Emmy ballot: Charlie Sheen is missing and other mysteries


Because we live in an age where anything is accessible at any time, things become less of a mystery to us. Take the Emmy nomination process, for instance. For the last few years, the television Academy has done a good job of putting its complete voting ballot listings online, available to anyone who has the time and patience to Google it. So now, when you wonder why Jon Cryer seems to land in the supporting actor category year after year when he's one of the "Two and a Half Men" of the show's title, or why no one on "Modern Family" is ever in contention for a lead acting award, the ballot shows you why. Some of the submissions may be due to some of their byzantine rules, but most of the time the actors are there because that's where they submitted themselves, whether it's out of humility, via a pact with their castmates or...



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