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G R A N D - P I A N O
2013.eugenio MIRA
4.0/5.0
even if it is gimmicky it is a very tense, very thrilling picture that with a simple story and a very resourceful hand behind the camera makes for an exciting picture that never seizes to impress.

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G R A N D - P I A N O

2013.eugenio MIRA

4.0/5.0

even if it is gimmicky it is a very tense, very thrilling picture that with a simple story and a very resourceful hand behind the camera makes for an exciting picture that never seizes to impress.

Comment   08.27.14

T U E S D A Y - T O P - T E N [more like top eight]

-ranking the eight PLANET OF THE APES movies from best to worst-

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1. PLANET OF THE APES [1968.franklyn j SCHAFFNER]

great ideas on paper and behind the camera that could have been portrayed like a caricature but instead thanks to many great risky choices [like that chase sequence without dialogue] and its patient telling of the whole story the many twists and turns are always exciting if not at least very entertaining.

a fresh start to one of the most interesting and most intriguing science fiction sagas that sets the very simple premise  of man vs ape but managing to always be critical of mankind’s sociopolitical issues.

2. DAWN OF THE PLANET OF THE APES [2014.matt REEVES]

a very good follow up to that 2011 film that homages and references the original saga in more ways that one while managing to craft a complex universe and dig deeper into the common sociopolitical themes that great science fiction should.

this is one of those rare second parts and sequels that manages to exceed expectations while paying tribute to the old and original plus building on the new reboot film series. 

3. CONQUEST OF THE PLANET OF THE APES [1972.j lee THOMPSON]

film number four in this series and they still turn everything 180°; set in an incredibly dystopian society this film is a carefully crafted picture that raises stakes higher while managing to be a well fitted puzzle piece within this saga.

great ideas presented in a very bold way, this film might lack subtlety but it is the key piece in the explaining of the origin of the titled planet and an unexpected twist within this saga.

4. RISE OF THE PLANET OF THE APES [2011.rupert WYATT]

a well made film that never seizes to amaze and never stops surprising, featuring the CGI performance of a lifetime by ANDY SERKIS and the best case of visual storytelling in a while..

while it fails to open with the bang that most movies in this saga do it does build some great momentum and delivers a climatic ending followed by a hinting cliffhanger of what is to come.

5. PLANET OF THE APES [2001.tim BURTON]

some good ideas but the ending does take a lot of the attention away from the good production design, however many of the choices by director and writers are more than questionable.

i can see where some of the ideas came from and i can see also the merit in most of them but the ending/epilogue truly raises many questions in the worst of ways.

6. ESCAPE FROM THE PLANET OF THE APES [1971.don TAYLOR]

they somehow managed to continue this franchise after the catastrophe that was the last one; this film takes a 180° turn and deliver a picture with weak sociopolitical commentary but a good enough pace to keep you guessing.

it opens great while managing to answer the tough question “what just happened?” to the catastrophic end of its predecessor; it is quite good to see them try to deliver a political thriller that even if it does make sense it falls short.

7. BATTLE FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES [1973.j lee THOMPSON]

the final piece in the series’ puzzle has a positive and positively puzzling end that left many wondering if things did or did not change; as well crafted as the other films this does not feel as closely special as the others.

as a last film in a saga this film does give you some closure but fails to be anything else than a compilation of ideas from the other four films that could not work before.

8. BENEATH THE PLANET OF THE APES [1970.ted POST]

crazy ideas that might be way too out there but at least the end is so gutsy, shocking and surprising that once you get past the confusion you can appreciate its silliness.

this is not a remake of the first movie even if everything seems to be almost the same with the exception of that very crazy final act that included nuclear warfare and psychic powers.

RIP RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH [1923-2014]

RIP RICHARD ATTENBOROUGH [1923-2014]

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
predicting the winners for…
outstanding D R A M A series
.
W I L L win
BREAKING BAD
it took some time but last year EMMY finally chose this show but their tally of nominations grew this year which means there is still a lot of support.
the SOPRANOS is the only show to have win for their last season but it is very likely BREAKING BAD will join that club.
this show wrapped up almost a year ago but the media is still buzzing which helps their chances greatly.
C O U L D win
TRUE DETECTIVE
the new hot show in town was praised by audiences and critics alike back in winter and the rise of MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY sure helped.
it is as outstanding as BREAKING BAD so if EMMY chooses to award the new show it would not surprise any one.
S H O U L D win
BREAKING BAD
a great show that had a great final season, much better than the average tv series.
it is a deserving prize for the series that never stopped shocking us and surprising us with unexpected turns and twists.
the raw nature of this show always made for a visceral experience that kept breaking your heart and blowing your mind week after week.
i W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]
1. BREAKING BAD
2. HOUSE OF CARDS
3. TRUE DETECTIVE
4. MAD MEN
5. GAME OF THRONES
6. DOWNTON ABBEY

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

predicting the winners for…

outstanding D R A M A series

.

