March 25, 2018 at 2:47 pm #1202518875
Thanks to Sally over at Awards Daily; “the revamps and reboots should be put in their OWN separate category. Like the Broadway shows do.”
Best Revival of a TV Series. Three comedies, three dramas; to keep them away from comedy and drama.March 25, 2018 at 4:06 pm #1202518889
Those shows should be ignore altogether.March 25, 2018 at 4:35 pm #1202518909
Every time I think Guest’s desperation for The Good Place to get nominated has peaked, I am proven wrong in spadesMarch 25, 2018 at 4:50 pm #1202518935
Not gonna lie, the idea isn’t bad. We just need to wait and see how these two high profile revivals will do in July.March 26, 2018 at 10:22 am #1202519341
If the Television Academy learned one thing from 1965, it’s that people want to know “the” best drama series, “the” best comedy series, and so on. If, say, “Will & Grace” and “Veep” (assuming it’s eligible) win their respective categories, the first thing people will be asking is, “Yes, but which one is better?”
Perhaps allowing a “revival” show to choose between entering for Comedy Series and Revival Comedy Series, the way an animated series can choose between Comedy Series and Animated Program, might work.
However, this brings up two questions: first, at what point does, say, Will & Grace stop being a “revival” series, and second, do you separate the acting categories as well – something the Tonys does not do?March 26, 2018 at 10:46 am #1202519356
There aren’t nearly enough revival contenders in comedy or drama fields really to make a new category viable. So no.March 26, 2018 at 12:18 pm #1202519401
This is not quite the same thing as a revival of a play or a musical as most of the time, those revivals are the same show as the original production just with new direction and maybe rethought concepts. However, the text and overall story and score mostly if not completely stay the same. A fresh perspective might focus on subtext or emphasize themes that the original production did not, and make it feel like a new product but it’s still the same show. Unless the show was a totally re-worked book using mostly the same score like the Flower Drum Song 2002 revival was but it was still using mostly the same score. The rebooted television series are more like new seasons of the same show just taking place many years later. More or less new story lines (even if they seem repetitive), some times new characters, new conflicts, new episodes, etc.
March 26, 2018 at 3:48 pm #1202519501
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There aren’t nearly enough revival contenders in comedy or drama fields really to make a new category viable. So no.
There will be down the road, what with the Cagney/Lacey and Magnum and Murphy Brown revivals. What’s next; Hill Street Blues?
Still not enough. Everything eligible would be nominated.March 26, 2018 at 4:08 pm #1202519508
I think that is a fabulous idea! Maybe they could split each other for comedy and drama revivals. And then, we should also have the dramedy category that we’re always talking about here. I’ve always wanted to have the Primetime Emmy Awards Show lasting 8 hours long!March 26, 2018 at 6:13 pm #1202519548
What would even count as a revival then? There’d be so much fraud. Curb went on a seven year hiatus, would that be a revival. Let’s go ahead and put GoT in the revival section since it’s missing a year.March 27, 2018 at 4:20 am #1202519739
There will never be enough good revivals to fill a category. If there’s a new category, it should be dramedy, not revivals, but even that’s silly.March 27, 2018 at 7:25 am #1202519789
There will never be enough good revivals to fill a category. If there’s a new category, it should be dramedy, not revivals, but even that’s silly.
Agreed – there’s enough category fraud with lead/supporting/guest and “regular” series/limited series. We don’t need arguments about “that’s not really a dramedy.” Who would decide? No, it’s not “always obvious.”
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