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Emmys: Why There Are So Many Nominees for Best Drama and Comedy


When the Primetime Emmy Awards nominations are introduced subsequent month, brace your self for classes bursting on the seams. Emmy submissions are up 15% versus final season, so the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has determined to tie the variety of nominees per class to the variety of submissions per class. That means, since there have been over 280 submissions for Best Drama Series and Best Comedy Series, there might be eight nominees for every of these classes.

Indeed, the breakdown is as follows (per THR) for a way the Emmys work out what number of nominees there needs to be for every class:

1-19 submissions: A sliding scale between zero to four nominations

20-80 submissions: 5 nominations

81-160 submissions: 6 nominations

161-240 submissions: 7 nominations

240 submissions: eight nominations


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It’s true that the variety of authentic TV packages has simply been growing 12 months after 12 months, which makes deciding who wins on the Emmys more durable and more durable. Last 12 months, Game of Thrones reigned supreme within the Best Drama Series class for its ultimate season, however with Thrones over the trail is paved for a brand new winner this 12 months. Many are predicting a giant 12 months for HBO’s Succession (which is nice), however might Better Call Saul lastly have its day? And there’ll doubtless even be a extremely aggressive battle within the Limited Series class the place critically acclaimed reveals like Watchmen, The Great, and Normal People might be going head-to-head.

As lengthy as Watchmen’s Regina King rightly wins Best Actress and Normal People’s Paul Mescal wins Best Actor I’ll be blissful. But then once more Nicholas Hoult is so good in The Great, and Daisy Edgar-Jones is mesmerizing in Normal People. Ah! There’s merely an excessive amount of good TV.

As we head into Emmys season, take a look at our listing of one of the best TV reveals of 2020 thus far.


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