EMMYS: TV Academy Splits Best Miniseries & TV Movie, Reality Program & Voice-Over Categories, Expands Combined Longform Fields To 6 Nominees, Sets Scenario For 7 Best Drama & Comedy Series Nominees

As expected, the Television Academy’s Board of Governors voted tonight to split the merged best TV movie and miniseries category into two, reverting to the long tradition of separate top longform Primetime Emmy categories, which was ended by the TV Academy vote in 2011 to merge the two fields because of the dwindling number of miniseries entries. Ironically, as the decision was made, miniseries already had started their resurgence, which was cemented by the blockbuster success of the 2012 History mini Hatfields & McCoys. Several months ago, a movement started within the TV Academy in support of splitting the top longform categories again. It gained momentum, leading to a recommendation that passed through the February 4 Awards Committee meeting and was sent to the board, which approved the move tonight. Also recognizing the proliferation of longform programming, the combined miniseries/TV movie categories for writing, directing and performing categories will all be expanded from five to six nominees, with the final voting switched from a preferential vote to a ratings-score vote.

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