W I L L win

BREAKING BAD

it took some time but last year EMMY finally chose this show but their tally of nominations grew this year which means there is still a lot of support.

the SOPRANOS is the only show to have win for their last season but it is very likely BREAKING BAD will join that club.

this show wrapped up almost a year ago but the media is still buzzing which helps their chances greatly.

C O U L D win

TRUE DETECTIVE

the new hot show in town was praised by audiences and critics alike back in winter and the rise of MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY sure helped.

it is as outstanding as BREAKING BAD so if EMMY chooses to award the new show it would not surprise any one.

S H O U L D win

BREAKING BAD

a great show that had a great final season, much better than the average tv series.

it is a deserving prize for the series that never stopped shocking us and surprising us with unexpected turns and twists.

the raw nature of this show always made for a visceral experience that kept breaking your heart and blowing your mind week after week.

W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]

1. BREAKING BAD

2. HOUSE OF CARDS

3. TRUE DETECTIVE

4. MAD MEN

5. GAME OF THRONES

6. DOWNTON ABBEY

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
predicting the winners for…
outstanding T V - M O V I E
.
W I L L win
the NORMAL HEART
after last year’s BEHIND THE CANDELABRA this time HBO premieres another picture that deserves a spot at a movie theater.
not as great as last year’s offering but still a passionate and powerful project that made many waves within the industry.
C O U L D win
SHERLOCK
this show even if it is not big competition for the NORMAL HEART has become his own worst enemy.
it is a three episode miniseries that submits just one episode therefore failing to tell the whole story.
S H O U L D win
the NORMAL HEART
for a RYAN MURPHY film it is quite simple and subtle which helps a lot portraying the harsh times the characters were living.
the acting is the best thing within this film but they could not be as great without the strong script and the somehow restrained directing.
i W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]
1. the NORMAL HEART
2. SHERLOCK
i have not yet seen and therefore i abstain to place in my rankings
KILLING KENNEDY
MUHAMMAD ALI’S GREATEST FIGHT
the TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

predicting the winners for…

outstanding T V - M O V I E

.

W I L L win

the NORMAL HEART

after last year’s BEHIND THE CANDELABRA this time HBO premieres another picture that deserves a spot at a movie theater.

not as great as last year’s offering but still a passionate and powerful project that made many waves within the industry.

C O U L D win

SHERLOCK

this show even if it is not big competition for the NORMAL HEART has become his own worst enemy.

it is a three episode miniseries that submits just one episode therefore failing to tell the whole story.

S H O U L D win

the NORMAL HEART

for a RYAN MURPHY film it is quite simple and subtle which helps a lot portraying the harsh times the characters were living.

the acting is the best thing within this film but they could not be as great without the strong script and the somehow restrained directing.

W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]

1. the NORMAL HEART

2. SHERLOCK

i have not yet seen and therefore i abstain to place in my rankings

KILLING KENNEDY

MUHAMMAD ALI’S GREATEST FIGHT

the TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
predicting the winners for…
outstanding M I N I S E R I E S
.
W I L L win
FARGO
their tally of nominations speak very well for this show and the buzz is still high.
with key and many nominations for acting, directing and writing it shows the across-the-board support that could translate into a win.
C O U L D win
AMERICAN HORROR STORY
nominated three years in a row this show is clearly a well respected series.
they got key nominations in directing and writing for the first time which means their chances are getting better.
S H O U L D win
AMERICAN HORROR STORY
since i do not watch any other shows nominated here it is an easy choice but after three seasons this has been their strongest yet.
more focused than in the past the craftmanship is still outstanding and the fact that the female acting was under the spotlight more than ever made everything better.
i W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]
1. AMERICAN HORROR STORY
i have not yet seen and therefore i abstain to place in my rankings
BONNIE & CLYDE
FARGO
LUTHER
TREME
the WHITE QUEEN

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

predicting the winners for…

outstanding M I N I S E R I E S

.

