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  • Profile photo of Noni Cuesseabel
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    #325419

    So, Cranston vs. McConaughey.

    Spoiler: Jon Hamm?

    I still can’t get over Jeff Daniels winning over everybody else last year.

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    Profile photo of Marcus SnowdenMarcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    I agree with the general consensus that this race is between Cranston and McConaughey (despite the latter’s poor episode submission). Cranston, however, has always been a great episode submitter (even though his submission in 2010 was pretty questionable), and this year is no different. He submitted his best episode of the entire series: “Ozymandias”. Cranston has impact scene after impact scene. He also shows incredible range. However, the spoiler in this race is McConaughey’s True Detective co-star Woody Harrelson. Harrelson submitted ” The Locked Room”, which contains a very good performance from him. Also, McConaughey’s episode shows Marty in more of a sympathetic light. Hamm ruined his chance by submitting “The Strategy”. He wasn’t going to win anyway, but he could have least gave a fight by submitting ” The Monolith” or “Waterloo”. He is good in ” The Strategy”, but the spotlight is on Elisabeth Moss. Daniels submitted another very good episode, although I’m still surprised that he didn’t submit both parts of “Election Night” instead of just the 2nd part. He has another monologue near the end of the episode, and that can gain him some votes. Spacey also submitted a great episode and his best episode of the season. The episode contains a complete arc for his character, which sees him go from Vice President to President. 

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    #325422

    I think people underestimate Kevin Spacey. He’s got a good shot by submitting the season finale. 

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    #325423

    I think people are underestamating Daniels again. He is as excellent as last year so that’s why I have him 3rd. But it seems like McConaughey or Cranston will take it 

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    #325424

    Cranston has the better tape so I’m going with him. McConaughey needed Harrelson to submit Who Goes There or Secret Fate to get him the win, but now if he wins it’ll be because of his buzz.

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    #325425

    Both TD guys are a threat, but Ozymandias can´t be beat.

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    If there were ever a time to pull out that tired Julianna Margulies/Kyra Sedgwick comparison, it’ll be now. “Ozymandias” still plays beautifully and it’s a crime that Rian Johnson was snubbed again. Easily Bryan’s best submission ever. But Matthew did something very special with Rust Cohle. Such an iconic performance and equally deserving. Bryan serves ACTING while Matthew gives muted intensity and colorful acting choices. Woody is the spoiler if I must entertain that possibility (his tape is really good too!), while the rest don’t even register.

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    If there were ever a time to pull out that tired Julianna Margulies/Kyra Sedgwick comparison, it’ll be now. “Ozymandias” still plays beautifully and it’s a crime that Rian Johnson was snubbed again. Easily Bryan’s best submission ever. But Matthew did something very special with Rust Cohle. Such an iconic performance and equally deserving. Bryan serves ACTING while Matthew gives muted intensity and colorful acting choices. Woody is the spoiler if I must entertain that possibility (his tape is really good too!), while the rest don’t even register.

    When I read the first line you wrote I thought the same, but I was actually convinced you were going to say the opposite, cause it is. McCounaghey is Margulies in this scenario, having all the buzz in the world with TD´s buzz, his performance, his oscar, the whole Mccoinassance thing etc. And then you have Cranston (who of course also has some buzz), that just like Sedwick, has the best tape, one that could crush even the most talked about performer of the year. The only difference is that MM has a pretty good tap, and Margulies didn´t, but everything else still stands…

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    #325428

    Matthew just won an Oscar. He has so much star power in the industry right now. And I think the emmys are over giving Bryan Cranston emmys.

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    [quote=”eastwest”]If there were ever a time to pull out that tired Julianna Margulies/Kyra Sedgwick comparison, it’ll be now. “Ozymandias” still plays beautifully and it’s a crime that Rian Johnson was snubbed again. Easily Bryan’s best submission ever. But Matthew did something very special with Rust Cohle. Such an iconic performance and equally deserving. Bryan serves ACTING while Matthew gives muted intensity and colorful acting choices. Woody is the spoiler if I must entertain that possibility (his tape is really good too!), while the rest don’t even register.

    When I read the first line you wrote I thought the same, but I was actually convinced you were going to say the opposite, cause it is. McCounaghey is Margulies in this scenario, having all the buzz in the world with TD´s buzz, his performance, his oscar, the whole Mccoinassance thing etc. And then you have Cranston (who of course also has some buzz), that just like Sedwick, has the best tape, one that could crush even the most talked about performer of the year. The only difference is that MM has a pretty good tap, and Margulies didn´t, but everything else still stands…[/quote]

    Julianna’s performances during the early years of the show were pretty weak. The last two seasons she has impress the hell out of me. I would say that I can see why her rep. went with that episode in season one. Though the pilot setup Alica’s world, her submission was pretty baity in theory. Alicia’s still dealing with Peter’s antics in a humiliating way and she gets a great confrontation scene. Clearly it wasn’t enough, but I don’t think it was a total misfire.

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    #325430

    Submission-wise, going with Cranston.
    Buzz-wise, going with McConaughey.

    Even if Cranston loses, I suppose it will be okay. No one would ever say “Ugh. He only won three Lead Actor Emmys for Breaking Bad. That’s not enough!” But losing that one to Jeff Daniels last year… That still hurts. If Cranston had to lose, it would have been a great time to honor Jon Hamm, or even Kevin Spacey, which would have given the HOC Directing win more merit. 

    This category is indeed the tossup of the night. The truth is, either will make a deserving winner. But if I was a voter, I would vote Cranston. If McConaughey’s name is called, then that’s okay too. It’s sort of like Laura Dern losing to JLD last year; no one was cheering for Dern louder than I, but when she loses to someone as great as JLD and what she did in her submission, it’s hard to begrudge her win.  

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    #325431

    Submission-wise, going with Cranston.
    Buzz-wise, going with McConaughey.

    This. Also, it’s Breaking Bad final season….

    Gosh, I don’t know! Doubts!!!! 

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    I think Cranston can do it. I really do. He’s in a good position to tie Dennis Franz and ever more with his Tony win.  He has submitted a very good episode to judges (as always) and he shows a lot of range and impact.  But the Emmys just didn’t let Gandolfini and Spader to pull off a 4th Emmy Win, even people though that Gandolfini was going to do it in its final season. And McConaughey has a lot of buzz this year, and has two hours of his performance. ”Form and Void” is good but he could’ve submitted a better episode in my opinion (”Who Goes There”, ”The Secret Fate of All Life), but his crying scene at the end is gonna get some votes, and also the dream monologue in ”The Locked Room”. So, this is between Cranston and McConaughey, becuse let’s be honest, Harrelson is not gonna win. His problem is that McConaughey outshines him a lot and that he doesn’t have a lot to do in ”Form and Void” and in ”The Locked Room” only has two impact scenes. The scene with Maggie in his room and the other drunk scene. And that little crying scene in ”Form and Void”, so the real problem is that the combination of episodes chosen between both of them doesn’t help him at all. That combination helps more McConaughey. And the other 4, come on, it’s difficult to those 4 to get some votes. So yeah, and I really think it’s Cranston vs McConaughey, being the spoiler Harrelson

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    #325433

    There are 5 competitors in this category, with Hamm not really having a shot. If any of them are called, I wouldn’t be shocked, or upset. I’m going with Cranston, just because of his tape.

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    #325434

    I think that Matthew McConaughey can win with “Form & Void,” so I’m voting for him.

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