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  • Sharon1
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    Just like how another forum poster mentioned Liza Weil, I am going to mention Melissa McBride. She was truly outstanding in the episode “The Same Boat” from the sixth season of “The Walking Dead”. I know Emmy voters hate this show but she was so amazing that it will be a crime if she doesn’t recieve a nomination, and this is coming from someone who does not even love the show that much. Hopefully, this year the voters will finally recognize her and her thrilling work in such a male driven show! Let me know if you agree. Why or why not?

    (Note: I am aware that she won’t be recognized because the voters will not watch the episode, but does she still deserve the nomination?) 

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    bruce melo
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    Of course Emmy voters will not watch any episode of “The Walking Dead”, and that is because they are idiots, and stupid, and narrow-minded, and unable to discern exceptional writing, acting and direction from any but conventional sources. 

    Melissa McBride (Carol)  was fantastic, as were Lauren Cohan (Maggie) and Alicia Witt, as Carol’s perfect foil. 

    As far as I am concerned, Emmy voters can bite my ass.

    The Walking Dead is, this very day, the best thing on television.  (Other days Outlander, Game of Thrones and Vikings, and Ash vs The Evil Dead are the best things on television. In my own unbiased opinion.)

    An Emmy is well deserved, but unlikely, isn’t it?

     

     

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    Patrick
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    Melissa McBride killed it on this week’s episode! She’s always good, but wow. I was really impressed and was also thinking she should receive a nomination. She’s one of the few people on the show whose acting is really great, while not being over the top.

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    SupaDupa Fly
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    Of course she deserves the nomination. All hail, Melissa McBride.

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    Melissa McBride is deserving for that first Emmy nomination for years now! Starting with “The Grove” (and maybe even before that)….following other many memorable turns… Her character development is a pure joy to watch. She’s one of the strongest hard-working TV actresses and has just about as right to be named as this year’s best, as Lena Heady or Emilia Clarke from another “not-so-typical” TV Show.

    Go Melissa! Go Liza Weil! Let’s make these women happen over the rest of the overrated contenders like Uzo Aduba, Christine Baranski or the “Game of Thrones” ladies.

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    slh315
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    She’s been deserving of it. I was extremely disappointed she didn’t get the nomination for The Grove alone. But she’s been killing it every time she’s on screen. I hope she gets the recognition- she’s the definition of deserving.
    Also kudos to Lauren Cohan. Maggie was terrific this episode. She was strong and determined. It was so great to see her like this. I’m sure she gained a lot more fans last night as well haha.

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    Denis
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    Both her and Cohan were top notch in that last episode. You could feel Mcbrides character imploding as she realized she didn’t need to play good girl with Witt’s character.

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    Rooney Moore
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    Yes. I’ve been a fan of hers ever since season 3 after Carol gave that advice to Andrea. But I must say that it’s always surprising to me to see the acclaim for this actress and character since I always thought she was a polarizing character and anti-hero women don’t generally have this huge fanbase on internet. But take my word with a grain of salt. Because I think Carol is the only bearable and interesting character on that show. So I would’ve stanned for her nonetheless.

    But you can support your favourites without bashing others. I get the comparison with GoT but Aduba’s and Baranski’s noms are irrelevant with this topic. They are not the reason why this show never gets any award traction.

     

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    No one has bashed anyone. I just mentioned that they are undeserving and will take McBride’s and other deserving contenders’ spots. Which is a well-known fact. The reason this show never gets any awards traction is that the Emmy voters are watching about ten shows and nominate everyone from those, instead of going with actual worthy performances from maybe not as buzzed or baity shows.  It should be about the performance and not about your show. That’s a different category.

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    Rooney Moore
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    No one has bashed anyone. I just mentioned that they are undeserving and will take McBride’s and other deserving contenders’ spots. Which is a well-known fact. The reason this show never gets any awards traction is that the Emmy voters are watching about ten shows and nominate everyone from those, instead of going with actual worthy performances from maybe not as buzzed or baity shows.  It should be about the performance and not about your show. That’s a different category.

    But how could you expect them to know Melissa McBride is worthy of a nomination if they don’t watch the show? They aren’t under any obligation to watch all the shows on the air. Even TV critics who earn their lives with reviewing shows can’t do that. So acclaimed shows tend to be higher on people’s watchlists.
    Even Oscar voters who only have to spend their 1 and a half hours to watch a single movie nominate people like Jacki Weaver or Rachel McAdams for just appearing on popular stuff.

    You prefer to watch Scream Queens, TWD, AHS, and HGTWAM and as a result you only talk about actors from those shows.
    They watch Mad Men, Downton Abbey, OITNB, The Good Wife and nominate actors from them. What’s the difference? Don’t tell me yours are better acted than these.