W I L L win

FARGO

their tally of nominations speak very well for this show and the buzz is still high.

with key and many nominations for acting, directing and writing it shows the across-the-board support that could translate into a win.

C O U L D win

AMERICAN HORROR STORY

nominated three years in a row this show is clearly a well respected series.

they got key nominations in directing and writing for the first time which means their chances are getting better.

S H O U L D win

AMERICAN HORROR STORY

since i do not watch any other shows nominated here it is an easy choice but after three seasons this has been their strongest yet.

more focused than in the past the craftmanship is still outstanding and the fact that the female acting was under the spotlight more than ever made everything better.

W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]

1. AMERICAN HORROR STORY

i have not yet seen and therefore i abstain to place in my rankings

BONNIE & CLYDE

FARGO

LUTHER

TREME

the WHITE QUEEN

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
predicting the winners for…
outstanding C O M E D Y series
.
W I L L win
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
after four consecutive wins for MODERN FAMILY it is quite hard that this show ties FRASIER for most wins specially now that it faces tough competition.
that competition is hot new fresh show ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, originally intended to be submitted as a drama it was a very smart move to submit the dramedy here.
strong support across the board could easily translate into NETFLIX’s first major win.
C O U L D win
VEEP
just like BREAKING BAD this show keeps gaining momentum and their nomination tally grows bigger and bigger year after year.
if voters find ORANGE too dramatic or not comedic enough they could choose the smart more sophisticated series that is still as funny 
S H O U L D win
ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
this show does wonders portraying social issues that are hard to talk, and hardly talked about.
the acting is outstanding and the craftmanship does not fall hard behind 
i W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]
1. ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
2. SILICON VALLEY
3. VEEP
4. LOUIE
5. the BIG BANG THEORY
6. MODERN FAMILY

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

predicting the winners for…

outstanding C O M E D Y series

.

W I L L win

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

after four consecutive wins for MODERN FAMILY it is quite hard that this show ties FRASIER for most wins specially now that it faces tough competition.

that competition is hot new fresh show ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, originally intended to be submitted as a drama it was a very smart move to submit the dramedy here.

strong support across the board could easily translate into NETFLIX’s first major win.

C O U L D win

VEEP

just like BREAKING BAD this show keeps gaining momentum and their nomination tally grows bigger and bigger year after year.

if voters find ORANGE too dramatic or not comedic enough they could choose the smart more sophisticated series that is still as funny 

S H O U L D win

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

this show does wonders portraying social issues that are hard to talk, and hardly talked about.

the acting is outstanding and the craftmanship does not fall hard behind 

W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]

1. ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK

2. SILICON VALLEY

3. VEEP

4. LOUIE

5. the BIG BANG THEORY

6. MODERN FAMILY

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
predicting the winners for…
outstanding VARIETY SERIES
.
with JIMMY FALLON’s new show replacing his old show in this category we should expect the same winner.
W I L L win
the COLBERT REPORT
he stole this award after a decade from his old boss JON STEWART and he is eligible for the last time.
C O U L D win
TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON
moving from LATE NIGHT to TONIGHT was a big step and his career is far from peeking.
he won already an EMMY this year for his hosting gig in his old show, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.
he is too big of a star so he will likely win sooner rather than later.
S H O U L D win
the COLBERT REPORT
one win already but they do deserve a second and last win before he moves to replace DAVID LETTERMAN.
his conservative persona is as funny as you would ask for and the tough criticism of politics and society he does hidden under a not-so-subtle ironic sense of humor never seizes to amaze me. 
i W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]
1. the COLBERT REPORT
2. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
3. the DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART
i have not yet seen and therefore i abstain to place in my rankings
JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE
REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER
TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

predicting the winners for…

outstanding VARIETY SERIES

.

with JIMMY FALLON’s new show replacing his old show in this category we should expect the same winner.

W I L L win

the COLBERT REPORT

he stole this award after a decade from his old boss JON STEWART and he is eligible for the last time.

C O U L D win

TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON

moving from LATE NIGHT to TONIGHT was a big step and his career is far from peeking.

he won already an EMMY this year for his hosting gig in his old show, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE.

he is too big of a star so he will likely win sooner rather than later.

