Is change a-coming for the voting system that determines the pre and final nominees for the Daytime Emmys next year? Nelson Branco filed this story to On-Air On-Soaps about the latest in the on-going debate on the voting saga!
EMMY REFORM IN THE WORKS? Could the right artists take home the gold next year?
And the Emmy goes to… the most deserving actor? That pipe dream may just become a reality if NATAS has its way.
Due to outspoken criticisms and deafening cries from the daytime TV industry, press, and from fans regarding the often unfair and skewed Emmy nomination process, NATAS recently held a meeting consisting of several members to discuss golden reform and address several key issues plaguing the integrity of the iconic award show.
An insider informs that the encouraging meeting, which drew about 40 members, including Sony exec Steve Kent, elicited a few healthy yet tense debates.
Newer members stressed the importance of revising the pre-nomination, nomination and judging process so the system can honor new blood, include actors who are blacklisted Emmy time due to backstage politics, and ultimately represent the best work from the calendar year.
Predictably, the old guard is still resisting change including the re-introduction of a Guest Star category.
- Nelson Branco
So soapers, how would you change the Emmy voting system? Should the first round be taken out of the hands of the actors themselves? Let us know your thoughts.