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  • Marcus Dixon
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    This week, Gold Derby’s Tom O’Neil and Chris “Boomer” Beachum interviewed Neil Patrick Harris, and the Emmys host posed an intriguing question at the end of the video:

    “If you have anymore suggestions about the Emmys… we are literally, actively right now coming up with that stuff. So any other thoughts, send them my way, please. I’m actively asking for it.”

    So, Derbyites, it’s time to give your opinions!

    How can this year’s Emmy telecast be the BEST it’s ever been? Do you have any fresh ideas for the show? What do you hope they do more of? Is there anything you don’t want them to do?

    Give your ideas here!

    And here’s a link for the full NPH interview:
    http://www.goldderby.com/videos/64/637/neil-patrick-harris-qa-%27how-i-met-your-mother%27-tony-awards-emmy-awards.html

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    Riley
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    #282154

    The drama montage needs to be as epically edited as the 2010 one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqBtpD0xOCA.

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    Awardzilla
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    Change the layout. As opposed to presenting all of comedy, then all variety etc. why not present it Supporting actors first (Comedy, mini, drama), then variety, then writers & directors (comedy, mini, drama), then reality, then lead actors (Comedy, mini, drama) then all miniseries, comedy series, drama series, and put the year in comedy, mini, drama before the series presentations – to strecth it out. It would keep the show interesting for comedy people. Also the skits shouldn’t be MF this year. And if the tactic above was taken I’d love to see jokes about supporting and/or lead players swaping each others roles, like imagine Sofia Vergara in Mad Men.

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    OnTheAisle
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    I think Mr. Harris is a fine variety performer.

    Many viewers watch award shows to see beloved co-stars reunite. Of course, the running bit of the actors who don’t show up is also a on-going annoyance.

    I think a recurring bit that would be potentially strong would be to announce two iconic co-stars presenting an award. However, only one actor is there and Mr. Harris is dressed and impersonating the other actor. The possibilites of a light hearted dig at some well known personalities is fun.

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    Irishmovielover4ever
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    I liked his idea of having some creative awards presented during the breaks. Do not have the all the miniseries/tv movie awards be at the end since it almost turns into an hour long HBO award fest. If they kept with categories I would go:
    Comedy
    Reality
    Minisereis/TV Movie
    Variety
    Drama
    And safe the series awards (Comedy, Drama, Miniseries/TV Movie) for the final three.      

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    Karl William
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    I agree with Awardzilla that the awards should be grouped by category (writing, supporting actor, etc.) opposed to genre. It makes the show more interesting throughout. Also, this is just nitpicky type of thing, but I would love for there to be clips for everyone, I know that’s not always possible because of time restrictions, but they are always great. I’d love for more “sketches”, but not necessarily to eat up a lot of time. Like modern family’s sketch that they have every year (maybe try a different show for a change).

    All in all he just needs to make this show as interesting as the Tonys somehow. 

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    Jake
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    Use your connections and get Robin Sparkles there to perform “PS I Love You”.

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    adamunc
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    #282160

    I know they always try to push the show towards hyper-speed, but I loved it when they used to show brief clips of the nominated actors’ work as they were calling the nominees.

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    Halo_Insider
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    I know they always try to push the show towards hyper-speed, but I loved it when they used to show brief clips of the nominated actors’ work as they were calling the nominees.

    Especially when the theme music from the actors’ tv shows would play in the background. I always liked that. 

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    adamunc
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    Also, they should get Tom and Boomer to do a song and dance with NPH about the voting process. 😉

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    Kevin Jacobsen
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    I agree, I LOVED clips of the actors and shows with the theme music.  In fact, I know this is very strange, but the primary reason I started watching Six Feet Under is because I was intrigued by the theme song played for Frances Conroy and Peter Krause during the 2006 telecast.

    I also like the idea of grouping by category rather than genre.  I think it would keep people watching if they had all supporting actors and actresses presented first and then later it would give more suspense to have all the Lead Actor and Lead Actress categories at the end, followed by the series categories.

    As far as the “putting on a show” aspect of the telecast, I think it would be fun to have a whole category pulling off a little sketch, like what Amy Poehler organized with the Lead Actresses in 2011.  Those are always fun moments that liven up the show.

    I’m sure there’s something that could be done with Netflix, maybe a group of actors taking jabs at House of Cards and Arrested Development for being the new generation of television and making traditional television old school or something like that.

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    Riley
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    I like grouping by genre, but drama should be the last one.

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    nahborghi
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    The grouping by categories idea is great. I always get bored when the whole “variety” genre start, it would be less tiring if they mix things up a little.

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    SaraR
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    Grouping by category seems like such an obvious move to keep viewers (especially those only interested in comedy or drama but not both) engaged and watching that I have to wonder why they don’t already do it.

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    Beau S.
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    Have Tom O’Neil do a song about American Horror Story.

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