True Detective Season Two will be Ineligible for the 2015 Emmy Awards


True Detective has been off the air for more than a year, but the second season will finally premiere this June. While that’s a cause to celebrate in-and-of-itself, it also means that the late premiere makes True Detective ineligible for the 2015 Emmy’s.

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The first season of True Detective made somewhat of a splash at last year’s Emmy awards, even though it lost several major awards. Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson joint presented an award, and there was even originally going to be a True Detective Weird Al tribute.

But now it looks like we’ll have to wait until 2016 to see True Detective at the Emmy’s again.

The same can also be said for FX’s Fargo, which won’t be premiering until the Fall. Both series won’t be at the Emmy’s until 2016, but we won’t be seeing the same sort of “controversy” as last year when the two shows weren’t in the same category.

Starting with the 2015 Emmy’s, a rule change will pit shows like True Detective and Fargo up against each other, which is perhaps how it should have always been. The long break and late start for True Detective virtually ensures that we’ll be talking about the second season for a long time to come.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

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