"The Tudors" and Awards Season
On the Emmy Awards site, it has been announced that "The Tudors" is on the list of nominated dramas. But the full list of nominees will be announced at 5AM Los Angeles time on July 17. We haven't completely reached our ultimate objectives yet. But I'd like to thank those who've participated in the online awards campaign.
An Emmy for Jeremy Northam
Northam's Emmy Should Be Welded Right About Now... May 1, 2008
But the real standout performance that, indeed, is one of the show's saving graces is that of Jeremy Northam's understatedly outstanding role of Sir Thomas More.
With the recent passing of two of the Catholic Saint's more noted portrayers, Paul Scofield, and Charlton Heston, there is a certain profundity in watching Northam inhibit the part with his own sense of dramatic timing. One redeeming quality of the series is that it allows a lenghthier portrayal of certain facets of the lives of the main characters, and there is something commendable about seeing More as a warm, loving, and pious husband, father, and professional.
By Episode 5 of Season 2, we've seen his children grow up, and join their stepmother, Alice, (Catherine Byrne) in begging the incarcerated More to take the Oath of Allegience to The King as the Supreme Head of the Church, which More, like Bishop Fisher(Bosco Hogan in another great performance) refuses to do. More's Latin prayers are recited with intense fervor; the staidness and humility that turn to fire during the trial for his life are also valiantly displayed.
This is the performance by Northam that really made me take note of him, and through his efforts, we feel that the moral courage of the blessed Chancellor will be felt for all seasons and for all time.
I trust that Northam's Emmy is being welded right about now. It would be a travesty if this is not so.
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