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re: quite shocked that HOLLYWOOD got 4 acting noms and 0 were for LuPone or Mantello
Posted by: Chazwaza 09:06 pm EDT 07/28/20
In reply to: re: quite shocked that HOLLYWOOD got 4 acting noms and 0 were for LuPone or Mantello - WaymanWong 08:38 pm EDT 07/28/20

If they give preference to past winners, rather than deserving actors who have not yet won (or even been nominated), that is absolutely backwards. I hope that's not how it works though I'm sure it is.

The only one in that group of nominees I would for sure eliminate to have nominated LuPone is Holland Taylor for the same series -- without a moments hesitation, both because she had a better and bigger role and as an actor she was massively more impactful on the story and enjoyment of watching the show, AND because Taylor already has an Emmy (and 7 other nominations).

And being better known should not matter AT ALL. If they watched the show then they should be basing it off the work and the role. And I get why Parson's role and casting and performance make him Emmy favored, and rightfully so... but why was McDermott?

God I hate Hollywood. :)
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