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  • Marcus Dixon
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    Should “The X-Files” go Drama Series or Limited Series at the Emmys? Why? We’ll write up all your pros and cons and make sure Fox sees them before they have to make an official decision.

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    Denis
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    I think it should be submited as a limited series, too much competition award-wise in Drama series with two possible strong nominees emerging (Billions / Vinyl) and it will sure be nominated at least in actress, series and writing that is, if it goes limited.

    If it goes drama, I think it’s only nomination would be Anderson and maybe a writing nod.  

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    Tonbone
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    I thought a series had to have more than six episodes to be considered a series rather than a limited series. The X-Files only has six new episodes this year right?

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    Tyler [Last Name]
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    There are simply not enough episodes.

    FYC: Ready Player One. Sound Editing, Sound Mixing, Visual Effects, Original Score, Production Design, Director and BEST PICTURE (make it happen Oscars!!)

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    jf123
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    Its only real chance at a nom is Best Movie/Mini Actress for Anderson, and thats not really a lock. But it wont even be in the conversation if it goes in drama.

    Give Paul Thomas Anderson an Oscar.

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    espnfan
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    I am not sure where this new installment of The X-Files should go (although I would lean towards mini-series/limited series).  More importantly, I am not sure what the rules and regulations dictate when it comes to category placement.

    My biggest question is, if Fox announces sometime soon that there will be another installment of The X-Files, then do they even qualify to compete as a limited series?  Wouldn’t that annoucement make the X-Files a regualr drama series once again?  Unless they decide to do the whole “Anthology” series instead, which would make absolutely no sense for a show like this.

    And what if Fox does not make an announcement right away concerning the future of the X-Files?  For all practical intents and purposes, does that mean the show remains a limited-series with the opportunity to compete as a regular drama series?

    Honestly I find the rules concerning the whole “what is a drama series vs. what is a limited series/anthology series” so completely and uttering confusing that I do not know what to make of it anymore. 

    Not everything is terrible about antholgy series, but at the end of the day they are little more than an attempt to game the Emmy system.  And sadly the Academy has allowed them to do so. 

    Sorry for the long post, but I have a lot of questions about this matter.  And I ask these questions as it appears to be a foregone conclusion that Fox will order more episodes of The X-Files.  Considering the ratings, attention, and buzz the new installment has been garnering, Fox would be crazy not to do so. 

    But if they do order more episodes, than the show should be forced to compete as a regular, recurring drama series, and not a limited/mini-series.  Although it may have originally been billed as a limited/event series, we all know those series are only as limited as their success is. 

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    The Emmys changed their rules last year so that stuff like this would have to submit in drama, then they immediately allowed 24 to submit in limited anyway, so it is really up to Fox where they want to put it.  Limited will always be easier than drama.

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    They didn’t even change the title or add anything to it. This season is clearly the 10th season that has only 6 episodes, so it should be submitted as a drama otherwise it will look so embarrassing. Either way it does not have a chance to get a nomination other than Gillian Anderson so whatever

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    Riley
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    Where it will make a difference is below the line.  It is hard in drama with Game of Thrones taking up to four slots per category, but in limited, they should be able to eke out a few technical nominations like 24.  They were a beast back in the day—the seventh season got six total nominations, all in the Creative Arts and including three wins.

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    The first season of The Walking Dead with six episodes competed in Drama Series so I think The X-Files can compete in Drama if Fox wants it. It should also be in that category and not in Limited Series since it’s a continuation.

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    For fuck’s sake! It’s a fucking DRAMA SERIES and should compete as such. Is there another category fraud coming our way? It’s getting fucking ridiculous.

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    Rooney Moore
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    TV Academy needs to get its shit together. The fact that we are even talking about the possibilities of it going either way, is already ludicrous. Even some guilds(whose primary purpose is to unite people who does the same job under the same roof instead of hand out awards) are more sensible and procedural in that regard than Emmys.

    On the other hand, IF this is only gonna be 6 episode and done thing I wouldn’t have a big problem with it competing in miniseries as I have a problem with Fargo or other anthologies. Yes, it’s the continuation of the same project but the crew and cast came together after 15 years after the original show ended. Still a BIG fraud, but once in a lifetime fraud, so eh.
    Surprisingly, no big rants from me. Maybe I’m just tired and bored.

    PS: And please add Sasha’s comments to the front page with/out censoring it. Just please lol. 

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    On the other hand, if it were to be submited in “limited series” , the chances of episode 3: “Mulder & Scully Meet the Were-Monster” being nominate in writing would increase, wouldn’t it?    I think nahborgi, on the show’s thread, asked something about the odds of this episode being nominated for it’s writing in the drama category when it is obviously a comedy episode, has that ever happened before?

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    Rooney Moore
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    It probably has zero effect. Voters are not that deep, especially on the nominating round. Both Transparent’s and OITNB’s nominated ‘comedy’ pilots were among the most depressing things I’ve seen on TV for quite a while.
    House ”Three Stories” was pretty fun and surreal episode, too, and it won Drama Writing. All of The Sopranos winning episodes had some black comedy vibe in it. I don’t think drama=necessiraly equal to the serious stuff nor that it should be. That comedy/drama distinction has probably been made to differentiate 60-minute shows from 30-minute shows since it would have been hard to compare them with each other under the tape system.(Especially technical stuff, like editing.)

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    I hope it goes into Limited (even though it’s probably fraud) just so Anderson has a chance of winning her category (she should have been nominated for seasons 2 and 3 of Hannibal too imo).

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