What does Colbert have to do to beat Jon Stewart?

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  • CanadianFan
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    #281916

    Stephen Colbert has long been considered (by everyone except voters) to be the best “variety host” for years… yet he has lost seven straight times to Jon Stewart.

    What does he (or the show) have to do to finally win?
    Or is the love for Jon so big that it’s out of his control?

    http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/427309/june-19-2013/remembering-lorna-colbert

    Here he is recently, giving a stirring eulogy to his mom who passed away. At the end of the video, he snaps back into his classic character and continues his biting satire like only he can. It’s frustrating to see a safer show continue to win, while the real king of satire has nothing to show for years of greatness.

    Is there anything he can do?

     

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    Pieman1994
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    #281918

    He has to be Jon Stewart. 

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    SaraR
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    #281919

    Is there anything he can do?

    I dunno, stay on the air longer than Jon Stewart?

    I wonder if Stewart’s absence this summer will hurt him?

    I wonder if next year, after Jimmy Fallon has taken over the Tonight Show, and with the Emmys on NBC and Fallon available to host (as he did the last time the show was on NBC, although NBC has a larger talent pool to choose from than CBS, which will go to NPH time and again), if he could sneak in for the upset. May be a little far-fetched, but it’s interesting to think about.

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    Riley
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    #281920

    Why did he not enter as a lead actor?

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    24Emmy
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    #281921

    Stephen Colbert has 5 Emmys. Bill Maher is the one that really needs to beat Jon Stewart.

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    Junk
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    #281922

    Kill Stewart I suppose.

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    Kevin
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    #281923

    He gets nominated pretty much every year, so he needs to submit a really emotional episode, like the one with the remembrance. That, or he needs to submit an episode that got a lot of press, like the starting of his SUPER-PAC or his visit to Iraq.

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    Atypical
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    #281924

    If there’s lingering sentiment for Stephen Colbert after his recent tragedy, then maybe voters will throw him a bone in Variety Series. As crass as that is, I don’t see many other scenarios where he beats Jon Stewart. He’ll get nominated either way, though it’s frustrating that no matter how great he submits, he always loses to “The Daily Show.”

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    Kevin
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    #281925

    Doesn’t Stewart still get the Emmy if Colbert wins for Variety Series?  He produces The Colbert Report with his Busboy Productions.  Maybe, just maybe, we can beg him not to submit next year.  Then, I think Colbert can win.

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    probablyROB
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    #281926

    Colbert should have been winning the past few years so… There is literally nothing he can do in my mind other than greasing the palms of Emmy voters.

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    BenitoDelicias
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    #281927

    Submit for another awards show that don’t repeat themselves as ridiculously as these people do. Specially in this category.

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    Emmyfan
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    #281928

    Does anyone know any Emmy voters that have voted in this category?   If so, what was their rationale for their vote?  

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    ladyhathor
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    #281929

    I think Stephen would have to somehow convince Jon Stewart not to submit The Daily Show,  If the Super PAC stuff from last year couldn’t get him a win, I don’t know what could.

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    #281930

    Sentiment could work. I think Deadliest Catch won Reality Program a few years ago because I believe the producers submitted the episode in which Captain Phil dies.

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    Riley
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    #281931

    By the way, I think that I know why Stephen Colbert was not submitted for lead actor.

    I head on Pete Hammond’s Deadline podcast a few weeks ago that ABC lobbied the academy to be able to submit guest host Matt Damon as a guest actor for Jimmy Kimmel Live!, arguing that it like the host of Saturday Night Live.  But the academy said that it was different because Saturday Night Live is a sketch show, whereas Jimmy Kimmel Live! (and The Colbert Report) are not.

    That sucks, eh?

    Jimmy Kimmel Live! is probably going to submit that Matt Damon episode as their variety series episode, so wouldn’t it be ironic if Jimmy Kimmel finally toppled The Daily Show and Damon got no Emmy for it?

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