Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantJune 17, 2013 at 4:46 pm #281566
What do you guys think are the biggest Emmy mistakes?June 17, 2013 at 5:06 pm #281568
Christina Hendricks losing last year was a massive mistake.June 17, 2013 at 5:06 pm #281569
Christina Hendricks losing last year was a massive mistake.June 17, 2013 at 5:29 pm #281570
Great topic. One recent one that comes to mind is obviously John Cryer’s win in the “Lead Actor- Comedy” this past year.June 17, 2013 at 5:38 pm #281571
Mary-Louise Parker not having an Emmy for Weeds.June 17, 2013 at 5:50 pm #281572
Melissa McCarthy winning Lead Actress in 2011. Probably one of the worst Emmy winners ever. It is also a major mistake that Kim Cattrall and Angela Lansbury don’t have Emmys. They ought to be royally ashamed of themselves.Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantJune 17, 2013 at 6:00 pm #281573
Martin Sheen never winning an Emmy for The West Wing, not even in 2001 for “Two Cathedrals”, his best episode of the series. Also, Lorraine Bracco losing in 2001 to Edie Falco, even though her performance in “Employee of the Month” was inches above the rest of the competition.June 17, 2013 at 6:25 pm #281574
I can remember a few injustices.
BOB HOPES 90TH BIRTHDAY defeating Sondheims
special for the best of the year…circa 1996..
SUSAN CLARK defeating JANE ALEXANDER
Babe beats Eleanor and Franklin…totally ridiculous
BILL COSBY winning 3 best drama actor emmys in a row…
for I SPY
ANN- MARGRET losing to BARBARA STANWYCK
Who will Love my Children vs. The Thornbirds
BETTE MIDLER losing for Gypsy to anyone
ROSEANNE the comedy series…never winning that award!!!
JOHN GOODMAN going 0-9 on Roseanne
ANGELA LANSBURY losing 18 times
STREISAND’S 1966 SPECIAL….COLOR ME BARBRA
losing to Sinatra..although his was quite good
SELA WARD having 2 lead actress emmys in 2 separate categories..UGH!
THIRTY SOMETHING winning drama series…UGH!!!
One of the worst written soap operas of all time..
Ill come up with more..June 17, 2013 at 6:28 pm #281575
100% Agree with Irish Lex and Baue, especially about Hendricks and Parker. The fact that Hendricks did not win for that episode is ridiculous, and just the fact that Mary Louise Parker never won at all is insane she had so many years where she should have won. A scenario where the globes got it right rather than the emmys.
But I also have to add Steve Carell never winning for The Office. And even just to narrow it down, Jim Parsons winning a A SECOND emmy for a completely average episode over Carrell’s equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking performance in his farewell episode of the classic series. I really think Michael Scott will go down in history as much for of an iconic character than Sheldon Cooper will ever be, so that’s really the only reason I can be remotely ok with thisJune 17, 2013 at 6:29 pm #281576
Steve Carell losing to Jim Parsons in 2011 is the first that comes to mind as far as an individual blunder.
The Larry Sanders Show never winning Best Comedy Series is also incredibly disappointing, especially given how Season 5 apparently broke the record for the number of nominations for a Comedy Series in an individual year (16). To see it win once would have been enough.
Jason Alexander losing out every year for Seinfeld is also unfortunate, though I grant that it can be difficult finding the right moment to shine when you’re playing an unlikeable character and your competition is David Hyde Pierce, Michael Richards, and Rip Torn. Still, George Costanza was a sitcom character for the ages, and I can’t believe that the Emmys practically rewarded every feature of show but him. Jeffrey Tambor suffered a similar fate during his tenure on The Larry Sanders Show.
I hardly hear people mention anything about ER, these days, so I’m not sure what the consensus is about this, but I also think it’s a bit of a shame that Julianna Margulies was the only member of their talented cast to earn a prize for her work. The only other actors to be recognized for their work on the show were Sally Field and Ray Liotta in guest appearances. I’m a big fan of John Carter, so it would have probably satiated me to see Noah Wyle get something (really, the fact that the Academy nominated him 5 consecutive times shows that they had to have liked him to some extent), though Anthony Edwards also seemed like someone who really deserved a trip to the stage (something that seemed like it was in his grasps, given his wins at SAG and the Golden Globes). But hey, at least Edwards is an Emmy-winner for producing Temple Grandin (something I only really found out a few weeks ago), so I don’t feel quite as bad about his losses.June 17, 2013 at 6:39 pm #281577
Katherine Heigl winning was a HUGE mistakeJune 17, 2013 at 7:04 pm #281578
These things can be really stupid.
For example the persona above said Jon Cryer last year. Well I watched that category and he had probably the best tape as most of the tapes were extremely underwhelming. I know Jon Cryer is the favorite Emmy whipping boy but he plays by the rules and can’t help it if the state of comedy is so mediocre that he still wins.
Sandra Oh should have won in 2006.
Lorraine Bracco should have had her one moment in the sun in 2001.
Frances Conroy should have won in 2002.
Kim Cattrall should have won in 2003 for Sex and the City.
Veronica Hamel should have won sometime or Hill Street Blues.
Jane Kazcmarek should have won in either 2001 or 2006.
Jason Alexander should have won sometime for Seinfeld.
Angela Lansbury could have gotten a goodbye win in 1996 instead of Kathy Baker winning a 3rd.
Regina Taylor should have won for I’ll Fly Away in 1992.
I think Julia Duffy could have won one of Rhea Perlman’s Emmy’s.
And all the times GUEST actors won either Leading or supporting Emmys like Barbara Babcock, Doris Roberts, James Coco, Alfre Woodard.June 17, 2013 at 7:18 pm #281579
– I second Lorraine Bracco (“Employee of the Month”) losing to Edie Falco in 2001. An outstanding performance.
– Sandrah Oh and Hugh Laurie being Emmy-less. This was a crime!
– Elizabeth Mitchell not getting nominated (AND WINNING) for Lost in 2007 for the episode “One of Us”Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantJune 17, 2013 at 7:19 pm #281580
Don’t get me started on Hendricks’ loss last year! That loss irks the hell out of me every time I think about it. I always wonder how the hell did she lose with “The Other Woman”. If Maggie Smith wins again this year, I am going to go apeshit!