Oscars: Best Actress Race Sports Strongest Field In Years – Deadline And Gold Derby Experts Sort Out The Likely Nominees (Watch)
In our final initial assessment of the nascent Oscar race contenders , Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil and I try to figure out who will be left standing when the five nominees
for Best Actress are announced in January. This is certainly the strongest lineup of contenders we have seen in many years in the Best Actress race. In fact it harkens back to Hollywood’s golden age when the ladies ruled the roost at Oscar time and the men were left in their dust. Best Actress this year… Read
Oscars: Best Actor Race Sparks Debate Between Gold Derby And Deadline Experts – Who Can Beat Gary Oldman?
In our latest video smackdown, Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil and I take an initial whack at surveying this year’s Best Actor Oscar race. We start with the idea that the not-as-crowded-as-usual field already has a front-runner in Gary Oldman’s brilliant, dominating portrayal of Winston Churchill in the November release, Darkest Hour. Click on the link above to watch.
Of course, no one really wants to be the front-runner in October as there is nowhere to go but down, especially… Read
Oscars: Is A Movie We Have Yet To See The Best Picture Front-Runner? Early Prediction Smackdown Between Deadline & Gold Derby
In our latest Oscar predictions smackdown Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil and I go head to head in trying to throw out some intelligent early predictions of Oscar glory in the
Best Picture race. Yes , we are aware it is still only October and the Academy Awards aren’t until March but don’t let that stop us. Amazingly O’Neil has a movie he admits he has not seen one inch of footage on as the current Best Picture front runner. I take him to task for that and other things as we… Read
Deadline’s Final Emmy Predictions In The Toughest Categories To Call
With all eyes on Sunday’s Primetime Emmys, Deadline’s TV critic Dominic Patten and awards columnist Pete Hammond offer the final analysis of the night’s three top races — all of them too close to call.
We forecast a photo finish in Outstanding Drama Series race, which has a historic and unprecedented five first-season series (The Crown, Stranger Things, The Handmaid’s Tale, Westworld and This Is Us) going up against two returning nominees that have never won before (Bette… Read
Emmys: Fierce Fight For Drama Series Acting Categories In Final Predictions Smackdown With Gold Derby, Indiewire & Deadline Experts
Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil, IndieWire’s Anne Thompson and I do our final predictions smackdown in advance of Sunday’s main event, the 69th Primetime Emmy Awards on CBS. The three of us go head to head to head on the Drama Series acting races and come up with markedly different ideas.
For Lead Actress in a Drama Series, we pretty much think it could come down to a battle royal between The Crown’s Claire Foy and The Handmaid’s Tale’s Elizabeth Moss, and the ultimate winner… Read
Emmys: Deadline, Gold Derby And Indiewire Experts Battle Over Who Wins Most Competitive Drama Series Race In Years (Watch)
With five first season shows in the mix and only two returnees, neither a past winner, this year’s race in Emmy’s marquee Drama Series category is anybody’s ballgame and up for grabs especially since the champ for the past two years, Game Of Thrones is ineligible since it didn’t air a new season during the period. Stranger Things, Westworld, The Crown, This Is Us and The Handmaid’s Tale are not
only all new to the Emmys, they are all new to television itself. This is… Read
Emmys: Deadline, Gold Derby, And Indiewire Experts Prediction Smackdown On Comedy Acting Races – Who Is On Top?
Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil, Indiewire’s Anne Thompson , and I continue our fearless predictions for this year’s Emmy race by focusing on the contenders and likely winners in the comedy acting categories where you can expect all eyes on Julia Louis-Dreyfus as she tries to make television history by winning for the same character in the same show six straight times, but there are plenty of spoilers in the pack
and there is likely a reason no one has ever been able to pull… Read
Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Television Movie
HBO tends to dominate this category, with numerous victories over the years, so there is no reason to believe that their two entries this year, The Wizard of Lies and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks aren't immediate frontrunners. But this could be a year for PBS as well in a critically uneven field of contenders that pale compared to their Limited Series counterparts.
The broadcast networks long ago virtually abandoned this format, which they once championed, so the… Read
Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Limited Series
For six years I served on the Television Academy's Board of Governors, representing the Writers' Branch. During that time there were attempts to downplay, eliminate, or move the category once known as Miniseries, and now more broadly referred to as Limited Series. There simply weren't enough contenders, or at least enough reasonably strong contenders, to even pass the Academy's so-called "Rule of 14" that determines if there are enough candidates to trigger a… Read
Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Comedy Series
For five consecutive years, ABC's Modern Family ruled the roost, and for the past two years it has been HBO's Veep. Emmy voters definitely like consistency in their comedy series and both these shows are back in the hunt again. In fact, other than FX's first season hit, Atlanta, the lineup is identical to last year with only Amazon's Transparent missing the cut, probably since it crossed the line a bit too often between dramatic and comedic moments.
Emmy likes their… Read
Emmy Predictions: Outstanding Drama Series
In a truly remarkable, record-breaking development, no fewer than five of the seven shows nominated for Outstanding Drama Series this year are not just first timers, but series in their very first season. Part of this can be attributed to the absence of the victor of the past two years, Game of Thrones, which started to air its latest season after the eligibility window closed.
But what it really points to is the extraordinary quality of this year's new output of dramas… Read
Emmy Predictions: Actress In A Limited Series Or Movie
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series Or Movie
Perhaps the most fiercely contested acting Emmy category in a long time, no less than four Best Actress Oscar winners and a Best Actress Oscar nominee and Emmy winner go up against a relative novice in the awards game enjoying her first major nomination for anything. Who will come out on top in this tricky and almost impossible to call race?
In a key female role in the TV version of a film that won… Read