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January 13, 2020 at 11:00 am #1203281602
In light of last year’s Documentary Feature win for Free Solo, which then went on to win seven Emmys, is it possible that the Documentary branch “pulled a Hoop Dreams” and intentionally left Apollo 11 out because it doesn’t want “documentary films doubling as TV movies” to become a trend, any more than it wanted “commercially viable documentaries” to become one?January 13, 2020 at 7:18 am #1203280749
Disney might say no to Idina performing because they snubbed Frozen II in Animated Feature.
You mean the Disney that owns ABC, which is airing the Oscars and seriously wants a ratings boost after years of underperforming?January 5, 2020 at 5:48 pm #1203262386
May as well get all the inevitable winners out of the way early *coughTVcomedycough*
I wouldn’t be surprised if NBC, er “persuaded” the producers to start with a number of TV categories just in case the football game ran long and they had to air the ceremony already in progress. I am under the impression that most people are watching for the movie categories.October 2, 2019 at 1:08 pm #1203117858
Fleabag is definitely one of the greatest comedies I’ve ever seen, and should go down in the annals of television history as an all-timer. I wonder if the relative brevity of its run could hurt its case (it shouldn’t, IMO).
“Only” 12 episodes didn’t hurt Fawlty Towers in that regard.
The Prisoner only had, what, 18 (although it wasn’t a comedy)?
If you count the four Blackadder seasons as a single series, that’s still only 24.September 24, 2019 at 12:21 pm #1203100324
Any program or movie that is shown in a non-broadcast public performance such as a movie theater before it airs on television is ineligible for an Emmy. AMPAS already has a similar rule (no TV pilots or episodes of TV series are eligible for Oscars); why not the Television Academy?
If you want to stop vote splitting, change all categories to “area voting,” where each voter can vote for as many of the nominees as they want, and whoever gets the most votes wins. (However, there’s no need to include the rule that any nominee that gets at least 90% “yes” gets an Emmy.)
Here’s a rules change I can see happening: get rid of the “no more than one winner in Exceptional Merit in Documentary Filmmaking” mandated by the rules – after having two winners in that category this year, why bother with it?September 23, 2019 at 11:13 am #1203098240
For those of you bemoaning “the death of network television series,” here is the list of Emmys won by series (well, series not named “Saturday Night Live,” anyway) on the five broadcast networks:
Character Voiceover (Family Guy, Fox)
Animated Program (The Simpsons, Fox)
Variety/Reality Choreography (World of Dance, NBC)
Scripted Program Choreography (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, CW)
Original Music & Lyrics (Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, CW)
er…that is all
Now for the big question: “Which of Netflix, HBO, Amazon Prime, and Hulu do we give up to pay for the new Disney streaming service?”September 22, 2019 at 8:05 pm #1203096598
“No animated characters were harmed in the making of this program”
At least it wasn’t a total shutout for broadcast TV – SNL got two winsSeptember 22, 2019 at 4:49 pm #1203093532
A Homer Simpson opening? Like Brian and Stuart in 2007?
Pardon me for being pedantic, but it’s “Brian and Stewie.”
I’m surprised it’s not a Bob’s Burgers opening, especially as Fox could use it to promote that show’s movie next summer, but then, The Simpsons just won the Animated Program Emmy, although they would have had to put the opening together in eight days if that had anything to do with it.September 22, 2019 at 4:17 pm #1203093416
I hate how my Fox livestream is still on football when the red carpet is supposed to be on.. I’m gay, why would you do this to me
You must have a live stream of one of the Fox stations that got one of the “late” games today – the Giants-Tampa Bay game is just about over (unless the Giants score a touchdown and miss the extra point, which makes the game tied), and that’s the last game currently on FoxSeptember 22, 2019 at 8:49 am #1203092382
Wait, I’ve never seen the Emmys on FOX. But this will affect the pre-show, not the actual show, right?
Wait…were you talking about not airing a repeat of the ceremony out west, or NFL coverage affecting the pre-show?
If you’re talking about football, it should only affect the pre-show; even if a game goes into overtime, it should be over long before 8:00 Eastern. Also remember that it only affects certain cities; click here and scroll down to where it says “Fox Single” – the areas on the map in light blue and purple are the affected ones.September 21, 2019 at 10:59 am #1203090786
According to the rules, plurality voting replaced preferential voting in 2016, and the option to have score-based voting (i.e. each voter gives a score to each nominee, and the highest average wins) was removed in 2018. The only options now are either plurality, or the system used for areas (each voter gives a separate yes/no vote for each nominee, and the one with the most “yes” votes wins).