2019 Emmy nominations ballot: 732 programs vie for your consideration (that is 4 more than last year)

The nomination process for the 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards kicked off on June 10 when the TV academy posted ballots online. Voters have two weeks to submit their 2019 Emmy nominations ballots to Ernst & Young, the accounting firm that oversees the process. They face an overwhelmingly number of programs to consider across the 13 categories. In all, there are 732 shows in the running at the Emmys; that is up from 728 last year and 701 in 2017.

All 22,000 plus voting members of the TV academy cast nomination ballots for program nominations (save for animated documentary/nonfiction which are restricted to their peer groups.) This marks the third year that voters can select as many programs as they wish per category; previously, it was restricted to 10 per race. Unlike the Oscars, Emmy voters do not rank their choices and nominees are determined by a simple tally. There will be seven nominees in each of Comedy Series and Drama Series races and six in the rest.

SEE 2019 Emmy nominations ballot: 2,313 performers vie for your consideration (that is 59 fewer than last year)

Below, we breakdown the number of contenders that are entered this year in each program category  (by way of comparison, the 2018, 2017, 2016 and 2015 counts are in brackets).

Comedy Series: 108 entries (2018: 117 entries; 2017: 104 entries; 2016: 96 entries; 2015: 81 entries)

Drama Series: 165 entries (2018: 160 entries; 2017: 180 entries; 2016: 151 entries; 2015: 143 entries)

Limited Series: 35 entries (2018: 33 entries; 2017: 25 entries; 2016: 26 entries; 2015: 25 entries)

TV Movie: 21 entries (2018: 34 entries; 2017: 40 entries; 2016: 29 entries; 2015: 38 entries)

Children’s Program: 26 entries (2018: 20 entries; 2017: 27 entries; 2016: 28 entries; 2015: 23 entries)

Informational Program or Series: 46 entries (2018: 45 entries; 2017: 31 entries; 2016: 40 entries; 2015: 37 entries)

Reality Competition Series: 53 entries (2018: 53 entries; 2017: 43 entries; 2016: 45 entries; 2015: 53 entries)

SEE 2019 Emmy Awards nominations: Complicated process made simple

Variety Talk Series: 20 entries (2018: 21 entries; 2017: 20 entries; 2016: 17 entries; 2015: 28 entries)

Variety Sketch Series: 20 entries (2018: 19 entries; 2017: 18 entries; 2016: 20 entries; 2015: 17 entries)

Variety Special (Live): 32 entries (2018: 29 entries)

Variety Special (Pre-Recorded): 109 entries (2018: 89 entries)

Structured Reality Series: 43 entries (2018: 46 entries; 2017: 32 entries; 2016: 29 entries; 2015: 30 entries)

Unstructured Reality Series: 54 entries (2018: 62 entries; 2017: 58 entries; 2016: 62 entries; 2015: 57 entries)

SEE 2019 Emmys calendar: Two-week voting starts June 10, nominations on July 16, ceremony on September 22

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 16. And join in the fun debate over the 2018 Emmy taking place right now with Hollywood insiders in our television forums. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.

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