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  • Trent
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    Very frequently, after one cast member/writer/director/etc. for a show is recognized one year, the next year it comes back with more nominations:

     

    John Lithgow and 3rd Rock

    Taylor/Ferrell and 2.5 Men

    Jim Parsons and The Big Bang Theory

    Amy Poehler and Parks and Rec

    Bryan Cranston and Breaking Bad

     

    Next year, I think Community may get some love since it was the ONLY NBC comedy to win an Emmy this year. Also, I think The Big Bang Theory and Parks and Rec may slip into some more supporting/writing categories after their first nods for Best Comedy. Game of Thrones may find itself with some more acting nods as well.

     

    What can you think of?

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    Sadly, I don’t see “Community” breaking through as much as it deserves to. But these might be possible:

    – “Louie” was put on the radar big-time this year. I think next year it could potentially expand into Directing, Guest Actress (Joan Rivers), and maybe, just maybe, sneak into Best Comedy Series.

    – “Parks and Recreation” could do it. Last year just Poehler got in. This year, Poehler and Best Comedy. Next year, maybe we’ll see some of the supporting actors make it in.

    – “Mike & Molly.” I don’t think the show will get a Best Comedy nomination, but after Melissa McCarthy’s surprise win, I think the show’s profile has been raised enough to potentially get Billy Gardell into a weak Best Comedy Actor field.

    – “Game of Thrones” could sneak into more acting races next year. But depending on the material, I’m not sure anyone else besides Emilia Clarke could break through.

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    iskolar
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    Sandra Oh (2005)/ Grey’s Anatomy big year in 2006

    Grey’s Anatomy 2nd season Series/Heigl, Knight the ff year

    The Office 2006 win/Wilson Fischer the consecutive year

    30 Rock 2008 win/McBrayer, Morgan, Krakowski the ff year

    MF’s 5 acting noms/Ed O’ Neill completes 6noms for the cast

    Piven’s 1st win/Entourage for Series with Dillon the ff year

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    Justified.  Four acting nominations. I’d say that gate just swung wide open. I’m hoping for series and writing nominations next year.

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    Andrew Eng
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    Friday Night Lights. Chandler/Britton/Writing in 2010. Series/Chandler/Britton Writing in 2011.

    Game of Thrones. As previously mentioned, it could break into more acting races, especially after Peter Dinklage winning. In addition to Emilia Clarke, I’d watch out for previous Emmy nominee Stephen Dillane and Carice van Houten.

    Modern Family. Technically, this shouldn’t count. But given the love for the series the last two years, I wouldn’t be surprised if any of the kids manage to get nominated come July. Emmy voters love the show, and for good reason.

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    Trent
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    I’m surprised I forgot to mention Raising Hope. Martha Plimpton making it in was a huge hurdle to get over, especially since she replaced Toni Collette. First two episodes of Hope have been knockout. Maybe Dillahunt, writing, series?

     

    Cloris Leachman is a near lock for supporting.

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    I don’t see “Raising Hope” making it in for Best Comedy Series. “My Name is Earl” never managed it, and it got more love in other categories than “Hope” did. (It won writing and directing for its pilot.) Like “Earl,” “Hope” has the problem of being about low-income people (“Roseanne” is another example, never nominated for Best Comedy). If they made a sitcom about the people whose homes and pools the Chances cleaned, that show would probably get nominated for Best Comedy.

    But Dillahunt might be an outside chance. And Leachman is always a contender, even if she were on the ballot for a show that doesn’t exist. I’m not sure the love will spread much beyond that.

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    iskolar
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    Yeah, it’s probably Plimpton and Leachman once again as the flagbearers for Raising Hope. And the mention of My Name is Earl reminded me how Jason Lee was robbed off a nomination. Damn.

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    G’Day,

     

    I’d agree with Justified, Parks and Recreation and Louie are best positioned to build on their nominations next year.

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    G’Day,

     

    I’d agree with Justified, Parks and Recreation and Louie are best positioned to build on their nominations next year.

     

    I’ll be shocked if they ever give an award to Louie.  Or to Louis CK.

     

    That show is brilliant, but it’s hard to reconcile. I can’t even explain it properly to friends who I want to share it with…”So there’s this wonderful show that will make you laugh, sorta, but probably not…um…and…but if you watch you’ll get it…”  See, that doesn’t work.   And I’m just a dummy who really likes TV.

     

    In a perfect world, Doug Stanhope would win multiple Emmys for the episode titled “Eddie” — I can’t stand Stanhope, but talk about a brilliant performance.  I actually called people after that aired…it made me feel uncomfortable. That episode stuck with me.  That was comedy at its best and worst.

     

    The Emmys won’t even give a nod to that performance. Neverever. 

     

    He’s proven himself as an amazing actor though, so maybe he should guest star on Modern Family — it would be in the bag! 

     

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    I’ll be shocked if they ever give an award to Louie.  Or to Louis CK.

    That show is brilliant, but it’s hard to reconcile. I can’t even explain it properly to friends who I want to share it with…”So there’s this wonderful show that will make you laugh, sorta, but probably not…um…and…but if you watch you’ll get it…”  See, that doesn’t work.   And I’m just a dummy who really likes TV.

     

    Tell them it’s like “Seinfeld” directed by Alexander Payne. With an occasional touch of Ingmar Bergman. If your friends have never heard of either Alexander Payne or Ingmar Bergman, make new friends. 

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    I’ll be shocked if they ever give an award to Louie.  Or to Louis CK.

     

    Well, Louis C.K. has already won a few Emmy’s I believe just not for this show.  I know he won for writing on the Chris Rock Show and I think we won for one of his stand up specials.  I know he was nominated.  I also believe the fact he was nominated for acting and writing prove Emmy voter’s get it for the most part.

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    MissyGal
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    Expect Raising Hope and The Big C to garner more nominations next year.

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    Marcus Dixon
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    I don’t know, MissyGal. I was a huge Big C fan last year, but this year… I’m just not enjoying it for some reason. I don’t even know if Laura Linney is worthy of a nomination, and she was my pick to win this year!

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    blueprint
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    To me Raising Hope is rather comparable to Malcolm than Earl. And that one obviously did way better with its 2nd season. Infact RH got similar nominations to Malcolm for its first season. Only the writing nod/win was missing.

    But I don’t know. Patterns are there to be broken.

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