The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story - Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:54 pm
dusty wrote:Yay! Congrats Darren! How exciting!! Well deserved nomination too. Glad to see the guy playing Versace got a nod too, thought he was fantastic. Really hope they both walk away with an award.
Yes! So happy for Darren and his nomination is so well-deserved! I agree, that Edgar Ramirez did a fantastic job as Versace, and I thought Finn Wittrock was also very impressive. Heck--if it was up to me, the whole cast would be nominated!
Good news ! Now, I hope he gets it but there are a few big names in the category, although I don't know what they did recently.
I liked the last season of Twin Peaks but I can understand why it didn't get a nomination. And I understand even more the fact Kyle hasn't been nominated. He's skilled but he wasn't able to show it beacause his character is a zombie during the most of the season.
Yes, very big names in Darren's category. It is gonna bug me that people are talking that John Legend may win that category "so he can get the EGOT." That is not a good reason to give him the Emmy. I'm sure he did well in the musical. But people ideally should earn the win by giving the best acting performance for this award (the Emmy), and they should not be given the award because they need to stamp it on their resume that they won a rare combination of various awards (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony).
Thanks for your feedback about Kyle and Twin Peaks, Jeremy.
More support and congrats:
@tomrobsmith: Honored by the writing nomination for Episode Four of #acsversace titled “House By The Lake”. Special mention to director Dan Minahan. And to @maureen_orth for her non fiction book Vulgar Favors which the show dramatizes #EmmyNominations2018 @FXNetworks @ACSFX
*writer and executive producer of People vs OJ Simpson
carleighherbert: Congratulations to all the nominees!
Working with this group has been the ultimate dream come true, now being on this ballot with them is just insane.
Thank you Eryn + Mike for all you do.
Melissa Fumero and Stephanie Beatriz Want to Know: Where Are All the Latinx Emmy Nominees?
July 13, 2018
What does Latinx Hollywood need to do to earn some Emmy love? In a year with plenty of striking contenders — Jane the Virgin, One Day at a Time, and Vida, just to name a few — no Latinx were recognized in the lead acting or show categories when the Television Academy announced its 2018 nominations on Thursday.
That doesn’t mean no Latinx were recognized, however. Edgar Ramirez and Ricky Martin received nods for their supporting roles on FX’s limited series The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story. Lin-Manuel Miranda was nominated for his guest spot on Curb Your Enthusiasm. John Leguizamo was recognized for his supporting role in Waco. And there were more. But Latinx were left out of the highest-profile Emmy categories — that is, the others announced during Thursday’s live broadcast — and shows like Orange Is the New Black, Queen of the South, On My Block, Narcos, Riverdale, and Shades of Blue were completely ignored by Academy voters.
Hidden Remote wrote:
Emmys 2018: Predicting the Lead Actor in a Limited Series winner
July 13, 2018
It's a tight race for the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series award at the 2018 Emmys, but Darren Criss should take home the win.
The television Super Bowl is upon us once again, as the nominees for the 2018 Emmy Awards have finally been announced. Of course, with the announcement of the nominees come the heart-crushing snubs (no Mandy Moore again?!), the jaw-dropping surprises (Ted Danson for The Good Place… fork yes!), and the months of predictions leading up to TV’s biggest night in September. It’s time to predict who will be winning those coveted Emmys.
When it comes to the Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series race, there’s a six-way embarrassment of riches. As limited series become more and more trendy, television has been drawing bigger names and better talents to lead the shows that have us binge-watching into the wee hours. This year, there’s an obvious frontrunner in The Assassination of Gianni Versace standout Darren Criss, but can he fend off the other leading men? Let’s take a closer look at the Lead Actor in a Limited Series category and place our bets on a winner.
Antonio Banderas in Genius: Picasso
Darren Criss in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story
Benedict Cumberbatch in Patrick Melrose
Jeff Daniels in The Looming Tower
John Legend in Jesus Christ Superstar
Jesse Plemons in Black Mirror
Who should take home the award, and who will win the award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series? All signs point to Darren Criss being the answer to both of those questions. Out of the six nominees, all of which are formidable talents of seasoned actors delivering impressive performances, none have been as talked about as that of Criss. His fearless and revelatory turn as spree killer Andrew Cunanan in The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story earned the Glee veteran new respect from the mainstream. As a killer rather than a happy-go-lucky high school dreamer, Criss was haunting, and the role couldn’t have been tackled by any other actor.
What Culture wrote:
10 Best TV Shows Of 2018 (So Far)
10 Best TV Shows of 2018 (So Far)
The strength of The People v O.J. Simpson (alongside its great cast and direction) was the way it gradually unfolded its titular case, adding new pieces each week until it all came together.
The Assassination of Gianni Versace could have followed that model, which may have guaranteed it some more hype from expectant American Crime Story fans, but instead it did the exact opposite: starting with the 'main' event, and then going backwards in time to show how and why it happened.
This isn't so much a story about a murder case as it is about making a murderer, with the Ryan Murphy series shining a light on the societal and cultural issues that ultimately led Andrew Cunanan (played by an Emmy-deserving Darren Criss) killing Versace and a number of others on his murder spree.
It delves into Cunanan's psyche, with Criss giving a performance that manages to be both unhinged and yet tragically human, and explores homophobia and what it means to be gay in America during the 90s. Uncompromising, fascinating, and with some stunning direction, this is a very different show to O.J., and might not have the same broad appeal, but is equally as deserving of your time.