Posts tagged Game of Thrones
Looking Glass #49 - Strawberry Creampie

X, Ash, Darius and Brandon break down the latest Pokemon Sword & Shield Trailer, plus Game of Thrones prequel news, Young Justice, and more.

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As Justin Bieber readies to drop much anticipated new music, enjoy this Barber's Chair playlist of the best hits in Bieberveli's arsenal! 
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Throw your diamonds up for more than a decade of heat with the new TIDAL-exclusive Roc La Familia playlist from The Barber's Chair! The greatest hits from the most prolific label in hip hop history.
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Ball Don't Lie EP 53 - F**K The Fans

And now our watch has ended. The final episode of Game of Thrones has come and gone. Scott Flows and Pierce talk about where the show ranks among the greatest of all time. Plus, the bad-assery of John Wick 3: Parabellum, the NBA Playoffs, Magic Johnson airing out his dirty laundry with the Lakers and so much more.

CHICAGO! Come out and hang with The Barber's Chair Thursday, May 30th for Game One of the NBA Finals! The Golden State Warriors will face off against the Eastern Conference Champion at 8:00 p.m. Fall through for drinks and the big game and meet Scott, Flows and Pierce. 3439 N. Sheffield

As Justin Bieber readies to drop much anticipated new music, enjoy this Barber's Chair playlist of the best hits in Bieberveli's arsenal! 
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Throw your diamonds up for more than a decade of heat with the new TIDAL-exclusive Roc La Familia playlist from The Barber's Chair! The greatest hits from the most prolific label in hip hop history.
Listen here: https://tidal.com/playlist/dfcd8a98-7eb0-473e-8666-170acc564443

Listen to the new bangers playlist on Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music!
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Random Acts of Podcast EP293: Montana Max Is Gunna

On this week's episode we bring back friend of the show @MalcJax and we chop it up about his Void magazine cover, what popular tv shows had lackluster series finales and we rank our Top 10 Most Overrated Cartoons. Also we answer voicemails from the listeners. Remember to send in YOUR questions, #TheyNeedTheirAssBeat or #RealNiggaOfTheWeek submissions, email us at MAIL@RAOPodcast.com or call 424-260-RAOP to leave a voicemail.

CHICAGO! Come out and hang with The Barber's Chair Thursday, May 30th for Game One of the NBA Finals! The Golden State Warriors will face off against the Eastern Conference Champion at 8:00 p.m. Fall through for drinks and the big game and meet Scott, Flows and Pierce. 3439 N. Sheffield

As Justin Bieber readies to drop much anticipated new music, enjoy this Barber's Chair playlist of the best hits in Bieberveli's arsenal! 
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Throw your diamonds up for more than a decade of heat with the new TIDAL-exclusive Roc La Familia playlist from The Barber's Chair! The greatest hits from the most prolific label in hip hop history.
Listen here: https://tidal.com/playlist/dfcd8a98-7eb0-473e-8666-170acc564443

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Looking Glass #41: Spoiler Alert

X, Ash, Darius and Jason give their thoughts on the Series Finale of Game of Thrones, Robert Pattinson being the next Batman, and more this week on Looking Glass"

Topics:
Titans
Doom Patrol
GOTG Vol. 3
Black Widow
Detective Pikachu
Game of Thrones
Call of Duty
Marvel Comics
DC Comics
Deathstroke animated series
Batwoman Trailer
Robert Pattinson chosen as Batman

As Justin Bieber readies to drop much anticipated new music, enjoy this Barber's Chair playlist of the best hits in Bieberveli's arsenal! 
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Throw your diamonds up for more than a decade of heat with the new TIDAL-exclusive Roc La Familia playlist from The Barber's Chair! The greatest hits from the most prolific label in hip hop history.
Listen here: https://tidal.com/playlist/dfcd8a98-7eb0-473e-8666-170acc564443

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Ball Don't Lie EP 52 - Dany The GD Queen

Scott Flows and Pierce wrap about the divisive penultimate episode of Game of Thrones, the pacing of season 8, what's gone right, what's gone wrong, and where GOT ranks among the best television shows in history. Plus, Bulls anger after losing the Zion sweepstakes, and predictions for the NBA conference finals.