S H O U L D win

the COLBERT REPORT

one win already but they do deserve a second and last win before he moves to replace DAVID LETTERMAN.

his conservative persona is as funny as you would ask for and the tough criticism of politics and society he does hidden under a not-so-subtle ironic sense of humor never seizes to amaze me. 

W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]

1. the COLBERT REPORT

2. SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE

3. the DAILY SHOW WITH JON STEWART

i have not yet seen and therefore i abstain to place in my rankings

JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE

REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER

TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
predicting the winners for…
outstanding REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM
.
same nominees from last year which makes me think we will have the same winner as well.
W I L L win
the VOICE
after the shock that was their win last year we know how much EMMY likes to pick something over and over again.
TOP CHEF did win but has never won again but unlike most shows the VOICE has gained viewership instead of losing steam.
C O U L D win
the AMAZING RACE
nine wins in eleven years, we know EMMY loves this show and it could easily return to the podium.
S H O U L D win
PROJECT RUNWAY
all the shows nominated here are as formulaic as they can get so their success season after season relies almost solely on casting.
PROJECT RUNWAY offers the most diversity; while most shows stick to stereotypical roles this show often finds people from around the world with very colorful personalities but most importantly rarely seen backgrounds.
i W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]
1. PROJECT RUNWAY
2. the AMAZING RACE
i have not yet seen and therefore i abstain to place in my rankings
DANCING WITH THE STARS
SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE
TOP CHEF
the VOICE

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

predicting the winners for…

outstanding REALITY COMPETITION PROGRAM

.

same nominees from last year which makes me think we will have the same winner as well.

W I L L win

the VOICE

after the shock that was their win last year we know how much EMMY likes to pick something over and over again.

TOP CHEF did win but has never won again but unlike most shows the VOICE has gained viewership instead of losing steam.

C O U L D win

the AMAZING RACE

nine wins in eleven years, we know EMMY loves this show and it could easily return to the podium.

S H O U L D win

PROJECT RUNWAY

all the shows nominated here are as formulaic as they can get so their success season after season relies almost solely on casting.

PROJECT RUNWAY offers the most diversity; while most shows stick to stereotypical roles this show often finds people from around the world with very colorful personalities but most importantly rarely seen backgrounds.

W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]

1. PROJECT RUNWAY

2. the AMAZING RACE

i have not yet seen and therefore i abstain to place in my rankings

DANCING WITH THE STARS

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE

TOP CHEF

the VOICE

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
predicting the winners for…
outstanding WRITING in a D R A M A series
.
W I L L win
MOIRA WALLEY BECKET for BREAKING BAD’s “OZYMANDIAS”
this episode made very huge waves when it aired and the name became synonym of television perfection.
if BREAKING BAD is guaranteed an EMMY this coming MONDAY is for the writing of this instantly iconic and legendary episode.
C O U L D win
VINCE GILLIGAN for BREAKING BAD’s “FELINA”
a great show that ended last year and the great mind behind a series finale that did not disappoint has never won an individual EMMY but faces strong competition from an episode from his own show.
S H O U L D win
MOIRA WALLEY BECKET for BREAKING BAD’s “OZYMANDIAS”
not a bad episode in this bunch but this is a very, very good episode.
suspenseful, tense and full with raw emotions and desperate moments it is no coincidence that both CRANSTON and GUNN submitted this episode.
it is a showcase for the actors and a breaking point in a series that was always full of shocks, surprises, twists and turns; the bar had been set high and even then this episode managed to exceeded anyone’s very high expectations.
i W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]
1. MOIRA WALLEY BECKET for BREAKING BAD’s “OZYMANDIAS”
2. VINCE GILLIGAN for BREAKING BAD’s “FELINA”
3. BEAU WILLIMON for HOUSE OF CARDS’ “CHAPTER 14”
4. NIC PIZZOLATTO for TRUE DETECTIVE’s “the SECRET FATE OF ALL LIFE”
5. DAVID BENIOFF & D.B. WEISS for GAME OF THRONES’ “the CHILDREN”

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

predicting the winners for…

outstanding WRITING in a D R A M A series

.

W I L L win

MOIRA WALLEY BECKET for BREAKING BAD’s “OZYMANDIAS”

this episode made very huge waves when it aired and the name became synonym of television perfection.

if BREAKING BAD is guaranteed an EMMY this coming MONDAY is for the writing of this instantly iconic and legendary episode.

