Behind The Scenes of the Autostraddle TV Awards

The Autostraddle Gay Emmys is the most important award show in the history of awards besides like, the Pulitzer or whatever, and I am here to give you a peek behind that extraordinary curtain into some of the data we collected, how we collected it, and what it all means for us and the future of civilization. Are you ready? Let's go.

How Voting Works

How are the nominees decided?

First we assemble a list of all eligible characters and shows in various categories. I do like getting closer and closer to the official Emmys categories whenever possible. So this year we were able to add Limited Series / TV Movie as well as Guest Actor categories for each genre, whereas previously we'd conflated Guests and Supporting Roles into the s...

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Riese is the 41-year-old Co-Founder of as well as an award-winning writer, video-maker, LGBTQ+ Marketing consultant and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and now lives in Los Angeles. Her work has appeared in nine books, magazines including Marie Claire and Curve, and all over the web including Nylon, Queerty, Nerve, Bitch, Emily Books and Jezebel. She had a very popular personal blog once upon a time, and then she recapped The L Word, and then she had the idea to make this place, and now here we all are! In 2016, she was nominated for a GLAAD Award for Outstanding Digital Journalism. She's Jewish and has a cute dog named Carol. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

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