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Here's how we would award today's 'best' TV shows

In our dream world, the Emmys would give Abbi and Ilana all the awards.

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In our dream world, the Emmys would give Abbi and Ilana all the awards.



There's so much TV to watch, you guys. Awarding the "best" just seems silly. As viewers, we're pickier than ever, so of course we're gonna get mad when the Emmy Awards don't nominate and award our favorite shows. 

So they've tried to conquer this TV battlefield by redefining the categories. But now we have dramas and comedies that are grouped by time, not necessarily content. Amazon's Transparent is a considered a comedy, but I don't remember laughing much during its second season. A better example of a comedy crossing the drama line is FXX's You're the Worst. It gracefully captured a main character's slide into depression while still maintaining solid jokes and quick wit.

And then there are the shows that have never received Emmy love. The TV Academy never even awarded The Wire, arguably the best show of all time, for Outstanding Drama Series. Are you kidding me? The Americans has yet to see a major nomination. 


And we might never get to see what the fab Broad City duo Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer wear on the Emmy red carpet.

So let's have some fun, and make up our own categories, and award them to the most-deserving. 

Here's hoping this year we see more surprises than snubs. The Emmy nominations will be announced Thursday at 11:30 a.m. on the Emmys website. Anthony Anderson and Lauren Graham will host.

Jimmy Kimmel will host the 68th Annual Emmy Awards on Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. on ABC.

[Last modified: Monday, July 11, 2016 11:37am]


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