Emmy nomination ballots are out now, and the voting period for who will be nominated for the 2019 Emmys has begun. There are a lot of traditional ways that shows and the persons involved are promoted to potential Emmy voters. In LA, various venues host "For Your Consideration" panels, where the cast and creatives of a show assemble to be interviewed by a moderator and talk about why their show is so rad. There are also billboards strewn across the city with quotes about how great shows are, and DVDs sent to the homes of Emmy voters and various influential people.
And in some cases, like in the link above, journalists for pop culture publications champion shows they like that they feel might be (or have historically been) overlooked. In this piece, Vulture writer Kathryn VanArendonk talks about all of the reasons she appreciates the NBC sitcom Superstore, and why there's no other show more deserving of a nomination this year. Several actors from the show retweeted it, including Colton Dunn and Lauren Ash.
But a healthy, well-rounded FYC push takes money, and when there isn't money or motivation to make that happen (or even when there is) the casts and creatives of shows turn to social media for their own DIY FYC campaigns.
Dan Levy, star of Schitt's Creek
I'm honored to be considered in the 1st round of Emmy voting for DIRECTING & WRITING in drama for POSE "Love Is the Message" (s1, ep 6 aka my directorial debut!) What a gift to make history w/ this stellar cast. TV Academy members can vote at https://t.co/VgZ2wkbIDD #FYC #PoseFX pic.twitter.com/YxMfmLW50t— Janet Mock (@janetmock) June 11, 2019
Janet Mock, director and writer for Pose
EMMY VOTERS - Yesterday I tweeted that Billy on the Street is eligible for Best Short Form Comedy Series this year. It turns out it’s Best Short Form VARIETY Series. I pray for a world where Short Form Comedy and Short Form Variety can #coexist. As a member of the LGBT commun— billy eichner (@billyeichner) June 11, 2019
Billy Eichner, creator and host of Billy on the Street
Hey Television Academy voters! So, “Busy Tonight” isn’t on TV anymore & therefore we don’t really have a publicity apparatus behind us to do a big For Your Consideration Emmy campaign. All we’ve got is our very small… https://t.co/FaUHqRqeo7— Caissie St.Onge (@Caissie) June 12, 2019
Caissie St. Onge, writer for Busy Tonight
Hey now! Drunk History returns in One Week! (Cue: Barenaked Ladies)— Derek Waters (@derekwaterss) June 11, 2019
If you can vote, Please vote for Drunk History in every category it’s up for including “Outstanding Variety Sketch series” which was my grandfather’s favorite Emmy category. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/xGcw7wzqaE
Derek Waters, co-creator and host of Drunk History
Chris Kelly, co-creator and writer of The Other Two
Mike Royce, producer of One Day at a Time
So, this is happening. I love playing Mary Pat and I’m really proud of the work I did creating her. If you’re an Emmy voter, please consider rooting for a villain just this once. #FYC #ForYourConsideration #GoodGirls #Emmys2019 @NBCGoodGirls pic.twitter.com/6qm9tSKwEY— Allison Tolman (@Allison_Tolman) June 12, 2019
Allison Tolman, guest actress on Good Girls
Angelica Ross, supporting actress on Pose
Here are this year's Emmy ballots. https://t.co/ltuvVrSKJm— Kris Tapley (@kristapley) June 10, 2019
Here's a list of all of the shows and people eligible for final Emmy ballots. Voting began on June 10th, and continues for a couple of weeks, with nominations being announced mid-July.
Source 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Full Emmy Nomination Ballot
ONTD, what shows/actors/writers/directors would you nominate for Emmys this year? Have you seen any other examples of DIY FYC?