Emmy Predictions 2015: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie

Yoohoo. It’s your favorite blogger who is always disappearing. I’m kind of like Judy Winslow on Family Matters. One minute I’m there, and then the next minute I’m gone!

Laura was probably worried she'd steal Urkel!

“Bish, I mean Laura, please. I don’t want to date Urkel.”

Actually, I’m more like Dylan McKay when he left Beverly Hills, 90210 and then came back because the world needed his sideburns.

I'd hit it.

I’d hit it.

You might not need my sideburns, world, but you DO need my Emmy predictions. So lucky you, I have returned from the dormant! Call me Mount DVR Files, because I am about to SPEW major pop culture lava! The Emmys are just a few days away and we have LOTS of categories to cover. Ready?

Our first award is Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie.

The noms:

  • Timothy Hutton as Russ, American Crime
  • Ricky Gervais as Derek, Derek Special
  • Adrien Brody as Harry Houdini, Houdini
  • David Oyelolo as Peter Snowden, Nightingale
  • Richard Jenkins as Henry Kitteridge, Olive Kitteridge
  • Mark Rylance as Thomas Cromwell, Wolf Hall

Well, what do you know? I’ve seen ONE of the shows nominated, Olive Kitteridge! And what do you know, it’s one of the best things I watched on TV all year! It’s the rare occasion when the movie is better than the book (for all you non-literary freaks, the HBO miniseries was based on the book of the same name by author Elizabeth Strout.).

I’m sure Timothy, Ricky, Adrien, David, and Mark were all great in their roles, but Richard Jenkins is one of my favorite TV dads of all time, even when he’s dead. His role in Olive Kitteridge is no exception.

I miss Six Feet Under!

I miss Six Feet Under!

 

In conclusion:

Who I Want to Win: Richard Jenkins

Who Will Win: Richard Jenkins

 

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2 Responses to Emmy Predictions 2015: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or a Movie

  1. FRAN says:

    just watched David Olewoyo in Nightingale; while I loved Jenkins in Olive K, it was a more subdued performance and he has a stroke for the last act … Olewoyo is the ONLY one on camera for 82 minutes; it’s riveting, disturbing, over the top, CRAZY … just the kind of performance Emmys love — AND he’s coming off an Oscar nod for Selma which many in the industry felt was overlooked ….

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