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    eastwest
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    This comes down to a former winner since she who shall not be named’s network bungled her submission and I am going with Julianna. It’s the most effective performance of the bunch. I do have to say that Lizzy could take this. I saw posters saying that she was a threat and I rolled my eyes, but I have to concede. She’s consistently solid in her episode and the arc she gets to play out is compelling. Kerry is fine, but she would’ve been competitive with another episode. I thought Claire had it in the bag after the turn of events, but she doesn’t. Michelle is always good, but the performance is never going to be an award-winning one.

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    Tonbone
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    I really think hearing Julianna Marguiles’ name could very well be called on EMMY night or Robin Wright although I know it’s a small chance since Julianna has more crying in her episode I think 

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    I am going out on a limb for Lizzy Caplan. I think Claire Danes has far and away the best tape, but I rank Caplan second. I believe that voters may be tiring of Danes walking up to the podium (the audience reaction wasn’t great when she beat Kerry Washington last year), so she might unfairly be ranked low on a few ballots, which leaves an opening for someone.

    I think it’s a fluid race, but the frontrunners are Danes and Caplan. Margulies has a pretty good tape, but it didn’t stay with me like Caplan’s did. Wright has the buzz and the starpower, but her episode is lacking an impactful moment. Kerry Washington is definitely in the race with a teary speech, but I couldn’t divorce my thoughts about how bizarre her acting is, even though it’s pretty baity. I’m not seeing the fireworks in Michelle Dockery’s submission, but I have been known around here to give Downton Abbey a hard time…

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    for me , it’s down to Wright vs. Margulies.

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    Marcus Dixon
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    I just watched all six back to back. Here’s my order:

    1) Danes
    2) Margulies
    3) Wright

    4) Washington
    5) Dockery
    6) Caplan

    In my mind, only those in the top three can actually win this.

    I’m not seeing the Caplan love. At all.

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    My order:

    1. Claire Danes
    2. Lizzy Caplan
    3. Kerry Washington (baity speech)
    4. Julianna Margulies
    5. Robin Wright
    6. Michelle Dockery 

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    Marcus Dixon
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    Are you referring to the speech where she tells Andrew that he has to choose between sleeping with Mellie or accepting the VP position? I think that was the highlight of the episode for her.

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    I am going out on a limb for Lizzy Caplan. I think Claire Danes has far and away the best tape, but I rank Caplan second. I believe that voters may be tiring of Danes walking up to the podium (the audience reaction wasn’t great when she beat Kerry Washington last year), so she might unfairly be ranked low on a few ballots, which leaves an opening for someone.

    I think it’s a fluid race, but the frontrunners are Danes and Caplan. Margulies has a pretty good tape, but it didn’t stay with me like Caplan’s did. Wright has the buzz and the starpower, but her episode is lacking an impactful moment. Kerry Washington is definitely in the race with a teary speech, but I couldn’t divorce my thoughts about how bizarre her acting is, even though it’s pretty baity. I’m not seeing the fireworks in Michelle Dockery’s submission, but I have been known around here to give Downton Abbey a hard time…

    While I agree with your point, I don’t think the audience reaction was a valid indication. They, for no good reason, had Washington on stage with an old woman, who made a lengthy speech about race in Hollywood and shouted “and she had better win this award”, RIGHT before the Drama Actress presentation. Anyone other than Washington winning under that bizarre circumstance would’ve induced discomfort in that room. I don’t know if it was intentional, but it probably wasn’t coincidental after all the talk in the press about having the first black winner in that category. I thought it was a low and manipulative move on the producers’ part, a distasteful display of reverse racism, and incredibly unfair to Danes who had to suffer from the negative social media reaction for her more than deserved win,

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    @ Marcus: Yes (regarding Washington).

    Also, I will admit that I may be biased because I am a fan of Masters of Sex. However, I think there are a lot of people here that are exaggerating Margulies’ tape because of The Good Wife‘s season. I find it odd that Claire Danes is not in the top three in the prediction center.

