April 20, 2017 at 6:22 pm #1202072257
Now that you’ve seen nearly all of Vera Farmiga’s performance this season in “Bates Motel,” do you think she should compete in lead or supporting? And why? Please vote in our poll above and then add your comments below …
Remember, Vera was nominated in lead for the first TV season of “Bates,” but then got dropped. Is that her best bet now that she’s receiving wide acclaim for her spectacular grand finale as Norma? Or should she just give up on lead and aim lower. Sometimes that’s a great (and more realistic) alternative …April 20, 2017 at 6:46 pm #1202072276
Didn’t she already submit supporting. Whatever.
Well, she should have submitted lead but she should have stayed alive. Lol. Honestly though, her role is much smaller, and this season anytime she is on screen it is as Norman in order to help Norman. In previous seasons, while she did everything for Norman, she still held her own as a character. Now she is literally playing a part of Norman. So she is truly supporting this season.
But should she campaign supporting? Who cares what category she belongs in. She was able to get a nomination for the first season, but she hasn’t come back since. That was most likely a name check nomination for a respected actress coming to television. She was the shows only nomination so it is doubtful they watched it.
HOWEVER, the show got two nominations last year. Music and cinematography. Those were the first nominations since Farminga’s sole nomination in season one. Does that mean that the show is starting to gain ground at the Emmys. Also, it helps that this is its final season, and that bump could help Farminga to get a good bye nomination. It also helps Rihanna have the show a publicity boost, even though the audience Rihanna brought along probably has no overlap with the Emmy voters. So after all of this, I could imagine her coming back. However, I’m skeptical about how she would pull it off when Julianna Maurgelies couldn’t even pull it off for final season of the Good Wife.
All that being said, should she go lead or supporting. The oubvious answer would be supporting. Only two spots are eligible, and those two nominees aren’t even garuntee to return. However, this category blew up. It is so comprtive with fresh blood. One would think that it would be harder to get into lead actress, considering five of the six nominees are returning and we have many new competitors that have done very well at the guilds. However, we have seen that she has been able to get in lead befor. Keep in mind, Farminga once got into lead actress over Kerri Russel, so why can’t she do it again? Especially with her final season bump.
We at least know that it is possible for her to get a nomination in lead, she’s never gone supporting. And that category is packed. Almost every new contender and old contender has more than one viable supporting contender.
Ultimately, she belongs in supporting. If I had to pick the safest bet, I would chose lead. She has gotten in before and supporting has more contenders. However, I think it is a great and honest gamble that she is going supporting. She is a total wild card. It could fall flat, if it could wildly pay off. So I respect her team for taking a risk. An honest risk that isn’t category fraud too.
So to answer your question, she should compete supporting.April 20, 2017 at 6:53 pm #1202072279
Yes, the current plan is for Vera to go into supporting and she may have already made that declaration to the academy when her peeps submitted her paperwork for the Emmy contest. But there’s still time for her to change her mind. Should she? — that’s the question we need to wonder here now that we’ve seen (nearly) the whole season … Let’s figure this out and give her our best advice. Vera has been a longtime fan of Gold Derby — she’s told me so many times —April 20, 2017 at 6:57 pm #1202072283
She defiantly should. As I explained above, she is supporting and it would be a gamble but it could pay off.April 20, 2017 at 7:07 pm #1202072290
She shouldn’t change her mind. She belongs in supporting. She has the screentime, the storyline (none), she’s supporting Norman and Highmore. She’s not the lead of the show anymore.April 20, 2017 at 10:12 pm #1202072374
She’s basically cameo this season (which I hate) so in all honesty she shouldn’t be even competing in supporting. She should go guest. Emmys don’t fucking care about their own rules so why even bother with being fair. Fuck that shit.April 21, 2017 at 12:27 am #1202072466
Yeah, I concur. I love her, and wish that she had the “meat” to go lead, but she is clearly supporting the wonderful Freddie Highmore this season. I would love to see them both nominated.April 21, 2017 at 7:31 am #1202072593
Supporting, though – and I say this as someone who enjoys Bates Motel and thinks Highmore richly deserves a nomination – she hasn’t really nothing anything to warrant Emmy recognition this season. Frankly, I’d rather see Brooke Smith garner a nod.
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Supporting- She hasn’t had much this season. As well as her chances are better Lead Acteress is stacked and except really for Thandi Newton there are five open slots that have not been locked up.April 23, 2017 at 8:59 pm #1202074533
Sasha who suggested Vera should possibly go as guest or cameo for the series must be seriously out of her mind!April 24, 2017 at 10:21 am #1202075086
Vera Farmiga’s character in Bates Motel Seasons 1-5 was a gift on all levels and I am forever grateful. She touched our minds,thoughts, and hearts with memories that will last a lifetime. A great performance accomplishment! – Blaine
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