67th Emmy Awards (2015)

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  1. tvmaster2

    tvmaster2 Well-Known Member

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    one day, when we've solved the worlds' problems via awards shows, the winners will be the ones who gave the best performances....lol. Joking - calm down
     
  2. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    Strange issue: When I went to record this show, the TiVo recognized it as a live event, and offered to pad it. I chose to add ten minutes, and while it was recording, the timeline showed up with a 3:10 endpoint. But then it actually stopped recording after three hours. Since the show ended on time, this was fine... but why did it happen? :confused:
     
  3. jilter

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    I watched it live and then went back and watched some parts again. I thought Samberg and the show were good. Also obsessed with Veep; loved all the attention it got -including JLD having the best seat in the house!
     
  4. jilter

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    P.S. Watching the Emmys really cemented for me how much I miss Jon Stewart.
     
  5. wprager

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    I watched HTGAWM and I must admit that it was not my favorite show. I did like the back-and-forth way of telling the story. Some of the characters are interesting, but most of them are annoying and unlikable. Viola's character was very unlikable, and even when they tried to make us sympathetic toward her I didn't find the attempt at vulnerability (or whatever she was trying) hit the mark. I never dreamed that she would get a nomination let alone a win. It's not that her performance was bad, but I did not find anything noteworthy in it.
     
  6. wprager

    wprager Well-Known Member

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    It's because Tatiana is Canadian, isn't it.
     
  7. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    No, it's because Tatiana is on a show that very few people watch. The voting will always be biased in favor of shows that are more popular and which more members of the TV Academy actually watch. Sure, she's a great actress, but if you ever had any hopes that she had a realistic shot at winning, you were fooling yourself.
     
  8. Steveknj

    Steveknj Lost in New Joisey TCF Club

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    While I tend to agree, it's hard to explain that and then explain how the Netflix shows (and now the Amazon ones) win when there's relatively few people (compared to cable) who watch those. Especially in the early series such as House of Cards. Maybe that was a case of "buzz" more than viewers.

    The Emmys long ago haven't reflected my viewing tastes and I take them with a grain of salt. I didn't even watch this years because there was so much else on I was more interested in.
     
  9. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Prior to this year, the voting process was different and only a small number of people who certified with the Academy that they would watch every nominated submission were allowed to vote. So you'd have a couple hundred directors that would watch all the director nominees and vote on those. And a couple hundred writers that would vote on the writing awards after seeing all nominees, etc. And then all of those voters could vote on the overall Best Drama and Best Comedy awards.

    This year, the rules changed and now the voting is opened up to the whole membership of the Academy. Voters are supposed to watch all nominees, but there's no way to enforce that. So it's been speculated that the Emmys will now begin to mirror popular opinion much more. And that seems to have been the case with this year's awards.

    Netflix has something like 30-40 million subscribers. That's more than HBO has, yet nobody has ever questioned how HBO gets the number of votes that it gets.

    As for Amazon, I think the success of Transparent has less to do with the quality of the show or the outlet that it's on, and more to do with the social statement that the show is making. I'm guessing that members of the TV Academy, whether they'd seen all of the nominees or not, felt a moral obligation to honor the show that seems to be advocating for social justice and equality. Also, remember the voting period for this year's Emmys was right around the same time that Caitlyn Jenner was getting so much attention and praise, so it's highly likely that the timing of that also helped motivate many members of the TV Academy to vote for Transparent.
     
  10. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    Much as I love Tatiana... Viola Davis's acceptance speech was much better than whatever Tatiana would have said.
     
  11. jsmeeker

    jsmeeker Notable Member TCF Club

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    I've only ever seen Ms. Maslany when she had a short term role as Tom's girlfriend on Parks and Recreation.

    I liked her. :)
     
  12. efilippi

    efilippi Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Viola Davis is a fine actor but she is a bit late to be bemoaning how bad black actors have it. Hallie Berry won the Oscar 14 years ago, blacks are well represented in Hollywood. I saw a blurb saying that only 12% of TV actors are black (something like that) but that's hardly evidence of discrimination.

    Accept the award and sit down. Nobody does it better than Frances McDormand.
     
  13. BrettStah

    BrettStah Well-Known Member

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    Well said, middle-aged white dude!
     
  14. efilippi

    efilippi Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    When you're right, you're right!
     
  15. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    I think it would be very odd for the FIRST black woman to EVER win said award to let it pass without comment.

    But then again, maybe I've had too many mint juleps. :rollseyes:
     
  16. efilippi

    efilippi Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Oops, you're right. So next year we can have the FIRST black woman to ever win best supporting actress in a comedy to do the same thing. Or is that what Aduba won two years running?
     
  17. DevdogAZ

    DevdogAZ Give 'em Hell, Devils

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    Aduba won Guest Actress in a Comedy last year, and Supporting Actress in a Drama this year.
     
  18. Jstkiddn

    Jstkiddn Shutity up up up

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    I'm not quite sure what you are hinting at.....? Ms. Davis was the first black woman to win Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama. In case you haven't heard, it was kind of a "thing".

    We all know that lead roles are a bigger deal than supporting roles.

    You have an issue with it being acknowledged? Maybe you need to look up Nancy Lee Grahn. :rolleyes:
     
  19. David Platt

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  20. tvmaster2

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    lol...I didn't realize awards are being handed out for best acceptance speech.

    even though The Hollywood Reporter said Tatiana Maslany "should" win and "would" win, they forgot a few things:

    yes, she's Canadian, and that doesn't help.
    she works for BBC America, and that doesn't help.
    she stars in a sci-if, and that's the biggest nail in the coffin.

    When she's appearing as a young Helen Mirren, or staring in an upcoming Star Wars film, I imagine she'll be super-depressed about those idiots at the Emmy's.

    Hollywood Politics - what a joke....
     

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