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I’m sorry, but HOW did Sarah Paulson lose the Emmy?

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  • Marcus Dixon
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    I’m sorry, but HOW did Sarah Paulson lose the Emmy for “American Horror Story: Freak Show”? Please help me figure out this confounding mystery.

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    SupaDupa Fly
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    Sarah Paulson lost the Emmy the same way she loses any other year. Regina was just as deserving.

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    DD
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    AHS: Freak Show was really, really bad. Many people, including myself, couldn’t even finish it. No one was winning an Emmy for that campy trash no matter how good the performance was. I knew in the back of my mind that Paulson would lose; I just thought it’d be to Mo’Nique. But American Crime was highly acclaimed & I figured it’d win something major. I just assumed voters would want to honor John Ridley.

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    Jaqen H’ghar
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    I wonder if Paulson even placed second to Regina King. After “Olive Kitteridge” swept, I bet it was Zoe Kazan who came in second.   

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    Jesus, Regina was as good as Paulson? No. You seriously need to check out “American Crime”. Not one episode. All episodes.

    This is seriously my last post on this. People seem to happy for Regina. Okay. Be happy for her. But that’s not fair that Paulson lost the second time for being the absoule best. Period.

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    SupaDupa Fly
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    Oh, God. You’ve been complaining since Sarah lost. Get over it already. Not everyone was captivated by Sarah’s performance, and obviously the voters weren’t. You feel Sarah was the best in her category, other people don’t. We get it. You feel that Sarah was on a whole other level compared to the nominees.We get it. I’ve seen the entire season American Crime. I even feel Kathy was better than Sarah, personally. Everyone in the category was deserving of a win. Though I wanted Monique to win.

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    I don´t get it either, I´m beyond pissed. They clearly just don´t like her. I used to think they did given her nominations, but maybe its just an overall love for the performances in that show.

    I would´ve hated more if she lost to Bates though, which I really saw as a possibility.

    One thing is for sure, I´m done with wasting my energy on false hope for her. She is never winning for this show. Ever.

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    SupaDupa Fly
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    It does get me thinking that maybe Zoe Kanan would’ve won without Regina in the category.

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    Jaqen H’ghar
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    Paulson losing to King this year versus losing to Ellen Burstyn in 2013 are two different scenarios entirely. Paulson was the MVP of “AHS: Asylum.” 

    in 2013, it seemed so obvious to honor Paulson. Imelda Staunton did nothing in “The Girl.” Although Alfre Woodard was the MVP of “Steel Magnolias,” she was in a flop of a remake. Charlotte Rampling was great in “Restless,” and I thought it was between she and Paulson. Ellen Burstyn was up for a miniseries where she didn’t even have the best supporting role; that was a role played by Carla Gugino, who would have made a worthy nominee and winner.

    I felt like the true MVP supporting actress of “AHS: Asylum” was actually Lily Rabe, who didn’t even get the nomination. I considered Paulson to be a co-lead with Jessica Lange then when Ryan Murphy kept her in supporting, I thought, “Okay, I have to root for her here now, especially with no Rabe.” Jessica Lange and James Cromwell won, so it was very much on voters’ radars. And Paulson had been nominated the previous year for her great work in “Game Change,” which nearly swept. It just seemed to be as easy of a prediction as Anna Gunn was last year.  

    Then Burstyn won. A great actress, but should not have won. She fit into the same category that year that Dinklage/Murray/Cathey/Martindale fit into this year, which is: Great Performer/Wrong Nominee for Eligible Season/Winning Via Name-Check. 

    This year, I thought the best nominated performance was from Mo’Nique. I ranked Paulson second and would have been fine with her winning, for both her due factor and actual performance. I ranked Zoe Kazan third and Regina King fourth. Even in fourth, King makes a great winner. I watched “American Crime,” and although I didn’t care for it as a whole, I thought she was great. Is it her career-best work? Not at all. (That would be “Southland.”) But unlike Burstyn’s winning performance in “Political Animals,” King is the MVP actress in a supporting role for her series, or at least tied with Penelope Ann Miller. She delivers a powerful monologue in one episode, and I believe it’s the one she submitted.

    Honestly, there could have been a four-way tie between King/Paulson/Mo’Nique/Kazan, and I would have been great with that. Even greater would have been taking out Kathy Bates and Angela Bassett and replacing them with Claire Foy (“Wolf Hall”) and Penelope Ann Miller (“American Crime”). Then, a six-way tie would have been warranted.

    If Bassett or Bates had won, I would say “Paulson (and King/Mo’Nique/Kazan) was robbed.” Just like she was robbed two years ago. It sucks she’s gone 0/4 four years in a row, but she isn’t the first (Connie Britton) and won’t be the last (Courteney Cox has never even been nominated). Jon Hamm was 0/13 before he became 1/16, so there’s always hope.

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    Oh, God. You’ve been complaining since Sarah lost. Get over it already. Not everyone was captivated by Sarah’s performance, and obviously the voters weren’t. You feel Sarah was the best in her category, other people don’t. We get it. You feel that Sarah was on a whole other level compared to the nominees.We get it. I’ve seen the entire season American Crime. I even feel Kathy was better than Sarah, personally. Everyone in the category was deserving of a win. Though I wanted Monique to win.

    Oh shut up and let people complaining about stuff. I’m sure you have your own upset on any topics. It was an undeserving win for Regina and I’ll say it 100 more times just to make it clear. And you either going to understand how I feel – especially in a fucking topic which is about Sarah Paulson – (once again, I’m sure you feel the same way about someone in some awards show) or you just have to ignore me. You don’t know how badly I wanted Sarah to win. And it already happened her twice. Being the front-runner, then the absolute loser. She’s a hard-working actress who deserved to win for both Asylum and Freak Show.

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    Well, I was more impressed by Aliyah’s/Regina King’s speech on American Crime than anything Sarah Paulson did on AHS.

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    I just don’t know how a performance like this doesn’t win. I think it showed in nominations that Crime was going to take something but I too thought it would take writing. Regina was good on the show but she did not deserve to beat Paulson, Kazan, or even Monique. There might have been that beloved character actress vote too. King has been working longer than Paulson 

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    Paulson should have won for Game Change. She should have one for Asylum. Yes, she should have won for Freak Show. Paulson probably won’t win until she gets like an Oscar nomination or something like that.

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    Ive watched every episode of Freak Show and not once did I ever consider Sarah P Emmy worthy. Yes she had two heads but thats it. I am not saying Regina was better but I think the only actress worthy of a nod from Freak Show besides Lange was Naomi Grossman as Pepper. Both Angela and Kathy should have not been nominated.

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    Well, when Tom asked in the post-editors chat, Rob said that they basically called it as a possibility, so why don’t you ask him, Marcus? :^D

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