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  • Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    I’m always dumbfounded by how the Mad Men actors have never won Emmys for their roles. What is the reason why? Bad episode submissions? Too subtle performances? Stiff competition?

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    I feel particularly bad for Jon Hamm who deserved one good solid Emmy for his work on that show. 

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    I feel particularly bad for Jon Hamm who deserved one good solid Emmy for his work on that show. 

    I know right! He has had the best episode in the entire category three times (2010, 2011 and 2013), and he’s been passed over each time. I think Moss losing has been her own fault, though, because she keeps submitting in Lead. If she submitted in Supporting like she should, she won have an Emmy by now. 

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    [quote=”dude93″]I feel particularly bad for Jon Hamm who deserved one good solid Emmy for his work on that show. 

    I know right! He has had the best episode in the entire category three times (2010, 2011 and 2013), and he’s been passed over each time. I think Moss losing has been her own fault, though, because she keeps submitting in Lead. If she submitted in Supporting like she should, she won have an Emmy by now. [/quote]

    I have to admit that while I thought Hamm was the best in 2011, Kyle Chandler taking the Emmy was too glorious a moment to criticize.   

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    The show is not structured with individual showcase episodes in the vast majority of cases, so I think the Emmy voting system works against its actors. It’s an ensemble piece and it’s hard for a single performer to have enough showcase material in one episode to win in the current voting process.

    Hamm no doubt deserves an Emmy as far as I’m concerned, but I understand why he didn’t win for “The Suitcase”. That big moment when he finally cried over Anna’s death rang totally false to me. He was fine the rest of the episode, but the payoff came across flat and I imagine he lost votes over that.

    The one I can’t understand is why Christina Hendricks didn’t win for “Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency”. I love Archie Panjabi and all, but her submission that year was nothing special and I found Christina’s work by far the most memorable and worthy in the category that year. 

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    Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)
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    The show is not structured with individual showcase episodes in the vast majority of cases, so I think the Emmy voting system works against its actors. It’s an ensemble piece and it’s hard for a single performer to have enough showcase material in one episode to win in the current voting process.

    Hamm no doubt deserves an Emmy as far as I’m concerned, but I understand why he didn’t win for “The Suitcase”. That big moment when he finally cried over Anna’s death rang totally false to me. He was fine the rest of the episode, but the payoff came across flat and I imagine he lost votes over that.

    The one I can’t understand is why Christina Hendricks didn’t win for “Guy Walks Into an Advertising Agency”. I love Archie Panjabi and all, but her submission that year was nothing special and I found Christina’s work by far the most memorable and worthy in the category that year. 

    I think Hendricks, by far, had the best episode and arguably the best season out of the other nominees that year. I think the reason why she lost is because Elisabeth Moss (who submitted in Supporting to successfully get castmate January Jones a nomination in Lead) submitted “Love Among the Ruins”. It was a pretty good episode, but wasn’t her best. The best episode she had that year was “My Old Kentucky Home”. I believe that she didn’t submit the latter because she didn’t want to give Hendricks extra screentime. 

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    Totally agree that the Mad Men actors should have won an Emmy, especially Jon Hamm. Is an amazing actor in that show and ”The Suitcase” was an Emmy winning submission. Still thinking about how he lost. Elisabeth Moss is also very good, as it is Hendricks, Slattery, Jared Harris years ago, Morse and also Vincent who deserves a nomination. January Jones is good but her character has become pretty unlikeable. But hey, there is one year left. Anything can happen. Maybe Weiner writes good material for these actors. By the way, in my opinion I think the best submission in 2010 was Michael C. Hall’s.

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    I totally agree that Elisabeth Moss could have won at least once had she stayed in Supporting. The show is an ensemble, aside from Hamm. Having one heavy episode while only having a scene or two in all of the other 12 or so episodes does not make you a lead. True, she is the leading female character, but she has always belonged in Supporting. She is my favorite performer and character on Mad Men. I want her to win, but it does not seem likely at this point.

