Emmys Categories That We Wish Existed

I am an awards show freak. I also happen to be a television show freak. Basically, my life is just a perpetual obsession of varying on-screen fiction and the accolades it deserves. You know, if my career didn’t immediately tip you off. Anyway, because of this preoccupation, I spend a lot of time pondering over awards shows, like the Emmys, and all of the dream categories that don’t exist but should. Like, a lot, a lot. Sue me.

So, because of my simultaneous excitement and slight disappointment over the impending 2015 Emmys, I figured why the hell shouldn’t I shine a light on the Emmy categories and winners that aren’t but should be? Right. I should. And, you know what else? I’ve taken a few liberties with the categorizations. For instance, Lead Actor, Supporting Actor, blah blah… Sometimes, a supporting actor can make an even bigger impact than the dude with all the screen time. Also, the blanket selection of one actor for an entire genre seems... wrong. I'm going to get a bit more specific, people. Let’s have a bit of fun with this one, shall we? The Emmys can admittedly be so stuffy with their rigid compartments of honor.

Here are my dream Emmy categories with the dream Emmy winners for each one.

Outstanding Portrayal Of A Character (Male Or Female) We Love To Hate


Terrance Howard, Empire

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Lena Headey, Game of Thrones

Outstanding Comedic Relief In A Drama Series

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Emily Bett Rickards, Arrow

Outstanding Execution Of An Accent

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Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones

Outstanding Supernatural/Horror Show

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The Walking Dead

Person Whose Portrayal Has You Convinced They'd Most Likely Save The Human Race In A Supernatural/Horror Show


Danai Gurira, The Walking Dead

Outstanding Dramedy Series

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Orange Is The New Black

Outstanding Portrayal Of A Dramedic Role

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Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black

Most Underrated Actor/Actress In A Series

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Emmy Rossum, Shameless

Outstanding Portrayal Of An Animal, By An Animal

Lucy the Dog, Parks and Recreation

Outstanding Actor (Male Or Female) In A Ryan Murphy Series, Other Than Jessica Lange

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Lea Michele, Glee

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Finn Wittrock, American Horror Story: Freak Show

Best Series To Sob In The Dark To

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Most Captivating Series

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These are just a few simple notes I humbly submit to the masses. And, you know, Emmys powers that be, I am for hire, if you're looking for that sort of thing.