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4 reasons why Julia Garner (‘Ozark’) will repeat at Sunday’s Emmys



Julia Garner continues to add new layers to her spitfire performance as Ruth Langmore on Netflix’s “Ozark,” resulting in another Emmy nomination following her Drama Supporting Actress triumph last year. Yet, the odds are not in her favor to win again, with Helena Bonham Carter (“The Crown”) being predicted by more Gold Derby users than the seven other women in her category combined.

I’m not entirely convinced that Carter will take the crown after all on Sunday, September 20, especially if voters really watch Garner’s work in “Ozark’s” wildly acclaimed third season. Below are four reasons why I’m going with Garner for the repeat win at the 2020 Emmys. (Watch Gold Derby’s recent interview with Garner.)

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1. She already won

The Emmys are notorious for their repeat winners, for better or for worse. While we haven’t seen an incumbent Drama Supporting Actress champion win again the very next year since “Breaking Bad’s” Anna Gunn (2013-14), numerous categories just last year resulted in winners who had just won the year before. This year’s Drama Supporting Actress category is stacked with powerhouse women, but if Emmy voters don’t know who to pick, it’s easy to imagine them defaulting back to last year’s victor.

2. Her profile is rising

Garner has gradually risen her profile ever since winning her Emmy last year. She starred in the indie film “The Assistant,” which was released in January to great acclaim, especially for her performance. She went on to star in an episode of Amazon’s “Modern Love” and lent her voice to “Robot Chicken.” Garner also had a cover story for “The Hollywood Reporter” last month. All of this visibility will surely help garner goodwill for the actress, with very few of her supporting actress competitors having a similar push.

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3. Her material got even better

Even without those stats and her upward trajectory, the wealth of material Garner has to work with in Season 3 would be enough to push her over the edge. We get to see Ruth in a new environment as the manager of the Missouri Belle riverboat casino, though she isn’t always able to suppress her reckless behavior. Throughout the season, we watch her become disillusioned with the Byrdes and very memorably quits working with them. There is such showiness in Garner’s performance, working just as well when she’s spouting hilarious F-bomb laden phrases and examining Ruth’s more vulnerable side.

4. She is even more of an underdog this season

When “Ozark” began in 2018, there were numerous comparisons to “Breaking Bad,” with a mostly comedic actor becoming a cable drama antihero in over his head, the blonde wife and the impulsive but trusted sidekick. The Netflix drama has mostly evolved from those surface-level comparisons, but we could see history repeating when it comes to the Emmys, at least in terms of that trusted sidekick. Aaron Paul won three Emmys for his work on “Breaking Bad” as Walter White’s sidekick, Jesse Pinkman, with voters and fans alike loving his underdog status, which applies to both actor and character. The same could be said for Garner and Ruth. “Ozark” features many other characters that verge on unlikable and make bad choices, while there is a compelling rooting factor for Ruth. We could very easily see Garner reap the benefits of playing a character that voters simply like. Sometimes that can be enough.

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How to stream Mountain West Network




Stream Mountain West Network to catch the action from an up-and-coming conference.

  • You won’t catch a Mountain West Network live stream through the usual streaming services.
  • The network utilizes both Twitch and Facebook, and was a pioneer in streaming live events via Twitter.
  • A number of live sports events and other Mountain West Network content streams on Stadium.

What is the Mountain West Network?

Not to be confused with the MountainWest Sports Network, the CBS property that folded in 2012 after a six-year run.

The network is the current hub for the athletic conference’s 12 teams, split into two six-team conferences. The Mountain has Air Force, Boise State, Colorado State, New Mexico, Utah State, and Wyoming. The West has Fresno State, Hawai’i, Nevada, San Diego State, San Jose State, and UNLV.

It’s a conference willing to take chances. It was to stream both a football game or basketball game on Twitter in 2016. It’s currently one of the only conferences to make use of the gaming platform Twitch. Thanks to its partnership with Stadium, MWN has broadcast more than 6,000 events since 2012.

