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  • Anonymous
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    She’s once again extremely low at the Predictions Center but I don’t now why. I mean I know that people don’t really like “Mike and Molly” but we all have to admit that it’s McCarthy who’s keeping that mediocre show alive and she already got nominated three times for it (winning once) so I do think that we underestimate her again.

    Her success as a movie actress is helping a lot. “Spy” is coming out this May and it’s porbably going to be a big success (currently 100% on Rotten Tomatoes), critically and box office-wise, too.

    One thing I know is that Dreyfus; Poehler and Falco are probably safe. And currently I would put McCarthy for the fourth place. I just don’t see Fonda or Tomlin making the cut just because they have big names. Also we all want Kudrow and Kemper, maybe even Rodriguez to make the cut, they are also the fan favorits, but come on, I can see all of them failing easily. Infact I think Kudrow will actually fail in the end. And I don’t even want to mention Schaal or Schumer who are no way near close for an Emmy nomination over McCarthy.

    What do you think?

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    Ghost
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    Well said. Like I said in the other thread, Grace and Frankie will make or break her chances. This is how I see the category right now:

    Locked:

    1. Julia Louis-Dreyfus
    2. Amy Poehler
    3. Edie Falco

    Very Likely:

    4. Ellie Kemper
    5. Melissa McCarthy

    Likely:

    6. Gina Rodriguez
    7. Lisa Kudrow

    Unlikely, but not impossible:

    8. Lena Dunham

    Sight Unseen:

    Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda 

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    AMG
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    I think it’s got something to do with people over-estimating the fresh meat this year getting in.

    Rodriguez, Kudrow, Kemper, Fonda & Tomlin aren’t all going to get in. 

    The likes of Dreyfus, Poehler & Falco are the closest thing to a safe bet as you say. Dunham & McCarthy are the only other two from last year who are back in the running this year (within this category). 

    People want Kemper & Kudrow in a lot, based on the forums. Plus add the name power of Fonda & Tomlin, people feel like something is going to have to give, and that is McCarthy & Dunham.

    Realistically, one, maybe two maximum, new nominees will be in the race this year. That does mean one of Dunham and McCarthy are highly likely to make it back in.  

     

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    AMG
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    Emmy voters love nothing more, in recent memory, than to nominate the same actors from the same shows over fresher shows and performances. McCarthy & Dunham are those recognisable names to voters. 

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    Yeah I kinda feel the same about Dunham. In the end both will make it with a possible new one and the three safe ones I bet

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    I feel that Rodriguez will suffer the same fate as Samberg last year, winning at the globes, not even nominated at the Emmys. The CW has a terrible track record at the Emmys, so it’s not like they will be able to match the campaign of HBO for Dunham, or CBS for McCarthy. In my eyes, both are still safe unless Grace and Frankie is FANTASTIC, which I just don’t see happening.

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    Gabriel
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    There is just no way Rodriguez gets nominated. Voters simply don’t watch a lot of new series.

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    Yeah I feel like the rank is 1. Kemper 2. Kudrow 3. Rodriguez among the new ones for the nomination.

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    Even if Grace and Frankie are the worst series ever and they end up less than 20 on Metacritic, which I think is impossible because the trailer is so promising, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are going to get nominated.
    With the returning of the three household names, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Amy Poehler and Edie Falco there is only one space left. For that place I want Lisa Kudrow to be there but if she doesn’t get in Melissa McCarthy is next on the line. Ellie Kemper and Jane Rodriguez  don’t stand a chance and this will be the year the voters finally drop Lena Dunham.  

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    Patrick
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    Breaks my heart that Kudrow isn’t going to get in. So well deserved 🙁 I can see Dunham or McCarthy easily getting in because of their visibility as of lately. McCarthy is only going to have more while promoting Spy, but both of them have been doing various talk shows, magazines, and other forms of publicity. Being more visible isn’t necessarily going to give someone a nomination, but it certainly helps.

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    She’s once again extremely low at the Predictions Center but I don’t now why. I mean I know that people don’t really like “Mike and Molly” but we all have to admit that it’s McCarthy who’s keeping that mediocre show alive and she already got nominated three times for it (winning once) so I do think that we underestimate her again.

    Her success as a movie actress is helping a lot. “Spy” is coming out this May and it’s porbably going to be a big success (currently 100% on Rotten Tomatoes), critically and box office-wise, too.

