Fourth Monday Movie Day: 2019 Emmy Award Winners

Here you go!

Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series
Tony Shalhoub, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series
Alex Borstein, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel

Writing, Comedy Series
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Directing, Comedy Series
Harry Bradbeer, Fleabag

Lead Actor in a Comedy Series
Bill Hader, Barry

Lead Actress in a Comedy Series
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Competition Program
Rupaul’s Drag Race

Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Patricia Arquette, The Act

Directing, Limited Series or Movie
Johan Renck, Chernobyl

Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Ben Whishaw, A Very English Scandal

Writing in a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special:
Craig Mazin, Chernobyl

Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Jharrel Jerome, When They See Us

Television Movie
Black Mirror (Bandersnatch)

Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

Limited Series
Chernobyl

Writing for a Variety Series
Last Week Tonight

Variety Sketch Series
Saturday Night Live

Directing, Variety Series
Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live

Variety Talk Show Series
Last Week Tonight

Supporting Actor in a Drama Series 
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Writing for a Drama Series
Jesse Armstrong, Succession

Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Julia Garner, Ozark

Lead Actor in a Drama Series
Billy Porter, Pose

Directing, Drama Series
Jason Bateman, Ozark

Lead Actress in a Drama Series
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve

Comedy Series
Fleabag

Drama Series
Game of Thrones

Also, what have you been watching?

34 thoughts on “Fourth Monday Movie Day: 2019 Emmy Award Winners”

  1. Has anyone else been watching The Righteous Gemstones? I haven't watched either of DMcB's other shows, but this one has been pretty great so far thanks to such a strong cast. And some great lines too.

    1. I haven't found time to watch it yet, but it's on the list to watch at some point. I loved Eastbound and Down and especially loved Vice Principals, so I'm looking forward to it.

  2. I finally got around to watching the most recent season of "Doctor Who". It was--not very good. Not terrible, just not very good. The new doctor was okay, the new companions were okay, but there was nothing that really stood out about them. There were a couple of fairly good stories, a couple of bad ones, and a lot of mediocre ones.

    Really, for the most part it was just kind of dull. There was no real chemistry between the characters. The villains were not particularly interesting. The whole thing just seemed to lack any sort of spark. Maybe they were being overly cautious because of the first female doctor or something. But the one thing "Doctor Who" should never be is boring, and for much of the season it was.

  3. It, Chapter 2: I liked the first chapter fine, and I also liked this one fine. It really seemed to go the "black comedy" route, more than straight horror (it even seemed to purposefully undercut any horrific mood that could have developed a couple of times, which seemed odd). I don't really know why there's such a discrepancy in the critical view of the first chapter to the second. Also, Bill Hader is excellent.

    Mulan: Had never seen this one until a couple weeks ago. For the first two thirds, I was wondering how this one hadn't gotten more love, then the third act came and...yeah, that was a rushed flop of an ending. Eddie Murphy is less annoying than I would've suspected.

    We're watching Shameless right now. It grabs laughs from you, but it's a lot of empty comedic calories that occasionally tries to masquerade as something more filling.

    1. For the live-action remake of Mulan, I really wanted them to have Eddie Murphy running around in a cheap dragon costume, doing all the same lines and stuff. I would pay serious money to see that.

  4. I watched "The Terminator" with the kids. My favorite part was their disappointment in the "I'll be back" line. They assumed it was a more meaningful scene.

    I've watched the first three episodes of "Unbelievable." Really good but frustrating knowing that it's based on a true story.

    1. The gun shop in The Terminator was a used car shop next door to the church I attended out in The Valley when I lived there. I knew the people who lived in the house Arnold kicked in when hunting for the Sarah Connors.

  5. Finished Glee. I've gone back and looked at contemporary reviews and feel like people wanted this show to be more than it was. And I get it. There are some episodes that are incredible and moving drama, while most episodes are sloppy, goofy, and change character motivations on a whim to fit the plot/songs of the week. Some characters never really grow (i.e. Rachel, Sue) which is the most annoying part. I enjoyed it more towards the end when it mostly just started making fun of itself, and it was becoming more in line of how I was feeling about everything.

    I never would have watched this by myself, but it was fun with my wife. Mad props to Darren Criss, Chris Colfer, and Naya Rivera who pretty much made the show worth watching. Jane Lynch is great, too, naturally. And Mike O'Malley kills it in every episode he's in.

