righttobarearms); so that’s it. Thanks for the views. Be sure to like, comment, and share as moved to do so.

Oh, before I go, top trending at my AntiguanWriter YouTube channel are…

Jumping to 1 from 3

Jumping to 2 from 5

Dropping to 3 from 1

With older posts joining the list at 4 and 5

As with the blog, comment, share, like; help those algorithms find and boost me. Thanks.

Ghosts of Projects Past

This picture is from 2008. That’s me centre back in with the low cut hair. I don’t remember what or who exactly we were listening to but I know this is from a rehearsal for the first staging of Eve Ensler’s Vagina Monologues in Antigua. The project was put together by Women of Antigua, a group of four friends, who wanted to use theatrical activism to draw attention to violence against women. Two of the group had a production company, August Rush, and they did this exhaustively rehearsed, professionally produced, sold out event theatre for several years. I was one of the original cast. Though I had done theatre in my college and university years, including some time on stage, though mostly behind the scenes, I was not a natural choice for this and don’t believe I even crossed the producers’ minds but when I heard about it (through my reporting, I think) I expressed interest in being involved and they said come through. I showed up rehearsal after rehearsal and did not fall on my face at showtime. I would return a couple more times both as a writer (when WOA decided to stage a local variation called When a Woman Moans soliciting creative pieces on the theme from local writers) and as a performer.

This one is from 2010, a candid taken by another cast member, Marcella, during rehearsal for both Vagina Monologues and When a Woman Moans – I was part of a scene adapted from a poem of mine for When a Woman Moans (and I think a group piece from Vagina Monologues…unless that was another year). Pictured is fellow writer Floree Williams Whyte, whom I recently interviewed for CREATIVE SPACE.

Just another 2010 rehearsal photo. This was at the main rehearsal space before we went over to the performance space. These pictures are kind of grabbed out of order. Something that’s occuring to me, as I type this, is that being a part of this production in which the bonding behind the scenes was as integral to the experience as what we were doing onstage, perhaps was one of the things (in addition to other things I’ve mentioned) that guided me toward the writing of my book about musical theatre kids involved in a summer production, Musical Youth.

When I had been cast in the 2008 production I ordered this red dress (custom-made) from local designer Calvin S (pictured with me in this CREATIVE SPACE Coda). Yes, I was so soup I was literally spending money to be a part of this production. Red is not my favourite colour and I had never owned a red dress before this but the moment (my monologue was the very bold ‘Reclaiming Cunt’) called for it.

And this is from the 2010 performance of one of my own poems, ‘Mothers’ Lament’, in When a Woman Moans, a rare treat.

The last WOA staging of both Vagina Monologues and When a Woman Moans was in 2012 with some of the OG performers like myself returning for one last run at the stage.

This time I had a solo monologue as an African (sorry, I don’t remember which country) woman who had survived a civil war that had taken so much.

WOA and August Rush’s Zahra would do a Vagina Monolgues revival in 2019 with her Sugar Apple Theatre and I wrote about it for CREATIVE SPACE.

And I was updating the Antigua and Barbuda Literary Works Reviewed when I came across a behind-the-scenes video of the making of Antigu and Barbuda’s first feature length film, The Sweetest Mango, on which I was associate producer and responsible for on set continuity…and grabbed a couple of screen caps.

The movie came out in 2001 and, yep, I have an IMDB. Apparently.

A factoid about me is when ever I look at old pictures I mourn the loss of old earrings…and in the case of these images, the ever changing hair. Well, at least I still have my Hendrix shirt.

Trending 16-01-22

Trending on the blog this past week (not including the home page)…

The Right to Bare Arms: a Reflection on Antiquated Attitudes and the Female Body (in the Caribbean)

When he told me “arm-sleeves” were not acceptable dress to enter to *checks notes* stand in line, pay, and renew my license, I might have smiled at the quaintness of it all if it wasn’t for how put out I was by the inconvenience.

CREATIVE SPACE

Floree Williams Whyte is an author and budding publisher from Antigua and Barbuda. Her latest book invites its young readers to Dance on the Moon.

Jhohadli Writing Project – Next Chapter

I want to say, finally, that I, too, am a student of writing. We’re all learning from each other. I’m doing this as a professional pursuit but also because I love writing, I love the literary arts, I have experience in creative/non-creative writing and media that can be of value to others, and I find fulfillment in seeing others blossom.

Let’s Talk Grammy Nominees

Hear me out, with the group choreography and commitment to storytelling, this one is giving me MJ vibes, as in treating the music video medium like a short film. Like the defiant lyrics and catchy beat too. 

JWP 2022 – One Down, 11 to Go (Are You In?)

The JWP 2022 is fully virtual and open to participants anywhere. Registration information for future sessions below.

Trending on the vlog this past week…

This (above) is a video extra from CREATIVE SPACE 8 of 2019.

