Emmy Nominations 2013: The Year’s Biggest Snubs and Surprises – Flavorwire

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By Jason Bailey

The Primetime Emmy Awards are probably, year by year, an even more reliable source of viewer rage than their spring counterpart, the Oscars. The awards, honoring achievement in primetime (and this year, online) television, are as well known for what they get right as what they get wrong: innovative favorites like Buffy and The Wire, to use the two most oft-cited examples, never received a single statue, while shows like Frasier and NYPD Blue continued to be plied with awards long past their sell-by date. But we dutifully watch and report every year, with the hope that this particular blind squirrel will find some nuts. The 2013 nominees, announced this morning by host Neil Patrick Harris and nominee Aaron Paul, boast the usual mixture of nice surprises, oddball picks, and befuddling exclusions; let’s take a look at each major category….

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