The biggest football games from the Mountain West will usually stream on larger channels like ESPN, FS1, and ABC. But if you’re a Mountain West completist, this is a channel you’ll want.

How to stream Mountain West Network

Getting a Mountain West Network live stream isn’t as hard as you’d think, but you’ll have to go a bit outside the box.


With Stadium, it’s all sports, all the time. The free on-demand sports network is the official broadcast partner of Mountain West Network and carries live events daily. The real question with Stadium is deciding the best way to tune in. Our guide to Stadium should pave the way.

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Twitch is a streaming service that’s mostly known for its esports and gaming live streams, which is fitting given that Mountain West hosted an “esports showdown” in March 2018. All you have to do to watch its live sports on Twitch (via Stadium) is visit its page.

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3) Facebook

Stadium has partnered with Facebook in the past to stream live football games from the Mountain West Conference, Conference USA, and the Patriot League. All you have to do to watch is sign on to Facebook. And because it’s Facebook, you can set event reminders, invite friends, and leave comments on the live stream.

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Mountain West Network app

This app is available for both iOS and Android devices. It’s an option if you want your Mountain West Conference sports on the go. (Though, of course, Twitch and Facebook are both mobile-friendly as well.)

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*First Published: Sep 24, 2020, 12:39 pm

Austin Powell

Austin Powell is the former managing editor of the Daily Dot. His work focuses on the intersection of entertainment and technology. He previously served as a music columnist for the Austin Chronicle and is the co-author of The Austin Chronicle Music Anthology.

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Artist Uses Leaves And Flowers To Create Mesmerizing Bird Portraits (103 Pics)




Whether we’ve already discovered them or not, we all have our own ways of finding inner peace. For Hannah Bullen-Ryner, it comes through reconnecting with Mother Earth.

Bullen-Ryner composes beautiful birds using only natural materials found locally and no permanent fixings. Scavenging her surroundings, she puts together flowers, leaves, twigs, and berries to form delicate portraits either on the woodland floor or under one small oak. When she’s done, they last only a few moments before nature starts reclaiming them. Luckily, that brief period of time is enough for Hannah to photograph her artworks, or as she calls it, offerings to Mother Nature. Soon after, they get taken by the breeze, rearranged by the rain, or wriggled through by an insect and leave no trace behind.

The artist says she creates to share her love for nature and to soothe her soul, and you can definitely feel it in the photos of her ephemeral pieces. Continue scrolling and enjoy.

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Bullen-Ryner is both an artist and someone who appreciates nature, having been outdoors her whole life. “Originally a painter and photographer, I have always found art to be cathartic, a way to let it all out, a way to express what couldn’t be said,” she told Bored Panda. “Equally, I have always felt deeply connected to the Earth and to her magic and her ability to soothe a weary soul.”

“I have always struggled with anxiety and when my wife and I had twin daughters three years ago, this peaked. I would say I went into crisis, I felt like I lost myself entirely. Looking back, I was almost certainly suffering from postnatal depression and very lost. Then one day, when the girls were about 16-17 months old, I took myself off to go and simply sit in a small patch of woodland and find some calm for an hour.”

That day, she made a very simple, circular formation using leaves and twigs she foraged around her, inspired by the land artists she had seen online and a desire to bond with her environment. “As I sat with the finished piece, a small muntjac deer wandered into the clearing where I was, and when we locked eyes, rather than bolting, it stayed with me happily in my presence for about 20 minutes. Afterwards, when I considered it, it felt as if I had opened a portal in the woodland that day, one that would unlock the conversation between myself and Mother Earth.”

Naturally, Bullen-Ryner has continued the dialogue and made land art as both “a way to honor Mother Earth and cope with my mental health almost daily ever since.” Though she said many people don’t understand why she makes something so temporary or how she can walk away from it once it’s complete, it is exactly these reasons that make it so sacred to her. “I get to download all the chaos from my brain, turn it into something beautiful, and walk away feeling so much lighter in my soul,” the woman explained.

