The 10 New Categories The Emmys Should Add For 2014

By 09.20.13

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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.

Outstanding Character Actor Who Should Be In Everything

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Stephen Root

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Michael Shannon

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Chi McBride

Chi McBride

Jonathan Banks

Jonathan Banks

Outstanding Series That Was Unjustly Cancelled

Ben and Kate

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Don’t Trust the B—- in Apartment 23

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Happy Endings

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

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Unsupervised

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Outstanding Original Music and Lyrics From a Bob's Burgers Song

“Electric Love”

“Gene’s Snake Song”

“The Harry Truman Song”

Outstanding Ron Swanson Face GIF That Sums Up My Feelings On the Emmys Lack Of Parks And Recreation Love

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Outstanding Gut-Wrenching Scene In a Drama Series

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

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Game of Thrones

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The Killing

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Rectify

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Southland

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Outstanding Boyd Crowder Quote That I Want Tattooed On My Soul

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Outstanding Voice Actor/Actress In Multiple Outstanding Animated Programs

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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Outstanding Clone In a Clone Series

Alison Hendrix

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Cosima Niehaus

Cosima Niehaus

Helena

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Hank Venture

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Outstanding Existing TV Show Reference In a Series

The Simpsons/Game of Thrones

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Portlandia/Battlestar Galactica

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Community/Game of Thrones

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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

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Outstanding Dog With a Blog

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