Emmy spotlight: Don’t overlook Joey King’s breakthrough turn on ‘The Act’

The kids are not all right at the Emmys. The TV academy overwhelmingly favors seasoned actors over young up-and-comers, but that could change this year, especially if voters take notice of Joey King‘s her tour-de-force turn in Hulu’s true-crime anthology series “The Act.”

Based on Michelle Dean‘s BuzzFeed article “Dee Dee Wanted Her Daughter to Be Sick, Gypsy Wanted Her Mom to Be Murdered“, the first season of “The Act” follows the true story of Dee Dee (Patricia Arquette) and Gypsy Rose Blanchard (King), a mother and daughter who move to a new neighborhood in Missouri. Picture-perfect to the outside world, toxic on the inside, their relationship is not quite as it seems: Gypsy is led to believe that she’s suffering from dire medical conditions, forcing her to rely on her mother’s around-the-clock care. When Dee Dee’s overprotectiveness starts turning into control and Gypsy’s quest for independence intensifies,

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