16 April 2013 10:57 AM, PDT | Gold Derby | See recent Gold Derby news »

In our recent comparison of how drama series fared with the critics versus their Emmy chances, "Justified" ranked third with reviewers but only 13th among the top Emmy contenders for Best Drama Series. Why is that?  We turned to our editors to offer insights into this bizarre disconnect between the critics and Emmy voters when it comes to this FX series about a Us Marshal (Timothy Olyphant) in Kentucky that recently wrapped its fourth season. Leading off the discussion is Gold Derby founder Tom O'Neil, who writes:  There will probably be little Emmy justice for "Justified" again because Emmy voters are snobs who may punish this great TV series for being about rascally hillbillies. Voters are Hollywood elitists who prefer stylish dramas about Madison Avenue ("Mad Men") and the White House ("The West Wing"). At least this voting trend tends to be true in the race for best series. When. »


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