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  • Borx Lopez
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    So, what do you think that was the worst win?

    I was pretty disappointed with Maggie Smith beating Lena Headey.

    What’s your opinion about the winners?

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    AMG
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    The Variety/Talk Show/Reality categories lose me because I don’t watch any of the nominees (save for a few eps of The Late Late Show every now and then).

    Other than that, I’d say Ben Mendelsohn because that category was so dull anyway. Although, it did prevent Thrones winning again.

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    Andrew Carden
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    Regina King

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: Best Original Song (2014) – Everything Is Awesome at the Oscars!

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    jasonface
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    So, I enjoyed the People vs OJ Simpson (the show and even the actual case, I’m obsessed with it) and though we expected it to win a lot based on its nomination count and overall hype, I was annoyed with just how many Emmys it did claim. The strongest aspect to the show was always its acting (most of the acting) over its story and I’m glad those key performances were so deservedly rewarded, but the writing and series as a whole did not need to win. Both Fargo and American Crime were undeniably superior in their writing, directing, and story execution (even the acting was more consistent and better on a lot of levels), so I just wish they could have been honored with more than just empty nominations and a single win each.

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    JayDF
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    I kinda agree… Although I liked the series (except for Gooding & Travolta) the only win it got that I wanted was Courtney B. Vance’s. I’m happy for Sterling K. Brown, but preferred either of the FARGO actors in that category.

    So, I enjoyed the People vs OJ Simpson (the show and even the actual case, I’m obsessed with it) and though we expected it to win a lot based on its nomination count and overall hype, I was annoyed with just how many Emmys it did claim. The strongest aspect to the show was always its acting (most of the acting) over its story and I’m glad those key performances were so deservedly rewarded, but the writing and series as a whole did not need to win. Both Fargo and American Crime were undeniably superior in their writing, directing, and story execution (even the acting was more consistent and better on a lot of levels), so I just wish they could have been honored with more than just empty nominations and a single win each.

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    TalkGH17
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    The most outrageous one was Tatiana Maslany. She does absolutely nothing worthy in Orphan Black. Robin Wright should have won hands down.

    But there were others like Kate McKinnon for impersonating instead of creating a character like the other nominees does, Maggie Smith winnng again is just boring and more if you have Lena Headey’s stellar turn, Courtney B. Vance only overacted, Regina King did nothing, and Ben Mendelsohn winning for a guest actor performance over a powerful Kit Harington.

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    AMG
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    ^ Lena Headey was borderline Guest Actress this year too, so why moan about Mendelsohn winning, then proclaim Headey gave a ‘stellar’ turn. Tad hypocritical there.

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    1. Ben Mendelsohn
    2. Tatiana Maslany
    3. Kate McKinnon

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    TalkGH17
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    ^ Lena Headey was borderline Guest Actress this year too, so why moan about Mendelsohn winning, then proclaim Headey gave a ‘stellar’ turn. Tad hypocritical there.

     

    Dear AMG, I don’t know if you know that Lena was in more episodes than Peter Dinklage and she stole the show every time she showed up. Don’t treat us like idiots.

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    forwardswill
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    Regina King. She’s a fantastic actress but she was given virtually nothing to do this season that was in any way noteworthy. This is a sharp contrast to Smart and Colman who were both great (the latter in particular) and even Paulson and Bates, whilst given worse material, were able to elevate what they were given to standout amongst a crowd of talented actors. I mean King was almost unarguably outshone by at least Taylor, Huffman, Pollari and Jessup (I’d even argue Hutton also was given more to do).

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    Kevin Dillon
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    Ben Mendelsohn by a landslide!

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    Game of Thrones. Writing for a Drama Series. Underwhelming AND exasperating. WRITING.

    Not close but also the wins for Tatiana Maslany and Sherlock were awful.

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    Mladen Vukcevic
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    When people will stop trying to quantify the unquantifiable? Simply, there is no “Best Actor” or “Best Actress” most of the time. Yeah, occasionally we get that, but for most of the years, it is just the most popular or the one who didn’t win before, or the usual choice. Simply, that is why we speak of award narratives etc.

    That said, Smith over Headey win wasn’t tragic as people may assume. Heady was interesting, she did more than a solid work, but unlike Dinklage in the first five year, she wasn’t good enough to put all the Thrones love in her favor. Vote splitting worked its magic, especially in this threeway.

    What I personally believe is a travesty is Thrones winning writing… How can episode with so little dialogue and incredible plot hole size of Atlantic be awarded for writing? Fan service strikes again…

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    AayaanUpadhyaya
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    I don’t mind Smith winning over the GOT ladies, but I sure mind her winning over Maura Tierny and Constance Zimmer. Tierny, in particular, should have won that award.

    But the worst of all was Ben Mendelson. Him winning was awful (him not showing up only made it worse). And while the category wasn’t great itself, literally everyone else deserved it so much more. Kit or Jonnathan Banks should have won this.

    And wow people mentioning Tatianna here? seriously? She’s one of the most inspiring, well-deserved and amazing winners so far. She wipes the floor with Robin Wright.

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    Tatiana Maslany the worst? Are you crazy? She plays multiple complex characters and she deserves it.

    The worst were Jeffrey Tambor (he’s freaking rerrible in Transparent), Rami Malek (is he really better than Kevin Spacey, Liev Schreiber and Matthew Rhys? Definitely no), Regina King winning over the amazing jobs of Jean Smart and Kathy Bates, American Crime Story winning over Fargo (just unbelievable), Sarah Paulson (who was the best thing about ACS and should have won two Emmys for “Asylum” and “Freak Show”) over Kirsten Dunst is a true crime and the above mentioned Maggie Smith over Lena Headey is the most frustrating of the night.

     

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