As Justin Bieber readies to drop much anticipated new music, enjoy this Barber's Chair playlist of the best hits in Bieberveli's arsenal! 
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Spotify: https://spoti.fi/2HbTcME
Tidal: http://bit.ly/bieberveli

Throw your diamonds up for more than a decade of heat with the new TIDAL-exclusive Roc La Familia playlist from The Barber's Chair! The greatest hits from the most prolific label in hip hop history.
Listen here: https://tidal.com/playlist/dfcd8a98-7eb0-473e-8666-170acc564443

Listen to the new bangers playlist on Spotify, Tidal, and Apple Music!
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Looking Glass #40: Keep the Family Close

X, Ash, Church, Darius, Jason and Brandon go over the latest episode of Game of Thrones, The Suicide Squad, & Spider-Man: Far from Home trailer

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Topics:
Nova
Netflix Dark Horse
Final Fantasy
Marvel Comics
Agents of SHIELD
Endgame
Richard Madden Joins Robb Stark
Spider-Man: Far from Home trailer
DC Comics
Batwoman
Krypton
Watchmen
The Suicide Squad
Idris Elba Deathstroke?
Benicio Del Toro

Get In Loser, We're Stanning Sansa
by Darius Gordon

by Darius Gordon

We're nearing the end of the final season of Game of Thrones as we know it, and while there have been a few missteps this season, I can't wait to see how the fight for the Iron Throne concludes. One of my favorite elements of this show is the number of badass women in it, most importantly Lady Sansa. The eldest-born Stark left in Westeros is not only the baddest of them all, but she also would be the best choice to be Queen of the Realm. Here's why you shouldn't be sleeping on Lady Sansa, bad bitch of the North. This post contains spoilers for Season 8!

She's Not A Little Girl Anymore

When we first met Sansa, she was a young & naive little girl born into a great House who only cared about marrying the perfect prince. She was sheltered and spoiled all her life. Much like Arya did most of the seventh season, fans are still holding Sansa to the silly mistakes she made when she was young, and we need to let that go. Sansa wasn't prepared for the war to come, but don't tweak, she gets there.

Started From The Bottom

via HBO

via HBO

Since her arrangement with the boy King Joffrey Baratheon in an attempt to join Houses Stark & Baratheon, poor little Sansa has gone through hell. Her world turned upside down when her father, the honorable Ned Stark, was beheaded right in front of her very own eyes. She went from being a potential queen to a hostage of the Lannisters in a foreign land (to her) with no allies.

While in King's Landing she was ordered to marry Tyrion Lannister by the patriarch of the Lannister family and Hand of the King, Tywin Lannister. On the bright side, it was during this time that Sansa learned from Cersei's manipulation and ability to play the role needed for her to advance in the game. She finally escaped King's Landing with the help of the shiesty Littlefinger, aka Lord Petyr Baelish, who essentially gave Sansa over to Ramsay Bolton to gain more power in the North. 

She Went From 0 To 100 Real Quick

Ok...maybe not real quick, but you know what I mean! Sansa literally went through HELL during her stay with House Bolton. The psychopathic Ramsey made Joffrey look like a caring, loving husband. He raped Sansa in front of Theon Greyjoy, who’d been tortured, abused and turned into Reek by Ramsey. Still, Sansa’s wit and will kept her going. Here's where she really put those pretend-to-be meek skills that she learned from Cersei to use; Sansa knew when not to talk and when to just listen. Fans love to bring up Daenerys Targaryen's rise to success, but often overlook the fact that Sansa went through a rough patch that made her a stronger character too.

