Kyle's Career Filmstrip: TV Series and Movies

Aug 13, 2011

12 Potentially Jawdropping Emmy Upsets

"Friday Night Lights"

"Friday Night Lights"

Could a show like "Friday Night Lights" win an Emmy as Best Drama Series for its final season, never having won the top prize before? It has only happened once before, with "Barney Miller" winning in 1982 after six consecutive losses (1976-1981) in the Best Comedy Series category. Unlike that situation, this is the first and last time "Friday Night Lights" is nodded in the top category. It has support from the actors branch with lead nods for both Kyle Chandler and Connie Britton, plus the writers branch with a bid for showrunner Jason Katims for the overall series finale, "Always." The show also received the Program of the Year award from the TV Critics Association this month. To win, it will have to upset the three-time reigning champ "Mad Men" and the recent Golden Globe and SAG ensemble winner "Boardwalk Empire."

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