Emmy Awards 2015 Categories That We All Wish Existed

September 20, 2015


We may give the Emmys props for adding Kunle Afolayan and Tunde Kelani to the Emmy jury, but why? The truth is that these men are damn good filmmakers, so it took them long enough!

The Emmys are pretty shortsighted, often repeating old shows for award categories even though there are waaaaaaay better shows on air. And since they won’t recognize some of these shows for their glory, this is Zikoko’s comprehensive list of the award categories, featuring shows and actors/actresses that we know the Emmys will NEVER recognize, but we secretly wish they did:

Best Use of Narration

For every time you wanted to hand the narrator an Emmy for being so awesome!

Jane the Virgin, The CW

A to Z, NBC

Fresh Off the Boat, ABC

Black-ish, ABC

Show with the Best Premiere

Wouldn’t you like to award the reason you watched episode 2?

Mr Robot, USA

You’re the Worst, FX

Unreal, Lifetime

Inside Amy Schumer, Comedy Central

Jane the Virgin, The CW

Best Use of Product Placement

Yes, we get it. They gave you money.

Vampire Diaries, The CW

Mad Men, AMC

House of Cards, NetFlix

Suits, USA

Modern Family, ABC

Best “let’s give someone else this award” Show/Actor

Please let someone else – anyone else – hold the moon man.

Modern Family, ABC

Julia Louis Dreyfus, Veep

Jim Parsons, The Big Bang Theory

Most Overdue Actress

We still don’t understand why they haven’t got their due.

Tatiana Maslany, Orphan Black

Amy Poehler, Parks and Recreation

Mae Whitman, Parenthood

Eden Sher, The Middle

Christine Baranski, The Good Wife

Most Overdue Actor

For Gods’ sakes. Just give one of them!

John Hamm, Mad Men

Kevin Spacey, House of Cards

Louis C.K, Louie

Most Overdue Show

Really? Really? Wonder who they offended on the jury…

Parks and Recreation, NBC

Orange Is the New Black, Netflix

Show we’re most glad is not on the air anymore to win awards

No more cameos or crystal meth.

Entourage, HBO

Breaking Bad, AMC

Best “Hahahaaa, a-holes!” Show

To the shows that shock us, time and time again.

Girls, HBO

Broad City, Comedy Central

You’re the Worst, FX

Best “the Emmys don’t know it exists even though it’s freaking great” Show

They’re here, they’re great, they’re unrecognized.

Broad City, Comedy Central

You’re the worst, FX

Orphan Black, BBC America

The Middle, ABC

Satisfaction, USA

Best “How did this make it on air” Show

No words.

Ballers, HBO

Eye Candy, MTV

Scream, MTV

Bad Judge, NBC

Manhattan Love Story, ABC

State of Affairs, NBC

Best “Why is This Still on air” Show

Who the hell signed off on new seasons of these?!

Devious Maids, Lifetime

Suits, USA

Vampire Diaries, The CW

The Game, BET

Scorpion, CBS

Finding Carter, MTV

2 Broke Girls, CBS

True Detective, HBO

 

As you can see, we weren’t lying! Which other categories would you like to see in the Emmy Awards list? Let us know…

Join The Conversation

Bring a friend.

You'll like this

February 19, 2021

Old Nollywood definitely had its problems. Corny storylines, really bad CGI etc. But one thing they were consistent with is giving us iconic campus queens who were all running things. I love them so much I decided to make a guide on how to be an old Nollywood campus bad girl. Get Your Fashion Game […]

Watch

Now on Zikoko

Recommended Quizzes

October 29, 2019

We are going to be attempting to guess when you’ll marry based on your favourite Nigerian foods. What does your fave swallow have to do with when you’ll tie the knot? Please, don’t ask complicated questions. This quiz is rigorous and accurate (don’t quote us), so just take it already. QUIZ: Why Do You Have […]

February 26, 2020

Are you all set for marriage, or are you still figuring it out? Well, if you’re curious to know the answer, then this is the quiz for you. All you have to do is create your own ideal Nollywood wedding film, and we’ll tell you if you’re ready to say “I do”. Go ahead:

December 3, 2019

Are you a professional Yoruba demon? Are you walking around in search of whose life you can wreck at any given time? Well, this quiz knows exactly how many hearts you’ve shattered to date, and before you lie that your result is inaccurate, just remember that Zikoko is never wrong. Now, take it and be […]

November 19, 2019

Regardless of what society has tried to tell us, enjoying sex is not something to be ashamed of. So, in a bid to celebrate our generation’s sexual agency, we’ve created a quiz that will accurately (again, keep your complaints to yourself) infer how many people you’ve spelt with. Try it out: 11 Quizzes For The […]

October 30, 2019

Kemi Adetiba’s King of Boys movie got a lot of things right, especially casting, so yes, it was a monster hit. Now, we know you may not have put much thought to this, but the personalities of some of the characters closely match yours, and we would like to help you find the perfect match. […]

December 29, 2021

A new year is right around the corner. Before we go into 2022, enjoy some of our top quizzes from this year. 1. QUIZ: Only Nigerian Gen Z’ers Can Make It To The End Of This Musicians Quiz Forget about your age. If you can make it to the end of this quiz, you’re definitely […]

More from Pop

Watch

Trending Videos

Zikoko Originals

December 14, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
November 2, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
October 26, 2020
A collection of videos documenting some of the events of the EndSARS protests.
June 22, 2020
'The Couch' is a Zikoko series featuring real life stories from anonymous people.
June 22, 2020
Hacked is an interesting new series by Zikoko made up of fictional but hilarious chat conversations.
June 4, 2020
What happens when a group of chatty young Nigerians talk about things they're passionate about? You get Nigerians talk. A show that discusses very familiar struggles for the average Nigerian. From relationship deal breakers to sex education with Nigerian parents to leaving Nigeria, be prepared for a ride.
June 2, 2020
Quickie is a video series where everyone featured gets only one minute to rant, review or do absolutely anything.
May 14, 2020
Isolation Diary is a Zikoko series that showcases what isolation is like for one young Nigerian working from home due to the Coronavirus pandemic.
March 12, 2020
Life is already hard. Deciding where to eat and get the best lifestyle experiences, isn't something you should stress about. Let VRSUS do that for you.

Z! Stacks

Here's a rabbit hole of stories to lose yourself in:

Zikoko amplifies African youth culture by curating and creating smart and joyful content for young Africans and the world.
X