It’s that time of year when voting members of the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences are busily bingeing their way through all of the drama and comedy series, limited series, made-for-television movies, reality shows and specials that they missed between May 31, 2015 and May 31, 2016. Last month they were called upon to submit the names of the actors, actresses, personalities and programs they wish to nominate for Emmy Awards. Let’s be honest – there’s no way any of them were able to watch everything. The era of Peak TV may bring with it a wealth of outstanding television programming, but there is more coming along right now than anyone with a life will be able to watch during their lifetime. Even professional television critics cannot keep up – and for many of them, that’s their full time job.
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