As we receive the official episode selections from the networks, studios, and/or public relations offices, we will post them in this thread. In almost every case, Gold Derby will be the exclusive place to get this information. Thanks to all of these companies for releasing the info to us first.
30 ROCK * Season 6 * NBC Tape A: "Idiots Are People Two!" & "Idiots Are People Three!" Tape B: "The Tuxedo Begins" & "St. Patrick's Day" Tape C: "Meet the Woggels!" & "Murphy Brown Lied to Us"
THE BIG BANG THEORY * Season 5 * CBS Tape A: "The Hawking Excitation" & "The Countdown Reflection" Tape B: "The Russian Rocket Reaction" & "The Beta Test Initiation" Tape C: "The Ornithophobia Diffusion" & "The Shiny Trinket Maneuver"
CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM * Season 8 * HBO Tape A: "Vow of Silence" & "The Hero" Tape B: "Palestinian Chicken" & "Car Periscope" Tape C: "Mister Softee" & "Larry vs. Michael J. Fox"
GIRLS * Season 1 * HBO Tape A: "Pilot" & "Vagina Panic" Tape B: "Hannah's Diary" & "Hard Being Easy" Tape C: "Leave Me Alone" & "She Did"
MODERN FAMILY * Season 3 * ABC Tape A: "Door to Door" & "Aunt Mommy" Tape B: "Leap Day" & "Baby on Board" Tape C: "Punkin' Chunkin'" & "Egg Drop"
BEST COMEDY ACTOR: Alec Baldwin - 30 Rock ("Live from Studio 6H") Don Cheadle - House of Lies ("Gods of Dangerous Financial Instruments") Louis CK - Louie ("Duckling") Jon Cryer - Two and a Half Men ("Frodo's Headshots") Larry David - Curb Your Enthusiasm ("Palestinian Chicken") Jim Parsons - The Big Bang Theory ("The Werewolf Transformation")
BEST COMEDY ACTRESS: Zooey Deschanel - New Girl ("Bad in Bed") Lena Dunham - Girls ("She Did") Edie Falco - Nurse Jackie ("Disneyland Sucks") Tina Fey - 30 Rock ("The Tuxedo Begins") Julia Louis-Dreyfus - Veep ("Tears") Melissa McCarthy - Mike and Molly ("The Dress") Amy Poehler - Parks and Recreation ("Win, Lose or Draw")
BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR: Ty Burrell - Modern Family ("Lifetime Supply") Jesse Tyler Ferguson - Modern Family ("Leap Day") Max Greenfield - New Girl ("Control") Bill Hader - Saturday Night Live ("Host: Katy Perry") Ed O'Neill - Modern Family ("Baby on Board") Eric Stonestreet - Modern Family ("Treehouse")
BEST COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Mayim Bialik - The Big Bang Theory ("The Shiny Trinket Maneuver") Julie Bowen - Modern Family ("Go Bullfrogs!") Kathryn Joosten - Desperate Housewives ("Finishing the Hat") Merritt Wever - Nurse Jackie ("One-Armed Jacks") Kristen Wiig - Saturday Night Live ("Host: Mick Jagger") Sofia Vergara - Modern Family ("Tableau Vivant")
BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTOR: Will Arnett - 30 Rock ("Idiots Are People Three!") Bobby Cannavale - Nurse Jackie ("Disneyland Sucks") Jimmy Fallon - Saturday Night Live ("Host: Jimmy Fallon") Michael J. Fox - Curb Your Enthusiasm ("Larry vs. Michael J. Fox") Jon Hamm - 30 Rock ("Live from Studio 6H") Greg Kinnear - Modern Family ("Me? Jealous?")
BEST COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS: Elizabeth Banks - 30 Rock ("The Return of Avery Jessup") Kathy Bates - Two and a Half Men ("Why We Gave Up Women") Margaret Cho - 30 Rock ("The Return of Avery Jessup") Dot-Marie Jones - Glee ("Choke") Melissa McCarthy - Saturday Night Live ("Host: Melissa McCarthy") Maya Rudolph - Saturday Night Live ("Host: Maya Rudolph")
BEST DRAMA SERIES:
BOARDWALK EMPIRE * Season 2 * HBO Tape A: "21" & "Ourselves Alone" Tape B: "Peg of Old" & "Two Boats and a Lifeguard" Tape C: "Under God's Power She Flourishes" & "To the Lost"
GAME OF THRONES * Season 2 * HBO Tape A: "What is Dead May Never Die" & "Garden of Bones" Tape B: "The Old Gods and the New" & "A Man Without Honor" Tape C: "Blackwater" & "Valar Morghulis"
HOMELAND * Season 1 * SHOWTIME Tape A: "Pilot" & "Grace" Tape B: "The Good Soldier" & "The Weekend" Tape C: "Marine One"
MAD MEN * Season 5 * AMC Tape A: "Signal 30" & "Far Away Places" Tape B: "At the Codfish Ball" & "The Other Woman" Tape C: "Commissions and Fees" & "The Phantom"
BEST DRAMA ACTOR: Hugh Bonneville - Downton Abbey ("Episode 7") Steve Buscemi - Boardwalk Empire ("Two Boats and a Lifeguard") Bryan Cranston - Breaking Bad ("Crawl Space") Michael C. Hall - Dexter ("Nebraska") Jon Hamm - Mad Men ("The Other Woman") Damian Lewis - Homeland ("Marine One")
BEST DRAMA ACTRESS: Kathy Bates - Harry's Law ("Onward and Upward") Glenn Close - Damages ("I've Done Way Too Much For This Girl") Claire Danes - Homeland ("The Vest") Michelle Dockery - Downton Abbey ("Episode 7") Julianna Margulies - The Good Wife ("Parenting Made Easy") Elisabeth Moss - Mad Men ("The Other Woman")
BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR: Jim Carter - Downton Abbey ("Episode 2") Brendan Coyle - Downton Abbey ("Episode 7") Peter Dinklage - Game of Thrones ("Blackwater") Giancarlo Esposito - Breaking Bad ("Hermanos") Jared Harris - Mad Men ("Commissions and Fees") Aaron Paul - Breaking Bad ("End Times")
