67th Primetime Emmys: Outstanding Limited Series   Leave a comment

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Let’s finish the other Series category before we move on to the acting ones. This year, while American Horror Story: Freak Show continues to increase its nomination haul (and receiving its most number of nominations with six), the genre bias is still enough to prevent it from a win. The Honourable Woman lacked the much needed momentum this year missing key categories to be considered a serious threat. On the other side, ABC renewing the American Crime franchise seemed to be a good call on their part, as it served as a launching awards pad for the network as proven by its 10 nominations including all acting categories. That said, it’s not a frontrunner to win in many of those and will be one of the cases where the nomination is its reward. One can boil it down to the usual suspects here. On the left side you have critically lauded HBO vehicle Olive Kitteridge involved with people who are no stranger to receiving awards and recognition. Plus, as mentioned, it’s from HBO. But then, there’s the British series bloc which proved to be Emmy darlings as well even pulling off some notable upsets (even over HBO shows) in the past. That said, the new voting scheme makes me think that the buzz built by Olive Kitteridge is enough to secure a win here.

Prediction: Olive Kitteridge”
Alternate: Wolf Hall

Full Rankings:
01. “Olive Kitteridge”
02. “Wolf Hall
03. “American Crime”
04. “American Horror Story: Freak Show
05. “The Honourable Woman

You can check my other 2015 Emmy prediction analysis here.

For more Emmy talk, you can also follow me on Twitter: @nikowl

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