The Television Academy has announced changes to the rules for the 74th Primetime Emmy Awards.
The modification addresses the age-old issue of the evolution of the comedy and drama genres on television that have led to hour-long comedies, and dramatic films, as well as half-hour series that are more dramatic than comedies, with series such as shameless And Orange is the new black Change the rating while it is running. The length of the program has now been removed as a standard for rating comedy and drama series
In addition, the Academy of Television expanded its “no double-dip for Oscars and Emmys” laws on documentaries in June to include original films. Any film placed on the catwalk of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will now be considered a theatrical film and therefore ineligible for an Emmy competition. This would prevent streamers from giving some of their films an Emmy credit if they did not receive Academy Award nominations.
The Academy’s Board of Governors confirmed the rules and procedures for the 2022 Emmys, as recommended by the Awards Committee, which also include changes to the categories of Thrillers, Voiceover, and expanded entry eligibility for various professionals working in reality programming, animation, and special visual effects. .
“This year the Awards Committee worked with colleagues in the industry to further determine the program’s eligibility for Emmy,” said Frank Sherma, Academy Television Chairman and CEO. “We’ve made great strides in distinguishing who is eligible for our competitions, in coordination with ongoing changes in content development and distribution.”
Here are details about the new definitions of the timeless drama and comedy series:
The rating based on program length for a comedy or drama series has been omitted. Episode duration no longer dictates transmission categories. Instead, producers will now limit category submission with the requirement that the Television Academy’s industry panel reserve the right to review product preference. Comedies and dramas are defined as multi-episode programs (at least six episodes) in which the content is primarily comedic for comedy series entries or primarily dramatic for drama series entries. In addition, the ongoing theme, story, and main characters are presented under the same title and have continuity of production supervision. The exception is programming under 20 minutes, which must be presented in abbreviated categories.