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  • Trent
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    We all know about Laura Linney’s winning streak and her incredibly strong submission from The Big C this year. Many people are thinking that Laura Linney’s streak will continue this year.

     

    However, I don’t think the execs at the The Big C expected for Parks and Recreation to get nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. 

     

    So now, voters will see Amy Poehler’s hilarious “Flu Season” submission, as well as quite a few other episodes of Parks and Recreation, all of which include great performances from the ensemble of the show, headed by Amy Poehler.

     

    Of course, people say that if that was the system, Jon Hamm will have won for Mad Men by now, but keep in mind that he is predicted as the top contender to win this year.

     

    Does any of this newfound credibility (if you choose to call it that) possibly push Amy Poehler ahead or at least head-to-head with Linney? Or is Linney still the Emmy monster?

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    Vincent Georgie
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    Laura Linney is a spectacular actress and this type of performance would be very much in-line with the recent Toni Collette and Edie Falco wins in this category. There’s a lot of heavy lifting in the performance here, more than in your average “comedy” series. That being said, this category is stiffer than anticipated and all 6 of these women have tapes. Not a lock to be sure.

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    iskolar
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    Say what you want about the quality of The Big C the whole season but the Pilot is still a very competitive (and possible winning) episode for Laura Linney. If I have my way, Poehler easily wins but I’ll never discount 3/3 Emmy winner Laura Linney.

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    RJ
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    We all know about Laura Linney’s winning streak and her incredibly strong submission from The Big C this year. Many people are thinking that Laura Linney’s streak will continue this year.

     

    However, I don’t think the execs at the The Big C expected for Parks and Recreation to get nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. 

     

    So now, voters will see Amy Poehler’s hilarious “Flu Season” submission, as well as quite a few other episodes of Parks and Recreation, all of which include great performances from the ensemble of the show, headed by Amy Poehler.

     

    Of course, people say that if that was the system, Jon Hamm will have won for Mad Men by now, but keep in mind that he is predicted as the top contender to win this year.

     

    Does any of this newfound credibility (if you choose to call it that) possibly push Amy Poehler ahead or at least head-to-head with Linney? Or is Linney still the Emmy monster?

     

    Parks and Recreation making it into series doesn’t hurt or help Poehler’s or Linney’s chances — it’s just a sign that Parks has a larger fanbase than Big C within the academy.  Members are only assigned to a maximum of one category within each genre – i.e., if a voter is assigned to vote in Lead Actress in a Comedy, they will NOT be voting for Comedy Series as well.  Which means voters will only see the one episode submitted by each nominee.  Linney’s tape has the advantage of showing off her incredible range as an actress, while Poehler’s highlights her impeccable comedic skills.  Depending on the group of voters, it could go either way.

     

    Anyway, my point is that the extra episodes that Parks submits will have no bearing on this category – the voters who receive those episodes won’t be voting in this category, and the voters who are voting in this category will not receive those dvds to view.

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    Trent
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    We all know about Laura Linney’s winning streak and her incredibly strong submission from The Big C this year. Many people are thinking that Laura Linney’s streak will continue this year.

     

    However, I don’t think the execs at the The Big C expected for Parks and Recreation to get nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series. 

     

    So now, voters will see Amy Poehler’s hilarious “Flu Season” submission, as well as quite a few other episodes of Parks and Recreation, all of which include great performances from the ensemble of the show, headed by Amy Poehler.

     

    Of course, people say that if that was the system, Jon Hamm will have won for Mad Men by now, but keep in mind that he is predicted as the top contender to win this year.

     

    Does any of this newfound credibility (if you choose to call it that) possibly push Amy Poehler ahead or at least head-to-head with Linney? Or is Linney still the Emmy monster?

     

    Parks and Recreation making it into series doesn’t hurt or help Poehler’s or Linney’s chances — it’s just a sign that Parks has a larger fanbase than Big C within the academy.  Members are only assigned to a maximum of one category within each genre – i.e., if a voter is assigned to vote in Lead Actress in a Comedy, they will NOT be voting for Comedy Series as well.  Which means voters will only see the one episode submitted by each nominee.  Linney’s tape has the advantage of showing off her incredible range as an actress, while Poehler’s highlights her impeccable comedic skills.  Depending on the group of voters, it could go either way.

     

    Anyway, my point is that the extra episodes that Parks submits will have no bearing on this category – the voters who receive those episodes won’t be voting in this category, and the voters who are voting in this category will not receive those dvds to view.

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    Sorry it took so long for me to get back. I forget to set email notifications for this thread.

     

    Anyway…I think voters talk. That’s just a theory I have. I accredit that theory to Archie Panjabi’s win. Voters voting for Drama series were likely talking with voters of other categories and brought up how much of a scene-stealer Archie is on that show. The same could also be said about Aaron Paul’s win last year as well.

     

    Yet there are flaws in this theory. If it worked 100% of the time, Michael C. Hall would be an Emmy winner. Jon Hamm would be an Emmy winner. Mary-Louise Parker would be an Emmy winner (for Weeds), Peter Boyle would be an Emmy winner (for Everybody Loves Raymond), Courteney Cox would be an Emmy winner, and much more.

     

    However, the two wins I cited both happened last year, so this could be a trend starting to catch on. I don’t know! 

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