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  • Patrick
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    I’m hoping and wondering if this will be an Emmy contender. John Ridley won Adapted Screenplay at the Oscars for 12 Years A Slave and is the creator, director, and possibly writer for the series. Felicity Huffman stars and is a two-time Emmy nominee for Lead Actress in a Comedy with one win, as well as countless other accolades and nominations for acting. Her role seems baity and unglamorous with no makeup (or so it appears), so maybe? Lead Drama Actress just seems a little crowded, though. Maybe Kerry Washington’s dwindling buzz will make way for her. Premiere date is Thursday March 5th at 10pm on ABC, so we’ll find out soon.

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    Gone_Guy
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    It’s a very competitve year with contenders. I don’t know if there’ll be any room for filler, so if Huffman is able to get in it’ll have to be because of her performance and not because of name-checking. (Emmy voters tend to acknowledge the best performances in these Lead categories, while the Supporting categories usually consist of name > performance.)

    Locks
    – Maggie Gyllenhaal, The Honourable Woman
    – Frances McDormand, Olive Kitteridge

    Likely
    – Jessica Lange, AHS: Freak Show
    – Queen Latifah, Bessie

    Everybody else
    – Maria Bello, Big Driver
    – Yaya Dacosta, Whitney
    – Aunjanue Ellis, The Book of Negroes
    – Kelli Garner, Marilyn
    – Anna Gunn, Gracepoint
    – Felicity Huffman, American Crime
    – Juliette Lewis, Secrets and Lies
    – Audra McDonald, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill
    – Frances O’Connor, The Missing
    – Octavia Spencer, Red Band Society
    – Uma Thurman, The Slap 

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    I just saw a promo on TV, and Felicity Huffman’s role looks very “baity.” I’ll be tuning in, for sure. Huffman is very talented (as evident not just with “Desperate Housewives,” but her “Transamerica” role that should have won her an Oscar).

    That being said, I believe there was discussion on the Miniseries thread that people aren’t sure where “American Crime” is going to be placed…in Drama or Miniseries. It is supposed to be considered a “limited series.” I think Drama Lead Actress is a little too stacked, but she could probably get in for Mini/TV Movie Lead Actress this year.

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    Patrick
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    Yeah, I wasn’t referring to her getting in for her name. I was referring to her getting nominated because she’s an EXTREMELY talented actress and the previews seem to not disappoint in terms of her performance.

    Oh, I didn’t know it was a limited series, so that’s good to know. Thanks Bebe! I definitely think she could get in for Mini/TV movie lead. The prospects don’t seem very high, especially considering AHS: Freakshow seems like a no go in my opinion. Who knows though? Maybe it’ll surprise. I just can’t see it doing well even in terms of nominations besides the technical categoriesn (and even there still shaky).

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    I love her and I’m very hopeful! She should have more Emmys and an Oscar as well by now.

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    That being said, I believe there was discussion on the Miniseries thread that people aren’t sure where “American Crime” is going to be placed…in Drama or Miniseries. It is supposed to be considered a “limited series.” I think Drama Lead Actress is a little too stacked, but she could probably get in for Mini/TV Movie Lead Actress this year.

     

    Ooh. I didn’t realize American Crime was an anthology series. Every network wants one.

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    [quote=”Bebe”]That being said, I believe there was discussion on the Miniseries thread that people aren’t sure where “American Crime” is going to be placed…in Drama or Miniseries. It is supposed to be considered a “limited series.” I think Drama Lead Actress is a little too stacked, but she could probably get in for Mini/TV Movie Lead Actress this year.

     

    Ooh. I didn’t realize American Crime was an anthology series. Every network wants one.

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    Am I missing something, but where are you getting anthology series from the above info.  Like mentioned above, I believe American Crime is supposed to be a limited series, as in a true mini-series.  To my knowledge ABC has not announced any plans to have a second season/installment of this show.  Now they could always do what CBS did with both Under the Dome and Extant, but to my knowledge no such plans have been announced. 

    For now it appears American Crime should be considered a true mini-series (as opposed to the recent trend of the anthology series).

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    I don’t think that Anna Gunn is a contender for Gracepoint like, at all.

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    [quote=”24Emmy”]

    [quote=”Bebe”]That being said, I believe there was discussion on the Miniseries thread that people aren’t sure where “American Crime” is going to be placed…in Drama or Miniseries. It is supposed to be considered a “limited series.” I think Drama Lead Actress is a little too stacked, but she could probably get in for Mini/TV Movie Lead Actress this year.

