Over the past eight years AMC has dominated the Drama Series race at the Emmy Awards, claiming six trophies between “Mad Men” (2008-2011) and “Breaking Bad” (2013-2014). The cable network is hoping to reclaim that throne this year by sending the entire second season of its Emmy-nominated Drama Series “Better Call Saul” as part of its FYC Emmy mailer.
The sharp, colorfully designed package gives “Saul” a full six-page spread, deserving for a series that in its first season garnered seven Emmy nominations including Best Drama Series, Best Drama Actor for Bob Odenkirk and Best Supporting Actor for Jonathan Banks. Gold Derby’s combined odds predict all three will be back in their respective races with Odenkirk a threat to win at 9/2 odds.
The well-reviewed Limited Series “The Night Manager” starring Tom Hiddleston is front and center in the FYC mailer. It’s a huge player in the movie/mini races this year thanks to stellar reviews and ratings. Is this the project that will finally earn Hugh Laurie his long-awaited Emmy?
Also included: ratings giant “The Walking Dead” and new spinoff “Fear the Walking Dead,” BAFTA TV nominated “Humans,” freshman drama “Into the Badlands,” Emmy nominated “Halt and Catch Fire,” drama “Turn: Washington’s Spies,” Emmy nominated “Hell on Wheels,” nonfiction entry “The Making of the Mob: New York,” Kevin Smith reality series “Comic Book Men,” interactive entry “Talking Dead” and short form series “Fear the Walking Dead: Flight 462.”
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