July 14, 2014 at 4:22 am #323070
All 3 can win but only one of those will win. But who? Those 3 have great submissions and incredible buzz from their respective shows. Will Aaron Paul make history and win 3 Emmys; Will Peter Dinklage win 2 Emmys; Or will the Emmy Voters go with someone new (Josh Charles) to upset?
–Aaron Paul: The submission will probably be ”Confessions”. A great episode similar to ”End Times” which earned him the Emmy#2. After the interrogation with Hank there comes a small speech in the desert and finishes it with a breakdown in Walt’s arms. And obviously when he gets mad after finding out what Walt did. This is what Emmys like about Paul, his range and impact that he transmits in his episodes. We’ve seen voters give Emmys to same kind of submissions (Jim Parsons, Tony Shalhoub, James Spader, Allison Janney,…). But we know that the Emmys are famous for their upsets and surprises. Will that fact hurt Paul chances?
–Peter Dinklage: The submission will and should be ”The Laws of Gods and Men”. A fantastic episode with an epic final scene that give Dinklage a little time to shine and give such a great monologue. This is his best performance by far and we’ve seen they like Dinklage (Supporting Actor,2011). That monologue is what voters like to reward (James Spader, Jeff Daniels, Allison Janney,…). But he is barely in his episode and that can hurt him.
–Josh Charles: The submission should be ”Hitting the Fan”, one of the most buzzed Good Wife episode. Every year a Good Wife actor wins an Emmy (Panjabi 2010, Margulies 2011, Preston 2012, Preston 2013,) so will that fact helps Josh Charles to upset? And like I said before, the Emmys are famous for their upsets and surprises. That’s why Gandolfini couldn’t win the Emmy#4, that’s why Spader couldn’t, Michael C. Hall, Jon Hamm,… Some big upsets are (James Spader 2007, Bobby Cannavale 2013, Jeff Daniels 2013, Kiefer Sutherland 2006, Kyle Chandler 2011, Katherine Heigl 2007, Dennis Franz 1999,…)July 14, 2014 at 6:17 am #323072
I think Mandy Patinkin also has a shot to win, he is still great in HomelandJuly 14, 2014 at 7:10 am #323073
Hoping for Josh Charles to win….July 14, 2014 at 7:17 am #323074
I think Mandy Patinkin also has a shot to win, he is still great in Homeland
It’s been a while since I watched the third season of Homeland, but I don’t remember Patinkin having any standout episodes to submit. Do you have one in mind? Off the top of my head, The Yoga Play is decent, in which he goes hunting with Senator Lockhart, finds out he isn’t being appointed to CIA director, and then tells Lockhart off in front of the group.
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.July 14, 2014 at 8:20 am #323075
If I mentioned Paul, Dinklage and Charles is because only those three can win. With the weak season of Homeland, little buzz and no standout episodes to submit is complicated for Patinkin to win. And Voight and Carter, just can’t. If Patinkin wants to be a little ”competitive” he must submit ”Gerontion” but with very low chances to be competitive.July 14, 2014 at 12:17 pm #323076
I think that Paul and Charles have equally good submissions, and because Paul has 2 Emmys already, I give Charles the edge. I don’t think Dinklage has as strong a claim this year, and that GOT will be rewarded elsewhere.July 14, 2014 at 2:27 pm #323077
I have Dinklage for now. If he dosn’t submit Laws Of God And Men then ill switch.July 14, 2014 at 2:53 pm #323078
Can viewers/fans of Ray Donovan and Downton Abbey tell me if Jim Carter and Jon Voight have an episode that makes them competitive? Keep in mind that Voight is coming into the category as the Globe champ, plus he’s been nominated for Emmys twice before in his career (2002 Mini/TV-Movie Supp. Actor for Uprising, losing to Michael Moriarty for James Dean; and 2006 Mini/TV-Movie Lead Actor for Pope John Paul II, losing to Andre Braugher for Thief). But then again, Voight is the sole nominee for Ray Donovan. Basically, I’m just wondering if I can write both Carter and Voight off as nothing but category-fillers, one getting in by the riding the wave of love for his series, the other being a previously nominated vet. Thus making this a solid four-way race between Charles/Dinklage/Patinkin/Paul. How nice it would have been to have had a mix of Charles Dance, Dean Norris, Michael Kelly and/or Jeffrey Wright in this category.July 14, 2014 at 3:37 pm #323079
I want to hear some arguments like if you choose Paul/Dinklage/Charles to win why do you think so? What helps and hurts their chances?July 14, 2014 at 8:41 pm #323080
Carter is category filler, but also has his best submission ever.
Anyway, Adri m., what was broken with the previous poll thread that you started a month ago that got over sixty had voted in and had received fifty comments?July 15, 2014 at 3:46 am #323081
Carter is category filler, but also has his best submission ever.
Anyway, Adri m., what was broken with the previous poll thread that you started a month ago that got over sixty had voted in and had received fifty comments?
Because that was before the Nominations came out and now everything is completely different in this category. When I did that post I was solid on Paul winning and that was also because Dean Norris was predicted to be nominated and would help Paul chances with extra screentime. I though that that was the reason he finally wins. But Norris is not in, so that changes things up. Now I’m not solid on Paul chances. Now I think that Charles could be a good spoiler if Dinklage and Paul fail to win. So that’s why I made a new post, because it’s very tough this category. If Norris was in, I wouldn’t have done this post because Paul would have won by a landslide for me.July 15, 2014 at 8:48 am #323082
I’d be disappointed if Aaron Paul wins. He has 2 Emmys and he really wasn’t much of a factor in this final season.July 15, 2014 at 8:52 am #323083
I’m torn. It would be amazing if Josh Charles left The Good Wife with a bang (and while he wasn’t SPECTACULAR in Hitting The Fan, he was very very good) but at the same time I’m this huge Aaron Paul fan and he totally deserves to be a third-time winner and break that record. Dinklage is the weakest of the three imo.July 15, 2014 at 10:35 am #323084
If we’re basing this on submissions, Josh Charles seems like the safest bet. He doesn’t have a slam dunk tape, but his work in The Good Wife has gone unrewarded and this feels like a good year to fix that. Aaron Paul, my favorite actor in this category, was given very little to do in the final season, which makes sense for the character (who, by nature, became emotionally numb) but doesn’t quite equal awards bait.
I really think this category will tell us if the Emmys are going to be CRAZY for Breaking Bad. If Paul wins early in the ceremony, it will be an indication that they’ll be throwing practically everything to the final season of the AMC series all night.
Dinklage, however, has created a Tyrion who, I’ll argue, is even more likeable than his source material counterpart, which is an accomplishment. Some of his acting this year was criticized for being forced, but ultimately, scenes like his courtroom “confession” still get me cheering.July 15, 2014 at 11:13 am #323085
Couldn’t care less about this category without Sarsgaard, especially when there is egregious rubberstamp filler like Carter and Voight. Just default it to Aaron Paul, even though it wasn’t his most memorable season.