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  • Chris Beachum
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    Be sure to visit the Predictions Center to give us your rankings in this category:

    http://www.goldderby.com/prediction-home.html

     

    DRAMA GUEST ACTOR:
    Beau Bridges (Brothers and Sisters) – “Brody”
    Jeremy Davies (Justified) – “Reckoning”
    Bruce Dern (Big Love) – “D.I.V.O.R.C.E.”
    Michael J. Fox (The Good Wife) – “Real Deal”
    Paul McCrane (Harry’s Law) – “With Friends Like These”
    Robert Morse (Mad Men) – “Blowing Smoke”

    DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS:
    Cara Buono (Mad Men) – “Chinese Wall”
    Joan Cusack (Shameless) – “Frank Gallagher: Loving Husband, Devoted Father”
    Loretta Devine (Grey’s Anatomy) – “This Is How We Do It”
    Randee Heller (Mad Men) – “The Beautiful Girls”
    Mary McDonnell (The Closer) – “Help Wanted”
    Julia Stiles (Dexter) – “In the Beginning”
    Alfre Woodard (True Blood) – “Night on the Sun”

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    Raylan
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    jeremy davies deserves it the most his work in justified was amazing 

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    Ryan_Fernand
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    Drama Guest Actor

    Will Win: Michael J. Fox, The Good Wife

    Should Win: Jeremy Davies, Justified

     

    Michael J. Fox is the runaway frontrunner here but Jeremy Davies has always been a consistently good actor (and until now an unrewarded one) and his performance on Justified was no exception.

     

    Drama Guest Actress

    Will Win: Julia Stiles, Dexter

    Should Win: Joan Cusack, Shameless

     

    Julia Stiles will win ala John Lithgow last year, but she is not as much of a lock as Lithgow was.  I hope Cusack wins who played a role that could have easily been cheesy.  However, she played the role with the right amount of seriousness that it fit the atmosphere of the show perfectly.

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    Nicole Kay
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    I really want Joan Cusack to win so Shameless at least wins the like 1 category it was nominated in. Also, she just deserves it. Question, what is the rule that there were able to be 7 guest actress nominations? 

     

    I would like to see Michael J Fox or Robert Morse to win this one, I haven’t seen Jeremy Davies performance yet though, so that could change very soon. 

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    Question, what is the rule that there were able to be 7 guest actress nominations? 

     

    Ties, or extremely close to it, for sixth place can pave the way for a category with seven nominees.  The same is true in categories where there are usually five nominees, where you can get six like this year’s Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.

     

    I’m still just astounded Jeremy Davies got noticed.  I love him in everything from Lost to Dogville.  He’s been on my radar forever.  His nomination, along with Randee Heller and Cara Buono’s presence in Guest Actress, is proof that at least a few people were really watching acclaimed TV this year.

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    Nicole Kay
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    [quote=”nycnicole”]

    Question, what is the rule that there were able to be 7 guest actress nominations? 

     

    Ties, or extremely close to it, for sixth place can pave the way for a category with seven nominees.  The same is true in categories where there are usually five nominees, where you can get six like this year’s Actor in a Miniseries or Movie.

     

    I’m still just astounded Jeremy Davies got noticed.  I love him in everything from Lost to Dogville.  He’s been on my radar forever.  His nomination, along with Randee Heller and Cara Buono’s presence in Guest Actress, is proof that at least a few people were really watching acclaimed TV this year.

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    Thanks, that is what I figured. Just not used to seeing so many in a category. I personally was most happy to see Randee Heller nominated for Miss Blankenship. If it weren’t for Joan Cusack, I would be rooting for her to win. I wonder if Joan had been billed as a regular in Shameless if she would have receieved a Supporting Actress nom in an already crowded category, or have been shut out like the rest of the Shameless cast. 

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    eastwest
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    Outstanding Guest Actress In A Drama Series Analysis

    The guest acting categories have now become the “pick a name out of a hat” category. The biggest shocker, and welcomed surprise, here is the snubbing of the “Law & Order: SVU” women. While last year wasn’t the strongest set of nominees, this year was stepped up considerably. Randee Heller’s Ida Blankenship was one of last season’s breakout characters, so it is nice that she gets to ride on the coattails of “Mad Men”‘s nominations. She is not going to win though. Her episode is just witty one liners and then her character dies in a morbidly hilarious way. The nomination is the reward in this case. Alfre Woodard receives her seventeenth nomination and the first acting one for “True Blood”. She runs with the material in her episode, but the nomination is more of name recognition than anything else. Mary McDonnell receives her first of I’m sure many nominations for her new role on “The Closer” and its upcoming spinoff she’ll be headlining. I too share the sentiments that it is complete and utter bull**** that she gets nominated for this as oppose to her work on “Battlestar Galactica”, but that is how these things works unfortunately. While she and Kyra Sedgwick have a great rapport, she doesn’t make much of an impression in her episode. She’s reactionary for most of it, but the material makes up for her lack of presence. Stunned that “Grey’s Anatomy” got another acting nod and for Loretta Devine of all people. While the nomination comes a couple of seasons late, I am glad she’s been recognized with a major industry award nomination. I agree that the breakdown scene was not great, but I think she was solid overall in her episode. Like Randee Heller, I love that Cara Buono got in on the wave of “Mad Men”‘s nominations. Her episode is incredible. This is the best example of making an impression with limited screen time. She and Jon Hamm have “mad” chemistry and they play off each other so well. She’s definitely the spoiler here. I think the race will come down to the Showtime ladies. There’s something that is so lovingly endearing about Joan Cusack on “Shameless”. Her trademark quirkiness definitely works here and the episode she submitted is very effective. Julia Stiles gives the high profile performance of the ladies nominated here. Though her arc didn’t reach the heights of John Lithgow’s, she and Michael C. Hall carried this lackluster season of “Dexter” like champions and her episode submission is proof of that.

