Archive for January, 2010
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Superb results at the Golden Globes this week! Congratulations to Michael C Hall and John Lithgow for winning their awards. They did an excellent job this season, making it a strong candidate for the best Dexter season ever.
Michael C Hall had been nominated before but never won. I’m really glad he’s got the global recognition now. His portrayal of Dexter has been consistently good for four years; a perfect portrayal of someone with a very dark secret, trying to be normal and blend in. Sometimes it’s subtle – an expression he pulls when he feels awkward in a situation and he’s unsure how to react – and sometimes it’s in your face when his dark passenger is unleashed and he gets someone on his table.
I think of this Golden Globe as just reward for 4 years of hard work by Hall and it was made all the sweeter, and his acceptance speech all the more emotional, by the fact that he had only just announced his successful battle against Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. The effects of the chemotherapy meant he was wearing a hat at the ceremony. However the cancer is reported to be in remission and he’s expected to commence filming of season 5 later in the year. Good news for all concerned!
As for Lithgow, his chilling performance as Trinity really made this last season and forced Hall to raise his own game. Their scenes together were always compelling and very well acted.
The disastrous Thanksgiving dinner scene at the Mitchells’ was one of the most dramatic and exciting I’ve seen in a tv show and it’s credit to the tremendous performances by Hall and Lithgow, although kudos to the writers too! The scene must now surely be on both actors’ show reels! They both did a superb job and thoroughly deserve these awards.
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First off welcome to 2010! Hey it is only January 21st ;-).
Lots of news already around Dexter and cast. First off poor MCH announced on the 13th of January that he has been battling cancer (Hodgkin’s lymphoma) since last year and is now in remission. Not even the cast or crew new about it. Lauren Velez (Lt. Laguerta) told E! Online:
“You know they’ve always been incredibly private and kept to themselves, and he’s always been very private and throws himself into his work, so I knew nothing of it, and I don’t think anyone else did either.”
Michael C. Hall
“I had every intention of keeping it quiet, but because award shows were imminent, I had to make a statement.” he said.
Best of luck in remission MCH, we all hope pull out of it competely.
Now onto the bestest news! Unless you’ve been living under a rock, MCH has finally recognised as the true talent that he is. After 4 nominations he was awarded with Golden Globe’s Best Actor in a Drama series. Mega contrats to you Michael, you deserve it! Added to this John Lithgow was awarded with Best Supporting Actor in a Drama series, again very rightously deserved for his stellar performance Season 4’s antagonist, Arthur Mitchell aka The Trinity Killer.
Rumour has it that Bill Paxton who plays the lead on Big Love said that Hall only won due to the ‘cancer card’. IF this is true… get a life fucktard. Dexter is a better show with more depth and all round superior productivity, storylines, supporting cast and MCH is simply a better actor. Get over it.
Unfortunately (and again) Dexter missed out on Best Drama series to Mad Men (again!). Who knows maybe Dexter will win that category for a different award this year.