The voting period for the 70th Emmy Awards opens Monday and the choices are abundant. Drama submissions have dropped since last years ballots,to 159 down with 20 submissions – to 159 from last year’s 180. 2016 there were 151 entries in the ballot box.
The drama series race looks to be dominated by sophomore seasons of last year’s winner The Handmaid’s Tale alongside previous nominees The Crown, Stranger Things, This Is Us, Westworld, as well as the return of Game of Thrones, which was ineligible last year. Key other contenders to keep an eye on here, though, include broadcast ratings winner The Good Doctor, as well as new genre projects such as Altered Carbon and Counterpart and the final seasons of The Americans and Orphan Black.
Voting members of the Academy have until June 25 to make their selections for this year’s nominees, which will be announced July 12.