Four Becomes Two In Emmy Revision

The board of governors of the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has voted to consolidate four Emmy categories into two. The separate categories of miniseries and drama/comedy specials are now consolidated into one, with six nominations allowed.

Categories of variety, music or comedy series and variety, music or comedy specials are now combined, with six nominations allowed.

Also, telethons, except those telecast to raise money for political parties, now will have primetime Emmy eligibility for the first time.

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