Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Emmy Nominees: Best Lead Actor in a Limited Series or TV Movie

My predictions: 3/5, missing Mescal and Pope

I don’t mind the omission of past Emmy winner Aaron Paul’s performance in the totally unnecessary “El Camino,” but I do have to lament the fact that Russell Crowe wasn’t cited for “The Loudest Voice.” Both his performance and his series were excellent and should have been here. Though I’ve been rooting more for his costar David Corenswet, I’m happy for Jeremy Pope (Hollywood), and, though I didn’t watch past episode one, I remember liking Paul Mescal (Normal People) in a show that The Film Experience editor Nathaniel R raves about. I don’t know that Jeremy Irons (Watchmen) needed to be here, but he’s definitely acting, and I’m glad that Mark Ruffalo (I Know This Much Is True) is a formidable lone representative for his two-handed performance in his very depressing limited series. Hugh Jackman (Bad Education) rounds out the category, cited for a TV movie that did not perform anywhere near as well as expected.

Who should win? I think I’d choose Ruffalo.
Who will win? Given the lackluster performance of Jackson’s film, I think Ruffalo can win without a problem.

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