Saturday, May 31, 2014

2014 Emmy Contenders: Best Miniseries

2014 Contenders
American Horror Story: Coven
Dancing on the Edge
The White Queen
The Hollow Crown
Bonnie and Clyde
Rosemary's Baby
Young Doctor's Notebook
Under the Dome
Mob City
The Spoils of Babylon
Fleming The Man Who Would Be Bond
Full Circle

Commentary - When True Detective moved to Drama, and Sherlock apparently decided to submit the third part as a TV Movie (I'm still not sure about that one, but for now we will stick with it), this race opened up for some second tier contenders to make it into the top slots. We know that Fargo is going to make the cut, and depending on how everything ends up, I think that it is clearly the front-runner now. American Horror Story had a great season with Coven. Some would disagree, but I think that if Fargo were not in the running, it would finally win a programming Emmy award. Beyond that the race is not as tough. Dancing on the Edge has the buzz, Chiwetel Ejiofor (who just got an Oscar nod for 12 Years a Slave), and Jacqueline Bisset (who made quite a splash at this years Globes). I think it easily gets in. Luther got in in 2012, and missed the cut last year. It's a great program, but the Television Academy voters clearly view it as a space filler. This year, it might actually need to fill a space. Two royal productions, The Hollow Crown and The White Queen both are angling to make a splash. I think that both are possibilities, although they could either cancel each other out, or similar voters could rally behind one production over the other. But both have the casts and buzz to make it in. I would love to see Treme make it in, but it has been overlooked way too many times by the Television Academy, so it looks like a long shot this time around. Bonnie and Clyde, Rosemary's Baby, Klondike, Hostages and Young Doctor's Notebook all have a litany of stars in front of the camera, and any of them could emerge as a dark horse contender. Right now, they are all still fighting for buzz and votes to break through.

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