Thursday, June 30, 2016

Emmy Predictions 2016 - Which Program Will Likely Be Nominated for TV Movie?

From June 13 to June 27, voting took place for The 68th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards. To add to the excitement of the past year in television, I'm providing analysis on which shows and performers are likely to get nominated this year. Next up is TV Movie.

Like in years past, expect HBO's prestige movies and the latest installment of Sherlock to lead in this race. It won't be surprising to see All the Way and Confirmation in this field. But Starz and Netflix are making some strong plays for nominations as well - and could very well get in with The Dresser and A Very Murray Christmas. This isn't the most exciting category to talk about. But it still holds value in showing just how important the two-hour made-for-TV movie can still be in 2016. It's a genre in a valley right now but it is starting to perk up again thanks to some interesting new players.

So now, here's my thoughts on the shows most likely to be nominated for TV Movie:
  1. HBO's All the Way
  2. HBO's Confirmation
  3. PBS' Sherlock: The Abominable Bride
  4. Starz's The Dresser
  5. Netflix's A Very Murray Christmas
And now, for some serious threats that could break into the list:
  1. BBC America's Luther
  2. Netflix's Special Correspondents
  3. NBC's Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors
  4. Lifetime's Showing Roots
  5. Funny or Die Presents Donald Trump's The Art of the Deal: The Movie
Some considerable long-shots:
  1. Lifetime's A Deadly Adoption
  2. HBO's 7 Days in Hell
  3. PBS' Wallander: The Troubled Man
  4. FOX's The Passion
And now, just some colorful oddities who still have an outside chance:
  1. VH1's The Breaks
  2. Netflix's Marco Polo: One Hundred Eyes
  3. Syfy's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

What do you think? Do you agree or disagree with my choices? Let me know in the comments below!