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  • Tony Ruiz
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    #222421

    Are there any submissions that you think are among the best choices ever? Selections that could win in any year!! 

    My top ten… 

    10. Drea di Matteo “Long Term Parking” 
    9. Edie Falco “College” 
    8. Brad Garrett “Lucky Suit” 
    7. Sharon Gless: Not sure of the name, but the one where her drinking is at its worst. 
    6. Roseanne “Wait till Your Father Gets Home” 
    5. James Gandolfini “Whitecaps” 
    4. Patricia Heaton “Bad Moon Rising” 
    3. Bryan Cranston “Pilot” 
    2. Edie Falco “Whitecaps” 
    1. Bryan Cranston “Phoenix”– When I first watched this episode, I wasn’t even a huge fan of the show, but this episode stopped me in my tracks. Cranston’s win here is the most deserving I can remember.

     

    Honorable Mentions:

     

    -Any of Dennis Franz’s submissions…one of the best drama actors of all time

    – All of Doris Roberts’s submissions.

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    iskolar
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    There’s a loooot. 

    I’ll probably give ten episode submissions that won and ten episode submissions that lost.

     

    WINNING EPISODES:

    Edie Falco, “Whitecaps”

    Bryan Cranston, “Phoenix”

    Drea de Matteo, “Long Term Parking”

    Kyra Sedgwick, “Maternal Instincts”

    Doris Roberts, “Marie’s Sculpture”

    Eric McCormack, “Lows in the Mid-eighties”

    Sela Ward, “Pilot”

    Zeljko Ivanek, “I Hate These People”

    Jeremy Piven, “Exodus”

    James Gandolfini, “Whitecaps”

     

    LOSING EPISODES:

    1. Sandra Oh, “From a Whisper to a Scream”

    2. Lisa Kudrow, “The One Hundredth”

    3. Sarah Jessica Parker, “The Real Me”

    4. Jennifer Garner, “Pilot”

    5. Julia Louis Dreyfuss, “One and a Half Men” 

    6. Steve Carell, “Goodbye Toby”

    7. Hugh Laurie, “Broken”

    8. Terry O’Quinn, “Walkabout”

    9. Martin Sheen, “Two Cathedrals” 

    10. Minnie Driver, “Pilot” 

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    Comedy

    30 Rock • Jane Krakowski • “The Ones”

    Arrested Development • Jessica Walter • “Spring Breakout”

    The Comeback • Lisa Kudrow • “Valerie Does Another Classic Leno”

    Desperate Housewives • Felicity Huffman • “Bang”

    Entourage • Jeremy Piven • “Manic Monday”

    Glee • Chris Colfer • “Laryngitis”

    The Office • Jenna Fischer • “The Job”

    Samantha Who? • Christina Applegate • “The Restraining Order”

    Will & Grace • Eric McCormack • “The Kids Stay Out of the Picture”

    Will & Grace • Debra Messing • “The Kids Stay Out of the Picture”

     

     

    Drama

    The Closer • Kyra Sedgwick • “Slippin'”

    Damages • Glenn Close • “Trust Me”

    Grey’s Anatomy • T.R. Knight • “Six Days”

    House • Hugh Laurie • “Half-Wit”

    In Treatment • Dianne Wiest • “Gina: Week One”

    Lost • Terry O’Quinn • “Walkabout”

    Mad Men • Christina Hendricks • “Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency”

    Rescue Me • Denis Leary • “Justice”

    Six Feet Under • Rachel Griffiths • “Timing and Space”

    Six Feet Under • Peter Krause • “Time Flies”

     

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    Space
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    “Whitecaps” and “From a Whisper to a Scream” were the first two submissions to come to mind.

     

    “Phoenix” is another great mention.

     

    I’ll add Lorraine Bracco – “Employee of the Month.” That final moment…wow.

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    EmmyLoser
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    In addition to those mentioned (Whitecaps for Edie Falco is I think the best exampe I can muster), Tina Fey for Sandwich Day is a GREAT one.

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    Slam
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    ^ Ditto for ‘Sandwich Day’. Great winning submission on so many levels. The one that comes to mind immediately (and he didn’t even win for it) is Aaron Paul’s submission of “Peekaboo”. I watched the second season of ‘Breaking Bad’ long after it aired and after the Emmy’s, and I remember just knowing that it HAD TO be his Emmy submission.

     

    Also Rose Byrne’s submission last year. Golden….. jk!! 🙂

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    Also Rose Byrne’s submission last year. Golden….. jk!! 🙂

     

    I was just complaining the other day about the ladies of Damages submitting “Your Secrets Are Safe” despite none of them doing anything noteworthy in it. 

