Tuesday, July 28, 2020

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

My predictions: 2/6, picking only Abdul-Mateen and Parsons

Well, this is a bit of a surprise. I’m glad that HBO’s formidable limited series netted three nominations - Jovan Adepo (Watchmen), Yahya Abdul-Mateen II (Watchmen), and Louis Gossett Jr. (Watchmen) – but I wish that expected nominee Tim Blake Nelson and Don Johnson, who wasn’t even on the ballot, had been nominated too. I’m also happy for Dylan McDermott (Hollywood), who deserves credit for his performance, but it’s unfortunate that series MVP Joe Mantello was left off in favor of Jim Parsons (Hollywood). John Turturro (The Plot Against America) being omitted doesn’t bother me, but the fact that the series earned just one bid, for cinematography, is disappointing. I haven’t seen the TV movie yet, but I always liked Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: Kimmy vs. the Reverend), and this at least makes up for him being snubbed for the show’s final season.

Who should win? I have to watch Burgess. Otherwise, I’d vote for Abdul-Mateen, Gossett, or McDermott.
Who will win? I think Gossett can win this.

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