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!
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