Glee, you are so dumb. You submit actors who barely had anything to do this season but then completely ignore actors who got emotional stuff this season. Like Darren, like Chord.
You even submitted the newbies but not Darren or Chord.
I am sorry but I am pissed at…
Um NO! The individual networks decide which actors they would like to put forward. They then get permission from each actor’s management, and for these actors the bill for submission is paid for by the network and not by the actors or their management teams.
The actors NOT selected by the networks have the option of submitting themselves, but they and their management team then have to pay for those submissions.
Darren can still submit himself, even though the network did not select him.
There is no general way to proceed with the submissions, each production do it its own way. Best illustration is the case of Tim Allen, when he was in the top list of all critics for the comedic actor category: he never got the emmy because everyone forgot to submit him. His press rep, his agent, his publicist company, the network, everyone thought the other ones would have done the job lol.
In the case of Glee, although it’s the network that reveals the list of the contenders, “it is not the responsibility of Fox TV to submit individual performers for Emmy consideration. That’s left to the performers and their reps”, according to Tom O’Neil, founder of the Gold Derby.
Anyway, it doesn’t look rational for a network to agree, or even push for an actor to be heavily featured in a serie and not use him with the tv academy, especially given that one stage of the nomination process is a popular vote that counts for 50% of the final result (not sure if it’s still the case though). It seems more likely to me that DC’s management, that looks very short term promotion oriented, is not interested. A submission in itself provides little to no promotion at all, only a nomination can impact the general audience. If the chance to get nominated is null, the cost (entry, campaigning, shipping the materials, etc. The tv academy is actually charging the whole judging process) and the work (creating reels, for your consideration ads) are just a waste for this kind of management.
The situation would be different for an actor more invested in building an image on the long run, not only regarding the audience but also his peers and his industry.