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June 22, 2015 at 2:25 am #351136
When Melissa McCarthy won the Emmy for “Mike & Molly,” a lot of awards pundits thought that her mega success in the film “Bridesmaids” helped push her over the edge. Will the same be true for Amy Poehler? She said goodbye to “Parks and Recreation” earlier this year, but is fresh in voters’ minds now as “Inside Out” hits theaters. Talk about perfect timing!June 22, 2015 at 2:41 am #351138
No. She is never winning Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.June 22, 2015 at 2:57 am #351139
I don’t think it’s as strong a case as it is for McCarthy and Schumer with Spy and Trainwreck, just because it is an animated role. If she had a Bridesmaids type role, then I think she would pose a bigger threat. Also, I’ve suggested on another thread about Pratt being huge box office gold at the moment, and not being predicted. I think it helps if it is a Comedy film if you’re campaigning for a comedy Emmy. Because Poehler has an animation, and Pratt has an action/adventure film, I don’t think either has the same beneficial effects as McCarthy had with her win.June 22, 2015 at 3:16 am #351140
Amy Poehler winning would cotinue to trend for overdue actresses winning this year. First Julianne Moore won the oscar and next Kelli O’Hara won the tony. Poehler winning would be deserved for her years of work and there is a strong case for her because while Louis-Dreyfus is great she doesn’t have an unbeatable tape this year and recently the emmys have stepped back on giving someone four straight wins in a row e.g. Bryan Cranston, Jeremy Piven & Doris Roberts. I don’t think Inside Out will have any bearing on her win but I hope she wins because she deserves an award for her combined tv work.June 22, 2015 at 5:24 am #351141
If she’s nominated, her best shot to win would have to be the Leslie and Ron episode. The finale didn’t give her enough screen time. I hope Inside Out helps her win, her voicework in the movie is very well done as well. Annie Award winner?June 22, 2015 at 6:16 am #351142
I think Inside Out helps Poehler if only because her name is back in popular conversation. Parks and Rec ended a long time ago, in Emmy terms at least, and while she has always been a likely nominee, it’s beneficial that her name is attached to a huge project. I still don’t think she’ll be competitive for the win, though.
Formerly known in the forums as PianoMann.June 22, 2015 at 6:31 am #351143
I agree that it will help her retain her nomination, but by the time the Emmys are voting for the actual winner, it won’t give her much momentum. For that she will still need the best submission, which I’m not sure she has.June 22, 2015 at 6:45 am #351144
That “Leslie and Ron” episode is a winner for Poehler, if only she can snag that one final nom…June 22, 2015 at 9:25 am #351146
Sadly, no. Doesn’t make me want a win any less though!June 22, 2015 at 11:40 am #351147
Will enough voters even know Amy Poehler is in Inside Out?June 22, 2015 at 11:48 am #351148
No, but I think all of this coverage aids Poehler’s chances for an Emmy win in the future (telefilms, guest spots, hosting gigs, writing, comedy specials, etc.).June 22, 2015 at 2:52 pm #351150
When Emmy voting starts (for winners) Inside Out will not be forgotten, but certainly not still that popular to believe Poehler, a voice actor in the film, will get something out of this. Melissa McCarthy is not comparable, she was seen in the film, the film managed to be in the conversation for months and she became an overnight semi-star. Poehler has been promoting the film a lot, but most people won’t necessarily know it’s her voice or remember it was her when voting starts. This isn’t a Donkey/Dory situation at all.June 22, 2015 at 9:09 pm #351151
[quote=”sheernylon”]No. She is never winning Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Ugh I wish we had picture capability right now. Please imagine a gif of Debbie Downer and the trumpet noise.
[/quote]Her likability is not in question here. Everyone rooting for her does so because she is their personal preference. To me she is respected enough for a nomination in a category they do not look too far outside the box on. But never competitive with the stiff suits for an actual win. Therefore I choose not to flame fan fantasy of a potential win for her in this category for this series.June 22, 2015 at 9:54 pm #351152
Amy Poehler has three things going for her;
1: Probably her best submission in a couple of years with “Leslie and Ron” this is not an ensemble episode its all her and Nick Offerman and its hilarious….if only he could get nominated but that’s a fantasy most of us gave up on years ago.
2: She’s overdue! That and with this new voting system in place there’s nothing stopping people who want to see her win from voting in this category. Since we haven’t seen it in action we really don’t have an idea how this will affect the winners.
3: Inside Out, it can’t hurt being in a hit movie since Parks and Rec ended so long ago. But, unlike McCarthy this is a cartoon and no one is talking about her being possibly nominated for an Oscar.
All that being said this is the one I want to see happen more than anything. Poehler, would probably give a great acceptance speech. The good thing about Inside Out is now the Academy has an excuse to invite her to present at the ceremony and she’s always reliable to be a bright spot on any awards show.