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  • joesilver
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    Since the show is pretty much done when it comes to Emmy wins, do you think Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright deserved to win any of their 5 acting nominations for House of Cards? Were they considered front runners any of those years?

    Let’s recap their 5 acting nominations and the respective winners each year:

    Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (Kevin Spacey)

    2013:
    Lost against: Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom

    2014:
    Lost against: Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad

    2015:
    Lost against: Jon Hamm, Mad Men

    2016:
    Lost against: Rami Malek, Mr. Robot

    2017:
    Lost against: Sterling K. Brown, This Is Us


    Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series
    (Robin Wright)

    2013:
    Lost against: Claire Danes, Homeland

    2014:
    Lost against: Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife

    2015:
    Lost against: Viola Davis, How to Get Away with Murder

    2016:
    Lost against: Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

    2017:
    Lost against: Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale

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    sofan
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    It hurts me to say Kevin Spacey deserved to win for season 1, but as much as I love Robin Wright and Claire as a character none of those times she deserved to win over any of the winners.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Yes.

    I don’t know if they deserved to beat those people and their tapes, who exactly needed to loose for them to win, but to me, yes, they’ve given Emmy winning performances, with Emmy winning characters. Specially Wright in general and Spacey in the earlier seasons.

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    Stretchy
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    Spacey should have won for S1. For S2, though that was between McConaughey and Cranston, I think he’d have had an outside shot if he submitted the premiere, but he went with the finale. Robin Wright has not deserved to win any year.

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    Jake
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    Claire is borderline supporting so if Elisabeth Moss didn’t win for “Mad Men”, Wright was never really winning either (and she apparently wasn’t submitting that well). I personally wouldn’t give Emmy to Kevin Spacey for that role as I consider him too hammy and over-the-top. People who won over him were MUCH better, everyone out of those 5. I guess the year when Jeff Daniels won was the one when Spacey had the most steam with first season. Then Cranston was undeniable, then Hamm did benefit from new voting system and then Spacey became filler, really.

    Glad he never won for that role. I find him very talented and I’m ok with his Oscar wins but it was not him but Corey Stoll and, to much lesser extent, Kate Mara who kept me with this show. When they were killed off almost at the same time, I was out too.

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    Atypical
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    Yes, they both deserved to win at least once.

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    Marco B.
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    If you consider the other nominees, year after year, I think there was always a better one in their category. BUT, merely considering their own performances, they both were deserving of an Emmy – maybe two, in the case of Wright.

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    Borja Lopez
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    Yes, in particular Spacey. Such a wasted amazing performance. Wright was very good, but not the best in her category.

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    Sasha
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    They’re going to award Robin Wright next year. They will want to show how anti-Spacey they are. Mark my words.

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    Hunter-ish
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    They’re going to award Robin Wright next year. They will want to show how anti-Spacey they are. Mark my words.

    Not over the last chance to award Russel, Foy, Maslanay as well as returning champ Moss and new contender Gyllanahaal

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    sofan
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    They’re going to award Robin Wright next year. They will want to show how anti-Spacey they are. Mark my words.

    Like Globes did when she won? That is an interesting theory.

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    jf123
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    Spacey shouldn’t have won at all. He shouldn’t have even been nominated past season 2. Its a crime that he took up a slot this year that should have been occupied by either Justin Theroux or Freddie Highmore.

    Wright never was my personal winner, but I wouldn’t have mind if she won for season 3 in 2015.

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    jf123
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    They’re going to award Robin Wright next year. They will want to show how anti-Spacey they are. Mark my words.

    If they wanted to be anti-Spacey wouldn’t they just shut out the show completely? Honest question

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    Sasha
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    They’re going to award Robin Wright next year. They will want to show how anti-Spacey they are. Mark my words.

    If they wanted to be anti-Spacey wouldn’t they just shut out the show completely? Honest question

    You don’t know how industry works. It’s full of bitter nasty people and everyone knows how much Spacey wanted that Emmy so by giving it to Robin when he was axed from the show would be like spitting in his face.

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    Andrew Carden
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    Given their respective competition, no. (I do, however, for what it’s worth, think Ellen Burstyn deserved that Guest Emmy.) And Wright ain’t winning in the future.

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