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
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‘The Intern’ is a relatable film.

The Intern is a film that follows 70-year-old widower, Ben Whittaker, who has discovered that retirement isn’t all it’s cracked up to be as he seizes an opportunity to get back in the game as a senior intern at an online fashion site founded and run by Jules Ostin.

When thinking of on-screen pairings, whether it be romantic or friendly, The Intern provides to be one of the most interesting. As opposite as Jules (Hathaway) and Ben (De Niro) may be, these two individuals learn a lot more from each other then what you may think. And before you can assume anything about the film, De Niro and Hathaway’s character’s don’t fall in love with each other and it’s delivered to be more of a (grand) father//daughter relationship. Hathaway’s character has a family and De Niro finds a romantic interest in Rene Russo’s in-house massage therapist. Although these relationships do take a part in the story, it’s not something that’s entirely focused on as De Niro becomes a confidante, empowering career mothers.

With The Intern, writer//director Nancy Meyers has kept in check with many of her recent films with having strong, opinionated, successful females leading her films against many male-dominated Hollywood films that grace our screens. Although the film may have had it’s stranger moments, it doesn’t hesitate to tackle the idea of the “working mum” who started up and now runs a successful online business.

There are a couple of moments in which you can guess what may happen next, and I know I wasn’t the only one in the cinema who thought it was a little frustrating that (spoiler alert) Jules ended up staying with her husband after she finds out that he has been cheating on her with another mum at her daughters school that’s very critical of Jules’ hard working lifestyle. Jules’s response to her husband’s infidelity isn’t one to fall in love with a co-worker or to divorce him, although this is discussed but she ultimately decides to stay with him. It’s rather she wants to give him a second chance and that their love for each other will be enough to end his affair. The audience in the screening I attended agreed with Ben’s response in thinking that Jules may be a little naïve in thinking this but you can’t deny that it was a definitively gutsy move to put aside hurt feelings to offer forgiveness and choose to remain a family.

It was god to see De Niro tackling something a little more light hearted but I do have to say that I don’t think I’ve seen Hathaway cry so many times in a single film…unless Les Miserablescounts? This film proves that both Hathaway and De Niro are able to balance both a dramatic film as well as something more comedic, with De Niro showing he still has a unique comedic timing that was also showcased in Meet The Parents. It’s really nice to watch De Niro and Hathaway interact on screen with their dynamics heartfelt and genuine.

The Intern is a relatable film, especially if it’s a mother and daughter in attendance, but it shouldn’t be limited to just the female audience as it definitely has something the husbands, the boyfriends, or the male persuasion can enjoy as De Niro’s character proves to be a one that can be connected with.

Film-O-Meter: 7/10.

‘Joy’ is an underdog tale that had the potential to be more overcoming and have a more satisfying conclusion.

Joy is the story of a family across four generations and the woman who rises to become founder and matriarch of a powerful family business dynasty.

Probably not the greatest film in David O. Russell’s filmography, the film has still told a story where a woman fights against the odds to create something of herself, even though our main character of Joy is the creator of a better mop. Russell struggles to portray the truly struggling path of how Jennifer Lawrence’s character deals with an out of control household that constantly bickers and totally dependant on her with one another as she struggles to get her business off the ground. The family is totally against her and tells the old story of not doing business with family.

Joy is hardly comedic and probably more of a drama although it does have an undeniable quirkiness about it. However, it still fails to provide any truly comedic moments that are more than a passing snort.

The Lawrence-Cooper chemistry is always undeniably there, as it has been in previous encounters but here, it seems somewhat forced, which is a shame and may be lead to poor scripting. There’s hardly much sympathy for Joy as a character with the stakes living with unfulfilled dreams, dreams that hardly create any sort of tension or risk.

Joy is a far stretch from The Fighter or even Silver Linings Playbook, an underdog tale that had the potential to be more overcoming and have a more satisfying conclusion.

Film-O-Meter: 6/10.