    Plus if you are gonna commit your time to a tv show and start to follow it from week to week you would want it to be worthy of your time, right? No one would want to watch a bad show or a show that isn’t their cup of tea just because it has ”great acting” in it. No one.

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    I’m still stunned that she didnt WIN the award for “The Grove”. One of the most riveting hours of television in recent memory. McBride is exceptional in The Walking Dead, and her lack of Emmy attention only confirms the genre bias and snob factor that goes into the Emmys. Never mind that it’s the most watched show on television, the fact that it has zombies in it means they won’t tune in. McBride could submit this episode or even “JSS” which showcased some profound emotional revelations without her speaking a word. 

    Ive been saying this for a while now, but AMC should double down on the campaign for their actors. Take a page for GOT and dont submit all of them (not necessarily fair, but a genre show like this has to work harder than other shows for acting recognition).

    This season, just submit:

    Lead Actor: Andrew Lincoln
    Supporting Actor: Lennie James (and possibly Norman Reedus)
    Supporting Actress: Melissa McBride (and possibly Danai Gurira)
    Guest Actor: John Carroll Lynch
    Guest Actress: Tovah Feldshuh 

    This way they can unite the votes that the show/actors are getting.  

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    Sasha
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    Yeah, Melissa McBride is freaking awesome. She should have already been at least a nominee (The Grove anyone?). It’s such a shame we’re gonna end up with soso nominees like always. I’d fucking die if they decide to nominate either Melissa McBride, Billie Piper, Regina King, Carrie Coon, Amy Brenneman, Gillian Anderson, Constance Zimmer, Moran Atias, Maura Tierney, Joanna Going, Helen McCrory, Cara Seymour, Bellamy Young, Katherine Parkinson, Emily Berrington or my personal favorite Gemma Chan. I’m probably the only person here who watches Humans and I’m so glad I discovered that little gem of show. What Gemma Chan does on this show is out of this world. No one comes even close. Episodes six and especially episode seven would make such a killer submission. It’s such a shame that we have so many amazing ladies giving equally amazing performances week after week and yet we’re gonna end up with the same boring and mostly undeserving people with the most undeserving one winning once again (hello Uzo Aduba!). Such a fucking shame!

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    Call me overly optimistic, but I think it could happen for her very soon. They wont let her win this time, but the formal recognition would be mighty fine, and perhaps, help the credibility of the tunnel-vision-like Emmys.

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    AndMore
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    Yeah you never know. Last year they let Maslany in after the first two snubs. I would say McBride has been snubbed for S4 and S5. She is always great but in those two seasons she was given four incredible episodes: “Indifference “, “The Grove”, ” No Sanctuary “, and “Consumed”. This year she has “JSS” and “The Same Boat”. It’s time for the recognition to happen. As much as I love Downton and particularly Dame Maggie, I will be super bummed if Smith and Froggatt are nominated over McBride.

    And yes the campaign needs better strategizing. I mean don’t submit all of the actors. Just Lincoln and McBride. And the guests like Tovah.

    And yes, if you are a member of the TV academy then you should be watching everything! The problem is they only have like 6 shows they watch.

    Please change this year. McBride was mind blowing last night and deserves the nomination.

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    [quote=”Vincelette”]

    No one has bashed anyone. I just mentioned that they are undeserving and will take McBride’s and other deserving contenders’ spots. Which is a well-known fact. The reason this show never gets any awards traction is that the Emmy voters are watching about ten shows and nominate everyone from those, instead of going with actual worthy performances from maybe not as buzzed or baity shows.  It should be about the performance and not about your show. That’s a different category.

    But how could you expect them to know Melissa McBride is worthy of a nomination if they don’t watch the show? They aren’t under any obligation to watch all the shows on the air. Even TV critics who earn their lives with reviewing shows can’t do that. So acclaimed shows tend to be higher on people’s watchlists.
    Even Oscar voters who only have to spend their 1 and a half hours to watch a single movie nominate people like Jacki Weaver or Rachel McAdams for just appearing on popular stuff.

    You prefer to watch Scream Queens, TWD, AHS, and HGTWAM and as a result you only talk about actors from those shows.
    They watch Mad Men, Downton Abbey, OITNB, The Good Wife and nominate actors from them. What’s the difference? Don’t tell me yours are better acted than these.

    Plus if you are gonna commit your time to a tv show and start to follow it from week to week you would want it to be worthy of your time, right? No one would want to watch a bad show or a show that isn’t their cup of tea just because it has ”great acting” in it. No one.
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    It’s not true. I’ve watched Mad Mad and The Good Wife for years, I really like Downton Abbey and OITNB. Just because I don’t find certain elements worthy in these and don’t speak about them that often, it doesn’t mean I’m not watching them.

    Also, their job is to care about more and more shows. But they are keep nominating the same people from the same odd shows, and rewarding them. You bet ya, that as an Emmy-voter I would watch as many contenders as I can to be fair in voting.

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