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  • Paul Sheehan
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    #362983

    I still can’t fathom how Don Knotts won five years running for playing that buffoon Barney Fife on “The Andy Griffith Show” while the leading man was never even nominated.

    What wins are the ones that have left you the most confused? 

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    Kevin Jacobsen
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    Katherine Heigl was solid on Grey’s Anatomy but the fact that she’s the only star to ever win an Emmy for that show is still baffling to this day.

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    Tonbone
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    I can’t believe neither Breking Bad Nor Mad Men ever won the directing category when both series had such extraordinary directing. That boggles the mind. 

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    Jaqen H’ghar
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    When Matt Bomer lost to Martin Freeman, I didn’t like it, but I also wasn’t confused by it. I just figured, “Oh… Voters wanted to honor Freeman for both performances. Plus they really liked Sherlock. And they don’t really like The Normal Heart.” 

    But as far as confusion… I would say Jim Parsons winning Emmy 2 over Steve Carell’s last chance. That’s definitely Emmy confusion right there.  

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    That Don Guy
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    My choice: Comedy Supporting Actress, 1977 – with Betty White and Georgia Engel nominated for the last season of The Mary Tyler Moore Show (okay, White won the two previous years), it went to Mary Kay Place for Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman.

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    David Baruffi
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    There’s a quite few, but lately, every snub of “Parks and Recreation”, ever, especially Amy Poehler never winning, that’s just ridiculous; I- I still can’t fathom how that just continued to happen. No nominations for any of the Supporting Actors, only twice getting into Series,-, it just…- I-eh, I don’t know what happened there; I legitimately cannot understand it. Um, let’s see, other than that, Martin Sheen never winning for “The West Wing” seems kinda, what-the-hell? Um, same with Steve Carell for “The Office”. I can’t believe they gave the last season Emmy to “Everybody Loves Raymond” over “Desperate Housewives”,-, well, I guess I can in hindsight, but man, they had the biggest opportunity ever to award a show that was a blockbuster and at it’s creative peak, (I know, first season, but it was it’s creative peak, even though it didn’t completely jump the shark until a few seasons later) the hottest show on television, and they honored “…Raymond” again, which I gotta admit, I always thought was overrated and not really worthy of a last season hug, especially since they had just won it before; that really stumped me, and you look at television now, it really looks moronic. What was more influential, one of the last 3-cameras family sitcoms that everybody liked, or a single-camera comedy serial soap that’s influence is still all over the television map? That one, just didn’t make any sense to me; that felt like being different for different’s sake. 

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    David Baruffi
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    There’s a quite few, but lately, every snub of “Parks and Recreation”, ever, especially Amy Poehler never winning, that’s just ridiculous; I- I still can’t fathom how that just continued to happen. No nominations for any of the Supporting Actors, only twice getting into Series,-, it just…- I-eh, I don’t know what happened there; I legitimately cannot understand it. Um, let’s see, other than that, Martin Sheen never winning for “The West Wing” seems kinda, what-the-hell? Um, same with Steve Carell for “The Office”. I can’t believe they gave the last season Emmy to “Everybody Loves Raymond” over “Desperate Housewives”,-, well, I guess I can in hindsight, but man, they had the biggest opportunity ever to award a show that was a blockbuster and at it’s creative peak, (I know, first season, but it was it’s creative peak, even though it didn’t completely jump the shark until a few seasons later) the hottest show on television, and they honored “…Raymond” again, which I gotta admit, I always thought was overrated and not really worthy of a last season hug, especially since they had just won it before; that really stumped me, and you look at television now, it really looks moronic. What was more influential, one of the last 3-cameras family sitcoms that everybody liked, or a single-camera comedy serial soap that’s influence is still all over the television map? That one, just didn’t make any sense to me; that felt like being different for different’s sake. 

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    David Baruffi
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    Taloson, 

    I’m pretty sure that Sandra Oh also won for “Grey’s Anatomy” actually, so it wasn’t just Heigl.  

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