TV academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum dishes 2015 Emmy rule changes [Exclusive Video]

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At Monday’s cocktail reception for Emmy nominees hosted by the Performers Peer Group of the TV academy, we chatted with TV Academy CEO Bruce Rosenblum about all those new Emmy rule changes and when we might expect the next TV Hall of Fame ceremony. Watch our revealing interview below.

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As a refresher, Rosunblum starts by summarzing all of the major voting changes this year to Gold Derby editor Chris Beacdhum. “We went to entirely online voting, both in the first round [nominations] and the second round [winners]. We changed the second round voting to eliminate our blue ribbon panels and allow all of our members to vote in our program categories, and then of course the peer groups could vote for their invididual categories.”

Rosenblum explains that the main catalyst behind all these new rules was “the desire to expand the voting pool for our members and to really enter the 21st century. It’s all in the effort to expand the diversity of our voting pool and maybe age the voting pool down a little bit and really give everybody an opportunity to have their voices heard.”

As for the TV Hall of Fame ceremony, Rosenblum confirms, “We postponed this year. We want to do it in our new building. The new building will be finished April-ish, so we’re hoping to do this at the end of April or sometime in May. It’s the Academy’s 70th anniversary, so it’ll be a way to celebrate.”

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Photo: Bruce Rosenblum. Credit: Michael Buckner/Variety/REX

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