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  • Anonymous
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    So honestly, I loved “Getting On” and both Metcalf & Nash on it, and I find their nominations awesome (I also want to see them as winners this year), but it seems a bit unfair that poor Alex Borstein, and even Mel Rodriguez were snubbed three years in a row for their hilarious and extremely funny performances on the show. Not the mention the TV Show and the writing as well. I mean shows like “The Big Bang Theory” and “How I Met Your Mother” were clear favorites for years, but this one was overlooked by the Emmys – what a joke!

    Do you guys feel the same way?

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    Icky
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    It’s too little watched of a show without enough wide appeal, and HBO treated it as such from the beginning. I’m just happy it’s gotten the Emmy love it has and unlike say Enlightened it got the three seasons it deserved. But yes, it’s been my favorite comedy overall for the last several years (with the possible exception of Review).

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    Andrew Carden
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    I love it too but frankly, I think it’s basically a mini-miracle both Metcalf and Nash managed to get in.

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: Best Original Song (1979) – That Time Norma Rae Squashed Kermit

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    #1201874738

    Alex Borstein is a horrible live action performer. Her gifts are all in voice-over.

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    Anonymous
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    Alex Borstein is a horrible live action performer. Her gifts are all in voice-over.

    She’s brilliant on “Getting On”.

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    I’ve seen the show and stand by my opinion.

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    Nico Abbott
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    I think that if episode submissions still mattered greatly, and if the voters actually voted based on such tapes, Laurie Metcalf would have one heck of a shot at upsetting JLD. Metcalf’s work on Getting On was brilliant, and she has several episodes that would work in her favor in a big way. Plus, Laurie Metcalf knows how to pick tapes, as she always submitted perfectly while on Roseanne where she won three times in a row. I am not loving this new system at all, at least based on several of last year’s winners.

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    Nico Abbott
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    Getting On has been one of my favorite comedies as well. Given how under the radar it has been, however, and the fact that each season only has 6 thirty minute episodes, I also think it’s a minor miracle (in a great way) that the show got any Emmy love, first with Nash last year and now Nash and Metcalf. I do feel for Bornstein, who I thought was just as wonderful as the others…. in fact, Bornstein’s part is more comedic than Nash’s role, who is much more subtle and has more dramatic moments. But I was thrilled to see Metcalf on the list this year. I think this is a sure sign that HBO has incredible influence in the industry. NOW, will HBO do a better job picking tapes this year? I don’t know. Remember how badly they screwed up Lisa Kudrow’s submission, or even Nash’s submission?

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    AviChristiaans
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    I still remember the handful of us who kept the conversation going regarding #GettingOn when every one was sleeping on it (on forums and twitter). I am just happy the show went out with a bang, as small as it was.
    Many people called Niecy Nash’s nomination last year a surprise, but to actual viewers of the show (and followers of the Emmys), it was one year late. Nurse Didi is a perfect Emmy Comedy character, one Emmy voters embrace time and time again. The perfect balance of comedic elements and dramatic moments wrapped in a stunning homely, motherly role.

    Metcalf getting in this year was icing on the cake. That was one prediction i made with so much hope (and certainty).

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    mikeboy898
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    I’m just happy it got recognized in the first place! For such a tiny little gem of a show, it truly is a miracle. I’ll miss ya, Getting On!

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    CanadianFan
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    Wonderful show, and I’m overjoyed by Nash and Metcalf’s noms.

    I suppose a writing nom for the series finale would have been greedy.

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    Madson Melo
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    I loved that, at least, got the nomination. I think Borstein is the MVP of the show, but Metcalf and Nash are close.

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