The CW meets the Emmy Awards: Will stars like Nina Dobrev and Ian Somerhalder be legitimately considered?


We'd like to believe that the Emmy race is about the art: the performances, the directing, the writing, the music. And it is, to a degree, but of course, it's also about politics, campaigning, and money. It's about industry clout. Driving through Los Angeles or flipping through a trade magazine, you're bombarded with "For Your Consideration" billboards and print ads. As members of the press, we've been flooded with emails from publicists recently, all with the same pitch: "Please consider including my client Joe Actor in any upcoming Emmy-related articles you may write!"None of these emails have been from representatives for actors who work on CW shows. Last year, Warner Bros included an insert in Emmy Magazine in support of their CW shows; this year, no such campaign is planned. It's just an accepted truth that The CW won't be considered, so there's an impression that everyone from the network to the reps to the...


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