"Till that hour comes, I am practicing as often as I can in arms, so as to meet you as a noble knight face-to-face, for I hope that with the favor of that beautiful and virtuous lady who is your niece, half the honor of our fight will be mine."
- The Dauphin Francis, aged 6, in a letter to the Duke of Guise dated 21 May 1551, expressing his wish to someday joust with the duke in the hopes of impressing his future bride, Mary Stuart
Honestly, what’s stopping the person that sent this confession in from doing a ‘fan campaign’ for the one they deem worthy or all of them? Nothing. They’d rather complain because its not their favorite getting the Emmy nod. I think it really speaks for itself that up until now none of them have gotten a nod until Melissa pulled one off this year. If the others want one, they need to step up their game. Melissa deserves this. I’m not saying she’s the only one that does, but she’s the one that has gotten the Emmy buzz. Don’t make this a bad thing. And why does it matter what her fans are doing? It doesn’t. If you feel that strongly about it, you know what to do. Right?
Well, the answer is, this fan DID try to get a fan campaign going, but it only got a handful of reblogs so it failed miserably, thus their frustration.
If TWD fandom believes that everyone on TWD is deserving of an Emmy, and that TWD itself was Emmy worthy this year, then they’d be saying so - they are not (except for a small few), because it simply wasn’t good enough this year. And being a fan doesn’t mean you have to be blinded to the reality of how the show stands up in the real world against other dramas, and sadly this season it simply didn’t.
Anyway, the Norman fandom can campaign for HIS Emmy if they like - he’s already invited to Emmy “dos” so they have a start. Why they haven’t, is their own doing, not the fault of Melissa fans.
*First thing is first - a fan campaign is not going to, nor does it exist solely to try and “get” an Emmy nomination/award for MMB! As much as her fans love and admire her, “the fans” don’t have any kind of power or pull in the “TV Award” world to have a say whether she gets one or not! We are of the opinion that she deserves one and we would be ridiculously happy if her talent was finally recognized BUT unfortunately, regardless of the campaigning enthusiasm fan support ultimately isn’t capable of that level of influence.
Luckily we don’t actually “need” to even attempt creating any kind of buzz or hype about this because MMB’s talent was more than enough to be noticed by the ones who indeed have a say when it comes to nominations. The “fan campaign” you are referring to is there to simply spread the word, celebrate her achievement and show support! The MMB and Carol fan base is not doing anything that different or unheard-of with the organized social media “campaigning” AND the fan base of the other nominees is free to do exactly the same thing to boost the visibility of their “choice” candidate. Your statement is essentially faulting MMB fans for supporting and celebrating an actress they love BECAUSE the fans of the others aren’t compelled or inspired to organize a campaign of their own.
Apparently, some think TV/Movie awards are like running for class president or class goof ball. Seriously, kids, its not.
No amount of campaigning from fans will make an award-giving body give a handful of awards to any actor. Except when its supposed to be a fan-voting award. But the rest, its the industry people, media people who vote for that actor to win the award.
"Melissa McBride, “The Walking Dead” (AMC) – Don’t look at the flowers; instead, vote for McBride. She was the star of “The Grove,” which by our own opinion is the best episode that the series has ever done. While we were bummed by the extended absence of Carol on the show, but it was all worth it to come back to this."
***The thing that needs emphasizing is this - Melissa McBride (Carol) was effectively absent for most of TWD Season 4 and was given arguably one of the most challenging and polarizing story arcs of the series BUT despite all of that still managed to be “noticed” and hailed as one of the best actresses the show has in it’s ranks.
The emotional material she was presented with was not only controversial in nature but also designed to emphasizeCarol’s transformation from a woman who was unable to make decisions and didn’t believe she had the right to make them TO someone who was capable of making the toughest calls that most of her male co-stars balked at and refused to even contemplate.
Melissa McBride plays Carol as a survivor, zombie apocalypse or not, and that is exactly what the audience connects to and thereby reacts to. If TWD and AMC want to be award-worthy they have to feature award-worthy actors and award-worthy material.
Melissa McBride and “The Grove” is a marvelous example of just that!
Y’all know Eros (God of Love) is the son of Ares (God of War) and Aphrodite (Goddess of Beauty and Love) so he’d likely have some moments of ‘battles’ in his system.
I think Reign/CW/WB just made an epic success in casting Toby Regbo as Francis. His handsome face, big blue expressive eyes, and beautiful smile, doesn’t take it away how good of an actor he is. Any other actor as Francis would have been so CW-cheesy. And that would kill the character and maybe, the show.