June 8, 2017 at 6:48 pm #1202114997
So I’ve been watching several Gold Derby videos today, and in almost every video, Tom O’Neil kept mentioning that their needs to be more nominees. He explained that the original reason there are not more was because there was not space in the theater, but that is no longer a problem. He also explained how it would allow for underdog shows to be recognized.
However, the argument against this would be that it is no longer a contest and takes the prestige away from the Emmys. Many believe fewer nominees means a better selection. And with 10 nominees we would get filler nominees that might not deserve to be nominated.
If I was king of the Emmys, I would personally combine all of the programs (Comedy, drama, limited, movie, doc, animated, etc.) into one category and expand the nominations to 20ish. That is just me though and I know that is extremely unlikely, but 10 nominees in major categories is plausible.
What do you think?June 8, 2017 at 6:50 pm #1202114999
Love you, but you know what I voted.June 8, 2017 at 6:50 pm #1202115000
Not for every category, but I wouldn’t mind series categories expanding. Maybe not to ten though, maybe just opening one slot and making it eight
Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.June 8, 2017 at 6:58 pm #1202115005
Yes but Tom also continually made false equivalences to the Oscars which (I’m sure he knows) only has UP TO ten nominees and has tended to settle at 8 most years since the expansion. I feel 7 nominees is fine. I don’t think expanding the program category would include more fringe contenders we would just get more years of Big Bang Theory and its ilk clogging up the top races. Moreover, if all series were combined into one category than inevitably comedies would get short shrift. In essence, fuck no.June 8, 2017 at 7:01 pm #1202115007
Not to mention the false equivalence of Best Picture and each of the Outstanding Series categories.June 8, 2017 at 7:18 pm #1202115010
I always have 10 nominees in my personal awards, but that’s because I watch so many shows and have so many people I like to personally recognize. But for the Emmys I think that is way too much. And it’s a lot to ask of Emmy voters to watch enough TV to even fill out that many possible nominees. So while I like that it would give us more options for underdogs and interesting choices being nominated, it’s just not realistic.June 8, 2017 at 7:21 pm #1202115011
I think it would only work if the voters did there jobs and watched all of the shows. Thatt’l never happen though so…
And my idea of combining categories would only work in a perfect world where they included comedy.June 8, 2017 at 7:22 pm #1202115012
I like how nobody has put “no” but three people have put “fuck you”.June 8, 2017 at 7:23 pm #1202115013
I’m screaming at the options you have here.June 8, 2017 at 7:29 pm #1202115016
I’m really only here to watch Riley clock this in one sentence lol
But for reals, no Id prefer the teams behind the tv series to have some competition putting some quality stuff if they want a spot versus putting minimum effort to get an easier nomination.June 8, 2017 at 7:32 pm #1202115018
NoJune 8, 2017 at 7:38 pm #1202115023
No, it’s not a charity. And the results from expanding of the writing/directing slots don’t help either…that comedy category was asscheeks.
Resident Stranger Things/Netflix stan!June 8, 2017 at 7:45 pm #1202115030
I would love to see it happen just so more shows and performances can be rewarded but for reasons already pointed out, it probably wouldn’t work.
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