HONORABLE MENTION: Toheeb Jimoh
Ted Lasso‘s Sam Obisanya always tries to see the best in people. Heck, in this week’s episode, the midfielder attempted to give a racist politician the benefit of the doubt. But once he discovered his restaurant in ruins, Sam could no longer ignore the hatred that fueled this act of vandalism. What followed was a brief but visceral outburst that offered Toheeb Jimoh a chance to show off his dramatic chops — and boy did he deliver. Sam’s anger was reflected in Jimoh’s body language; his shoulders remained stiff even as the rest of his body vibrated with rage. And the way his voice cracked as Sam pointed out that the same people who love him for scoring goals would “ship me back to wherever the f–k I came from” if he stopped winning matches was especially effective.
AMLT really put the fans through it this week.
I was a sobbing mess.
Agreed. Allison Miller’s Maggie broke my heart.
I was balling my eyes out during more than one scene in the second last episode of AMLT. I have unfortunately experienced “holding it in” and then falling apart. I don’t care if she’s a tv character, I felt her pain.
Again, Melissa O’Neil hit another home run on The Rookie. Too bad she’s not getting the recognition she so clearly deserves.
Loraine Toussaint from the Equalizer deserved an Honorable Mention or something for that performance on Sunday! Her portrayal of someone who lived an abusive relationship and then trying to help a friend going through the same, but much worse, was captivating! The whole cast did an amazing job because they all had different experiences with Domestic Abuse. The whole episode was extremely well done, but Toussaint stole the show!!
I always love her, in any role.
I love that they’re featuring Lorraine Toussaint more and more. Aunt Vi is the rock of that family. When she hurts, they all hurt (and so do we). LT always delivers, but she was extra fantastic in this episode.
I’m stunned there’s nothing for Rachel Weisz in Dead Ringers.
Came to say the same thing. Great work from her
Uggh. Dreadful mess. Sorry I watched.
Kieran Culkin’s Roman is my favorite thing about Succession , a show filled with highly unlikable characters. I thought his snark couldn’t be beaten, that was, until we saw his grieving hurting side. He brought it in that episode. Well deserved.
Kieran Culkin’s performance was fantastic – absolute perfection. He would deserve an emmy for this performance.
Performances I thought best were Allison Miller – A Million Little Things and Gina Torres – 911 Lone Star. Allison’s portrayal very real and heartfelt. Gina’s was strength of character and what others would like to have the courage to say to those who like to share hurtful gossip. Cusps to those two ladies for exceptional performances.
Kieran and Toheeb were wonderful! I don’t see how Kieran Culkin doesn’t win best supporting actor at September’s Emmys.
He won’t win because he’ll be in contention for Lead Actor Performance.
I have to put in a good word for Reid Scott as Gordon Ford on Maisel! He is so charismatic and charming, he is quickly becoming the best thing on the show.
Yes, Kieran Culkin! Allison Miller was great too.
I love Toheeb. Sam is just an awesome character. Haven’t watched this weeks episode yet but it’s on my to do list.
Miller ripped my guts out. And there’s still one more episode to go. My heart can’t take it. I will so miss this show.
Nice to see Nonso playing Sam’s dad in Ted Lasso, too. Also enjoyed him in Zoo.
Holy ##&#@ The Diplomat.. just the best show. No spoilers but watch, then rewatch….
I totally agree on Keri Russell. I’ve binge-watched “The Diplomat” three times, and her performance is great in every episode. She develops & brings to life “Kate Wyler” on several levels: woman, career professional, wife, and public servant.
Hopefully there is a 3rd season of Sweet Tooth. It is a great series!!
Keri Russell was terrific in the Diplomat so kudos to her.
Those of us who are invested in A Million Little Things commend the entire cast who broke us all during that episode. Allison Miller led the pack with a shoutout to James Roday Rodriguez and especially Chance Hurstfield as someone who couldn’t/didn’t want to say goodbye to Gary.
K Russell, fabulous actor and best butt ever
Nonso Anozie could have easily been nominated for Ted Lasso. The chemistry he had with Sam and the edfect that they had on each other was wonderful to see.
Gina Torres from 911: Lone Star was fabulous, as usual!
Always loved Gina Torres’s strong, confident, no nonsense character on Suits. It was such a pleasure to see her reprise that same energetic attitude while addressing her church group on 9-1-1 Lone Star. She knocked it out of the park this week and I hope to see that same energy again in another episode soon!!.
I love that Allison Miller and Gina Torres received honorable mentions because they both deserved it! I am going to miss A Million Little Things SO much and I know I’m going to be crying watching the last episode. I knew sooner or later Maggie had to crack and when she did BOY did she!! And Tommy’s sermon had me yelling out loud at my TV “You Go Girl”!
Kinda hoping that sweet tooth’s Bobby gets an honorable mention. Bt Shawshank tribute scene & tank stint. He is worth a mention!!!