February 1, 2017 at 12:08 pm #1202000976
By this, I mean an critically beloved show that could not get many major nominations (series and non guest actors) at the Emmys, and finally broke into the race in major categories. I am not sure we will have any like it this year as there are more new shows than usual. I thought this could be a fun and hopeful thread.Riley (the normal one, not the one who won the predictions contest)ParticipantFebruary 1, 2017 at 12:14 pm #1202000981
Not quite what you are asking, but I would say that Ray Donovan, Bloodline and Episodes are best positioned for a late breakthrough. I was more optimistic before this year’s strong crop of new shows though.February 1, 2017 at 12:17 pm #1202000986
Orange is the new Black- yes, it has gotten a series nom before, but it fell off the radar with only a casting nom last year, and I’m hoping it will come back.
Crazy Ex Girlfriend- I made this thread in the first place because I saw that this won an Artisio and it made me hopeful. I could see it sneaking into Actress
The Leftovers and Rectify- I am pairing them because they are both critically beloved shows that are in there final season that have completely been ignored outside of the WGA and Critics and they have fans who desperately NEED them to get recognized in every category. But they will probobly get a writing or directing nomination at best and that is still a stretch
The Affair- it got Tierney in last year, so maybe it could expand in acting a little bit.
Ray Donovan- I know this is sort of cheating because Schreiber and Voight have got in twice but I think it is seriously close to a series nom.
Jane the Virgin- I am hoping that like Tatiana Malslany, the third season will be the charm for Gina Rodriguez.
Bates Motel- Vera Farming was the shows only nomination until last year, and then it got cinematography and score. Could that indicate interest has grown? Maybe a nomination for Highmore or Writing.
There are probobly more but that all I can think of right now.February 1, 2017 at 12:21 pm #1202000989
Not quite what you are asking, but I would say that Ray Donovan, Bloodline and Episodes are best positioned for a late breakthrough. I was more optimistic before this year’s strong crop of new shows though.
I agree W/ episodes and RD, but why Bloodline? Nobody liked the second season, and the show had been canceled after its third season. It had the same amount of Emmy noms first and second season, and sure Mendhelson won for season 2, but that was the win with the biggest backlash outside of Martindale (LOL) and I am predicting Mendholson to be the surprise snub.February 1, 2017 at 1:36 pm #1202001038
I am predicting Mendholson to be the surprise snub.
Is he even in season three? Has season three even aired? Bloodline causes me a lot of confusion.
it has not aired yet. Netflix cancelled it but allowed one more season.
I could not find any reliable sources, but it seems that Mendholson will return based on what I’ve read. He won an Emmy for playing a dead guy, so the writers would be idiots to not keep him.
The first season aired in March, and the second in May, so I would expect it sometime between then.Riley (the normal one, not the one who won the predictions contest)ParticipantFebruary 1, 2017 at 2:26 pm #1202001061
Mendelsohn winning is huge though. I am also taken by their Casting Society win, even if name-checking played a part. Plus final seasons often get a bump and the show has a couple of other guild nominations (WGA and ADG) that suggest that the show is on the fringes.
Netflix’s vice-president of original content said in May that the final season would be released in May.February 1, 2017 at 6:43 pm #1202001149
Well Americans was on its 4th Drama nom at the TCAs and 2nd winning season (and 3rd Program nom) for its breakthrough.
So no show right now would be close to qualifying in the same realm as the premise of the question.February 1, 2017 at 8:12 pm #1202001192
Vikings has been woefully left off the directing race for prior seasons, but I believe that a directing nom for All His Angels is possible.Riley (the normal one, not the one who won the predictions contest)ParticipantFebruary 1, 2017 at 9:01 pm #1202001223
The Leftovers is another contender for a breakthrough.February 1, 2017 at 9:17 pm #1202001230
The Leftovers is another contender for a breakthrough.
where do you think it would breakthrough? It seems like directing or writing is a possibility, Regina king is a long shot, and series seems near impossible even though it would be the best thing to ever happen on the earthRiley (the normal one, not the one who won the predictions contest)ParticipantFebruary 1, 2017 at 9:31 pm #1202001233
Just writing. Its track record is horrendous!February 1, 2017 at 11:54 pm #1202001258
I agree with The Leftovers. Remember that season 1 aired the previous summer and season 2 aired in the fall. This year it gets the Game of Thrones premium spot from mid-April to end of May, the perfect time for Emmy consideration. And it’s going to be HBO’s only returning Drama contender.
The best chance is Writing and/or Directing for the finale. In the past 11 years, 8 Drama series finales have been nominated for Writing: Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, The Wire, Lost, Friday Night Lights, Breaking Bad, Mad Men and The Good Wife. For Directing, it’s also 8 shows in the past 11 years: Six Feet Under, ER, Boston Legal, Battlestar Galactica, Lost, Breaking Bad, Boardwalk Empire and Downton Abbey. And for the past 3 years in a row, both categories have featured a series finale.February 2, 2017 at 12:24 pm #1202001721
I don’t think there will be another The Americans this year…Westworld is taking GoT spot, The Crown is taking the Downton Abbey one and Stranger Things is taking one of the returning nominees spot.February 4, 2017 at 6:18 am #1202002728
I agree that Vikings “All his Angels” should definetely get a directing nomination, since it is the most important episode of the show since “Athelstan’s” death. Linus Roache would be so deserving of a nomination for playing king Ecbert, if he qualified in guest maybe he could’ve had a chance, but I don’t think that is the case, also, next season there is Jonathan Rhys Meyers doing what he does best !!! It’s time for this show to get a major emmy nomination.
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