Voting on nominations for the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards begins on Monday, with more than 20,000 active members of the Television Academy eligible to cast ballots in select categories.
The voting period will last until Monday, June 27 at 10 p.m. PT. Nominations will be announced on July 14, with final voting running from Aug. 15 through Aug. 29.
Emmy winners will be announced at three separate ceremonies: The Creative Arts Emmys, which for the first time will be held on two consecutive nights, Sept. 10 and 11; and the Primetime Emmy Awards telecast on Sunday, Sept. 18.
All members are eligible to cast ballots in 16 categories: Outstanding Comedy Series, Drama Series, Limited Series, Television Movie, Variety Talk Series, Variety Sketch Series, Variety Special, Special Class Program, Short Form Comedy or Drama Series, Short Form Variety Series, Short Form Nonfiction or Reality Series, Children’s Program, Informational Series or Special, Structured Reality Program, Unstructured Reality Program and Reality-Competition Program.
The rest of the 100-plus categories are broken down by peer groups, the Television Academy’s 28 separate branches identified by their members’ jobs in TV. (Members who have credits outside their own peer group can request ballots in other areas as well.)
For the second year in a row, nominations voting will take place exclusively online, with voters signing onto a secure website to view the list of eligible achievements and cast ballots. (Online voting was available but optional for one prior year.)
For the first time, the list of eligible contenders in each category will be displayed in two different ways: in alphabetical order, and in reverse alphabetical order. The choice of order will be randomly generated when a voter calls up a new category.