We know that TV is the new movies, the medium that’s undergoing a creative renaissance and getting the loudest buzz. But the Emmys never quite equal the Oscars for excitement and suspense, do they? That’s mostly because there are so many recurring nominees and winners. Emmy Awards telecasts can feel like repeats.
Monday night, that repetition was eminently clear. The three-hour live ceremony was a collection of echoes from past ceremonies. Every single one of the major winners in the series categories was a former winner, with none of the potential upstarts — “Orange Is the New Black,” “True Detective,” Matthew McConaughey, Jon Voight — leaving with statues.