July 26, 2014 at 12:08 am #325528
DiscussJuly 26, 2014 at 12:19 am #325530
I think this is Andre’s to lose and most are sleeping on his chances. I think it’s a pretty strong submission given the nature of his character. I don’t get the JTF is a lock talk at all. He gives my favorite male performance on the show and it would be amazing if he won, but I don’t think that under a minute reaction scene (that whole scenario felt very tact on and false just to give the storyline some conflict, but that’s more about the writing) will give him an edge. He has a nice bonus episode to help him, but I don’t think it’ll be enough. Fred Armisen is the wildcard here. I was pretty disappointed in this episode after being rivited by Steve Buscemi’s submission. The only character that made me chuckle was the “pregnant” girlfriend, but that’s me being easily amused by drag. Tony Hale is not out of the question with that big scene, while Ty Burrell bungled his submission and Adam Driver rode in on the wave of his upcoming breakthrough.July 26, 2014 at 5:01 am #325531
Honey, you could’ve made a poll!
I do think it’s Andre’s to lose, by the way. Because of character/respect to actor, but watch out Tony Hale. His submitted tape is GOLD.July 26, 2014 at 6:17 am #325532
After watching all of the tapes, I’ve got Hale in first. The bathroom scene has impact, and is probably the most memorable scene of any of the nominees. Not only that, but I personally thought he was charming all throughout the episode, too, like when he tries to stop the reporter from getting back his recorder while the rest of the team is trying to delete a message.
Braugher is in second for me. Not an outstanding submission, but he gets a decent amount of screentime, and there a few gags that I could imagine voters chuckling at (particularly him in the past dealing with the criminal now out to get him). I could see it just being enough for voters to feel justified in name-checking him, given how sparse the category’s submissions feel.
Ferguson could be the wild card, I suppose, but I wasn’t feeling it with his tape. He doesn’t quite get to go broad and zanily over-the-top in his actions (outside of a bit of gesticulation when he dropped his comic in the mud, which I saw coming and still doesn’t give that much to do, laugh-wise). And while his scene with Ed O’Neill is impressive (I especially love the way he silently looks out the car window during the epilogue), it’s pretty dramatic, and that usually isn’t enough to claim victory in a category like this, given how often it favors bombastic performances. Could happen, but I’m just not going with the tide here.
Fred Armisen is a unique case, but even though we were hopeful he would shake things up by giving a Lead performance on a Variety tape, he kind of takes the back seat in his episode. I mean, the “Pull Out King” of his episode’s title is actually Carrie Brownstein’s character, and I got more mileage out of seeing her as a man taking pride in her masculinity than I did with Armisen as the spouse. Can’t remember the rest of his tape, too well.
Burrell has some sweet, funny scenes as his character performs onstage, but it’s all so brief that it didn’t resonate much with me. His reaction to Haley filling in for him with her stand-up was also touching, but isn’t our main focus on Haley by that point, seeing her doing something unorthodox for her? There’s just very little here that pops out for a sufficient period of time. This category doesn’t have a slam dunk nominee, so I could see Burrell repeating if they just throw things out and go with him out of love for Phil Dunphy (who is probably the funniest overall character of the bunch), but right now, I’ve got him in 5th. Though I could move him ahead of Armisen.
I hadn’t seen much of Girls this year, so the season finale was my first exposure to Driver in a while, and without knowledge of his better tapes that others had been mentioning. He’s very good here. Going by the all-around performance, he would probably be my favorite of the category. But it’s also very dramatic, and sprinkled throughout the episode, which I don’t see as a plus. Rewarding Driver as a rising star in the industry could be an option. (Marginally) crazier things have happened. But I’m not comfortable with ranking him higher than 6th place. Seeing him pull off a win would be a heck of a pleasant surprise.July 26, 2014 at 7:49 am #325533
I’m a rookie at this, but this is how I see it:
I’m biased cus I love MF, but I have Burrell in 2nd with JTF in 3rd. I think Burrell is above JTF because he’s funnier in his episode and he also gets to show off the proud dad stuff, whereas JTF is sort of funny in his and the dramatic ending seemed a bit unnatural to me. As much as I don’t want him to win (just because I want Burrell to), I think Hale is #1. Like said earlier, that bathroom scene is probably the most memorable out of anyone else in the category, and he has more screen time than others like the MF guys. The little things like when he’s in the background unsuccessfully trying to life the crate were really funny too. Braugher, who I never understood why he got so much recognition for the show, comes in 4th for me. His episode is okay, and the flashbacks are funny, but he isn’t that hilarious at all to me. I love the show, and I do like him, but I always thought Joe Lo Truglio was funnier as a supporting character, but that’s another thing I guess. Then I have Armisen at 5th and Driver at 6th.July 26, 2014 at 9:00 am #325534
I think Hale is out in front, with Driver in second (I just have this feeling that he will be the next go-to guy if Hale doesn’t win), Ferguson in third (don’t think they’re too keen on awarding him), Burrell in fourth (don’t think they’re too keen on giving him a second), Braugher in fifth (name-checking, but won’t win for sure), and Armisen in sixth (variety performers history just goes against him, and he had funnier episodes, IMO)July 26, 2014 at 9:00 am #325535
If Andre Braugher wins than I don’t ever want to hear that you need to be funny to win in a comedy category lol. He was the least funniest thing about his tape.
