- Oscar-nominated programs won't be eligible to win an Emmy under new rule clarification.
As the pandemic has forced movie theaters to shut down, studios have made the move to release their movies on-demand which has left a grey area when it comes to nominations. The Television Academy has announced that Oscar-nominated programs will not be eligible for an Emmy Award.
The statement by the Television Academy said, “The Television Academy supports the recent decision from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to allow feature films, originally intended for theatrical distribution but made available via streaming or video on demand during the current pandemic crisis, to compete at the 2021 Oscars. Further, the Television Academy ruled in March that effective in 2021, programs that have been nominated for an Oscar will no longer be eligible for the Emmys competition.”
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences previously announced the change of its rules for this year that will allow movies that didn’t have a theatrical premiere to still be eligible for an award.
The clarification most likely comes from trying to reduce the overlap and make a distinction between movies.