'American Horror Story' is just one of Emmy's categorization problems

One of the biggest criticisms that the television academy gets is that, because shows and actors can determine for themselves which categories to submit their names for Emmy consideration, there are mis-categorized nominees every single year. Sure, the academy has guidelines and provides some oversight on the matter, but -- especially compared to other awards -- the nomination process is a free-for-all.This year's big dispute came when FX's "American Horror Story" was nominated for a boatload of Emmys in the miniseries and movie categories. Most of the analysis of the nominees brought up the fact that putting "AHS" in this category was a sneaky move by FX to get the show Emmy nods, knowing it would have gotten swamped in a drama series category that included "Mad Men," "Homeland" and "Breaking Bad." Even Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel took notice, telling the critics gathered at the TCA press tour that "It's not a miniseries -- let's...


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