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  • LoretiTV
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    <p style=”text-align: left;”>How does this man not have an Emmy? What a travesty.</p>

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    Riley
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    He never had the best tape. He probably should have submitted the sixth season finale instead of the double-episode premiere in the mental institution. Extended episodes hardly ever paid off in the tape system over impact.

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    Denis
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    What about the episode where he performs bathtub surgery on himself? Wasn’t that his submission that year?

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    jacob121
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    Without the OJ juggernaut I am pretty sure he would have won this year. Then again, I had him predicted in first so I may have been inflating his chances. He will get one eventually, I am fairly certain. Maybe he should guest on a comedy or host SNL.

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    I wonder if Jessup actually could have triumphed, had OJ not been in contention? I’m reasonably confident he would have garnered a nomination, at least.

    As for Laurie, I suspect he’ll eventually prevail, probably for a BBC miniseries or something.

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    GusCruz
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    I wonder if Jessup actually could have triumphed, had OJ not been in contention?

    Too young and unknown, playing a gay man.

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    rp
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    In retrospect, I wonder if Laurie could have won for the first season if he had submitted “Three Stories” instead of “Detox.”

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    Someonelikeme
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    In retrospect, I wonder if Laurie could have won for the first season if he had submitted “Three Stories” instead of “Detox.”

    I think that wouldve been a strong possibility.

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    AayaanUpadhyaya
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    I wonder if Jessup actually could have triumphed, had OJ not been in contention?

    Too young and unknown, playing a gay man.

    With Rami and Tatianna winning, I don’t think those are handicaps anymore. In fact, I’d have predicted him since he’d have the passion vote

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    I wouldn’t overreach with the passion vote.

    He wouldn’t have had the popularity of Mr.Robot, or the multiple character narrative of Maslany(plus cummulative effect) And a very little group of voters must have watched American Crime seeing that it only got in to categories where the competition was lacking and was only able to get acting nominations for previous nominees.

    Not having a single below the line nom is especially bizzare, there were so many opportunities there. Not even a casting nom where a live theatrical production got in.

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    AayaanUpadhyaya
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    I wouldn’t overreach with the passion vote.

    He wouldn’t have had the popularity of Mr.Robot, or the multiple character narrative of Maslany(plus cummulative effect) And a very little group of voters must have watched American Crime seeing that it only got in to categories where the competition was lacking and was only able to get acting nominations for previous nominees.

    Not having a single below the line nom is especially bizzare, there were so many opportunities there. Not even a casting nom where a live theatrical production got in.

    We are talking about a scenario where People Vs OJ did not exist. So I’m certain American Crime’s nominations would have gone up, along with some below the line nods.

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    With Rami and Tatianna winning, I don’t think those are handicaps anymore. In fact, I’d have predicted him since he’d have the passion vote

    Tatiana had been nominated already and Malek isn’t as young as Jessup, is a lead in a major show and did not play a gay man.

    There’s absolutely no reason to believe Jessup would have the “passion vote”.

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    With Rami and Tatianna winning, I don’t think those are handicaps anymore. In fact, I’d have predicted him since he’d have the passion vote

    Tatiana had been nominated already and Malek isn’t as young as Jessup, is a lead in a major show and did not play a gay man.

    There’s absolutely no reason to believe Jessup would have the “passion vote”.

    Playing a gay man would not have been a problem in this new system with a wider number of voters and no dreadful preferential ballots. And besides, I think that rule mostly worked against gay actors playing gay characters (Chris Colfer, Matt Boomer, Jesse Tyler Ferguson) and not straight guys playing gay characters.

    I mentioned Tatianna and Rami because you simply said being unknown and young are handicaps. That’s just not the case anymore. Her having been nominated last year still doesn’t change the fact that she won this year despite being young and unknown. And yeah Connor is a lot younger than Rami, but this new system gives me hope that age just isn’t the big roadblock it used to be.

    Anyone in the Academy who would have watched American Crime and loved it (as most people did) would have been passionate about Connor’s performance. If there was no OJ, and If he’d been the sole nominee from his show, he’d have the support to win. The Fargo guys would have canceled each other out and Hugh Laurie just didn’t have the passionate support to win. For all we know, he might have been 7th or 8th this year in the nominations, and as Peter Scolari showed, that’s not a factor in winning.

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    We’re talking about a scenario where People Vs OJ did not exist. So I’m certain American Crime’s nominations would have gone up, along with some below the line nods.

    I wouldn’t be so sure.

    OJ was only allowed to get multiple nominations in directing/writing/editing. So it is understandable to not see A.C landing nominations there when that show got 2 to 3 noms per each in the same category.

    All the other below the line categories, though, had 4 completely open slots if we don’t count OJ; Luther, Sherlock, Roots, All the Way, Grease: Live or even True Detective filled those slots. Seeing that how Sherlock won the main category Martin Freeman was probably more closer to the nomination than that kid. Or supporting actors from Confirmation or All the Way.

    And, we really can’t compare THE breakout star of the year from the breakout show of 2015(Rami Malek) whom everyone was buzzing about to Connor Jessup who is only known around this forum  because he played a gay character(see also: bulk of this forum). Celebrities on the red carpet were talking about how Elliott was the most original male character created for TV for years.

    And let’s not act like every no name breakout star won their own category either. Where’s Tituss Burgess’ win? Where’s Kit Harington’s win? Supposedly people should have been passionate about those performances if they’ve seen them. Especially Burgess, who plays a very flashy character in a series nominee.

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    And the main reason of my skepticism comes from the fact that they have never seen the show just looking at who they have nominated.

    When I first saw the Lili Taylor’s name up there, I was very surprised since I’ve always seen her as a ”wishful thinking” and remember thinking ”Wow. They really watched the show”

    Then I went to see the ballot and decided she was a default nominee at best. There were only 10 actresses at most who had a reasonable shot at a nomination so it was either gonna be her or Kristen Wiig because she’s Kristen Wiig, Uzo Aduba because she’s Uzo Aduba, Rachel McAdams because she recently got an Oscar nom, or Blythe Danner for Madoff. She still must have had some level of passion to got there, but not much.

    If this situation happened to some other miniseries people on this forum would scream ”Name-check, they just nominated the three most popular people” but now everyone thinks that it’s passion because they love the show.

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