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    Let the fun begin on the TV side.

    -I think Claire Danes in Homeland was the changing point for this category. Actresses had to step it up completely.

    -Viola should have at least 2 wins here.

    -Tyne Daly deserved all 4 Emmys.

    -Lucy Lawless would have made a great nominee

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    I’m only going to talk about the post 2000s cause I know next no nothing about the previous winners or nominees.

    Edie Falco remains the superior winner til this day for her amazing work in The Sopranos.

    Emilia Clarke nod was a joke in such a great year on the board.

    Elizabeth Moss should’ve won first for Mad Men and not for THT

    FYC:

    "Succession" and "Severance" in all Drama categories;
    "Ted Lasso" and "The Great" in all Comedy categories;
    "Station Eleven" and "The White Lotus" in all Limited categories + Ethan Hawke for "Moon Knight".

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    I agree Moss should have won for Mad Men, not Tale.

    Emmy most embarassing snubs:
    January Jones for Mad Men season 2
    Carrie Coon for The Leftovers season 3
    Mandy Moore for This Is Us season 2
    Christine Baranski for The Good Fight season 2
    Vera Farmiga for Bates Motel season 3 and 4
    Jeanne Tripplehorn for season 5 of Big Love
    Chloë Sevigny for season 3 of Big Love (but maybe she went supporting)

    Frances Conroy in Six Feet Under matched Edie Falco greatness

    Julianna Margulies should have won a lead Emmy for ER

    Allison Janney should have not won a lead Emmy for The West Wing

    Sandra Oh never did anything Emmy whorthy in Killing Eve. She was good just in season 1.

    Love Zendaya but Aniston and Linney were more deserving in 2020

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    I really wanted Linney to win. She was breathtaking.

    I thought Emilia Clarke was outstanding in GOT Season 8 despite the bad writing.

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    Quite agree on the Laura Linney thing, but the Zendaya win was historical so that’s okay.

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    "Succession" and "Severance" in all Drama categories;
    "Ted Lasso" and "The Great" in all Comedy categories;
    "Station Eleven" and "The White Lotus" in all Limited categories + Ethan Hawke for "Moon Knight".

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    Zendaya’s submitted tape for Euphoria being 1.3 — aka the episode that open with an animated One Direction blowjob fanfic and her “big scene” being a comedic seminar on the difference in dick pics — was the ultimate troll move and I love her for it.

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    I did not care for this category (The Emmys) period until I heard all the noise about Homeland and Claire Danes. That was the moment it felt like a bloodbath each year.

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    I’ve been searching for “Who do you want to get their first Oscar nomination in 2020s?” but I cannot find it. Thus, sorry and let me write it here.

    When will The Academy give Claire Danes an Oscar nod? I mean she has anything needed for an oscar bait project and I hope she won’t just go Supporting. She needs a legacy not only in TV, but also in film. Homeland is over, right? Just give her the material.

    Note: I love Comer winning the Emmy as she deserved that. For Zendaya, I do think that it’s shocking, but okay, I can see what they want. They want to keep Linney humble (but not this way, please).

    "The Lost Daughter" in every eligible category - Film
    "Succession" Season 3 in every eligible category - TV
    "Heaux Tales" by Jasmine Sullivan in every eligible category - Music

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    — Viola should have won for seasons 1, 2 and 4 (at least) for HTGAWM; nominations for season 4 and 6 should have been guaranteed.

    — I love Zendaya to death and she’s a deserving winner, but Laura Linney far and away gave the best performance this past year. Undeniable.

    — I am not even going to get into the Vera Farmiga snubs, because they’re just inexplicable. Her Norma Bates is I.C.O.N.I.C.

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    – Olivia Colman should have been nominated for all three seasons of Broadchurch.

    – Nicole Kidman was better than at least two of the nominees in Actress last year.

    – Agree with Luca that Laura Linney should have won last year.

    – Julianna Margulies would have been a worthy winner for each season of The Good Wife.

    – Elisabeth Moss should have won for Mad Men season 4.

    – Claire Foy deserved her win for The Crown season 2 and was the best nominee in the category that year.

    – Taraji P. Henson should have been at least nominated for Empire season 3.

    FYC:

    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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    — Sarah Michelle Geller should have at least 3 wins (S1, S2 + S5) (and should’ve been nominated) for every season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    — Hayden Panettiere is more of a lead of Nashville than Britton was.

    — despite being an EGOT, Rita Moreno’s television work is highly underrated. Oz had the misfortune being too earlier in the cable boom and delivered some of her finest work in it.

    — Ellen Pompeo has been fantastic (and nomination worthy) in every season of Grey’s so far.

    — Katherine Langford gives an absolute lighting-in-a-bottle performance in 13 Reasons Why

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    Sarah Michelle Geller should have at least 3 wins (S1, S2 + S5) (and should’ve been nominated) for every season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer.

    Julianna Margulies’ Emmy winning tape for <i>The Good Wife </i>season 5 wouldn’t have happened without Gellar’s performance in “The Body”!

    FYC:

    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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    Ellen Pompeo has been fantastic (and nomination worthy) in every season of Grey’s so far.

    Noooooo, Pompeo is so cringe-y, i might get her being nominated for the first seasons because the show was so huge back them, but after just… No

    Kerry Washington and Viola Davis delivered a way better piece of work and from the long term procedurals, Mariska Hargitay knocked out of the park on her season win

    FYC:

    "Succession" and "Severance" in all Drama categories;
    "Ted Lasso" and "The Great" in all Comedy categories;
    "Station Eleven" and "The White Lotus" in all Limited categories + Ethan Hawke for "Moon Knight".

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    My ranking of the 2019-20 season:

    1. Laura Linney, Ozark
    2. Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
    3. Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
    4. Maura Tierney, The Affair
    5. Christine Baranski, The Good Fight

    6. Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
    7. Zendaya, Euphoria
    8. Elisabeth Moss, The Handmaid’s Tale
    9. Jodie Whittaker, Doctor Who
    10. Dafne Keen, His Dark Materials (no.2 to 10 was tough to rank!)

    Special Mentions: Reese Witherspoon (Big Little Lies), MJ Rodriguez
    Have Not Seen: Claire Danes, Viola Davis

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    "The Good Fight", "The Other Two" and "Station Eleven" in all categories, Sarah Lancashire ("Julia"), William Jackson Harper ("Love Life") and Luke Kirby ("The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel")

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     — Ellen Pompeo has been fantastic (and nomination worthy) in every season of Grey’s so far.  

    I quite agree with you here. It’s strange to me how someone who’s carried the show right from the beginning hasn’t been nominated yet.  IMO, she deserved a win for S5. Both “Sympathy for the Devil” & “Stairway to Heaven” are such showcases for her.

    – Olivia Colman should have been nominated for all three seasons of Broadchurch.  

    Correct me if I’m wrong but wasn’t Broadchurch eligible for International Emmys instead of Primetime?

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