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Hey, Benedict Cumberbatch: Give back your Emmy!

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  • Paul Sheehan
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    #352090

    How the heck did Benedict Cumberbatch win Best TV Movie/Mini Actor last year for his hambone turn as “Sherlock” over the likes of Mark Ruffalo’s searing performance in “The Normal Heart” and Martin Freeman’s seriocomic work in “Fargo”?

    Sure, Freeman got a consolation prize by taking home the supporting award for “Sherlock” and Ruffalo shared in the TV Movie win, but both were far more deserving than Cumberbatch. 

    Who do you think has won when they should have lost? 

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    Marcus Dixon
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    Matthew McConaughey (‘True Detective’) would have won, but HBO submitted him in the wrong category. Whoever is in charge of awards publicity at HBO should be fired.

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    vinny
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    #352093

    I’m a huge Sherlock fan and his win was a very pleasant surprise but I was surprised when Ruffallo lost too.Saying that, both of those gentlemen and Freeman would have been worthy winners so in my opinion there was no bad choice.

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    eastwest
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    Benedict is a deserving winner. Glad that it wasn’t Mark for that loud and wrong performance. And out of the “Fargo” men, I preferred Billy Bob. An as for the “True Detective” discussion, I still don’t understand the side of HBO were the fools in submitting properly. Matthew would’ve got the win, but I still think their decision to go into the proper category was a sound one. And let’s not forget it was Ryan Murphy and that petty network head at FX thy got this category confusion happening with submitting series into the easier categories.

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    Halo_Insider
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    #352095

    I would’ve greatly preferred a victory for Freeman (in part so that Matt Bomer could’ve won Supporting Actor) or Billy Bob Thornton, but Cumberbatch was much more deserving than Ruffalo that year, and the win almost makes up for his loss in 2012.

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    Andrew Eng
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    Cumberbatch and Freeman were both superb in His Last Vow and deserved their wins. What’s surprising about their wins is that their performances are not the kind Emmy voters generally reward in the mini/movie categories (portrayals of real people tend to win), so it was great to see the voters go out of their comfort zone. 

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    Atypical
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    If Benedict Cumberbatch had to win an Emmy last year, it should have been for “The Sign of Three.” “HIs Last Vow” wasn’t nearly the standout in the third series. Matthew McConaughey should have been nodded here and won easily though for “True Detective.” If they had to reward Martin Freeman, it should have been for “Fargo” and not “Sherlock,” and then Matt Bomer would have won for “The Normal Heart,” So many blunders and mismatches with category submissions and collective wins in categories that are usually clear-cut by Emmy night.

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    FrozenBarbie
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    #352098

    Benedict Cumberbatch, you just hang on to your Emmy.

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    Choice Chayawat
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    I generally really liked Benedict Cumberbatch in Sherlock, which is probably his only performance I have ever liked. And I preferred him to Ruffalo and Fargo’s Freeman, so that was a good win for me. Billy Bob Thronton was my personal winner last year.

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    Jake
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    #352100

    “Hey, Benedict Cumberbatch: Give back your Emmy!”

    Since he didn’t accept it in person, how do you know that he has it? 

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    Macbeth
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    I would have much rather have had Billy Bob Thornton or Martin Freeman winning, but Cumberbatch was WAY better than Ruffalo, who actually didn’t give that amazing of a performance.

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    Adam Rock
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    #352102

    Fargo was an absolute masterpeice and should have at least won one of its acting categories (Freeman should have won) but Benedict Cumberbatch was very good in Sherlock as well. For some reason the voters just liked Sherlock so much to give it two acting wins and a writing win last year for some reason which I was happy about but in a strong year seemed strange. I am a big fan of Sherlock but it was nowhere close to what Fargo did in its 1st season. 

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    Amanda Spears
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    Giving who was nominated last year my preference would’ve been either Freeman for “Fargo” (who pulled off a much bigger and undeserving upset in the supporting category) or Ruffalo for “The Normal Heart”. If Ejiofor had pulled this off I would’ve been able to justify that win, with him being a Best Actor nominee at the Oscars and in the Best Picture winner. But Cummberbatch? Were they just blindly picking the names? 

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    Jose Manuel Garcia
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    #352104

    The right performance and actor won. Both in Leading and Supporting. There was the best win in years. If i were a voter, i should have vote the same… Other case about the ladies… that was some upsets… 

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    Tonbone
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    #352105

    I strongly think Cumberbatch should have won an Oscar this year for playing Alan Turing in The Imitatation Game. It was incredible he cried in the end and he died. I saw Theory of Everything too and he was wonderful with the physical acting but I would have given it to Cumberbatch in a heartbeat.

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