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  • Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    I am looking right now. Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won five years in a row for Veep. While I am not that big of a fan of the show and am happy that they recognized her so often, I am kinda sick of her winning and think that someone else should be given a chance. This led me to think. Should the Emmys set a cap on the number of times someone wins?

    I think they should because having someone win over and over and over and over again for most of if not all the series run shouldn’t happen and they should consider the other nominees.

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    AayaanUpadhyaya
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    No. If they deserve to win (even if it’s five times in a row) nothing should stop them from winning.

    The fact that JLD stole Amy’s Emmys in 2013 and 2015 and actually didn’t deserve all 5 of her wins is a different matter altogether.

    I don’t think you have to worry about her winning next year though, with this new system in play and lots of new exciting contenders (Divorce, Insecure), we might have a new winner.

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    Stretchy
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    The fact that JLD stole Amy’s Emmys in 2013 and 2015 and actually didn’t deserve all 5 of her wins is a different matter altogether.

    Yeah were definitely at least a couple years where i didn’t think she had the best episode at all or deserved those wins, but i wouldn’t say she stole those Emmys.

    Anyway, I swear this topic pops up every couple weeks. meh…

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    Xtina
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    There should not be a cap on the number of wins. However, it becomes rather boring and pointless if the same people keep winning over and over and over again.

    While I enjoy Julia Louis-Dreyfus, no way does she deserve five consecutive EMMY Awards for her leading role in Veep. #Barf

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    Sab227
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    No there should be no cap, and Julia deserved every Emmy she won and I hope she constantly wins until the show ends

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    CanadianFan
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    It would be a crime if JLD had NOT won those Emmys. Perfect storm of role, performer, and material.

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    AMG
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    No there should not be a cap.

    Everyone else should just up their game. Actually makes it competitive at the least then.

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    M
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    Your fatigue is not voter fatigue. Until the consensus shies away from a perennial nominee/winner you’ll endure like everyone else.

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    jf123
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    No there shouldn’t. Repeating winners may get boring. But the Emmys should be honoring the best on TV. And disqualifying people really would be like giving someone second place sometimes

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    Andrew Carden
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    Obviously not. Folks who are so sick of JLD continuing to win should ask her to consider what Candice Bergen did in the mid-90s and withdraw her name from consideration.

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: HORROR at the Oscars! Chapter I (1928-1959)

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    Atypical
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    No to winning caps, but I’d advocate for gracefully not submitting yourself after five wins (let’s call it “The Candice Bergen Rule”). Or the way “Jeopardy!” used to do things where if you were victorious for five consecutive nights, you gathered all of your winnings and took your ass home so someone else could start winning on the following episode.

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    Milo Kunis
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    JLD gives the best performance on television, in my opinion. She earned every single one of those trophies. She is leagues better than the other women nominated in that category with her each year. And yes, if someone else wants to win, they need to step up their game.

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    BamaEd
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    Yes there should, but only if I get to decide when you are done.

    I kid I kid (not really), but it is easy to see fatigue set in. It is easier for multiple winners to keep getting nominated and to win because “if they’ve won already they must still be great” and yes, JLD is doing a great job on Veep and has earned her win and giving everyone an Emmy is like the “everyone gets a trophy just for showing up” mentality that really isn’t better. But you do wonder if deserving winners get lost in the shuffle when you have a multiple time winner.

    I am fine with the idea of graciously withdrawing your name like Candice Bergen did for Murphy Brown and like Oprah did in the talk show host category.

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    That Don Guy
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    No, for one very simple reason; why bother with the award if it isn’t based on everybody? Okay, you can put an asterisk next to Michael J. Fox’s wins during the years Bill Cosby refused to enter, but as long as it’s a “horse race,” you need to have as many of the best horses in the field as you can in order to give it credibility.

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    Andrew Carden
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    For what it’s worth, I’m not convinced Cosby would have won an acting Emmy for The Cosby Show.

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