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I'm looking for nominees and winners of the Emmys, but haven't found anything more structured than a Wikipedia article:

And a scraping-friendly list on the Emmys' website:

I've checked the IMDb FTP dump but didn't found any award data. I tried Wolfram Alpha (as described here); it shows only the Oscars.

Is there a machine-readable list of Emmys or only scraping can help?

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The dataset is not available, it could be useful in several projects and this Sunday evening was boring: three good reasons to scrape this site.

Here is the file.

It contains the nominees and the winners from 1970* to 2016 (two sheets). Before merging both, I would prefer that someone take a look at it to check the data quality.

* I wonder why the scraper stopped in 1970, since the site contains information until 1949

  • You're welcome. I wonder why the scraper stopped in 1970, since the site contains information until 1949. I can take a look if these historical data are needed. – Ettore Rizza Feb 20 '17 at 8:27
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I'm an Emmy voter, an Open Data nerd, and a web developer -- and I don't know of a source. Guess you're going to have to scrape the data, sorry.

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If you are going to (have to) scrape this, take a look at OpenRefine (formerly Google Refine). In their second video tutorial they describe how to convert and massage a Wikipedia list.

The data on your Wikipedia page is a table, not a list, so it will be more complicated (especially, you'll have to deal with the different colspans).

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