"No one can protect me. No one can protect anyone." - Sansa Stark, Season 6: Battle of the Bastards

Lady Sansa, Back In Her Bag

via HBO

via HBO

Much like her experience with the Lannisters, Sansa picked up on key traits from Littlefinger, learning to think three steps ahead of every person and situation. She manipulated Littlefinger and used his weird obsession with both her and her mother Catelyn Stark to WIN the Battle of the Bastards and win back the North, despite her brother Jon Snow rebuffing her suggestion to reach out to the Knights of the Vale. It was this moment that Sansa was officially in her bag. How can you not be here for this woman after saving your favorite bastard from dying...again!? Not only did Sansa show she had the smarts to win a battle, but the strength and pride needed to rule the North.

“Every time I’m faced with a decision, I close my eyes and see the same picture. Whenever I consider an action, I ask myself, ‘will this action help to make this picture reality?’ Pull it out of my mind and into the world, and I only act if the answer is yes.” - Petyr Baelish, Season 6: The Winds of Winter

Potential Protector Of The Realm?

Fast forward to where we are now; Sansa has come such a long way from the fragile little girl that saw her father die. She has all the traits of a great queen: she's loyal to her people and in return, they're loyal to her. Daenerys was shook when she saw the respect Lady Sansa received from her Northern subjects. She also doesn’t hide her disdain for The Dragon Queen as she continued to throw shade throughout this season. Sansa was the only one to bring up the fate of the North to Dany, and I feel her! They fought for and won their freedom, and can't risk being under the thumb of another tyrant. Sansa’s doing what she must to protect her people.

Sansa is extremely smart and knows what moves and countermoves to make to rule. Lady Sansa has grown into the smartest character on the show, given Tyrion's recent shortcomings as of late. She's cunning when she needs to be, and is very strategic in her moves, as evident by her telling Tyrion about Jon’s parentage. The way I see it: if Dany kills Jon, Sansa and the North will revolt! With Jon dead and Bran Stark living his best life as the Three-Eyed Raven, Sansa's next in line for the job.

Convinced that Sansa has a chance to take the Iron Throne? Let me know in the comments section below or follow me on Twitter: @EJtheG and be sure to read some of my other work here!

Ball Don't Lie EP 51 - Giannis, First of His Name

Scott and Dante open up about Giannis' dominating series win over the Celtics, the mess going on with the Lakers, and more surrounding the NBA Playoffs. Plus, episode four of Game of Thrones season 8!

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Ball Don't Lie EP 49 - "The Starks Gon' Hol It Dine"

It's Ball Don't Lie's 50th episode! Thanos' snap brought Flows back so we can talk about Avengers: Endgame like a family! Then, what we loved and hated about The Battle of Winterfell in last week's epic Game of Thrones episode. Also, the NBA Playoffs, winners and losers of the NFL Draft, and our Goofy Mogs of the week.

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Nearly Canceled: Entourage drops January 2019 exclusively on the Barber's Chair Patreon! Become a patron of The Barber's Chair on Patreon! $5 a month will get you a thank you on Ball Don't Lie and guarantees you access to Nearly Canceled: Entourage, along with more exclusive premium content from The Barber's Chair!
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Looking Glass #38: Not Today

X, Ash, Darius, Jason, & Brandon spend the whole episode talking about Avengers: Endgame and Game of Thrones' Battle of Winterfell.

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Nearly Canceled: Entourage drops January 2019 exclusively on the Barber's Chair Patreon! Become a patron of The Barber's Chair on Patreon! $5 a month will get you a thank you on Ball Don't Lie and guarantees you access to Nearly Canceled: Entourage, along with more exclusive premium content from The Barber's Chair!
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Ball Don't Lie EP. 49 - Rock the Baby

Scott and Dante talk about the NBA Playoffs, Dame's game winner against the Thunder and look ahead towards the second round. Plus, the NFL Draft, Game of Thrones and a whole lot more!

