Post-nomination Emmy preview coverage has launched at Variety, continuing over the next two weeks. Here's what posted at Variety.com/Emmy Central over the weekend:
-- Why we might be in a golden age for ensembles on TV (by Glenn Whipp).
-- An examination of why broadcast networks can do so well (6 for 6) with comedy series nominations and so poorly (1 for 6) with drama (by David Kronke).
-- PBS says its 43 Emmy noms signify excellence, not elitism (by Tatiana Siegel).
-- A network-by-network Emmy nominations roundup (by Lauren Zima).
-- While some series have ditched main title montages, others take considerable pride in them — for good reason (by Karen Idelson).
-- Why the nominees for guest stars so often seem like anything but guests (by Susan Young).
-- A look at the importance of art direction to TV series (by Bob Verini).
-- Making makeup work on a budget (by Karen Idelson).
-- Nonfiction cinematography has a wide range of nominees but striking results (by Gregory Solman).
We'll have more Emmy preview stories day after day, so keep watching ...