July 6, 2015 at 7:29 am #352394
Anna Chlumsky has one whopper of an episode with “Convention.” Will she return as a nominee this year as Best Comedy Supporting Actress and can she take down six-time Emmy winner Allison Janney?July 6, 2015 at 7:48 am #352396
This was the first year I put Chlumsky in my personal lineup, and her (assumed) submission is a very good pick. Even though she leaves the episode right after her big moment, it sticks and it’s all you can think about. And that scene is just wonderful. Do I think it will be enough though? No. Janney is just too big to ignore and hits so many of the right notes. Sure, it’s pure Emmy bait, but it works so well. But Chlumsky finally deserves to be in the race this year and there’s certainly a chance of an upset in her favor.July 6, 2015 at 7:50 am #352397
I think she’ll be nominated, but I don’t know if she’ll win (even though I would love that). But who knows, not many people saw Tony Hale winning 2 years ago either.July 6, 2015 at 7:50 am #352398
Yes, she’ll return as a nominee, but she probably won’t win.
Sure, she might have the most explosive scene, so we can’t discount her (like we did Cannavale), but Janney probably has a few more wins left for her performance, especially considering the gravitas of her arc.
Veep’s second-best chance for an acting Emmy (after JLD) is for Tony Hale, but only if Hugh Laurie gets in as well. Hale will submit his dramatic speech episode (“East Wing”), and Laurie has a good tape that is great for Hale as well (“B/ill”). That combination of tapes would propel Hale over Burrell, who I don’t think will have any assistance from any of his costars this year.July 6, 2015 at 8:39 am #352399
Yes she will get nominated no she won’t win. It is Allison Janney’s to lose and if anyone can surprise it will be either Julie Bowen or Jane Krakowski, they both have so many great submission possibilities.July 6, 2015 at 8:42 am #352400
Need to see what Janney submits she usually has a good one but if its the one I’m thinking that might be a little too dramatic and that has backfired for many in the Comedy races.
What I love about Chlumsky’s performance in “Convention” is she is that episode plus that big speech is memorable and quotable, “I wouldn’t trust you to run a bath without the coast guard and the fire department standing by”. It’s memorable and that could prove to be a winner this wouldn’t be a shock at all.July 6, 2015 at 8:51 am #352401
The thing about Chlumsky this year is that speech. It’s so well written, it has so many bitchy, awful lines one after the other against Selina, all of them right, all them perfectly written and delivered that I do believe it’s enough for her to win. Screentime will always be an issue because it isn’t the biggest of scenes and Allison Janney must have more than that and will appeal more to voters because of the role and the actress herself. But I think Chlumsky has a shot.
Moments this short have effectively beaten other women with longer submissions before. This sort of speech/fight got Debra Messing her win and Grace’s fight with Will wasn’t that long. And Amy’s was actually a funny scene in general. Jamie Pressly also came in did her thing and got out in a very short time on her submission and won. So there is hope for Chlumsky.
It’s so memorable that I don’t think anybody remembers what happened with Amy before and after that fight. Scenes like that do win Emmys.July 6, 2015 at 9:05 am #352402
I haven’t seen many of the other real contenders in this category this season, but I think Chlumsky is definitely a spoiler and I have her in a solid second place to Janney. “Convention” is absolutely a winning tape despite the overall lack of screen time considering this is the Supporting Actress category. Not to mention her speech is the most remembered scene from this season of Veep, even topping Tony Hale and Julia Louis-Dreyfus’s big moment in “East Wing”. She should rightly be in the conversation as an upset to Janney.
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.July 6, 2015 at 9:19 am #352403
I’m still hoping Merritt Wever gets nominated and wins!July 6, 2015 at 9:36 am #352404
Chlumsky doesn’t have anything comparable to Janney’s tapes, even “Convention.”July 6, 2015 at 10:04 am #352405
No. Janney has so many good options and is so good at winning Emmys with material that she’d have to pick an episode of Mom where she does absolutely nothing, and I’m hard-pressed to think of such an episode this season, to lose to Chlumsky’s “Convention” submission.July 6, 2015 at 10:06 am #352406
Although I love Chlumsky, Convention isn’t a winning tape, but is a great scene. I said that because I see Mayim Bialik submit one-scene episodes three years in a roll and don’t be even a spoiler. And Janney, in every episode o Mom, have more material.
I still think that the only one who can beat Janney is Eden Sher with The Answer.July 6, 2015 at 10:13 am #352407
Probably not, it’s good but massively overrated. They will most likely rubberstamp Janney again.July 6, 2015 at 12:36 pm #352408
Even if Chlumsky doesn’t win (and I’m confident she will get nominated), I think her scene in “Convention” generated enough chatter for her that she should be very happy regardless. Buzz is buzz, even without an Emmy!July 6, 2015 at 12:39 pm #352409
As the person who, literally, wrote the article picking Janney’s winning submission last year, I must say that Janney is vulnerable. She has great tapes, but nothing that mixes comedy and pathos like last year’s submission. Both Chlumsky and Weaver have fantastic tapes that pose an absolute threat.