The first thing I had to contend with is that a thread was started on this year's Emmy nomination in the Netflix forum. IMHO Netflix is, at best, on its way to becoming a "network" and I wasn't looking for an Emmy thread in an HBO forum, the network that has dominated the Emmy's in the last decade, much less in the Netflix forum.
So I'll start a thread here in the TV Show Talk Forum about the Primetime Emmy® Awards assuming that I now know what "television" is The rules say:
Programs (and individual achievements within them) are eligible for nomination if they were originally aired or originally transmitted during the eligibility year in any primetime period (6:00 PM - 2:00 AM) (i) by broadcast to at least 50% of the total potential U.S. television audience or, (ii) by pay/basic cable transmissions (including by way of example so-called basic cable, pay cable, pay television, pay-per-view, interactive cable and broadband) to markets representing at least 50% or more of households in the United States.
A show that airs on Netflix has now been honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences with a nomination. So I assume that any video made for entertainment to be electronically delivered to home and/or personal electronic devices is considered in the genre of "television" and is eligible if it was first uploaded and made available during primetime.
That will, of course, bring YouTube content into the class. I'm thinking about submitting to the Academy everything posted on YouTube during primetime in 2013-2014 for consideration. YouTube is offering independently produced original programming.
If that wasn't confusing enough, I stumbled across an article that noted this:
3. Kerry Washington: The recently wed Scandal actress earned her first Emmy nomination for playing crisis manager Olivia Pope, which aired only seven episodes during its debut last year on ABC.
Hmmm. I've watched 29 episodes of "Scandal", 22 of which were "originally presented 6:00 PM - 2:00 AM, June 1, 2012 - May 31, 2013." I can see why all of this gets confusing.
Like every year, I'm disappointed in some of the nominations or "oversights."
For instance Tatiana Maslany, the actress who with distinction plays seven different characters on the BBC America series "Orphan Black" and who won a Critics Choice Award in June, was not nominated. It doesn't help that she's a Canadian in a show produced by Temple Street Productions of Canada carried by BBCA. Nowhere in the résumé of the show is there a huge multi-national for-profit media corporation involved. (No, I'm not a conspiracy theorist ... well ... maybe a little.)
Anyway, here's the complete list of nominees.
Oh, and by the way, that Netflix "indy" show "House of Cards" has Media Rights Capital as its first named production company which has historical ties to Warner Bros. Pictures, Universal Pictures, HBO, etc.
Edited by phrelin, 18 July 2013 - 05:44 PM.