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Should the Emmy's get rid of the Supporting TV Movie/Limited categories?
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  • sofan
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    Laura Dern would have been nominated in a combined category. Frances McDormand would have been nominated in a combined category. Mary Louise Parker would have been nominated in a combined category. Jeffrey Wright would have been nominated in a combined category. Sterling K Brown would have been nominated in a combined category. Courtney B Vance would have been nominated in a combined category. Jessica Lange would have been nominated in a combined category. Kate Winslet would have been nominated in a combined category. Julianne Moore would have been nominated in a combined category. Etc.

    I said we wouldn’t have them as winners though.

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    Malinda Kao
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    No, e.g. Anthony Hopkins, John Lithgow, Ron Cephas Jones.

    Good point. I guess it’s hard to ever fully even out the playing field. Though I still stand by my speculation for why I think the Limited Series and TV Movies categories were created separately from the regular tv series categories.

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    Ivo Stoyanov
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    Absolutely not. And stating that this year nominees are horrible is very offensive, subjective and biased, I disagree completely.

    The idea of combining drama and limited is indeed horrible. Many deserving nominees are going to be snubbed.

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    Nate
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    I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. The ideal way forward to me is to go back to the 1974-1978 categorizations of separating performances in a movie/special (although I’d still prefer performances in live concerts to be in a variety program category instead) vs. a series and of continuing v. single performances, even if it means 2 or 3 nominees per category. The whole requirement to now have at least 6 nominees per category, especially when the result is to have 8 nominees when the voting is within 2%, really bloats things as far as I’m concerned, even if all nominees are deserving. I still think that the stringency of Oscar categorization, where we know there are 5 spots and can then gripe about what was in 6th place, feels most solid to me, but should be the upper limit as far as I’m concerned. And if there is some way to impose a threshold of quality as far as voters are concerned, like the Oscars did for Original Song for some time, then that may also ensure a more solid lineup. So, I’m definitely in favor of supporting categories, but they should be as close to an apples-to-apples comparison as possible.

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    Diet Teridax
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    Laura Dern would have been nominated in a combined category.
    Frances McDormand would have been nominated in a combined category.
    Mary Louise Parker would have been nominated in a combined category.
    Jeffrey Wright would have been nominated in a combined category.
    Sterling K Brown would have been nominated in a combined category.
    Courtney B Vance would have been nominated in a combined category.
    Jessica Lange would have been nominated in a combined category.
    Kate Winslet would have been nominated in a combined category.
    Julianne Moore would have been nominated in a combined category.
    Etc.

    I don’t think it’s a basic human right to win an Emmy.
    You make it sound like the only possible reason someone would deign to lower themself to TV would be to get one.

    You don’t know any of that, unless you have access to an alternate reality where the categories are combined unless you know for sure that actually would be the case.

    Absolutely not. And stating that this year nominees are horrible is very offensive, subjective and biased, I disagree completely.

    The idea of combining drama and limited is indeed horrible. Many deserving nominees are going to be snubbed.

    While I have strongly disagreed with Ivo on a lot in the past, he is 100% correct here. It is foolish and insulting to let great performances be easily snubbed just because a few bad ones inevitably make the cut every year. There will be weaker categories with weaker contenders getting nominated every year because some TV years will be weaker than others. This current system is as fair and inclusive as it has ever been. No sense ruining it with some nitpicking naive (let’s combine TV Movie/Limited Supporting categories with the Drama ones!) bullshit. I still love what a landslide this poll turned out to be. “Subjective” indeed, people can have their own opinions but some opinions are going to surely be more sensible and rational than others. Like thinking a US/Mexico border wall is a good idea, that would be a very irrational opinion in my opinion! Thanks for the common sense amid the irrational craziness, Ivo. Much appreciated.

    For your Goldderby Film Awards consideration: Isle of Dogs for every category, especially Music Score for Alexandre Desplat!

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