Emmy nominations ballot: 710 programs and 2,280 performers vie for your consideration

The nomination process for the 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards kicked off on June 12 when the TV academy posted ballots online. Voters have two weeks to submit their ballots to Ernst & Young, the accounting firm that oversees the process. They face an overwhelmingly number of programs and performers to consider.

Below, we breakdown the number of contenders that were entered this year in each program category as well as for performers and reality hosts (by way of comparison, the 2016 and 2015 counts are in brackets).

PROGRAMS
All 21,000 plus voting members of the TV academy cast nomination ballots for program nominations (save for animated documentary/nonfiction which are restricted to their peer groups.) This marks the first year that voters select as many programs as they wish per category; previously, it was restricted to 10 per race. 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 races and six in the rest.

Comedy Series: 104 entries (2016: 96 entries; 2015: 81 entries)

Drama Series: 180 entries (2016: 151 entries; 2015: 143 entries)

Limited Series: 25 entries (2016: 26 entries; 2015: 25 entries)

TV Movie: 40 entries (2016: 29 entries; 2015: 38 entries)

Children’s Program: 27 entries (2016: 28 entries; 2015: 23 entries)

Informational Program or Series: 31 entries (2016: 40 entries; 2015: 37 entries)

Reality Competition Series: 43 entries (2016: 45 entries; 2015: 53 entries)

Special Class Program: 33 entries (2016: 32 entries; 2015: 32 entries)

Variety Talk Series: 20 entries (2016: 17 entries; 2015: 28 entries)

Variety Sketch Series: 18 entries 2016: 20 entries; 2015: 17 entries)

Variety Special: 99 entries (2016: 75 entries; 2015: 62 entries)

Structured Reality Series: 32 entries (2016: 29 entries; 2015: 30 entries)

Unstructured Reality Series: 58 entries (2016: 62 entries; 2015: 57 entries)

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PERFORMERS
Members of the Performers and Casting branches cast nominations ballots for these categories as well.

COMEDY: 817 entries

Comedy Actor: 74 entries (2016: 77 entries; 2015: 55 entries)

Comedy Actress: 73 entries (2016: 64 entries; 2015: 46 entries)

Comedy Supporting Actor: 200 entries (2016: 202 entries; 2015: 172 entries)

Comedy Supporting Actress: 197 entries (2016: 192 entries; 2015: 138 entries)

Comedy Guest Actor: 147 entries (2016: 127 entries; 2015: 111 entries)

Comedy Guest Actress: 126 entries (2016: 107 entries; 2015: 75 entries)

DRAMA: 1,157 entries

Drama Actor: 140 entries (2015: 109 entries; 2015: 101 entries)

Drama Actress: 113 entries (2015: 81 entries; 2015: 76 entries)

Drama Supporting Actor:  385 entries (2016: 388 entries; 2015: 360 entries)

Drama Supporting Actress: 300 entries (2016: 279 entries; 2015: 254 entries)

Drama Guest Actor: 126 entries (2016: 127 entries; 2015: 125 entries)

Drama Guest Actress: 93 entries (2016: 94 entries; 2015: 91 entries)

TV MOVIE/MINI: 306 entries

TV Movie/Mini Actor: 38 entries (2016: 52 entries; 2015: 33 entries)

TV Movie/Mini Actor Actress: 50 entries (2016: 30 entries; 2015: 31 entries)

TV Movie/Mini Actor Supporting Actor: 113 entries (2016: 185 entries; 2015: 97 entries)

TV Movie/Mini Actor Supporting Actress: 105 entries (2016: 79 entries; 2015: 75 entries)

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REALITY HOST
Members of the Casting, Daytime Programming, Producers, Production Executives, Professional Representatives, Reality and Television Executives branches cast nominations ballots for this category as well, listing up to five hosts.

Reality or Reality-Competition Series Host: 60 entries (2016: 52 entries; 2015: 56 entries)

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