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  • Chris Beachum
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    Be sure to visit the Predictions Center to give us your rankings in this category:

    http://www.goldderby.com/prediction-home.html

      

    COMEDY LEAD ACTOR:
    Alec Baldwin (30 Rock) – “Respawn”
    Steve Carell (The Office) – “Good-Bye Michael”
    Louis C.K. (Louie) – “Bully”
    Johnny Galecki (The Big Bang Theory) – “The Benefactor Factor”
    Matt LeBlanc (Episodes) – “Episode Seven”
    Jim Parsons (The Big Bang Theory) – “The Agreement Dissection”

    COMEDY LEAD ACTRESS:
    Edie Falco (Nurse Jackie) – “Rat Falls”
    Tina Fey (30 Rock) – “Double-Edged Sword”
    Laura Linney (The Big C) – “Pilot”
    Melissa McCarthy (Mike and Molly) – “First Date”
    Martha Plimpton (Raising Hope) – “Say Cheese”
    Amy Poehler (Parks and Recreation) – “Flu Season”

     

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    Karl William
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    For Lead Actor it has to be Steve Carrell. With all the buzz and his probable submission he can’t lose. If he does I’ll eat a bar of soap. For Lead Actress I think it’s Linney vs. Poehler. Both have great submissions and bothe are great in their tapes. And of course Parks got a series nod which will help Poehler. Plimpton has a great tape as well and she’s my personal favorite, but I’m going to go with… Poe- Lin- I DON’T KNOW! One of the two with Poehler ahead by a nose.

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    Nicole Kay
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    If Carell loses, especially if he submits “Goodbye Michael”. Is it just assumed that he will submit that? I haven’t watched the Big Bang Theory guys submissions, but Steve definitely should win up against the other guys. 

     

    I agree, I don’t know if they will go with the standard comedy actress (Poehler) or Linney. I enjoy both a lot, but would love to see Poehler win. The academy seems to like them both so it’s a tough call. Who knows, maybe Melissa McCarthy could shock us all. 

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    Chris Beachum
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    Edie Falco episode is now confimed to be “Rat Falls”.

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    Robert Russaw
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    I actually liked Falco in “Rat Falls,” and personally thought it was the episode she should submit, based on some of the purely comedic episodes her competition was probably going to submit.   

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    Chris Beachum
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    Two more confirmed episode submissions…

     

    Louis C.K. – “Bully”

    Amy Poehler – “Flu Season”

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    Trent
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    Louis C.K. has a shot now.

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    Chris Beachum
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    More episodes confirmed today…

     

    Steve Carell – “Good-Bye Michael”

    Johnny Galecki – “The Benefactor Factor”

    Jim Parsons – “The Agreement Dissection”

    Melissa McCarthy – “First Date”

    Martha Plimpton – “Say Cheese”

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    Karl William
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    Martha Plimpton did beautifully she is in the race. Everyone else did well too.

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    Chris Beachum
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    Another confirmed episode submission…

    Tina Fey – “Double-Edged Sword”

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    iskolar
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    Carell gave a very competitive suggestion. He’s really in it to win it now.

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    Chris Beachum
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    The episode submitted for Alec Baldwin is “Respawn”.

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    eastwest
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    Outstanding Lead Actor In A Comedy Series Analysis

    I made a  thread earlier this year and I like to think I was on the money about my impression of this category. I would go on a rant about the snubs here, but there’s no point. Joel McHale is on a show the voters aren’t fans of. Neil Flynn is not on the radar and the press for that show singles out Patricia Heaton and the kids. And even though he’s hysterical, they obviously saw through Rob Lowe’s “I’m a lead actor” ploy. What makes their snubs digestible is that they also snubbed Matthew Morrison, so that’s the silver lining. I think Johnny Galecki does a solid job on “The Big Theory” as the straight man to the force that is Jim Parsons. And I have good will for him from his great work on “Roseanne”. While I understand his nomination, the show got big nods after Parsons win last year, I don’t agree with it, because of what he submitted. This was his best offering? Everyone shines in his episode, except him. I love the straight man efforts from many actors, but one has to make an impression and he doesn’t in his tape. The nomination is obviously the award in his case. Matt LeBlanc comes back to television and the to Emmy race thanks to Showtime’s “Episodes”. I see how the show would appeal to voters since it’s another comedic look about their industry, i.e the surprise nomination for writing for his episode, but this is another nomination I don’t agree with. The clear standouts from this show are the true leads Tamsin Greig and Stephen Mangan. Matt LeBlanc is supporting the main story in his tape and the award-worthy acting comes from the leads. Not a good look. Alec Baldwin’s tape is not as bad as some are making it out to be. In any other year, I think it would’ve been competitive since the episode is classic “30 Rock”, but praise Emmy Jesus that is not the case this year. Louis C.K. receives a well deserved nomination for “Louie”. This show is one that goes against the grain, but it is something remarkable all the same. The mixing of the standup scenes and stories of the character of Louie ala “Seinfeld” makes for some compelling television. The episode he submitted is very strong and, at times, unsettling. I don’t want to diminish his nomination here because he earned it, but it seems like the academy wanted to look cool and checked off his name for the nomination. I don’t see that happening for a win since the show is so different. I think his chances for winning another Emmy are better in writing since this is something that would be meet with more appreciation there than here. Again, that is not a knock on his show or performance. Jim Parsons won last year and returns here with two strong episodes. He’s a scene stealer in Johnny Galecki’s tape and gives a classic Sheldon performance in his own. He could’ve easily repeated, but it’s Steve Carell’s turn! I predict in the weeks leading up to the ceremony that we will be hearing and reading about a industry-wide push for him to finally get his Emmy. That kind of movement and with “Goodbye, Michael” as his tape, I think he’s a lock to win for his final season on “The Office”.

