Some outstanding actors, actresses and movies won this year, and the other nominees were great as well, so lets get to it !
Two great actresses won tonight, first Claire Foy, for The Crown, on Netflix. Foy won outstanding performance by a female Actor in a drama series for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth II, in the early years of her reign. Claire Foy is always interesting to watch, and this role is no exception. It is well written, from the stage play The Queen, and the cast includes Matt Smith, and John Lithgow.
Frances McDormand won best female actor in a film for Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri. Mcdormand was brilliant as the mother of a murder victim in the dark comedy . Sam Rockwell also won as best Actor in a supporting role as did the entire cast for the ensemble award. Unfortunately , Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri isn’t streaming anywhere but itunes and youtube, but will soon be available on HBONOW and AmazonPrime.
And Nicole Kidman won for best female actor in a television movie or miniseries for Big Little Lies. She turns in a wonderful performance, but you also get to enjoy her costars Reese Witherspoon, Shailene Woodley and Laura Dern,to boot. Big Little Lies is available on HBO Now and Amazon Prime, if you buy the HBO package. And the great news is the HBO Now is offering a free month trial, if you download their app. It may be a terrific time for some binge watching right now.
Finally , the always terrific Julia Louis Dreyfus won for Veep. You can catch the whole first season without extra charge on Amazon Prime, but only for a few more months! Otherwise, you can again go to HBO Now. The writing and cast of Veep are wonderful and this will be the final year, so get on it.
Gary Oldman won best actor for best Actor for his portrayal of Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour. Again, this movie is too recent for most streaming, available only for a fee on itunes and youtube.
William H. Macy won again this year for Outstanding Actor in a comedy for his role in Shameless.Happily, this is more available online. You can catch Macy in his wonderful portrayal of single dad Frank Gallagher on Hulu , if you buy the Showtime package. And you can get your first week free, if you want a sample right away.
And Alexander Skarsgard also won the best Actor in a television movie or miniseries for Big Little Lies. Skarsgaard play Perry Wright, Celeste’s(Kidman’s) husband . He’s terrific, as always, but the series is well written and a murder mystery too.
Finally, Sterling K. Brown won for Best Male Actor in a drama series, for This is Us. This popular drama has been is available live on NBC and for streaming on Hulu. It has been wonderfully successful and the great cast also won for the Best Ensemble in a drama series.
So enjoy some award-winning, and great movies and television shows this week, online!