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  • Kevin Jacobsen
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    Scott Feinberg of The Hollywood Reporter has started posting brutally honest opinions from Emmy voters, and boy is this one a doozy.

    Some choice quotes for you:

    “Atlanta is not funny. It’s very creative — I’m a big Donald Glover fan, I think he’s a huge talent and I wish that show nothing but success — but it isn’t funny, at least to an old white guy like me. I enjoy Master of None more in theory than I do in practice; it’s just a little too preachy and sanctimonious. Similar thing with Black-ish: it’s funny, but I always feel like I’m being scolded and educated, and while I don’t mind John Oliver educating me about obscure things, I don’t need that from a network comedy. It just got a little too up its own ass this year.”

    “I enjoy Full Frontal and I feel like I have a duty to vote for it because the host [Samantha Bee] is a woman, but there’s a certain smugness about that show that doesn’t work for me. Bill Maher? I love that show [Real Time], and I’m tempted to vote for it just to push back against the oppressive political-correctness that he faced [after he used the N-word on one episode this season], but it hasn’t really had any growth or change.”

    “Top Chef? Is that the one with the cranky chef? [He’s referring to MasterChef’s Gordon Ramsay.] I don’t like him. Anyway, I’m a Food Network guy, so that [Bravo show] doesn’t work for me. Project Runway and RuPaul[’s Drag Race]? They’re a little too female, a little too gay for me — they’re fine, but not for me.”

    Thoughts?

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    Riley
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    I know I’m supposed to be wowed by The Handmaid’s Tale—I liked it, but it was a little too monotone for me and everything after episode two felt like filling in time.


    I also appreciate him not giving his preferences on categories for which he did not vote.

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    Atypical
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    “A little too female, a little too gay …” I knew right then before clicking on the link that this was some old white guy voter who was an insufferable piece of shit. And sure enough, all of this was confirmed after reading through his votes. Burn it!

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    LaChienne
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    And besides, there was no way I wasn’t going to vote for Black Mirror, which I think was one of the greatest things on television in a long time and should have been up for best limited series, which is what it really is — it’s an anthology series, not a collection of individual movies. I actually thought “San Junipero,” the one they submitted, was one of the lesser ones, but the whole thing — the storytelling, the creativity, the imagination — is just spectacular.

    Broken clocks, blind squirrels, etc., but my exact thoughts on Black Mirror and San Junipero.

    I actually did find myself agreeing with more points than I thought I would but forgetting Ewan McGregor’s name was a cosmic insult to me. >> And being surprised by the contents in fashion shows and drag races? It’s all exactly what it says on the tin…

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    Reis
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    Okurrrrr.

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    EmmyWinner
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    “…little too female, a little too gay…”

    Then voted for Black Mirror in Best TV Movie.

    What is he smoking?

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    Sasha
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    Don’t you know? Most straight guys get uncomfortable with male homosexuality but don’t mind some girl on girl action. Fucking hypocrites.

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    unbb24
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    “Atlanta is not funny. It’s very creative — I’m a big Donald Glover fan, I think he’s a huge talent and I wish that show nothing but success — but it isn’t funny, at least to an old white guy like me.

    I’m a young guy and I agree with him.

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    Alex Meyer
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    While I enjoy reading these brutally honest ballots, I can’t help but feel Scott Feinberg talks to more voters than he admits (he never gives an exact number) and chooses to use the ballot(s) that he knows can generate the most clickbaity headline and will generate a lot of comments. He probably feels if someone doesn’t say something outrageous, readers will find it boring. Not me. I long to read a “normal” ballot where people just give their reasons without having to make an outrageous comment or two.

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    Lord Freddy Blackfyre
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    “Atlanta is not funny. It’s very creative — I’m a big Donald Glover fan, I think he’s a huge talent and I wish that show nothing but success — but it isn’t funny, at least to an old white guy like me.

    I’m a young guy and I agree with him.

    I agree too

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    Sagand
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    “…little too female, a little too gay…”

    Then voted for Black Mirror in Best TV Movie.

    What is he smoking?

    He chose a bad choice of words; there no proof he’s a homophobe, he was saying he’s not interested in fashion oriented stuff. He didn’t say they were immoral or should be banned he say “they’re fine, but not for me”.

    If there was a show to find the next pro wrestler and a female voter said: “That show’s a little too macho, a little too male centric for me — it’s fine, but not for me.” Nobody would be looking at that comment twice.

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    Atypical
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    People certainly would raise a red flag if this hypothetical “female voter” couldn’t see past her biases when she voted. “I can’t vote for any aspect of Game of Thrones b/c it’s too violent and macho, but it’s fineeee.” Like being “macho” has a damn thing to do with the cinematography, etc.

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    Bee
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    “It isn’t funny, especially to an old white guy like me” Told on himself right there.

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    Sagand
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    People certainly would raise a red flag if this hypothetical “female voter” couldn’t see past her biases when she voted. “I can’t vote for any aspect of Game of Thrones b/c it’s too violent and macho, but it’s fineeee.” Like being “macho” has a damn thing to do with the cinematography, etc.

    I don’t know why you’re bring other races into it, he was only voting in the series race. Of course if he was judging the cinematography race he should have watched and judged based on cinematography.

    But if you think there is anyone regardless of age, race or gender votes for a show on a topic that doesn’t interest them over one that they watch religiously and describe as “a phenomenon” that “I can’t take my eyes off” you’d be wrong.

    You have a different opinion to him and that’s fine. You like RuPaul’s Drag Race and it doesn’t interest this voter. I just think it’s extreme to take that and come to the judgement he’s “an insufferable piece of shit”, or EmmyWinner’s clear implication he’s a homophobe or even Sasha judging him a “Fucking hypocrite”.

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    Atypical
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    It’s not “extreme” at all. He’s in a unique position as an Emmy voter to arrive at his decisions based on some level of objectivity. I didn’t need to even read the full article to know exactly what this guy was about. Those coded terms were him being “polite.” Good on you for knowing his true intent better than the rest of us.

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