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  • FreemanGriffin
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    Let’s give all of the Comedy Emmys this year to people who have won over and over again!!! “Round up the usual suspects!”. Jim Parsons one-dimensional characterization certainly deserves yet another Emmy! Hip and with it (keep those swear words rolling off their tongues!) Veep starring Julia-Louis Dreyfus deserves a Third Emmy in a row!!! Allison Janney (two Emmys this year) ought to get yet another Emmy for the inane and unfunny Mom!!!! Let’s give Ty Burrell another Emmy and slap Jesse Tyler Ferguson in the face yet again!!! Modern Family isn’t a show that offers up flat dull stereotypes but is actually one of the greatest comedies EVER!!!!! (; (and it’s so well directed! Let’s get rid of those pesky 3 camera live in front of a studio audience once and for all!)

    I have mixed feelings about the fact that Orange Is The New Black failure to get away with category fraud (can they please submit in their rightful Drama categories next year?). And all of the shows that really make me laugh never get nominations, while shows that I truly despise (those that offer up stereotypes and “hip and with it” vulgarity) tend to win awards these days.

    The nominations were where the fault lied again this year. Oh well, it isn’t important….

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    24Emmy
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    #329633

    So. Drama did the same thing.

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    ETPhoneHome
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    I am really annoyed that nothing new could break in. I had all these predictions for these Emmys that would have recognized the deserving repeats and the new deserving talent. But nothing for Leblanc or Gervais. Nothing for Mulgrew. Nothing for Charles. Nothing for Baranski, Heady or Froggatt. Nothing for Ferguson or Driver.

    The one positive (not for Comedy), is that it means that next year, that whole drama side will be completely open.

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    jf123
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    The only one of the comedy acting categories that I thought 100% deserved to win was JLD for Veep. Sure Ty Burrell is the only good thing about the once great now bad Modern Family but he didn’t deserve to win. Allison Janney is the one positive thing I have to say about Mom, Mulgrew should have won. And why the hell does Parsons keep winning?

    Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.

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    So. Drama did the same thing.

    If the drama noms were run like the comedy side NCIS would be cleaning up. It feels like people who actually watch tv vote in drama, while the comedy side voter seems to be your average CBS viewer. (except the writers branch, they actually know what they are doing)

    There is no longer a debate. Modern Family: most undeserved dynasty EVER. 

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    The winners in comedy are actually deserving imo

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    DS0816
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    Just before nominations came out in July, Tom O’Neil created and posted a thread asking (I’m not quoting), What nomination/snub would anger you most? He phrased it, actually, in a way that comically came across to sound like any of us may react in such a strong way that one could go ballistic.

    I basically responded by saying that I wouldn’t get caught up with having that level a bad reaction; but, at the same time, I mentioned that I don’t care to endure yet another Emmy year of rubber-stamping a list of nominations. (Let alone the eventual winners. One GoldDerby forum member’s nominations reaction was in essentially stating, I’m done with this! No more!)

    I did not watch the Emmys ceremony. I DVR’d it (just in case). I had a feeling there would be more “rubber-stamping” of numerous category winners. (I’ve been quoted with that by at least one other forum member.) And this wasn’t a surprise to me.

    I have noticed that, since the 1970s, a top prize like best comedy series will have a winner incessantly crowned. It’s like the Emmy voters are saying, “We only have eyes for you!” Go over those years, decade after decade, and you routinely find this or that series having won at least three times. Numerous won four times. (And that leaves others, which were worthy of winning at least once, having ended their series run without a single win.) Since 2007, the only best-comedy winners have been 30 Rock and Modern Family. That’s just two series covering a period of eight consecutive Emmy seasons. This is the typical voting pattern.

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    Robert Russaw
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    Jim Parsons and JLD submitted what voters felt were the strongest episodes.   Parsons, in particular, provides the type of humor voters love, which is the why the different panels have voted for him.  I had Gervais ranked #1, but this proves that some voters do not get this type of humor/show and is less accessible than The Big Bang Theory is.    JLD does have strong alternatives, and I thought McCarthy or Poehler would pull off an upset with their Emmy-friendly episodes , but Veep hit such a strong creative stride with multiple nominations and we all knew “Crate” was a winning submission.    Falco had a superb season, but like last year, Showtime did not submit one of her stronger episodes like “Sidecars and Spermicide,” “Love Jungle,” or “Sisterhood.”

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    AviChristiaans
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    The Meryl Streeps of the Emmys! Congrats to them both. 

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    montana82
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    What the hell does that mean?  “Voters didn’t get Derek’s sense of humor.”

    Than quite frankly they are not smart enough to be sitting on a super secret small panel deciding the best of the year.

    How pathetic in the land of Emmy, Dramas need to be 100% humorless and comedies 100% frivolous.

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    dude93
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    Julia Louis-Dreyfus never has a weak tape in Veep, any year. And she submitted arguably one of the weaker performances tapes for her for this Emmy season (‘Alicia’ or ‘Debate’ would have been stronger submissions, but that doesn’t matter now), and she still won. I never want to hear again as long as she’s nominated for this show, that her episode is not as strong to warrant her a win. She is winning a fourth Emmy next year 100%, no question about it.

    We also need to once and for all come to terms with the fact that in comedy categories, the comic performances ALWAYS win. Sorry but that’s the truth. I had JLD, Parsons and Janney in my No. 1 spots for this very reason. I stupidly predicted Orange to win best comedy series, because of the show’s apparent heat. But I don’t think it will win next year, if it couldn’t win this year. Modern was a perfect best comedy winner, and I don’t begrudge it its record at all. It’s a worthy winner of that title. Voters are clearly not over this show, as they gave Burrell, Mancuso and the show wins this year. So we can never refer to MF fatigue again. This is a Raymond and Frasier type of situation, where voters are so infatuated with the show, that they will honor it on-and-off until it finishes. It will never run out of steam. If it loses the comedy race next year, it will win for its final season. Julie Bowen could always make a return like Burrell.  

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