Emmy predictions: Watch out for a ‘Fargo’ upset for Best Limited Series

According to the combined Emmy predictions of everyone making their picks at Gold Derby, FX’s star-studded anthology “Feud: Bette and Joan” is the frontrunner for Best Limited Series, but it’s not an open-and-shut case. This could be one of the year’s closest races, with several users also backing HBO’s crime drama “The Night Of” and Monterey mystery “Big Little Lies” as well. But as of this writing one of our top pundits is predicting an upset victory for another FX anthology, “Fargo.”

Perfectly Weird was the highest scoring user forecasting the Emmy nominations in 2016, which won him a spot in our Top 24 Users league, made up of the two dozen best users from last year. So it would be a good idea to take his predictions into account.

But would a victory by “Fargo” really be such an upset? The series is based in the world of the Coen Brothers’ 1996 film of the same name, and its first season won Best Limited Series in 2014. But no anthology series has yet won this award twice since anthologies came back into fashion in recent years. However, “Fargo” followed its 2014 victory with another nomination in 2016, so we mustn’t count it out as we already know this is a winning formula for Emmy voters.

In addition to Best Limited Series, Perfectly Weird is predicting a Best Movie/Mini Actor victory for Ewan McGregor for his dual roles as the estranged Stussy brothers, who become embroiled in financial crimes. Our top user says the series will also be nominated for Best Movie/Mini Actress (Carrie Coon), Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actress (Mary Elizabeth Winstead) and twice for Best Movie/Mini Supporting Actor (David Thewlis and Michael Stuhlbarg). That’s more nominations than “Fargo” will receive according to our overall consensus, which expects McGregor, Coon and Thewlis to make the cut, but not Winstead or Stuhlbarg.

Do you agree with our top user that we’re underestimating “Fargo” across the board?

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