August 19, 2015 at 10:18 pm #358690
In 2013 going into Emmy Sunday these were my predictions:
1. Jane Krakowski “30 Rock”
2. Julie Bowen “Modern Family”
3. Jane Lynch “Glee”
4. Anna Chlumsky “Veep”
5. Sofia Vergara “30 Rock”
6. Merritt Wever “Nurse Jackie”
7. Mayim Bialik “Big Bang Theory”
I was confident in my ranking. Didn’t second guess myself felt comfortable with my top three being able to pull this off up till the moment Merritt Wever’s name was announced the winner. The world of goldderby cried out “What the Hell? How did that happen”.
Flash forward to this years race of eight and I’m wondering who in this category could pull off a jaw dropping surprise? I also wonder if Bialik, Krakowski, Bowen, and Chlumsky have some trepidation about being put in this situation again?
The funny thing about Wever is I like her character on “Nurse Jackie” if I wouldv’e ranked them solely on my personal preference I might have had her as high as 3rd or 4th. So who this year in a category where anything can and has happened would you think about ranking higher based solely on the fact that with eight nominees it might not take a lot of votes to win?
For me, its Nicey Nash, I love this show and her performance in general. The fact that she plays an entirely different character than what she is known for is a plus add to that a great submission and she does play a nurse 🙂 its not out of the realm of possibilities.August 19, 2015 at 10:57 pm #358692
Based on submissions, I think Niece Nash is the most likeable of the bunch, making her submission work as a nice change of pace from the rest of the nominees. Bowen is annoying, Bialik doesn’t even appear in the tape, Krakowski falls in the same personality category of her previous 30 Rock character, McKinnon doesn’t have a character, Hoffmann is both childish and egoist, Chlumsky is explosive (though you do feel empathy for her after her big scene), and Janney is… i don’t even know what she is in this ep, other than high. There are a lot of parallels that could be made about Nash and Wever’s character and overall situation, but Nash has never been recognized before for this role, and the voting system is different now. I don’t see a scenario where a WTF moment happens again this year: It’s either Janney or Chlumsky, with Krakowski as an spoiler.August 20, 2015 at 4:27 am #358693
A Niecy Nash victory would be amazing. Right now I’m predicting Allison Janney with Jane Krakowski and Niecy Nash as possible spoilers. We’re putting too much stock into Anna Chlumsky’s episode.August 20, 2015 at 4:50 am #358694
With 8 nominees, the voting % you need to win is much lower than usual, which could mean an unlikely winner like Kate Mckinnon or Niecy Nash could easily take the prize
August 20, 2015 at 5:00 am #358695
Lol there’s no such thing as ”Merritt Wever kinda warmy, friendly episode”
She was barely in that tape, and hadn’t even a single funny scene in it. Even that phone scene who had lasted maybe 20 seconds, wasn’t particularly about her, she just screamed, and threw that handset.
Probably the significant amount of Emmy judges for that category were coincidentally Nurse Jackie fans that year, or the people who have known Wever before; but don’t tell me it was just because her chararcter was the most likable of the bunch which is by the fact wouldn’t have understood by the people who had just seen her on the screen 3 or 4 minutes. Sometimes we are just making things up when we don’t have a clue of what really has happened. It seems like there’s nothing we can’t invent. ”She was villain, Emmys love villain characters, they love likable characters, they love side-kick chararcters, ” lol, is there anything they don’t like? Sometimes you need to include luck factor in it, and I hate to say it but when your winner has been determined by a dozens of people it means that is also open to every kinds of manipulations.August 20, 2015 at 5:11 am #358696
My point is that with so many nominees it takes less votes to win and if that happens again who could benefit?
Wever’s episode wasn’t great but overall I liked her character more than others.August 20, 2015 at 5:15 am #358697
Given the love voters have for Janney, and the lower percentage of votes needed to win, doesn’t it make it more clear for Janney to win? She needs fewer votes to win, and has a large block of votes for her presumably. Enough to win without much competition possibly?
I agree with TomHardys, people are over hyping Chlumsky’s episode. She has slight murmurs, a twenty second rant, then isn’t seen again.
I can’t comment on Nash or McKinnon as I’ve not seen their episodes, and have not seen anything of them in the past.
Bialik is blink and you miss her in her episodes. Bowen isn’t that funny in her episode. Hoffman is kind of funny, but doesn’t seem like the kind of performance they’d go for – if they are to give the award to best comedic performance when high, Janney already has that.
Krakowski’s episode is good and she is funny. If there is someone who may challenge, I’d be tempted to now go with Krakowski, but I can’t see anyone beating Janney, with her performance as a whole, her submitted episode, her Emmy history, and her popularity in the industry.August 20, 2015 at 7:27 am #358698
Isn’t this a ranked ballot? Wouldn’t that mean that a win is due less the amount of votes you get and more to what performers will rank second and third on everyone’s votes?August 20, 2015 at 8:01 am #358699
I will probably end up predicting Hoffmann because of the new system. Chlumsky is kind of old news at this point and the Emmys either hate Mom or do not watch it because it has no other nominations, even in the ludicrous multi-camera technical categories.
"I don't even believe in god, but I'm going to thank her tonight."August 20, 2015 at 12:55 pm #358700
If this was a more evenly spread group of eight nominees, I could see the vote being close and someone winning with a small percentage of votes. But with Janney taking up most of the oxygen in the room, I don’t see that scenario really happening anymore.August 20, 2015 at 6:14 pm #358701
I don’t think any actor has ever submitted a worse Emmy episode than Mayim Bialik this yearAugust 21, 2015 at 12:06 am #358702
I am not sure why there is so much hate for it. Her only crime as far as I am concerned is submitting a sentimental episode in the comedy categories instead of something hammy, but you could say the same about Jeffrey Tambor. Her screen time seemed comparable to what Ty Burrell submits for Modern Family or Jane Krakowski would submit for 30 Rock.
"I don't even believe in god, but I'm going to thank her tonight."August 21, 2015 at 12:40 am #358703
I can’t like posts for some reason…so ‘ll just say I agree with demonhog. I mean, Mayim is not anywhere near my top choice, but I understand why she submitted the episode she did.August 22, 2015 at 7:49 am #358704
Especially with the new voting system, I do not see how Allison Janney does not take this in a land slide. Love her or hate her, her character really is a force of nature and a heck of a performance. Whether or not you consider submissions important anymore, I would be shocked if Allison Janney does not win. Considering they loved her enough to award her two Emmy’s last year, I do not see that love ending this year. In a month Allison Janney will most likely be a seven time Emmy winner.August 22, 2015 at 10:43 am #358705
Both of her wins last year were tape-driven, so I question whether she can hold up without submissions. Her character may be a force of nature, but if a tree falls…
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