Emmy votes are in and now it’s time to start counting


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With the Emmy Awards just a week and a half away, Ernst & Young LLP, the accounting firm in charge of counting the thousands of votes, will now kick into high gear figuring out who will be going home with a trophy come Aug. 29.

The deadline to get ballots in was 5 p.m. Tuesday. The last vote, as always, was turned in by veteran actress Jody Carter, who actually comes down to the firm’s downtown offices to fill out her ballot in person and turn it in to Andy Sale, the Ernst & Young lead partner for the prime-time Emmy Awards.


The counting of the votes has actually already begun, but there is always a ton of ballots that come in on the final day that the firm is allowed to accept them.

‘We will ride a pink wave of ballots,’ said Sale. As for Carter’s insistence on voting in person at the firm’s offices, Sale said, ‘Jody is so passionate about making sure her ballot is counted that she hand delivers it to me.’

Carter, who has been acting for decades, has credits including ‘Cagney & Lacey,’ ‘Days of Our Lives,’ ‘Scrubs’ and ‘Til Death.’

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