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).