The team behind “The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story” better clear more room on their shelves because the show is our predicted Best Limited Series champ at Saturday’s Producers Guild of America Awards.
“Versace,” which has a commanding 16/5 odds, has swept the limited series/TV movie prizes so far, claiming the Emmy, Golden Globe and Critics’ Choice Award. A victory would also make the “American Crime Story” anthology series the second program with multiple wins in the category, following its FX brethren “Fargo” (2015-16); “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” similarly dominated the season two years ago.
In second place is HBO’s “Sharp Objects.” The premium cable network missed out on what would’ve been a gimme win in this category last year when it renewed “Big Little Lies” for a second season, prompting the PGA Awards to categorize it as a drama series, where it lost to “The Handmaid’s Tale.” (“Black Mirror” won this race last year in “Big Little Lies”‘ absence.) “Big Little Lies” director and executive producer Jean-Marc Vallee served the same roles on “Sharp Objects.”
Showtime’s late-breaking prison break drama “Escape at Dannemora” is in third place. Directed by Ben Stiller, “Dannemora” lost the top award to “Versace” at the Globes and Critics’ Choice Awards, but it nabbed acting prizes at both shows for Patricia Arquette and is the most recent of all the nominees to have aired.
Netflix’s “Maniac” and Amazon’s “The Romanoffs” round out the list in fourth and fifth place, respectively. The good news for these four programs is that they won’t have to deal with “Versace” this Emmy cycle.
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