Our forum posters follow the Emmys with keen interest. Monday’s release of the official Emmy ballots has generated much discussion among them. Below is just a sampling of what they had to say so far.
What do you think of who is on (and off) the ballot? Join in the debate here.
ashmores: There isn’t a rule that says that a show must have a lead actor and a lead actress. Many shows have a single lead and everyone else is part of the ensemble and submitted in the supporting categories. (“Weeds”, “The Big C”, “Nurse Jackie”, “The Closer”, “Justified”, “The Good Wife”, “Veep”)
Sasha: It’s shame January Jones couldn’t sumit herself in guest actress category. If she could she would have become a front-runner. Now she’s fighting to get nominated
thesmartone: I’m surprised no one is mentioning Kaley Cuoco in Comedy Supporting Actress. After submitting in lead for every year TBBT has been on, she moved to supporting this year. Anyone think she has a chance of getting nominated???
Mr. Taloson: LMAO at Teri Hatcher trying to get into Supporting. I didn’t watch the last season but I highly doubt her role in the show was shrunk that much. And Marcia Cross and Eva Longoria not even submitting is just sad when you compare this year to the show’s first year. How the mighty have fallen.
PianoMann: I’m sure there are some voters that see Julia Louis-Dreyfus on the ballot and vote on name alone in the nomination process; voters that have seen Veep and voters that will watch the episode submissions post-nominations will find she’s giving the performance of her career, better than her Emmy-winning roles in Seinfeld and Old Christine, in my opinion.
Boomer: Guest Actor Comedy — The only SNL hosts are Jimmy Fallon and Mick Jagger (no Alec Baldwin or Will Ferrell). Others not on the ballot Fred Willard (Raising Hope), Henry Winkler (Up All Night), Josh Gad (Modern Family).
FNLFan89: Breaking Bad, Game of Thrones, Justified, and Sons of Anarchy did themselves no favors in the directing and writing categories. These shows need to do a better job with submissions.
MehdiBR: Great submissions for Glee in Directing (but yes, I know, the show has no chance).
the demonhog: To “The Good Wife,” “Downton Abbey” and “Girls” in the writing categories: well done, well done. To every other major contender: you’re an idiot.
EmmyLoser: it really seemed like ‘Modern Family’ submitted some of their worst episode in writing.
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