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    forwardswill
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    Might end up being the most boring thread ever but I was thinking it could be interesting to get a gauge on how many acting contenders people on here would select in each category if they were an Emmy voter and had an unlimited ballot.

    Mine are below and I have to say that having gone into the experiment with an attitude that I would probably be far stingier than Emmy voters I ended up having some categories where I selected an embarrassing number of contenders. This is mostly due to really forcing myself to get into the mindset of having an unlimited number of selections available. I also alternated each category as to whether I went A-Z or Z-A if anyone wants to do that as well. Anyway…

    Comedy Actor: 5 selections

    Drama Actor: 4 selections

    Limited Actor: 5 selections

     

    Comedy Actress: 7 selections

    Drama Actress: 7 selections

    Limited Actress: 6 selections

     

    Comedy Supporting Actor: 7 selections

    Drama Supporting Actor: 8 selections

    Limited Supporting Actor: 10 selections

     

    Comedy Supporting Actress: 15 selections (!)

    Drama Supporting Actress: 13 selections (!)

    Limited Supporting Actress: 14 selections (!)

     

    Comedy Guest Actor: 5 selections

    Drama Guest Actor: 5 selections

     

    Comedy Guest Actress: 6 selections

    Drama Guest Actress: 3 selections

     

    Maybe once everyone has done theirs I’ll do an average for each of the categories to see if any standout as packed with an overflow of “I can’t not vote for them” contenders (and so are more likely to be the ones where random nominations emerge). Also, I kindly ask that any users who saw this and wanted to make a snide comment about only picking the actual number for each category refrain from doing so. Not only do Emmy voters probably not know how many are in each category this year thanks to the proportional rule change but I’d like to think that most people here wouldn’t be excessive if they were actual voters anyway. Obviously, I wouldn’t actually choose 14 supporting actresses but the point is to consider how an Emmy voter might if they’re just scrolling down their ballot selecting whoever they really liked.

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    This is a great thread! Because I’ve honestly asked myself whether I’d check off everyone I liked or really stick with the capital S standouts.

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    Comedy Actor – 8
    Drama Actor – 7
    Limited Actor – 5

    Comedy Actress – 3
    Drama Actress – 8
    Limited Actress – 7

    Comedy Supporting Actor – 7
    Drama Supporting Actor – 14
    Limited Supporting Actor – 4

    Comedy Supporting Actress – 11
    Drama Supporting Actress – 10
    Limited Supporting Actress – 11

    I found myself choosing performers that I’ve never thought would make it anywhere near the Emmys and I didn’t choose a lot of frontrunners. Also, the Limited Series supporting races are basically only Watchmen and Mrs. America.

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    • Comedy Actor: 3
    • Drama Actor: 4
    • Limited Actor: 4

     

    • Comedy Actress: 3
    • Drama Actress: 10
    • Limited Actress: 8

     

    • Comedy Supporting Actor: 3
    • Drama Supporting Actor: 9
    • Limited Supporting Actor: 6

     

    • Comedy Supporting Actress: 5
    • Drama Supporting Actress: 15
    • Limited Supporting Actress: 14

     

    • Comedy Guest Actor: 4
    • Drama Guest Actor: 5

     

    • Comedy Guest Actress: 3
    • Drama Guest Actress: 4

     

    Like Luca said, this Is actually a very intersting thread. I abused of the unlimited ballot I’ll admit. This was a crazy year full of amazing performances and basically a HUGE amount of those performances are equally deserving. I don’t watch many comedy shows and basically all of the dramas that I watch are female driven. I think that reflected a lot on my ballot 🙂

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    I’ve talked to several voters in recent years when this system started. Some said they mark everything and everyone they enjoy watching. Others said they are very strategic, maybe selecting 3-4 per category so that each one of those has more weight on their own ballot.

