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  • Dj_onathan
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    I love Mom. I think Janney is an amazing actress and is great in it, but come on, she’s not supporting any character in the show. Bonnie is the center of most episodes. It’s really unfair she competing with proper supporting actresses.
    Is impossible actresses like Bowen, Bialik and Chlumsky, with 5 minutes of screen time, win over Janney that have 15.

    So, what you guys think?

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    BTN
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    It’s true- but lead actress is jld forever and better not to tempt putting multi cam in lead

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    KyleBailey
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    Julie Bowen is as much as a lead if you are going to complain about Janney’s placement. Those Modern Family (losers) actors have been committing the most fraud in the Supporting categories. 

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    Atypical
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    #364675

    This nonsense thread could/should have been easily placed in the existing “Mom” season 3 discussion.

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    Anonymous
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    #364676

    Julie Bowen is lead.

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    Marcus Dixon
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    My prediction since the beginning: Janney will win three times in Supporting and then jump up to Lead in Season 4.

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    SupaDupa Fly
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    @btn.. Janney could so take down Dreyfus.

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    Jaqen H’ghar
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    I figured she was staying Supporting to avoid awkwardness with her costar, Anna Faris. But unfortunately, not even Globe voters have acknowledged Faris yet. 

    I did read years ago that in the early stages of Damages, Glenn Close had it in her contract that no one else but her could be Lead for awards contention. Rose Byrne received a couple of Supporting noms but was as equally of a lead as Close. I wonder who else has this in their contract; perhaps Faris, which would keep Janney in Supporting. 

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    Rooney Moore
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    She plays the title character for god’s sake. Of course she is a lead. I believe she fits the category more than Anna Faris because her character is the MAIN COMEDIC ELEMENT of the show. Nearly all goofy plots revolves around Bonnie and her silliness. Christy is the one only responds to what’s been going in the house and a very straight character comparing to her mom.

    Janney would have won 6 consecutive Emmys for this role even if she competes with Meryl Streep in her category if the voting system hadn’t been changed because as has been said before no supporting actor from a sit-com can’t beat someone with 15 minute screentime. I sincerely believe she also could have beaten JLD in a Lead category this year if the tape system were valid. Mom is not an ensemble show like Veep so Janney has more screentime in one average episode of Mom than JLD has in an one average episode of Veep. She would have the advantage of showing more range in one episode and her character is crazier than Selina Meyer and does more physical comedy than her. And that is the key factor of winning an Emmy in comedy categories.

    By the way I was one of those people who thought it would be best for them if all the adult cast of MF submit themselves as Lead and make a room for child actors in the show on Supporting categories in the first years of the show but you can’t passionately claim that they’re cheating the system while even in their submitted tapes(which what’s supposed to be the best representer of their work over the season) they have 5 minutes of screentime AT MOST. There are some episodes that Nolan Gould has more screentime in it than Julie Bowen and Ty Burrel.
    So blame the tape system for this so called category fraud. 4 minutes of Julie Bowen competing with 3 minutes of Mayim Bialik and 5 minutes of Jane Krakowski didn’t exactly look like a fraud to me. Of course they could have submitted themselves as Lead on Golden Globes(maybe they did) or other award bodies which uses the popularity vote to determine their winners but for the Emmys they did what fits most for their shows and their parts nature and you can’t blame them for that.

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    Rooney Moore
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    Julie Bowen is very much lead as well.

    Bowen would only be the definite lead if the show were solely about Dunphy clan but it’s not. There are two other equally pivotal families and their members whose steals screentime from each other.
    And we’re already talking about a 20 minute sit-com so there’s not much time left for anyone from that 11 person show to be considered as Lead. 

    And can someone explain to me why is everyone thinking Bowen is the female lead of the show but not Vergara? What’s their difference? By that logic both of them should be considered as Leads. Are you saying that because she was the one who has won two Emmys? Lol.
    In fact out of those three families, Dunphys probably the ones who gets less screentime individually because they’re the most crowded ones and you know the writers are trying to focus on each member from each family to the utmost.

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    Riley
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    I did read years ago that in the early stages of Damages, Glenn Close had it in her contract that no one else but her could be Lead for awards contention. Rose Byrne received a couple of Supporting noms but was as equally of a lead as Close. I wonder who else has this in their contract; perhaps Faris, which would keep Janney in Supporting.

    Rose Byrne was certainly more of a lead than Close at least in the first couple of years.

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    Zooey the Dreamer
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    I figured she was staying Supporting to avoid awkwardness with her costar, Anna Faris. But unfortunately, not even Globe voters have acknowledged Faris yet. 

    I did read years ago that in the early stages of Damages, Glenn Close had it in her contract that no one else but her could be Lead for awards contention. Rose Byrne received a couple of Supporting noms but was as equally of a lead as Close. I wonder who else has this in their contract; perhaps Faris, which would keep Janney in Supporting. 

    Unlikely. It’s one thing being Glenn Close and having that clause. It’s another to be Anna Faris and have that clause. The latter seems like a complete joke. Actually, I believe that Janney stayed in supporting for one reason only – she looks like somebody who’s smart and she knew that it would be an uphill battle to be nominated for a show with virtually no support. 

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    RobertPius
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    I doubt Faris has it in her contract since I remember a Gold Derby interview when the show started and Janney was uncertin at that point what category she would submit in. She seemed to still be deciding and implied both categories were a possibility.

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