     

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    As deserving as Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss were for The Suitcase, it’s difficult to criticize Kyle Chandler winning as well as Julianna Margulies’ win for In Sickness. I will never understand how Christina Hendricks lost in 2010 and 2012 for Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency and THE OTHER WOMEN. I understand Maggie Smith’s win in 2012 (though I refuse to accept it- SHE ALREADY WON THE PREVIOUS YEAR IN MINISERIES!!). But 2010, I don’t understand. Some argue that it was internal competition between her and Moss BUT Baranski and Panjabi were also both nominated for The Good Wife (And Baranski had the better submission). The other nominees were Sharon Gless for Burn Notice who stood no chance and Rose Byrne who along with Glenn Close gave up that year and submitted the nothing season premiere. Maybe they just hate Mad Men acting, and though I can’t begrudge a Good Wife win, Panjabi’s submission was nothing special. That year was made for Christina Hendricks.

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    I would have awarded Jon Hamm an Emmy win for “The Suitcase,” and at least two supporting wins for Christina Hendricks and John Slattery. There’s still time for possible acting Emmy wins for “Mad Men,” but I’m very tentative with voters giving them their due before next year’s end.

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    As deserving as Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss were for The Suitcase, it’s difficult to criticize Kyle Chandler winning as well as Julianna Margulies’ win for In Sickness. I will never understand how Christina Hendricks lost in 2010 and 2012 for Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency and THE OTHER WOMEN. I understand Maggie Smith’s win in 2012 (though I refuse to accept it- SHE ALREADY WON THE PREVIOUS YEAR IN MINISERIES!!). But 2010, I don’t understand. Some argue that it was internal competition between her and Moss BUT Baranski and Panjabi were also both nominated for The Good Wife (And Baranski had the better submission). The other nominees were Sharon Gless for Burn Notice who stood no chance and Rose Byrne who along with Glenn Close gave up that year and submitted the nothing season premiere. Maybe they just hate Mad Men acting, and though I cant begrudge a Good Wife win, Panjabi’s submission was nothing special. That year was made for Christina Hendricks.

    I think the scene in “Hi” in which Kalinda is on the witness stand probably won it for Panjabi.

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    [quote=”Ashkan89″]As deserving as Jon Hamm and Elisabeth Moss were for The Suitcase, it’s difficult to criticize Kyle Chandler winning as well as Julianna Margulies’ win for In Sickness. I will never understand how Christina Hendricks lost in 2010 and 2012 for Guy Walks Into An Advertising Agency and THE OTHER WOMEN. I understand Maggie Smith’s win in 2012 (though I refuse to accept it- SHE ALREADY WON THE PREVIOUS YEAR IN MINISERIES!!). But 2010, I don’t understand. Some argue that it was internal competition between her and Moss BUT Baranski and Panjabi were also both nominated for The Good Wife (And Baranski had the better submission). The other nominees were Sharon Gless for Burn Notice who stood no chance and Rose Byrne who along with Glenn Close gave up that year and submitted the nothing season premiere. Maybe they just hate Mad Men acting, and though I cant begrudge a Good Wife win, Panjabi’s submission was nothing special. That year was made for Christina Hendricks.

    I think the scene in “Hi” in which Kalinda is on the witness stand probably won it for Panjabi.[/quote]

    That’s when she pleads the fifth for every question right? 

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    I would have awarded Jon Hamm an Emmy win for “The Suitcase,” and at least two supporting wins for Christina Hendricks and John Slattery. There’s still time for possible acting Emmy wins for “Mad Men,” but I’m very tentative with voters giving them their due before next year’s end.

    If I had it my way, Hamm would have three Emmys by now (for “The Gypsy and the Hobo”, “The Suitcase” and “In Care Of”), Moss would have one (for “The Suitcase”), and Hendricks (for “A Guy Walks into an Advertising Agency and “The Other Woman”) and Slattery (for “Long Weekend” and “Hands and Knees”) would both have two. 

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    John Hamm and Slattery should have emmys by now. Hamm, as people have said already, hould have won for “the suitcase” and slattery should have won for “long weekend”. I’m sure Moss will win one for the show soon (hopefully)….not as sure about Hendricks though. The competition is always pretty tough in the drama catagories in particular in my opinon. Everyone is always so good.

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    Someone told me it was because Jon Hamm was “too good looking”, and Bryan Cranston isn’t exactly an adonis himself.

    I think it’s more poor timing. It got swept behind from the popularity of other shows like Breaking Bad. But I strongly suspect that for their final time next year, that at least Hamm and Hendricks will win the Emmy. Not sure about Moss or Slattery or Morse, however. 

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