How The Emmys Dumped ‘Primetime’ To Focus On Genre, As We Approach A Post-Linear Era

And just like that, the Television Academy took the “primetime” out of the Primetime Emmys. This year, the qualifying rule stipulates that any programs and individual achievements within them “identify as Primetime program by virtue of genre and [if they] were originally presented during the current eligibility year.” It’s a subtle, but monumental difference as we head into a post-linear era.

Would-Be Emmy Contenders Flood Cable/Streaming In The Week Ahead


‘Abbott Elementary’ And Quinta Brunson Could School The Emmys With Record-Breaking Nominations For Black Women

If the Oscars were looking for a good mood with CODA, then the TV Academy might look to Philadelphia school teachers’ delightful and charming maneuvers with ABC’s hit Abbott Elementary, which just had its season finale on April 12. Created, written and executive produced by Quinta Brunson, the mockumentary sitcom serves as a lovely reminder of the challenges that educators face daily, both in pre- and post-pandemic society, that undervalues their contributions and roles in the lives of our children.

Emmy Rule Changes: Dramas & Comedies Will No Longer Be Determined By Length

The Television Academy today announced rules changes for the 74th Emmy Awards competition, including eliminating the program time length for comedy and drama series and further defining what a “limited series” is.

Kids Emmys Migrating To Online Ceremony

The Television Academy and the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences said Monday that they have agreed to move all children’s categories from the Primetime Emmy Awards (overseen by the TV Academy) to the Daytime Emmy Awards (overseen by NATAS).

Emmy’s Historic Diversity: Majority Of Acting Winners Are Black

The 2020 Emmy Awards saw a noticeable uptick in the number of nonwhite acting winners, with Watchmen star Regina King’s fourth Emmy win and a surprise nod for Euphoria star Zendaya leading the way. Out of the 19 performer categories — including the guest, short form and voice-over categories from last week’s Creative Arts Emmys — 10 went to Black actors.

A Sweep For ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Succession’ Tops Emmys

Schitt’s Creek, Pop TV’s little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, made history at Sunday’s Emmy Awards with a comedy awards sweep, something even TV greats including Frasier and Modern Family failed to achieve. Its seven awards included best comedy series and trophies for its stars, including Catherine O’Hara and father-son Eugene and Daniel Levy. Succession, an HBO family power struggle over a media empire, was honored as best drama series and star Jeremy Strong won the drama actor trophy for his role as a potential heir to the throne.

Emmys, Live And Virtual: ‘What Could Possibly Go Wrong?’

Come for the awards, stay for the suspense of the first big Hollywood ceremony to attempt a live — but socially distanced — broadcast amid the coronavirus pandemic. “What could possibly go wrong?” Ian Stewart said drolly as he and fellow executive producer Reginald Hudlin detailed their efforts to celebrate TV’s best without a theater audience or red-carpet glamour and with daunting technical challenges.


TV Academy CEO Explains Emmy Rule Changes

A year into his tenure as Television Academy CEO, Frank Scherma held big plans for 2020. And then, of course, the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Months later, the Academy has jump-started the recruitment process for a diversity leader, and that membership drive is ready to go once it’s safe to do so. But Scherma is mostly concerned right now with making sure this year’s Emmys go off without a hitch, wrapping up the most unusual awards season ever.

Virtual Emmy Awards: Less Walking And Talking, But Beware The Wi-Fi

A balky online connection is among the pitfalls that may face next month’s primetime Emmy Awards, forced into socially distanced safety by the coronavirus pandemic. Whether ABC and the ceremony’s producers decide to gamble on mixing live and taped elements remains to be seen, with planning for the Sept. 20 event hosted by Jimmy Kimmel under wraps.

Should Broadcast Nets Launch Own Award Show?

The broadcast networks’ Emmy woes are not new; you can call them part of an “anyone but Netflix and HBO is suffering” story. All told — including PBS but not The CW, which I’m not sure Emmy voters know exists — broadcasters landed 127 noms this year, down from 151 in 2019. Cable received 246, down from 299. Compare that with 269 noms fro online platforms, up from 199, making it the first time that streamers lead the Emmy race.

Emmy Awards Going Virtual In September

Shortly after the nominations were announced Tuesday, this year’s Emmy executive producers — including host Jimmy Kimmel — sent a letter to key acting nominees informing them that this year’s ceremony will be virtual, and asking them to prepare to participate from home, or wherever they want to be.

The Virtual Show Must Go On

Spring in Hollywood is a time when billboards bloom with For Your Consideration ads, and almost every night offers a glamorous red-carpet event for Emmy voters. Not this year. With so much shut down due to the pandemic and protests, the Emmys and ABC have moved quickly to institute changes.

TV Academy Expands Comedy, Drama Emmys

After much conversation about the need during this era of “Peak TV” for the Emmy race to expand the number of nominees in key categories, the Television Academy is doing just that. It announced late Wednesday that it would expand the number of nominations in comedy and drama to eight, regardless of the number of submissions.

Kimmel To Host And Exec Produce Emmys

Jimmy Kimmel is returning to host the 72nd Emmy Awards and this time he will also be executive producer of the ABC telecast, but the format is still undecided in wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Nominations for the 72nd primetime Emmys will be announced by the TV academy on July 28.

Television Academy Delays Emmy Voting

The Academy says it still plans to hold this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards on its originally scheduled date, Sept. 20.

Broadcasters Benefit From Televising Emmys

The Emmys are not showing much love to the Big 4 broadcast networks these days — but don’t expect the awards show to move to a streaming service any time soon. Thanks to a new deal signed with the Big 4 last year, the Emmy Awards will remain on broadcast at least through 2026, with the networks trading off on which airs the show each year.

