Did the race stuff in Scandal’s The Lawn Chair keep Courtney B. Vance from getting nominated?

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  • Kahoko
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    I was just wondering because a lot of people felt he was not only a shoo in for a nomination, but a win as well for best guest actor in a drama series.

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    Riley
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    No, voters have just moved on from Scandal.  Its only nomination this year is for Khandi Alexander, but it is mere coincidence that she is being nominated for this particular show.  Her nomination is just to pay tribute to her thirty-year career, which has included recurring and regular roles on Treme, CSI: Miami, ER, The Corner and NewsRadio.  If voters were actually watching Scandal, they would have nominated someone with more than three minutes of screen time in their best tape.  Further evidence might be in the snub for best costumes.  After being nominated for years at the Costume Designers Guild Awards in the contemporary category, Scandal should have been an easy nomination in the inaugural contemporary costume category at the Emmys.

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    Atypical
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    Khandi Alexander would have been a stellar nominee for “Bessie.” I hope that this guest nomination is in part due to her exposure from that telefilm. The “Scandal” nod is kinda cool. It’s Mama Pope, after all. No need for just Papa Pope to hog all the spotlight. She could have submitted a better episode to showcase her character more, but the decision might not have been hers to make. Regardless, her scene is very impactful if it’s the one I’m remembering correctly. As for Courtney B. Vance, it’s pretty shameful he was snubbed. It was a restrained and VERY topical performance that he delivered in “The Lawn Chair.” Not the usual “Scandal” showboating nonsense that earned Dan Bucatinsky and Joe Morton their respective Emmys in this category, which also might be part of the problem for not being showy enough for voters to actually remember. I don’t believe that it just “hit too close to home.” In a year like this with race and transgender issues taking the centerstage in nominations, that’s not a good enough excuse. With Kerry Washington expectedly dropped from Lead Actress in a Drama Series, voters looked to have moved on from the series, and in Vance’s case, it’s unfortunate that they did at this particular point in time. He would have been very deserving for the nomination and the Emmy win.

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    KyleBailey
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    No. American Crime is even more in your face about race relations and that over performed like crazy. Supporting Actor just is a random marking of names in the Drama categories these days. I do also think Scandal wasn’t a priority viewing with voters. You either love it or hate it. 

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    Emmyfan
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    It is terrible that Courtney B. Vance did not get noinated from Scandal because he definitely had an Emmy winning appearance.  Ironically, the only person nominated does not have a chance.  While I do like Khandi Alexandar, but she is underutilized on the show. 

     

    I know that a lot of people are not fans of Scandal, but Kerry Washington, Joe Morton, Bellamy Young, Marla Gibbs, and Kate Burton would have been worthy of nominations.

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    Halo_Insider
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    This is going to sound silly, but – given how much it’s been mentioned in GoldDerby discussions – is it possible that he wasn’t much of a priority and he was hurt by his last name starting with “V”?

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    Tavish
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    Vance had a two submissions (Masters of Sex & Scandal), which could split votes. Pablo Schreiber in the Emmy Ballot 212th, Vance – 228th – 229th.

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    This is going to sound silly, but – given how much it’s been mentioned in GoldDerby discussions – is it possible that he wasn’t much of a priority and he was hurt by his last name starting with “V”?

    That’s what I think too and that’s too bad, because he shoud’ve been that category’s winner. 

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    Indonesian
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    This being Scandal, then Khandi still has a big chance to win.

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