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Posted Thursday 12/06/18 at 3:19PM EST
Golden Globes' biggest TV oddity: The Kominsky Method's nomination over Atlanta Robbin' Season
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
The new batch of Golden Globe TV nominations were, says Daniel Fienberg, "the usual assortment of shiny new things, weirdly entrenched old things, baffling snubs and gratifying celebrations. We can begin with the absence of Atlanta in the comedy series category, where you can't say that voters don't know the FX series exists because Donald Glover was nominated for lead actor in a comedy series this year and because Atlanta won for comedy series at the Globes just two years ago. Instead, it turns out that Globes voters just really, really like The Kominsky Method and I'm not even opposed to the Chuck Lorre series, which fairly deftly blends broad comedy and sentimental aging hijinks and was reasonably worthy of the nominations received by both Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin. The problem is mostly that the second season of Atlanta was so good and not that the other comedy series nominees are so bad."
- There was a relative lack of diversity among Golden Globe TV nominations, especially when compared to movie nominations
- The Golden Globes needs to do better with its nomination process for television -- The Alienist is a case of "outright category fraud"
- Amy Adams is one of two people nominated three times, including two noms for Sharp Objects
- Can The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel pull off a rare repeat win?
Posted Thursday 12/06/18 at 10:16AM EST
Golden Globes: The Assassination of Gianni Versace earns the most TV nominatons
FX’s The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story led all TV series with four nominations. Barry, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, The Americans, Sharp Objects, A Very English Scandal, The Kominsky Method and Homecoming tied for second with three nominations each. Cable TV had the most nominations with 32, followed by 19 for streaming services and four for broadcast networks. Among the nominees are Golden Globe Awards co-host Sandra Oh, who is up for best actress for Killing Eve.
- FX was No. 1 with 10 nominations, followed by HBO and Amazon with nine each
- This Is Us is the biggest snub, getting completely shut out after winning awards its first two seasons
- Atlanta's snub generates Twitter outrage
- Westworld, Maniac, The Handmaid's Tale, Ted Danson and Jodie Comer were among the biggest snubs
- The Good Place, The Americans, Dirty John's Connie Britton, The Alienist, Candice Bergen and Sacha Baron Cohen's Who Is America? were the biggest surprises
- Pose, with its cast featuring five transgender actresses, makes history with its drama nomination
- Murphy Brown wasn't nominated, but Candice Bergen earned her 9th nomination for the CBS role
- From Homecoming to Kidding to The Kominsky Method: Golden Globes stuck to its tendency to honor new shows
# TOPICS: Golden Globe Awards, Amazon, FX, HBO, NBC, The Americans, The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, Atlanta, Barry, Homecoming, The Kominsky Method, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Sharp Objects, This is Us, A Very English Scandal, Sandra Oh, Hollywood Foreign Press Association
Posted Saturday 11/17/18 at 6:41AM EST
The Kominsky Method is charming, droll, a little wry and a lot more heartfelt than anything Chuck Lorre has done
Source: The Globe and Mail
The Netflix comedy starring Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin "is a very different kettle of comedy," says John Doyle, who adds: "You can see why the freedom Netflix offers was, in this case, irresistible to (Lorre). It’s about older people and it deals with the consolations and tortures of getting older. And all this in the context of showbiz, L.A. and the desperation to succeed. There is no designated demographic for material of this type of comedy and that fact is also one of the underlying themes. Mostly, though, it’s just gently funny. Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin are first-rate as the main male characters in what is far from the sitcoms we’ve come to expect from Lorre. The jokes about getting old are sardonic and there’s no slapstick on the subject, with the sardonic co-existing alongside mischievous, but wise, reflections on aging."
- Chuck Lorre pulls off the tricky balance between sentiment and scatology, grief and goofiness
- Like Grace and Frankie, it's an amusing look at aging grudgingly, not gracefully
- The problem is Douglas and Arkin play messy, intelligent, believably flawed human beings who inhabit a world mostly populated by dumb, goofy stereotypes
- The Kominsky Method ends perfectly, and shouldn't be renewed for a second season
- Kominsky needs to dig deeper, but it ends up being a strange, slapdash show
Posted Friday 10/12/18 at 5:55PM EDT
Watch Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin in Netflix's The Kominsky Method trailer
The Chuck Lorre comedy follows the two acting legends playing two longtime best friends who are going through the trials and tribulations of getting older in Los Angeles.
Posted Friday 1/19/18 at 4:41PM EST
Lisa Edelstein is going from Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce to Confessions of a Sociopath
Edelstein and former Girlfriends’ Guide executive producer Carol Barbee are developing a dramedy based on the M.E. Thomas book Confessions of a Sociopath. Edelstein, who’s co-writing the adaptation, will play a woman who is learning to live her life after being clinically diagnosed as a sociopath. Edelstein has also signed on to recur on Netflix’s The Kominsky Method from Chuck Lorre.
Posted Monday 8/14/17 at 10:32PM EDT
Michael Douglas and Alan Arkin are headed to Netflix for a Chuck Lorre comedy
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
In The Kominsky Method, Douglas will play a legendary Hollywood acting coach and Arkin will play his friend.