Flaw In Series-Writing Emmy: Rules Ignore How TV Works

“Maybe some TV writers don’t care about winning an Emmy, but it’s hard to ignore the attraction: the intrinsic pride and glory, plus an express train to better pay, visibility, hireability or all of the above. Still, there’s an unspoken glitch in the Emmy writing categories for scripted series. Each year, awards go to individual writers or writing teams from a given episode. But many episodes aren’t written by individuals or duos — they’re written by entire staffs.”