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    Tony Ruiz
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    Just watched Tom Skerritt’s winning submission from Picket Fences. “High Tidings” is a wonderful submission that hits all of the emmy buttons. 

    Range: Skerritt gets some nice angry scenes after catching his daughter right in mid-sex. He arrests the boy for statutory rape, then drops the charges after arguing with his family and his colleagues. He has to deal with a hostage crisis, and bravely allows himself to be taken hostage to save his fellow officers. He then has a tender and vulnerable scene with his daughter where his confesses his fears about losing her. 

    Sympathy and Impact: The hostage scene is tense, and Skerritt lets us see Jimmy’s fear behind his attempts to diffuse the situation. There is also a great deal of empathy in the scene with his daughter where he talks about how unprepared he is for his daughter to grow up. The last scene is really the clincher. It’s quiet and tender, and Skerritt displays a range of emotions with only a few words. 

    A wonderful submission.

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    Morgan Henard
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    Zeljko Ivanek – Damages (“I Hate These People”)
    Kristin Chenoweth – Pushing Daisies (…help me out here. What’s it called again?)
    Patricia Heaton – Everybody Loves Raymond (“Bad Moon Rising”)

    ~Morgan

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    Just watched Tom Skerritt’s winning submission from Picket Fences. “High Tidings” is a wonderful submission that hits all of the emmy buttons. 


    A wonderful submission.

    Both Baker and Skerritt’s Emmy victories were well-deserved — I believe the former submitted “Thanksgiving.” I’m surprised Picket Fences was never nominated for writing or directing (this despite winning Outstanding Drama Series two years in a row).

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    EmmyLoser
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    Oh, good call on Zeljko Ivanek.  That was an excellent submission.

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    unsunganthem
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    1. James Gandolfini and Edie Falco, The Sopranos, “Whitecaps” 
    2. Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad, “Full Measure”
    3. Laurie Metcalf, Roseanne, “Crime and Punishment”
    4. Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss, Mad Men, “The Suitcase”
    5. Martin Sheen, The West Wing, “Two Cathedrals”
    6. Margo Martindale, Justified, “Brother’s Keeper”
    7. Michael C. Hall, Dexter, “The Getaway”
    8. Glenn Close, Damages, “The Pilot”
    9. Lorraine Bracco, The Sopranos, “Employee of the Month”
    10. Alec Baldwin, 30 Rock, “Rosemary’s Baby” 

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Tina Fey should/could have won with Dealbreakers and Tuxedo Begins. Fantastic submissions from somebody who never had a shot at winning with those tapes (because of the way the category goes) and was very much judged as “really?” when the show began and she was announced as a possibility, then a nominee and then an awful first submission. 

    Edie Falco obviously for Whitecaps
    Rainn Wilson for Heavy Competition 
    Drea DeMatteo Long Term Parking and Irregular Around the Margins
    Lisa Kudrow with Valerie does another classic Leno (should’ve been an easy winner that year)

    John Lithgow might be an annoying winner to most, but he had some pretty fantastic tapes when he won, I’ve been watching 3rd Rock from the start recently.
     

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    GoMe91
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    In addition to those mentioned (Whitecaps for Edie Falco is I think the best exampe I can muster), Tina Fey for Sandwich Day is a GREAT one.

    Definitely agree with that. Probably remains my favorite Tina Fey performance. Also, Alec Baldwin’s submission of “Rosemary’s Baby” was great also.

    I think Drea de Matteo’s and Christopher Imperioli’s submissions for their season 5 wins were perfect. It almost makes me wish supporting performers could submit 2 episodes again because “Irregular Around the Margins” and “Long Term Parking” complemented each other so well.

    And this one is a little strange but I remember being really happy that Kathy Bates was submitting “Innocent Man” (Harry’s Law) a couple years ago. I mean that last scene in the car…wow. I don’t necessarily think she should have won (actually, she was probably last on my list) But, still…if she had to get nominated, she chose the season’s best episode.

    Oh! One more! Eric McCormack and Debra Messing submitting “The Kids Stay out of the Picture” for season 5 of Will and Grace. Messing won that year. 

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    David Buchanan
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    And this one is a little strange but I remember being really happy that Kathy Bates was submitting “Innocent Man” (Harry’s Law) a couple years ago. I mean that last scene in the car…wow. I don’t necessarily think she should have won (actually, she was probably last on my list) But, still…if she had to get nominated, she chose the season’s best episode.

    I remember being extremely disappointed she submitted that, actually. Not that it was a bad episode; it certainly has its moments, like the one you mentioned above. “A Day in the Life” was so much better for her, though, which saw Harry purposely sabotage a client in court, and stood trial herself under the threat of being disbarred. That truly was a winning submission – probably not that year, but in general, certainly an award-worthy performance!

    Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.

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