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  • Trent
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    Hype is a huge factor in deciding the Emmy winner. But sometimes, a hyped-about person fails to win the award in an upset. Who can you think of that this has happened to. The first one that comes to my mind: Kyra Sedgwick/Julianna Margulies. Others I can think of are:

     

    Bryan Cranston/Michael C. Hall

    Jon Cryer/Neil Patrick Harris

    Jean Smart/Amy Poehler

    Patricia Heaton/Calista Flockhart

     

    Which ones can you think of?

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    You can add Helen Hunt/Calista Flockhart. I think Hunt won her fourth when “Ally McBeal” had its first season and Calista Flockhart was the person everyone was talking about.

     

    Felicity Huffman beating Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross for the first season of “Desperate Housewives” was a big example of this.

     

    Zeljko Ivanek/Ted Danson

    Allison Janney/Jennifer Garner

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    Vincent Georgie
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    Lorraine Bracco/Edie Falco, both from The Sopranos 2001.

    Lily Tomlin, Damages/Ann-Margret, Law & Order SVU 2010

    Robert Downey Jr/Peter McNicol, both from Ally McBeal 2001

    Nancy Marchand, The Sopranos/Holland Taylor, The Practice 1999

    Ricky Gervais, Extras/Steve Carrell, The Office, 2007

    James Gandolfini, The Sopranos/James Spader, Boston Legal, 2007

    Edie Falco, The Sopranos/Sally Field, Brothers & Sisters, 2007

    David Caruso/Dennis Franz, NYPD Blue, 1994

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    ph1993
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    How about Picket Fences over NYPD Blue in 1994 and then NYPD Blue over ER in 1995? Picket Fences certainly had momentum winning the year before, but look at all of the nominations that NYPD Blue scored and all of the hype it had and it is an impressive repeat. ER had that level of hype the next year, but NYPD Blue took home the award. The first few years of both shows were such draws that it is amazing to think that each only one outstanding drama series once.

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    That Don Guy
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    Here’s one that goes back a few decades: 1977 – Mary Kay Place (for Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman) over Betty White and Georgia Engel in the last season of The Mary Tyler Moore Show.

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    iskolar
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    Isn’t it more of Jean Smart/Vanessa Williams that year?

     

    Probably Everybody Loves Raymond finale season over Desperate Housewives first season. Of course, GD peeps already predicted it’s either Arersted Development for a consecutive win or ELR but all the buzz scream Housewives.

     

    Ricky Gervais over Steve Carell and Alec Baldwin.

    Tony Shalhoub over Steve Carell

    Katherine Heigl over Sandra Oh and Lorraine Bracco

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    Patricia Arquette, Medium, 2005 (over Glenn Close of The Shield; Frances Conroy of Six Feet Under; Jennifer Garner of Alias; Mariska Hargitay of Law & Order: SVU)

     

    Kathy Baker, Picket Fences, 1996 (for the much-maligned and final season of Picket Fences, over Claire Danes of My So-Called Life; Sherry Stringfield of Outstanding Drama Series winner ER; Cicely Tyson of Sweet Justice; Angela Lansbury of Murder, She Wrote)

     

    Tyne Daly, Christy, 1996 (over Bosson, who had to be the frontrunner; two NYPD Blue nominees; Margulies the incumbent, whose show won the top prize this year)

     

    Christopher Lloyd, Road to Avonlea, 1992 (the Emmy system at its strangest)

     

    Leigh Taylor-Young, Picket Fences, 1994 (over three NYPD Blue nominees and Jill Eikenberry for the final season of L.A. Law)

     

    Sela Ward, Sisters, 1994 (over co-star Swoosie Kurtz, who was nominated the year before; Jane Seymour for the first season of Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman, Baker the incumbent; Lansbury)

     

    There’s also some examples in the miniseries/movies categories: Kirstie Alley and Michael Goorjian winning for David’s Mother, Ellen Barkin winning over double-nominee Angelina Jolie, etc.

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