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  • Marcus Dixon
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    If there’s already a forum topic for this, please forgive me.

    I’d love to know everybody’s thoughts on Best Casting in a Drama Series, Comedy Series and Movie/Miniseries. Keep in mind, the Emmys are the only major awards show that offers prizes to casting directors. The Oscars don’t. The Tonys don’t. It’s such a shame.

    Casting is always one of my favorite tech races at the Emmys, and I’m excited to see what all of you guys and gals think could win at the Creative Arts. As a reminder, here are the nominees:

    Best Drama Casting
    “Breaking Bad”
    “Game of Thrones”
    “The Good Wife”
    “House of Cards”
    “True Detective”

    Best Comedy Casting
    “Louie”
    “Modern Family”
    “Nurse Jackie”
    “Orange is the New Black”
    “Veep”

    Best Movie/Miniseries Casting
    “American Horror Story: Coven”
    “Fargo”
    “The Normal Heart”
    “Sherlock: His Last Vow”
    “Treme”

    Oh… and be sure to respond with WHY you’re predicting what you are.

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    pinoyemmylover
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    Comedy: Probably OITNB, since this award favors new shows. (30 Rock winning this last year on their last season was a nice surprise though!) Also, five acting nominations in their first season!

    Movie/Miniseries: Torn between Fargo and TNH.

    Allison Tolman as Molly Solverson is one of the best casting decisions in the past TV season. Billy Bob was perfect as Malvo. I enjoyed seeing Martin Freeman do a different kind of performance with Lester Nygaard.

    The Normal Heart has the big stars, though–Ruffalo, Roberts, Bomer, Kitsch, and Parsons, with Bomer probably winning.

    I’m personally biased towards Fargo.

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    eastwest
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    It’s insane that this is “Breaking Bad”‘s first (and last) nomination here. Better late than never, I guess. For drama, it’ll be “True Detective”. The power of Matt and Woody will be hard to ignore. OITNB is a lock. Look at that cast! An achievement right there. The movie/miniseries is a category of riches. Such an ecletic lot of actors and actresses. Any one of them would be deserving, but I think this category will be apart of “The Normal Heart”‘s sweep.

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    Billy Yudelson
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    I wish we were all officially predicting these. It’s staggeringly easy.

    Drama: “True Detective”. Only first year show, hugely acclaimed, plus with two big stars

    Comedy: “Orange Is the New Black”. Only first (or second) year show, huge cast of either unknown names or character actors against type, all of which now have a follwing and 5 of which landed nominations, top Comedy Series contender

    Movie/Miniseries: “The Normal Heart” A juicy actors’ piece that brings together a movie legend (Roberts), an admired character actor (Ruffalo), theater vets (Molina, Mantello), a TV actor who is an Emmy favorite (Parsons), and a big breakthrough (Bomer), ALL of whom recieved nominations including FOUR in one category, in a production that is guaranteed to win multiple big prizes

    I think it is safe to say that at least this year I would be surprised if the results were anything but the obvious.

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    Amanda Spears
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    First off Marcus thank you for acknowledging that some of the participants in these forums are ladies….we appreciate the shout out!

    Comedy: Orange is the New Black–is the only new show nominated and by default should be the winner. Louie, Modern Family, and Nurse Jackie have 4+ seasons and I would be shocked if any of those three pulled out a win. The only spoiler could be Veep and if this happens it could signal an impending win of Best Comedy Series.

    Movie/Miniseries: The Normal Heart-Big names big buzz this should be easy BUT if I had a vote I would cast it for Fargo whose cast was just as impressive.

    Drama: I know first year shows win this award BUT this seems to be the year everyone makes up for past mistakes in not giving Breaking Bad awards it should’ve won earlier so this category will be the exception to the rule. If there is a possible upset it would either be Game of Thrones which does add several new characters every year and wouldn’t be a complete shock if it could pull off that upset or True Detective but I don’t see what the real accomplishment is in casting two well known movie stars. 

