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  • Rob Licuria
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    This is how I see the race for the newly combined Miniseries/Movie category.

     

    Weigh in people, what’s your take?

     

    1 – “Carlos”

    2 – “Downton Abbey”

    3 – “Mildred Pierce”

    4 – “Too Big To Fail”

    5 – “Upstairs, Downstairs”

    6 – “Luther”

     

    (Other Favorites)

    “Any Human Heart”

    “Cinema Verite”

    “The Kennedys”

    “The Pillars of the Earth”

    “The Sunset Limited”

    “Wallander: The Fifth Woman”

    (Also in Contention)

    “After the Fall”

    “Ben-Hur”

    “Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe”

    “The Client List”

    “Neverland”

    “The Phantom”

    “Sherlock: A Study in Pink”

    “Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story”

     

     

     

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    Ryan_Fernand
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    I think the nominees are going to be (in likelihood of a nomination):

     

    1. Downton Abbey

    2. Carlos

    3. Mildred Pierce

    4. Cinema Verite

    5. Too Big To Fail

    6. Upstairs, Downstairs

     

    Any Human Heart, Luther, Sherlock and The Sunset Limited are the only other real contenders

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    Spenser Davis
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    As much as I think that Kate Winslet is a lock for Actress here, I think that “Carlos” is the mini-series that will take the cake this year. I hear great things about “Downton Abbey,” and “Too Big to Fail” is getting a lot of attention at the moment. But for now, I’m betting on the aforementioned biopic-miniseries.

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    I think “Carlos” will get a nod, but the support for that I think is more from the film community than the TV community. I suspect that “Mildred Pierce” will win, unless “Too Big to Fail” proves a popular as “Recount” was (“Recount” upset “John Adams” for the directing prize). “Downton Abbey” has a shot, but I don’t see “Carlos” taking this.

     

    I think the nominees will be:

     

    1. Mildred Pierce

    2. Downton Abbey

    3. Too Big to Fail

    4. Cinema Verite

    5. Carlos

    6. Upstairs, Downstairs

     

    With an outside chance are “Any Human Heart,” “Luther,” and “The Pillars of the Earth.” “Pillars” did well at the Golden Globes and has a couple of actors who could get in on name alone (Ian McShane, Donald Sutherland), so don’t rule it out.

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    Spenser Davis
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    “Mildred Pierce” seems like such an obvious choice, with it being a re-telling of a classic story, a vehicle for what is to become Kate Winslet’s Emmy-winning performance, and so forth. If you turn out to be right, great. But I hope they go a different direction.

     

    In fact, just to spread the love, here are my predictions –

     

    Best Mini-Series or TV Movie: “Carlos”

    Best Direction, Mini-Series or Movie: Todd Haynes, “Mildred Pierce”

    Best Writing, Mini-Series or Movie: Peter Gould, “Too Big To Fail”

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    iskolar
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    I think Mildred Pierce will win too but will face a tiugh battle with the critically loved Carlos.

     

    Here’s the nominees I think:

    1. Mildred Pierce

    2. Carlos

    3. Downtown Abbey

    4. Cinema Verite

    5. Upstairs Downstairs

    6. Too Big To Fail 

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    Hmmm, I just caught a replay of “Too Big to Fail” yesterday. It could get a lot of nominations just on star-power alone, but it’s no “Recount” and I don’t think it’s as strong as I originally anticipated, though William Hurt might still be a threat for Best Lead Actor.

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    iskolar
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    Will this category have six contenders? Especially since their combining it now.

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    Conrado
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    Will this category have six contenders? Especially since their combining it now.

     

    I guess so. Boomer and Rob are both predicting six nominees, so it seems that’s the official number the Emmys decided on.

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    Okay, I just finished watching Luther on Netflix, and I just want to make sure of something:

     

    This aired as six episodes on BBC America, right? I learned “Downton Abbey” only aired in four parts in the US despite being seven episodes in the UK (and on DVD and Netflix streaming), so I was wondering if that was the case with “Luther” as well.

     

    Because if it aired in six episodes, then it doesn’t meet a single requirement for eligibility as a miniseries. It has a created-by credit. Its storyline is not resolved. And it does not tell a single story (most of its episodes deal with self-contained mysteries). With 6 episodes, it would qualify for drama series consideration, so if this is a miniseries, why not “The Killing” (12 or 13 episodes, one continuous storyline that is expected to be resolved)? Why not “The Walking Dead” (one continuous storyline, 6 episodes)? Either of those shows could make a stronger case for miniseries consideration.

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    Daniel Montgomery
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    I’ve been watching PBS’s “Any Human Heart” on Netflix, and halfway through I’m surprised how damned good it is. Better than any of HBO’s longform contenders. Better than “Carlos,” which I liked but not as much as most. It’s comparable to “Downton Abbey,” but of course that’s really a drama series masquerading as a miniseries. It’s a shame this doesn’t have any chance to win. If the last two episodes are on par with the first two, this should absolutely win Best Movie/Miniseries.

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