What will win Best Limited Series at the 2020 Emmys? As of this writing, 28 Emmy Experts from major media outlets have chimed in with their Emmy predictions and “Watchmen” unsurprisingly leads their combined odds by a strong margin. “Mrs. America” comes in second place, and then there’s a three-way tie for third place between “Unbelievable,” “Unorthodox” and “Little Fires Everywhere.” Find out what program wins when Jimmy Kimmel hosts ABC’s broadcast on Sunday night.
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“Watchmen” (HBO) — 31/10 odds to win
HBO’s comic book adaptation dominated Emmy nominations morning with 26 total bids (including lead actress Regina King), which is far more than any other program on television. All 28 Experts are forecasting it will take home the big prize: Thelma Adams (Gold Derby), Jen Chaney (Vulture), Debbie Day (Rotten Tomatoes), Eric Deggans (NPR), Shawn Edwards (WDAF-TV Fox), Lynn Elber (Associated Press), Joyce Eng (Gold Derby), Tim Gray (Variety), Pete Hammond (Deadline Hollywood), Libby Hill (Indiewire), Matthew Jacobs (HuffPo), Kelly Lawler (USA Today), Wilson Morales (BlackFilm), Hanh Nguyen (Salon), Nikki Novak (Fandango), Tom O’Neil (Gold Derby), Lynette Rice (Ent. Weekly), Robert Rorke (unaffiliated), Matt Roush (TV Guide Magazine), Jazz Tangcay (Variety), Kaitlin Thomas (TVGuide.com), Anne Thompson (Indiewire), Ben Travers (Indiewire), Peter Travers (Rolling Stone), Ken Tucker (Yahoo), Emily VanDerWerff (Vox), Matt Webb Mitovich (TVLine) and Susan Wloszczyna (Gold Derby).
“Mrs. America” (FX) — 4/1 odds to win
The FX on Hulu miniseries tells the true story of feminist history from both sides of the political divide, with Emmy nominee Cate Blanchett playing Phyllis Schlafly, an anti-feminist Republican who rallied against the Equal Rights Amendment. Besides Blanchett, other nominated cast members are Uzo Aduba, Margo Martindale and Tracey Ullman. “Mrs. America” received 10 total bids.
“Unbelievable” (Netflix) — 9/2 odds to win
Netflix’s eight-episode dramatization about an investigation into sexual assaults earned a lower-than-expected four nominations. Lead actresses Merritt Wever and Kaitlyn Dever were strangely snubbed for “Unbelievable,” but supporting player Toni Collette received a bid for her role as a quirky detective.
“Unorthodox” (Netflix) — 9/2 odds to win
“Unorthodox” stars Shira Haas as an Orthodox Jewish woman named Esty who one day leaves her home in New York to start a new life in Germany. The surprise hit, which is mostly in Yiddish, nabbed eight total nominations for Netflix including one for relative newcomer Haas.
“Little Fires Everywhere” (Hulu) — 9/2 odds to win
Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington produce and star in this Hulu adaptation of the popular Celeste Ng novel of the same name. “Little Fires Everywhere” reaped five total bids including an acting nomination for Washington as Mia Warren, a mother who’s haunted by her past secrets after she moves to Shaker Heights.
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