Tuesday, July 29, 2014

2014 Emmy Predictions: Best Writing in a TV Movie/Miniseries

Will Win - Larry Kramer "The Normal Heart"

Could Win - Noah Hawley "Fargo - The Crocodile's Dilemma"

Should Win - Larry Kramer "The Normal Heart"

Commentary - Once again, there is a battle brewing between the two top program contenders. Which makes me want to ask a random question to myself. Which one would have won, Fargo or The Normal Heart, if there had still been a combined category. Logic tells us The Normal Heart, and a lot of the credit to the success of the film, is Larry Kramer. The play won several Tony Awards, and his work across the theater earned him the prestigious Isabelle Stevenson Award. It is his passionate script, whose authenticity is so evident, as we see a young Larry Kramer struggle as his friends and family are dealing with the spread of AIDS. Fargo and American Horror Story are cleverly written shows with plenty of great material, and if there were any justice in this world then Treme would be a top contender here for its submission. But I think we see Larry Kramer take the stage and win an Emmy award, for helping continue to fight for a noble cause, and for making the transition from stage to screen possible.

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