There are very few sure things at the Primetime Emmy Awards, but “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” winning Best Limited Series is one of them. The show has a commanding 2/13 combined odds in our predictions to take the prize on Monday night.
An 18-time nominee, “Versace” is the most nominated program in the limited series/TV movie field. It already won four Emmys at last weekend’s Creative Arts Awards and netted nominations for six of its actors, Darren Criss, Edgar Ramirez, Ricky Martin, Finn Wittrock, Penelope Cruz and Judith Light, along with writing and directing bids. This would give the “American Crime Story” franchise its second win in the category, following its 2016 victory for “The People v. O.J. Simpson.”
“Godless” is way back in second place with 14/1 odds. The Netflix Western is the only other show in the lineup with multiple acting nominations, for Michelle Dockery, Jeff Daniels and Merritt Wever. “Godless,” however, underperformed at Creative Arts, winning just Best Main Title Theme Music and getting upset in cinematography by “Genius: Picasso.”
With 40/1 odds, “Patrick Melrose” is in third place. A passion project for star and nominee Benedict Cumberbatch, “Patrick Melrose” surprised by getting into this category over presumptive nominees “Twin Peaks: The Return” and “Howards End.”
Tied with 66/1 odds are “Genius: Picasso” and “The Alienist,” the latter of which won Best Special Visual Effects in a Supporting Role at Creative Arts. “Genius: Picasso” is seeking to give Nat Geo its first win in this category, while “The Alienist” would be the first TNT program to win this category since “Joseph” prevailed in 1995.
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