Emmys expand nominations fields
The TV Academy has decided to change its nomination procedures and expand the number of nominees in each Emmy category.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the TV Academy's Board of Directors has voted to increase the number of nominees in 10 major categories to six, up from the previous five. Those categories will include best comedy and drama series, as well as the lead and supporting actor and actress fields for comedy and drama.
Previously Academy regulations had capped the number of nominees for a category at five, except for in the event of a tie.
"The increase in the number of nominees in these categories is a strong statement about inclusivity," TV Academy Chairman-CEO John Shaffner says. "It exemplifies the Television Academy's awareness of the amount of great television and fine individual work that is seen across the enormous spectrum of the television universe."
In addition, the TV Academy has reportedly done away with the two-tiered "blue ribbon panel" nomination process. Established in 2006, the two-phase process had nominees initially determined by Academy membership and then finalized by said blue ribbon panel, a process that led to the leaking of lists of Top 10 contenders.
Starting this year, the nominations in the series categories will just be determined by a vote from the entire TV Academy membership. The Academy's actor members will vote to determine the acting nominees.
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