Emmy award prediction
Politics is not my usual fare though I have enjoyed Sky Atlantic’s, in association with HBO, TV series The Newsroom (one episode from the first season still to be shown in the UK).
Created by Aaron Sorkin of West Wing fame, the show deals with the behind the scenes and on-screen actions at a cable news broadcaster. Based around real news events such as the killing of Osama Bin Laden or the explicit text messages of Anthony Weiner, the episodes have enthralled me.
While some of the acting falls on occasion the dialogue in the programme is first rate; it’s quick, it’s quirky, dynamic, funny, it sounds real. The headliner is Jeff Daniels who plays the anchor of the news station. Dumb and Dumber is one of my favourite films and in it Jeff plays it for laughs with a brilliant performance. Here, his acting is outstanding and shows his versatility as he plays it grumpy with sardonic quips along the way. When asked why he won’t do interviews for the tabloids, he says “They use too many exclamation marks. When I say “I like the news” they print “I like the news!”
Jeff is my prediction for Emmy glory as best actor.
For the record I think that Olivia Munn, the economics expert on the show, is absolutely gorgeous. She can spout the Dow Jones to me all day and all night if she wants.
This is her in her Princess Leia guise. She is more staid on The Newsroom.