June 26 — the cutoff date for the 2015 Emmy Awards nomination voting — is only a day 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 get in touch with our inner Sons of Anarchy and unleash some unsanctioned justice on the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences.
With that said, we present the tenth of our Emmy Screening Room submissions: Bates Motel‘s Vera Farmiga, for Outstanding Lead 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: Desperate to keep blackmailer Bob Paris from learning that her son, budding psycho Norman, murdered his father, Norma (Farmiga) breaks into the home of ally Alex (Nestor Carbonell) in hopes of retrieving the evidence against the crooked politician that he wants back. But, instead of hand it over, the sheriff challenges Norma to tell him the truth about her husband’s “accidental” death — and, in a roundabout way, about her feelings for him.
Press PLAY above for the full scene, then share your thoughts on whether Farmiga should/will make the Emmy ballot.