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  • Morgan Henard
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    I’m seriously pondering if The Normal Heart will sweep the nominations in Best Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie:
    – Matt Bomer
    – Taylor Kitsch
    – Joe Mantello
    – Alfred Molina 
    – Jim Parsons 

    The other three contenders that jump out at me are Martin Freeman, John Goodman, and Frank Langella.

    That got me to wondering… Has a drama series, comedy series, miniseries or made-for-TV movie ever dominated one category? I know it’s happened several times with four nominees (Modern Family, The West Wing, and Angels in America in the same category of which I speak; the fifth “filler” nominee being William H. Macy for Stealing Sinatra), but has it with five? 

    For that matter, outside of the series above, when has it happened with four or more? 

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    Halo_Insider
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    Hill Street Blues is, I believe, notable for actually getting all 5 nominees for Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series for its second season in 1982.

    Taurean Blacque as Detective Neal Washington
    Michael Conrad as Sgt. Phil Esterhaus (WINNER)**** 
    Charles Haid as Officer Andy Renko 
    Michael Warren as Officer Bobby Hill 
    Bruce Weitz as Detective Mick Belker 

    Continuing its dominance, Hill Street Blues took up all 5 nominations for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series in its third season (1983). It ended up resulting in Davild Milch’s very first Emmy, for the episode “Trial By Fury”. 

    In the first year that the Guest Actor in a Comedy Series category was officially introduced (back when it counted both males and females in one category), The Cosby Show ended up getting all 5 nominees, with Roscoe Lee Browne winning out. 

    NYPD Blue also received all 5 nominations for Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series in 1993 (its inaugural season). Interestingly, that was a case where neither its Pilot nor any of the episodes also nominated for Directing ended up winning, with it instead going to “Steroid Roy”. 
     
    In 1989, The Wonder Years (which won Best Comedy Series the year before) came into the race with a much larger number of nominations. It managed to get 4 of the 5 Writing nominations for that year in Comedy. However, in a hilarious turn of events, all 4 episodes ended up losing to the pilot episode of Murphy Brown.

    Actually, this seems to happen often with Writing, as Mad Men and 30 Rock each got 4 nominees in their respective categories in 2009.  

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    Martin Freeman is lead unless you’re referring to Sherlock.

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    That’s not gonna happen. For one thing, it sounds like most of the support for Normal Heart is for Bomer and Parsons, so too few people will be voting for the others because they’d be ranked at the bottom of the ballot by the big fans and the non-fans would vote others.  For another thing, there could be six nominees.  But mostly, there are still a ton of legitimate contenders, various miniseries and TV movies with buzz.  It’s as unlikely as Game of Thrones or Boardwalk Empire or Mad Men filling the category.  Sure, there are enough good supporting actors to be CONSIDERED, but it’s never gonna happen, and the fans will rally behind one or two, very occasionally three.  Fargo, for instance, is buzzy enough to sneak someone in with a good tape in the final episodes even though nobody is among GoldDerby’s top contenders right now.  The Normal Heart isn’t even Alfred Molina’s most likely nomination.  And Joe Mantello is not very likely at all.

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    I’m hoping this happens. While Mark Ruffalo’s towering performance is the anchor, that ensemble cast is an awards worthy Greek chorus. Matt Bomer lived up to my expectations and then some, but he wouldn’t be who I would give the Emmy to from that lineup. It’s between Joe Mantello’s searing Beatrice Straight’s style rant and Jim Parsons scene stealing performance for me.

    I rank the men in the following: Parsons, Mantello, Bomer, Kitsch, and Molina.

    Whoops, left off Riggins lmao. He was great too!

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    This is kind of obscure, but in the 2003 Annie Awards, the Best Storyboarding nominees were 3 different people from The Jungle Book 2.

    FYC: Ready Player One. Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, Original Score, Production Design, Director and BEST PICTURE (make it happen Oscars!!)

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    In 1983 SCTV was nominated for all 5 Oustanding Writing in a Variety or Music Program slots

    The previous year it was nominated for 4 slots, and won.

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    Great information, you all.

    I feel like I should just predict Matt Bomer and Jim Parsons since Taylor Kitsch still has some ways to go to undo his public persona of box office poison and it sounds like the movie works in spite of Ryan Murphy, but he still holds it back.

    Then again, my prediction of Frank Langella for Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight seems absurd in light of the cultural impact and critical success of The Normal Heart.

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    Then again, my prediction of Frank Langella for Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight seems absurd in light of the cultural impact and critical success of The Normal Heart.

    Where do John Goodman and/or Martin Freeman fall in your predictions? 

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    The Normal Heart needs 7 acting noms to break the Telefilm record held by And the Band Played On. Will it get there?

    Not really the same but in the All in the Famliy, Mary Tyler Moore, M*A*S*H era, those three shows won 29/35 major emmys. And two of those losses were won by spinoffs of those shows.

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    Martin Freeman is a lock.  John Goodman I am definitely going to have ahead of a third guy from The Normal Heart if I predict one just because name recognition is usually enough in the movie/mini categories, even if I am a bit wary of taking Starz that seriously.

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    Martin Freeman is a lock.  John Goodman I am definitely going to have ahead of a third guy from The Normal Heart if I predict one just because name recognition is usually enough in the movie/mini categories, even if I am a bit wary of taking Starz that seriously.

    What’s your reason for predicting Blair Underwood?

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    Voters are going to be watching The Trip to the Bountiful to see Cicely Tyson and once there, they may spot Blair Underwood, who seems pretty respected.  Eventually, his two Globe nominations will translate to an Emmy nomination and movie/mini supporting actor seems like a relatively easy place to do it.

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    That’s not gonna happen. For one thing, it sounds like most of the support for Normal Heart is for Bomer and Parsons, so too few people will be voting for the others because they’d be ranked at the bottom of the ballot by the big fans and the non-fans would vote others.  For another thing, there could be six nominees.  But mostly, there are still a ton of legitimate contenders, various miniseries and TV movies with buzz.  It’s as unlikely as Game of Thrones or Boardwalk Empire or Mad Men filling the category.  Sure, there are enough good supporting actors to be CONSIDERED, but it’s never gonna happen, and the fans will rally behind one or two, very occasionally three.  Fargo, for instance, is buzzy enough to sneak someone in with a good tape in the final episodes even though nobody is among GoldDerby’s top contenders right now.  The Normal Heart isn’t even Alfred Molina’s most likely nomination.  And Joe Mantello is not very likely at all.

    Hmm. The Normal Heart vs. Return to Zero. The former is going to win the TV Movie Emmy and the latter isn’t going to get nominated.

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    Martin Freeman is lead unless you’re referring to Sherlock.

    Martin Freeman is a lock.

    This.

    I predict Martin Freeman will be a double-nominee in both Lead (Fargo) and Supporting (Sherlock). Has this ever happened before? That is, an actor or actress being nominated in both Lead and Supporting in the same year in the Miniseries/Made-for-TV Movie categories. I know it has in other generas (Blythe Danner and Stockard Channing both for Drama Supp. Actress and Mini/Movie Supp. Actress, among others).  

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