The Good Wife lost out, Game of Thrones affirmed its supremacy and RuPaul got a welcome nod but The People v OJ Simpson is set to be the story of the night
The shows that are of Emmy caliber are an exclusive (and somewhat arbitrary) club and breaking into the ranks can be exceptionally difficult, especially for established shows. However, this year we finally saw some old favorites get their due, and some new shows ascended to the VIP room of prestige television. But, of course, for all the glory of those recognized there is the indignity for those passed over or ignored.
The biggest new addition to the Emmy firmament is The Americans, long a critical favorite on FX but just getting recognition now that its into its fourth season (and only has two remaining). Not only did the 80s espionage drama get tapped for outstanding drama, but both of its stars, Matthew Rhys and Keri Russell, both got the nod for their duplicitous roles as Russian spies living in America.
Read more: www.theguardian.com