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    I know it’s a bit late for this as the nominations have long ago been announced, but why didn’t January Jones submit in the Guest Actress category for Mad Men? She only appeared in a total of 4 episodes all season, and had major storylines in only two. She easily could’ve gotten in, and maybe even won.

    Was it that she was unable to submit there, because she’s 4th billed on the show, or that she chose not to? If it was her choice, that’s silly. There was really no way she was getting into supporting, especially with such a minor role this season.

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    #258182

    She was featured in the cast credits as a regular cast member and her contract specifies her as a regular cast member. Rules would not have allowed to her to be entered as a guest.

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    theproblemdog
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    why didn’t the same rules apply to Robert Morse in seasons 3 and 4, when he was listed as a main cast member?

    on a side note, Supporting Actor nominee Jared Harris appeared in 7 episodes this season. Guest Actor nominee Ben Feldman appeared in 9. Has something like this happened before? That a guest nominee appears more often than a supporting nominee from the same show?

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    eastwest
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    Imma need GD to calm down w/the January Jones love lol. I am not going to lie and say I wasn’t a part of it, but I have seen her in too many things to know that she is limited and not this great thespian many make her out to be. W/that rant over, like Boomer mention, Morse and Jones has two different contracts and she has been a SERIES REGULAR from the beginning. And even in some alt. universe where this mess, would fly the voters wouldn’t bite. I will maintain that the ONLY reason she was recognized is b/c Moss went supporting and the show was getting more nods.

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    theproblemdog
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    yes I’m aware that she’s a regular. I believe that I mentioned earlier that she’s billed 4th. thanks for the all caps. But the thing with Morse is still confusing me. You’re saying he’s in guest because he hasn’t been a regular since the beginning, but neither has Jared Harris. and no, I agree that Jones isn’t a great actress, but I think she does an acceptable job in this role. I was merely wondering what the reason for staying in supporting was, as her role was less than supporting this season, and the emmys showed that they like her, even if a large part of the nomination was just for being on Mad Men. I was unfamiiar with the exact rules, so thank you for the info.

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    Chris Beachum
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    Robert Morse is still signed to a guest actor contract for the show (every single season), regardless of his placement in the credits or how many episodes he has been featured. That allows him to choose whether he wants to be in guest or supporting.

    Because January Jones signed a regular cast member contract, she is only allowed to submit in supporting (or lead).

    Jared Harris was a guest star the first season but has since been a regular cast member for other seasons.

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    She stepped down this year (from leading to supporting) when in fact she should have done it last year, instead of staying in Lead Actress when she had no business being, given both material and her performances in season 4. Yet in supporting, that could have been the whole different story. She still probably wouldn’t be nominated (voters already preferred Christina Hendricks to her in season 1) but would be much more competitive. The move this year occured as she couldn’t pretend that she plays the leading character anymore but now she was barely supporting either. I doubt she will be ever nominated again as voters’ clearly have their favorite to nominate from this show in either category (Moss as the leading actress, Hendricks as supporting) and the only time she got in was when she didn’t have to face any of them and grabbed all “Mad Men” votes.

    And given the opening credits, Jessica Pare is 10th and still was submitted in the leading category. Has any other contender of the lead acting categories ever appeared so late in the opening credits?! 

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    Was it Stockard Channing that appeared in only four episodes when she won for The West Wing (and that was back when they submitted not one but two episodes each)??

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    Gabriel
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    Personally, i don’t think ANYONE should be submitting as Lead other than Jon Hamm. And that includes Elisabeth Moss.

    I don’t think January Jones has a chance of being nominated as lead actress ever again. She belongs in supporting.

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    Hamm and Pare were the clear leads for S5.
    Hendricks, Slattery, Harris, Moss and Jones were all supporting.

    But then again… Aaron Paul would seem to be a lead on “Breaking Bad” so it’s pretty common for shows to place actors in bizarre categories for the sake of a better chance at an Emmy. 

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    Was it Stockard Channing that appeared in only four episodes when she won for The West Wing (and that was back when they submitted not one but two episodes each)??

    Stockard Channing won for the third season of “The West Wing”. She was a strong presence throughout the season, appearing in many episodes. IMDB lists ten episodes. I don’t know how reliable they are though. It could be more.

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    Hamm and Pare were the clear leads for S5.
    Hendricks, Slattery, Harris, Moss and Jones were all supporting.

    But then again… Aaron Paul would seem to be a lead on “Breaking Bad” so it’s pretty common for shows to place actors in bizarre categories for the sake of a better chance at an Emmy. 

    I’ve been hearing that next season Moss will be back, but with her role even more reduced. My guess is that she moves back to supporting, and maybe even wins it (but she’ll have to fight Anna Gunn hard for it).

    Aaron Paul could have chosen either lead or supporting, and neither would’ve been category fraud. It’s the perfect spot to be in. While the story surrounds Cranston, Paul has enough screen time to justify a lead slot. However I don’t understand why Gunn submitted in lead in previous years. She’s been pretty clearly supporting the whole time. I’m glad she switched to supporting!

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    I wouldn’t say Jones is completely out of future Emmy races. Weiner has said Betty will be back in a big way in season 6.

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    Gunn I believe submitted supporting all but once.

    I’m hoping Moss will be a legit lead next season. Spoilers for the show are super-scarce, so I wouldn’t believe any rumors.

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    I believe it was Moss herself who mentioned in an interview that she would be scaling back and working on other things, and a bunch of people freaked out and assumed that she wouldn’t be coming back at all, but Weiner confirmed that she will still be a part of the show. I wouldn’t mind her taking off a bit in season six and then coming back as a full lead in seven, just so she would have a better chance of getting her Emmy.

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