August 7, 2013 at 3:21 pm #293949
Now that we have had some time to view most of the tapes in the major categories and read other posters opinions on the category there seem to be some general consensus forming on several categories.
But you can never really predict what Emmy panels will do. Some panels have gone far off conventional wisdom on a couple of the categories in recent years and voted for some winners who clearly were not the best submitted episode. But for the most part the winner of the category is usually one of the nominees where consesus says they have one of the top 2 episodes in the category.
Based on my own reading of the submitted episodes and having that opinion reinforced by the vast majority of the posters who also viewed those categories, I have concluded it will be unacceptable if Anna Gunn, Jane Krakowski, and Sarah Paulson lose the supporting categories this year. The vast majority of us agree that Gunn and Krakowski have the best submitted episode. Most of us don’t think it is close. In 2nd place most of us have Maggie Smith and Julie Bowen, women who have won Emmys the past 2 years and who are not exactly doing anything mind blowing or new for their character in their episode to warrant a 3rd. I admit I have not seen Charlotte Rampling (I will watch her this weekend), but Paulson was light years better than Burstyn, Woodard, and Staunton IMO.
So if any of these 3 women lose, I will have to conclude the voters didn’t do their jobs, watch the tapes and be informed on the categories. Clearly the work submitted by Gunn and Krakowski besides being the best warrant Emmy win #1 as opposed to Bowen and Smith deserving Emmy #3 for their work.
I think most of the other categories are up in the air where more than 1 person could deserve it and it wouldn’t be an outrage (even if I have preferences in that category).Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantAugust 7, 2013 at 3:27 pm #293951
If Anna Gunn loses on Emmy night, that would be totally unacceptable. Have you seen “Fifty-One”? She’s brilliant in it! She clearly had the best season out of the nominees, and she clearly has the best tape. I love Maggie Smith in DA, and this was her best season, but does she really need a 3rd consecutive Emmy for this role? Also, if Jane Krakowski loses for 30 Rock, it will be totally unacceptable. After watching all the episodes in this category, Krakowski just runs circles around everybody in that category with “Hogcock!/Last Lunch”. If she loses to Mayim Bialik this year, though, I could take that because her episode is hilarious. Bowen, as good as she is, her role doesn’t seem like a three-time consecutive Emmy-winning role, and we don’t need another Doris Roberts in this category.August 7, 2013 at 3:32 pm #293952
I asbolutely agree that it will be unacceptable if Jane Krakowski loses. If I’m not mistaken, Comedy Supporting Actress is usally given fairly early into the broadcast. If that trend continues, I may just turn off the TV, especially if it is Julie Bowen who wins.August 7, 2013 at 3:35 pm #293953
does she really need a 3rd consecutive Emmy for this role?
I always have said the same thing about Helen Hunt, Kelsey Grammer, David Hyde Pierce and Doris Roberts getting 4 emmy wins for doing the same thing over and over again in Mad About You, Fraiser and Raymond. To think in all the great roles that went without Emmys because of that.August 7, 2013 at 3:35 pm #293954
“Gliding Over All” for directing and editingAugust 7, 2013 at 3:40 pm #293955
Agreed about Gunn and Krakowski. If they lose it will be really disappointing.August 7, 2013 at 3:41 pm #293956
Bob NewhartAugust 7, 2013 at 3:49 pm #293957
Bob Newhart losing against Justin Timberlake.August 7, 2013 at 3:58 pm #293958
It would not be the worst loss since they already won four times, but perhaps no win would be more deserving this year than hairstyling for Mad Men.August 7, 2013 at 4:01 pm #293959
Tatiana Maslany.August 7, 2013 at 4:02 pm #293960
Veep has to win something. And a Charlotte Rampling surprise victory would be sweet for a very under awarded legend.August 7, 2013 at 4:07 pm #293961
The Supporting Actress categories deserve to be highlighted, but I’d also like to throw a shout out to Carrie Preston. I wasn’t even aware of her character until I caught up with The Good Wife this season, but man is she delightful to watch.
30 Rock and Louie are pretty much the only shows I’d like to see winning writing/directing in a comedy this year, as well. Not even really sure which one deserves which, or if one to deserves to win both, but they’re really the only ones that would satisfy me.August 7, 2013 at 4:31 pm #293962
Danes and GunnAugust 7, 2013 at 5:03 pm #293963
”Gliding Over All” for directing and editing
I completely agree! I just rewatched the episode, and to single out one particular segment: that “Crystal Blue Persuasion” montage is absolutely PERFECT. It’s one of my favorite uses of found (or source) music ever in film or television. And I don’t think there is actually an edit in the song itself—I think it goes for its complete runtime. The editing and direction in that sequence alone is worthy of recognition. PLEASE PLEASE vote for the best episode, not for the “cool” big-name movie director.
Danes and Gunn
It is definitely Anna Gunn’s time. I said this in the supporting actor watch thread, but I will probably throw something at my tv if she loses. I rewatched the Breaking Bad Emmy wins and you could kind of tell last year the cast seated around Cranston and Paul wanted to see Giancarlo win. I think they will go ecstatic if Gunn (or Banks) wins, as they did for Cranston’s second win and Paul’s first.
And Claire Danes, in my opinion, has the best female role on television. If she doesn’t win, even though she was underutilized in Homeland’s season two, it would be unacceptable. Her role on Homeland is on a completely different level than every single one of the nominated actresses in her category.August 7, 2013 at 5:14 pm #293964
I found Breaking Bad to be completely overrated and frankly it doesn’t deserve any award. The only lose to be unnaceptable it would be if Claire Danes lose to Kerry Washington or Elisabeth Moss.