Emmys are not valid qualifier of talent: Kurt Sutter

PTI| Updated: Jul 12, 2014, 14:02 PM IST

Los Angeles: Director Kurt Sutter, whose television series `Sons of Anarchy` did not score any nomination in any major category of this year`s Primetime Emmy Awards, said the award show has never been a valid qualifier of talent.

Sutter, 54, wants to win an Emmy but feels the awards have a flawed system where nominees are decided on the basis of friendships, reportedly.

"I know on an intellectual level that the Emmys are not and have never been a valid qualifier of talent. I know the people who vote are busy industry people with limited time and departmental biases (Costumers, Production Designers, Makeup, etc)," he said.

"Throw in the fact that studios and networks spend millions on Emmy campaigns to influence votes, and you end up with a very flawed system where most folks rush to fill in circles for friends and shows they`ve seen once or twice or `heard` were really good," he added.