Emmys Apologizes For Wrong Photo During Memoriam Segment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The TV Academy is apologizing for using a photo of a living composer instead of the image of the late Andre Previn during an Emmy’s memoriam segment. The segment on Sunday used a photo of 75-year-old conductor Leonard Slatkin. The academy, Fox and Emmy producers say in a statement issued Monday […]

Emmy Scorecard: Wins By Program And Network

HBO topped all networks with nine wins at Sunday night’s 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards, Amazon Prime Video surged to a second-place finish with seven.

Winners And Losers Of The 71st Emmy Awards

The 71st Emmy Awards was a spectacular affair for the Brits, while broadcast networks all but vanished.

‘Thrones,’ ‘Fleabag’ Top Emmy Awards

Emmy night is always a chaotic mix of the humorous, the emotional and the inspirational, mixed with some major sequins and glitter. And on this Emmy night, all those elements came together in one glorious moment: Billy Porter’s win as best actor in a drama for Pose, the first openly gay actor to win the award.

Fox Unveils First Promo For Emmys

“The world has woken to Emmy fever in their own backyards to celebrate Hollywood’s golden night, leaving cities twinkling like stars.” That’s how the voice-over describes the upcoming 71st annual Primetime Emmy Awards, for which Fox just released the first promo. Watch the clip — set to Panic! at the Disco’s Hey Look Ma, I Made It — above.

Fox: Emmys Show Won’t Have A Host

There will be no host on this year’s Primetime Emmy telecast. Fox Entertainment CEO Charlie Collier confirmed the news Wednesday morning during the network’s portion of the TCA press tour.

How Fresh Faces Could Cause Emmy Upsets

The breadth of first-time acting Emmy nominees on the ballot this year — from Jodie Comer (BBC America’s Killing Eve) to Benicio Del Toro (Showtime’s Escape at Dannemora) to Stellan Skarsgård (HBO’s Chernobyl) — marks an awards season with a notably wide-open playing field. In an era of peak TV, the number of scripted series being produced ­— and the diversity of stories being told — means that new faces and longtime veterans alike are being recognized with their first nominations.

Snubs, ‘Schitt’s Creek’ Love Among Emmy Surprises

Who would have bet against Jim Parsons? And who thought Schitt’s Creek would finally get noticed by Emmy voters long after its cameras were turned off? And who thought the powerful When They See Us, which shined a light on a 30-year-old miscarriage of justice, would be hailed with over a dozen nominations? Here are some of the snubs and surprises from yesterday’s Emmy nominations.

Emmy Noms See Major Decline In Diversity, Inclusion

As diversity and inclusion attempt to stay afloat in Hollywood, this morning’s Emmy nominations showed that although the needle has been slowly moving, it hasn’t been moving enough to see change. This year, there were only 24 acting nominations for people of color.

‘Thrones’ Earns Record-Breaking 32 Emmy Nods

If Game of Thrones defends its best drama series title and claims a fourth trophy, it will join the quartet of most-honored dramas that includes Hill Street Blues, ‘L.A. Law, ‘The West Wing and Mad Men.

‘Thrones,’ ‘Veep,’ ‘Big Bang,’ Seek Final Emmys

When the Emmy nominations are released Tuesday, the HBO fantasy saga could be in the running for television’s top honor for its eighth and final season. It’s earned three previous top drama series awards and is the defending champ.

Fox, TV Academy Mull Host-Free Emmys

The possibility of a host-less Emmys is among the leading options being considered by Fox and the Television Academy as it preps for this year’s telecast.

TV Academy Disqualifies ‘Few Members’ For Emmy Block Voting

The CEO of the TV Academy released a statement addressing the disqualification from Emmys voting of several performers.

TV Academy Amending Emmys Ballot

The name of the network behind one of the unstructured reality program Emmy category’s contenders was included in the description that appears on the ballot below its name, a big no-no.

Fox’s ‘Rent’ To Compete In Emmy Variety Special Live Category


Time For Emmys To Expand Nomineees

Currently, the TV Academy allows seven nominees in the outstanding drama series and outstanding comedy series categories, which it bumped up from six in 2015. But since then, the number of original scripted series on TV continues to grow larger every year. According to FX’s annual count, there were nearly 500 scripted original series on broadcast, cable and online services in 2018, compared with 422 in 2015.

Don Mischer Productions & Done+Dusted To Produce 2019 Primetime Emmys

TV Academy To Eliminate Emmy DVD Screeners in 2020

Primetime Emmy Awards Set For Sept. 22

Airing live coast-to-coast (8-11 p.m. ET / 5-8 p.m. PT) on Fox from the Microsoft Theater at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles, the host and producers for the 71st annual primetime ceremony will be announced at a later date.

Emmys: HBO, Netflix Tie; An Epic Proposal

Amy Sherman-Palladino’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel on Amazon became the first streaming series to win top Emmy comedy honors and HBO’s Game of Thrones recaptured the best drama series award Monday at a ceremony that largely slighted its most ethnically diverse field of nominees ever. With the exception of Saturday Night Live, broadcast shows were shut out of the top awards as 21st-century platforms continued to overshadow traditional network fare like This Is Us.

Can Broadcast Find Its Way Back To Emmy Glory?

The Big Four broadcasters are in the final stages of negotiating an eight-year renewal of the deal through which they share rights to televise the Primetime Emmy Awards. For their trouble, they will get to continue broadcasting for nearly a decade what is effectively a commercial for HBO, FX, Netflix, Amazon and Hulu. (Coming soon: Apple!)

2018 Emmy Nominations By The Numbers

‘Thrones,’ ‘Roseanne’ Among Emmy Hopefuls

When the 70th Emmy Awards nominees are announced at 11:25 a.m. ET Thursday, popular series including HBO’s Game of Thrones, NBC’s This Is Us and CBS’s Mom are likely to get their share of recognition.