This (above) is the video component of the CREATIVE SPACE #2 on the listing of top blog posts. You can also read it here.

I did a Trending post a week ago looking at the top blogs and vlogs for the first week of January 2022. Not sure I’ll keep this going but this is a week 2.

I’m sorry not to have much in the way of a reading journal style update but I’ll make this an It’s Monday What Are You Reading?

I am still digging in to Victoire: My Mother’s Mother by Maryse Condé. I’m at page 62 (up from page 50 which is where I was yesterday when I mentioned it in the Grammys post). I didn’t mention before but Condé is a renowned Guadeloupean writer and this is a translation by Richard Philcox. I’ve also read a bit more of Caribbean-Canadian author Gayle Gonsalves’ award winning indie My Stories have No Endings (I mentioned in the last Trending post that I was at 201 and I’m now at 202). So, very incremental progress all around. Hope your reading is going better. Hope you’ll check out the Trending links.

Let’s Talk Grammy Nominees

Actually…I can’t do my usual Grammys post because I’m not up on the music like that because

No I’m not (shut up!) but this year’s Grammy noms (*puts on glasses* “who is that?”) certainly makes me feel like I am. I always promised not to let the music outgrow me but here we are. I’m not even cool enough to know half the songs on President Obama’s playlist.

But I love music and I do have some songs I recognize and even like on the nominees list. So I’ll make this a performances I’d like to see on the Grammys because these are the nominated songs I like know like post. As usual, remember I’m not voting, so my opinions don’t matter; mad, make your own list and share it (I still like learning music I don’t know).

Should I make this my Sunday Post. Well, it is Sunday. But there hasn’t been much reading progress. I’m at page 50 (up from page 29) of Victoire: My Mother’s Mother by Maryse Conde. And that’s it.

But look, music.

Jon is more than Stephen Colbert’s bandleader and now the Grammys is recognizing that with nominations in multiple categories including record of the year. The album it’s on is up for album of the year and the video is up for music video of the year.
Doja Cat’s been on my radar since Say So and Sza since All the Lights. Which I know makes me late to the party but I’m here…hard shoes and all. This is also a nominee for record of the year, best pop/duo performance, and song of the year. Doja’s Planet Her is up for album of the year and pop/vocal album.
I actually have yet to hear a song (Montero, Dominica, Industry Baby, That’s what I want) from this album that I don’t like – like I’d totally get this album. This one is nominated for record of the year and song of the year. It is the title track from Montero which is up for album of the year. The video is up for video of the year as well.
I don’t know this artiste like that which is fine, her music isn’t really for me (see I’m old gif above) but she’s been on my radar for a little bit and so rates a mention here. Another record of the year nom.; also up for song of the year. Her album Sour is also up for album of the year, pop vocal album, and she’s up for best new artiste and with the exception of Saweetie (whose music I don’t know) is the only name I recognize from that list (I wonder if that makes me better or worse than your typical Grammy voter).
Love the whole Silk Sonic project – is it a bit too referential and potentially derivative (of 70s soul)…I mean maybe, points have been made, but it’s just good music by two uber talented artistes…real instruments, no autotune, melodically and rhythmically interesting, lyrically playful…oh stop giving me good things…more. It’s literally the only new release I’ve listened to on a loop (second to Lil Nas X’s Dominica) all of 2021. I don’t care if that makes me basic or whatever. If I was voting, this would be my record of the year. It’s also up for song of the year, best rnb song, and best rnb performance.
I don’t love this but I know it and it has a certain danceability. Plus it’s up for best duo/group performance.
I don’t think Jazmin has a Grammy yet and if I’m right about that, give her her things because she’s overdue. This one is up for best rnb performance and best rnb song. I don’t even care that it’s not my favourite performance of hers. Her Heaux Tales is also up for best rnb album. Give her her things. Give her something.
Jon again. I think this was the first cut I saw off of his album. Liked it then; like it now. It’s up for best traditional rnb performance. He’s also up for best rnb album and (with other entries) best jazz instrumental album and best american roots performance and song.
Not the biggest H. E. R. fan but remember this Oscar winning one from Judas and the Black Messiah and it has that throwback feel and is fittingly up for best traditional rnb performance. Her Back of My Mind is also up for best rnb album and she’s up for best song written for visual media.
Hear me out, with the group choreography and commitment to storytelling, this one is giving me MJ vibes, as in treating the music video medium like a short film. Like the defiant lyrics and catchy beat too. It’s up for best melodic rap performance – I’m kind of impresssed with rap, from not even being taken seriously by the Grammys to having niche categories like best melodic rap performance.
Nominee for best spoken word album. Shout out to J. Ivy, also a nominee in this category.
Can’t upload the whole album so I thought I’d upload a track from the soundtrack album – is Jon Baptiste on a roll or what. The movie Soul which he had a hand in, along with Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, is up for best score soundtrack for visual media.
Haven’t watched Wandavision and even I know ‘it was Agatha all along’ which is up for best song written for visual media.
There’s no denying Leslie Odom Jr.’s pipes. I haven’t seen Hamilton but remember him from a series called Smash which I liked but which didn’t last. Unfortunately, I also remember him as a demon from Supernatural – and I was not a fan of that character and it’s kind of stuck. This is from Regina King’s feature directorial debut One Night in Miami and is quite beautiful though. He’s co-songwriter with Sam Ashworth.
Okay, I haven’t seen Summer of Soul but it’s on my watchlist…which for the purpose of this list, counts. It’s up for best music film.

