whatisthatfilm’s Emmy Predictions!

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BEST COMEDY

  • Atlanta (FX)
  • black-ish (ABC)
  • Master of None (Netflix)
  • Silicon Valley (HBO)
  • Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
  • Veep (HBO)

BEST DRAMA

  • Better Call Saul (AMC)
  • The Crown  (Netflix)
  • The Handmaid’s Tale (Hulu)
  • House of Cards (Netflix)
  • Stranger Things (Netflix)
  • This Is Us (NBC)
  • Westworld (HBO)

BEST LIMITED SERIES

  • Big Little Lies (HBO)
  • Fargo (FX)
  • Feud: Bette and Joan (FX)
  • Genius (National Geographic)
  • The Night Of (HBO)

BEST ACTRESS, COMEDY

  • Pamela Adlon, Better Things
  • Jane Fonda, Grace and Frankie
  • Allison Janney, Mom
  • Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep
  • Ellie Kemper, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Tracee Ellis Ross, black-ish
  • Lily Tomlin, Grace and Frankie

BEST ACTOR, COMEDY

  • Anthony Anderson, black-ish
  • Aziz Ansari, Master of None
  • Zach Galifinakis, Baskets
  • Donald Glover, Atlanta
  • William H. Macy, Shameless
  • Jeffrey Tambor, Transparent

BEST ACTRESS, DRAMA

  • Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder
  • Clair Foy, The Crown.
  • Elizabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Keri Russell, The Americans
  • Evan Rachel Wood, Westworld
  • Robin Wright, House of Cards

BEST ACTOR, DRAMA

  • Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us
  • Anthony Hopkins, Westworld
  • Bob Odenkirk, Better Call Saul
  • Matthew Rhys, The Americans
  • Liev Schreiber, Ray Donovan
  • Kevin Spacey, House of Cards
  • Milo Ventimiglia, This Is Us

BEST ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

  • Carrie Coon, Fargo
  • Felicity Huffman, American Crime
  • Jessica Lange, Fedu: Bette and Joan
  • Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
  • Susan Sarandon, Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Reese Witherspoon, Big Little Lies

BEST ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

  • Riz Ahmed, The Night Of
  • Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: The Lying Detective
  • Robert De Niro, The Wizard of LIes
  • Ewan McGregor, Fargo
  • Geoffrey Rush, Genius
  • John Turturro, The Night Of

BEST TELEVISION MOVIE

  • Black Mirror: San Junipero
  • Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colours: Circle of Love
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks
  • Sherlock: The Lying Detective
  • The Wizard of Lies

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, DRAMA

  • Jonathan Banks, Better Call Saul
  • David Harbour, Stranger Things
  • Ron Cephas Jones, This Is Us
  • Michael Kelly, House of Cards
  • John Lithgow, The Crown
  • Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
  • Jeffrey Wright, Westworld

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, DRAMA

  • Uzo Aduba, Orange is the New Black
  • Millie Bobby Brown, Stranger Things
  • Ann Dowd, The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Chrissy Metz, This Is Us
  • Thandie Newton, Westworld
  • Samira Wiley, The Handmaid’s Tale

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, COMEDY

  • Louie Anderson, Baskets
  • Alec Baldwin, Saturday Night Live
  • Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
  • Ty Burrell, Modern Family
  • Tony Hale, Veep
  • Matt Walsh, Veep

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, COMEDY

  • Vanessa Bayer, Saturday Night Live
  • Anna Chlumsky, Veep
  • Kathryn Hahn, Transparent
  • Leslie Jones, Saturday Night Live
  • Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live
  • Judith Light, Transparent

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR, LIMITED SERIES OR MOVIE

  • Alexander Skarsgard, Big Little Lies
  • David Thewlis, Fargo
  • Alfred Molina, Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Stanley Tucci, Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Bill Camp, The Night Of
  • Michael Kenneth Williams, The Night Of

BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS, LIMITED SERIES OR A MOVIE

  • Judy Davis, Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Laura Dern, Big Little Lies
  • Jackie Hoffman, Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Regina King, American Crime
  • Michelle Pfeiffer, The Wizard of Lies
  • Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies

