Peter Tolan: Emmys need the critics to weigh in
By April MacIntyre Dec 9, 2010, 22:34 GMT
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Showrunner Peter Tolan moderated The Hollywood Radio & Television Society annual Hitmakers luncheon at the Beverly Hilton on Wednesday.
Once a member of the TV Academy's board of governors, FX "Rescue Me" executive producer and writer Peter Tolan mentioned a change in the Emmy-voting process was overdue.
"Most of us are too damn busy to watch TV, and we're making uneducated decisions," said Tolan, according to Variety. "TV critics, their job is to watch this stuff."
Also representing was showrunner Kurt Sutter, whose critically acclaimed and ratings performer, FX drama "Sons of Anarchy," was overlooked for the prestigious award. The Television Critics' Association recognized "Sons of Anarchy" in nominations for Katey Sagal (Gemma) and for Best Drama for 2010.
USA's "Burn Notice" showrunner Matt Nix said, "I don't think there is a voting system that will reflect what we want them to reflect."
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