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  • 1avengers
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    Riz Ahmed bucked the trend when he edged out Robert De Niro for the Emmy. An actor with a superior performance won over a bigger name when many times it was the other way around. What are the others times in previous ceremonies where you felt this was the case?

    Personally, I think back to when Benedict Cumberbatch lost to Kevin Costner back in 2012. Now this should be taken with a grain of salt since I didn’t watch Hatfields and McCoys, but I really loved Scandal in Belgravia and thought Cumberbatch was amazing in it.

    What are your examples?

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    BenitoDelicias
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    Edgar Ramirez lost to Al Pacino being Al Pacino. I’m not crazy about Ramirez as an actor, but several users and critics were against that win back then.

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    Edgar Ramirez lost to Al Pacino being Al Pacino. I’m not crazy about Ramirez as an actor, but several users and critics were against that win back then.

    Édgar Ramírez lost to Barry Pepper.

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    Edgar Ramirez lost to Al Pacino being Al Pacino. I’m not crazy about Ramirez as an actor, but several users and critics were against that win back then.

    Édgar Ramírez lost to Barry Pepper.

    Fuck, that’s right. He did loose to Pacino at the Globes and SAG. I guess I was thinking about those awards.

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    Patricia Arquette (for Medium) won her Emmy over Glenn Close (The Shield)

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    Atypical
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    Kelly MacDonald winning an Emmy for “The Girl in the Café” over four veteran actresses (yes, including the infamous 11-second performance from Ellen Burstyn in “Mrs. Harris”).

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    @benitodelicias I didn’t see You Don’t Know Jack or The Kennedys, but I did see Carlos and I feel quite passionate in saying that Edgar Ramirez should have won every award for his mesmerizing performance as Carlos the Jackal.

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    In 1988, John Shea (WHO?) winning Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Special for something called “Baby M” while overcoming vote-splitting against 2 of his co-stars and beating out the legendary 2-time Oscar winner Anthony Quinn for “Onassis: The Richest Man in the World” really stood out to me.

    I have no idea if Shea gave a superior performance, but talk about an unknown defeating an icon.

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    1980 Powers Boothe winning over Henry Fonda, Tony Curtis and Jason Robards, Jr.

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    1980 Powers Boothe winning over Henry Fonda, Tony Curtis and Jason Robards, Jr.

    He beat all those guys!? RIP indeed…

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    1980 Powers Boothe winning over Henry Fonda, Tony Curtis and Jason Robards, Jr.

    He beat all those guys!? RIP indeed…

    He was also the only one in his category to show up. The Screen Actors Guild had strike and hardly any actors went to the ceremony. He said something like “this the bravest or the stupides thing I have ever done”.

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    Mare Winningham, then 21 years old and a complete unknown (and flat-out brilliant in Amber Waves), managed to top Eileen Heckart (playing Eleanor Roosevelt!) and Patricia Neal (in the latest production of All Quiet on the Western Front) in Limited Series Supporting Actress in 1980.

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: Nicholson at the Oscars (1985) – Prizzi’s Honor

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    In 2008, Glynn Turman won Guest Actor in a Drama Series for his role in “In Treatment” over 2-time Academy Award nominee Charles Durning “Rescue Me,” Robert Morse for Mad Men’s 1st Season (before the curse of Mad Men actors failing to win Emmys took hold), Stanley Tucci for “ER,” and even the late great Robin Williams for “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit.”

    I know nothing about In Treatment except that Gabriel Byrne played a doctor, it was well-received by critics, and I know nothing about Gylnn Turman. Incredible.

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    Turman was fantastic in it, he played the father of Blair Underwood’s character. In treatment is one of my all time favorite series, it is a shame the last season wasn’t very well recieved.

    It also revealed huge names today such as Mia Wasikowska, Melissa George, Dane Dehaan and Alison Pill. All deserving of emmys specially Wasikowska.

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