Emmy nominations ballot: By the numbers

The nomination process for the 67th annual Primetime Emmy Awards kicked off on June 15 when the TV academy posted ballots online. Voters have until June 26 at 5 pm PT to submit their ballots to Ernst & Young, the accounting firm that oversees the process. 

As per the rules, all 17,000 plus members of the TV academy can cast nomination ballots for program nominations (save for animated documentary/nonfiction which are restricted to their peer groups.) Voters may select up to 10 programs per category. Unlike the Oscars, Emmy voters do not rank their choices and nominees are determined by a simple tally. 

There will be seven nominees in each of Comedy Series and Drama Series and six in the rest. 


Comedy Series: 81 entries

Drama Series: 143 entries

Limited Series: 25 entries

TV Movie: 38 entries

Children’s Program: 23 entries

Informational Program or Series: 37 entries

Reality Competition Series: 53 entries

Variety Talk Series: 28 entries

Variety Sketch Series: 17 entries

Variety Special: 62 entries

Structured Reality Series: 30 entries

Unstructure Reality Series: 57 entries

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Members of the Performers and Casting branches cast nominations ballots for these categories as well, listing up to six performers per category below.


Comedy Actor: 55 entries

Comedy Actress: 46 entries

Comedy Supporting Actor: 172 entries

Comedy Supporting Actress: 138 entries


Drama Actor: 101 entries

Drama Actress: 76 entries

Drama Supporting Actor: 360 entries

Drama Supporting Actress: 254 entries


TV Movie/Mini Actor: 33 entries

TV Movie/Mini Actor Actress: 31 entries

TV Movie/Mini Actor Supporting Actor: 97 entries

TV Movie/Mini Actor Supporting Actress: 75 entries


Members of the Casting, Daytime Programming, Producers, Production Executives, Professional Representatives, Reality and Television Executives branches cast nominations ballots for this category as well, listing up to five hosts. 

Reality or Reality-Competition Series Host: 56 entries

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See the Emmy ballots here

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