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Let’s talk about how BADLY The Normal Heart lost to Sherlock!

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    Personally Sherlock and Fargo were my favorites but I was IMMENSELY surprised by all of Sherlock’s wins! I thought Martin Freeman can pop up but STEVEN MOFFAT??!! BENEDICT CUMBERBATCH?!?

    I loved the fact it won writing (seeing Moff up there was unusual). I loved the fact Cumberbatch won because he is a very versatile actor and I loved the fact Freeman won because he knocked his performance out of the ball park! But question is: What happened?

    I loved The Normal Heart it really was an enduring film! The Normal Heart was in lead for everything! 

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    24Emmy
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    The Normal Heart still won the program category. That’s the biggie.

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    Ryan Earle
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    As I pointed out before, this shouldn’t shock everyone. Remember that the same thing happened to another HIV/AIDS film in the 90’s, “And the Band Played On.” Didn’t win for writing, directing and lost all it’s acting awards but won for best movie. 

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    BenitoDelicias
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    I was shocked because The Normal Heart winning seemed way too obvious, it wasn’t really hated on that much, but when these things happen they always end up with the big award, because up there, things always go the obvious way. Unless its Life with Peter Sellers.

    The biggest shock however is that it was all about Sherlock, nobody could have predicted that and we thought the alternative was Fargo, except for Hanks of course. They simply kept going down the list to find their winner in those categories.

    Maybe the tired “waiting until it was over” excuse finally applied to something other than Return of the King. 

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    Denis
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    Oh man, Moffat winning writing was, the best thing I’ve seen in many years following the emmys, anyone who knows what a brilliant writer he is knows he had it coming.  Congratulations!

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    Choice Chayawat
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    Season 3 (or whatever episode they submitted as TV Movie) is the weakest year for Sherlock, but it’s still better than the overrated Normal Heart.

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    FreemanGriffin
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    I was glad and relieved that The Normal Heart won for Best Television Movie. Mark Ruffalo, Matt Bomer and Julia Roberts all deserved Emmys, but I wasn’t surprised. The Emmys aren’t what they used to be, and voters’ taste is at an all-time low (just look at almost every single winner this year – oh, yes, I remember now: mine is a minority opinion.) I like Benedict Cumberbatch, but his win was wrong. I wanted Larry Kramer to win for Writing, since it was great writing, but also for the opportunity to hear his acceptance speech.

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    Djoko
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    The Normal Heart was a terrible tv movie. It should’ve lost the top award too.

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    I’m very happy for both Cumberbatch’s and especially Freeman’s win. I was very pleased. Granted, I wish that Thornton had won (or Freeman was a double winner), but none-the-less, in no way do I feel that either was undeserved. I had Cumberbatch ranked 3rd, truth be told (behind Thornton and Freeman), but he was very good all the same. Freeman was my personal winner in supporting, so I was thrilled that he won. I thought for sure he would lose to one of the ‘Normal Heart’ fellas. 

    As for Supporting actress, Roberts should’ve been the easy win. Bates was entertaining, but ‘Coven’ overall was a hammy ass mess.   

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    Yeah, I’m very enthusiastic about wins of both Cumberbatch and Freeman, especially as they were both the only actors on the main telecast to win their first Emmys!!! The only bad thing about it was their absence.

    “Sherlock” even took Writing so Creative Arts did foreshadow its dominance in the way I never guessed. “Fargo” and “The Normal Heart” both not winning a single acting Emmy is so unexpected and I would not imagine it in my wildest predictions!!! I guess “TNH” won Best TV Movie mostly because it was a single TV Movie, unlike “Sherlock”. I’m good with Mini-Series wins. 

    In your poll 1st and 2nd option are basically the same. I wanted to click “Sherlock all the way” but there is nothing like that. 

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    Martin Freeman is perfection on Fargo, he should’ve won for that extraordinary performance but I’m glad he has an Emmy nonetheless. I absolutely despise Benedict Cumberbatch and this Emmy win fueled my hatred for him even more.

    I usually don’t care for Julia Roberts or Matt Bomer but they both deserved the Emmy for their extraordinary performance. The Normal Heart could lose everything else for all I care but not the supporting acting categories where they were easily the best of the year. I hope they at least win the Globe.
     

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    SkyLight
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    I am so glad Matt Bomer lost. He is completely overrated.

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    A lot can be placed at Ryan Murphy’s feet. He turned a revolutionary play into a schlocky 80’s style “Important Issue of the Month” TV Movie not unlike the average Very Special Glee. And most of the acting wasn’t that great (ESPECIALLY Roberts).

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    Djoko
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    A lot can be placed at Ryan Murphy’s feet. He turned a revolutionary play into a schlocky 80’s style “Important Issue of the Month” TV Movie not unlike the average Very Special Glee. And most of the acting wasn’t that great (ESPECIALLY Roberts).

    100% agree!!

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    Djoko
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    A lot can be placed at Ryan Murphy’s feet. He turned a revolutionary play into a schlocky 80’s style “Important Issue of the Month” TV Movie not unlike the average Very Special Glee. And most of the acting wasn’t that great (ESPECIALLY Roberts).

    100% agree!!

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