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    That short video was incredibly disrespectful with all the nominees, especially with Roberts who actually lost in the end.

    The Emmys are proved to be rude and dumb by this action. Worst mistake EVER.

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    GraemeONeil
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    Yeah, it was weird. At least Julia’s reaction was WTF?

    I was fine with the show last night, but the one thing that bothered me how all of a sudden the show cast itself as the poor man’s Oscars. Sure, they are, but I’ve never really gotten that sense from the show in the past, and more than ever, TV is as good if not better than movies, and the performances are absolutely better than movies. So the fact that there was so many instances last night that the personalities were degrading themselves was weird. Seth’s monologue made fun of tv, and then Jimmy Kimmel…who, granted, was hilarious pointed out only Matthew McConaughey as a “movie star” and out of place. I get that Matthew was a one-time nominee, but what about 2-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey? Robin Wright? 2-time Oscar winner Jessica Lange? Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy? Julia Louis-Dreyfus? Oscar winner Julia Roberts? Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo? Oscar nominee Angela Bassett? Oscar winner Kathy Bates?
    If you act like a “lesser”, people will see you as a “lesser” and there’s no reason for tv to see itself that way. 

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    KyleBailey
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    They did that with McConaughey too. They tease that on the Oscars sometimes “Could blah blah blah go home with an Oscar tonight? Stay tuned” but yeah it was a little weird 

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    Yeah, it was weird. At least Julia’s reaction was WTF?

    I was fine with the show last night, but the one thing that bothered me how all of a sudden the show cast itself as the poor man’s Oscars. Sure, they are, but I’ve never really gotten that sense from the show in the past, and more than ever, TV is as good if not better than movies, and the performances are absolutely better than movies. So the fact that there was so many instances last night that the personalities were degrading themselves was weird. Seth’s monologue made fun of tv, and then Jimmy Kimmel…who, granted, was hilarious pointed out only Matthew McConaughey as a “movie star” and out of place. I get that Matthew was a one-time nominee, but what about 2-time Oscar winner Kevin Spacey? Robin Wright? 2-time Oscar winner Jessica Lange? Oscar nominee Melissa McCarthy? Julia Louis-Dreyfus? Oscar winner Julia Roberts? Oscar nominee Mark Ruffalo? Oscar nominee Angela Bassett? Oscar winner Kathy Bates?
    If you act like a “lesser”, people will see you as a “lesser” and there’s no reason for tv to see itself that way. 

    Totally agreed.

    McConaughey did two years good in his career and his a “thing” now. I find it odd that people never forgive to Sandra Bullock for her trashy movies, but this year they are like stopped remember on Matthew’s terrible and awful movies. He had a lot. Sexism? Maybe.

    But the thing which annoyed me is that they actually treated Bates, Burstyn, Conroy or Bassett as some kind of lame actresses or second-labeled bimbos. And poor Roberts was soooo disappointed by the results. Nasty.

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    The whole concept is ageism and sexism rolled into one ball. 

    But none of the movie stars won, so poetic justice? They were basically treated as rating magnets.  

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    Seth’s monologue made fun of tv, and then Jimmy Kimmel…who, granted, was hilarious pointed out only Matthew McConaughey as a “movie star” and out of place. 

     That was the real problem with Seth Meyers, he was making fun of television. I get that you need a routine, but you should be celebrating television, like a nice little elbow to the ribs, he was going for a knockout and throwing a bunch of haymakers. That’s why it really fell flat. This was the first time in a long time when I couldn’t wait for the Emmys to end. 

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    Was Roberts really humiliated though? She seemed to take it in stride in a “WTF?” kind of way. It was more of an embarrassment for the other “lessers” in her category and otherwise who weren’t star-worthy enough for their own montage, and then of course Roberts not even winning. It was part of a ploy the entire night to highlight the movie stars. Not only Roberts, but the tiring scrolls at the bottom of the screens: “McConaughey and Harrelson in 16 minutes,” “Julia Roberts in 10 minutes,” etc. Brian Lowry just wrote a piece on the Emmys needing to get over its inferiority complex with film stars, and it was glaringly true and on full display last night.

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    GraemeONeil
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    Oh absoutely. I don’t think they “humilated” Julia Roberts. I just go back to my points that they used movie stars as promotional tools when it wasn’t necessary. I’m kinda glad that the movie stars lost, cause they didn’t deserve to win, but the show used them as selling points when it wasn’t necessary. The Julia showcase was really f***in weird.

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    I don’t think Julia Roberts personally took it as humiliation, but more so a WTF moment as WHY would you single me out when everyone else in my category, with the exception of Allison Tolman, is an existing household name!  The embarassing part was having that actually happen, then the loss, but I again don’t think she was personally embarassed.  They did a LOT of ‘star’ promoting, and I wonder just how many other acclaimed actors took offense to it.  I hope this Emmy broadcast serves as a “Lesson Learned – What Not To Do At The Next Emmys” moment.  In regards to the Roberts shout out, had I been Burstyn, Bates, of Bassett, I would have taken that as an Emmy ‘how dare you/did that really just happen’ moment of some sort. I can ONLY wonder if Bates thought Roberts had it in the bag, ESPECIALLY after that shout out.  Hell, I would have been shocked too!!!

     

    – In short, the Emmys SHOULD have realized that the previous Oscar winners/nominees are VERY HAPPY to be doing television, and they’re even happier they’ve been recognized.  The age of television is a glorious time for any actor, and the element that McConoughey/Roberts were regarded in a more esteemed manner was very evident/overplayed!

     

    *** Side NoteBates beat Roberts in their last face off … Bates won for “Misery” over Roberts in “Pretty Woman” 

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    To me it was kind of like what the Tony Awards do. They always promote TV and movie stars since a lot of times the winners and nominees aren’t really known to the general public.

    This was just kind of dumb though. It’s not like Julianna Marguelies, Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, and other winners and nominees are obscure people.  

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    jf123
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    I think I was in the bathroom when this all happened, what part of the show did this happen in?

    Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.

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    GraysWay
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    Hell, to make things REALLY awkward … when Kathy Bates won, they should have stated, “This is Kathy Bates 2nd win over rival actress Julia Roberts.  We certainly didn’t see that one coming!”  That would have really spread that awkwardness all around!

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    Morgan Henard
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    This was one of the many parts of the ceremony that made me cringe. This category wasn’t exactly filled w/ light contenders: 

    – Angela Bassett: Oscar nominee; 2nd Emmy nom.

    – Kathy Bates: Oscar winner; Previous Emmy winner; 12th Emmy nom.

    – Ellen Burstyn: Oscar winner; Tony winner; 2x Emmy winner; 7th Emmy nom.

    – Frances Conroy: 6th Emmy nom.

    – Julia Roberts: Oscar winner; 2nd Emmy nom.

    – Alison Tolman: 1st Emmy nom; Newcomer fresh off of Critics Choice win for this role. 

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    Joe

    It was in the segment right before Robert’s category.

    Right before going to commercial  they showed  clips of Roberts with a whole kind of tribute to her. They then cut to her live and she had her hands up and was laughing and looking around like “what is happening?” Then they had a commercial came back and she lost in the next segment. 

    Had she won I bet people would be questioning  how NBC got tipped off to the fact she would win. 

    I think Roberts is usually pretty cool at award shows. She went to the Tonys when she wasn’t even nominated unlike lots of other non-nominated movie stars.  

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