Deadline Awards Watch With Pete Hammond, Episode 41

Listen to (and share) episode 41 of our audio podcast Deadline Awards Watch With Pete Hammond. Deadline’s awards columnist talks with host David Bloom about several terrific films coming out of the Toronto International Film Festival with strong awards momentum, including Rush, August: Osage County, Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, The Fifth Estate, Dallas Buyers Club, Philomena and Parkland. Pete says a couple of smaller films debuting at Toronto may have a chance for Golden Globe recognition, including One Chance and Enough Said, where, at its Toronto screening, Julia Louis-Dreyfus took to the stage to remember her late co-star James Gandolfini. Just a couple of days ahead of this weekend’s Creative Emmys ceremony, Pete looks at the ultimate no-win situation for durable TV stars who can’t quite snag a statue, including Bill Maher, Bob Newhart and Angela Lansbury.

Pete also looks at the weekend’s film debuts, including likely box-office winner Insidious: Chapter 2 from horror auteur James Wan, and The Family, a fish-out-of-water comedy featuring a prominent cast, and Wadjda, an excellent specialty release from Saudi Arabia’s first female director.

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  1. Who would have thought that one of the biggest TV icons of all time will win an Oscar before an Emmy?

    The fact that Angela Lansbury has yet to win an Emmy is just shocking. I agree that Jessica Fletcher is not the most showy part in the world, even though it got her record-setting 12 consecutive Emmy Awards nominations. But Lansbury won 4 Golden Globes for the show (another record) and at least one Emmy win would’ve been nice and well-deserved.

    Murder, She Wrote aside, Ms. Lansbury got 6 more Emmy Awards nominations, but still failed to win at least once, which makes her the biggest Emmy Awards loser ever among performers. How crazy is that?

    Her last nomination to date, came for a crossover episode of Law and Order: SVU and Law & Order: Trial by Jury. Lansbury was fantastic in it. It was a very juicy part and she got a chance to play a role against type, but it was still not good enough for the Emmy voters – Amanda Plummer won instead for the same show. It was Plummer’s 3rd consecutive win.

    Susan Lucci finally won on her 19th try, so perhaps, 19 times will be a charm for Lansbury as well.

    Can someone, please, write Ms. Lansbury a nice TV role worthy of her talent or at least invite her to guest star on something like Downton Abbey so she could finally win that Emmy Award before it’s too late?

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