LOS ANGELES — The Television Academy announced Wednesday it will expand its Primetime Emmy Awards short form category to include content from digital creators and distributors.

That means content from YouTube Red, Maker Studios, Fullscreen, AwesomenessTV and other digital entertainment players are now in the running.

The consensus from the digital space: Recognition! Finally!

Mashable gathered some reactions from executives.

Kathleen Grace, Chief Creative Officer at New Form Digital

“I was excited to see the Television Academy finally see what amazing work is being done on emerging platforms,” she told Mashable in an email interview. “There is a very talented community of filmmakers, actors, writers and directors working in short form content. The audience recognizes this and has gathered around these stars and their work. I am glad the academy has decided to recognize this talent and the growing influence of new platforms and studios.” Read more…

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Team Internet rejoices as Primetime Emmys embrace digital content