You’ve probably already heard that the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences announced their annual Emmy nominations earlier this week. Therefore, you may be wondering why I’m writing about American primetime television awards when this blog focuses on UK entertainment. Well, as we’re all aware, Anglophilia has taken hold here in the States and that interest is reflected nowhere more clearly than in the area of television shows and the people who act in them.
If you are an even mildly avid Emmy observer you will have noticed some changes this year. The miniseries category is now called the “limited” series. Also the variety genre has been split into two distinct parts – the talk and sketch categories. Based on the popularity and influence of all things British, I suggest that the Academy could make a few more additions to its awards lineup.