C O U L D win

VINCE GILLIGAN for BREAKING BAD’s “FELINA”

a great show that ended last year and the great mind behind a series finale that did not disappoint has never won an individual EMMY but faces strong competition from an episode from his own show.

S H O U L D win

MOIRA WALLEY BECKET for BREAKING BAD’s “OZYMANDIAS”

not a bad episode in this bunch but this is a very, very good episode.

suspenseful, tense and full with raw emotions and desperate moments it is no coincidence that both CRANSTON and GUNN submitted this episode.

it is a showcase for the actors and a breaking point in a series that was always full of shocks, surprises, twists and turns; the bar had been set high and even then this episode managed to exceeded anyone’s very high expectations.

W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]

1. MOIRA WALLEY BECKET for BREAKING BAD’s “OZYMANDIAS”

2. VINCE GILLIGAN for BREAKING BAD’s “FELINA”

3. BEAU WILLIMON for HOUSE OF CARDS’ “CHAPTER 14”

4. NIC PIZZOLATTO for TRUE DETECTIVE’s “the SECRET FATE OF ALL LIFE”

5. DAVID BENIOFF & D.B. WEISS for GAME OF THRONES’ “the CHILDREN”

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
predicting the winners for…
outstanding DIRECTING in a D R A M A series
.
W I L L win
CARY JOJI FUKUNAGA for TRUE DETECTIVE’s “WHO GOES THERE”
very well received show and FUKUNAGA’s directing of the whole series is truly commendable.
his episode submission is truly great showcasing every trick in his book but above everything a very impressive, very memorable tracking shot at the end.
C O U L D win
VINCE GILLIGAN for BREAKING BAD’s “FELINA”
the top races in drama are coming down to a battle between BREAKING BAD and TRUE DETECTIVE, a show we know they love and a new series that has gained at least their respect.
the series finale of this show was better than most and VINCE GILLIGAN is more than deserving, plus he has not won an individual EMMY for his work on this show.
S H O U L D win
CARY JOJI FUKUNAGA for TRUE DETECTIVE’s “WHO GOES THERE”
he deserves his award for his entire work on this show, he pulled out a tricky story and portrayed with the suspense and tension it needed.
his work on “WHO GOES THERE” is truly great, he has an eye for composition, framing but above all he made a very tense sequence at the end that was made almost entirely of a very long tracking shot.
i W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]
1. CARY JOJI FUKUNAGA for TRUE DETECTIVE’s “WHO GOES THERE”
2. CARL FRANKLIN for HOUSE OF CARDS’ “CHAPTER 14”
3. VINCE GILLIGAN for BREAKING BAD’s “FELINA”
4. NEIL MARSHALL for GAME OF THRONES’ “the WATCHERS ON THE WALL”
5. DAVID EVANS for DOWNTON ABBEY’s “EPISODE ONE”
i have not yet seen and therefore i abstain to place in my rankings
TIM VAN PATTEN for BOARDWALK EMPIRE’s “FAREWELL DADDY BLUES”

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

predicting the winners for…

outstanding DIRECTING in a D R A M A series

.

W I L L win

CARY JOJI FUKUNAGA for TRUE DETECTIVE’s “WHO GOES THERE”

very well received show and FUKUNAGA’s directing of the whole series is truly commendable.

his episode submission is truly great showcasing every trick in his book but above everything a very impressive, very memorable tracking shot at the end.

C O U L D win

VINCE GILLIGAN for BREAKING BAD’s “FELINA”

the top races in drama are coming down to a battle between BREAKING BAD and TRUE DETECTIVE, a show we know they love and a new series that has gained at least their respect.

the series finale of this show was better than most and VINCE GILLIGAN is more than deserving, plus he has not won an individual EMMY for his work on this show.

S H O U L D win

CARY JOJI FUKUNAGA for TRUE DETECTIVE’s “WHO GOES THERE”

he deserves his award for his entire work on this show, he pulled out a tricky story and portrayed with the suspense and tension it needed.

his work on “WHO GOES THERE” is truly great, he has an eye for composition, framing but above all he made a very tense sequence at the end that was made almost entirely of a very long tracking shot.

