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  • Marcus Dixon
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    People seem very confident that Vera Farmiga will win Best Drama Actress for “Bates Motel” next week because she has a rape scene in her episode submission.

    The only previous submission with a rape scene that comes to mind was back in 2001 when Lorraine Bracco submitted “Employee of the Month.” She lost to her “Sopranos” co-star Edie Falco.

    Sorry to be so blunt, but is there a history of rape scenes winning Emmys that I’m not aware of?

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    montana82
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    I don’t think anyone who thinks Farmiga may win thinks it’s only due to the rape scene.  She is a constant prescence throughout the episode and shows range in every single scene she is in.  Both she and Highmore elevate and carry the show with their performances.  And it stood out for me compared to Danes once again whining and crying over her love for Damian Lewis which never made any sense to me seeing he’s a turncoat terrorist who she has fought her entire life against people like that.  I think a woman of Carrie’s stature can find a better guy than a married Al Qaeda turncoat which is why some of us roll our eyes at the whole dynamic of Homeland.  Farmiga felt fresh to me, Danes was same ole.  Of course same ole wins a lot at the Emmys but it’s not my choice. 

    Farmiga also is a focus of the episode from start to finish where Danes episode is very long and is really only a focus in the middle and the ending focuses on Brody’s daughter and her boyfriend in a dumb scene.

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    GoMe91
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    Didn’t Mariska Hargitay win…for a rape scene? Like a prison rape scene?

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    sweetemmyfan
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    Didn’t Mariska Hargitay win…for a rape scene? Like a prison rape scene?

    She submitted an episode that featured a rape scene, but that was 2 years after she won. She won for an episode that featured her on the phone with a missing 8 year old girl.

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    Atypical
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    ^^^ No, that was one of Hargitay’s tapes (the one where Benson went undercover in a women’s prison to catch a guard and got too close), but she won the Emmy for “911,” and that episode was nothing like this. The best example would have been Lorraine Bracco had she won for “Employee of the Month,” but alas, that wasn’t meant to be. Kyra Sedgwick had a tape once that centered around a sting operation that led to Brenda being sexually assaulted (“Fantasy Date”). She was excellent in that episode. The only Emmy-winning example I can think of is Amanda Plummer for “Law & Order: Special Victims Unit” in guest actress in a drama series. She played a schizophrenic rape victim who couldn’t identify her attacker (at first). And she rocked it with not that much screentime. As for Vera Farmiga, I doubt she wins out this year, and I don’t know who “all” of these people are who are predicting her over Danes.

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    GoMe91
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    Oh. Ugh! All this time, I’ve always thought that was the episode.

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    Tonbone
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    I really think Lorraine Bracco should have won for that episode but they put her in the wrong category! Her character was always supporting! That is why she was in the supporting category in 2007 they hurt her chances by putting her in the lead category; my only theory is that the producers put her in the lead category was to gelp Falco who then had 2 episodes that the voters watched so she was a slam-dunk for the win. But I really think Bracco deserved a win for supporting at least one year

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    Chris Beachum
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    Jean Stapleton – “All in the Family” (“Edith’s 50th Birthday”)

    Richard Crenna – “The Rape of Richard Beck” (tv movie)

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    To add in something that comes on during the day, in 1994 “One Life to Live” scored 3 acting wins (Hillary B. Smith for lead actress, Susan Haskell for supporting actress, and Roger Howarth for younger actor) and a writing win for a storyline centered around a gang rape at a frat house. It was daytime’s answer to “The Accused”.

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    Marcus Dixon
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    Jean Stapleton – “All in the Family” (“Edith’s 50th Birthday”)

    I can’t tell if you’re joking or not!

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    Emmyfan
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    It is not a joke.

    Jean Stapleton gave a tour de force performance in that episode.  If I recall, there was an attempt of rape, but nevertheless was an excellent performance.

    I will add Alfre Woodward’s submission of the pilot episode of L.A.Law that won her the Guest Actress in a Drama emmy in 1987.   

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    No offense but this thread is a bit idiotic. Anyways, you (and the rest of the people that think the same way) are wrong imo if you think the rape scene is the only card that Farmiga has to play in the episode she submitted. She has a lot of scenes that allows her to show and explore her range. She is funny, she is mysterious, she is evil, she’s a victim… This is a subtle job. It’s not a “in your face” performance full of crying and yelling. I think that Farmiga deserves the Emmy more than Danes does at this point. And I like Homeland a lot more than Bates Motel.

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    Jake
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    What a pleasent subject. Gotta check out all mentioned episodes like right now. 

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    No offense but this thread is a bit idiotic. Anyways, you (and the rest of the people that think the same way) are wrong imo if you think the rape scene is the only card that Farmiga has to play in the episode she submitted. She has a lot of scenes that allows her to show and explore her range. She is funny, she is mysterious, she is evil, she’s a victim… This is a subtle job. It’s not a “in your face” performance full of crying and yelling. I think that Farmiga deserves the Emmy more than Danes does at this point. And I like Homeland a lot more than Bates Motel.

    @tomhardys you are my new idol here. 

    The topic is offensive. The reason why people keep mentioning Farmiga’s rape scene because that scene is super-baity and for an actor is very hard to play. Farmiga’s performance in the “Pilot” is not about or only a single rape scene as the topic trying to referring to. It’s more than that. More than sitting in an investigation room and talking with your big eyes for 15 minutes, or talking in a car and drinking wine. Sorry but as Kate Winslet would say: “You have to just suck that up”. 

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    TomHardys
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    Thank you @Vincelette! I agree. Claire Danes is a phenomenal actress and no one can take that away from her. However the writers are slowly ruining her character and she didn’t manage to bring anything new to Carrie this season. Therefore I don’t find her deserving of a second consecutive Emmy.

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