“Once I started making pieces using only natural materials, I began to truly see all the little details and uniqueness of each and every plant, tree or bush. The tiny wildflowers, the wonderful array of berries, the constantly changing rainbow of color and texture. I am inspired by the forage, the excitement of not knowing what I will find that day, and never knowing what I will end up with after a creative free-flow.”

Land art is her peace, her joy, her ‘me time’, and her connection to our beautiful planet. And for every person who can’t fathom the meaning of her art, there are at least a couple who really appreciate it. “I have messages from all over the world these days from people inspired to show others what I do or try it themselves. It makes my heart full to know that people have been giving back to Mother Earth in similar ways. She deserves our utmost love, respect, appreciation, and protection,” Bullen-Ryner said.

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If Your Parents Had An Abusive Relationship, Here’s What To Know About Dating




In many ways, your parents are supposed to serve as a model for how to behave and what to expect from others — but what if their relationship was toxic or destructive? How can you ensure that their dynamic doesn’t affect your own relationships in a negative way? If your parents had an abusive relationship, experts say there are certain things you’ll want to keep in mind to maintain a healthy perspective on dating.

The first thing to know is that observing an abusive partnership, particularly from a young age, can have an impact on who you choose to date. That’s definitely not to say you’re doomed to get entangled in an abusive situation yourself, but experts agree that sometimes, you’re subconsciously drawn to people who remind you of your parents — and there’s research to back this up.

“Quite often, a chosen partner is an interesting mix of both [parents’] qualities — some of them desirable and some of them not,” says Dr. Carla Marie Manly, a clinical psychologist and author of Joy from Fear.

Clinical psychologist Dr. Joshua Klapow, Ph.D. points out that your parents are a symbol of love, nurturance, and security, so it makes sense that you might seek out partners who remind you of those caregivers. “It brings a sense of familiarity,” he adds.

According to Dr. Manly, there’s a valid reason why you might be choosing partners who resemble either or both of your parents, too — because deep down, you may believe it’ll help you heal from the trauma that comes with witnessing an abusive relationship.

“It’s the psyche’s positive way of allows the individual an opportunity to address and resolve hurtful or toxic childhood issues,” she tells Elite Daily.

However, Dr. Manly points out that both partners must be aware of the negative dynamics and jointly choose to address them as a team — staying in a relationship hoping to “fix” the other person doesn’t typically work out well. If you think you’re in an abusive relationship, or one that shows signs of becoming abusive, it’s better to get help immediately (more guidance on that below) rather than try to improve the dynamic on your own and potentially expose yourself to further harm.

How To Avoid Replicating Unhealthy Patterns

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Experts say it’s crucial to be able to identify what about your parents’ dynamic was abusive or unhealthy — because raising your awareness increases the likelihood that you’ll be able to identify those same issues in your own relationships.

“As Robert Frost said, ‘The only way out is through.’ There is no way to avoid our past and the only way through is by digging in,” explains Kate Deibler, a licensed psychotherapist who specializes in dealing with trauma.

Working with a licensed therapist can be an excellent way to unravel how the abuse you observed may have impacted you, and gain some new perspective on what about your parents’ relationship was unhealthy or destructive. But you can also do some work on your own, too — specifically, Deibler recommends assessing your attachment style. There are three general types: secure, anxious and avoidant (of which there are two subtypes: dismissive and fearful), and you can do some online research about them or even try taking a free quiz to see which category you fall under. Understanding your own bond with each individual parent may offer some insight into which kinds of relationships and partners you gravitate toward.

Keep in mind, too, that just because you can recognize your parents’ dysfunctional or harmful behaviors doesn’t necessarily mean they won’t still affect you. Witnessing abuse can be a traumatic experience in itself, and can impact people in different ways.

“You were subject to the modeling of those behaviors during your developmental years,” says Dr. Klapow. “What this means is that there is a possibility that you may engage in similar behaviors or psychological defense mechanisms to protect you as you witnessed those behaviors.”

For example, Dr. Klapow notes that if your parents were physically aggressive, you may either replicate that tendency yourself, or have a heightened reaction to any physical demonstrations of frustration or anger (like slamming a door or throwing something).

