Is the sci-fi/fantasy curse OVER at the Emmys?

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  • Marcus Dixon
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    In 2005, “Lost” won Best Drama Series.

    In 2015, “Game of Thrones” won Best Drama Series.

    The “American Horror Story” franchise has won 13 Emmys.

    Is it safe to say that the sci-fi/fantasy curse is OVER at the Emmys?

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    CanadianFan
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    Nope, we gotta wait until 2025 for another fantasy winner. Wink

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    24Emmy
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    “I’m not somebody who really believes in curses, but curse this, baby!”

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    Marcus Dixon
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    Nope, we gotta wait until 2025 for another fantasy winner. Wink

    “GoT” could repeat, especially if this year’s lovefest was any indication.

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    Sasha
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    Until a show about vampires, werewolves or aliens wins Emmy for Best Drama Series it’ll never be over.

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    CanadianFan
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    [quote=”SxECanadianFanSxE”]

    Nope, we gotta wait until 2025 for another fantasy winner. Wink

    “GoT” could repeat, especially if this year’s lovefest was any indication.
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    It is the clear frontrunner. Sadly, my wink (demonstrating sarcasm) did not show up. 

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    Noé
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    Despite this year lovefest, the win of Game of Thrones wasn’t an enthusiastic one, was not an embrace of the genre neither a tough conquest; it was more like a sure, yeah, why not sort of win.

    Perhaps that shows now the curse is weaker than we thought.*

    *Once you break in into Emmy’s radar. If not, still cursed af.
     

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    Lord Freddy Blackfyre
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    The true is that there are not enough good fantasy shows on TV but Lost won and had several nods for Drama Series, True Blood was nominated for it’s second season, Heroes was nominated for the first. I don’t believe in this curse, so shows like Battlestar Gallactica, Supernatural, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, Arrow and The Flash has been hurt more by the fact of being on small networks but if those shows were in something like HBO, Showtime or AMC the story would be a little different for some of those series, particularly for Battlestar Gallactica and Supernatural (until season 8). In the case of The Walking Dead I don’t think it would be any different on any network because the show is not that good as the hype make it looks.

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    Carlos
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    well, with the X-files coming back next year, it will be interesting to see how the emmys react to it. Is it time for the x-files to finally win big at the emmys, alien and all. although it will complete in the miniseries categories, correct?

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    CanadianFan
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    Despite this year lovefest, the win of Game of Thrones wasn’t an enthusiastic one, was not an embrace of the genre neither a tough conquest; it was more like a sure, yeah, why not sort of win.

    Perhaps that shows now the curse is weaker than we thought.*

    *Once you break in into Emmy’s radar. If not, still cursed af.

    Beating the series finale of ‘Mad Men’ in writing shows tremendous enthusiasm. 

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    babypook
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    Wow a scifi/fantasy curse with Emmys too….my tongue is now bleeding.

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    Deniz Sisman
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    If a show with zombies, dragons, necromancies, white walkers, faceless men, wargs, red witches, giants, talking trees and blood magics(and all of them are being used to move the main plot) can win with its most fantasy-oriented season to date yeah, I think that so-called curse is officially over. It’s like GRRM wanted to make sure to use every possible fantasy elements there is in the literature for his saga lmfao.
    I never considered Lost as a real sci-fi show btw. Not for its first season, at least.

    I know everyone thinks otherwise, but GoT winning big with popularity vote rather than winning at blue ribbon panels was even a bigger accomplishment because we all thought there were a certain number of people in the Academy who would never go for shows like this but now we all know that is not the case. They were just waiting for the right one.
    As has been said it above, ”an ordinary episode” of GoT winning writing Emmy over 6-time WGA winner Mad Men’s buzzed finale episode with popularity vote shows incredible amount of support. And this was even for the shows ”weakest” season to date according to many. Eager to see how it will perform in years to come.

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    AMG
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    I’m not sure if there will now be a huge influx of fantasy/sci-fi shows at the Emmys, but this year as a whole kind of broke back a little bit with the assumed curse.

    Not only with the success of Game of Thrones sweeping many of the Drama categories, but also with Tatiana Maslany getting into Best Actress for a sci-fi show.  

    I’m not expecting loads of shows to come into the fold next year, but I think maybe another one show or performer has the potential to, especially with the likes of Mad Men & Downton having ended/ending soon there are open spaces now.  

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    [quote=”edsonlnoe”]

    Despite this year lovefest, the win of Game of Thrones wasn’t an enthusiastic one, was not an embrace of the genre neither a tough conquest; it was more like a sure, yeah, why not sort of win.

    Perhaps that shows now the curse is weaker than we thought.*

    *Once you break in into Emmy’s radar. If not, still cursed af.

    Beating the series finale of ‘Mad Men’ in writing shows tremendous enthusiasm. 
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    Or shows the lack of enthusiasm for the finale part 2 of Mad Men.
     

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    Lord Freddy Blackfyre
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    People seriously think Person to Person as a good episode?….And a finale for a show that won four times.  The  Peggy’s romantic scene alone should had to disqualified it for a writing nomination.

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