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  • Rooney Moore
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    I don’t know why this hasn’t been talking about at all, but I think it is a pretty big thing. Until this year they could have only voted for Casting and Host for a Reality-Competition categories. But this year the Academy has allowed them to vote for also the Acting category in addition for the first time. Thanks to That_Don_Guy for letting me know. Look for the very last page of this to see who could vote for who in this years Emmys;
    http://www.emmys.com/sites/default/files/Downloads/2015-rules-procedures-v3.pdf

    So what does that mean for us?
    Shows like Nurse Jackie and The Good Wife(who have never been a big players in the Emmys) have been nominated in casting categories every year since their premiere.(Rare thing for casting categories) And now if the same people have voted for the acting categories this year, could this mean Merritt Wever or Archie Panjabi can come back the Emmy field after consecutive snubs? Or completely new bloods like Tony Shalhoub or Matt Czuchry?
    Have Margulies, Baranski and Falco secured their nominations now?

    Also, despite their huge ensembles, AHS, Downton Abbey and Game of Thrones has never met with the big trophy in the casting branch. Though AHS and GoT have nominated every year since their start, Downton has been dropped off the race last year. Could this be a bad news for them? Probably not. This addition won’t affect any big change, acting branch is still the biggest one in the Academy; but I’d like to think this could mean that we can see a bunch of ”surprises” in this years nominations. Especially in minor categories.

    We all know Emmy voters lazy as hell. Actors, most of all. They claim they don’t have enugh time to watch TV, so when the nominating ballots are out; they generally vote for their pals or veterans in the industry. Casting directors could be so much objective in that subject and could feel no hesitation while voting for no-name but talented actors like Yael Stone or Gina Rodriguez or Tituss Burgess.(or child actors like Kiernan Shipka? Since they know how hard it is that to find a talented young actor in the industry?)

    What do you guys think about this? Do you think it would affect anything important or am I being nonsense? Was this a good news or bad for your favourites?
    And does anybody know how many Casting Directors are there in the TV Academy? Is it big enough to make any difference?

    The series who have never make the cut in acting categories(save for Guests) but have been nominated in the Casting categories in the past including; True Blood(win), The Tudors(3 times), Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, The Pacific(win), Nip/Tuck, Carnivale, Big Love(2 times), American Dreams, Sports Night, Ed. 

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    TomHardys
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    #353104

    Hmmm this is making me re-evaluate my recent decision to drop Margulies in favor of Schilling. The thing is – I need to kick someone out. Schilling won’t be snubbed, I’m sure of it.

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    #353105

    Modern Family has been nominated for its casting every year so far, if they have impact one or most of the snubbed actors will come back. It is the easiest way to understand their impact I think. 

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    Riley
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    I thought that it had always been this way.  In fact, pretty sure that I mentioned it in a Google Hangout in a past year.

    Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is another that this might help.  The casting branch loved 30 Rock.

    Does anyone know how many people are in each branch?

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    That Don Guy
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    I thought that it had always been this way.  In fact, pretty sure that I mentioned it in a Google Hangout in a past year.

    I found copies of the Emmy Rules for all years from 2009 through 2014, and none of them say that casting directors were given the performers ballot.

    I did see an article mentioning a rule change that gave not only casting directors but all directors the performers’ ballot, but this took place when they added the two-step nominating process for series and lead actor/actress, and it may have been just for one or two years.

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    Rooney Moore
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    They wrote bold to things which is new this year. And along with this, other 4 things also have been written in bold.

    -Directors can vote for Stunt Coordination and Casting categories from now on.(Why the latter one, though?) 
    -Performers can vote for Stunt Coordination.
    -Producers can also vote for Casting. 

    This rule may have had been used in the past I’m sure that wasn’t the issue in the past 5 years as the Don Guy stated above.
    Though, it might not be a big deal like I’ve thought since there’s not even one discussion about this on the media. Casting branch is either so little compared to acting branch or they don’t allow everyone in that group to vote for these.

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    That Don Guy
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    I have the online versions of the rules going back to 2001. 
    Up through 2005, casting directors only got the casting (and program, of course) ballot, and directors only got the directing (again, and program) ballot.
    In 2006, both got the performers ballot as well
    In 2007, casting directors got only the casting ballot again, and directors got only the directing and Individual Performance In Variety/Music Program ballots
    In 2008, casting directors started receiving the Reality Host ballot as well
    In 2009, the Variety/Music/Comedy Performance category was abolished, and directors went back to receiving just the directing ballot

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    Rooney Moore
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    That’s it people! Here’s your explanation for this years shocking Emmy snubs and surprises!
    You can make a thousands of arguments about why Maslany’s nomination shouldn’t be considered as a big surprise or how Hoffman got in ahead of Light is a very normal thing….

    But you can’t explain how the hell Pablo Schreiber missed the nomination last year in a less competitive Comedy Guest category with waaay more screentime, more impact and while he was still fresh in the voters mind, his show and his character more popular back then… Yet he managed to be nominated this year, nearly 2 years after his character not becoming the main focus of the storyline and securing only one of the 2 acting spots show have got this year.

    There are more examples like this but this one is the most distinct.
    It is clear that somethings have been changed in the Academy or the voting process… but who cares?
    Yea you still have Jim Carter, Mel Brooks kinda lazy name-checking nominees but I think its kinda rule or something for these prestigous awards to always flatter one or two veteran every year so as long as they’re more welcoming for younger, fresh blood, more inspiring, bold, revoulatinary choices I’m more than okay with it.

    We still have a long way ahead of us, but that is good start.
    Goodbye Jim Parsons, Maggie Smith, Melissa McCarthy, Jon Voight; welcome Tatiana Maslany, Finn Wittrock, Keegan Michael-Key, Niecy Nash.

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