The nominations phase of the Emmy Awards is halfway through the two-week voting period. The ballots went live online last Monday (June 12) and the 21,000 voting members of the TV academy have until next Monday (June 26) at 10 p.m. PT to complete their selections.
When they log-in to the Emmy voting website, they face a dizzying array of choices. All 21,000 plus voting members of the TV academy can cast nomination ballots for program nominations (save for animated documentary/nonfiction which are restricted to their peer groups.) There are 710 programs spread across 13 categories, with Drama Series having the most (180) followed by Comedy (104). At the other end, there are 18 shows contending for variety sketch while 20 are in contention for variety talk.
Members of the performers and casting branches of the academy can also vote for their favorite performers of the year. Across the six drama series acting races, there are 1,157 entries while the equivalent comedy contenders number 817 and there are 306 submitted in the four movie/limited series categories.
Nominations will be announced at the TV academy’s headquarters in North Hollywood on July 13; last year’s big reveal was on July 14. The final round of voting begins online on August 14 and again runs for a full two weeks until Aug. 28; last year’s two-week voting period began Aug. 15.
For the second time, the Creative Arts section of the Emmy Awards has been split into two ceremonies which will take place on September 9 and 10. The Primetime awards will be handed out on Sept. 17.
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