"American Crime" earned an impressive 10 Emmy nominations, including Best Limited Series and bids in each of the four acting categories (leads Timothy Hutton and Felicity Huffman, as well as featured players Richard Cabral and Regina King). But apart from King’s surprise win for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress, it came up short as "Olive Kitteridge" swept the Emmys. However, as that HBO hit contended at last year's Golden Globes and SAG Awards, it could be time for some redemption for "American Crime."
Embraced by critics with an impressive score of 84 on MetaCritic, "American Crime" was hailed for its unflinching look at a group of people in suburban California dealing with aftermath of a brutal home invasion through the prism of bigotry, racism and poverty. And buzz is starting to build for the second chapter in ABC’s anthology drama, which will premiere early next year.
According to our exclusive Gold Derby Golden Globes odds, "American Crime" sits in fourth place at 8/1 for Best Limited Series behind "Fargo," "Show Me a Hero" and "Bessie." And nominations are likely for Hutton (fifth place at 11/1), Huffman (third place at 7/1) and King (fourth place at 9/1). There’s also an outside chance that Emmy nominee Cabral and co-star Elvis Nolasco might surprise in the catch-all Best TV Supporting Actor race.
Over at the SAG Awards, the guild has placed "American Crime" in the ultra-competitive drama series categories rather than over in miniseries (its equivalent of limited series) where it contended at the Critics' Choice and Emmy and Golden Globe awards. Despite this extra challenge, our exclusive SAG odds show that the "American Crime" troupe is a strong possibility for Best TV Drama Ensemble 22/1 odds).
By the way, don't look for "American Crime" among the nominees for the upcoming Critics' Choice TV Awards. It contended at the summer edition of these kudos where it reaped three bids (for Limited Series, Huffman in Lead Actress and Nolasco in Supporting Actor) and set up its solid Emmy haul last fall.
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