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Television Academy adds Primetime Emmy categories

The Television Academy Board of Governors is adding two new categories to this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards competition: Outstanding Music Supervision and Outstanding Casting in a Reality Series. The new Emmy ...
February 24, 2017

The Television Academy Board of Governors is adding two new categories to this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards competition: Outstanding Music Supervision and Outstanding Casting in a Reality Series.

The new Emmy section for Outstanding Music Supervision will acknowledge the contribution made by the music supervisor to the music of any television program. The Outstanding Casting in a Reality Series will recognize casting directors responsible for identifying and assembling ensemble casts for structured, unstructured or competition programs within the reality space.

“In our ever-changing world of television, it’s important to annually evaluate and refine the rules of Emmy competition,” said Hayma Washington, Television Academy chairman and CEO, in a statement. “We are keeping pace with industry innovators, and recognizing excellence within new and changing genres and platforms.”

Other approved Primetime Emmy Awards rules and procedures modifications for 2017 include:

  • Cinematography for a Single-Camera Series is now split into Cinematography for One–Hour Series and for Half-Hour Series.

Converted, retitled and redefined former juried awards into new interactive media category awards:

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

(Photo by J. Emilio Flores/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images).

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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