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Nearly Canceled: Entourage drops January 2019 exclusively on the Barber's Chair Patreon! Become a patron of The Barber's Chair on Patreon! $5 a month will get you a thank you on Ball Don't Lie and guarantees you access to Nearly Canceled: Entourage, along with more exclusive premium content from The Barber's Chair!
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Looking Glass #37: Hotpie #ForTheThrone

X & Church give their thoughts on Game of Thrones S8, discuss Star Wars: The Clone Wars trailer, and X goes OFF about John Cena joining The Suicide Squad

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Topics:
Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic
All Might Joins Jump Force
4th Thor Movie
Halo series
Mortal Kombat DLC
Star Wars: Clone Wars
Game of Thrones
The Gifted Cancelled
Marvel Comics
DC Comics
Swamp Thing
Gotham
CW Crisis on Infinite Earths
John Cena joins Suicide Squad

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Nearly Canceled: Entourage drops January 2019 exclusively on the Barber's Chair Patreon! Become a patron of The Barber's Chair on Patreon! $5 a month will get you a thank you on Ball Don't Lie and guarantees you access to Nearly Canceled: Entourage, along with more exclusive premium content from The Barber's Chair!
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Ball Don't Lie EP 48 - "For Shizzle"

Playoff season is in swing, so Pierce and Scott talk about the start of the NBA Playoffs. Plus Tiger wins The Masters, and the final season debut of Game of Thrones!

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Thrones-N-Wine EP 2: Sir Jorah is Doug Funnie

HNB Media presents Thrones-N-Wine: a Hoops N Brews spinoff centered around Game Of Thrones. Starring Game of Thrones show fan @ReelTPJ and Scott (@BarbersChairNet) as they discuss the new Game of Thrones trailer, if Jon Snow and Khaleesi will be together, Sir Jorah being a simp and more.

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Ball Don't Lie EP. 42 - That's Problematic!

A new Game of Thrones trailer precedes Thursday's premiere of the latest MCU hero! X from The Looking Glass joins Scott & Pierce to talk season 8 of Thrones, Captain Marvel and DC vs. Marvel. Then, Scott and Pierce ponder who's to blame for the Lakers season, dive into Antonio Brown's comments last week on The Shop, 2 Chainz' new album and our Goofy Mogs of the Week! The problematic button gets whipped out a bunch in this one.

Topics:
Game of Thrones trailer
Captain Marvel
DC vs. Marvel
Who's to blame for the Lakers season?
Will missing the playoffs stain LeBron's legacy?
Battle for the West 3rd seed
Luka vs. Trae Young for ROY
Antonio Brown on The Shop
Should the NFL abolish the franchise tag?
Kyler Murray to Cardinals done?
Bryce Harper signs with Phillies
2 Chainz "Rap or Go to the League"
Goofy Mog of the Week

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Looking Glass #28: Women are trash

X, Ash, Jason, Brandon & Church + special guest Rod(@Yeahszn) talk the new Captain Marvel & Avengers: Endgame trailers, Birds of Prey, Hugh Jackman passing on Wolverine, and more.

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Topics:
Avatar: the Last Airbender
Star Wars
Game of Thrones
Mortal Kombat 11
Sony files patent for backwards compatability
Xbox Live coming to Switch and mobile devices
Danai Gurira leaving TWD
DC Comic news
Stargirl
Young Justice
Birds of Prey
Aquaman
Legion
Black Panther 2
Avengers Endgame
Captain Marvel
Wolverine

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2018 Emmy Predictions: The Handmaid's & Westeros Face Off
by Darius Gordon

by Darius Gordon

It's that time of the year again friends and I couldn't be thirstier: it's award SZN! The 70th annual Primetime Emmy Awards is tonight, and I'm coming at with that same energy we had for this year's Oscars. Last year, one of the best dramas to ever touch the small screen, The Handmaid's Tale, came through and dominated the Emmy’s, becoming the first streaming series to win Best Drama. If you aren't watching, get in tune.

Donald Glover also became the first African-American to win Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series when he took home the award for Atlanta, while Chicago's own Lena Waithe became the first African-American woman to win Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series alongside Aziz Ansari for Master of None and Issa Rae gave us the iconic quote that stands true to this day…

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Both Atlanta and Handmaid's Tale have notched an impressive eight nominations, as did Saturday Night Live, but the biggest threat this year is the returning Game of Thrones and FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, both leading all shows with nine nominations. Netflix leads the networks with an impressive 36 nominations, HBO with 35, and FX with 24.

