"This is a breakthrough year at the Emmys," said Tom O'Neil, organizer of the Gold Derby awards handicapping website. "It's a reflection of TV becoming more sophisticated and sensitive."
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Oscar voters are influenced by earlier awards and might be more inclined to play follow the leader, choosing the same winners if the show were held closer to other ceremonies, Mr. O'Neil said.
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