Emmy for Best Limited Series: How did 5 nominees do at Creative Arts Emmy Awards?

This year’s Emmy race for Best Limited Series has five standout programs: FX’s “Feud: Bette and Joan” has a leading 18 nominations followed closely by both HBO’s “Big Little Lies” and FX’s other entry, “Fargo,” with 16 bids apiece. HBO’s other contender, “The Night Of” has 13 nominations while NatGeo’s “Genius” rounds out the list with 10.

To assess the chances of each, let’s take a look at the results of those 15 races from the Creative Arts Emmy awards where they contended (often against each other). And we preview the half dozen races at the Primetime Emmys in which they are pitted against each other aside from the big one of Best Limited Series.

Best Limited Series/TV Movie Casting:
“Big Little Lies”
“Fargo”
“Feud: Bette and Joan”
“The Night Of”

Best Limited Series/TV Movie Cinematography:
“Big Little Lies” (for the episode: “You Get What You Need”)
“Fargo” (for the episode: “The Law of Vacant Places”)
“The Night Of” (for the episode: “Ordinary Death”)

Best Period/Fantasy Costumes for a Series, Limited Series/TV Movie:
“Feud: Bette and Joan” (for the episode: “And the Winner Is…(The Oscars of 1963”)
“Genius” (for the episode: “Einstein: Chapter Seven”)

Best Contemporary Costumes for a Series, Limited Series/TV Movie:
“Big Little Lies” (for the episode: “You Get What You Need”)

Best Limited Series/TV Movie Hairstyling:
“Big Little Lies”
“Feud: Bette and Joan”
“Genius”
“The Night Of”

Best Limited Series/TV Movie Makeup (Non-Prosthetic):
“Big Little Lies”
“Fargo”
“Feud: Bette and Joan”
“Genius”

Best Main Title Design:
“Feud: Bette and Joan”

Best Main Title Theme Music:
“Feud: Bette and Joan”
“Genius”

Best Limited Series/TV Movie Music Composition (Original Dramatic Score):
“Fargo” (for the episode: “Aporia”)
“Feud: Bette and Joan” (for the episode: “Pilot”)

Best Music Supervision:
“Big Little Lies” (for the episode: “You Get What You Need”)

Best Limited Series/TV Movie Single-Camera Picture Editing:
“Big Little Lies” (for the episode: “You Get What You Need”)
“Fargo” (for the episode: “Aporia”)
“Fargo” (for the episode: “The Law of Vacant Places”)
“Fargo” (for the episode: “The Narrow Escape Problem”)
“The Night Of” (for the episode: “The Beach”)

Best Period/Fantasy Production Design for a Series, Limited Series/TV Movie:
“Feud: Bette and Joan”

Best Limited Series/TV Movie Sound Editing:
“Fargo” (for the episode: “Who Rules the Land of Denial”)
“Genius” (for the episode: “Einstein: Chapter One”)
 “The Night Of” (for the episode: “Subtle Beast”)

Best Limited Series/TV Movie Sound Mixing:
“Big Little Lies” (for the episode: “You Get What You Need”)
“Fargo” (for the episode: “Who Rules the Land of Denial?”)
“Genius” (for the episode: “Einstein: Chapter One”)
“The Night Of” (for the episode: “The Beach”)

Best Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role:
“Genius” (for the episode: “Einstein: Chapter One”)

Primetime Emmys:

Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actor:
“Fargo” (Ewan McGregor)
“Genius” (Geoffrey Rush)
“The Night Of” (Riz Ahmed)
“The Night Of” (John Turturro)

Best Limited Series/TV Movie Actress:
“Big Little Lies” (Nicole Kidman)
“Big Little Lies” (Reese Witherspoon)
“Fargo” (Carrie Coon)
“Feud: Bette and Joan” (Jessica Lange)
“Feud: Bette and Joan” (Susan Sarandon)

Best Limited Series/TV Movie Supporting Actor:
“Big Little Lies” (Alexander Skarsgard)
“Fargo” (David Thewlis)
“Feud: Bette and Joan” (Alfred Molina)
“Feud: Bette and Joan” (Stanley Tucci)
“The Night Of” (Bill Camp)
“The Night Of” (Michael Kenneth Williams)

Best Limited Series/TV Movie Supporting Actress:
“Big Little Lies” (Laura Dern)
“Big Little Lies” (Shailene Woodley)
“Feud: Bette and Joan” (Judy Davis)
“Feud: Bette and Joan” (Jackie Hoffman)

Best Limited Series/TV Movie Directing
“Big Little Lies” (Jean Marc Vallee)
“Fargo” (Noah Hawley for the episode: “The Law of Vacant Places”)
“Feud: Bette and Joan” (Ryan Murphy for the episode: “And the Winner Is…(The Oscars of 1963”)
“Genius” (Ron Howard for the episode: “Einstein: Chapter One”)
“The Night Of” (James Marsh for the episode: “The Art of War”)
“The Night Of” (Steven Zaillian for the episode: “The Beach”) 

Best Limited Series/TV Movie Writing:
“Big Little Lies” (David E. Kelley)
“Fargo” (Noah Hawley for the episode: “The Law of Vacant Places”)
“Feud: Bette and Joan” (Ryan Murphy for the episode: “And the Winner Is…(The Oscars of 1963”)
“Feud: Bette and Joan” (Jaffe Cohen, Murphy and Michael Zam for the episode: “Pilot”)
“The Night Of” (Richard Price and Zaillian for the episode: “The Call of the Wild”)

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