A quick shout out to some winners from the Creative Arts Emmys this past week: Samira Wiley for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Drama series (Handmaid's Tale), Katt Williams for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series (Atlanta), and Tiffany Haddish for Outstanding Guest Actress in a Comedy Series (SNL).

Anyway, let's get to my predictions the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards.

(winners in bold)

Outstanding Drama Series

  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)

  • Game of Thrones (HBO)

  • This Is Us (NBC)

  • The Crown (Netflix)

  • The Americans (FX)

  • Stranger Things (Netflix)

  • Westworld (HBO)

The big face-off this year is between The Handmaid's Tale and Game of Thrones. Thrones usually dominates the Emmy's with 38 wins to date, last year’s break gave The Handmaid's Tale a pretty easy path to the finish line. While the seventh season of Game of Thrones was by far some of the best television I've ever seen, Handmaid's Tale was that much better.

via FX

via FX

Outstanding Comedy Series

  • Atlanta (FX)

  • Barry (HBO)

  • Black-ish (ABC)

  • Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)

  • GLOW (Netflix)

  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Amazon)

  • Silicon Valley (HBO)

  • The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)

Outstanding Limited Series

  • The Alienist (TNT)

  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (FX)

  • Genius: Picasso (Nat Geo)

  • Godless (Netflix)

  • Patrick Melrose (Showtime)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series

  • Jason Bateman (“Ozark”)

  • Sterling K. Brown (“This Is Us”)

  • Ed Harris (“Westworld”)

  • Matthew Rhys (“The Americans”)

  • Milo Ventimiglia (“This Is Us”)

  • Jeffrey Wright (“Westworld”)

This category will be a tight one. Naturally, I'm rooting for Jeffrey Wright and Sterling K. Brown, but out of the two, Wright delivered such a compelling performance in this year's season of Westworld. However, Jason Bateman was spectacular and calculated in every scene of Ozark. There's a good chance that Brown could go for back-to-back wins after snagging his second Emmy win in last year.

via Hulu

via Hulu

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series

  • Claire Foy (“The Crown”)

  • Tatiana Maslany (“Orphan Black”)

  • Elisabeth Moss (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

  • Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”)

  • Keri Russell (“The Americans”)

  • Evan Rachel Wood (“Westworld”)

Sandra Oh is the first Asian woman nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series. She’s locked in a battle with the favorite and last year's winner, Elisabeth Moss. As happy as I am for Oh, Moss really commanded every single scene she had in season 2 of The Handmaid's Tale.

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Comedy Series (they won this and best directing last yr)

  • Donald Glover (“Atlanta”)

  • Bill Hader (“Barry”)

  • Anthony Anderson (“Black-ish”)

  • William H. Macy (“Shameless”)

  • Larry David (“Curb Your Enthusiasm”)

  • Ted Danson (“The Good Place”)

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Pamela Adlon (“Better Things”)

  • Rachel Brosnahan (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

  • Tracee Ellis Ross (“Black-ish”)

  • Allison Janney (“Mom”)

  • Lily Tomlin (“Grace and Frankie”)

  • Issa Rae (“Insecure”)

Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Antonio Banderas (“Genius: Picasso”)

  • Darren Criss (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

  • Benedict Cumberbatch (“Patrick Melrose”)

  • Jeff Daniels (“The Looming Tower”)

  • John Legend (“Jesus Christ Superstar”)

  • Jesse Plemons (“USS Callister”/Black Mirror)

via Netflix

via Netflix

Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Laura Dern (“The Tale”)

  • Jessica Biel (“The Sinner”)

  • Michelle Dockery (“Godless”)

  • Edie Falco (“The Menendez Murders”)

  • Regina King (“Seven Seconds”)

  • Sarah Paulson (“American Horror Story: Cult”)

I might be a Sarah Paulson stan, and her work in American Horror Story: Cult was incredible (the arc of her character was unlike anything we've seen from her), but miss Regina King had me damn near crying, screaming and cursing the TV out with her performance in Netflix's Seven Seconds.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Drama Series