I have Hale repeating as they seem to love repeats in Supporting Actor Comedy and for the bathroom scene. I think Ferguson, Burrell, and Armisen have a chance.July 26, 2014 at 9:08 am #325536
Based on tapes:
1. Tony Hale
2. Ty Burrell
3. Jesse Tyler Ferguson
4. Fred Armisen
5. Andre Braugher
6. Adam Driver
Outside factors help JTF and Braugher, but I think Hale has the scene to win.July 26, 2014 at 11:55 am #325537
Who I think will win: either Hale, Braugher, or Ferguson. Could go any which way.
Who I think should win: Adam Driver.July 26, 2014 at 12:44 pm #325538
BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR:
Fred Armisen, “Portlandia” – episode “Pull-Out King”
Andre Braugher, “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” – episode “Christmas”
Ty Burrell, “Modern Family” – episode “Spring-a-Ding Fling”
Adam Driver, “Girls” – episode “Two Plane Rides”
Jesse Tyler Ferguson, “Modern Family” – episode “Message Received”
Tony Hale, “Veep” – episode “Crate”
Where are people watching Armisen and Braugher’s submissions?July 27, 2014 at 12:49 am #325539
I think this is basically a three way race between Andre Braugher, Tony Hale, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
Andre Braugher, could have submitted better. He had a couple really good flashback scenes throughout the episode where he basically plays a different character, but he is really dead pan throughout the rest of the episode. I also think he is over-shadowed by Samburg throughout the episode. I also think this show is to “young and hip” for the voters. But their love for Andre Braugher may give him the trophy.
The one thing that bothers me about Veep is that they never really give a lot of material to the non-Julia Louis Dreyfus cast members. Hale’s highlight scene in this episode is obviously the bathroom/bloody nose scene. But he really doesn’t have that much more material throughout the episode. I also think that Arrested Development’s return also helped him win last year.
Jesse Tyler Ferguson isn’t over the top like his previous MF winners, Eric Stonestreet and Ty Burrell, he is more quiet and subtle which I think could hurt him. He only has one stand out scene in his episode which is the end scene, which is really dramatic and not funny at all. The only really other parts of the episode that really made me laugh because of him was when he dropped his spiderman comic in the mud and when he tells Cam that his dad’s badge was fake. But, he was really good in Ty Burrell’s tape this year. Which could help him considering Ty Burrell really isn’t that funny in it. JTF obviously has the best chances out of all the MF nominees.
July 27, 2014 at 5:07 am #325540
I’m starting to think that this is actually the perfect category for THE upset. It’s a six-way race, every single nominee has something going on for him.
1) Ty Burrell has the funniest/most lovable character of the bunch. He’s just so damn humble and charismatic. He’s never been snubbed and he’s a past winner. He can win.
2) Jesse Tyler Ferguson is one of the strongest contenders of the group. He’s clearly overdue, never missed an nomination since the show’s debut and he has helped past winners Eric Stonestreet and Ty Burrell with his submissions but never got the chance to outshine them. With O’Neill and Stonestreet out of the run and with Ty Burrell submitting an episode that helps Jesse more than it helps himself, I think he’s one of the frontrunners. He’s charming, funny and the final scene has impact and addresses sexuality issues. Killer combo.
3) Adam Driver is an unstoppable force of nature. I don’t know how or when he managed to rise to quickly and started to work with directors like Martin Scorsese and The Coen Brothers (and now he got cast as the main villain of Star Wars! wow!). He has support in the industry and the talent to back that up. Plus Girls underperformed but he still got nominated over the Modern Family guys. That means something.
4) Tony Hale is the defending champion who can pull off a Julie Bowen and win twice in a row. He has a very buzzed/talked about scene which is very impactful (it made my mom laugh! i don’t think that would be possible, that woman is made of stone).
5) Fred Armisen surprised everyone and got a nomination. That’s so random and out of the blue that he could surprise us again and win. He could upset, Portlandia has more support than we think.
6) The Emmys love Andre Braugher and despite the fact that he’s arguably the weakest nominee, there’s something called “name-checking”. Look at Ellen Burstyn last year.July 27, 2014 at 7:44 pm #325542
If Andre Braugher wins than I don’t ever want
to hear that you need to be funny to win in a comedy category lol. He
was the least funniest thing about his tape.
I have Hale
repeating as they seem to love repeats in Supporting Actor Comedy and
for the bathroom scene. I think Ferguson, Burrell, and Armisen have a
Sucks that you feel that way. I thought he was
hilarious. Is it just his submission or did you not like his performance
over the course of the season?July 28, 2014 at 6:09 am #325543
I don’t think Ferguson or Burrell are getting anywhere near this Emmy. Tony Hale’s submission is practically identical to last year’s winning tape. This has been pointed out before – he has a big laughing scene with Julia, then he also has that classic final closing scene where he is put back in his box, and told to stay back while the rest of the team go with the VP… I mean it spells Emmy once again I think. Driver is the dark horse here though, and I think he could win if Hale is vulnerable (he’s not though). Armisen and Braugher have no chance. This Ferguson stuff is wishful thinking again, and has been going on here since 2011. He’s not winning.