2018 Emmy awards nominations ballot: See all 21 Variety Talk Series contenders from ‘@midnight with Chris Hardwick’ to ‘Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas’

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. While there were 28 entries for Best Variety Talk Series in 2015 that dipped down to 17 in 2016 and 20 in 2017. However, it is on the rise this year with 21 shows on the Emmy Awards nominations 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 talk shows. In the past, voters were limited in the number of such shows that they could put forth; last year that cap (which was usually 10 per category) was lifted. Unlike the Oscars voters for the Emmys 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 21 variety talk show series are simply listed on the ballot by name.

@midnight With Chris Hardwick

The Chris Gethard Show

The Daily Show With Trevor Noah
Desus & Mero

Full Frontal With Samantha Bee

Good Mythical Morning With Rhett & Link

The Jim Jefferies Show
Jimmy Kimmel Live!

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Last Call With Carson Daly
Last Week Tonight With John Oliver
The Late Late Show With James Corden
Late Night With Seth Meyers
The Late Show With Stephen Colbert

The Opposition w/ Jordan Klepper

Real Time With Bill Maher
The Rundown With Robin Thede

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
Trixie & Katya

Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen
Wyatt Cenac’s Problem Areas

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