    One thing I know is that Dreyfus; Poehler and Falco are probably safe. And currently I would put McCarthy for the fourth place. I just don’t see Fonda or Tomlin making the cut just because they have big names. Also we all want Kudrow and Kemper, maybe even Rodriguez to make the cut, they are also the fan favorits, but come on, I can see all of them failing easily. Infact I think Kudrow will actually fail in the end. And I don’t even want to mention Schaal or Schumer who are no way near close for an Emmy nomination over McCarthy.

    What do you think?

    I feel compelled to respond to this mostly because I underestimated her receiving that Oscar nod. Now I’m glad, since comedic perfs and actors are constantly getting the shaft.

    Melissa has grown on me as an actor. Not all of her films have been critically successful but she has a charm which translates well and is all her own.

    As for her television work, I cant comment on her or most of her competition since I’ve never heard of many of the shows. But her competitors appear to be quite established overall.

    I guess we’ll see; but if Spy is a hit, which I suspect it will be, that isnt going to hurt her at all.

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    Breaks my heart that Kudrow isn’t going to get in. So well deserved 🙁 I can see Dunham or McCarthy easily getting in because of their visibility as of lately. McCarthy is only going to have more while promoting Spy, but both of them have been doing various talk shows, magazines, and other forms of publicity. Being more visible isn’t necessarily going to give someone a nomination, but it certainly helps.

    I’m not quite predicting Kudrow either, but hey, you never know. Being on HBO ostensibly shouldn’t hurt, given the network’s typical success with nominations. I’m not sure how much effort, if any, they’d be putting into The Comeback, but (as pointed out in Daniel and Ralph’s discussion) Kudrow scored a previous nod for the first season after it was cancelled, and if Laura Dern could pull off a nomination for the underseen Enlightened (buoyed by crtical reviews and a Golden Globe that she’d won a year and a half ago), then Kudrow’s chances can’t be that dire.

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    [quote=”patrickmcbride”]Breaks my heart that Kudrow isn’t going to get in. So well deserved 🙁 I can see Dunham or McCarthy easily getting in because of their visibility as of lately. McCarthy is only going to have more while promoting Spy, but both of them have been doing various talk shows, magazines, and other forms of publicity. Being more visible isn’t necessarily going to give someone a nomination, but it certainly helps.

    I’m not quite predicting Kudrow either, but hey, you never know. Being on HBO ostensibly shouldn’t hurt, given the network’s typical success with nominations. I’m not sure how much effort, if any, they’d be putting into The Comeback, but (as pointed out in Daniel and Ralph’s discussion) Kudrow scored a previous nod for the first season after it was cancelled, and if Laura Dern could pull off a nomination for the underseen Enlightened (buoyed by crtical reviews and a Golden Globe that she’d won a year and a half ago), then Kudrow’s chances can’t be that dire.[/quote]
    I just don’t see it happening. I want it to happen-SO BADLY. The whole show is just so incredible and it’s just so refreshing. It’s one of the few comedies I’ve seen lately that are actually funny! I think HBO is going to put all of their eggs in JLD’s basket for Veep since Veep has a chance at other nominations. I don’t think The Comeback has a chance getting into other categories besides Best Actress, even though it would be deserved.

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    After getting back into the lead actress comedy category last year for no reason at all, I think it’s safe to say that Melissa McCarthy is strong enough to return to the lineup this year. All of the “Spy” buildup should also help her out some. I have her squarely in my final six. Lena Dunham, Edie Falco, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Melissa McCarthy, and Amy Poehler are a safe five. Someone should seed a fruit basket to Taylor Schilling since she would have easily been number six if left in comedy but virtually a goner in drama. Who benefits from her empty slot? I think it’s between two newbies and a veteran. Ellie Kemper (bolstered by residual “The Office” goodwill and “30 Rock” team cred) vs. Gina Rodriguez (Golden Globe winner, diversity slot; reminiscent of America Ferrera in “Ugly Betty”) OR veteran Lisa Kudrow making it back in for “The Comeback.” I’d pick Kudrow in a heartbeat, but I think HBO will place all their campaigning might in JLD. So for number six, I’m opting for Gina Rodriguez. I’m not forgetting Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin. I just think they’ll both be snubbed, unless the field somehow expands to seven nominees. I’d then give the edge to Jane Fonda.

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    For me, I’m just waiting for ‘Spy’ to come out. If it’s a a big hit (which I think is likely due to how big a star Melissa McCarthy is, and the reviews it’s got), then I’m most likely gonna move her into my 6th spot (which at the moment would take out Jane Fonda).

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