HBO has thrown down the gantlet, making the decision to enter “True Detective” into the Primetime Emmy drama series categories rather than the miniseries field. It’s a statement that HBO feels it has more than a fighting chance with the Matthew McConaughey-Woody Harrelson starrer in the top series category — even against such heatseekers as “Breaking Bad,” “Mad Men,” “Homeland” and its own “Game of Thrones” and “Boardwalk Empire” — as well as the lead drama actor race.
“True Detective” likely would have had an easy trot to victory at the Emmycast in August in the miniseries category. The series fits the objective definition of a miniseries in that it is designed to be reinvented with an entirely new cast, setting and premise each year.
HBO would not elaborate on the decision. The pay cabler let the word out subtly Tuesday in an email message to reporters listing all the shows that it intends to submit for Emmy consideration in comedy and drama categories. The cabler has not previously sent such a formal declaration to reporters, at least not in recent memory.
Source - They put this shit against the last season of 'Breaking Bad'???