     

    Ooh. I didn’t realize American Crime was an anthology series. Every network wants one.

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    Am I missing something, but where are you getting anthology series from the above info.  Like mentioned above, I believe American Crime is supposed to be a limited series, as in a true mini-series.  To my knowledge ABC has not announced any plans to have a second season/installment of this show.  Now they could always do what CBS did with both Under the Dome and Extant, but to my knowledge no such plans have been announced. 

    For now it appears American Crime should be considered a true mini-series (as opposed to the recent trend of the anthology series).

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    I looked online and found this article:

    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/john-ridley-timely-parallels-abcs-763667

     

    The 11-episode anthology, should it return for a second season, will feature a new case with potentially some of the castmembers returning.

     

    While Ridley was mum on who would potentially return if there were to be a second season, he stressed that a sophomore season would likely look different, with a new approach to the “language of cinema” as well as its editing style, score and aspect ratio.

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    I don’t think that Anna Gunn is a contender for Gracepoint like, at all.

    A lot of the “contenders” above aren’t actually contenders including Octavia Spencer for RBS and Uma Thurman and the Slap. I don’t think the Slap is going to be an awards contender at all.

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    [quote=”hadilf”]I don’t think that Anna Gunn is a contender for Gracepoint like, at all.

    A lot of the “contenders” above aren’t actually contenders including Octavia Spencer for RBS and Uma Thurman and the Slap. I don’t think the Slap is going to be an awards contender at all.[/quote]

    I count out nothing when it comes to these voters. I think they’ll be wise and nominate Gyllenhaal and McDormand. Anything beyond that is a toss-up. I’m even shaky on saying Lange is a lock because as genius as she is, AHS: Freak Show was a complete disaster. 

    The contenders I listed above were just people eligible for the category. I was just trying to list everyone that is eligible for the category. Some of them haven’t even aired yet, or we’ve seen very little. 

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    Yeah, that makes sense. They are pretty unpredictable. I just don’t really see a future for those two, but true we never know! I agree about McDormand and Gyllenhaal. They’re probably the closest to locks we have at the moment.

    I am too, I have a feeling Lange may be left off the list. Maybe not, because of her streak with the show and win last year for an overall amazing performance. Not to get too off topic but: To be honest, I thought her performance was good in Freakshow, but it almost seemed shallow. I liked it, but I almost felt like she didn’t truly connect to the character. Which is why I’m hesitant, but it could be just me. Both Academies do love her after all. And she has an accent, which definitely helps.

    I guess I’m really just pulling for Felicity Huffman! Maybe this will bring some spark into her career and she can be in more films with an interesting female narrative (or so I hope). And I’m really excited for the show as well.

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    If the show enters TV Movie/Miniseries races, then it will become a more likely contender. The early reactions to the pilot has been mixed though, but let’s see how it will turn out. The hot-button issues that the show tackles could garner some attention and either work for or against the show. Timothy Hutton seems to have a better shot than Felicity Huffman since Lead Actor is severely barren at this point. The underrated Regina King should also be mentioned, but unfortunately her category will likely be occupied by AHS ladies.

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    Felicity Huffman, Timothy Hutton, & Regina King should all be easy contenders in the Movie/Mini categories. Huffman for Lead Actress, Hutton for Lead Actor, King for Supporting Actress.

    It’s also strongly likely that Ridley, himself, an Oscar-winning writer should land nominations for Directing and Writing, since he writes & directs almost every single of the first 11 episodes. Also wouldnt be surprised if it lands in Outstanding Miniseries, now that Movie & Mini are split, it’s easier for shows like these to get in. It truly does look very unique for broadcast, and I’m rather anxious to see how it all turns out!

    And yes, this will be an anthology–very akin to AHS. So will Secrets & Lies, with Ryan Phillippe & Juliette Lewis, so expect ABC to push both of them very hard in the Movie/Mini categories… It’d be great to see Felicity & Tim win! And Phillippe, too, since somehow he has no major accolades by now? 

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    Sure, Huffman has a shot in the telefilm categories. I can’t tell if she’s lead or supporting based on the previews, which look stunning BTW. For once ABC’s promo dept. really nailed this one.

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