Give Nicole Kidman A Goddamn Emmy

The 69th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards are next Sunday, and the category on everyone’s minds is undoubtedly the tightest race: Outstanding Lead Actress in Limited Series or Movie.

This is perhaps the most star studded category at the Emmy’s in recent memory. To give some context on just how stacked this category is, not even Oprah could get in for her acclaimed performance in The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (even though the film itself was recognized with a nomination). Instead, Emmy voters decided to recognize both of the leads from Feud: Bette and Joan and Big Little Lies, along with Carrie Coon from Fargo (a sort of makeup for not finding room for her over in the Drama Actress category where she really belonged?) and mainstay Felicity Huffman from American Crime. But once you get past the star power, there is only one true winner here, and that is Kidman.

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Netflix’s “A Series Of Unfortunate Events” Is An Incredibly Entertaining, Faithful Adaptation

When Netflix announced they would be adapting Lemony Snicket’s (aka Daniel Handler) A Series of Unfortunate Events I was a little skeptical. Now, it’s true that a lot of their original series efforts (Stranger ThingsOrange Is The New BlackBoJack Horseman) have been consistently excellent and entertaining, but A Series of Unfortunate Events is something very near and dear to my heart, and I’ve been burned once before. Nickelodeon’s film adaptation, though handsomely made and entertaining in its own right, failed to capture much of what made Handler’s series so engrossing and exceptional. Time passed, the actors grew too old and a sequel or even a reboot seemed pointless as the years rolled by and the final book was released. Any hopes of seeing the misadventures of the Baudelaire orphans told on the big screen seemed hopeless.

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Emmy Voters, It’s Time To Reward Lena Headey

It’s never been easy to love Cersei Lannister. From the very first episode of Game of Thrones, Cersei has established herself as one of the show’s driving antagonists. Whether it was playing a part in the injuring of Bran Stark, torturing his sister Sansa, being insufferable to her brother Tyrion or her role in the ascension of the High Sparrow and the murder of Margaery Tyrell, to say she’s been awful would be an understatement. But one thing Cersei has always been is compelling to watch, and no matter how many reasons she gives us to hate her we can’t completely write her off as a villain. This is largely in part to actress Lena Headey’s exceptional work, which has been getting better and better each season the show goes on. It’s time that the Emmy’s reward her.

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