2022 Emmy Predictions: Best TV Movie

Since the 1960s, Emmy voters have honored made-for-television films with the Best TV Movie award. Unlike the continuing program categories, this one is not bound to genre restrictions. This typically leads to diverse lineups of films, and it appears this year’s will be no different.

HBO is the most prolific network in the category’s history, having produced 22 winners from 76 nominations. The most recent of these victories came in 2020 for “Bad Education.” After losing with “Oslo” last year, they are back in the hunt again with the HBO Max films “The Fallout” and “The Survivor.”

Since the academy gave the 2021 prize to “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square,” they may feel compelled to award “Zoey’s Extraordinary Christmas,” “Christmas in Tune,” or “The Waltons: Homecoming” this time. The former is a continuation of NBC’s “Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist,” while the latter is a remake of the 1971 holiday film that led to CBS’s “The Waltons.” Also in contention are two more series continuation films: “Ray Donovan: The Movie” and “Chip ‘n Dale: Rescue Rangers.”

Horror may also prove to be a popular genre this year, with the Lifetime sequel “The Bad Seed Returns” and four films in Amazon’s “Welcome to the Blumhouse” series all in the running.

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