June 26 — the cutoff date for the 2015 Emmy Awards nomination voting — is just days away. And that’s a source of both great anticipation and nameless dread for those of us obsessed with quality television.
Team TVLine has already brought you our Dream Emmy Ballots in 10 key Emmy races — click here to see our picks! — but we wanted to make one last push on behalf of a few favorites whose work was so outstanding this year that the possibility of a snub makes us want to channel Cookie on Empire and wallop some fools with a broom.
With that said, we present the second of our Emmy Screening Room submissions: The Leftovers‘ Carrie Coon, for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Drama Series. We defy you to watch from start to finish and tell us she shouldn’t hear her name called when nominees are announced on July 16.
The setup: After attending a conference related to the Sudden Departure — during which her ID badge was stolen by an impostor, and she verbally sparred with an opportunistic self-help author — Nora (Coon) is introduced to Holy Wayne (Paterson Joseph), who allegedly absorbs the grief of those affected by the Departure. Upon realizing that Nora lost her husband and two kids in the event, Wayne offers to take away her pain. Nora, despite her skepticism, allows him to do so.
Press PLAY above for the full scene , then share your thoughts on whether Coon should/will make the Emmy ballot.