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  • jf123
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    Anybody who follows the Emmys knows that Lansbury is wayyy overdue for an Emmy. She has 18 noms with no wins. Could she pull a Jon Hamm and win in Best Movie/Mini Actress next year? 

    Dunst and Smart (If Smart submits Lead) are the only two people I think have a chance of taking her down now, but that will obviously change as the season progresses. But I think Lansbury has a real good shot of winning.

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    Weren’t some people unsure if she was eligible cuz it’s a filmed staged production?

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    Rooney Moore
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    ^That didn’t stop Emma Thompson, though.

    She will totally get nominated if she’s eligible, given how weak the race is but I don’t think enough people is aware of the fact that she never won for Murder, She Wrote. So it’ll be hard for her to beat buzzy newcomers like Kirsten Dunst and have a Jon Hamm moment.
    And now that, this online voting system discouraged some of the older voters and the rest even managed to snub Maggie Smith this year. I know ”the youngs” of the Academy are probably like 30-40 years old but still, maybe they won’t care to give a ”Lifetime Achievement Award” to some old lady for a performance that no one is talking about.

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    Will
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    The eligibility came in question not because it’s a stage performance, but because it was shown in movie theaters across the USA and the rest of the world prior to its PBS showing. Apparently it is still eligible, which is great news, of course. 

    As for the actual Emmy nomination and possible win it won’t be easy.
    Had it been a TV movie Dame Angela, James Earl Jones and Boyd Gaines all would have been strong contenders for the win. Now with online voting system it will be very hard to convince the voting body to actually watch the damn thing (which was good, by the way and totally worth checking out).

    Dame Angela is not “some old lady” she is a freaking acting legend and fellow actors adore her (plus Murder, She Wrote has a cult following among the millennials, it was one of the most popular titles on Netflix), however, I doubt that PBS will spend big bucks on FYC campaign that would give the production the crucial exposure. 

    Jon Hamm was overdue and the media made sure that everyone would know that.
    How many voters know that Dame Angela is the biggest Emmy loser ever with 18 unsuccessful nominations? The majority probably thinks she has already won a couple for Murder, She Wrote. 

    Long story short: in order to become a serious contender she would need a SAG win (which is a lot easier since she won’t have to face Fargo ladies, Audra McDonald and God knows who else) + actual campaign that will put emphasis on the fact that she has never won an Emmy in her 70-year career. 

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    Sasha
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    I hope not. It’s not a TV movie, it’s a filmed stage production. It’s a fraud.

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    Rooney Moore
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    Yep. I don’t understand what’s so great about awarding a performance that should be eligible for Tonys, not the Emmys.

    I hate the fact that Emmys are like a dumpster for everything and trying to please every one(inferior Oscar, Grammy and Tony performances) with having a tons of unnecessary categories.

    -Has your motion picture panned by critics and didn’t get a thearical release? No problem. Why don’t you sell it to some network so it can get tons of Emmy nominations as a TV Movie?

    -Did you perform a song on stage which was also televised? That would make a good contender for ”Outstanding Short Format Live-Action Entertainment Program” and you can win an Emmy before you know you were even eligible.(Hey, Kathy Perry)

    If Dame Lansbury wants to win an Emmy so much(I don’t think she even cares) she can make a guest appearance on some show and try her luck with that.
    Can you win a Tony if your TV character gets to perform on a Broadway in one episode or can you win a Grammy if your character sings a song on TV? No? So what’s the meaning of this Emmys generosity?

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    vinny
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    I hope so. It still shocks me she has bever won before for Murder She Wrote. Hate to say this but maybe a Murder She Wrote Tv movie could do the trick.

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    espnfan
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    I have to agree with others here who are wondering why or how a taped performance of a stage production is eligible for an Emmy Award.  That has never really sat well with me and never really made sense with me.  As mentioned above, maybe the Tony’s should have a category for that, not the Emmy Awards. 

    Also as someone mentioned above, I really doubt Dame Angela Landsbuy truly cares about winning an Emmy at this point.  Similar to a  Peter O’Toole, her career and life are far beyond and above any recognition that any awards body could bestow upon her.  She is a living legend and that would not change/improve simply by winning any award (unless she wins a sixth and seventh Tony award which is most likely not going to happen at this point due to her advanced age).

