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  • Andresg770
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    She doesn’t have Primetime Emmy Award as well, despite several nominations, which is unfortunate because she deserves recognition. How many times can you attend as a nominee without ever actually winning?!

    Don’t even get me started on her losing all those Emmys for Ugly Betty. Jane Krakowski and her kept me consistently mad at the TV Academy between 2007 and 2013 lol.

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    Don’t even get me started on her losing all those Emmys for Ugly Betty. Jane Krakowski and her kept me consistently mad at the TV Academy between 2007 and 2013 lol.

    Vanessa Williams or whoever selected her submissions did not do a good job. Vanessa always had the submissions to win, but fumbled in the selection.

    Jane – not sure why she kept losing for 30 Rock

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    Don’t even get me started on her losing all those Emmys for Ugly Betty. Jane Krakowski and her kept me consistently mad at the TV Academy between 2007 and 2013 lol.

    Yes, Vanessa was a notoriously poor submitter during her nominations for “Ugly Betty.” She always picked the wrong episodes! Jane, really deserved a win but she lost out to people that apparently were more popular with voters.

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    JB
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    She shouldve won for Pop Female for “Save the Best for Last Hands Down.

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    Mary J
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    Bro, Vanessa Williams’ 2008 Emmy submission for Ugly Betty was perfection!  She should’ve easily won over Jean Smart.

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    montana82
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    Ugh of all the people who don’t have Grammys, Vanessa not having one bugs me the most!

    I was in middle school circa 1991-1994 and Vanessa was on par with Whitney, Mariah, and Janet that time period. Save the Best for Last was EVERYWHERE! Love Is her duet with Brian McKnight was the song we always slow danced to at the local teen center dances. Ugh as much as I love KD Lang’s Constant Craving I think Vanessa should have won for Save the Best for Last. That song was EVERYWHERE that year on radio. Perhap if she submitted it for R&B Female Performance she wins it? I think Chaka Khan won for her album.

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    Bro, Vanessa Williams’ 2008 Emmy submission for Ugly Betty was perfection! She should’ve easily won over Jean Smart.

    Ummm, no – Vanessa selected the Bananas for Betty episode with Betty White in 2008. I do think that this was the best submission of her 3 Emmy nominations, but Betty White steals the episode.

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    Ugh of all the people who don’t have Grammys, Vanessa not having one bugs me the most!

    I was in middle school circa 1991-1994 and Vanessa was on par with Whitney, Mariah, and Janet that time period. Save the Best for Last was EVERYWHERE! Love Is her duet with Brian McKnight was the song we always slow danced to at the local teen center dances. Ugh as much as I love KD Lang’s Constant Craving I think Vanessa should have won for Save the Best for Last. That song was EVERYWHERE that year on radio. Perhap if she submitted it for R&B Female Performance she wins it? I think Chaka Khan won for her album.

    Vanessa Williams should have won Record of the Year for Save the Best for Last and I could have gone either way on Pop Female for Save For The Last or KD Lang’s Constant Craving. I suspect that Vanessa Williams came in second for the following nominations:

    Pop Female – 1993 and 1996 (Save The Best for Last and Colors of the Wind)

    Pop Duo or Group – 1994 Love Is

    Record of the Year – Save The Best for Last

    Unfortunately, R&B Female was too tough. She lost 3 of her R&B nominations to Anita Baker in 1989, 1990, and 1996. 1992 she was up against Patti LaBelle, Lisa Fischer, Gladys Knight and Aretha Franklin. Her best chance was in 1993 for R&B Female with the following:

    Chaka Khan – The Woman I Am Album – The Winner
    Oleta Adams – “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me”
    Whitney Houston – “I Belong to You”
    Shanice – “I Love Your Smile”
    Vanessa Williams – “The Comfort Zone”

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    She should have won Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for “Save The Best For Last.”

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    When Vanessa Williams was nominated for “Save the Best for Last”, the Best Contemporary (or Pop, as it would later become known) Album category had still not been reinstated (after it was first presented in 1968 and discontinued shortly thereafter; it reemerged in 1995). So I find it crazy that in 1993, Vanessa was contending for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance alongside k.d. lang (“Constant Craving”), both for solo tracks, and… three entire albums (by Mariah, Celine, and Annie Lennox). How on earth was it remotely fair for a single vocal performance to have to compete against a whole set of performances by another artist, in the same category? Honestly, I’m shocked k.d. lang even won!

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    When Vanessa Williams was nominated for “Save the Best for Last”, the Best Contemporary (or Pop, as it would later become known) Album category had still not been reinstated (after it was first presented in 1968 and discontinued shortly thereafter; it reemerged in 1995). So I find it crazy that in 1993, Vanessa was contending for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance alongside k.d. lang (“Constant Craving”), both for solo tracks, and… three entire albums (by Mariah, Celine, and Annie Lennox). How on earth was it remotely fair for a single vocal performance to have to compete against a whole set of performances by another artist, in the same category? Honestly, I’m shocked k.d. lang even won!

    Albums and singles used to compete up until that point. It didn’t make sense.

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    Don’t even get me started on her losing all those Emmys for Ugly Betty. Jane Krakowski and her kept me consistently mad at the TV Academy between 2007 and 2013 lol.

    She was also outstanding in Desperate Housewives as well. Was never gonna happen considering how dead with the Academy the show was by the time she joined.

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    She was also outstanding in Desperate Housewives as well. Was never gonna happen considering how dead with the Academy the show was by the time she joined.

    I was disappointed that she wasn’t nominated for DH because she definitely had the material.

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    Save the best for last was definitely a career peak for her. Great song too. Oh well

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    I love love love Save the Best for Last, and kd lang gave a great performance on Constant Craving, but Vanessa had no shot. kd had the song and the narrative that was more old Grammy voter friendly, too bad for Vanessa. Plus kd was a former Grammy winner, moving to pop, album of the year nod, and was everywhere with her coming out story. I do think she was a very strong 2nd and I would have voted for Vanessa, who was still establishing herself post-Miss America. If this song had come out after her acting career took off, it was a no brainer. Ironically, the success of the song helped get her better roles, plus a spot on Broadway replacing Chita Rivera in Kiss of the Spider Woman. No way Tears In Heaven was losing record of the year though.

    But y’all, that Female Pop Vocal Lineup this year was STELLAR
    Annie Lennox winning for No More I Love Yous plus…
    Mariah Carey — “Fantasy”
    Dionne Farris — “I Know”
    Joan Osborne — “One of Us”
    Bonnie Raitt — “You Got It”
    Vanessa L. Williams — “Colors of the Wind”

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