9 days ago | Variety - TV News
With five debut series cracking what is arguably the most venerated category at the Emmys, the Television Academy signaled a willingness to expand its definition of what makes an Emmy-worthy drama. By the numbers, it was an intriguing year: 180 series submitted for the category, the highest number ever. Four of the seven nominees are on streaming services; three of the seven are science-fiction shows; and three are led by ensembles anchored by women. Statistically, this is a magnificent array of shows — indicative of the changing nature of Hollywood and the breadth of options now available to viewers.
It’s baffling that voters overlooked “The Americans” just one year after ushering it into the drama series nominees — and it’s really disappointing, if not surprising, that “The Leftovers” failed to impress the Academy. There are a few other worthy shows floating around — “Halt and Catch Fire,” also on AMC, is one of my personal favorites, and