CARTERMATT – Today marks the final edition in our Emmy preview series among dramas, and we certainly have saved one of the most-competitive categories for last in Supporting Actress. There are an almost-endless list of great candidates out there for this particular award, but we’ve managed to narrow down our personal list to just six names who were exemplary in the past year. Some of these may be included on many other lists; however, we also think there are a couple of names in here that may not be that prevalent elsewhere, but these performances are worthy of a nod to us. That excites us, since some of these performers are being tragically overlooked.
To go along with our personal picks below, we’re also including a poll at the bottom of this article for you to pick your own favorite! We’re keeping this poll open until July 13 (the day before the actual Emmys are announced), so you are going to have plenty of time to choose your favorite and we announce the winners among our readers. You can vote as many times as you wish and remember that this poll is just for fun.
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series
Katheryn Winnick, “Vikings” (History) – If you are watching Vikings then you know that Winnick’s portrayal of Lagertha is one that deserves Emmy recognition (and if you’re not watching “Vikings” you really should be, because it’s one of the best shows on TV right now). Lagertha is a hero that everyone wants to root for as she breaks the barriers of women in period pieces on TV right now that seem to want to put women in positions of weakness. This character is a warrior, a mother and a ruler, three very different layers of a woman that Winnick threads together with perfect grace.
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Vikings is also on their list for drama series that should be nominated:
Outstanding Drama Series
Vikings (History) – Speaking of under-appreciated series, we conclude here with what is one of the best shows currently on TV that few people are putting in awards consideration. What “Vikings” does from an acting, writing, and set design perspective is remarkable. It throws you into this world, makes you care about its characters (even the awful ones), and also incorporates enough universal themes to have these stories and relationships be applicable to present day. It’s an epic like no other.
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Zap2It – With so much of pop culture obsessing over why we aren’t seeing strong, fierce females, perhaps they should turn their attention to Katheryn Winnick — and no, we aren’t referring to the character she plays on “Vikings.”
The Canadian beauty, best known for playing the imposing Viking figure Lagertha, posted a video clip to her Instagram on Tuesday (June 3). “Checked this off my bucket list,” she writes alongside the intense (some might say: insane) sight of a Great White being lured towards her as it throttles a cage with the actress inside.
In the clip, you can hear a male voice scream the F-word very loudly — and we’d have to say, we’re with him. Leaping clear out of the water, the shark seems to be the length of the cage itself. But notice that you never hear a female voice shrieking — because much like her character, Winnick is not easily intimidated.
“Shark diving with the Great White Sharks,” writes the 38-year-old actress and animal lover, using the hashtags #justdoit and #shark-conservation from what she identifies as the waters off Cape Town, South Africa.
Although relatively short in stature, Winnick is an imposing figure. She began training in martial arts at the age of seven, obtained her first black belt at 13, and by 21 she had founded 3 different martial arts schools. So, that Great White might not realize who he’s messing with.
— Vikings on HISTORY (@HistoryVikings) June 7, 2016
Here is the trailer for Katheryn’s upcoming short movie:
SPORTSRAGEOUS – History Channel’s “Vikings” might be about Ragnar Lothbrok and his adventures; one might not help but notice the women in his life including Lagertha played by Katheryn Winnick around the show returns with its second half of season four she is coming with a vengeance.
In the midseason finale, Lagertha was the stab in the chest during the failed siege of Paris for which even Ragnar lost to his traitor brother Rollo. As Bjorn was assisting his mother, he was also cursing his father for the failed raid and for his mother’s predicament. Showrunner Michael Hirst explained to TV Guide that Katheryn Winnick’s character is not yet bound to crossover Valhalla just yet as in the second half of season four will figure out a power struggle between her and Aslaug, played by Alyssa Sutherland.
“She’s also gone on this amazing female journey in which she’s gone from farmer’s wife [who’s] happily married with kids, to being betrayed, to being in an abusive relationship, to having power, to having power taken away from her by men, to having to fight her way back, to having to lose her baby again,” Hirst said. “She is the soul of the show and I need her.”
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IB TIMES – Showrunner Michael Hirst’s storyline isn’t the only aspect of “Vikings” that features incredible twists and turns. So does the intricate hairstyles of the characters from the History Channel series — looks that were created by stylist Dee Corcoran. And in honor of National Hairstyle Day, which is celebrated Saturday, Corcoran is revealing the inspiration behind the iconic TV tresses in addition to what major transformations viewers can expect when “Vikings” returns in the fall.
According to Corcoran, who has worked behind-the-scenes on shows like “Camelot” and “The Tudors,” there aren’t many references from the Vikings period regarding Norse style. So when it came time to re-creating Nordic hairstyles, she had to coil together her own, creative ideas.
“I loved the braiding for the women so that’s how that started — the Lagertha [Katheryn Winnick] look. It had lots of texture,” she told International Business Times of the “beautiful” hairstyle that fans attempt to recreate regularly. “And for the men, for their long hair, we added extensions, which looked quite Vikingish on them!”
But with every season renewal comes a fresh start for Corcoran, which, quite literally, requires her to go back to the drawing board.
NERDBASTARDS – Childe Roland to the Dark Tower came and apparently brought a viking with him. Written over the course of thirty years and tying into nearly every other one of his novels, The Dark Tower by Stephen King has been fueling the imaginations of fans for decades, inspiring a faithful following of people embracing the unique language, history, and old west/medieval culture of Mid-World. Described as King’s magnum opus, The Dark Tower has appropriately had a long and weary road to the big screen. Now, information is coming quickly as filming finally began earlier this month. The latest news comes in the form of another casting announcement as Vikings‘ Katheryn Winnick has been added to the film.
Originally, the rights to the movie were purchased from King for nineteen dollars, nineteen being a number of great significance in the series. The recipient of the rights was, of course, J.J. Abrams, as it is now Hollywood law that Abrams gets first crack at any big screen reboot or adaptation of a beloved nerd franchise. When that fell through, Ron Howard and Akiva Goldsman stepped in, proposing the project as a trilogy of films with television series placed in between to properly adapt the sprawling epic. At different points, Javier Bardem and Viggo Mortensen were rumored to be up for the main role of Roland, the gunslinger, which would have been awesome; at another point, Russell Crowe was in talks, which would have been less awesome.
Now the film is in production with the incredible Idris Elba in the lead and Matthew McConaughey cast as the villainous Man in Black, which is especially exciting after seeing the impressive scope of McConaughey’s talent in recent projects like HBO’s True Detective. The film also stars Jackie Earle Hayley (Watchmen), Abbey Lee (Mad Max: Fury Road), and Fran Kranz (The Cabin in the Woods, Dollhouse) and will be directed by Nikolaj Arcel (A Royal Affair). Joining the cast in an unspecified role is Katheryn Winnick, who seems to be on the rise right now, having been cast in a lead role in Dean Devlin‘s forthcoming Geostorm, as well.