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Why Did The Affair Sweep the Globes but Get Shut Out of the Emmys?

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    wolfali
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    I’ve always found this one strange. Ruth Wilson and the show won at the Globes and the show got into WGA for it’s first season but apart from Maura Tierney’s deserving nomination (and what should have been a deserving win) in 2016, the show hasn’t made that much of an impact at the Emmys.

    Was it because it was on Showtime?

    Personally I believe the show should have gotten SAG ensemble nominations for all of its seasons and it’s WGA nominations in 2018 and 2015 were very deserving (even though the quality of the writing of the third season was quite weak. I think Wilson and Tierney should have at least WON once and West and Jackson should have been at least nominated once.

    FYC OSCARS : PROMISING YOUNG WOMAN IN ALL CATEGORIES (ESP. ACTRESS – Carey Mulligan AND ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY — EMERALD FENNELL), VANESSA KIRBY FOR "PIECES OF A WOMAN", ESSIE DAVIS FOR "BABYTEETH"

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    Because the rest of the season did not live up to the pilot? Hard to say! Dominic West should have won.

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    The Globes and Emmys have very different tastes. Mozart in the Jungle has been another recent example. The Globes have always been great at embracing new shows and young actors. The Emmys are very old school. However, the Emmys have gotten much better at embracing the newer, critically-acclaimed shows.

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    It’s a shame because Ruth Wilson should have won that year and s2 was pretty great.

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    Because the rest of the season did not live up to the pilot?

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    I loved “The Affair” from start to finish. It was addicting and engaging in its unique format. The show slipped in Season 3, but recovered in Season 4, and the series ended on a nice note with the finale.

    Maura Tierney should have won with episode “204” as her tape. She had several great supporting showcases, but that episode, in particular, was a knock out.

    If I remember, Dominic West had an episode in Season 3 that gave him a nearly 10 minute monologue talking to Allison. It really did feel like eavesdropping on a private conversation. That episode would have made him competitive, if nominated.

    I know there was a ton of backstage drama, but like “Bloodline,” the location (Montauk) is a character in of itself. It was always beautiful to watch.

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