The time has come for the grand champions of the 2013-14 TV season to step forward. Today, Monday, June 9, marks the first day the Television Academy will begin to submit their ballots for this year's Emmy nominations. It's no secret that we're experiencing a small-screen renaissance, but this season's crop seems to pack the stiffest competition since "The West Wing" and "The Sopranos" duked it out year after year.
Will Bryan Cranston take home a fourth Emmy for the final season of "Breaking Bad," or does that award belong to Matthew McConaughey ("True Detective")? Will "Mad Men" bounce back from the dismal treatment its sixth season received? And how will Netflix's second year of original programming fare? These questions only scrape the surface of all the fun that's to come from these awards. But first, voters should take note of a few standouts that need not be missed when pondering their ballots before the nominations are announced on July 10.
Our list is only a drop in the bucket of great television. So many others could be added: "Fargo," "Veep," "The Americans," "Orphan Black," "Louie," the list goes on. What's missing? Use the comments below to suggest your own picks for this year's Emmys.