2017 EMMY’s: TOP PICKS

Real talk, we all know The Emmy’s is the place to be for TV. Here are our top picks for this year’s show. Don’t forget to join our Twitter feed tonight because we’ll be live tweeting the event. Also some of these were really hard to pick.

Outstanding Drama Series

Better Call Saul (AMC)

The Crown (Netflix)

The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

House of Cards (Netflix)

Stranger Things (Netflix)

This Is Us (NBC)

Westworld (HBO) *But I really want them to win to!!**

Outstanding Comedy Series

Atlanta (FX)

black-ish (ABC)

Master of None (Netflix)

Modern Family (ABC)

Silicon Valley (HBO)

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix) *One word: Lemonade*

Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Limited Series

Big Little Lies (HBO)

Fargo (FX)

Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Genius (National Geographic)

The Night Of (HBO) *But this was so good to!!*

Outstanding Television Movie

Black Mirror: San Junipero (Netflix)

Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love (NBC)

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (HBO)

Sherlock: The Lying Detective (PBS)

The Wizard of Lies (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

You know we love our real life hollywood heroine’s, and I’ve seen all these ladies in action and they are brilliant in each of their roles. This was the hardest category to choose from. Davis and Wright are veterans, I feel like they’ve won enough. Claire Foy won the Golden Globe award so let’s give her that one. Keri Russell is amazing yes, but I’m not fully convinced. Now Elisabeth Moss for The Handmaid’s Tale is a quick yes for me, because she was amazing in the first season. BUT, Evan Rachel Wood also in her first season, slayed as a robot in Westworld. Guys, this is so hard. I’m going to go with who I’m more excited to see in season 2…

Viola Davis, How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)

Claire Foy, The Crown (Netflix)

Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Keri Russell, The Americans (FX)

Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld (HBO)

Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us (NBC)

Anthony Hopkins, Westworld (HBO)

Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul (AMC)

Matthew Rhys, The Americans (AMC)

Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan (Showtime)

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)

Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us (NBC) 

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

Pamela Adlon, Bad Things (FX)

Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)

Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO)

Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish (ABC)

Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie (Netflix)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series

Anthony Anderson, black-ish (ABC)

Aziz Ansari, Master of None (Netflix)

Zach Galifianakis, Baskets (FX)

Donald Glover, Atlanta (FX)

William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)

Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent (Amazon)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

Carrie Coon, Fargo (FX)

Felicity Huffman, American Crime (ABC)

Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies (HBO)

Jessica Lange, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies (HBO)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

Riz Ahmed, The Night Of (HBO)

Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Lying Detective (PBS)

Robert De Niro, The Wizard of Lies (HBO)

Ewan McGregor, Fargo (FX)

Geoffrey Rush, Genius (National Geographic)

John Turturro, The Night Of (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

Uzo Aduba, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things (Netflix)

Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Chrissy Metz, This Is Us (NBC)

Thandie Newton, Westworld (HBO)

Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul (AMC)

David Harbour, Stranger Things (Netflx)

Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us (NBC)

Michael Kelley, House of Cards (Netflix)

John Lithgow, The Crown (Netflix)

Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime)

Jeffrey Wright, Westworld (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)

Kathryn Hahn, Transparent (Amazon)

Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Judith Light, Transparent (Amazon)

Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

Louie Anderson, Baskets (FX)

Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)

Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)

Matt Walsh, Veep (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie

Judy Davis, Feud: Betty and Joan (FX)

Laura Dern, Big Little Lies (HBO)

Jackie Hoffman, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Regina King, American Crime (ABC)

Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies (HBO)

Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies (HBO)

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie

Bill Camp, The Night Of (HBO)

Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Alexander Skarsgärd, Big Little Lies (HBO)

David Thewlis, Fargo (FX)

Stanley Tucci, Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)

Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of (HBO)

Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama Series

Alexis Bledel, The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

Laverne Cox, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

Ann Dowd, The Leftovers (HBO)

Shannon Purser, Stranger Things (Netflix)

