June 9, 2013 at 11:08 am #279138
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.June 9, 2013 at 12:41 pm #279140
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.June 10, 2013 at 5:11 am #279141
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
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
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 Å½eljko
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.June 10, 2013 at 8:49 am #279143
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.June 10, 2013 at 10:22 am #279144
[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)
Yes, I was very disappointed due to the vague OP.June 10, 2013 at 12:40 pm #279145
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.June 10, 2013 at 5:05 pm #279146
Less than an hour away until we all bitch about the writing and directing submissions . . .June 10, 2013 at 5:28 pm #279148
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.June 10, 2013 at 5:58 pm #279149
2 minutes…June 10, 2013 at 6:00 pm #279150
30 seconds…June 10, 2013 at 6:01 pm #279151
I know this was said last year, but we’re probably the only ones waiting in anticipation for the ballots.June 10, 2013 at 6:04 pm #279152
I can just picture twelve people huddled around their computers hitting refresh over and over again until the ballot is up.