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Gold Standard: Look for Samantha Bee to add a feminist voice to the late-night Emmy race

Gold Standard: Look for Samantha Bee to add a feminist voice to the late-night Emmy race

The Emmys divided the variety category into talk shows and sketch series last year, essentially booting “Saturday Night Live” – the only perennial variety nominee that wasn’t a talk show –  into its own division. And yet, “SNL” lost the sketch Emmy to the much funnier “Inside Amy Schumer,” which returns this year along with some other excellent comedy showcases and … yes … sigh … probably “Saturday Night Live,” now limping along in its 41st season.

Here’s a look at the two variety series categories along with the likely nominees among TV movies.

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