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  • AMG
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    What if we were in a hypothetical Emmy world, where they cracked down on the rules of Supporting & Leading performances.

    One of the biggest changes to this is that Allison Janney is forced to go lead for her role in Mom.

    Would Janney have what it takes to bring down the formidable Julia Louis Dreyfus, or would Janney have to put on her losers face for once at the Emmys?

    Both are hugely adored by voters, with fantastic roles and performances.

    Also, who would Janney replace in Lead? And who would win Supporting Actress with the red hot frontrunner out of that particular race?
     

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    forwardswill
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    Janney isn’t the lead in Mom though. Screentime wise she may appear to be but if you look at the series as a whole it clearly follows Anna Faris’ character while Janney’s character is a supporting character to Faris’s lead. Janney would definitely not be ‘forced’ to go lead as in my opinion there is a clear, fair argument for her being supporting. (If she did go lead though she would still probably win)

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    Choice Chayawat
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    I think she would have beaten JLD. Janney’s menopause episode was a classic Emmy bait: loud, crazy, physical comedy performance. JLD’s Crate, great as it was a submission, didn’t reach that level. Janney would have replaced McCarthy in the lead actress line-up.

    And in supporting actress, I believe Meritt Wever was hovering around seventh slot last year, so she would have been there with Janney out of the picture. Depending on what Wever might have submitted, Julie Bowen could have been the frontrunner to win. Claire getting lice allowed her to do some physical comedy. Kate Mulgrew was probably hurt by dramatic elements in her submitted episode.

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    AMG
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    I know Janney isn’t lead in Mom. I just thought of this because both her and JLD are hugely loved by voters, so if they were to compete against one another what would the result be. The only way the two would be up against one another in any hypothetical situation is putting them both in lead.

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    Gabriel
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    I think she would have beaten JLD. She’s insanely beloved by the TV Academy. I mean, JLD is too, so it’s tough to say, but I think Janney would keep winning in lead if she was submitted there.

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    I think we’d might see a tie for that award cause I really can’t see who’d beat who if the two were in the same category. 
    If we are talking about last year I think Kate Mulgrew or Miyam Bialik would’ve won the supporting, and Janney would replace McCarthy.
    If we are talking about this year, Julie Bowen and Jane Krakowski  would’ve been the frontrunner of that category and she’d replace Schumer. 

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    Rooney Moore
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    Janney is Lead though, co-Lead at least. She plays the title character. And she provides all(and maybe only) comedic elements for the show while Anna Faris is generally trying to becalm her and everyone in the house.

    And yes, she’d win over JLD. The latter already made her shine in this category. Yest they love her, but that doesn’t mean she will win 10 consecutive times. Someone will eventually have to take that flag from her.

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    Amanda Spears
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    Since this show debuted last year and after her Emmy win, I found myself asking; Why wouldn’t Janney submit herself in the lead category? A strong case could be made that she and not Anna Faris is infact the star of the show.

    Then I realized we were reliving her “West Wing” strategy. In 2000 and 2001 Janney, won Best Supporting Actress in a Drama and in 2002 promoted herself successfully to the lead category. Looking back it was a smart strategy. In 2001 the Best Actress in a Drama nominees were; Lorraine Bracco, Sela Ward, Amy Brenneman, Marg Helgenberger and winner Edie Falco an argument could be made that the category was somewhat crowded and if Janney had submitted herself in the lead category she might have been snubbed. But, in 2002, only Brenneman would return with the ladies from the Soprano’s taking the year off. Janney and Brenneman were joined by three ladies from new shows; Jennifer Garner, Frances Conroy, & Rachel Griffiths. 

    Currently their are two contenders Amy Poehler, and Edie Falco who will not be back and Kudrow a strong possibility of not being eligible. Keep in mind “Grace and Frankie” had a shaky season so Tomlin could be left out next year and who knows how long Schumer will remain an “it girl”. So it is very possible that only Dreyfus would return. We don’t know yet what the 2016 race will look like but I’m willing to predict Janney will be promoting herself again after maybe a  second win in the Supporting Category.      

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    [quote=”forwardswill”][quote=”agloster94″]What if we were in a hypothetical Emmy world, where
    they cracked down on the rules of Supporting & Leading performances.
    One of the biggest changes to this is that Allison Janney is forced to
    go lead for her role in Mom.

    Janney isn’t the lead in Mom though.[/quote]I know Janney isn’t lead in Mom.[/quote]Hmm.

    I think she would have beaten JLD. Janney’s
    menopause episode was a classic Emmy bait: loud, crazy, physical comedy
    performance. JLD’s Crate, great as it was a submission, didn’t reach
    that level. Janney would have replaced McCarthy in the lead actress
    line-up.

    Julia Louis-Dreyfus has beaten some very broad tapes
    from Melissa McCarthy.  I feel like she is almost immune to the tape
    system.

    I think she would have beaten JLD. She’s insanely beloved by the TV Academy.

    No SAG nomination for Mom.  No Emmy nominations for eight years of guest appearances between The West Wing and Mom.

    Also, who would Janney replace in Lead? And who
    would win Supporting Actress with the red hot frontrunner out of that
    particular race?

    Mayim Bialik had the next broadest performance,
    so she would be my prediction in hypothetical hindsight.  I largely
    ranked Julie Bowen so low because the voters had overlooked her and Ty
    Burrell the year before when they arguably had the best tapes, so I
    thought that they were done with them.  But they went back to Burrell,
    so maybe they would have gone back to Bowen.

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    Choice Chayawat
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    [quote=”oopschoice”]I think she would have beaten JLD. Janney’s
    menopause episode was a classic Emmy bait: loud, crazy, physical comedy
    performance. JLD’s Crate, great as it was a submission, didn’t reach
    that level. Janney would have replaced McCarthy in the lead actress
    line-up.
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus has beaten some very broad tapes
    from Melissa McCarthy.  I feel like she is almost immune to the tape
    system.

    [/quote]

    In which submissions did McCarthy have broad comedy appeal when she lost to JLD? Of course Mike & Molly is a sitcom, but in ‘The Dress,’ she was quite calm with very brief flashy moments. And her submitted episode last year had lots of emotional moments, which hurt her chances of winning.

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    Riley
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    It has been a while since I watched “The Dress”, but here is what Wikipedia says about the episode: “Molly goes for a wedding dress fitting and discovers that she needs
    to lose six more pounds to fit into her dress.  She drives Mike and
    everyone else up the wall, as she tries to lose the extra weight.  When
    she meets an old OA friend who is now thin, she runs out of the
    spinning class. She picks a fight in the parking lot and gets
    arrested.  Finally Mike tells her that she is perfect the way she is to
    calm her down.”

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