Of the 15 men who’ve won more than one Best Comedy Actor Emmy, only five of them did so without at least one string of back-to-back wins — all of whom are two-time champs.
Why would he purposely go slightly off-script? Because it would get him over the hump. According to Hader, screwing up would trick his brain into thinking “OK, you messed up and now you’re fine. You’re still here. You’re still breathing. Nothing bad happened.”
Not everything in life should be about awards, but it should be about recognizing and appreciating brilliance when we see it. And while it’s easy to pop onto the Internet and shout at everyone (and no one) that “This person needs a statue!” in some cases, that really couldn’t be truer.
And so I am here today to announce that Bill Hader needs several Emmys for tonight’s episode of Barry, please and thank you. Sure, he took home the gold decoration at last year’s Emmys for Actor in a Comedy Series (and Henry Winkler won in the Supporting category), and the HBO series was also nominated in the Writing and Directing for a Comedy Series, as well as Outstanding Comedy Series categories. But after watching the fascinating and fucked up “ronny/lily” episode tonight, all those trophies should be ON LOCK for Barry, and specifically Hader, at this year’s ceremony.
(more at Decider)
Did you finish Sunday night’s episode of “Barry” and think, “Uh — what did I just watch?”
Don’t worry. You’re far from alone.
“Barry” star Bill Hader — who co-wrote and directed Season 2, Episode 5 — wasn’t sure whether it would provoke a reaction when HBO sent out early copies to the press. Then the messages started rolling in. Mostly along the lines of, “Oh, my God . . . what the hell was that?!”
(spoilers for the latest episode ahead-via Washington Post)
I suppose that “ronny/lily” will be divisive for critics and audiences alike. It’s enough of a departure, formally and tonally, for it to trip up people expecting a more conventional development following last week’s reveal.
(spoilers for the latest episode, btw. via AV Club)