Do Emmy voters hate Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, ‘Outlander’?

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  • Marcus Dixon
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    Many fans of Starz’ “Outlander” thought the show would get top nominations for Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, and lots of tech bids. But when Emmy nominations came out, it only had one nom: Best Music Composition for Bear McCreary. What happened? Why was the show skunked? Do Emmy voters simply hate “Outlander”?

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    Bradley Weir
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    #357600

    Yes they hate it, because it is an over-rated, lower quality Game of Thrones. There are a hundred shows better.

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    Sasha
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    #357601

    Hate? To hate something you have to know about its existence first.

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    AMG
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    Is this site sponsored by Outlander or something?

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    CanadianFan
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    The story so far:

    ‘Outlander’ fans launched a very coordinated campaign across multiple websites to try to get the show awards recognition, which somehow convinced Starz to dedicate money to the effort, which led to multiple articles being written to hype up the show’s chances at the Emmys (follow the money), which led to Tom putting Caitriona Balfe in his predictions (for a brief time), which led to shocking (not really) snubs of the show because it was never on the Emmy radar in the first place, which has now led to this thread about the hatred of ‘Outlander’ even though none of the omissions qualify as snubs because no one outside of the crazy ‘Outlander’ fanbase bought into it anyway.

    Whew. 

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    Reis
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    The Emmy voters I don’t know, but I’m starting to hate this series because of this unnecessary indignation of the fanbase.
    Outlander is very good, Caitriona and Sam give great performances, but I think the only one that deserved be nominated this year is Tobias Menzes. 

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    FrozenBarbie
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    I dunno….  A friend loaned me the complete first season, because she loved it, and thought I would, too… but I didn’t last through the first episode. That’s all I could stand. Maybe the voters didn’t downright hate it, but maybe there just wasn’t enough “there” there to interest them. There were more deserving shows that didn’t get nominated.

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    Denis
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    Balfe is good, the rest of the show is passable in all aspects, CanadianFan’s explanation is the main reason for the unjustified fanbase disappointment for that so called “snub”. We should be talking about why Mads Mikkelsen, hannibal in general, The Americans , Louis Smith, The Walking Dead,  and Rectify were all snubbed without a reason.

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    eastwest
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    #357607

    Again, “I don’t understand the question”.

    And over used Kermit meme with Canada’s freshly brewed tea! 

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    babypook
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    Well, I dont know anything about Outlander’s “fan base”; and quite frankly, I dont give a sh_t. The show however, has been picked up for more seasons. And that’s fine with me. It’s one of the very few television shows that I watched last year.

    What I’d like to know is, what are the writers going to do with potentially changing history? They’d better get an actual historian in there guiding the writers, or it could be a fiasco.

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    Halo_Insider
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    Yeah, to be honest, I had no idea that the show existed until I saw Balfe rank so highly in the predictions center and heard Tom mention her on that group chat a while back. I felt like I’d just woken up from a long sleep and had missed something.

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    Carlos
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    i would think its because for some reason it because the cool thing to hate on outlander. I dont think its the greatest show on earth, but i like it a lot and had hope that Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe could sneak. Also, i feel Starz is the CW of the premium channels.

    Also, i know outlander has a fantasy aspect but i never really though about it as similar to game of thrones or a rip off.

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    Tonbone
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    The show is on Starz guys of course the voters didn’t nominate it they don’t even know about it. That political drama Kelsey Grammer was in BOSS was on Starz and if the voters actually watched it he would have been nominated but clearly they didn’t watch it. 

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    Stretchy
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    #357613

    I thought these click-bait topics from Gold derby editors was over with…I guess not.

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    KyleBailey
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    The Emmy voters just don’t care about Starz. Maybe in a few years they will they seem to be stepping up their game 

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