The Recording Academy’s decision to use Twitter to announce its nominees reinforces social media’s role in shaping industrial practice surrounding award shows.
As cases of so-called “category fraud” increase, the Emmy Awards’ arbitrary points of distinction risk becoming the story.
Netflix’s nominations have been signaled as historical for online television, but they were earned through efforts to erase that distinction.
PBS successfully transitions Downton Abbey from Miniseries to Drama Series by continuing to lean on the advantages afforded the former distinction.
While usually confined to niche websites, the Emmy nomination race broke into mainstream outlets as digital pages are turned over to Emmy contenders in exchange for potential advertising revenue.