Are this year’s movie/miniseries Emmy Awards races among the most cutthroat in TV history? Gold Derby editors Tom O’Neil, Paul Sheehan, Chris Beachum, Daniel Montgomery and I sure think so. With days left before the 2016 Emmy nominations are announced July 14, we got together via webcam to debate these exciting categories (watch above).
While we’re in agreement that HBO’s “All the Way” will win Best TV Movie, the Best Limited Series prize may be closer than people think between frontrunners “The People v. O.J. Simpson” and “Fargo.” After all, both acclaimed FX productions will likely dominate the acting, writing and directing fields, meaning this could be a nailbiter to the very end. See more of our editors’ Emmy predictions right here.
Over in the Best Movie/Mini Actor race, Beachum believes that “O.J.” frontman Courtney B. Vance will win while the other four editors forecast Emmy favorite Bryan Cranston, who also won a Tony Award for this role as Lyndon B. Johnson in “All the Way.”
For Best Movie/Mini Actress, four-time also-ran Sarah Paulson (“O.J.”) may finally hear her name called this year for portraying Marcia Clark and actually making her a sympathetic character. While all five of us predict her to win, O’Neil warns that Kerry Washington (“Confirmation”) could upset on Emmy night.
The race for Best Movie-Mini Supporting Actor seems to be a battle between Sterling K. Brown (“O.J.”) and everyone else, with O’Neil, Beachum, Montgomery and Sheehan all predicting him to win. However, I go out on a limb for Denis O’Hare (“American Horror Story: Hotel”).
In the Best Movie-Mini Supporting Actress category, O’Neil stands alone in forecasting Anika Noni Rose (“Roots”), while the other four editors are all banking on a win for Emmy veteran Jean Smart (“Fargo”).
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