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    COMEDY LEADING ACTOR: 7
    DRAMA LEADING ACTOR: 8
    LIMITED LEADING ACTOR: 7

    COMEDY LEADING ACTRESS: 8
    DRAMA LEADING ACTRESS: 11
    LIMITED LEADING ACTRESS: 8

    COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTOR: 10
    DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTOR: 19
    LIMITED SUPPORTING ACTOR: 9

    COMEDY SUPPORTING ACTRESS: 10
    DRAMA SUPPORTING ACTRESS: 24
    LIMITED SUPPORTING ACTRESS: 12

    COMEDY GUEST ACTOR: 9
    DRAMA GUEST ACTOR: 11

    COMEDY GUEST ACTRESS: 8
    DRAMA GUEST ACTRESS: 10

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    Lead Actor in a Comedy- 7
    Lead Actor in a Drama- 2
    Lead Actor in a Limited- 5

    Lead Actress in a Comedy- 10
    Lead Actress in a Drama- 10
    Lead Actress in a Limited- 9

    Supporting Actor in a Comedy- 13
    Supporting Actor in a Drama- 9
    Supporting Actor in a Limited- 11

    Supporting Actress in a Comedy- 13
    Supporting Actress in a Drama- 11
    Supporting Actress in a Limited- 10

    Guest Actor in a Comedy- 3
    Guest Actor in a Drama- 5

    Guest Actress in a Comedy- 7
    Guest Actress in a Comedy- 5

    FYC OSCARS

    AMY ADAMS- Best Actress
    The Boys in the Band- Jim Parsons/Screenplay

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    5 Comedy Lead Actors
    4 Drama Lead Actors
    4 Limited/Movie Lead Actors

    3 Comedy Lead Actresses
    2 Drama Lead Actresses
    4 Limited/Movie Lead Actresses

    5 Comedy Supporting Actors
    5 Drama Supporting Actors
    5 Limited/Movie Supporting Actors

    10 Comedy Supporting Actresses
    7 Drama Supporting Actresses
    4 Limited/Movie Supporting Actresses

    3 Comedy Guest Actors
    4 Drama Guest Actors

    3 Comedy Guest Actresses
    4 Drama Guest Actresses

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    Hehehe anyone else working on their personal awards yet? The only reason I know how many I would check off in each category… Will post again later once I finish with the Guest categories.

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    Comedy Actor: 5
    Drama Actor: 8
    Limited Actor: 4

    Comedy Actress: 9
    Drama Actress: 11
    Limited Actress: 7

    Comedy Supporting Actor: 12
    Drama Supporting Actor: 9
    Limited Supporting Actor: 9

    Comedy Supporting Actress: 17
    Drama Supporting Actress: 17
    Limited Supporting Actress: 12

    Comedy Guest Actor: 7
    Drama Guest Actor: 5

    Comedy Guest Actress: 7
    Comedy Guest Actress: 5

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    Comedy Actor: 3 selections
    Drama Actor: 7 selections
    Limited Actor: 8 selections
    Comedy Actress: 5 selections
    Drama Actress: 13 selections
    Limited Actress: 9 selections
    Comedy Supporting Actor: 9 selections
    Drama Supporting Actor: 13 selections
    Limited Supporting Actor: 9 selections
    Comedy Supporting Actress: 12 selections
    Drama Supporting Actress: 17 selections
    Limited Supporting Actress: 21 selections
    Comedy Guest Actor: 11 selections
    Drama Guest Actor: 11 selections
    Comedy Guest Actress: 6 selections
    Drama Guest Actress: 10 selections

    FYC OSCARS : VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", GLENN CLOSE FOR "HILLBILLY ELEGY", ANTHONY HOPKINS FOR "THE FATHER", CHADWICK BOSEMAN FOR "MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM", PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY).

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    Hehehe anyone else working on their personal awards yet? The only reason I know how many I would check off in each category… Will post again later once I finish with the Guest categories.

    https://www.goldderby.com/forum/television/personal-picks-2020-emmys/

    FYC OSCARS : VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", GLENN CLOSE FOR "HILLBILLY ELEGY", ANTHONY HOPKINS FOR "THE FATHER", CHADWICK BOSEMAN FOR "MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM", PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN (BEST ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY).

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    Comedy Actor: 5
    Drama Actor: 3
    Limited Actor: 4

    Comedy Actress: 6
    Drama Actress: 6
    Limited Actress: 6

    Comedy Supporting Actor: 7
    Drama Supporting Actor: 7
    Limited Supporting Actor: 4

    Comedy Supporting Actress: 5
    Drama Supporting Actress: 8
    Limited Supporting Actress: 7

    Comedy Guest Actor: 4
    Drama Guest Actor: 6

    Comedy Guest Actress: 7
    Comedy Guest Actress: 6

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