Way to make everybody feel bad about themselves, over-achiever HBO!
Due to HBO’s obliteration of the competition in long-form categories at the Emmys, there’s now talk of splitting up the awards between TV series and longform cable projects/TV movies.
Opponents to the proposition of splitting the awards show in half argue a few points, which make plenty of sense. Here are some of the highlights of the argument:
-HBO brings high-profile A-list talent to the Emmys
-HBO deserves the awards, since they devote the time, energy, and money to their projects
-If other networks start creating miniseries and longform projects in the future, it would make it difficult to have two separate awards shows
Here are some of the anti-HBO arguments:
-Other networks can’t afford the major budgets that HBO devotes to projects, and therefore they are at a loss
-Shows that the majority of people watch aren’t represented and given recognition at the Emmys
-Categories such as the one for reality show hosts were not represented at the Emmys, which doesn’t make sense because those shows get much larger draws than HBO programs
Should be inneresting to see if opponents to HBO’s dominance of the Emmys are able to make any type of impact.
…Either that, or MAYBE they can make some sort of other arrangement where HBO is allowed to stay in the Emmys, but they need to start making less quality programs. They could always limit the epic war dramas and start producing more documentaries about legal Nevada-based brothels!
Are U on Team HBO or Team Everyone Else?
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