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Nowhere in the title of Best Multi-Camera Comedy Editing or in the rulebook does it state that variety shows may submit in this category, but "The Colbert Report" and "Conan" opened the floodgates last year when they became the first such programs to do so.
Of last year's nominees for Best Single-Camera Comedy Editing, only "Modern Family" is back on the ballot. "The Office" and "30 Rock" have ended, and "Arrested Development" was off the air in the past season. After being snubbed in its first two years, "Louie" was finally nominated in this category last year, but has bizarrely not submitted any episodes for consideration this time around.
2013's lineup was as follows:
"Arrested Development” (season 4 – sixth nomination, 2004 winner)
"Louie" (season 3 – first nomination)
"Modern Family" (season 4 – seventh nomination, 2010 winner)
"The Office" season 9 (eighth nomination, 2007, 2013 winner)
"30 Rock" season 7 (seventh nomination, 2009 winner)
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Four-time Best Comedy Series winner "Modern Family" will continue its reign when Emmy nominations are announced on Thursday morning. with another victory in the top category, nods for all six of its adult actors (including a second Comedy Supporting Actor win for Ty Burrell), and a guest bid for Stephen Merchant.
Last year, "Modern Family” won Best Comedy Series for the fourth time in as many years. However, it claimed just one other Emmy -- Directing -- from its series low eight nominations.
Is the TV academy starting to tire of this ABC laffer as it did with "Mad Men," which claimed the top drama prize for four years running before being shut out of the Emmys? Or will "Modern Family" tie the record set by "Frasier" with five wins in a row? That show too suffered a slump at its fourth Emmys, winning just two of nine bids, but staged an staggering comeback the following year.
Which way will it go for "Modern Family"?
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"Breaking Bad" won the Emmy for Best Single-Camera Drama Editing for its first two seasons and again for its most recent, and it has earned two bids for each of the last two years. Nominated last year:
Look for "True Detective," "Brooklyn Nine-Nine" and "Orange is the New Black" to be among the new TV series breaking into the Emmy derby in a big way when nominations are announced on Thursday morning.
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