The nominations phase of the Emmy Awards comes to an end at 10 p.m. PT on Monday June 25. The ballots went live online on June 11 and the 22,000 voting members of the TV academy have had two weeks to complete their selections. If you haven’t made your picks yet, best to set aside several hours to do so.
When you log-in to the Emmy website, you’ll be faced with a dizzying array of choices. Voters can cast nomination ballots for program nominations (save for animated documentary/nonfiction which are restricted to their peer groups.) There are 728 programs spread across 13 categories, with Drama Series having the most (160) followed by Comedy (117). At the other end, there are 19 shows contending for variety sketch while 21 are in contention for variety talk.
Members of the performers and casting branches of the academy can also vote for their favorite performers of the year. Across the six drama series acting races, there are 1,109 entries while the equivalent comedy contenders number 983 and there are 280 submitted in the four movie/limited series categories.
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.
Be sure to make your Emmy predictions today so that Hollywood insiders can see how their TV shows and performers are faring in our odds. You can keep changing your predictions as often as you like until just before nominees are announced on July 12. And join in the fun debate over the 2018 Emmys taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.