EMMY AWARDS TONIGHT
Category: EntertainmentBy: john-russell • last year • 22 comments
Television has surpassed theatrical movies as America's premier form of scripted entertainment , mainly because of convenience, and the quality of tv productions that have gotten much better in the age of streaming subscriptions that have put billions of dollars in the hands of content creators.
The big contenders for Emmys this year are The Crown, Wandavision, The Mandalorian, Hacks, Ted Lasso, Bridgerton, Lovecraft Country The Queens Gambit, and Mare Of Easttown.
I am most interested in the match between The Queens Gambit and Mare Of Easttown in the Limited Series categories. I watched them both and both of them were of such high quality that they would have been Best Picture favorites if they were feature films and not tv mini series.
I thought Kate Winslet (Mare Of Easttown) would be a sure Emmy winner for her great performance as a psychologically dysfunctional small town police detective trying to solve a murder most likely committed by one of her friends or neighbors, but I had forgotten she would be going against Anya Taylor -Joy, who gave such an astonishing performance as the quirky substance using chess prodigy Beth Harmon in The Queen's Gambit. They are both eminently worthy but I have to give a slight edge to Taylor- Joy. Now watch one of the other three actresses in the category win.