July 14, 2015 at 10:56 am #550939
The Lost ensemble is some of the best assembled actors in one of the greatest dramas ever to be on television. However, the emmys only chose to give recognition to a limited amount of the incredibly talented ensemble. Matthew Fox (surprisingly for the last season), Michael Emerson (Kevin Spacey’s inspiration for House of Cards imo), Terry O’Quinn (a very irregular three nods, should have just been a perenniel nod), and Naveen Andrews (just for the first season), while also nominating Henry Ian Cusack for guest (however he should have been the supporting actor winner with The Constant) and Elizabeth Mitchell for guest (who should have 3 supporting actress nods for the character as well.)
My personal choice is Lilly because of her performance in Whatever Happened, Happened. Her saying goodbye to her child was just incredible work.July 14, 2015 at 11:17 am #550941
My personal pick is Elizabeth Mitchell. She got in for that final year, but she could have made a very competitive supporting contender for Seasons 3 and 5. I was happy to find out GoldDerby actually gave her the win in 2007.
Adewale is my second place pick, as he was the soul of Lost’s second season (which is otherwise one of my least-favorite of the show). After that, I’d say Josh Holloway for Season 5 and Yunjin Kim in Season 4.July 14, 2015 at 11:56 am #550942
Had to vote “Other (Henry Ian Cusack in supporting, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Maggie Grace etc…)” because Henry Ian Cusick should have won supporting actor for “The Constant”. It was pretty gross that that was the episode that got Lost its Outstanding Drama Series nomination back, but the man responsible was shunned. He did not even make the top eleven in the popular vote, while Naveen Andrews did. Cusick should actually have two Emmys because I could believe that the two-part “Live Together, Die Alone” is the greatest tape never to win drama guest actor in the history of the Emmys. How often does a guest star get to be the main character for a double episode? It is a complete portrait of his character, we get to see him contemplate suicide and there is even a scene in which he is literally throwing things across the room! Damn those David E. Kelley shows! More than that though, I think that he was hurt by the old rules in which guests had to submit all of their episodes. So voters had to sit through “Man of Science, Man of Faith”, “Adrift” and “Orientation” before getting to his good stuff. I imagine that Christian Clemenson’s performance would have been pretty front-loaded in Boston Legal or maybe just more consistently hammy and showy, given the different storytelling structures of Boston Legal and Lost.
The thing about Evangeline Lilly is that she was really only a lead in the first and third seasons of the show. She had no business submitting there the other four seasons. I mean, the second season was twenty-four episodes and she only had flashbacks in one of them—leading for one of twenty-four episodes does not mean leading for the whole season! Or in the final season, she had five of the eighteen episodes off. What kind of a lead is that? Plus people who submitted supporting (Terry O’Quinn in the second season, Josh Holloway and Elizabeth Mitchell in the fifth season) variably had more to do than her. Anyway, Lilly really got better as the show went on and knocked it out of the park for her big episodes in the last two seasons. Plus, “I Do” from the third season gave her just about everything that an actress could ask for in a submission, so a nomination would have been warranted then too, especially since the middle of the third season is the only run of the show in which Kate was the main character.
Ugh, so much to talk about with regard to performances and the Emmys with this show because just about every episode was tailor-made to be the best acting showcase of the person’s career. I will be back.July 15, 2015 at 6:37 pm #550943
I always found Sawyer and John Locke to be the most fascinating characters on the show, so my vote goes to the one that wasn’t Emmy-nominated: Josh Holloway.July 19, 2015 at 12:23 am #550944
1. Yunjin Kim, Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Season 4)
2. Evangeline Lilly, Leading Actress in a Drama Series (?)
3. Elizabeth Mitchell, Supporting Actress in a Drama Series (Season 3)
4. Josh Holloway, Supporting Actor in a Drama Series (Season 5)
But most were very deserving. I liked Daniel Dae Kim, Jorge Garcia, Maggie Grace and Michelle Rodriguez as well.July 24, 2015 at 10:27 pm #550945
Yunjin Kim! Yunjin Kim! Yunjin Kim!August 19, 2015 at 7:34 pm #550946
I picked Josh Holloway. If he gotten the nod for season 6 and submitted the episode where he and Kate were on the dock talking about Juliet, he probably would’ve won. Hell he could’ve won for the season 5 finale aswell.
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