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    DCurrie
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    Comedy: Orange Is The New Black
    Drama: Game Of Thrones
    Movie/Miniseries: The Normal Heart  

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    Comedy, Orange Is The New Black. Has 5 actresses nominated, it’s almost a no-brainer (plus, is the new show in a category that usually gives the award to new shows). I see Modern Family as the only plausible upset…if that’s the case, it would be Emmy #5 for Modern Family in Comedy Series. End of story.

    Drama: Breaking Bad. I know I’m going against my logic, but I can see BB pulling off a win like 30 Rock last year. The fact that the show never has been nominated until now tells me that the Academy really wants to give them the farewell hug. But, again, the logical winner would be True Detective. And a very surprising spoiler could be Game Of Thrones, for its huge cast and new characters every season (Pedro Pascal was incredible as Oberyn Martell), I know is quite a long shot, but I’d love to see it happen. After all, what are the Emmys without a few upsets here and there? 😛

    Movie/Miniseries: Again, the logical winner could (and probably, should) be The Normal Heart. 5 actors nominated, all of them are respectable movie and TV stars, it would be too hard to ignore. BUT, I’m going with Fargo for the win, his cast earned 4 nominations (is just 1 less than TNH). It’s probably a two horse race between this two, but I’d like to see Fargo win here.

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    Interesting Stat: The Good Wife is tied with Mad Men and The West Wing for most nominations in this category (5). And it holds the record for most nominations without winning. The casting branch clearly admires Mark Saks’ work on the show, and because there are no tapes of sort in this category, is it plausible he could win?

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    ETPhoneHome
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    Interesting Stat: The Good Wife is tied with Mad Men and The West Wing for most nominations in this category (5). And it holds the record for most nominations without winning. The casting branch clearly admires Mark Saks’ work on the show, and because there are no tapes of sort in this category, is it plausible he could win?

    I would love it if this happens, and I honestly think that it could get it in the most competitive of the three races. OITNB is a sure thing, and so is Normal Heart. While True Detective has to be the favourite, The Good Wife and BB are overdue, and GoT makes as strong a case as usual.

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    Alienware
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    Didn’t Breaking Bad won the casting award for the SAG this year?
    Maybe they rectify both the lack of nominations and of wins in the same year. 

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    Sócrates Ochoa
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    Didn’t Breaking Bad won the casting award for the SAG this year?
    Maybe they rectify both the lack of nominations and of wins in the same year. 

    Is not the same. SAG awards the whole cast of actors of a show. Best Casting in the Emmys awards the casting directors of the shows. I know both things are “actor related” sort of speak, but as far as history goes, SAG has been hardly an indicator in the Emmys…well, is there ANY reliable indicator in the Emmys? LOL, We’ve seen the TV Academy go their own way, regardless other awards.

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    Interesting Stat: The Good Wife is tied with Mad Men and The West Wing for most nominations in this category (5). And it holds the record for most nominations without winning. The casting branch clearly admires Mark Saks’ work on the show, and because there are no tapes of sort in this category, is it plausible he could win?

    Actually, there are tapes in this category. Emmy nominees have to submit material in every category.

    In case anyone cares, here are the requirements:

    Category 9 – Casting for a Comedy Series
    Category 10 – Casting for a Drama Series

    Please submit two edited DVDs that composite clips from up to three series episodes (entrants’ choice) with a total running time of up to thirty minutes. More than three episodes will disqualify the entry. Additionally, please provide the following information that will be distributed to the voters:
    1) A synopsis and cast list for each scene included on the composite DVDs. Please clearly denote which performers were cast in the current season.
    2) A complete cast list from the current season. Again, please clearly denote which cast members were cast during the current season.

    Category 11 – Casting for a Miniseries, Movie or a Special
    Please submit two edited DVDs that composite up to thirty minutes (entrant’s choice) of the entered miniseries (from one or more parts), movie or special. Additionally, please provide the following information that will be distributed to the voters:
    1) A synopsis and cast list for each scene included on the composite DVDs.
    2) A complete cast list from the movie or miniseries.

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    Ryan Lapierre
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    Comedy Orange, Drama True detective, Minseries or Movie The normal heart

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