But its rank as No. 9 on the
"The Wire" is the only series in the Top 10 of the
The show was nominated only twice in the drama writing division, and the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences failed to nominate the series in any major categories, including outstanding drama, during its entire run.
Every other series in the Top 10, including "The Sopranos," "Seinfeld," "The Twilight Zone," "
Critics and other TV observers have speculated that TV academy voters were turned off by the show's dark subject matter and violence, intricate story lines that revolved around crime and narcotics in poor urban communities and its racially diverse cast, which featured several African Americans.