    As far as what I see in Caplan’s tape, she has nudity, range, context, empathy, impact, etc. Who isn’t going to cheer for a woman who stands up for herself and defends herself against a guy who strikes her in the face? Joanne Froggatt cowers in fear when the same happens to her; Caplan fights back. She challenges the 50’s norms of society, and the camerawork really emphasizes her introduction to the series. At first, we see her in the distance, and we marvel — like Bill does — at her beauty. As the episode progresses, we see her from Bill’s perspective (from behind a desk) as she begins to spar with him in her job interview.

    When we finally see her naked, we expect a moment of sentimental vulnerability. Instead, she eschews the norms of the time, and tells Ethan they should just be friends. I found it really powerful, and I think there are a lot of reasons why men and women would rank it very high (maybe not first, but we know you just have to be liked by everyone).

    What did you not like about it? You have it ranked below Dockery.  

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    Marcus Dixon
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    I find it odd that Claire Danes is not in the top three in the prediction center.

    That’s why I put my 500 point bet on her. 🙂

    I didn’t dislike Caplan’s episode, I just think she’s below Dockery because Dockery has a two-hour episode where she has a great impactful cry scene. In my write-up of Caplan that’ll be posted tomorrow, I mention the punch being a great pro for Caplan but that she lacks a big impact scene that usually determines the winner in this category.

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    [quote=”SxECanadianFanSxE”]I am going out on a limb for Lizzy Caplan. I think Claire Danes has far and away the best tape, but I rank Caplan second. I believe that voters may be tiring of Danes walking up to the podium (the audience reaction wasn’t great when she beat Kerry Washington last year), so she might unfairly be ranked low on a few ballots, which leaves an opening for someone.

    I think it’s a fluid race, but the frontrunners are Danes and Caplan. Margulies has a pretty good tape, but it didn’t stay with me like Caplan’s did. Wright has the buzz and the starpower, but her episode is lacking an impactful moment. Kerry Washington is definitely in the race with a teary speech, but I couldn’t divorce my thoughts about how bizarre her acting is, even though it’s pretty baity. I’m not seeing the fireworks in Michelle Dockery’s submission, but I have been known around here to give Downton Abbey a hard time…

    While I agree with your point, I don’t think the audience reaction was a valid indication. They, for no good reason, had Washington on stage with an old woman, who made a lengthy speech about race in Hollywood and shouted “and she had better win this award”, RIGHT before the Drama Actress presentation. Anyone other than Washington winning under that bizarre circumstance would’ve induced discomfort in that room. I don’t know if it was intentional, but it probably wasn’t coincidental after all the talk in the press about having the first black winner in that category. I thought it was a low and manipulative move on the producers’ part, a distasteful display of reverse racism, and incredibly unfair to Danes who had to suffer from the negative social media reaction for her more than deserved win,

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    The “old woman” that you are referring to is Diahann Carroll and she is a Tony award winning, Oscar nominated and Emmy nominated actress.  Also, Diahann Carroll and Kerry Washington presented an award earlier in the evening and not right before Drama Actress.   I am sure that Diahann was expressing her opinion about Kerry Washington deserving the Drama Lead Actress emmy award and that it was not tied in with the producers of the show.  I think that Diahann should have chose another forum to express her opinion.

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    TomHardys
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    I’ve been saying since day 1 that Lizzy Caplan has a very impactful tape. She will resonate with female voters because of the fierceness of her character (female power!) and with male voters because she is so goddamn magnetic and interesting. She could definitely win. And I hope either Lizzy or Julianna does.

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    Claire Danes is too good in “The Star” to be so easily dismissed. Her tape is movie-like in execution the same way that “Marine One” was for Damian Lewis. I think the only one close to Danes right now for the win is Julianna Margulies.

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    Milo Kunis
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    Carroll and Washington most certainly presented shortyl before Drama Actress. Separated perhaps by a commercial break. But very much in the same fifteen minute block of time. It was so tacky on the producers’ part, and awkward for everyone else.

    I see Danes winning again. My money is on her. 

    And for what it is worth, Washington was undeserving last year, and same goes for this time around. She was a PR nominee, but even all that fire could not get her a Golden Globe.

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