10 Dramas That Deserve An Emmy Nomination In 2015
Every year Hollywood’s small-scene stars compete for their industry’s biggest prize…the Emmy Award. Presented every September, the nominations come out the previous July and the competition’s end signals the official beginning of the new fall season. While Emmy voters are notorious for seemingly nominating the same series and actors every year, it is also fun to speculate what a “perfect” ballot could look like. Join Fame10 as we go through a number of top categories and call out which series and stars had a banner 2014-2015 and deserve to be in Emmy’s golden light.
Disclaimer: Many of these entries include mild spoilers so if you are not caught up, you may want be careful navigating certain entries.
Bonus: Sons Of Anarchy
This may very well be the best show Emmy voters refuse to acknowledge. Yes, it’s dark, gritty and violent, but so was The Sopranos and that was an Academy favorite. It’s also not like FX doesn’t get its share of the spotlight as well, with series like Fargo, The Shield and Rescue Me among those that in the past have gotten nominations (and wins).
Regardless, this is the last chance for Kurt Sutter’s series to get the recognition it deserves (even if Sutter and crew now wear the snubs as a badge of honor). The show’s final season held nothing back and everything only got more insane as Jax’s (Charlie Hunnam) mission of vengeance resulted in the show’s bloodiest season ever. It was raw, emotional and expertly crafted…three things that usually entice voters. Come on Emmy voters, get this one right!
Speaking of FX series not getting their due, this list would be incomplete without re-visiting the brilliance that is Justified. Based on the novel by Elmore Leonard, the drama about the fictional Southern town of Harlan has consistently been enjoyable since the start.
To be fair, it is not like the Emmy voters are completely ignoring the series as its guest cast has netted a few awards and its main characters have been recognized with nominations (but oddly enough not the series itself). Guided by Graham Yost, the final season was everything that made the show great and, along with guest star Sam Elliot (who himself will likely be nominated), if there was a time for Timothy Olyphant and his ensemble to get that “big” nod this is it!