Two weeks ago, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (the guys that dole out Emmy trophies) decided to cut several award categories from their live broadcast to save time.
Hollywood wasn’t having it.
After a sizable protest from their own members and the entertainment community at large, the Academy has relented and shuffled a total of eight categories back into show, to be hosted by Neil Patrick Harris.
Benefactors of the decision include cable network HBO, whose content largely dominated the noms, and a few bold names as well.
You’ll now get to see the likes of Marcia Gay Harden and Jeanne Tripplehorn duke it out for Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or Movie, as well as shows like Lost and Mad Men go head-to-head in writing categories.