New Emmy Rules Aimed at ‘More Inclusiveness’ Will Reduce the Number of Nominees This Year


30 categories will have more nominees this year than they did last year, but 36 others will have fewer nominees

This year’s Primetime Emmy Awards will have slightly fewer nominees than last year’s, according to the ballots posted online for Emmy voters at the start of voting last week.

The slate of nominees will include increased numbers in three different acting categories and in the Outstanding Comedy Series category, which will have the biggest possible slate of eight nominees. But the number of nominees will shrink over last year’s totals in more categories than they’ll expand, resulting in a small net loss.

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Steve Pond

Awards Editor • • Twitter: @stevepond