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  • Trent
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    This thread is a companion to my original one, How Did They NOT Win?

    Use this thread to talk about episode submissions that you think are awful but won the person the award. Here’s a few RECENT examples I can think of:

    2005 – Felicity Huffman for “Pilot”
    2006 – Mariska Hargitay for “911”
    2007 – Jaime Pressly for “Jump for Joy”
    2008 – Jean Smart for “The Girlfriend”
    2009 – Jon Cryer for “Sir Lancelot’s Litterbox”
    2010 – Edie Falco for “Pilot” (yup)
    2011 – Melissa McCarthy for “First Date”
    Drama Supporting Actress 2005, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.

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    adamunc
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    Felicity Huffman had some killer scenes in her submission plus good stuff in her costars’. It’s no surprise she won. (Also, it never hurts that she was already very respected in the industry.)

    Jaime Pressley had over-the-top, outrageous scenes of the type the Academy seems to love in the supporting actress category (Megan Mullally, Estelle Getty, etc.) and stood out as a very different type of role in that group.

    Jon Cryer directed his episode, which often helps, but I still don’t understand that one over Rainn Wilson.

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    Trent
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    I’m fine with Jaime’s win, I just don’t understand how it was for that episode and not “Joy’s Wedding”

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    adamunc
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    I think that year may have been a whole different story had Jenna Fischer submitted “Beach Games” (which had Emmy winner written all over it) instead of “The Job”.

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    psychadelicboy33
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    Comedy Supporting Actress 2010 was always Jane Lynch.

    She had the buzz, the perfect tape and was on a show with a hit first season with many citing her as brilliant, sure Julie Bowen gave her some competition but was in no way to upset Lynch, she had it in the bag.

    Some of the other years in Comedy Supporting Actress (2005, 2006, and 2008) were weird but not 2010. 

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    Trent
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    Did I write Comedy Supporting Actress? I meant drama…

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    adamunc
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    I understand Cherry Jones, but I’m at a loss on the rest of them.

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    I still have no idea why Kyle Chandler won this last year.  Not a popular opinion I am sure but it baffles me nontheless

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    Trent
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    Kyle Chandler had everything Steve Carell had, with the exception of a likeable character.

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    I still have no idea why Kyle Chandler won this last year.  Not a popular opinion I am sure but it baffles me nontheless

    I had thought Hamm had it in the bag just because the submission overall was so amazing. However, in the moment Don broke into tears, the scene became artificial because Hamm’s performance was just not convincing in that take. I’m wondering if voters held that stumble on the big moment against him and gave it to Chandler based on sentiment and his more natural acting style.

    Made me wonder if Hamm is going to join Martin Sheen and Steve Carell in the group of actors that the Academy is fine to have filling out the category, but not good enough to give the statuette to.

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    Looks like it based on Cranston coming back and what I’ve heard about Kelsey Grammar in Boss.  I saw the episode Chandler won for and forget that I never really understood why there was support behind him getting nominated for the series but winning seemed so completely out of the question.  Maybe I am missing something but playing grumpy and unreasonable for half an episode doesn’t seem difficult to me.

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    Madson Melo
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    I have a question, how Doris Roberts won FOUR TIMES? I mean, I’ve watched so many episodes of ELR and she’s really good but FOUR TIMES ? Wasn’t too much?

    and another question – Mullally was the front-runner in her second win ?

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    sorcery
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    I believe Jaime Pressly and Elizabeth Perkins were the frontrunners the year Mullally won. I think the latter had a weak submission, though, so it really must have been Pressly, who was in the breakout network comedy of the season (My Name Is Earl, which took directing and writing honors on Emmy night). She would win the following year over more deserving competition.

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    Melissa McCarthy was hilarious in her submission. And yes, Bridesmaids helped. But it also helped that she was able to turn horrible writing into funny and great acting.

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    Denis
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    Again with the freaking critics to the writing of the show, it’s a good show, and the writing is as good as any of all that crap airing this fall season, except new girl. Everyone here has a lot against Mike & Molly, the show has nice ratings, fine actors, and the two leads are outstanding, seriously.

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