July 24, 2017 at 3:06 am #1202163065
1. Matthew Rhys, The Americans
He clearly deserves to win this A.) for his critically acclaimed performance for the whole series and B.) It’s his last chance. Sterling K. just won last year and will have more chances.
2. Thandie Newton, Westworld
She is clearly the best and most interesting performance in her category. But can she beat out populist favs like Crazy Eyes and the kid from Stranger Things? Doubtful.
3. Shailene Woodley, Big Little Lies or Jackie Hoffman, Feud
It seems Davis and Dern have the edge over their co stars in this category with the experts due to their more experienced awards pedigree because I think their co stars gave the more interesting and standout performance.
4. Tituss Burgess, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt
He clearly has deserved to win in the past, it’s a standout character, and he has by far the best tape.July 24, 2017 at 8:39 am #1202163313
Bob Odenkirk and Titus Burgess should win but won’t.July 24, 2017 at 9:49 am #1202163812
I am deeply sorry for my ignorance, but can someone please explain to me how this year is different from previous years? What is more ‘popular’ about this vote, than others? Nominees still submit tapes, correct? Are voters told they don’t have to make decisions on the basis of the tapes? Any information would be appreciated – I have been able to find info about how the nominating procedure has changed in the last few years, but not how the final round of voting has changed.July 24, 2017 at 11:34 am #1202163882
It’s not Rhys’ last chance
Anyways, Titus Burgess and Judith Light come to mind. I think Dern would have won on a ranked system, but now will split too many votes with Woodley.July 24, 2017 at 2:28 pm #1202164018
I am deeply sorry for my ignorance, but can someone please explain to me how this year is different from previous years? What is more ‘popular’ about this vote, than others? Nominees still submit tapes, correct? Are voters told they don’t have to make decisions on the basis of the tapes? Any information would be appreciated – I have been able to find info about how the nominating procedure has changed in the last few years, but not how the final round of voting has changed.
Voters use to rank the voters from best (1) to worst (6 or the number of the last slot in category). Whoever had the lowest score would win.
Now people simply check off one name instead of ranking them.
Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.July 25, 2017 at 1:17 am #1202164365
I still think Thandie and Tituss could win, but it definitely isn’t as likely under this system which is a shameJuly 25, 2017 at 3:33 am #1202164413
I see that Alexander Skarsgard is the one currently predicted to win the Movie/Mini Supporting Actor category and I’m quite scared about the fail possibility of this prediction. I have the Finn Wittrock/Bill Murray vibe of this. The best performance vs. the most well-known actor story all over again. Like as much as we adore the Emmys: name recognition is a huge part of the actual results, and I can see them going for Molina or Tucci, based on their industry status and names alone. No matter how average they are. Like Skarsgard is not as unknown as Wittrock was, because of True Blood, or even some films in Hollywood, also I’m aware that Big Little Lies is not American Horror Story: Freakshow, as the former is way more respected and loved by the voters, still, especially in the Movie/Mini supporting categories, this name recognition shit is huge and I have a feeling that one of the Feud supporting actors will win over the much better Alexander Skarsgard. What do you think? Can the actual best performance prevail?July 25, 2017 at 4:25 am #1202164415
I think if BLL is winning Limited Series then Skarsgard should get swept up in that, especially since to any voters still watching tapes the Feud guys will now be inseparable because they submitted the same episode. If Feud ends up winning then one of them will take it but I honestly couldn’t decide which; Molina if people find out he’s overdue I suppose?
Honestly I can’t really see these two series splitting the categories between them despite how evenly matched they seem, I think that one will dominate like OJ did last year
I definitely agree that the Limited categories can be particularly prone to namechecking better known actors (although I want Skarsgard to win simply because I thought he was the best and loved BLL, so I’ll admit to a bias)