On Wednesday the Television Academy circulated a memo which announced that several members of the Performance Peer Group branch (aka actors) were found to be engaging and advocating for block voting.
Block voting is just when actors get together and agree they’re all going to vote for the same nominee. Which can be hard to refuse when the herd mentality kicks in. So the Television Academy has thrown down their gauntlet.
The memo reads: “The integrity of the Emmy competition is of paramount importance to the Television Academy. Any suggestions of voting impropriety, whether implied or acted upon, are taken very seriously and will not be tolerated. The Academy will continue to investigate this matter, and will take appropriate action should other members be implicated.”
No names have been released and it is not clear how many actors were disqualified from voting at the 2019 Primetime Emmys. It’s also not clear if the actors will face any further discipline from the Television Academy.