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Road to the Emmys: Embarking on the home stretch

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Post-nomination Emmy preview coverage has launched at Variety, continuing over the next two weeks. Here’s what posted at Variety.com/Emmy Central over the weekend:

— Why we might be in a golden age for ensembles on TV (by Glenn Whipp).

— An examination of why broadcast networks can do so well (6 for 6) with comedy series nominations and so poorly (1 for 6) with drama (by David Kronke). 

— PBS says its 43 Emmy noms signify excellence, not elitism (by Tatiana Siegel).

— A network-by-network Emmy nominations roundup (by Lauren Zima).

— While some series have ditched main title montages, others take considerable pride in them — for good reason (by Karen Idelson).

— Why the nominees for guest stars so often seem like anything but guests (by Susan Young).

— Capsules on the guest star nominees in drama (by Susan Young) and comedy (by Lauren Zima).

— A look at the importance of art direction to TV series (by Bob Verini).

— Making makeup work on a budget (by Karen Idelson).

— Nonfiction cinematography has a wide range of nominees but striking results (by Gregory Solman).

We’ll have more Emmy preview stories day after day, so keep watching …

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