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Feb 11 2013, 11:23 AM
- May 20, 2009
Nice to know I'm not alone in thinking they suck.
- Feb 11 2013, 11:21 AM
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- Feb 10 2013, 04:09 PM
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I am not a fan of JS's character, but if he chose not to submit, I don't see it as an act of "biting the hand that feeds you". At least he recognizes the fact that maybe he did not have great material that is at par with the competing field OR maybe that he did not have something as consistently great material as what he had in the previous years. At the end of the day, it is also the discretion of the actor/ actress whether they want to submit or not. If it makes him sleep better at night, then good for him.
On the other hand, I don't know if I can say the same for GG and SC. Have they had good material compared to the other actors in other soap / competitive playing field? Maybe yes, but in my opinion, a big resounding no. :D
I don't have a problem with people choosing not to submit, but I think it's ridiculous for actors like JS or AS or AZ (who I don't think has ever done this) to claim they didn't have the material. The show is horribly inconsistent, but the lead actors get all kinds of Emmy bait constantly. The overall story sucks but the individual scenes are what matters here, and they've all had ample opportunity to shine. Don't get me wrong. I think they all have sucked, but it hasn't been for lack of material.
Actually what JS said was that he personally didn't think the work was up to the caliber necessary. I didn't take that to be a knock on the material he was given but rather that he apparently didn't feel he delivered a performance that was worthy.
And AS mentioned that she couldn't find an entire episode that she felt was strong enough - again, I took that to be referring to her opinion of her own performance.
I do think that the change in the rules - now requiring an entire episode rather than random scenes from a variety of episodes - probably makes it more challenging for actors to find what they'd like to submit. I don't necessarily think that's a bad thing, either - because over the years we've seen people win Emmys for a random stand alone scene when the people that lost to them had a much more consistent and larger body of work.