The Emmy Awards aren’t until September 17 but but the TV academy starts the nominations process in just one week’s time. Balloting begins online on June 11 and runs for a full two weeks until June 25 (last year, voting ran from June 12 to June 26). The TV academy launched the website for online entries on March 1 and contenders had until April 27 to submit all the required information.
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.
Nominations will be announced at the TV academy’s headquarters in North Hollywood on July 12; last year’s big reveal was on July 13. The final round of voting begins online on August 13 and again runs for a full two weeks until Aug. 27; last year’s two-week voting period began Aug. 14.
For the third time, the Creative Arts section of the Emmys has been split into two ceremonies which will take place on September 8 and 9. The Primetime awards will be handed out on Sept. 17.
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