Tuesday, July 16, 2019

'The Act' Scores Emmy Acting Nods But 2 Major Actors Snubbed!

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Since 'The Act' debuted on Hulu, we have been waiting impatiently for the Emmy nominations. In our minds, from the premiere episode, Patricia Arquette and Joey King were Emmy musts as was the limited series. Addicting and it gave you all of the feels, it was gaining award season buzz early on so we were beyond elated today to hear the nominations. Joey King (Gypsy Rose Blanchard) was nominated for Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie for her role in 'The Act' as the accomplice to her mother's murder after being a victim of munchausen by proxy. She will go up against her 'The Act' mother/co-star, Patricia Arquette for her highly-acclaimed role in 'Escape at Dannemora'; Amy Adams in 'Sharp Objects'; Niecy Nash in 'When They See Us'; Michelle Williams in 'Fosse/Verdon'; and Aunjanue Ellis in 'When They See Us.' 

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But, Arquette is a double threat, gaining another nomination for Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Television Movie for her portrayal of DeeDee Blanchard. She is up against the likes of Patricia Clarkson and Vera Farmiga. However, there were two males sadly left out. Let's finish off with 'The Act,' which did not even get a nod for Best Limited Series. The Emmy committee will be hearing from us! Calum Worthy gave one of the best performances we have seen in years by a young male actor in his portrayal of Nick Godejohn, Gypsy Rose's online lover, whom she convinced to kill her mother then run off with her. He was so convincing as an autistic lovesick boy with multiple personalities was beyond award-worthy and this is one of the biggest mistakes ever! The next mistake is not giving Miss Coco Peru aka Clinton Leupp, a guest starring
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nod for her spot on 'Will and Grace' as Miss Coco (she was there twice, FYI). 

So, as we recover from the slaps in the face, we are ecstatic for the good news. The 71st Emmy Awards will be handed out on September 22nd on FOX with possibly no host. Congrats to all of the nominees, which you can read about right here.

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