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  • Riley
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    Nominating ballots for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will be available after six o’clock on Monday, June 10th at http://www.emmys.tv/ballots/2013.

    Check out Boomer’s spoilers at http://www.goldderby.com/forum/topics/view/5001 and http://www.goldderby.com/news/4413/emmy-awards-arrested-development-game-of-thrones-mad-men-saturday-night-live-tv-news-entertainment-64219375.html.

    Links to the individual ballots are at http://www.goldderby.com/forum/topics/view/5182/page:16#post_188934.

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    I’m looking forward to seeing A) how well Mad Men supports its unaired episodes…and its aired ones.
    B) if BBCA puts any effort for Orphan Black.
    C) 30 Rock episode submissions.

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    Riley
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    What to look for on the Emmy ballot: Almost as much fun as finding out on July 18th
    who got nominated for Emmys is finding out who even got submitted for
    consideration, which will be possible after 6:00 Pacific time this
    Monday on
    June 10th when nominating ballots are posted to the academy website
    and voting commences.  What is submitted
    and what is not can be surprising and has sparked scandals.  Of course, they also shape predictions and
    may lead to what appear to be surprising snubs and inclusions to someone who
    only sees the final list of nominees. 
    Here are some things to watch out for on the ballot and to consider when
    making predictions:

    Surprising omissions: A poster in the Gold Derby
    forums discovered in 2008 that Katherine Heigl was missing from the ballot,
    despite having won the year before.  Asked
    to comment, Heigl infamously blasted the recent quality of her series Grey’s Anatomy and said that it did not
    warrant recognition.  Others have been
    more graceful in bowing out.  Terry
    O’Quinn would have been a strong contender for a second drama supporting actor win,
    given that he had an episode with a suicide attempt, but he stated that he
    wished to give others a chance in 2009. 
    His co-star Michael Emerson prevailed in his absence.

    Treatment of cancelled shows: Networks vary as to
    how they treat shows that failed in the ratings.  Some have successfully campaigned for nominations,
    like NBC did for Harry’s Law lead
    actress Kathy Bates last year.  Others
    ignore their cancelled shows, even if they had past successes with the Emmys: Pushing Daisies won three Emmys and
    received twelve total nominations in 2008; when it was cancelled, ABC did not
    even submit its lead actor Lee Pace, who had been nominated the year
    before.  Pace paid his own entrance fee to
    appear on the ballot, but was hopeless for a repeat nomination without a proper
    campaign.  Lately, the networks have gotten
    crafty with how they submit their failed series.  Last year, ABC surprised ballot-readers by
    submitting a number of its ill-fated shows under the “miniseries” label, which
    has become increasingly lax about what qualifies as such in recent years.  This savvy cheat paid off with a nomination
    for Ashley Judd as lead actress of the short-lived Missing.

    One performer, multiple roles: There is generally a
    rule that a contender can only make one submission per category.  This meant that character actors who guest
    starred in multiple series would have to choose one to submit.  Most assumed that 2008 Emmy winner Željko
    Ivanek would be nominated for an extended House
    episode in which he played a hospital shooter, but when ballots came out in
    2009, it was revealed that Ivanek had instead opted to submit his recurring
    role on the critically reviled Heroes
    and he was not nominated.  Recently, the
    Emmys altered their rules to allow multiple roles.  Jon Hamm was an early frontrunner to win
    comedy guest actor in 2010 for having hosted Saturday Night Live; not forced to choose between it and a
    two-minute cameo in 30 Rock,
    reprising an Emmy-nominated role, he submitted both.  Voters lazily nominated him only for the one that
    they had before and he lost.

    Too many submissions: Submitting to the Emmys can
    be incredibly strategic.  Praised aspects
    of popular series, like the cinematography on Game of Thrones, can go overlooked for years if their studios do
    not play it smart on the ballot.  In
    2009, The Office submitted about a
    dozen episodes for best writing—one for each of its staff—a strategy that had yielded
    nominations in years prior.  But support
    for the 2006 comedy series winner was waning and submitting a dozen episodes
    split their votes a dozen ways.  By submitting
    just one episode in the writing category instead of up to the five that it
    could have, Flight of the Conchords
    pooled all of its support, such that The
    Office
    likely got more votes in the category overall, but fewer votes for
    each of its episodes than that one Flight
    of the Conchords
    , which got nominated over The Office.  Some series are
    popular enough that they can afford to submit seven episodes and still receive
    multiple nominations, like Mad Men in
    the writing category, while others like Breaking
    Bad
    are obviously popular among the academy, but not quite enough to be
    splitting their votes so many ways.

    Pictures: Actors have the option of submitting a
    picture along with their name.  Some opt
    for studio portraits, others for humorous in-character head shots, while others
    still sneak in pictures that are a decade old. 
    For years, Elisabeth Moss appeared on the ballot in a seductive pose
    with a naked shoulder.  When on-the-cusp contenders forget to submit a
    picture, Gold Derby users also like to reference that when dismissing their
    nomination chances.

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    That Don Guy
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    Nominating ballots for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will be available after six o’clock on Monday, June 10th at http://www.emmys.tv/ballots/2013

    That’s 6 PM, not 6 AM

    …and that’s Pacific time (so the ballots should be available at 9 PM Eastern)

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    Guest2014
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    This is usually the highlight for me, as all the players put their cards on the table.  Hopefully SyFy will do their due diligence and push Continuum in all categories, considering its 7 wins this weekend at the Leo Awards in Vancouver, celebrating the best of British Columbia TV.  It’s on an American TV network, therefore it’s as eligible as Downton Abbey, Copper or Orphan Black.

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    [quote=”thedemonhog”]Nominating ballots for the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards will be available after six o’clock on Monday, June 10th at http://www.emmys.tv/ballots/2013

    That’s 6 PM, not 6 AM

    …and that’s Pacific time (so the ballots should be available at 9 PM Eastern)
    [/quote]

    Yes, I was very disappointed due to the vague OP.

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    This is usually the highlight for me, as all the players put their cards on the table.  Hopefully SyFy will do their due diligence and push Continuum in all categories, considering its 7 wins this weekend at the Leo Awards in Vancouver, celebrating the best of British Columbia TV.  It’s on an American TV network, therefore it’s as eligible as Downton Abbey, Copper or Orphan Black.

    Airing on American television doesn’t make a program automatically eligible. It also has to be an American production or at least an American co-production.

    I think you should prepare yourself for the fact that “Continuum” might be an acquisition (like many British, Canadian or Australian shows) and not an American co-production. Please don’t be disappointed if it doesn’t show up on the ballot.

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    24Emmy
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    Less than an hour away until we all bitch about the writing and directing submissions . . .

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    SaraR
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    Less than an hour away until we all bitch about the writing and directing submissions . . .

    I can’t wait! Then two hours to bitch about who wins at the CCA!

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    CanadianFan
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    This has huge ramifications for “Breaking Bad”. 

    For the last 13 years, only one drama series victor managed to win without a writing nomination (2006: “24”). If they submit 7 episodes, they will kill their chances… This should have been our clue that BB was not going to win last year, much like editing gives us a general sense of the possible BP winners.

    I’m also interested in what Homeland, Mad Men, and Game of Thrones submit for writing and directing. 

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    Kevin
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    #279149

    2 minutes…

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    SaraR
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    30 seconds…

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    Kevin
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    I know this was said last year, but we’re probably the only ones waiting in anticipation for the ballots.

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    SaraR
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    I can just picture twelve people huddled around their computers hitting refresh over and over again until the ballot is up.

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    Madson Melo
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    lol

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