Friday, August 1, 2014

2014 Emmy Predictions: Best Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries

Will Win - Cicely Tyson "The Trip to Bountiful"

Should Win - Cicely Tyson "The Trip to Bountiful"

Could Win - Sarah Paulson or Jessica Lange "American Horror Story: Coven"

Commentary - The actors have always loved American Horror Story, as they continually reap nominations on its popular actors. And both Sarah Paulson and Jessica Lange are well-liked actors, both of whom had excellent seasons on this entry of American Horror Story. But let's be honest, neither had their best season, and I am not sure if either has enough power to be the front runner. The Trip to Bountiful has been adapted and re-adapted so many times, you think that people would be tired of it. But the past two years, the legendary Cicely Tyson breathed life into a well-worn story and a well-worn character both on stage and in the Lifetime movie adaptation. The film as a whole was pretty good, especially coming from Lifetime, but the real reason to see it was Cicely Tyson who was simply heartbreaking and breathtaking every moment on screen. For me, she was the best of the bunch, and I think Emmy voters will agree. She is an acting legend and Emmy winner, she has already won a Tony for this role, and adding in Geraldine Page's Oscar win, I think that this particular role takes home the triple crown of acting awards.

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