BEST GUEST ACTRESS, DRAMA

  • Alison Wright, The Americans (FX)
  • Alexis Bledel,  The Handmaids Tale (Hulu)
  • Cicely Tyson, How To Get Away With Murder (ABC)
  • Ann Dowd, The Leftovers (HBO)
  • Laverne Cox, Orange is the New Black (Netflix)
  • Shannon Purser, Stranger Things (Netflix)

BEST GUEST ACTOR, DRAMA

  • Ben Mendelsohn, Bloodline (Netflix)
  • BD Wong, Mr. Robot (USA)
  • Hank Azaria, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
  • Denis O’Hare, This Is Us (NBC)
  • Brian Tyree Henry, This Is Us (NBC)
  • Gerald McRaney, This Is Us (NBC)

BEST GUEST ACTRESS, COMEDY

  • Wanda Sykes, black-ish (ABC)
  • Carrie Fisher, Catastophe (Amazon)
  • Becky Ann Baker, Girls (HBO)
  • Angela Bassett, Master Of None (Netflix)
  • Kristen Wiig, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • Melissa McCarthy, Saturday Night Live (NBC)

BEST GUEST ACTOR, COMEDY

  • Riz Ahmed, Girls (HBO)
  • Matthew Rhys, Girls (HBO)
  • Dave Chappelle, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • Lin-Manuel Miranda, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • Tom Hanks, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
  • Hugh Laurie, Veep (HBO)

BEST ANIMATED PROGRAM

  • Archer (FX Networks)
  • Bob’s Burgers (FOX)
  • Elena and the Secret of Avalor (Sofia the First) (Disney Channel)
  • The Simpsons (FOX)
  • South Park (Comedy Central)

BEST 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)

BEST REALITY HOST

  • Alec Baldwin, Match Game
  • W. Kamau Bell, United Shades Of America With W. Kamau Bell
  • RuPaul Charles, RuPaul’s Drag Race
  • Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, Project Runway
  • Gordon Ramsay, MasterChef Junior
  • Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg, Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party

BEST WRITING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

  • Donald Glover, B.A.N. from Atlanta
  • Stephen Glover, Strees on Lock from Atlanta
  • Aziz Ansari & Lena Waithe, Thanksgiving from Master of None
  • Alec Berg, Success Failure from Silicon Valley
  • Billy Kimball, Georgia from Veep
  • David Mandel, Groundbreaking from Veep

BEST WRITING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

  • Joe Weisberg & Joel Fields, The Soviet Division from The Americans
  • Gordon Smith, Chicanery from Better Call Saul
  • Peter Morgan, Assassins from The Crown
  • Bruce Miller, Offred (Pilot) from The Handmaid’s Tale
  • The Duffer Brothers, Chapter One: The Vanishing of Will Byers from Stranger Things
  • Lisa Joy & Jonathan Nolan, The Bicameral Man from Westworld

BEST WRITING FOR A LIMITED SERIES, MOVIE OR DRAMA

  • David E. Kelley, Big Little Lies
  • Charlie Brooker, Black Mirror: San Junipero
  • Noah Hawley, The Law Of Vacant Places from Fargo
  • Ryan Murphy, And The Winner Is… (The Oscars Of 1963) from Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Jaffe Cohen, Michael, Michael Zam & Ryan Murphy, Pilot from Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Richard Price & Steven Zaillian, The Call Of The Wild from The Night Of

BEST DIRECTING FOR A COMEDY SERIES

  • Donald Glover, B.A.N. for Atlanta
  • Jamie Babbit, Intellectual Property for Silicon Valley
  • Morgan Sackett, Blurb for Veep
  • David Mandel, Groundbreaking for Veep
  • Dale Stern, Justice for Veep

BEST DIRECTING FOR A DRAMA SERIES

  • Vince Gilligan, Witness for Better Call Saul
  • Stephen Daldry, Hyde Park Corner for The Crown
  • Reed Morano, Offred (Pilot) for The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Kate Dennis, The Bridge for The Handmaid’s Tale
  • Lesli Linka Glatter, America First for Homeland
  • The Duffer Brothers, Chapter One: The Vanishing Of Will Byers for Stranger Things
  • Jonathan Nolan, The Bicameral Mind for Westworld

