The Emmy nominations are always “political,” but they’re rarely political.
While many non-artistic factors may affect the anointing of a chosen handful with the word “best,” the nominations, at least as a group, rarely reflect the sociopolitical concerns of the American citizenry.
Until this year.
In the midst of a presidential race bristling with divisive issues and distrust, the Television Academy singled out a large number of series that took on that distrust and those issues in ways dramatic, comedic and deeply human.
Political TV came in two distinct forms this year. The multi-nominated shows with a more...