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  • Marcus Dixon
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    Did “Olive Kitteridge” really deserve to win eight Emmy Awards last week? Sure, it was good, but was it THAT good? Of the show’s eight trophies, which ones would you demand that the show give back?

    Best Miniseries
    Best Actress (Frances McDormand)
    Best Actor (Richard Jenkins)
    Best Supporting Actor (Bill Murray)
    Best Directing
    Best Writing
    Best Casting
    Best Editing

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    #362749

    I would take away casting and editing from them.

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    AMG
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    Only Supporting Actor. But then I’d get Murray to hand it over to Cory Michael Smith for Olive Kitteridge instead. He was the best Supporting Actor in the series. I would also give Kazan the Emmy too.

    I should add though that Olive Kitteridge was the only limited series nominee I saw in full this year.

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    Olive Kitteridge was more critically acclaimed than the winning seasons of Game of Thrones and Veep, so this is a weird fight to pick.  It even won Best Movie/Miniseries and Best Movie/Miniseries Actress at the Gold Derby TV Awards.  (Why do we still call them miniseries categories?)  Maybe I should start a thread every time that I personally disagree with a winner.  Or maybe I should not, since Julia Louis-Dreyfus is the only comedy or drama acting winner that I would have voted for from the nominees this year :'(

    Was it eight-wins good?  Of course not.  But again, was Game of Thrones twelve-wins good or Veep five-wins good?  No, they are just products of the stupid new voting system.  I would have voted Richard Jenkins from the lead actor nominees, but he was in the wrong category.  Sure, he was lead in the first of the four episodes, but he only had a cameo in the fourth episode to offset that.  Bill Murray did not do anything and the editing win was one of the worst Emmy wins this year in any category.

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    Kevin Jacobsen
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    Umm, I would say they fully deserve all of their wins except Bill Murray. He was fine but that really seemed like a namecheck. 

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    Man, most of the editors really have it out for this series, don’t they? I don’t get it. It was extremely deserving.

    I’d probably give Murray’s prize to Finn Wittrock, Michael Kenneth Williams, or Cory Michael Smith. Other than that, nothing too egregious for me to complain about.

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    Limited Series and Directing to The Honorable Woman, Lead Actress, Supporting Actor and Casting to AHS: Freak Show, Writing to American Crime, Lead Actor to Houdini. kthxbye. 

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    The only one I would give back is lead actress. Gosh, she gave the worst speech and she seemed so unhappy and unappreciative. I do not want her winning anything for a while.

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    I should know how to resist this very obvious clickbait by now, but I can’t. Well played, sir. “Olive Kitteridge” rightfully earned its Emmys. The wrong supporting actor won from this (should have been the snubbed Cory Michael Smith, not Bill Murray). My heart was with Mark Rylance in Lead Actor, but I can’t begrudge Richard Jenkins any awards recognition. Cool with all the rest, especially Jane Anderson’s stellar adaptation of the novel.

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    Yeah Bill Murray was the only outrageous win. I don’t think the overall number of Emmys deems whether a show was great v.s. amazing. The Normal Heart was fantastic but didn’t win many Emmys. If Paulson wasn’t going to win, Kazan should have won too really. More Emmys for Olive! 

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    Kevin Jacobsen
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    The only one I would give back is lead actress. Gosh, she gave the worst speech and she seemed so unhappy and unappreciative. I do not want her winning anything for a while.

    That’s just McDormand’s personality. Her winning was probably the most deserving of the night. She obviously doesn’t love all the glitz and glamour; she’s blunt and to the point and I love that about her. I’m sure she’s very appreciative of the recognition.

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    ^ Very true.  It’s rather silly to say someone should not win an awards based on their personality or demeanor. 

    Her speech was pretty much 100% true to who she is and always has been and was pretty much what I expected from her.  Despite all the over-analysis and speculation these past few months on this web site, I was completely sure she was going to win the moment Olive Kitteridge debuted.  In a night full of locks and guranteed winners, she might have been the biggest one of all. 

    With that said, I was kind of anticipating what she might say, and it was true in spirit to the type person she is.  Yes it was very curt and to the point, and as you said, that is who she is.  And that is part of why I like her so much.  She kind of scares the shit out of me, but I kind of like that. 

    She is a phenomenal actress, but I have always had the feeling she hates being a celebrity.  She never does the red carpet, rarely ever gives interviews, and never discusses her personal life.  Heck I do not think she did more than one or two interviews total for Olive Kitteridge.  And honestly that is fine with me, as long as she continues to turn out such outstanding work.

    Of all the awards OK won the other night, he’rs might have been the most deserved of them all.

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    Jaqen H’ghar
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    The only win for “Olive Kitteridge” that really stinks is Bill Murray. He shouldn’t have been nominated, let alone win. Cory Michael Smith should have won yet wasn’t even submitted by HBO. I was counting on the CCTA to step it up and honor Smith with a win, seeing as how they sometimes honor really good performances that Emmy overlooks (Busy Phillips, Lorraine Toussaint). They gave him the nomination but even there, Bill Murray won. At least Smith was nominated. I feel like he’s going to be a huge star and very soon. I’m looking forward to seeing what he does in “Carol.”

    I’m thrilled Richard Jenkins pulled this off. He’s one of the greatest character-actors we have but doesn’t have a lot of hardware to show for it. Speaking of, a lot of great performances in this category have won throughout the awards shows. 

    And regarding Frances McDormand… THRILLED FOR HER WIN! Absolutely deserving. But she hasn’t always been so to-the-point at awards shows. 

    Frances McDormand wins Tony
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PxuoZlUEMNM 

    Frances McDormand wins Oscar
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Phno8FKSl48 

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    Riley
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    #362762

    Matthew McConaughey was in drama at Critics’ Choice.  Billy Bob Thornton won there.

    Also, that user name.

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    The only win for “Olive Kitteridge” that really stinks is Bill Murray. He shouldn’t have been nominated, let alone win. Cory Michael Smith should have won yet wasn’t even submitted by HBO. I was counting on the CCTA to step it up and honor Smith with a win, seeing as how they sometimes honor really good performances that Emmy overlooks (Busy Phillips, Lorraine Toussaint). They gave him the nomination but even there, Bill Murray won. At least Smith was nominated. I feel like he’s going to be a huge star and very soon. I’m looking forward to seeing what he does in “Carol.”

     

    Do you watch Gotham?

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