W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]

1. CARY JOJI FUKUNAGA for TRUE DETECTIVE’s “WHO GOES THERE”

2. CARL FRANKLIN for HOUSE OF CARDS’ “CHAPTER 14”

3. VINCE GILLIGAN for BREAKING BAD’s “FELINA”

4. NEIL MARSHALL for GAME OF THRONES’ “the WATCHERS ON THE WALL”

5. DAVID EVANS for DOWNTON ABBEY’s “EPISODE ONE”

i have not yet seen and therefore i abstain to place in my rankings

TIM VAN PATTEN for BOARDWALK EMPIRE’s “FAREWELL DADDY BLUES”

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
predicting the winners for…
outstanding WRITING in a M I N I S E R I E S or  T V - M O V I E
.
W I L L win
LARRY KRAMER for the NORMAL HEART
he is a very well respected writer that even with somehow strong competition would win.
his play and the film are much more better than the average so it will be a very deserving prize to award them.
C O U L D win
NOAH HOWLEY for FARGO’s “the CROCODILE’S DILEMMA”
FARGO is tough competition for the NORMAL HEART and even if it is not a coin toss it would not be surprising if they steal this award from LARRY KRAMER.
S H O U L D win
LARRY KRAMER for the NORMAL HEART
his play is an icon of a show that might be one of the few cultural pieces on the AIDS epidemic and his adaptation of his own play is passionate and powerful.
i W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]
1. LARRY KRAMER for the NORMAL HEART
2. BRAD FALCHUK & RYAN MURPHY for AMERICAN HORROR STORY’s “BITCHCRAFT”
3. STEVEN MOFFAT for SHERLOCK
i have not yet seen and therefore i abstain to place in my rankings
NOAH HOWLEY for FARGO’s “the CROCODILE’S DILEMMA”
NEIL CROSS for LUTHER
ERIC OVERMYER & DAVID SIMON for TREME’s “…TO MISS NEW ORLEANS”

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

predicting the winners for…

outstanding WRITING in a M I N I S E R I E S or  T V - M O V I E

.

W I L L win

LARRY KRAMER for the NORMAL HEART

he is a very well respected writer that even with somehow strong competition would win.

his play and the film are much more better than the average so it will be a very deserving prize to award them.

C O U L D win

NOAH HOWLEY for FARGO’s “the CROCODILE’S DILEMMA”

FARGO is tough competition for the NORMAL HEART and even if it is not a coin toss it would not be surprising if they steal this award from LARRY KRAMER.

S H O U L D win

LARRY KRAMER for the NORMAL HEART

his play is an icon of a show that might be one of the few cultural pieces on the AIDS epidemic and his adaptation of his own play is passionate and powerful.

W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]

1. LARRY KRAMER for the NORMAL HEART

2. BRAD FALCHUK & RYAN MURPHY for AMERICAN HORROR STORY’s “BITCHCRAFT”

3. STEVEN MOFFAT for SHERLOCK

i have not yet seen and therefore i abstain to place in my rankings

NOAH HOWLEY for FARGO’s “the CROCODILE’S DILEMMA”

NEIL CROSS for LUTHER

ERIC OVERMYER & DAVID SIMON for TREME’s “…TO MISS NEW ORLEANS”

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
predicting the winners for…
outstanding DIRECTING in a M I N I S E R I E S or  T V - M O V I E
.
W I L L win
RYAN MURPHY for the NORMAL HEART
he is an EMMY favorite and his shows are always well received, this project has been praised but unlike other years there is some tough competition and his directing felt like the weakest thing within this film.
C O U L D win
ADAM BERNSTEIN for FARGO’s “the CROCODILE’S DILEMMA”
awards have been split between this show and the NORMAL HEART and the miniseries got two nominations in this category which means they do like the directing within this show.
S H O U L D win
ALFONSO GOMEZ REJON for AMERICAN HORROR STORY’s “BITCHCRAFT”
this show has always shown a great sense of directing and the series premiere set things up aesthetically.
craftmanship was top notch and GOMEZ REJON is responsible for the set up.
i W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]
1. ALFONSO GOMEZ REJON for AMERICAN HORROR STORY’s “BITCHCRAFT”
2. RYAN MURPHY for the NORMAL HEART
3. NICK HURRAN for SHERLOCK
i have not yet seen and therefore i abstain to place in my rankings
COLIN BUCKSEY for FARGO’s “BURIDAN’S ASS”
ADAM BERNSTEIN for FARGO’s “the CROCODILE’S DILEMMA”
STEPHEN FREARS for MUHAMMAD ALI’S GREATEST FIGHT

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

predicting the winners for…

outstanding DIRECTING in a M I N I S E R I E S or  T V - M O V I E

.

