July 5, 2014 at 9:02 pm #321628
Scandal is arguably the hottest show on television when its episodes air. Also, it is a Shonda Rhimes show just like Grey’s Anatomy which was at one point an Emmy darling. Scandal is following a similar path with the Emmys starting small with the nomination tally and with a solid acting nomination (Kerry Washington) I imagine Kerry Washington’s spot in the best actress will stick around about as long as Sandra Oh’s nomination did. Grey’s Anatomy snuck into drama series twice. There is no saying that Scandal can’t do the same. It may be really competitive right now, but Emmy voters are sure to have their guilty pleasure shows and I am almost 100% that show will be Scandal. Scandal will get the Drama Series nod at some point. I imagine it could be now or at least next year.July 5, 2014 at 10:43 pm #321630
it does have a chance, but the competition in drama series is way too high!July 5, 2014 at 10:52 pm #321631
My jaw would hit the floor, and Kerry Washington would instantly become my frontrunner. Surely this doesn’t happen though…July 6, 2014 at 12:41 am #321632
It did get a Peabody Award, was on the American Film Insitute top ten and got three guild nominations, so it is arguably more likely than something like The Americans, but it is too crowded. Yes, it is the highest-rated drama in the key demographic on the big four, but that does not matter so much when three cable dramas are ahead of it. Unlike Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal is also not going to be nominated for writing, directing or casting.July 6, 2014 at 3:07 am #321633
I remember thinking last year that if Scandal maintained its popularity it might into series this year. I don’t think that anymore.
‘Grey’s did not sneak into drama series. It was a lock for a nod both of the seasons it got in and was considered a potential winner both years. Scandal doesn’t quite have the acclaim as ‘Grey’s at its peak nor is it quite as big of a pop culture phenom. Back then Grey’s romance and melodrama was considered a welcome alternative to the broadcast crime procedurals which were starting to dominate. Scandal is much more of a pulpy, ridiculous show (at least compared to Grey’s early years). Also, this season of Scandal has received far more criticism than the previous. Perhaps if there were a couple of wide open slots something more populist like Scandal could make it in ala True Blood a few years ago. There’s too much competition this year.July 6, 2014 at 11:40 am #321634
It’s possible. This catagory is pretty tough though given the others.July 6, 2014 at 12:09 pm #321635
Yes, it doesn’t have a chance.July 6, 2014 at 1:48 pm #321636
If there’s one broadcast show that will get into Drama Series, it is The Good Wife, not Scandal.July 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm #321637
It’s a strong enough show to at least be considered but it doesn’t have much of a chance based on competition. I think there are probably 10 shows I would put ahead of it (in terms of chances of being nominated)July 6, 2014 at 2:22 pm #321638
Does it have a chance? Probably. Will it make it in? I hope not. And I watch the show each week. I’ve just started rolling my eyes so much more at it this year. The speechifying is ridiculous. I feel bad for Joe Morton. At least Khandi Alexander got some fun villainous moments. But to me, the side stories have just gotten out of hand (Huck and Quinn? I vomited a little in my mouth)July 6, 2014 at 2:22 pm #321639
No, it doesn’t. If there’s a network slot to be had in Drama Series this year, it’s “The Good Wife”‘s to lose.July 6, 2014 at 2:33 pm #321640
Who has the better shot and why out of Kate Burton and Khandi Alexander for a second guest actress slot?July 6, 2014 at 2:47 pm #321641
I think it has a remote chance but would be a huge surprise. It faces very different competition than greys did with the whole rise of cable, so while 5-10 years ago it probably would have gotten in, it wont nowJuly 6, 2014 at 3:45 pm #321642
Who has the better shot and why out of Kate Burton and Khandi Alexander for a second guest actress slot?
I predicted Kate Burton and Lisa Kudrow. I’m hoping at least Kate Burton gets in. I don’t really have a reason. I just feel like Burton is more of an Emmy favorite. She been nominated for a Shonda Rhimes show before.