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August 17, 2015 at 9:52 am #358059
Tom wants controversy. So I’m going to try to bring it. He’s a four time winner on the most popular show around. How on earth can he be left out? Especially among that competition. Jeffery Tambor ok. But Matt LeBlanc and Don Cheadle again? William H. Macy isn’t even in a comedy. Louis C.K., acting? not really.
WellAugust 17, 2015 at 10:06 am #358061
Honestly, I don’t think it’s that bad. The Big Bang Theory had its worst season ever last year and Jim didn’t have a lot of choices to pick, so I had a sinking feeling that a snub was eminent, even though he was still one of the frontrunners. Also this guy just won three Emmys for crying out loud. It’s time to sit on the sidelines and give someone else a chance for a year. I suspect he’ll bounce back like a beach ball next year.August 17, 2015 at 10:11 am #358062
There shouldn’t be much room for feeling bad for someone who have won four times, three of them at the expense of much better actors. Maybe the industry is tired of his schtick… If so it’s a few years late anyways.August 17, 2015 at 10:22 am #358063
I’ve got to agree with RobertPius here. I’m not a “The Big Bang Theory” fan at all really, but I don’t think anyone can deny that Sheldon Cooper is now an iconic television character up there with Frasier Crane or Joey Tribiani, and it’s pretty clear that Jim Parson’s performance is on a completely different stratosphere to Matt Le Blanc in “Episodes” or Don Cheadle in “House Of Lies” (and that’s not even bringing up Louis C.K. since I’m sure there will be plenty of people to defend him).
Now, if the Emmys had a rule where you were banned after a certain amount of wins/nominations, then fair enough. But since they don’t, then I think it’s only fair to keep including Jim Parsons if he’s doing nomination-worthy work. And he’s certainly better than a lot of people who are actually getting nominated.August 17, 2015 at 10:35 am #358064
eh i kinda thought the voters really wanted to guarantee tambor’s win.
let’s see what happens next season.August 17, 2015 at 10:51 am #358065
His snub is showing a shift in the voters taste. Though it wouldn’t be at all shocking if he comes back next, this (and “Empire”), shows that the voters are over broadcast shows. Cable, online, and streaming are the cats PJs.August 17, 2015 at 10:56 am #358066
I would consider myself someone who likes Parsons more than most of the people around here, but he did not deserve a nomination this season. Nothing (and no one) from the show did. This season was boring and sloppy, which is a shame since I really enjoyed season 7. But Parsons was pretty one-note this season, with no standout episodes. His snub was justified and deserved.August 17, 2015 at 11:09 am #358067
Ridiculous….ly amazing, more like.August 17, 2015 at 11:12 am #358068
It depends. I mean it’s the same performance that has already been recognized 4 times, with some more nominations (3?), again for the same performance, same exact performance…identical. He didn’t even have that one Whitecaps episode for example, something so out of the ordinary that you think it’s the obvious tape and he should win with it like that time Jane Krakowski wasn’t nominated or if after some nods and wins Tina Fey misses for the Tuxedo Begins season, for which she wasn’t going to win, but common, insane episode and performance. No. Nothing like that. Just Sheldon….again. After 4 wins? I think it’s ok. Shocking, but ok.August 17, 2015 at 11:14 am #358069
I don’t think it’s that ridiculous. Besides, Parsons himself has looked a little bashful whenever forced to accept another prize, so I doubt he’s feeling that bad about it. There are other deserving performances out there.August 17, 2015 at 11:23 am #358070
And most of his tapes always featured Sheldon at his drunk (even more) annoying self. Sheldon Cooper became iconic not because the character itself warrants it but because the entire Star Wars/Trek geeks population rallied behind this show and performance because guess what: there aren’t many self-centered, science-obsessed characters who act like a borderline insulting parody of an autistic person out there. Sheldon is an obnoxious and sexist character but not in a pleasingly cynical Seinfeld kind of way. He’s mean spirited, like a real life Family Guy character who has no real depth as a human being. And as good as Jim Parsons may be, his performance relies on the same old cheap formula that was successful once. It’s like binge-watching Modern Family until your eyes start to bleed.August 17, 2015 at 11:52 am #358071
He never had much support from the industry anyways. He never even won a single SAG which you would whink it’s the most likely place they could award him, considering the shows popularity and SAG’s enormously big voting pool. He kept winning Emmys solely because of the tape system and the lack of competition on his category.
Thanks to the juried system, only sit-comish style comedic performances could win this category, and for years, Parsons was the only contender in his category to qualifities this. What were the voters other choices? Don Cheadle? Matt LeBlanc? Matthew Morrison? William H.Macy? Larry David?(Latter two are actually very funny performances; but as I’ve explained, it’s not a typical comedy which could be understood by casual voters.)
To understand to ridicoulness of this system and this category, you could just look at Jon Cryer, a person who was in a show that is looong-forgotten, neither popular or critical darling, and probably was managed to got in by a hair. He had lost to Modern Family guys two times in the less competitive(!) Supporting category, and after the first time he competed in the Lead… surprise! He won over Jim Parsons. And if his show had some more support, maybe he would be the one we’re talking about right now.
I’m also blaming Modern Family guys or ABC’s publicist; I mean, come on, you’re the show Emmys most in love with, nearly all of your cast has been nominated in SAG individually which the all Lead and Supporting categories combined in to one category, and none of you ever considered going for Lead? Ty Burrell or Eric Stonestreet could have taken that most of Parsons’ Emmys just in a heartbeat and it would have been much more deserved.
I’m %100 sure Jim Parsons would have had a hard time for getting nominated for Supporting Actor category after consecutive wins, let alone a winning record. Modern Family is waay more popular show on Emmys and they had no problem snubbing Stonestreet after his two wins, because they thought that is enough for a role who’s always repeating itself. Same is also valid for Jim Parsons. But why did they wait two more years before snubbing him? I think that should be the question we should ask, not this. The answer is easy. Because in Supporting category, there are always variety of worthy choices that voters could replace him. In Lead Actor Comedy… they don’t. Until this year.
I’m probably the only person in here who didn’t include Parsons in his predictions and I also did explained my reasons in here at GoldDerby, I’m happy that its paid off. I don’t think it’s shocking or ridicolous. It was a fact that everyone got sick of him already. 4th win was the last drop.
That is a godawful guilty pleasure show which should never on the Emmy voters radar more than two years and I’m very glad they’re finally out of the way to make room for more deserving candidates. Everyone on this show are cartoonish, Sheldon, most of all.
Slay all the multi camera comedies on TV, please!August 17, 2015 at 12:31 pm #358072
I think his performance this year was far from an Emmy-winning performance, but he is better than Don Cheadle and Matthew LeBlanc. Another thing, I enjoy Mom, which is also a multi-cam show and I don’t think they should be slayed.August 17, 2015 at 1:20 pm #358073
Don Cheadle again?
Definitely not a fan of House of Lies, but Don Cheadle never turns in a bad performance.
Jim Parsons has the benefit of a character that is always on, so it is hard to truly begrudge his nominations, especially when he is competing against dramas (Shameless and Transparent) and stuff that should be nowhere near the Emmys (Episodes), but four wins from six nominations are more than enough for (reliably) hitting the same notes every year.August 17, 2015 at 1:38 pm #358074
Parsons has never competed with Transparent or its cast in any award show.
Modern Family was never talked about that much(only in its first two seasons maybe) in social media but they won 5 Emmys so it’s not make sense to presume to social media buzz and Emmy buzz are the same thing.