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2014 Emmy Nominations

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by Gunnyman, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent.

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    Actors and shows can submit themselves however they want. If you don't like where some of them land, it's their fault.
     
  2. cmontyburns

    cmontyburns Excellent.

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    Downton is co-produced by PBS, which is why it is eligible.
     
  3. tiassa

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    True, also Dinklage has the chancee to win next year. Dance, not so much

    However. . .
    I think that actors (or producers) can submit only 1 episode for Emmy consideration, I suspect that "Team Dinklage" submitted episode 6 (The trial). Dance didn't really have an episode with as much "meat" in it as that one.
     
  4. Azlen

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    Eligibility isn't determined by production at all. To be eligible for a Primetime Emmy it has to air on American television between the hours of 6pm and 2am and be available it at least 50% of the country. Tatiana Maslany and Orphan Black were eligible to be nominated.
     
  5. Azlen

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    Not completely true. For example there is a clear distinction between guest performances and supporting performances. That is based entirely on the type of contract the actor has with the show and is why some of the Orange is the New Black acting nominees were in the guest categories even though they were for characters that were in most of the episodes.
    And a miniseries has to be four hours or more or air in more than two parts. It isn't completely up to the submitters as to what category they are in.
    But in the comedy vs drama category, it is up to the submitter. Which for some shows like OITNB, doesn't make much sense but Netflix did it so they would have their two shows competing in different categories.
     
  6. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    Morning After has a short, interesting article on why Orphan Black is so great despite itself, and why Tatiana will never get nominated for an Emmy.
     
  7. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    They do -- they placed plenty of "For Your Consideration" ads for "Orphan Black" and Tatiana Maslany both last season and this season.

    I actually looked this up yesterday in response to a commenter to a Facebook post by Gunnyman. There are some exceptions to that 6PM-2AM/50% rule, and foreign shows can be one of them:

    That's from the official Emmy rules (PDF link).
     
  8. Azlen

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    Yep. Missed that. Of course it wouldn't make Orphan Black ineligible because it is a joint production between Space in Canada and BBC America in the US.
     
  9. wprager

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    John Noble was nominated twice for Fringe -- a Sci Fi show (granted, it was on NBC).

    Maslany was outstanding -- the subtleties it takes to have "Sarah" acting as "Alison" (or vice versa) is fantastic.
     
  10. Rob Helmerichs

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    Fox, I'm pretty sure. But I think they were grandfathered in for X-Files. ;)
     
  11. GoPackGo

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    I think the Emmy voters know the real truth: That Tatiana is only playing Sarah, and there are a bunch of clones playing the other characters, thus no nomination for her.
     
  12. tvmaster2

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    Lol...nice one. I imagine the 18,000 industry 'professionals' are actually that dense.
    For Maslany to be overlooked, somebody, somewhere, pissed-off some old, Emmy fart enough for them to have influence. Or, sci-fi really does get a pass.
    But considering what Monsanto's doing to our food, is 'Clone Club' really that far fetched?
    I've seen all the actresses nominated, and at least three could have been easily replaced for Maslany's nomination.
     
  13. Rob Helmerichs

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    Reminds me of Arthur C. Clarke's gripe when Planet of the Apes (and not 2001) won a special Oscar for its ape make-up: "They must have thought we used real apes."
     
  14. That Don Guy

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    Voting for nominations is done by the members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Everybody can vote on nominations for Comedy Series, Drama Series, Miniseries, and Made-For-TV Movie; voting for nominations in other categories is done by the members of the appropriate branch of the Academy. (As they used to say on the Oscars, "Actors nominate actors, directors nominate directors, and so forth.")

    No one is going to watch every show; the nominating ballot lists 108 series eligible for the Drama Series Emmy. This is why networks send out "For Your Consideration" videos to Academy members.
     

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