HONORABLE MENTION: Hannah Waddingham
The last time we honored Ted Lasso‘s Hannah Waddingham, she went big. Like, “sing Rick Astley at your father’s funeral” big. This time around, the actress who brings our favorite #BossAssBitch to life caught our eye because of just how effortlessly charming she was throughout Rebecca’s dreamy, romantic interlude in Amsterdam. We’d never seen Rebecca this relaxed… this carefree… this unburdened by the world around her. Take, for instance, when she first broke out into song. Waddingham imbued each and every Kenny Rogers lyric with a sense of unbridled joy. Rebecca wasn’t worried about what her mystery man thought of her singing. For the first time in a long time, she was just having fun — and Waddingham made you feel that. Our absolute favorite moment, though, came the morning after, when Rebecca got back on the bus. The way she sank into her seat and kicked her feet up on the table (wearing sneakers, no less!) told us all we needed to know. Her breezy, soulful rendition of “Three Little Birds” was the cherry on top of an already sublime showcase.
Yes, loved the Grey’s performance, missed the rest. I also wanted to mention Jeremy Sisto as Jubal on FBI. The subtly of how he face portrayed the deep sadness with his former teammate and with OA proving the guy was crooked was amazing. And then when he stared at the alcohol at the end…it was powerful.
Wow, only one comment and it wasn’t about Idris. This outstanding actor deserves more! I’ve been watching Franklin Saint from the very beginning and as a matter of fact after struggling through that last episode I decided to go back and play episode 1 where we met a hopeful kind respectful young man with dreams of living a better life for him and his mother. Yes, Franklin was a drug dealer and a killer but Damson Idris’ brilliant performances made us like him and even root for a kid from a poor neighbourhood who just wanted something more. I’ll miss him.
I’m going to miss him too
I’ve been thinking about the Snowfall final for days now. It makes me so sad, but Franklin deserved his fate. The fact that so many lives were ruined by his ruthless ambition, but I’m glad at least Oso, Leon and Wanda got a somewhat happy ending.
D. Idris playing Franklin on Snowfall series was absolutely amazing. Even though he was drug Kingpin and the lashing out to his mother you still felt for him during his downfall. I’m sure it tugged at a lot of people. That was a well done show.
A stunning tribute to the late John Singleton. A great performance for six seasons. Every episode of Snowfall was great. I’m going to miss Franklin. I could not wait to see each week and would watch each two times. I loved the cast and the writing was phenomenal. I remember the era and the devastation. A wonderful show that I would talk about eagerly with friends and family. Thank you so much Mr. Idris. Bravo!! I hope u win some awards.
Snowfall literally got better year after year. Idris’s last performance was amazing and sad. I will really miss this show. Can we do a spinoff with Gustavo?! Would sure love that!
They have a spin off in the works set in the 1990’s era with Wanda as the lead character and I’m sure Leon will be with her and who knows we may see Gustavo, Louie, and Cissy
@chris For real? That’s awesome! It sounded kind of vague if Wanda and Leon were still together.
Sad to see this riveting series end but Damson and the cast & writers delivered every week until the final scene. Bravo to all