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    Tony Ruiz
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    I find it horrifying that some of you are saying McCarthy had the funniest tape. I mean, really? Amy’s was so much better performed (she doesn’t get the credit she deserves an actress) and had so many one-liners and facial expressions that blew McCarthy out of the water. I rank McCarthy only above Linney and Falco when it comes to best tapes in the category (Falco’s was easily the worst). Now that I’ve seen this movie and compared it to her tape, her win was 97% Bridesmaids and 3% geniuine love for her as an actress (which even I have, I think she’s a fantastic actress, but her Emmy should not have been won for this show).

     

    Be horrified all you want…which is completely condescending by the way…people see things the way they see them.  Art is not objective.  People see what they see.

     

    Another thing that people aren’t taking into account is that there is more than just evaluating a performance.  We look not just at the performance.  Sometimes we identify with the character.  Sometimes we identify with the situation.  Or maybe the votes were split between Poehler and Linney.  

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    McCarthy winning for this awful show will forever unfuriate me.  If they wanted to honor the best actress of the bunch, Linney would have won.  If they wanted to honor the best submission, Plimpton would have won.  If they wanted to honor who was both due and had the breakout series of the season, Poehler would have won.  The fact that McCarthy has an Emmy for her comedy series before Linney, Plimpton and Poehler is beyond painful.  I hope, like Katherine Heigl, that she takes her Emmy and doesn’t return to defend her title. Love her, hate her series.  The biggest throwaway win since Jean Smart for “Samantha Who.”  Ironically, when Smart won, I said, “Smart is great and all, but she isn’t even the best featured actress on the series; that’s Melissa McCarthy.”  Small ironic world.

    –Morgan 

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    Why should McCarthy not return next year? Heigl did not submit herself, and how many first time-nominees that won didn’t return for the next season unless their show was cancelled?

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    Why should McCarthy not return next year? Heigl did not submit herself, and how many first time-nominees that won didn’t return for the next season unless their show was cancelled?

    – Cherry Jones, “24” – Said that she was unhappy with her final season arc and didn’t feel right submitting again.

    – Terry O’Quinn, “Lost” – Said he was withdrawing because he was happy for having an Emmy for that role. The reason he came back to the race was because he was eligble for dual roles.

    – John Goodman, “Roseanne” – After his seventh loss, he stopped submitting for this role

    Those are the two most recent that come to mind. I don’t see why McCarthy wouldn’t submit herself again. Though a crappy series like this shouldn’t even come close to Emmy consideration, it still will help raise its profile and maybe, just maybe, the writing will get better.

    –Morgan 

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    McCarthy still has a shot at making it. However, with such stiff competition including the other 5 ladies who joined her (who will most likely return), there’s only one spot left and Laura Dern and Julia Louis Dreyfus are right there waiting to premiere their shows. You really can’t assume the Academy will pass on those two (depending on success of course) in favor of, not McCarthy, but  a show like Mike & Molly, a decision they made that more than raised eyebrows. First with the nod, then with the win. 

    She won’t loose her momentum, she’ll likely have the same quality and ratings she had last season. But with so many important shows debuting and people like Zooey Deschanel and Kat Dennings taking on the “will she or won’t she” role that, say, Courteney Cox has had, if they keep up the success, I just don’t see how McCarthy makes it back.

     

    I also think that Kaley Cuoco’s time has passed. Not only is she not the only female on the show or the funniest (Bialik) but she never stood a chance in Lead and never will. She’ll be wise to drop down (where she belongs) and see if by some miracle she gets the nomination she deserved a couple of years ago.

    And Patricia Heaton, I lost all hope. That show will end with maybe a Guest nomination one of these years and nothing else.

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    Tina Fey defeated frontrunner Christina Applegate and defending champ America Ferrera after Baby Mama.

    Christina Applegate was a front runner? And Baby Mama wasn’t that big of a hit…

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    Why should McCarthy not return next year? Heigl did not submit herself, and how many first time-nominees that won didn’t return for the next season unless their show was cancelled?

    – Cherry Jones, “24” – Said that she was unhappy with her final season arc and didn’t feel right submitting again.

    – Terry O’Quinn, “Lost” – Said he was withdrawing because he was happy for having an Emmy for that role. The reason he came back to the race was because he was eligble for dual roles.

    – John Goodman, “Roseanne” – After his seventh loss, he stopped submitting for this role

    Those are the two most recent that come to mind. I don’t see why McCarthy wouldn’t submit herself again. Though a crappy series like this shouldn’t even come close to Emmy consideration, it still will help raise its profile and maybe, just maybe, the writing will get better.

    –Morgan 

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    Which two are you refering to?? None of them was dropped after they won.

     

    But now that I think about it with all the competition coming up she actually might not make it in next year. But that would be a very uncommon scenario, since most winners that didn’t return were dropped because voters got tired of them after multiple nominations. mhh…

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    I just do not see McCarthy making it back in next year. The competition is too strong, with performers like Patricia Heaton, Kat Dennings, Laura Dern, Fran Drescher, Courteney Cox, Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Laura Linney, Whitney Cummings, Zooey Deschanel, Edie Falco, etc.

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    Applegate was the critics’ preference. Her show was highly rated (at the time) and lots of people were predicting her.

     

    As for Baby Mama, it was a small hit. It reached #1 at the box office. It was Fey’s first major film role and she was opposite Amy Poehler. Steve Martin was also in it. I doubt it was ignored.

    That was 30 Rock’s actual breakout year even though they won the previous year already. It was both Alec and Tina on the forefront. That was even 30 Rock’s night all the way to the Emmys. Christina Applegate is a contender but Tina’s Sandwich Day is far in front. 

    And Baby Mama isn’t even a factor.

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    Had Baby Mama not existed, Tina Fey would’ve still won that Emmy. It was all 30 Rock fever. That movie was SO NOT a factor on that Emmy win.

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