April 10, 2012 at 1:38 pm #242536
This is turning out to be the year of category switcheroos, with Jon Cryer, Adam Scott, January Jones, Downton Abbey and American Horror Story all switching categories. Who else should switch?
Some that I think:
-Some of Modern Family cast to lead (Ty and Julie?).
-Hot in Cleveland ladies to lead.
-Martha Plimpton to supporting (she has a better shot there).
-Peter Dinklage to lead (honestly, he has first billing).
-Ed Helms to lead.April 10, 2012 at 1:56 pm #242538
April 10, 2012 at 1:59 pm #242539
- Regina King to lead on Southland.
Debra Messing to SupportingApril 10, 2012 at 2:04 pm #242540
No, no, absolutely no to Dinklage moving up. First billing or not, he is still not a lead actor the way that his competition are. He will never dominate an episode with 30-40 min of screentime. And that category is so packed that even he would be danger of missing out. In supporting, he is nearly guaranteed to get back in and will have an excellent shot at repeating. As of now, his only real competition would be Aaron Paul (and Giancarlo Esposito if he makes it). Dinklage (and HBO) would be wise not to mess up his chances of winning a 2nd Emmy (and which will likely be HBO’s only win in the top 10 categories – Comedy/Drama Series and Comedy/Drama Lead and Supporting Acting).
With the Modern Family cast, I’d advise them to stay where they are. That show is also an ensemble show, despite Burrell and Bowen getting meatier material. They have excellent shots to repeat and would be wise not to screw that up. The multiple episode advantage that they will have in supporting thanks to their co-stars being nominated should be reason enough for them to stay where they are, which they will not have in lead.April 10, 2012 at 2:13 pm #242541
About the names you mentioned:
1- I think that the cast Modern Family shouldn’t switch to lead (at lest not yet). They will have a hard time getting all nominated. Even if only Ty and Julie go to lead, I think they would have less chance to get nominated.
2- I support the fact that Wendie, Valerie and Jane should have in lead since last year. BUT, either way no one of them will probably get a nomination.
3- I don’t know about Martha. I think she has a better chance to get nominated in lead.
4- He should stay supporting. As of now, he could win again but if he goes lead his chance of a win are probably none.
In addition, I think Kaley Cuoco didn’t have that much to do this season to be lead. But she doesn’t have a chance either way.
Also, Rob Lowe should go supporting. Now that Adam Scott is going lead, he has less chance to be nominated there.April 10, 2012 at 2:27 pm #242542
Never mind the fact that moving up to lead would be strategically stupid, it also doesn’t make sense. Dinklage has less screentime than Paul… well, arguably, Aaron Paul is a lead on his show. But anyway, Tyrion is the most prominent character, but not the lead character of GoT.
Also, it would be putting himself in an even tougher category.
Rob Lowe should go supporting. He’s not getting nominated anyway, so might as well be honest about it.
As for Modern Family, they could move the Dunphys into Lead, and probably be succesful, with a nomination and maybe a win for Burrell, and probably a nomination for Bowen, while still dominating the supporting categories. But I don’t see them as true leads either, it’s an ensemble show.April 10, 2012 at 2:43 pm #242543
Yes to Hot in Cleveland three ladies going leading. They should have done that since first season.
No to Regina King and Peter Dinklage going leading. They are on esnemble shows and they are supporting.
Ditto “Modern Family” cast.
Martha Plimpton should stay where she is.
American Horror Story should be in Drama Series cause afterall it’s continuing series.
Gillian Anderson played supporting role in Great Expectations so she should be in supporting category.
The whole cast od Downton Abbey should be in supporting category cause it ensemble show.
I was thinking about Kaley Cuoco and she has become January Jones of TBBT. Maybe she should consider going supporting this year.April 10, 2012 at 6:53 pm #242544
I can’t believe it’s 2012 and people are STILL talking about moving Burrell and Bowen to lead. They can’t be more equal to the rest of the cast, people need to leave that discussion alone.
Kaley Cuoco NEVER belonged in lead. N E V E R, her role was never a lead role, even if she was the only female. Rob Lowe is exactly the same case, no matter how “famous” he is (or thinks he is), Chris was never a lead character.
Martha Plimpton already made it in a tough year to Lead, so she should stay there. Besides, she’s a real lead on the show and so is Virginia, her character. About 80% of the stuff that happens is because of Virginia, with her influence, her doing. She’s a lead character.April 10, 2012 at 7:29 pm #242545
Kristen Bell to lead, and she should full-court-press Showtime for new blood in comedy lead actress. Considering since Nurse Jackie and The Big C are, let’s face facts, dramas.April 11, 2012 at 5:45 am #242546
Probably doesn’t matter because she won’t get nominated, but how is Michelle Dockery (Mary on Downton Abbey) supporting while Elizabeth McGovern is lead? This makes no sense to me. They should flip-flop categories.
Ditto what everyone said about Dinklage and the Dunphys. The max screentime anyone gets on GoT in any given episode is like ten minutes so I really don’t see ANYONE competitive in a leading capacity, regardless of billing. Modern Family shoud follow the Friends model if they feel the need to jump to lead, although why would they since their strangehold on the comedy categories is as tight as ever.
Martha Plimpton deserves to WIN in lead so I really don’t want her to move down. I don’t think it’d really benefit her anyway.