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  • Amanda Spears
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    #343556

    Since Samberg is now the new host (a decision we all saw coming) does this improve his chances of getting into Best Actor for a Comedy Series.

    If Shameless goes back to being a Drama and or the Comedians underperforms or better yet they stop nominating Don Cheadle, could hosting help his chances of breaking in as many of us suspected he would last year?

    I’m waiting to see what happens with the above factors before making a decision. But I could see it pushing him into the race.  

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    KyleBailey
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    It is possible as I thought he would make it in last year but with Crystal and Coogan on the way it all depends how their shows do. Kimmel starting getting nominated the year he hosted but it didn’t help Jane Lynch to win for Glee that year, Fallon and Meyers’ shows got zip in nominations their hosting years so I’m not sure if being the host helps him or hurts him. 

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    Andrew Eng
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    I think his chances go up. In the 9 of the last 10 ceremonies, the host (or hosts for 2008) was nominated at least once

    2005-Ellen DeGeneres (no nominations)
    2006-Conan O’Brien (1 nomination): Writing for a Variety Series (Late Night with Conan O’Brien)
    2007-Ryan Seacrest (1 nomination): Reality Competition Program (American Idol)
    2008-Reality Hosts (1 nomination for each Host, Klum with 2 nominations): Reality Host (All 5), Reality Program (Project Runway) 
    2009-Neil Patrick Harris (1 nomination) : Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series (How I Met Your Mother)
    2010-Jimmy Fallon (1 nomination): Creative Achievement in Interactive Media (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon)
    2011-Jane Lynch (1 nomination): Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series (Glee)
    2012-Jimmy Kimmel (1 nomination): Variety Series (Jimmy Kimmel Live!)
    2013-Neil Patrick Harris (1 nomination): Special Class Programs (The 66th Annual Tony Awards)
    2014-Seth Meyers (1 nomination): Writing for a Variety Special (71st Golden Globe Awards) 

    It would be pretty awkward if the host showed up without a nomination, particularly since he or she usually works in primetime and is therefore eligble, unlike the Oscars where the host is often ineligible for consideration. And given that Samberg is already an Emmy winner and multiple nominee (albeit for Music and Lyrics, not in the acting categories), his profile could be boosted enough to crack a very stale category. 

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    KyleBailey
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    #343560

    But it could also be a Seth Meyers or Jimmy Fallon type nomination that isn’t for himself but for writing for the song he did for the 40th SNL special. That could get nominated 

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    Riley
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    Based on FNLFan89’s post, it looks like it does not help.

    Although Late Night was nominated (I guess he was not a producer then), you would think that they could have nominated Conan O’Brien for Variety Host.  They even gave a slot to Craig Ferguson that year, marking the only nomination (including technical categories) for The Late Late Show in its entire run.

    Jimmy Fallon was nominated for series and writing two years after he hosted and has been nominated for series ever since, so there was potential there that hosting did not realize.

    Seth Meyers’s show got zero nominations.

    The one success story was Jimmy Kimmel.  After several technical nominations, Jimmy Kimmel Live! was nominated in series for the first time and has been nominated ever since.

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    Rooney Moore
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    I think he already had a great shot before this news (if H.Macy is out)The category has so many empty space
    But I’m not hundred percent sure, this host thing can help the candidates or Samberg himself
    They could feel like if he gets nod after one year, the Emmys lose its credibility
    NPH and Lynch were also nominee/winner before that

    The only benefit here, maybe some of the voters start to watch B-99 from now on? 

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    That Don Guy
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    The question is, how many hosts who were also nominees in the same year were not nominated in the same category in previous years?

    I don’t see Samberg getting any “rub”; who pays attention to that sort of thing three months before the ceremony?  Also, why would it apply to Creative Arts categories (which I see are on FXX this year, but they said this last year as well, before moving them to FXM because of the “Every Simpsons Ever” marathon), like NPH in 2013?

    I am assuming Samberg is hosting in part because Fox is broadcasting it.  (Speaking of which, let’s see if Fox remembers to make sure there’s no Giants NFL game scheduled for Fox at 4:05 on Emmy night, like there was in 2011, which resulted in everybody in New York missing the first half of the red carpet show because the game ran long.)

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    Amanda Spears
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    I think it will help Samberg’s chances if only helping to separate him from the rest of the group trying to break into the category for the first time. It puts him front and center also Fox will have to feature him in any promotions they do for the show. 

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    Atypical
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    Maybe hosting will raise Samberg’s profile somewhat. What’s going to really help him is the popular vote rules change going into effect this year.

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    Troy
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    I was surprised he didn’t make it last year after winning the Globe.  I hope he can make the cut this year; he is deserving enough and the category needs some new blood.

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    Riley
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    What’s going to really help him is the popular vote rules change going into effect this year.

    Like if he is nominated?

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    Atypical
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    [quote=”Atypical”]What’s going to really help him is the popular vote rules change going into effect this year.

    Like if he is nominated?
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    What was unclear in what I posted?

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    Jalal Haddad
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    I have a hard time predicting him this year because he didn’t
    5 make if in last year after his glove win when he had very little competition. This year he has a lot more competition and will probably be ignored again.

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    Jalal Haddad
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    [quote=”thedemonhog”][quote=”Atypical”]What’s going to really help him is the popular vote rules change going into effect this year.

    Like if he is nominated?
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    What was unclear in what I posted?[/quote]

    Doesn’t the change to popular vote only affect final round voting after the nominees are determined?

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    Riley
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    #343571

    The rule change does not affect the nominating phase, which is what we have been discussing in this thread.  I am not sure if you are confused about the rule changes or if you are branching the discussion out to Samberg’s chances of winning.

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