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
Lena Headey, Game of Thrones
Outstanding Comedic Relief In A Drama Series
Emily Bett Rickards, Arrow
Outstanding Execution Of An Accent
Peter Dinklage, Game of Thrones
Outstanding Supernatural/Horror Show
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
Orange Is The New Black
Outstanding Portrayal Of A Dramedic Role
Uzo Aduba, Orange Is The New Black
Most Underrated Actor/Actress In A Series
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
Lea Michele, Glee
Finn Wittrock, American Horror Story: Freak Show
Best Series To Sob In The Dark To
Most Captivating Series
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.