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  • Kevin Jacobsen
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    OUTSTANDING LEAD ACTRESS IN A MINISERIES OR MOVIE:
    Helena Bonham Carter in Burtion & Taylor
    Minnie Driver in Return to Zero
    Jessica Lange in American Horror Story: Coven
    Sarah Paulson in American Horror Story: Coven
    Cicely Tyson in The Trip to Bountiful
    Kristen Wiig in The Spoils of Babylon

    This is one of the more interesting races to me because I’m not sure if Cicely Tyson is really as unstoppable as we think. One thing that could have a small factor is the bias against Lifetime in this category in terms of winners. I know she’s a legend and it’s an award-winning role to begin with, but I think there are a few people who could upset.

    First off, Jessica Lange dominated Coven in a big way and I’m wondering if voters will default to her if they aren’t as impressed by Tyson (or don’t bother watching The Trip to Bountiful). She could also be considered an also-ran, however.

    And as I said in the “who’s this year’s Merritt Wever” thread, I really do think Kristen Wiig could randomly upset here. The nomination was a surprise and it’s an easy watch and something very different compared to the other nominees. Plus she’s become an Emmy darling over the past five years.

    What are people’s thoughts on the category? 

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    dude93
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    I think Kristen Wiig is the big, orange-among-apples threat here and I would 100% support an overdue win for her. She’s my personal favorite to win. Minnie Driver could also upset. Who knows? Tyson has the buzz, so that’s probably the safest option. And I think Paulson and Lange are vulnerable IMO – don’t think either has a shot. If AHS gets a win, it will surely be in the supporting actress category. 

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    Tucker Dimpy
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    Minnie Driver deserves the win and I say this as someone whose pretty much disliked her for years.  Don’t think she will win though.

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    Leon94
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    Cicely Tyson is an Emmy favorite with 11 nominations and 3 emmy wins. But then there’s Lange with the same shtick from previous seasons. I think Tyson has bit of an edge playing an Oscar winning role that won her a Tony last year on Broadway.

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    I think Emmy voters are going to want to award AHS in some major category. It isn’t going to be in movie/mini supporting. So Lange or Paulson could take it. Remember Paulson’s upset? I think some emmy voters would feel incredibly silly about that one and at least give her a vote.

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    GraysWay
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    http://www.goldderby.com/forum/topics/view/8437/page:2

     

    Same thread, in case anyone wants to partake in both, or one/the other…LANGE all the way baby!!!

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    Leon94
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    Of course there’s been two but Tyson might prevail.

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    Someonelikeme
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    Tyson with a possible upset by Driver. Lange and Paulson I truly believe in this case, will cancel the other out. Claim your 4th emmy, Ms. Tyson!! 

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    Titanium
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    I think Tyson defintley isn’t a slam dunk here by any means. I mean she’s an Emmy veteran, but this could just as easily damage her; no doubt some people could (perhaps unfairly) rank her low on their ballots just because she’s been there and done that. I know the Critics Choice don’t have huge overlap but she couldn’t win their in a relatively weak category so what does that mean? Perhaps a lack of support.

    I’d also rule out Driver simply because she’s not as big a name as the others, and was in a TV movie that wasn’t embraced much by the TV academy. The same rhetoric could be applied to Kristen Wiig, although I think she fairs slightly better because like everyone has said, she’s an overdue Emmy favourite and the apple amongst the oranges; her win would be like one of the weirdest of all time I think though.

    I think Bonham Carter only stands a chance on name recognition. 

    Lange has a strong, loud performance and didn’t win last year; and AHS had their strongest year yet in terms of key nominations. May she win on a mixture of these? But again, like Tyson, she’s been there and done that, so she could have people ranking her low on their ballots too.

    Sarah Paulson (who I absolutely adore and think was criminally snubbed last year) has less name recognition and probably was helped into the category by said snubbing last year, and the fact AHS was well loved and it was a weak field in this category as a whole. I think some could rank her high, but then her character doesn’t have the time to shine until the end of the series, whilst Lange steals scenes in the early episodes too, and since we all know a lot of voters won’t watch the whole series, Lange will be benefitted.

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    Titanium
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    Also, looking back, statistically most years where this category has had two nominees from the same project, one of the two wins, unless there’s a mega frontrunner. So maybe it could be Lange (or Paulson’s) year?

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    Kevin Jacobsen
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    I’d also rule out Driver simply because she’s not as big a name as the others, and was in a TV movie that wasn’t embraced much by the TV academy. The same rhetoric could be applied to Kristen Wiig, although I think she fairs slightly better because like everyone has said, she’s an overdue Emmy favourite and the apple amongst the oranges; her win would be like one of the weirdest of all time I think though.

    Normally I’d agree with this rhetoric about the project not being embraced but you have to remember that last year Laura Linney won for The Big C: Hereafter when she was one of only two nominations for the show. They could’ve easily gone with Jessica Lange for the much buzzier Asylum or Elisabeth Moss for Top of the Lake but they didn’t. That’s why I think some of the perceived 4th-6th place contenders still have a chance. 

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    Titanium
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    ^^^
    Very very true. I admit I don’t mean rule them out literally, because this is the Emmys, expect the unexpected haha.

    But what Linney had going for her which the other less likely contenders don’t this year besides Bonham Carter, is the name recognition. Linney is an Emmy darling. And arguably was overdue for the particular role? But yeah you do raise a very interesting point, with such a small group of voters, they are always some unexpected winners. 

    On an unrelated note, am I right in thinking that last years Emmys had more upsets than usual? If so, perhaps it was an anomaly

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    dude93
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    I think last year was definitely a significant ceremony in terms of upsets. I mean Tony Hale, Merritt Wever, Jeff Daniels, Bobby Canavale, James Cromwell, Laura Linney, and Ellen Burstyn were all considered substantial upsets, which is pretty remarkable. Michael Douglas, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Parsons, and Anna Gunn were the only really truly predicted correct winners of the night. Because of this, everyone is overthinking this year’s ceremony which may have more obvious winners than we are expecting (i.e. Tyson, Louis-Dreyfus, Parsons, Hale, etc).

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    Titanium
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    I think last year was definitely a significant ceremony in terms of upsets. I mean Tony Hale, Merritt Wever, Jeff Daniels, Bobby Canavale, James Cromwell, Laura Linney, and Ellen Burstyn were all considered substantial upsets, which is pretty remarkable. Michael Douglas, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Jim Parsons, and Anna Gunn were the only really truly predicted correct winners of the night. Because of this, everyone is overthinking this year’s ceremony which may have more obvious winners than we are expecting (i.e. Tyson, Louis-Dreyfus, Parsons, Hale, etc).

    Thought so, the only really upsets I have predicted atm are Lange, LeBlanc and Armisen. And I’ll probably change at least one of them by the ceremony.

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    I think Lange has been honored for AHS, and LeBlanc falls under that ‘playing yourself’ problem, while Armisen falls under the variety series performers problem… So I’m not predicting those to win at all I’m afraid. The upsets are more likely to be the two Drivers, Adam and Minnie

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