W I L L win

RYAN MURPHY for the NORMAL HEART

he is an EMMY favorite and his shows are always well received, this project has been praised but unlike other years there is some tough competition and his directing felt like the weakest thing within this film.

C O U L D win

ADAM BERNSTEIN for FARGO’s “the CROCODILE’S DILEMMA”

awards have been split between this show and the NORMAL HEART and the miniseries got two nominations in this category which means they do like the directing within this show.

S H O U L D win

ALFONSO GOMEZ REJON for AMERICAN HORROR STORY’s “BITCHCRAFT”

this show has always shown a great sense of directing and the series premiere set things up aesthetically.

craftmanship was top notch and GOMEZ REJON is responsible for the set up.

W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]

1. ALFONSO GOMEZ REJON for AMERICAN HORROR STORY’s “BITCHCRAFT”

2. RYAN MURPHY for the NORMAL HEART

3. NICK HURRAN for SHERLOCK

i have not yet seen and therefore i abstain to place in my rankings

COLIN BUCKSEY for FARGO’s “BURIDAN’S ASS”

ADAM BERNSTEIN for FARGO’s “the CROCODILE’S DILEMMA”

STEPHEN FREARS for MUHAMMAD ALI’S GREATEST FIGHT

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
predicting the winners for…
outstanding WRITING in a C O M E D Y series
.
W I L L win
LOUIS C.K. for LOUIE’s “SO DID THE FAT LADY”
he is very well liked by the EMMY and he won here two years ago, he would have won last year too but the series finale of 30 ROCK was too big an episode to ignore.
"SO DID THE FAST LADY" is a refreshing entry within the series, it simplicity but more importantly its sweetness shows a rarely seen feat in the show and C.K.’s writing.
C O U L D win
SIMON BLACKWELL, ARMANDO IANNUCCI & TONY ROCHE for VEEP’s “SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP”
this show keeps gaining momentum and if voters feel like they need to give something big to the creators of this show this could be the place to do so.
it does help that this episode is very funny and has many memorable scenes.
LIZ FRIEDMAN & JENJI KOHAN for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’s “I WASN’T READY”
not the best episode in the season but EMMY loves to award pilots here and even if it is not the greatest episode it does serve well to set things up and showcase some of the show’s “universe”. 
S H O U L D win
ALEC BERG for SILICON VALLEY’s “OPTIMAL TIP-TO-TIP EFFICIENCY”
this show excels juggling vulgar comedy with smart jokes and the episode’s title has front and center the best joke of the series.
BERG does a great job setting the length of that joke plus setting the structure for the whole episode showcasing recurring jokes on the show plus some little montages of other jokes that are used only in that episode.
i W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]
1. ALEC BERG for SILICON VALLEY’s “OPTIMAL TIP-TO-TIP EFFICIENCY”
2. LOUIS C.K. for LOUIE’s “SO DID THE FAT LADY”
3. SIMON BLACKWELL, ARMANDO IANNUCCI & TONY ROCHE for VEEP’s “SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP”
4. LIZ FRIEDMAN & JENJI KOHAN for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’s “I WASN’T READY”
i have not yet seen and therefore i abstain to place in my rankings
DAVID CRANE & JEFFREY CLARIK for EPISODES’ “EPISODE FIVE”

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

predicting the winners for…

outstanding WRITING in a C O M E D Y series

.

W I L L win

LOUIS C.K. for LOUIE’s “SO DID THE FAT LADY”

he is very well liked by the EMMY and he won here two years ago, he would have won last year too but the series finale of 30 ROCK was too big an episode to ignore.

"SO DID THE FAST LADY" is a refreshing entry within the series, it simplicity but more importantly its sweetness shows a rarely seen feat in the show and C.K.’s writing.

C O U L D win

SIMON BLACKWELL, ARMANDO IANNUCCI & TONY ROCHE for VEEP’s “SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP”

this show keeps gaining momentum and if voters feel like they need to give something big to the creators of this show this could be the place to do so.

it does help that this episode is very funny and has many memorable scenes.

