I mean don’t get me wrong. There are some very worthy editors, and experts. I’m not talking about them. But sometimes I do feel that for the combined predictions some of the big dogs are trying to push their own favorites instead of being objective. And there are some pretty bad experts also, who are “not predicting” someone because they don’t like the person or the show she or he is in. Like I just saw someone not predicting Sarah Paulson in “American Horror Story: Freak Show”. I mean the snub can happen – it’s the Emmys after all, which are not quite as predictable as the Oscars – but right now for me it is a bit odd, and I’m asking myself that why this person has power at all?
So I’m watching over the user Emmy predictions only – the community’s choices, which includes all editors, expers, Top 24 users.
What do you think?
I’ve kind of always felt that way, honestly. I remember getting a couple of years into predicting at GoldDerby and reacting in a bemused way to some of Robert Bianco’s nomination predictions, which were clearly just his favorite shows on the air. There were a couple of year where he kept going to bat for The Middle, saying that it would surely be the year that they broke through (and this would’ve been around Season 3 or so, by which point it was pretty clear that the show wasn’t going to be recognized at the Emmys). I mean, I kind of admire the persistency in stumping for one’s favorite shows (many people here do so). But it did eventually lead me to trusting the editors more often than the experts, since I find they tend to be far more insightful on what Emmy voters are likely thinking.