  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (“Game of Thrones”)

  • Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”)

  • Joseph Fiennes (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

  • David Harbour (“Stranger Things”)

  • Mandy Patinkin (“Homeland”)

  • Matt Smith (“The Crown”)

via Hulu

via Hulu

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series

  • Alexis Bledel (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

  • Millie Bobby Brown (“Stranger Things”)

  • Ann Dowd (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

  • Lena Headey (“Game of Thrones”)

  • Vanessa Kirby (“The Crown”)

  • Thandie Newton (“Westworld”)

  • Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”)

This is probably the tightest race in any category this year. Thandie is by far my favorite actress on this list and her role in Westworld's second season was phenomenal, but in terms of performance, Yvonne Strahovski went crazy in this season of The Handmaid's Tale. She'll be going against last year's winner, Ann Dowd, and the biggest threat on this list in Lena Headey. It's a close one, but Strahovski's performance was compelling in every single scene.

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series

  • Louie Anderson (“Baskets”)

  • Alec Baldwin (“Saturday Night Live”)

  • Tituss Burgess (“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt”)

  • Brian Tyree Henry (“Atlanta”)

  • Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

  • Kenan Thompson (“Saturday Night Live”)

  • Henry Winkler (“Barry”)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series

  • Zazie Beetz (“Atlanta”)

  • Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”)

  • Aidy Bryant (“Saturday Night Live”)

  • Betty Gilpin (“GLOW”)

  • Leslie Jones (“Saturday Night Live”)

  • Kate McKinnon (“Saturday Night Live”)

  • Laurie Metcalf (“Roseanne”)

  • Megan Mullally (“Will & Grace”)

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via FX

Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Jeff Daniels (“Godless”)

  • Brandon Victor Dixon (“Jesus Christ Superstar”)

  • John Leguizamo (“Waco”)

  • Ricky Martin (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

  • Edgar Ramirez (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

  • Michael Stuhlbarg (“The Looming Tower”)

  • Finn Wittrock (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Series or Movie

  • Sara Bareilles (“Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert”)

  • Penelope Cruz (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

  • Judith Light (“The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story”)

  • Adina Porter (“American Horror Story: Cult”)

  • Merritt Wever (“Godless”)

  • Letitia Wright (“Black Museum” (Black Mirror))

Outstanding Guest Actor in a Drama Series

  • F. Murray Abraham (“Homeland”)

  • Cameron Britton (“Mindhunter”)

  • Matthew Goode (“The Crown”)

  • Ron Cephas Jones (“This Is Us”)

  • Gerald McRaney (“This Is Us”)

  • Jimmi Simpson (“Westworld”)

Outstanding Reality Competition Program

  • “The Amazing Race” (CBS)

  • “American Ninja Warrior” (NBC)

  • “Project Runway” (Lifetime)

  • “RuPaul’s Drag Race” (VH1)

  • “Top Chef” (Bravo)

  • “The Voice” (NBC)

Outstanding Variety Sketch Series

  • At Home with Amy Sedaris (truTV)

  • Drunk History (Comedy Central)

  • I Love You, America with Sarah Silverman (Hulu)

  • Portlandia (IFC)

  • Saturday Night Live (NBC)

  • Tracey Ullman's Show (HBO)

Outstanding Variety Talk Show Series

  • The Daily Show with Trevor Noah (Comedy Central)

  • Full Frontal with Samantha Bee (TBS)

  • Jimmy Kimmel Live! (ABC)

  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

  • The Late Late Show with James Corden (CBS)

  • The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS)

Outstanding Directing for a Comedy Series

  • Atlanta (Episode: "FUBU"), directed by Donald Glover (FX)

  • Atlanta (Episode: "Teddy Perkins"), directed by Hiro Murai (FX)

  • Barry (Episode: "Chapter One: Make Your Mark"), directed by Bill Hader (HBO)

  • The Big Bang Theory (Episode: "The Bow Tie Asymmetry"), directed by Mark Cendrowski (CBS)

  • GLOW (Episode: "Pilot"), directed by Jesse Peretz (Netflix)

  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Episode: "Pilot"), directed by Amy Sherman-Palladino (Amazon)

  • Silicon Valley (Episode: "Initial Coin Offering"), directed by Mike Judge(HBO)

While "FUBU" was an incredible episode of Atlanta, "Teddy Perkins" delivered on all fronts; the acting, score, cinematography, and overall tone of the episode was on point.

