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  • KyleBailey
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    Entertainment Weekly has already gotten a hold of four Emmy voters, a Showrunner, Actress, Sitcom Writer, and Director. All together, here are their votes: 

    Best Drama:

    Homeland- 1 
    Mad Men- 1
    Orange is the New Black- 1
    Game of Thrones- 1

    Best Actor Drama:

    Jon Hamm- 2
    Liev Schreiber- 1
    (Other voter was split with Hamm and Spacey) 

    Best Actress Drama: 

    Viola Davis- 1
    Claire Danes- 1
    Elizabeth Moss- 1 
    (One voter was split with Tatiana Maslany and Viola Davis) 

    Best Comedy: 

    Veep- 1
    Parks and Recreation- 1
    Silicon Valley- 1
    Louie- 1

    Best Actor Comedy:

    Jeffery Tambor- 1
    Anthony Anderson- 1
    Louis C.K.- 1
    Will Forte- 1

    Best Actress Comedy:

    Julia Lous Dreyfus- 2 
    Lisa Kudrow- 1 (plus an honorable mention as a 2nd place vote) 
    Lily Tomlin- 1

    Here are their full comments. Some of them are quite interesting on why they are voting for them. I know The Hollywood Reporter does this for the Oscars but I don’t remember if they do the Emmys too 
     
     

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    Gabriel
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    Yet again, many of these voters’ comments are just so stupid!

    -I know Tambor will win, but the hair is really the only thing that made me chuckle.

    The sight of a man playing a trans woman wearing a wig is funny? Kinda offensive, but okay.

    -“Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is hilarious, but I’ve never met anyone who’s seen it.”

    So what? You like it, but you’re not going to vote for it because no one you know has watched it? Okay…..

    “I’d give it to Orange is the New Black and creator Jenji Kohan, because she has blue hair.”

    Great reason, right there.

    Tatiana Maslany’s performance in Orphan Black is a treasure. I’m just kidding, what’s Orphan Black? I’d give the award to Elizabeth Moss….

    -If you want to know what Orphan Black is, maybe watch Maslany’s submission and find out? This is such an obnoxious thing to say, because it implies that Maslany’s work couldn’t possibly be a treasure, otherwise he would have heard of it, i.e. one of those annoyingly dismissve “It can’t be good if I don’t know about it” comments that you hear so often in the industry. Ugh..

    “Julia Louis-Dreyfus never hits a wrong note ever. Isn’t it time for this woman to finally be recognized for her work?”

    If that isn’t sarcasm, you’ve got to be fucking kidding me.

    So depressing that these idiots get to vote.

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    Anonymous
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    #359861

    Based on the clues on there I think the voters were:

    Director: Tim Van Patten, 2 time winner, worked for The Sopranos, Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire and they really are some of the most critically acclaimed series. 

    Writer I don’t know, I thought it might be Greg Daniels but he is a 5 time winner why wouldn’t they say that? Also I hate the writer whoever he is for mocking Maslany and JLD. 

    The Actress: Could be anyone literally. I’m gonna go out on a limp and say Julianna Margulies cause she is an Emmy winner, former co-star and friend of Liev Schreiber, she was not out of work after she left ER etc. || Whoever she is though knows a lot about acting, cause those winners are amazing and she knows about the performances, which is a plus. 

    The showrunner is probably someone from Shondaland cause he/she uses the same words Viola uses everytime she is describing her character, and I don’t like his/her winners, Louie for comedy series, really? 

    I’m surprised by the lack of mentions of Cookie Lyon. 

     

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    Riley
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    #359862

    So “The Esteemed Director”, “The Sitcom Writer” and “The Showrunner” are all members of the acting branch?

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    nahborghi
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    They never mention tapes. The Actress says Danes’ commitment to the role is inspired, even though she submitted one of her worst episodes this year. Hm. And there’s some great bullshit from the Writer, who obviously can’t take anything seriously. “I’d give it to Orange is the New Black and creator Jenji Kohan, because she has blue hair.”. Seriously?

    I love the Director and Showrunner’s picks. They seem to care about the process, at the very least.

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    nahborghi
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    So “The Esteemed Director”, “The Sitcom Writer” and “The Showrunner” are all members of the acting branch?

    I was going to mention this. I thought only actors could voter for actors, writers for writing, etc.

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    Atypical
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    #359865

    “Isn’t it time for Julia Louis-Dreyfus to finally be recognized for her work”? Is this person for real? That’s embarrassing as hell. I think we need to stop taking for granted that Emmy voters know anything relevant about their history in the manner that we do here.

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    CanadianFan
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    #359866

    I took that to be sarcasm.

    Maybe I have too much faith. 

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    helmetz
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    #359867

    Please please don’t judge us Emmy voters by these idiots…I mean colleagues.

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    Sasha
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    #359868

    We care too much about these silly awards. Just look what kind of morons are voting for them!

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    Berlin2002
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    #359869

    Margulies is a good guess for The Actress. However I’m inclined to think that it’s Jane Fonda. The anonymous actress stated
    that she saw ” The Search For Signs Of Intelligent Life… ” 4x. It premiered in 1986 on Broadway. Fonda and Tomlin
    were already buds since ” 9 to 5 ” in 1980. The article also stated the actress was an Emmy winner while Margulies is a multiple
    emmy winner to Fonda’s one. Back in the day, Fonda would’ve jumped at the chance to play Carrie Mathison in ” Homeland “.
    I can also see her going from ” Barbarella ” to ” Game Of Thrones “. Me thinks it’s Lady Jane.

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    Bradley Weir
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    #359870

    Stop over-reacting to what the sitcom writer said about their reason for voting OITNB! Just having a laugh, jeez.

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    Rooney Moore
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    Yeah, don’t take it so seriously people. These interwievs are meant to entertain the viewers. Interviewers intentioally ask tricky questions to encourage them give goofy answers and only invite people who are ”funny” to hang out with.

    And only one person from that group had the right to vote for acting categories. The others were just sharing their opinions about it. Writers, directors, and producers can’t vote for Jon Hamm, Viola Davis, Tatiana Maslany etc. even if they wanted to. 
    Again, that actress’ choices were; Schreiber, Danes, Tambor and Tomlin. These are the only names from that list you should care about, if you decide to care at all.

    And that director can’t be Tim van Patten. I don’t think any director would call a show ”overrated” if he’s the one who has directed its pilot.(Game of Thrones)

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    Kimmy
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    #359872

    WAIT… I’m so confused! I thought voting opened up this year where directors, writers, producers, etc… could vote in all the categories??? Is that not true? With the new system, who can vote for who?

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    Rooney Moore
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    WAIT… I’m so confused! I thought voting opened up this year where directors, writers, producers, etc… could vote in all the categories??? Is that not true? With the new system, who can vote for who?

    Every branch can only vote for categories that are associated with their branch. An actor could only vote for Lead/Supporting/Guest Acting categories. Directors can only vote for Directing, Art Directors can only vote for Art Directing categories, etc.
    But all of them can vote for big program categoris, such as Best Drama, Best Comedy and Best Variety show.

    In previous years, only volunteer members from that branch had to vote for these categories. (For instance 80 randomy selected actors had been deciding what would be the winners for certain categories in acting categories, and every member used to vote for only 2 categories at most. From now on, the whole acting branch; approximately 2,000 people will have right to vote for all of those categories.)That is the difference everyone is talking about.

     

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