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September 21, 2015 at 11:21 pm #362272
We all thought Titus Burgess would win for sure he is playing a character similar to Jack McFarland and Cameron Tucker whose actors both won EMMYS he had a song and dance but he lost to Tony Hale who I love. What happened? Was it homophobia?September 21, 2015 at 11:31 pm #362274
New system plus rise of Veep.September 22, 2015 at 6:31 am #362275
First of all this thread is in the Oscar Forum….
Second, why does it always have to come back to homophobia? Can’t it be the new system? Do you need any more proof that the previous winner who most people thought was in second place anyway won thanks to a surge of love for Veep? A show that also won Writing, Actress and Comedy Series?
Sure, Burgess was robbed, he had the perfect submission, but does every single thing in the world have to be justified with phobias and racism? Specially something as silly (although we love them) as tv awards?September 22, 2015 at 6:36 am #362276
He lost because voters went for shows they like and watch.September 22, 2015 at 7:38 am #362277
Tony Hale doesn’t exactly play the least camp character on his show. And Stonestreet has won the award for playing a gay character too. Aduba won for playing a character who is homosexual too. Nothing to do with sexuality at all.September 22, 2015 at 8:59 am #362278
Ignoring the fact that this is in the wrong forum…
Burgess lost because of the popular vote. His show and he himself are not as popular as some of the other nominees, including Tony Hale and “Veep.” I think, if “UKS” keeps up the momentum and has a great second season with a bit more awareness, criticial acclaim, etc., that Burgess might have a better shot next year. But he’s mostly an unknown actor on a show that isn’t being given any favors under the new system.September 22, 2015 at 10:03 am #362279
I guess it was a combination of Kimmy Schmidt’s relatively limited audience and Tony Hale’s well-regarded submission in a more liked/seen show.September 22, 2015 at 10:34 am #362280
I watched both tapes and I would vote for Hale. People should stop whining about everything…September 22, 2015 at 11:40 am #362281
Tom wrote a story about how the Academy don’t honor gay actors for playing gay characters. So that’s one theory. The other one is that this year was a popular vote, and he and the show isn’t that popular…September 23, 2015 at 5:39 pm #362282
I couldn´t be happier that he lost haha. I dislike his performance very much. I´m also happy because I called Tony Hale´s win ever since I watched that episode.
The reason Burgess lost is because they were all over Veep this year, but also Hale´s submission. They clearly like his performance, and with this episode they got to see a different and surprising side to his character. And the speech. Those are the speeches that win emmys, and this was further proof of that.September 23, 2015 at 6:01 pm #362283
Maybe some just didn’t like the performance (like me).September 23, 2015 at 6:27 pm #362284
Tituss Burgess was amazing in his tape. Really unfortunate that he lost to nonsense.September 24, 2015 at 7:04 am #362285
Well, first of all I would never count out homophobia, because it is institutionalized in ways you might not notice. He is gay and plays a gay character, unlike Jim Parsons (gay playing straight/asexual/whatever the fuck Sheldon is) and Eric Stonestreet (straight playing gay). I don’t think it was a part in his loss, but then again, you can never know for sure.
I can’t believe people think Hale won due to his tape, especially when tapes didn’t matter this year. His tape was a nothing tape, just like the previous one he won for. I can only assume he won because he got swept up in the inexplicable adoration of Veep’s mediocre 4th season. Chlumsky probably would have won too if it weren’t for the TV Academy’s knee-jerk worshipping of Janney
Needless to say, Tituss was robbed.September 24, 2015 at 7:44 am #362286
He was not robbed. He was not the best in his category. And nobody knows him.September 24, 2015 at 10:04 am #362287
Yeah, there is not really any tape argument for Tony Hale, which it needs to be said is again a weird one to make anyway since tapes do not matter. Tituss Burgess was loud and had a song, Ty Burrell was slapstick, Andre Braugher was the best, Keegan-Michaael Key had variety. Tony Hale had about one line of dialogue in the first twenty-five minutes of his episode, then had a brief dramatic scene that lacked context (clocking seven minutes total). I know, it just screams “Emmy winner”, right? Even Adam Driver had more drama than Tony Hale.