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  • Tom O’Neil
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    #289623

    Two episodes seem like strong candidates for Lena to submit in acting: “Bad Friend” and “One Man’s Trash” — what do YOU think?

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    nahborghi
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    “One Man’s Trash” is too dramatic, “Bad Friend” is too polarizing. “Together” is funnier, and her character is somehow more likeable, so I’d chose that.

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    eastwest
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    “Bad Friend” for sure. And the whole thing of actors who dip their toes in the pools of directing and writing and going with work that got nominations there doesn’t apply to her this year since she wasn’t nominated in writing for “One Man’s Trash”.

    Go w/the funny, LeLe! 

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    A Person
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    I think going with a purely dramatic tape like ” One Man’s Trash” is a mistake, especially with Laura Dern in the category.  So ” Bad Friend” it is.

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    Atypical
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    “Bad Friend” is Lena Dunham’s best submission tape. It’s the funniest episode of the season, and the only one that’s going to stand up to the rest of the submissions in the field from veterans like Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Amy Poehler. “One Man’s Trash” is too dramatic, and unless you’re someone on the level of Edie Falco or Toni Collette, it’s difficult to win comedy Emmys for episodes like that anymore. I know that the latter is Lena’s big writing showcase and has sentimental value to her, but for this category this year, she needs to pick the episode with most laughs, and I think that’s “Bad Friend” (which is also the better episode).

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    psychadelicboy33
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    I freaking love Lena in “Bad Friend”….I hope she picks it. She’s hysterical in it. 

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    Münster
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    Always thought the one where she does coke with that annoying ex and then tells off Marnie in a yellow mesh top would be the obvious choice.

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    Miss Frost
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    She should submit the tape “Boys.”

    Now Tom when are you going to post a thread on what submission Laura Dern and Edie Falco should submit?

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    Drea
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    ‘Bad Friend’, because it’s a comedic gold for her acting skills unlike ‘One Man’s Trash’ which is mumblecoring much & I don’t like it twice, However, I found that her acting increasing more in those OCD’s episodes, especially ‘On All Fours’ which is very powerful haunting stuff for Hannah.

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    theproblemdog
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    I’d go with “Bad Friend” because it’s by far the funniest she’s ever been in an episode. She’s also good in “One Man’s Trash”, but I would stay away from anything from “It’s Back” onwards. While she’s very good, her character arc in those episodes depressed the hell out of me, and that would not play well at all against the tapes of her competitors.

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    GoMe91
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    No! Disagree with everyone. It’s also about giving a good acting performance, and she gives her best in “One Man’s Trash!”

    One Man’s Trash FTW! 

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    SaraR
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    I remember really disliking Hannah in “Bad Friend” when I first saw it. I’ll have to watch it again and see how it goes but I’d probably go with an episode where she’s more sympathetic considering many find Dunham’s character a petulant spoiled brat.

    I also think “One Man’s Trash” is too dramatic.

    I agree with the poster who pointed to the final three episodes where Hannah’s OCD relapses — “It’s Back,” “On All Fours,” and “Together.” I thought she was great in all of them and “Together” was actually funny for Hannah (I think she’d be overshadowed in “On All Fours” by Adam/Marnie and “It’s Back” is less humorous and more wtf/terrifying). She has the scene in the beginning where she keeps snapping her fingers post-Q-Tip incident, driving herself crazy with WebMD queries, the scene where she cuts off all her hair and then Laird comes over to “fix it.” The scene where she leaves the angry voicemail for Marnie, and then the final scene with Adam is poignant and dramatic. I think it would be a strong submission.

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    jja91
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    “Bad Friend”. Done deal.  She was hysterical.

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    No! Disagree with everyone. It’s also about giving a good acting performance, and she gives her best in “One Man’s Trash!”

    One Man’s Trash FTW! 

    THIS!

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    Bad Friend.

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