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  • Matt Noble
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    G’Day team, so the Emmys get a bad rap for repeating themselves and it has resulted in some classic performances missing out (Sheen, Carell, Poehler). 

    However if you think a particular performance is the best every year, shouldn’t you continue to vote for it?

    Cranston, Gandolfini and JLD’s impressive emmy hauls’ may have even added to the awards’s stature.

    Thoughts? 

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    24Emmy
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    #365596

    No. It depends if you like them or not. People love seeing their favorites win.

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    Someonelikeme
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    ^This! Sometimes, it can be excessive though.

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    Anonymous
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    Even the weakest performance by Lisa Kudrow or Amy Poehler are so much better than JLD’s entire career. JLD is only funny for American people. Maybe not even for them. Valerie Cherish and Leslie Knope are iconic! Selina, well, not so much. I don’t see people quoting her character all around the internet. The world’s most unfair stuff is that overrated woman is winning over deserving nominees every f*cking time. Like get our facts right. One win? Okay. Two wins? Fine. More wins? Nope.

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    Alienware
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    Repeat winners are bad only if undeserved. Like Mad Men didn’t deserve the Best Drama for all the seasons they won it, but that has nothing to do with being a repeat winner in itself.

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    BamaEd
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    I agree with the posters above who said they are OK if deserved, but I think it can seem like name checking at times and pushes out other deserving nominees because they do name check and get starry eyed by past winners. But that winner is one of your favorites, of course you are OK with it. Emmys are unique in that someone can win for the same role many years in a row, so when should the voter say “OK, enough” or should they?

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    Cobalt Blue
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    I think this thread illustrated pretty quickly that it’s just down to personally disliking the ‘repeater’.      Why would a show, or performer that is the best cease to be the best?   Of course in some cases, shows will decline and/or others will improve, but I just mean, if repeats weren’t happening pretty regularly, something would be amiss.

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    SupaDupa Fly
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    Not really. People just don’t like when they’re favs don’t win.

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    Sasha
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    Two wins at most for playing the same character. I don’t care if it’s played by Viola, Tatiana, Robin, JLD, Bryan, Jon or any other actor. Two wins and you’re done. 

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    You can tell the nominees are tired of repeat winners and they don’t bother to hide it. The looks of some of the nominees when they called Julia Louis Dreyfus. I died. LMFAO!

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    Two wins at most for playing the same character. I don’t care if it’s played by Viola, Tatiana, Robin, JLD, Bryan, Jon or any other actor. Two wins and you’re done. 

    So what you’re saying is Tatiana should win about 12 of these then she’d be done (2 per character)? I’d be fine with that!

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    SupaDupa Fly
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    I wouldn’t mind if they started doing something different. If you win this year, you can’t be nominated next year. That should go for all categories. At least you can expect a new winner every winner. I know it sounds dumb, but let
    me dream.

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    Two wins at most for playing the same character. I don’t care if it’s played by Viola, Tatiana, Robin, JLD, Bryan, Jon or any other actor. Two wins and you’re done. 

    Horrible suggestion.

    Voters can’t predict which two performances in a show’s run will be the classic ones. Under this suggestion . . .

    • No Emmy (third win) for Mary Tyler Moore for her brilliant performance in “Chuckles Bites the Dust.”
    • No Emmy (third win) for Jean Stapleton for her haunting work in Edith’s 50th Birthday (where Edith is attacked by a rapist while the family is next door preparing for her surprise birthday party) and Edith’s Crisis of Faith (where Edith’s cross dressing friend is murdered). Those two two-part episodes are some of the finest work in television history. Unthinkable they would not be recognized.
    • No Emmy (third win) for Carroll O’Connor for his scene work in the above episodes where he matched Jean Stapleton’s exemplary work.
    • No Emmy (third win) for Candace Bergin for her hilarious work in the journailst’s appearance on a children’s show similar to to Sesame Street in “It’s Not Easy Being Brown.”
    • No Emmy (third win) for Julia Louis Dreyfuss for her memorable work in the finest episode of Veep, “Crate.”
    • No Emmy (third win) for Michael J. Fox for his essentially one man show in “A My Name is Alex.”
    • No Emmy (fourth win) for Dennis Franz for his grief stricken Andy Sipowicz learning to be a single father to his son following the murder of his wife.
    • No Emmy (third win) for James Gandolfini for the unforgettable “Whitecaps.”
    • No Emmy (third win) for Edie Falco for the unforgettable “Whitecaps.”
    • No Emmy (fourth win) for Bryan Cranston in one of the finest hours of television ever, “Ozymandias”
    • No Emmy (third win) for Tyne Daly as Mary Beth Lacey addresses the diagnosis of breast cancer.

    And we haven’t even reviewed the supporting Emmys.

    Awards are to celebrate the arts, to bring attention to great work. Limitations are unacceptable.

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    Sasha
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    #365608

    ^ They’re already be Emmy winners for that particular role so why have more than two statuettes for playing the same role over and over again? They’ll have already been remembered as Emmy winners. Oh, for fuck’s sake get a grip.

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    Tonbone
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    #365609

    The only time repeat winners bother me at the EMMYS was when The Daily Show won ten times because I got bored of it by the sixth time although I am a huge fan of Jon Stewart I am also a huge fan of Colbert and Bill Maher. 

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