For the second year in a row, TV's biggest night had a terrific host (last year Andy Samberg, this year Jimmy Kimmel, both hilarious); wrapped up earlier than advertised; featured a remarkably diverse set of nominees; and, in the end, produced a group of winners better than any pundit, including this one, ever imagined possible.
How did this happen? In 2015, for the first time, the TV Academy employed a voting process that opened final-round balloting to all members of each category’s applicable peer group, rather than small "blue-ribbon panels," and the results were extraordinary. This year, after replacing a preferential ...
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