The Critics’ Selection Awards, which can be broadcast reside Jan. eleven on the CW, won’t be the most important and flashiest ceremony. However it’s sometimes a great way to gauge what the upcoming awards season will seem like.
The 2017 nominee listing is out, and though it acknowledges a lot of the yr’s greatest artwork, it additionally has some baffling snubs, notably for TV. Listed here are the most important:
Justin Theroux, “The Leftovers”
You’d be onerous-pressed to discover a single “Greatest TV of 2017” listing that “The Leftovers” doesn’t seem on. Its viewership is modest, however each critic is in love with this existential HBO drama, which has a few of the greatest writing and performances at present on-display.
It’s loopy sufficient that it didn’t get a greatest drama nod, nevertheless it’s incomprehensible that main man Justin Theroux — whose quiet depth anchors the present — isn’t a contender for greatest actor in a drama collection.
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, “Recreation of Thrones”
So long as it’s on the air, “Recreation of Thrones” will internet awards nods; it’s the most important present on TV. Nevertheless it’s confounding which forged members critics selected to acknowledge this yr. Nikolaj Coster-Waldau has lengthy been one of many strongest actors of the whole ensemble and Season 7 lastly gave his Jaime Lannister meaty dramatic scenes for the primary time in a number of seasons.
He stays unrecognized, nevertheless, whereas Emilia Clarke continues to get nods for her one-notice Daenerys Targaryen and Peter Dinklage for his Tyrion Lannister, who hasn’t had a lot to do since Season four.
Sarah Gadon, “Alias Grace”
Netflix’s six-episode restricted collection “Alias Grace” boasts one of many season’s greatest performances from main woman Sarah Gadon. Within the “whydunnit,” she performs Grace, a lady who’s dedicated a brutal homicide. The present would have fallen flat with out her deft efficiency, directly harmless and crafty. She emotes about 5 totally different emotions directly in each scene, and it’s a disgrace she gained’t be acknowledged.
Emily Browning, “American Gods”
With all due respect to Gillian Anderson — the one actress in Starz’s “American Gods” to get a nod — she’s barely even within the present. Her flip as David Bowie and “I Love Lucy’s” Lucille Ball are definitely memorable, however garner much less then 20 minutes of complete display time.
“American Gods” has one other main woman who deserves her due: Emily Browning, who dominated two of the present’s hourlong episodes and performed two totally different characters,…