(Photo by HBO)One of the top-scoring series of the past year, Coel’s remarkable look at the trauma of sexual assault was lauded as a favorite for nomination in the categories of Best Performance By An Actress In A Limited Series, Anthology Series or a Motion Picture Made for Television and Best Television Limited Series, Anthology Series or Motion Picture Made for Television — the actress-director for her role perhaps more so than the series overall. The Certified Fresh series, which currently has a 98% score on the Tomatometer, lost its spot to fellow HBO limited series The Undoing, which is Certified Fresh at 78%. Not that the nominations of The Undoing and its star Nicole Kidman were exactly a surprise, but Coel’s achievement with I May Destroy You was infinitely more deserving.SURPRISE: Bryan Cranston and Jeff Daniels for Limited Series Best Actor(Photo by Skip Bolen/Showtime)On one hand, it s no surprise that the HFPA likes to honor actors they ve recognized before, and Cranston (Your Honor) and Daniels (The Comey Rule) certainly fit the bill. This is Cranston s eighth nod (with one win) and Daniels fifth. But on the other hand, the shows they re being recognized for aren t necessarily the most critically hailed projects either has been in. Your Honor is Rotten at 44%, and miniseries The Comey Rule is Fresh at just 68%, missing the bar set for Certified Fresh designation. Cranston and Daniels are both masters of their craft, of course, but were they the best of this particular year? Normal People’s Paul Mescal and Fargo’s Chris Rock are right there, people.SNUB:
After delays following the shutdown of theaters in the wake of COVID-19, Disney’s live-action take on Mulan is finally being released – on the Mouse House’s streaming service, Disney+. Earlier this year, Rotten Tomatoes Editor Jacqueline Coley sat down with director Niki Caro, and stars Yifei Liu, Jet Li, and Donnie Yen, to talk about the importance of the Mulan story in Chinese culture, the task of adapting the beloved Disney cartoon to a live-action format, and how Li and Yen’s daughters played a big part in convincing them to join the film.Mulan will be available on Disney+ for .99 on September 4.