Throughout this week, we’re revealing the thoughts and preferences of voting members of the Television Academy in our annual Emmy Confidential series. First up, a Publicist who found much of the nominated programming subpar.
We’re finally down to the final week before the major Emmys are revealed on Monday, September 17. With all of the campaigning, advocating, and bingeing behind us, Team ADTV had the opportunity to talk to some voters to see what was going through their minds as they cast their vote. This is what we call our Emmy Confidential series.
First up is a publicist who had a hard time making it through many of the nominated programs.
“Honestly, some of the programming was such crap I watched like 5 minutes of some of them.” This publicist only voted for things they watched in their entirety.
Outstanding Drama Series – The Crown
[The Crown] is authentic, has a brilliant script and casting and is thoroughly addicting. People love Handmaid’s Tale, but it was too dark and we are living in dystopian times so I am not sure that it will win 2 consecutive years. Yet Elizabeth Moss may be one of the most talented actresses today. Game of Thrones is enormously popular and since it wasn’t eligible last year it could win. The production and cast is superior.
Outstanding Comedy Series – The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The acting is breathtaking. The most original comedy series on TV. Although Atlanta and Barry are very entertaining, nothing comes close to the writing and production value of the Amazon series.
Outstanding Limited Series – Patrick Melrose
Benedict Cumerbatch’s memorable and superb performance and the adaptation of the popular books was without peer. Gianni Versace did not resonate with me like OJ series. Nat Geo did a great job with casting of Picasso but it was overall not as brilliant but still very good.
Outstanding Reality Competition Series – RuPaul’s Drag Race
This is a very competitive category because some of the series are really exceptional. The Amazing Race never disappoints, and Top Chef and Project Runway are always entertaining as well. American Ninja Warrior is too contrived, and The Voice seems tired.