The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences recognized eight nominees each in the best drama and comedy balloting, which at least allowed the broadcast networks to achieve a few breakthroughs (“This is Us,” “Black-ish”) in what’s otherwise a streaming-heavy field.
The evolving nature of TV comedy, meanwhile, encompassed shows that will surely add sizzle to this year’s awards while not quite feeling like perfect fits within the genre, among them “The Karate Kid” revival “Cobra Kai” and comedic thriller “The Flight Attendant.”
Nothing quite captures the extraordinary work accomplished in the last year, however, than the limited series (once the “miniseries,” but no more), which highlights the ability to tell a novelized and complete story over multiple episodes.
Beyond what feels like a breakthrough year for limited series in terms of their status within the TV ecosystem, a few key questions linger in regard to what this year’s nominations might mean for the Emmys, and indeed, the awards industry more broadly. Here are three more to consider:
That might not be enough to lure back people who have drifted away from award shows, but it certainly offers a something-for-every-taste approach to the nominations, while striking a more…