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  1. If you want to think a nom means something as to who is a better actor, that's fine, but it really doesn't. I may see it a bit differently as I've gotten two local awards for acting, and people I think are much better actors (not to mention people whose opinions I respect, think so also), and in fact know more than I learned from them, haven't gotten any. If it came down to one of them or me, I'm willing to be the director will take them over me every time. If you need me to specify fine. Mayim's nominations for Amy, versus those who haven't been nominated mean nothing as far as who is a better actor. More than one, for different character types or in different genres can mean something. Although, as I point out, it's not infallible, but a good indication, simply because two very different characters lessen the chance of it being a serendipitous pairing. You don't have to know what arguments are valid, to know what arguments are invalid. That would be fine by me. BTW, what awards are considered valid awards? I usually go with other actors and critics, but you may have a different opinion. But, if acting is difficult to measure in an objective way, doesn't that make the awards highly subjective? Hehehehehe, yeah, we agree here. Kaley's in a better position than Mayim, simply because she's made more salary and backend of the show. Although, I really don't see either of them worrying about money. I also don't see them giving up acting completely. Maybe not a full series, but a guest staring role, a movie here or there. Kaley did quite a few TV movies before and during the first years of TBBT. Mayim recently did one and they both do voice over work. So they will probably be able to keep as busy, acting wise, as they want.
  2. Yes, here's what I responded to: Insinuating Mayim was a better actress, because of the nominations. When in fact the noms mean nothing as to who is a better actor. Unless you are saying the nominations mean something, when it comes to claiming who is a better actor, but I haven't seen you say that. I've never claimed they weren't deserved. Since we both agree that a nomination is due to acting ability and character, do you agree that just because Mayim has been nominated and Kaley hasn't, it doesn't mean that Mayim's a better actress? Go back and look. I said nominations based on one character are not a valid measure of how good an actor is. Actors nominated for more than one role,(or like Ed Asner, one character and winning for both drama and comendy) is a better indication that the actor is a good one. Not infallible, but a pretty good indication. This goes back to actors like Don Knotts and Kelsey Grammar. Both won multiple Emmys, but never were nominated for any other role. In fact, Don Knotts spent the rest of his career (and the time previous to it, if you go look) playing variations of Barney fife. He was brilliant in that particular role, but not so much in any role that didn't have a Barney Fife component. If Mayim had nominations (Emmy) other than Amy (or a clone of Amy), then I would say she's would be better than Kaley. But for only one character, that appears to one of those serendipitous coming together of actor and character. Why do you think Meryl Streep is so revered by the acting community. She's not tied to one character, or one genre, or one medium. I don't know, I'm not trying to argue that side. But the supporting arguments so far, are not valid. If you want to have the opinion that she is the best actor on the show, because of the nominations, that's fine, but it's really not any kind of valid support. Her other Emmy noms are zero. If you want to get into other awards, you'll note my response to Kathy that Kaley won an award (in the higher category of staring, rather than supporting) the same year Mayim was only nominated. But, that doesn't make Kaley, a better actor. In fact, like Mayim's nominations, "it really means nothing".
  3. I thought we were talking about Emmys. But, if you want to talk about other awards, Kaley has three nominations (for two different shows) in this category and won a The Satellite Award for best actress. Mayim was nominated that year for supporting but didn't win. But I'm not going to claim that Kaley is a better actress because she won and Mayim didn't. Her and Mayim have each been nominated for and won a Critic's Choice Award.
  4. I do, and the reason is because of the character and her acting ability. Not that she is better actor than anyone else. TV's and Movies are not like other fields. It's not usually the best person, it's the more well known, the more needed, the one that's been there longer, the one that will bring in more money, or even other reasons, who gets paid more. Just like nominations are not necessarily indicative of who is a better actor than someone else. Chris Pratt is making a whole lot more money these days, and it has nothing to do with being a better actor than he used to be. It's simply because he was needed for the sequel to "Guardians of the Galaxy" or he was coming off of "Jurassic World" which pulled in a lot of money and of some new movies wanted a draw.
