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Who Was Second in Limited Series in 2019?
Fosse/Verdon (FX)
When They See Us (Netflix)
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    At first glance it would appear that When They See Us was second at the Emmys for Outstanding Limited Series last year with its massive number of nominations but we saw following the Emmys that Fosse/Verdon received a lot of love from the guilds (particularly from SAG for Sam Rockwell) whilst When They See Us received almost none.

    I voted Fosse/Verdon.

    FYC BAFTA TV : Killing Eve, Russell Tovey, Years and Years, His Dark Materials, Ruth Wilson
    FYC Emmys : Jodie Comer, Ruth Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown

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    I voted WTSU, but I don’t think Fosse/Verdon was that far behind. Voting bodies loved that show. Also, the race for second was a lot closer than the race for first. Chernobyl was definitely a clear winner.

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    forwardswill
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    It’s difficult to judge because we can never no whether When They See Us lost all its momentum when it lost the series Emmy (as indicated by Jerome winning the Emmy but not SAG) or whether there was just never enough passion within the industry to begin with in order to win big. I voted the latter.

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    It was When They See Us, but I have to vote Fosse/Verdon because of the evidence.

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    When They See Us

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    Mukund
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    Fosse/Verdon. It was underestimated a great deal, probably because most people found it significantly inferior to Chernobyl and When They See Us, but it has proved to be an industry favourite. It’s more about how well F/V did.

    •17 nominations, second only to Chernobyl in Limited categories
    • Also, the only limited series alongside Chernobyl to be nominated in every important category
    • Again, along with Chernobyl, it was the only show nominated by every major guild and even most of the tech ones.
    • 3 DGA noms that even prevented something like Unbelievable from getting nominated
    • Won WGA and swept SAG
    • Uniformly strong in getting both wins and nominations

    If it weren’t for the juggernaut Chernobyl, it would have most likely won everything at the guilds and that’s mighty impressive, considering this is a show that has a 68 on Metacritic, barely 4000 votes on IMDB and had pretty abysmal ratings.

    No amount of lost momentum can justify how hit/miss WTSU became, especially when Unbelievable was the only new limited series ineligible at the Emmys that had any support at the winter awards.

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    “When They See Us”

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    Sharp Objects!

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    wolfali
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    Sharp Objects!

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    FYC Emmys : Jodie Comer, Ruth Wilson, Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown

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    Riley Chow
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    Sharp Objects!

    You message me and I get Tom involved because technical errors are preventing you from posting and when you return, this is how you repay us?

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    I’m a little biased since I loved When They See Us and was pretty iffy on Fosse/Verdon. But I feel like WTSU had far more acclaim and press, and was just a greater cultural artifact from 2019. Fosse/Verdon had the benefit of having two movie stars as its leads, but WTSU had a lot more people talking for a lot longer.

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    I voted Fosse/Verdon based on the SAG sweep.

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