Buffy Trolls For Emmy
From Sci Fi Wire
Producers of UPN's Buffy the Vampire Slayer slipped DVDs of this
year's musical episode into subscription copies of Variety to
promote the episode for an Emmy nomination, a spokesperson
told SCI FI Wire. The episode, "Once More With Feeling," aired
last November and was being touted in the unusual promotion by
UPN and the show's producer, 20th Century Fox Television, the
Though critically acclaimed, Buffy was snubbed at Emmy time
last year by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. "Of
course, the goal is to get some nominations this year," the Fox
spokesperson said in an interview. "It's as big a campaign as last
year. ... Every year we do big Emmy campaigns for some of our
shows, and Buffy the Vampire Slayer is definitely one of them.
This year it seemed like a way to reach a bigger and broader
Ballots for the prime-time Emmy Awards go out to academy
members next week, and nominations will be announced July 18.
The awards will be broadcast Sept. 22 on NBC.