The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors last night approved more rules changes for the 2010 Primetime Emmy® Awards:

emmyNorth Hollywood, CA, May 20, 2010 – Last night the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Board of Governors approved several changes to the rules and procedures for the 2010 Primetime Emmy® Awards:

Makeup & Hair for a Single-Camera Series
Makeup achievements in nonfiction programming will now be included in eligibility in the Makeup for a Single-Camera Series category; likewise Hair achievements in nonfiction programs will now be eligible in the Hair for a Single-Camera category. Both categories’ prior rules limited eligibility to makeup or hair achievements in a single episode of a drama or comedy series.

TD Cam for a Series
Half-hour shows and one-hour or longer shows will have nominations proportional to the number of submissions for each. This is a change from prior years, in which the top five vote getters, regardless of length, emerged as the nominations.

Hanging Episodes
Brought to the Television Academy’s attention by STARZ, which has a series with multiple hanging episodes, the last of which will air just after the deadline for the return of ballots this year, hanging episodes will now be permitted to be webcast for Primetime Emmy® consideration prior to their telecast should that telecast occur after the submission period has closed. Prior rules stipulated that eligible episodes be presented on the same platform as the episodes that qualify the series.