August 21, 2015 at 12:14 pm #358815
Do the two “Game of Thrones” supporting ladies help or hurt each other with their Emmy episode submissions? As a refresher, Emilia Clarke submitted “The Dance of Dragons” and Lena Headey entered “Mother’s Mercy.”August 21, 2015 at 12:33 pm #358817
Unless I’m mistaken and they removed the ranked ballot system, I’m not sure how it’s possible for them to “hurt” each other, per se.
That said, they don’t really help much. Headey isn’t even in “The Dance of Dragons” and Clarke only appears in one scene in “Mother’s Mercy”, and doesn’t really do much there. Headey could have potentially been aided if Clarke had submitted “Hardhome” (which gave Clarke a better acting showcase as well), but I don’t think it would have mattered too much. Plus, on the off chance that some of the voters in the category also voted in Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, they would’ve seen “Hardhome” for Peter Dinklage’s episode.August 21, 2015 at 12:35 pm #358818
The ranked balloting is in tact. Boomer and I got to see a voter’s ballot yesterday, and you have to mark each contender 1st through 6th.August 21, 2015 at 1:41 pm #358819
Marcus, do you know if they have reverted to the ranked ballot for the longform acting categories or are they rated categories like last year? That could very be how Benedict Cumberbatch won (deservedly).August 21, 2015 at 2:13 pm #358820
Not sure, we did not look at specific categories.August 21, 2015 at 8:11 pm #358821
The episodes don’t really help or hurt the actresses. Headey is not in Clarke’s episode, while the latter barely appears in the former’s episode. That aside, I can’t think of any reason why voters who have watched the episodes and/or seen some or all of the season would vote for Clarke over Headey. If you’re going to vote for one of the two, Headey is the obvious choice by a landslide.August 21, 2015 at 11:01 pm #358822
Headey’s doesn’t really help or hurt Clarke since she’s only in it less than five minutes and doesn’t really have a lot to do. Headey’s part of her episode is all in one large part unlike in other episodes where you might have seen a little bit of her storyline than later a little bit more this is all one long section and will help if voters are going to fast forward to just view Headey’s part.
Clarke’s doesn’t help herself at all by submitting “Dance of Dragons” and unlike the silent parts of Headey’s episode are not nearly as expressive or emotional. Its almost as if she’s forfetting this to Headey by not submitting “Hardhome” where she has two large scenes with Peter Dinklage and gives her big “wheel speech” that was used in the tv ads for this season. But, she forgot other than the twenty minutes at the end where they have the big epic fight scene we see Headey spending her first few days in jail completely humbled but still a little more like her normal self. With her submission what it is Headey will win or loose by her submission alone.
Headey has all of the momentum behind her. Even people who aren’t fans of GOT will possibly have heard about her walk of shame and the difficulty in getting this accomplished.