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The 10 New Categories The Emmys Should Add For 2014

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The chief complaint about this year's Emmys, besides the ceremony airing at the same time as Breaking Bad: the nominees are too good, that the voters got it too right. That's according to a CNN article entitled, "Does anyone care about the Emmys?" which answers itself by its mere existence. Here are the main takeaways:

Why do the 65th Primetime Emmys feel so...meh?

One reason is the same-old, same-old factor: that the Emmys tend to nominate the same shows (or the same types of shows) every year, says longtime awards watcher Tom O'Neil of Goldderby.com.

Grantland's TV critic, Andy Greenwald, adds a corollary to O'Neil's observation. Nowadays, there's so much worthwhile programming out there that the Emmys, even when nominating good shows, feel safe, and conservative — and, therefore, somewhat dull. (Via)

I don't agree with this line of reasoning (should Top of the Lake NOT have been nominated?), but I want to help those who do. Below are 10 categories the Emmys should add for next year, with examples from this season, to spice things up a little and make the proceedings more Internet-friendly. In other words: MORE BOYD, PLEASE.

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Stephen Root

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Michael Shannon

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Chi McBride

Chi McBride

Jonathan Banks

Jonathan Banks

Ben and Kate

benkate

Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23

bitch apt 23

Happy Endings

helpful

The Killing (which should have been canned after a terrible season 2, not great season 3)

killing

Unsupervised

unsupervised

"Electric Love"

"Gene's Snake Song"

"The Harry Truman Song"

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Breaking Bad (not going to say which scenes for these shows, but I'm sure you can figure it out)

say my name

Game of Thrones

rains

The Killing

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Rectify

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Southland

southland

1-boydahole

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5-car2

03-quotes

06-astro-3

H. Jon Benjamin (Bob's Burgers and Archer)

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Kristen Schaal (Bob's Burgers and Gravity Falls)

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John DiMaggio (Futurama and Adventure Time)

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Alison Hendrix

Alison-Hendrix

Cosima Niehaus

Cosima Niehaus

Helena

helena

Hank Venture

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The Simpsons/Game of Thrones

hodor simpsons

Portlandia/Battlestar Galactica

last episode

Community/Game of Thrones

troy-game-of-thrones

Happy Endings/The Wire

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SNL/Homeland

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Mad Men/30 Rock

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Raising Hope/Sons of Anarchy

sons hope

bannister

badass scene

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