Wednesday, February 22, 2006
Emmys Revamps Voting...Again
All sorts of changes in all sorts of categories for Emmy voters. Directors and casting executives get to participate in more voting for acting performances. Best Comedy and Drama shortlists will be selected by panels rather than the voters at large and so on. A similar change a few years ago helped the Grammys get a little smarter in its selections. Hopefully, this will keep Emmys nominations from going to the same shows year after year and always being a year or two behind the public when it comes to recognizing new breakout shows and actors. Mind you, the Emmys were pretty quick to recognize Desperate Housewives and Lost. Hopefully this means they won't knee-jerk and nominate DH again, since everyone else knows it has had a weak second season. And if it means a sci-fi show like Battlestar Galactica can get recognized as the best show on TV, then it will be a real breakthrough. It's already got the most press and audience excitement and actors like Mary McDonnell and Tricia Helfer are doing exceptional work.