Sunday, May 22, 2011

Emmy Contenders: Best Actress in a TV Movie/Miniseries

Possible Contenders
Kate Winslet "Mildred Pierce"
Diane Lane "Cinema Verite"
Taraji P. Henson "Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story"
Jean Marsh "Upstairs, Downstairs"
Keeley Hawes "Upstairs, Downstairs"
Elizabeth McGovern "Downtown Abbey"
Jennifer Love Hewitt "The Client List"
Katie Holmes "The Kennedys"
Kim Raver "Bond of Silence"
Chyler Leigh "The 19th Wife"
Hayley Atwell "Pillars of the Earth"
Anna Maxwell Martin "South Riding"
Kate Fleetwood "Macbeth"
Hayden Panettiere "Amanda Know: Murder on Trial in Italy"

Commentary
There are a lot of contenders but the consensus among pundits seems to be colluding around five solid nominees, with a handful of others who could fill the last spot. Kate Winslet is a shoo-in for Mildred Pierce, even if it had been crap, she still would have gotten in. I also think that Diane Lane is a lock, and the race is probably between her and Winslet. The two contenders from British productions, Elizabeth McGovern and Jean Marsh should also be in without much fuss. The final slot looks to be Taraji P. Henson's role in Taken From Me. Although the film was so-so, Henson is always fantastic, and will most likely get the final nod. For the potential sixth spot, Hewitt, Atwell, and Raver could compete. Katie Holmes is a wildcard, although I think that, like critics, the Emmys will avoid The Kennedys.

2 comments:

  1. Elizabeth McGovern is actually American, believe it or not. Or do you mean contenders from British productions?

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  2. I mean't from British productions, I definitely need to reword that. Thanks!

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