2018 Emmy nominations ballot: 2,372 performers vie for your consideration (that is 92 more than last year)

Emmy voters in the Performers and Casting branches of the TV academy face an overwhelming task in the next two weeks as they fill in their nominations ballots. As with members of all of the other branches, they must they consider the 728 shows submitted across 14 categories. In addition, these 2,000 plus members have to weigh up the merits of a whopping 2,372 performers who are entered in the 16 races that encompass series, telefilms and limited series; that is up from 2,280 entries last year.

Below, we breakdown the number of contenders that are entered this year in each performer category  (by way of comparison, the 2017, 2016 and 2015 counts are in brackets).

SEE 2018 Emmy nominations ballot: 728 programs vie for your consideration (that is 18 more than last year)

COMEDY: 983 entries (up from 817 entries)

Comedy Actor: 89 entries (2017: 74 entries; 2016: 77 entries; 2015: 55 entries)

Comedy Actress: 85 entries (2017: 73 entries; 2016: 64 entries; 2015: 46 entries)

Comedy Supporting Actor: 265 entries (2017: 200 entries; 2016: 202 entries; 2015: 172 entries)

Comedy Supporting Actress: 252 entries (2017: 197 entries; 2016: 192 entries; 2015: 138 entries)

Comedy Guest Actor: 164 entries (2017: 147 entries; 2016: 127 entries; 2015: 111 entries)

Comedy Guest Actress: 128 entries (2017: 126 entries; 2016: 107 entries; 2015: 75 entries)

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

DRAMA: 1,109 entries (down from 1,157 entries)

Drama Actor: 119 entries (2017: 140 entries; 2016: 109 entries; 2015: 101 entries)

Drama Actress: 99 entries (2017: 113 entries; 2016: 81 entries; 2015: 76 entries)

Drama Supporting Actor: 406 entries (2017: 385 entries; 2016: 388 entries; 2015: 360 entries)

Drama Supporting Actress: 278 entries (2017: 300 entries; 2016: 279 entries; 2015: 254 entries)

Drama Guest Actor: 115 entries (2017: 126 entries; 2016: 127 entries; 2015: 125 entries)

Drama Guest Actress: 92 entries (2017: 93 entries; 2016: 94 entries; 2015: 91 entries)

SEE 2018 Emmy Awards nominations: Complicated process made simple

TV MOVIE/MINI: 280 entries (down from 306 entries)

TV Movie/Mini Actor: 42 entries (2017: 38 entries; 2016: 52 entries; 2015: 33 entries)

TV Movie/Mini Actor Actress: 44 entries; (2017: 50 entries; 2016: 30 entries; 2015: 31 entries)

TV Movie/Mini Actor Supporting Actor: 113 entries (2017: 113 entries; 2016: 185 entries; 2015: 97 entries)

TV Movie/Mini Actor Supporting Actress: 81 entries (2017: 105 entries; 2016: 79 entries; 2015: 75 entries)

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