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    Kevin Costner? Really? Over Benedict Cumberbatch and Idris Elba? Please.
    I saw that Kevin Costner had won an award, but I didn't realize who he was up against. I haven't watched the show he won for, but I cannot believe he was better than Benedict Cumberbatch or Idris Elba. Those two are OUTSTANDING actors in the roles they were nominated for. I would have even picked Woody Harrelson in Game Change over Kevin Costner. Woody had a very good performance in that movie, but he still doesn't measure up to those Brits!!

    I'm bummed that Peter Dinklage didn't win, but I was thrilled to see that Jessica Lange won. She was FANTASTIC in AHS!!

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    I did watch Hatfields and McCoys and Kevin Costner's performance was outstanding, as were those of Bill Paxton and Tom Berringer. I am a big fan of Benedict Cumberbatch, but I think Costner's award was well deserved.
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    I did watch Hatfields and McCoys and Kevin Costner's performance was outstanding, as were those of Bill Paxton and Tom Berringer. I am a big fan of Benedict Cumberbatch, but I think Costner's award was well deserved.
    I don't know who Benedict Cumberbatch is and I didn't see Idris Elba's performance, so I can't comment on it, although I do think he is a wonderful actor. I loved the Hatfields and McCoy's miniseries and do think Costner was very good, but every bit as good was Bill Paxton in the same category. My beef with the Emmys is that they often will favor the "movie star" rather than the lesser known actor or the one who primarily works in television. I think Paxton was equally deserving.
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    I don't know who Benedict Cumberbatch is and I didn't see Idris Elba's performance, so I can't comment on it, although I do think he is a wonderful actor. I loved the Hatfields and McCoy's miniseries and do think Costner was very good, but every bit as good was Bill Paxton in the same category. My beef with the Emmys is that they often will favor the "movie star" rather than the lesser known actor or the one who primarily works in television. I think Paxton was equally deserving.
    I have a similar beef about the Tonys. It seems like movie stars who do Broadway win with much more regularity than career stage actors.

    Maybe I'm biased, but I don't think Costner can act his way out of a paper bag. He's pretty much good at one character - the washed up athlete. Otherwise, meh.

    Benedict Cumberbatch plays Sherlock Holmes on Sherlock. He's done film work (including Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), but that show is what he's best known for. If you haven't seen Sherlock or Luther, I can't recommend them highly enough. Netflix has all ten episodes of Luther available streaming and all six episodes of Sherlock available streaming as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Critical View Post
    I have a similar beef about the Tonys. It seems like movie stars who do Broadway win with much more regularity than career stage actors.

    Maybe I'm biased, but I don't think Costner can act his way out of a paper bag. He's pretty much good at one character - the washed up athlete. Otherwise, meh.

    Benedict Cumberbatch plays Sherlock Holmes on Sherlock. He's done film work (including Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy), but that show is what he's best known for. If you haven't seen Sherlock or Luther, I can't recommend them highly enough. Netflix has all ten episodes of Luther available streaming and all six episodes of Sherlock available streaming as well.
    Thanks for the info about Cumberbatch, Critical. What network does Sherlock air on?

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    It's on PBS (after it airs in Britain - just like Downton Abbey) - it's a part of Masterpiece Mystery. The next season should air next spring Each episode is more like a TV movie, since they're around 90 minutes each. I'm not a Sherlock Holmes fanatic, but I love that show!
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