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What are the quickest ways to win an Emmy?

August 11, 2011 |  4:30 pm

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Our forum posters are having lots of fun responding to a hilariously snide photo gallery at Gold Derby compiled by senior editor Daniel Montgomery: "10 quickest ways to win an Emmy."

Montgomery cites examples like "Host an awards show," citing how Neil Patrick Harris failed to win an Emmy year after year for "How I Met Your Mother," but claimed one for emceeing the Tonys. Other examples: "Write a song with Andy Samberg" (Justin Timberlake) and "Host a parade" (Ryan Seacrest, Kelly Ripa). Below are some additions by our message-board commentators:

adamunc:  Be a Known-Name Actress and Get a Scenery-Chewing Guest Shot on "Law & Order: SVU." (Unless you're Angela Lansbury.)

thesmartone: Tell that to Debra Messing.

Beau Salant: Announce the Emmy Nominees, Compete Against Sofia Vergara, Be a Dramatic Actress from Showtime in a Comedy Category, Give Birth on TV, Die/Battle a Disease on TV

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-- Tom O'Neil

Photo: Jennifer Aniston lost best comedy actress twice at the Emmys, but finally prevailed in 2002 with the "Friends" episode submission "The One Where Rachel Has a Baby." Credit: NBC

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