I don’t know who Gold Derby’s Daniel Montgomery is, who how successful a track record he has for predicting nominations, but it is true, endorphins soared while I read this article and I feel rewarded for my good works today, volunteering for a spay/neutering program and helping 64 dogs and cats get through recovery after surgery today.
I’m probably a little more optimistic than Servetus that an Emmy nom may come, just because it’s so deserving and I still want to believe that talent will win out over other factors.
These were a few of the highlights for me:
[Armitage/Dolarhyde] speaks and moves as if apologizing for the space he occupies. Then he meets a film developer, Reba (“True Blood” alum Rutina Wesley)
More than perhaps any other villain in the show’s entire run, he channels a demonic rage that is downright otherworldly. Standing six-foot-two, Armitage has an imposing physical presence; with Reba he seems to cower in that height, but as the Dragon he towers with menace. To think, this is the same actor who played the diminutive dwarf Thorin for three years in the “Hobbit” films; seeing the two characters side by side, you’d never know it’s the same actor.
Pure joy to read, but there are some of us who will always be able to know it’s the same actor, because we know what he can do. This brings back to mind some interviews by Richard Armitage during Hobbit press tours, which makes one wonder about the irony of his being so good and versatile that casting directors can’t believe it either.