Let’s chat Emmys with TV Academy awards chief John Leverence (exclusive video)

Are you confused about the placement of “True Detective” as a Drama Series and “Treme” as a miniseries in the Emmy derby? And baffled over so many actors competing in the guest categories who are obviously supporting players in their TV series? 

Fret no more! TV Academy EVP of Awards John Leverence chats at length about all of that and more with Gold Derby editors Tom O’Neil and Chris Beachum in this webcam video. 

Leverence has been on the job since 1980, overseeing the many fluctuations in Emmy voting ever since. He’s widely respected because he obviously cares a lot about awards and getting them right. Various aspects of the voting process may seem like a wild mystery to you, but just wait till you hear his clear-as-a-country-creek explanations.

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One thought on “Let’s chat Emmys with TV Academy awards chief John Leverence (exclusive video)

  1. True Detective is a Drama series, my problem is with American Horror Story as a miniseries. If American Horror Story had never competed as a miniseries, nobody would doubt of True Detective as a Drama Series.

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