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Can 'The People v. O.J. Simpson' tie John Adams record of 13 Emmy wins?

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  • Teridax
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    Here’s what I think the wins would be:

    1. Best Limited Series

    2. Best Directing in a TV Movie/Miniseries- Ryan Murphy “From The Ashes of Tragedy”

    3. Best Writing in TV Movie/Miniseries- Scott Alexander and Larry Karaszewski “From The Ashes of Tragedy”

    4. Best Lead Actor in a TV Movie/Miniseries- Courtney B. Vance (As much as I want CGJ as O.J. to win here, I acknowledge his performance was too polarizing, with some like me loving it and others outright hating it, see links below. I’m just happy it got nominated, personally.)

    http://www.ew.com/article/2016/02/09/defense-cuba-gooding-jr-oj-simpson

    http://nypost.com/2016/02/23/cuba-gooding-jr-has-made-despicable-o-j-simpson-boring/

    5. Best Lead Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries- Sarah Paulson

    6. Best Supporting Actor in a TV Movie/ Miniseries- Sterling K. Brown

    7. Best Casting

    8. Best Editing- Stewart Schill “The Verdict”

    9. Best Costumes

    10. Best Hairstyling

    11. Best Sound Mixing

    12. Best Cinematography

    13. Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup

    Would it need to pull off a clean sweep? Yes. Can it? I have no idea, although the number of sweeps last year (The Daily Show, Olive Kitteridge, Game of Thrones with its 12 wins) gives me hope it might be possible. Should it sweep? I personally, passionately would argue yes.

    “The People v. O.J. Simpson” was the rare, extraordinary cultural phenomenon in entertainment that is symbolic of why Awards like the Emmys, Oscars and Grammys exist in the first place, for the recognition of culturally significant modern masterpieces that will go on to become future classics.

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    Teridax
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    #1201882676

    So, what do you guys think? 🙂

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    jf123
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    Under the old system, maybe. But I think the new system where there you only put down the person you want to win instead of ranking the nominees best to worst hurst it a lot, especially in the writing, directing, and supporting actor category.

    The three directors nominated (Ryan Murphy, John Singleton, and Anthony Hemingway) are all name directors. Singleton (who is an Oscar nominee) probably has to most respect out of all three, so he could get a lot of name check votes. Hemingway is a pretty well known TV director who has worked with a lot of people and is receiving his first nomination, so he could defiantly get the overdue vote. And Ryan Murphy, while probably being the most polarizing director out of all three, is the one that is being given credit for the show (even though I think Scott Alexander and Larry Kraszewski should be given most of the credit), so he could win simply based off that. So the fact that they are all well known directors could cause they’re to be a bigger vote split and give the award to Jay Roach (who has never lost in this category).

    Scott Alexander and Larry Kraszewski are nominated in the writing category for the pilot along with two other OJ scripts. Alexander and Kraszewski are the two creators of the show, and could win based off just because of that. But the two other scripts (Marcia Marcia Marcia and The Race Card) where more talked about and well received. So there could be a vote split there, and give it to one of the Fargo scripts (which faces the same problem) or The Night Manager.

    And the fact that there is three OJ guys in the supporting actor category could cause a vote split and give it to Hugh Laurie. Travolta and Schwimmer will probably get the name check votes, mostly because they are pretty well respected actors and both have a comeback narrative (even though that didn’t help Christian Slater this year), but Brown was the better received of the trio. So all three of them will get the votes, but I dont know if they will have enough votes to win.

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    Amanda Spears
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    It has 22 nominations in 13 categories. If it looses in one category there goes the record. It has 3 nominations in; Supporting Actor, Directing, Writing, & Editing. Also it has two in Lead Actor. All it has to do is cancel itself out in one category and it’s over.

    Let’s say that doesn’t happen. Is it really going to win costumes over “Game of Thrones,” “Outlander,” “Dowton Abbey,” or “Roots?” No. It really doesn’t belong in that category. So if vote splitting doesn’t take it down. Then the costumes will.

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    jjjmoss
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    I feel like barely anyone even remembers John Adams and or holds it up as some pinnacle or masterpiece cuz it won a bunch of Emmys.

    Plus even those who watch the Emmys probably wouldn’t have thought of it as the most dominant given its lack of a supporting actress nom and losing Directing to Recount.

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    jf123
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    Yeah I don’t think its gonna do that well at the creative arts, I think it will get Casting, but I wouldn’t consider it the show’s safest bet

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    Alienware
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    I actually don’t even think it will go double digit, let alone tie the record. Though it will of course win a lot of awards.

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    I expect 7 or 8 wins at most so no it won’t tie John Adams but it is certainly more deserving.

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    Andrew Carden
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    Eh, I’m awfully skeptical. I’d be pretty stunned if it tops any more than half a dozen wins.

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    WaltEagle
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    Not in a year where those categories are this strong.

    Also, John Adams is amazing.

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    AviChristiaans
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    Come on guys, seriously? Olive Kitteridge might have swept the Emmys, but it did not sweep the Creative Arts categories, because my golly it couldn’t have.

    So ACS is going to win:
    Outstanding Cinematography for a Miniseries or Movie over Sherlock and Fargo?

    Outstanding Costumes for a Period/Fantasy over GoT, Abbey and Outlander?.

    Outstanding Hairstyling over American Horror Story, Roots and All the Way?

    Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Limited Series. Really?

    Outstanding Makeup over Roots and American Horror Story?

    Maybe the ACS i watched did not have the flamboyant costumes, cinematography, hairstyling and makeup and sound mixing that you all experienced.
    Because i am lost.

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    Riley
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    It has all been said. I am predicting seven (series, writing, directing, lead actress, supporting actor, casting, editing). Eight is very possible with actor, but five is just as likely, given the massive vote-splitting potential in writing and directing. It is not competitive in a ninth category.

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    #1201883013

    In the history of the Emmys only 1 show has swept the 7 major categories.

    No offense to the craft categories, but Angels in America holds an unbreakable record.

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    In the history of the Emmys only 1 show has swept the 7 major categories.

    No offense to the craft categories, but Angels in America holds an unbreakable record.

    And thanks to Regina King a boring show failed to repeat that last year. Whew.

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    Teridax
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    It has 22 nominations in 13 categories. If it looses in one category there goes the record. It has 3 nominations in; Supporting Actor, Directing, Writing, & Editing. Also it has two in Lead Actor. All it has to do is cancel itself out in one category and it’s over.

    Let’s say that doesn’t happen. Is it really going to win costumes over “Game of Thrones,” “Outlander,” “Dowton Abbey,” or “Roots?” No. It really doesn’t belong in that category. So if vote splitting doesn’t take it down. Then the costumes will.

    I don’t know, if Margo Martindale can win for her 2-minute cameo here, then isn’t anything possible now with these Emmys? And besides, the costumes were good. Certainly not more of an achievement than Game of Thrones, but they were still good. 🙂

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