    I said this years ago, and I will never understand why she did not guest star on Downton Abbey.  That would have been the perfect show for her to be on and a possible easy way to win an Emmy for her.  Considering she is British and the show is filmed in Europe, you think it would not have been that hard to get her on the show.  Maybe the show producers/creators tried and it simply did not work out, but I am surprised they never had her on the show.  You think Downton Abbey and Angela Landsbury would have gone hand in hand together.

    Sure it would be nice if she wins an Emmy, but I do not see it happening at this point.  Even though a possible win in Lead Actress in a TV Movie/Mini-Series would kind of be a crock, I really do not care that much.  Seeing her win an Emmy would be nice, no matter how she does it (although you think with her amazing voice she could have won a Voice related Emmy by now, heck if Anne Hathaway could win for the Simpsons there is no reason Dame Landsbury could not have won).

    At this point it would just be nice to see her get the proper recognition and praise she  deserves.  Similar to how NBC honored Betty White for her 90th birthday, I wish CBS and the Tony’s would do something to honor Angela Landsbury.  She truly is a living legned and treasure, so it would be nice to see her be recognized in a grand way before the chance passes.

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    Will
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    I agree with both posters, I doubt that Dame Angela is losing any sleep over not winning an Emmy, at this point.

    Otherwise she would have appeared on TV more frequently than once in 11 years.

    Theater has always been her true love and that the only medium she cares for. But I’m sure she would agreed to play a part in something like The Trip to Bountiful, Political Animals, Capturing Mary, Cranfort or Downton Abbey had it been offered to her, but quality roles for women her age are almost nonexistent.  
    Ellen Burstyn is currently playing Allison Janney’s mother on Mom. Now that’s the role that would easily won Dame Angela an Emmy. 

    Bryan Fuller originally wrote the role of Dr. Bedelia Du Maurier with Dame Angela in mind and offered it to her. She had to turn it down due to the scheduling conflict with the Australian production of Driving Miss Daisy, ironically. For the same reason she had to dropped out from Wes Anderson’s The Grand Budapest Hotel.

    Interestingly enough in both cases the role was recast with a much younger actress, Gillian Anderson and Tilda Swinton.

    When asked who he would like to quest star on Sherlock, Mark Gatiss has said Dame Angela. Maybe he wasn’t joking and we will see her on season 4. 

    Off-topic:
    another Tony or an Olivier Award may very well happen since she’s currently
    working on another play.
     

    FYI: There is no
    “d” in Lansbury and it’s always Dame Angela / Sir Anthony, never Dame Lansbury
      / Sir HopkinsSmile.

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    Tyler The Awesome Guy
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    As long as Kirsten Dunst is in the same category, then no.

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    Jose Manuel Garcia
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    She was on Dowton Abbey. She was the narrator of the preview some years ago.

    I think she may win as narrator is the chance is given. They gave that award to the best well-known name instead quality (Jane the Virgin, narrator should have won this year) 

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    Mihael Crncec
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    I, for one, hope she sweeps award season! She is way overdue!

    Gold Derby TV Awards FYC: Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life - Limited Series, Movie/Mini Actress (Lauren Graham), Movie/Mini Supp. Actress (Kelly Bishop)

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    Handprintsandgoodgrips
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    She shouldalready have 2 emmys for playing Jessica B Fletcher.How shameful!

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    Madson Melo
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    For which seasons Lansbury should had won for Murder?

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    Atypical
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    With this very recent precedent of Emma Thompson making it into the acting category for a televised stage production (Nathan Lane should have been as well, but that’s for another discussion), then Angela Lansbury is certainly in the game. I doubt she’ll win, but anything’s possible. It would be a nice moment and win, though I think she overdid it with her Southern accent. Maybe that’s forgivable since she was clearly playing to the back row, and a film production would have calibrated her performance differently. I’m really hoping that James Earl Jones makes it in lead actor though. He hit some emotional notes that I don’t think Morgan Freeman even reached in the film version, which was very unexpected. All Boyd Gaines did was yell in the majority of his scenes, so nothing for him. Maybe this will mimic some of “Sweeney Todd”‘s nods plus additional ones, if it’s remembered next summer.

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