Big news for digital content creators: The Television Academy is adding a short-form category to the Primetime Emmy Awards!
The category will award Outstanding Short Form Series’ in Comedy/Drama, Variety, and Reality/Non-Fiction genres, as well as Outstanding Actor & Actress in a Short Form Series. To be eligible, the series must have at least 6 episodes that run 15 minutes or less.
The Television Academy’s announcement is a huge step for digital content creation. Creators for Multi-Channel Networks, like AwesomenessTV or Maker Studios, could be standing on stage next to the Jon Hamms of the world. This category will also include short form series that air on television, like Adult Swim’s NTSF:SD:SUV::.