I’ll confess that I don’t usually pay as much attention to the Emmys as I do to, say, the Oscars or the Tonys; this is because I find the Emmys to be pretty repetitive year to year. Often, it’s the same shows getting nominated for the same shows over and over and over again, and there comes a point where it stops being interesting and starts being… well, boring.
2013’s nominations kind of fall into that same trap—but it’s nice to see the beginnings of what could be a pretty impressive shakeup as time goes on. This past year saw Internet-based programming really take off with Netflix’s original and sort-of original series offerings, two of which landed some pretty plum nominations: House of Cards and Arrested Development. House of Cards is up for Outstanding Drama Series, Best Actor in a Drama Series for Kevin Spacey, and Best Actress in a Drama Series for Robin Wright; Arrested Development, meanwhile, had a triumphant return with Jason Bateman earning a nod for Best Actor in a Comedy Series.
Most people don’t realize how long the list of Emmy nominations is; between the eight million producers each reality program has and the scads and scads of non-scripted shows on the list, it’s massive. So, check out the full listhere—but click on over to the next page to see the highlights (or, as we like to call it, the good stuff—y’know, Best Drama, Best Comedy, Best Miniseries, all the fabulous acting nominations, and so on).
The 2013 Emmy Awards will air on Sunday, September 22 at 8pm EST/5pm PST on CBS.
Tell us: Who are you rooting for this year?