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Which of last year's barren field Drama nominees is most likely to return?
Killing Eve
Pose
Viola Davis
Mandy Moore
Giancarlo Esposito
Chris Sullivan
Fiona Shaw
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    forwardswill
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    Something I don’t think enough of us on here are talking about (or even considering) is the possibility that some of the nominees from last year’s barren drama field actually had support behind them and didn’t just sneak in. We all dismiss them quickly, don’t we? “No chance of them coming back”. But in reality any one of them could have had a newfound or existing support base and we’d have no idea as the weak race made it seem like they got lucky.

    I’ve compiled a list of people/shows I think fit this bill. If one of them is to surprise us all again, who do we think it will be?

    (Dislaimer: for the users who like to read things literally, I am not actually predicting any of these. This is purely a hypothetical)

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    Brayden Fitzsimmons
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    Killing Eve is the safest I feel, I don’t understand where it’s was a weak filler narrative come from. I would understand that if it was only Oh nominated for S1 but it also got a writing nom for a pre-Fleabag PWB.

    Was S2 a minor letdown in quality by comparison, yes. But unless S3 is worse it should be safe to return as it was clearly on it’s way up.

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    Killing Eve and Fiona Shaw

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    I’d say Esposito or Killing Eve. Moore deserves another nom for her work this season, but drama actress is way too crowded.

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    Killing Eve, Mandy Moore and Viola Davis are all dark horses and could get nominated.

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    Something I don’t think enough of us on here are talking about (or even considering) is the possibility that some of the nominees from last year’s barren drama field actually had support behind them and didn’t just sneak in. We all dismiss them quickly, don’t we? “No chance of them coming back”. But in reality any one of them could have had a newfound or existing support base and we’d have no idea as the weak race made it seem like they got lucky.

    I’ve compiled a list of people/shows I think fit this bill. If one of them is to surprise us all again, who do we think it will be?

    How tf does Killing Eve fit this bill? It was one of only three shows that got all of Series-Directing-Writing-Casting. It def didn’t just sneak in lol.

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    I could see it happening for Killing Eve and Viola Davis.

    Killing Eve is one of those shows where you don’t really think of it as a public hit, but it’s a huge crowdpleaser. Critics may have cooled on it, but the second season didn’t get bad reviews, and it kept its slot at TCA. And the fact that the Globes kept it around in Series could mean a lot, seeing as how the Globes are usually the first to drop shows after season one. The buzz around the season three trailer is very positive, with many saying it looks better than two. It was also an all-around hit with the Emmys last time, snagging acting, directing, and writing nods (as opposed to frontrunners like Succession, Better Call Saul, or Ozark which only landed with 2/3 of those). It also got that key Casting nomination! The people who like this show LOVE this show, and it’s very easy to like. I wouldn’t be surprised at all if it had a decent amount of staying power.

    Viola Davis is an Oscar winner and has won for her show before. This is her final season, so that could help her, and though it was likely easy for her to get in last year just due to the weak category, it proves that she does still have support. In a much stronger year, I don’t see her happening just because the TV Academy doesn’t seem sentimental about final seasons (see The Big Bang Theory), but I also wouldn’t be shocked if she got that last nod.

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    Killing Eve is definitely underestimated around here. Some people really love to ignore its writing nom for s1, the fact that it basically got in everywhere last year and treat it as the likes of Pose or Bodyguard.

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    I don’t think I’m predicting any of them but Viola Davis is the only one I wouldn’t be surprised to see. Everything else would be shocking tbqh.

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    Killing Eve definitely didn’t ‘sneak into’ nominees last year. Most likely top 3 for Series, 1st and 2nd in Actress, 2nd in Supporting Actress and Writing.

    FYC Emmys-
    Limited-
    UNBELIEVABLE, Quiz, Years and Years, Defending Jacob in all Categories
    Merritt Wever, Toni Collette, Matthew Macfadyen, Emma Thompson, Chris Evans & Michelle Dockery

    Drama-
    STRANGER THINGS, The Morning Show, Big Little Lies, The Crown, Killing Eve
    - Jennifer Aniston, VIOLA DAVIS, Jodie Comer, Sandra Oh, Nicole Kidman, Olivia Colman
    - FIONA SHAW, HBC

    Comedy-
    SCHITTS CREEK, Dead to Me, Sex Education
    - Catherine O’Hara, Annie Murphy, Christina Applegate, Linda Ca

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    Esposito or Killing Eve. Who knows, maybe both.

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    Lol my bad didn’t realise how pedantic people would be about the phrase “sneak in”. Should have seen it coming I guess.

    To clarify: All these contenders snuck in in the sense that there’s an argument that they got lucky and if last year had been as competitive as this year they wouldn’t have gotten in.

    I see a lot of people reference Killing Eve’s nominations but as I said the whole field was barren so you could argue it might have only got Comer, Oh and Writing for example if it had been like this year. Or you could argue the opposite. In which case you should be voting for the show in this poll. This applies to all the contenders I’ve listed. You can argue the field helped them last year or it didn’t – that’s the intention of the thread.

    Hope that clears things up for those who were querying 🙂

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    Among the actors, Esposito. Sullivan is not happening again, Moore is unlikely to repeat in this stacked field, neither is Davis, and Shaw’s also in a stacked field. Esposito has the emptiest field and he’s beloved from his work on Breaking Bad, not to mention he’s excellent in Better Call Saul.

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    Emmys FYC - "Unbelievable" and "The Handmaid's Tale" in all categories; Viola Davis in Best Drama Actress for the final season of "HTGAWM;" "Ozark:" Drama Series, Laura Linney (Best Actress) and Julia Garner (Best Supporting Actress)

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    Interestingly, Season 1 of “Killing Eve” was so critically acclaimed, whereas Season 2 had more critical reviews (why were certain plot lines dropped, the ending, Eve’s role diminished, etc.). However, Season 2 landed the Outstanding Drama Series, Directing, and other nominations that Season 1 did not land.

    This is perhaps due to the TV Academy’s late acknowledgment of the success that Season 1 was and also, like some people have mentioned, due to so many shows delaying the eligibility date of their shows due to the perception it would not be possible to win against Game of Thrones (like The Crown, The Handmaid’s Tale, and Big Little Lies).

    My guess is that if Season 3 is strong, “Killing Eve” is the likeliest to return to the big categories, but I think its star had faded, based on the lack of recognition at any awards shows for Season 2 other than Comer at the Emmys.

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