     

    RANKINGS

    1. Steve Carell – The Office

    2. Jim Parsons – The Big Bang Theory

    3. Louis C.K. – Louie

    4. Alec Baldwin – 30 Rock

    5. Matt LeBlanc – Episodes

    6. Johnny Galecki – The Big Bang Theory

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    Ryan_Fernand
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    Lead Actor, Comedy

     

    Will Win: Steve Carell, The Office

    Spoiler: Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

    Should Win: Steve Carell, The Office

     

    Now that Baldwin didn’t choose “100”, Parsons is the only threat to Steve Carell’s Emmy.  I still don’t see how Carell loses this category though.

     

    Lead Actress, Comedy

    Will Win: Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

    Spoiler: Laura Linney, The Big C

    Should Win: Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

     

    Tina Fey and Martha Plimpton don’t have any chance at winning. Melissa McCarthy has a lot of goodwill from Bridesmaids and is on the highest rated new comedy of the year.  However, she is behind the front 3: Poehler, Linney and Edie Falco.  Edie Falco is very respected by the Academy and is the defending champ, but it seems each new Showtime lead actress takes over for the previous one.  This gives Laura Linney the edge.  Unfortunately for Linney, there seems to be a backlash against her and her show.  It even seems the Academy preferred Episodes (another Showtime comedy) over her show.  However, the Academy also loves pilot episodes which Linney submitted.  I think Poehler ultimately gets the win because the Modern Family train is to strong and I think the Academy will want to vote for Parks and Rec somewhere.  Poehler is also extremely overdue (and not just because of Parks and Rec, but SNL too) and submitted a great tape with “Flu Season”.

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    eastwest
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    Outstanding Lead Actress In A Comedy Series Analysis

    This category is strong when whittled down to four contenders. This is another category where I will be cheering on any of the said mentioned contenders for the win based on their season work and episode submission. Melissa McCarthy’s nomination for “Mike & Molly” would’ve never happened without her breakthrough role in the summer hit “Bridesmaids”. Her tape was my second episode I watched of the series and I am hoping I won’t have to do that this time next year. Toni Collette, Patricia Heaton, and Courteney Cox should’ve got in before her. Edie Falco is the current winner for her “comedic” turn on “Nurse Jackie”. She went with a more comedic episode for her submission this year. She’s fine in it, but nothing special. Though I am no fan of her work on this series or the show as a whole, that is a stellar ensemble she has to work with. Tina Fey had a great season on “30 Rock” and she submitted a good episode. Though I would’ve went with “Mrs. Donaghy”, her work opposite Matt Damon is classic Liz Lemon relationship drama and they work excellent off each other. Amy Poehler is the “it girl” in these parts and had an amazing season on “Parks and Recreation”. “Flu Season” is strong episode, but like many mentioned it’s more of an ensemble showcase. Martha Plimpton’s nomination for “Raising Hope” was one of the many gifts on Emmy morning that I still can’t get over. I have become such a big fan of hers and I am happy that she was recognized. “Say Cheese” is an incredible submission, but it doesn’t have a chance because we have a winner here in Ms. Laura Linney. Laura Linney is in a class of her own and that is not a slight on any of the other ladies nominated here. The pilot episode of “The Big C” plays like a short film and Linney is brilliant and luminous (understated and nomination-worthy direction from Bill Condon) in it. This is another category I will say that there’s a lock for the win, because with this showcase and her track-record, there’s no way she’s losing this.

     

    RANKINGS

    1. Laura Linney – The Big C

    2. Martha Plimpton – Raising Hope

    3. Amy Poehler – Parks and Recreation

    4. Tina Fey – 30 Rock

    5. Edie Falco – Nurse Jackie

    6. Melissa McCarthy – Mike & Molly

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