7 Series Nominees, Comedy Defined as Half-Hours - Hollywood Reporter

February 20, 2015 10:38 PM

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7 Series Nominees, Comedy Defined as Half-Hours - Hollywood Reporter

The Television Academy is trying to clear up some ambiguity that's clouded recent awards. In light of the Choose Your Own Adventure approach many have taken in regard to what category their series is submitted for, the Emmys have new rules for comedy, drama and miniseries categories — and some of the changes might upset a few familiar nominees.

Most notably, the TV Academy is defining a comedy as a series with episodes that run 30 minutes or less. That means 2014 nominee Orange Is the New Black will now have to enter the drama category. The bright side to that is that the drama and comedy races will include one more nominee this year, with...

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