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  • Tom O’Neil
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    #221007

    It must seem odd to Emmy neophytes that Mad Men’s won 3 times and Hamm’s never won. But we know why — his eppysweren’t strong enough and Bryan Cranston’s were all powerhouses. Now Hamm’s eppy will surely be “The Suitcase,” which is brilliant. It even has drunk and crying scenes. But he should worry about Steve Buscemi and William H. Macy. I think Macy may be his toughest rival — he’s got more than just a drunk scene. That chap’s on a never-ending bender.

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    Nicol Andrew Latayan
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    I honestly think Steve Buscemi will benefit from this one. had this been last year, I’d say Jon Hamm has it in a cake walk with all the buzz he has last year. This year Laurie is seen now as a filler with no chance of winning, and Michael C Hall losing already his momentum he had post Globe/SAG victories last year. This season’s Dexter isn’t eben it’s strongest. I still think Hamm is in second position after Buscemi but being the respected veteran actor he is, I see Steve Buscemi filling in for Cranston.

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    Karl William
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    #221010

    I think that Buscemi’s disadvantage is that he isn’t the lead in every episode. The show is such an ensemble that he could be overshadowed. And I agree that “The Suitcase” is an incredible submission.

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    Conrado
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    I also think Buscemi isn’t the most compelling leading star in his show. The way he plays Nucky Thompson is as a character actor (which he is) and not so much as a leading man (which Jon Hamm definitely is). 

    “The Suitcase” also benefits Hamm, because he’s in almost every second of the tape, whereas Buscemi doesn’t have an episode that he didn’t had to share with his ensemble.

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    Spenser Davis
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    The fact is, Emmy voters have proven time and time again that they watch tapes. And when they watch Buscemi’s tape (no matter what episode he submits), they’re going to realize that there just isn’t much there. Even in the season-long arc, I find myself hard-pressed to decide what really compelling character developments or sub-arcs took place with his character. Part of the reason that “Boardwalk Empire” is so dull is that its key character really doesn’t do much.

     

    And after watching Buscemi’s tape, the voters will pop in Hamm’s tape, no doubt “The Suitcase.” And after they are semi-floored, they will realize that he is far and away the better of the two.

     

    The only person at this point that could beat them both is Michael C. Hall, whose show had a lackluster season that I actually didn’t even tune in to. Hugh Laurie has the overdue factor, but after three years of Cranston (woot-woot!), who doesn’t? And Gabriel Byrne’s might win, but with his show cancelled, even a nomination is less than likely.

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    Slam
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    My first post in the new forums!

    I really hope Steve Buscemi doesn’t win. I enjoyed “Boardwalk Empire” quite a bit, but I was not impressed by Buscemi’s performance. Maybe because I don’t really take him seriously as a “leading man”. I’m putting all my all my eggs in one basket and saying Hamm, Moss, and “Mad Men” (for series) will win this year.

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    iskolar
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    #221014

    I hope either Hamm, Hall, or Laurie wins even if they don’t have the best tapes. They have already earned deserved Emmys for their performances in their characters.

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    ladyhathor
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    I”m really worried about Steve Buscemi winning.  I know, I know, voters watch tapes.  But, somehow there is always that one category with a WTF winner whom we all know won based off buzz, or an “overdue” factor, or *something*.  I am afraid this will be that category this year.

     

    I’d love to see Jon Hamm win.  He has such a great tape.  I also wouldn’t mind seeing Michael C Hall or Hugh Laurie win.  I haven’t seen this season of Dexter yet, and this season of House has been disappointing.  But, both of these guys are brilliant in these roles.  They both truly deserve to win Emmys for these performances.  I wouldn’t even mind one of those aforementioned “overdue” wins here, if it went to one of these guys.  Although, I guess it would make me wonder exactly what Jon Hamm has to do to win.

     

    Truly, now that Bryan Cranston is out, I just flat out need Hamm, Hall or Laurie to win.  Please, don’t let them all have been overlooked for 3 years only to lose to Buscemi now that Cranston is out.  That would stink.

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    Ronnie Boadu
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    Yes. This will be the easiest way to finally give the show an acting win and he has the episode too.

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    Robert William McCormack
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    This is the best shot Hamm has had at winning. “The Suitcase” is a phenomenal showcase for him, and it could

    very easily net him and Elisabeth Moss wins. That being said, I wouldn’t discount Steve Busecmi. I know a lot

    of people around here don’t care for his performance on “Boardwalk Empire”, but he’s going to be very

    competitive with either “Home” (the episode where he confronts his childhood demons and ends up burning

    down his old house) or “Paris Green” (the episode where Margaret finally confronts Nucky about his

    involvement in her husbands murder, climaxing in a brutal fight). The latter is the showier of the two tapes, 

    but “Home” packs just as big a punch, albeit without as much flash. 

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    Conrado
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    This is the best shot Hamm has had at winning. “The Suitcase” is a phenomenal showcase for him, and it could

    very easily net him and Elisabeth Moss wins. That being said, I wouldn’t discount Steve Busecmi. I know a lot

    of people around here don’t care for his performance on “Boardwalk Empire”, but he’s going to be very

    competitive with either “Home” (the episode where he confronts his childhood demons and ends up burning

    down his old house) or “Paris Green” (the episode where Margaret finally confronts Nucky about his

    involvement in her husbands murder, climaxing in a brutal fight). The latter is the showier of the two tapes, 

    but “Home” packs just as big a punch, albeit without as much flash. 

     

    You’re right I had forgotten about those tapes (I guess I have forgotten a lot of what happened on Boardwalk Empire even if I did like the show). Those tapes are good, but I think the difference is that while Buscemi has some great scenes, Hamm has a whole episode that showcases him (and Elisabeth Moss) as an actor.

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    Richard LeBeau
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    #221019

    With Bryan Cranston out and “The Suitcase” as a slam dunk tape, I think that a Jon Hamm win his VERY likely…and VERY deserving.

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