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Sep 21st, 2009 at 04:53 GMT
The fact that Michael C. Hall has not yet won the Emmy for Lead Actor-Drama is ridiculous.
Sep 21st, 2009 at 04:59 GMT
Interesting fact: This group has combined for more murders than Oscars.
Sep 21st, 2009 at 05:24 GMT
Pssst! Tom Skerritt has two Rs in his last name.
Sep 21st, 2009 at 05:26 GMT
boston legal is hardly a drama
Sep 21st, 2009 at 06:08 GMT
Not relating to the quiz...but how did Christopher Lloyd get a lead actor Emmy in a Canadian show when IMDB says he only appeared in one episode?
Sep 21st, 2009 at 06:46 GMT
Breaking Bad is the best show by far in the past 2 years with the exception of The Shield, which was ending anyway. Glad to see B. Cranston getting the recognition.
Sep 21st, 2009 at 06:59 GMT
@thebirdgirl, it must have been a great episode.
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Sep 21st, 2009 at 07:07 GMT
St Elsewhere is a neat title. Pol;ice. Medical. Vets .... could be anything. College football? Young love? Morning News?
Sep 21st, 2009 at 07:21 GMT
@Dirty D, apparently The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences disagrees with you. Besides, Spader was so good he deserved the recognition. I was under the impression that Shatner had won one too, but maybe that was a Best Drama Emmy.
Sep 21st, 2009 at 08:09 GMT
I'm a big fan of the show but i never knew magnum p.i was a drama.
Sep 21st, 2009 at 08:16 GMT
I'm surprised that two of the more recent wins were for shows I'd never heard of. "Road to Avonlea" and "Gabriel's Fire"??
Sep 21st, 2009 at 11:49 GMT
I'm actually pretty impressed that nearly 20% got Mandy Patinkin. He was only on the show for one season, the ratings weren't great & there's no reference to other roles, such as Criminal Minds.
Sep 21st, 2009 at 14:52 GMT
No Law & Order?
Sep 21st, 2009 at 15:27 GMT
@thebirdgirl: That does seem odd. Apparently, they didn't give out an Emmy for Outstanding Guest Actor that year, so that may have something to do with it. See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Primetime_Emmy_Award_for_Outstanding_Guest_Actor_-_Drama_Series
Sep 21st, 2009 at 15:52 GMT
The fact that Hugh Laurie still doesn't have an Emmy makes me very sad.
Sep 21st, 2009 at 16:53 GMT
I don't understand why the Emmies feel the need to award the same actors over and over again for the same role. Spread the wealth around, guys. Did Kelsey Grammar really need *four* Emmies for Frasier? He got one in 2004, which was a point when nobody actually thought that show was good anymore. Did Dennis Franz need four? Did Gandolfini and Spader need three? Did Cranston need two? Aren't there enough worthy actors on television that you can honor a larger number of actors, instead of proving that you aren't really paying attention by giving the award to the same actors over and over again?
Sep 21st, 2009 at 18:13 GMT
i *heart* columbo
Sep 21st, 2009 at 19:26 GMT
should accept Ed Asner - I've never known him to be called Edward
Sep 21st, 2009 at 19:33 GMT
@johnlk: Well, if they're the best, then they are the best. Should they be penalized for being the best at what they do? Should other less talented actors be rewarded (in a patronizing manner) even though they are not as good. Keep the standard high and others will rise up to it. Lower it and quality will suffer.
Sep 21st, 2009 at 19:56 GMT
@juviejay - seriously? Are you really willing to say that Bryan Cranston is so much better than Jon Hamm or Hugh Laurie or Michael C. Hall that he deserves to get a second Emmy before any of them get even one? Are they really "less-talented" actors? Was Spader so great in 2007 that he deserved a third Emmy over Hugh Laurie, who, again, has not received one? Also, if you look at the list, you see the same people nominated over and over and over again. Ian McShane was never even nominated for Deadwood. Nobody from the Wire was ever nominated. Is that because they are less talented? Or is it because Emmy voters only watch the same five shows, and just keep nominating the actors from them over and over again until the show goes off the air and they have to pick somebody new.
