Emmy submissions: Lifetime category placements for ‘UnReal,’ ‘Custody,’ ‘Beaches,’ ‘Project Runway’ and more

In a Gold Derby exclusive, we have learned the category placements of the key Emmy Awards contenders for Lifetime. The cable network has returning drama contender “UnReal” (with nominee Constance Zimmer), TV movies “Custody” (Hayden Panettiere) and “Beaches” (Idina Menzel) plus Emmy-winning reality show “Project Runway” (Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum) among their 2017 contenders.

Below, the list of Lifetime lead and supporting submissions for their drama series and telefilms. Please note that the Lifetime Emmy FYC mailer indicates that Oscar winner Viola Davis is a lead actress for “Custody,” but her actual ballot placement will be in supporting. More names might be added by the network before final Emmy paperwork deadlines. Also note that performers not included on this list may well be submitted by their personal reps.

“BEACHES”
TV Movie
Movie/Limited Series Actress – Nia Long, Idina Menzel

“BRING IT!”
Unstructured Reality Program

“CUSTODY”
TV Movie
Movie/Limited Series Actress – Catalina Sandino Moreno, Hayden Panettiere
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – Dan Fogler, Tony Shalhoub
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Ellen Burstyn, Viola Davis

“DANCE MOMS”
Unstructured Reality Program

“LITTLE WOMEN: LA”
Unstructured Reality Program

“MARY KILLS PEOPLE”
Drama Series
Drama Actress – Caroline Dhavernas
Drama Supporting Actor – Richard Short

“MICHAEL JACKSON: SEARCHING FOR NEVERLAND”
TV Movie

“MOTHER, MAY I SLEEP WITH DANGER?”
TV Movie
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actor – James Franco

“NEW YORK PRISON BREAK: THE SEDUCTION OF JOYCE MITCHELL”
TV Movie
Movie/Limited Series Actress – Penelope Ann Miller

“PROJECT RUNWAY”
Reality-Competition Program
Reality Host – Tim Gunn, Heidi Klum

“THE RAP GAME”
Reality-Competition Program

“SUITE FRANCAISE”
TV Movie
Movie/Limited Series Actor – Matthias Schoenaerts
Movie/Limited Series Actress – Michelle Williams
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Margot Robbie, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ruth Wilson

“SURVIVING COMPTON: DRE, SUGE AND MICHEL’LE”
TV Movie
Movie/Limited Series Actor – Curtis Hamilton, R. Marcos Taylor
Movie/Limited Series Actress – Rhyon Nicole Brown

“UNREAL”
Drama Series
Drama Actress – Shiri Appleby
Drama Supporting Actor – Craig Bierko
Drama Supporting Actress – Constance Zimmer

“WILD OATS”
TV Movie
Movie/Limited Series Actress – Shirley MacLaine
Movie/Limited Series Supporting Actress – Demi Moore

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