Thursday, February 24, 2011
Emmys Merge TV Movie/Miniseries
In a little break from the hustle and bustle of the Oscar Season, I found out today that the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has decided to merge the TV Movie and Miniseries categories into one, and have six nominees to hopefully include more. This is not such a bad decision considering that the acting awards for these categories merged in the late 1970's, and the fact that the last two years the miniseries category has only had two nominations. On the other hand, they truly are two different formats, and looking at last year, I would have hated it if Temple Grandin and The Pacific hadn't both take home top honors. In the end, we will simply have to wait and see over the next couple of years if this merger is beneficial or harming one medium over the over.