Behind The Scenes of the Autostraddle Gay Emmys

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 same category.

We invented a lot of non-Official-Emmys categories when we started doing this two entire years ago. Sci-Fi/Fantasy shows are an entire category because they rarely get props on award shows because they often operate under a different...

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Riese is the 38-year-old Co-Founder and CEO of Autostraddle.com as well as an award-winning writer, blogger, fictionist, copywriter, video-maker, low-key Jewish power lesbian and aspiring cyber-performance artist who grew up in Michigan, lost her mind in New York and then headed West. Her work has appeared in nine books including "The Bigger the Better The Tighter The Sweater: 21 Funny Women on Beauty, Body Image & Other Hazards Of Being Female," 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. Follow her on twitter and instagram.

Riese has written 2840 articles for us.