August marks the start of Emmy’s Phase 2 voting calendar. Phase 2 defines the window during which Television Academy members make their final choices for the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards. So, this week at the Water Cooler, we start handicapping some of the lesser-covered races that are near and dear to our hearts. First up, the Outstanding Main Title Design and Outstanding Main Title Theme Music categories have always been two of our favorites. We review each nominated series and predict which ones will resonate most with the Television Academy.
In our TV Tidbits segment, we take a look at this weekend’s Television Critics Association (TCA) Awards. The Handmaid’s Tale and Atlanta each received two wins. Will these wins help solidify their chances at the Emmys? Then, NBC announced at their TCA panel that Will & Grace would not only receive an extended order for its first season but also a second season. Let’s see what Joey and Megan say about that one. Finally, Megan caught up to Christopher Nolan’s critically acclaimed Dunkirk. We talk about the World War II film and predict its bounty at the 2018 Academy Awards.
We close our podcast, as always, with the Flash Forward to the television we’re most anticipating in the upcoming week.
Be sure to check back at Awards Daily TV on Monday, August 14, for the start of our very own Coolie Awards voting window. That’s right, you can help determine who goes home with the illustrious second annual Coolie Awards voted on by the staff and readers of Awards Daily TV.
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4:44 – TV Tidbits
47:00 – 2017 Main Title Design, Main Title Theme
1:17:45 – Flash Forward
Closing our podcast are the Emmy-nominated Main Title Themes as follows:
Feud: Bette and Joan, Mac Quayle
Genius, Hans Zimmer and Lorne Balfe
The Good Fight, David Buckley
Stranger Things, Michael Stein and Kyle Dixon
Victoria, Martin Phipps
Westworld, Ramin Djawadi