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Emmys: New Categories, Rules for 2017 Emmy Awards


The Television Academy announced today the creation of two new Emmy categories, Outstanding Music Supervision and Outstanding Casting in a Reality Series, as well as some rule changes for existing categories for the 2017 Emmy Awards.

Music Supervision goes to the music supervisor and covers any music added to a show. Casting goes to the casting directors responsible for the primary casting of a structured, unstructured or reality competition series.

The Academy has split the Outstanding Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series category into two: Cinematography for One-Hour Series and Cinematography for Half-Hour Series. Also, the Academy has altered and/or added awards into five new interactive media categories. They include:

Outstanding Interactive Program (existing category)
Outstanding Original Interactive Program (new category)
Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Within A Scripted Program (new category)
Outstanding Creative Achievement in Interactive Media Within An Unscripted Program (new category)
Outstanding Innovation in Interactive Programming (new juried award)

The 69th annual Primetime Emmy Awards will air on September 17th, 2017 on ABC live at 8pm EST/5pm PST from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles with Stephen Colbert as host.

About Erik Anderson

Erik blames his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched them together since he opened his eyes. They also watched Miss Universe religiously every year (the pageantry!) and Erik came to the conclusion that the combination of these two things ultimately led him down the path to obsessing about awards and ACTRESSING. He began at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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