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Circuit Breaker Episode 149: Emmy Nomination Reactions, Frontrunners, and Analysis

Welcome to the Awards Circuit podcast titled “Circuit Breaker! The Awards, Film, & TV Podcast,” a weekly breakdown from AwardsCircuit.com featuring host Clayton Davis along with panelists Sam Coffey, Mark Johnson, Joey Magidson, Chris James, and Karen Peterson. We discuss movies, television and all the awards shows that need predicting. New episodes are released every Monday.

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On the agenda:

  • The AwardsCircuit TV Team that includes Editor-in-Chief Clayton Davis, along with contributing writers Christopher James, Alan French, and in her debut episode Jessica White, come together to digest the television awards landscape that was laid out earlier this week with the 2019 Emmy Nominations.
  • HBO’s “Game of Thrones” leads the charge with a record-breaking 32 citations from the TV Academy but other shows “overperformed” including Prime Video’s “Fleabag” and Netflix’s “When They See Us,” with others “underperforming” including HBO’s “Veep” and Prime Video’s “Homecoming.”
  • Acting contenders have revealed themselves in the landscape, and it has possibly made frontrunners emerge such as like Bob Odenkirk (“Better Call Saul”), Jared Harris (“Chernobyl”), Michelle Williams (“Fosse/Verdon”), Bill Hader (“Barry”), Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep”), Sandra Oh (“Killing Eve”), Tony Shalhoub (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), Olivia Colman (“Fleabag”), Peter Dinklage (“Game of Thrones”), Julia Garner (“Ozark”), Paul Dano (“Escape at Dannemora”), and Patricia Clarkson (“Sharp Objects”).
  • We know “frontrunners” are never that simple, which leads us into where everyone stands this far out.

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Written by Clayton Davis

Clayton Davis is the esteemed Editor and Owner of AwardsCircuit.com. Born in Bronx, NY to a Puerto Rican mother and Black father, he’s been criticizing film and television for over a decade. Clayton is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association where he votes and attends the kick off to the awards season, the Critics Choice Awards. He also founded the Latino Entertainment Journalists Association, the first Latino-based critics’ organization in the United States. He’s also an active member of the African-American Film Critics Association, New York Film Critics Online, International Press Academy, Black Reel Awards, and the Broadcast Television Journalists Association. Clayton has been quoted and appeared in various outlets that include The New York Times, CNN.com, Variety, Deadline, Los Angeles Times, FOX 5, Bloomberg Television, AOL, Huffington Post, Bloomberg Radio, The Wrap, Slash Film, and the Hollywood Reporter.

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