‘Mrs. America’ Star Cate Blanchett Is Already Sparking Emmy Rumors

by Jeremy Spirogis
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FX-produced Mrs. America is streaming on Hulu as of April 15, 2020. Cate Blanchett stars within the restricted collection as a conservative activist from the 1970s named Phyllis Schlafly. In Mrs. America, Schlafly works towards progressive activists who’re making an attempt to move the Equal Rights Amendment by way of Congress.

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Coco Francini, Tracey Ullman, Sarah Paulson, Stacey Sher, Cate Blanchett, Dahvi Waller, and Anna Boden of Mrs. America communicate throughout the FX phase of the 2020 Winter TCA Tour | Amy Sussman/Getty Images

‘Mrs. America’ receives optimistic critiques

In normal, critics are into Mrs. America. James Poniewozik of the New York Times wrote that the Hulu present is “packed with stunning performances.” On the collection as an entire, he wrote:

The present is smitten with its topics, however in a cleareyed manner, awed however not overawed. Mrs. America is a disco ball filled with TNT, a pop-literate political drama that’s not too cool to be optimistic, not too triumphalist to put down a problem to its nation today.

CNN’s Brian Lowry was additionally impressed by Mrs. America. He wrote:

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Phyllis Schlafly leads members against the Equal Rights Amendment | Bettmann Archive/Getty Images

While the title performs off patriotism and wonder pageants, as high quality TV goes, Mrs. America earns a unique sort of crown. And at any time when the TV awards business will get again on its ft, which may yield some {hardware} as equipment to go together with it.

Critics assume Cate Blanchett will get an Emmy nod for ‘Mrs. America’

Cate Blanchett is thought for her work in such movies as Elizabeth, Blue Jasmine, and Carol. Blanchett took on the position of Phyllis Schlafly in Mrs. America.

The Verge’s Joshua Rivera reported:

… the present largely follows Phyllis Schlafly, the infamous conservative activist who found her calling in founding the STOP ERA motion and whose rhetoric helped efficiently model feminism with the cartoonishly indignant stereotype that persists to today.

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Rivera believes that Blanchett’s efficiency as Schlafly is “a guaranteed Emmy nomination.” Poniewozik agreed within the New York Times that Blanchett is a powerhouse performer within the Hulu collection. He wrote:

Mrs. America hardly sees Schlafly as its heroine, however it respects her crafty and drive of will. Blanchett offers her a Katharine Hepburn clipped-syllables appeal — like Blanchett’s Galadriel in The Lord of the Rings, she is regal and terrifying (to her allies above all).

We love a LOTR reference within the Times. But one ultimate scene, Poniewozik brings up, “wordless and devastating, might as well end with Blanchett being handed an Emmy onscreen.” Seems like Blanchett is a shoo-in or an Emmy award–however that’s no shock.

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Cate Blanchett of Mrs. America on the 2020 Winter TCA Tour | Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Actress Uzo Aduba on her fellow solid mates

Mrs. America star Uzo Aduba spoke to the Boston Globe about her position within the FX for Hulu collection, Shirley Chisholm. The 39-year previous mentioned: “[The show] tells the stories of these giants whose shoulders we all stand on. I will never forget that first table-read. You could really see the scope of womanhood and female identity.”

Aduba additionally gushed about her Mrs. America co-stars to Newsweek. Gloria Steinem is portrayed by Rose Byrne, whereas Tracey Ullman performs Betty Friedan, and Elizabeth Banks takes on the position of Jill Ruckelshaus.

“It was really satisfying going into this experience with deeply accomplished women who are so seasoned in this industry to know that the love for the craft is absolutely still there,” she mentioned.

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