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  • sorcery
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    #241520

    I’m only speaking from a strategic point of view. I know that Luck is (or was) a legitimate TV series (with a “created by” credit). But there won’t be a second season and its nine episode length is shorter than 2010 champ The Pacific. With news of its cancellation, some of our Emmy predictors believe it’s not going to do very well in the drama series categories.

    So why not switch to miniseries/movie, where nominations for categories, both major and technical, would be a sure thing?

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    Denis
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    #241522

    Well, category fraud indeed, but I would love it to switch, and it should, if Downton Abbey or other shows can do the opposite, whatahell…

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    I find myself hoping it goes Movie if only to avoid rubberstamping on the part of Dustin Hoffman in a crowded Lead Acting field.  Purely selfish reasons I am for it switching categories.

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    Spenser Davis
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    I might be wrong here, but I’ve always felt that famous actors and actresses known more for their film work have a better chance at winning in the Movie/Mini-Series category. With Dustin Hoffman, Ed Harris, Clive Owen, and Woody Harrelson in the same race, things could get intense. Plus, Nick Nolte would surely get a nod in Supporting, and it would increase the chances of Richard Kind exponentially. Even Joan Allen, Patrick J Adams and Michael Gambon would suddenly be more competitive. Michael Mann would get a nod for sure, and Milch might even grab a writing nomination. In other words, it can only benefit “Luck.” But with the Created By credit, is it even eligible? Didn’t “Downton Abbey” give Julian Fellowes a Created By title?

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    Anonymous
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    #241525

    No.

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    Spenser Davis
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    #241526

    No.

    One word posts always amuse me, particularly when the post is meant to respond to several questions at once. Which question were you answering?

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    [quote=”Natasha”]No.

    One word posts always amuse me, particularly when the post is meant to respond to several questions at once. Which question were you answering?[/quote]

    I believe she is answering the original question.

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    eastwest
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    #241528

    If speaking on strategy, if they can find some sort of loop hole, then why not I guess.

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    Atypical
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    #241529

    No. The whole point of the “created by” rule was to prevent a situation just like this from happening again (like with “Thief”).

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    Spenser Davis
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    #241530

    That was my concern, Atypical. But “Luther” has Neil Cross as ‘Created and Written by’ in the opening credits, and Idris Elba was eligible. I’m curious how strict they are on that policy. There’s also a certain irony to the fact that open-ended “Downton Abbey” won last year, but nine-episodes-and-out “Luck” might not be considered.

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    Teproc
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    #241531

    Yeah, it would be category fraud, but that category has seen worse with Downton Abbey and Luther.

    Whatever gives Luck more awards I’m fine with ^^. Besides, it’ll make me actually care about those categories for a change. 

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    #241532

    “Luck” can’t possibly be submitted in the miniseries/tv movie field. That would be preposterous. Imagine what would happen if every drama or comedy series that got cancelled after a single season followed that path.

    The other shows mentioned are different cases. “Downton Abbey” last year and “Luther” this year didn’t fulfil the six-episode minimum so they couldn’t compete as drama series. However, last year “Luther” did actually air six episodes and it is weird that the Academy allowed it to compete as a miniseries.

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    Morgan Henard
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    #241533

    Well American Horror Story is officially switched from Drama Series to Movie/Miniseries. 

    Is Luck next?

    -Morgan 

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    Spenser Davis
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    #241534

    “Luck” can’t possibly be submitted in the miniseries/tv movie field. That would be preposterous. Imagine what would happen if every drama or comedy series that got cancelled after a single season followed that path.

    While that would be an odd precendent to set, the stuff going on with American Horror Story make this potential move seem less preposterous, I would argue.

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    Choice Chayawat
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    #241535

    It will not look as ridiculous as what American Horror Story pulls for sure. And if Dustin Hoffman being out of the way means an open slot for a truly deserving actor, I’m all for this.

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