LIZ FRIEDMAN & JENJI KOHAN for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’s “I WASN’T READY”

not the best episode in the season but EMMY loves to award pilots here and even if it is not the greatest episode it does serve well to set things up and showcase some of the show’s “universe”. 

S H O U L D win

ALEC BERG for SILICON VALLEY’s “OPTIMAL TIP-TO-TIP EFFICIENCY”

this show excels juggling vulgar comedy with smart jokes and the episode’s title has front and center the best joke of the series.

BERG does a great job setting the length of that joke plus setting the structure for the whole episode showcasing recurring jokes on the show plus some little montages of other jokes that are used only in that episode.

W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]

1. ALEC BERG for SILICON VALLEY’s “OPTIMAL TIP-TO-TIP EFFICIENCY”

2. LOUIS C.K. for LOUIE’s “SO DID THE FAT LADY”

3. SIMON BLACKWELL, ARMANDO IANNUCCI & TONY ROCHE for VEEP’s “SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP”

4. LIZ FRIEDMAN & JENJI KOHAN for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’s “I WASN’T READY”

i have not yet seen and therefore i abstain to place in my rankings

DAVID CRANE & JEFFREY CLARIK for EPISODES’ “EPISODE FIVE”

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS
predicting the winners for…
outstanding DIRECTING in a C O M E D Y series
.
W I L L win
JODIE FOSTER for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’s “LESBIAN REQUEST DENIED”
a famous person directing an episode of a hot new show that has a breakout star from the show front-and-center.
it is a memorable episode that features the story of a trans character played by a trans actor that happened to be on the cover of TIME magazine a couple months ago.
C O U L D win
GAIL MANCUSO for MODERN FAMILY’s “LAS VEGAS”
she won last year and this show has won here for three years in a row,”LAS VEGAS” is undoubtedly a memorable episode with a very high level of technical difficulty so it would not be surprising to see it win.
S H O U L D win
JODIE FOSTER for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’s “LESBIAN REQUEST DENIED”
i really liked LOUIE’s submitted episode but “LESBIAN REQUEST DENIED” is an outstanding episode, sure the writing helps raising the bar but FOSTER subtle and careful direction made this episode great enough to hook viewers to keep watching.
i W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]
1. JODIE FOSTER for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’s “LESBIAN REQUEST DENIED”
2. LOUIS CK for LOUIE’s “ELEVATOR PART 6”
3. GAIL MANCUSO for MODERN FAMILY’s “LAS VEGAS”
4. MIKE JUDGE for SILICON VALLEY’s “MINIMUM VIABLE PRODUCT”
i have not yet seen and therefore i abstain to place in my rankings
IAIN B MACDONALD for EPISODES’ “EPISODE NINE”
PARIS BARCLAY for GLEE’s “100”

66TH PRIMETIME EMMY AWARDS

predicting the winners for…

outstanding DIRECTING in a C O M E D Y series

.

W I L L win

JODIE FOSTER for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’s “LESBIAN REQUEST DENIED”

a famous person directing an episode of a hot new show that has a breakout star from the show front-and-center.

it is a memorable episode that features the story of a trans character played by a trans actor that happened to be on the cover of TIME magazine a couple months ago.

C O U L D win

GAIL MANCUSO for MODERN FAMILY’s “LAS VEGAS”

she won last year and this show has won here for three years in a row,”LAS VEGAS” is undoubtedly a memorable episode with a very high level of technical difficulty so it would not be surprising to see it win.

S H O U L D win

JODIE FOSTER for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’s “LESBIAN REQUEST DENIED”

i really liked LOUIE’s submitted episode but “LESBIAN REQUEST DENIED” is an outstanding episode, sure the writing helps raising the bar but FOSTER subtle and careful direction made this episode great enough to hook viewers to keep watching.

W O U L D vote for [aka my rankings]

1. JODIE FOSTER for ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’s “LESBIAN REQUEST DENIED”

2. LOUIS CK for LOUIE’s “ELEVATOR PART 6”

3. GAIL MANCUSO for MODERN FAMILY’s “LAS VEGAS”

4. MIKE JUDGE for SILICON VALLEY’s “MINIMUM VIABLE PRODUCT”

i have not yet seen and therefore i abstain to place in my rankings

IAIN B MACDONALD for EPISODES’ “EPISODE NINE”

PARIS BARCLAY for GLEE’s “100”