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  • Teproc
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    We don’t have a thread going on this category yet, and I just watched the episodes, so let’s go !

    As a reminder, the nominees and their submitted episodes :

    Jim Carter, Downton Abbey (PBS) : “Episode 4.1” (Episodes 1 & 2 in Great Britain)

    Josh Charles, The Good WIfe (CBS) : “Hitting the Fan”

    Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO) : “The Laws of Gods and Men”

    Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime) : “Gerontion”

    Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC) : “Confessions”

    Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime) : “Fite Nite” 

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    Teproc
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    This is, as always with Drama Supporting Actor, a very interesting category. 

    6) Mandy Patinkin, Homeland : “Gerontion”

    It’s not that this is a bad tape, but it’s not stellar either. He doesn’t show a lot of range, mostly he’s seething through the whole episode, only having a small moment of relief at the end there with Dar Adal. He’s mostly sympathetic but not overwhelmingly so, doesn’t have a ton of impact… it’s a good performance, and in a weak year with outside factors favoring him he could win, but this is the exact opposite : the field is strong, his show is losing appeal, no one feels like he’s overdue and he has no buzz… I don’t see this happening.

    5) Jon Voight, Ray Donovan : “Fite Nite”

    I was very disappointed by this submission. The show is awful but I expected that : mostly I thought Voight would give a very explosive and over the top performance, but that’s not really what’s going on here. In fact he’s almost meek in this episode as he spends a lot of it pretty much begging for his life. It’s the most comedic performance of the panel by far so he has that going for him, but the show is so bad and his character is so unsympathetic that he really needed a dynamite performance to win here I think, and this ain’t it. He has a lot of screentime and some range, but his show has too little support to get him the win I think. There is an overdue factor here as he has never won an Emmy, but I don’t think most voters will know that.

    4) Jim Carter, Downton Abbey : “Episode 4.1.”

    This is not a bad submission for Jim Carter. He had some strong impact because he closes the episode and is part of the most dramatic storylines in the episode (his own and Dockery’s). He’s sympathetic in Dockery’s storyline and ends up redeemed in his own with a rare emotional moment for his character. He doesn’t have a lot of range though, and has no outside factors helping him : the show clearly still has a lot of support, but has lost a lot of buzz, and he definitely has none.

    3) Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones : “The Laws of Gods and Men”

    Now we get into the main contenders. Dinklage’s speech at the end was probably my favorite piece of acting out of all these episodes, and it closes the episode so it will stay with voters. His storyline goes to a very baity place later in the season too, so he has that going for him since voters clearly watch the show (see the Headey nomination). However, he severely lacks screentime when compared to the two other frontrunners. I don’t know, maybe I should have him second, but he doesn’t have that much buzz (he has some, but the fact that he’s won already lessens it significantly) and it just doesn’t feel like it’s his year.

    2) Josh Charles, The Good WIfe : “Hitting the Fan”

    I always look forward to Good WIfe submissions, because I don’t watch the show (too much to catch up) but I enjoy it a lot, and I actually hadn’t seen this episode yet. It’s really great ! Charles is in it a lot, he has some range (the exchange with Margulies about her daughter was delightful) and impact… this is not a strong a tape as Dinklage or Paul have, but voters will certainly be aware of his character’s fate later in the season and this will give a lot mroe impact to his scenes later in the episode where he declares that he is going to make the biggest firm in the country or something to that effect. The problematic thing here is that he doesn’t really have a “money scene”, which both Dinklage and Paul have. I suppose you could argue that the scene where he first finds out is it, but it really doesn’t have the same impact as Dinklage’s speech and Paul’s scene in the desert. I fear I might be getting influence by the Good Wife fans in this forum by putting him ahead of Dinklage actually, but it does seem like he has the most buzz of any nominee and he’s probably fits the “guy you want to hug” idea very well. Problem is : so do Paul and Dinklage.

    1) Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad : “Confessions”

    Regardless, the frontrunner here is Aaron Paul. His scene with Cranston in the desert is great, and will be especially great for voters who have watched the whole show (so, most of them I’d expect), since it’s been a while since Jesse called Walt on his crap. He goes berserk at the end too, which I wasn’t a huge fan of, but Emmy voters have shown time and time again that they love this type of stuff. My only fear there is that his whole final scene will be impossible to udnerstand for someone who doesn’t watch the show religiously, because you ahve to remember that Walt got the ricin cigarette from Saul and all that happened two seasons ago… I don’t know, this may be nitpicking since obviously Emmy voters watch Breaking Bad, but this could hurt him, as well as the fact that he’s won twice obviously. 

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    I want either Peter, Josh or Mandy to win.
    but somehow i feel Voight winning, the fact that he never win an emmy surely helps. 

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    Tonbone
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    Aaron Paul BREAKING BAD that is all I have to say!!!

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    GoMe91
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    I actually quite liked Voight’s tape…but I too was expecting something more over the top and explosive (the way regular viewers were talking about his performance). 

    Right now, I have no idea who’s going to win but I want Josh Charles to win. 

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    FreemanGriffin
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    Josh Charles is my #1 choice, with Jim Carter in a close second. I dislike Aaron Paul’s acting choices, and would be disappointed if Jon Voight or Mandy Patinkin were to win.

    1. Josh Charles, The Good Wife
    2. Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
    3. Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones
    4. Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
    5. Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
    6. Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

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    I haven’t seen all these submissions but somehow I feel that Jim Carter is going to win.

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    Teproc
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    Josh Charles is my #1 choice, with Jim Carter in a close second. I dislike Aaron Paul’s acting choices, and would be disappointed if Jon Voight or Mandy Patinkin were to win.

    1. Josh Charles, The Good Wife
    2. Jim Carter, Downton Abbey
    3. Peter Dinklage, Game Of Thrones
    4. Mandy Patinkin, Homeland
    5. Jon Voight, Ray Donovan
    6. Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad

    I’m assuming that’s how you’d vote, but what do you think will actaully happen ? 

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