“Every year, outstanding TV shows and performances are egregiously overlooked, underappreciated and essentially snubbed by the Emmy Awards,” the two parties said. “Now, fans can turn the Emmys upside down by allowing their favorites a second chance at glory.”
EW.com will feature galleries of photos for the 10 categories with links back to Hulu’s EWwys package, as well as posts on its PopWatch blog with embedded video clips of the nominees. Meanwhile, Hulu will feature a “carousel” of videos with links to vote and review all of the nominees at EW.com.
Voting in the five comedy categories will run through Sept. 7, after which the five drama categories will take over. Winners of the EWwy statuette—a shiny, golden female sheep, or “ewe”—will be announced Monday, Sept. 14.
The comedy nominees are:
Best Comedy Series: Big Bang Theory, Better Off Ted, Chuck, It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Psych, Pushing Daisies
Best Lead Actor in a Comedy Series: Zachary Levi (Chuck), James Roday (Psych), Kyle Bornheimer (Worst Week), Adam Scott (Party Down), Nathan Fillion (Castle), Patrick Warburton (Rules of Engagement)
Best Lead Actress in a Comedy Series: Eva Longoria Parker (Desperate Housewives), Jordana Spiro (My Boys), Kaley Cuoco (Big Bang Theory), Spencer Grammer (Greek), Portia DeRossi (Better Off Ted), Billie Piper (Secret Diary of a Callgirl)
Best Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series: Michael Urie (Ugly Betty), Chi McBride (Pushing Daisies), Ed Helms (The Office), Hamish Linklater (New Adventures of Old Christine), Keir Gilchrist (United States of Tara), Jason Segal (How I Met Your Mother)
Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series: Kristen Schaal (Flight of the Conchords), Nicollette Sheridan (Desperate Housewives), Amy Ryan (The Office), Judy Reyes (Scrubs), Wanda Sykes (New Adventures of Old Christine), Becki Newton (Ugly Betty)
The drama nominees are:
Best Drama Series: Friday Night Lights, The Shield, Battlestar Galactica, True Blood, Rescue Me, Burn Notice
Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series: Josh Holloway (Lost), Michael Chiklis (The Shield), Denis Leary (Rescue Me), Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights), William Petersen (CSI), Scott Grimes (ER), David Boreanaz (Bones)
Best Lead Actress in a Drama Series: January Jones (Mad Men), Mary McDonnell (Battlestar Galactica), Connie Britton (Friday Night Lights), Regina King (Southland), Leighton Meester (Gossip Girl), Emily Deschanel (Bones)
Best Supporting Actor in a Drama Series: Kevin McKidd (Grey’s Anatomy), Jake Weber (Medium), Walton Goggins (The Shield), John Noble (Fringe), Nelsan Ellis (True Blood), Matthew Rhys (Brothers & Sisters)
Best Supporting Actress in a Drama Series: Elizabeth Mitchell (Lost), Alison Pill (In Treatment), Tricia Helfer (Battlestar Galactica), Lisa Edelstein (House), Chloe Sevigny (Big Love), Cote de Pablo (NCIS)