How Quibi Could Shake Up the Short Form Emmy Races

  • Variety
How Quibi Could Shake Up the Short Form Emmy Races
With the debut of Quibi, the short form categories at the Emmys may never be the same. The launch of the mobile streaming service hasn’t exactly been smooth: There were early questions about its business plan and whether consumers would want to pay for such content when free platforms including YouTube exist, subscriptions have already been far below expectations and many of those free trial deals are now expiring.

But with Quibi’s sheer volume of content, its submissions for the 72nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards will be vast across three short form genre categories, as well as in the short form actor and actress categories. It’s also making a play for the character voice-over performance and original music and lyrics fields.

Quibi brings big budgets and star power to the short form comedy or drama category, including the comedy “Dummy,” starring Anna Kendrick as a woman who
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