When True Detective was starting ti wind down, the height of the series’ popularity coincided with Matthew McConaughey’s popularity thanks to the Oscars. The Best Actor winner for Dallas Buyers Club was not only taking home his first golden statue, but he was also starting a discussion about what will happen at this year’s Emmy Awards.
Spoiler alert: True Detective is excepting to clean up big time.
But while everyone is already penciling in the show as a near lock for the Emmys, the question became what categories should we be penciling the series into? While the show is technically a series, it’s running on a miniseries formula and one that has knocked FX’s American Horror Story to the Best Miniseries or TV Movie category year after year.
That doesn’t seem to be the case for True Detective as The Hollywood Reporter notes that the series will be submitting as Best Drama Series competitor and not a Miniseries.
What this means is True Detective will be going toe-to-toe with the stellar second season of House of Cards and the heavily favorited final season of Breaking Bad. Many were assuming that because Breaking Bad is in it’s final year of eligibility that the series would clean up at the Emmys.
But such is not the case, as Breaking Bad, House of Cards and True Detective will headline what may end up being the most competitive Best Drama field in the history of the Emmys.