Nomination ballots for the 68th annual Primetime Emmy awards must be submitted online by 10 pm PT on Monday June 28. Nominees will be announced on the morning of July 14. Second round voting will take place from August 15 to August 29. Creative Arts winners will be revealed in two ceremonies on September 10 and 11 while the Primetime Emmy champs will be unveiled during the September 18 kudocast on ABC.
All 18,000 plus members of the TV academy can vote for the nominees of the various program prizes. They may select up to 10 programs per category. Unlike the Oscars, Emmy voters do not rank their choices and nominees are determined by a simple tally. There will be seven nominees in each of Comedy Series and Drama Series and six in the rest.
Until last year, voters had to pick just two of these top races in which to cast their ballots. In addition, they can now vote in as many of their peer-group categories as they wish. Again, till last year, they were restricted to determining the winners in just two of these awards.
The Emmys followed in the footsteps of the Oscars when it came to on-line voting. In 2014, the TV academy hired the same company, Everyone Counts, that implemented the system for the motion picture academy. While Emmy voters could still ask for a paper ballot in 2014, that option was eliminated last year.
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