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2014 Emmy Nominations and Comments

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by printit, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. printit

    printit Member


    I don't watch a lot of these shows, so I may be way off, but no way 6 people were better Supporting Actors in a Drama this year than Dean Norris on Breaking Bad or Michael Kenneth Williams on Boardwalk Empire.
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Interesting that Fargo is in the miniseries category when it has the same number of episodes (10) as Game of Thrones, and more than Breaking Bad (8 ) or Downton Abbey (7), all of which were in the regular drama series category.

    Also, it's crap that Downton Abbey and House of Cards got nominated as outstanding series over The Americans (among others). Both had very average years (though they continue to be very well-acted).
  3. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    McConaughey vs. Cranston should be the most interesting race.

    Hell, in theory, anyone nominated in that category would be a solid choice. I would go with McConaughey, but that's just me.
  4. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Breaking Bad, AMC - I think will win.
    Downton Abbey, PBS
    Game of Thrones, HBO
    House of Cards, Netflix
    Mad Men, AMC
    True Detective, HBO

    Comedy series
    The Big Bang Theory, CBS
    Louie, FX
    Modern Family, ABC - I think will win.
    Orange Is the New Black, Netflix
    Silicon Valley, HBO
    Veep, HBO

    Actor, drama series
    Bryan Cranston, Breaking Bad (AMC)
    Jeff Daniels, The Newsroom (HBO)
    Jon Hamm, Mad Men (AMC)
    Woody Harrelson, True Detective (HBO)
    Matthew McConaughey, True Detective (HBO) - I think will win.
    Kevin Spacey, House of Cards (Netflix)

    Actress, drama series
    Lizzy Caplan, Masters of Sex (Showtime) - I think will win.
    Claire Danes, Homeland (Showtime)
    Michelle Dockery, Downton Abbey (PBS)
    Julianna Margulies, The Good Wife (CBS)
    Kerry Washington, Scandal (ABC)
    Robin Wright, House of Cards (Netflix)

    Actor, comedy series
    Louis C.K., Louie (FX)
    Don Cheadle, House of Lies (Showtime)
    Ricky Gervais, Derek (Netflix)
    Matt LeBlanc, Episodes (Showtime)
    William H. Macy, Shameless (Showtime)
    Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory (CBS) - I think will win.

    Actress, comedy series
    Lena Dunham, Girls (HBO)
    Edie Falco, Nurse Jackie (Showtime)
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Veep (HBO) - I think will win.
    Melissa McCarthy, Mike & Molly (CBS)
    Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation (NBC)
    Taylor Schilling, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)

    Supporting actor, drama series
    Aaron Paul, Breaking Bad (AMC) - I think will win.
    Jim Carter, Downton Abbey (PBS)
    Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones (HBO)
    Mandy Patinkin, Homeland (Showtime)
    Jon Voight, Ray Donovan (Showtime)
    Josh Charles, The Good Wife (CBS)

    Supporting actress, drama series
    Anna Gunn, Breaking Bad (AMC) - I think will win.
    Maggie Smith, Downton Abbey (PBS)
    Joanna Froggatt, Downton Abbey (PBS)
    Lena Headey, Game of Thrones (HBO)
    Christina Hendricks, Mad Men (AMC)
    Christine Baranski, The Good Wife (CBS)

    Supporting actor, comedy series
    Andre Braugher, Brooklyn Nine-Nine (Fox)
    Adam Driver, Girls (HBO)
    Ty Burrell, Modern Family (ABC)
    Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Modern Family (ABC) - I think will win.
    Fred Armisen, Portlandia (IFC)
    Tony Hale, Veep (HBO)

    Supporting actress, comedy
    Julie Bowen, Modern Family (ABC) - I think will win.
    Allison Janney, Mom (CBS)
    Kate Mulgrew, Orange Is the New Black (Netflix)
    Kate McKinnon, Saturday Night Live (NBC)
    Mayim Bialik, The Big Bang Theory (CBS)
    Anna Chlumsky, Veep (HBO)

    Actor, miniseries or movie
    Benedict Cumberbatch, Sherlock: His Last Vow (PBS)
    Chiwetel Ejiofor, Dancing on the Edge (Starz)
    Idris Elba, Luther (BBC America)
    Martin Freeman, Fargo (FX)
    Mark Ruffalo, The Normal Heart (HBO)
    Billy Bob Thornton, Fargo (FX)

    Actress, miniseries or movie
    Helena Bonham Carter, Burton and Taylor (BBC America)
    Minnie Driver, Return to Zero (Lifetime)
    Jessica Lange, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
    Sarah Paulson, American Horror Story: Coven (FX)
    Cicely Tyson, The Trip to Bountiful (Lifetime)
    Kristen Wiig, Spoils of Babylon (IFC)

    The Colbert Report, Comedy Central
    The Daily Show, Comedy Central
    Jimmy Kimmel Live!, ABC
    Saturday Night Live, NBC
    Real Time With Bill Maher, HBO
    The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, NBC

    Reality competition
    The Amazing Race, CBS
    Dancing With the Stars, ABC
    Project Runway, Lifetime
    So You Think You Can Dance, Fox
    Top Chef, Bravo
    The Voice, NBC

    American Horror Story: Coven, FX
    Fargo, FX
    Luther, BBC America
    Bonnie & Clyde, A&E
    Treme, HBO
    The White Queen, Starz
  5. printit

    printit Member


    Better link, more categories.

    Smart move by Orange is the New Black to put a lot of their actresses in the Guest Actress category.
    Things I liked:
    Breaking Bad/Cranston/Paul/Gunn
    Orange is the New Black
    Allison Janney Supporting Actress Comedy
    Kate Mulgrew Supporting Actress Comedy
    Uzo Aduba Guest Actress Comedy
    Amazing Race: Best Reality Show
    Girls not getting nominated for much of anything.

    Things I don't like:
    How did Tatiana Maslany not get nominated?
    See Dean Norris and Michael Kenneth Williams above
    Jeff Daniels getting nominated (like the performer, hate the role/show). Ditto Jane Fonda's nomination, except for the part about liking the performer.

    Note: edited to change Jeff Bridges to Jeff Daniels, an apathetic mistake that pretty well symbolizes my feelings about that show.
  6. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Is Helen Hunt the only other actor to win an Oscar and an Emmy in the same year?
  7. RecoveringJournalist

    RecoveringJournalist Well-Known Member

    Daniels, not Bridges. A mistake made by almost everybody. :D
  8. printit

    printit Member

    Good catch, and fixed. Thanks.
  9. vicd

    vicd Member

    Glad to see Ricky Gervais got nominated for "Derek". Love that show.
  10. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    Can't believe The Americans was shut out of the acting awards. I thought that they should have had 3 nominations.

    Brooklyn Nine-Nine should have gotten the nod over Silicon Valley.

    I wouldn't have minded some Treme acting love in the miniseries category. Wendell Pierce and Khandi Alexander were both excellent again.

    How does Michelle Dockery get a nomination?
  11. Gutter

    Gutter Well-Known Member

    Agreed, especially Annet Mahendru for supporting actress. Only nom I see is Margo Martindale (Claudia) for best guest actress.
  12. Webster

    Webster Well-Known Member

    I think that she could have been nominated, especially above the two Downton actresses, but I was thinking of Noah Emmerich
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