June 12, 2016 at 10:41 am #1201849953
Repeats happened A LOT at the Emmys, even under the old system, but with episodes submissions seeming less important than they used to be — certainly based on last year’s results — I wonder if we could see endless repeats under a more popular vote kind of system, like Alec Baldwin winning SAG seven times in a row for “30 Rock.” Could JLD just keep winning until “Veep” is over?June 12, 2016 at 11:40 am #1201849969
She could and she deserves it but for the sake of variety I hope someone else wins this year and she can win the next four again.June 12, 2016 at 11:44 am #1201849970
I could absolutely see Julia Louis-Dreyfus lose for Veep at some point in time, especially since she continues to far surpass records for nominations and wins in the Lead Actress category (if and when she wins her fifth consecutive this year).
That being said, I could also easily see her continue to win for Veep because there hasn’t been one sole competitor remotely close to taking her down. Every season we construct narratives for certain performers who may be overdue or who are having their last “at bat” for a given role, but truth be told there hasn’t been a single actress nominated against Julia in the past four years that the Emmys liked enough in their nominated role to unify behind. Had Candice Bergen’s pilot Pearl been picked up for the upcoming Fall season, then perhaps we would have seen a real cage match between two comedic icons, but I don’t see any performers on the horizon yet that will appeal to Emmy voters in the same way as Julia does in Veep.
Also add to that fact that week after week Julia delivers one of the greatest performances in the history of the small screen, I don’t see any reason why voters wouldn’t continue to support her. Yes, there may be fatigue at Gold Derby after seeing the same person win year after year, but I can’t fault the voters for awarding her performance time and time again; if I were a voter, I would have voted for her all four years, and would be voting for her again for her fifth win, too. She continues to best herself season after season and grow in the role and as a performer.
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.June 12, 2016 at 1:31 pm #1201849997
Like PianoMann said, no one has really come close to beating her.
As strong as this category can be, and hopefully is again this year – JLD is undeniably great in Veep.
Plus she’s overwhelmingly popular and adored by her peers.
Even if Allison Janney went Lead for Mom, I’d still predict Julia Louis Dreyfus to win.June 12, 2016 at 3:29 pm #1201850014
For the time being JLD is pretty much a lock to continue winning. I don’t really see anybody with enough momentum to knock her out.
Unless some show comes along with a performance so grandiose that it cannot be ignored, I can’t see JLD’s reign ending anytime soon.June 12, 2016 at 5:28 pm #1201850079
I suspect she’ll lose, eventually. Likely not this year, barring a Jane Fonda upset, but like the likes of Art Carney and Laurie Metcalf before, the sweep probably stops at some point.