EMMYS: Well-Chosen Episodes Attract Voters And Clinch The Nom

Members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences are inundated with all sorts of DVD packages and download opportunities for considering would-be nominees. Starting in about March or April, the deluge begins. Looking back now, it is interesting to explore which episodes the successful nominees submitted for consideration to the TV Academy at large. Here’s a look at the episodes six program Emmy nominees submitted, covering miniseries/movie, drama, comedy, and variety series:

MINISERIES/MOVIE

AMERICAN HORROR STORY “Pilot” (FX)

Normally this category would be a no-brainer because most nominees are expected to be one-off movies or minis, and there would be no need to highlight one or two episodes in order to gain entry into the race. But in the case of American Horror Story, a bit of controversy has intervened. Although most would agree that the macabre show is a weekly series, cocreator Ryan Murphy convinced the TV Academy to consider it a miniseries, based on the fact that it will return each season with a completely different storyline and its regular cast in completely different roles. OK, but it is still a series, mini or not. Nevertheless the ploy worked, and it received a leading 17 Emmy nominations including the key one for best mini/movie. (more…)

This article was printed from https://deadline.com/2012/08/emmys-campaign-tv-nominees-american-horror-story-homeland-breaking-bad-325118/