Speaking of watch lists, I saw Encanto today and this one is about to be on next year’s Grammys list.

The full list of this year’s Grammy noms can be seen here – we’ll know the outcome and if they have a better performance line-up than mine on January 31st. 2022.

What have you been Watching 13-01-22

I haven’t seen anything really since my early December 2021 movie diary, and the best movies of 2021 post that followed. You also should check out my Oddly Morbid Recommendations mostly movie list inspired by the passing of Sidney Poitier. But there was one film that didn’t fit any of those lists that I should mention (I mean, since I watched it) – it was a find for me as I didn’t even know it existed when I bumped in to it on YouTube of all places. It’s a 1972 Ossie Davis directed film Black Girl, about a girl who wants to dance and a family that is like a weight around her ankles. It’s very much centred on the struggles of Black women in its exploration of povert and toxic families, and the love and dreaming that can exist even in such spaces. It didn’t do well with critics or audiences.

For me, there were some discoveries, like lead actress Peggie Pettitt whom I had never heard of before (she seems to have a very limited filmography). She got an NAACP Image award nomination for best actress for the performance – still one of the few opportunities for Black and other people of colour to get some awards love. Yes, things have gotten better since the advent of #Oscarssowhite but it could be a lot better. Sidney’s death reminds us that he is one of only four Black best actor Oscar winners (the other three being Denzel Washington for Training Day not Malcolm X, Jamie Fox for Ray, and Forrest Whittaker for Last King of Scotland). Since Black people and other people of colour are no less talented, this speaks to the industry’s blind spots. Sidney was so large in the culture that I was surprised to realize he’d only been nominated twice – both for films I haven’t seen (Lilies of the Field and The Defiant Ones – I’ll correct that). But no love for A Raisin in the Sun, To Sir, with Love, or my favourite In the Heat of the Night (seriously?). Halle Berry remains the only Black best actress Oscar winner (of only 14 nominees in the Oscars 93 year history) for a performance I liked but I know people have mixed feelings about (Monster’s Ball). And while there definitely needs to be more happening on the production side, there are a number of existing productions that have been overlooked – off the top of my head Fruitvale Station (the performances by both Michael B. Jordan and Octavia Spencer), Dolemite (Eddie Murphy’s performance), Ms. Juneteenth (Nicole Beharrie’s performance), Da Five Bloods (Delroy Lindo and arguably Chadwick Boseman’s performance) come to mind. Add Tessa Thompson’s performance in Passing which is being overlooked by everyone this year (though one of the Best Black female performances of 2021 ) to the list.

“What’s beautiful about Tessa Thompson’s portrayal of Irene in Passing is the emotion she keeps just under the surface.”

from Best Black Female Performances of 2021

And while I’m rooting for Will Smith’s turn as Richard Williams to win best actor, I’m seeing the writing on the wall (shades of Chadwick Boseman just last year, and add Viola Davis in Doubt, Angela Bassett in What’s Love got to do with it, and, again, Denzel in Malcolm X to the list of people who shoulda coulda woulda).

Anyway, not making the case for Ms. Petit in Black Girl, just making the point that these community awards exist for a reason.

This film included a number of faces, by the way, that were vaguely familiar (as in I had to jog my memory): Claudia McNeil, the grandmother/mother here was the grandmother/mother in Raisin; Leslie Uggams was Kizzy, Kunta Kinte’s daughter, sold away in one of the more harrowing scenes in Roots; Brock Peters was Tom Robinson in To Kill a Mockingbird. One face was easily recognizable, Ossie’s wife and a screenwriter and activist in her own right the great Ruby Dee whom I first saw in Raisin and remember vividly from The Stand, and from several Spike Lee films (Do the Right Thing, Jungle Fever). I was rooting for her to finally win an Oscar when she was nominated for best supporting actress in American Gangster but it wasn’t to be. She had a haunted look in the mostly silent performance in Black Girl.

One of my favourite things about the movie though was the theme song, ‘Black Girl’, by Betty Everett (whom you might better know for ‘It’s in his Kiss’ or the shoop shoop song).

JWP 2022 – One Down, 11 to Go (Are You In?)

