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    After a discussion on how popular vote can change winners in categories like acting from the preferential vote, I was wondering if we would see any change in the Drama Series category when the Emmys used a preferential ballot. Till date, Game of Thrones is the only show that has won under both systems.

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    I think that Comedy Series is really where a switch to plurality would change things, in favour of dramedies.

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    I think Boardwalk Empire would have won Drama Series back in 2011 under the popular vote. It had won the PGA, SAG, DGA, WGA (New Series) and Golden Globe. It had the buzz, the prestige and not to mention Scorsese behind it. It eventually lost to Mad Men S4 (it’s only victory that night). This was Mad Men’s fourth consecutive win. I feel BE was quite polarizing which was visible when it was dropped from the Drama series and Lead Actor only in it’s third season. A show like Mad Men, which was loved and respected by everyone, hence, was able to win on a preferential vote.

    I also think The Sopranos would have won sooner than S5, not sure when.

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    I don’t think anything would have changed. I still think Homeland, Breaking Bad and then Game of Thrones would have won.

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    Both The Sopranos and Breaking Bad would have more Drama Series Emmys if the popular vote system was it place. The Sopranos probably would’ve won in Season Three and BB would’ve won in Season Four.

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    It is interesting because I doubt that they would have reclassified it if it had actually won.

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    Yeah OITNB probably would still be in comedy and I imagine it would have done very well there for the next few years, probably would’ve gotten a series nomination in comedy every year until now. It’s harder to guess what would have happened if it won then still moved to drama. I’m guessing it would have done a little bit better coming off a win but still get way less than it would in comedy.

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    I’ll go from 2014 to 2008:

    Comedy

    2014: Orange is the New Black
    2013: Modern Family
    2012: Modern Family
    2011: Modern Family
    2010: Glee
    2009: 30 Rock
    2008: 30 Rock

    Drama

    2014: Breaking Bad
    2013: Breaking Bad
    2012: Homeland
    2011: Boardwalk Empire (as much of a masterpiece Mad Men season 4 is and how deserving its win was)
    2010: Lost 
    2009: Mad Men
    2008: Mad Men

    Limited Series/Movie

    2014: American Horror Story : Coven
    2013: American Horror Story: Asylum
    2012: American Horror Story: Murder House
    2011: Downton Abbey

    Oscars FYC:
    "THE POWER OF THE DOG" – IN ALL CATEGORIES
    "SPENCER" – In all categories especially Director (Pablo Larrain) and Actress (Kristen Stewart)
    "SHIVA BABY" – in all categories especially Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Score
    "TOGETHER" – Actress (Sharon Horgan), Actor (James McAvoy), Original Screenplay
    "FLEE" – IN ALL CATEGORIES
    "LAST NIGHT IN SOHO" – Director (Edgar Wright), S. Actress (Anya Taylor-Joy/Diana Rigg), Cinematography, Costume Design and Production Design

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    Comedy

    2014: Orange is the New Black
    2013: Modern Family
    2012: Modern Family
    2011: Modern Family
    2010: Modern Family
    2009: 30 Rock
    2008: 30 Rock
    2007: The Office
    2006: The Office
    2005: Desperate Housewives

    Drama

    2014: Breaking Bad
    2013: Breaking Bad
    2012: Homeland
    2011: Mad Men
    2010: Mad Men
    2009: Mad Men
    2008: Mad Men
    2007: The Sopranos
    2006: 24
    2005: Lost

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