Last year, the HBO adaptation of “Watchmen” failed in its attempt to continue the recent Emmy trend of a limited series / TV movie winning at least three acting awards. He managed to win two – King Regina triumphed in the lead actress contest, while Yahya Abdul-Mateen II came out the winner of the supporting actor – but favorite of the supporting actress Smart jeans was defeated by Uzo Aduba of “Mrs. America” while Jeremy Irons lost against the big favorite, Marc Ruffalo from “I know this to be true” in the lead actor. This year, however, there’s a good chance we’ll see an acting hat trick thanks to another great HBO limited series: “Mare of Easttown.”
The seven-part series, created and written by Brad Ingelsby, has the best shot of all programs nominated to win three acting awards. He won nominations for lead actress Kate winslet, supporting actor Evan peters and supporting actresses Julianne Nicholson and Jean Smart. In total, “Mare of Easttown” received 16 Emmy nominations (“WandaVision” topped the limited series arena with 23), including series, writing and directing.
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Since 2000, six programs in the limited series / TV drama category have garnered at least three acting victories, three of which were in the past six years:
2004: “Angels in America”: Meryl Streep (lead), Al Pacino (lead), Marie-Louise Parker (support) and Jeffrey wright (proof)
2008: “John Adams”: Paul Giamatti (lead), Laura Linney (lead) and Tom wilkinson (proof)
2010: “Grandin Temple”: Claire Danes (lead), David Strathairn (support) and Julia ormond (proof)
2015: “Olive Kitteridge”: Francoise McDormand (lead), Richard jenkins (lead) and Bill Murray (proof)
2016: “The People v. OJ Simpson: American Crime Story “: Sarah paulson (lead), Courtney B. Vance (lead) and Sterling K. Brown (proof)
2017: “Big little lies”: Nicole kidman (lead), Laura Dern (support) and Alexandre skarsgard (proof)
So far, “Angels in America” is the only limited series to win all four acting awards (last year, “Schitt’s Creek” became the first comedy to win all four acting awards. also won writing, directing, and series, making it the first comedy to win all seven categories in the same year). “Mare of Easttown” doesn’t stand a chance to sweep away as the series did not have a lead actor. But he is currently projected to win in two of the three acting races in which he is nominated.
Winslet, who’s just a shy Tony of an EGOT, has the advantage over Anya Taylor-Joy of “The Queen’s Gambit”, which was the frontrunner before “Mare of Easttown” joined the competition. Taylor-Joy won the Golden Globe, Critics Choice and Screen Actors Guild awards for her portrayal of chess prodigy Beth Harmon in the Netflix limited series. But Winslet, who won an Emmy in 2011 for her performance in HBO’s “Mildred Pierce,” turned the tide very quickly, and now she sits with a 17/5 odds and 12 pundits predict her to triumph after nailing. an impossible Delco accent and gave an exemplary performance as Mare Sheehan, a small town detective investigating the murder of a teenage girl and the disappearance of a few others. Sitting behind Taylor-Joy are Michaela coel (“I May Destroy You”) in third place, Elizabeth olsen (“WandaVision”) in fourth and Cynthia Erivo (“Genie: Aretha”) in fifth.
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The other race in which “Mare” is currently expected to win is the supporting actor. Peters, best known for his work on “American Horror Story”, finally broke free from the grip of Ryan murphy long enough to cut her hair and pull off one of the most memorable performances of the year. His portrayal of Colin Zabel, a county detective tasked with assisting Mare in her investigation which eventually developed a crush on her, endeared the actor to viewers, especially after a touching scene in the third episode in which Mare and Colin met at a bar and the latter drunkenly bared his soul. Viewers were finally stunned by – spoiler alert! – the sudden and tragic death of the character a few episodes later, and he clearly left his mark on the fans as well as on Mare; Peters currently occupies the first place with 19 experts predicting it to triumph. He is ahead of Daveed Diggs (“Hamilton”), Paapa Essiedu (“I can destroy you”), Thomas Brodie-Sangster (“The Queen’s Gambit”), Jonathan groff (“Hamilton”) and Anthony ramos (“Hamilton”).
The only category that puts the show’s chances of winning three acting awards in jeopardy is the tough race for supporting actresses. star “WandaVision” Catherine hahn has been a winning favorite almost since her first appearances on the Marvel TV show, and she only strengthened her grip on the Emmy with the revelation that she had been Agathe from the start. She is currently relaxing first place with a rating of 69/20 and has 19 experts supporting it. By comparison, Nicholson – whose gripping and heartbreaking performance as Mare’s best friend Lori reminded viewers why she should appear on every TV show – is in second place with a 4/1 rating and four pundits. predict it. Meanwhile, Smart, who played Mare’s mother and is also nominated for and should win the award for best comedy actress for his turn in the HBO Max comedy “Hacks”, is close to Nicholson in third with a rating of 5/1 and an expert on his side. To complete the rest of the field are Renée Elise Goldsberry (“Hamilton”), Moses Ingram (“The Queen’s Gambit”) and Philippe soo (“Hamilton”).
Nicholson upped the odds after her devastating performance in the final, but she has yet to be able to topple Hahn from first place. If she manages to avoid voice splitting and get rid of Hahn – Emmy voters tend to favor more dramatic roles in limited series, and Marvel has yet to prove herself in the Emmy arena – then “Mare of Easttown” could become the seventh limited series / TV movie (and sixth HBO production) this century to win at least three acting awards. It’s a tall order, but certainly possible, so keep your eyes peeled on September 19.
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