Turner’s road to television’s biggest night
May 25, 2018
Emmy season is about to kick into overdrive, honoring the absolute best in television and emerging media. Turner is right in the thick of it with a ton of shows and talented professionals hoping to take home the most coveted award in television. Several FYC (For Your Consideration) events are taking place from coast to coast with no shortage of star power. These events are presented to increase exposure to some of Turner’s potential nominees, and we have all the juicy details right here.
But first, let’s review a little EMMY 101, in case you’re wondering exactly how a show or talented individual gets nominated in the first place:
- The first step is for a show, performer or individual to be submitted for nomination by peer groups within Television Academy voting members. Each peer group decides the nominees for the categories that recognize their respective talents — i.e., performers nominate performers, writers nominate writers, etc.
- Once submissions are in, voters (more than 20,000 Television Academy voting members) choose the entries they feel are most deserving of a nomination (perhaps influenced by a FYC event).
- The ballots are tallied, and on July 12 the nominees are announced.
- Eligible voting members watch the nominated content through a secure online platform and vote for their choices.
- The winners are announced live Sunday, Sept. 17.
So, what’s the deal with these FYC events, you might be asking yourself (we’ll assume you’re asking yourself)? These are star-studded affairs specifically directed towards Television Academy voting members. One of the more high-profile FYC events took place May 23 in Los Angeles: an exclusive screening of “The Alienist” plus a special panel discussion. It was presented through a unique, year-long partnership between TNT and Vanity Fair, a brand that’s at the intersection of entertainment, culture and celebrity. The event will be covered online at vanityfair.com as well as in the pages of an upcoming issue.
In addition to this special event for “The Alienist,” Turner also showcased other hit shows with FYC events of their own, including “Full Frontal with Samantha Bee,” “Search Party,” a truTV comedy panel hosted by Amy Sedaris and Andrea Savage, and a second event promoting “The Alienist,” this time in New York City.
Check out the photos from all of these events, and be sure to stay tuned for more Emmy content as the 2018 awards show gets closer.