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…

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