Awards Calendar

  • ASIFA: Deadline to renew or join ASIFA-Hollywood to be able to participate in the Annie Award voting
    November 30, 2015
  • VES: Submission Deadline
    November 30, 2015
  • ASIFA: Annie Award Nominations announced
    December 1, 2015
  • WGA: Preliminary Screenplay online voting begins
    December 1, 2015
  • DGA: Online voting for Feature Film Nominations opens
    December 2, 2015
  • HFPA: Final screening date for Motion Pictures
    December 2, 2015
  • WGA: Television, New Media, Radio, News, Promotional Writing, and Graphic Animation Nominations Announced
    December 3, 2015
  • HFPA: Final date for Motion Picture press conference
    December 5, 2015
  • AFI: Honorees Announced
    December 7, 2015
  • HFPA: Deadline for receipt of nomination ballots by Ernst & YoungNom
    December 7, 2015

Emmys: The TV Academy Breaks Down Voting in One Charmingly Elaborate Graphic


Still not sure how the big winners are decided? This step-by-step guide from divvying up peer groups to handing out statuettes should clear things right up.

On Sept. 22, much of the best and brightest from the television world will gather at NOKIA Theatre at L.A. LIVE to pat one another on the back, make speeches and celebrate that magical little box -- but how, exactly, is an Emmy winner chosen?

PHOTOS: THR Celebrates Emmy Nominees at Star-Studded Party

In this world where there are almost too many award shows to keep track of, it's easy to confuse the different rules, voting pools and deadlines that lead to a nomination or a win. The TV Academy is aware of this problem. And, for those not in the know, they'd like to clear up any confusion ahead of the big night.

From the kudos' 1946 inception to the glut of different categories to the secured briefcases that transport winners' names, this elaborate and nostalgic graphic lays out every last step that leads to an Emmy.

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