Brutally Honest Emmy Ballot

Sep 17, 2020 11:53


Brutally honest Emmy ballot: 'Mandalorian' is nothing without Baby Yoda, John Oliver seemed "rattled" by pandemic, and why 'Succession' is "brilliant" https://t.co/lhsqqbQZ2D pic.twitter.com/j6F3sV3I0p
- The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 17, 2020

One Emmy voter tells us their picks and why they chose those nominees:

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television - hbo, stranger things (netflix), netflix, watchmen, succession (hbo), breaking bad / better call saul (amc), award show - emmys

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vivavarda September 17 2020, 18:27:18 UTC
"The Crown is a chick show"

wow fuck you lol

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therearewords September 17 2020, 18:45:45 UTC
"Boys only like things going BOOM!"

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jellycar September 17 2020, 19:00:44 UTC
that + the issa rae comment confirms it’s a white male to me which isn’t surprising

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chllschse September 17 2020, 19:39:35 UTC
Yep. I actually agree with him on most things. But as soon as he said that, I was like he’s white. But this is why diversity matters. There have been plenty of times where my white friends raved about something, especially comedians or comedy and I’m like what 🤷🏽‍♀️

I don’t understand the appeal of most comedy TV shows that have predominantly white casts; Schitt’s Creek being one of the few exceptions.

I also think that at least in America what white people find funny vs what African Americans find funny can be very different. There’s nothing wrong with that because not everythang is meant for everybody, and it wouldn’t be that big of an issue if these voting bodies were more diverse and weren’t so white.

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polynucleotide September 17 2020, 18:27:26 UTC
The Mandalorian is nothing without Baby Yoda

wow a show wouldnt work if one of its leads wasnt in it?? go figure.

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arabian September 17 2020, 20:02:29 UTC
Right, I mean, it's not like the main plot wasn't to find/get The Child, a.k.a, Baby Yoda or anything.

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analievelyn September 17 2020, 18:27:47 UTC
wtf?? what's weird is if you remove that *vile* first sentence...this is a very reasonable ballot.

Granted, I am going on what y'all have said here abt the high quality of succession.

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vivavarda September 17 2020, 18:29:27 UTC
It really is; kinda hate that I agree with everything else (of the shows I've seen).

I also wish people discussed more the reasons why KE is so terrible now and the correlation between the decline in Sandra Oh's screentime and the show's quality.

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analievelyn September 17 2020, 18:35:12 UTC
right?!

i kept readign expecting to roll my eyes... but nope. Seems reasonable. But obvs this person is sexist af and that colors their judgment w/ everything. :/

no excuse for the sexism, but at least the actual ballot that determines the winner is mostly solid and not promoting the worst shit...

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ohmylol September 17 2020, 18:34:35 UTC
the kominsky method and the Insecure ones also made me side eye them, i haven't seen Insecure but i know it's critically acclaimed and apparently gets better with each season

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fernandocolunga September 17 2020, 18:27:50 UTC
I think the Crown really should’ve kept the cast from season 1-2 and used prosthetics and makeup to age them. I like the concept but I only see Olivia Colman as Olivia Colman whereas I really saw Claire disappear into the role. Tobias Menzies is a better actor than Matt Smith but I dont really care for Philip and the redemption arc they’re going for makes it obvious the show is created by a (converted) royalist

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thespockingdead September 17 2020, 19:12:25 UTC
IA, changing the cast was a good idea in theory, but in practice it's been very distracting and it makes the show feel disjointed. I also don't think the producers fully realized how much people would love the original cast.

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ohmylol September 17 2020, 19:25:05 UTC
lol, but honestly that would have been weird and that almost never works

but i agree about Olivia Colman

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fernandocolunga September 17 2020, 19:26:47 UTC
Neither does this tbh
Like the above user said it’s distracting and feels disjointed like a different show

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ext_1155861 September 17 2020, 18:28:36 UTC
I guess I need to start watching succession

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