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Students debate award hopefuls
Published: Thursday, September 19, 2013
Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013 00:09
With award season fast approaching, students sound off on the front-runners and underdogs as “The 65th Annual Emmy Awards” will be held Sunday, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.
“I think he is a beautiful person inside and out, so I think he will make a good host,” said Elizabeth Lim, freshman biology major. “He will be a grand ring master bringing the Emmy’s seamlessly together.”
One of the most anticipated categories of the night is Outstanding Drama Series. The front-runner is “Breaking Bad,” but the real question is who will win Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series.
“John Hamm from ‘Mad Men’ [should win],” said Nelson Holmes, sophomore psychology major. “He’s been rocking it since day one, but this year was his strongest season yet.”
Sophomore mathematics major Taylor Wilson, however, disagrees.
“I think Kevin Spacey should win an Emmy for his performance in ‘House of Cards,’ the Netflix-produced show,” Wilson said. “He was brilliant in the role and kept you on the edge of your seat. He held all the power and you were never quite sure of his plan, but you knew he had one.”
The other category up for grabs is Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series. Claire Danes has won the past two years for “Homeland,” but Holly Berckenhoff, freshmen ocean engineering major, said she believes a change is in order.
“Connie Britton in ‘Nashville’ [should win],” Berckenhoff said. “The show has shown her as not only an actress, but also as a singer, and she has killed it at both.”
Other major categories include Outstanding Supporting Actor and Actress in a Drama Series. For the supporting actor category, Aaron Paul is considered a favorite for “Breaking Bad.”
For supporting actress, the main question is whether Maggie Smith will continue her streak for her role on the British hit ‘Downton Abbey,’ for which she has won the past two years.
For the past three years, “Modern Family” has swept the category of Outstanding Comedy Series, but Nathaniel Lane, junior chemical engineering major, said he thinks Louis CK should win this year.
“He is a comedic genius,” Lane said. “So awkward and real. He deserves to win for acting, writing and directing.”
For a lesser-discussed category like Outstanding Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, Anisa Wakil, freshmen aerospace engineering major, said she wants Jessica Lange from “American Horror Story” to win.
“I think she’s going to win because she can nail any character she plays, from a disgustingly evil nun to a drugged-up mental hospital patient,” Wakil said.
The Emmy Awards will air at 7 p.m. on CBS.