Sep 21st, 2009 at 20:03 GMT
How did I not get KITT/Mr. Feeney for "St. Elsewhere"?! I typed every other actor from that show except him lol. Cool list, a lot of folks I wouldn't have expected, i.e. Tom Selleck and Bruce Willis.
Sep 21st, 2009 at 21:10 GMT
How the heck did Kiefer Sutherland win an Emmy for acting??
Sep 21st, 2009 at 22:08 GMT
I think I remembered every actor in St. Elsewhere other than the winner of the 1983 Emmy - it was the only reason I correctly guessed the identity of the actor from "Road to Avonlea". And tell me I wasn't the only one tempted to type in "Hirsch" as the winner from "Judd, for the Defense".
Sep 21st, 2009 at 23:33 GMT
lol i was same 4 st elsewhere i loved that show and 4got the great mr daniels. my bad.
Sep 25th, 2009 at 19:00 GMT
First of all, the Emmys (and the Oscars, for that matter) often make bewildering choices. The fact that Martin Sheen never won this particular award (when most of his co-stars won supporting Emmys) is absolutely astounding. That show was packed with superior actors, but he was easily the best of the bunch. That's when I stopped caring about these award shows, which don't seem to correspond in any way to the actual quality of the acting. (Another case study is this year's Oscars, in which the actors in that goofy slumdog movie beat out Meryl Streep and Philip Seymour Hoffman, who gave the performances of the decade in Doubt) Secondly, we seriously need to stop being so lazy with quizzes when it comes to putting in alternate spellings. Carol O'Connor is how 99.9% of people are gonna think it's spelled. It would have taken very little effort to put in that alt spelling. C'mon.
Sep 25th, 2009 at 19:01 GMT
@Sal: Right? I mean, 24 is an entertaining show, but it's not because of Kiefer's soap-opera-quality acting.
Sep 27th, 2009 at 05:01 GMT
I still can't believe Martin Sheen never won...
Sep 27th, 2009 at 18:02 GMT
Patinkin's corduroy pants won him that Emmy
Oct 6th, 2009 at 07:44 GMT
@johnlk Sorry so long in getting back to you. To be honest I don't know how they decide who gets nominated and who wins. But saying one actor is better than another is a very subjective thing. Can you prove that any of the other actors you mentioned were demonstrably better than the ones who won? My guess is that you can't. And I can't prove the ones who won really deserved it. So, I guess it's a stale mate unless you can prove somehow that they nominations and wins were fixed.
Dec 11th, 2009 at 17:32 GMT
What happened to 1964 and 1965?
Aug 22nd, 2010 at 22:57 GMT
I knew the older stuff, but from mid 80's on, it was sketchy at best. Good quiz....why its only rated at 3 circles is beyond me.
Aug 30th, 2010 at 19:53 GMT
Cranston just won his 3rd Emmy for Breaking Bad
Sep 12th, 2010 at 19:07 GMT
@tremblingaspen: 1964 and 1965 wasn't handed out.
Oct 10th, 2010 at 04:10 GMT
The writers of The Sopranos should have left the protagonist's name as James Gandolfini. Seriously the most awesome surname ever.
Jan 19th, 2012 at 01:28 GMT
johnlk, you do have a point. Kelsey Grammer's 4 straight emmys was ridiculous. I will say that I think Gandolfini was so astonishingly good that I thought he deserved the 3 he got, if not more. Both sides of the debate have merit. Philosophically I am opposed to a one and done policy, but it does seem like the voters are lazy in their repetition sometimes. On another topic: Kaz? Never heard of that show...
Mar 22nd, 2012 at 02:27 GMT
>.< I always refer to him as sipowicz
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