July 19, 2013 at 7:02 pm #288014
Is it alphabetical?
Obviously some nominees are locks or were going to be nominated anyway so my alphabet theory doesn’t apply there but what about the borderline nominees and the ones who may have JUST missed?
Borderline nominees that made it
Every borderline nominee besides Lynch (previous winner) and Robin Wright last name start in the first 11 letters of the alphabet.
Borderline nominees snubbed
Is it a coincidence that the majority of those that made it appear in the first part of the alphabet? The majority of those snubbed in the 2nd half? When your going down that lengthy ballot you may fill your ballot up before you even get to some people.July 19, 2013 at 7:05 pm #288016
I like this.July 19, 2013 at 7:07 pm #288017
Whoa, interesting. It would be more convincing if the borderline snubs were at the end of the alphabet (looks to be pretty evenly distributed). Still, really really interesting.July 19, 2013 at 7:13 pm #288018
I have no problems believing this theory. Voters are lazy.July 19, 2013 at 7:15 pm #288019
I blame these nominations on the illumanti and/or Obama.July 19, 2013 at 7:27 pm #288020
Yeah I think it’s an undeniable pattern the people who just made it in were in the first half of the alphabet, first 11 letters to be exact.
The people who got snubbed varies a little ranging from Arnett to middle of the ballot in the M’s but most of the big ones who just missed were P and below.
Did Emilia Clarke make it over Michelle Fairley because hers was the first name they saw from the show?
Did Morena Baccarin gain more votes than a Monica Potter, Elizabeth McGovern, and Archie Panjabi because she got a check off early and voters had to be careful who they chose going down the list (after all they still had Dame Maggie to get to!).
Did anyone even have an open slot to spare once they got down to Matthew Rhys, Keri Russell, Corey Stoll, Jeffrey Tambor, and Jessica Walter? Not likely.July 19, 2013 at 7:42 pm #288021
But Robin Wright.July 19, 2013 at 8:53 pm #288023
Arnett liked to joke that he made it in for 30 Rock all those years because of his name showing up at teh top of the ballot. Weird how they went for Forte this year, instead.July 19, 2013 at 9:07 pm #288024
Most of the people who were snubbed in the drama were snubbed for people from shows like Homeland, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Downton Abbey and House of Cards. I don’t buy this theory so much. The Americans was shut out entirely and AD in general didn’t get as much support as some assumed. There’s not enough evidence to support this.July 19, 2013 at 9:27 pm #288025
Years ago they used to announce the nominees in some bizarre non-alphabetical order. Sometimes it would be alpha by show but sometimes it just seemed random. Anyone remember and know what I’m talking about?July 19, 2013 at 9:29 pm #288026
Yeah, this is very much a case of Goldderby overthinking coincidence. Halo_Insider just mentioned Arnett. How do you explain the double snub then? Icky makes a very solid point that iif you take a look at how much Mad Men, Homeland, Downton Abbey, Breaking Bad and House Of Cards, that it was more a case of they really loving certain shows.July 19, 2013 at 9:31 pm #288027
It will come a day, when voters will have to justify their picks on the ballot, then there will be justice.July 19, 2013 at 9:32 pm #288028
^ Is that a quote from Walton Goggins?July 19, 2013 at 9:45 pm #288029
Maybe instead of voting ballots, they should send essays explaining their picks, and then a commitee will read them and decide which ones are worth or aren’t. Like the american college entry process, where students go through exhaustive requirements to end with massive debt.