  5. Look, I'm not the one that insinuated Mayim got the nominations because she is a great actor. I was just pointing that if she was so much better than the others, she would have a nomination for something other than Amy, she doesn't. Or, as I said in another later post, it's a rare combination of actor and character. Then, why didn't you castigate those that insinuate that Mayim is a better actor than Kaley, solely because of those nominations? If they aren't the one and only reference, then they can't be used to claim one actor is better than another, wouldn't you agree? The serendipitous combination is a point I've made over and over again. No, it's because of combination of her acting and the character. For me it's always been that claiming she is a better actress, just because she has the nominations and others don't, is incorrect. I'd buy that point if she had nominations for something other than Amy. You want an example of it being the actor, for the same character? Ed Asner. He WON an Emmy as best actor in a comedy and best actor in a drama, for the same character. Or another example would be Bryan Cranston who got comedy nominations for Malcom in the Middle and Won an Emmy for drama. I've never said otherwise. My complaint, all along, are the comments that because she has those nominations, she is somehow better than the other actors. And, I've yet to see a valid point supporting that, other than "I think" or "I believe". If people want to think or believe that, that's fine, but it's not a valid supporting argument. That can be turned around to "put Mayim in another role, and lets see how many nominations she gets". We know the answer to that, zero. That's doesn't make her a bad actress. It's also not fair to claim one actor is better than the other, based only on nominations for one character. You get several nominations, for several different characters, you may have a point.
  6. Winning is a bit of a crapshoot, not so much nominations (although, if there are a lot of good candidates for a particular year, it becomes a crapshoot for those also). I just don't buy that Mayim wasn't a good enough actress, prior to TBBT and her first two years playing Amy, to be nominated. Then for four years, she was all of a sudden good enough to get nominated four years in a row. Then fall back to not even being nominated for the year of the Shamy breakup, when a lot of the emotional scenes actors live for, were present. Look, the cast is all good. Kaley, Johnny, and Mayim all have been working in the industry for over 25 years. You don't get that, if you are not a good actor. But to try to base who is better than the other, off of nominations only gleaned from one character, is rather misleading.
  7. Where's Mayim's nominations for Blossom? The Secret Life of an American Teenager? How about her portrayal of Nancy Kurshan? Or her part in Curb Your Enthusiasm? Or, are you saying she just happen to become a good actor when she started playing Amy? But, that wouldn't explain The Flight Before Christmas, as that happened while she was playing Amy. So which is it? Are you saying her acting isn't very good, until she plays Amy, when it becomes extraordinary? I see it, as a happens a lot, that she is a good actress who happen to land in a role is different and noteworthy enough that she got noticed for her work. Or, as is far more likely as it is for most actors, actors like Kelsey Grammar and Don Knotts (among so many others) who only got Emmy nods for a particular character and for none of their other work, the character has quite a bit to do with award nominations?
  8. Which really means nothing. The character she plays has a lot more to do with the nominations than the acting. In the comedy awards it's much more the characters, than it is the acting. This is not to say Kaley is a better actor than Mayim.
  9. Heres's our chance to tell CBS how wonderful things are going with our favorite couple. If you rant or are aggressive, you are less likely to be taken seriously. So, don't rant, be respectful. Simply give your opinions on how you feel the last few seasons have gone and explain what your actions will be, or have been, if things continue to be the same.
  10. No, it wasn't. Centered on two physicists. Sure, they live together. But that doesn't mean the story isn't told from Leonard's point of view. Why would it? As I said, it can be centered on both of them (after all, quite a bit of the action takes place in their apartment, which would be centered on both of them. However, the viewpoint with Leonard was interested in Penny, not Sheldon is from Leonard's point of view (explaining it to Sheldon). Leonard being interested in Sheldon, not Penny, it also told from Leonard's point of view (Leonard explaining it to Penny). Raj and Howard started as friends with Leonard and state in the first season that it's because of Leonard that they hang out with Sheldon, that's from Leonard's viewpoint. It was also described, by Bill Prady as Penny pulling Leonard out of the nerd world, and Sheldon pulling him back into the nerd world. That can't be told from Penny's point of view or from Sheldon's point of view. Only from Leonard's point of view. Can you explain why saying the show is centered on two people, HAS to mean the viewpoint of the show has to be from both of them? Early in the run of the show, it's Sheldon reacting to mostly Leonard. That's not Sheldon's viewpoint, that's simply Sheldon's reaction.