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  6. My wife and I watched Bad Moms on Saturday evening. She’s seen it, I hadn’t. I thought it was hilarious and she did not recall how raunchy it was, which made it even funnier to me. I would say it wasn’t gross-out humor (a’ la Bridesmaids) or crass without reason like some others I’ve seen. But it certainly contained enough swearing and offensive* language to earn the ‘R’ rating. Something about the way it portrayed motherhood (parenting) hit me as humorously and poignantly accurate.

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  7. We had a heavy Redbox movie weekend, two with the kids and one definitely without:

    - Booksmart: This was excellent, my wife and I both loved it. Funny throughout, a nice coming-of-age story line, and an endearing friendship between the two leads. It also did a good job of showing the ridiculousness of high school and the vast differences between the students, while not just making fun of the kids that were different. Definitely deserved the R rating, but all the language/situation/etc. felt natural, and not just gratuitous for the sake of being rated R. Great cast, too; everyone in it felt perfect for their role.

    - Men In Black: International: Seemed about in line with the other three. Liam Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, and Kumail Nanjiani were all charismatic and fun, plot and writing were fine.

    - Dark Phoenix: Was fine. About in line with what I expected from a non-Marvel superhero movie. Mutants fought, stuff blew up. Seems like the most recent run of X-Men movies has done a good job of presenting the blurred line between the heroes and villains, much like they did in the comic books.

  8. Finished up Season 1 of Carnival Row on Amazon. Really enjoyed this one. The world-building was done well and a lot of characters in the mix.

    Glad to see that Patricia Arquette won for The Act. My wife was watching it and I didn't recognize her when I first started watching it. She portrayed the character very well and I thought instantly that she'd be a good choice to win an award for it. And Joey King also did a tremendous job in her role as well. It was really weird though watching Callum Murphy (I think that's his name) go from goofy sidekick on Austin and Ally (I have kids, they watch Disney) to disturbing BDSM perv.

    Just getting started on Season 9 of The Walking Dead now available on Netflix. I used to watch them as they came out, but held off this time after the dismal Season 8. However, I heard S9 got a little better. We'll see.

    1. Finished up Season 1 of Carnival Row same here, on Xfinity. I also enjoyed it. Well casted for the Detective (Bloom) and the Fae

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  9. On Sunday, I watched a movie on my phone on our way up to Duluth. The Man Who Killed Hitler and then Big Foot. I am really not sure why I chose this movie. Maybe it was a great actor like Sam Elliot listed in a film with such a ridiculous title. The film was true to the title, and yes, Sam's character does kill Hitler and Bigfoot (no spoiler needed... it's in the title!). I actually enjoyed the movie. It's a slow mover, but that is necessary to examine the scarring of Sam's character.

    We have been watching the Shannara series. Not really that good. I re-read some of the books a few years back and they were not nearly as good as I remembered from high school. The TV series is worse. They are obviously trying to get some current social themes woven into the show and it just doesn't work.

    Monday night we were back in the cities for a food show and I watched Ken Burns' Country Music documentary. I think it was the 6th episode. Got back last night just in time to watch the next episode. I am so going to binge watch the whole series as it is very good.

      1. i have no idea the last time i actually made the effort to tune into something live, but i negotiated (relatively undisturbed) time with jane to do just that tonight.

    1. I watched episode 10 of season three last night. I'm a bit behind after the spouse decided to hop off The Good Place train. I need to figure out how to fit in what's already aired to catch up with the hype again.

      1. Mine isn't quite off the train, but she's nowhere near as into it as she was for the first two seasons. I tend to think it's still high quality and I love its eagerness to throw off and redefine its own status quo, but I see where she's coming from.

        Episode 1 seemed to mostly be a table setting episode. I'm curious to see where it goes.

        1. Episode 1 was definitely table setting; not very many laughs either.

          I'm glad it's done after this year. I think they're close to running out of jokes and stories since they've blown their wad about seven times already. That said, I felt season three was just as good as two.

          1. I can't go to "glad it's done". I love the show. I understand that they didn't want to belabor anything (and I appreciate that, in a world where it seems far too many shows/movies need significant editing and/or overstay their welcome by a long shot), but I think they've rushed too much. Far from "running out of jokes", I think they've actually skipped a lot of jokes and stories, and that's too bad.

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  10. The wife and I went to a movie for our anniversary. Pickins were pretty slim, and since she didn't want to go to Brad Pitt's slow, sad space movie, we ended up watching Hustlers. It turned out to be pretty decent. It's the first time I've really bought into the J-Lo hype. It's not an Oscar winner or anything, but we both enjoyed it.

  11. I wanted JLD to finish with an emmy for every season of VEEP. Alas, not to be. I thought the last season was really, really good, too. Maybe Fleabag is all that, though.

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