Things get super real as voting for the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards kicks off today. Awards Daily TV does a huge amount of analysis, prediction, advocacy, and interviews every year. Yet, we like to recognize series we love with our own awards. Enter the Coolie Awards. Last year, we debuted the Coolie Awards and awarded Outstanding Drama Series to Bates Motel. Master of None and Veep tied for Outstanding Comedy Series. It was huge fun for all of us, so we thought we’d do it again.
Only this year, we’re opening up voting for the awards to you, our loyal readers. Simply enter your votes in the Polldaddy plug-in below in the major series and acting Drama, Comedy, and Limited/Series races. We didn’t quite have the stomach for the below the line categories this year. Maybe next year. But, before you begin, a few rules…
Voting on the 2017 Coolie Awards follows the Television Academy voting process as closely as possible. You are allowed to make up to 10 selections per category. The series categories will receive no less than seven nominees with the acting categories totaling no less than six nominees. Remember, do not predict the Emmy Awards here! Vote for what you love. We’ve made available a broad array of top-tier candidates in each category. However, if one of your favorites is missing, then please include it in the provided text field at the bottom of each form.
Here’s where things diverge from the Television Academy a bit. Every Awards Daily TV reader gets a vote. That vote counts equally against other Awards Daily TV readers and the Awards Daily TV staff. Because ties are allowed in the Emmy Awards world, nominations can exceed the minimum amount (six for acting, seven for series). No category will exceeded eight nominees – an Emmy rule.
In the event of a tie with a theoretical eight nominee, the preferences of the Awards Daily TV staff rule the day.
Voting closes on June 26 at 11pm ET. Nominees for the 2017 Coolie Awards will be announced July 12, one day before the Primetime Emmy Award nomination announcement.
So, that’s it? Got it? Good.
Get to it!