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September 15, 2016 at 11:46 am #1201922941
These write-ups are normally great insights into the minds of myopic and out-of-touch Oscar voters, and now we’re getting them for the Emmys! Thank you, Hollywood Reporter for spilling the tea once again!
Here’s a good one. Not sure if it’s the first one submitted or not this season. He calls “The People vs. O.J. Simpson” “vastly overrated,” and has no love for “House of Cards” at all, it seems.September 15, 2016 at 12:03 pm #1201922943
What I find most interesting about this ballot is how he voted for the 2 upsets from creative arts – RuPaul and Late Show Carpool.September 15, 2016 at 12:21 pm #1201922950
Underestimate Silicon Valley at your own peril!
I have never understood praise for The Americans‘ directing.
This is our ideal voter, eh? He watches everything.September 15, 2016 at 12:37 pm #1201922954
I love this voter.September 15, 2016 at 12:42 pm #1201922957
I agree with him on a lot of it (especially his take on OJ), but regarding his comment about The Americans: “…it features, by far, the best writing and directing on TV.” That’s a matter of opinion, which does not agree with mine. If he had said “In my opinion….” that would be fine, but he states it as fact, which I take issue with. But, many people do that, of course. I’m guilty of it, myself.September 15, 2016 at 12:56 pm #1201922968
Love it! Confirmation over All the Way, Fargo over OJ, Key and Peele over Schumer. As it should be! Also doesn’t fall in line for GOT and Veep. Also calls out the insane House of Cards nominations for such a bad year. Good job voter!September 15, 2016 at 1:26 pm #1201922981
Don’t agree with all of his choices but great ballot overall! Most importantly it seems like he actually watched pretty much everything.September 15, 2016 at 1:36 pm #1201922986
I think this is a voter with very good judgement with some flaws here and there. I absolutly agree with him regarding House of Cards and The People vs OJ Simpson.September 15, 2016 at 1:55 pm #1201922997
Don’t agree with all of his choices but great ballot overall! Most importantly it seems like he actually watched pretty much everything.
I’m curious what % of users here regularly watch what % of the Series nominees.
I know my consumption is on the same level as what GD likes to view as the typical name-checking Emmy voter…September 15, 2016 at 2:04 pm #1201922999
In my case i watch almost everything on the drama side that is worthy of consideration, don’t watch broadcast tv except for some on the CW (Supernatural, The Flash and Jane The Virgen). The only comedies i watch the whole season are those on HBO (except Girls wich i hate).September 15, 2016 at 3:46 pm #1201923054
He is right, The Americans have the best writing and directing on TV.September 15, 2016 at 4:02 pm #1201923059
I f**king HATE this voter, he seems exactly like the type of clueless old white guy we make fun of so many of these Awards for!
Seriously, even Fargo S2’s most diehard defenders have no legit case at all for it being even remotely better than Season 1! The Ted Danson secret language thing went nowhere, almost all the cast felt just kinda “there”, (with Kirsten Dunst and especially Bokeem Woodbine being notable exceptions) and it just felt like the very definition of a sophomore slump, in my book. The story of Fargo S2 was such an overstuffed mess, O.J. was beginning to end flawless, a masterpiece of Limited Series storytelling, and even technically impressive, the Cinematography, the incredibly detailed Production Design of all the offices and houses, and the richly deserved Emmy winning Sound Mixing, Editing, Casting (a perfectly, expertly assembled puzzle of an ensemble IMHO), and even Hairstyling, most significantly with Sarah Paulson’s Marcia Clark. 🙂
Game of Thrones, O.J., and Veep should and more importantly WILL win, and if this voter doesn’t want to recognize the most historically, culturally significant TV programs this year, quite frankly it’s his own damn problem.September 15, 2016 at 4:05 pm #1201923060
I don’t think it’s “vote for what’s historically and culturally significant,” but “vote for what you like the best.” So the only one with a problem is you.September 15, 2016 at 4:15 pm #1201923069
I don’t think it’s “vote for what’s historically and culturally significant,” but “vote for what you like the best.” So the only one with a problem is you.
Fine. You know what, if he liked it the best, I get it. It just reeks of a sad combination of tastelessness and being out-of-touch (EXCEPT on the House of Cards and Silicon Valley things, I pretty much agreed with everything he said on those, even though I want Veep to win very badly), with the general consensus.
And I often HATE the “general consensus”, I don’t follow blindly. For example, I find IZombie, Game of Thrones, and even Better Call Saul a much better written and directed TV show than The Americans. YET… this Emmy cycle has been weird for me, where I’ve generally found all of the frontrunners to actually, genuinely be the very best of the year, or at least the best of their category. So I confess to only bringing up general consensus because I often feel like I am in the minority of a lot of things related to Film/TV, so it feels sssooooo frikkin good to be in the majority for once! 🙂