“On a neurobiological level, the patterns learned during childhood — even during pre-verbal years — become hardwired in the brain,” adds Dr. Manly. “As a result, an adult will often unconsciously default to those patterns even when there is a conscious desire to do otherwise. When an individual is under stress, that automatic default is even more likely to occur.”

In order to break free from those patterns, Dr. Manly and Dr. Klapow agree that it’s crucial to become aware of them first. When your subconscious tendencies become conscious, you’re in a much better position to make changes — such as by rewiring problematic thought patterns or responding to stress in a healthier way. According to Dr. Manly, this can be a slow and nuanced process, so be patient with yourself — and if possible, seek support from a therapist.

“It takes a great deal of self-reflection, mindfulness, and concerted effort to become aware of the patterns, and even more awareness and dedication to effectively change the patterns in the long term,” she explains.

What To Look Out For While Dating

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While dating, it’s important to stay alert to any “pink flags” in your partner’s behavior or your general dynamic. That way, you can nip the situation in the bud before it actually becomes abusive.

For example, Dr. Manly says to keep a lookout for any controlling behavior or domineering attitudes, as well as constant sarcasm or passive-aggressiveness. Dr. Klapow advises taking note if you feel there’s a lack of trust in your partner around anything in particular (for example, intimacy or money), if you feel that you’re constantly making compromises that feel coerced, or if you don’t feel safe to express your true thoughts or feelings in the relationship. If you consistently feel invalidated by your partner, your partner makes you feel like their love is conditional, or you actively avoid sharing certain stories about your partner with loved ones for fear of their judgment, Deibler notes that those are all factors worth paying attention to.

Dr. Manly suggests keeping a journal of any pink or red flags, so you can track these issues and talk about them with a trusted friend, family member, or therapist — as well as potentially confront your partner about them.

If you’ve noticed that you keep dating people who exhibit these same warning signs, or who evoke some of a parent’s negative traits — such as possessiveness, constant criticism, or a hot temper — then it’s time to consider why you might be drawn to those types of individuals.

“Another way of thinking about this is to try dating someone who is not your ‘type’ or a person who does not feel so familiar,” explains Deibler.

What To Do If You’re Experiencing Abuse

If you ever do find yourself in an abusive relationship, experts say there are several crucial steps you should take to protect yourself from any further harm.

“When abuse is caught early on, the abusers lose their power to control and humiliate the victim, explains Dr. Manly. “As a result, self-esteem is far less likely to suffer if the abusive situation is left quickly.”

In the event of an emergency, Dr. Manly says you should always call 911. Otherwise, Dr. Klapow recommends calling the National Domestic Violence Hotline (1-800-799-7233). You can also reach out to an advocate via the online chat feature on the website. Dr. Klapow notes that if you happen to have a mental health provider, you can also talk to them about your options if you believe your relationship is toxic but you’re not in any danger.

The most important thing to keep in mind if you find yourself in an abusive relationship is that that it’s not your fault.

“You are not to blame,” says Dr. Manly. “You are not broken or defective. Although you need support to recover and heal, you deserve to be in a relationship where you are respected, honored, and loved.”

While witnessing an abusive situation from a young age can shape your perspective on relationships, it definitely doesn’t have to sabotage your dating life. Experts agree that it’s totally possible to have happy, healthy relationships that don’t replicate your parents’ dynamic whatsoever — so long as you’re aware of what patterns you may be predisposed to. Doing the work to dig into your past and identify your tendencies may not be easy — but it’s well worth it on the quest for the kind of love you deserve.

If you or someone you know is experiencing domestic abuse, call 911 or the National Domestic Violence Hotline at 1-800-799-SAFE (7233) or visit You can also text “loveis” to 866-331-9474, or call LoveisRespect at 1-866-331-9474.


Dr. Carla Marie Manly, clinical psychologist

Dr. Joshua Klapow, clinical psychologist

Kate Deibler, licensed psychotherapist

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