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Outstanding Directing for a Drama Series

  • The Crown (Episode: "Paterfamilias"), directed by Stephen Daldry (Netflix)

  • Game of Thrones (Episode: "Beyond the Wall"), directed by Alan Taylor(HBO)

  • Game of Thrones (Episode: "The Dragon and the Wolf"), directed by Jeremy Podeswa (HBO)

  • The Handmaid's Tale (Episode: "After"), directed by Kari Skogland(Hulu)

  • Ozark (Episode: "The Toll"), directed by Jason Bateman (Netflix)

  • Ozark (Episode: "Tonight We Improvise"), directed by Daniel Sackheim(Netflix)

  • Stranger Things (Episode: "Chapter Nine: The Gate"), directed by the Duffer Brothers (Netflix)

Here Game of Thrones finally bests The Handmaid's Tale. "The Dragon and the Wolf" was the season finale and man oh man, the moment that ice dragon melted the wall is when the Emmy win was secured here. The episode kept you on the edge of your seat the entire time; Podeswa's work does not go unnoticed here.

Outstanding Directing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (Episode: "The Man Who Would Be Vogue"), directed by Ryan Murphy (FX)

  • Godless, directed by Scott Frank (Netflix)

  • Jesus Christ Superstar Live in Concert, directed by David Leveaux and Alex Rudzinski (NBC)

  • The Looming Tower (Episode: "9/11"), directed by Craig Zisk (Hulu)

  • Paterno, directed by Barry Levinson (HBO)

  • Patrick Melrose, directed by Edward Berger (Showtime)

  • Twin Peaks, directed by David Lynch (Showtime)

Outstanding Writing for a Comedy Series

  • Atlanta (Episode: "Alligator Man"), written by Donald Glover (FX)

  • Atlanta (Episode: "Barbershop"), written by Stefani Robinson (FX)

  • Barry (Episode: "Chapter One: Make Your Mark"), written by Alec Bergand Bill Hader (HBO)

  • Barry (Episode: "Chapter Seven: Loud, Fast and Keep Going"), written by Liz Sarnoff (HBO)

  • The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (Episode: "Pilot"), written by Amy Sherman-Palladino (Amazon)

  • Silicon Valley (Episode: "Fifty-One Percent"), written by Alec Berg (HBO)

Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series

  • The Americans (Episode: "START"), written by Joel Fields and Joe Weisberg (FX)

  • The Crown (Episode: "Mystery Man"), written by Peter Morgan (Netflix)

  • Game of Thrones (Episode: "The Dragon and the Wolf"), written by David Benioff and D. B. Weiss (HBO)

  • The Handmaid's Tale (Episode: "June"), written by Bruce Miller (Hulu)

  • Killing Eve (Episode: "Nice Face"), written by Phoebe Waller-Bridge(BBC America)

  • Stranger Things (Episode: "Chapter Nine: The Gate"), written by the Duffer Brothers (Netflix)

Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special

  • American Vandal (Episode: "Clean Up"), written by Kevin McManus and Matthew McManus (Netflix)

  • The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story (Episode: "House by the Lake"), written by Tom Rob Smith (FX)

  • Black Mirror: USS Callister, written by William Bridges and Charlie Brooker (Netflix)

  • Godless, written by Scott Frank (Netflix)

  • Patrick Melrose, written by David Nicholls (Showtime)

  • Twin Peaks, written by Mark Frost and David Lynch (Showtime)

Tune into the Emmys on Monday, September 17th and join me for a recap.  Check out more of my work here & shoutout to the homie, Darius Gordon, yet again for the dope thumbnail.

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