Sharp Objects: Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson earn Golden Globes love


The women of Sharp Objects gave some of the best performances on television this year. Amy Adams and Patricia Clarkson received nominations, but we’re wishing the show was eligible for more.

As the thick of awards season is upon Hollywood, This morning, in a televised press conference, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association released its nominations for the 2019 Golden Globes. In the nominations mix, there were some expected nominations, some surprises, and even some absolute eyebrow raisers. However, there was a set of nominations that we were excited to see.

HBO’s Sharp Objects earned a nomination for Best Television Limited Series or Motion Picture Made for Television, as well as a Best Actress nomination for Amy Adams, and a Best Supporting Actress nomination for Patricia Clarkson in the same category.

One of best television series of the year, Sharp Objects is based on Gillian Flynn’s novel of the same name. The limited series follows journalist Camille Preaker (Amy Adams) as she’s forced to return to her hometown of Wind Gap, Missouri to cover the murder of a young girl.

When Camille returns home, she’s greeted with the ghosts of her tumultuous past as she reunites with her estranged mother Adora Crellin (Patricia Clarkson), and half-sister Amma Crellin (Eliza Scanlen). Camille’s visit not only unravels clues in the case of the murders but also reveals some dark secrets in her own family. A slow-burning thriller, Sharp Objects takes its time introducing characters and leaving details, then turns up the heat towards the series end.

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The crowning achievement of Sharp Objects is how it allows its women to be flawed, angry, and…murderous. The show places some psychological wounds on display and creates three-dimensional “heroes” and villains in its story. Due to the subject matter of the series, there won’t be another season.

An Awards Season favorite, Amy Adams is back in the running this year for her role as the haunted Camille Preaker (as well as her role as Lynne Cheney in Vice). Patricia Clarkson is also no stranger to Awards Season with previous nominations. While we’re happy to see Adams and Clarkson earn some love for their performances, Eliza Scanlen was equally as deserving of a nomination for her role as Amma Crellin. She completes the story of the trio of women, and her performance injects the perfect amount of childlike innocence as well as a quiet monstrosity. In Sharp Objects, Scanlen provides a performance that’s beyond her years. Other young actors have earned accolades this year, and Scanlen should also be in this season’s discussions.

Next. No second season planned for Sharp Objects. dark

Since Sharp Objects missed the submission deadline for this year’s Emmys, we’re looking forward to the outcome of the 2019 ceremony. The Golden Globes are only an indicator of what’s to come, and that might mean that we’re going to see a lot more Sharp Objects appreciation. The SAG Awards nominations will be announced on December 12th, so is it possible that we will see more love for the series there?

The 2019 Golden Globes will air on January 6th, 2019 on NBC, and will be hosted by Andy Samberg and Sandra Oh.

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