70th Emmy Awards, Alex Borstein, Alison Brie, Amy Sherman-Palladino, BBC America, Benedict Cumberbatch, Betty Gilpin, Emmy Awards 2018, FX, Game of Thrones, Glow, HBO, Hulu, Marc Maron, Netflix, Patrick Melrose, Rachel Brosnahan, The Americans, The Handmaid's Tale, The Marvelous Mrs Maisel
Ok, It took me one week to absorb and accept the fact that BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH DIDN’T WIN THE EMMY AWARDS FOR BEST ACTOR IN A LIMITED SERIES for his monumental, excruciating, emotional, funny, profound, intense, charismatic, unique, passionate, amazing, astounding, heartbreaking, mindblowing, distressing, disturbing performance in PATRICK MELROSE, which by the way DIDN’T WIN ANY EMMY, which is also incredible, but nonetheless….
I mean, C’MOOOOON, have you SEEN IT??? Have you WATCHED IT???
Apart from the Cumberbatch’s ROBBERY, there was a lot to be happy for me in the 70th Emmy Awards. The Marvelous Mrs Maisel’s clean sweep of all comedy awards was expected, and for once I totally agree: I truly enjoyed the writing and the directing of the batshit crazy Amy Sherman-Palladino and I’ve become almost immediately a great fan of both Rachel Brosnahan and Alex Borstein: without Alex’s good job Rachel couldn’t shine so much, and viceversa. And nonetheless I’m a bit sad for the complete miss of the cast of Glow, because both Alison Brie and Betty Gilpin, but also Marc Maron, deserved to be at least all nominated, and not only Betty. Hope sincerely that the next year there will be some acknowledgement for their great job, because the sophomore season was at the same time funny, thought-provoking and really moving.
It was about time that someone recognize the good work of Matthew Rhys in The Americans, and also the good writing of this waaaay underrated spy/family series, and for their final season they finally get some rewards. Too bad for Keri Russell, but she was in a tough competition with some of the best actresses around: Elizabeth Moss, Clailre Foy, Evan Rachel Wood and Sandra Oh were all really good in their roles, but afterr seeing Killing Eve I would have liked that Sandra Oh won, instead of the Queen Claire Foy, again.
As for the GoT awards, I’d say that both the best supporting actor and the best Drama Series were a bit too much. Sorry for the umpteenth wins of Peter Dinklage, but Nikolay Koster-Waldou was better this year for his portrayal of Jaime Lannister, and as for the drama series, both The Handmaid’s Tale and The Crown, or The Americans would have been better choices IMHO.
After the break, a brief gallery from Red Carpet ..
Vista l’abbondanza dell’ottimo materiale a disposizione, stilare una classifica delle migliori serie tv del 2014 è stata particolarmente dura, e ha comportato scelte difficili, basate a volte più sull’affetto che provo per alcune (e per i loro autori) piuttosto che per la loro qualità intrinseca. Testimone della non facile scrematura è la lista che trovate in fondo di quelle che ce l’hanno quasi fatta ad entrare nella top ten. Ma andiamo a cominciare!!!
10 – The Newsroom (HBO)
9 – Mad Men (AMC)
8 – Game of Thrones (HBO)
7 – Utopia (Channel Four)
6 – Marvel’s Agent of S.H.I.E.L.D (ABC)
5 – You’re the Worst (FX)
4 – Sherlock (BBC)
3 – TRUE DETECTIVE (HBO)
2 – THE HONOURABLE WOMAN (BBC)
1 – FARGO (FX)
Ed ecco l’elenco di quelle che c’è mancato un pelo ma non ce l’hanno fatta, in ordine sparso ma divise per provenienza:
The Crimson Field
Call The Midwife
Masters of Sex
Una delle serie più sorprendenti della scorsa stagione, con un interpretazione “multipla” della sua protagonista Tatiana Maslany, meritatamente candidata al Golden Globe come miglior attrice, Orphan Black sara’ di nuovo sugli schermi a partire dal prossimo 19 Aprile: intanto godiamoci il primo trailer della nuova stagione
Comincia domani sera su BBC America Ian Fleming: The Man who would be Bond, miniserie in 4 parti sullo scrittore che ha creato l’agente segreto piu’ famoso del mondo. Ad interpretare lo scrittore c’e’ Dominic Cooper, Willoughby nel Sense and Sensibility televisivo del 2008, nonche’ attore di cinema visto in An Education, Mamma Mia! e The History Boys. Co-protagonista femminile e’ Lara Pulver, ben nota a noi fan di Sherlock per aver interpretato Irene “The Woman” Adler in A Scandal in Belgravia. Completano il cast un paio di nomi ben noti ed apprezzati come Annabelle Wallis, Grace nella recente rivelazione Peaky Bliinders, e Anne Chancellor, vista tra gli altri in The Hour e in Sense and Sensibility, in cui interpretava Caroline Bingley.
A few days ago BBC America has announced the renewal of new sci-fi series Orphan Black for a second season!!!
Looks like Sarah, Cosima, Alison and the other (many) faces of Tatiana Maslany are going to keep us company for a little while after all … good for her, and for us!!!