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  • Anonymous
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    I was surprised when I found out that Batman was nominated for best comedy series in 1966 as was Frank Gorshin in comedy supporting actor for playing the Riddler. This made me wonder if a modern show could do it. In my opinion, Jessica Jones was snubbed at the last golden globes and emmy’s and globes for basically everything. And Vincent D’onofrio should have been nominated in supporting actor for Daredevil season 1 and guest for season 2. This year could be the first time a superhero show has a chance at the emmy’s and globes. Mahershala Ali nd Alfre Woodard both have a shot of getting nominated for luke cage. Also, Legion is the new Noah Hawley series, who delivered Fargo. The emmy’s love Fargo and FX, as well as Jean Smart who will be in the show, so I would not be surprised if the show can be successful at the Emmy’s. Also, Iron Fist might have a slight chance of getting in. Also, 2018 will see Sigouney Weaver playing the Villain in The Defender, which will be a mini series,. Those categories will me much less competitive, so they will hopefully be able to make a dent at the Emmy’s. Does anybody else think superhero shows have a chance? what nominations can they get?

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    sofan
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    Both Daredevil and Jessica Jones were snubbed in main categories so I don’t know, probably it’d have to be the next big thing a la Game of Thrones but only with superheroes instead of dragons.

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    Riley
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    The superhero genre has surprisingly been television’s most reliable lately. Almost all of them after Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.—the first of the modern era—have been pretty well received.

    The Flash got a TCA nomination. Gotham has been nominated for seven Emmys. Agent Carter, Supergirl and Arrow all debuted in the seventies on Metacritic. And the three Netflix entries (Jessica Jones, Daredevil and Luke Cage) so far have been both commercial and critical successes. I feel like Legends of Tomorrow is the only one that nobody likes.

    It is interesting that even the critics have managed to snub these shows at their awards so far. Jessica Jones ranked seventeenth in the HitFix year-end critics’ poll. Taking out anthologies, comedies and dramas from the first half of the year, it was sixth. Yet it was not one of the seven Best Drama Series nominees for the Critics’ Choice half year. And despite reviews almost as good, Daredevil appeared on just one critic’s list (in ninth place). So there does seem to be a stigma with superhero shows where people are not taking them seriously when it comes to awards, even if they enjoy watching them. (See also the Oscar snub of The Dark Knight.)

    But with such a great track record for being at least “good” and so many new superhero shows coming out every year, one eventually is going to boil over. Legion might be it, just because of the combined cachet of Noah Hawley and FX.

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    I would hope this year could see at least one acting or writing nomination.

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    jacob121
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    I was also disappointed that Jessica Jones failed to break through. It had the critical backing and appeared on an Emmy respected platform so it seemed like a good bet. Ritter couldn’t even get a Globe nom!

    Because of that, I am hesitant about any super hero themed show becoming successful on the awards circuit – agreed, though, that I am very much looking forward to Legion.

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    My answer to this question is simple: no. These shows will probably never break through to the top categories at the Emmys and Golden Globes for the same reason that superhero films never break into the top categories at the Oscars: they’re all basically the same type of show with the same type of premise. Yes, some shows may be lighter or darker in tone from others, but at the end of the day, there really isn’t that much difference between them.

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    It would help if there was more of a consensus great one, that was well-plotted throughout its season. I’d think Marvel has the clout to break through at some point, but every Marvel season has been half-broken IMO.

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    My answer to this question is simple: no. These shows will probably never break through to the top categories at the Emmys and Golden Globes for the same reason that superhero films never break into the top categories at the Oscars: they’re all basically the same type of show with the same type of premise. Yes, some shows may be lighter or darker in tone from others, but at the end of the day, there really isn’t that much difference between them.

    SLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY

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    My answer to this question is simple: no. These shows will probably never break through to the top categories at the Emmys and Golden Globes for the same reason that superhero films never break into the top categories at the Oscars: they’re all basically the same type of show with the same type of premise. Yes, some shows may be lighter or darker in tone from others, but at the end of the day, there really isn’t that much difference between them.

     

    that is simply not true. Jessica jones was not even a superhero show, it is a story about a women who happens to have superpowers who uses them as she endures with her harmful past of rape and mind control. Luke Cage is a show about a bullet proof black man, not a superhero show. Legion, at least from the trailers is about a crazy person with superpowers. These shows are not your standard superhero shows. Have you even seen jessica jones and Luke Cage. Because this is why they are not nominated. People, such as yourself, have misconceptions about these shows and just assume they are like every other superhero show, so they do not get the recognition they deserved.

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    All of the new tv spots for legion look amazing. Aubrey Plaza looks so Interesting as well. I hope this show has an awards chance!

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    Borja Lopez
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    Never at the Emmys, possible at the Globes.

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    They’ll have an easier time at the Globes since they have they’re own “young hot girl” agenda and their own “hot new show better reward it before anybody else” tradition, the problem is that you need to be very popular and very well recieved to make it there and so far the Netflix shows are still a little niche. And the CW shows are terrible even for the Globes (I’ve watched some of them and only regularly watch Supergirl).

    So there is a chance obviously, but they really have to have some degree of quality (so no CW or Shield) or some bigger audience/hype (none of the Netflix shows). Critics could help and they do, but the Netflix shows also tend to fade because of how they “air”. The hype has to hold and last like House of Cards, Orange and Stranger Things. You don’t hear much about Daredevil or Jessica Jones after their debuts, much less Luke Cage.

    But of course it can happen…

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    So legion just aired. Not as many people are talking about this as I was hoping. I brought this thread up to see what everybody has to say about Legion.

     

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    That really depends. If they did something like what Christopher Nolan did in Dark Knight or to a lesser extent what DCEU is trying to do, then I think it’s possible. But the reason why they haven’t had a successful superhero show is the same reason why they haven’t had a successful animated show at Emmys or Globes, they probably consider them for “niche” shows and only really have their fans and nothing else. That’s why I think it will have to be like Deadwood or The Night Of as a superhero/animated show and get extremely strong reviews before even the slightest consideration gets med at the Emmys/Globes.

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    My ranking for Most likely superhero show nominations

    1) Mahershala Ali (Guest Actor for Luke Cage)- Brand new Oscar winner who appeared in six of the first seven out of 13 episodes of Luke Cage. He has a very flashy role and name recognition and could easily win if nominated.

    2) Directing/Writng (Legion)- Legions best shot is easily writing and directing. I could easily see the writers going for this. Especially with Hawley’s name. It also has a very visual directorial flare

    3) Aubrey Plaza (Supporting actress for Legion)- Perhpas the flashiest role of the year, Plaza dominates Legion. I have no idea how the voters will react to Legion. It is a superhero show but it really isn’t. It has Noh Hawley and his name could attract the voters. It’s on FX, which they like. If they did watch it, I am sure she would get a nomination and possibly rival Thandie Newton for the win if she shocked by getting a nomination.

    4) Dan Stevens (Lad Actor for Legion)- all the points for Plaza apply for him. There are no open spots in his category though but I’d be willing to bet he’s at least in the top 15.

    5) Alfre Woodard (Supporting actress for Luke Cage)- she’s an Emmy legend, but the category is packed and I doubt they watch the show. She is very good on it though.

    6) Jean Smart (Supporting actress for Legion)- If she gets in, It’ll be a namecheck. Supporting actress is packed so I doubt she has a chance. I think Plaza is likelier.

    7) Legion (Drama Series)- I doubt it’ll make the top 7 line up but with its channel, name recognition, and critical support we can’t completely count it out.

    I don’t think there is any other possibilities for a major nomination for a superhero show.

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