The nominees for the 65th Primetime Emmys have been announced (in case you need a refresher, "American Horror Story" scared up the most nods this year, with 17, while Netflix broke new ground with an Outstanding Drama Series nomination for "House of Cards"), but arriving at the list of contenders — which was whittled down by the Television Academy's 16,000 card-carrying voting members — is just the beginning of a painstaking, peer-driven process that takes us to the star-studded September ceremony.
So once the noms are announced, what's the next step in the long and winding road to Emmy glory?
First up, it's final judging. For 2013, that occurs during the month of August, when reps from the academy's two dozen peer groups determine the voting procedures for each individual group's award categories. After panelists view the nominees' work from home (yes, a lot of DVDs are involved), judging takes place. Judging procedures range from ranking to a ratings-score system to a plain ol' yes/noRead More »from How the Emmy Winners Are Chosen