May 30, 2011 at 2:52 am #221384
Amy Ryan submitted in the supporting category for “The Office,” and she’s also up for supporting contention in “In Treatment.” I think she’s got a shot to get into both races. Has anyone else managed to earn nods for both comedy and drama in the same year? And has anyone done it in the lead or supporting races? I imagine that would be a lot rarer than earning nods for guest roles.
Of course, there’s a good chance she won’t be nominated for either performance. I’m just wondering if such a thing has ever been done before.May 30, 2011 at 2:57 am #221386
I can’t answer your question, but I will say I fully embrace it happening. Supporting Actress in a Comedy is a bit crowded and her character is a little straight-laced to make her a frontrunner, but I would like it to happen. We all know Supporting Actress in a Drama is always a free-for-all tossup in terms of nominations and winners, so she’s very likely there.
I went to see “Win Win” today and was thinking it’s such a shame Ryan doesn’t have more love in terms of nominations and awards. She received 19 nominations for Gone Baby Gone (including a win at the BFCA plus a the trifecta noms of Globe/SAG/Oscar), but other than for that one role, she’s received nothing.May 30, 2011 at 3:17 am #221387
I would like to see this happen. Amy Ryan is an actress who has inarguably paid her dues time and time again. Whether it be in small film roles for which no one remembers her, or her work in the second season of The Wire that people seem to forget about, she has worked her way up.
But I also don’t see this being very likely. Comedy Supporting Actress, for instance, is packed full of women who steal the show. I’ve never seen an episode of The Office where I thought, “Wow, she just took that character to a whole new level.” Some of my friends who love the show can’t even remember what her character did last season. I’m not saying that her character is forgettable, merely that her performance is not the stand-out that I think it would need to be to compete against the likes of Vergara, Bowen, Lynch and White.
In Drama Supporting Actress, she isn’t even the most talked-about female cast member this season. Debra Winger is receive far more notices and might even be this show’s sole nomination this year.
Again, would love to see this happen, and doing my research, I can’t think of another time when it did. But I don’t see her being the one to set the record.May 30, 2011 at 5:22 am #221388
Not the biggest fan of “the Office”, but I remember thinking something like this was a remote possibility back in 2008 where she was up for both guest acting categories for her work there and on “The Wire”. It was just after her big year for “Gone Baby Gone” and thought she was more of a shoe in for “The Office”, but that didn’t happen.
For this year, I don’t think it will happen. All eyes will be on Steve Carell and that category is stacked w/last years nominees and Betty White. And like Spenser mention and what I think will happen, is that Debra Winger will be “In Treatment” only nomination.May 30, 2011 at 5:30 am #221389
Her chances for drama are more promising than comedy, but unfortunately, Amy Ryan will most likely get no Emmy nomination this year. “The Office” sort of shot themselves in the foot by crediting her as a regular when she appeared on the show. With all the episodes surrounding Holly & Michael, and the focus on Carell’s departure, she had a stronger chance in the guest category.May 30, 2011 at 6:16 am #221390
G’Day, she’s an outside chance to get into both. perhaps she’ll break through in one, but I don’t see it happening twice. Coul be wrong.
I think there’s actually a better chance of Bates making it in comedy (Guest for Office) and drama (Lead for Harry’s Law).
Martin Sheen was able to pull that off a couple of years ago (for 2.5 Men/West Wing respectivly), and I’m sure there have been other cases like that. As far as a nom in lead and supporting for both none comes to mind now.May 30, 2011 at 1:42 pm #221391
Unfortunately if she did get into Supporting Comedy Actress, she would be in sixth, maybe fifth place. Her submission would most likely be “Garage Sale” and that itself is not a strong episode that showcases her.
Her fiercest competition would be Sofia Vergara (the current frontrunner) and Jane Krakowski (who has had an incredibly strong season on 30 Rock). She would also be bested by Julie Bowen and Betty White. Then there’s Jane Lynch, who had a weak season on Glee, and who’s likely submission, Funeral, was not even a decent episode. Lynch may top Ryan, but she also may not. It’s generally a 50/50 shot. And remember, other people may sneak into the category, like Vanessa Williams, Merrit Wever, Jenna Fischer, or Wendie Malick.May 30, 2011 at 11:41 pm #221392
I agree with everyone above saying she has a chance in Drama Supporting Actress. That category is so weird in how it picks its nominees and winners. For example, Archie Panjabi was considered a longshot at this time last year for a nomination. She then went onto win the category. I am not predicting her, but she definitely could get nominated there.
I will say that she has no chance in comedy supporting actress. If anyone from The Office were to get in that category, it would be Jenna Fischer.May 31, 2011 at 2:45 am #221393
I think Ryan’s got a pretty strong chance at a nomination for In Treatment, but I’m not quite sold on her
chances in Supporting for The Office. Mind you, I’d love for her to be nominated. She’s going Guest in my own
personal awards, and she might just win because I thought she was absolutely brilliant in her arc this season,
but I doubtshe’ll do the same with the actual Emmys. Holly isn’t a very showy character, and that’s what this
Stranger things have happened, though, so I wouldn’t be too surprised if she does pull this off.May 31, 2011 at 3:38 am #221394
I too am not predicting her to get nominated for “The Office,” but she’s one of those contenders who could end up in the top six and I wouldn’t be surprised.
Right now I’m predicting her to get in for “In Treatment.” The show has made it into the supporting actress race in each of its first two seasons, and last time around it was somewhat a surprise that both Dianne Wiest and Hope Davis managed to get in (though they somehow missed the best performance on the show — and of the season — by Alison Pill). I think Debra Winger will get that first slot, and I’ve got Amy Ryan ranked in that precarious #6 slot. It could go either way, but I hope both are nominated.May 31, 2011 at 9:03 am #221395
Amy Ryan should have won the Guest Actress Comedy Emmy already for her Holly role. But since she moved to Supporting, she will have no chance of getting in. As for Drama, we have that one slot that seems to be between Amy Ryan and Debra Winger (or both may get in, and leave Michelle Forbes nomless) but I actually dont see her getting nommed this year. Unless she pulls an Elizabeth Mitchell and Emmy gave her a farewell nom for The Office.
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