Earlier this week, Nicole Kidman, Reese Witherspoon, and Alexander Skarsgard were in Hollywood for a FYC Big Little Lies event in support of the show’s Emmy nominations. Casey Bloys, the head of HBO, confirmed earlier this week that they’re hoping to do a second season and Liane Moriarty, who wrote the book on which the show is based, is currently working out some story ideas. Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon, who coproduced the project, are interested in moving forward. Jean-Marc Vallee, however, who also produced and directed all seven episodes, is totally against it. For now. Because, as Casey noted, Nicole and Reese “can be very persuasive”.
Nicole is currently pretty heavily favoured to win the Emmy for Best Actress in a Limited Series. If there is any competition, it’s going to come from Jessica Lange for her performance in Feud: Bette and Joan. But, right now, your money should be on Nicole. And, as you can see, she wants it. She’s not new to the awards hustle either. Also, you have to consider how the television academy is seeing this – a major movie star like Nicole who’s been nothing but all-in on the TV side.
Alexander Skargard’s chances aren’t too bad for Best Supporting Actor in a Limited Series. He’s definitely not in first position the way Nicole is but there are those who think that he could definitely benefit from the influence of both Nicole and Reese Witherspoon, who is a proper power player in Hollywood. As for Reese, though she probably knows there’s no way she can take on Nicole in the Best Actress category, she’s working for an Emmy win for Big Little Lies overall as the Best Limited Series and this is where she might have some work to do. It’s a tight race between BLL and Feud: Bette and Joan and you never want to count out Ryan Murphy. Reese is too smart not to know this. Which is why you’ll see her pushing every angle she can.