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  • montana82
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    Seeing Maggie Smith probably doesn’t even know what an Emmy is let alone what episode submission she should pick, why not submit strategically?  Have Joanne Frogatt submit her best episode (episode 3 or 4) and than send the other episode as Smith’s submission.  That way voters get to see Frogatt’s 2 best tapes and the whole storyline and give her a shot at the win.  Smith has won every award already and doesn’t even show up to the show anyways. Why not put her tape to good use!

    I’m not sure if Anna Gunn can be beat but if voters get to see both Episode 3 and 4 (the rape and the aftermath) I think Frogatt becomes her chief competition.

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    CanadianFan
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    Don’t give them any ideas…

     

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    Laactingnyc
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    #323142

    Maggie Smith could still win just with her name alone. Didn’t she just win the SAG?

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    Morgan Henard
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    I just want Maggie Smith to show up just once. Even have her present Best Comedy Series and Best Drama Series. (Although I could see those top honors going to Matthew McConaughey and/or Julia Roberts.) I feel like Smith would get a standing ovation as she came out. It would make for a nice moment. She’s certainly been rewarded enough to make one appearance. Her awards for Downton Abbey include a Golden Globe, an Individual SAG, a SAG Ensemble, two Emmys in two categories (plus her two other Emmy wins before Downton Abbey). Even though she shouldn’t come close to winning this year (Anna Gunn, followed by Lena Headey, followed by Christine Baranski), it would still be nice to see her. I think the last public appearance she did was at TIFF for the screening of Quartet. Where’s Dustin Hoffman to convince her to show up for this? Haha.

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    keithw
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    The week before she won the Emmy as “Supporting Actress in a Drama Series” she was in STratford, Ontario seeing a play called “Hirsch”. I met her at the theatre.  She was great and even posed for a photo with me.  I wished her luck at the Emmys and she said thanks….so I assume she knew what an Emmy was.

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    GoMe91
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    I think she knows what an Emmy is…she just doesn’t care. And why should she?

    Her team or the producers or whatever should just stop submitting her altogether because…fairness. 

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    Morgan Henard
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    ^A friend of mine in the soap industry once said networks don’t like it when people stop submitting. Because it’s more than just a win for the individual, but it’s a win for the series, the network, not to mention the agents and management team of that individual. [This was told to me when a soap star said she was going to withdraw if she won that night. Well, she won that night yet retracted her statement and was nominated again.] I think this was yet another reason there was such a blowup when Katherine Heigl withdrew from submitting; although, ironically enough, Cherry Jones pulled the exact same stunt Heigl did and nothing at all was said about it. Still haven’t figured that one out. 

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    ashmores
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    Joanne Froggatt deserves the win.  She was amazing in the fourth series of Downton.  There is one scene where she just looks up as her lip quivers trying to hold back her crying.  Probably not in the tape she sends, but it was amazing.

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    Creamy Rooibos
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    I was surprised by such sensitivity with “I love you’ scene from Smith in Episode 1. That line leaves big impression. And Froggatt was mesmerizing in post-rape scene, I can’t throw her out of my mind. If it wasn’t Gunn this year, she’ll be my winner.

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    montana82
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    I was surprised by such sensitivity with “I love you’ scene from Smith in Episode 1. That line leaves big impression. And Froggatt was mesmerizing in post-rape scene, I can’t throw her out of my mind. If it wasn’t Gunn this year, she’ll be my winner.

    The thing is, if they can get episodes 3 and 4 to the voters, I do think Frogatt could upset.  But I don’t think one alone can do it.  That’s why I was hoping they’d use Smith’s submission to help her out lol.  I mean c’mon, does Smith need another award anyway?  To take down a frontrunner who gets to hold a knife to her husband like Gunn you gotta go big or go home.

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    nkb325
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    ^A friend of mine in the soap industry once said networks don’t like it when people stop submitting. Because it’s more than just a win for the individual, but it’s a win for the series, the network, not to mention the agents and management team of that individual. [This was told to me when a soap star said she was going to withdraw if she won that night. Well, she won that night yet retracted her statement and was nominated again.] I think this was yet another reason there was such a blowup when Katherine Heigl withdrew from submitting; although, ironically enough, Cherry Jones pulled the exact same stunt Heigl did and nothing at all was said about it. Still haven’t figured that one out. 

    ^ I think it’s because Cherry Jones (I really don’t know the details) at least played it off like she was doing it out fairness, acting like she already won so she doesn’t need to win again. Heigl flat out blamed it on the writing saying they didn’t give her material worthy of consideration. I also think it mattered that Jones was more of a veteran, while Heigl’s career was started by Grey’s Anatomy, it’s what first started to make her a star, making it seem especially rude for her to criticize them. It was also right around the time of her criticizing Knocked Up, the movie that brought her to A-List status, so she was already seen as ungrateful and this just added wood to the fire. 

    But on the topic, I would be surprised if they do this. Smith will probably submit one of the longer episodes as shes done in the past or the episode where she gets sick, which I just checked is episode 7. It’s not remotely special but at least she does something different then every single other episode. And you know Froggat tried her darndest, but they did a horrible job with the rape storyline. It did seem kind of thrown in their for shock value, but that wouldn’t even be that bad because obviously theres know way to know their reasoning. But I feel like in the aftermath instead of focusing on how Anna was dealing with it and moving on, the show for some reason thought it was more relevant to focus on how Bates was dealing with it. As soon as he found out, the show only seemed to care about what he was going to do about it, rather then how the actual survivor was dealing. Her biggest worry was protecting him, rather than trying to move on herself. 

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    CanadianFan
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    The week before she won the Emmy as “Supporting Actress in a Drama Series” she was in STratford, Ontario seeing a play called “Hirsch”. I met her at the theatre.  She was great and even posed for a photo with me.  I wished her luck at the Emmys and she said thanks….so I assume she knew what an Emmy was.

    Really?

    I live there.  

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