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Why has "It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia" been ignored by the Emmys?

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    I just saw the first episode and I am probably going to make this a long binge at the expense of so many other shows. It is not “PC” and makes no attempt at being “prestige” or “family-friendly.” If you don’t check off any of those 3 boxes as a Comedy Series, then you are basically doomed with the Emmys from what I can tell. Any other theories? I’m confused why over the years this show has never grown on Emmy voters even slightly like The Good Place or exploded in popularity like Will and Grace both did. FX and now FXX are not Starz, even with the show being so un-PC I still think even with those boxes I mentioned not being checked off, surely it could have managed a Writing nod? What do you all think, is it really as simple as I mentioned with those boxes leading to a show simply outside of Emmy voters tastes? Or is it something else?

    For your Goldderby Film Awards consideration: Isle of Dogs for every category, especially Music Score for Alexandre Desplat!

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    JMK21571
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    Because the Emmys are anti-funny/edgy; that’s why they’re so chubbed up for the likes of Modern Family, Big Bang Theory, Grace & Frankie, and Saturday Night Live!

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    Because it’s an awful show with unlikable, amoral characters. End of story.

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    no one important likes it.

    globe noms: n/a
    guild noms: n/a
    tca noms: n/a

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    Fade
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    It’s just a fine show that gets held to a pedestal by young white men who the show appeals to (e.g., Reddit).

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    probablyROB
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    Because it’s crass and often relies its own crassness rather than its own wit and skill to be funny. I like it but it’s fairly repetitive and characters beyond redemption aren’t really worth a big investment for most people. I can only watch 2-3 episodes at a time before I get bored.

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    Pulp
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    It’s definitely deserved nominations over the years but like others have said it’s just the total opposite of the emmys taste. At its peak it should have been getting series nominations and noms for cast. I disagree that it just relies on crassness, it’s a smart and well written show. It’s also worth mentioning that it’s 12th season was one of its best and I think it would have been my choice for writing with hero or hate crime.

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    I’ve only seen a few episodes. “The Gang turns Black” was hilarious.

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    I have seen a few episodes of this show, but I did not feel the need to see any more episodes. I feel like it is a very divisive show. From those that I know that have watched it either love it or hate it.

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    Diet Teridax
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    no one important likes it.

    globe noms: n/a
    guild noms: n/a
    tca noms: n/a

    Tons of people like it, just not critics or Emmy voters. It is one of those cult shows, beloved by those who “get it” and hated or ignored by everyone else. I am definitely going to continue this show, in spite of no awards bodies really seeming to care for it.

    For your Goldderby Film Awards consideration: Isle of Dogs for every category, especially Music Score for Alexandre Desplat!

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    . I disagree that it just relies on crassness, it’s a smart and well written show.

    Nobody said it just relies on it. That would be just as ridiculous as claiming it never relies on its own crassness for jokes. Whether or not you think they do it too much is up for debate. I think they do and so do awards show voters. I still watch it. I just don’t think it’s being snubbed.

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    Diet Teridax
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    It’s just a fine show that gets held to a pedestal by young white men who the show appeals to (e.g., Reddit).

    I’m almost done with the first season and think it is way funnier than many shows the Emmys have actually embraced. Just don’t pretend “young white men” are the only ones who like it, it makes you sound as though you live in a bubble.

    For your Goldderby Film Awards consideration: Isle of Dogs for every category, especially Music Score for Alexandre Desplat!

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    Diet Teridax
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    Because it’s an awful show with unlikable, amoral characters. End of story.

    You’re too PC. This show is edgy, like a live-action South Park with less potty humor. There are assholes in plenty of great comedy shows and stories. Misery and comedy go hand in hand, so miserable awful people can definitely lead to with the right material a lot of awfully funny stuff. Agree to disagree here, buddy. End of story.

    For your Goldderby Film Awards consideration: Isle of Dogs for every category, especially Music Score for Alexandre Desplat!

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    Diet Teridax
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    I just want to say that Season 2, episode 4 “Mac Bangs Dennis’ Mom” from Charlie Day & Glenn Howerton would have been a worthy Emmy nominee for Writing in a Comedy Series. Just thought I’d throw that one out there.

    For your Goldderby Film Awards consideration: Isle of Dogs for every category, especially Music Score for Alexandre Desplat!

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    vinny
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    It’s not exactly “Emmy friendly” lol. Personally, I love the show though. For me, it’s a five star show lol

    IASIP

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