BEST DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS: Christine Baranski - The Good Wife ("Alienation of Affection") Joanne Froggatt - Downton Abbey ("Episode 7") Anna Gunn - Breaking Bad ("Cornered") Christina Hendricks - Mad Men ("The Other Woman") Archie Panjabi - The Good Wife ("The Dream Team") Maggie Smith - Downton Abbey ("Episode 1")
BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTOR: Dylan Baker - The Good Wife ("Marthas and Caitlins") Jeremy Davies - Justified ("Coalition") Ben Feldman - Mad Men ("Dark Shadows") Michael J. Fox - The Good Wife ("Parenting Made Easy") Mark Margolis - Breaking Bad ("Face Off") Jason Ritter - Parenthood ("Politics")
BEST DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS: Joan Cusack - Shameless ("Can I Have a Mother") Loretta Devine - Grey's Anatomy ("If Only You Were Lonely") Julia Ormond - Mad Men ("The Phantom") Martha Plimpton - The Good Wife ("The Dream Team") Jean Smart - Harry's Law ("The Rematch") Uma Thurman - Smash ("Tech")
Are these a joke? Is Peter Dinklage and the show really not submitting "Blackwater"? Those will surely rank at the very top of the list for worst submissions of the year, along with whatever Sofia Vergara accidentally submits.
Dunham submitted terribly. The season finale doesn't focus too much on her and there aren't really that many "funny" moments in it. It's mostly dramatic stuff. Ugh, well I don't think Dunham has any shot to win now. I guess Dunham is the next Sofia Vegara when it comes to picking bad episode submissions. *shakes head*
Dunham should've gone with Pilot or The Return. There really isn't any need to submit anything else. It's not like she just wrote one of these episodes and it's her favorite like you know Poehler will do. She wrote it all, almost directed it all, everything is hers, be smart and pick The Pilot. I would even go with that instead of The Return.
Dreyfus did great, she really had an easy task as she had tons to choose from. Surprised the show didn't go with Chung, but whatever, five of those are great. Funny that in this particular case, a Pilot is the worst tape of the bunch. Never seen that before with a new show.
-Larry David just might win this year. Isn't "Palenstine Chicken" one of the best episodes of the series?
-Falco screwed up her submission. She won't win this year, but "Disneyland Sucks" is too dramatic. I understand why she picked it because she is great in it (she deals with going to rehab). But she needs to submit "Handle Your Scandal." It's the explosive season finale where she gets fired.
-Dunham and her people really want her to win this. "She Did" is an EXCELLENT submission. It's really funny and has a ton of range and impact. When Dunham and her boyfriend argue over her weight ("I am 13 pounds overweight and it has been AWFUL for me!"), that's one of the standout moments of the season. I think, no matter what, Poehler is winning this year finally. Especially after her well received stunt last year. But if not Poehler, Dreyfus wins. Competitive category but Dunham will win soon if she maintains the quality of her show.
-These guest categories are pretty competitive. Jimmy Fallon is red hot right now so I think he'll win Guest Actor, though don't be surprised if Fox wins again. Hamm is most definitely out. Kinnear was actually really strong in his episode so he's in this race, too. Cannavale and Arnett are solid, but their episodes lack impact.
-Watch out for Elizabeth Banks. She has a thriving film career and her submitted episode is her best performance to date on "30 Rock." Cho so didn't deserve her nomination. What a joke. Does her character even speak? Does she even have one minute of screentime in her episode?
Dinklage doesn't submit Blackwater?!! Change it now before it's too late!!!! Also, tape B should be eps 6-7, not 5-6, and tape C should be 9-10, not 7-8. Blackwater was their best episode. Boomer or Tom, can you ask HBO why are they not submitting Blackwater for both series and Dinklage, please?
Emmy 2013 FYC: Jonathan Banks, Breaking Bad; Nikolaj Coster-Waldau, Game of Thrones; Jennifer Carpenter, Dexter; Katheryn Winnick, Vikings
Just bumped Dinklage down from #1 to #4. His episode has some nice scenes and if they really love his character than maybe it's enough, but yeah he's pretty much knocked himself out. Isn't it crazy, Harris from outsider to get nominated to top 3 contender in a handful of days. Here's a quick look at Dinklage's episode if people wanted a memory jog:
Also Game of Thrones did an awful job with series submissions:
One of the best moments of the series is at the begining of "The Ghost of Harrenhal" but that will make no sense and have little impact without voters seeing "Garden of Bones" first, seems like a real obvios tape pairing. Then "Blackwater" was one of the best episodes of televison all year and they don't even include it on the list. The season final was also one of their best episodes and it's no where to be seen. The Dany cliffhanger in "A Man without Honor" isn't followed up on in the next episode "Prince of Winterfell" which spends a lot of it's time leading up to "Blackwater"