  11. I can't do GIFs, so I do numbers. I did it over various parts of four days. It also coincided with a fibro flare up, so there wasn't much else I could do.
  12. Fixed, thanks. There was 5:10 in total time for episode 10-7. There was 5:10 in alone time for 10-8, somehow, I got them mixed up. I thought I had already put it up. I did a quick check and I think that it. But, I'm more than willing to be corrected again, if anyone finds something. I think accuracy is more important than me worrying if I got it right. . Starting season nine today.
  13. OK, I've got the Season Ten screen time's finished. I created the various posts for each of the seasons yesterday, and when the image is put up, most won't see a new post in that thread. However, you will see a new post here, and I'll link to it. You'll notice that I have the main cast members, then the three main ships, then the gang, guys, and girls. Then finally, any other pairings. One thing to note about the show times, the introduction runs 20 seconds. The end credits run 30 seconds. So, if you take 50 seconds off the show time, you'll get the actual running times for the episode (this includes any "Previously on The Big Bang Theory) that may show up. I'm not going to offer any guarantees for times, but it all should be damn close (I'm talking within 20 seconds or so). I'm quite sure the rounding introduced errors here and there. There were also times where I had to make a call as to when someone entered or exited. And I won't rule out addition errors. But, if anyone wants to correct any errors they think they've found, feel free to contact me via PM and we'll discuss it. I still have all my paperwork. All the raw numbers are in the image of the spread sheet. Here are some percentage numbers, (there were 460:45 minutes of total screen time for the year). I've also added a few other things that interest me. Name % of total time. Sheldon 56% Leonard 45% Amy 43% Penny 37% Howard 35% Raj 32% Bernadette 25% Stuart 09% Amy had almost as much time as Leonard and Howard had almost as much as Penny. In terms of couples, Shamy was on screen for 134:05 minutes (29%), Lenny for 100:20 (22%) and Howardette for 63:35 (14%). The interesting part is that of that 134:05 of Shamy time, 62:10 of that, they were the only two people on screen, over 50% of their couple time. For Lenny, 22 minutes of their screen time, were just them on screen, only 22%. For Howardette, 22:30 of their time were alone, 35% of their total time. A couple of things in terms of the raw time numbers. Shamy had more time as a couple, on screen (both by themselves and with others) than Bernadette got by herself. Also, Howardette, although getting a third less total couple time than Lenny, actually had thirty seconds more screen time by themselves than Lenny had. And finally, the most important couple CinnaRaj, were in scenes for four minutes, and forty seconds, more than quite a few other pairings. Feel free to ask me questions, if there are things you don't understand, or want to know.
  14. This is not a knock on you bfm, just some examples of how we have to look at things. And how, exactly, do we determine which comments were made out of love, and which comments were not? One of the reasons for the supportive statement restriction was exactly this problem. Because, for example, we were running into the problem where if one person, who was seen as a Lenny supporter made a negative comment, it was generally thought to be okay. Where as, the same negative comment, made by someone who wasn't a Lenny supporter, was considered a problem. And, of course, we got why was this one allowed, but not the other. Generally, we allow anyone to post in ship threads, even if they aren't members of that ship. All they have to do is follow the rules of that particular thread. We would also have to determine exactly who gets to post. Do we allow only declared Lennys to post? What about those who aren't shippers but have a complaint about Lenny? Do we allow supported statements from non-Lenny and neutral people, or only from Lennys? I think you can see some of the trade off we have to have.
  15. Guys, a Ship Zone is for generally supportive statements for a particular ship, and does not allow negative comments about other ships, or other characters. This is to prevent debate about other ships or characters in a particular ship's thread. Or to prevent negative comments about the particular ship. This thread is a perfect example of the opposite to a ship thread. There were negative comments about Lenny. There were critical comments about Sheldon, and there were rebuttals to the comments about Sheldon. All those would not be allowed in a ship thread. To turn this into a ship thread, all the negative comments about Lenny would have to be removed. All the negative comments about any other characters would have to be removed, and all the rebuttals would have to be removed. A suggestion would be, if you don't want rebuttals to your posts concerning other characters, don't post negative comments about other characters. It may not stop all of the rebuttals, but it will lessen them.