July 15, 2014 at 1:42 pm #323687
I asked a similar question about the Oscars over in that forum and it got a lot of great responses (thank you, Derbyites!), so let’s ask the equivalent one here: Which Emmy defeat did you take personally? Which one broke your heart?
That first year of Desperate Housewives I was soooo emotionally invested in Marcia Cross’ character that I was frantically rooting for her to win and I certainly thought she had the best episode submission. So good, in fact, I felt a bit cocky about it — thought, hallelujah, here will be one of those rare wins that will actually make be CHEER like crazy. But then Felicity Huffman pulled off a shockeroo.
A few months after her win, I ran into Huffman who said, teasingly, “Hey, Tom, remember when you said I was going to lose the Emmy? Ha! Ha!” I suddenly got so angry (because I was taking Cross’ loss personally) that I barked back at her: “Oh, yeah, and you know WHY you won? Your own episode submission was terrible, but Marcia Cross just so happened to submit a great showcase for you — remember that scene where you chew out the director of the school play? Well, that was on Marcia’s episode and that won you the Emmy! I sure hope you sent her a muffin basket to thank her.” My outburst totally freaked Felicity out and we awkwardly split …
Soon after that, I was rooting for Huffman to WIN the Oscar for Transamerica, so I was devastated when that bitch Reese Witherspoon snatched it from her. Ah, well, I guess we shouldn’t take all this so seriously, but sometimes, let’s face it, you just can’t help it. Here at Gold Derby we’re obsessed with awards. Right now A LOT of people are genuinely wounded over the nomination snub of Tatiana Maslany and I totally get that — and, frankly, I’m one of them.
Which Emmy loss broke YOUR heart?July 15, 2014 at 1:51 pm #323689
Well the Good Wife snub in the Drama series category this year still hurts a bit.
–Steve Carell not winning for The Office in his final year, instead it went to Jim Parsons AGAIN, I just couldn’t believe it, and that really really hurt.
-Last year I was really rooting for Sarah Paulson in American Horror Story Asylum, and then it went to Ellen Burstyn who had nothing to do on Political Animals, a show I loved otherwise. I was devestated for her, she did such an amazing job that season.July 15, 2014 at 2:01 pm #323690
Jessica lange losing to laura linney
Sarah Paulson losing to Ellen burstyn
Betty white losing to julie Bowen
Wendie malick being snubbed for hot in Cleveland
Romola garai, amanda hale, and Chris o’dowed snubbed for the crimson petal and the white
The white queen being snubbed in the acting categories
Game of thrones losing last yearJuly 15, 2014 at 2:04 pm #323691
Ellen Degeneres losing Comedy Actress for “The Puppy Episode”
Jane Krakowski last year.July 15, 2014 at 2:05 pm #323692
Nothing really sticks out. Most of the winners have been great. I guess I’ll go with Peter Boyle’s loss in 2005 because he never won for Everybody Loves Raymond and it was Brad Garrett’s third win.July 15, 2014 at 2:10 pm #323693
Steve Carell losing the Emmy for “Goodbye, Michael” was so brutal and unnecessary. Jim Parsons had already won and would win AGAIN after this one! The look on Carell’s face post-announcement said it all. But whatever. Win that Oscar next year and these Emmy losses will be distant memories.
Jon Hamm losing as much as he has for “Mad Men” is also stinging and upsetting. 🙁July 15, 2014 at 2:20 pm #323694
The original post is a bit, um…insane.
Elisabeth Moss.July 15, 2014 at 2:36 pm #323695
– Merritt Wever beating Jane Krakowski.
– Jim Parsons beating Steve Carrell (the second time).
– Julia Louis-Dreyfus beating Jane Kaczmarek.
– Bryan Cranston (season 3) beating Michael C. Hall (season 4). I think because I knew Dexter was on a massive high, and if they wouldn’t give it to Hall that night – series-best season, perennial nom, wins for his show in Directing and Guest Actor, series nom – then he would never get it. I was right.July 15, 2014 at 2:57 pm #323696
There are a few that make me frustrated and a little sad. Martin Sheen never winning, Hugh Laurie never winning, Mary-Louise Parker never winning, Matthew Perry never winning. But like I said in the worst emmy victories thread, there are probably only two that make me genuinely sad to think about and I was probably more upset than I should be when they lost.
Steve Carell for Season 7 of The Office (Everyone’s basically already said it. There was no need for Parsons to win a second when Carell didn’t have any, especially for a genuinely amazing and win-worthy episode)
Christina Hendricks for Season 5 of Mad Men. I will never believe that anyone who actually watched both performances genuinely thought Maggie Smith was better. It’s insane and when she couldn’t win for an incredible episode like that, now Hendricks will most likely never win for this amazing part.July 15, 2014 at 3:05 pm #323698
I’m pretty much repeating what others here are saying:
Jane Krakowski losing last year.
Steve Carell losing to Jim Parsons.
Peter Boyle never winning an Emmy fr ELR, despite the fact the rest of the cast had won.
Also (I’m in the minority) Mildred Pierce losing everything to a British series that wasn’t even a miniseries. That was not a fun night for me.
Actually, no loss “breaks my heart” (literally or figuratively), but…if we’re saying snubs that upset us for 500th time then…
July 15, 2014 at 3:42 pm #323699
Steve Carell’s loss for his final season was painful. Also, Rian Johnson not getting nominated for Ozymandias still hurts.July 15, 2014 at 3:49 pm #323700
Carrell is an obvious choice for me. It made no sense when Gervais won and it made no sense when he lost for the finale.
Krakowski is another great example. She had enough to win last year. I will say though that seeing Wever win made things better because of who Zoe is and does on Nurse Jackie, not really because she deserved it for that particular tape. For her role and performance throughout the series, yes, it made things a bit better.
Rainn Wilson losing to Jon Cryer was AWFUL. That year Wilson’s submission was excellent.July 15, 2014 at 3:59 pm #323701
Evan Rachel Wood losing to Maggie Smith in Movie/Mini Series Supporting Actress. Evan was absolutely brilliant in Mildred Pearce. She totally deserved to win. The Emmys love for older actresses is starting to get absurd. Like give it someone newer and younger for a change. The worst thing about it is that Maggie Smith then wins again for the same role in a different category. Total category fraud!