It’s a big day for YouTube content creators as their channels can now be nominated to win an Emmy. The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences has now decided to expand the amount of categories it has by adding online shows as well.
The new awards can go to content from places like YouTube Red, Crackle, Adult Swim and more. In this brand new category, the awards will be best acting performance in a short-form original series, best short-form original series comedy or drama, and best short-form original series reality or non-fiction. In order to win, the shows must have at least six episodes, and be 15 minutes long or less.
Unfortunately, the new awards won’t be on TV with all the other mainstream big shows. They will instead be awarded at a separate event, however, the best parts will be shown during the main televised event.
The Emmys already accept shows from Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu. Allowing even more online creators to win awards is definitely a step in the right direction.