Hey, Emmy voters: Cast your ballots starting today

Final ballots for the 67th annual Primetime Emmy awards went live on the TV academy’s website on Monday morning (August 17) and must be completed by 10 pm PT on August 28. Winners will be revealed during the Sept. 20 kudocast on FOX.

This year, for the first time in Emmys history, all 18,300 members of the TV academy can vote for the winners of the various program prizes. In the past, voters had to pick just two of these top races in which to cast their ballots.

In addition, they can now vote in as many of their peer-group categories as they wish. Again, till now, they were restricted to determining the winners in just two of these awards. 

To accomodate this expanded pool of voters, the TV academy partnered with Google Chromecast and set up a special online portal. Voters will be able to log in and watch the entries before making their selections. 

As in the past, acting nominees have submitted one episode that they believe represents their best work. The Comedy and Drama Series contenders have entered the six episodes that showcase their season. However, rather than being sent out to voters in sets of two episodes, all half dozen are available for viewing. 

The Emmys are following in the footsteps of the Oscars when it comes to on-line voting. Last year, the TV academy hired the same company, Everyone Counts, that implemented the system for the motion picture academy. While Emmy voters could still ask for a paper ballot last year, that option has been elminated this time around. 

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Last year, our Experts had an accuracy rate of 58.62% when it came to predicting the Emmy winners. That score tied them with both Gold Derby’s Editors and the Top 24 Users (those two dozen folks who did the best at predicting last year’s Emmys). Our Users scored  51.72% (Click on any of these groups to see what they got right and wrong last year.)

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