Round one is almost over.
Primetime Emmy ballots are due Friday, with TV Academy voters under a 5 p.m. deadline top return their Scantron sheets to the accounting firm of Ernst & Young.
The full lists of eligible shows and individuals (below) have been posted on the website of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences since June 6, with more than 4,000 submissions taking up hundreds of pages.
Most of the 15,000 members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences are eligible to vote in the general program categories as well as in their specific areas of expertise.
And for many of them, this is the last opportunity they will have to influence the 2010-2011 Emmys.
Here's a ballot for the Outstanding Drama Series category. Story continues below graphic:
Once the nominations are announced on July 14, voting shifts from the membership at large to volunteer committees that range from a low of 15 to 20 to a high of 700 or 800, according to ATAS' John Leverence, the organization's senior VP of awards.
This means that even in the marquee categories of Outstanding Drama Series and Outstanding Comedy Series, final voting for the Emmys is done by about 5 percent of the eligible members.
For members of the actors' peer group in the Academy, meanwhile, this is the last day to vote for an entire season's worth of work. For the final round of voting, nominated actors will be asked to submit a single episode – and the committee voters will view and judge those single episodes before they cast their final ballots.
"It's so odd to choose one episode to represent your work for an entire season," "Mad Men" actress Christina Hendricks told TheWrap. "I'm not sure why it is that way, but I guess there must be a good reason."
(The reason: the Academy wants to make sure that voters watch all the nominees before casting ballots, but it'd be prohibitively time-consuming to watch entire seasons from all six nominees in the acting categories.)