2018 Emmy Awards nominations ballot: See all 19 Variety Sketch Series contenders from ‘All Def Comedy’ to ‘Whose Line Is It Anyway?’

With the proliferation of both talk shows and sketch programs, the TV academy decided to split the variety series category into two separate categories in 2015 to better recognize achievements in both these genres. There were 17 entries for Best Variety Sketch Series in 2015 and that rose to 20 in 2016 before falling to 18 last year. This year, it has edged up slightly with 19 such shows on the ballot. With six series reaping bids, the odds for each entry are pretty good.

All 22,000 plus voting members of the TV academy have until June 25 to cast their ballots for their favorite variety sketch shows. In the past, voters were limited in the number of such shows that they could put forth; this year that cap (which was usually 10 per category) has been lifted. Unlike at the Oscars, voters for the Emmy Awards do not rank their choices and nominees are determined by a simple tally.

SEE 2018 Emmys calendar: Two-week voting starts June 11, nominations on July 12, ceremony on September 17

As with the comedy and drama series entries, the 19 variety sketch show series are simply listed on the ballot by name.

All Def Comedy
At Home With Amy Sedaris

Comedy Central Stand-Up Presents

Drunk History
50 Central

The Hollywood Puppet Sh!tshow
Hood Adjacent

I Love You, America With Sarah Silverman

The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale

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Kevin Hart Presents The Next Level

Nathan For You

The President Show

Saturday Night Live
The Standups

This Is Not Happening
Tracey Ullman’s Show

Whose Line Is It Anyway?

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