Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantJune 17, 2016 at 10:57 am #1201852336
As we all know, Veep is currently in its fifth season. Its star, Julia Louis-Dreyfus has won an Emmy for Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for every one of the show’s first four seasons (she also has an Emmy as a producer for the show due to its Comedy Series win last year). If she wins this year, she will break Helen Hunt’s record for consecutive Emmy wins in the category of four. Hunt won four consecutive Emmy awards for Mad About You from 1996-99.
Do you guys think JLD will break the record this year or will Hunt still be tied with Louis-Dreyfus for the record?June 17, 2016 at 11:30 am #1201852362
Barring Fonda getting in and sending the right tape, I suspect there’s at least a 90 percent chance JLD repeats again.June 17, 2016 at 11:37 am #1201852363
Yes she will and she will break that record every year Veep stays on air.June 17, 2016 at 12:31 pm #1201852383
Seeing as her first season Emmy was really Amy Poehler’s she shouldn’t be about to break the record, but chances are pretty high she will. I think until the stars align perfectly for someone else (breakout star/respected veteran, acclaimed show, support in other categories, perfect episode submission) it’ll probably just happen until the show ends, she stops submitting, or there is somehow a widely agreed upon quality dip for the show.
I will say if anyone has a chance, I think it might actually be Ellie Kemper. She wouldn’t be my winner but I think she has the closest to the above qualities.June 17, 2016 at 3:57 pm #1201852433
This is Veep‘s most accessible season and she’s never been better (Mother!). It’s crazy saying this about someone who has won the Emmy for the past four seasons, but it would be a crime if she were to lose.June 17, 2016 at 6:13 pm #1201852473
She’s the best actor, playing the best character, on the best show. Unbeatable combo. Winner until Veep takes its leave.June 17, 2016 at 6:36 pm #1201852493
I’m trying to recall if Don Knotts won his five Emmys for The Andy Griffith Show (CBS) consecutively.
If the answer is no, we’re looking for a first-ever occurrence of an actor winning five consecutive years of Emmys for one series.Marcus Snowden (The Artist Formerly Known as msnowden1)ParticipantJune 17, 2016 at 7:32 pm #1201852569
Yes, Don Knotts won his five Emmys consecutively for The Andy Griffith Show. JLD winning five straight for one series would be a record in the Lead categories.June 18, 2016 at 5:51 am #1201852715
Julia deserved to lose in a couple of these past four years, but this is year she’s really whorthy.June 18, 2016 at 3:19 pm #1201853006
Seeing as her first season Emmy was really Amy Poehler’s she shouldn’t be about to break the record, but chances are pretty high she will.
Poehler was never a threat to win despite fans of Park and Rec saying to the contrary.
Doesn’t mean she didn’t deserve it.June 21, 2016 at 12:41 pm #1201854643
Yes, Don Knotts won his five Emmys consecutively for The Andy Griffith Show. JLD winning five straight for one series would be a record in the Lead categories.
Was it consecutive?
1960 – 1961
1961 – 1962
1962 – 1963
Albert Paulsen winning 1963-1964
No award in 1964-1965
1966-1967June 23, 2016 at 12:26 pm #1201855617
Sarah Jessica Parker returns to HBO with a new dramedy series called Divorce. There’s a trailer for it on You Tube and it looks solid. Very possible she’ll return to Lead Comedy Actress where she is a strong alternative to Dreyfus if they’re looking for a change up. Though I doubt her work on Veep will ever dip in quality. I think a strong and established name for TV can open up voters to someone else.June 23, 2016 at 12:34 pm #1201855624
SJP looks great to me, but I loved SATC so am biased.
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