July 18, 2015 at 3:55 pm #354232
“Orange is the New Black” did great last year in comedy categories and declined in a big way when it moved to drama this year, even though it had about as much buzz and acclaim.
This year, “Transparent” (which I think skews even more dramatic than “Orange”) got a big 11 nominations in comedy categories. Would it have done that well if it competed as a drama?
If nothing else, I’d say Jeffrey Tambor would have been a lock for a nomination either way. Drama Series would have been tougher. So would writing and directing.
Thoughts?July 18, 2015 at 4:06 pm #354234
Jeffrey Tambor would be a lock either way (and nominated instead of Liev Schreiber). Gaby Hoffman would be obviously snubbed. I don’t see it making it in the Directing field but I don’t see a problem scoring a nom in Writing. The Americans’s nom would probably be left out given the fact that it’s the only show without major noms in other categories (which indicates an obvious lack of support we were already aware of). So yeah, Actor and Writing would be safe bets. Drama Series… maybe.July 18, 2015 at 4:06 pm #354235
I wonder what show was in seventh place for Best Drama at the Emmys. Maybe “Homeland”? Or “Better Call Saul”? Could “Transparent” have beaten either of these shows to snag a slot as Best Drama? I don’t think so.July 18, 2015 at 4:11 pm #354236
3-4 nods, around the same as “OITNB.” It’s where it belongs in Comedy.July 18, 2015 at 4:18 pm #354237
Series…leaning towards yes over Homeland.
Actor, yes over Chandler or Schreiber.
Hoffmann, no. Editing, no.
I think it could have taken either Directing over Sansa Rape or Writing over Americans, but not both.
Casting…maybe over Downton.
On that note, how would American Horror Story and American Crime have fared in Drama, aside from way, way worse?
AHS – Series no. O’Hare no. Bassett no. Directing no. Casting no. Sound Mixing no. Wittrock no.
Actress off chance. Either Bates or Paulson, sure. Cinematography maybe. Sound Editing maybe.
Costumes yeah. Hair, sure. Title Design, yes. Makeup, yeah I guess. Music Composition, sure I guess. VFX, yeah.
I guess I could see it as basically a Boardwalk Empire circa now – a notable nom or two, plus a bunch of techs.
AC – Series no. Actress no. S Actor no. S Actress no. Casting no. Editing no. Sound Mixing no. Writing no.
Actor off chance. Sound Editing maybe.
I could see it as basically a Ray Donovan.July 18, 2015 at 4:21 pm #354238
Well, right now the industry loves Transparent more than OITNB, while there were competing in the same categories tlast year, Transparent beat Orange. See DGA Win, and WGA noms.- So I think it really could have replaced OITNB’s or Homeland’s spot easily in the Drama Series.
But that’s only for season 1. It could lost his momentum in next season like Orange did.July 18, 2015 at 6:02 pm #354239
Yeah I think Tambor would have gotten in no matter what. I think writing would have been a lock too and Bradely Whitford would have carried over too.July 18, 2015 at 6:10 pm #354240
I actually had been thinking about this and I’m fairly confident the first season at least would have fared pretty similarly over in drama. I actually think it easily would have gotten into series (replacing either OITNB or BCS – I think Homeland rated higher than most are giving it credit for). Tambor obviously. A good shot at writing but the direction isn’t as showy as they tend to go for on the drama side. Whitford I think would have gotten in as well and maybe Hoffman. They obvioulsy like her since she’s a double nominee this year and she may have been able to squeak in over Clarke.July 18, 2015 at 8:06 pm #354241
Tambor and Whitford would be locks. I think it might have gotten the 7th spot for series.July 18, 2015 at 10:19 pm #354242
Tambor, Whitford, Writing, and Series. No Hoffman and directing