Primetime Emmys add short form categories

The Television Academy is responding to the explosion in programming with new Primetime Emmy Awards rules and changes. The number of nominees in directing and writing categories for comedy and drama series has been increased to six nominees for 2016, and short form categories have been added. “This is a great problem to have for our industry, that there is so much quality work that deserves recognition,” said Bruce Rosenblum, Television Academy Chairman and CEO. Added categories include: Outstanding Short Form Series – Comedy or Drama; Outstanding Short Form Series Variety; and Outstanding Short Form Series Reality/Nonfiction. Two new acting categories have also been created: Outstanding Actor in a Short Form Series – Comedy or Drama and Outstanding Actress in a Short Form Series Comedy or Drama.

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