Below is a list of mini-series and made for TV Movies and celebrities starring in those Miniseries/TV Movies that are going to air in the 2012-2013 Emmy season. Please comment with more names and projects as they are announced!!
Outstanding Mini-series or Made for TV Movie: Abducted: The Carlina White Story (Lifetime) American Horror Story: Asylum (FX) An Officer and a Murderer (Lifetime) Behind the Candelabra (HBO) Betty and Coretta (Lifetime) The Bible (History) The Big C: Hereafter (Showtime) Call Me Crazy: A Five Film (Lifetime) Cedar Cove (Hallmark Channel) Coma (A&E) Da Vinci's Demons (Starz) The Eleventh Victim (Lifetime) The Girl (HBO) Goodnight for Justice (Hallmark Channel) Hannah's Law (Hallmark Channel) The Hour (BBC) Hunted (Cinemax) Layover (Lifetime Movie Network) Liz & Dick (Lifetime) Mary and Martha (HBO) Mockingbird Lane (NBC) The Music Teacher (Hallmark) Parade's End (HBO) Phil Spector (HBO) Political Animals (USA) Prosecuting Casey Anthony (Lifetime) Restless (Sundance Channel) Romeo Killer: The Chris Parco Story (Lifetime) Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden (National Geographic) The Spies of Warsaw (BBC America) Stalkers (Lifetime) Steel Magnolias (Lifetime) Top of the Lake (Sundance Channel) Upstairs, Downstairs (PBS) Wallander (PBS) World Without End (Reelz)
Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Kenneth Branagh - Wallander Grant Bowler - Liz & Dick Gary Cole - An Officer and a Murderer Benedict Cumberbatch - Parade's End Matt Damon - Behind the Candelabra Garrett Dillahunt - Tall Hot Blonde Michael Douglas - Behind the Candelabra Ciarin Hinds - Political Animals Toby Jones - The Girl Rob Lowe - Prosecuting Casey Anthony Eric McCormack - Romeo Killer: The Chris Parco Story Jerry O'Connell - Mockingbird Lane Al Pacino - Phil Spector Freddy Rodriguez - Seal Team Six: The Raid on Osama Bin Laden Dominic West - The Hour
Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Lauren Ambrose - Coma Angela Bassett - Betty & Coretta Brenda Blethyn - Mary and Martha Mary J. Blige - Betty & Coretta Sara Canning - Hannah's Law Courteney Cox - Tall Hot Blonde Romola Garai - The Hour Jennie Garth - The Eleventh Victim Melissa George - Hunted Melanie Griffith - Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Rebecca Hall - Parade's End Lauren Holly - Layover Jennifer Hudson - Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Jessica Lange - American Horror Story: Asylum Queen Latifah - Steel Magnolias Melissa Leo - Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Laura Linney - The Big C: Hereafter Lindsey Lohan - Liz & Dick Drea de Matteo - Stalkers Sienna Miller - The Girl Helen Mirren - Phil Spector Elisabeth Moss - Top of the Lake Cynthia Nixon - World Without End KeKe Palmer - Abducted: The Carlina White Story Annie Potts - The Music Teacher Jessica Raine - Call the Midwife Charlotte Rampling - Restless Jean Smart - Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Octavia Spencer - Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Hilary Swank - Mary and Martha Sigourney Weaver - Political Animals
Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Roger Allam - Parade's End Dan Aykroyd - Behind the Candelabra Scott Bakula - Behind the Candelabra James Cromwell - American Horror Story: Asylum Richard Dreyfuss - Coma Chiwetel Ejiofer - Phil Spector ***NOT SUBMITTED FOR CONSIDERATION*** Rupert Everett - Parade's End Joseph Fienness - American Horror Story: Asylum Michael Gambon - Restless Danny Glover - Hannah's Law Stephen Graham - Parade's End Frank Grillo - Mary and Martha Eddie Izzard - Mockingbird Lane Rob Lowe - Behind the Candelabra Peter Mullan - Top of the Lake Luke Perry - Goodnight for Justice Evan Peters - American Horror Story: Asylum Oliver Platt - The Big C: Hereafter Zachary Quinto - American Horror Story: Asylum Jason Ritter - Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Sebastian Stan - Political Animals Jeffrey Tambor - Phil Spector James Wolk - Political Animals James Woods - Coma James Woods - Mary and Martha Malik Yoba - Betty & Coretta
Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Miniseries or TV Movie: Linda Bassett - The Spies of Warsaw Ellen Burstyn - Coma Ellen Burstyn - Political Animals Adeleine Clemens - Parade's End Geena Davis - Coma Michelle Dockery - Restless Anne-Marie Duff - Parade's End ***NOT SUBMITTED FOR CONSIDERATION*** Kimberly Elise - Hannah's Law Aunjanae Ellis - Abducted: The Carlina White Story Morgan Fairchild - American Horror House Carla Gugino - Political Animals Barbara Hershey - Left to Die Holly Hunter - Top of the Lake Sarah Hyland - Call Me Crazy: A Five Film Jean Marsh - Upstairs, Downstairs Janet McTeer - Parade's End Elizabeth Mitchell - Prosecuting Casey Anthony Sarah Paulson - American Horror Story: Asylum Lily Rabe - American Horror Story: Asylum Phylicia Rashad - Steel Magnolias Debbie Reynolds - Behind the Candelabra ***NOT SUBMITTED FOR CONSIDERATION*** Miranda Richardson - Parade's End Miranda Richardson - World Without End Portia de Rossi - Mockingbird Lane Jill Scott - Steel Magnolias Chloe Sevigny - American Horror Story: Asylum Sherri Shepherd - Abducted: The Carlina White Story Gabourey Sidibe - The Big C: Hereafter Imelda Staunton - The Girl Julie Walters - The Hollow Crown Virginia Welch - Prosecuting Casey Anthony Alfre Woodard - Steel Magnolias
I am totally rooting for Wendie malick! She is suppose to produce or direct the movie also. But since she is not getting any love in the comedy categories ( Hot in Cleveland, Just shoot me ) then maybe she can pull off an Emmy win with Wild Horse Annie. I know for a fact that she is a strong activist against Horses being abused, and the film is about that subject so i know it is close to her heart. Go Wendie!
wait....... since when does Adam Levine act....... he can hardy sing. If there is one thing that annoys me it's singers who get acting jobs without even working for it or having any talent. And the other way around too! That's why i appreciate people like Streisand, and Garland, Sinatra, and Cher. They can act and sing.
I think Parade's End will be our eventual winner. It's written by Tom Stoppard and stars Rebecca Hall and Benedict Cumberbatch, who might finally be able to score a nomination (assuming he's snubbed again for Sherlock).
Upstairs Downstairs and Wallander will both be eligible, but they'll both need to generate more buzz.
Political Animals seems like it could be a test-run for a legitimate TV series. I know USA is promoting it as a "limited series event," but isn't that what they did with The Starter Wife? Greg Berlanti is known for his regular series (he has never done a miniseries before) and Vanessa Redgrave was announced as a "guest star," so I would not be surprised if USA decides to switch it to the series categories if it ends up being successful.
Sandra Oh had a small chance of returning to Emmy nominees list with the British miniseries Thorne, which aired on Encore not too long ago, but now that the Emmys have eliminated the supporting categories she doesn't have a prayer.
Where the hell is Lindsay Lohan for "Liz & Dick"!? I know the movie is gonna be your typical Lifetime biopic but I have a feeling she's gonna give a good performance (at least I hope so).
It's shame that there's no supporting categories next year because that means the ladies from "Steel Magnolias" are screwed. Of course Alfre Woodard will get nominated but what about others?
I'd love, absolutely love if Wendie Malick got nominated for "Wild Horse Annie" but do they even started filming? It'd be so nice to see her win something.
As for "Political Animals" it's a limited drama series. "The Starter Wife" was a mini-series. They did not intend to make more episodes. After the mini-series became successful they decided to make it a series but because it was always intended to be a mini-series they needed to recast some of the parts because actors did not have any contractual obligation to do the series. The same thing USA is doing with Political Animals, they did with 4400. It started with 5-episodes first season and then other seasons got 13-episodes order.
I'd also like to add Sienna Miller, Toby Jones and Imelda Staunton for "The Girl". I'm hearing Sienna is absolutely brilliant as Tippi Hedren so she could be a front-runner.
I did some internet surfing and found out that Wendie Malicks movie Wild Horse Annie is set to premiere in the summer of 2012. But that article was almost a year ago, so who knows. It will probably be out by Fall/Winter. Can't wait to see it!