“Olive Kitteridge” won Best Limited Series at Sunday night’s Emmy telecast after leading our predictions with odds of 1/4. It had 13 nominations total this year and also claimed Best Movie/Mini Actor (Richard Jenkins), Best Movie/Mini Actress (Frances McDormand), Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor (Bill Murray), Best Movie/Mini Writing (Jane Anderson) and Best Movie/Mini Directing (Lisa Cholodenko).
At the Creative Arts Awards last weekend, “Olive” won another two prizes — Best Movie/Mini Casting and Best Movie/Mini Editing — giving it an impressive eight victories total, making it the most honored movie or miniseries of the year.
Ranked second in our predictions was “American Crime” with 9/1 odds. The racially charged crime drama had 10 total nominations, but only prevailed in one race: Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress (Regina King).
“American Horror Story: Freak Show” had 14/1 odds despite being the most nominated limited series with 19 bids. It didn’t win the top prize, but it did win five awards at Creative Arts: Best Non-Prosthetic Makeup (Movie/Mini), Best Prothetic Makeup, Best Costumes (Period/Fantasy), Best Hairstyling (Movie/Mini) and Best Supporting Visual Effects. That’s the most awards the show has ever won in a single year.
“The Honorable Woman” got 33/1 odds in the category. Approaching the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the point of view of a British businesswoman (Maggie Gyllenhaal), the eight-part SundanceTV thriller was shut out of its four nominations.
“Wolf Hall” ranked last in our predictions with 50/1 odds. The British historical drama told the story of King Henry VIII (Damian Lewis) and his second wife Anne Boleyn (Claire Foy) from the point of view of the king’s adviser Thomas Cromwell (Mark Rylance). It had eight nominations, but was also shut out.