Emmys Increase Number of Nominees

  • February 6, 2009
TV shows have cause to rejoice. The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences is upping the number of nominees permitted in 10 major categories for the prime-time Emmy Awards, reports Variety. The academy will choose six nominees--rather than five--in key categories, such as outstanding comedy and drama programs, lead actor and actress in a comedy and drama series, and supporting actor and actress in a comedy and drama series. Also, ATAS is doing away with blue-ribbon panels to streamline the nomination process. Now, the academy's voting body--the membership--will directly nominate.
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