When we chatted via Twitter with “Scandal” star Joe Morton (Emmy nominee for Best Guest Actor in a Drama Series), he proved his fearlessness by quoting one of the battle cries he utters as Rowan Pope, the diabolical father of Kerry Washington. That’s good — he’s locked in a tight clash. While Gold Derby Editors pick him to win (see predictions), our Experts and Users on betting on a star of “Masters of Sex.” See comparative racetrack odds.
@GOLDDERBY: Hi Joe, u ready to dish Emmys with us?
@JOEtheMORTON: Yes. READY!
@GOLDDERBY: Good news: Our Editors pick you to win. Bad news: Our Users and Experts pick Beau Bridges. Don’t worry: U can take him down!
@JOEtheMORTON: I am the HellAndHighWater, after all
@GOLDDERBY: If Rowan Pope was actually nominated for an Emmy instead of u, how would he eliminate rivals? Assassination?
@JOEtheMORTON: PoliticsFirst. ThenAssinations
@GOLDDERBY: What’s the most dastardly thing Rowan has EVER done on “Scandal”
@JOEtheMORTON: Kill the President’s son
@GOLDDERBY: Good omen – Villainous roles have won your category: Michael Emerson (“The Practice,” 2001) & John Lithgow (“Dexter,” 2010).
@JOEtheMORTON: Villains are usually more fun for both actors & audience
@GOLDDERBY: Another good omen: A @Scandal_ABC star won this race just last year: @danbucatinsky –wasn’t that great?
@JOEtheMORTON: Absolutely.Going4 2
@GOLDDERBY: Why did you pick ‘Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner’ as your episode to be evaluated by Emmy judges?
@JOEtheMORTON: It had a complete character/story arc for Rowan. (Plus, other eps were submitted by ABC & Kate & Kerry.)
@GOLDDERBY: Will you go to the Emmy Creative Arts show with an acceptance speech – just in case? Or will you just wing it if you win?
@JOEtheMORTON: I always have something up my sleeve, but we’ll see what comes out of my mouth…
@GOLDDERBY: What will you and Kerry Washington do after Emmys to celebrate if you BOTH win? @kerrywashington
@GOLDDERBY: Do you open every script of Scandal wondering if this is the episode where they will kill you off?
@JOEtheMORTON: Not yet … unless I follow @danbucatinsky’s fate.
@GOLDDERBY: What’s the secret to Scandal’s staggering popularity?
@JOEtheMORTON: That’s easy: @shondarhimes
@GOLDDERBY: Thanks for chatting with us, Joe! Good luck at the Emmys!
@JOEtheMORTON: Thanks. Now get your users on board with your editors 😉