If you’re a TV academy member reading this and haven’t voted yet for the 2018 Emmys, you need to get on that right away. You only have till 10 p.m. PT on Monday, August 27 to cast your ballot for the winners of the 70th annual Emmy Awards. This second phase of the process kicked off on Monday, August 13 and runs for a full two weeks.
The 22,000 plus members of the TV academy can cast ballots across all program categories (save for animated documentary/nonfiction which are restricted to their peer groups.) And they get to vote for the winners in their respective branches as well. Beginning last year, there was a big shift in the way voters chose their favorites. They now pick just one nominee in each category, rather than ranking them as they had done in the past.
This change to a plurality systems means that the winner will be the contender with the most votes. Under the old preferential ballot, the winner was the nominee that survived a series of rounds of counting and elimination.
Winners will be revealed in three ceremonies next month. The Creative Arts section of the Emmy Awards will be handed out at two non-televised events on September 8 and 9. The Primetime awards take place on September 17 and air live coast-to-coast on NBC.
This year’s nominations, which were announced on July 12, were arrived at by a new system also introduced last year. Voters were allowed to select up to 10 contenders per category. Unlike the Oscars, Emmy voters did not rank their choices and nominees were determined by a simple tally. While there are seven nominees in each of Comedy Series and Drama Series, there are five or six in the rest of the races.
Be sure to make your Emmy predictions so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our Emmy odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before winners are announced on September 17. And join in the fierce debate over the 2018 Emmys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our TV forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.