Cicely Tyson, How to Get Away With Murder (ABC)

Alison Wright, The Americans (FX)

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline (Netflix)

BD Wong, Mr. Robot (USA)

Hank Azaria, Ray Donovan (Showtime)

Denis O’Hare, This Is Us (NBC)

Brian Tyree Henry, This Is Us (NBC)

Gerald McRaney, This Is Us (NBC) 

Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

Vince Gilligan (Better Call Saul– “Witness”)

Stephen Daldry (The Crown– “Hyde Park Corner”)

Reed Morano (The Handmaid’s Tale- “Offred”)

Kate Dennis (The Handmaid’s Tale-“The Bridge”)

Lesli Linka Glatter (Homeland-“America First”)

The Duffer Brothers (Stranger Things– “Chapter One: The Vanishing Of Will Byers”)

Jonathan Nolan (Westworld-The Bicameral Mind)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

Joel Fields, Joe Weisberg (The Americans– “The Soviet Division”)

Gordon Smith (Better Call Saul– “Chicanery”)

Peter Morgan (The Crown– “Assassins”)

Bruce Miller (The Handmaid’s Tale– “Offred”)

The Duffer Brothers (Stranger Things– “Chapter One: The Vanishing Of Will Byers”)

Lisa Joy, Jonathan Nolan (Westworld– “The Bicameral Mind”)

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

Jean-Mac Vallee (Big Little Lies)

Noah Hawley (Fargo– “The Law of Vacant Places)

Ryan Murphy (FEUD: Bette And Joan-“And The Winner Is…”)

Ron Howard (Genius– “Einstein: Chapter One”)

James Marsh (The Night Of– “The Art of War”)

Steven Zaillian (The Night Of– “The Beach”)

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie or Dramatic Special

 

David E. Kelley (Big Little Lies)

Charlie Brooker (Black Mirror– “San Junipero”)

Noah Hawley (Fargo– “The Law of Vacant Places”)

Ryan Murphy (FEUD: Bette And Joan– “And The Winner Is…”)

Jaffe Cohen, Michael Zam, Ryan Murphy (FEUD: Bette And Joan– “Pilot”)

Richard Price, Steven Zaillian (The Night Of– “The Call of the Wild”)

Don’t forget to watch the Emmy’s on Sunday September 17th. Also Follow us on Twitter because we will be live tweeting the night!

The Handmaid’s Tale – A Second Season

There’s a lot you can say about The Handmaid’s Tale – it was a novel  written by Margaret Atwood back in 1985, that mostly everything in her book has frightening similarities to our (or the American) political climate today and that Hulu probably made the best decision ever by purchasing the show.

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Hulu renewed The Handmaid’s Tale for a second season after the airing of the first episode – you can imagine how much acclaim this show has received by fans of the book, TV enthusiasts, feminists, and basically anyone else with an open mind.

I remember reading the book a long time ago, so I don’t even remember how the story with Offred ends, but I’m really hoping there’s a happy ending. I assumed the TV series would be a onetime thing, one season with a beginning and end. But finding out that there might be much more to the show and more story for these characters, I’m excited. But, also a little nervous because it’s obviously going to take a little longer before we see some resolution.

Set in a dystopian future, the world is suffering from a lack of newborn babies, and the republic of Gilead has decided to take measures into their own hands. A woman (Elisabeth Moss) is forced to live as a concubine under a fundamentalist theocratic dictatorship.

handmaids-quoteThere are some great players in the show Elisabeth Moss plays the main character Offred, Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) plays her neighbour girl Ofglen, Joseph Fiennes and Yvonne Strahovski (Dexter) play the married couple, and Poussey from OITNB is out of the orange but looks great in red.

 

The first season is only half way through, and there have been some amazing scenes, the adaptation of the book is seamless with their script, beautiful camera work, flashbacks are on point and the music in the show is everything.

Stay tuned for the end of the season, we’ll be recapping our favourite moments, and I’m already having trouble deciding on them.