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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Primetime Emmy voting changes

February 22, 2006

In the famous words of Rosco P. Coltrane, “Good news, good news.”

The primetime Emmy voting process is finally getting an overhaul.

Finally! Can I get an Amen?

That means, hopefully, I can stop complaining, year after year, about the ridiculous Emmy snubs, such as Veronica Mars’ Kristen Bell, Scrubs’ John C. McGinley or Smallville’s Michael Rosenbaum. Actors and shows on the smaller networks (The WB and UPN) rarely make it on the Emmy ballot, no matter how outstanding they are. (Think James Marsters from Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel and Kerri Russell of Felicity.)

Perhaps the Emmy organizers finally got a clue that there is talent beyond the big three networks and HBO.

Emmy guru Tom O’Neil explained the voting changes in detail at the Gold Derby Web site http://goldderby.latimes.com/awards_goldderby/2006/02/primetime_emmy_.html..

Check out his excellent article.

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