Will This Be the Year ‘The Wire’ Finally Gets an Emmy Nomination?

The boys of , season four. Photo: Courtesy of HBO

Short answer: Nope!

Long answer:

"In television, even more than feature films, the awards academy does not seem to vote for the work that is the most creative or ambitious." —The Wire creator David Simon, 2006

The Wire's Metacritic score: 98 out of 100.

"None of the alterations is expected to open the party to such long-passed-over shows as … HBO's The Wire, long hailed by critics as a work of art and ignored by ATAS voters as irrelevant." Ray Richmond in this morning's Hollywood Reporter