The first of my Jhohadli Writing Project workshops of 2022 was held on January 7th 2022. In case you’re wondering if it’s for you, here are parts of a participant evaluation. This participant is US-based and working on revisions to her manuscript.

“I found the facilitator knowledgeable and the workshop exercises fun. I am a better writer after just one workshop,” she assessed, adding, of particular goals achieved, “strengthened my pages.” Yes, she would participate in future workshops, would like to be informed of future workshops, would recommend this workshop. The evaluation was not without critique and suggestions for future topics, of course, but as the goal is to continue to improve offerings, that’s a net win.

The JWP 2022 is fully virtual and open to participants anywhere. Registration information for future sessions below.

Jhohadli Writing Project 2022 Workshop Schedule.

See also Performance Reviews.

Golden Globes Put on an Event That Could Have Been Put in an Email — Variety

The Golden Globes were held with no pomp and circumstance in a room devoid of celebrities, red carpets and splashy media coverage. Instead, winners were live-tweeted on the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s social media channels, with the show focusing on philanthropy. Netflix was the night’s big winner in film, while HBO led in TV, and…

Golden Globes Put on an Event That Could Have Been Put in an Email — Variety

Sharing just to converse quickly on the awards race. Winners below (with my sidebars). Weigh in.

FILM

  • Motion Picture (Drama): “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix) (Sidebar: Don’t really get the love for this film though I did find Kirsten Dunst’s performance subtly affecting and would like to see her get an Oscar nomination)
  • Motion Picture (Comedy or Musical): “West Side Story” (20th Century Studios) (Sidebar: Haven’t seen it – I guess I will now that it’s in the race but I’m kind of over reboots when there are so many stories still untold)
  • Lead Actor (Drama): Will Smith, “King Richard” (Warner Bros.) (Sidebar: As I said in my best of post and video, not only am I rooting for him, if he doesn’t win I’m side-eyeing the hell out of the Oscars)
  • Lead Actor (Comedy or Musical): Andrew Garfield, “Tick, Tick … Boom!” (Netflix) (Sidebar: I’ve liked Andrew since The Social Network but I’m team Will this year – happy for him here though – I need to watch Tick, Tick…Boom – I’m a little bit afraid to watch Tick, Tick…Boom in case he changes my mind lol)
  • Lead Actress (Drama): Nicole Kidman, “Being the Ricardos” (Amazon Studios) (Sidebar: Not seen this – I’ll wait for some more award returns before deciding if I need to)
  • Lead Actress (Comedy or Musical): Rachel Zegler, “West Side Story” (20th Century Studios)
  • Supporting Actor (Motion Picture): Kodi Smit-McPhee, “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix)
  • Supporting Actress (Motion Picture): Ariana DeBose, “West Side Story” (20th Century Studios)
  • Director (Motion Picture): Jane Campion, “The Power of the Dog” (Netflix) (Sidebar: I wish Rebecca Hall was more in the conversation as I thought she handled Passing really deftly)
  • Screenplay (Motion Picture): “Belfast” (Focus Features) – Kenneth Branagh
  • Original Score: “Dune” (Warner Bros.) – Hans Zimmer
  • Original Song: “No Time to Die” from “No Time to Die” (MGM/United Artists Releasing) – Billie Eilish, Finneas
  • Motion Picture (Animated Feature): “Encanto” (Walt Disney Pictures) (Sidebar: I have a feeling I’ll like Encanto. The only animated film I’ve seen is Mitchells vs. The Machines which I really liked as well)
  • Motion Picture (Foreign Language): “Drive My Car” (Japan)

TELEVISION

  • TV Series (Drama): “Succession” (HBO)
  • TV Series (Comedy or Musical): “Hacks” (HBO Max
    Alternate: “Only Murders in the Building” (Hulu)
  • TV Series (Limited): “The Underground Railroad” (Prime Video) (Sidebar: I need to watch this. I started and the brutality in the first 20 minutes did me in…but I want to give it another try because I trust Barry Jenkins as a filmmaker)
  • TV Actor (Drama): Jeremy Strong, “Succession” (HBO)
  • TV Actor (Comedy or Musical): Jason Sudeikis, “Ted Lasso” (Apple TV Plus) (Sidebar: Love this show, all two seasons)
  • TV Actor (Limited): Michael Keaton, “Dopesick” (Hulu)
  • TV Actress (Drama): MJ Rodriguez, “Pose” (FX)
  • TV Actress (Comedy or Musical): Jean Smart, “Hacks” (HBO)
  • TV Actress (Limited): Kate Winslet, “Mare of Easttown” (HBO)
  • Supporting Actor (Television): O Yeong-su, “Squid Game” (Netflix)
  • Supporting Actress (Television): Sarah Snook, “Succession” (HBO)

Anything I haven’t Sidebarred, I either haven’t seen or have no opinions on …yet!