     

    RANKINGS

    1. Julia Stiles – Dexter

    2. Joan Cusack – Shameless

    3. Cara Buono – Mad Men

    4. Loretta Devine – Grey’s Anatomy

    5. Mary McDonnell – The Closer

    6. Alfre Woodard – True Blood

    7. Randee Heller – Mad Men

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    RJ
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    There’s something about Julia Stiles’s work in Dexter that just never clicked for me.  I personally wish she had done more with the part.  She’s solid, and probably the frontrunner, but someone of her age and status within the industry really needed to knock it out of the park to assure herself of a win.  Remember, the Emmys skew much older than any other industry award in picking their winners — Emmy wins are just as much about who you know/how long you’ve been working/how many friends you have as they are about the sample episodes submitted, especially in the Guest categories.  That being said, Stiles made the best possible choice of submission, so she’s still out front.  It helps that her role is the most high-profile of the bunch, thanks in large-part to the Golden Globe nomination.

     

    Loretta Devine could definitely take this.  She’s been around forever, and this is her first major industry award nomination.  Plus, her episode is about Alzheimer’s — something that an older group like NATAS voters can most likely relate to, and which will hit home for more than a few of them.  After Ann-Margret’s win for an embarrassingly over-acted bit on SVU last year, all bets are off.

     

    Predictions:

    1. Stiles

    2. Devine

    3. Cusack

    4. McDonnell

    5. Buono

    6. Woodard

    7. Heller

     

    The mystery factor here regarding the tapes is whether or not they are edited down to just the nominee’s scenes.  Buono has some great scenes in Heller’s submission — in fact, her work there is more memorable than in her own submission.  Buono’s combined work probably moves her up to 3rd, and she could contend for the win, but just her one episode probably isn’t enough to make much of an impact.  

     

    Honestly, anyone but Heller can win this.

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    eastwest
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    Outstanding Guest Actor In A Drama Series Analysis

    Minus Jeremy Davies inclusion here, this category is pretty blah. Complete side note, I wonder if Zach Gilford had “The Son” this year, if he would’ve been nominated? Anyways, Bruce Dern gets “Big Love” its final nomination. He doesn’t do anything of substance in his tape and Grace Zabriskie is the one who you can’t take your eyes off of (another side note, if she went guest she could’ve got in there) I am tired of Robert Morse’s nominations for “Mad Men” as a “guest actor”. I know the rules, but it is ridiculous that since these voters obviously watch the show continue this nonsense. He’s pretty much there in the background for most of his episode and has a nice scene when Bert leaves the agency. Paul McCrane’s nomination for “Harry’s Law” is as random as they come. His tape is pretty much everything one expects from a David E. Kelley Emmy episode. Quirky characters grandstanding in court, but like most of the actors on his shows they run with the material and Paul does that with his episode. Could careless for the quirk, but his final scene with Kathy Bates is amazing. Jeremy Davies finally gets some Emmy love and I am glad he got recognized for his brilliant work on “Justified”. His episode is phenomenal and he should win, but I don’t think the academy will go for it in a field where the big names have more “Emmy friendly” tapes. I hope I am wrong though. Beau Bridges nomination for “Brothers & Sisters” was one I rolled my eyes at because they love him (I am still too mad that love resulted in a nomination for “The Closer” last year), but his episode is pretty strong. His scenes opposite Sally Field are amazing and he fits in so well into that show’s universe. But I think Michael J. Fox will get it for his highly publicized guest arc on “The Good Wife”. I guess I am in the minority with being happy that he won for his work on “Rescue Me” a few years ago. I didn’t care for him on “The Good Wife”, but thought his first episode was stronger than the one he went with. This race could mirror the situation that leading lady Julianna Margulies was in last year, but since this race has been called since the casting news I’ll be safe and predict him for the win.

     

    RANKINGS

    1. Michael J. Fox – The Good Wife

    2. Beau Bridges – Brothers & Sisters

    3. Jeremy Davies – Justified

    4. Paul McCrane – Harry’s Law

    5. Robert Morse – Mad Men

    6. Bruce Dern – Big Love

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