Gold Derby users torn between Amy Poehler and Julia Louis-Dreyfus for Comedy Actress Emmy

Our Users are divided with an almost equal number backing the Comedy Actress bids by Julia Louis-Dreyfus (“Veep“) and Amy Poehler (“Parks and Recreation“). With just one vote separating them at this point, they both have odds of 19 to 10 to win. 

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See a full breakdown of the odds including those of our Experts (who are equally torn) and our Editors — who overwhelmingly favor Louis-Dreyfus — here.

Among our forum posters, who have watched all six episode submissions, there is a smattering of support for two first-time contenders: Zooey Deschanel (“New Girl“) and Lena Dunham (“Girls“). 

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See a sampling of their analyses below and join the debate in our message boards here.

MadsonMelo: I don’t see how Dreyfus or Poehler can lose with their tapes, both episodes are really good and these ladies nailed it! They both cry, both get a little crazy and we know that if Dreyfus has more buzz, but Poehler has an overdue status already. They’re just too fun to ignore, at least this year.I don’t see how Dreyfus or Poehler can lose with their tapes, both episodes are really good and these ladies nailed it! They both cry, both get a little crazy and we know that if Dreyfus has more buzz, but Poehler has an overdue status already. They’re just too fun to ignore, at least this year.

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Maxwell Grey: Julia was superb. Her comedic timing is so good! She is the clear front runner, what else can I say?

Trent: Poehler gives the best acted performance in this category and the most sentimental. It is the culmination of a very well-done story arc and Poehler really ran with the material she was given. I feel like this incredibly strong performance, as well as Poehler’s first time being recognized for her writing, is adding up to this being her year. This is her best submission to date (inlcuding her nominations for both SNL and Parks and Rec) and voters could easily justify voting for it. She has multiple “money” scenes (crying while voting for herself, laughing when she thinks she lost, crying when she finds out she won, making her speech and putting her picture on the wall) and if voters watch the whole episode they may be surprised by how much range Poehler shows as compared to previous submissions. This is Poehler’s time, she’s overdue and she’s in it to win it. She may not be as funny as Fey but she’s got the chops and for what is truly the first time, she’s a force to be reckoned with in this category.

brogdonp:  LOL @ you all STILL having ‘Girls’ ranked 5th after being the only show to garner Writing & Directing nods. I mean seriously LOL. Lena Dunham is the new Tina Fey: writer/director/star of a show the Emmys love, self-deprecating humor, less-than-glamorous image, and beloved by critics. ‘She Did’ is the PERFECT blend of comedy and drama. The HPV exchange with Elijah is a highlight for me, and then the encounter with Adam, and the absolutely gorgeous final ten minutes that got this episode the directing nod. Mark my words. YOU ARE ALL UNDERESTIMATING ‘GIRLS’ AND ITS STAR. Dunham will win this award, if only once, and I think it will be this year.

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