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TV's new 'golden age' bodes well for exciting Emmy Awards

Sept 17 (Reuters) - Egotistical politicians, conflicted advertising executives, a prison full of devious women and the bloodthirsty nobles of warring kingdoms.

Welcome to the Primetime Emmy Awards, the biggest honors in television, and a ceremony on Sunday that holds the promise of a history-making evening and a winner's podium packed with new faces.

"Television right now is chock-a-block with great stories and performances so there is almost too much great TV to pick winners," said Mary McNamara, TV critic for the Los Angeles Times.

"The question is, are we going to see the expanded universe of television better reflected in the winners?" McNamara added.

Will voters embrace transgender drama series "Transparent," and give Amazon Studios its first ever Emmy statuette? Can HBO's Washington political satire "Veep" get a bump from the 2016 White House campaign, now in full swing, to...