64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Predictions Part 2: TV Movie and Miniseries   6 comments

Hey everyone! Like what I’ve said, it is Emmy week for Tit for Tat as I slowly unveil my nomination predictions for this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards. Yesterday, I discussed the first four categories covering the Reality and Variety genres and you can view them here. As for this part, we will be covering the HBO genre a.k.a Movie and Miniseries categories. Here we go:


• American Horror Story (FX)
• Game Change (HBO)
• Hatfields & McCoys (History)
• Hemingway & Gellhorn (HBO)
• The Hour (BBC America)
• Sherlock (PBS)

Seventh nominee:  Page Eight (BBC America)

There are three lock nominees in this category. Both f HBO’s eligible minsieries are sure to get nominated so the Julianne Moore starrer Game Change and the Nicole Kidman biopic Hemingway & Gellhorn (despite mixed reviews) will automatically occupy the first two spots. History’s record breaking ratings tour de force Hatfields & McCoys will also receive a nod in this category. The huge amount of buzz that American Horror Story got from shifting genres will elicit them an easy nomination here. There also seems to be a British production nominated every year, and I’m choosing The Hour to be the representative for this year. As for the last spot, I’m choosing Sherlock just because of late yet noticeable amount of buzz that might end up with a nomination.


• Kevin Costner, “Hatfields & McCoys”
• Benedict Cumberbatch, “Sherlock”
• Idris Elba, “Luther”
• Woody Harrelson, “Game Change”
• Clive Owen, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”

Sixth nominee: Bill Nighy, “Page Eight”

The three safest bets for movie and miniseries this year also have representatives in the lead actor category, and thus, I’m predicting Hatfields & McCoys’ Kevin Costner, Hemingway & Gellhorn’s Clive Owen, and Game Change’s Woody Harrelson for the first three spots. Idris Elba was nominated in this category here last year for the same performance, so I nominate him for a second consecutive nod. The last spot I’m giving to Benedict Cumberbatch especially since I’m predicting Sherlock for miniseries, so it’s pretty logical that I’ll include the man that carries the series in his shoulders.


• Connie Britton, “American Horror Story”
• Nicole Kidman, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
• Julianne Moore, “Game Change”
• Emily Watson, “Appropriate Adult”
• Rachel Weisz, “Page Eight”

Sixth nominee: Emma Thompson, “The Song of Lunch”

There are three sure slots for this year as headed by the rehash of the 2002 Best Actress Oscar race contenders Julianne Moore who played Sarah Palin in Game Change and Nicole Kidman as Martha Gellhorn in Hemingway & Gellhorn. The third nomination goes to Emily Watson who already garnered Globe and SAG mentions earlier this year for her portrayal in Appropriate Adult. Connie Britton seems to be loved by the TV Academy so she might see her third consecutive nomination, this time for Ryan Murphy’s American Horror Story. The last spot is up for grabs between two Oscar winners: Emma Thompson for The Song of Lunch and Rachel Wesiz for Page Eight. I’m giving the better odds to Weisz whose Page Eight seems the likelier to be received than The Song of Lunch.


• Powers Boothe, “Hatfields & McCoys”
• Ralph Fiennes, “Page Eight”
• Ed Harris, “Game Change”
• Tony Shalhoub, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”
• David Strathairn, “Hemingway & Gellhorn”

Sixth nominee: Michael Gambon, “Page Eight”

This bunch seems to be a combination of past Emmy winners and nominees as headed by Ed Harris in Game Change. Past Emmy nominee Powers Boothe is the strongest of the Hatfields & McCoys cast so he can easily secure a nomination for himself. Both Hemingway & Gellhorn supporting cast are past Emmy winners, and while they are not scene stealers in the movie, their past Emmy pedigree can help them easily attract votes from ATAS voters. The last spot goes to any of the Page Eight men though I’m particularly giving Ralph Fiennes the edge over Michael Gambon, but I won’t be surprised to see it happen the other way around.


• Gillian Anderson, “Great Expectations”
• Judy Davis, “Page Eight”
• Jessica Lange, “American Horror Story”
• Sarah Paulson, “Game Change”
• Mare Winningham, “Hatfields & McCoys”

Sixth nominee: Frances Conroy, “American Horror Story”

There is no point in coming up with five nominees in this category truth be told as we all know Jessica Lange will walk away with her second Emmy come September. But just for formality’s sake, I’m including Gillian Anderson who was once a sure nominee in the Best Actress category until it was revealed that she was submitted her for her scene stealing role in Great Expectations. Judy Davis who managed to squeeze a surprise win here in 2007 can also find herself with an additional Emmy nomination this year for Page Eight. Sarah Paulson held up her own against the bigwigs of Game Change and could have been an easy frontrunner in a weaker year. The last spot goes to Mare Winningham, who sneaked in a surprise nomination last year for Mildred Pierce, for a consecutive nomination.

There you have it! Who are you predicting to get nominated in the movie/miniseries categories? Can we see a Kidman and Moore race again? Is Lange really unbeatable? And can Sherlock really make its way to the nominations? What do you think? 🙂


Posted July 17, 2012 by Nicol Latayan in Awards, TV

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6 responses to “64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Predictions Part 2: TV Movie and Miniseries

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  1. Pingback: 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Predictions Part 3: Comedy « TIT FOR TAT

  2. Sherlock is BBC diba, pwede ba sya isali?

  3. Pingback: 64th Primetime Emmy Awards Nominations Predictions Part 4: Drama « TIT FOR TAT

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