‘The Twilight Zone’ Reboot Will Compete in Drama Category for Emmys, But There’s One Complication

/Film | 4/21/2019 | Ethan Anderton
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CBS All Access isn’t exactly overflowing with must-see content, with Star Trek Discovery and The Good Fight being the only two original hits in their library. But since The Twilight Zone reboot came along, plenty more people have been flocking to the streaming subscription service, and the show is bound to end up with some Emmy nominations later this year, but not in the category you might think.

Unlike other anthology shows that have landed accolades from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, such as American Horror Story or Fargo, The Twilight Zone won’t be competing in the category for Outstanding Limited Series. Instead, the sci-fi series reboot will be vying for a spot in the Outstanding Drama Series category. That will give the series much more competition, but that’s not the only hurdle the series is facing when it comes to landing Emmy nominations.

Variety - News - Twilight - Zone‘s - Plan

Variety has news on The Twilight Zone‘s plan for campaigning for Emmy nominations this year. The reason for The Twilight Zone Emmy eligibility ending up in Outstanding Drama Series comes mostly from precedent. The original iteration of the series, which ran from 1959 through 1964, and it not only competed as a drama series, but it won two awards for writing in that category in 1960 and 1961. The latter year also saw the series nomination for Outstanding Drama Series.

Because of this precedent, CBS TV Studios had to submit a request to the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences to switch the series from being classified as a drama series to a limited series. You would think that’s where the show belongs since every season has individual episodes that don’t carry over story elements or characters from season to season. However, The Twilight Zone also doesn’t carry over characters from episode to episode in an individual...
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