June 21, 2021
Awards News

Emmy Awards Update

The Television Academy's Board of Governors has approved the following rules change beginning with the 2021 Emmy Awards Season.

Nominated Actors or Actresses can be recognized as "Performers":

No performer category titled "Actor" or "Actress" has ever had a gender requirement for submissions. Now, nominees and (or) winners in any performer category titled "Actor" or "Actress" may request that their nomination certificate and Emmy statuette carry the term "Performer" in place of Actor or Actress.

In addition, the Board has approved the following eligibility amendment, which will be in effect beginning in next year's 2022 competition.

Documentary films placed on the AMPAS viewing platform are also ineligible for Emmy consideration:

Any film placed on the AMPAS viewing platform will be deemed a theatrical motion picture and thus ineligible for the Emmy competition.

Download the advisory here.

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