BEST DIRECTING FOR A LIMITED SERIES OR TV MOVIE

  • Jean-Marc Vallée, Big Little Lies
  • Noah Hawley, The Law Of Vacant Places for Fargo
  • Ryan Murphy,  And The Winner Is… (The Oscars Of 1963) for Feud: Bette and Joan
  • Ron Howard, Einstein: Chapter One for Genius
  • James Marsh, The Art Of War for The Night Of
  • Steven Zaillian, The Beach for The Night Of

‘Spider-Man: Homecoming’ is not just another rehash, it’s a film of it’s own.

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Spider-Man: Homecoming
 is set several months after the events of Captain America: Civil War, Peter Parker, with the help of his mentor Tony Stark, tries to balance his life as an ordinary high school student in Queens, New York City while fighting crime as his superhero alter ego Spider-Man as a new threat, the Vulture, emerges.

If you think it was a franchise that had been done to death, much like DC’s Batman, it’s the friendly, neighbourhood web slinger in Spider-Man. It wasn’t long ago that we saw Andrew Garfield’s incarnation in The Amazing Spider-Man
in 2012 and it’s sequel two years later in 2014. Before that, in the early noughties, we had the hilariously bad and over the top Spider-Man trilogy starring Tobey Maguire and to be honest, nothing will be able to beat those incarnations of Spidey, from Peter Parker attempting to figure out his web slinging powers atop a New York City building or the ever hilarious emo dancing incarnation.

What makes Tom Holland’s take on the famous character is that he makes it feel fresh and new, without rehashing the “Uncle Ben” story, assuming you know the tale already. And going into this film, it would honestly be a surprise if you didn’t. With the effects up to the ever excellent Marvel standard, Holland brings a humourous new light to the character that’s a mix between Maguire’s and Garfield’s. The film has both it’s serious and humours moments, doing well to balance them out.

This new series proves that it’s going to be a winner and it’s so good to see that Sony has finally lent the character back to its original owners. Now, if only they’d do that with the X-Men franchise, we could finally get some more Hugh Jackman as Wolverine as Jackman has stated that if Wolverine was apart of the MCU, he would continue playing his character. I mean, who wouldn’t want that? He’s like the Robert Downey Jr. to the Tony Stark — Jackman isn’t just playing Wolverine, he is Wolverine.

Anyway, getting distracted here.

The good thing about Homecoming is that the MCU have had a good amount of time previously to get the ‘superhero genre’ right and with the successes of Deadpool and Logan proving that superhero films have grown so much into their own genre, Homecoming is amongst some of the first to becoming more interesting if they were more than ‘just another superhero movie.’ Homecoming also wasn’t as dark as it’s previous Spider-Man’s as well as many other superhero films of late, which was nice because we got to see a younger, more childlike version of the character really growing into his own skin and really acts as a coming-of-age film. It was a nice little break from all the seriousness of the MCU up until this point and now we have Thor: Ragnarok for a little more comedic relief before delving back into Black Panther and the Infinity Wars duology.

The film’s efficient and lets the actor’s act, which is a rare thing in blockbuster movies because it’s usually, for example, just Tom Cruise running away from things or an overabundance of effects driven sequences where where we don’t get any emotionality and when we do, it feels fake and forced. Homecoming is a definite step up in Marvel villains where Michael Keaton’s Vulture is as compelling and as complicated as he should be. And as the saying goes, you either die a hero or live long enough to a villain. Thank God Keaton did in his case.

It was also really nice to see some familiar faces like Chris Evans’ Captain America/Steve Rogers popping up in school training videos and in the *spoiler alert* post-credit scene where he mocked all of us who stayed until the very end; Gwyneth Paltrow’s Pepper Potts appearing for a few seconds at the end of the film; along with Jon Favreau’s Happy Hogan and Downey Jr.’s Tony Stark having no more than about ten minutes screen time in total.

Though it may feel like you’re tired of seeing that there’s another Spidey film, this one’s no doubt worth your money and time.

Film-O-Meter: 8/10.